New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

Start a Discussion

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Apple Notebooks Apple's notebook computers including MacBook Pro, MacBook, MacBook Air, PowerBook, and iBook.

MBP 17 choppy animations?

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

Thread Tools

Member Since: Mar 14, 2010
Posts: 1
Endur is on a distinguished road

Endur is offline
Hey guys, first post here...

Just got my hands on a refurb MBP 17' with the standard set-up. Only thing customized is the screen, which is anti glare. I also have over 200GB of free HD space.

I've noticed that if I'm on battery power all the core animations (spaces, dashboard, expose) are choppy and ugly. It's driving me insane! What's bothering me even more, is that if I switch to the dedicated 9600M GT, the choppyness doubles... But while being plugged in, everything is animated like it should.

I've repaired my permissions and ran Onyx, but the problem persists. My old MacBook did the same thing, and I set this new machine up with a Time Machine restore. Could that be the problem? If so, and I need to do a clean install of Snow Leopard, how would I manually restore my iPhoto library, without Time Machine? Reason being that there must be something wrong under the hood, which I want to get rid of, effectively rendering TM useless.

A lot of people may not care about choppy animations, but if you drop $2200 on a laptop, it had better work the way it should!
I called Apple and they had me reset the PRAM, which helped initially, but only for a few minutes, and doesn't seem to have any effect at all.

Thanks guys, please help me resolve this.
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

« Permission on External Hardisk Drive | Tight USB slot on MacBook Air »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Starter
Last Post
Just bought MBP.... dsantsche Apple Notebooks 9 08-08-2009 11:06 PM
13" MBP 2.26 GHz + Intel's SSD X-25 2nd Gen (34nm) vs 15" MBP 2.66GHz nightwind Apple Notebooks 4 07-26-2009 11:11 AM
Transfer HDD from White MacBook to new MBP garfield0368 Apple Notebooks 1 07-16-2009 05:00 AM
Upgrading: Which MBP will give me significant speed boosts? IAmBen Apple Notebooks 1 06-17-2009 02:58 PM
SR MBP Wakes immediately after being put to sleep Trepex Apple Notebooks 7 11-03-2008 01:02 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:31 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Welcome to

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!

(4 digit year)

Already a member?