MBP Hardware fix

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Dreamer2go, Oct 24, 2007.

  1. Dreamer2go macrumors 6502a

    Jun 23, 2007
    I have 3 questions

    1. How do you clean those white stuff (I presume it's dust or some sort) in the holes of the speakers? They are annoying!

    2. Will the warranty be voided if I go to Best Buy's Geek Squard to help me install/replace my MBP keyboard? (I bought a new one online, and I am scared to open my MBP ><)

    3. How come my external harddrive only works if it's plugged to the RIGHT USB port, not the left one? (It is windows and mac osx compatible)

    Happy Leopard soon =D
  2. Marky_Mark macrumors 6502a


    Sep 30, 2005
    1. A hoover

    2. Only use them if they are an authorised apple repair/service centre, otherwise your warranty is voided

    3. Left hand port would appear to work at a lower power output than the right. The port may only supply enough energy to light up the drive access light, and perhaps even spin up the disk, but not mount the drive on the desktop. Mac laptops are a bugger for this - sometimes their USB ports do not meet the published specs and their power output is too low. I had this with my iBook and it was bloody annoying. One way around it is to buy a twin-ended USB cable, which you can plug into both ports at once, thereby increasing the power draw for the drive.

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