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Dec
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awarded  Yearling
Dec
9
comment Why does my wired ethernet connection die periodically after a DHCP lease renewal?
Have you tried switching to the other ethernet port? The machine has 2. Have you tried a different ethernet cable?
Dec
9
answered Changing display resolution on Retina machines while in Command Line Mode
Sep
8
awarded  Revival
Sep
6
answered Pulling files off of Time Machine Back Up After Full Reinstall
Sep
6
comment Something appears to be corrupting my kernel.log file, causing 5-10 second lock ups. What gives?
Several things: Have you tried a 3rd party SMART tool like SMART Utility (free to demo)? According to this ancient entry on "MacRumors Forum"(forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=586999) it may be a permissions issue.
Mar
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awarded  Yearling
Feb
8
comment Mac Pro 2009/10 Doesn't boot after weekend, LED shows for 2 secs then nothing!
You might check the Riser slot for dust. I had this problem after following Apple's recommendation of laying the machine flat to install RAM and dust immediately fell into the riser slot. I had to use a spudger to get the dust out and was afraid I would damage the slot pins. Now, I always work with RAM with the machine upright.
Feb
8
comment Mac Pro (mid 2010) grinds to a halt when display is rotated to portrait
Check the "Graphics/Displays" section of System Information. For a given display, does the "Rotation" line say "Supported"? I feel your pain about 10.8...
Feb
8
answered Skewed Log In Screen When Screen Sharing
Feb
8
answered Airport Extreme Name Resolution
Feb
8
answered Newest Mac Mini and VGA monitor won't work via MiniDisplayPort to VGA adapter
Feb
8
answered MacPro 3,1 (2008) logic board SAS connector: Has anyone “replaced” the stock hard drive backplane?
Feb
8
comment Newest Mac Mini and VGA monitor won't work via MiniDisplayPort to VGA adapter
Is the known issue with this type of adapter or connecting the monitor to a Mac?
Feb
8
answered Using 3 External monitors on my macbook pro, problem with DVD player
Feb
8
awarded  Editor
Feb
8
revised Creating partition for Diskwarrior
Mark section as code so it actually appears
Feb
7
comment Dell monitor display interference
My guess would still be the cable. Did either of the VGA cables have attached magnets? The magnets can prevent the cable from picking up external signals like an antenna. See Ferrite Bead, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferrite_bead for an explanation.
Feb
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awarded  Commentator
Feb
7
comment Strange artifacting on screen
I've had good luck using a local Mac shop that can perform Applecare repairs. A couple of times they have confirmed the problem and ordered the parts. I brought the machine back when the parts arrived. In both cases the repair was 1-2 days not 7. Good luck.