MY macbook pro.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Alexshimp, Oct 6, 2007.

  1. Alexshimp macrumors newbie

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    Hi, I just recently bought a new mac book, and for some reason it shocks me when I touch the sides of the computer... i.e. my wrists get a small electrical shock.... does anyone know why this is happening? its quite annoying when you spend so much money for a computer and it does that....
     
  2. TheStu macrumors 65816

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    I would suggest taking it back to an Apple Store and getting it replaced. It doesn't matter why it is happening, because you probably should not fix whatever is causing it.
     
  3. aimfire macrumors regular

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    Oh, that is kinda weird...

    Where are you using it? Could be some electrical grounding issues in your house. Try plugging it into a different electrical outlet in another room, or at a friend's house and see if you still get the shocks...

    If so, then yes, definitely return it!
     
  4. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    Are you using the power cord with a grounder(ie, third pin)? This might be the cause if you're not.
     
  5. Alexshimp thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I think that may be it. I will try it... hrm

    ... one more thing, I am coming from a pc, is it normal to have the feeling that things run a bit slower on a mac? Like firefox and office....


    just wondering...
     
  6. triddent222 macrumors regular

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    If your mac is working properly, it should be really speedy. Firefox is slow no matter where you use it (at least in my opinion). That's why I use Camino. As of Office, it should get faster as you use it (plus I dont think it's an Universal Binary, so that might make it slower as well...)

    Anyways, no it shouldn't feel slower.
     
  7. Alexshimp thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I think its just mainly those 2 programs.... the new office should be better, whenever that comes out..
     
  8. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    Firefox does run slower for me. However, it's only slightly slower than Safari. As for Office, that's because it's going through Rosetta.
     
  9. Alexshimp thread starter macrumors newbie

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    What does Rosetta have to do with it tho?
     
  10. ClassicBean macrumors 6502a

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    Rosetta works in the background to allow you to run programs that were designed to work on PPC computers, not Intel. While programs run decently, they aren't running at full speed because Rosetta is working in the background to sort of translate everything. Programs that are 'Universal' work at full speed. But the current office is not yet universal.

    http://www.apple.com/rosetta/
     
  11. Alexshimp thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the explanation. I guess I will have to wait for the new office :)
     
  12. sevimli macrumors 6502a

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    MS Office is Extremely slow on my MBP

    oops wrong post.
     
  13. Alexshimp thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Just got Camino, seems great, but i was wondering if there is anything like Firebug for Camino?
     
  14. TheStu macrumors 65816

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    I would recommend that you at least take a look at NeoOffice (free) or iWork ($80) for your office needs. Much cheaper than MS Office, and for the most part, they are just as capable.
     

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