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required reading... 555 Views / 5 Replies  
required reading (http://forums.macnn.com/69/mac-notebooks/378746/8600m-gt-issues-apple-launches-free/)
Posted by redhot_nyc, on Apr 7, 2009 at 01:58 AM, in Mac Notebooks
The best screen I've seen on current Mac is the... 1,550 Views / 26 Replies  
The best screen I've seen on current Mac is the MacBook Air (especially if you don't like the glass screens) however I haven't seen the 17" matte....

The 13" screens are a little small, but much...
Posted by redhot_nyc, on Apr 6, 2009 at 12:55 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Digging up an old thread here.... so I guess it... 4,056 Views / 54 Replies  
Digging up an old thread here.... so I guess it might not be a good idea to buy a refurbished MBP?

But... the extended warranty is helpful, since AppleCare is expensive...
Posted by redhot_nyc, on Mar 24, 2009 at 12:55 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I've never owned one, but here is my advice: ... 676 Views / 7 Replies  
I've never owned one, but here is my advice:

If I were you, I'd take it apart (http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Repair/PowerBook-G4-Aluminum-17-Inch-1-1-67-GHz-Logic-Board/257/8#top) now and re-apply...
Posted by redhot_nyc, on Mar 20, 2009 at 02:01 AM, in Mac Notebooks
The Studio Hybrid is not much better than the... 5,604 Views / 112 Replies  
The Studio Hybrid is not much better than the previous generation Mini. The Intel G965/GMA 3100 is old and power hungry, and the fan is quite loud.

I'm not aware of any small PC's out right now...
Posted by redhot_nyc, on Mar 4, 2009 at 11:13 PM, in Mac Desktops
iPod dead pixels covered under AppleCare? 2,065 Views / 8 Replies  
I have a nearly 1 year old iPod with a dead pixel in the middle of the screen. I don't watch a lot of videos but when I do, it's pretty annoying as it shows up red.
Are dead pixels covered under...
Posted by redhot_nyc, on Jan 19, 2009 at 03:10 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
In my MacBook i can hear the Seagate whirr with... 813 Views / 7 Replies  
In my MacBook i can hear the Seagate whirr with nearly every mouse click/drag. But it's pretty fast. The Hitachi has encryption, and the Seagate comes with or without "g-force" - the 500GB drives are...
Posted by redhot_nyc, on Dec 31, 2008 at 01:17 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
griffin simplifi and a Time Capsule or Synology... 507 Views / 3 Replies  
griffin simplifi
and a Time Capsule or Synology NAS
Posted by redhot_nyc, on Dec 21, 2008 at 04:42 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Neither. Refurbished MB Pro.... ....or a... 1,463 Views / 38 Replies  
Neither. Refurbished MB Pro....

....or a refurbished MacBook and a gaming PC

Your money.
Posted by redhot_nyc, on Dec 15, 2008 at 01:50 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Get a Best Skins Ever ... 1,226 Views / 11 Replies  
Get a Best Skins Ever
http://www.bestskinsever.com/servlet/the-Lap-Tops-cln-Apple/Categories

or Invisible Shield...
Posted by redhot_nyc, on Dec 9, 2008 at 04:48 AM, in Mac Notebooks
"Calpella" refers to the sixth-generation... 1,892 Views / 60 Replies  
"Calpella" refers to the sixth-generation Centrino platform
The MacBooks never had a complete Centrino platform (chipset, CPU, WiFi). Now that Apple has ditched the Intel chipset, can we drop the...
Posted by redhot_nyc, on Dec 8, 2008 at 09:52 PM, in Mac Notebooks
The glass is far too glossy for me. Anyone else... 19,044 Views / 514 Replies  
The glass is far too glossy for me. Anyone else thinking of picking up a matte MacBook Pro?
Posted by redhot_nyc, on Oct 15, 2008 at 04:26 AM, in Mac Notebooks
R.I.P. MacBook Pro keyboard 2003 - 2008 ... 8,189 Views / 253 Replies  
R.I.P. MacBook Pro keyboard 2003 - 2008

Survived by Chiclet keyboard.
Posted by redhot_nyc, on Oct 9, 2008 at 06:29 AM, in Mac Notebooks
try what fisherKing said. Then...... ... 748 Views / 3 Replies  
try what fisherKing said.

Then......

got AppleCare?

Take out the hard drive and hook it up to another computer and back up all the files, if you haven't already. If a new hard drive shows...
Posted by redhot_nyc, on Sep 27, 2008 at 05:32 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Take it apart and clean any dust out of the fan. ... 7,866 Views / 11 Replies  
Take it apart and clean any dust out of the fan.

Replacement fan:
MacBook Fan (922-7372, 922-7887) - iFixit (http://www.ifixit.com/MacBook-Parts/MacBook-Fan/IF186-003)
Take-apart guide:
MacBook...
Posted by redhot_nyc, on Jun 30, 2008 at 05:43 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Flashing ? Question Mark with new Hard Drive 463 Views / 8 Replies  
I upgraded my Core Duo Macbook to a Western Digital 320GB hard drive.
Initially I used super duper to clone the drive, and had a flashing question mark appear for a few seconds (as if it can't find...
Posted by redhot_nyc, on Apr 29, 2008 at 08:00 AM, in Mac Notebooks
1GB max. Apple - Support - Discussions -... 489 Views / 2 Replies  
1GB max.

Apple - Support - Discussions - Upgrading Mac Mini G4 with 2gb ram? ... (http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?messageID=6735289)
Posted by redhot_nyc, on Apr 4, 2008 at 04:26 AM, in Mac Desktops
G4 Mini with video display problems - Help! 317 Views / 0 Replies  
I have a G4 Mini which is displaying colored squares all over the screen. Tapping the Mini changes the video output but it's still faulty.

Is this a common problem? If I clean it out and cool down...
Posted by redhot_nyc, on Apr 3, 2008 at 08:21 PM, in Mac Desktops
If you're taking it on a plane, I highly... 947 Views / 7 Replies  
If you're taking it on a plane, I highly recommend a MacBook Pro or Mac Mini in carry-on luggage. I would advise you to reconsider the iMac.

I work at an Airport.

Having said that, the refurb...
Posted by redhot_nyc, on Apr 1, 2008 at 05:10 AM, in Mac Desktops
Just get it. The white macbook with black iSkin... 453 Views / 3 Replies  
Just get it. The white macbook with black iSkin looks great - Like an old Titanium or a MacBook Air. I actually prefer typing on the iSkin, as the MacBook's keyboard isn't the greatest anyway.
The...
Posted by redhot_nyc, on Mar 23, 2008 at 10:59 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I noticed a BIG speed improvement on my anemic... 1,066 Views / 3 Replies  
I noticed a BIG speed improvement on my anemic GMA950 (Core Duo) - Apple seems to have been doing a great job of optimisation. Very impressed that they haven't forgotten the 1st gen MacBook.
Posted by redhot_nyc, on Mar 17, 2008 at 01:56 AM, in Applications
I would get a laptop cooler (the type that goes... 7,650 Views / 12 Replies  
I would get a laptop cooler (the type that goes underneath) - there are many brand names but Zalman comes to mind.

You could also take the machine apart and clean it out. Then take a look at the...
Posted by redhot_nyc, on Mar 13, 2008 at 05:53 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I get the feeling that the MBA will get a Penryn... 1,599 Views / 26 Replies  
I get the feeling that the MBA will get a Penryn soon, since the regular MacBook has a Penryn - less heat and much better battery life!

I have yet to see a Wifi comparison between the MacBooks and...
Posted by redhot_nyc, on Mar 11, 2008 at 04:14 AM, in Mac Notebooks
If you're concerned about $100 then get a Refurb.... 478 Views / 5 Replies  
If you're concerned about $100 then get a Refurb. I did, and I couldn't be happier with it.

I would recommend an iSkin ProTouch keyboard protector, and Invisible Shield to keep the scratches away....
Posted by redhot_nyc, on Jan 16, 2008 at 07:18 AM, in Mac Notebooks
all iBooks use ATA100 (aka "IDE") 2.5" Hard... 492 Views / 5 Replies  
all iBooks use ATA100 (aka "IDE") 2.5" Hard Drives, which currently top out at 160GB - don't expect them to get any bigger. The SATA drives get much bigger.

I'd pick up a 7200rpm 120GB Seagate or...
Posted by redhot_nyc, on Dec 20, 2007 at 04:01 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Didn't know about batteries being covered... 689 Views / 4 Replies  
Didn't know about batteries being covered regardless of Applecare, for 1st and 2nd Generation (i.e. with GMA 950) ?

Battery Installed: Yes
First low level warning: No
Full Charge Capacity...
Posted by redhot_nyc, on Dec 20, 2007 at 01:32 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Help! My MacBook battery dies with 20min remaining 689 Views / 4 Replies  
My MacBook's battery dies with 20 minutes remaining on the charge indicator. It just DIES without warning, no sleep.

I've got a 1st Generation (Core Duo) MacBook. I've "calibrated" it several...
Posted by redhot_nyc, on Dec 20, 2007 at 04:35 AM, in Mac Notebooks
You can get a PC for super cheap. Older... 1,189 Views / 20 Replies  
You can get a PC for super cheap. Older single-core systems are alright. All they need is a decent graphics card ($100+) and they'll play anything except Crysis or Bioshock.
Posted by redhot_nyc, on Dec 19, 2007 at 05:01 AM, in Mac Notebooks
MacBook Pro: 336,000 more pixels (two iPhones... 1,099 Views / 28 Replies  
MacBook Pro: 336,000 more pixels (two iPhones worth), LED screen backlight, glossy OR matte screen, gigabit ethernet, Wireless N (not B/G), Bluetooth 2, illuminated keyboard, Firewire 800, full-size...
Posted by redhot_nyc, on Dec 18, 2007 at 09:33 PM, in Mac Notebooks
if you're worried about it, you can download Fan... 584 Views / 4 Replies  
if you're worried about it, you can download Fan Control, and turn up the fan. (there is only one fan) With the fan blowing at 4500rpm I've got a temperature of 52C ... and that's on a RevA Core Duo.
Posted by redhot_nyc, on Dec 14, 2007 at 04:03 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I've got a MacBook, and I'd say go MacBook Pro,... 1,189 Views / 20 Replies  
I've got a MacBook, and I'd say go MacBook Pro, glossy.

The MacBook's resolution is alright but a bit tiny for older eyes. Also, the built-in graphic card is useless for gaming and really lags...
Posted by redhot_nyc, on Dec 14, 2007 at 03:48 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I'm deciding between those two drives and the... 5,247 Views / 33 Replies  
I'm deciding between those two drives and the 7K200, which sounds like an incredible drive, but 50GB less capacity. But I think the 5400rpm drives should be plenty fast.
Posted by redhot_nyc, on Sep 25, 2007 at 03:37 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Trade up 32-bit MacBook to 64-bit C2D? Leopard? 1,390 Views / 19 Replies  
I have a black MacBook Core Duo 32-bit and considering selling it before Leopard comes out.
I don't really want to extend AppleCare on a laptop with 32-bit hardware which is well on its way to...
Posted by redhot_nyc, on Sep 23, 2007 at 01:14 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Come to Canada, $50 per meg here. We won't be... 642 Views / 10 Replies  
Come to Canada, $50 per meg here. We won't be getting the iPhone anytime soon.
Posted by redhot_nyc, on Sep 17, 2007 at 03:57 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Laptop bag. Don't bother with a sleeve, just get... 3,935 Views / 17 Replies  
Laptop bag. Don't bother with a sleeve, just get a nice bag. Look into a Kensington rolling bag if your back hurts.
iSkin ProTouch keyboard cover - protects from spills and keeps keyboard from...
Posted by redhot_nyc, on Sep 1, 2007 at 02:56 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Just get 2GB of ram; should cost you about $80... 663 Views / 15 Replies  
Just get 2GB of ram; should cost you about $80 total
I would also recommend a keyboard protector (iSkin proTouch) and possibly even an Invisible Shield. I use both, but they're not cheap for what...
Posted by redhot_nyc, on Aug 22, 2007 at 02:47 PM, in Mac Notebooks
What about if you try to put it into target disc... 395 Views / 3 Replies  
What about if you try to put it into target disc mode?
The Firewire on my G3 400mhz stopped working - after opening it up and blowing the dust out, it worked again!

I have read that using really...
Posted by redhot_nyc, on Feb 8, 2007 at 08:17 PM, in Mac Notebooks
The reason I would suggest 2GB is because comes... 1,526 Views / 26 Replies  
The reason I would suggest 2GB is because comes with two sticks of paired RAM. I now have to throw out two 512mb sticks (original 1GB) because I want to upgrade to 2GB. So it's cheaper to buy the...
Posted by redhot_nyc, on Feb 8, 2007 at 07:44 PM, in Mac Notebooks
1 GB is fine if you're doing web surfing and... 1,526 Views / 26 Replies  
1 GB is fine if you're doing web surfing and emailing. (but you can also do these things perfectly fine on a 400mhz G3)

If you want to run programs like Aperture, BIttorrent, or any video...
Posted by redhot_nyc, on Feb 7, 2007 at 11:17 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I just don't understand why other laptop... 1,243 Views / 15 Replies  
I just don't understand why other laptop manufacturers (including ones manufactured at the same plant, I would imagine) can keep the heat under control - most of the parts are identical so I would...
Posted by redhot_nyc, on Feb 3, 2007 at 06:04 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Can't take the H-E-A-T!!!! 1,243 Views / 15 Replies  
My Black MacBook Core 1 Duo is great.... I love using it with the exception of the HEAT. It's the hottest laptop ever by a long shot. And I've had a Wallstreet, Lombard, and 1400cs. I can't use it on...
Posted by redhot_nyc, on Feb 3, 2007 at 08:11 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I read through all the threads and most are... 481 Views / 5 Replies  
I read through all the threads and most are useless.
I even compared the screens at a Best Buy and I found the glossy to reflect the overhead lights too much.
BUT I went with glossy - it's so much...
Posted by redhot_nyc, on Jan 29, 2007 at 05:38 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Fujitsu and Sony ultra-portables.... Use... 17,890 Views / 89 Replies  
Fujitsu and Sony ultra-portables....

Use 1.8" 4200rpm ipod drives... incredibly expensive, incredibly slow (we will never see this in a MacBook)
Use LED backlighting... (hopefully we will see...
Posted by redhot_nyc, on Dec 5, 2006 at 05:22 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Please explain laudered ... 28,113 Views / 51 Replies  
Please explain laudered ...
Posted by redhot_nyc, on Nov 24, 2006 at 09:55 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Wireless N = iTV 1,774 Views / 30 Replies  
Wireless N = iTV
Posted by redhot_nyc, on Nov 17, 2006 at 12:50 AM, in Mac Notebooks
My question is: do I get a Blackbook 2 or a... 3,167 Views / 46 Replies  
My question is: do I get a Blackbook 2 or a previous-generation refurbished MacBook Pro? The price is the same.
Posted by redhot_nyc, on Nov 11, 2006 at 12:16 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I have an iMac DVse 400mhz - it was an insanely... 30,497 Views / 207 Replies  
I have an iMac DVse 400mhz - it was an insanely futuristic machine back then. A few years ago the Firewire stopped working; taking it apart and blowing the dust out fixed it. The video card seems to...
Posted by redhot_nyc, on Aug 12, 2006 at 05:59 AM, in Mac Desktops
Brasso is a metal cleaner.... It is not a plastic... 17,498 Views / 44 Replies  
Brasso is a metal cleaner.... It is not a plastic cleaner. MacBooks and iBooks are plastic. Only the rear of an iPod is metal. Since Brasso contains very strong solvents and ammonia, I would not...
Posted by redhot_nyc, on Jul 10, 2006 at 06:40 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I didn't know that I was supposed to take off the... 5,427 Views / 58 Replies  
I didn't know that I was supposed to take off the Centrino sticker! I didn't realize it made me look like a spoilt rich kid.

You guys need to calm down - if I'm not mistaken, you all live in the...
Posted by redhot_nyc, on May 25, 2006 at 06:13 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Sub-4lbs seems to be a sweet spot. It's been 5... 2,535 Views / 30 Replies  
Sub-4lbs seems to be a sweet spot. It's been 5 years since the Titanium Powerbook (5.4lbs) and with the switch to Intel, surely some weight loss is in order!
Posted by redhot_nyc, on May 18, 2006 at 09:05 PM, in Mac Notebooks
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