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Running Mac OS 10.5.6 on a MacBook Pro. Recently tried to make a short video using Quicktime Pro version 7.6.0 and the video window opened alright, but when I tried to start by clicking on the button, I got an instant message that the video didn't start. Repeated several times with same result. I did use the program a couple weeks ago and everything worked fine. I don't know what things to check and don't want to just reinstall without determining the problem. Any ideas? Bert

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I haveheard of a few issues regarding this. All seem to ppint to heat. Depending on the surrounding environment are you using your Laptop in. Ideal is on a desktop with at least half a foof surrounding it all round. On solution may be to google "SMC Fan control". Get the latest version 2.1.This little utility is simple and user friendly. Install and set your fans to 25%, see what happens. If you still have a problem go to 50% and so on. At least when you are encoding.

Good Luck.

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First remove the battery, then plug it into your AC adapter. Hold the power button for 5 seconds or until you either hear and beep or the activity light on the front of your laptop lights up. Start up normally. 

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Ensure that your system is all up to date with System Updates and check the website where the program came from and see if anyone else if having any problems

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Use ONYX instead. Better and complete solution:
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SOURCE: When I start up my MacBook Pro the display colors

It is likely that some program has grabbed (allocated) a good part of the color table. This used to be a problem with 256-color color tables--be sure you are set to millions of colors--Windows could be changing this. Try starting up with the shift key down (safe boot) and if this works, you will need to turn off some program that are being started up automatically. You may need to go to Terminal and look for the resource file ".bashrc" or ".cshrc" (pronounced sea-shark), which could be starting other programs, although I didn't find one on my machine just now. Use the "ls -a" command to list all including the hidden ones beginning with period. I use non-hidden files when I invoke certain Unix programs, just use ". program-name" in the bash shell, with no quotes, of course.
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SOURCE: Mac freezes w/skipping audio when streaming video

I see that you have reposted this under the correct category, so I will close out this instance and address your problem in the other posting.

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Why is my apple mac pro is very slow


There are a lot of possible reasons can cause a MacBook Pro to start running slow, generally related to hardware and software issues.

Check out this site http://www.macbookproslow.com/ for the top causes and quick step by step fixes.

Hope it helps!

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How to Convert DVD to QuickTime


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Fan won't stop


Resetting the PRAM may do the trick:
You reset the PRAM by rebooting a Mac and then immediately hold down the Command+Option+P+R keys, you will then hear the Mac reboot sound again, signifying your PRAM has been reset. You must hit the key combination before the grey screen appears otherwise it won't work.

you've tried rebooting, you've reset the PRAM, you've done it all, but your Mac is still behaving strangely. What next? In certain circumstances, resetting your Mac's System Management Controller (SMC) can be a solution. This is sometimes necessary to restore normal lower level system functionality to your Mac.

Here's how to reset the SMC on any type of Mac (and any version of OS X) and the type of problems that it may resolve.
When & Why Reset SMC on a Mac? Some Common Hardware Reasons

Typically it's power and hardware related issues that can be helped or resolved by resetting a Mac SMC, particularly if you're having these types of problems:

* Issues with your Mac's cooling fans and fan management: fans run constantly at high speed, fans run high despite low CPU usage and adequate ventilation, fans not working at all, etc

* Power management and battery problems: Mac isn't turning on, sleep isn't working, random shutdowns and reboots, battery isn't charging, Mac won't wake from sleep etc

* Light problems and improper lighting management: battery indicator lights aren't working, display backlighting isn't adjusting to ambient light changes, keyboard backlights not working, etc

* Video and external displays not working: display brightness functionality not working properly, target video mode isn't working properly, external display isn't working, etc

* General performance and functionality problems: abnormally sluggish behavior despite no CPU or disk usage, external ports not working, airport & bluetooth aren't showing up, external devices are not being found, etc

So now that you've concluded you need to reset your SMC (Note that the SMC is on Intel Mac's only), here's how to do it on MacBook's, MacBook Pro's, iMac's, Mac Mini's, and Mac Pro's. Notice that the reset instructions are different for MacBook and MacBook Pro's if you have an internal or detachable battery.
Reset SMC of a MacBook Air, MacBook Pro Retina, or MacBook Pro's with an internal non-removable battery

This is how to reset SMC on most modern Mac laptops:

Shutdown your MacBook Air / MacBook Pro
Connect the power adapter to your Mac
On the MacBook/Pro's keyboard, hold down the Shift+Control+Option keys and the Power button at the same time
Release all keys and the power button at the same time
Boot your Mac as usual

Here's the key sequence to hold down:

Reset the SMC of a MacBook Air or Retina MacBook Pro

Do keep in mind that by resetting the SMC you will lose power specific settings, like the time it takes to sleep a Mac and other customizations to power settings. No big deal, but if you have made many changes to your hardware behavior you will want to adjust stuff like sleep behavior again.
Reset SMC of an iMac, Mac Pro, Mac Mini

Resetting SMC is different for non-portable Macs:

Shut down your Mac
Disconnect the power cord
Press and hold the Mac's power button for 5 seconds
Release the button
Reattach the power cables and boot the Mac as usual

Reset the SMC of a MacBook or MacBook Pro's with detachable batteries

mac reset the smc Older MacBook laptops with a removable battery can reset SMC with the following approach:

Shutdown the MacBook/Pro and remove the battery
Disconnect the power adapter, hold the Power Key for 10 seconds
Release the power key and reconnect your battery and power adapter
Turn your Mac on
Let boot as usual

Hopefully that will clear up your problems, if not it might be worth a visit to the Apple Store or a certified repair center.

Happy New Year,
Kerry

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I am a new macbook pro owner. My new mac will not recognize my external wd mybook which is several years old. What do I do?


Hello!!

The MAC is not recognizing HDD because it may not be in FAT or MAC OS X Journeled Format.
Please Follow below steps to Reformat the HDD to make it Compatible with MAC.

1. Connect the HDD.
2. Open Disk Utility from Applications -> Utilities
3. On left side of Disk Utility you'll find your HDD.
4. Click on HDD and select the Format TAB.
5. Reformat the HDD in FAT Format.
6. Click Apply.
7. Done.

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I purchased WebPlus X2 last year. I recently purchased a MacBook Pro. I need this software for a Mac. Can you help?


Serif's website says that the system requirements for WebPlus X4 (apparently X3 is no longer current) are:
  • Pentium PC with DVD/CD drive and mouse
  • Microsoft Windows® XP (32 bit), Windows®Vista (32 or 64bit), or Windows® 7 operating system
So the first thing to note is that there is no Macintosh version of the software.
That having been said, given that you own a MacBook Pro, you can install Windows on it, and run the software that way.For example, the product at
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includes a discounted copy of both Windows 7 and Parallels, which will allow you to run Windows 7 right alongside your Mac OS. The solution will cost you $140, but it is a very workable, very nice solution when you are forced to use PC software for a course, etc., but own a Mac.

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I cant open up a video or seminar within a website with media player


this all depends on whate format it is in. if it is a windows media, it will not play without flip for mac. (http://www.telestream.net/flip4mac-wmv/overview.htm)

Try installing that and using it again.

Also, try running any updates on quicktime you can through software update.

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Macbook not recognising new Quicktime 7.3 or 7.6


Did you download the right version of it? You may have accidentally downloaded a version Windows, rather than Mac.

Go back and download it again, and make sure that you are downloading a version for mac.

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Playing Flash movies pauses for 1/2 sec every 5-7 seconds


Try this technique: download one of the many free programs from the web that allows you to download the FLV videos onto your computer. Play the video that way. Look for a version that works for your MacBook. Post back your results.

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MacBook Pro 17"


THis is normal. It is based on the amount of CPU being used. If you are running a lot of apps or CPU intensive apps then it will run hot. If you use Cmd-space and type 'activity' you will select Activity Monitor from the list. In there you can see what is using the most CPU. (get back to me if you need more info on using this app). Playing videos uses quite a lot of cpu for decompression. Playing music doesnt. Check also howmany widgets you have open by pressing F12. Close them down by holding the alt key and clicking the x in the top left corner of each.

This should help you reduce the heat a bit. Also think of getting somthing like the iLap. I use this myself (using it right now infact) and it's pretty good.

All the best
Sean
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Ne macbook pro locks up


Hey amandarx8,

That really is not quite enough information to go on. What version of the Mac OS are you using? What MS Office application are you trying to use? Are you running any other applications at the same time you are running the MS Office application? This info will help diagnose your problem.

But to answer your question, lock ups are NOT normal. Make sure you have downloaded and installed any updates from both Microsoft as well as Apple.

You might also try this site for help-
http://www.microsoft.com/mac/help.mspx

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