MacBook - How to Use:
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Updated by Hans Werner
(July 2009)
How to Use:
Apple MacBook
The Apple MacBooks provided by UW Housing are versatile machines that come equipped with a
variety of useful software. The MacBooks can run both Microsoft Windows XP and Mac OS X
depending on the user’s needs. Both operating systems have Microsoft Office installed, in addition
to web browsers, CD burning utilities and other useful software.
This guide will focus on the MacBook itself instead of covering specific software applications. For
information on Mac OS X, Microsoft Office or other software, see the list of Quick Tips on the
TLC
website
.
In this tutorial, learn how to:
Boot into either Windows XP and Mac OS X
Share documents between operating systems
Insert and eject a CD
Connect the MacBook to a projector or external monitor
Troubleshoot a stuck disc
Restore a frozen computer
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CONTENTS
Overview of Connections ......................................................................................... 3
Overview of Keyboard Layout .................................................................................. 3
Switching Between Operating Systems ................................................................... 4
Using Documents Across Operating Systems ........................................................ 4
Inserting and Ejecting Discs ..................................................................................... 4
Using a Projector ....................................................................................................... 4
How to Force Eject a Disc ......................................................................................... 5
How to Deal with a Frozen Computer ...................................................................... 5
Screen shot(s) reprinted by permission from Apple. MacBook is a registered trademark of Apple.
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OVERVIEW OF
CONNECTIONS
1.
MagSafe power
- Connect the power cable here
2.
Gigabit Ethernet
- Connect a network cable here
3.
Mini-DVI
- Used for external monitors and projectors (see
Using an External Monitor or
Projector
)
4.
FireWire 400
- Used for certain external hard drives and camcorders
5.
USB 2.0
- Connect any USB devices here
6.
Audio in
- Connect a microphone here
7.
Audio out
- Connect speakers or headphones here
OVERVIEW OF
KEYBOARD
LAYOUT
decrease
screen
brightness
increase
screen
brightness
mute/unmute
volume
decrease
volume
increase
volume
power
button
eject
button
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SWITCHING
BETWEEN
OPERATING
SYSTEMS
When you first turn on the computer, you will be given the choice to load either Windows XP or
Mac OS X. You can reach this screen any time by simply restarting the computer.
Alternatively, while in OS X you can log out to quickly access this screen. Click on the Apple in
the top left hand corner of the screen, then click “Log Out TLCUser.”
USING
DOCUMENTS
ACROSS
OPERATING
SYSTEMS
If you need to access files from both OS X and Windows XP, save them in the SHARED drive.
This will allow you to have full access to the files from either operating system.
INSERTING AND
EJECTING
DISCS
To mount a CD or DVD, simply insert it into the disc drive and it will be loaded automatically.
To eject a CD or DVD, press the
eject
key (above the
delete
key). Alternatively, both Windows
XP and Mac OS X provide methods for ejecting discs.
Windows XP
: Open My Computer, right-click on the disc drive and click Eject
Mac OS X
: On the desktop, right-click on the disc icon and click Eject
USING A
PROJECTOR
Using a Mini-DVI to VGA adapter, which can be checked out as part of the MacBook Accessory
Pack, the MacBook can be connected to a projector or external monitor. Attach the projector to
the adapter, then connect the adapter to the Mini-DVI port on the MacBook.
Ideally, the computer will recognize the projector and automatically display the image. If not, try
the following steps.
Windows XP
: Right-click on the desktop, select Graphics Options > Output To > Intel Dual
Display Clone, then check Notebook + Monitor.
Mac OS X
: Click on the Apple in the upper left corner of the screen, select System
Preferences, then choose Displays. Under the Arrangement tab, check Mirror Displays.
Mini-DVI to VGA adapter
Mini-DVI port
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HOW TO FORCE
EJECT A DISC
If a disc is stuck inside the drive, first try the methods of ejecting described under Inserting and
Ejecting Discs
. If the disc still remains stuck, try the following steps.
In OS X, open Applications>Utilities>Disk Utility and choose the disc you wish to eject in
the left-hand pane, then click on the Eject button.
Shut down the computer and start up whilst holding down the mouse button. This may
take some time, but keep your finger on the mouse button right up until the disc comes
out or the log-in screen has appeared.
If these methods don’t work, try the steps described in this
list:
http://guides.macrumors.com/Force_Eject_a_Stuck_CD_or_DVD
.
HOW TO DEAL
WITH A FROZEN
COMPUTER
Mac OS X
: If a specific application is frozen, try to quit the application by pressing the Command
key and the Q key at the same time.
If this doesn’t work, try to force quit the application by clicking on the Apple in the top left corner,
selecting Force Quit, then choosing the application that is causing problems.
If this fails, restart the computer by pressing the Command key, Control key and Power button at
the same time.
If all of these steps fail, restart the computer by holding down the power button for 5 seconds.
Windows XP
: If a specific application is frozen and cannot be closed normally, press Control-
Alt-Delete, select the program and press End Now.
If this fails, try to restart the computer normally through the start menu. If this doesn’t work,
restart the computer by holding down the power button for 5 seconds.