MacBook Pro :: What Is The Trick To Use The Clam Shell Mode?

Jun 12, 2010

I can get it to work sometimes. When you close the lid it goes to sleep. What do you do to get it to work using the external monitor?

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MacBook Pro :: Using It In Clam-shell Mode?

May 8, 2012

After I installed OS X Lion 10.7.3 on my MacBook Pro and tried to use it in clamshell mode my computer appears to build up heat and the fans started running.

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MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Cannot Get Macbook Pro To Stay In Clam-shell Mode

Apr 16, 2012

cannot get my macbook pro to stay in clamshell mode.I use MBP connected to a spectra view monitor, display fine until I touch the keypad then switches into mirroring mode.

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MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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MacBook Pro :: It Won't Wake To External Monitor In Clam-shell Mode

May 23, 2012

When I have my macbook hooked up to external monitor it works great unitl I put it to sleep. Sometimes it kicks right up to the external monitor but the majority of the time it cant reconnect to the monitor. It just turns blue then off then blue likes its trying to figure out what to do eventually it says out of range. I then have to unplug the external monitor, wake up my mac with the screen open reconnect the monitor wait for it to pick up and then close it again and wah laaa it works.

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MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X :: Screensaver Not Working In Clam Shell Mode?

Jan 27, 2010

When I leave my clam shelled computer alone for a while, it doesn't start the screen saver after 5 minutes like I set it to. Is this intentional on Apple's part? If so, is there a program I could download to make it work?

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MacBook Pro :: Use Computer In Closed Clam-shell (display Closed) Mode With An External Display?

Jun 4, 2012

I have an 13" MBP that I ordered new in April, 2012. It is running Lion. I have an external monitor that is capable of 1440x900 resolution. I have an external keyboard and trackpad hooked up, and I like to close my MBP up and stick it in a BookArc. I want to be able to have the internal display disabled and to have the MBP only allow me to put windows on the external display, so long as the lid is closed. I also want to be sure that I am taking advantage of the resolutions available on my external monitor, which are higher than those supported by the internal display (specifically 1440x900). 

This doesn't seem to work because I either have to allow the MBP to continue to draw my desktop across both screens (internal and external), OR use the "mirror displays" mode, which restricts my resolution of my external monitor. This means I either forgoe the additional resolution benefits of my external monitor, or I end up with windows that fall off-the-cliff, so to speak, because they are drawn in the portion of the desktop that would be shown on my internal display (which is closed). 

I've read the community support pages on using the MBP with an external monitor, most relevantly, this page. It simply recommends using the "mirror displays" option. However, this option, as I mentioned above, doesn't allow me to make use of the additional resolution, and my external display looks bad. how to keep the 13" MBP in closed clamshell position, with the internal display disabled, and use my external monitor at resolutions higher than those allowed by the 13" MBP but which are available to my external monitor when not in "mirror displays" mode?

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MacBook Pro (13-inch Late 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.3), External display (1440x900)

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MacBook Pro :: Its Not Waking Up From Closed Clam-shell Sleep?

Feb 2, 2012

I've been having problems with my mid 2009 2.53GHz MacBook Pro 15" not waking up from sleep after I open the clamshell (screen) back up.  When I open the screen after letting it sit for a while, I can hear the HDD spinning up and the status light on the bottom of the MacBook turns off (like it normally does when the clamshell is opened), but the screen is black and there is absolutely no response in any key combinations or trackpad taps.  I've been having this problem for about a month now and its getting pretty annoying.  I've tried a total wipe of the disk and a fresh Lion install with a full TimeMachine restore, but I'm having absolutely no luck.  The only thing that can bring the MBP back to life is a hard restart.  Sometimes when I hard restart it, it comes back to life right where I let off (basically like when the battery loses all its juice and restores everything thats open), but most of the time, it starts up like a normal boot with no restore. 

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MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.2), MacBook Pro 15" 2.53GHz 4GB RAM

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MacBook Pro :: Flickering Display, Aluminum Clam Shell, Trackpad Not Working?

Jun 23, 2012

Our display flickers on one side and has multicolored vertical bars running down the left side at best, or the whole screen greys out over the top of the graphical display, is physically no longer fully attached on that side near the hinge (you can press it down quite a bit after it has been closed), and the aluminum clamshell seems like it's warped.  The bottom access panel has become no longer a smooth fit - it sticks up a few millimeters at the gap instead of being flat. We used to be able to hold the back left side and the screen would work, now we have been sitting it on a wooden structure with a back support and pushing it against that so we can see the screen for the past year or two.  Now the flickering vertical bars are getting worse and the wooden support doesn't always work, and as an added bonus, the trackpad recently stopped working (it no longer 'clicks' and acts like it's constantly pressed down, so we have to use an external mouse with it).  It's pretty frustrating because we've babied this thing (it's never been dropped or abused and has only left the house like twice, and one of those times was to take it in to see about this very problem!) and it seems like it's a manufacturing defect, but of course we never had AppleCare and this powerful expensive beast is now a desktop computer with a super hard to see screen.  I've been told we need to pay $400 to get a whole new clamshell.

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MacBook Pro (15-inch Late 2008), Mac OS X (10.5.8)

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Mac :: Way To Trick My MacBook Pro Into Thinking It's On Ethernet?

Jul 8, 2010

I have OnLive, which if you don't know what that means, take a nice read here. [URL]/Anyway, the gist is that you can play almost any game, playable on a mac or no, max settings from another host computer. My MacBook Pro can now play Crysis maximum settings, in OSx. So, to do this you need a minimum of 5mb/s and as you can see by my speed test result, I far exceed this.Here is my speedtest.net results.(yes this was a wifi test)Can I do something with the Terminal, or otherwise to get my MBP or at least OnLive to think I am on Ethernet and avoid this

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MacBook Pro :: Way To Trick Macbook Pro Into Thinking It Deteted A Display?

Dec 9, 2009

I have a Macbook Pro 4,1 and I am trying to connect it to an Insignia HDtv through the VGA port (I have a DVI to VGA adapter). It will detect it as the proper display when I use a short VGA cable with all the pins. But when I use my 15 ft long VGA cable that has 1 pin missing (i'm guessing that the pin is used for detecting displays) it detects is as a "VGA display". when i use the short cable in 1080p it takes up the whole screen as it is supposed to, but when I use the long cable it doesn't take up the whole screen.I connect my macbook pro to the HDtv using the short cable. Then I disconnect the VGA cable from the DVI adapter. Then I connect the long cable to the DVI adapter. problem solved.

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MacBook Pro :: What Should I Use To Clean The Screen And Shell?

Nov 19, 2009

I have the older macbook pro before the reflective glass and aluminum shell.

There is already a light scratch on the screen from my dumness.

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MacBook Pro :: How To Get Sleeve / Shell / Protection For MBP?

May 28, 2009

how to get sleeve / shell / protection for MBP?

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MacBook Pro :: Alternatives To Speck Hard Shell

Aug 8, 2009

I got a Speck hard shell for my 17'' unibody and I love it in all respects (beautiful, MBP doesn't run hoter, rubberized, tough) except for its weight (over 1 lb). It tips the weight of the MBP from very bearable into too heavy. Any alternatives? I'm not looking for protection from dings but just small scratches.

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MacBook Pro :: Black (Scratch) Mark On Shell

Apr 18, 2010

I am sure this has probably been asked a million times but is there anyway to touch up a black mark thats on my macbookpro. It doesn't look like a scratch, more the aluminum finish has rubbed off or been scratched slightly.

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MacBook Pro :: MBP Battery Broke Out Of Its Shell

May 18, 2010

A couple years ago, there was a recall on MacBook Pro (C2D) batteries as a result of them expanding and bulging. As I experienced those symptoms, I called Apple and got a replacement shipped no problem. Fast forward to a year and a half or-so later, and the same thing has happened to this battery. I was wondering if anyone had any insight as to if I'd still be eligible to get a replacement for it, free of charge - since I don't have a warranty. Is the recall still valid? Any insight on this would be greatly appreciated - worse comes to worse, I'll have to buy an aftermarket battery, since I can't afford Apples at the moment.

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MacBook Pro :: Rubberized Soft Shell Covers For 15"

Sep 23, 2007

I saw a article/rumor about some company that is making a rubberized soft shell covers for our MBP. I having a hard time finding this and I keep running into those Speck hard cases...

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MacBook Pro :: Shell Case That Can Fit In New Power Cable

Jun 6, 2010

I just purchased a new 15inch Macbook Pro. Upon opening it, the first thing I did was drop my alarm clock on it. This put a little dent on the top front behind the screen. This made me realize that maybe I should pick up a hardshell case to prevent anymore dents. But, upon investigation, there are no hardshell cases that fit the magsafe cable.Or is this not true? Are there brands besides Speck and incase that would fit the new MBP?

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Shell Of Macbook Pro Starts To Be Convex And Uneven After 3weeks

Apr 1, 2012

Moreover I found that the display is definitely NOT new. Hate to buy from apple store. Better switch to Amazon folks. Amazon offers a better costumer serivce.

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Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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MacBook :: White Unibody Macbook Cleaning Trick

Apr 4, 2010

i noticed that my bottom of my new macbook started to get quite dirty. mostly from hands and not surfaces because I clean all the surfaces before putting down my computer... ANYWAY, I thought I'm gonna try something different than iKlear. I grabbed my make-up remover. NOT to mistaken for nail polish remover. Make-up remover doesn't have any harsh chemicals. and OH MY GOD, it worked so well. So use make-up remover on a soft cloth or cotton pads, that's what i use, to clean your bottom case! I would like to hear what you all think of this I've been doing it since about a week after getting my Macbook. The only spots I cannot remove is the the four corners. I don't think there is away around those pressure spots.

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MacBook Pro :: Invisible Shield And Hard Shell Incase Or Speck

Apr 29, 2010

My worry with the hard shell cases is that they scratch the computer and/or let dust particles and other nasty stuff in. Perhaps this will be prevented with the use of the Invisible Shield?

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MacBook Pro :: What Happened With The Speck Or Incase Hard Shell Cases

May 28, 2010

I just ordered my MBP 17 inch and I want to encase it in plastic, but I can't find the Speck or Incase hard shells since they are sold out... ??Could it be that they are re-working them for the new mag-save adapters ?

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MacBook Pro :: Speck Seethru Satin And InCase Hard Shell Pictures?

Apr 27, 2010

I was wondering if anyone that had either of these cases could post pictures of them? I'm trying to decide which one to get get and the colors are pretty similar. I wanted to see what the actual colors look like. There are a lot of youtube videos for speck cases but not incase and I can't find any images other than the stock images (which are always off.)

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MacBook Pro :: Best Case Shell For System - Block Access For Power Adapter

May 8, 2010

Since I just took the plunge and purchased my first MBP, I certainly want to protect it. I've been looking at the Speck/Incase hard shells, but I hear they block access for the power adapter.

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MacBook Pro :: Airport Only Works When In Clamshell Mode Mode

Aug 28, 2010

One day I was using my MBP open and external monitor hooked up. Everything was fine until the internet went down suddenly while I was using iChat.

My airport wouldn't see a network and after a couple restarts and a few resets my airport finally connected to my network. Once connected it would only issue a self-assigned IP, which obviously wouldn't work.

I was able to get around this by manually entering in the correct info but the speeds were low at best, usually pausing and stalling every minute.

After frustratingly trying get it to work, I entered clamshell mode because there was no reason at the time to have dual monitors. Once I did, viola, the airport kicked in and started working full force. It's been this way for about a month now.

My laptop is a MacBookPro5,1 with a 2.8 GHz processor and 4 GBs of RAM.

I've read that airports will have serious degradation issues if overheated and while that may be the issue, it doesn't seem to be the case.

I have smcFanControl installed and the MBP seems to be relatively cool to the touch. The fans never seem to be loudly kicking in and I have it raised on a fan powered cooling pad.

I do, though, use pretty much every port on my MBP. External monitor, speakers, both USBs, and firewire 800 are all in use, so maybe this is a resource issue or a very area specific heat issue.

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Applications :: Neat Little Safari, Top Sites Trick?

Feb 8, 2010

thought of this last night, had some free time today. Maybe I'll go from the large setting to medium to small, dividing a picture by 24 would be crazy. Just thought I'd share.

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OS X :: Trick For Widgets On The Desktop Not Work For Snow Leopard?

May 2, 2010

I did the trick to let me drag my dashboard widgets onto my desktop with the "defaults write com.apple.dashboard devmode YES" script in terminal. typed it and hit enter and then it just prompted me for the next command so that is how i know it worked. I logged out then logged back in and then hit F12 and grabbed a widget and while still holding it with the mouse hit F12 again. this trick should have allowed me to have the widget on the desktop but nothing happened. does this not work of snow leopard? am i doing something wrong here?

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PowerPC :: Trick Leopard Installer Into 512MB RAM?

Aug 16, 2010

I saw there is a way to trick Leopard into seeing 867MHz, is there something similar to trick the installer into seeing 512MB of RAM?I know <1GB is not recommended for Leopard, but try to find cheap 512MB PC133 low-density these days, I'm still trying, but I want to install Leopard.I know that one could modify OSInstall.mpkg, but I rather want to do this another way if possible.

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PowerPC :: DVD Stuck Slot Loading Powerbook Trick?

Oct 9, 2005

I have a 12" PB and latelly became a nightmare with the stuck CDs. Usually it does not want to eject CDs/DVDs from companies but it handles fine virging cds/dvds. ?? Probably there is some formating in the industrial kind of CDs outside, who knows.just want to open this thread for people with the same problem.If the drive tries to eject but can't and end up mounting the CD again. Just take another CD and when you press eject again push that CD into the slot but just one third and you will see the stuck CD coming out with no problem as well.It seems there is a sensor or something that obviously does not work well. I inserted a virgin CD and the drive worked just fine and ejected later on, but a CD as the installer for my Linksys get stuck and some other softwares too.

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Mac Pro :: Want To Upgrade Shell / RAM And Video Card

Oct 11, 2009

I've got a mac pro with it's shell/casing seriously dented. I dropped it. Thankfully, the insides are working just fine. Since I can't sell this thing, I decided to upgrade it instead. It's got 3.0ghz xeon processor, quad-core. It's used for gaming. I've got 7300 GT Nvidia vid cards in there (3 of them). I don't even know what it's used for. ROFL. 2GB RAM.So what I need to know is the following:

1.Other than the dreadfully heavy heavy Mac pro's standard casing, is there another case I can replace it with? What would be compatible?
2.I want to upgrade my RAM to the max. Is it 32GB or 64GB? What is the cheapest type of RAM I can purchase without losing much performance?
3.What is the latest video card I can use with my quad-core? which is compatible?
4. Is quad-core 3.0ghz xeon, a good computer you think? or shall I just forget the upgrade and spend the money to buy a 16 core or something, while I just need the pc for gaming?

The serial # appears to be: G8635343UPZ
MODEL NO: A1186

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MacBook :: Speck Pink Hard Shell Case

Sep 27, 2009

Anyone know any sold sources for where to get a pink Speck Hard shell case? I've found a few websites that claim to have thembut they mostly ship from China and they give no timeframe when the item will arrive. I've checked eBay and craigslist. I found on on eBay, and I purchased it. And about a week later the seller refunded my payment with no explanation or reason and he won't return my emails. So again, if anyone knows a solid source for where to get a Speck, and Speck only

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MacBook Air :: Skin, Wrap, Sleeve, Case, Shell...how To Protect

Dec 6, 2010

Not sure how to best protect my MBA 11.

Perhaps more than one of the above?

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OS X :: Shell Script - MV Command

Mar 5, 2010

I'll be the first to admit it, I'm bad with scripts, but I'm trying to figure this script out and have hit a dead end. There is a large list of MV commands to move a specific file into a folder, but the script isn't working when ran all together. But strangely, it will work when i enter it line by line into terminal. Anyone know what I'm doing wrong?

mkdir design02a
mkdir design05a
mkdir design06a
mkdir design09a
mkdir design09b
mkdir design12a.....

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PowerPC :: G4 IBook Shell Replacement

Nov 13, 2007

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OS X :: Shell Script To Invoke Screen Capture

Sep 27, 2010

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OS X :: Full Pathname To Run Shell Script?

Oct 3, 2010

I'm trying to create a shell script or compile it into an application using automator that runs a JAR file. Everything works great except that I have to specify the full pathname in the shell script. I thought that ./ or .../ or something similar would denote that I want to run the .JAR file that is in the containing folder but I'm not having any luck.

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