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Those are for the phones antennae (theres one towards the bottom of the phone as well). The anodised aluminium causes really bad signal attenuation, hence the plastic-like strips are necessary to create a break in the metal shell. I decided to delve a bit further and found that Apple is trying to get rid of them.


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A short circuit will often damage other components, in this case, the graphics controller, possibly some power smoothing circuitry, resistors in-line with the shorted component would have most likely been damaged etc. In short, the logic board would need to be replaced, along with the connector/LCD. It's very, very unlikely that the board would be okay ...


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Surgery.... ....pull out the hard drive, install it into an enclosure (a USB External hard drive enclosure) and simply plug it in as an external hard drive for another Mac without losing everything on the hard drive? How to remove it: https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/MacBook+Pro+13-Inch+Unibody+Mid+2010+Hard+Drive+Replacement/4305


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Your battery life is based on cycles, not so much what you use them for. Your battery has no idea if you are streaming music from your favorite service or your are crunching numbers to calculate pi to the nth digit or just surfing Stackexchange. The more draw you put on it, the more it is going to discharge requiring you to plug it back in to recharge it. ...


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Officially your Model only supports up to maximum of 8 GB RAM. So you are at maximum already. http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/macbook_pro/specs/macbook-pro-core-i5-2.4-aluminum-15-mid-2010-unibody-specs.html Your alternative is to upgrade from Hard Drive to SSD, that would speed things up.


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I have heard that all USB/PS2 adapters are not created equal. Some work some don't. But you would probably cost yourself more time and effort getting a working adapter than just buying a cheap PC USB keyboard. I use PC USB keyboards on Macs all the time and they work a treat. I can get a used (Dell) USB keyboard locally for about twelve bucks. As cheap as ...


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At the risk of sounding obvious, something inside broke. If you are the handy type and have the tools you could open it up following the directions for your model on iFixit.com or take it to an Apple store (or other Apple dealer who does repairs) and see what they say. Also do not power on a laptop with something rattling around in it after you dropped it. ...


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I've looked at a few of the guides at iFixit.com for the MacBook Air: https://www.ifixit.com/Device/MacBook_Air Assuming your handy with tools and the MacBook isn't under warranty, you should be able to open it up see what's going on. Otherwise, take it to the nearest apple authorized repair facility. You'll need a pentalobe (5 point) screwdriver to ...


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No, it does not. Out-of-warranty service is provided for phones which have not suffered what is defined as "catastrophic damage" and additional fees on top of the OOW service fee may be charged up to the replacement value of the product. Please review Section 3 of the ERS/OOW Terms page: Source Note that in this response, I am not qualifying your repair ...


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I found some software that might let you put your iPad into recovery mode: (Source: [Apple Support Communities thread])1 RecBoot TinyUmbrella


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The reason is an antennae for the phone, since having a smooth iPhone would cause horrible and impossible coverage(quite literally). Since the iPhone has a lot of bands to cover as many network as possible, the "split" the metal back, and many of the strips on the device caused by this are the antenna.


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The glass sits in the plastic guide underneath, you should focus on lifting the plastic guide first. Once propped slightly up, focus on the sides of the guide because there are metal clips connecting to the enclosure of the device. If too much pressure is applied, the plastic will break! In other words, #2 should be your focal point.


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As a general rule given the low cost of having Apple replace the battery I would normally recommend this, it's then a official product with warranty. However as you've already got the part and opened the phone this is too late.. It looks like the cover you are trying to remove is the one over the battery connector, this is what prevents your battery from ...



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