Macbook

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  1. felix_machan

    Question AutoCAD Mechanical on M1 Mac

    Hi, I'm an engineering student, and I'm about to buy a machine to help my studies, and to do CAD on. My choice for this purpose is the M1 Macbook Air. We use AutoCAD at the lecture, and mainly the "Mechanical" extension of this software, which is not available for Mac OS. AutoCAD vanilla is...
  2. papalzru

    Question Macbook purchase advice ?

    My daughter wants a Macbook for University. She's asked me for help in purchasing one. I really haven't got a clue as I am a Windows user. She needs it for day to day University work. She doesn't want to spend a fortune but also doesn't want something thats useless. I think around 500-600 mark...
  3. magnificent_90

    Question Which Mac device suits my interests and needs

    Hi For years I've been using MS Windows but recently I've seen Macbook devices and I plan to buy one. My budget is around 1200 Euros. I don't know whether to buy a Macbook Pro or Air. How about iPad devices? I will be using it for my university studies and if possible for Photoshop. Is...
  4. G

    Question How to make a SMC reset on a Macbook Air with non-functioning left alt key?

    A friend of mine has a Macbook Air a1369 that was virtually never used (he gave it as a gift for his wife but she didn't adapt to it), and it sat without use for 2 years. The batteries discharged below minimum and won't charge again. It needs an SMC reset, but, its left alt does not work. Why...
  5. magnificent_90

    Question Which model laptop is better for graphic design and editing?

    Hi all, My budget is around 1000 Euro and I am looking for a laptop for doing editing and graphic design (Photoshop and Premiere). I want the display to support 100% SRGB. I think an RTX 3060 and an Intel Core i7 are good. I don't know if I have to buy a gaming or a workstation model. My...
  6. turbo-boost

    Question How can i reinstall my macos in these conditions ?

    Very recently i have tried to factory reset my macos but i screwed up by doing these exactly in order 1. I restarted my mac and entered recovery menu via command + r 2. I deleted my disk and renamed it , but i made a stupid mistake by restarting the macbook and not reinstalling the macos...
  7. L

    Question Is M1 MacBook still good in 2022 ?

    Is M1 MacBook still good in 2022 if I am planning to study on IT college in september and do some it work as well as studying ? And will M1 chip be able to handle the IT work for couple of years or is it just something that is going to be good for a while ? Also one last thing, should I choose...
  8. L

    Question Which MacBook configuration to choose for IT college

    First of all sorry for soooo long thread. So if you want to just quickly reply and help, which one to choose out of these and why: MacBook Air M1 - 16 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD MacBook Air M2 (8c CPU + 10c GPU) - 8GB RAM, 512 GB SSD MacBook Air M2 (8c CPU + 10c GPU) - 16GB RAM, 256 GB SSD Hey there...
  9. P

    Question How to use Macbook Air 128 GB SSD in desktop system?

    I have Macbook Air 2017. I have upgraded SSD from 128 GB to 500 GB. I have installed it and it is working well. Now I have macbook air's original 128GB SSD as spare. I want to use it for my desktop windows system. Desktop has Gigabyte Z97-UD3H-BK motherboard which has SSD/NVMe slot. Here I...
  10. P

    Question How to use Macbook Air 128 GB SSD in desktop system?

    I have Macbook Air 2017. I have upgraded SSD from 128 GB to 500 GB. I have installed it and it is working well. Now I have macbook air's original 128GB SSD as spare. I want to use it for my desktop windows system. Desktop has Gigabyte Z97-UD3H-BK motherboard which has SSD/NVMe slot. Here I...
  11. Dew Mortal

    Question Can't install windows 10 on second internal ssd of MacBook Pro 13' mid 2012.

    Hey members, I just recently upgraded my MacBook Pro 13' mid 2012 to 16 GB EVM ddr3 ram and 250 GB Gigabyte SSD. I switched out the optical drive for the ssd fitted with a caddy. I thought of installing windows 10 on it. But everytime i run the installer through usb , it gets stuck on the...
  12. Asbaat

    Question Having trouble deciding between MacBook Pro (M1 Pro Chip) or a i9 12900k + rtx 3060ti PC

    Hello! I am a freelance video editor who is also studying in a university that is located in another city. I am facing a dilemma So I currently have a $2000 budget in which I can either go for an M1 Pro MacBook Pro or an i9-12900k with an RTX 3060ti. I travel between my hostel and home...
  13. L

    [SOLVED] How to Salvage an Image from a .mbdb file?

    Hello! I am not sure if this is the appropriate place to post this, but I have a very odd question. Does anyone know, with an image that was saved, but somehow saved to a .mbdb file, if there's a way to get the image back out of it? My wife was using the drawing program Sketchbook on her mac...
  14. big man

    Question 2017 macbook air backlight randomly cuts, locks itself as if inactivity or lid close, flickers at low brightness, with addition SMC debacle

    i recently got a macbook air for free due to potential liquid damage. the logic board, connectors, ribbon cables etc show no sign of damage or corrosion, but i scrubbed everything with alcohol anyway, including the trackpad board. Right now the machine boots, but the backlight will randomly turn...
  15. Jonadam2007

    Question Instantaneous temperature change?

    So I currently use a very bad gpu, and because of such, I try my best to keep it cool for maximum FPS output. I currently use Mac fan control to monitor my gpu temps and I’ve noticed whilst playing games such as CSGO or Subnatica that my gpu’s temperatures will hit 95 ish C but opon closing the...
  16. J

    [SOLVED] 2015 13" MacBook Pro Kernel panics when waking from sleep ?

    For some reason when I wake my Mac from sleep the screen is black and none of the buttons work. Eventually, I get to the "your computer has restarted because of a problem" then I press any key to resume startup. Does anybody know why this might be happening? I have a link to the log here...
  17. TomZap35

    Question Best laptop for uni?

    Hi Everyone! I’m starting University next year and I’m looking at getting a good laptop. I currently have a 128GB surface pro 6, however I find the limited storage a bit of problem and the detachable keyboard a major hindrance, especially with how flexible and un-sturdy it feels when typing...
  18. haeki1

    [SOLVED] Parallel I/O performance 1 vs. 2 drives ?

    Hello everyone, I am about to buy a new macbook pro M1pro/max for video editing and I am not clear about the size of internal storage as it's often recommended to seperate OS & software from footage and media cache. So I thought taking a smaller internal drive + an external Thunderbolt 3 drive...
  19. Player09313

    Question Sometimes when I press fn button on M1 macbook air I cant type, I just get a beeping sound

    Hi, I've had my M1 MacBook air for almost a month now and i've come across a reoccurring issue. Sometimes when I press the fn/global key button for the emojis, I can't type. When I try to type I get a beeping/error sound
  20. M

    Question Monitor for new Macbook 16" M1 Max

    I've ordered a new MacBook 16" M1 MAX to finally replace my MacBook Pro 15" Mid 2014... It's been a hard-working little thing for many years but I think it's time to put it up for retirement. So I also need to replace my ageing Thunderbolt display with something more of this decade...
  21. D

    Best Workstation Laptop Around USD 2k (INR 1.5 lakh) India (Recommendation)

    Hello Everyone, I am a Senior 3D Artist and looking for a Workstation/Gaming Laptop specially for 3D work. Software i use: Maya Zbrush Purpose: 3D Modeling & Animation Work (Gaming very less) Country: India Preference: Budget: INR 1.5 Lakh (USD 2k) little flexibility is possible Screen...
  22. BJordan

    [SOLVED] Forced shutdown while booting ?

    I recently about to fresh Install my MacBook 7.1 mid 2010 with my usb installer, before it boot into the usb i connect my Mac to wifi first, resulting in macbook getting stuck at apple logo so i press power button to restart my Mac. It finally booted into my usb (without connecting to the wifi)...
  23. N

    [SOLVED] Running DS Solidworks on MAC

    Hi everyone! Macbooks are known for their extraordinary performance in 'designing softwares'. I'm a professional Solidworks user. Unfortunately, Solidworks is not available for MacOS. But recently I found out that Windows 10 can be installed on a macbook (Boot Camp Assistant). So, my question...
  24. yanag

    MacBook Pro VS Acer Predator Triton 500 VS MSI GE66 Raider

    I’m looking to maybe change my MacBook Pro for a better laptop m. I’m a 3D character modeling and concept artist and will be majorly working with programs like Maya, Belnder, Substance, Zbrush, Photoshop and the Adobe Suite. My question is: since for the next approximately 5 years I’ll be very...
  25. Gabriel239

    Question Best Laptop for Graphic Designing softwares

    Hi Buddies, I want to buy the best laptop for my graphic designing work. Graphic designing tools and software are heavy and I want to work on multiple software and tools at the same time so which laptop should I get.?
  26. K

    Question External Storage for MacBook

    Hello, I am trying to start mining crypto on my MacBook. I was wondering if it is alright to use a flash drive or if I should get an SSD. Also, what size would I need for these? I've also heard that larger sized SSDs are faster, but is that true, and if so would the extra speed help me mine...
  27. I

    Question Best way to do dual display with this Mac setup?

    Ok so I'm getting a new setup for work (MacBook Pro 16" (intel) and 2x Lenovo ThinkVision P27h-20's) which is great - the problem is I need to share the displays with my personal computer an M1 Mac Mini. I'd like to do this in a seamless way if possible; I've looked at various Display Port...
  28. busets

    Docking station Mackbook/windows 2 screens

    Hi everyone I am looking for a docking station that works with both a Macbook Pro (13" 2018) and a windows 10 laptop. Both laptops have USB-C ports. I'd like the docking station to support two external monitors. I have not decided which ones yet, but most likely two "normal" (i.e. no gaming or...
  29. FO04

    [SOLVED] Password problem

    So like a month ago I logged in with Facebook on my friends MacBook on a site and now when he goes to facebooks site he has my login but he also has my login on other sites that my Facebook is connected to like Instagram and probably more. Any fixto this problem cause it seems like he has the...
  30. BrookrA

    [SOLVED] Network Printer behind 2nd router.

    Hello Network Gurus, Here is my setup and my issue. RouterA/Service Provider(Bell all-in-one router/cable modem) - MacBook connected via wireless RouterB/Connected to RouterA (vA ethernet CABLE from LAN rA to WAN rB) PC connected via LAN rB Network Printer connected via LAN rB Notes...
  31. Prad_Bitt

    [SOLVED] MacBook Air M1 or a Windows laptop for data science ?

    Hi My knowledge in software is pretty much 0 I'm an economics major, I picked CS (Programming in Python) as an elective. I already have a Windows desktop PC, but for when colleges reopen, I might have to take a laptop there. I have a few options, the most powerful (plus a nice little $150...
  32. J

    Macbook or lenovo?

    I have a lenovo thinkpad yoga 260, but as I know these have a huge motherboard defect, so i plan to sell mine. I looked arround the internet and saw that i could buy: thinkpad x240, t440, t440s, t450, t460 or macbook air 2012, 2013, 2014. I had thin and light laptops for couple of years now, and...
  33. M

    [SOLVED] 27" monitor recommendation for working with text on Macbook Pro

    The title pretty much says it all. I'm shopping for a decent 27 inch monitor, will be used with a Macbook Pro (so USB-C charging is a plus). I will not be using it for games and movies - at all. I almost exclusively work with text. Any recommendations? Shall I get a 4K monitor (together with...
  34. LuckyHood

    [SOLVED] MacBook Pro 13 inch 2020 Won't Charge

    I bought a MacBook Pro like a month ago. It's a 13 inch, 2020. It worked normally but the only thing that concerned me it's that when it was plugged when you touched its surface it was giving off electrostatic energy. And today it won't charge what so ever, in any port, I have to mention that...
  35. Skulcar

    [SOLVED] NVIDIA 3080 eGPU on MacBook Pro 2017. Is it worth?

    Hi there! I have a big question bothering me and I thought I could find an answer here 🙏🏻 I recently received an unexpected news: I have to go abroad for at least two or three months for work, although I just bought a new pc with a fantastic Nvidia Asus Tuf 3080. My goal was to properly enjoy...
  36. K

    [SOLVED] New high budget laptop - resisting getting sucked in by Apple again...

    Currently I have two Macbooks (Mini & Pro 13" from Late 2013). They are still working, but I been thinking about upgrading at least one of them to something new. One has a failing keyboard and few other problems. My main take away from both is durability for those years. However, I am not too...
  37. B

    A really dumb idea but also fun pls help

    Ok so look yes I'm a hipster (Mod edit) who loves the looks of old apple stuff but hates the hardware and I have a old 2010 polycarbonate (white plastic) mac book. I love the looks of it so much like enough to pop a stiffy. Well I know I could upgrade ram and the storage to SSD but I really want...
  38. ZakInversal

    Question MacBookAir broken port

    Hello, i have burn out my macbookair (mid 2014) charging port. I was charging it and out of the blue i licked the charger and when i plugged it back in it didn't work. I was in the task of installing windows 7 at that time. We checked another charger and it didnt work. Is there any other way i...
  39. S

    Question ~2012 MacBook white screen on boot

    So I have this problem where a MacBook doesn’t boot. It is stuck on a completely white screen. No logo or anything. It plays the startup sound, the old classic one that’s been on macs for ages, but it never goes further than that. I’ve tried everything I can find, but nothing has worked...
  40. bjprestwood

    [SOLVED] Macbook Pro vs. Custom built Pc

    Currently I have a 2019 Macbook Pro, I am looking to start gaming on a computer more. My Mac can handle Minecraft and League of Legends but that is about it. I was looking towards building a PC for around $700-$800 that could game and stream. Would it be worth creating a custom built PC at this...