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Are new Macbook Pro keyboards available (without the topcase)?

I would like to replace the keyboard on my 2011 MacBook Pro 17" without replacing the full topcase. I understand Apple only offers the topcase + keyboard, not the keyboard alone. Ebay has quite a few ...
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I need EFI Firmware and SMC for Macbook Late 2009 (6,1)

Like from title. I need to reinstall SMC and EFI Firmware for Macbook Unibody White Late 2009 (6,1), but I don't find the EFI and SMC for my model on Apple Support page. Where can I find them ?
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Can I put out a cigarette on aluminum Mac Books?

Would it damage to put out cigarettes on the chassis of aluminum mac books?
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Must I reformat my hard drive to reclaim space from unused 2nd partition?

I wanted to see if I could also have Ubuntu on my Macbook alongside the usual OSX. Now, a year later, I want to remove the Ubuntu and the space associated with it on the hard drive. That is, my hd is ...
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Are the new MacBook Unibody Aluminum Batteries better than the old ones?

Of course a new battery is almost certainly better than an old one. That's not what I'm asking about. I used the same battery in my Mac for five years but it sucked from day one really, only lasted ...
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Remove A Scratch From The Lid Of A Unibody Macbook Pro

Is there a way to remove a slim scratch from the lid of a three month old unibody Macbook Pro?
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OSX system and installation disk won't boot

Problem: I cannot boot into system nor can I boot to the installation disk. Errors I get in verbose mode: BSD root: disk0s2, major 14, minor 2 disk0s2: media is not present 0 [Level 3] [ReadUID ...
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Macbook won't turn on

I have a 2008 aluminium unibody Macbook and after being off for about a month won't turn on. It is full charged (it has a battery indicator on the side). I've tried an SMC reset and the like but am ...
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Very high MacBook Battery consumption on Sleep

I got an alleged trouble on my late 2008 Unibody MacBook. I've never worried about this trouble because I thought that was a normal thing but I'm start thinking that it could be a trouble trouble. My ...
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Material thickness of Unibodies?

As a layman, I am currently working on a mechanical design for something like my own tablet/iPad case. I dream of having it milled from a block of aluminum. Now, I wonder what are the limits of the ...
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Replacing rubber spring/cup under Tab key cap

To make a long question short: What's the proper way to replace a rubber spring (inverted cup-like thing) under a keycap, specifically the Tab key on a unibody design MacBook Pro or Air? Details: I ...
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Unibody Macbook Stuck on Apple Logo

My White, Unibody Macbook running OS X 10.8 started to freeze, so I shut it down. When I went to restart it, it got stuck on the Apple Logo for some five minutes before I just turned it back off. ...
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New Corsair ram beeping on late 2008 MacBook

I purchased Corsair RAM memory (2x4GB) CMSA8GX3M2A1066C7 from Amazon.com. According to the description it "Works with any Mac computer that supports 4GB DDR3 SODIMMs". My MacBook supports 6GB ...
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RAM upgrade options for a first generation 15" MacBook Pro

I am working on one of the first 15" Unibody MacBook Pro's (Late 2008 - MB470LL/A - MacBookPro5,1). According to EveryMac (and other sources), this machine really only supports 4GB of RAM. It looks ...
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Does the 'unibody' design of the MB/MBP actually help increase the strength of the MBP/MB?

I've seen and used many laptops, and one of my favorites is the MacBook Pro. It has a nice, clean design - but most of all, it seems quite sturdy. Allegedly, this is due to the "unibody" design. ...
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Does AppleCare cover physical wear on MacBook Pros?

I have a Mid-2010 MacBook Pro with AppleCare. I've had a few minor/cosmetic hardware issues: My power cord recently started coming apart. The rubber/plastic coating around the MagSafe end of the ...
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How can I get rid of the high pitched creak and squeak noises in the unibody Macbook Pro?

The unibody Macbook Pro makes disturbing creak noises when I move it around on my lap - or when I apply pressure to either the top or bottom of the case. How else can I eliminate the click noise? ...
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How tough is the aluminum body of a MacBook?

I had an older macbook with a plastic shell. I broke and replaced the screen several times over it's lifespan. I now have a MacBook with an aluminum body and am really nervous about cracking the ...
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Which internal Blu-ray drives are compatible with a unibody Macbook Pro?

Dimensions The (unoffical) dimensions which I found are: 9.5mm slot load Software There is free Blu-ray player software available for the Mac and Toast Titanium 11 is able to burn Blu-ray discs. ...
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Unibody White MacBook display dims when laptop on top of another

When you place an open display plastic unibody MacBook upon a closed display MacBook of almost any kind, the display will cut out when it goes past the ninety degree angle. I am thinking its a ...
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Help with MacBook Pro (unibody) keyboard damage

I have some scratches on my A key. I don't actually know where it came from but it looks deep and melted. Could it have actually melted due to the screen heat? And if so, why only that letter? Also, ...
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Is an older MagSafe power adapter compatible with a newer model MacBook Pro?

I'm using the MagSafe power adapter from my old multibody Macbook Pro: On my new unibody Macbook Pro: The MagSafe power adapter has become very hot and emitting a faint burning smell. It's not ...
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Wifi on Macbook vs Macbook Pro

How will you rate your wifi experience and over all experience between Macbook and Macbook pro? How much of that good or bad is to do with Aluminium body?
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Macbook Pro 15" replacement Keyboard / Keys

i am using a macbook pro 15" early 2011 unibody with an german (DE) keyboard. and that sucks really hard. So ive decided to change it, and it should be working because the english international and ...
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Macbook Battery Cycle Count (Unibody White 2010)

I have a macbook white unibody 2010 (A1342) that is now 17 months old. I'm wondering if my battery is still good? The battery's information is below. Design Capacity: 5200mAh Current Capacity: ...
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What makes a unibody Mac better than what came before?

I am looking for information about what macs are considered unibody and wondering if there are any notable advantages and/or disadvantages to this fabrication style. Answers that address marketing ...
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Apple RAM for MacBook Pro vs other brands [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Apple-Certified RAM? Apple RAM for the unibody MacBook Pro's typically has a large markup to it. I am wondering if it's different than Crucial or other brands in ...
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Anyone have any experience installing Corsair CM3X4GSD1066 memory on a Macbook Pro mid 2009? [closed]

Is the memory compatible for use in the mid-2009 aluminum unibody MBP? Reference: http://www.corsair.com/products/valueselect/default.aspx#notebook The specification is compatible, but from my ...
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Is there such thing as a SuperDrive enclosure?

The OWC Data Doubler allows you to remove the SuperDrive of a MacBook or MacBook Pro and install a secondary drive. This leaves you with two drives in your Mac laptop, and a SuperDrive sitting on your ...
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What are some good options for a protective Macbook case? [closed]

I have a 15" MBP after upgrading from an older 13" Macbook. Previously I had a http://foof.com.au case which is essentially a lambs wool sleeve. It made it very handy to constantly slip the laptop ...