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What to check first when buying second hand iPhone 4S?

I am going to choose and buy second hand iPhone 4S (GSM). I have owned and repaired few 3GS but none of 4S. I need few suggestions what to check with this particular model from people with experience ...
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top / htop for GPU?

I have been having some of the worst performance problems with my Mac Pro that I've ever seen. It seems to start at the darnedest times with no apparent provocation. I've poured through everything ...
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My hard drive doesn't work but Bootcamp work

For two days my mac is "dead", the hard drive crashed, so I reformat (twice). Then via the Recovery I wanted to reinstall Mavericks but at the end of the proceedings it appears to me there remains ...
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Diagnosis or Hardware Test on a mid 2009 Macbook Pro with MacOS 10.9.2

I would like to test hardware on a mac book pro model from 2009 with Mac Os X 10.9.2 installed. Since it is running unreliably I would like to perform a diagnosis/hardware test. What is easy to find ...
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Macbook Pro (Mid 2010) replacement power supply issue

I have a multi macbook/macbook pro household, made up of a 2006 mb, mid 2008 mbp, and mid2010 mbp models. I recently purchased a new 85 watt power supply and immediately noticed that it would not ...
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AHT and Apple Diagnostics not working!

I've been trying to do an AHT/diagnostics on my pre-2013 macbook pro. Unfortunately I don't have the original DVDs and when I tried online diagnostics (Option+D after pressing the power button) I get ...
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Apple hardware diagnostic terminology - what hardware issue does this portend?

After 18 months of ownership, my MacBook Pro Retina (mid-2012) suddenly started behaving very strangely, and then powered itself off several times. Upon reboot, the diagnostic report said the cause ...
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Does anyone know any good Diagnostic tools? [closed]

Does anyone know any good diagnostic tools for Mac? something inline with Apple Hardware Test, Apple Service Diagnostics, tech tool pro, preferably more in depth perhaps something low level, ...
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How to start Apple Hardware Test without Apple Software Disk (MBP13 mid-2010)?

My question is very simple. I have some trouble on my MBP13 mid-2010 (MC375LL/A) and I want to diagnose it using the Apple Hardware Test. I try to hold the D key down during restart of the MBP but ...
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Identify disk manufacturer in Macbook Air

I wonder how can I know which is the disk's manufacturer for my Macbook Air. Is there a way to know whether the disk is one of those faulty SSD disk that Apple has recalled.
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5 minute battery life

I have a Late 2011 Mac Book Pro 15" and recently the battery has very quickly gone from several hours of battery life to all of a sudden only apparently having 5-10 minutes and by quickly I mean ...
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What Information Is Gleaned From Conducting An Apple Hardware Test?

What information is gleaned from conducting an Apple Hardware Test ( or Apple Diagnostics for Macs purchased from June 2013), when trying to find out if something is wrong with my Mac ?
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ctrl key no longer working in OSX

The ctrl key on my Macbook pro has stopped working at once! I have tested "Show keyboard viewer" from the languages, all keys are shown to be working correctly but not the ctrl key. Could it be any ...
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How to find potential issues in damage macbook pro

I spilled a glass of water on my early 2011 15" macbook pro. The good news is that I'm writing this on that computer. After turning the machine off immediately, draining the water, checking for ...
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Wi-Fi Diagnostics app not found

After reading this CNet article I was pretty excited to have a tool that monitors my wireless network since I'm in the process of setting it up well. Wi-fi Diagnostics is said to be in the ...
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MBP early '11 kernel_task over 300% when unplugged

Ok, after reading so many topics and not finding a solution maybe I should join the army of people posting topics about a kernel_task problem with a MBP. Which MacBook do I own: MacBook Pro 13", ...
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Powerful external hard disk health checker on Mac?

Is there any powerful program in Mac to check the health status - mainly bad sectors - of an external (USB) hard disk, and to recover them?
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How to diagnose Time Capsule issues

I have a 1st or 2nd generation Time Capsule which acts both as the WiFi Access Point and the Time Machine backup store for our laptops. In the last few weeks we started to experience various problems ...
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SSD causes freezes and beach balls

I replaced my MacBook Pro optical drive with an Agility 3 SSD from OCZ, currently operating at SATA I speed only (it should run at SATA II speed, but that's another story). After a clean install of ...
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Mac OS X with swap turned off uses 6 GB of space in a few hours of heavy use

I have few GBs (5,38 GB at the moment) of free space on my hard disk (MacBook Pro 2010, 10.7.5). Few hours after I turn on/reboot my computer, the free space slowly goes down to zero and the system ...
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Disk diagnostic and repair utility for Mac that works with all kinds of storage devices?

There are some nice and useful utilities for testing disks for bad blocks like MHDD, Victoria, HITACHI Drive Feature Tool etc. But these utilities have some limitations. For example, MHDD is the best ...
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Is there a Mac diagnostics utility for troubleshooting hardware issues?

Is there software that helps identify problems, issues, conflicts, etc. with the hardware of a Mac? I came across Tech Tool Deluxe, which was apparently used in Applecare. Wondering if there was any ...
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Optimal method to test an external hard drive?

I've got an HFS+ formatted external drive that is starting to act a bit funny, mainly causing my mac mini (finder) to freeze up on occassion when accessing it. Fearing imminent failure, what is the ...