Questions centering on repair of Apple hardware or software.

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Unable to repair hard drive - due to volume assignment problem?

Disk utility and fsck [terminal] both agree that there is problem with my HD. I am curious if someone can help me figure out how I can deal with the problem. Terminal - Normal Mode MacBook-Pro:~ ...
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What's the best adhesive to use when reattaching an iPhone 5 home button?

I've carried out a couple of repairs on my iPhone 5 over the last fortnight, including replacing the screen. I detached the home button from its mounting in the original screen, and placed it in the ...
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HFS+ invalid number of allocation blocks

Okay so a few days ago I wanted to install Ubuntu GNOME over regular Ubuntu and it gave me the option to automatically overwrite my Ubuntu installation (that I had on a separate partition from my OS X ...
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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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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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Apple did not repair my 'hairline cracked' screen because of water damage? Why? What is the relation?

This morning I took my iphone 5c to the genius bar and they refused to repair my cracked screen of the iphone initially agreeing to repair and then backing off citing waterdamage? Why? What is the ...
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What screwdriver size is needed for MacBook Pro mid 2012 back cover?

What screwdriver size is needed for MacBook Pro mid 2012 back cover? According to iFixit's teardown the Philips #00 should be used for the "lower case". Is the lower case a synonym for the "back ...
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How to check if the screen replacement part for iPhone 5s is an original one? [closed]

I'm about to repair a broken screen for iPhone 5S at a non-official repair shop (as official repairs don't provide screen replacement in my region, only replace the whole phone for a fee). How can I ...
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Intact iPhone's display broken, how to make backup from locked phone?

My iPhone's display broke. The phone itself is intact, yet the screen stays black. iTunes on my recognizes the phone, I have synced with this Mac before. Yet when I want to make a backup of the phone, ...
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Can I trust Apple Store's employees with my laptop?

This might be a bizarre but crucial question, can I fully trust leaving my laptop in repairs (Genius Bar) while they have full access to it ? I recently went to the genius bar to get my display ...
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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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Hide/Fix Macbook Pro Retina Screen Scratch

I noticed that I have a small scratch on my Macbook Pro Retina's screen. When this has happened on my desktop LCDs I've used some Vaseline to hide it. While I know that doesn't actually fix it I am ...
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How to turn off iPhone 5 without having to use the screen or buttons

My buttons are broken and my phone is locked how do I turn it off and turn it back on again?
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Boot Camp partition broken and can't be repaired in OS X 10.10.4

Suddenly my Boot Camp partition vanished: not visible in Finder, not visible on startup. In Disk Utility I can see the volume, but it's broken (verification log): Verifying volume "disk0s4" Verifying ...
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Should I just snap this metal bit off my iPhone 5?

I'm trying to replace my iPhone 5 battery, but there's this one stupid stripped screw that won't come out of the bottom metal battery cover. Would it be a bad idea to just cut that metal cover off, ...
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iPhone 5 screen appears to be using one screw and glue instead of two screws

My iPhone 5 was used when I got it about a year and a half ago, but it appeared to be in perfect condition. However, today I was trying to take the screen off and at that point I noticed it only has ...
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Costs of canceling repair?

After cracking my iPhone, I contacted apple support, started a service request, and filled out the ""Send in for Service" option. However, I am now trying to cancel (which apparently is done by simply ...
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Macbook Pro not starting after multiple drops.

I've found a 'cheap' Macbook Pro mid 2012 13" laptop for sale on eBay and it would seem to be a great bargain if I were to get it. Even with all the repair costs, about half the price of a fully ...
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Disk Utility Weirdness: Macintosh HD Cannot Be Repaired But Then Has No Problems?

Earlier today, I decided to clean up my hard drive of extraneous files and other materials that might be taking up space. After doing some looking around, I found an application, OnyX, that was ...
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How can I repair a scratched MacBook Air screen? (A1369)

I have a mid-2011 MacBook Air (model A1369), whose screen has attracted some unsightly but superficial scratches. They look like smudges, but I suspect a layer of coating (or similar) has come off. ...
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How can I repair an NTFS partition from Lion?

What free tool can I use to repair an NTFS partition under Lion. I already have Tuxera NTFS on it and I do not want to install windows for this task.
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How can I keep my fan from staying at full speed after replacing the hard drive?

I replaced a hard drive in a 2011 iMac (Core i7), though it was a standard hard drive and didn't have a location for the S.M.A.R.T. cord. (Or at least I think that's what it was.) Since then, the ...
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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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Do I need to decrypt the hard drive before repair?

Today I left my MBP Retina at local authorised Apple service (it's a mid 2012 model, and it's having some gfx issues), and then I got an email telling me that I have to go back there and decrypt my ...
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Best replacement for MacBook Air MagSafe 2 cable (OEM or 3rd party?)

My MagSafe 2 cable for my 2012 MacBook Air stopped working. Took it into Apple store where I had bought my MacBook Air, and sure enough it was the excessive cat chew marks that had degraded it*. Can ...
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Error with Android usb. Working Macintosh HD not repairable. Alternatives to backup?

I have to say first, I have almost zero experience is the use of Terminal, an usually I'm very careful with what command I use. I have tryed to create a bootable Android x86 usb and it was a success, ...
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Repairing/ Fixing/ Finding parts for very old Macbooks?

I'm using a Macbook Pro 13" mid 2010 model and I recently had a visit at the service centre to purchase a new battery. Out of curiosity, I initiated a conversation to understand more about repairing ...
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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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Unnable to dismount my fusiondrive - I removed one physical volume

I bought a Macbook Pro Retina 13 w/ 128 flash. When I try to put all my stuff on it I verified that it doesn't fit. So my friend pick an 128 SDXC card and made a Fusion drive with my standard internal ...
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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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How can I repair a broken key of a new MacBook Pro 15'' Retina 2015?

I have bought a new macbook pro 15" retina in March 2015, but with less than 1 month of usage, I feel that my enter key is very loose and probably (or almost) broken. Maybe it's not broken and the ...
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Do I have to replace the LCD if the iPad screen is cracked?

I have an iPad 2 that my grandson dropped and the screen is now cracked around the edge, none of the cracks extend into the touch area of the screen. All of the cracks are in the outside edge where ...
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Apple recognized repair service asking for password?

I took my MacBook Pro to an Apple recognized provider for repair, and as part of the repair setup they asked for my account password... Is that a regular routine?
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A1208 2006 Intel iMac Power Supply “Power Good” voltage?

This might be a bit specific, but I am trying to test a trashed A1208 Intel iMac (Late 2006 17" Model). The power supply is dead (Fuse was blown, bypassed with a wire and bang poof a resistor and ic ...
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How to determine what the repair people did to fix my MacBook?

Recently, my MacBook stopped powering up. When pressing the power button, nothing at all happened. The usual green-yellow light on the power supply appeared normal, but no lights or sounds came from ...
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What does the repair through Apple of the standby button of an iPhone 4S cost?

As the title states. Has anyone done such a repair by Apple? I asked Apple Care but they couldn't tell me a price. I don't have guarantee anymore.
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repair disk - unmounted encrypted disk partition

In Yosemite 10.10.2 after verifying my startup disk in disk utility I got this message... "This disk needs to be repaired using the Recovery HD. Restart your computer, holding down the Command key ...
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Difference between Express and Standard Replacement Service for iPad battery

Can a user use Express Replacement Service to get a new battery if still under warranty? How's that different than Battery Replacement Service again under warranty?
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Macbook Pro 15" Mid 2010 Keycap problem

I am having a problem with my "a" key sticking. The key is clean, but I looked at some diagrams and compared them to my key, and it seems that the top pin on the scissor mechanism has snapped off or ...
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throughout repairing, Apple provide a macbook?

I am thinking to give my macbook pro to apple service. Because on the right side, USB, hdmi and sd card reader are not working. According to the people in the store, it will take about 3-5 days to fix ...
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Magic Trackpad stuck battery

I have a Magic Trackpad that sat unused in a work drawer for a few months. Like a total noob, I neglected to remove the batteries. I recently reconfigured my workspace and decided to start using ...
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Verify disk reports error, recovery os repair + fsck says disk is fine

After my time machine backups got stuck to finish at some point, I decided to do a disk check using disk util. I'm getting the following output while running "verify disk": The volume ...
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Old iPad not charging

Old ipad charging indicator comes on but doesn't hold a charge. Doesn't build charge either? Any suggestions already tried cable and new transformer.
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How can I fix a broken MBP camera cable?

While I was upgrading my early 2011 13" MBP's HDD to an SSD by the instructions on iFixit, I think I broke my camera cable. When I tried to talk to my friends on Google Hangouts later that day, my ...
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Can I move my logic board between different models of MacBook Air?

If I take out my logic board in my MacBook Air 2011 11-inch i5 2 GB RAM and put in a MacBook Air 2011 11-inch i7 4 GB RAM, will it work? If not why?
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Is it OK to remove files from any directory named “Caches”?

[I'm not looking for dire warnings from my explanation of why I'm asking this question as I'm aware of the possible consequences and willing to take the chances (and to reload my entire system) but ...
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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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Mac OS X internet repairing

I try to repair OS X on my empty second-hand macbook air 2011. I boot it into internet repair mode, it donwload's OS X, and give's me Apple ID authorization form, I use my Itunes apple id, and after ...
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Scheduling Appointments for iPhone Repair at the Apple Store?

In our IT department we have two iPhones 5 with cracked screens and we need to get them fixed. I've gone to the Apple Store personally for my iPod Touch 4G, and I was required to schedule an ...