This is starting to turn into a habit. My 2008 MacBook Air died on me again today, with an on-screen message saying I had to turn of the computer by holding down the power button and at the same time making an alarm noise (beep-beep-beep..). Continue reading “MacBook Air baked for the fourth time”
Here’s how to add “Open in Terminal” in the context menu (right-click menu) of folders in Finder:
Go to System Preferences→Keyboard→Keyboard Shortcuts→Services and enable “New Terminal at Folder” (or “New Terminal tab at Folder”). It is also possible to add a keyboard shortcut for the command, e.g. Shift-Command-T. Adding a shortcut will disable the service from the context menu list so you might want to enable it again by checking the box.
To bring up the context menu and the possibility of selecting “New Terminal…” one must select a folder.
My MacBook Air logic board has died again. This is the third time in four months and once again I got it back to life by baking the logic board in the oven. I upped the cooking time a bit since the second time I baked it, this time keeping it in the kitchen oven for 8:00 minutes in 188 ℃. I was out of cooling paste (for the CPUs) so a tried to scrape off as much as possible from the CPUs and put it on the bottom side of the heat-plate. After the visit to the oven and a cooling period of perhaps a quarter of an hour the computer is once again in working order.
This is the how I brought my MacBook Air (late 2008) back to life a second time. I must admit I’m a bit disappointed since it’s only been two months since I first baked the logic board and I had hoped the previous resurrection would last six months before the computer would die on me again. It obviously didn’t, but at least it works again after second visit to the kitchen oven. Continue reading “Baking the MacBook Air, again”
All of a sudden, while simply reading todays news one morning, my almost three year old MacBook Air (late 2008 edition) died. This is the story on how I dismantled it, cooked the logic board in the oven and brought it back to life. Continue reading “Resurrecting the MacBook Air”
The other day I noticed the search function in Mac OS X Mail (Lion) wasn’t turning up email I know I had somewhere in some mailbox. This was quite irritating since I knew (roughly) the contents of the email and needed to get it but I didn’t know when I had gotten it. Continue reading “Search problems in Mail (Mac OS X Lion) solved”