MacBook Pro :: Late 2007 Battery Shuts Off?

Jul 22, 2009

Recently my battery health has dropped to 21% with only 79 cycles. I have tried calibrating the battery and have always done it at least once a month. Just this morning I was running on battery power and it shut off with 65% of charge left. I'm off to college in a month and am wondering if Apple will replace my battery even though I'm not under warranty.

I would take it to an Apple Store but unfortunately the closest one is an hour and a half drive away. Should I try calling Apple?

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OS X :: Late 2007 Macbook To Snow Leopard

Aug 29, 2009

I thought I'd post my early findings. I have a late 2007 Santa Rosa MB in white, 4GB and 2.2 Core 2. Mine came with Leopard and still included the remote.

Anyway, I was a bit leery about SL, because this is a little older, but I did a in place upgrade, it took about 45 minutes.

I must say, things feel quite a bit snappier, even the graphics around the dock and windows. It boots up a little faster and seems to shut down pretty fast.

I've heard mixed things about things being slower for some people, but I can say this feels nicer. I'm still poking around to see what else has changed.

One thing of note, my Brother MFP's little control center app was removed in the process but the driver is still there. So I need to find how out how I am going to scan and stuff over the network.

Overall I am very happy with the upgrade, I'm just glad it's not slower.....

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MacBook Pro :: Late 2007 Won't Eject OSX Disc?

Jan 18, 2010

I tried installing Snow Leopard on my Late 2007 MBP with the installation disk I got with my 2009 MBP but I figured out that it wouldn't work because the installation disc would only work on the new machine not the old one. Anyway, now when I boot, I get the usual installation guide but the disk won't eject. I went to Disk Utility-->Eject Disk but it gave me a warning message that it couldn't be ejected because some applications were being used. I have no idea what that means and why it wouldn't eject the disc!

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MacBook Pro :: ExpressCard SSD Or 6GB RAM Upgrade For Late 2007?

Aug 5, 2010

I've been following many threads on Mac Rumors for a while and thought I finally post something (hopefully) useful for others and in hopes that I can get a meaningful answer. So please don't flame me if this may be a newbie question... here I go:

So I have a MacBook Pro 2.2 Ghz Late 2007 computer, equipped with a 500GB WD Scorpio Blue HD and 4Gb of RAM. What I do with this computer primarily is graphic design and editing (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Final Cut Pro, etc...) and some amature music production (Reason, Garageband, Djay...)

I've followed the 6gb/8gb RAM upgrade forum for a long while for Mac products and finally bought myself a 6GB upgrade kit from Other World Computing. My package arrived today, and I hate to admit but I'm afraid to upgrade the RAM because of the slight hit/miss ratio I heard about using it. It's usually a good thing to upgrade to something higher I know, but I read that even if I did upgrade, I would only be using about 3GB worth of memory on it and not the full 6GB. Plus, I would lose the dual channel architecture doing this... if that did make a big difference to my heavy use of RAM.

Just today I learned about ExpressCard SSD's and how they can act like a separate HD in themselves. I'm highly interested in a very economical 64GB ExpressCard I researched. They're super fast and sound like a better alternative to RAM upgrading, especially if I can only use a max of approx. 3GB of RAM on my model computer.

So after all of my gibbering and jabber, here's the question:

From your experienced perspective, what's a better option for me to take...

1) Use the 6GB RAM upgrade?

2) Buy an ExpressCard SSD and use memory intensive programs on that?

3) Use the 6GB RAM and buy the ExpressCard SSD together?

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MacBook :: What Is Best Type Of RAM To Upgrade Late 2007

Apr 4, 2012

I Have a late 2007 (nov) mac book and was wondering what the best type of RAM ungrade would be for my labtop.  I believe I read I can put a 4 GB upgrade in.

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Upgrading Late 2007 Macbook, Recommended Hardware?

Nov 13, 2010

Will be upgrading the RAM and HD. I know apple sells various hardware upgrades but I guess I'm hardly limited to what they sell.

-The FSB is @ 800Mhz so I assume I can get RAM at that speed?

-Can install better HDD than the ones origionally offered?

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MacBook :: External Monitor Options With Late 2007

Jun 7, 2008

I have a 40" Samsung LCD HDTV - 1080p. I am aware that the Macbook is not made to output to such a large, high res display. However, when I use the mini-DVI to VGA adapter and, obviously, a VGA cable into my tv I get some weird results. (I have tried using DVI-HDMI but I have nonstop compatibility issues with the tv, so thats out of the question, VGA works fine and is good enough quality for me) When using the tv as a second monitor, it works without fault, as long as my Macbook is open and awake.

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MacBook :: Apple Replaced My MB Late 2007 Screen

Jun 12, 2009

I took my Late 2007 Macbook to the Apple Store to have the screen checked out (there were random burn marks on the screen). They sent it out for repair and when I got it back I noticed the screen was awesomely bright!

Is there anyway to see if they used an LED backlight screen as the replacement? System profiler didn't tell me much.

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MacBook Pro :: Can't Install Snow Leopard On Late 2007?

Dec 21, 2009

I have a MBP Santa Rosa, 2.2 gHz 120 gb HDD and I want to install Snow Leopard on it but when attempting to install it, it gives me a message saying that Snow Leopard couldn't be installed on the machine.

Why is this?

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MacBook :: Late 2007 System Screen Options

May 17, 2010

I am hoping someone can offer some advice/help on a fresh issue happening with my Macbook (late 2007; OS 10.5.8; 2.2Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo; 1GB memory).ll darkened/shaded areas on my display are lined in little red pixelations. It's especially bad in colored screen images/photos and the worst in videos (ie Youtube).I noticed the issue about 3 days ago (5/14), and attempted to do some different software updates. Nothing. I'm really lost. The tech guy at work (not a mac guy) said it could either be a video card problem or the display is failing. I know very little about these things, but I do know the computer is out of warranty.

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MacBook Pro :: Late 2007 2.2 GHz To New 2.4GHz - Speed Gains?

May 19, 2010

I'm wondering if I will see much speed gains going from my late 2007 macbook with a 2.2Ghz core 2 duo processor(santa rosa?) to the new 13" macbook pro with the 2.4 GHz core 2 duo. I couldn't find a consistent set of benchmarks between the two computers.

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MacBook :: Upgraded The RAM In Late 2007 And The Computer Won't Boot?

May 8, 2012

I upgraded the RAM in my Macbook (late 2007) and the computer won't boot.  I have power but no video display.  I put the old RAM back in and it worked fine.  I was careful to order the correct RAM: DDR2 PC2-5300 667 MHz. Is it possible the memory is bad?


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MacBook :: 2007, Late Mid-year Model Is Overheating?

May 14, 2012

My MacBook (2007, late mid-year model) is overheating and the batter cover has buckled.  Now the battery does not seem to want to charge.  Do I need to replace the battery?  The computer?  What will help?  I'd like to use the computer for as long as possible, though I realize I am probably overdue to replace it. It is my only computer at the moment.

MacBook 13 inch, 2007, Mac OS X (10.5.8)

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MacBook :: (Late 2007) Back Light Only Works At Certain Angles?

Apr 15, 2010

My 2.2GHz MacBook (3,1) has had an issue for some time now. At first the backlight would flicker as you moved the display from closed to open. The backlight stayed lit through most of the travel. It's gotten progressively worse lately where it will only stay lit at certain angles, and is otherwise black (you can still see the display in sunlight though). Right now it'll only stay lit if I open it very slowly and stop once it lights up.

As I don't have a ton on money to spend, I don't want to just throw parts at it. What could be the issue? Since when it lights up it lights up full brightness and stays lit, I don't think it's an inverter issue. Could it be the inverter board cable?

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MacBook Pro :: (2007 Intel) Freezes Or Spontaneously Shuts Down And Crackling Comes From The Speakers?

Jun 3, 2012

My MBP (2007 intel) freezes or spontaneously shuts down and crackling comes from the speakers. Sometimes this happens together all at once? It happens with and without peripherals.It does not seem to be linked to a specific program or peripheral use. 

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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MacBook :: Unable To Use System With Battery / Computer Shuts Down Hwen Start From Battery

Apr 18, 2008

My battery needed replacing for a couple of months before i dropped it from about knee level onto a sidewalk. After the drop I got the not charging icon. I thought maybe the battery had just finally died. so I did not panic about the no charge. The laptop works fine when plugged in to power with the old battery on or no battery at all. Not at all when unplugged.

When I put the brand new battery on the lap top, the computer shuts down halfway through boot up. I tried holding the power button down through boot up reset, as well as removing all power (plug and battery) and holding down the power button for 10 seconds reset.

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OS X :: Restore Late 2007 IMac With Unibody MacBook Installations Discs?

Jul 29, 2009

As I mentioned in a previous thread, I'm selling my iMac to buy a MacBook. The MacBook (2008 uMB) has arrived, with all the discs etc, which is brilliant.

My iMac however, came preloaded with Tiger, with a Leopard upgrade disc in the box. This Leopard disc has disappeared off the face of the planet, and so Apple are shipping one out to me, not sure when it will arrive. In the meantime, my auction ends tomorrow, so would it be possible to restore the iMac using the Leopard discs that have come with the MacBook, or is it safer to reinstall Tiger, and wait for the Leopard disc to arrive before shipping?

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MacBook Pro :: Late 2007 15" Kernel Panics - Screen Flickering

Feb 5, 2010

Late 2007 MBP 15" kernel panics upon boot up and requires two /sbin/fsck -fy filesystem checks in single user mode/safe mode in order to get it to boot. Once you are at the login screen, it hangs after a bit/login and the screen starts flickering fast and visibly. There is also a faint visible "blotch/ink blot" like transparent area on the screen when it flickers (just to let you know, the screen looks FINE, no black blots (common for broken LCDs) and there does not appear to be any physical damage.

Anybody know what the heck might be going on? So far, I can already tell you that I DON'T KNOW if the machine was dropped or what the user did do to it (I'm only fixing it).

Also, during the fsck, I commonly get this: "Incorrect block count for" it should be 16 (or 17) which gets me scratching my noggin (googled it, not much that I was able to do to fix the machine though). Fsck fixes that, but upon the next reboot after the kernel panic, I get it again in fsck.

We called the machine but of course when it was not bought the AppleCare was not registered (even though we bought it for the user) so right now we're waiting for Apple to register it (had to fax the receipts/POs) which usually in my experience only took few minutes to complete before we can even take it to the store.

My questions are:

1.) What is going on.

2.) Hardware problem? Bad Logic Board/GPU? Hard drive going bad?

3.) Software issue? Reinstall OS X?

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MacBook Pro :: Late 2008 15 Battery Life - Watching Movie From Hard Disk Use Less Battery Than DVD?

Nov 11, 2009

i just ordered a late 2008 macbook pro 15 with the dual GPUs (9400m and 9600m GT) and I'm a little worried about the battery life.

-What can I expect if just doing normal every day stuff (web surfing mostly?)

-does watching a movie off of the hard disk use less battery than watching it off a DVD? Is there a big difference?

I'm not a big gamer but would like to have the horsepower to play a game should one come out that I want. I'm also not a big traveler so battery times are only of average importance.

Basically, I'm asking if I made a good purchase considering I have only average concerns for both battery and game performance. They had the new 7 hour battery 15" macbook pro for the same price but it doesn't have the dual GPUs.

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MacBook Pro :: Late 2006 / Early 2007 15" C2D - Create Bootcamp Partition And Install Windows XP

Dec 21, 2010

If you have a late 2006/Early 2007 Core2Duo Macbook Pro (ideally UK-bought 2.33GHz), could you please attempt to do the following: Create a bootcamp partition and install Windows XP pro Install all the relevant updates to your bootcamp partition including Apple bootcamp utility updates Attempt to reboot from windows, either to OSX or back into windows again Let me know the result. I'm trying to investigate if there is an inherent fault in this batch of machines, as mine cannot successfully do this, and i think Apple have a case to answer for, though i may be wrong...

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Mac Pro :: Late 2007 Automatically Rebooting?

Jun 10, 2008

I have a late 2007 Mac Pro 8 core 3.0ghx, system with 16 gigs of Ram. Two hd, one with OSX 10.5.2 and one with Vista Ultimate x64. I have a mac mouse and keyboard.

I have unpredictable, spontanious reboots. This happen on either OS's. I DO NOT have "reboot on power failure" check marked in the power savings menu. Once this cycle starts it gets worse, until the system just loops non stop at the beginning of the boot sequence, just a clicking can be heard. I have to power button off and unplug to stop it. Then when it reboots it sometimes happens again and other times not. Sometimes I may be moving the mouse or clicking then it just reboots. Or I might try to start a program, and it reboots.

I took it to the 'Genious Bar', this guy told me to make sure its grounded propery on the outlet, that it must be a three prong outlet with a properly connected ground. And to uncheck "reboot on power failure" Which i told him it was not checked. Of course it did not reboot or show any signs of a problem while I was there. I came home and moved the computer to a new outlet. It ran fine (as it did in the store) for about a week, then the problem came back. I had not changed anything.

I ran a harware test and everything came back fine, so no problem with bad RAM etc. Is it possible to have a bad power supply, would this be a symptom? Or possibly a bad power cord? And why would my computer reboot instead of power off, if I have unchecked "reboot on power failure" ?!?

Anyone experiencing anything like this? Any ideas, things to try? The computer is unusable at this point and has rebooted while using programs, that the programs will not longer start and have to be reinstalled.

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Mac Pro :: Late 2007 - No Audio Under Windows 7?

Apr 25, 2009

I've tried installing Boot Camp from my Leopard DVD (Win 7 didn't like either of my Mac Pro's discs), installing the Boot Camp 2.1 update, and removing all audio devices and forcing Windows to search for new drivers.

Anyone know what's going on? I was previously running Vista, but I heard games run better under Windows 7, and it was time to wipe the drive fresh anyway, so I thought I'd give it a shot. Any help so I don't have to roll back to Vista would be much appreciated.

Update: This is even stranger. Turns out audio *is* working, but it is incredibly faint. I'm cranking volume up on my external speakers far beyond anything I would regularly listen to, and I can barely hear streaming music from sites like Lala or I checked the volume mixer and all my levels are up at 100, it's like there is some kind of extremely low audio level limit being enforced before it gets out to the hardware.

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OS X :: SL Clean Install On A Late 2007 MB?

Jan 22, 2010

I'm planning on doing a clean install on my late 2007 MacBook. I used this MB until I got my new MBP, so it already has SL on it (from when I upgraded to SL). I am giving the MB to my mother, so I want to set it up as a new computer for her. I want the OS to be completely fresh, as if the MB has never been used before.

Obviously, I will not need to transfer over any files/docs/music/etc. I just want the MB to be loaded with what a MB typically has on it out-of-the-box.

The MB came with Leopard (10.5) System Install Discs (obviously), which I still have.

I will be doing the clean install from the $29 Snow Leopard Upgrade disc that I bought.

From what I understand, the SL clean install should go like this:Insert SL disc and reboot MB

Select language and continue

Select Disk Utility, select disk, and select Erase Disk

Close Disk Utility

Back in the SL Install window, select 'Install'

Wait for SL to be installed (approx. 45 minutes)

Are those the correct steps?

My main question is this: Once I finish the clean install of Snow Leopard, will all of the standard Apple applications be there? I'm talking about iLife and anything else that typically comes with a Mac. Or, will I have to insert the System Install Discs that came with the MB and install iLife from there?

Alternatively, should I do the fresh install using the Install Discs that the MB came with, and then upgrade to SL?

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Hardware :: 3008WFP - Max Res On Late 2007 IMac

Mar 30, 2009

Is 1920 by 1200 the max the late 2007 iMac can support on a Dell 3008wfp? In which case, will that look okay?

What would I need to do to get the max res out of this?

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OS X :: Late 2007 Graphics Card Dying?

May 2, 2010

My macbook (Late 2007, Intel GMAX3100 graphics, Snow Leopard) has been causing serious graphics glitches the last couple months. It has been happening for quite a while now, and for the last month it has happened every time i boot the machine up.I have also had problems on windows 7 through bootcamp where the graphics card would bluescreen windows, which leads me to believe my graphics card is dying.

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OS X :: 10.6.1 WiFi Dropping Signals On Late 2007 IMac

Sep 15, 2009

Ever since I installed to 10.6.1, I have been having issues with WiFi.

I'm only getting 3 bars, and my iMac is sitting less then a foot away from my AEBS, on 10.6 I was getting 4, also I've been dropping my WiFi connection every hour or so, and I have to turn AirPort in on my iMac off and turn AirPort back on.

This is really annoying and I don't know what to do, anyone have any ideas?

I've already reset my AEBS twice and that hasn't worked.

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IMac :: Finding 20in Aluminum (late 2007) LED Diagnostic?

Aug 19, 2010

I recently bought an used iMac (was purchased new in feburary 2009) in which I knew the screen was not showing any video when I bought it. ( I was okay with that I thought I'd give it a go at fixing) well the problem seems to be within the LCD itself. When I hit the power button I hear the chime, fan spins, and the hard drive does it's thing. I ended up taking the casing off the iMac to where it only shows the bottom half of the insides underneath the LCD. My question is now to diagnose what exactly is wrong with it by using the 4 led lights. I have searched the forums and the Internet up and down for which ones mean what but I have only found out information on older iMacs. When my iMac is off (still plugged in) LED 1 is on. When I turn the iMac on LED 1,2, and 3 are green. Which that leaves the 4th LED not being lit up at all. I suspect this has something to do with the iMac not showing any video but as I said I am not sure because I cannot find any information on it anywhere.

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MacBook Pro :: Shuts Down Instead Of Sleep When Out Of Battery

Sep 20, 2007

Is it strange that my MacBook now just shuts down when it runs out of battery instead of just going into sleep mode? It's about two weeks old now. It used to go into sleep mode, but now it just shuts down once the battery is down. Also, I had the most wonderful experience with Apple. My first macbook (three weeks ago) had a small chip on the screen. When I finally noticed it, I thought it was a large piece of dust so it wasn't too terrible. I tried to exchange it at the local store where I purchased it, but it had already been four days and I had cut out the UPC for the printer and ipod rebate the day before and sent it out. So they recommended that I go see a mac genius and see if I can get the screen replaced because I could no longer exchange it or return it (risk losing my rebates).

So, a bit upset that I was too prompt about getting the rebates in, I scheduled an appointment with a genius. When I spoke to him, he just went to the back and got the manager. The manager said instead fixing the screen, he'd liked to give me a new macbook and instant reimbursement for the ipod and printer! (the rebates I sent in will be rejected since the mac has been returned). The new macbook I noticed has a much louder superdrive seems to be working hard every time the computer wakes up and when I open it, but that definitely beats a chip on the screen. But now it doesn't go to sleep after the battery gets low, but instead shuts off.

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MacBook :: Shuts Down On 60% Battery Percentage?

May 5, 2012

My MacBook shuts down on random percentages when used on battery power. I can only use it for FIVE minutes before it shuts down. And as I said, it shuts down before the battery runs down to 0%.

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.5.8)

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MacBook Pro :: 2007 Restarts Instead Of Shutting Down - Replaced Battery

Jul 31, 2010

I have a Macbook Pro from 2007 (aluminium keyboard). Everything was working great until a couple of days ago, when I replaced the battery.
No every time I choose to shut down the computer, it will restart and NOT shutdown. I have tried several things - the only thing that seems to work is to unplug the power chord - then it will shut down, but if the power plug is connected, the computer basically can't shut down - it just restarts.

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