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  1. #1

    Computer woes

    I've been having trouble with my poor MacBook Pro. It keeps slowing down and freezing on me. I took all my PSD files off, thinking I was maybe running out of space, but it's still doing it. So tomorrow I'm faking my baby to be looked at. I am so not happy, I will have to leave my baby there! Keeping my fingers crossed that it won't take too long!! Sorry if I can't be around much, I haven't even been able to do much in the way of commenting. Hopefully it will come home soon
    Anke







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  2. #2
    Ugh -- computer woes are the worst! Hope you're back up and running soon, Anke!
    Linda

    My gear: Nikon D700; 24-70mm 2.8; 70-200mm 2.8; 105mm 2.8; 50mm 1.4; 150-500mm 5-6.3
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    That is not nice! Fingers crossed it is something simple and your baby will soon be home! You will be lost without it!
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    Lenses (for the 7D): Tamron F2.8 28-75mm, Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 and Sigma 50mm f/1.4
    Software: CS6.0, LightRoom 5, ACDSee 14
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  4. #4
    Darn, that's not good. We will hope for a quick return!
    Kathryn~
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    Oh no!! Hope it's a simple fix! Got my fingers crossed for you.
    Chrissy x

    My software: PSE 12 for Mac, run on my Macbook Pro!, yay!
    My camera: Canon EOS 600D or still my trusty IXUS 950IS ( though it clunks a lot opening its shutter), or more likely my iPhone 4S


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  6. #6
    Ugh. That's not good, Anke! Hope you get your baby sorted real soon!
    Liz

    My gear: Nikon D5000
    Software: PSE 7

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    Hope it isn't serious and that your baby recuperates quickly!!
    Sharon
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    How frustrating. Hopefully they can fix the issue quickly!
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  9. #9
    I know the feeling. I'd miss my baby too!
    Maureen
    My Blog:Cooking My Life
    What do we live for if not to make life a little easier for someone?
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  10. #10
    Let us know what the problem is, ok? Get well soon, Baby!
    Lorna


    My toys: Canon EOS 5D, 24-105mm, 70-200mm, macro 100mm
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  11. Sorry to hear this, Anke! I know you use your computer constantly so it is really hard to be without it!

    I hope you'll update us after you find out what the problem is and I hope it is an easy fix. My laptop is also the 17 inch Mac Book Pro (purchased back in 2008). It is getting slow, too. Not crashing, but, it is slow. I love it because of the larger screen but Apple isn't even making a 17" screen laptop anymore. I need a laptop for travel and haven't bought a new one yet because the new one would have a smaller screen. I know the day will come when I have to replace it.
    Merrilee



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  12. #12
    Cross fingers it's not too serious Anke.
    Carol

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    Oh, that must be hard for you. So sorry, hope it is nothing serious. Being without laptop is like living in the prison.
    I keep my fingers crossed!
    Agnieszka

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  14. #14
    I'm using my dh's old 17"MBP also, circa 2007 and heavy, while I dogsit.

    In computer land, that's pretty darn old. It isn't very fast unless I have one program only open, and the screen is nowhere as clear as current models. However...it works fine for me when I am traveling by car. Too heavy for air travel for me. I do keep it really clean (i.e. cleaned out ) and run Disc Utilities periodically to keep it 'tidy'. I would not even consider storing such large files as my psds on it.
    Maureen
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  15. #15
    I don't even know what running disc utilities means LOL.
    Anke







    My gear:
    Nikon: D700, 50mm 1.4, 24-70 mm 2.8, 17-35 mm 2.8, 70-200 2.8, 85mm 1.4
    Tamron:18-270mm 3.5-6.3, 90mm 2.8,
    LR 5 (CC), CS6 on a 17" MacBookPro.
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  16. #16
    Anke, here is a good article to help with 'spring' cleaning
    Lorna


    My toys: Canon EOS 5D, 24-105mm, 70-200mm, macro 100mm
    My software: PSE v12, ACDSee Pro2
    My platform: I'm a Mac
    My blog: www.idiosyncrazies.wordpress.com

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  17. #17
    Thank you Lorna, that is really good and I love that they recommend free programs to help out I am still waiting to hear from the repair shop.... argh!
    Anke







    My gear:
    Nikon: D700, 50mm 1.4, 24-70 mm 2.8, 17-35 mm 2.8, 70-200 2.8, 85mm 1.4
    Tamron:18-270mm 3.5-6.3, 90mm 2.8,
    LR 5 (CC), CS6 on a 17" MacBookPro.
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  18. #18
    Lorna, none of your letters/words work as a link for me. ??
    Maureen
    My Blog:Cooking My Life
    What do we live for if not to make life a little easier for someone?
    iPhone4Gs is my camera!/27" iMac/Macbook/Mavericks
    PSE11/LR5


  19. #19
    it's the word "article", Maureen
    Anke







    My gear:
    Nikon: D700, 50mm 1.4, 24-70 mm 2.8, 17-35 mm 2.8, 70-200 2.8, 85mm 1.4
    Tamron:18-270mm 3.5-6.3, 90mm 2.8,
    LR 5 (CC), CS6 on a 17" MacBookPro.
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  20. #20
    I need to find a site for a PC if any one knows one. I know a good cleaning goes a long way!
    Kathryn~
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    Kathryn, here's a SITE that has advice (Mac and PC and ignore the ads unless you want to buy). If you google 'how to clean your pc' there are many other articles. Because I worked on government PCs for 20+ years, I was diligent about keeping my computer clean as my work depended on it and I didn't want the IT people to have to take it away for any repairs if I could avoid it.

    One of the things I enjoyed doing on a PC that is not necessary on a Mac is DeFragging - #5 in this article. If I had lots of phone time ahead, I could do it while listening to someone drone on. It's like the old PacMan games watching all the colors resort themselves. LOL

    "Defragment your hard drive. Fragmentation basically is when your computer's files get disorganized, hurting your computer's ability to lay data out sequentially. Defragmentation is the correction to this process.
    For Windows: click on My Computer, then click Properties, then click the Tools tab. From this tab just click on the Defragment button and then run the program. You can set it up so that your computer automatically defragments at set intervals."
    Maureen
    My Blog:Cooking My Life
    What do we live for if not to make life a little easier for someone?
    iPhone4Gs is my camera!/27" iMac/Macbook/Mavericks
    PSE11/LR5


  22. #22
    Well, turns out it's probably the hard drive, so I won't get my baby back until next week. They are ordering a new one and hopefully he will be able to clone it with the old... man do I want to scrap!!!
    Anke







    My gear:
    Nikon: D700, 50mm 1.4, 24-70 mm 2.8, 17-35 mm 2.8, 70-200 2.8, 85mm 1.4
    Tamron:18-270mm 3.5-6.3, 90mm 2.8,
    LR 5 (CC), CS6 on a 17" MacBookPro.
    Member NAPP
    My blog
    My gallery

  23. #23
    Must be time to dye Easter eggs and sing in your church and take a zillion pictures of your ever so fast growing up children! It's hard having a computer problem...feels like one of your chicks is missing! Wishing you and your MBP the best!
    Maureen
    My Blog:Cooking My Life
    What do we live for if not to make life a little easier for someone?
    iPhone4Gs is my camera!/27" iMac/Macbook/Mavericks
    PSE11/LR5


  24. #24
    Hope they get it fixed soon, Anke!
    Amy

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    My stuff: Nikon D700; Nikkor f2.8 24-70mm, f2.8 105mm, and f1.4 50 mm lenses; Tamron f2.8 70-200; Photoshop CC, Lightroom, iMac, MacBook

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  25. It's hard to imagine you without your computer, Anke, because you are a diligent scrapper and usually so active posting layouts. What a bummer!
    Merrilee



    Mac computer/Adobe Creative Cloud: CS and Lightroom; SonyA57

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