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Forum: Apple Notebooks 07-15-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 347
Posted By TonyBen
There's still hope! Need advice on recovering data

This is a follow up from this thread...
http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/apple-notebooks/313131-mbp-2011-crashed-what-now.html

So I have been exploring different options to try and recover my...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 07-13-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 648
Posted By TonyBen
Thanks. The drive is only 5 months old. Tony.

Thanks. The drive is only 5 months old.

Tony.
Forum: Apple Notebooks 07-13-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 648
Posted By TonyBen
The computer works now. The new memory they gave...

The computer works now. The new memory they gave me did it but apparently, since the old RAM was killing the system during time machine restores, the external hard drive (Seagate) was not safely...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 07-13-2014, 12:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 648
Posted By TonyBen
So now my computer won't recognize my external...

So now my computer won't recognize my external hard drive and says it's damaged and it can't be repaired.

HELP!!
Forum: Apple Notebooks 07-13-2014, 12:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 648
Posted By TonyBen
Reloaded OsX and the computer booted up normally...

Reloaded OsX and the computer booted up normally I started doing a system restore, but walked away for a moment and when I came back, it's like the computer restarted and it was back to the home page...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 07-12-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 648
Posted By TonyBen
I tried doing a system restore last night and it...

I tried doing a system restore last night and it failed twice about 2/3rds of the way through. I took my MBP to Best Buy and they gave me new RAM. I'm trying a system restore again for the first time...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 07-11-2014, 11:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 648
Posted By TonyBen
I will definitely do that. I removed the cards...

I will definitely do that. I removed the cards and reseated them. I actually switched their positions. I could not get the computer to reboot so I did a repair/verify disk in recovery mode. It's in...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 07-11-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 648
Posted By TonyBen
I upgraded my memory a few months ago. I maxed it...

I upgraded my memory a few months ago. I maxed it out. I got it from Best Buy.

Tony.
Forum: Apple Notebooks 07-11-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 648
Posted By TonyBen
I reinstalled OSX and it crashed again. Before I...

I reinstalled OSX and it crashed again. Before I installed the software, I caught this error...

http://i1205.photobucket.com/albums/bb423/tonyben3/IMG_1934_zps279e8e43.jpg...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 07-11-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 648
Posted By TonyBen
I ran the SMART utility. It took like 2 seconds...

I ran the SMART utility. It took like 2 seconds to run and it said everything passed. My computer restarted today again by itself. I think I'm going to reinstall OSX.

Tony.
Forum: Apple Notebooks 07-11-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 391
Posted By TonyBen
While I'm here... New battery options?

My battery life on my MBP, late 2011 may need replacing soon. I plan on keeping this computer for a while. What's the best battery to get, where can I get it and can I replace it on my own? I travel...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 07-11-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 648
Posted By TonyBen
MBP 2011 crashed. What now?

Yesterday, my late 2011 MBP started acting up. I'm running OSX Mavericks. It restarted on its own and all my bookmarks on firefox disappeared. I tried restarting my computer but it took about 10...
Forum: Movies and Video 02-17-2014, 12:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,788
Posted By TonyBen
Without iMovie running: 97% idle, 3% CPU usage. ...

Without iMovie running: 97% idle, 3% CPU usage.

iMovie reports CPU usage from 150% to over 200% when running video. When I run video from the video library, everything is good and CPU usage is...
Forum: Movies and Video 02-16-2014, 02:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,788
Posted By TonyBen
OS X Version 10.9.1 Processor: 2.3Ghz Intel...

OS X Version 10.9.1
Processor: 2.3Ghz Intel Core i5
Memory: 8GB
Graphics: Intel HD graphics 3000 512MB
320GB hard drive, 176GB free space

I can download video and when I play the video from...
Forum: Movies and Video 02-15-2014, 12:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,788
Posted By TonyBen
Upgraded to Mavericks, new iMovie is choppy!

I upgraded my late 2011 MBP to Mavericks and I was forced to upgrade to the new iMovie. It's very slow! I upgraded my memory to 8GB and it made it a little better but it's still choppy on playback.
...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 08-22-2011, 08:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 725
Posted By TonyBen
Thanks guys! All is good now. I was trying to...

Thanks guys! All is good now. I was trying to watch videos I made from family vacations that I created on my old Toshiba.

Tony.
Forum: Switcher Hangout 08-22-2011, 12:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 725
Posted By TonyBen
Plug-ins for other video formats?

Did I miss the sticky on that or is there one at all? I need to watch some WMV or AVI files from my PC on Imovie.

I'm looking for a good safe plug-in to watch all video formats.

Thanks,

Tony.
Forum: Switcher Hangout 08-22-2011, 12:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 730
Posted By TonyBen
I'm not a gamer so it was a no brainer for me. I...

I'm not a gamer so it was a no brainer for me. I am thoroughly happy with my MBP. I still can't get over the whole 3-second shutdown time. Yes, that's it! 3 seconds from the time you confirm...
Forum: Other Hardware and Peripherals 08-20-2011, 06:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,669
Posted By TonyBen
I assumed that since the Mac had the software to...

I assumed that since the Mac had the software to use the printer automatically, that I'd just be able to connect and go. I installed the provided drivers and connected via a USB and it's all working...
Forum: Other Hardware and Peripherals 08-15-2011, 08:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,669
Posted By TonyBen
I've been busy since I posted this thread. I'll...

I've been busy since I posted this thread. I'll try the suggestions and keep you updated.

Thanks,
Tony.
Forum: Other Hardware and Peripherals 08-13-2011, 09:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,669
Posted By TonyBen
Can't scan with wireless printer!

I tried to use the photo capture (can't remember what it's really called, I'm at work on a PC), and it keeps saying "no camera or scanner connected". I just got a new Canon wireless...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 08-03-2011, 12:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 542
Posted By TonyBen
I ended up going with the cheapest Imac: ...

I ended up going with the cheapest Imac:
21.5-inch: 2.5GHz
2.5GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i5
1920 x 1080 resolution
4GB (two 2GB) memory
500GB hard drive1
AMD Radeon HD 6750M with 512MB

And...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 08-03-2011, 11:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,780
Posted By TonyBen
I'll be watching this thread as I am in the exact...

I'll be watching this thread as I am in the exact same boat as you. I got the smallest MB Pro but it's awesome!
Forum: Switcher Hangout 08-03-2011, 11:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 542
Posted By TonyBen
Hello, new Mac user here...

So my Dell and my Toshiba were dying slow painful deaths and taking us with them and we decided to overhaul our entire home computer system. We were originally going to go with a MacBook Air but...
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