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There were a bunch of defective batteries from... 7,509 Views / 31 Replies  
There were a bunch of defective batteries from around that time. I ran mine flat once and that was it, the computer showed an "X" like there was no battery in it, got it replaced free of charge on a...
Posted by acoustix, on Oct 19, 2009 at 10:25 PM, in Mac Notebooks
They blow... 1,529 Views / 41 Replies  
They blow...
Posted by acoustix, on May 21, 2009 at 04:29 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I have had fits with a Logitech wireless keyboard... 3,039 Views / 6 Replies  
I have had fits with a Logitech wireless keyboard and mouse just stopping and starting working with a last generation iBook. i would try everything twice and nothing would happen and then later it...
Posted by acoustix, on May 21, 2009 at 04:07 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Yeah, it is on the board not in the hard drive. 365 Views / 2 Replies  
Yeah, it is on the board not in the hard drive.
Posted by acoustix, on Aug 10, 2008 at 07:58 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Try resetting the PMU. 385 Views / 5 Replies  
Try resetting the PMU.
Posted by acoustix, on May 6, 2008 at 12:18 PM, in Mac Notebooks
The front lip edge of the MacBook is not... 1,592 Views / 39 Replies  
The front lip edge of the MacBook is not extremely durable. The little detent on the lid acts like a little hammer on it and eventually can crack it right off. I keep mine on a riser and never move...
Posted by acoustix, on Mar 31, 2008 at 01:00 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Keep them for if you ever have to send it in for... 1,131 Views / 32 Replies  
Keep them for if you ever have to send it in for service.
Posted by acoustix, on Mar 18, 2008 at 08:52 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Anybody have experience with the Samsung HM160Hi... 4,841 Views / 45 Replies  
Anybody have experience with the Samsung HM160Hi HDD's in MacBooks?
Posted by acoustix, on Feb 21, 2008 at 11:28 PM, in Mac Notebooks
OWC memory is excellent RAM at an excellent... 1,690 Views / 23 Replies  
OWC memory is excellent RAM at an excellent price. If it fails (very rare) they replace it. Can't ask for much more than that. The only one good thing about Apple selling computers with low RAM is...
Posted by acoustix, on Feb 8, 2008 at 06:55 AM, in Mac Notebooks
When my MacBook battery died prematurely (and... 5,106 Views / 5 Replies  
When my MacBook battery died prematurely (and before it was subsequently replaced on extended warranty) I did a lot of research, and that thing about draining the battery flat and leaving it...
Posted by acoustix, on Jan 28, 2008 at 01:57 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Many Asian plumbing set-ups have roof tanks, so... 1,504 Views / 27 Replies  
Many Asian plumbing set-ups have roof tanks, so earthing is not as easy as connecting to water pipes, which can just result in giving you nice shocks while bathing. I recently had a proper earth...
Posted by acoustix, on Jan 26, 2008 at 11:44 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Late '06 whitebook. No cracks, but a line... 19,132 Views / 96 Replies  
Late '06 whitebook.
No cracks, but a line where one might be if it wasn't such a creampuff. I keep it on a riser with a sheet of paper over the keyboard against dust.
Posted by acoustix, on Jan 22, 2008 at 11:14 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Sticky: In the interest of thoroughness, the first group... 309,596 Views / 205 Replies  
In the interest of thoroughness, the first group should begin with "May '06".
Posted by acoustix, on Jan 6, 2008 at 01:22 AM, in Mac Notebooks
If you want to be ultra safe when you are using a... 541 Views / 6 Replies  
If you want to be ultra safe when you are using a power strip, plug everything in with the strip turned off and then power up by turning the strip switch on.
Posted by acoustix, on Jul 8, 2007 at 04:01 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Sounds like a hosed battery..... 546 Views / 8 Replies  
Sounds like a hosed battery.....
Posted by acoustix, on Jul 5, 2007 at 02:37 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Download and run Onyx before you do anything too... 776 Views / 6 Replies  
Download and run Onyx before you do anything too drastic....
Posted by acoustix, on Mar 20, 2007 at 01:59 PM, in Mac Notebooks
MacMall's shortcomings are well documented on the... 1,311 Views / 14 Replies  
MacMall's shortcomings are well documented on the web, including their "no return for any reason" policy. They sell it to you, afterwards it's your and "someone else's" problem...reason enough right...
Posted by acoustix, on Mar 17, 2007 at 01:14 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Witness the decline of civilization..... 1,423 Views / 48 Replies  
Witness the decline of civilization.....
Posted by acoustix, on Mar 7, 2007 at 02:04 AM, in Mac Notebooks
The stand and keyboard/mouse will be the best... 918 Views / 11 Replies  
The stand and keyboard/mouse will be the best thing that you can do to keep it new. I also use a sheet of paper to cover the keyboard to keep out dust and avoid opening and closing the lid all the...
Posted by acoustix, on Dec 28, 2006 at 11:55 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I would allow a little relief under the back of... 743 Views / 14 Replies  
I would allow a little relief under the back of the bottom of the unit if you can ( I added some small adhesive rubber feet) The heat that can come off of there is significant.
Posted by acoustix, on Dec 25, 2006 at 11:52 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Office should rock, emulated or not... 811 Views / 12 Replies  
Office should rock, emulated or not...
Posted by acoustix, on Dec 21, 2006 at 01:41 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Two SMC firmware updates, one EFI update, all for... 951 Views / 13 Replies  
Two SMC firmware updates, one EFI update, all for MacBook.
Posted by acoustix, on Nov 23, 2006 at 11:38 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Thanks Simon... 3,751 Views / 29 Replies  
Thanks Simon...
Posted by acoustix, on Nov 22, 2006 at 11:53 AM, in Mac Notebooks
When you leave your MacBook and it first goes to... 3,751 Views / 29 Replies  
When you leave your MacBook and it first goes to the screen saver and then goes black, and the front white light is on constantly (not slowly going on and off like when it is sleeping) what state is...
Posted by acoustix, on Nov 22, 2006 at 06:47 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I have recorded using a large Korg 16 track DAW... 2,263 Views / 4 Replies  
I have recorded using a large Korg 16 track DAW and was worried about the cooling fan sound showing up on the tracks. It was not a problem. One thing I did do was make sound-deadening baffles by...
Posted by acoustix, on Nov 21, 2006 at 01:18 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Yes, either get the latest Core2Duo MacBook or a... 1,655 Views / 11 Replies  
Yes, either get the latest Core2Duo MacBook or a later than build week 35 original MacBook. The build week is the fourth and fifth digits of the MacBook's serial number. You could be alright with an...
Posted by acoustix, on Nov 21, 2006 at 07:54 AM, in Mac Notebooks
That's not RSS...one way that can happen is if... 548 Views / 5 Replies  
That's not RSS...one way that can happen is if you close the lid too soon after shutting down. The latest EFI Firmware update is supposed to "address problems with wake and sleep functions"... There...
Posted by acoustix, on Nov 15, 2006 at 11:40 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Cool app... 902 Views / 17 Replies  
Cool app...
Posted by acoustix, on Nov 14, 2006 at 11:27 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Download Fan Control 1.1: ... 1,543 Views / 10 Replies  
Download Fan Control 1.1:
http://www.lobotomo.com/products/FanControl/
Posted by acoustix, on Nov 13, 2006 at 01:23 PM, in Mac Notebooks
The temperature your MacBook runs at is kind of... 1,088 Views / 11 Replies  
The temperature your MacBook runs at is kind of your responsibility these days. I installed Fan Control 1.1 and keep my MacBook cool by adjusting the fan speed and cut in/cut out parameters. I did...
Posted by acoustix, on Nov 12, 2006 at 11:38 PM, in Mac Notebooks
With the dual-cores using the matched RAM, the... 816 Views / 6 Replies  
With the dual-cores using the matched RAM, the graphics using shared memory and some programs not yet being universal binary, it makes more sense than it usually does to max it out if you can manage...
Posted by acoustix, on Nov 11, 2006 at 12:53 AM, in Mac Notebooks
You might want to avoid Macmall; they don't take... 931 Views / 9 Replies  
You might want to avoid Macmall; they don't take anything back that they have sold and I have heard some horror stories about dealings with them. Amazon offer $100+ rebates on MacBooks they sell.
Posted by acoustix, on Nov 8, 2006 at 12:39 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Canada RAM sells Mac memory in Canada - DIMMs,... 902 Views / 15 Replies  
Canada RAM sells Mac memory in Canada - DIMMs, SIMMs, PowerBook, iBook, iMac, Mini, G5 (http://canadaram.com/macram.html)
OWC: Apple Mac G4 upgrades, Laptop Batteries, Memory, Drives...
Posted by acoustix, on Nov 6, 2006 at 03:58 PM, in Mac Notebooks
How much memory do you have? 1,262 Views / 18 Replies  
How much memory do you have?
Posted by acoustix, on Nov 4, 2006 at 02:45 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I have a USB keyboard (iBall) attached to my... 882 Views / 9 Replies  
I have a USB keyboard (iBall) attached to my MacBook that I always have to re-connect to activate after sleep; is there some way to work around having to do that? My mouse, even through a hub, always...
Posted by acoustix, on Nov 4, 2006 at 08:43 AM, in Mac Notebooks
The exact same thing also happened to mine when I... 555 Views / 5 Replies  
The exact same thing also happened to mine when I re-calibrated my battery down to squat and left it overnight before re-booting. It must be the new normal.
Posted by acoustix, on Nov 3, 2006 at 11:35 PM, in Mac Notebooks
There are (a little) cheaper places to buy RAM... 2,796 Views / 40 Replies  
There are (a little) cheaper places to buy RAM from than OWC, but I have never had any problem with anything I have bought from them and the latest 2 Gigs for my MacBook slipped in nicely. The levers...
Posted by acoustix, on Nov 3, 2006 at 08:39 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Me too.. Speaking of Fan Control prefpane, what... 2,713 Views / 14 Replies  
Me too..
Speaking of Fan Control prefpane, what are the best settings for the base fan speed and lower and upper temperature thresholds? What exactly are those thresholds referring to?
Posted by acoustix, on Nov 2, 2006 at 06:42 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I have installed Speedit; many times. It won't... 5,469 Views / 87 Replies  
I have installed Speedit; many times. It won't stay installed and keeps asking me to re-install it every time I reboot. I read somewhere on-line that this was a known issue. Also like I said the...
Posted by acoustix, on Nov 2, 2006 at 06:27 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I'm done with CoreDuoTemp as everytime I start up... 5,469 Views / 87 Replies  
I'm done with CoreDuoTemp as everytime I start up it says: "Speedit not installed-please open Speedit installer"-it has never given accurate temps for longer than two minutes anyways.
"Fan Control"...
Posted by acoustix, on Nov 1, 2006 at 11:55 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I have been wondering about one thing regarding... 5,469 Views / 87 Replies  
I have been wondering about one thing regarding this update and the shutdown problem; if the problem was strictly a hardware/heatsink issue (and hence the suspicions about this firmware quick fix),...
Posted by acoustix, on Oct 30, 2006 at 12:22 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I wish people would get off this "expanding... 5,469 Views / 87 Replies  
I wish people would get off this "expanding heatsink" crap....the problem with the heatsinks is/was/will be found in their two snap-on connectors losing connection to the MLB (main logic board) due...
Posted by acoustix, on Oct 27, 2006 at 11:34 PM, in Mac Notebooks
You may well have stripped the screw, but they... 1,715 Views / 13 Replies  
You may well have stripped the screw, but they are absolute garbage. When I upgraded my ram, the screw would not tighten back up to hold the metal strip over the ram modules tightly. I ended up...
Posted by acoustix, on Oct 20, 2006 at 09:15 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Something for you guys to look at while you are... 83,752 Views / 399 Replies  
Something for you guys to look at while you are waiting...

The kit on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://flickr.com/photos/99055354@N00/271937305/in/photostream/)

Macbook Random Shutdown To...
Posted by acoustix, on Oct 17, 2006 at 10:02 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Congratulations hookem; I have a week 32, so your... 749 Views / 6 Replies  
Congratulations hookem; I have a week 32, so your post was of special interest to me...no problems with RSS so far, just "Speedit" for "Coreduotemp" won't stay installed (a known issue with speedit...
Posted by acoustix, on Oct 15, 2006 at 03:32 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Canada RAM sells Mac memory in Canada - DIMMs,... 418 Views / 4 Replies  
Canada RAM sells Mac memory in Canada - DIMMs, SIMMs, PowerBook, iBook, iMac, Mini, G5 (http://canadaram.com/macram.html)
Posted by acoustix, on Oct 14, 2006 at 12:44 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Those G3 Clamshells ruined my life...:lol: 499 Views / 8 Replies  
Those G3 Clamshells ruined my life...:lol:
Posted by acoustix, on Oct 13, 2006 at 02:06 PM, in Mac Notebooks
O.K., mystery solved.... All the following is... 83,752 Views / 399 Replies  
O.K., mystery solved....
All the following is from "MacTalk Australia", linked below...

"It seem all the problem lies with 2 small connectors that bake under the enclosed heat on the Macbook (the...
Posted by acoustix, on Oct 12, 2006 at 03:09 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Don't put too much stock into any of the... 590 Views / 6 Replies  
Don't put too much stock into any of the Coreduotemp readings unless you have just rebooted...there is a bug in the Intel sensors that prevent CDT from reporting accurately..
Posted by acoustix, on Oct 12, 2006 at 12:51 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Thanks for the update...Please keep us posted on... 83,752 Views / 399 Replies  
Thanks for the update...Please keep us posted on any new developments.
Posted by acoustix, on Oct 12, 2006 at 12:36 AM, in Mac Notebooks
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