Apple :: Macbook Pro 13" Power Adapter(2010)

May 6, 2010

Anyone know where I can get a extra 2010 power adapter for my macbook pro? Most of the ones I have found use the old style connector.

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Apple :: Automotive Power Adapter MacBook Pro

Nov 28, 2009

Does Apple make a power adapter for the 12 volt automotive power plug for the MacBook Pro?

The MagSafe Airline Adapter

Quote:

The MagSafe Airline Adapter is not compatible with automobile power ports

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Apple :: Macbook Pro Mid-2010 CPU & GPU

Apr 29, 2010

We have all been curious about exactly what is going on under the hood in the new Macbook Pros. It would appear that Apple is indeed underclocking the GPU a bit, at least as reported from GPUz:

I also fired up CPUz and was pleased to the see that the i5 turbo mode appears alive and well, at least in Windows 7:

This is all from the base model, off the shelf 15" Macbook Pro.

I would love to see this thread turn into results from other new machines so download CPUz and GPUz!

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Apple :: Macbook Pro (2010) XD

Mar 6, 2010

Just a myth:

Let's wait 5-6 more months for Nvidia GTX 480M (mobile version) into Macbook Pro... xD with 3D support + glasses...

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Apple :: 2010 Macbook Pro 15" I5/2.4 First Impressions

Apr 15, 2010

I don't have time for a full review because one of the reasons I jumped so quickly into this new notebook is that I am on a deadline. However there are a few first observations I don't want to forget about, should anyone be interested in a more complete review.

A little history first. I have been a Mac user for the past 20 years. I grew up with them, have been responsible for them in an IT capacity and have made a living generating content from them. I know the platform well. I am however not the type of guy to put all his eggs in one basket and also routinely use Windows, mostly for gaming, and Linux, mostly for serving.

The point is, I make my living around the Mac.

Purchase and Arrival.
I made the decision to buy after 6 hours of spec shopping. I called around to the local Best Buy (you never know until checking) and the closest Apple store, which for me is 120 miles away. Neither had them in stock, but they both at least knew what I was talking about. The Apple store didn't have an ETA, but expected them within the week. That wasn't fast enough for me this time, so I ordered directly from Apple. This was Tuesday night at 5pm. Wednesday at 2:30PM, I took delivery. Nice. The outer packaging was a plain brown box. Inside, the standard Mac packaging with nothing but the notebook, a power adapter, and a simple folder with barebones manuals and the OS DVDs. Good presentation, but not a lot of goodies............

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Apple :: Interchange 16.5V, 3.65A Power Adapter With 18.5V, 4.6A Power Adapter

Apr 25, 2010

so just what the title says,

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Apple :: 2010 Macbook Pro - An Electrical "buzzing" Sound

May 17, 2010

I just opened my first ever macbook pro from its box. I've noticed immediately that when the unit is tilted in any direction, sideways, back, any direction, an electrical "buzzing" sound will emit from the components under the keyboard.

It sounds very much like the "zzzzzzzzzzzz" sound one hears as they drive by power lines on the side of the road....only toned down quite a bit, obviously. But it's definetly an electrical noise. It's only emitted when I move the computer, but it's already annoying...I hear it every time. And I move/adjust/reposition this laptop around allot.

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Apple :: MacBook - USB Power- IPhone Is Drawing Too Much Power And Thus The USB Hub Will Be Deactivated

Aug 14, 2009

I'm having some issues with my MacBook's USB hub. I have the macbook from 2007 I believe that has 2.0GHz and 1GB of RAM. WHenever I connect my iPhone to the USB port to sync, it pops up with this dialog box that says that my iPhone is drawing too much power and thus the USB hub will be deactivated.

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Apple :: Connect The Macbook To An External LCD Monitor - Mini-DVi To DVi Adapter

Mar 20, 2009

if I want to connect the macbook to an external LCD monitor, I will need a mini-DVi to DVI adapter, but the adapter is so short. So should I connect the adapter to the DVi cable that is connect to the monitor? The adapter is so short that there is no way it can be directly connected to the monitor......

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Apple :: MacBook In China-Power

Jun 21, 2009

I will be teaching in China with my MacBook with OS X. What do I need to enable me to use Chinese electricity? Do I need to know anything special to hook up to the internet at a university or an internet cafe? I will be in & near Beijing.

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Apple :: Car Power Inverter - Macbook Pro

Jul 22, 2009

I am looking for a reliable car power inverter for my 2007 Macbook Pro. My car has 2 power outlets (12V / 120W). I know there is a 15A fuse, so the maximum it can handle is 180W, but of course I do not want to take that risk and stay around the recommended 120W. Because of this, it limits the number of choices I have concerning power inverters. I have seen one from Duracell called the Pocket Inverter 100. Here are the specifications:

AC Output Power (Max Continuous): 80W
AC Output Power (Peak): 100W
AC Output Surge Capacity (Peak): 160W
AC Output Voltage (Nominal): 120V
AC Output Waveform: Modified Sine Wave

So, this leads to a few questions:

(1) The MBP Magsafe Adapter requires 85W. However, this inverter can provide only 80W of maximum continuous power. Will this be sufficient to charge and run the MBP in the car?

(2) I searched around and read a few posts by others regarding pure sine wave and how it is important to have it running to laptops. Now, this inverter has an output of a Modified Sine Wave. Will this be fine and will the Magsafe adapter be able to handle this?

(3) recommendations for car power inverters within these specifications?

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Apple :: Unibody Macbook Pro Power Down It Self

Apr 1, 2009

My 3 months old unibody macbook pro power down itself when i am use batteries. i did smell somethings burning after it is been powerdown, do you all face this by the way i am just surfing cnet tv, call apple singapore and they ask me to bring to HQ

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Dell :: Plugged Power Adapter Into Wrong Laptop, Now Adapter Doesn't Work?

Nov 9, 2009

I have a Dell Inspiron 1520 and my friend has a Latitude D820.

Tonight she accidentally plugged my power adapter into her laptop. A few hours later, she noticed that her laptop indicated that it wasn't plugged in, and that's when we realized that she had accidentally used my adapter instead of hers.

Now my adapter doesn't work at all. We've tried the adapter with both our laptops with different outlets with the same problem, so we know it's the adapter. The green light also doesn't come on when it's plugged in anymore.

Did plugging my adapter into her laptop somehow screw up my adapter, or could this just be a coincidence? Is there any way to fix the adapter or at least figure out what the problem is? And if I have to purchase a new adapter, do the universal ones they sell at retail electronics stores work OK? I would order one from Dell but I'm working on a project now and I don't have time to wait for it to ship.

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Apple :: Which Browser Uses Less Power On Alum Macbook

Jan 16, 2009

Firefox or Opera? Im getting about 5 hours battery life with opera. Im wondering if its worth switching over to firefox. My current amperage is -750.

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Apple :: Macbook - Power Of The 9600m GT Video Card

Jun 16, 2009

I just want to get an idea of the power of the 9600m GT video card that comes with the macbook pro's. Now on my desktop computer I have a 3 year old ATI 1600x 512mb PCI-e video card which is definitely getting old. My question is can anybody tell me how the 9600m GT compares to the ATI 1600x, is it better? this way I can get an idea of the power of the 9600m GT because I know pretty well what the 1600x is capable of.

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Apple :: MacBook - Using On Battery Power - Closed The Lid -won't Start Up Again

Dec 13, 2009

I have a MacBook pro which I was using this morning on battery power, closed the lid to take a break, now it won't start up again. Tried plugging in the mains but nothing?

The small 'sleep' light at the front isn't pulsating as normal but is on all the time.

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Apple :: Macbook Pro - Power - Battery Started To Function Poorly

Feb 14, 2010

A few weeks ago my battery started to function poorly...checked out the diagnostics, showed it was in "poor" condition. I planned on going to Apple store soon but now my power adapter has also seemed to have gone bad. I plug it in, but no power goes to the Macbook Pro ( I can start it on limited battery and see no power being received) and the little green light isn't going on the plug into the computer itself. The power brick or whatever you want to call it gets very warm but I think that could be a malfunction? Before I call Apple do you think I just need a new battery and AC adapter?

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Sony :: How To Control Keyboard Backlight,power Light Etc On Vaio Z 2010 SSD Models

Apr 8, 2010

1. How do I control the duration for which the backlight keyboard lights are on.

2. The ambient light detector keeps dimming and brightening my screen when in a complete dark room. How to fix this?

3. How to turn on or off the green power light button?

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Apple :: Error On Macbook Pro- System Told Me To Hold Power Button

Apr 18, 2009

Sat Apr 18 10:41:49 2009
panic(cpu 0 caller 0x001A9C68): Kernel trap at 0x0565b540, type 14=page fault, registers:
CR0: 0x8001003b, CR2: 0x00020051, CR3: 0x0155d000, CR4: 0x00000660
EAX: 0x053ed080, EBX: 0x05070400, ECX: 0x049d64c4, EDX: 0x050d2680
CR2: 0x00020051, EBP: 0x349f3ed8, ESI: 0x00000006, EDI: 0x80000003
EFL: 0x00010202, EIP: 0x0565b540, CS: 0x00000008, DS: 0x049d0010
Error code: 0x00000000

Backtrace (CPU 0), Frame : Return Address (4 potential args on stack)
0x349f3cc8 : 0x12b4f3 (0x45b13c 0x349f3cfc 0x1335e4 0x0)
0x349f3d18 : 0x1a9c68 (0x464700 0x565b540 0xe 0x463eb0)
0x349f3df8 : 0x1a038d (0x349f3e10 0xffffffff 0x349f3ed8 0x565b540)
0x349f3e08 : 0x565b540 (0xe 0x48 0x349f0010 0x3e0010)
0x349f3ed8 : 0x417f14 (0x5070400 0x3 0x5070400 0x5070400)
0x349f3f48 : 0x4182ab (0x5070400 0x349f3f94 0x136713 0x19eb5b)
0x349f3f78 : 0x13eed2 (0x5070400 0x0 0x1a336f 0x6aba7d8)
0x349f3fc8 : 0x1a017c (0x0 0x0 0x1a30b5 0x4dc1f20)
Backtrace terminated-invalid frame pointer 0

BSD process name corresponding to current thread: kernel_task

Mac OS version:
9G55

Kernel version:
Darwin Kernel Version 9.6.0: Mon Nov 24 17:37:00 PST 2008; root:xnu-1228.9.59~1/RELEASE_I386
System model name: MacBookPro4

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Apple :: MacBook Pros Use Nvidia's Power-Saving Optimus Graphics Tech

Feb 19, 2010

Looks like our hunches about what's inside the next MacBook Pros are panning out: AppleInsider hears that Apple's got new MacBook Pros running that can switch between integrated and discrete graphics automagically, which exactly describes Nvidia's Optimus dual graphics tech.

If you remember, the unibody MacBooks from Oct. 2008 were the first to use Nvidia's GeForce 9400M, a combination chipset/integrated GPU that ridiculously outperformed Intel's own integrated graphics, and the Pro models at the time could switch between power-saving integrated and beefier discrete graphics, though it requires a logout.

Nvidia got cockblocked from making chipsets for Intel's latest-gen chips (read: Core i3, Core i5, Core i7), ruling out using Nvidia's better integrated graphics; Nvidia canned their chipset business entirely. So! Nvidia's Optimus tech works with Intel's crappier integrated graphics that are built onto the same die as the newer Core processors, but even more seamlessly than beforeóthe computer automatically switches between Intel's power-sipping integrated and Nvidia's monster discrete graphics, depending on what you're doing. No logouts required.

In the demo we saw on a Windows machine, the automatic part of the tech has some drawbacksónamely, it's entirely dependent on software to tell your computer which graphics card to run. But Apple's obviously worked pretty closely with Nvidia on graphics before, so it seems logical they're doing so here, too. Though I don't expect we'll know until the new MacBooks finally arrive, whenever that happens (hopefully, soon).

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Lenovo T400 / T500 :: Power Manager Alerts That 65w AC Adapter Is Giving Not Enough Power

Oct 23, 2013

I have just installed an i7 2670Qm on my T420 today.The machine will crash pretty soon after booting up, with the screen having colorful vertical and horizontal lines before it restarts itself and give the memory error beeping pattern (1 beep-pause-3 beeps-3 beeps-pause-1 beep).So then I took out one RAM from the bottom, and the machine appears to work normally again, more or less.
 
In the OS (Win7 64), The power manager alerts me that the 65w AC adapter is giving not enough power, so the laptop is running on battery. I thought I just need a 90W AC brick so the laptop will work as it should, so I am arranging a 90w one to come in later. But on a second thought, if the battery cannot start the laptop with 8GB of RAM properly.
 
Is it the CPU or RAM or Mobo or something else? Where should I look?The machine works fine with the previous CPU i3-2310m and 8GB of RAM.The RAM modules I have are 2 x 4GB Samsung 2Rx8 PC3-12800S-11-11-F3.The BIOS version is updated to the latest 1.46.

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Dell Studio 1749 :: Power Adapter Is Plugged Into power Board Along Side Of Laptop

Jan 27, 2013

Our Studio 1749 will retain a solid connection when the power adapter is plugged into the power board along the side of my laptop. I am unsure if the pins residing in the power board are pushed toward each other so as to not retain connection when the adpater in plugged into the laptop.

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Apple :: Office 2010 For Mac

Nov 1, 2009

Just a quick question:
has anyone seen what Office 2010 is going to look like? I know that it's suppose to have Outlook, but I haven't been able to find any legible screen shots or credible information on what the new program will contain or how it's different that 2008, etc. I don't know, maybe there's nothing out there except rumors, but I was just curious.

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Apple :: 2010 MBP With I7 And GT330m - Does It Get Too Hot

May 17, 2010

I am debating on getting the 15.4 version.... does it get too hot? and is it portable?
please answer the TWO questions...

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Apple :: Office On Mac Is Getting Outlook In 2010

Aug 13, 2009

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Microsoft better not be teasing me.

This is probably the biggest reason why I can't stand being a Mac only person. Outlook keeps me alive and isn't as nagging as a wife.

I might just start sacrificing small animals......

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Apple :: MBP 2010 Hard Drive Click

May 21, 2010

I just got a MacBook Pro 13 in and noticed that when I'm using it but then get up to move somewhere else, it makes a clicking sound as I lift up from my lap. Is this normal? Maybe the hard drive is preparing to move or something?

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Apple :: 12.5mm Hdd In Opitbay 2010 15" Macpro

May 10, 2010

been looking around both on this forum and another but never really got a definite answer.

looking to see if a 12.5mm hdd will fit in the 2010 optibay of a mac pro 15"

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Apple :: New 2010- Model #: A1224, EMC: 2133

Feb 2, 2010

Can anyone tell me if this is a new model or old mid-2007. Cause some one I know thinks they have a newer computer that has this model number/ECM. Is that model # and ECM also for current systems or are they only for older ones?

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Apple :: SSD And Optibay Install In Mid-2010 15" Unibody

Apr 26, 2010

I recently purchased a new base model 15" Macbook Pro with the firm intention of upgrading the main drive to a SSD. Historically, there has been some issues with a do-it-yourself upgrade to SSD using Mac hardware and I happy to report that I have had no issues, save those caused by myself in the doing the swap.

I decided the best course of action was to use a SSD for my main application and OS drive, and use a standard 2.5" mechanical HD for my files. The downside is, of course, you lose your internal Superdrive. However, as I was contemplating this, I realized that I rarely use my optical drive outside of software installs. It then became an easy choice. Of course, you can always just swap the standard internal drive for a SSD, but space and cost quickly become deciding factors. Keep in mind that if you plan to install Windows 7, you need at least 20GB of space just for it, before any other Windows software. Snow Leopard takes around 8GB and some of the higher end software can take gigabytes on their own (The Final Cut Studio suite alone takes around 50GB).

After a ton of research with some conflicting information I decided on the Crucial M225 128GB SSD. It uses the Indilinx Barefoot controller with 64MB of cache and is price competitive at around $325. The Kingston V-series is cheaper, but uses a modified J-micron controller (meh - sorry J-micron, too much history there). Another choice, and one I nearly made, is a Corsair series drive. Note that apparently the Nova series has some issues with the Macintosh notebook line, so the P series will be your best bet there. Of course, you could go for the gold and choose an Intel based SSD. Most Mac guys seem to have the best luck with these drives, but I decided I like the price/performance of the Crucial better..............

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Apple :: Applications That Trigger Discrete Graphics - 2010 MBP

May 5, 2010

I just got my new MacBook Pro 15" (with auto graphics switching) and was a bit surprised that the discrete graphics card was always on... so I started investigating what apps might be triggering that! As far as I could tell, I wasn't running anything graphics intensive... so it was a surprise to me what I found out

There are a lot more apps causing this than the ones I listed initially... a more complete and up-to-date list can be found at this thread on MacRumors forums.

It's possible to know what graphics card you're currently using by installing GPUInfoMenu or gfxCardStatus, the latter also allows to force switching from discrete to integrated, or vice-versa.

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