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

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Are there any AirPrint compatible print servers?

We have several printers here at home, and I am thinking about enabling AirPrint. I'm not interested in driver hacks, since they often require a computer to be running with a shared printer. I am ...
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When shaking my MacBook I hear a strange sound, like a wobble

I recently bought a MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015). When I shake it vertically, some slow sounds come from it and it sounds like something wobbles in it. Is this normal?
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Should I put the SSD in the Optical or Main Bay when replacing Optical Drive?

I have 2010 MBP. Wanted to put SSD in optical bay (and use it as main boot drive) because main bay has SMS (motion detection) that HDD would use. The only problem is that optical bay in my computer ...
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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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Problem with Thunderbolt on Mac Air A1466

Recently I noticed that Apple TB Ethernet Adapter stopped working on my Mac Air. It is not a problem with lost packets. Or with DHCP not working. The system does not detect Adapter. It does not shown ...
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MacBook Pro fan running with no CPU load and computer is COLD

Under normal circumstances (not installed new programs recently; had the usual programs running) I found my MacBook Pro 13" (Early 2015) with the fans running at average speed. I always have the ...
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identifying FireWire chipset on a MacBook Pro

I have a MacBook Pro, 13 inch, mid 2010, running OS X Yosemite (10.10.5). How can I identify what FireWire chipset it has? Unless there's an OS X utility to do this, perhaps someone could point me to ...
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MacBook Pr 2009 - Not Display on Monitor

I Have Macbook Pro 2009 15" Model 2160. Problem : Their no Display on monitor at all, bright display on monitor when switched on and can control the bright - + to control the display light Checked: ...
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Apple iPad is not turning on and my home button is broken to force restart

Three days ago when I tried to use my iPad it did not turn on (black screen). I fixed it to the charger and nothing happened. After one day of trying I decided to search online. And yes, there is a ...
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SSD replacement for mid-2014 Retina 13 inch macbook [closed]

after searching through multiple sites for 2 days, I still can't find a conclusive answer. are there SSD replacements for a 13' mid-2014 retina macbook pro from other places than ifixit whose prices ...
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Number pad does not work in vim and less

I am working from an iMac running Yosemite and using this keyboard. The number pad works in the terminal, but when I open vim or less it does not. For example using less, if I type for the number 8, ...
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MacBook Pro, Mid-2014, SSD replacement

I own a MacBook Pro, Mid 2014, and its 256 SSD started facing problems almost 8 months after I bought it. I've been looking to replace it. I've read over at iFixit that you can replace it, But ...
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Can I upgrade my 121 GB Flash Storage SSD?

Is it possible to upgrade the 121 GB Flash Storage in my MacBook Pro 13" Retina? If so, can Apple do it for me or would I have to go to somewhere else to get it upgraded?
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What happens at the user/OS level when an SSD finally wears out?

I have been reading up on SSD technology and don't know of any first hand reports on what happens when an SSD eventually fails due to over use. I am most interested in the SSD that apple includes as a ...
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Are CPU temperatures over 110 something to worry about? [duplicate]

I am primarily a Java developer and love using OS X and Mac as my primary development environment. However recently I have been having temperature and heat concerns. I have a piece of code that ...
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How can I put my iPhone 4 in DFU Mode if the Home button is broken and it is turned off?

So basically I have a tethered reboot iOS 6.1.4 on my iPhone 4. Recently the Home button broke and now I'm unable to put it into DFU Mode to turn it on. Is there a way I can put it in DFU Mode, or ...
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MacBookPro temperature inconsistency

I have a 15" MacbookPro with a Windows 7 Bootcamp partition. I check the temperature when using Windows but I think it doesn't report the right temperature. I shut down Windows with a temperature ...
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15" rMBP (mid 2012) - screen won't turn on, fans full speed

Since yesterday I've been having major issues with my 15" Retina MacBook Pro (mid 2012 model). When I boot it, the screen is black (no backlight: Apple logo doesn't light up). I do hear the startup ...
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Mavericks 10.9.5 / MBP 17 2011 - system intermittently hangs when a USB mouse is plugged in

This has happened to me a number of times (6-10). I am not sure of the specific circumstances because it is not easily replicated. I usually only use the trackpad, because I am just typing. But ...
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iPad 2 loses touch response in particular area of screen

My wife's iPad 2 is having a weird screen/touch issues. In a particular part of the screen (near the middle bottom on the left side if holding in portrait with the home button down), it just doesn't ...
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MagSafe 2 frequently broken

I've got a MacBook Pro (Retina, Mid 2012), once in a longer period of time my MagSafe 2 adapter simply fries. Just a minute ago I fried the third MagSafe 2 adapter in three years time. It occurs with ...
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Not getting to boot!

Last week I upgraded my MacBook Pro 13" mid 2012 RAM to 8 GB and I had random restarts. So I did a safe boot and everything was fine, two days later the same thing happened again and the again it was ...
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Bluetooth unavailable with Yosemite 10.10.3

Bluetooth is unavailable since the middle of last March. I've followed all topic suggested: reset SMC, PRAM, deleted preference files (com.apple.Bluetooth.plist), reinstalled OS X from scratch and I ...
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How can I remove stickers from the lid of my MacBook Pro?

I've got a MacBook Pro with Retina display and I've got a ton of stickers on it. Is there a method for removing the stickers from the back without damaging the finish and without leaving sticky ...
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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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What should I know about replacing my computer's battery?

My early 2011 13" MBP has been telling me to "Replace Soon" the battery, and today it's finally getting its wish. I know the hardware procedure, courtesy of iFixit, but is there anything else I should ...
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hardware status for iOS devices

I have iPad Air 2 with latest iOS 8 update. Recently, I have started experiencing some issues with opening apps on my iPad. It looks bit slow. Even when I press home button, home-screen comes bit ...
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16 GB or 1TB Fusion Drive [closed]

After 15 years of using windows I am planning to move in to Mac. I am planning to buy 2.6GHz Mac Mini. Can you guys tell me what is the best upgrade to mac mini, 16 GB RAM or 1TB Fusion Drive.
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My SD Card doesn't fit into my MacBook air, bit it fits into my MacBook Pro!

My camera's SD Card can't fit into my MacBook Air's SD Card Slot. I can only push the SD Card into the slot halfway, but then ONE CORNER can't go in any further. The left corner of the card can still ...
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RE:Boot hangs on grey screen

I followed the advice from this page Boot hangs on grey screen (even when booting from USB drive with fresh OS X install) It worked though as I could log in my system but the graphic is dull and slow ...
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Trackpad tap to click malfunction

I have been having issues with my trackpad lately and I believe that I have a broken trackpad sensor, but I thought I would ask here to see if it was something to do with the software instead of the ...
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Headphones Jack not pluggable into Macbook-pro retina socket

I tried plugging in my apple headphone's jack into the socket, but I wasn't able to. Barely 70% of it goes in and the rest doesn't. There is no red-light coming out of the socket, but in the 'Sound' ...
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A single click on my trackpad occasionally acts like a double click

I have a Macbook Pro and when I click with the trackpad, it will occasionally act like a double click. This happens whether I physically click the trackpad or if I just do a tap to click. I have tried ...
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Is it possible to have pixelated graphics on a MacBook Pro due to a defunct trackpad?

had availed of the logic board replacement scheme for 2011 MacBook Pro's with faulty (AMD) graphics cards. The laptop came back from servicing with a new (refurbished as I understand) logic board. ...
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Early MacPro 2009 keeps needing SMC reset

My MacPro keeps needing to have its SMC reset to stop the video card putting my monitor to sleep when it switches from the logo screen to the desktop image during boot up. The problem seems to have ...
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MacBook Air trackpad erratic, no bulging battery

I have a MacBook Air 13-inch, Mid 2011 10.10.3 (out of warranty) bought in 2012 and I have been struggling with trackpad issues since January 2015 soon after receiving the warning "Battery Service" ...
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Force external display refresh rate

I have a 27" screen which is connected to my mid-2012 MacBook Pro retina through a HDMI/DVI-D (HDMI on the MacBook Pro, DVI-D on the screen). Before I was using a adapter DisplayPort+USB/DVI-D and I ...
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Which graphics cards or integrated GPUs support metal?

Apple announced metal for OS X. Apple's website clearly states some features will not be available on all macs, which seems to refer to metal support. But is there a list of already confirmed GPUs, ...
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Spilt coffee on Keyboard, washed/dryed but 2 keys still not working, any cure?

I spilt coffee on an apple external wired keyboard. Taking the advice of other threads on this matter I washed it thoroughly and dried it, twice. However 2 of the keys are still non functional. Does ...
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Is my Mac Mini's fan okay?

I replaced the HDD with a hybrid HDD/SSD about a week ago, following iFixit's guide for doing so. However, when putting it back together, I stripped one of the connectors on the fan. My Mini gets ...
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Macbook Pro 2012 shutsdown suddenly at 25% battery

I have a Macbook Pro Unibody Mid 2012 and used the battery for only 118 cycles. Since a few weeks ago whenever I'm on battery and it reaches <25% my Macbook shuts down immediately (no warning, no ...
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Replacing rubber spring/cup under Tab key cap

To make a long question short: What's the proper way to replace a rubber spring (inverted cup-like thing) under a keycap, specifically the Tab key on a unibody design MacBook Pro or Air? Details: I ...
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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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Difference between US QWERTY and International QWERTY Apple keyboards?

What exactly is the difference between US QWERTY and International QWERTY Apple keyboards? I’m talking about the hardware keyboards specifically, not about keyboard layouts (in System Settings).
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Best practices for storing a replacement battery?

My early 2011 MBP has been giving me the "Replace Soon" battery warning, and an app I have says that the battery can hold 57% of its original capacity. I bought a new one on Amazon, but now I've ...
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Adjusting brightness on 27" iMac used as external DisplayPort monitor for PC

I have a Windows7 64-bit machine attached to a 27" iMac as an external displayport monitor It's working well, except I cannot adjust the brightness. I have attached a Mac keyboard both on the Mac ...
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Macbook Pro (Mid 2012) screen is just white no picture

I swapped out my broken unibody display assembly with another and now the new screen is just white (backlight is working) but nothing else. External monitor is working just great though, so I am ...
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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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How does one interpret Load Average in iStat menus?

I'm trying to find the actual GPU processor load on my iMac with the M290x. The load average being reported never goes above 5, even when running Cinebench 3d benchmarks. Certainly that doesn't mean ...
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My mom's MacBook Air is making rattling noises when it is moved ever since I dropped it. Diagnosis?

It dropped like two or three feet. The noise is like a rattling of a beanbag, but I don't know the source.