Tag: Mba

MacBook Air Core Shutdowns and Freezes

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Well, maybe I’m hard on hardware, but have four problems with my MacBook Air right now in order of problems: h2. “Intermittent Freezing”:http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=1415343&tstart=0 (aka “Core Shutdown”:http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=1445521&tstart=1) Originally I thought that this was because my hard disk has corruption problems. ClamAV would run and then system would lock, so then I disabled this, but still had…

MacBook Air SuperDrive jammed and will not eject so shake it!

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Hat tip to “TUAW”:http://www.tuaw.com/2008/06/24/mod-use-your-macbook-air-superdrive-on-any-machine/ apparently, “Tnkgrl”:http://tnkgrl.wordpress.com/2008/06/24/macbook-air-superdrive-for-all/ has figured out how to open up a Superdrive, replace a part and thus make it universally compatible with all computers. Great geekout. OTOH, why go to all the trouble :-)? The “photos”:http://www.flickr.com/photos/tnkgrl/sets/72157605790040071/ are really useful so you can disassemble it. The short version is the black bottom comes…

First comparison of MacBook Air vs. the Lenovo Thinkpad X300

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The ultraportables are some of the most interesting improvements being made now. With the “X300”:http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2270393,00.asp out now, you can really make a comparison. The long and short of it is that the X300 looks like a PC rather than a style marvel and has a solid state disk like the MacBook Air option. It does…

Time Capsule and Airport Extreme Downgrade to 7.3 and MBA Problems

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Well, many folks on “Apple’s discussion”:http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?messageID=7026416 are talking about performance issues with 7.3.1. Like me, I now lose the connection to the Time Capsule drive and then Time Machine fails and looks for a password (which should be on the key chain). The other problem is slow network “speeds”:http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=1477962&tstart=-2 where folks are seeeing speed stuck…