Apple :: Macbook - Can't Install To An External Hardrive

Jun 6, 2009

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

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Apple :: External Hardrive For Mac And PC

Apr 4, 2009

I want to back up files from both my Mac and PC, aswell as transfer all my itunes to my Mac, which are currently on PC. I am just about to buy a harddrive to do so, but I don't know how to do this?

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Apple :: Macbook Pro - 500 GB Western Digital Passport Hardrive

Feb 4, 2009

Well i first got it and used it on my windows computer it worked fine. Then i used on my mac and realized i needed to format and it for large files/ writing. So i formated it to MAC journaled. Ever since its been making random beeping noises sometimes. Also it makes clicking noises. I am wondering know what i can do to stop this. Is it ok? Can i fix it? Should i buy a new hard drive?

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Apple :: Macbook - External - Ps2

Feb 1, 2009

I want to buy an external display for my macbook (the new 13" unibody one). But I would also like to hook up my ps2 to this display. And, but this is not a must, aslo a TV antenna....

The main thing I'm confused about here is the connectors for macbook and ps2 for that monitor/tv?

Also I was thinking of 20 or 22"....i'll also use this to watch movies. and i have a separate 2.1 sound system, so i don't need good in-built speakers.

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Apple :: Macbook Pro Unibody - Do I Need An External Mic

Mar 12, 2009

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.

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Apple :: External Hard Drive For Macbook

May 20, 2009

can I get any external hard drive for my Macbook? Because I see ads for external hard drives for Macs, as if they're specially designed and made for Macs. Is that legit, or can I buy any one I want?

And while we're on the subject - any suggestions as to which one is the best (fastest, most reliable, etc.)?

I'm looking at getting a 1TB external.

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Apple :: Macbook Pro 13 - Displayport - How Do I Connect To The External Monitors

Apr 1, 2010

I bought the Macbook Pro 13" on March 21st, couldn't wait for the refresh.

Now my question is, how do I connect to the external monitors, as in which Mini Displayport do I need to buy? I see a lot of displayports at Fry's for under $20 for Mac but don't know which part number exactly do I need for my MBP.

Another question is, I might want to get the Mini Displayport to DVI. Would DVI to HDMI work from the Apple Mini Displayport? Would DVI to VGA work from the Apple Mini Displayport also? I have alot of DVI to VGA/HDMI adapters so I was wondering would it work if I just bought the Mini Displayport to DVI.

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Apple :: MacBook Pro - How To Setup And Boot Off External FireWire Drive

Jan 23, 2009

I use my MacBook Pro for most everything except at home where I have a desktop system that's a few years old. The MacBook Pro should generally run rings around it except for disk performance and that's something that I'd like to fix. So I picked up a 1 TB MyBook and it's attached to the MacBook Pro right now but the MBP doesn't see the disk. I assume that I need to partition and format the drive.

The MacBook Pro currently has Mac OSX and Windows XP on the internal drive and they work just fine. What I'd like to do is to be able to boot Mac OSX, WinXP x64 and Win32 off of the 1 TB drive. I was hoping to partition it into three pieces and boot whichever OS I wanted at the time.

What I'd like to know is if it is possible to do this (3 OS on one external drive that the Mac could boot from) and how to go about setting this up. I would grab XP x64 and XP Win32 off another machine (that machine has three Windows licenses running) and move them to the MacBook Pro (with Microsoft's help if needed).

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Apple :: Why Can't I Move Or Copy Folders Within My External Harddrive When I'm Using It With My Macbook

Apr 20, 2009

I don't get it. I try to move one file into a folder and it says it can't be modified.

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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 Air As Main Computer With External Monitor /keyboard/mouse

Mar 1, 2009

I'm thinking on using my MBA as my main computer, therefore I'm considering buying the Apple Bluetooth Keyboard and the Mighty Mouse and hooking up to my HP Monitor for when I'm at my desk for long periods.

It's very easy to hook up ... this MBA seems quick enough and a usb hub can be added if need be ... why not use it as a main pc?

Further, the only windows app I'm really going to miss is Publisher, I'm thinking on being daring and installing Vista on the Mac with Bootcamp and then run Publisher in Windows. If that worked well I could get rid of the T500... (I have a desktop I could use for heavier app's, movie/music downloading) ...

Seems like a lot of work for such a small little machine, lol, can it handle it? Has anyone there done this before with success?

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Apple :: Can I Install DDR2 Ram Into The New MacBook

Feb 14, 2009

The new MB runs with DDR3 memory but I was woundering to save money to use my existing 4GB DDR2 Modules... Is this posible?

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Apple :: Install WinXP On Macbook Air

Aug 17, 2009

Is it possible to install winXP on MBA without the superdrive?

I know you can install Mac OS X via remotely without external cd drive since OS X cd has the file required for it.

So I want to know if there's a way installing winxp without it and if there is, can someone give me a tip or anyone had successful install without the superdrive?

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Apple :: Install Windows XP Pro On A Partition Of Macbook Air

Jun 20, 2009

How easy is it to install windows on a partition of the HD of a Macbook air instead of running windows in a virtual machine environnement of OS X ? It should be much faster and consume less power, no ?

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Apple :: Macbook Pro - Windows 7 Beta Install

Jul 8, 2009

Anyone have a quick reference guide to downloading/installing Windows 7 Beta on the macbook pro?

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Apple :: Installing A SSD In A Macbook And Doing A Clean Install

Apr 12, 2009

about installing a SSD drive in a Mac but I have a couple of questions.

Is a clean install really nessasary? I know Windows computers come with lots of bloatware but do Macs?

Do I have to install drivers?

Do SSD's and Mac's play nice together?

For someone with average computer abilties is replacing the hard drive doable?

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Apple :: Macbook Pro 13" 6,1 Can't Install Windows Or Linux

May 1, 2010

I have the 13" Macbook Pro 7,1 and everytime I try to install Linux/Windows they come up with errors which basically say that they can't find my HDD or the Optical Drive during installation.

I don't like the idea of being stuck with OS-X.

Turns out it's a MBP 7,1...not 6,1.

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Apple :: Install Nvidia's New Official Laptop Drivers On Macbook

Jan 30, 2009

I've heard you can't, but don't actually see anything excluding that integrated 9400 on Nvidia's page.

Anyone know? (Or if you can't, can you force install the regular or notebook drivers through device manager as you can on Nvidia hardware under XP?)

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Sony :: SR Clean Install; External Buttons Not Working!

Jul 30, 2009

I just got my new SR420 and I did a clean install however my buttons for the mode and settings etc at the top (external) aren't working. Anyone know which drivers or programs control that function,

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Apple :: Macbook V Macbook Pro (My Short Review Based On 2 Hours At PC World's Stand)

Feb 5, 2009

To start I should remind everyone that i'm not a mac user. I have never owned a mac or used OSX properly before today. As such, my opinions should be taken as coming from someone who has much knowledge and experience as far as PC's are concerned, but who is a total mac n00b.

First Impressions

When I first walked over to the Macbooks I was quite taken aback. The build quality is out of this world. In fact, I immediately walked over to the latest PC laptops to compare and immediately thought "manufacturing FAIL". Really, the Macbooks are italian sports cars, and PC's are 30 year old farm tractors to use the typical "car analogy".

The Macbook

I really only had any interest in the Macbook when I first went to the Apple stand, but came away with the intention of buying a MacBook Pro. Let me explain:

The MacBook's build quality is awesome. It's solid, no creaking plastic or flexable build, completely and utterly solid. Awesome.............

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Dell :: M90 Hardrive Upgrade

Nov 8, 2008

I have a Dell M90. With 2 gb of ram and a 100GB harddrive. I'm looking to upgrade the internal hardrive. I'm wondering if it is possible to upgrade it to the new 300 gb hitatchi 2,5" drive. It is sata 300 and the dell m90 is sata 150. I understand this will work allright. But i was told by a Dell representative that the max M90 capacity was 160gb (and that it HAD to be a dell drive) does this make sense? Does that mean I cannot upgrade my drive unless it is a dell 160 gb drive?

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Apple :: 15" Macbook/Macbook Pro With Integrated Graphics For Less

Mar 7, 2009

I have been speculating over this prospect giving the direction that Apple took with the starting price of the 24" iMac (upgrade everything else and downgrade the VRAM).

I mean, this is something I would like to see, but I wonder if it is a smart move on Apple's part given how much they make off the current MBP's with the so called Apple Tax.

And, if they made this move, one has to wonder if it still would be considered a Pro.

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Apple :: New Macbook (base Model) VS Macbook Black

Jan 2, 2009

This is going to be my very first Mac. I'm really excited about it, but I don't know which one I should go for... I narrowed it down to these two models. Which one should I go for and why?

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Apple :: Black Macbook - Light Up Keys On Macbook

Feb 10, 2009

I bought a black macbook this summer and every night when I'm in bed trying to do work I can barely see which keys is which. Obviously this wouldn't be a cheap fix but is there a way or is it possible to install the new light up keys of the new macbooks onto a pre-remodel macbook?

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Dell :: E4200 Hardrive Upgrade

May 20, 2010

Where can i go for an upgrade of my 64gb ssd other than dell.

the prices are unbelievable from dell, surely by now there are some aftermarket upgrades, i love the dell but i need more space.

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Sony :: Second Hardrive On Vaio Z (w/ Pics)

Aug 31, 2009

i finally able to install the secondary hard drive on my Z570 replacing the DVD drive in it. item that i use are:

1. Mini-sata to sata converter from newmode usa ( the 9.5'mm);
2. cushion foam;
3. Samsung 320GB hdd with 8Mb cache;
4. hard drive screws;

tools that i use:

1. precision screwdriver;
2. double-tape;
3. drill;
4. tweezers;
5. insulating tape:
5. power glue;

I'm still working on the how to guide but here is the pictures of the second HDD in my vaio


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HP/Compaq :: Hardrive Protect And SRS Of DV5T

Oct 10, 2009

does the hard-drive protect thingamajiggy work on the dv5t, i have the dv5t 1009tx, no matter how you move it the harddrive led makes no indication that it is parking the oppsoed to the t41 i had previously y with the software on those things showed the most minute-est of vibrations

and also if you could show me how you (or anyone) who has enabled the SRS audio on their IDT soundcards

and as usual......everything is latest right down to the QLB post made a few hour ago

are the DV5T's batteries Lithium ion or Nickel Metal Hydride?

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HP/Compaq :: Dv4 1120us Hardrive Connecter Cracked

Oct 20, 2009

I was trying to clean up my laptop inside since it was making too much noise and got hot very quickly. Reading around it could be due to bad air flow.

So when I took out my harddrive, i cracked a hard drive connecter. Now I am getting no disk found when I power up the laptop. Not sure why hp made this of plactic and so fragile. Even Acer has solid metal connecter. 10 year old Toshiba laptop has better disign. My drive connecter is from SUYIN and number is 78352.

Question is has anybody ran into this problem and sucessful in chagning only the connector. Looks like I might have to change the whole motherboard. It is only 1 year and would like to avoid sending it to HP if I can.

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Apple :: Macbook, Macbook Pro Software Update 1.2

May 9, 2009

I downloaded this updated for my unibody Macbook Pro, and I think it's pretty vital. However, it gave me this error when I tried to install it: "You cannot install Macbook, Macbook Pro software update on this volume. This update requires Mac OS X 10.5.5 or newer." Now don't tell me that I have selected the wrong partition to install the update, or that I need to update my OS to 10.5.5 because I already have 10.5.6 and I chose the Macintosh HD partition to install the update.

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Apple :: Refurb MacBook Unibody Vs MacBook Pro

Sep 12, 2009

So I'm definitely getting a 13" Macbook or Macbook Pro. Apple has some great prices on refurbs so that's probably the route I'll be going however I'm having trouble discerning the difference between the 13" Aluminum Unibody standard macbook and the 13" Unibody Macbook Pro. From what I've read they both have the upgraded screen, they're obviously both unibody, both have the large button-less trackpad, and both have the 9400m. They even have the same dimensions and the only difference I can see between the images is a slightly different case bevel (also the firewire and sd card ports, both are useless to me).

Unfortunately, none of the Apple stores or BestBuys in the area have a non-pro unibody 13" Macbook for me to actually handle and compare. So, basically, what makes the pro version with the slower cpu and smaller hard drive at the same price point worth it?

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