MacBook Pro/MacBook Pro 2010?

OK, I am in the market for my first laptop.        My family has been on a Gateway running Windows XP Home Edition since 2002. I have two siblings and a mother who is a pre-k teacher (uses this computer 24/7 for lesson plans). I hardly get anytime on this thing. I am looking at a 15" MacBook Pro. I am very cautious with my money and with college around the corner, I want a computer that will last. If anyone who happens to own one could tell me the pros and cons of the unit it would be greatly appreciated.      Another question: does anyone know anything about an early 2010 MacBook Pro release? If so would waiting for the next update be worth the wait?

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15" Macbook Pro

Hello everyone,          I am in the market for my first laptop. Ive been researching for about two years now and Im ready to make a purchase. My research has lead me to the 15" MacBook Pro. I am very cautious with my money and I want to make sure my hard earned money goes into a good investment. I really like it just from looking at it online. Im a pretty hardcore computer nerd and have taken up the title of the  IT manager of my house. I need a good computer.  From the few people ive talked to Ive only heard good things about the unit. Is there anyone out there, who owns one, tell me its Pros and Cons? It would be greatly appreciated!

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macbook pro wont power up?

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Re-anodizing a macbook pro? Answered

I am getting an old macbook pro in the mail soon and am going to have to pretty much tear it down completely to repair it. I have seen a few guides on anodizing aluminum, and was wondering if maybe, possibly I would be able to anodize my macbook to a different color! Would this require de-anodizing the aluminum? (the model is a late 08 macbook, so I dont know if that is a powder coated one).  It would be awesome If I could color it a nice matte black (my preferred color) Has anyone attempted doing something like this before? I have some scrap brushed aluminum to practice on.. would that work? I know this could be easily accomplished with a black case... but I kind of want to go a bit further than that... 

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Macbook Pro and Following Heartbreak

I have a problem and the people on Instructables are so smart I am hoping someone can advise me.   A year ago I used my Macbook Pro in my kitchen and happened to leave it on the kitchen table over night. I never did this before.  We had a huge storm that night and my roof leaked.  I had it repaired following Hurricane Ike and it had been fine but then something happened (I got it fixed - kind of like locking the gate after the cows get out)  and that one night was the only time I ever left my computer there or had a roof leak that was pretty bad and covered my entire table with water. When I saw my table and computer I thought I would fall out!  I picked up the computer and water ran out of it!  I didn't know then to take the battery out and let it dry out completely and I don't know if it would have worked anyway.  I whined for a day or two and then bought a new Macbook Pro.  Now I can get it to power up and it seems like it is working but there is no display. First I wonder is there a way to get that computer to work again.....Second - Is there a way to recover my videos and pictures even if that computer never works again so I can have the pictures of my best friend who recently passed away and have the pictures and videos of the wildlife I love to photograph? I am a principal so I take a lot of pictures and videos at school and make videos for students and staff.  Previously I was the assistant principal and my best friend was my principal and I have a lot of video and pictures of all the fun stuff we used to do just on off time or at school.  My best friend and principal ended up with a brain tumor and passed away a few months ago. She was young and vibrant and larger than life. The staff I inherited from her would love to see some of our videos and pictures from the days when she was healthy and our principal.  It really bothers me that I can't get my videos and pictures for both reasons, the loss of the videos that would remind me and my staff of fun times with my friend at school and because of the animal videos I feel I have lost that I would love to be able to see and use again.I spend my free time making videos and doing animal photography. I have 10 game cameras set up on my property in East Texas and I love to watch the animals.  All of my previous pictures, video, etc....is on that hard drive. I removed it and I can save to it but I can not open up the picture and videos on it. The new Macbook has updated software and I have not been able to open up iPhoto, IMovie, or IDVD and get my my pictures and videos from it.    I really wish I could get those images and videos back.   I now have that hard drive in a hard case to be used as an external hard drive.   If you read all of this, Thank you! If you have any helpful ideas I would love to hear them.  If you have any interest in the type of videos I make feel free to visit my Youtube channel at FoxysMyGirl@youtube.com  Foxy was my first great dane and I was crazy in love with that dog hence the username!   Thank you! Amy

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MacBook Pro Case fix-up

So, I made this case last year in July-ish, It used to be a Speck(™) Fitted Case. The old fabric was white plaid but it was getting discolored, so I decided to be creative and take an old shirt of mine that didn't fit and cut it to the shape of the MacBook Pro case. I then peeled off the old fabric and placed the shirt on the case, and I bought Fabric Spray Glue from Michaels and sprayed the shirt till it stayed immobile and flat to the case. I then used a razor to cut off tattered pieces but now the glue wears off on the edges and the fabric isn't as stretchy anymore because I cut so much off the shirt.  I was wondering if anyone had any good tips for a nice "guy-styled" trim to put around the case to cover up the annoying saggy fabric? The material on this case already has black studs all over. 

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How to upgrade an Intel Macbook pro 2.16 Ghz RAM from 2G to 4G?

How to upgrade an Intel Macbook pro 2.16 Ghz RAM from 2G to 4G

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I need a new mac "magsafe" connecter and cord to splice onto my power supply?

I have a powerbook with the "magsafe" connector and my dog (i'm serious) chewed the cord and chewed the connecter tip. Is there any replacement parts that you're aware of for these units?

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how to install new operating system in macbook pro

My problem is i tryed to install not knowing 10.6.3 on a macbook pro 10.4.11 and now it shows a white screen. and then was told that I could not jump from a 10.4.11 to 10.6.3

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Good dead Macbook Pro Instructable ideas? Answered

Look, I am just not handy and practical minded but I am looking for good ideas? I have an old Macbook Pro that I am using for spares and one thing I would like to do is to make use of the the casing, (base and broken screen) and it would be great to use it for something practical and stylish, so any ideas? I wondered about the practicality of somehow making it into a speaker system for starters, but no idea how to do it! So come on folks, get your creative minds round it and come up with some fantastic ideas.

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how to build a solar powered macbook pro charger?

Please can someone tell me how to wire up a circuit board for this project.

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Buying a new macbook next week, shall i get the Macbook 13" or the Macbook Pro 13"? Answered

Hello guys! So i'm buying a new macbook coming next week (next week just in case apple wants to upgrade the core to an i5, in the pro, or add an anti-glare or hi-res upgrade...they've upgraded before mid-cycle, and i dont mind waiting till monday :) ). just so you know my background: i'll be entering the physics carreer later this year at the university.  I'm torn between buying a white macbook, or a macbook pro 13". Money is not a problem, but the most i can get is the macbook pro with a 500GB hdd, 2,4GHz, 4GB RAM. Should i get the cheaper or the pro? i mean, seeing how they're so much alike, same core 2 duo, same graphics card, is shelling out the extra cash worth it? Thanks for your help :)

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How do I stream movies from iMac to Macbook Pro wirelessly, without buying any software?

I'm aware you can use the built-in file sharing system, but I've encountered problems with that. Yet I have no problems streaming 720p movies wireless to my PS3 with Vuze. Anyone know of any free software? All I'm aware of is "Orb". And obviously I'm looking for a Mac-to-Mac way to do this.

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Programming XMC1100 from Windows10 on a MacBook Pro doesn't work ?

Hello, I'm trying to get a connection between my Microcomputer XMC1100 and my Windows10 Partition on a MacBook Pro. I've installed the recommended development environment Dave from Infineon and everything works fine except the connection to the microcomputer. Is this connection maybe due to hardware not possible?  What else could be the reason ? Please help, regards 

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My macbook pro mouse pointer is freezing up? Answered

I do not use the trackpad. I use an external mouse. Whenever I log in to the computer, the mouse pointer is freezing up. When this happens, I can only use the trackpad to move the mouse. I found a temporary fix: Unplugging the usb and replugging it. It is still quite annoying though. Is there a permanent fix to this?

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Re:a MacBook Pro 15". They say that the logic board has failed, no display at all when boot is attempted. No activity.

I checked the forums answers without finding a solution. The Domain is a shopping mall here, including one of those.

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can i frankenstien a tower with my macbook pro that has a broken logic board?

My macbookpro's logic board ($1400) broke and i want a working comp, can i put pieces from it into an OLD tower of mine and make it work? how so?

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Can I Turn My Old Macbook Into a DIY Mac Pro Tower?

Preface/Background: I am fairly new to DIY tech projects. I have built two HTPCs, but I doubt that really counts. It does, however, give me a basic idea of how all of the components go together. I'm not terribly savvy when it comes to specs of computer components. I have an '08 Macbook that has just been gathering dust since I upgraded ~1 year ago. Recently, my side job as a freelancer (graphic design & video) has been picking up. My new machine is pretty powerful, but the time it takes to get my laptop setup with all of my peripherals is starting to get old. There are also times when I crave some extra speed & I often have to stop working in the middle of a project to clear up disk space or set up an external drive. I remembered seeing a project where Mosburn converted his macbook into a Mac Mini on Gizmodo a few years ago, which got me excited. It was written in 2008, and may be a little dated. I'm looking to do a similar project, but I'm not really looking for size/design. I'm looking for POWER! The Macbook in question is version 4,1. As I said, looks aren't a big issue for me (nor size). I now have an extra room in my house and it is going to be set up as an office. Everything still works on the laptop, although the battery no longer holds a charge. I initially planned to sell it, but with the dead battery and some cosmetic damage, I could only get about $200 for it. I think this project would be more valuable to me than that. Project Goals: -Use as much of my existing laptop as possible (the whole buffalo) -Use a case that allows upgrades (more memory, more drives) -Increase memory (current: 4 | desired:16+) -Increase disk space (current: 80gb | desired: 2tb+) -At least 1 Solid State I know the Mac OS is pretty picky when it comes to components, so the initial question is: Will the system accept my desired spec upgrades? I know that I have to use compatible brands, I just want to make sure there isn't some sort of "maximum" hard coded. Will I be able to use both Solid State and Disk drives? I would like to get a smaller Solid State as a primary, and a couple of large disk drives for storage and scratching. I may get a dock so I can quickly switch drives that are strictly storage, but for now I just want a couple TBs inside. Also, would you suggest using the existing power cable? Or would it be benificial to swap in a new power supply? I'm not sure how intensive that might be, but I'm guessing a few more drives will require it. I think it is safe to assume that I will need to use some advanced DIY techniques, as far as my experience goes. As I stated before, I've built a few PCs before, but these were all fairly simple. Connecting components to the motherboard were as easy as plugging them in. I've done a (very) small amount of soldering before on other DIYs, but they were all done on fairly big parts and precision was not an issue. If soldering might be needed, I will need some help with this as well. I am hoping there are some guides out there to help me understand what goes where on my particular motherboard. I'm also a little worried that I may have to do some cutting (as done in the project linked above). Hopefully the fact that I don't need a small case, I won't have to deal with that. I plan on buying a high res screen to use with this machine, but I'm not sure what I plan to do with the existing LCD yet. I'm not sure how much I might be able to sell it for, or how much it might cost to buy a stand to mount it with. It is a pretty nice screen, but it's long before the time of the Retina display, so it may not be worth messing with. If anyone has any suggestions for what approach to take, or a link to an existing guide, please share them below. Another fear I have is that the variations in MacBook models may make finding an applicable and useful guide more difficult. Another note: Cost isn't really an issue. I hope to first accomplish this project using mostly the materials at hand - worrying about upgrading my specs later. If this is possible, the only expenses should be a new case, a few cables, and possibly a new power supply. I'd like to preemptively thank anyone who might offer help. I've been wanting to make a move to tech DIY for years and this project seems to be a great starting point. I hope this leads to many more and that I can soon be a helpful contributor here as well.

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can i put a newer apple laptop (powerbook g4,macbook,macbook pro) into the body of a powerbook 5300?

 basically i would like to use a powerbook 5300 (easy enough), but i would like to upgrade it to a level where i can do my research and use wireless internet on it, i.e change out the entire insides. 

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Acer travelmate 610 to slimline desktop conversion

Ok i bought this old laptop from ebay for only 15 bucks, and has the following problems 1. Dead screen(but indicators work) 2. The plastic thing and the spring on the switch arent there so i used a cable tie then yank it back and forth to get it to boot 3. Non working battery 4. DVD drive has broken eject mechnism so need to remove drive, open top, load disk, close top then slide the drive back into the comupter(yes the disc drive is removable) ok so what i want to do is to convert it into something like what myles_h did but as a slimline desktop pc meaning vertically and no screen image 1 is a stock pic of the laptop and image 2 is a pic of the idea im going to install windows me after having a look at vcamnowaa(youtube)'s success with said os as seen below or if not i'll install windows 2000 or xubuntu here's some specs: intel pentium 3 windows 2000 pro(i did not get the install cd) 256 mb ram wifi(havent got it working yet) smart card(need this to get past the bios into windows) infrared irda there's a later batch with windows xp and bluetooth btw...

Topic by kbhasi 


help with bluetooth? Answered

Hi i need to connect my ipod dock to my  macbook pro via bluetooth all i need is a little device that can pug into a standard headphone socket and receive audio it will be fine if it only works on pc 

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Is it possible to virtually install from recovery discs?

I have a new macbook pro that comes preinstalled with snow leopard. Upon digging in the attic, my brother found mac os 9 and the recovery discs for my dad's macbook pro (the old model, 2006, preinstalled with tiger). I was curious if there was a way to virtually install tiger (like using virtualbox). The reason I want this is because I want the classic environment to play some old games, and I tried Sheep Shaver for mac os 9, but it crashed when I tried to play the game. From what I understand, tiger was the last to support the classic environment.

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how can i convert my laptop into a desktop?

i have a macbook pro and the logic board broke, i want to make a tower out of it and maybe substitute something for the broken logic board?

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Macworld 2008: What do you think?

Macbook Air, faux-GPS on the iPhone, $20 for an iPod Touch upgrade, apple TV 2, movie downloads. A lot of stuff was announced today.What do you guys thing about it?My only thoughts are that I wish that apple would put the multitouch feature into the Macbooks and Macbook Pros. I am also going to get an iPhone now that it has the location stuff in Google maps. I still wish it had GPS though. Also, with the Time Capsule announced there won't be as much need for an application that a friend and I made to do the exact same thing with any network drive. Check it out here, iTimemachine. We also have a couple other apps so look at those too!

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What type of laptop should I get?

I want a macbook pro 13, but I am not sure if this is the right choice. I would use it for word processing, music, and some gaming. It would need to be relatively fast, and thats it. Please help!

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Which brand Blu-ray drive do you guys use?

I have installed some Blu-ray player on my MacBook Pro and now wanna look for a BD drive that would work with it and my Mac Mac.

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Where can I (legally) get Photoshop CS2 for OSX?

My sister has a four-year-old MacBook (OSX, PS CS2 installed) with cracked hinges, and she's looking at getting a new computer before this piece of plastic crap falls apart completely. Currently looking at a low-end MacBook Pro, but that's not the question. She's a part-time professional photographer, and needs Photoshop. She currently has CS2 but due to certain circumstances can't install it on another computer. Is there still a place to buy CS2 at an appropriate old-software discount? CS5 is way out of price range, and she's familiar with and likes CS2, so no reason for anything else. Oh, and no GIMP. I've asked.

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I need to recharge Li-Ion cells w/ undervoltage lockout?

I have 2 Apple A1175 macbook batteries that will not charge, regardless of what I have done to the computer or the battery. I believe that this is due to the batteries having sat for much too long, and eventually the cells got depleted (causing what i believe is undervoltage lockout on the charge controller circuit). I believe I can get these batteries functional again by charging the cells again. Thing is, I don't want to take apart the batteries to charge each cell individually. Is there a way to somehow trick the charge controller into letting current through the batteries? I read somewhere that a 5-15v pulse will do it, but I am not sure if that is true... Any pinouts for the battery would be helpful as I have not been able to find a pinout for them at all. Again they are apple A1175 batteries (from the old bulky aluminum 15 inch macbook pros) Thanks! Edit: I also understand (mostly) the hazards of li-ion technology. I understand they are extremely hazardous under an uncontrolled charge condition. I also understand that by doing this, they might blow up in my face entirely, causing burns and possibly a fire. 

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How do I transparent touch screen?

I'm looking into a new project. I want to make a touch-pad ( a multitouch one like the ones on macbook pros) except i want to make it transparent. I also want it to be flat ( kind of like the keypad on the LG crystal). If anyone could give me a link with useful advice about how to make this I would really appreciate it.            THANK YOU!!

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How many Macbook(pro)s does the Instrucatable community need to buy to make the new ad worthwhile?

I've always wondered about the true effectiveness of online advertisements. Despite how intrusive they may be, I've never used them to shop or be inspired to shop. Call me crazy because I don't define my needs based on the companies that fulfill them. For an ad like the new "greenest family of laptops" on the front page, how many does Apple really need to sell to break even on the ad? I'm guessing not many.

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My camera isn't being recognized by programs?

My sister has a JVC GR-DA30 video camera that I am trying to connect to my Macbook Pro. When I plug it in and turn it on, iMovie, iPhoto, and even Image Capture don't recognize. I know that the problem isn't in the cable because when I go to firewire from system profiler, it recognizes the camera. What am I doing wrong?

Question by A-Nony-Mus 


how to voice activate your mac similar to siri?

Okay so this has been on my mind for awhile now but I never really looked into it because I thought I had watched one too many sifi movies. but then I got an iphone.. and then a mac.. and it all changed. I never understood how well Siri worked on the iPhone.. so it got me thinking.. if its possible to get a program Siri to work that well on a hand held device, it should be no match for a laptop that has twice the computing power right?? Well so far, i've been wrong. However I havent given up and i'm still searching for a possible answer so I have turned to the good people on Instructables to help me out. Before you shut out the idea of telling your computer to check your emails and open up this application and that application, I must say that IT HAS BEEN DONE! but from what i can tell, it has only been done on a Windows 7 and Windows Vista. I'll include a few links so you can see where im trying to go with this. I know some people have wired this up to their house and home appliances where they say something like turn lights on and bam they turn on.. although this is super cool im not looking to do this.. all i want is a program that is like a virtual assistant. and maybe something that i can tweak a little bit as in adding my own voice commands, ex. Me: "hey who's on my network??" Computer: "you have 4 people logged on to your network, would you like me to display them?" or Me: "do i have any new emails?" Computer: "you have 321 unread messages, would you like me to read you the subject lines?"   hopefully there is something out there that one of you have either seen, own, or heard of and can provide some sort of information to shed some light on my little endeavor.  I own a Macbook Pro so I do realize that replies to my question may be somewhat limited to Apple owners.  iron man "jarvis computer" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6Za8SxoHW4 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3COcDApcS0

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Is it possible to add voice effects to outgoing VOIP calls?

The subject line pretty much says it all... I'm intrigued by the idea of prank calling my friends by processing my voice through audio effects (i.e. - using VST/AU plugins). I'm not even sure if this is possible, but it seems like there must be a way. I think illformed's Glitch plugin ( http://illformed.org/plugins/glitch/ ) would be perfect for something like this. Any tips on how to hook this up? FYI: I normally make VOIP calls via my MacBook Pro, and I have Audio Hijack and a plethora of software effects installed already. However, I'm open to any and all suggestions - even if they can't be done with my existing setup. Thanks!

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Blue snowball mic and windows 7?

Alright, so today I received my new new Blue Snowball only to find it is incompatible with windows 7, or at least that's what I thought. After searching through the web for a fair few hours I found that many people had got their mic working with windows 7 yet there was no driver or firmware update available to download. I managed to find a firmware update although this stopped part way through demanding administrator rights which I gave it but it still wouldn't work :L I'm using the new macbook pro with retina display if that helps with motherboard compatibility. If anybody has a blue snowball I would really appreciate a download link to the driver you are using Thanks in advance Will

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Linkit One not working

I have a Linkit One that keeps disappearing from my ports when I try to upload a sketch. I was doing some testing of a sketch I had made and I keep getting the message that there was not board on the port I had selected. I have successfully uploaded sketches with this setup before. This was on a Macbook Pro running Yosemite 10.10.5. After several attempts to fix the problem I moved my setup to my Windows 7 machine. The issue is similar. I cannot get the board to remain visible on the port for any amount of time. I plug it in and it shows up for a few second before disappearing again. I fear my board's usb port has gone bad. I can upload to my arduino uno with no problems.   If it is a bad usb port is there anything I can do? Can I upload sketches another way? I would hate to lose the use of this board. Thanks for your time.

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AutoCAD for Mac Survey

AutoCAD was the first CAD package I really felt comfortable using and designing in. I've since realized that part of being an engineer is being familiar enough with dozens of different CAD packages so that you can recognize which one is the best tool for the specific challenge at hand. Since I use a Mac, I keep a copy of Windows running under Parallels primarily for CAD packages. This is actually a pretty common theme with people working at the various Squid Labs-related companies. I could probably walk just a couple of offices down and see SolidWorks on a MacBook Pro screen right now.So, I'm happy to read that AutoDesk is asking for input on a version of AutoCAD for the Mac:Mac Fanbois Get their Wish: AutoCADNearly two decades ago, Autodesk abandoned AutoCAD on the Mac. But now perhaps it is seeing too many sales lost to the likes of ArchiCAD to architecture clients, NX to mechanical engineering customers, and SketchUp to designers. Autodesk marketing calls it "trying to stay in tune with our customers," and are asking Mac and AutoCAD users to fill out a survey. ..."

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How to use Mouse.Move()

I am using the new Arduino Due to try and move a mouse on my Macbook pro. On the Arduino website it says that I should be able to just add numbers into Mouse.move(xVal, yVal, wheel). I have tried adding numbers in the xVal and yVal positions ranging from .5 to 1000000, but the mouse never moves. I also am trying to use the code that they have on their website as demo code which takes in voltages from analog ports and puts them into the xVal and yVal. I have set it up with two 1K resistors in series with the analog inputs going into A0 and A1 with a voltage supply of 2.1 V. The amount the mouse moves should depend on how much voltage is entering the Arduino, but I am only getting -6 to 6 V coming into the Arduino. Does anyone have any suggestions about how to make the mouse move with Arduino's demo program or just in general? Thank you so much for the help. Link to Arduino demo code: http://arduino.cc/en/Reference/MouseMov ... lock#=1 My code: void setup() { Serial.begin(4800); Mouse.begin(); } void loop() { if (analogRead(0) > 500) { Serial.println("Hello"); Mouse.move(100,100,0); } else { Serial.println("Goodbye"); Mouse.move(-100,-100,0); }

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Cannot connect to my home network unless a specific laptop is connected first

This is the strangest problem. My family has 3 laptops: a Samsung laptop (Windows 7), a HP Elitebook (Windows 8) and a Macbook pro.  All of a sudden, the HP and the Mac cannot connect to my home network unless the Samsung is connected first.  Once the Samsung connects (which it does automatically), both other devices will connect as well.  If the Samsung is turned off, I will receive an error message saying that the computer (HP or Mac) cannot connect to the internet--it will try troubleshooting (resetting the wireless adapter) but still will be unable to connect. If I turn off the Samsung, the other two laptops will stay connected, but if they are turned off, the Samsung has to be turned on and connected to the internet before they can connect.  I have spoken to the ISP provider and they cannot provide me with a solution. I have deleted and re-installed the home network on all 3 devices, but that hasn't solved the problem.  The computers are not set up on a HomeGroup.  One ISP technician told me to have all 3 computers on a Public network. (The Samsung automatically is set for Home Network.) The options for the HP windows 8 are Private or Public.  I have switched them all to Public and/or Home-Private, but that hasn't solved the problem.  (I don't understand why I should have my computers on a Public network if I am using my home ISP--I just moved to this town and am using a different internet provider--my previous ISP always said my computers should be on Home Network) I am not very computer literate but I have looked at the command prompt to see if the IPv Address was the issue. It appears to be correct--the only number that is different is the last one. Any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated.  If the Samsung laptop breaks or is taken out of the house--the other 2 computers won't ever connect! Thank you!

Topic by shetterley 


How to connect a landline to Mac on OS X?

---The Problem---- I've searched high and low for something that will allow me to connect my normal landline (see links at bottom of post) to my MacBook Pro (2.16GHz core 2 duo, on OS X Snow Leopard).  The landline is my work landline, so I can't change it. I really just want to connect it to my Mac through its "To TEL" port, which according to the manual is for connecting phones in parallel. The minimum I want to be able to do is get audio from the landline to my computer's speakers and audio to it from my computer's speakers. My goal is to be able to work handsfree on my computer while I type. I'm not keen on a headset for the landline because I hate cables and get tangled up while I type. If I get my voice routed through to the phone through the Mac's microphone and sound to come out through my speakers from the caller's voice I'd be jumping for joy. I'd be rocketing for joy if through some way I managed to use an AppleScript I found (see links at bottom of post) to dial out of AddressBook to the landline. That would be tres cool, but that'd be me getting greedy. ----What I've been able to find out (I'm pretty clueless)------ PCs can do this with an RJ11 to USB adapter. There are rumors that the DLink DPH-50U works with OS X with a driver no one can seem to find. Apple stopped making their USB external modems, which didn't cater for voice anyway. I'm willing to buy stuff to make something if I need, although if it comes to writing drivers I'd need a lot of direction. ----The question----- Does anyone have any clever ideas on how to solve the problem? ----Links------ My landline manual: https://support.panasonic.co.nz/docstore/KXT7425_T7433_T7436_T7450%20book.pdf AppleScript to dial from AddressBook: http://forums.macosxhints.com/showpost.php?p=317719&postcount;=10 Most thankful in advance for any ideas!

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