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Looking to purchase a Mac Notebook, and need advice. 524 Views / 5 Replies  
Thanks in advance for any comments.

Haven't owned a mac laptop personally in a while. Wife has an old school MBP. We also have an iMac in the home. I told myself that once the new books dropped,...
Posted by Geofries, on Jun 16, 2012 at 08:43 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Yeah I couldn't back up because I couldn't boot... 417 Views / 4 Replies  
Yeah I couldn't back up because I couldn't boot up. Took it in to the genius bar, and after a decent amount of time they were able to force the system to boot into my OSX, where we were able to then...
Posted by Geofries, on Aug 14, 2010 at 07:16 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Update: Won't boot from the OSX disc either.... 417 Views / 4 Replies  
Update:

Won't boot from the OSX disc either. And it's also flashing the question mark from time to time.
Posted by Geofries, on Aug 13, 2010 at 09:39 AM, in Mac Notebooks
IOUSB family is having trouble enumerating a USB... 417 Views / 4 Replies  
IOUSB family is having trouble enumerating a USB device that has been plugged in.

^^^ That is the message I get when I hold down Apple+V @ start up. Only issue is, there is no usb plugged in.
Posted by Geofries, on Aug 12, 2010 at 10:55 PM, in Mac Notebooks
So, my Alu MB won't boot 417 Views / 4 Replies  
It was working fine. I shut it down.

Now when I turn it on, it's at the grey screen for few, then the apple logo pops up, the little circle starts turning at the bottom, and then it just shuts...
Posted by Geofries, on Aug 12, 2010 at 10:45 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Or maybe your iPhone just works as fantastic as... 16,966 Views / 677 Replies  
Or maybe your iPhone just works as fantastic as it's supposed to :)
Posted by Geofries, on Jun 24, 2010 at 10:23 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
It's perception. And I'm annoyed at the news. I... 16,966 Views / 677 Replies  
It's perception. And I'm annoyed at the news. I am convinced that 90% of the people dogging the iPhone are just ticked they don't own one.

Yes, the signal APPEARS to drop, but I don't care what...
Posted by Geofries, on Jun 24, 2010 at 10:13 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Game is an excellent buy for the iPhone. 958 Views / 5 Replies  
Game is an excellent buy for the iPhone.
Posted by Geofries, on Jan 30, 2010 at 01:55 PM, in Gaming
Damn I just bought it on April 25. This kind of... 723 Views / 7 Replies  
Damn I just bought it on April 25. This kind of bugs me.
Posted by Geofries, on Jun 1, 2009 at 07:30 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Thank you. This worked. Messed up my Nvidia... 596 Views / 3 Replies  
Thank you. This worked. Messed up my Nvidia drivers but a simple reinstall fixed this. Thanks again.
Posted by Geofries, on May 21, 2009 at 10:08 AM, in Alternative Operating Systems
No sound after upgrading to Vista 596 Views / 3 Replies  
Has anyone else had this issue? Spare me the sermon about why I upgraded =)

I'm getting no sound. Are there some drivers that will work on a new MB?
Posted by Geofries, on May 21, 2009 at 12:28 AM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Yes, But I mean should I have to do that?... 460 Views / 12 Replies  
Yes, But I mean should I have to do that? Shouldn't my MB just READ the disc?
Posted by Geofries, on May 4, 2009 at 09:01 PM, in Mac Notebooks
No virtual software. Only thing I have installed... 460 Views / 12 Replies  
No virtual software. Only thing I have installed is whatever came with system.
Posted by Geofries, on May 4, 2009 at 08:28 PM, in Mac Notebooks
It gets ejected. And it's ONLY this dvd. Reads... 460 Views / 12 Replies  
It gets ejected. And it's ONLY this dvd. Reads The Sims2 just fine. Only odd thing like I said is that the World of Goo dvd works in any other computer I put it in.
Posted by Geofries, on May 4, 2009 at 08:08 PM, in Mac Notebooks
What's wrong with my dvd drive new MB 460 Views / 12 Replies  
So I finally got myself a new MB, along with The Sims2 and World of Goo, both brand new games.

For whatever reason my MB REFUSES to read World of Goo. It's not the disc though. It reads fine in my...
Posted by Geofries, on May 4, 2009 at 07:51 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Tap to click while in Windows? 780 Views / 4 Replies  
Is there some obvious setting I'm missing? Windows runs great on my new MB but I cannot tap to click and I don't like always having to press down to click. I had this same problem on my old white MB....
Posted by Geofries, on Apr 29, 2009 at 04:49 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Well the price of that one basically brings it to... 495 Views / 9 Replies  
Well the price of that one basically brings it to the price of the base model MB which is attractive. But like you said, it really is just something that looks great with the newest software. As far...
Posted by Geofries, on Apr 5, 2009 at 10:54 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Would you upgrade? Also rate this deal 495 Views / 9 Replies  
http://store.apple.com/us/product/FB467LL/A?mco=MjE0NjI4NQ

Good deal?

I think I want to upgrade. I have my original MB CD but eh it's pretty beat up cosmetically. I guess I don't have a true...
Posted by Geofries, on Apr 5, 2009 at 10:41 PM, in Mac Notebooks
ANd the entire version on hackulous... 890 Views / 12 Replies  
ANd the entire version on hackulous...
Posted by Geofries, on Mar 31, 2009 at 07:10 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Segmenting the market is a terrible business... 859 Views / 12 Replies  
Segmenting the market is a terrible business decision. I can't imagine why they are doing this.
Posted by Geofries, on Mar 29, 2009 at 02:50 PM, in Gaming
Question: Once an iPhone is jail broken, can you... 2,486 Views / 14 Replies  
Question: Once an iPhone is jail broken, can you ever return it to original firmware?
Posted by Geofries, on Mar 22, 2009 at 07:38 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
And download LostWinds 631 Views / 7 Replies  
And download LostWinds
Posted by Geofries, on Mar 14, 2009 at 12:33 AM, in Gaming
MadWorld. 631 Views / 7 Replies  
MadWorld.
Posted by Geofries, on Mar 14, 2009 at 12:32 AM, in Gaming
If you own an iPhone and liked Elder Scrolls 426 Views / 0 Replies  
Check out Quest 3D.

It's a surprisingly really good game!
Posted by Geofries, on Mar 13, 2009 at 08:31 PM, in Gaming
Can we just get landscape texting? Apple is... 3,731 Views / 143 Replies  
Can we just get landscape texting? Apple is failing at the basics. And how about push which was promised ages ago. Geez.
Posted by Geofries, on Mar 13, 2009 at 08:29 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Great game. I don't have an arcade stick but then... 875 Views / 26 Replies  
Great game. I don't have an arcade stick but then again I don't have much of a problem pulling off moves. Is it just me? I mean sure I get caught sometimes and can't pull an ultra, but the minor...
Posted by Geofries, on Mar 2, 2009 at 09:34 AM, in Gaming
It doesn't stain like the white one. 2,961 Views / 60 Replies  
It doesn't stain like the white one.
Posted by Geofries, on Jan 22, 2009 at 08:09 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Wow. If they put it in black again I'm buying... 2,961 Views / 60 Replies  
Wow. If they put it in black again I'm buying ASAP.

I wonder what the chances are...
Posted by Geofries, on Jan 21, 2009 at 10:56 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Both links you gave me are great. Thanks. 568 Views / 7 Replies  
Both links you gave me are great. Thanks.
Posted by Geofries, on Jan 19, 2009 at 09:41 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Thanks. Anything free? 568 Views / 7 Replies  
Thanks. Anything free?
Posted by Geofries, on Jan 19, 2009 at 05:54 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Anyone know a site to help make XP look classy like OSX? 568 Views / 7 Replies  
It just looks blah.

I'd like to spruce it up. Any links?
Posted by Geofries, on Jan 19, 2009 at 05:43 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Yep. I'm just glad it's resolved now. I was... 933 Views / 38 Replies  
Yep. I'm just glad it's resolved now. I was looking forward to a new mac, but oh well.
Posted by Geofries, on Jan 19, 2009 at 09:12 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I did not fully read this. Removing one stick at... 933 Views / 38 Replies  
I did not fully read this. Removing one stick at a time solved the problem. Apparently I had a bad stick.

So I'm down to 1 gig now, still with 2k in pocket, and a MB that's back to working.
...
Posted by Geofries, on Jan 18, 2009 at 07:31 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Again, all the information is appreciated. ... 933 Views / 38 Replies  
Again, all the information is appreciated.

bmn, I tried again with the HD removed, and still no luck. Doesn't this pretty much clear me of hard drive failure? How would it potentially be fixed...
Posted by Geofries, on Jan 18, 2009 at 08:48 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Question to those who use their new MB/MBP for gaming 351 Views / 0 Replies  
First off my apologies for a topic that has probably been asked before.

I'm at a point where a new laptop is a requirement.

I'm torn between the MB and MBP. I had a white MB. Loved the size. On...
Posted by Geofries, on Jan 17, 2009 at 10:34 PM, in Mac Notebooks
And removing ram yields the same results. ... 933 Views / 38 Replies  
And removing ram yields the same results.

Now comes the fun part of deciding MB or MBP. I definitely don't need the MBP but games never hurt anyone.
Posted by Geofries, on Jan 17, 2009 at 07:11 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I have. Several times. No avail. 933 Views / 38 Replies  
I have. Several times. No avail.
Posted by Geofries, on Jan 17, 2009 at 06:52 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Took out the HD and it still refuses to totally... 933 Views / 38 Replies  
Took out the HD and it still refuses to totally boot.

Good thing is that lets me know it's not the HD.

I'm just gonna suck it up and get a MBP tomorrow, and an enclosure for my current HD to...
Posted by Geofries, on Jan 17, 2009 at 06:24 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Question though: assuming the HD is bad,... 933 Views / 38 Replies  
Question though: assuming the HD is bad, shouldn't the computer boot up just fine from the dvd though?

The dvd is in the drive and I still can't get it to boot up.

Or does it not work like that?
Posted by Geofries, on Jan 17, 2009 at 05:37 PM, in Mac Notebooks
The AHT said everything was fine. Can't get smart... 933 Views / 38 Replies  
The AHT said everything was fine. Can't get smart status now because it's back to pretending like its sleep when I try to boot.
Posted by Geofries, on Jan 17, 2009 at 05:18 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Following the MB steps didn't work. I did the MBA... 933 Views / 38 Replies  
Following the MB steps didn't work. I did the MBA steps and it booted. In test mode, it finds no problems.

There is though. While in test mode I moved the computer from my lap and sat it gently...
Posted by Geofries, on Jan 16, 2009 at 10:57 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Definitely not sleeping. I've removed the battery... 933 Views / 38 Replies  
Definitely not sleeping. I've removed the battery and everything. I don't know what an SMC reset is though, but I can assure the laptop is not sleeping prior to me trying to start it up.

I know,...
Posted by Geofries, on Jan 16, 2009 at 01:08 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I'm going to take a trip to the Apple Store... 933 Views / 38 Replies  
I'm going to take a trip to the Apple Store tomorrow and gander at the new MB's. I was also checking out the refurbs. They have a Black MB for 1k. Not sure if it's work 1k at this point though.
...
Posted by Geofries, on Jan 16, 2009 at 07:39 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Well I can probably get a cable and connect it to... 933 Views / 38 Replies  
Well I can probably get a cable and connect it to my tv.

Its weird though. You know the normal sound that plays when you boot up, well I'm not hearing that anymore.

The only way I can describe...
Posted by Geofries, on Jan 16, 2009 at 07:36 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Now with dvd in I can't even get it to boot up. I... 933 Views / 38 Replies  
Now with dvd in I can't even get it to boot up. I turn it on, hear the dvd drive spin, however the screen stays black and snoring light is constantly on.
Posted by Geofries, on Jan 15, 2009 at 07:26 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Agreed. I shall. 933 Views / 38 Replies  
Agreed. I shall.
Posted by Geofries, on Jan 15, 2009 at 03:11 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Ok. So I need to get a FireWire cable, along with... 933 Views / 38 Replies  
Ok. So I need to get a FireWire cable, along with a new HD.

I am going to look into whether it would be cheaper to get a FireWire cable or an external inclosure for when I pop out the old drive....
Posted by Geofries, on Jan 15, 2009 at 02:10 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Target Disk Mode, does this involve connecting my... 933 Views / 38 Replies  
Target Disk Mode, does this involve connecting my MacBook to another Mac via wifi?

Also, assuming I replace the HD, is reinstalling OSX as simple as getting in the new HD and popping in the DVD?
...
Posted by Geofries, on Jan 15, 2009 at 11:56 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Sound like hard drive failure? 933 Views / 38 Replies  
Hopefully someone can help as I know nothing about computers on the inside.

I have an OG MB Core Duo.

Yesterday I turned it on like normal. After a few minutes it randomnly restarted.

Came...
Posted by Geofries, on Jan 15, 2009 at 09:32 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Hearing the ending was bad makes me not want to... 9,680 Views / 309 Replies  
Hearing the ending was bad makes me not want to play it. I don't like playing games and the ending sucks.
Posted by Geofries, on Dec 2, 2008 at 09:36 AM, in Gaming
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