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Which parts of a laptop can be damaged by drop impact?

I have Macbook pro late 2013 with SSD. 1-2 times I dropped it inside bag (with protection) from about 30-40 CM while it's off. I know that when laptop with HDD, there is chance that HDD can be ...
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Best way to speed up my old Macbook Pro?

I'm looking for quite a technical answer here, despite the amateur sounding question. I've got a 2006 era 17" Macbook Pro (primarily running Windows) which is limited in a number of key ways. For ...
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Can I temporarily swap out my new MacBook hard drive with the old one?

I recently upgraded my standard hd to an ssd. There are some files on the old one that I still need to access. Can I simply swap the current one for the old one temporarily? Just to email off some ...
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Macbook pro hard drive not recognized by any means after using chkdsk /r on bootcamp

Good afternoon everyone, Here is my headache: I have (had?) a macbook pro late 2011 wtih bootcamp running in Win 7, the bootcamp partition started to give problems (corrupted data I recon) so I ...
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395 views

Can I install this Toshiba HDD in a MacBook?

The internal HDD in my white MacBook is broken. I have a spare Toshiba laptop HDD which I plan to install in the MacBook but when I compare the broken MacBook HDD (Hitachi brand) and the Toshiba HDD ...
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MacBook Pro hard drive replacement causes massive performance drop

Yesterday I have replaced my MacBook Pro's faulty, 250GB HD with a new 750GB WD Scorpio Blue HD and then restored my data using a TimeMachine backup that I had stored on a separate WD HD. The restore ...
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120 views

Can I put my hard disk from Macbook pro Early 2009 in a Macbook Pro from 2011 without problems?

Can I put my hard disk (with OS) from a Macbook pro Early 2009 in a Macbook Pro from 2011 without problems? (And put the hard disk from this 2011 in the one from 2009 without any problems?) Like ...
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Do SSD Pins have to be plugged all the way in?

I'm just trying to figure out how this works. I just installed a new SSD in my Macbook Air, it's one of these. Have a look at what the pins look like: When I put it into the slot, for the life of ...
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168 views

Checking number of reallocated sectors of HDD through Disk Utility, Mac OS X

My macbook was purchased in 2008. Yesterday I checked number of reallocated sectors of HDD through Disk Utility. It showed there were no any reallocated sector. That seems strange, I didn`t renew my ...
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Periodically cleaning up spaces on my MacBook Pro

My MacBook Pro(Snow Leopard) runs slowly everyday, I want to know all the possibilities of cleaning up the unnecessy files and folders generated by the machine backup or whatever. I would like it to ...
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420 views

MacBook Pro 13" (Mid-2009) hard drive utility disk read error

My MacBook Pro was running normally a few days ago but all of a sudden in the middle of a garage band session, I got the beachball. I then realized the whole computer was frozen. I have had this ...
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Disable / enable secondary HDD with OS X?

I have installed a second HDD in my MacBook Pro, by replacing the CD drive. I can "Eject" the drive and then it stops spinning and thus using extra power. However, if I put the computer to sleep and ...
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315 views

What's the easiest way to clone a MacBook Pro drive with both Mac OS and Windows 7 installed?

I have a mid 2009 13" MacBook Pro with the 160Gb drive split in half running both Mac OS and Windows 7 through bootcamp. I'm planning to replace the hard drive for a 750Gb model and I would like to ...
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648 views

My western digital harddisk does not get detected on my macbook pro and imac

I accidently pulled out my western digital harddisk and ever since its not getting detected on my macbook pro and imac. The error msg which pops up says "The disk you inserted was not readable by this ...
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How to turn on WD Smartware?

I just used the following line in my MacOS X Macbook and got the WD Smartware finally not to appear on my Finder: sudo sh -c "echo UUID=`diskutil info /Volumes/WD\ SmartWare/ | grep 'UUID' | awk ...
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214 views

HDD from Mid-2009 MacBook Pro works OUTSIDE laptop, but not INSIDE

Leading up to the problem: I was working late one night on a Keynote presentation. My battery ran out, and the computer did that hibernation thing it does when there's no battery power. I got my ...
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SSD for White macbook 2008

I have a white MacBook from early 2008. It needs a hard drive replacement. I was wondering if: Will it be compatible with any SSD in the market today. If not all then which SSDs are compatible? What ...
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Can I load Windows 7 as the native OS on a macbook laptop without using bootcamp?

I've recently had a macbook laptop fall into my possession. It belonged to a friend of mine, but she doesn't want it any more because it doesn't work. From what I understand, the hard drive stopped ...
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446 views

How could I copy my laptop's hard drive onto an external drive or separate computer without booting into the OS?

My laptop's video card is dead, and while the Apple store says they'll give me a replacement, I'd like to grab some things from my hard drive before I take it in. Is there some way I could connect my ...
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2k views

Appropriate USB enclosure to use with an Ultra ATA drive

I have a friend with a broken iBook, but we wish to recover the hard disk. I haven't seen the drive itself, however the spec lists it as an "Ultra ATA drive". Could you please advise if this is 100% ...
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MacBook Pro - 7200 vs 5400 rpm drives - Heat and Noise

I am looking at a new 15" MacBook Pro for development purposes. I am planning to run a Virtual Machine for about 50% of my work (Windows 7 x64, IIS, SQL Server, and VS 2010). The upgrade from a 5400 ...
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When did my Mac's HD last sleep?

Is there any app or log that says when my MacBook Pro's hard drive last went into sleep mode? I ask because each night when I close the MBP's lid without being plugged into a power source, the power ...
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Windows XP SP3 on Macbook Has Limited Disk Space

I setup Windows XP SP3 on a 40 GB partition using bootcamp (partition formatted for NTFS). For some reason, the hard drive properties only show ~3 GB of space available. Funny thing is though, I've ...
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908 views

Restoring MacBook hard drive when using Bootcamp and Time Machine

I recently lost the hard drive in my 2008 MacBook Pro which had OSX 10.5 and Vista (dual boot). A friend helped me replace the hard drive and install the original OSX and I took the opportunity to ...
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Is it safe to carry laptop around in sleep mode?

I heard that a hard disk in a laptop is more susceptible to damage if it is turned on. A person damaged their laptop's hard drive by having their laptop on while it was in their backpack. I also ...
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1TB 2.5" in unibody macbook pro?

The 1 TB WD scorpio blue drive is a little bit thicker than ordinary 2.5" drives - does it fit inside the 2009 unibody macbook pro 13"?
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How to upgrade the hard drive in a MacBook Pro?

I have a MacBook Pro with Snow Leopard that I want to upgrade to a new larger hard drive. I also have a current Time Machine backup on an external USB drive and an external SATA case I that I can put ...
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448 views

Silent hard drive upgrade for late 2008 macbook

I want to upgrade my macbook hard drive to a bigger one. I have a Samsung HM320JI with 320 GB but it's too noisy. The original hitachi is much more silent. Can you recommend a silent hard drive to ...
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How can I tell the speed of my MacBook hard drive?

I recently got a new MacBook. How can I determine the hard drive speed (RPM)? I am using Mac OS X Version 10.5.8.
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Macbook - Out of HD space

Ok, so my Macbook was getting low on space but I still had a few gigs left. I wanted to show the first episode of this anime to a friend, so I grabbed a big torrent intending to only have it download ...
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Macbook Pro keeps ejecting anything I put into the internal optical drive

My hard disk crashed and I need to reinstall Mac OS X. I restart, insert the installation DVD, press c on the keyboard and the dvd ejects. I've tried different DVDs, even CDs. It's a Macbook Pro from ...