Matters involving physical computer components, circuitry and parts, as opposed to matters of software or computer programming

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What hard drive to buy for MacBook Mid 2012? [on hold]

I need to change my hard drive, and am about to buy one of these... Seagate ...
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Broken iPhone dock connector pins, is this a hazard?

The dock connector on my iPhone 4S had some bent pins, which I scrubbed using a jewelry screwdriver until the pins broke and fell out. The phone still charges, and aside from thinking it's always ...
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2011 iMac (high-end) taken apart, how to reassemble?

Well, this is awkward. I set about disassembling my iMac in attempt to fix a problem, and the problem is fixed, but now I'm not quite sure how to put it back together. Does anyone know where I can ...
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How to check which parts of a dead MacBook Pro 17" Mid 2010 work

Mac was water damaged. No start up chime. Charger shows green light dimmer than when plugged in to working Macs when plugged. Battery status button on side has no effect. Won't start in safe, target ...
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The screen problem

Hardware specs: MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012); 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5 processor; 4 GB 1600 MHz DDR3; Intel HD Graphics 4000 1024 MB Software specs: Mac OS-X yosemite 10.10.3; Some ...
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Q: Mid-2009 15" MBP Line-out / Headphone-out jack not working properly - how to resume behaviour without replacing Logic Bus?

I'm in the unenviable position of having a pretty maxed out Mid-2009 15" MacBookPro (1TB SSD+8Gb memory), and I've been getting almost 6 years of continuously decent behaviour out of it... Except... ...
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Tech Specs of Built-in iSight Camera of MacBook (13-inch, Aluminum, Late 2008)

What are the tech specs of the Built-in iSight Camera of the MacBook (13-inch, Aluminum, Late 2008)? Especially: What is the focal length? Does anybody happen to now, if there is something online, ...
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Internal and External microphone isn't working

There is a problem with the microphone on my MacBook (Yosemite 10.10.3) The internal speakers work OK, and if I plug in headphones, they will work too. Unfortunately, the internal microphone doesn't ...
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4SNS TCBC - Which Mac Pro sensor is that?

Briefly my Mac Pro (4,1 Early 2009 ) stopped booting which I eventually traced to the plastic clip holding the north bridge down failing. Seems to be a common issue. Replaced the clips and now it ...
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I know my battery should be replaced, but is that all of the problem? (Update)

Updated: I am using a MacBookPro8,1 with non-removable battery. Recently that battery charging status was Replace soon. But it was working fine and kept enough charge for my daily works. So I didn't ...
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Force eject a CD from a broken iMac SuperDrive (hardware issue)

Today, I inserted a CD into my 2007 iMac desktop, but when I tried to eject the CD, the optical drive made some odd whirring noises, and nothing was ejected. After further research, I tried every kind ...
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840 EVO performance restoration

I got a Samsung 840 EVO mounted in a Mini late 2012. Now, this is the SSD affected by the notorious performance degradation problem. Searching samsung site, I was able to find an upgraded firmware ...
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Reclaiming the display interface of laptop mainboard using external display

Instead of replacing a my macbook's broken display, I would like to utilize the Macbook mainboard's display interface with an external monitor. In what ways is the Macbook's built-in display ...
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MacBok Pro not turning on.

I have a vintage 15 inch MacBook Pro that will not come on. Only action from computer is sound coming from optical drive that is continous. The battery not holding charge so tried direct outlet but ...
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How to fix a mechanical problem with a single key on a MBP keyboard?

I've got a mid-2009 macbook pro that generally runs well. Unfortunately, though, I've started having problems with one key on the keyboard ('o'). It works intermittently. To type the letter I either ...
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I bought a cheap fake PS3 bluetooth controller on ebay, how do I make it work with my 2014 Retina MPB 13"

I bought a cheap fake PS3 bluetooth controller on ebay, how do I make it work with my 2014 Retina MPB 13". I've gotten real ps3 controllers to work, but I cant make these work right, has anyone had ...
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Is my MacBook Pro Retina fan failing?

My MacBook Pro Retina 15" (Mid 2012) has what sounds like a failing sound. I've uploaded a recording to Dropbox however it's hard to hear. The best I can describe the sound is that it sounds as if ...
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Optimal Mac setup for web designer/developer? [closed]

I’m ready to upgrade my hardware but in a dilemma over what to buy, since I’m not completely sure what I need. I have a feeling that I’m going to throw money at a setup which will end up being serious ...
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Feasibility of swapping two MacBook Pros (both hard drive and RAM)?

I have an early 2011 MacBook Pro, and my sister has a mid-2012. I've already seen the suggested duplicate possibilities that say that just swapping the hard drives shouldn't be problematic, but I've ...
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Accidentally broke of an SMD part of my iPhone 5's logic board (DZ17)

Well, sh**... It's the tiny part at the very very top right of the logic board (camera facing away, so as it lays in your iPhone when you open it) I don't know what to do now. What kind of part is ...
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Dual monitor setup macbook 13'' pro retina

13'' macbook pro retina. I want to connect two monitors that display different desktops (not the same desktop in stretch). At the moment I am using both the available thunderbolt ports (1 for a ...
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Mac Mini with lots of I/O errors and related issues, trouble identifying culprit

Setup: Mac Mini 2011 with two drives: SSD with OS X Yosemite and admin account home folder HDD with my user home folder Symptoms: It began as many months of seemingly random slowdowns/beach ...
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What kind of SSD is compatible for MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2010)?

I'm about to buy SSD for my Macbook Pro mid 2010. What would you recommend for the following specification: MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2010) Processor: 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Memory: 4 GB 1067 MHz ...
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Swap Batteries MacBook Pro & MacBook Unibody

My MacBook's (late 2008, unibody, 13") battery has just become very bad. I also have a MacBook Pro (mid 2012, 15") which has a still-ok battery. Now, since I take my MacBook (the old one) everywhere I ...
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Keys not working after cleaning under key caps [macbook pro early 2008]

I was using my father's computer while mine was in the shop, and thought I would clean out under the keyboard to be nice. Unfortunately, I managed to break his D key in the process. Needless to say, ...
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MBP OCT '11 17" Not loading properly

I'm starting to have issues with my MBP. I was using it the other day and It completely shut off, no warning just blacked out on me. It was fully charged etc. I tried turning it back on and logging ...
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Does CPU heating to 90 C cause any permanent damage?

I have a MacBook Air 6,2 (2013) with an i7 (1.7 GHz normally). When I was installing Debian on it I completely forgot about the "Turbo Boost" feature — my CPU was clocked at its highest possible ...
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Swap MacBook Air Logic Board

Just wondering, whether it is possible to install an early-2014 13'' MacBook Air logic board into mid-2012 13'' MBA? Having a look at ifixit.com: 2012 MBA logic board: 2014 MBA logic board: ...
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Is there a way to find out information on battery through macbook serial number?

i bought my MBP Retina display 13"(late 2013) 5 months ago; a week ago i had to change its battery at an authorised reseller when my small sister accidentally dropped a whole glass of water on it. i ...
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iMac (early 2008) loses/switches USB 2.0 “high speed” ports

This has been bothering me for a while – finally I tried to find out about the reasons but couldn't find anything about this strange 'bug' yet – so I hope to get some advise from here. I have an old ...
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Corrupted 2012 Mac mini hardware, software, kernel? [closed]

Is it possible for the hardware of a Mac to be corrupted in some way as to not allow the proper functioning of the Recovery HD? I have a late 2012 Mac mini purchased through Apple certified ...
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Mac Pro Tower, randomly hanging convinced its a hardware problem but Apple think otherwise

Just about ready to launch this machine out the window it's driving me crazy. Ok so a rundown of what has happened thus far. Bought a Mac Pro Tower around 2010, worked like a dream for 3 years then ...
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Power Mac G4 - AirPort card too big for slot

I have an old Power Mac G4, for which I acquired an AirPort card, and tried to follow these simple instructions from YouTube but it turns out that the card does not physically fit into the slot. It's ...
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Grey screen on an apple

I have an old imac machine. I've tried doing a single user mode boot. Nothing. I tried doing a PRAM/NVRAM reset did not happen. There was no second restart. I also tried booting to a USB drive, ...
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Screen Blacks Out After Fans Run at Maximum

I inherited an iMac and it has an issue. It boots up fine but within the first five minutes the fans start to slowly ramp up to full speed. After about five to ten minutes of the fans running at full ...
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MacBook Pro 13" Mid 2010 is not seeing internal SATA HDD

I have a MacBook Pro 13" Mid 2010 that started to not see it's internal SATA HDD. I can connect the HDD in question to the computer via SATA > USB adapter and it works fine (Mac can even boot from it ...
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How do eject a SD card that is being used by Firefox?

I have had several occurrences where I dragged photos from my mounted SD card to upload to my google plus account but then after the photos were successfully update, my SD card was unable to be ...
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What must I check after I got my new refurbished MacBook Pro 13"?

My friend wants to buy new refurbished MacBoook Pro 13" mid 2014 MGX72 in Malaysia. He's afraid of defects. So he needs advice on how to check whether it has problem or not. If it has, he must report ...
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Why do Chinese EarPods not work with German MacBook Pro?

I own this MacBook Pro, which was bought in Germany, and I am currently residing in China, where I accidentally switched headphones with a Chinese friend. Both are official Apple EarPods, mine came ...
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New drive won't boot internally

So I purchased a new 2TB drive (Samsung model #ST2000LM003) for my 13" MacBook Pro. No issues with the old one, just getting close to capacity. I connected it with a SATA/USB adapter, formatted it, ...
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2009 Mac Mini Wakes Up Immediately After Sleep. What Could be Wrong?

This computer would sleep fine before. Now it wakes up immediately after sleeping, either from a timer, or from the Sleep menu item. Even if all USB ports (except the wireless mouse) are empty Even ...
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Options for Replacing 60w Magsafe Power Supply

For the second time in four weeks I've had to re-solder the mag safe cord back on to the power supply. This time, unlike the first, the cord broke on the negative terminal on the circuit board itself. ...
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MacBook Pro won’t boot up after putting the bottom case screws back in place

I'm kind new in this world of Apple, and I have an Intel-based Mac that suddenly had the hard drive fail. So I make a Mac OS X USB flash drive, and realize that the old hard drive died since “Disk ...
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Should I get the new MacBook? [closed]

I'm a math phd student, who currently owns the mid 2009 13" MacBook Pro (2.26 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 2 GB 1067 MHz DDR3 memory and NVIDIA GeForce 9400M 256 MB graphics). I use my laptop ...
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Mac Book Pro - Logic board stopped working

I Had purchased Mac Book Pro before around 14 month from one of the apple store. It just blinking and doesn't start. As per customer service they ask to replace logic board and It costs almost around ...
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1.7 GHz Intel Core i5 10.7 Macbook Air Water Damage… still works… Battery issue

While on a flight in June 2014, the guy next to me put his drink in the gap between the tray and his cup spilled liquid below including on my macbook air which was in the pouch. Unsure of whether ...
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Can I add different size RAMs to iMac 5K?

I have an iMac Retina 5K (27-inch, Late 2014) with 8 GB of RAM (2 * 4 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 memory modules). There are 2 memory slots free/available, and I want to add RAM to these two slots. My ...
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How to change location of specific keys

I've spilled a coffee on my keyboard, as a result right and left arrows don't function any more. Is there a way to change locations or maybe to create a shortcut to represent those keys? for example ...
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Which minimum hardware for Smartalbums

I need to use SmartAlbums for my job, but I don't yet have a Mac. I am willing to buy a 2°hand Apple computer to run SmartAlbums but I don't want to overbudget it. There is anyone that uses this ...
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Distorted Audio from Speakers and Line-Out

I've been working on my early-2008 iMac of late, replacing the HD with and SSD, and upgrading the CPU to 2.8 GhZ. The SSD and new CPU seem to be working fine, except after I finished I ended up with ...