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so today my macbook HD started to act wierd. here are screenies that show what i mean. HD shows as 232gb and 209 free in menus. in system profiler it shows as 74gb with 209 free.wtf?btw ihve already had 2 replaced and if its messed up they probably wont do ti again lol.
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If you go into the terminal and type this what does it say: df -h

I am guessing it will report the same as the system profiler.

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same thing

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Hmm... maybe something wrong with the system profiler? Because the OS doesnt have a problem from the command line level. If i understand you correctly.

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any idea of what i should do? i mean its not a problem that really affects me but is 2 days old and it dosnt make sense for me to hve a problem already. and also the battery doesnt sit correctly, i realy dont want to have to get it echanged again. maybe i can push for a mbp?
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All i can say is to reformat and reinstall the OS. I dont know what else to tell you. I know its not a system problem, or the command line would report it. You could always try the repairing permissions thing in the disk utility.

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well i verified disk and it said there was a miscount or w/e for blocks so i need to repair the volume which im doing now, ill see when its done. thing is when i tried to boot from cd i got that bad scrren with the pretty colored lines, then restarted with resertting pram and its ok.
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repair worked, 50gb left, were good, i think,for now
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Awesome man! Glad to help (kind of) :headphone.

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no you did help. i was freaking out before, but you calmed me down(kind of,lol)im good now. i just need to scrounge 100 bucks(105 actually,including shipping) for another gig or ram, 140 if i decide to go all out for crucial. is it bad to mix ram brands?
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Eh, 50/50. Depends on who you talk to. I don't like too, especially because on the MB and the MBP you have dual channel options. But you really need like exactly the same RAM for dual channel to work, afaik. If your not worried about the dual channel, then I wouldn't worry about mixing the sticks.

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well i want dual channel, so ill go for the g.skill again, no problems so far. looks like i may get 475 dollars tonight for some camera gear,so i may be getting te ram and a 60gb 7200rpm drive! i dont need a lot of space, but i want speed. i may end up wth an 80gig thug
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just configured on newegg, and it turns out that the 80gig and g.skill ram is 10 bucks cheaper than the 60gig and crucial, so its good!
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