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several additional questions which may direct some insight: do you know the reason for board failures? Were they graphics related (ie., video failure)? some of the 2012 and 2013 MBP systems were known to have specific GPU chip failures, which Apple hid from public knowledge fairly well.. That COULD account for some of your board failures. 2 have all ...


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I don't believe anyone can give a definitive answer. I would guess the Apple Tech Support folks would have indicated something by this time. I personnaly have never heard of this level of repeated failures for a single person and/or device. But I have seen low levels of failures of Apple devices at a much lower, single instance level many times over the ...


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If you Mac was shipped with OS X 10.6 or earlier, then the Mac came with an installation DVD. If your Mac was shipped with OS X 10.7 or later, then you can download that version from the internet. You will need to boot your Mac using Internet Recovery Mode and download the original shipped OS X version. Early 2011 MacBook Pro models shipped with OS X ...


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These symptoms all point in the same direction, there are some hardware issues. Perhaps a loose contact somewhere, moisture on the main board or display controller, etc. The fact that they happen or increase when moving the screen further back, all just add weight to the above analysis. Your best bet is to take your laptop to an Apple Store or Apple Service ...


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One thing to consider in your WiFi environment is excluding 5GHz channels 149 and 153 from your APs. Airplay uses these channels and you may see reduced wireless performance or Airplay dropping a connection if these channels are in use.


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At boot up press and hold cmd-V and post the last line you see (you might need a video camera handy)


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You can run one external display at 3840x2160@60Hz, or two external displays at 2560x1440@60Hz. There are two thunderbolt connectors, but only one thunderbolt controller, which only has the bandwidth of a single DP1.2 port. If you connect two UHD (3840x2160) displays, I'd expect both of them to run at 30Hz (perhaps I can experiment with that this weekend, to ...


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You can enter the following commands in Terminal.app, they will turn off the relevant animations: # showing and hiding Launchpad defaults write com.apple.dock springboard-show-duration -float 0 defaults write com.apple.dock springboard-hide-duration -float 0 # changing pages in Launchpad defaults write com.apple.dock springboard-page-duration -float 0 # ...


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If you go to this site to identify which Mac you're using (just keep answering the questions until you get to the end), it will ultimately make suggestions for parts. If you click on the relevant part, it will tell you the Apple Part Number near the price.


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You should talk to the VPN administrator. Typically, the decision about what traffic is routed to your network is made by the VPN server since there are security implications to allowing the device to send only some traffic down the tunnel. We use Cisco VPN and we do not allow clients to do what you describe because it opens a potential hole in our network ...


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Everything is much more simple... Do not cancel anything, open AppStore and initiate the update (if you haven't done it yet); then click on the "Store" in the top-left menu and choose the following option - "Check for Unfinished Downloads...". Enter your Apple ID and password and you everything will be up and running. The reason is that XCode does require ...


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I have a different solution. I have the late 2013 macbook pro with retina display. My trackpad click is erratic. I could get it click if I pressed on the trackpad thinking that my battery was expanded and inhibiting the trackpad. But this solution was fleeting and not consistent. I tried to slip a thin paper in the seam and work it around the trackpad. Some ...


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The problem seems to have resolved itself.


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A good description can be found at Teardown and exploration of Apple's Magsafe connector Below is taken verbatim from the above link. The charger startup process When the Magsafe connector is plugged into a Mac, a lot more happens than you might expect. I believe the following steps take place: The charger provides a very low current (about 100 µA) 6 ...


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Mixing answers from @David Anderson and @Brandon : The inner large pins are V+ (16.5 VDC). Measuring with no load will give 6.86 VDC; the full 16.5 V is provided to the proper load. The outer large pins are Ground. The tiny center pin is a Charge Control pin that assists with changing the LED color, and also assists with switching the adapter ...


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If the work is not GPU intensive you might try to manually switch from the Discrete graphic card to the Integrated (Intel HD Graphics). Should work for all 2008-2012, 15-17" dual-GPU MacBook Pros. By installing gfxCardStatus you can do this from the menu bar.


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yes, dual boot maybe a better way, but you will lose all pros of Macbook. There's another way of using Ubuntu, which is Docker. I bet you've heard of it, but you may not know is latest Docker beta uses a native virtualisation mechanism, and it doesn't need virtualbox any more. I hope this could make you feel comfortable


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Yes, undoubtedly. I can attest that Linux installed as a dual boot partition has similar battery life to Mac. Perhaps slightly shorter due to the lesser optimisation for the hardware. In a virtual machine, despite lots of clever optimisations and CPU hardware virtualisation features, there are inevitably two whole OSes with two kernels and two display ...


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Open Preferences in the Messages app and log out of your Apple ID. That will prevent your device from receiving any messages there. Additionally you can disable message forwarding in the Messages settings on your iPhone.


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What is recommended is doing a camera calibration yourself, using OpenCV for instance, to get reliable figures. http://docs.opencv.org/2.4/doc/tutorials/calib3d/camera_calibration/camera_calibration.html It is not very complicated, just print out the chessboard pattern, tweak the xml file which has input data for information about the test pattern and also ...


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If you switch to the non "extended" keyboard layout (doing this does not mean that the numpad stops working) then you can use the much simpler key combination Alt+^ to make a ~ character How to do this: Open System Preferences -> Keyboard -> Input Sources -> find Norwegian Bokmål in the list -> select Norwegian When you have done this I would urge you to ...


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The actual problem here was that I installed the OS while the SSD was in an external enclosure, not installed in the internal bay. When I wiped the drive, installed it in the bay and then installed the OS from the old HDD, now in an external drive, my problems were solved. I also tried another SATA cable before switching the positions, and that didn't help. ...


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I had a similar thing happen to my old Macbook. I discharged the battery all the way down and then couldn't recharge it for about two days. When I finally could charge it, it wouldn't charge or turn on. It turned out to be the battery. You can probably get a replacement battery from Apple (if it turns out to be the battery), but I found cheaper options on ...


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Try restarting in Recovery mode by holding the right command key and R during power-up. If that works (i.e. you boot into Recovery mode), then try doing the same with the left command key. If that fails, you have a defect keyboard that needs replacement.


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@Nikita was half right before you do that though giro Settings.app>sharing>internet sharing then select what you want to be shared and where it will be shared then create wifi network meow 😺


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Your charger is not the issue as evidenced by your testing it on other MacBook Airs I've tested the charger with multiple other MacBook Airs, and the charger works fine. You have a problem with either your logic board and/or your DC Power I/O Board. You need to take it in for service.


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You'll want to load the computer into what's known as Network Recovery (or Internet Recovery) by holding down the following buttons while turning the computer on: Command, Option, and R. You will need to know the password for your Wifi network. When you're loaded into the right menu, you'll look for Disk Utility. Once Disk Utility, look for the name of the ...


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The MacBook 13" Mid 2007 is obsolete! Meaning that even with the latest version of Mac OS X it supports, 10.7.5, the OS is no longer supported in any respect, has un-patched security flaws that will never be fixed. From a security standpoint, you'd be better off running a current version of Linux Mint then Mac OS X Lion 10.7.5 on that MacBook. That said, ...


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You can install OS X using either a Snow Leopard installation disk (which should have been included with the computer–however you'll need 10.6.8 to go further, as earlier versions contain no online-only upgrade path) Or: With a thumb drive that has been set up to install OS X. You can easily create these thumb drives using instructions in Create a bootable ...


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It turned out to be problems with "overheating", so I installed Macs Fan Control and set it a bit aggresive, ie linear, and it "solved" it. I haven't heard back from the support yet though, but there seems to be an issue with the coolant paste to the north bridge. I'll see when I actually have time to turn it in. It goes from ca 40C to 95C in mere seconds ...


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A solution does in fact exist. Click the Wi-Fi symbol in the menu bar and choose Create Network.


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I've resolved by simply create a new location in Network Preferences and then try connecting it again by clicking "Apply" on this new location.


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If you can at least start the Mac up and make the battery lights flash, it's lint. Here's how you clean lint from a port: Get a toothpick. Stick it in the port. Carefully rub the inside of the port. Pull out the toothpick. Repeat.


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Apple makes 3 different chargers for their MacBooks that you need to be concerned about: 45-Watt -- For MacBook Airs. 60-Watt -- For 13" MacBook Pros. 85-Watt -- For 15" and 17" MacBook Pros. You can use a higher-wattage charger than you MacBook requires, but not a lower-wattage one. Yours was an 85-watt charger. If your friend's charger was a 60-watt, ...


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As long as it is ok to forcibly log-out the user, you just need to to logon as the local admin using Apple Remote Desktop (available in the App Store) or ssh (through a terminal), and kill that user's loginwindow process. You must login to the computer and not simply "Share screen" from Finder. Then you will be able to login. Here's a really ...


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No, you can't just copy the files from one to another drive and assume that the new drive will install El Capitan. There is a special command to create such an install drive, called createinstallmedia which runs in Terminal Download the OS X installer from the Mac App Store. Quit the installer if it opens automatically after downloading. The installer will ...


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I used Karabiner and added a custom shortcut: <?xml version="1.0"?> <root> <item> <name>Override alt4</name> <identifier>private.always_send_four</identifier> <autogen>__KeyToKey__ KeyCode::4, ModifierFlag::OPTION_L, KeyCode::4, ModifierFlag::CONTROL_R</autogen> </item> ...


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My bluetooth speakers kept connecting and dropping every 15 - 30 seconds (Macbook Pro retina). Speakers were fine, tried them on iphone. Tried all the other suggested fixes, Reset PRAM, reset bluetooth module, run scripts but nothing worked. I found a fix though. Turn off your bluetooth device. Pair your mac with your iPhone. No connection required, it ...


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In my experience, it takes about two days. Here's why I don't have an more precise answer: I actually don't yet possess a magsafe2 power supply and have been testing and restoring this computer with borrowed ones when I can get one from a friend intermittently. More than half way through the second day of install I had to return the power supply and the ...


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Apple uses their own boot loader, which only boots OS X, so I am not entirely sure what you mean by secure boot. However, I assume you are asking how you can tell if a Mac has been secured with a firmware password. To find out, simply try to boot the Mac into anything but the normal OS X boot process. Try using an external boot volume, recovery mode, ...


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If you have Office 2011, do this: Go to the Finder, and press Alt (or Option) while selecting Go from the menu at the top This will make the Library folder visible (if you don’t press Alt you won’t see it and you have to keep Alt pressed or it will vanish) Next go to the following folders: Application Support > Microsoft > Office > Office 2011 ...


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I am experiencing the same problem. The issue is the router. There are a number of reasons why the router would do this....memory of the router is too small, too many connections for it to handle, to just poor quality components. The way you can verify that it is the router is by Pinging the router (which you did and it failed) Pinging another device on ...


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There is one brand new app for drawing on your screen, it's Vill Q If even provide undo and redo while drawing and other useful features.


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Actually I'm a newbie to the OS X operating systems. After long time scavenging through the forums I finally found a answer for that. Most of the people said it's a normal issue in the mac operating systems. It's because of the Spotlight indexing issue. If you guys have any trouble like this, use this method to solve your issues. I dropped here the link that ...


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Try uninstalling Adobe Flash. Flash doesn't work well on Macs. Flash games and Flash content in the Internet pages require a lot of processing power, which causes the CPU to go to the extremes and as a consequence heat builds up inside the Macbook. MacBooks (especially Air models) are known for poor inside ventilation.


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MacBook Pro Retina 13", Early 2015, comes with an Intel Core i5 or Core i7 (5257U, 5287U, 5557U) ("Broadwell") Processor and the maximum temperature allowed at the CPU Die is 105° C, per Intel's documentation on these processors. (See TJUNCTION in the links provided.) So if it's the CPU Die temperature that's reaching 105° C then your Fan should be in ...


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The MacBook Pro can get quite hot and the fan may often spin at high speed and this is considered normal operation. In addition to it's fan it also dispels heat via its unibody aluminum shell. This can make the surface very hot but this is often a good thing as it is moving heat away form the CPU and other components. As long as the ball bearing does not get ...


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I had the same weird behavior on a 17" Macbook Pro (Late 2011). So this is probably not a sign of trouble. I wanted to be sure that the memory was actually OK, and I remembered that there are two versions of memtest86: memtest86 (by PassMark, memtest86.com) and memtest86+ (GPL from memtest86.org) The Passmark versions seems to have more active development ...


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I've never done this before, but from the looks of it, the speeds will be limited by how fast your thumbdrives go. If I remember correctly, an El Capitan install is around 8-10 GB in size, so the 16 GB one you're installing to should be sufficient. USB 2.0 in reality can IO data at around 30-40 MB/s (although this depends on the make and model of your ...



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