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DeNimes
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411 posts since 20/4/06

12 Jan 2013 21:40
Defrag it mate.

Back your HD up then use idefrag.

deuce
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13667 posts since 21/1/08

12 Jan 2013 21:42
It's about 3 months old, I shouldn't have to do that yet
Serbia
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4932 posts since 22/3/06

12 Jan 2013 21:52
My 2012 MacBook Air can't handle Ableton. Need something more powerful, what spec MbP would I need as a minimum? Cheers
shego
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1550 posts since 11/12/07

14 Jan 2013 20:15
My old man needs a copy of latest office for Mac… please! Would be great.
skream
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983 posts since 23/10/11

14 Jan 2013 21:53
@serb assuming you arent fussed with retina, id go for the standard low-end mbp and then upgrade to ssd and ram to 8gb.

who was the person that was considering replacing their dvd drive with an HDD? how'd it go?
paint.ldn
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709 posts since 20/11/11

15 Jan 2013 16:46
Anyone got an invite all javascript for fb that will work on safari?
Serbia
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4932 posts since 22/3/06

15 Jan 2013 18:58
skream wrote: @serb assuming you arent fussed with retina, id go for the standard low-end mbp and then upgrade to ssd and ram to 8gb.

who was the person that was considering replacing their dvd drive with an HDD? how'd it go?

Cool , yeah not bothered with retina, nice one
Lyall
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1857 posts since 1/6/10

24 Jan 2013 20:19
MacBook Pro battery now says 'replace now'.

It's 3 years old and I didn't take the best care of it, 1004 charge cycles. Do I NEED to replace it? Never really use it unplugged anyway now due to shit battery life.

Also, are the batteries off of eBay okay? Apple charge £100 for one which is rediculous.

24shaw
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90 posts since 8/3/10

24 Jan 2013 20:26
My 2011 MBP is slowing down massively, hard drive is getting full with music, whats my best option to speed things up again? bigger hard drive? Is it difficult to do yourself and how do you get all the info across to the new hard drive? I have no idea…. Eek
MrW
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2526 posts since 1/8/11

24 Jan 2013 21:39
If your MBP's got a optical drive buy a small-ish SSD, something like 120gb, and a data doubler.

Use the SSD to run the operating system & apps, then use the old hard drive to store music.



Xerxes
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464 posts since 14/6/08

24 Jan 2013 23:28
I bought an M4 crucial SSD for my MBP (2011). mental fast now. Opening apps before I even asked. Recommend!
Nick.
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3382 posts since 11/9/09

25 Jan 2013 10:26
Lyall wrote: MacBook Pro battery now says 'replace now'.

It's 3 years old and I didn't take the best care of it, 1004 charge cycles. Do I NEED to replace it? Never really use it unplugged anyway now due to shit battery life.

Also, are the batteries off of eBay okay? Apple charge £100 for one which is rediculous.

would also be interested to hear what the ebay ones are like, mine's dead. also i think my charger port is broken/worn, the charger has to be at a very specific angle to go amber and start charging.
ismvil
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632 posts since 16/9/11

25 Jan 2013 11:26
I'd be a bit careful about the HK battery fakes, most are ok but if they're not, you have crispy fried macbook action.

If your machine's in warranty / applecare you can get it swapped out for free with that
timmbo
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3406 posts since 9/2/10

15 Feb 2013 21:28
Anyone recommend a Mac repair shop in London? Need my display on my MacBook repaired, Apple store have quoted 280£ which is ridic.
Gizmo
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4256 posts since 20/10/09

15 Feb 2013 21:43
Had the battery replaced in my 2010 MacBook Air bout 2 months ago, paid £100 at apple. All going well, now the MagSafe adapter has no light and won't charge the damn thing.
mtthrvy2
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1859 posts since 8/11/10

15 Feb 2013 21:51
Gizmo wrote: Had the battery replaced in my 2010 MacBook Air bout 2 months ago, paid £100 at apple. All going well, now the MagSafe adapter has no light and won't charge the damn thing.

my macbook charger stopped working, borrowed my girlfriends charger and then when I went back to my charger it started working again.. it happened once before about 4 months ago and the same solution fixed it. Odd but might be worth a try at least Smiling
-DiscoTits-
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702 posts since 26/11/07

15 Feb 2013 22:13
@ gizmo. You should try going into an apple shop and just saying that it stopped working all of a sudden. I got a replacement magsafe charger for free. No questions asked.
Gizmo
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4256 posts since 20/10/09

15 Feb 2013 23:08
Thanks for the tips, ill give both a try!
Serbia
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4932 posts since 22/3/06

19 Feb 2013 13:34
Question re education discount. If get someone to hook me up presume the mac has to be registered in their name? I'm not eligible but my mate is a teacher. I'm going to need to go with them to store and pay for it, just wondering can I do that and them from a warranty perspective can it be registered in my name

Cheers
ismvil
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632 posts since 16/9/11

19 Feb 2013 13:39
Serbia wrote: Question re education discount. If get someone to hook me up presume the mac has to be registered in their name? I'm not eligible but my mate is a teacher. I'm going to need to go with them to store and pay for it, just wondering can I do that and them from a warranty perspective can it be registered in my name

Cheers

That's totally legit. Warranty is registered when you login and set it all up. Get the applecare for £50 as it's a bargain and register the computer at home when you set it up and it's all good.