Tag Archives: Macbook Pro

How to address ‘Battery Not Charging’ errors for your Mac

BatteryIconXWhen you plug your MacBook’s power adapter in and its light turns amber, your system’s battery should charge; however, there may be times when this does not occur, and upon clicking the Battery menu you will see a notice that says “Battery Not Charging.” Despite this, the system will work fine as long as the power is plugged in, but if you disconnect power then the battery will progressively drain. Continue reading

Apple to replace MacBook displays with peeling anti-reflective coatings

MacBookProIconXApple’s Retina MacBook Pros have a glass-covered display that has a coating of anti-reflective material to combat glare. However, some users have found that after a while this coating may separate, causing unsightly splotches that are most apparent when viewing darker content in bright lighting situations. If you are noticing these problems with your MacBook, then you may be in luck, as Apple has started a program to offer free replacements for the devices. Continue reading

Anti-Reflective coatings separating on MacBook displays

MacBookProIconXThe anti-reflective display coating on some MacBook systems may separate from the glass panel over time, leaving a notable permanent discoloration on the display. When this occurs, the discoloration may spread quite easily as the separation expands. Given that Apple has used anti-reflective coatings on many MacBook systems (both retina and non-retina), this problem may be a potential issue for many people. Continue reading

Apple offers repair and reimbursement program for 2011 MacBook Pro graphics issues

MacBookProIconXFollowing widespread complaints about graphics issues with some of its MacBook Pro systems manufactured in 2011, and a length of time with no official response to this issue, Apple has finally created a repair extension program for affected users. Not only does the program offer to repair affected systems, but will also issue refunds for those who have endured expenses for having their systems repaired. Continue reading

Fix your trackpad button suddenly being light to the touch

TrackpadIconXThe multi-touch trackpad’s on your MacBook should have a substantial click sound to it, and require a notable press to activate. Granted many people will have differing touches, but in general you should be able to swipe around on your trackpad without activating the button on it. If this is not the case and your trackpad’s button does click inadvertently and quite frequently, then there may be some quick fixes you can try. Continue reading

Radical fix: Drill holes in your Mac to make it run cooler

MacBookProIconXMacBook systems have a notorious reputation for running hot when put under heavy load, which can make them uncomfortable to handle. This is especially true with older MacBook Pro systems from 2009-2011, where in comparison to the latest models that have vents along the side, the lack of vents causes them to run hotter and have internal fans work harder to pump air over the system’s heat-sinks. If you are sick of your Mac getting too hot, then one effective approach you can take is to open it up an drill yourself some new vent holes. Continue reading