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Yes, a Bluetooth and/or a USB speaker will "override" your audio input. It all depends on how you configure it. In System Preferences > Sound, you can setup which audio device does what. For example, in my setup, I play all the "Sound Effects" through the Internal Speakers, however, I could select the USB Audio device I also have installed. For your case,...


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The problem is that you are on two different subnets with two different gateways. What's happening is that you have an established connection with some endpoint going to a particular IP address. Your internal network firewalls switches and routers all have this state mapped. When you go from WiFi to your desktop USB connection, your Macbook wants to ...


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You don't need to boot from it to recover data - in fact it's probably far easier if you don't. If you have the drive mounted from an external USB, you can just Get Info & check 'ignore ownership' - that will work unless the drive is encrypted. If it is, you need the password.


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I suggest you switch HDDs with the one on the sled and have it put on the functional MBP and just access the recovery partition from there. :)


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USB pinouts are universal. So, once you have the IEEE standard used, you should be able to resolder a new connector with no problem. In this case, the USB connector used on the Apple Keyboard is a USB v1.1 connector. I have included the pinouts for USB 1.1/2.0 below for reference. Short of that, I am sure you could use the continuity function on a ...


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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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