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Old Jul 5, 2009, 03:59 AM   #1376
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Yup, pic attached
The caddy isnt visible at all from the outside and the foam 'curtain' hides the contents

3 screws and the superdrive is out
Sweet thanks. Yeah I should have known really by looking at mine that it would be hidden away.

Only problem I have is sourcing one in the UK. They're pretty damn expensive.
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Old Jul 5, 2009, 04:12 AM   #1377
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take off that keyboard protector its bad for you macbook the keys are where the macbook pretty much breaths with that on your blocking the airflow its a bad product to use imo
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Old Jul 5, 2009, 04:28 AM   #1378
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...are there USB external DVD drives that work with Macs if you still like to use DVD media?

Or is there a way to use my bootcamp/VMFusion to import into the Mac via my winXP external DVD?
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Old Jul 5, 2009, 08:24 AM   #1379
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take off that keyboard protector its bad for you macbook the keys are where the macbook pretty much breaths with that on your blocking the airflow its a bad product to use imo
Yeah this was a concern before I purchased it, but given the aluminium body acts as a huge heatsink I dont think it makes a huge difference. I'd be more concerned with those skins that go on the outside of the notebook e.g. zagg
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Old Jul 5, 2009, 08:28 AM   #1380
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...are there USB external DVD drives that work with Macs if you still like to use DVD media?

Or is there a way to use my bootcamp/VMFusion to import into the Mac via my winXP external DVD?
Yes there are slimline external dvd burners
Other options:
- if you have another mac you can use dvd sharing
- if you have a PC you could share the dvd drive and it would be recognised on the Mac vis SMB networking
- You can create an image of the disk on a usb stick and use that
- you can create an iso of the disk on another computer and transfer it to the mac via network

So basically, theres always a way around dvds and cds
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Old Jul 5, 2009, 09:36 AM   #1381
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I'm glad that EFI 1.7 update worked for you.
Tons of people including me are having beachball/freezing problems after the EFI update.
Have you installed the EFI 1.7 update after you installed your SSD?
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Old Jul 5, 2009, 09:55 AM   #1382
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Yes there are slimline external dvd burners
Other options:
- if you have another mac you can use dvd sharing
- if you have a PC you could share the dvd drive and it would be recognised on the Mac vis SMB networking
- You can create an image of the disk on a usb stick and use that
- you can create an iso of the disk on another computer and transfer it to the mac via network

So basically, theres always a way around dvds and cds
...thanks for the info, I've got a little research to do...
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Old Jul 5, 2009, 10:34 AM   #1383
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here is what i did

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthre...ht=mce+optibay

bought a samsung slot laod lightscribe DVDRW....all usb powered.

works fantastic.

i had 2 intel 80gb in raid0, now im thinking about a 13" 2.26 with 2x256gb samsungs in a raid 0
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Old Jul 5, 2009, 10:35 AM   #1384
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Great idea on the optical drive replacement!

I'll wait a couple more weeks for the new Intel SSDs and put the stock 320GB drive in place like that...
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Old Jul 5, 2009, 12:08 PM   #1385
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Congratulations on your new MBP - enjoy it - and thanks for posting the pictures. May both you and your MBP live long and prosper together.

Cheers and good luck
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Old Jul 5, 2009, 04:50 PM   #1386
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I'm glad that EFI 1.7 update worked for you.
Tons of people including me are having beachball/freezing problems after the EFI update.
Have you installed the EFI 1.7 update after you installed your SSD?
Yup I only ran the update as a last resort to solve my freezing problems after I had the SSD in there
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Old Jul 5, 2009, 04:52 PM   #1387
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Old Jul 5, 2009, 05:40 PM   #1388
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Ok, I'll join in. I just sold my 24" iMac and purchased a brand new 15" uMBP from the Apple Store in Buchanan Street, Glasgow.

This is the most amazing Apple computer I have ever owned or used. The model I have is flawless. I love the display, which I am surprised about since it was the one thing putting me off 'downgrading' from the 24" iMac.

The keyboard is also stunning. I've been working away with it for over 5 hours now and it still has over 2 hours of battery life left.

It is stunning, just stunning.
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Old Jul 5, 2009, 08:00 PM   #1389
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This arrived via DHL on Friday (after the delivery van "broke down" on Thursday") from Tech-Com in Shanghai, China. Delivery to Kuala Lumpur took about 1 week ( I ordered it on Thursday the week before) because I wanted CTO RAM (can't get decent DDR3 Mac RAM in Malaysia).

The computer: Mid-2009 13" 2.26GHz, 4GB (Factory), 160GB
Screen: 9CC2 (as far as my search has shown me. can't find any other forumers with this screen and I'm not quite sure how to determine it's quality since I don't have another MBP to compare with. However, compared to my 2001 iBook Dual USB ,it's brilliant! )
SATA: 1.5Mbps, I guess this means that firmware had NOT been upgraded to EFI 1.7
xBench score: 138.1
Runs very hot when using Skype/watching movies (averages about 75 degrees Celsius, but not more than 80)
Contemplating upgrading HDD to WD Blue 500GB but might wait for SSDs to come down in price.

I'm particularly interested in calibration for my screen so if anyone else has a 9CC2 and hardware calibration for it, please post it!
thetrystereo... I think we both got our MacBook Pro's on the same day (July 1). A couple things you stated I would like you to elaborate on. You said you can't get decent ram from Malaysia. I got mine from OWC and it says made in Malaysia and it seems okay. Also, you state you are getting 138.1 XBench score. Mine is only 133.2. Maybe you have something regarding the ram thing.
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Old Jul 5, 2009, 08:18 PM   #1390
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That's unacceptable. Why would you want to keep a flawed machine? If it's got a dent it's considered defective. You should return it for a replacement, you shouldn't have to fix Apple's mistakes by hammering it out. I highly recommend that you exchange it, it's your money you're dealing with.
It's not noticeable unless you look at the bottom. My computer runs perfect otherwise and who knows, if I sent it back I might get a replacement that has something worse wrong with it. Besides, if I misplace my Macbook pro and someone finds it and says something like prove it is mine, I can just say that it's the one with the small dent in the bottom.

I'm just glad it's not my car which I am totally anal about. When I bought my car (2008 Infiniti G35x), it had a dent in it too (I'm not joking). I spotted a hail dent in the hood right after they brought it up. I was freaking, but the said they would PDR it. After they explained that meant paint-less dent repair, I told them that if I could still tell there was dent there I wanted a new hood. They said okay and after the PDR, I could not tell so I was happy about the way that turned out.
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Old Jul 6, 2009, 09:58 AM   #1391
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Small question about my order

Hi Guys,

I ordered by 17inch MacBook Pro (BTO from Apple online store UK) on Saturday 4th.

My order is expected to ship within 3 Days, but the expected delivery date is 17-20 July 2009?

Is this normal? - Hope i've not got a lengthy wait ahead, I can hardly contain myself.

thanks
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Old Jul 6, 2009, 08:47 PM   #1392
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Well I finally broke down and bought the MBP 15'' 2.66, it's an awesome computer but I have to say that I am having a very difficult time with the transition. At least when windows was not doing what I wanted it to do I knew how to fix it, so far all I know is that before I open any file I have to mount it etc... Well anyways I finally got quicktime to play all my weird file formats.

Well off I go to learn how to use this thing...
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Old Jul 6, 2009, 08:50 PM   #1393
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Excited! MacBook Pro 2.8GHz

So excited! Always wanted a PowerBook/MacBook Pro. Could only afford a Macbook before, but finally upgrade to the high-end 15" - I can't wait to get it!


MBP 15.4/ CTO Z0GH $2,173.00 1 $2,173.00
With the following configuration:

* Processor 065-8454 2.8GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
* Memory 065-8457 4GB 1066MHz DDR3 SDRM-2x2GB
* Hard Drive 065-8463 500GB Serial ATA Drive@7200rpm
* Optical Drive 065-8466 SuperDrive 8X DL
* Display 065-8668 MBP 15" Glossy WS Display
* DVI Adapter 065-8468 Mini DisplayPort - DVI Adapter
* VGA Adapter 065-8471 No VGA Adapter
* Remote 065-8475 None
* Apple Keyboard & User's Guide 065-8481 Keyboard/Users Guide
* Country Kit/AEX 065-8484 Country Kit

Ships: 1 - 3 business days
Delivers: Jul 8 - Jul 14
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Old Jul 6, 2009, 08:51 PM   #1394
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Congratulations!
Hope you have a wonderful experience with it!

Now get an external HD and set up Time Machine!

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Old Jul 6, 2009, 10:01 PM   #1395
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Hi Guys,

I ordered by 17inch MacBook Pro (BTO from Apple online store UK) on Saturday 4th.

My order is expected to ship within 3 Days, but the expected delivery date is 17-20 July 2009?

Is this normal? - Hope i've not got a lengthy wait ahead, I can hardly contain myself.

thanks
BTO always take longer. Your order looks normal.
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Old Jul 6, 2009, 10:43 PM   #1396
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Congrats hope you enjoy your MBP and love it for many more years.

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Old Jul 7, 2009, 12:17 AM   #1397
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Don't even think of bringing that baby close to any liquid!
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Old Jul 7, 2009, 02:07 AM   #1398
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Don't even think of bringing that baby close to any liquid!
Lol, and amen to that. To the OP, congratulations and enjoy your wonderful new MBP; may both you and your MBP live long together and prosper.

Cheers and good luck
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Old Jul 7, 2009, 02:41 AM   #1399
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It took over a week to finally find a 2.53ghz model in an Apple retail store, but I finally have one.

I called one Apple Store in my area and to my surprise they said they had them available but were limited stock. I had the person reserve one for me to pick up later that day. He told me they couldn't hold it for me for the entire day because of supply/demand.
After entering the store, I told the first person I met with that I had a 2.53ghz model on hold for me. She looked puzzled and told me that they didn't have any in stock. I told her I reserved one over the phone so she had another person check in the back. Eventually I received my machine, but the person who brought it out said that they did not have any stock the entire day. I consider myself lucky to get the configuration I wanted.

So far, I love this machine
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Old Jul 7, 2009, 08:31 AM   #1400
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New of owner!!!! MacBook Pro

I;m a new owner of the new 13' macBook Pro, I love it and it's freaking great.

Can anyone tell me where I can get memory for a decent price?

Also what programs are a must have?
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