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    Quality Control, non existent

    Just to let you know, my mum bought a core2 macbook, and you guessed it, it whines. So does it's replacement, this is becoming increasingly ridiculous. This brings the grand total up to six, two macbook core duos, two mac book pros, and two macbook core2s. This whole thing is making me seriously consider switching.
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    Genie Or Scale?

    So my interest in stastistics has got the better of me once more. This time I would like to know what effect you use for minimising windows. Also what does everybody think about this new look for the forum. Is this the new Phbb? It's solid and got rid that annoying thing where if you closed the window it would mark all the topics read. Shame it doesn't have a spellchecker.
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    How Vista Didn't Copy OSX?!?

    That is certainly a joke, but it is unnerving to think how many microsoft fanboys will use these arguments against OSX.
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    Show off your Desktop

    My Desktop The background is the world's highest resolution photograph of Jupiter.
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    Final Cut on Macbook?

    I have heard that Final Cut Pro [uB], runs outstandingly on a MacBook.
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    2x512mb 667mhz DDR2 SDRAM SODIMMS

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    2x512mb 667mhz DDR2 SDRAM SODIMMS

    I was a complete sucker and paid £140 for two sticks of 512 mb from the apple store in London. Now the system that they were used in for a week has gone back. I need to make back at least some of the money. I have checked and can pretty much confirm that they will work in all the intel based macs apple are currently selling apart from the Mac Pro. It is unlikely that any older macs will take different RAM. But just in case, before purchasing please check that 667mhz DDR2 SDRAM will work in your machine. They have only been used for a week. I upgraded from the 2 256mbs in my MacBook to 1gb with these two 512s and it made a hell of a lot of difference. I had never used a mac with any more than stock ram and this extra power really did shine through. I would like to sell at £50 each or nearest offer. Remember this is apple RAM. Memory which is I believe to be best in its field. Here is chance to get Apple quality, without the apple prices. Thanks, J.Sayer
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    MacBook for sale

    Does this unit suffer from the whining issue that many almost all the macbooks and macbookpros circulating in the UK have? PM me if necessary.
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    Big news!

    What does all this equate to in terms of mhz?
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    CAD software suggestion?

    I have only had issues like that when I was running it on a PC.
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    new get a mac for the uk :).

    Fantastic, even though they are rather late, perhaps it is representative of Apple's smaller marketshare in the UK than in the US.
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    Another 3D CAD Request

    Although I am not a professional. I highly reccomend sketchup 6, it is unarguably the easiest and most intuitive modeling package around. It is ideal for architecture because of the automatic inference and alining. The latest version comes with a 2d design program called Layout, I don't really use this but it does work seamlessly with sketchup. My largest gripe with sketchup is that it doesn't have any subdivision or filleting features. This is usually not a problem for achitectural usage, but when trying to make organic models, its almost impossible without hypernurbs subdivision.
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    Mac Pro, Windows & Games

    Wow, even the 360 doesn't run Oblivion that well, how much VRAM does your graphics card have?
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    Using US Mac in UK

    They will make you pay duty to import it into the UK so it will end up being about the same price anyway, it is illegal to import without paying the duty, If you have a problem with the machine and phone up applecare, when they ask you for the serial number it will show that it will show up as an American system which means they might not serve you. Considering the volume of problems the intel units have suffered, I would definately not risk it.
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    xbox 360 and my mac

    Not that I condone this kind of thing but you could """""""buy""""""" it, ;) ;)
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    FS: Black Macbook Maxed Out!

    Hmmm, I could have sworn the res of the screen was 1400x900 when I had a MacBook, I well check again..... My mistake, it is in fact the specified res.
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    Question about MacBook Screen Flicker

    I am sorry for insulting your line of work Mr Hoult, Upon reflection, it may have been silly of me to dismiss AASPs like I did, I interpreted the original question as malicious because it was so ambiguous, but it was not my aim to start an argument. Where abouts is your workplace? If I ever have more problems with my string of replacement mac book pros, I may seriously consider your services over applecare.
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    Dead osx on macbook

    I had this exact problem on my 6 year old iMac G4, I'm afraid your going to have to archive and install to save your computer.
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    Question about MacBook Screen Flicker

    Im sorry to have commited the sin of blasphemy regarding my opinions towards AASPs and apple stores. I have had no experience with either, but for me at least given the option, would go for 1st party support over the third party, but I would not hesitate to go to an AASP if they didn't find the problem. Do AASPs offer free service? As I said, I don't know much about them, so you shouldn't take my opinions to personally, which is obviously what is occurring here. Why don't you just give us your sales pitch Matt?
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    Question about MacBook Screen Flicker

    My answer to that would depend on whether you were wondering why I said "or an apple store", well the answer to that would be coincidence, or were you asking why I did not find help from applecare? That really wasn't a very good question. Literally, the thing that prompted my comment, was the phrase before it, I said that I could not find help from applecare, so the other option would be to take it to an AASP or an apple store. I'm not exactly sure what that question was about, or why it was asked, please do explain. Have I given bad advice? Seeing as you work at an AASP, I expect you would know more about it then myself.
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    Question about MacBook Screen Flicker

    Although I claim to be no expert on these things, I was the victim of almost every known issue for the MacBook when I had my two before giving up and getting a macbook pro, which also has nearly every known issue! But I was told by the kind fellows on this forum that I had a case of Logic Board Sickness, nothing much was said by apple support, all they did was deny that my problems existed. Anyway, bad logic boards tend to deteriorate over time, you may see more problems appearing over the weeks, the logic board is generally the part that causes problems in the MacBooks. Although I hate to say it, I reccomend you take it applecare, but if they are anything like as useless to me as they were to you, I would just take it sraight to an AASP, or preferably an apple store.
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    Quality Control, non existent

    thanks for your responses guys, John Lewis are getting a new one in, but unfortunately it will not be ready for about two weeks, and I doubt that this replacement will not suffer from these problems too.
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    Quality Control, non existent

    But there are others with cases such as mine, simply head over to the apple support forums, or the macintouch page about issues with all the mac computers. I think I saw this one person who was up to his 6th Mac Book Pro, which still has issues. Matthew Torbin from this forum had to have his logic replaced in his Macbook I think about four times before it was working properly. I don't know what to do about it, I see myself never getting to the computer that isn't faulty, and each time I get home with a replacement only to be the victim of bad quality hardware it will get increasingly painful.
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    MacBook Pro fans abnormal?

    If I do the same thing there is no effect on the fans and I can't notice any heat. Perhaps that command doesn't work correctly on intel, just fooling the system into thinking the processors are working that fast, but not actually. Although my Mac book Pro is in the process of replacement. I can hear the fans slowly building now......... building......... {shout} I think you just needed to wait a little for the system to heat up!!! I think its ok, I wouldn't worry about it.
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    How Illegal is this??

    what a shame, my only advent calender is down! Reduced to mere "!@£$%^&*()_+" dammit!