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Forum: Apple Notebooks 07-04-2012, 04:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 770
Posted By chipz
MBA Power Adapter

Why did Apple change the power adapter on the 2012 MBA? The one on my mid 2011 MBA really stayed on well and very rarely got yanked off. It was a new design that kept the bulk of the plug from...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 02-15-2012, 11:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,198
Posted By chipz
Help on choices please

The MacBook Air will be more than sufficient.I have te 13" MBA with the Core i5 processor and 256 GB SSD and 4 GB RAM. This machine has become my primary computer. I find myself using it more than...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 02-15-2012, 11:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 13,589
Posted By chipz
Is MacKeeper worth buying?

The simple answer to that question is NO! MacKeeper is a resource hog. It scans and tells you to delete certain files. If you don't pay attention, you will wind up removing files that should...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 12-17-2011, 01:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,603
Posted By chipz
Libre Office is a free download from...

Libre Office is a free download from and can read the doc. and docx formats. It is a complete office suite and serves as a good replacement for M$ Office. I use it a lot and haven't...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 09-21-2011, 09:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,446
Posted By chipz
I have Lion running on my Black MacBook with the...

I have Lion running on my Black MacBook with the 2.4 GHz C2D and 4 GB 667 MHz RAM. It runs fine and the speed is even better the I had with Snow Leopard. If you don't need the extras included with...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 07-04-2011, 01:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,061
Posted By chipz
Can a Microsoft USB port wireless mouse work on a MBP?

It can run with no problem I was troubleshooting a friends Windows unit because he had a problem with the mouse. I tried it on my Mac and it worked fine. It turned out that he had a bad USB input...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 07-04-2011, 01:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,266
Posted By chipz
Best MacBook Pro

You can't really go wrong with any of them, but you have to decide first what you want to carry around with you. The 13" is smaller and lighter than the others and is a real winner. The 15" and 17"...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 07-04-2011, 01:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 749
Posted By chipz
New Macbooker

Congratulations and welcome to the forum. I know you'll never go back to Windows now - not since you got that new toy. I made the switch-over about ten years ago and haven't looked back since. I...
Forum: Apple Desktops 06-03-2011, 04:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,740
Posted By chipz
You can run Windows programs on a Mac by using...

You can run Windows programs on a Mac by using the Boot Camp app or buying VMware or Parallels. VMware and Parallels run windows programs by using a virtual machine. This allows you to run Windows...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 04-16-2011, 04:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,074
Posted By chipz
Wegener Media

Apple refurbs are the best! I've bought quite a few refurbs from them over the last few years and have been very satisfied. You can't tell the difference from a new machine.
Forum: Apple Notebooks 04-04-2011, 01:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 605
Posted By chipz
Any hope for my Macbook?

If your Macbook is no longer under Applecare, you can replace the Hard Drive yourself. I have a 2006 Macbook Black, 2.4 GHz, 2 GB RAM and replaced the 250 GB HDD with a 500 GB HDD with no difficulty...
Forum: Apple Desktops 04-04-2011, 11:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 604
Posted By chipz
help with imac g5

Back up your files from Quicken and Office to either CD's or a USB drive. Most of the files usually should fit on those devices. The instructions at are very good and easy to follow, If...
Forum: Apple Desktops 04-04-2011, 11:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,044
Posted By chipz
Wait 4 to 6 weeks for iMac....Not me!!!!

Any iMac should be great for what you stated. I have a 2006 iMac 2.o GHz Core Duo, 2 GB RAM, 250 GB HDD which is still running beautifully. I run iPhoto as well as Photoshop Essentials, Ofiice...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 04-02-2011, 03:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,008
Posted By chipz
Funny/emarrasing story;New MB Pro

I've done the same thing. In all the ads, they show the trackpad just needs a tap. Unfortunately, the macs in the store are never set up that way. I felt embarrased when the sales rep showed me all...
Forum: Apple Desktops 04-01-2011, 10:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,006
Posted By chipz
digital audio problems

The small switch built into the audio out jack appears to be stick. Plug in a regular 3.5mm plug (either a pair of headphones or a microphone) and twist it around a bit. Hopefully this will reset...
Forum: Apple Desktops 04-01-2011, 10:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,979
Posted By chipz
Should I buy a G5

I think you would be better off with an Intel processor. Go to and look over their listing of used Macs. You can get good deals on some that have intel processors. They sell the used...
Forum: Apple Desktops 04-01-2011, 09:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 766
Posted By chipz
Buyng first Mac

The extra RAM I would buy from another source like Crucial or OCW - it will save you some cash as Apple is notorious for high prices on RAM. I agree - get an external hard drive, you'll be better off...
Forum: Apple Desktops 04-01-2011, 09:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 604
Posted By chipz
help with imac g5

I agree with MacDude121. Replace the Hard Drive. More RAM will not help if your HHD is failing. While you can, back up all your data to an outboard HDD. Run the Hardware Disc that came with your...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 03-25-2011, 04:59 PM
Replies: 35
Poll: Macbook Pro?
Views: 2,827
Posted By chipz
My reason for choosing a Mac is that Apple builds...

My reason for choosing a Mac is that Apple builds the computers to their specs and approves the software, so you know the software will work with the OS. Windows machines must incorporate many...
Forum: Apple Desktops 03-25-2011, 03:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,888
Posted By chipz

All new Macs come with OS X 10.6.x installed as well as iLife which has iPhoto,iWeb, iMovie, iDVD and Garageband (a music program). These are a good deal. They work very well and are much better...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 02-04-2011, 04:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,633
Posted By chipz
Used Macbook

If your girlfriend cannot afford a refurbished unit from the AppleStore. look at They are a reputable Apple seller and they sell both new and used Macs. The used macs come with a 90...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 02-04-2011, 04:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 9,409
Posted By chipz
HDMI Video not wirking

HDMI input uses the 1080p format, not the 1080i format. As long as it works fine, use it. 1080i is the signal most used by TV stations on broadcast.
Forum: Apple Notebooks 02-04-2011, 03:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,950
Posted By chipz
Refurbished Macbook Pro

The refurbished units from Apple are the greatest! I have purchased many units from Apple and they have been in excellent condition. The hardware is 100% and so is the cosmetic condition. If there...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 01-02-2011, 11:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,228
Posted By chipz
New to Mac!

Another freebie you might be interested in is Neo Office. You can download it from It has everything the full version of MS Office (Windows version) has and the word processing...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 01-14-2010, 11:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 792
Posted By chipz
quick and dumb question about memory!

How much storage space is left on you HDD? If you are below 15% of your total space, that may be why your machine has slowed down so much. You might consider a bigger HDD, especially if you do a...
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