Questions centering on repair of Apple hardware or software.

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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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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 fixed,...
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The iPhone home button is sometimes unresponsive. How can I fix it?

I've noticed that my iPhone 4's home button does not work very well. Sometimes I have to press it multiple times, or press it very hard to get it to register a click. Sometimes it will detect a double-...
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What should you do if your OS X system fails to boot, being stuck at gray screen with the moving wheel?

What to do if your OS X system fails to boot, being stuck at gray screen with the moving-wheel? The system boots from recovery partition, it does check the partition but it will not boot.
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Prevent automatic removal of the Spotlight index due to low disk space

I am guessing that when disk space runs low, it automatically deletes the Spotlight index to make room for virtual memory. Then when space becomes available it reindexes. But I'm not sure about that. ...
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Disk diagnostic and repair utility for Mac that works with all kinds of storage devices?

There are some nice and useful utilities for testing disks for bad blocks like MHDD, Victoria, HITACHI Drive Feature Tool etc. But these utilities have some limitations. For example, MHDD is the best ...
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How to turn off iPhone without power button?

My iPhone's power button is broken. How can I still turn it off to send it in for repairs? I found another answer, but it does not really help.
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Cracked iPad display - What are my options?

I've had my 3rd generation iPad for only five months, and I've tried hard to keep it in pristine condition. I always had it in its case, and was very mindful of what I did with it. Unfortunately one ...
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What is the Sixth Step of MacBook Repair?

My Macbook has crashed once or twice daily ever since I installed Lion. I am unable to return to Snow Leopard because my Time Machine is now coupled with Lion. I went through the sequence: Reset ...
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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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How can I restore my system, using Snow Leopard, after hard-drive replacement?

I had a nearly full 500GB drive in my MacBook Pro, running Snow Leopard. As the near-full capacity was becoming problematic, I bought two 1TB drives, went home, ran Time Machine on one of them, and ...
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Is it possible to use an Apple gift card toward repairs?

I have a gift card whose balance should just about exactly cover the cost of some repairs Apple is doing on my computer. Is it possible to spend a gift card on repairs? I assume so, but I cannot find ...
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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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Sourcing a replacement graphics card for an iMac

I have a Early-2009 2.93 GHz 24" iMac, which has a faulty graphics card. I'm keen to try replacing it myself using this excellent guide. Unfortunately the guide doesn't mention any advice on finding/...
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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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How performance of Macbook Air 13" mid-2011 battery from iFixit compares to the original one?

Please share your performance of the replacement battery as sold by iFixit (I'm interested in the New one, not B-Stock) as compared to the original battery from Apple for Macbook Air 13" mid-2011 (...
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Is there a one-time physical damage policy for cracked ipad2 a week after warrenty ends?

My 1 year warranty has just ended within the last week and my daughter dropped my iPad 2 which has resulted in a cracked screen. Is there a one-time physical damage replacement policy in Washington ...
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Replacement battery for Macbook Air 2011: equal to or better than original

I need to replace a battery for my Macbook Air 13" mid-2011. There is no Apple's own repair service where I live, and I'm fairly savvy with electronics to do my own repairs. How can I identify ...
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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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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 ...