wrong "computer" icon in finder for new 13" mbp

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  1. chunkylover53 macrumors newbie

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    is everyone else's icon in the finder actually the icon for the old alu mbp 15", rather than the icon for the unibody 13" mb (fa08)?
     
  2. WardC macrumors 68030

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    A MacBook is a MacBook is a MacBook

    Your HD icon should be the same

    Your computer icon should be the universal MacBook/Pro icon
     
  3. chunkylover53 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    to clarify- i'm not talking about the HD icon. that's always the same across all macs.

    I'm referring to the "computer" icon that looks like, well, a computer. on the old unibody 13" MB, the icon is of the actual unibody macbook with black bezel and silver body.

    The new 13" MB Pro "computer" icon in the finder, maybe because the device is a new type that isn't recognized properly by the OS, now is of the old 15" aluminum, all-silver, non-unibody MBP.

    I'm guessing this is the case for everyone's new 13", and not the new 15" or 17", since only the 13" MB *Pro* is a brand new model of machine, while the 15s and 17s have previously existed.
     
  4. spaceboots06 macrumors 6502a

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    Are you talking about the icon left of Desktop?
     
  5. goMac macrumors 603

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    They haven't added new icons for the new Macbook Pros.
     
  6. w00t951 macrumors 68000

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    Mine's been fine for the whole time that I've had it.
     
  7. sammich macrumors 601

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    You know what they say...a picture is worth many stupid questions and answers, and might help us solve your problem.
     
  8. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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  9. mrkgoo macrumors 65816

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    Do you really need a screen shot? Open Finder, look at your computer icon. It should be an icon of your computer. I guess he's trying to say that his unibody mbp is actually the icon from the old mbp. Obviously this is because 10.5.7 came out before the macs did, but you would think they would use the older unibody mbo icons is what he's saying.
     
  10. goMac macrumors 603

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    They never had icons for the old unibodies either.

    I would check again under 10.6.
     
  11. InLikeALion macrumors 6502a

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    Ummm....
     

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  12. ljx718 macrumors 6502

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    all that shows on mine is the HDDs. Never seen that before... im running 10.5.7
     
  13. angemon89 macrumors 68000

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    Your computer doesn't show on the sidebar by default.

    Navigate to
    Finder > Preferences > Side Bar
     
  14. RED™ macrumors regular

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    You at least have an icon of the unibody model - mine still shows a white Macbook since day 1!
     
  15. ddeadserious macrumors 6502a

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    Hmm, never noticed before because I had it turned off, but you're right, it is in fact that wrong model.

    [​IMG]
     
  16. RED™ macrumors regular

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    That's the one I have on mine, too. Hard to see though if it's white or aluminium...
     
  17. sammich macrumors 601

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    Mine's showing as a Unibody when it's just a plain old aluminium MBP :confused:Could be that I made it that way cos I wish I could upgrade to a unibody
     

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  18. cawesjmu macrumors 6502

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  20. mrj412 macrumors regular

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    On a side note - Thanks for showing me where to turn off displaying iDisk in the sidebar :)
     
  21. hamish5178 macrumors member

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    This doesn't work, however, I am quite glad to now be rid of iDisk!
     
  22. chadamorrill macrumors 6502

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    Same here.

    Just got my 13" mbp and it's the same. Weirdness

    Oh and the "old" oct08 mbp are showing the right icon. Anyone know where the icons are held on the mac? system / library maybe?
     

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  24. chadamorrill macrumors 6502

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    It's in Finder. Doubleclick the macHD icon on your desktop and look on the left. The icon will either be there or not.

    If it's not, click "Finder" menu, then "Preferences". In the "Sidebar" pane, check the box next to "computer." It should now show up.

    If it IS in sidebar already, click it once, then click "File" "Get Info..."
     
  25. aprofetto macrumors 6502a

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    Cool, thanks. Going to check my 13" mbp right now.
     

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