Review - Apple Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter (Part number: MB572Z/A)

posted Mar 19, 2011, 11:48 PM by Rohan Mittal   [ updated Mar 20, 2011, 12:03 AM ]

Blurry Display with MacBook Air 11"

Well, I bought this one since my monitor had a DisplayPort and a VGA port. So, the only easy way to connect my MacBook Air 11" to the monitor was to use the Apple Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter. It turns out that often the screen becomes blurry and then comes back to normal. By often I mean every couple of minutes. It is very inconvenient when concentrating on something and your full 23" display goes blurry. I tried another monitor which had a DVI port and used the same MacBook Air. It worked fine. So, bottom line is that there is some issue either with the VGA Adapter or with the MacBook itself (though less likely) when using VGA.

I wouldn't recommend it unless you are desperate and have no other alternative. As much as possible, go for the Apple Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter


Troubleshoot - MacBook Air Software Reinstall Drive

posted Mar 6, 2011, 5:31 PM by Rohan Mittal   [ updated Mar 26, 2011, 11:52 AM ]

The USB flash drive included with the MacBook Air contains a backup copy of the MacBook Air software. In the event that you need to reinstall this software, you may like to see your user guide (see attachments below).

To reinstall Mac OS X, insert the drive and hold down the C key as the computer starts up.

To run Apple Hardware Test, insert the drive and hold down the D key as the computer starts up.

All MacBook Air Manuals can be found here.

Review - Apple USB Power Adapter (Part number: MB352LL/B)

posted Feb 27, 2011, 2:05 AM by Rohan Mittal   [ updated Feb 28, 2011, 3:53 AM ]

Productivity & Independence!

Hi, I bought the adapter particularly as I was not always around my ThinkPad to charge my iPod Shuffle and when I was around, I'd use the USB ports for other purposes. Hence, this turned out to be a great buy for me. Works great and is small and convenient to carry around during travel. I recommend it to anyone who is looking for more productivity and independence with their iPod. Remember, you don't need to carry around your laptop around to charge the iPod after you buy this.

The only con I see is that this product does not ship with an Apple iPod Shuffle USB Cable used for syncing and battery charging but instead an Apple Dock Connector to USB Cable which is used to charge and sync your iPod (excluding the Shuffle), iPhone, or iPad with your Mac or Windows PC. It is quite presumptuous of Apple, but yes, they expect you to use your existing shuffle USB cable which is always not such a good idea.


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