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There two basic hard disk interfaces. The legacy interface is called ATA, which transfers bits in parallel. This is probably what you found in your G4 iBook. I say this because the Everything Mac site show this type of interface for all G4 iBooks. The new interface is called SATA, which transfers bits in serial. This is what is used in your 2011 MacBook Pro....


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The difference is the HDD connectors. The iBook G4 uses an IDE (aka PATA) connector, whereas the MBP uses SATA. Unfortunately during a quick google search I wasn't able to find a SATA to IDE adapter that would fit inside the laptop case. It's probably worth looking for second-hand IDE hard drives or contacting someone at Apple to see if they have a better ...


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Just visit Apple's support page: Apple Support There you'll be able to check if your product is still under warranty, and contact Apple to ask for a replacement. It doesn't seem clear to me whether you actually purchased the computer from Apple, or from a local retailer, so they might not be able to help you with repair progress information from a local ...


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Use thunderbolt docks hdmi to the monitor. I was able to run 2012 Mac Mini with both Thunderbolt Display and ASUS 27" monitor at 2560x1440 each just fine. So far no problems here.


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Just fought through the problem of SBBOD or SWOD if you will, after startup on my 2006 macpro tower running is 10.6.8. Turns out, in my case, it had to do with IPv4 and IPv6 in the network settings panel and AirPort. The problem started when I switched from cable to fi-optics. Apparently, the fi-optics modem is not ready for IPv6. Go into system ...


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Try an Apple Hardware Test by holding down the D key: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201257


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You most likely caused damage to your MacBook Pro's screen, video cable, and or keyboard cable. I did a bit of research and found a very similar condition to the picture you provided (see below). This was posted on the iFixit forum. The resolution to this problem was a warranty replacement. Being that your MacBook Pro is 6 to 7 years old, this will be ...


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I had the same problem: after a visit to the Genius Bar, the top row all of a sudden would only function as "function" keys; Brightness Down, for instance, would only trigger Spotlight etc. and the volume controls wouldn't work. After spending about an hour with Apple help, we tried the System Preferences box, resetting SMC and PRAM, re-installed the OS, ...


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I am putting this out there, since it worked for me. Apple refuses to warranty this machine, since I changed the battery/hard drive on the machine as a user replaceable part. So If you have a video card issue, no need to put it in foil/oven/hot air gun or blankets to heat it up. I have a simpler solution! Open up back cover and disconnect the 2 fans. Put ...


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If you can get it online (for example, with an Ethernet cable), all you have to do is hold command-R at startup to enter recovery mode and install the OS over the Internet. You can also use it to format the disk if needed. http://www.techradar.com/us/how-to/computing/apple/how-to-fix-mac-boot-up-problems-in-recovery-mode-1305641


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Apparently these are called scissor clips and there are various types, identified as type A, B, C etc. It's important you identify the type you need. To do this, use this handy reference Full Product Page of Scissor Clips I have a Unibody MacBook Pro early 2011, which is actually the first item on that page. What isn't immediately obvious is that if you ...


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As far as iPhone replacement parts go, the usually the only ones that cost more than a few dollars are the digitizer assembly (touchscreen), logic board, battery, and (for the iPhone 5 and later) the rear case of the iPhone. Cameras usual cost less than $5. Replacing the camera in the iPhone 5 is more complicated than it needs to be, but definitely possible....


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So it's been a long time since I originally posted this question. I didn't update my RAM (although I'm thinking about it), but I changed my hard drive to a Samsung SSD. The change is radical. The computer is not slow at all anymore. There are no more "freezing", and it takes exactly 15 seconds to boot, instead of something like 1 minute or more. Any ...


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TL;DR: You probably want to exchange the RAM you bought for new sticks. From your picture, it looks like that's a MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012). As you mentioned, it does support 2x8 GB (16 GB total) at 1600 MHz (PC3-12800). If the issue doesn't occur with the original RAM, you can be fairly sure that your memory slots are good. It's very likely that the ...


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Not sure if this is the kind of information you are looking for but there is the System Information application. You can launch it from Spotlight, or by clicking on the Apple symbol in the menubar and selecting "About the Mac" and then clicking "System Report...". If you select USB from the list of hardware types on the left-hand side, you will get some ...


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I am having a similar problem. Just bought two memories 8GB Kingston for my MacbookPro9,2. (Macbook Pro 13" mid 2012 i5 2.5) My guess is that memories slot had some things (dust maybe) and that cause the problems. I tested the memories separately, and the machine worked fine. Right now I have the 16GB of RAM and so far (2h) so good. But if anyone knows ...


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My understanding is, it depends on the model of your Macbook. The ability to turn the camera on without the green light was only proven in pre-2008 laptops. No proof exists that you can do the same in post-2008 laptops. This question Are there privacy concerns with the Built-In iSight Camera and LED Indicator? seems to agree that newer models you can't.


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Of course the wear on your machine is higher when operated at higher temperatures. But the MBPs have a carefully designed cooling system that should keep temperatures within safe limits. If the CPU or GPU actually do overheat, they will throttle and you will observe performance decrease. It certainly won't hurt to provide some additional airflow, e.g. by ...


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If all of your devices in the Thunderbolt "chain" are still functional including your Cinema display at the end of it all, chances are there is a problem with the connectors that go from the logic board in the Thunderbolt display to the display panel itself. It's a quite common occurrence that when you disassemble this, that the connector comes loose. Look ...


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All new Retina MacBook Pro models don't have user serviceable parts. You can still buy a non-retina MBP which do have user serviceable parts. I believe the latest model is Mid-2012. It is a bit old but it is the only MBP that you can change components without the need to solder things.


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My 2 screens have been doing this more lately as well. I'm still running 10.10.5. I don't think it's one screen or another, though I'm wondering if it's the cables. They are getting over 3+ years old now. I'm going to try a total rebuild this week of my laptop to see if it's a weird driver issue (and update to El Capitan as well)


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I suggest trying to put the SuperDrive back, and then seeing if the SATA cable for that works, if it does, you can switch the HDD for the SSD to check if it's faulty. Also - there are inexpensive power supply / USB data connection kits so you could get one of those and test the bracket you purchased external to either MacBook and see if everything works ...


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I would also like a utility to perform this function. I don't know how to monitor this in OSX, but there is a way to reduce it: SMC Fan Control. This utility allows you to manually set your fans' speeds, which will cool the machine, reducing the throttling somewhat.


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I believe the Mac program with the best chance of working with that accessory would be GamePad Companion. I can't say for sure if it would work with that device, because it is not on the compatibility list, but GamePad Companion probably works with a wider variety of controllers than any other Mac program, and it has the ability to map gamepads to various ...


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Your Mac should still be able to turn on with a dead battery. As long as charger is functioning properly, it's more than enough to both power up and charge your Mac. You have three possibilities for the cause of this: MagSafe Board (highest probability). This board is known to go bad and when it fails, it presents symptoms similar to what you are ...


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Even if your battery is dead, your computer should still switch on, see this article for more details. Might be power cables inside your laptop. You can test with voltage meters, if you don't know how it works, you can always go to an electrician or just take it into a computer shop or even Apple.


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The battery appears to be dead or damaged. I would go to an Apple Store to have it replaced. But It is still strange that even with the power cable connected it does not turn on. Another test you could do is resetting the PRAM by holding Command + Option + P + R and turning on the MacBook



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