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This is a somewhat subjective question. I would personally recommend upgrading to 8 GB of memory and an SSD, but since you're still within the boundaries of the minimum specs, there's no definitive answer. Outside of making sure that all the software you'll need to have working will work, you don't really need to consider anything. I would personally ...


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2/10/16 I had the same problem. The mic on my macbook air stopped registering sound, but the mic test sites registered key tapping. Thanks to the advice here, my husband poked into the holes with a pin, using a light and magnifying glass. Then he used a solder sucker to pull out the dust or whatever. It works like a small vacuum. It worked perfectly, without ...


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Serial No: C02GRGLVDJWT Apple MacBook Air i5 1.7 13" (Mid-2011) Part No: MC965LL/A Model Identifier: MacBookAir4,2 Model No: A1369 Apple MacBook Air i7 2.0 13" (Mid-2012) Part No: MD232LL/A Model Identifier: MacBookAir5,2 Model No: A1466 Between these 2 machines, casing parts are NOT interchangeable


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What I'm suggesting I think is an easy solution. You can use Time Machine (if you never used it you can set-up the backup of the entire HDD in an external disk) and with backup tool you automatically save the entire content of your HDD naturally assuming your external disk is large enough. After this procedure, you can install the new SSD drive(that must ...


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Possibly, but it's probably not worth betting on it. Instead, buy one such as this that corresponds to your computer.


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Okay, this is what I would do, upload ALL your files to iCloud, create a full system backup, this is a great thing to at night, while your sleeping, as it will take some time. After that has completed. Shut your mac down. Then. Open up your computer, the hard drive if I remember correctly can be removed easily, but! Make sure to discharge your self from ...


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There are a variety of ways you can do this. I'll cover the two cleanest ways here. Restoring the disk from the source or image This will require that you have simultaneous access to at least two disks. If you can't access the HDD and SSD simultaneously, Image the HDD to another disk you can access via Disk Utility. Boot via Internet Recovery ...


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That sounds like possibly the Inductor for your audio rail has gone bad, if you are competent with electronics you could locate the inductor on your board, schematics are widely available, with a multimeter you can measure the inductance, if its simply your inductor that has gone bad its a easy fix, have you tried it with any other headphone?


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You can give unetbootin a try.


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I switched to 5 GHz exclusively, and now things work pretty well. There are 25 visible 2.4 GHz APs in my apartment currently, while only two 5 GHz APs are visible.


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I have a MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2010) and the battery cycles counts more that 1100. Maybe I'm lucky, but I never change the battery and I think is working very well. (The System Information report a Condition that is Normal!) After the 1000 cycles the battery probably start and continue to decrease a bit the Full Charge Capacity but you can still use it. ...


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I didn't think it was possible to create the same named account if there is already one there. Upgrades don't remove user accounts or data. Are you sure you didn't reimage it instead? 10.10.2 isn't even available anymore - if you upgrade Yosemite you'd get 10.10.5 from Apple.


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The current Macbook Pro 13" (early 2015 model with i7-5557U) is faster than the latest available Mac Mini (late 2014 model with i7-4578U). On paper the Mac Mini (late 2012 model i7-3720QM) is faster and more easy to upgrade (ram + hard drive) but it's probably not available for purchase any more. In reality the new Macbook Pro will be much faster because ...


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Welcome to Ask Different I don't think it's enough details to answer for sure. The best would probably be to go to an Apple Store ask them to run there diagnostic tool on your computer. What it looks like it's that the computer gets too hot and enter in safe mode leading to the shit down to avoid the processor to melt down. That said maybe there is too ...


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I got it. After remove Paragon NTFS for Mac Software, Boot Camp Windows options founded. I think NTFS software for mac makes refusing to know window partitions.


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Ok, I solved the problem. The computer socket where the charger was going in had some pencil marks in it. My friend just used a pencil eraser inside it, and then blew out the rubber, and it works like new.


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Apple documents the steps for you and covers the options pretty well: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204904 Basically, if your hardware support Internet recovery you'll be able to reinstall an OS and get a recovery HD on the SSD. If not, you'll have to bring a bootable drive to that Mac or create a recovery HD from another Mac.


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Your SSD as you said is empty, so this is why you do not have any recovery partition to reinstall the OS. You need to boot to an external device (USB key or DVD depending on your Mac) in order to format and install Mac OS on your new SSD. You can use software like DiskMaker X to create a bootable OS X device. You will need another Mac to create the ...


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Your MacBook Air has only two cores (4 threads). That is what htop is showing.


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Your MacBook Air has 2 independent processor cores. When Hyper Threading is used, each core can act as two. In this case you will see four computational cores. The EveryMac page for your MacBook Air explains why you are seeing four in some situations and two in the System Information application: This model is powered by a 22 nm, 64-bit Intel Mobile ...


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Do you have another charger? If yes and if that works, maybe your first charger was damaged. Maybe there's a wire inside of it has broken or something, or the charger became loose (in wires or plug). But if you tried another charger and nothing happened, maybe the problem is in you laptop.


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Technically, any Magsafe 1 charger will work. With that said, due to the unique shape of the original MacBook Air, it won't rest flat unless you use the charger that can with it. So you actually don't want any of the chargers shown on that page, you want one like this. Notice the different angle on the charger head. With that said, since Apple doesn't sell ...


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After letting it siting for a couple of weeks the computer started working normal again. So I'd say that in cases like that it would be a good idea to let the computer off as long as possible and at least 72h. (The computer wasn't actually mine and the guy turned it on after 3 or 4 hours).


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A simple reboot may purge some of this. /var is generally for variable files (caches, logs, etc). You can check to see which process is using the file before deleting, if it is indeed open. There are a number of ways to do this via the terminal. After a little research I found this gem of an article, What is "/var/folders"?.


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If you look here, you have 2 cores that can execute 4 threads each. So I would assume 800% is your maximum. Seems likely that Adobe maxed out one CPU completely, and the other CPU was running the OS and other tasks. Also, within Activity Monitor, you can choose Window -> CPU History, and it will break down everything. For example on my 6 core Xeon, I ...


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I would venture that this is not an endorsed way of mounting a laptop. Holding an LCD by its housing can cause potential problems with the hinges, as well as pressure marks. It's also possible to crack the metal as it's really thin around the screen. Any sort of damage resulting from the use of such a device would most likely be deemed accidental and not ...


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The two original magsafe (4-pin) connectors will fit any Magsafe 1; that is, the straight white connector (left), and the L-shaped stainless steel (right). I'm assuming they changed the design for two reasons, one, the white ones didn't match the newer stainless steel design, and two, it sticks out more than the L-shaped version. Magsafe2 uses a 5-pin ...


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No. 5-7 days is way less than an extended period of time @FoamyBeer refers to. Imagine that a lot of devices stay in warehouses longer than the time you want not to use your MBP. Just handle it as if it was a book: Don't drop it Neither heat nor freeze it Keep it dry In addition to that, do NOT leave it with a discharged battery. Actually, it's no big ...


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Apple's advice if you're storing a device for extended period of time, is: do not fully charge or fully discharge your battery, but charge it around 50% Power down the device Place in a cool moisture-free environment that's less than 32° C (90° F)


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Here's what Adobe has to say about this error. It means you have to reinstall OS X. Reformat and Choose OS X Extended (Journaled) as in the image above.


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Most people never need the case sensitive option. It should have been deselected for you in install, and you selected it. Don't do this. If you take the defaults it gives you, you will get what you want.


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I had a similar issue when using a second display on El Capitan on a macbook pro. When resizing windows in the second display they would jump to my primary display. Doing a safe mode boot then a regular restart fixed it for me.


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First step: Diagnosing Hardware vs Software Problem See description in sameetandpotatoes's answer above http://apple.stackexchange.com/a/98572/112709 Disclaimer: doing any repair on your own will cancel any warranty you have with Apple. Do it only if you can't afford whatever price Apple quotes you for the repair (or any other good reason I guess). If ...


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That error means it failed to connect to the network. Is your network perchance WPA or WPA2/WPA mixed with a password? Apparently Internet Recovery doesn't play well with those (another link). Did that new hard drive have OS X installed or not? If not, it wouldn't be able to boot for obvious reasons. Just to make sure. Have you tried creating a bootable ...


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First check your current Firmware and SMC version About your Mac -> More -> System Report. Check the Boot ROM and the SMC version. It should look similar to this: The latest Boot ROM version for your MacBookPro8,1 (Early 2011) is MBP81.0047.B2A and the latest SMC version 1.69f4 (SMC 1.7). If you get the same versions the latest EFI updates are already ...


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WARNING: THIS COULD POTENTIALLY MAKE YOUR COMPUTER UNUSABLE IF THE FIRMWARE DOESN'T WORK PROPERLY. Please make sure you know what you're doing before continuing. Manually Flashing The Firmware Download the firmware installer. Unpackage the package. Find the installer app. Locate the firmware within the app's contents. It'll have a name like ...


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It may be a GPU issue: check to see if your MacBook Pro that may have been manufactured with a defective GPU.


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It is rather difficult to compare a fresh 'cold' new system with a 'warm' fully synchronized and updated one. New Macs have a lot of catching up to do; iCloud service syncing and system patches being two of them. On the other hand OSX - and every other OS really - chooses a healthy part of the available RAM (real, physical memory) above swapping to disk ...


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I upgraded the built-in WiFi cards for my 2008 and 2012 Mac Pros. It got me Continuity and the higher 802.11ac speeds, along with AirDrop (peer-to-peer WiFi). To enjoy 802.11ac speeds (up to 1300Mbps if you're sitting right next to it), you need to also upgrade your router or access point (hereafter referred to as AP). You also have to have a fast enough ...


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What is the exact model of that slower iPad? Is the speed, when measured, always slower on that other iPad? The same questions go for MacBooks. As if one some of them are older models with Wi-Fi chips that do not support that bandwidth. Are you in a position to test this with on MacBooks using the ethernet cable?


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I'd save your money & pick something up when you get there, in the airport. All airports carry a supply of foreign > home country adapters, for just such occasions. The Apple kit looks like it has adaptor for UK, US, EU, Australia - which is pretty wide, but not total coverage. There are 15 different IEC plug standards worldwide - some are ...


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The adapter shown below, in Apple's World Travel Adapter Kit, will work in India.


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The old driver probably doesn't work with El Capitan. As indicated on the Linksys website Belkin is working on creating a Linksys driver package for the OS X 10.11. Meanwhile you may try the RealTek beta driver here.


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This system also supports "Turbo Boost 2.0" -- which "automatically increases the speed of the active cores" to improve performance when needed (up to 3.1 GHz for this model) -- and "Hyper Threading" -- which allows the system to recognize four total "cores" or "threads" (two real and two virtual). (as found on this page) The turbo boost lets your ...


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After I installed rEFInd to triple boot my MF839 Macbook (Win10, Ubuntu, OSX), to enable Virtualization on Windows 10, first I boot to OSX, then when it's login screen appear, I hit the restart button so the mac restart again then I choose Windows 10 from rEFInd.


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According to Everymac… This model supports a simultaneous maximum resolution up to 3840x2160 on two external displays via Thunderbolt 2. Alternately, it can support a single display up to 3840x2160 via Thunderbolt 2 and a single 1080p display at up to 60 Hz, 3840x2160 at 30 Hz, or 4096x2160 at 24 Hz via HDMI. According to Dell.. For convenient ...


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The MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2010) has, 2 - 204-pin PC3-8500 (1066 MHz) DDR3 SO-DIMM Memory Slots in which Apple says the Maximum Memory is 8 GB. In order to utilize 16 GB you need, 2 x 8.0GB PC8500 DDR3 (1066 MHz 204 Pin) running Mac OS X 10.7.5 Lion or later and the latest EFI Boot ROM version Firmware for the model Mac you have, which should be ...


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So you mean browser tabs rather than application windows? Answer is no. That's the purpose of private mode / incognito tabs. Once closed - they are gone. If you talk about opened programs, that is possible.


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For everyone out there having this specific problem. I found that the Apple's Hardware Test didn't show anything wrong. So I stumbled upon a problem with MacBook's Pro from 2015 (15" and 17" only). I called Apple Care and they confirmed this. Finally The iShop (Mexico) Support Service changed the Logic Board for free (the faulty video card is embedded to ...


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I experience this issue occasionally. Currently I'm running El Capitan, and I have had this issue in prior OSes. Today just shutting down my MacBook completely and restarting it alleviated the problem. For now...



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