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Laptops weren't developed with acting as servers in mind. The overall-quality of the integrated components is lower than those of common servers. Additionally redundancy for important parts (like the cooling system etc.) is not given. Especially consumer hard disks and the whole cooling system aren't designed to be run 24/7 a week and guarantee a long ...


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It should be fine setting it and forgetting it. You might want to manually raise the minimum fan speed just a bit. It is usually running at about 2000rpm for noise reasons, but if you bump the minimum to 3000 it will keep the computer cooler. You can use SMC Fan Control or (I use) iStat Menus to adjust the minimum fan speed.


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One option would be to used your other Macbook Pro to create a Linux boot CD or USB drive, then boot your Macbook from that. By default Ubuntu has read access to HFS+ formatted drives so that should allow you to read your files. Assuming the drive responds. Some resources: How to burn a DVD on OS X How to create a bootable USB stick on OS X How do I boot ...


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You could have a hardware problem with your network card. When there is no wifi hardware installen/found on the mac, I would go to an apple store or authorised service provider to have this problem fixed. When your mac is still in warrenty, it normally is free to repair. When it is out of warranty I would first call Apple care to see if they will repair as ...


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The pops you hear are due to the sound card turning on then turning off. It is more obvious if you connect your laptop to an external sound system. Unfortunately it isn't something you can control/change on your system. I'm guessing that Apple does this so that the sound card doesn't play interference sounds (hums, whines, etc) from power sources, cell ...


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I've seen that error a few time on mine since updating to Yosemite. I've taken it in to get checked out and apple didn't find anything when running their tests. One thing I've done to keep it from popping up as much is to do a NVRAM reset. You can do this by restarting before bootup hold command + option P + R till you hear a second startup chime then ...


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This thread looks like it has instructions on how to make a bootable OS X drive from Windows. If you have an 8GB USB drive that you're willing to part with, you can do this and then use the bootable drive to install OS X on your new hard drive.


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Have you looked at PowerDesk for Mac? the description says it can do what you want. There's a DualHead2Go & TripleHead2Go User Guide for Mac. PowerDesk for Mac can be downloaded for 10.6 thru 10.10. See Download info.


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The solution we came up with... the only one that worked, was to reinstall Yosemite. It seemed at the time that something went sideways with the original upgrade. Unfortunately I do not have all the details with me here.


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This is a bug that sometimes occures on Parallels desktop (PD) 9. Sometimes reinstalling PD can solve this problem. You can drag PD to the trash bin and install it again. After that you can import your existing virtual machine or just open it by clicking on it. I this it is located in Document/Parallels Desktop/


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I had the same three beeps with my Early 2008 iMac when I tried to go from 2 to 4 RAM. Making sure the door that you had to screw off to access the RAM is very tightly screwed back in fixed it for me.


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Unfortunately you have hit one of the problems with retina displays. although some applications are set to automatically scale for the 1920x1200 resolution, some, like lightroom, can not yet show accurate pixels at that scale, so you're forced to work at a crappy 1440 pixel resolution. it really sucks.


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First step: don't delete "useless" files. If the first step was not done properly, please continue to the second step. Second step: Perform a recovery. This will restore the OS to its original state but will leave your user data intact.



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