Questions centering on repair of Apple hardware or software.

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Macbook white thingy below keyboard button is broken

I've got an early 2009 macbook pro, and I accidentally broke the white plastic mechanism underneath the S button. They are labeled 130 and 140 in the picture. Does anyone have a clue what the white ...
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Broken keyboard: Apple store policy?

One of the keys on my keyboard is non-responsive after cleaning it. I want to get the keyboard repaired rather than buy a new one. What is the Apple store policy for keyboard repairs? My iMac is out ...
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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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My login keychain cannot be found. I have Keychain access but no Keychain repair option. OS X El Capitan

My login keychain cannot be found. I have Keychain access but no Keychain repair option in the drop down menu. I am unclear if I have erased something in error, or if this is a common issue?
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Pulled too hard when opening iPhone. Did this kill my iPhone 5 screen?

So I bought a replacement home button for my iPhone 5. I tried to gently lift the screen with a suction tool, but when it finally lifted, it yanked something off and now the screen won't work :( I ...
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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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What's the order of USB Cables in the male connector of Apple Keyboard with n. Keypad?

The male connector end of my keyboard, Apple Keyboard with numerical keypad, got squeezed beyond repair. I chopped off that bit and newly stripped the 4 leads: Red, Black, Green & White/Grey. ...
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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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Plug headphone not support with macmini

I have a Macmini 4,1. I tried to use plug headset with mic for skype call, but it doesn't work. I can hear the voice from the other end, but my voice can't be heard on the other end. I tried with two ...
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Solder new RAM in a 2015 Retina MacBook Pro [duplicate]

I know that the new rMBPs have no "user-serviceable" RAM. But is it possible to solder a new RAM chip onto a 2015 rMBP? Given that the technician doing this is able to install the new chip without ...
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What is the relation between water damage and a cracked iPhone screen?

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 water damage. My iPhone is in ...
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How to recover my harddrive if I can't see it in the disk utility

I have a 2007 aluminium iMac which I upgraded months ago to Mavericks. Today it locked up and I held the power button to shut it down and cannot get it to start again. I get the flashing folder ? icon ...
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Is the lock screen PIN secure enough when sending in for repair?

The button on my wife's iPhone 4 has become unresponsive and I would like to get it repaired. Like most people, the phone contains important emails, documents and photos which she would not like to ...
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iPhone 6s camera replacement

I dropped my iPhone and shattered the external lens. The internal one was scratched, too. I got the parts online and followed the iFixit guide to open up my iPhone and replace the camera. Now when I ...
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Macbook Air 13" 2013 won't power up reliably

I have a Macbook Air 13" 2013 that won't power up reliably. I spilled coffee on it a couple of weeks ago and that knocked it out of commission. I was able to get it to boot up a couple of times and ...
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Why do Apple Store insist on decrypting FileVault to run diagnostics?

Much to my horror, my MacBook screen cracked the other day and had to be replaced. I took the machine to an Apple Store and a Genius checked it in for repair. The Genius said that they would, ...
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Can I replace the headphone jack on an iPhone SE?

I have the tip of a headphone jack stuck in the headphone socket in a brand new iPhone SE. I went to Apple looking for a repair and they said that it wasn't repairable and that I'd have to spend £...
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diskutil fails to fix Fusion Drive

My iMac suddenly stopped booting, failing to mount the disk at boot. Running diskutil repair fails with this error: bash-3.2# diskutil repairVolume disk3 Started file system repair on disk3 ...
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Are iPhone replacements for software issues free?

iPhone 6 is not under warranty (no Apple Care+ either), but Apple Support on the phone offered a replacement phone that I pick up at the store (no mention of cost, did not ask) because of an issue ...
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Reviving iPad Air from the dead

My iPad Air died a couple of days ago, I recorded its last dying breath >> Youtube Before it crashed for good my daughter was playing a disney game in Safari when she told me the screen turned blue ...
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Apple charger port magnet has lost it's pull

My friends laptop was dropped and fell directly on the power charging connector as it was connected to the charger. Now the port still works, but the strength of the magnet that holds the connector ...
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Are the 4 LCD screws to fix the LCD replacement in an iPad critical?

I just successfully replaced the front glass of my 3th Gen iPad WiFi, but when I cleaned up my desk, I found out I forget to use the 4 LCD screws: Is it worth it working another hour to open up ...
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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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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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How can I repair hdd using Disk Utility if First Aid options (Repair, Verify) are all greyed out?

Would really appreciate any help in fixing an external drive so can use with my Mac again. I had a power loss & when computer rebooted it was unable to see the attached Freecom 320Gig Hdd (FAT32 ...
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Terminal Error: pointer being freed was not allocated *** set a breakpoint in malloc_error_break to debug - Unable to Repair Permissions

I'm getting an error when I open Terminal saying: login(495,0x7fff77186000) malloc: *** error for object 0x7f8cdad0b780: pointer being freed was not allocated *** set a breakpoint in ...
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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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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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I dropped my iPhone 5c and it cracked; now the screen is changing colors

Can I just get a new screen and is it not covered under AppleCare?
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remove scratch from iPhone 5 front glass

Because I thought the gorilla glass of the iPhone 5 is pretty tuff I decided to omit a screen protection. Unfortunaltey now I have a very thin and subtle but very long (6 cm) scratch on the front ...
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iPhone 6 Logic Board Water Damage Clean/Repair

I'm aware of this question, however it doesn't solve my problem. Today I bought a water damaged iPhone 6 at a good price, thinking that since I am pretty decent at repairing iPhones (and fixing water ...
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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 a non-replaceable battery. Recently that battery charging status was saying,Replace soon. But it was working fine and kept enough charge for my daily works. So ...
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Fixing Smear On LCD Panel

The protective glass covering the LCD of my Macbook pro cracked and while I was making smooth progress in removing it, my hand slipped and left a smear on the LCD along with a small scratch from my ...
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How to become Apple iOS certified technician? is ACMT enough?

I cant find if ACMT (Apple Certified Mac Technician) cover also iOS devices, I work in big company full of iPhones and we send to repair at least 10 iPhones every month so it will be better to repair ...
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MacBook Pro replacment battery recommendations [closed]

I need to replace the battery in my MacBook Pro early 2011. Since my Mac is quite old I am looking for less expensive non-original replacement battery. I only need it to get me through one more year. ...
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iMac extremely slow suddenly

Mum's Mid 2007 iMac suddenly became extremely slow a few days ago. It takes over an hour to boot, and once booted it beachballs almost constantly in every app. Clicking an icon on the desktop takes a ...
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How to deactivate Adobe CS6 install on a damaged/corrupt mountain lion OS hard disk?

I have tried running the disk utility repair tool on my Mac OS HD to no avail. So I moved on to backing as many files (Documents, iPhoto Library, Desktop Data etc...) as I could through my Windows ...
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Big black rectangle

A big black rectangle is slowly overtaking the screen on my macbook. It is all frozen can't do anything. Any suggestions?
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How to change Macbook Pro (late 2013) screen and top cover

I had an crash accident with my MBPro (late 2013). MB fall down and crashed to its top left corner. There is a damage to unibody (its not so big problem for me, I can live with it) but there is ...
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How can I fix my external HDD?

So, my mac suddenly restarted because of an error. I was downloading some files in my external HDD when it happened. When my macbook started up, I could not open my external HDD, I tried to repair it, ...
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Just installed new screen on wife's 5s, getting weird ghosting/burn effect

My wife's 5s screen cracked and for the holidays I had a friend of mine install a new screen on her phone. The only problem is, there's some weird issues going on. First, the outer edges of her screen ...
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How common are screen repairs for various iPhone models?

I'm trying to determine if the screen for the iPhone 6 is more prone to cracking (and thus repair) -- in a statistically significant sense -- than the screens for the iPhone 4, 4s, 5, 5s, and/or 5c. ...
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How to fix GUID hard drive corrupted to MBR?

I have a micro SD that suddenly stopped working. I tried everything on the internet (believe me, everything). I don't mind losing the data on it, I just want to be able to use it again. So here I go: ...
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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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Screen Scratch Repair - Early 2013 15" MacBook Pro w/ Retina Display

:( Not a good day. I just cleaned the screen of my rMBP using my usual kit. A lint free microfiber cloth and my AM screen cleaning fluid. However there must have been a small particle of something ...
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How do I get a CD version of El Capitan suitable for a Macbook Pro? [duplicate]

I have 2 Macs, and am downloading El Capitan from the app store. I want to see if I can install it on an older MacBook Pro that has a broken Command-R feature that prevents me from installing the OS. ...
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Is the 2011 Macbook Pro body equivalent to the 2012 model?

My mid-2012 Macbook Pro's body is damaged beyond repair but the internal parts are still functional. Is it possible that I could assemble the parts into a 2011 body of the same size and have a ...
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Checking MacBook Pro for incipient hardware problems before Applecare runs out

My trusty Macbook Pro is nearing its third birthday and the end of Applecare. Is there anything I can do identify hardware components that are starting to degrade, so I can get them serviced before ...
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What is the correct Wireless module for a MacBook Pro A1398?

I have a MacBook pro with a non-working wireless. I'm looking to replace the module however there seems to be a ton of different modules and can't seem to choose the right one. Ebay seems to be ...
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Repair Disk failed

I try to repair a disk because my Mac still is on grey screen during start. I created a USB Yosemite bootable and I can use Terminal. I tried with: diskutil repairvolume disk0s2 But I get the ...