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If you care to read the tea leaves, the initial OS X v10.11 Developer Beta supports the following Macs: iMac (Mid 2007 or newer) MacBook Air (Late 2008 or newer) MacBook (Late 2008 Aluminum, or Early 2009 or newer) Mac mini (Early 2009 or newer) MacBook Pro (Mid/Late 2007 or newer) Mac Pro (Early 2008 or newer) Xserve (Early 2009) Source: OS X v10.11 ...


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It's worth noting that every Mac that supports Mountain Lion (10.8) also supports Mavericks (10.9), Yosemite (10.10), and El Capitan Developer Beta 1 (10.11). System requirements in El Capitan are unlikely to change from those in the developer beta. However, some features might be unavailable on earlier systems. There is informed speculation that Metal, for ...


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In the WWDC 2015 video "What's new in Metal, Part 1", Rav Dhiraj from the GPU software division states at 8'40" Metal is supported by all Macs introduced since 2012. (Nvidia, AMD and Intel) This means : Intel HD Graphics 4000, Iris 5000 & 6000 family, nVidia GT 600M, 700M family, AMD R9 M family,


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According to Visual Studio's system requirements, it requires 1.5GB when in VM. Usually you will assign a max of 4GB on the windows VM which should be sufficient for a satisfactory operation of Windows inside the VM with the Visual Studio. In this case there will be 4GB left for the hosting OS. Which usually is again adequate. Also, Yosemite does a ...


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To start, you'll want to power off your MacBook Pro, and clean it thoroughly (but carefully) with a microfiber towel. If you do this dry, you run the risk of abrasion and scratches, but you also don't want to soak your MacBook Pro with any liquid. External Cleaning Use an electronics screen cleaning liquid, preferably one with an "Apple Approved" label. ...


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I do not recommend you open it to clean with liquids: too much can happen. As for the exterior (including screen and keyboard) feel free to clean that. As for the interior, and to clean the fans, I recommend to expose it vaporizer smell of your choice and let it run for a day in that kind of environment. That will compensate for the nicotine smell after a ...


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Your Mac starts up in safeboot mode because of your SHIFT key pressed. You could probably disconnect your keyboard as done here, and try a bluetooth or USB keyboard. In the answer with the repair instruction is also a programm mentioned, which can disable a specific key. Nevertheless, I wish good luck and hope you can fix it. I found nice instructions on ...


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Unfortunately, the particulate matter (tars) from the cigarettes and other combustables have accumulated on the internal components. Given enough time (months or years) with fans running, the smell will dissipate. If the MacBook is still under warrantee, take it to an Apple Genius Bar and ask them what to do. You can also call Apple Care and ask them as ...


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Sizing RAM and HD space is always been "get more than you think you need and all that you can afford." but realistically 8GB should work (like FFrewin indicates in excellent detail) but depends on your usage patterns. So it's really hard to answer. "Mr Lincoln, how long should a Man's legs be?" "Long enough to reach from his body to the ground"


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Assuming you signed the AppleCare plan on the US, this is what the legal document states: 4. What is not Covered? (ii) Damage caused by (…) (b) accident, abuse, misuse, liquid contact, fire, earthquake or other external cause, (c) operating the Covered Equipment outside the permitted or intended uses described by the manufacturer, or (d) service ...


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Generally you can do anything to your Apple device as long as the Apple Genius/tech cant see evidence of what was done. Which means that If popping off key caps and then putting them back on leaves no trace you are likely safe. And I mean no trace. You would be surprised what an Apple genius/technician will find that you never noticed. And third party ...


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To force the usage of the discrete graphics card in your macbook you can uncheck the automatic graphics switching checkbox in the system preferences/ energy saver panel As the message states, this does drain the battery faster. However, your mac should not behave as you describe, I suggest taking it to a service desk so apple can take a look at it, or call ...


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Apple MacBook Pro "Core i7" 2.4 15" Late 2011 Standard RAM: 4 GB Maximum RAM: 16 GB* Details: 4 GB of RAM is installed as two 2 GB modules, no slots free. *Apple officially supports a maximum of 8 GB of RAM, but third-parties have determined that this model actually is capable of using up to 16 GB of RAM with two 8 GB memory modules. Speed: ...


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In order to try to localise the problem, try adding an additional user to your iMac, and see if this new user also has no sound. If the new user has sound, then you can be sure it's not a hardware problem. If the new user has no sound, then it looks like it's a hardware problem.


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Try disabling tap to click in the trackpad settings. If you're MacBook has the new vibrating force touch trackpad you could try to disable the force click and haptic feedback. Otherwise it may be a hardware issue.


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You should see if Apple Diagnostics finds anything wrong with your RAM. Turn off your computer, disconnect any external peripherals you have, press the power button to turn your computer on, and immediately hold down D until Apple Diagnostics begins.


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Load average is CPU based, not GPU based. The numbers represent one, five, and fifteen minute averages of the load on the CPU. A single-core CPU is like a single lane of traffic. Imagine you are a bridge operator ... sometimes your bridge is so busy there are cars lined up to cross. You want to let folks know how traffic is moving on your bridge. A ...


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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 only way to truly know if something is wrong with any replacement part installed by Apple is based on symptoms of the computer and symptoms alone. Apple does have diagnostic tests they run on each computer that is repaired. That is just a stop gap to find a bad part on the way out the door. Diagnostics will never catch every problem. In other words, if ...


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I concur with your observations. I was ready to toss this 2008 dual 2.8 Quad Core machine as it seemed deathly slow compared to my PC. As a last ditch effort to save it I upgraded to Yosemite, threw in 12 GB of 800MHz DDR2 Ram, a 500 GB Samsung SSD boot disk, and an nVidia GeForce GTX770 which I bought on eBay. The machine once again rocks. I couldn't be ...


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From what I found, it was after all the RAM. I took out both chips again and used compressed air to thoroughly clean the areas involved. After that, it seemed to work. Of course, it could be that I hadn't had the chips in properly previously, as opposed to dust.


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It could be the battery. The phone is 3-4 years old. However it could also be the charging cable or the port. The battery symbol with a sliver of red just means the battery has no charge. If you can, try using other charging cables to see if those are more successful in charging the phone. If different cables don't work, then try cleaning the contacts ...


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That's not likely an expiry date, as much as an end of cycle for manufacturing. The date April 24, 2012 bears no significance to the Macbook Pro. The 2011 Macbook Pro was the second last edition of the Macbook Pro line and was released in October 2011, as June 2012 saw the release of the Macbook Pro Retina line and the final Macbook Pro. If you were to open ...



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