MBP Basics

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by silence, Apr 2, 2006.

  1. silence macrumors member

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    Yippeeeeeekiyay.. :D Just got me spankin new MBP today!! Its been a really really long time coming.. i've been using an old G4 466 PowerMac for the past 5-6 years, so this is one hell of an upgrade!

    I'm hoping someone here can offer a quick pointer:

    I ordered a 2.0ghz, 2gb ram, 7200 rpm HD.

    How do i check if they gave me the right HD? I've checked everywhere in System Profiler, but cant verify which HD i have..

    Thanks muchly in advance!
     
  2. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    Get the hard drive model number in the system profiler and google it. It should be under Hardware --> Serial-ATA
     
  3. silence thread starter macrumors member

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  4. cairo macrumors regular

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    Congrats on the new MBP ... been wanting one since they were announced :/
     
  5. silence thread starter macrumors member

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    Cheers, you definitely wont regret it when you get one.

    I have another question for you guys, it may be quite a stupid one.. but here goes..

    Is it possible to connect my PowerMac G4 to my MBP through just a USB cable? I don't have a Firewire cable, so am wondering if it will work thru USB... :confused:

    Thanks again
     
  6. alexstein macrumors 6502a

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    I don't think USB will work. The only methods that are supported AFAIK are Firewire and Ethernet (direct) or indirect through a Network wired or wireless.
     
  7. The Senator macrumors regular

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    make sure you get a pillow when using your mbp on your lap
     
  8. ieani macrumors 6502a

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    I was playing WOW on my lap just fine. It was warm but definitely tolerable.
     

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