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Old 24-05-2008, 04:00 AM   #166
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isit possible to use Macbook pro OS X installation disc on a Macbook?

friend's client macbook hard disk spoil, he change one for him and his client say dun have the installation disc. so this friend of mine, ask me to lend him my disc. did try to google but cant find any answer
probably won't work, but no harm trying
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Old 24-05-2008, 07:39 AM   #167
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isit possible to use Macbook pro OS X installation disc on a Macbook?

friend's client macbook hard disk spoil, he change one for him and his client say dun have the installation disc. so this friend of mine, ask me to lend him my disc. did try to google but cant find any answer
Your friend is better ioff getting a replacement copy from Apple; its needed not just to install the OS but also for disk maintenence. 1800-my-apple.
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Old 24-05-2008, 08:43 AM   #168
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Your friend is better ioff getting a replacement copy from Apple; its needed not just to install the OS but also for disk maintenence. 1800-my-apple.
yeah. told him to get the retail pack already

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Old 28-05-2008, 09:57 PM   #169
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I need some help here, hopefully the experienced users here can shed some info.

I've been having problems trying to get the sound to come out from my TV when connected via dvi-hdmi. I have a Macbook Pro and a 32" Bravia which I have connected together with dvi-hdmi cable. I have no trouble with the picture at all but I learnt that this cable doesn't carry the sound along with it.

I went to the Wheelock Epicentre today and picked up the Belkin Stereo Link Cable, which according to one of the staff there, is supposed to work. So I've plugged it into the red & white inputs (says left and right) below the two HDMI ports on the TV. The other end is plugged into my MBP's headphone jack-thing.

No sound is coming out still. I've tried googling the problem and checking various other forums and tweaking with the TV's settings but nothing works.

Anybody here know of how to fix this? Have I done something wrong/purchased the wrong cable? Sorry this is so lengthy and noobish. :X

Thanks in advance!
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Old 28-05-2008, 11:25 PM   #170
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Is this the cable? http://www.ilounge.com/index.php/rev...eo-link-cable/

It's the "wrong" one becoz your TV is getting your Mac Book Pro's video from the HDMI input, but your MBP's audio is connectted to another video input (that takes in analog RCA signal.) Their path don't cross.

To make your setup work, connect the RCA output to a dedicated amp.
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Old 28-05-2008, 11:30 PM   #171
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Is this the cable? http://www.ilounge.com/index.php/rev...eo-link-cable/

It's the "wrong" one becoz your TV is getting your Mac Book Pro's video from the HDMI input, but your MBP's audio is connectted to another video input (that takes in analog RCA signal.) Their path don't cross.

To make your setup work, connect the RCA output to a dedicated amp.
Yup that's the cable!

Err, what if I don't have a dedicated amp? :X

Thanks for the heads up!
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Old 29-05-2008, 04:58 AM   #172
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How do i send the exact same email to everyone without revealing each other's addresses?

in mail.app of course
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Old 29-05-2008, 06:55 AM   #173
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Put their names in the "BCC:" field (it is normally hidden until you turn it on under View->Bcc Address Field.)

Bcc = Blind Carbon Copy.
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Old 29-05-2008, 06:58 AM   #174
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Yup that's the cable!

Err, what if I don't have a dedicated amp? :X

Thanks for the heads up!
Use a headphone, maybe?

It's *very* expensive to convert analog audio signal from your mbp's headphone out to digital signal for the dvi/hdmi cable.
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Old 30-05-2008, 05:23 PM   #175
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Put their names in the "BCC:" field (it is normally hidden until you turn it on under View->Bcc Address Field.)

Bcc = Blind Carbon Copy.

Oh! I always thought To: is a compulsory field. Thanks!
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Old 30-05-2008, 05:36 PM   #176
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Yup that's the cable!

Err, what if I don't have a dedicated amp? :X

Thanks for the heads up!
how about PC Speakers? I connected mine to a cheap 50 bucks 4.1 Creative speakers. works wonderful.. (I guess, i'll only find out how bad it is when i purchase that dedicated amps and external speakers)
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Old 31-05-2008, 05:06 AM   #177
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Hi,

Ok, I've actually posted this up on a separate thread, but I've gotten no replies, so I figured this thread would be better?

I need to confirm what firewire chipset the new Macbooks and Macbook Pros use. Previously, Apple used TI chipsets but have switched to Agere/Lucent in late 2007, if I recall correctly. This new (and cheaper) chipset is incompatible with certain firewire hardware (specifically: audio interfaces such as from RME/M-Audio).

However, I've browsed thru other audio-related forums and some users have noted their chipset (in the latest Penryn MBPs, not sure about any MBs) to still be TI instead of Agere. But other users still have the Agere and consequently, incompatible hardware. Can anyone confirm if the firewire chipset on their MB/MBP (preferably the latest models) have the TI or the Agere/Lucent?

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Old 31-05-2008, 09:24 AM   #178
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how do we check? perhaps u can enlighten us?
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Old 31-05-2008, 01:41 PM   #179
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I don't have a Mac, so I'm not sure how to access the Device Manager. I checked the Apple support forums and these are the instructions I've found. I'm not sure if it works, though.

restart the computer holding down the command s keys.

half way down the page look for firewire

if it says TI - it is texas instruments

when done, type exit, than restart

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Old 31-05-2008, 08:18 PM   #180
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Hi,

Ok, I've actually posted this up on a separate thread...
Apple literally invented Firewire (and even won an Academy Award for it too.)

Knowing that, if Apple picked a "cheaper" chipset, I'm pretty sure the new one meets Firewire's requirements 101%. It's almost always 3rd party hardware makers that made products that are not standard compliant. I know there's lots of hula with 10.5.2/3 breaking lots of pro audio equipments, and you probably know by now the manufacturers are scrambling to fix their products, not Apple.

My point is, if you need a Mac for its superior OS, just buy it and stop worrying about cheap chipset.
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