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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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Same tragedy happens with me as well , one month ago, my iPhone 4S absolutely broke and I was not able to access it again, fortunately My elder bro had another iphone that was just swapped out with the motherboard. As per my knowledge the Buttons only work for a short time I easily replaced it.


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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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The only thing that I can think of is using Assistive Touch, which allows you to lock your device without ever actually touching the lock button. Other than that, I would say just get the button replaced or buy a new phone - sorry!


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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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Power PC has its unique set of instruction in which overall is labeled RISC architecture and the way it performs its program goes way faster than that used on PC. About software there isn't difference except the way it was coded or compiled. For example Windows NT 3.51 was developed for PowerPC. PC most used processor are labeled CISC architecture which ...


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Sticky label remover (UK), it reactivates the glue so you can peel off the stickers and reuse them (i.e. It makes dried glue sticky again) it comes in a spray can with a 90 degree pointy nozzle.


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I have to tell you, I thought I was doomed. I tried all the above answers and my Mickey & Minnie Mouse sticker seemed to be engrave into my lid Minnie's dots from her dress and all. This MacBook Air was in pristine condition with the exception of the stickers. This item was already "sold" to a buyer I started to panic. Then I looked in my cleaning ...


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I can confirm this issue may happen on a faulty battery. My macbook complained for a long time to change the battery, it was almost death, but I tried to get the most of it. After one year, maybe longer, I got the same behavior as explained in the main question. I tried all kind of startup keys and at first I thought that was the solution because after ...


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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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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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what about the settings ? ,change it from your settings 1- go to settings 2-select trackpad and you will able to customize everything about your trackpad


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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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Looks like a disk problem, dying. In the Recovery Partition (start while holding CMD+R), start DiskUtility do Repair Disk. Even when the issue is gone after that, prepare to have the disk replaced.


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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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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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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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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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Even though the phone appears to be still working fine I would advice to get the device looked over and possibly repaired. The main problem is without seeing which pins have broken off, the device maybe missing earth pins which could cause a risk of electrical shock, I would be very cautious when charging the device. This should not cost to much as the ...


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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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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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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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I've seen this a bit. It's likely a charging port issue. Try giving it a clean as above, or maybe you can take it in for a fix, though that may run you something like $80.


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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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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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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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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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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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Posting this from my working OS! The problem was with selecting encryption when formatting the drive. I reformatted without, painstakingly downloaded Lion again and all seems to be working fine now.


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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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That means that the computer can't find a boot image. Power off and then boot with option held down. If any bootable volumes are connected, you can choose them. If no bootable volumes are connected, make one (internet recovery or use another Mac) and then connect it.


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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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As a followup, I updated my 2011 MacBook Pro (not my Mac Pro) using an aftermarket SSD in December of 2014. Drive Selection Balancing budget vs performance vs reputation, I chose a Crucial M500 480GB — not a known high-performer, but with a decent reputation for reliability. I’m not sure the power loss protection capacitors are needed in a laptop, but I ...


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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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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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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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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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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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