Hello, i have a Macbook pro laptop and haven't had any problems so far, however in the past couple of days my macbook doesn't turn on properly. I press the on button and i hear the initial noise the start the laptop up but the screen just stays black and doesn't load up. After turning off the laptop and attempting to turn it on several times it finally turns on but it is very temperamental. I have also noticed whilst charging the laptop it seems to get very hot- i don't know if this is related to the problem. Any advice would be great many thanks. Judith
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The DVD works by just pushing it in far enough till you get resistance, then the drive pulls the DVD in by itself. If after it pulls the DVD in, it just ejects it, The DVD drive thinks you are using an incompatible disk.
You can also try resetting the SMC.
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
sad 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.
This is very subjective, but either the MacBook or MacBook Pro because the MacBook Air is more expensive than the Macbook because it is thinner, but does not outperform it.
Now between the MacBook and MacBook Pro there are so general guidelines:
-If price doesn't matter, the MacBook pro is the best Apple laptop because of its RAM and Aluminum body finish, also its Sandy Bridge processors and its new Thunderbult Port.
If price does matter, than there are some general deciding factors:
What do you do? If you work on your MacBook pro using PhotoShop and Movie Editors and a lot of software- the MacBook Pro is what you want. Also if you game, the MacBook pro is awesome.
Is it just for fun? If you want this laptop just for recreational use and not for games requiring heavy processing power for graphics, just get the MacBook.
Press and hold the power button for about 10 seconds will power off the MacBook Pro.
You can then try turning it on again normally.
If the problem with freezing reoccurs on start up, then hold down the power button again, and turn it off. Unplug the MagSafe Power Adaptor from the MacBook and the Wall for several seconds. If the battery is removable, then remove it, wait for a few seconds and re-insert it. Plug the MacSafe back in if desired. You should now be able to start up the MacBook with no problems.
Dear Michael, In my opinion having a strong Macbook with 2GB is not enough.One of the reasons i say so is that while surfing on the net and having a couple of messengers open, your computer is consuming 60 to 70 % of its physical ram.That means that having an extra 2GB would be great so as to run more applications or in order not to lag the current apps.