My first Mac story (Includes a question)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by psyichic, Jun 23, 2009.

  1. psyichic macrumors newbie

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    I just got my first Mac on Friday, after giving blood at Children's hospital (My good deed for the day :D ). After work I head to the Apple store on my bike. Mind you this is in Boston and as soon as I get there the rain starts to just pound (We have been under-water up here for like a week now).

    Now I am going into my third year of college and I am relatively financially independent. Although I will readily admit I still live at home over the summers and my parents do pay for my education (A fact that I do not take lightly and I am extremely appreciative for) but I pay for all my own personal expenses. I had asked my Dad to come along with me when I went to purchase the Macbook pro due to the fact that he has been a long time Mac afficionado and I just thought it would be fun if we both went.

    So in the store (Which was like packed because of the 3GS release that day) we finally got a specialist and ordered the mac and got a free Ipod touch to give to mom. I was just about to hand my card over to the specialist when my dad asked if I was sure I wanted to put it on my card. I know my mom and dad like to put things on their card because they have one of those points systems going so I offered to let my dad put it on his card and I would cut them a check. He agrees and we head home.

    Home ended up being hell in a hand basket because my grandparents were with us and between their health issues I was running around all night and didn't get to open my laptop until later that night at which point I give my Mom her present.

    Now on the part of the Mac I have to say I was amazed. The lattery lasted me well over 7 hours on a single charge and I am like a full convert to Mac now :apple: :p

    Then last night when me and my parents headed out to dinner I mentioned that when we got back to the house I had to remember to write them the check. My Mom simply refused to take the check from me and would not accept any of my offers to either pay them back or even split the cost with them(Exceedingly generous of her but it has left me feeling like a total idiot and very very embarrassed)

    Now for that QUESTION:

    How do you guys open/close your unibody MBPs? I find it very very difficult to open the case when it is laying flat on a counter. I can't seem to get the body to stay down when I lift up on the screen unless I jam my thumbnail into the crack between the two. Does anyone else find it hard to open a MBP when it is on a flat surface infront of you?
     
  2. dcubed20 macrumors member

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  3. cababah macrumors 68000

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    I hold down the bottom with one hand and pry open the lid with the other. It doesn't cause me any distress. I like the fact that the lid is firmly seated in the closed position.
     
  4. Jelite macrumors 6502a

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    How do you open yours?

    How do you open your glass screen MBP without getting greasy fingerprints all over it, are there any special techniques?
     
  5. psyichic thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Haha no I actually just have trouble getting two fingers in that slot while maintaining downward pressure. Could just be the fact that I have big hands :p
     
  6. cababah macrumors 68000

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    You must maintain a consistent downward pressure on the bottom half of the computer. Once this pressure is applied and maintained, you will then use the other hand and apply an increasing pressure in the vertical direction that is greater than the resistance holding the lid down.

    Warning: Due to inertia, it will take a greater amount of vertical pressure to initially move the lid, but after the lid is in motion, you can begin to decrease the force applied as the lip opens. Be sure to maintain that downward pressure! If all goes well, you have successfully opened your computer. Congratulations :D
     
  7. aaquib macrumors 65816

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  8. boatski macrumors regular

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    hold the back side with one hand, lift the top of the macbook with the other hand.

    boom its open
     
  9. Sounds Good macrumors 68000

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    Awesome. Now how do you close this darn lid? ;)
     
  10. Zenor macrumors member

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    Clap your hands twice, and it will open for you! Just like that!
     
  11. cababah macrumors 68000

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    Ugh..back to the drawing board. *Opens physics book* I will get back to you later. :p
     
  12. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Wash your hands?
     
  13. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    You forgot to say in he name of his Stevenesss :D.

    Joking aside, what model did you get OP?
     
  14. Jelite macrumors 6502a

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    I'm seeing a business opportunity here.
     

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  15. ChrisN macrumors 65816

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    Aw man I was scared that there was going to be an unexpected suprise in here like you dropped your laptop or something so I'm happy everything is going fine for you so far.

    ChrisN
     
  16. spaceboots06 macrumors 6502a

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