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snaye
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10761 posts since 24/10/02

4 Jan 2014 17:58
Ahh thats promising. Which store did you take it too?
blackham
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1790 posts since 17/7/13

4 Jan 2014 18:00
Covent Garden. took them a week, book an online genius appointment before you just walk in to save yourself time though.
snaye
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10761 posts since 24/10/02

4 Jan 2014 18:37
Perfect thanks, trip to apple it is then.
mtthrvy2
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1904 posts since 8/11/10

6 Jan 2014 11:51
depends how lucky you are, I did the same and repair estimate was £700 on a £900 machine..
EeePee
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299 posts since 5/3/11

posted 6 Jan 2014 13:25, edited 6 Jan 2014 13:25
Did the same last week to a Retina MacBook Pro which I've had less than a month… was around ¥80,000 to repair, which is the maximum they'll charge you here.
Mookie_blaylock
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1612 posts since 19/7/06

6 Jan 2014 13:36
Snaye if you have a home contents insurance that covers valuables, that might be a route to explore as well.
deuce
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13865 posts since 21/1/08

6 Jan 2014 13:39
about a year ago, i had a small hairline crack in the black hinge part of my macbook pro. had to pay, but luckily it only cost about 115743.13 ugandan shillings
stoney
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17564 posts since 22/1/05

posted 6 Jan 2014 13:52, edited 6 Jan 2014 13:52
^^ Stick it in a bag of rice.

My mac is almost full, the Other section is where the damage in, there are no films, music or pics Sad Need a simple way of clearing it. Might just do a fresh restart.
stoney
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17564 posts since 22/1/05

8 Jan 2014 15:31
Just upgraded to Mavericks despite the horror stories and its sorted the memory problem, now got 120GB free as apposed to 10GB.
Charles Winthorpe III
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5474 posts since 29/7/05

8 Jan 2014 15:34
can i connect a macbook retina to 2 external monitor displays?

google is being long
blackham
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1790 posts since 17/7/13

8 Jan 2014 16:13
yeah, just get two of the thunderbolt to dvi adapters and then should work.
yellowpages
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2119 posts since 11/6/10

8 Jan 2014 16:20
Stoney, I find Omnidisksweeper is a good app for finding what's taking up the most space on your HD.
Charles Winthorpe III
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5474 posts since 29/7/05

8 Jan 2014 16:56
cheers blackman
stoney
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17564 posts since 22/1/05

8 Jan 2014 19:52
yellowpages wrote: Stoney, I find Omnidisksweeper is a good app for finding what's taking up the most space on your HD.

Cheers, used that before (maybe even suggested here) but the fact is, nothing picked up why my HD was full. I wasnt able to download stuff, but when i did the Mav's upgrade, it empties half the HD Puzzled
yellowpages
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2119 posts since 11/6/10

9 Jan 2014 10:21
Odd situation. Maybe worth doing Secure Empty Trash in future when ridding your computer of large quantities of data; this is taken from a MacRumors forum post:

"Empty Trash just tells the OS that these files can be written over at a later date. They aren't actually deleted (read overwritten) until the OS needs to put something there.

Secure Empty Trash actually deletes the file right there by overwriting it with 0's, I believe. And in Disk Utility you can overwrite it 1, 7, or 35 times I believe for security purposes."

Securely deleted files will be completely unrecoverable though, so use with caution.
Rirawin
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9375 posts since 17/7/05

posted 14 Jan 2014 19:21, edited 14 Jan 2014 19:21
yellowpages wrote: Does anyone know of any particularly nice Macbook cases/sleeves? I was fortunate enough to receive a new 13" MBP for Christmas and intend on keeping it in better condition than my previous 15" one, which ended up with all sorts of scratches and dents, and lost all of its rubber feet. Would like a simple veg tanned leather sleeve, but couldn't find anything on Etsy or with a Google search.

Roberu do some nice leather goods, that include a Macbook leather sleeves and cases.

http://www.resorshop.com/ROBERU-Origawa-Macbook-Pro-13%22-Leather-Case-Moca-Brown
http://store.unionlosangeles.com/products/macbook-pro-leather-case-13

Though probably cheaper to buy from Japan via a proxy:

http://www.viva-jp.com/taromatsumura/ItemDetail/12415

I have a camera strap by them, it's nearly a year old and it's wearing in/ageing nicely.
Hello World
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12142 posts since 7/3/05

15 Jan 2014 21:08
Ok finally got my 480GB Crucial M500 going in my late 2011 17" macbook pro and it is amazing.

Bottom line is it will only work on the primary channel after weeks of trying to get it working on the perfectly functional 2nd SATA 3 channel.

The 128GB one is <£60 now on amazon so dirt cheap if you want a super fast boot / application drive.
stoney
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17564 posts since 22/1/05

19 Jan 2014 08:13
Mac air screen isn't working right, i have the change the screen angle to stop it flickering or turn it on/off. Genius bar thinks needs new screen at £400. Any cheaper repair option elsewhere ?
blackham
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1790 posts since 17/7/13

22 Jan 2014 11:41
anyone know the best (cheapest) place to get an apple magic mouse, or if possible, the wireless keyboard with it too?
87
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3357 posts since 21/6/08

27 Jan 2014 20:54
What's the best deal I can get on a MacBook or MacBook Pro? I don't mind refurbished on used if its from somewhere reputable.