HELP: Why Is My Macbook Pro Doing These Weird Things?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by magentawave, Aug 21, 2009.

  1. magentawave macrumors regular

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    Hi,

    You can see what kind of Mac I have at the bottom and I was wondering why it does these things...

    1) Why does my Macbook Pro feel warm when I close the lid? Is it okay that it feels warm?

    2) I use a Canon Pixma MP530 printer and I'm not offered the option to print draft quality like I used to be able to do with the same printer on an HP laptop. Anyone know how I can change that? I don't see options for it anywhere. Is there a printer utility I should get?

    3) When my Macbook Pro's lid is closed I am assuming it goes to sleep. However, I can hear my cd/dvd drive clicking away once in a while when the lid is closed (and there is cd or dvd in the drive). Is it because I need to change some settings in the System Preferences? If so, what settings? I looked and couldn't find anywhere to change what the computer does when I close the lid.

    4) Is it bad to keep it plugged into the AC charger all the time - even when the battery is fully charged? Apparently that would kill the battery in the HP laptop that I used to have. What about Macs?

    5) Does this Macbook Pro have some kind reserve power where I can change out the battery to a spare battery while the computer is still running? Or do I have to shut the computer down to change the battery? This model has the removable battery.

    Thank you.

    Steve
     
  2. MadGoat macrumors 65816

    MadGoat

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    #2
    1) It will get warm, sometimes very warm, depending on what you are doing.

    2) Sorry can't help

    3) It should go to sleep, if it doesn't I am not sure why not

    4) I keep mine plugged in 80% of the time, there's nothing wrong with that

    5) there's no reserve power, so if the battery comes out poof... though I'm not sure, it may actually go into a hibernate like mode.... cannot pull out my battery in my Macbook pro :(
     
  3. magentawave thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for your input!

    Steve
     

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