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Wow, this is weird, yours is the 4th Rev. C 12"... 707 Views / 12 Replies  
Wow, this is weird, yours is the 4th Rev. C 12" PowerBook that I know of whose HDD has just failed.
Posted by hakstooy, on Jun 6, 2006 at 06:04 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I think this is partially why the 15" MBP has the... 15,589 Views / 188 Replies  
I think this is partially why the 15" MBP has the 9.5 mm optical drive, so the slot is lower in the front face and so is a little sturdier.
Posted by hakstooy, on Jun 5, 2006 at 07:48 PM, in Mac Notebooks
They replaced mine last weekend. It worked fine... 638 Views / 5 Replies  
They replaced mine last weekend. It worked fine for almost 2 months then just started flipping out incessantly.
Posted by hakstooy, on May 3, 2006 at 06:38 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Well, this is getting interesting. Someone... 3,815 Views / 35 Replies  
Well, this is getting interesting.

Someone on the Apple thread has posted an extension that lets you determine the CPU temp and people are reporting what they're getting.

Someone who has done...
Posted by hakstooy, on May 3, 2006 at 03:43 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I dunno, my MBP is not that hot, the underside... 3,815 Views / 35 Replies  
I dunno, my MBP is not that hot, the underside has never gotten above 120 on the underside even when encoding video. But on the other threads there was a picture of 124 at the keyboard, and that is...
Posted by hakstooy, on Apr 27, 2006 at 05:36 PM, in Mac Notebooks
The 1 GHz 12" has USB 2 as well. 571 Views / 12 Replies  
The 1 GHz 12" has USB 2 as well.
Posted by hakstooy, on Apr 27, 2006 at 05:30 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Poll: I haven't used a modem since... 1997, I think. I... 1,601 Views / 32 Replies  
I haven't used a modem since... 1997, I think. I suppose I could see where it could be useful, but such rare occurances could certainly be handled by a dongle, at least in my case.
Posted by hakstooy, on Apr 25, 2006 at 10:07 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I have a Vyper and it works great. I've never... 770 Views / 7 Replies  
I have a Vyper and it works great. I've never actually dropped it, so I can't attest to its shock-absorbing abilities, but it seems padded enough to handle minor things.
Posted by hakstooy, on Apr 25, 2006 at 11:36 AM, in Mac Notebooks
That's true about the heat, I personally don't... 3,517 Views / 51 Replies  
That's true about the heat, I personally don't care, but I've had 4 PBs and this MBP, so I'm kinda used to it. Heh. It'd be nice not to have it, but, if I had to pick between hot and loud, I pick...
Posted by hakstooy, on Apr 20, 2006 at 08:21 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Oh, c'mon now. I've never used a cooling pad with... 3,517 Views / 51 Replies  
Oh, c'mon now. I've never used a cooling pad with any of PBs or my MBP. They're no more necessary than they are for a T60.

And to help everyone understand one thing, another reason the case feels...
Posted by hakstooy, on Apr 20, 2006 at 04:14 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Why do people keep quoting the smallest number in... 3,517 Views / 51 Replies  
Why do people keep quoting the smallest number in the "range" of the thickness of the ThinkPads to quote as their thickness? The T60 I think you're referring to, is 1.0-1.2" thick, and is 1.2" thick...
Posted by hakstooy, on Apr 20, 2006 at 08:28 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I posted earlier that I measured the temp with an... 6,328 Views / 112 Replies  
I posted earlier that I measured the temp with an infrared thermometer and it never got above 110 F anywhere on the bottom.
Posted by hakstooy, on Mar 31, 2006 at 11:40 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Sigh. I didn't make any claims over which design... 6,328 Views / 112 Replies  
Sigh. I didn't make any claims over which design priorities were superior, all I stated was that of course the MBP is going to run hotter given that its case is metal and its 40% thinner. (And the...
Posted by hakstooy, on Mar 31, 2006 at 07:25 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I agree that the best way to please everyone in... 7,460 Views / 75 Replies  
I agree that the best way to please everyone in this, especially the people who would like to switch quickly back and forth is either a system preference, or a "Safe Sleep" option from the drop down....
Posted by hakstooy, on Mar 29, 2006 at 10:12 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I've had an 867 TiBook, 1.25 & 1.5 15" AlBooks,... 6,328 Views / 112 Replies  
I've had an 867 TiBook, 1.25 & 1.5 15" AlBooks, and a 1.33 12", and to me the MBP is not appreciably warmer. Warmer, yes, but not to the degree that it changes how I use it.

And thanks for...
Posted by hakstooy, on Mar 28, 2006 at 11:27 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Wow, that is one unreliable guarantee. There is... 6,328 Views / 112 Replies  
Wow, that is one unreliable guarantee. There is nothing wrong with the MBP, it is on par with the past PowerBooks with regard to heat. As for it being hotter than your T60, uh its 40% thinner with a...
Posted by hakstooy, on Mar 28, 2006 at 07:10 PM, in Mac Notebooks
That is off topic. 7,460 Views / 75 Replies  
That is off topic.
Posted by hakstooy, on Mar 28, 2006 at 07:03 PM, in Mac Notebooks
mduell: I realize I'm not necessarily gonna... 7,460 Views / 75 Replies  
mduell:

I realize I'm not necessarily gonna kill the drive by merely moving the laptop before it finishes writing Safe Sleep. What concerns me is the accumulated wear that could result from my...
Posted by hakstooy, on Mar 28, 2006 at 11:23 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I have not found the MBP to be anywhere near... 6,328 Views / 112 Replies  
I have not found the MBP to be anywhere near unusable on my lap with pants on. Shorts could be a problem, but, at least for me, that was already a problem with the G4 PowerBooks. It's the aluminum.
...
Posted by hakstooy, on Mar 27, 2006 at 09:25 PM, in Mac Notebooks
You might need to restart the computer first, I... 7,460 Views / 75 Replies  
You might need to restart the computer first, I don't know.
Posted by hakstooy, on Mar 27, 2006 at 10:32 AM, in Mac Notebooks
No, that command disables safe sleep until you... 7,460 Views / 75 Replies  
No, that command disables safe sleep until you change it. And if you delete the sleepimage file that Tomchu specified you gain back the hard drive space until you reactivate safe sleep.
Posted by hakstooy, on Mar 26, 2006 at 07:59 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I have 2GB of RAM and it takes 20-30 seconds. It... 7,460 Views / 75 Replies  
I have 2GB of RAM and it takes 20-30 seconds. It never came anywhere near 5 seconds. If it did, I wouldn't have an issue with the time.
Posted by hakstooy, on Mar 22, 2006 at 05:33 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Tomchu: nice info! Thanks! inkhead: What... 7,460 Views / 75 Replies  
Tomchu: nice info! Thanks!

inkhead: What does safe sleep have to do with a hard disk failure?

I do back up my hard drive regularly, that has nothing to do with safe sleep nor why I don't...
Posted by hakstooy, on Mar 22, 2006 at 08:27 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Nope, you don't get it back. 18.75 free before,... 7,460 Views / 75 Replies  
Nope, you don't get it back. 18.75 free before, 18.75 after.

I think the command just changes the setting in the system software that runs when you initiate sleep. I don't think it actually...
Posted by hakstooy, on Mar 21, 2006 at 10:06 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I have never noticed heat when typing. Normal use... 6,328 Views / 112 Replies  
I have never noticed heat when typing. Normal use does not get hot (at least on top) so typing does not give you sweaty palms.

The only time my MBP gets really hot is under intensive disk and CPU...
Posted by hakstooy, on Mar 21, 2006 at 06:25 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I don't put my computer to sleep without saving... 7,460 Views / 75 Replies  
I don't put my computer to sleep without saving any important data. I really don't understand why anyone would.

What I meant about risking my data was moving the laptop around while it was...
Posted by hakstooy, on Mar 21, 2006 at 06:20 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Heh, I actually just found a terminal command... 7,460 Views / 75 Replies  
Heh, I actually just found a terminal command that disables safe sleep.

sudo pmset -a hibernatemode 0

So, not too difficult. Still, a syspref woulda been nice.

Chris, what the machine is...
Posted by hakstooy, on Mar 21, 2006 at 09:25 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Where is there paint? As far as I know, its... 2,344 Views / 33 Replies  
Where is there paint?

As far as I know, its anodized. The other parts that could conceivably be painted are the plastic parts, which, uh, isn't aluminum.

P.S.

The only that does drive me...
Posted by hakstooy, on Mar 21, 2006 at 09:11 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Is anyone else bothered by the new sleep delay? 7,460 Views / 75 Replies  
I just got back from my first trip with the MBP and this was the first time I was frequently carrying the MBP around while using it, at the airport, the hotel, etc. The lag between the time you close...
Posted by hakstooy, on Mar 21, 2006 at 09:04 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I've had 4 AlBooks and a TiBook and I've never... 2,344 Views / 33 Replies  
I've had 4 AlBooks and a TiBook and I've never had an issue with scratches or dings. I don't think I'm overly anal, I just use a sleeve when I carry them in a bag and I try to be conscientious when...
Posted by hakstooy, on Mar 15, 2006 at 04:37 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Sticky: http://static.flickr.com/56/112681569_d4572bbe4a.j... 1,122,824 Views / 4,110 Replies  
http://static.flickr.com/56/112681569_d4572bbe4a.jpg

Here is the MacBook Pro in its home environment. Hooked up to the 20" ACD w/ a bunch of HDD. I'm thinking of building a shelf under the desk to...
Posted by hakstooy, on Mar 14, 2006 at 09:36 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Poll: *doublemint fun* 874 Views / 11 Replies  
*doublemint fun*
Posted by hakstooy, on Mar 13, 2006 at 12:40 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Poll: edited because this keeps getting posted 874 Views / 11 Replies  
edited because this keeps getting posted
Posted by hakstooy, on Mar 13, 2006 at 12:39 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Poll: I don't have any whine, but I do have the weird... 874 Views / 11 Replies  
I don't have any whine, but I do have the weird "mooing" that occasionally accompanies a fan turning on.

Sounds like a cross between a cow and a VHS rewinding or something. It usually only lasts...
Posted by hakstooy, on Mar 13, 2006 at 12:37 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Well, my first post wasn't directed at you, but... 2,961 Views / 46 Replies  
Well, my first post wasn't directed at you, but rather the original poster; but seeing as you seem to agree with him, I suppose it doesn't matter.

The potential windfall for any groundbreaking...
Posted by hakstooy, on Mar 13, 2006 at 12:34 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Umm, what exactly do Apple, Dell, etc. have to do... 2,961 Views / 46 Replies  
Umm, what exactly do Apple, Dell, etc. have to do with developing battery technology? They build computers.

And are you seriously insinuating that there isn't enough focus on battery technology?!...
Posted by hakstooy, on Mar 13, 2006 at 09:47 AM, in Mac Notebooks
My MX900 works fine on my MBP with the OS drivers. 610 Views / 6 Replies  
My MX900 works fine on my MBP with the OS drivers.
Posted by hakstooy, on Mar 10, 2006 at 08:13 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Angle is irritating, but I'm able to work around... 494 Views / 5 Replies  
Angle is irritating, but I'm able to work around it. The brighter screen helps, but it actually doesn't have the best vertical viewing angle, so you're limited in how off-angle your screen can be.
...
Posted by hakstooy, on Mar 9, 2006 at 06:11 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I have that too. Occasionally it is rather... 19,068 Views / 181 Replies  
I have that too. Occasionally it is rather noticable.
Posted by hakstooy, on Mar 9, 2006 at 09:54 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Yep, I tested this and the pulsing does seem to... 1,332 Views / 3 Replies  
Yep, I tested this and the pulsing does seem to indicate the sleeping. Guess this is just the new situation.

Kind of annoying though. I'm used to closing my PB and being able to take off, not wait...
Posted by hakstooy, on Mar 3, 2006 at 06:17 PM, in Mac Notebooks
OK, I finally got to trying out some work in FCP.... 1,289 Views / 21 Replies  
OK, I finally got to trying out some work in FCP.

Slow.

Unusably slow.

When I got a 15 minute render time for a 5 second transition I said...

You better finish up your projects on the PPC...
Posted by hakstooy, on Mar 3, 2006 at 06:14 PM, in Mac Notebooks
That is what I call... skooled. 3,790 Views / 99 Replies  
That is what I call... skooled.
Posted by hakstooy, on Mar 3, 2006 at 05:34 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I don't know if anyones done a test if that's... 3,790 Views / 99 Replies  
I don't know if anyones done a test if that's what you mean, but one of the benefits of Lithium Polymer is that it accepts a partial charge MUCH faster than Li-Ion. Generally it is capable of...
Posted by hakstooy, on Mar 3, 2006 at 12:30 PM, in Mac Notebooks
MacBook Pro Sleep Light Always On in Closed Lid Mode 1,332 Views / 3 Replies  
When operating my MBP with an external monitor in closed lid mode the sleep light is on even when the computer is operating. It doesn't "breathe" it stays a constant intensity.

If I pop open the...
Posted by hakstooy, on Mar 3, 2006 at 11:41 AM, in Mac Notebooks
It's not the application itself, its all the... 1,289 Views / 21 Replies  
It's not the application itself, its all the template, loop and "media" files the programs access.
Posted by hakstooy, on Mar 3, 2006 at 10:51 AM, in Mac Notebooks
You can install a lot of the template information... 1,289 Views / 21 Replies  
You can install a lot of the template information for FCS on an external if you want to save room. The apps themselves are not that big.

I actually just read a post on this somewhere recently, it...
Posted by hakstooy, on Mar 3, 2006 at 10:46 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Actually, I'd say its closer to 100% larger in... 1,299 Views / 17 Replies  
Actually, I'd say its closer to 100% larger in volume. I still wouldn't say its a huge deal, but it is certainly noticably bigger, still smaller than my roommates dell adapter though.

In my case,...
Posted by hakstooy, on Mar 3, 2006 at 09:28 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I don't know the details of the systems behind... 3,790 Views / 99 Replies  
I don't know the details of the systems behind the battery swap and safe sleep, but its seems to me that the old "battery swap" was simpler, a cleaner concept that had less potential to go wrong. It...
Posted by hakstooy, on Mar 3, 2006 at 09:18 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I think you're right, this form factor several... 1,115 Views / 11 Replies  
I think you're right, this form factor several years old, but I think Apple wanted to keep a consistent "look" through the switch.

That and the fact I'm sure it was easier and more cost effective...
Posted by hakstooy, on Mar 2, 2006 at 06:52 PM, in Mac Notebooks
mr01ety: You just went insane on mrmister for... 3,790 Views / 99 Replies  
mr01ety: You just went insane on mrmister for simply posting his disappointment with the fact there are several ways in which the MBP either loses features or didn't improve (a somewhat normal...
Posted by hakstooy, on Mar 2, 2006 at 06:32 PM, in Mac Notebooks
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