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I recently had the top case replaced on my... 178,242 Views / 198 Replies  
I recently had the top case replaced on my mid-2007 MacBook right before I sold it (bought a 2011 13" MBP).

Had no problem getting it replaced (even though it was long out of warranty). Just took...
Posted by Phoible, on Aug 19, 2011 at 12:22 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Nope. It says "Internal Speaker" unless the... 376 Views / 4 Replies  
Nope. It says "Internal Speaker" unless the headphones are plugged in.
Posted by Phoible, on Mar 12, 2011 at 09:00 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Sound issue with new MBP 376 Views / 4 Replies  
I just got one of the new 13" MBPs. I'm seeing a strange issue where the sound will occasionally stop. It will just stop randomly in the middle of playing a song. The way to get it to restart is to...
Posted by Phoible, on Mar 12, 2011 at 08:05 PM, in Mac Notebooks
And, one more question. How well would this play... 1,035 Views / 12 Replies  
And, one more question. How well would this play with Time Machine? What does time machine do with symlinks?
Posted by Phoible, on Mar 2, 2011 at 05:52 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Advice wanted on boot SSD config 1,035 Views / 12 Replies  
I just got my new 13" MBP (i5), and I'm trying to decide what to do for storage. I think I want to upgrade it to an SSD (I'm also going to install 8GB of RAM).

I migrated all of my data over from...
Posted by Phoible, on Mar 2, 2011 at 05:27 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Ordered the low-end 13" MBP. Was originally going... 6,186 Views / 116 Replies  
Ordered the low-end 13" MBP. Was originally going to get the high-end 13", but the performance of the low-end is so good (about 2x the previous gen 13") that I decided that it wasn't really worth it...
Posted by Phoible, on Feb 25, 2011 at 08:08 PM, in Mac Notebooks
The only thing I'm hoping is that it will be... 5,997 Views / 156 Replies  
The only thing I'm hoping is that it will be possible to run an external monitor (or two) and use the LP port at the same time.
Posted by Phoible, on Feb 24, 2011 at 01:22 AM, in Mac Notebooks
It actually doesn't matter all that much whether... 5,997 Views / 156 Replies  
It actually doesn't matter all that much whether they are running a dual or quad core processors. The dual-core chips are clocked higher, so unless you are running things that require lots of...
Posted by Phoible, on Jan 30, 2011 at 01:54 AM, in Mac Notebooks
It has only been like 4 months. Considering that... 3,613 Views / 6 Replies  
It has only been like 4 months. Considering that the Mac mini was completely redesigned last refresh and isn't that hot of a seller, I wouldn't hold your breath for another refresh.

It definitely...
Posted by Phoible, on Oct 13, 2010 at 04:35 AM, in Mac Desktops
The problem is not that the ram can't run at a... 978 Views / 6 Replies  
The problem is not that the ram can't run at a slower clock speed than rated. The ram seems to run fine (or at least boot) when it's paired with a slower module and forced to clock down, but it...
Posted by Phoible, on Aug 11, 2010 at 08:07 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I think we figured it out. The new RAM is... 978 Views / 6 Replies  
I think we figured it out. The new RAM is 1333mhz, and the stock RAM is 1067mhz. When I run 6GB, the system runs both chips at 1067, and they work fine (or at least they both boot Mac OS). When I run...
Posted by Phoible, on Aug 10, 2010 at 08:45 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Trouble with MBP Ram Upgrade 978 Views / 6 Replies  
I have a Mid-2010 13" MBP (2.4ghz), and I'm trying to upgrade it from 4GB to 8GB. I bought a G.Skill 4x2GB upgrade kit, and installed it.

When I booted it up, the system said "The Mac OS needs to...
Posted by Phoible, on Aug 10, 2010 at 08:24 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Can you give me something more concrete than a... 1,048 Views / 15 Replies  
Can you give me something more concrete than a "considerable perceived performance increase"? Is there some meausre other than Geekbench that would do it justice (maybe some sort of benchmark using...
Posted by Phoible, on May 2, 2010 at 05:12 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Oh yeah? I would like to see some (non-gaming)... 1,048 Views / 15 Replies  
Oh yeah? I would like to see some (non-gaming) benchmarks indicating that. From what I've seen, the i5/i7 is the first chip that gives a significant performance increase over the first-gen mb/mbp. I...
Posted by Phoible, on May 2, 2010 at 04:35 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Most people don't buy Macbooks for gaming, so it... 487 Views / 4 Replies  
Most people don't buy Macbooks for gaming, so it isn't really in Apple's interest to trade off battery life or size (which are much more important to most macbook owners) for slightly faster...
Posted by Phoible, on May 2, 2010 at 04:16 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Have you thought about agreeing on a... 1,048 Views / 15 Replies  
Have you thought about agreeing on a discretionary budget for computer hardware purchases? Maybe one that allows you to get a new computer every 3-4 years. It sounds like your wife doesn't understand...
Posted by Phoible, on May 2, 2010 at 04:08 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I've ordered 2 MagSafe adapters off of eBay (for... 3,446 Views / 12 Replies  
I've ordered 2 MagSafe adapters off of eBay (for use with my white Macbook)

The first was a second-hand 85W from a Macbook Pro. It was legit, and worked for almost two years. After a while, it...
Posted by Phoible, on Apr 26, 2010 at 04:41 AM, in Mac Notebooks
The only other option would be for Apple to go to... 663 Views / 18 Replies  
The only other option would be for Apple to go to AMD chips in the low-end MBPs. AMD's current mobile offerings aren't competitive with Intel's high-end, but the quad-core mobile Phenom II is...
Posted by Phoible, on Apr 24, 2010 at 01:35 AM, in Mac Notebooks
The GMA950 on my 13" Macbook, now that's slow.... 1,312 Views / 16 Replies  
The GMA950 on my 13" Macbook, now that's slow. Although, honestly, it does fine for everything other games. I can plug in my 23" HD Monitor without any slowdown or tearing. The only time I cared...
Posted by Phoible, on Apr 18, 2010 at 12:57 AM, in Mac Notebooks
The difference is probably going to be minimal.... 1,312 Views / 16 Replies  
The difference is probably going to be minimal. It will be a bit faster in gaming, but the difference in productivity performance will be unnoticeable. Unless you want the higher capacity battery or...
Posted by Phoible, on Apr 17, 2010 at 02:08 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I want to see performance numbers on these before... 5,513 Views / 128 Replies  
I want to see performance numbers on these before I buy. I love the 13" form factor, but I was hoping for an i5. However, it will be interesting to see the 2.66ghz C2D vs the 2.4ghz i5. i5 is...
Posted by Phoible, on Apr 13, 2010 at 12:57 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Yeah. I've been waiting for a refresh since the... 11,189 Views / 211 Replies  
Yeah. I've been waiting for a refresh since the beginning of the year. My white macbook is getting kind of tired at about three years old (bought it right after the May 2007 refresh).

For a lot of...
Posted by Phoible, on Apr 2, 2010 at 01:51 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I kind of wonder what performance is going to be... 16,931 Views / 514 Replies  
I kind of wonder what performance is going to be like on the new 2 ghz macbook.

I bought a 2.16 ghz macbook in June 2007 (right after the refresh), and have always disliked the integrated...
Posted by Phoible, on Oct 15, 2008 at 11:49 AM, in Mac Notebooks
context menus in firefox showing up on wrong monitor 323 Views / 2 Replies  
I just hooked up a second monitor to my macbook. It works pretty well, but something strange when I run firefox on the secondary monitor. Whenever I open a context menu (e.g. a right click menu), it...
Posted by Phoible, on Jun 23, 2007 at 09:09 PM, in Mac OS X
I recently got a sad iPod on my two-week-old iPod... 541 Views / 5 Replies  
I recently got a sad iPod on my two-week-old iPod mini. I took it to the Apple store, where the "genius" claimed that he had never seen that error before. Since it was only two weeks old, I got it...
Posted by Phoible, on Mar 25, 2005 at 03:05 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
When I got my iPod mini this weekend, I went... 1,557 Views / 17 Replies  
When I got my iPod mini this weekend, I went through my CDs and only ripped the stuff that I listen to regularly. Even ripping at 216 kbps, I'm only half full. And that's over 2 days straight of MP3s.
Posted by Phoible, on Mar 1, 2005 at 11:34 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I'm happy that the iPod mini doesn't have a color... 1,583 Views / 14 Replies  
I'm happy that the iPod mini doesn't have a color screen or any other stuff that you don't need. I prefer 18 hour battery life over the capability to view photos.

If I wanted to show off my...
Posted by Phoible, on Feb 28, 2005 at 05:23 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Try resetting your ipod (follow the link for... 1,307 Views / 10 Replies  
Try resetting your ipod (follow the link for instructions). That may allow the computer to recognize it.

http://www.werty.net/2004/06/reset-ipod.html
Posted by Phoible, on Feb 28, 2005 at 01:46 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
You have a 3G iPod. You should try downloading... 1,307 Views / 10 Replies  
You have a 3G iPod. You should try downloading and running the firmware updater on Apple's web site. It should reformat your iPod and reinstall the system software, and get everything working again....
Posted by Phoible, on Feb 28, 2005 at 12:16 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
So the 6GB iPod mini is the same price as the... 2,405 Views / 75 Replies  
So the 6GB iPod mini is the same price as the 20GB iPod?
Considering that the 20GB comes with the FW cable and AC adapter, which costs $50 to add to the mini
Posted by Phoible, on Feb 23, 2005 at 07:34 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
There is no way to directly hook a DVI display... 414 Views / 3 Replies  
There is no way to directly hook a DVI display into an iBook. There are some VGA -> DVI converters that you can use, but they are very expensive. Fortunately, most monitors that have DVI connections...
Posted by Phoible, on Dec 2, 2003 at 04:06 PM, in Mac Notebooks
They had 1 demo unit, and 1 unit in the window.... 846 Views / 4 Replies  
They had 1 demo unit, and 1 unit in the window. The demo was a 1.6ghz model. I could barely restrain the urge to buy one.
Posted by Phoible, on Aug 28, 2003 at 03:18 PM, in Mac Desktops
I wonder when the Apple Store is going to get... 1,498 Views / 13 Replies  
I wonder when the Apple Store is going to get them (I want to play with one before I buy)? I stopped by the Apple Store at Tyson's Corner during my lunch break, but they still had the G4s on display.
Posted by Phoible, on Aug 18, 2003 at 01:51 PM, in Mac Desktops
I remember when the stuff that Microsoft Office... 727 Views / 11 Replies  
I remember when the stuff that Microsoft Office puts in your startup folder killed my hard drive. It ran continuously for a few months, and then started to get errors. I was pretty pissed when I...
Posted by Phoible, on Mar 14, 2003 at 06:02 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Whatever you get now will definitely be outdated... 1,211 Views / 22 Replies  
Whatever you get now will definitely be outdated within 4-6 months. An 800 mhz iBook probably isn't going to be all that much slower than whatever comes out next. If there is something that you need...
Posted by Phoible, on Mar 13, 2003 at 12:19 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Docking station for the iBook: ... 3,926 Views / 68 Replies  
Docking station for the iBook:
http://www.smalldog.com/product/40506

I think that a lot of people would be unhappy if the iBook went to 13". I actually like the small form factor that a 12" LCD...
Posted by Phoible, on Mar 13, 2003 at 12:12 PM, in Mac Notebooks
What about the pulsing sleep light that recent... 683 Views / 3 Replies  
What about the pulsing sleep light that recent computers have had?
Posted by Phoible, on Mar 11, 2003 at 11:58 AM, in Mac Desktops
I don't know if it is necessarily true that the... 1,953 Views / 34 Replies  
I don't know if it is necessarily true that the iBook won't surpass the low end powerbook's clock speed. When the white iBook came out at 500, the low-end powerbook was at 400. Then, Apple bumped up...
Posted by Phoible, on Mar 3, 2003 at 01:58 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Yeah. I echo that recommendation about not trying... 1,879 Views / 15 Replies  
Yeah. I echo that recommendation about not trying to overclock your iBook if you don't have soldering experience. I had some experience, but managed to lose a surface-mount resistor and had to send...
Posted by Phoible, on Mar 3, 2003 at 12:33 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Apparently, you can hack OSX to enable quartz... 283 Views / 1 Replies  
Apparently, you can hack OSX to enable quartz extreme on a PCI video card, but there are some drawbacks. It sucks your PCI bandwidth when QE effects are being used, slowing down everything other than...
Posted by Phoible, on Jan 2, 2003 at 11:54 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I wouldn't really worry too much about forwards... 512 Views / 2 Replies  
I wouldn't really worry too much about forwards compatibility. First of all, RAM is pretty cheap, and will only continue to get cheaper. By the time that you upgrade again (and an iBook 800 should be...
Posted by Phoible, on Dec 12, 2002 at 03:31 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Apple released new iBooks pretty recently, so it... 516 Views / 4 Replies  
Apple released new iBooks pretty recently, so it is unlikely that they will release an update in January. My best guess for an iBook update would be sometime between April and July. I don't think...
Posted by Phoible, on Dec 11, 2002 at 10:13 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Unless you notice that your computer is paging to... 1,207 Views / 23 Replies  
Unless you notice that your computer is paging to disk a lot, there is probably no real reason to spend money on an upgrade. Getting more RAM won't make your computer any faster; it just will cause...
Posted by Phoible, on Nov 26, 2002 at 07:04 PM, in Mac Notebooks
So, disregarding anecdotal evidence, can anyone... 719 Views / 10 Replies  
So, disregarding anecdotal evidence, can anyone provide links to tests or any kind of data indicating that increasing memory above 256MB improves performance on real world tests?
Posted by Phoible, on Nov 20, 2002 at 03:56 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I honestly don't think that you really need any... 719 Views / 10 Replies  
I honestly don't think that you really need any more than 384MB, especially for the iBook. All of the performance tests (for regular OS X use) that I have seen have shown that there is a significant...
Posted by Phoible, on Nov 20, 2002 at 12:58 AM, in Mac Notebooks
The marks on your screen are not scratches. They... 713 Views / 11 Replies  
The marks on your screen are not scratches. They are the oil and dirt from your fingers that got on the keys. When the keys hit the screen, this junk was transferred to the screen. To get if off, buy...
Posted by Phoible, on Nov 20, 2002 at 12:34 AM, in Mac Notebooks
If you want a quiet drive, get a 4200 rpm drive.... 274 Views / 2 Replies  
If you want a quiet drive, get a 4200 rpm drive. I think that the fluid bearing drives might be quieter than the others.
Posted by Phoible, on Nov 6, 2002 at 04:09 PM, in Mac Notebooks
The Radeon Mobility is one generation older than... 781 Views / 6 Replies  
The Radeon Mobility is one generation older than the 7500. The previous TiBooks (before today) had 32MB Radeon Mobility 7500 chips, and the ones before those had Radeon Mobility 16 MB chips. So it...
Posted by Phoible, on Nov 6, 2002 at 02:25 PM, in Mac Notebooks
If you are looking to upgrade the iBook's hard... 359 Views / 4 Replies  
If you are looking to upgrade the iBook's hard drive, you will need a 9.5mm high 2.5 inch hard drive. You can get them in capacities of up to 60 GB these days. They aren't even terribly expensive (I...
Posted by Phoible, on Nov 5, 2002 at 12:04 AM, in Mac Notebooks
If you take a very small computer screwdriver,... 776 Views / 6 Replies  
If you take a very small computer screwdriver, and insert it in between the foot and the metal thing that the foot snaps into, you should be able to pry the foot out without damage to either the foot...
Posted by Phoible, on Oct 6, 2002 at 12:04 PM, in Mac Notebooks
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