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

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BGR - RGB Pixel layout problem. How to fix wrong subpixel optimization in “LCD font smoothing”

Maybe someone has idea how to solve this problem. I have display Dell P2314H it has BGR subpixel layout instead of common RGB. If to turn on font smoothing on Mac - fonts are looking terrible. I have ...
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How long will an Apple SSD last?

Like all tools, an SSD will wear out from use and eventually fail. Are there data on roughly how long the SSD's that Apple ships in it's portable line last? From my research, it seems that the ...
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Is it okay to install a second RAM chip?

I have a 2010 MacBook Pro with a recently replaced logic board and SSD upgrade. I haven't yet upgraded the RAM. Currently, RAM is 4GB, one slot, Apple RAM (whichever manufacturer they use). I am ...
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built-in screen flickers on macbook air

I have an early MBA 11" (Jan 2011), dual booting to Mavericks and windows 7. Recently it has started exhibiting the following symptoms: built-in display flickers during boot and continues to flicker ...
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Dislocated metal plate in Thunderbolt port

This morning my external monitor refused to turn on. After examination I found my second thunderbolt port damaged. A small metal plate/contact on the top of the port had been dislocated, bent out of ...
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What would happen if I force installed a Linux driver into Mac OS X?

So, recently I got a Mac system and I was planning to put in an Intel WiFi card (as an upgrade for its current card). Now, as we know, Apple and Intel do not get along WiFi-wise. However, this same ...
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which os x will be good for pentium 4 pc?

I have an old pentium 4(2.67GHz) pc with 1760MB RAM, 80GB Hard-disk. I was wondering if i can install something different than windows xp on that.
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Is it worth upgrading my AP Extreme to the new one that supports 802.11ac? [closed]

I currently have the 802.11n model and all my devices run on 802.11n is there any benefit to the 802.11ac upgrade or should I just wait?
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Opening up your MacBook and how to avoid static electricity

Static electricity can exert incredibly high voltages (upward of a thousand volts) which can zap sensitive equipment. Hence, all videos that explain opening up your Mac feature some form of ...
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Replace iSight camera on MacBook Air late 2010 (A1369)

My MacBook got a small water damage some time ago. Luckily everything still works without any problems except the iSight camera, which is no longer detected. I reinstalled Mac OS X a couple of times ...
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Weird characters appear when pressing command-A,C,V

I'm not using Mac keyboard however it did work properly before. I changed the Command key to my Ctrl-key. Until today, using this Ctrl key yield extremely odd characters. When pressing Ctrl-A yields ...
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List all devices connected, lsblk for Mac OS X

In Linux if I want to see all the devices currently connected to my computer in the command-line, I run: lsblk or blkid What's the equivalent command under Mac OS X? NOTE The goal here is ...
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How to disable a specific sensor within a .kext?

I have a Macbook Pro 13" Retina, mid 2014 with a "right palm sensor" that is malfunctioning. It thinks that the computer is overheating, and it therefore is causing the kernel_task to eat up 250% - ...
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Application for OS X to send more power to USB Hub

Does anybody know a Mac OS app to override the usb power settings in order to send more power to an USB Hub.
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Macbook beeps randomly during normal operation

The issue is very similar to this one, which seems to be unsolved: Macbook Air 2012 single beep while on Basically my late-2014 macbook pro beeps randomly (always once), it's a very low beep, seems ...
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how do I transfer my iOS developer profile to another computer because of hardware failure?

Is it possible to transfer my iOS developer profile to another computer if my hardware failed but the hard disk is ok?
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MacBook Pro 5,1 will only turn on after SMC reset

Resetting the SMC every time the machine is turned off is the only way to turn it back on and when it is on the fans run at max speed etc. etc. (SMC issues). Have tried to swap out HDD and RAM. ...
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Is it possible to use old RAM on new MacBook?

My current MacBook Pro, a early-2013 13" i5, is getting very slow and I therefore want to buy a new one. However, I want to wait until the next generation comes out. In the meantime I will change the ...
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Top row of keyboard isn't working

I just turned on my Macbook air this morning and now the top keys aren't doing anything (F1, F2, etc). I can't turn down my keyboard light or anything. I tried going to system preferences and checking ...
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Chromatic Aberration with Mac Mini

I recently bought a Mac Mini Late 2014 intermediate version of the three available. I have the following issue. Sometimes when I turn the Mac Mini on or from standby I get this chromatic aberration ...
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Can I move a hard drive from a MacBook 13 to a MacBook 15?

I'm thinking of upgrading my machine to a 15" and wondering if I can just move the hard drive over and put a new one in the 13"? The reason is my 13" Macbook has a 2TB HDD and I'd rather keep that ...
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MacBook Pro doesnt boot after systemupdate / repairing volume doesnt work

i have a problem with my MacBook Pro. I installed a Systemupdate, reboot and then i had a loading screen which loads a long time. Then i started the mac in verbose mode and there is... hfs: mounted ...
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Does MagSafe 2 T Connector get really hot when charging?

I've a Macbook Pro Retina 15" Late 2013. My MagSafe 2 connector (T connector) gets really hot when charging. Is it normal ??
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Macbook Pro doesn't boot with replacement battery. 15 inch late 2011

I bought this replacement battery for my 15 inch Macbook Pro late 2011: http://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00OD7OHLY/ref=sr_ph?ie=UTF8&qid=1419964742&sr=1&keywords=macbook+pro+late+2011+battery ...
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How I can get OSX to recognize Canon MP560 Scanner again?

I have a Cannon MP560 that kept having communications errors. One of the suggestions I read was to remove the printer from the print & scan menu and re-add it. Once I did that the scanner ...
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Squeaky Retina MacBook Pro upon pressure to bottom-right corner

I just got my new Retina MBP that I ordered online. I noticed a minor squeaky/creaky sound whenever I apply some pressure on the bottom right corner and beside the right speaker. The sound also ...
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How can I send audio to airport speakers from a stereo system, not a computer?

I have some speakers connected to an Airport Express, and can easily send audio to them from a computer. So far, so good. However, I also have an actual stereo system (receiver, CD/tape decks, etc.), ...
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How can I play Blu Ray discs with my MacBook?

I'd like to buy a Macbook Pro 15 inch instead of a Dell, and I know I can send video to the HDMI TV using the Moshi adapter. My MacBook doesn't have a drive for Blu Ray discs. Is there a way to solve ...
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Adding external ram to 2014 MacBook Pro

I'm new to macs so please bear with me if I say something dumb. I recently switched over to Mac, and purchased a new MacBook Pro, but found that the computer did not have enough ram for everything I ...
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iMac 27 late 2009 - Grey screen shows at startup on yosemite

iMac screen stuck while watching youtube. After restart system stuck on grey screen :( Tried All these given below Did reset PRAM Did Hard Drive Verify Re-install Yosemite Clean install ...
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Macbook Air Hardware Fault

Somebody has given me an Apple Macbook Air 1.1 to fix. Unfortunately I have very little experience with Macs. Symptoms are: *Computer runs incredibly slow to the extent that I have never seen one so ...
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Is there any downside to buying the Apple TV 3rd generation rather than the 3rd Generation Rev A?

The 3rd generation Apple TV apparently comes in two versions: 3rd generation (A1427, model MD199LL/A) 3rd generation Rev A (A1469, also model MD199LL/A) According to the Apple TV article on ...
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Can i turn my Old 2009 Imac into a Multi-use NAS server?

I have a late 2009 imac, everything is perfectly fine with the machine. Can i turn that into a Media/ NAS server?
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What Can I Connect To ExpressPort Slot?

I have a mid-2010 MacBook Pro. It has an ExpressPort Slot connection that seems to have no uses without something else to connect in there. What are the possible things that I could use this port ...
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Why can't my MacBook Air (Late 2010) stay cool?

I have a MacBook Air bought in early 2011. Lately it just can't seem to stay cool. With normal load, the CPU hovers between 80ºC and 100ºC, and if I use iStat / Fan Control to turn the fans up to ...
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Will never letting my display go to sleep shorten its life?

In Mac OS X 10.9's System preferences > Energy saver, there is a warning that says: Never letting your display go to sleep may shorten its life Why would not letting my display go to sleep ...
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How to identify dead battery in Macbook pro 15" Mid 2010?

I have a Macbook Pro 15" Mid 2010 and I believe it has a dead battery. When I plug in the magsafe adapter it glows green, but the Macbook will not boot when I press the power button. When I press the ...
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MacBook freezes with three beeps

My Feb-2011 MacBook Pro hangs with three beeps. I noted the first strange thing a few days ago. The MacBook was in standby (as always) but very hot (not usual). I thought some process must have ...
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Why does memory appear near full even after upgrade?

I've just upgraded my MacBook Pro from 4GB to 8GB. Before the upgrade, I looked in the Activity Monitor and it said that it was using almost 3.98GB of 4GB (I'm a web developer, so I usually have lots ...
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Can I use a non-Apple keyboard with OS X?

Recently I've been thinking about the idea of migrating from PC to Mac, specifically Mac Mini. The biggest issue however is hardware, since I'm not sure what will and what won't work on OS X. First ...
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Replacement parts for Macbook Air (13-inch, Early 2008) - broken hinge problem?

I have a "MacBook Air (13-inch, Early 2008)" with a broken hinge problem. I'm presently outside the US and wont be able to go into a Genius Bar anytime soon. Besides, the laptop is far outside the ...
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How to fault find MacBook Pro that shuts down very soon after boot?

How do I fault-find a macbook pro that works fine in one OS but repeatedly shuts down soon after boot? (Every time the machine is booted into OSX environments, even the installer, the machine will ...
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Dropping wifi, replace bcm4331 with bcm4360, MacBook Pro Retina Early 2013

I have a MacBook Pro 13" Retina, Early 2013, my wifi drops roughly ever 2 or 3 minutes when running ArchLinux (OS X works fine). As far as I know this problem is related to that there are no official ...
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Boot hangs on grey screen (even when booting from USB drive with fresh OS X install)

My MacBook Pro 15" Late 2011 (MacBookPro8,2) with AMD Radeon 6770M exhibited display corruption and associated system crashes/resets over a period of two weeks before it entirely failed to boot. The ...
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$600 for a sticky spacebar?

I spilt a little bit of juice on my Macbook Pro keyboard which causes the spacebar to stick (it still works but is not so convenient to use). I took it to a non-official Mac service where they told me ...
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How can I tell what model iDevice is plugged into my USB via Terminal?

This website has a useful list of the various iDevice models. And the "identifier" column is helpful for any iOS developers, as this is the string you can fetch in your application to determine what ...
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Removing stripped screws from MacBook Pro back case

I'm replacing the RAM in a 2011 MacBook Pro, something I've done before on other machines. I got all the screws from the back case off apart from one that sits in the corner on the end by the screen ...
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How fast is 256GB to 128GB on mid-2013 MacBook Air?

I've tried finding the comparison reviews of the performance differences between 128GB and 256GB PCIe SSDs of mid-2013 MacBook Air 11" and 13" (which now have been carried over as the ...
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How to troubleshoot macbook's failing parts

Not sure if its a software or hardware problem. When I turn on my macbook pro (2011) it asks me for a password, shows some progress bar after (it fills up to like 30%) and then it just reboots and ...