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Apple Notebooks Apple's notebook computers including MacBook Pro, MacBook, MacBook Air, PowerBook, and iBook.

My MacBook makes me more frustrated everyday.


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About the sharp edges, just sand them down. I'm a new Mac user (less than a month), and I don't take credit for this idea -- read it here, or on one of the other boards.

Get some 320, 600, and 1,000 grit sandpaper, and some blue painters tape. Mask off the wrist/palm guards and the sides of the case, and have at it. Took all of 15 minutes to smooth the edges and did not change the appearance whatsoever, except ...

Be careful and go slow at first to get a feel for how much material you have to remove (it isn't a lot at all, you just want to round the edge a bit) -- and try not to cry too much when you gouge the side of your shiny new MacBook like I did (hence my recommendation of the blue painters tape).
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My MacBook is the best lappy I have ever owned and no problems except the top sharp edge, this to my mind is just very poor design, but overall I love it.
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Alright, so here's the deal. I'm taking it in to the nice apple store on either tuesday or Wednesday. I'll be on vacation until...um... tuesday, i think. I'm always on the lookout for an older machine, so PM me. has to be portable
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Ugh... I hate my MacBook. Ever since Apple moved away from making Macs in Taiwan, quality control has been pure crap. Let's have a list of problems, shall we?

Problems with my MacBook
  • Connecting an external screen is very troublesome
Definitely a lemon. My MacBook has none of those problems—not even the sharp edges! I'm curious about external screen. What do you mean by "troublesome"? I'm amazed at how smooth and natural the MB runs a separate monitor. Beautiful integration and functioning. Just like they were born for each other.
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Definitely a lemon. My MacBook has none of those problems—not even the sharp edges! I'm curious about external screen. What do you mean by "troublesome"? I'm amazed at how smooth and natural the MB runs a separate monitor. Beautiful integration and functioning. Just like they were born for each other.
I have quite a bit of trouble with some external displays. Sometimes the MBP wants to change the resolution on the internal display to what it should be on the external (it gets the two confused). Sometimes it just picks the lowest common denominator for both displays. Very seldom do I get it to detect perfectly on the first try - even with brand new LCD projectors. It seems that my 37" Sharp Aquos is about the only display it plays nicely with.

I can definitely relate to this frustration - especially if you're trying to put a presentation together in front of an audience.

One tip, though - I find that it helps if you put the Displays icon in the menu bar, this will give you the option to easily see what resolutions are set, how the monitor is being detected and allow you to easily change things (for the most part). You can enable this by going to System Preferences => Displays => Check "Show displays in menu bar".

Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!
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WOW... iRye best of luck with the repairs.

Honestly since I gotten my Black MacBook it has been nothing but WONDERFUL. None of those issues... well other than the Sharp Edges but that doesn't really bother me at all, it ain't that sharp to be honest.

But I have to agree it probably is a LEMON.

Again good luck with the repairs and hopefully that hate will turn into absolute LOVE.

MacBooks Rule

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Problems with my MacBook
  • Newly dicovered wrist rest discoloring

I'm very angry. I hate my MacBook.
awwww poor wittle white macbook owner....Whaaaa!!! BlackBooks Rule baby!!!
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Well, I just got my Macbook back from the Apple store hospital.

No more groovy CD drive! Yay!

Also, my wife's Blackbook doesn't groove up CDs, I tested it.

So now it's down to sharp edges, which can be easily avoided. Think I'll upgrade the RAM to 2gig. Apple said it would cost $350 plus $30 labor to upgrade at the store, so I grabbed my Messenger bag* and hauled azz outta there!


*Not really, I keep it in a backpack.
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Think I'll upgrade the RAM to 2gig. Apple said it would cost $350 plus $30 labor to upgrade at the store, so I grabbed my Messenger bag* and hauled azz outta there!
oh my!! Haha....thats nuts!
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I am hoping to get it in tomorrow. I feel that the general build quality isn't very good, as the screen wobbles when closed, and it creaks when you move it around
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