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So, I believe the main reason these cables/adapters don't exist is explained in your question, actually. That is, the fact that many, if not all, devices that come with a Thunderbolt port, also already have one or more USB 3.0 ports. If your primary concern is simply power draw on the bus, I'd recommend simply buying a powered USB 3.0 hub.


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SATA | Firewire | USB3 ports (usually for external HDDs;) Ethernet ports; Media Card readers; Thunderbolt ports; PCI bus extenders. Sonnettech has quite a few options.


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I found out, and this is completely unlogical of course, that if I get the blank screen at restart, after I insert an install CD or another bootable volume, and hold down option, my Mac will start normally afterwards. Of course, this won't help in the long run, but this almost always fix the issue for a little while.


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Obviously the cooling system on any computer needs to be free of dust and fluff for it to work effectively but you've checked that. The next stage is to remove the radiator and heat-pipe assembly to check on the state of the thermal coupling between the CPU and heat-pipe. Clean off the old thermal paste and replace using a thin, even layer applied to the ...


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Realistically most Mavericks-capable systems with built-in displays, other than the early aluminum iMacs and Santa Rosa Core 2 MacBooks, have LED back-lighting which isn't going to noticeably dim with age or be affected by on/off cycling. If you're driving a CRT/plasma/CCFL-LCD monitor then you have option of increasing the lifespan of the display phosphor ...


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I think of it as the "lawyer's light bulb", or the equivalent of "objects in this mirror may be closer than they appear" [which I actually thought was a joke when I saw it for the first time] Leaving a light bulb on 24/7 will shorten its life, as it won't last as many years compared to if you just used it an hour a day. This is, however, a 'fake' analogy, ...


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If you have a screen protecter take it off and wipe the iPad with a damp rag.


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There are potentially a few things happening here. When a computer runs out of available RAM it starts swapping or paging data out of RAM to files on your hard disk. When your Mac was previously saying that it was using 3.98GB of 4GB it could also potentially have had a lot more data loaded but part of it swapped out to your hard drive. You can find these ...


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You have to make sure the SSD is in the correct format. Go to Disk Utility, and in the Erase tab, select Mac OS Extended (Journaled) as the format and erase the SSD, and then the bootable drive should acknowledge the SSD as a disk on which OS X can be installed. Good luck!


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You'd probably had a lot of compressed memory in your 4GB days. Now, with 8GB, you're not nearing your limit yet so your computer doesn't see a need to compress anything. If you ever hit 7.99GB, you'll start building up compressed memory again. (I recently went from 4GB to 10GB, and I'm currently using 9.97GB but only have 7.1MB of compressed memory.)


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The old days keeping as much RAM free as possible are gone. The new RAM management from OS X, use all available memory, but also manages it so that you get maximum performances. If you look in the Activity Monitor- memory, you will see things like Memory Pressure, Compressed among other information.


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Maybe replacing the Upper Case will solve your problem. This guide from iFixIt will certainly help you do that. If you would just want to replace the hinge itself, maybe Step 37 in the guide would be useful? Check the top of the guide for required parts and tools!


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I've found it most effective to use a combination of hydrogen peroxide and rubbing alcohol. They hydrogen peroxide may seem a little weird, but it does a much better job at cleaning up large clumps of goo (in my limited experience). My process: Peel off as much of the sticker as possible Pat a paper towel (or another cloth) with hydrogen peroxide and rub ...


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I've got a macbook pro mid 2010, affected by this issue. After a long search, i thin i found a workaround to avoid pay a lot of money for an old laptop repair (no warranty). This issue is avoid the mac to use the nvidia chip, yes i know, you lost this funcionallity, but u get one stable equipment. As super user (sudo su -) go to /System/Library/Extensions ...


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The BCM4360 is known not to work with the b43 driver. The broadcom-wl driver should work, but since the card is even newer, I would expect even more problems. I suggest to pick up a cheap usb wifi stick, that fixed all my problems.


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I have a 2011 iMac, not a Macbook Pro. Apple has a replacement program for the 6970M video card in these machines for similar issues described here. http://support.apple.com/en-us/HT203787 The commands listed by @smr in single user mode work just as well on the iMac to effectively disable the 6970M and force the machine to use the integrated GPU on the ...


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That $600 rate is less than Apple charges for a liquid damage overhaul at the repair depots. That repair is around $900 for the Air and 13 inch models and $1200 for 15 inch models. Since the keyboard is integrated within the housing, it's like taking the engine, chassis and all parts out of a car and building it up new in a new frame. The labor time and ...


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For all it's worth, I have ran the command line in Terminal with a few devices. iPhone 4: iPhone: Version: 3.20 iPad 2: iPad: Version: 2.10 I have a 3GS somewhere but I can't find right now. I'll edit my answer if/when I find it. My wife has a iPhone 4S and a friend has a 5, I will try to also update once I get to run it.


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The Kanex USB 3 adapter would not work with USB 3 external hard drives that I bought it for so I had to return it. Make sure the place you buy it from has a decent return policy.


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Rev A can perform peer-to-peer Airplay wireless streaming. Source: http://support.apple.com/en-us/HT4437



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