I’ve had my Macbook Pro for quite a while now. It’s a 17-inch unibody model from late 2009. It has a been a trusty companion and I would hate to part with it. The battery had been getting weaker and weaker over time, but it wasn’t until about three weeks ago
What is the SMC?
It’s an acronym that stands for System Management Controller. It’s only on Intel based Macs and it’s main purpose is to keep your Mac running smoothly and with minimal noise. It controls things like fan speed and power. It is also responsible for controlling lights on the keyboard and detecting ambient light through the webcam.
I don’t know about the rest of you, but I absolutely love the SuperDrive in Macbook Pro. I don’t know why all laptops don’t use a slot loading optical drive. It is definitely better than a tray. Occasionally, the SuperDrive can be a little finicky. One of the things that it has a tendency to do is be greedy with CDs or DVDs. It will hold on to them and will not let you eject them. This can be very frustrating. Especially when you are looking in that tiny slot with a flashlight and wondering how in the world you’re going to get that DVD out of there. Have no fear, there are ways to make that greedy Macbook Pro release your favorite CD or DVD.