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I agree. I hope to reinstall bootcamp tonite and... 1,409 Views / 4 Replies  
I agree. I hope to reinstall bootcamp tonite and see if any issues arise.
Posted by spiff72, on Sep 6, 2011 at 12:16 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Actually, I ended up exchanging that machine for... 1,409 Views / 4 Replies  
Actually, I ended up exchanging that machine for a replacement. Haven't seen an issue yet with the new one. (But I also haven't dared try installing Windows 7 on the Bootcamp partition, since both...
Posted by spiff72, on Sep 5, 2011 at 10:08 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I had a non-unibody 17" MBP which I brought in... 1,683 Views / 19 Replies  
I had a non-unibody 17" MBP which I brought in when it was still under Applecare early this year, because the trackpad button wouldn't press when you pushed on it in the middle (but the left and...
Posted by spiff72, on Aug 27, 2011 at 10:56 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Flakey MBP 15" 2.2 i7 1,409 Views / 4 Replies  
Hey all,

I was about 5 minutes away from wiping my hard drive on the MBP I bought yesterday and exchanging it for another copy.

I was in the middle of installing windows 7 on a bootcamp...
Posted by spiff72, on Aug 24, 2011 at 11:45 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Yes - the guy at the Apple store said the same... 1,499 Views / 11 Replies  
Yes - the guy at the Apple store said the same thing - might have been able to get $800-900 for it. I had it posted here at the marketplace on the MacNN forums, and didn't get a single response.
...
Posted by spiff72, on Aug 24, 2011 at 01:50 PM, in Mac Notebooks
OK - I am convinced. The Air is going back... 1,499 Views / 11 Replies  
OK - I am convinced.

The Air is going back for a 15" MBP (high res if the local Apple Store stocks them - which I doubt).

Thanks everyone!
Posted by spiff72, on Aug 22, 2011 at 10:01 AM, in Mac Notebooks
The more I think about it I think you are right. ... 1,499 Views / 11 Replies  
The more I think about it I think you are right. Maybe I was just looking for someone to agree with me. :)

Maybe $150 will buy me another 1-2 years of useful life.
Posted by spiff72, on Aug 21, 2011 at 04:51 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Just picked up a 13" MBA w/ 256GB SSD - Will it last me 3-4 years? 1,499 Views / 11 Replies  
Hey all,

I have been rocking an early 2008 17" MBP with the high res screen, and I recently decided to to sell it and "upgrade".

I ended up with the 13" MBA for budgetary reasons. I sold the...
Posted by spiff72, on Aug 21, 2011 at 02:09 PM, in Mac Notebooks
FS: 17" MBP (Early-2008) 548 Views / 0 Replies  
Hello all,

I am looking to sell my 17" Macbook Pro.

Specs:
2.5 GHz Core 2 Duo
4 GB of Mushkin RAM
250 GB HDD
1920 x 1200 glossy display (optional at time of order)
Full specs found here:
Posted by spiff72, on Aug 15, 2011 at 01:07 AM, in Marketplace
Yes - I looked over the logs and nothing was... 932 Views / 15 Replies  
Yes - I looked over the logs and nothing was jumping out at me. It looked like the freezes didn't get in there. There would usually be something that said "Abnormal shutdown detected"...
Posted by spiff72, on Mar 17, 2011 at 03:07 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I actually erased and reinstalled SL on the... 932 Views / 15 Replies  
I actually erased and reinstalled SL on the drive, and the problem continued - I did save a bunch of log files and a screen grab showing that the Airport Card was showing "Not detected" on the...
Posted by spiff72, on Mar 17, 2011 at 02:44 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Well - it arrived on Tuesday this week, and no... 932 Views / 15 Replies  
Well - it arrived on Tuesday this week, and no issues. They did replace the airport card, the logic board, and either 1 or 2 of the memory modules. It doesn't show a quantity of RAM - just "1GB...
Posted by spiff72, on Mar 17, 2011 at 01:57 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I thought the same thing - logic board and... 932 Views / 15 Replies  
I thought the same thing - logic board and airport card are in stock, but no RAM? I realize this is older slower RAM than the current gen MBP, but wow.
Posted by spiff72, on Mar 12, 2011 at 05:06 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Update: Well - I was hoping that my MBP... 932 Views / 15 Replies  
Update:

Well - I was hoping that my MBP would be shipped back to me on Friday, since the status showed that the repair was completed and was pending return shipment. However, the status never...
Posted by spiff72, on Mar 12, 2011 at 02:48 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Well - I found my original RAM and swapped it out... 932 Views / 15 Replies  
Well - I found my original RAM and swapped it out for my Mushkin 4GB.

I had another freeze within 20 minutes, so it clearly isn't a RAM problem.

I dropped it off at the Genius Bar this evening...
Posted by spiff72, on Mar 9, 2011 at 10:20 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Is Apple still picky about 3rd party RAM in a... 932 Views / 15 Replies  
Is Apple still picky about 3rd party RAM in a machine? I immediately swapped out the 2 gigs that came in the machine for 4 gigs (can't recall the brand - maybe Patriot). I have the machine at work...
Posted by spiff72, on Mar 7, 2011 at 09:38 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I do have a bluetooth mouse, and I will give it a... 932 Views / 15 Replies  
I do have a bluetooth mouse, and I will give it a try. However - I have my doubts that it is just the mouse and keyboard. The reason I think this is that when it happens - even the clock in the...
Posted by spiff72, on Mar 6, 2011 at 09:53 PM, in Mac Notebooks
One more thing - I just created a new User... 932 Views / 15 Replies  
One more thing - I just created a new User Account on the machine and am using that for a while to see if I get a lockup under that one.
Posted by spiff72, on Mar 6, 2011 at 07:00 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Random Freezes - 17" MBP 932 Views / 15 Replies  
Hey everyone...

I think I need to get Applecare (or a Genius Bar) involved ASAP, but I am having random freezes on my 17" MBP (early 2008). I have a feeling that it is a hardware problem (not...
Posted by spiff72, on Mar 6, 2011 at 06:55 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I am pretty sure that the battery is the same --... 1,344 Views / 14 Replies  
I am pretty sure that the battery is the same -- it is the replaceable one. And it cost me $130 to get a new one. :cry:
Posted by spiff72, on Nov 1, 2010 at 10:06 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I had a similar issue with my adapter, but I have... 1,344 Views / 14 Replies  
I had a similar issue with my adapter, but I have the early 2008 MBP (17"). Same thing was happening - light would sometimes stay on, but most often it wouldn't light up, and the battery wouldn't...
Posted by spiff72, on Nov 1, 2010 at 07:10 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Wow. Nice! I am hoping my computer has some... 2,897 Views / 14 Replies  
Wow. Nice! I am hoping my computer has some unfixable issues now!
Posted by spiff72, on Oct 21, 2010 at 10:01 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I'm of the mindset that would say "beggars can't... 2,897 Views / 14 Replies  
I'm of the mindset that would say "beggars can't be choosers"! If they are replacing I wouldn't fight with them out of concern that they might retract their offer.

I got my 17" PB replaced about...
Posted by spiff72, on Oct 21, 2010 at 07:13 PM, in Mac Notebooks
No problem - hope it helps (although it might be... 856 Views / 4 Replies  
No problem - hope it helps (although it might be hard to tell if it did, since the resets might have fixed it). Did you try to duplicate the issue with the Shake to Shuffle option set to "ON"?
Posted by spiff72, on Sep 21, 2010 at 11:00 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
New iPod Touch (4g) and wifi problems 9,455 Views / 5 Replies  
Hey all...

Apologies if this has been asked or answered (search function was giving me an error) when I tried it...

Just got a new iPod Touch (4th gen - 64GB) this past weekend, and I have...
Posted by spiff72, on Sep 21, 2010 at 10:55 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Do you have "shake to shuffle" enabled in the... 856 Views / 4 Replies  
Do you have "shake to shuffle" enabled in the ipod settings?
Posted by spiff72, on Sep 21, 2010 at 10:30 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Funny thing is that some of the pictures were... 799 Views / 6 Replies  
Funny thing is that some of the pictures were taken with an Evo 4G...

Where Was Android In Microsoft’s iPhone Funeral Procession? Taking The Pictures...
Posted by spiff72, on Sep 21, 2010 at 10:29 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Yeah that was a bit of a shocker for me. I... 1,341 Views / 39 Replies  
Yeah that was a bit of a shocker for me. I thought they would put the camera in the Touch - not the Nano.

And what camera does the Nano have - is it the same one as in the iphone 3gs?
Posted by spiff72, on Sep 9, 2009 at 05:42 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I hope they update it soon - I really depend on... 4,867 Views / 73 Replies  
I hope they update it soon - I really depend on that app...
Posted by spiff72, on Aug 29, 2009 at 12:43 AM, in Applications
Next Gen iPod touch wishlist 623 Views / 1 Replies  
I don't know if there is a similar thread already, but I would like to see the following features implemented:

- Bluetooth stereo built in with AVRCP (pause/play/track control from the headset)
-...
Posted by spiff72, on Aug 24, 2009 at 02:36 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Anyone out there using the Sony tmr-bt8ip ipod bluetooth adapter? 517 Views / 0 Replies  
Hi all,

Just wondering if anyone out there can confirm that the Sony ipod bluetooth transmitter works with the Samsung SBH-600 bluetooth headphones?

I thought I read somewhere that those...
Posted by spiff72, on Jun 27, 2009 at 12:03 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I bought it on the original iphone launch day -... 967 Views / 3 Replies  
I bought it on the original iphone launch day - June 29, 2007. It is an 8GB version, so I paid full price for it ($600 minus the eventual $100 rebate after hey lowered their prices). Makes for an...
Posted by spiff72, on Jun 24, 2009 at 07:48 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Update: No joy... 967 Views / 3 Replies  
Well - I tried downloading the 2.2.1 firmware and installing it through iTunes using the Option-click on the Restore button (which lets you choose the firmware file to use. This errors out with...
Posted by spiff72, on Jun 23, 2009 at 10:32 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
iPhone 2g Hardware problem - dead band across screen? 967 Views / 3 Replies  
Hello all,

I upgraded my iphone to 3.0 the day it was released, and I have been using it for a few days (purely as an ipod touch). I cancelled my service with ATT a while back, and I have been...
Posted by spiff72, on Jun 23, 2009 at 01:46 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Interesting... I didn't know these Optibays... 602 Views / 5 Replies  
Interesting...

I didn't know these Optibays existed. Do you know if they void your warranty (or applecare) if you have one installed?

I could really use the extra drive space, and wouldn't...
Posted by spiff72, on May 9, 2009 at 08:16 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Interesting... I hadn't heard about that. ... 2,571 Views / 7 Replies  
Interesting...

I hadn't heard about that. I was really looking to use them with an ipod or iphone (or a blackberry), and maybe on my PC at work)...

Thanks for the warning about using on a Mac!
Posted by spiff72, on Apr 26, 2009 at 11:59 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I haven't bought it yet, but this is the one I... 2,571 Views / 7 Replies  
I haven't bought it yet, but this is the one I have been looking at for use with my ipod/iphone/computers...
...
Posted by spiff72, on Apr 25, 2009 at 11:16 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Thanks for the reply - I am surprised it took so... 433 Views / 2 Replies  
Thanks for the reply - I am surprised it took so long for a response from someone!

Anyway, the lack of response actually drove me to uninstall the Safari 4 beta last night and this has (at least...
Posted by spiff72, on Apr 20, 2009 at 06:13 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Screen Distortion - 17" MBP - April 2008 Vintage 433 Views / 2 Replies  
Hello all,

I have been having issues lately with screen distortion - specifically in applications like Safari (Beta 4 - 5528.16). I have seen issues in iTunes too when scrolling through the Music...
Posted by spiff72, on Apr 13, 2009 at 11:42 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I will try the diagnostic...thanks! 516 Views / 3 Replies  
I will try the diagnostic...thanks!
Posted by spiff72, on Feb 24, 2009 at 04:14 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Strange video glitch while scrolling - MBP 17" 516 Views / 3 Replies  
Hello all...

I tried searching for this, but was unsuccessful. I swear I remember seeing something about this once, but I can't find it anymore.

I have been getting a lot of graphical glitches...
Posted by spiff72, on Feb 23, 2009 at 10:59 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I have had a 17" Powerbook (1.67), and a 17" MBP.... 31,175 Views / 26 Replies  
I have had a 17" Powerbook (1.67), and a 17" MBP. The screen on both of these computers has done the same thing that they showed in that video. If you tilt the main portion of the laptop up at more...
Posted by spiff72, on Dec 7, 2008 at 06:35 PM, in Mac Notebooks
It did it again after my last post last night. ... 2,596 Views / 6 Replies  
It did it again after my last post last night. The LED went out as the menubar said "finishing charge" or "completing charge" (or something like that). Again, unplugging it for a moment and...
Posted by spiff72, on Nov 5, 2008 at 02:52 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Seems to make sense. I ran my battery down... 2,596 Views / 6 Replies  
Seems to make sense.

I ran my battery down halfway, and it hasn't gone out yet (still recharging).

Thanks,
Jeff
Posted by spiff72, on Nov 4, 2008 at 10:25 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Magsafe LED intermittently goes out 2,596 Views / 6 Replies  
Hey all,

I did a search and couldn't find info on this. I have a 17" MBP that is about 7 months old, and I just noticed yesterday that they Magsafe LED occasionally goes out. It seems to light...
Posted by spiff72, on Nov 4, 2008 at 07:05 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Dell offers 1900x1200 on a 15" display? I... 443 Views / 8 Replies  
Dell offers 1900x1200 on a 15" display?

I don't think I could handle that. I have the high res 17" 1920x1200 glossy (LED backlit) on my MBP, and I love it, but after a long day wearing my...
Posted by spiff72, on Oct 27, 2008 at 11:17 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I have to offer the opposite viewpoint. I... 1,511 Views / 21 Replies  
I have to offer the opposite viewpoint. I consider myself a casual photographer, and shoot only in RAW. I use a MBP 2.5Ghz 17" with 4GB of RAM.

I have been using Aperture for about 4 months, and...
Posted by spiff72, on Aug 31, 2008 at 07:29 PM, in Applications
Safari Unstable on new 2.0? 1,818 Views / 40 Replies  
I upgraded my phone today, and I have had Safari crash on me 3 times while I was on Apple's web page trying to set up a genius bar appointment for my wife's powerbook.

Anyone else having crash...
Posted by spiff72, on Jul 11, 2008 at 09:33 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Some graphics issues are fixed from 10.5.3 4,594 Views / 76 Replies  
I reverted to a backup of 10.5.2 after I noticed that Aperture wasn't working right. When using the Loupe in Aperture, the entire border of the Loupe would flicker as it was moved around over an...
Posted by spiff72, on Jul 7, 2008 at 06:33 PM, in Mac OS X
Airport turned off: 0 kernel_tas 1.8% ... 637 Views / 14 Replies  
Airport turned off:

0 kernel_tas 1.8% 0:08.64 60 2 0 0- 0 90M 1209M
0 kernel_tas 1.8% 0:08.67 60 2 0 0 0 90M 1209M
0 kernel_tas ...
Posted by spiff72, on Apr 14, 2008 at 10:04 PM, in Mac Notebooks
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