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MacPro 3,1 (2008) logic board SAS connector: Has anyone “replaced” the stock hard drive backplane?

I have a lightly hot-rodded, early 2008 MacPro 3,1. Boots from an SSD mounted in the lower optical bay and attached to the second optical SATA port. Each of the four internal drive bays hosts a 3TB ...
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MBP 13" Mid'09 - HDD can't write?

My MacBook stopped booting some days ago. I was able to read all the data by booting from an external drive with recovery software. But it was not possible to reformat the disc. Then I tried to get ...
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Cooling pad for 2015 Macbook Pro 15"?

There's a thread about the 2011 model, but it doesn't have an answer and that was a lot of technology ago. A lot of people have said that the macbook will handle it's own cooling process, but mine is ...
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Hardware requirement for IOS compilation [duplicate]

My company is moving to IOS Apps development and we are looking for a MAC's pc to compile the apps. Basically we will develop at Window workstation, then compile at MAC. Is the Mac Book Pro i5 or ...
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My macbook pro is getting some current while connecting to external monitor

My macbook is getting some current or can be said as vibrating when i connect it to Thunderbolt to VGA adapter to external monitor. and then when i connect macbook to magsafe connector for charging , ...
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Are there any Hardware RAID Cards with Batteries that will work in a Mac Pro 3,1?

I'm looking to install Proxmox on my MacPro3,1 and it's suggested that if you plan to use the system for 5 years that you install a Hardware RAID card with a battery in it, so that if the power goes ...
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Docking Station for 13" MacBook Pro and Surface Pro 3

Is there a docking station that is compatible with both 13" Macbook Pro (2015 model A1502) and a Surface Pro 3? I am looking for one that has Connectivity up to two monitors (DVI/HDMI/VGA) Ethernet ...
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Is it safe to buy MacBook Pro batteries on eBay?

My 15" MacBook Pro 5.1 (late 2008) battery is inflating to the point of nearly breaking the unibody battery cover, so I'm really into replacing it as soon as possible. There are loads of these ...
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Best way to import analog video tape to Mac?

I want to transfer my family's analog video tape collection to digital form on my Mac (mid-2014 MacBook Pro). Unlike the asker in Best way to import analog video (VHS) to Mac, my goal is not to ...
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Can a RAM module not be compatible with Macs?

There are DDR3 RAM modules sold on Amazon (branded by KomputerBay) where it is specified that they are "PC only" and not for Mac. They cost around £41.99 ($68). The same company has modules with the ...
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RFID reader connected to Mac OS X to call web API. Possible?

I need to implement a solution where a reader connected to a Mac OS X device (iMac or similar) and triggers a call to a web service (some kind of API that I'll provide). Scenario: This device should ...
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Charge MacBook 12" while connected with Google's USB-C to DisplayPort cable

I have a MacBook 12" that I connect to my Dell 4K screen with a Google USB-C to DisplayPort cable (this one) It works perfect. But now I am not able to charge the MacBook while connected because the ...
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Is there some way for me to connect old technology to airplay?

I have a Mid 2010 MacBook Pro with El Capitan, I'm not able to use AirPlay because I simply don't have the hardware for it. However, I'm trying to work through the thought experiment of how I might be ...
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Downloading Xcode Purchase page to try again error

The problem first started while trying to update Xcode, it gets about three quarter through the update and then displays the error 'purchase page to try again'. I updated from Yosemite to El Capitan ...
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Transcend Jetdrive vs OWC Aura

I've just bought a used 2012-era MacBook Air (model MacBookAir5,2). I'm considering upgrading the SSD using a Transcend Jetdrive or an OWC Aura. Going by their specs, both devices are the same. ...
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Can a MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Mid 2014) have their hard drives upgraded

My friend has a MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Mid 2014) -- she wants to install a magnetic 2.5" HDD. Can I install any such drive or do they have to be apple compatible hardware.
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Which Macbook is right for doing AfterEffect smoothly? [closed]

I'm new to Mac world. I want to buy a Macbook and an iPhone to become an iOS developer. However, compared to my current pc., I think I need Macbook that smooth enough to create an Adobe AfterEffect ...
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Can I upgrade my 2008 Mac Pro completely?

Hey everyone, I have a 2008 Mac Pro/2.83hzXEON(8)/8800GT512mb. Is it possible for me to upgrade this machine to newer hardware, since it is Intel based? What would it entail to put a newer processor, ...
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Suggested hardware requirements for Xcode 7 [closed]

I'm having a little trouble finding any decent information on the minimum requirements in terms of hardware for the latest Xcode. I'm soon going to be starting iOS development, but I want to see ...
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Can this model of MacBook Pro satisfy my scientific needs?

I've recently decided to buy a 13-inch MacBook Pro. Although this costs me a lot, first-time experiencing this machine could be very interesting for me. Its weight is the other reason that attracts ...
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How to buy an iPhone 6s and use it in China?

I'd like to buy a new model iPhone 6s 16 GB ("Rose Gold" color) and use it in China. when purchasing it in Apple Store, what options should I choose so the phone will bear no service contract which ...
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When is a MacBook Pro considered at 'end of life' and in need of replacement?

In a standard corporate environment with PCs they are replaced approximately every 36 months on a revolving schedule. In introducing Macs into the corporation, the IT department appears to be unable ...
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What's the best NAS for home usage with Macs?

Please share your experiences and reviews about NAS (Network-Attached Storage) below. In particular, rate their compatibility with Macs, OS X, iTunes, Time Machine, AppleTV, and other Apple-specific ...
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Purchasing an iMac: when is the entry-level model insufficient? [closed]

We're looking at iMacs for my girlfriend, and I was wondering: would the entry-level model be sufficient? When looking at Windows desktops, I tend to suggest a model a few levels above an entry-level ...
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MacBook Pro Retina 15" - 2.2 or 2.5Ghz? [closed]

I'm going to purchase a new MBP (May 2015) Retina 15". I will be using it mainly for software development and programming, Ruby, Rails, Angular JS, Git, and HTML/CSS3. This probably gets asked a lot ...
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i phone 5 screen replacement

Is there a difference between these two replacement parts ? 60 Dollars 55 Dollars 30 Dollars or is there another one you would recommend ? I am starting to repair IPhones and would like some ...
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Is There a Wired Mouse or Track Ball That Supports Gestures in OSX?

I wanted to find out if there was a wired alternative to Apple's Magic Mouse or Magic Trackpad that also supports the gestures built into OS-X Yosemite, at the very least the ones supported by a Magic ...
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Apple Hardware Accessories or third-party? [closed]

I am running MacBook Air 13" I need wireless keyboard, which I am going to use daily. Once in a while, I need to check some CDs or DVDs - mostly I take backup of photos shoot with camera and phone on ...
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Mighty Mouse clones?

Does anybody make a (preferably BT/wireless) Mighty Mouse knockoff? It's my favourite mouse design by a long margin, but Apple doesn't make them any more and the old ones all have bad scroll balls by ...
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Is it possible to replace the logic board of the original macbook air (early 2008) with the logic board of MBA late 2008 or mid-2009?

I am the OP of the question: Macbook Air 2008 won't boot after error message asking to shut down due to low battery A family member bought this MBA (early 2008) for me to learn iOS development ...
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Connect MacBook Pro to two external monitors

Is there a way to connect my MacBook Pro to two external monitors (either VGA or HDMI; no Thunderbolt) in such a way that the Mac screen serves as a third monitor? What hardware do I need?
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is 8GB enough for iOS dev and occasional VM?

I'm going to buy a rMBP 13'' (i5, 256gb) exclusively for iOS\OSX development. I might run a windows VM occasionally (visual studio). I plan on keeping it for ~2-3 years. Should I go for the default ...
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Webcam for Mac Mini with Zoom?

I use a 2011/12 Mac Mini(Lion)on my big screen TV in my media room, sitting a dozen feet back, so I need a webcam that can Zoom (optical). Have tried the Logitech C910, it has no controls and is very ...
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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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Is there a case or cover that allows the iPad to stand up in portrait orientation?

Is there a cover that is designed for standing up the iPad 3 in portrait as well as in landscape orientation? I'm not talking about the Apple official Smart Cover. Something, possibly, in leather.
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Simple Low-Cost Network Backup System - Drobo? Alternatives?

I'm hoping to graduate from manually copying important files to multiple external desk or portable drives; affordably. We have 3 Macs and an iPad or two. I have just now learned about Drobo, who as I ...
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What are minimum specs for a MacBook to develop iOS apps?

I want to buy a MacBook to develop iOS apps. What are the minimum requirements?
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Which Mac to develop iPhone apps?

I'm a developer working with Windows. I have some cutomers who are interested in iPhone Apps, so I'm looking for a Mac right now. The problem is, that I have no clue at all about what to buy. I don't ...
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A better configuration to do development?

currently I have a mac mini: Hardware Overview : Model Name: Mac mini Model Identifier: Macmini2,1 Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo Processor Speed: 1,83 GHz Number Of Processor: ...
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16G memory or an SSD to upgrade a Macbook? [duplicate]

I'm deciding on whether to spend the money to upgrade my RAM or add an SSD to my Macbook Pro. Here's the stats... Early 2011 MacBookPro8,1 i7 2.7Ghz 8G RAM STBD1000400 Seagate Hybrid 1TB drive I ...
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SDXC Card or USB 3 pen drive - which one should I buy, and which one is better

I have MacBook Air (13", Mid 2013) and my father has MacBook Pro (13", Mid 2012). Both MacBooks have SDXC card slot, and both support/ has USB 3 ports. We are thinking of moving iPhoto library to ...
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iMac 17" 2nd monitor question

I have a 17" iMac that I want to hook-up a 2nd monitor to. I bought an adaptor on eBay, but the plug does not match the back of my computer. It's not a Thunderbolt or FireWire. Not sure what kind of ...
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Are there third-party mechanical keyboards that strictly have the Apple layout?

Are there third-party keyboards that have the Apple layout? I found this question but it is not my one. I mean, "STRICTLY", Mac layout. The sizes of keys, the paddings between keys, no Num Lock, ...
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How can I make my 27“ iMac and my 27” Thunderbolt display the same height?

I'm using an external 27" Thunderbolt display with my 27" iMac and I want the iMac and display to have the same height. By default, the Thunderbolt display is about an inch shorter than the iMac, ...
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Where can I get a Thunderbolt hub or splitter?

Apple has just announced the new MacBook Airs, Mac mini, and Thunderbolt display. One of the features of the Thunderbolt display that caught my eye was its ability to daisy-chain two displays together ...
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What is the best surface to use the Magic Mouse on?

I got the Magic Mouse along with my MacBook, tried using it for awhile, but I got disenchanted with it quickly. Instead of having sliding pads, it has two hard plastic bars, which make it unpleasant ...
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Vibrating Bluetooth Bracelet/Watch [closed]

I'm looking for a device in the form of a bracelet/watch that vibrates when I receive calls and text messages; any recommendations?
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Which options exist for a Macbook air (2010) SSD upgrade?

I Know OCZ has released an SSD for the MBA, what other brands sell this kind of hardware?
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Which Mac for Web development + iOS development [closed]

I'm a Windows user, but I'm looking to get a portable Mac for web development and iOS development. I will be running sublime 3, Xcode and probably Nginx or XAMPP as my server. Would the 11-inch ...
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Looking for IPv6 modem for bridge mode

I have a Time Capsule and a modem in bridge mode. I would like to switch to IPv6 so that I can stop using NAT. My modem does not have IPv6 support so I need a new one but I can't find one that on the ...