So I use my 24" LCD external with my mbp lid closed but there seems to be a problem.
After I'm done using the computer, how do I put it to sleep? Normally I would just shut the lid, but the lid is already closed.
So what I did was I just put it sleep manually through the taskbar at the top. But when I woke up this morning my laptop had its fan blowing and the laptop was pretty warm. Almost as if the laptop was still on all night.
Anyone else experience this? If so how do you put it to sleep?
To me asthetics are important for the setup of my machine. Call me vain but the whole point of buying apple is the looks and i've been trying to find a external HDD that matches the setup that i have with no avail. I looked at the G-Tech External HDD but they were too expensive. I managed to find somthing by a company called Lindy that makes a HDD enclosure that resembles a Mac Mini Lindy Mini HDD
I have a macbook pro (older model) and I recently got a second external hard drive to back up my other external disk. Last year i lost all my music because of a drive failure and dont want it to happen again. anyway my question is, is there a way (a program or something?) that I can use to back up files from one disk to another. its kind of a pain to update the 2nd drive by copying the entire disk over again and was wondering if there's a way a program or something can recognize the missing files and just add what isn't already there, rather than copying the entire 300 GB over again.
I just got my MBP and when I plug in my external HD I've been using with my windows pc, it will say that it's removed after a minute or so (even though I haven't done anything to it). I managed to copy a couple files onto my mac before the HD disappears. however, when I unplug it and plug it in again, I can't get my MBP to see the HD. Normally it only sees it for about a minute or so when I boot up my computer... is this normal? I'd like to be able to use the HD as most of my files from work are on it...
I'm on the lookout for external monitors (20-24" WS) that work well with MBPs (13" 2.53 model in particular). I'm leaning away from Apple Cinema Displays (due to their lack of support for non-Apple computers which I own. Pl. correct me if I'm wrong in doing so).
I am trying to help my parents with their CD collection. A couple of years ago, my dad bought this ridiculous CD player that holds 400 CDs. What should have been a foreseeable problem is that there's really no real way of having any idea which CDs correspond to which numbers. As of right now they lined up the cases and made a photocopy and then numbered the paper printout, but it's just silly and I want to make it simpler.
What I want to do is just put everything into an iTunes library, but since I want it all at audio quality (which iTunes can do, yes?) then I need to keep the library on an external drive. How do I set this up, so that uploaded CDs are automatically store on the external HDD?
I have 2 WD Elements External Drives - 640GB each, one formatted in FAT32, the other in NTFS.
I know OS X does not write NTFS drives, but I've got NTFS for MAC installed.
I have a problem: Everytime I connect either drive and leave them for sometime (at times just a couple of minutes) they eject unexpectedly. An error message pops up saying that the drive has not been properly ejected.
However, there are times where I can connect without problems but when I try to copy a file, half-way it disconnects again (This is with the NTFS-formatted drive)
On my FAT32 drive, when I connect successfully, either I can copy stuff, or the message : "Error Code 0, unexpected error occured" pops out
What should I do? I have disabled the NTFS for MAC driver but it does not solve my problem.
I've hooked my Macbook Pro 15" to an external Dell monitor, keyboard and mouse and everything seems to be working fine - I can put the laptop to 'sleep', then wake it up via the external keyboard and then use the external monitor as the main monitor with the laptop screen 'asleep'.
All working fine, but only when I'm using the power adapter. If I try and run from just the battery the laptop keeps going back to sleep. It 'wakes', but after a couple of seconds goes back to sleep.
Im currently interested in both the 13" and 15" MBP. The laptop will be my primary computer until I really need more processing power in which case I will get an i7 desktop. Now the question is will the 13"s 9400m run a samsung t260 (full HD, hdmi port, dvi) at its full resolution. If its not possible then I guess I will get the 15" with dedicated vram and gpu. Obviously I dont want the laptop to run games on full HD. Just video, photoshop and some other apps.
Ive always used FAT32 for compatibility on ext. HDDs, but now i need to put a massive 100GB image on an ext. drive, how should i format the drive so that both a Macbook and an XP computer can access it?
I just woke up macbook from sleep and the external screen appeared to be some kinds of TV snow screen, you know, those from the TV screen when there is no signal It was fun to watch, but concerned me a bit. The macbook screen was fine since 'snow' only appeared on the external screen. The external monitor was returned normal after I switch it off then turned it on again. It is a Samsung 2233BW monitor, and I connect it to macbook and set it as the lower part of the whole display. What could cause this problem? The mac or the external monitor itself?
is it possible to add some file type to a flash drive / external hard disk to give a nice icon on the desktop for that particular drive when its plugged in? i know how to change the generic icon, but thats not what i want.
i want to purchase a external hard drive for my macbook pro that i just purchased. But i do want it to be something like a "Western Digital My Passport" Series (as in a 2.5" or smaller so that it is very portable). I am also interested in getting it with a Firewire 800 port - which is where the problem i am having on finding what i want.
In bootcamp, using a Macbook Pro unibody, players were having difficulty hearing me. At first, I thought the mic was near the iSight (similar to my last laptop) but soon realized that it's under the left grill. Do I need an external mic? Are there some settings I missed?
I tried to test it in the game options and it would go up a tiny bit, so I do know it's picking up my voice.
I'm looking for a 24'' external monitor and was interested in one by Asus:
Well, technically it's 23.6''...But I noticed the resolution is 1920 x 1080, meaning it is 16:9. I know my MBP has a resolution of 1440x900 making it 16:10. I understand that most widescreen TV's use 16:9, however widescreen laptops use 16:10. Will connecting a 16:9 external monitor to my Macbook Pro have any problems?
I've got a Macbook core 2 duo, 2.2GHz (late 2007). I'm looking at some 19" Dell monitors under $200 (S1909WXF and E2009W). I notice that they have 24 pin DVI, but the Macbook has 16 pin mini DVI out. Is this a problem? Are there 24 pin to 16 pin cables?
Ive purchased a 4TB external HDD for use with my MBP.
The unit has 2x2TB drives in it, and I have set it to mirror one drive to the other - so I have 2TB of useable space.
1. I always tend to use FAT32 in case I ever want to connect a Windows machine to use it, which isnt very often TBH - but at least I know I can if need be. I dont save any files larger then 4GB onto the drive. Should I stick with FAT32 or move over to HFS+ ? Are there any other benefits to HFS+ over FAT32 other then larger file sizes etc?
2. Is Firewire 800 Hot Swappable - or do I need to connect the drive with my MBP off, then boot up?
Well as much as I like my MBPRO I find myself wanting an apple desktop setup...so I'm trying to figure out the best way to give myself that "desktop" feel. I'm debating the, wired keyboard, a logitech mouse (is this ok), display...I love the 24 LED but is there some adapter coming out? Or should I go 30" inch cinema? I basically want to LEAVE my laptop closed and just deal with the macbook pro as a desktop....
I'm looking for an external TV-Tuner for my Macbook Pro, preferably on USB (I don't know any on FireWire 800).
The only gripe I have is that it must have Composite Video and Audio inputs, like this one: [url]
And it must work on OS X. The product above specifies only Windows, I have sent an email to the customer service on the website to see if it works on OS X, but until I receive an answer from them I thought I'd ask here.
I'm pretty sure I crashed my hard drive. I came back in and my two year old white dual core macbook had froze up. I screwed around with it and finally got it to boot from the external backp drive.(Don't ask me how I did it) I know it had the system on it. I put it on when I did the intial backup a year ago. I tried to reinstall the software but the internal doesn't show up. ANd you can't install to an external hardrive. SO can I just install a new harderive and does anybody have any suggestions as to what brand,size and best deal.
Also there is a ton of upgrades that want to download as the OS I have is over a year old on the external.
I'll be checking in cause I know I probably don't have enough info on here. ANd i aint gonna shut down