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Oct
10
comment MacBook pro freezes
Thanks. Sounds like it isn't solely a video issue, then (although it might be a fault with the video causing the rest of the machine to lock up). You say it was checked in a store but they couldn't find the issue. Is the machine under warranty?
Oct
10
awarded  Revival
Oct
9
answered Camera not working again on mid 2013 Macbook Air after the second 10.8.5 upgrade
Oct
9
comment MacBook pro freezes
When it freezes, if you press the caps lock button, does the caps lock light come on? Similarly, if you press volume up/down, do you get the "quack" volume change sounds? (I'm wondering if the machine is running OK "underneath", but the video output is hosed.)
Oct
9
answered Time separators blinks inconsistently
Oct
9
answered What is the command sent by the home button on iPad bluetooth keyboards?
Oct
8
suggested suggested edit on What is the command sent by the home button on iPad bluetooth keyboards?
Oct
6
comment What is the command sent by the home button on iPad bluetooth keyboards?
Perhaps I've missed the point, but... I think it isn't possible to connect an iPad keyboard to a desktop computer. The keyboard connects to the iPad via a dock connector (30 pin, or Lightning for newer models), and this doesn't appear on desktop computers. Or: what have I missed?
Oct
3
answered Mac wakes up from sleep every night and then goes back to sleep immediately
Oct
3
answered Change user password by providing new password as hash in a script
Sep
26
comment iPad 2 won't keep 'remember me' cookie on a website
Is the time and date correct on the iPad 2?
Sep
26
comment Retina Macbook is emitting a noise from under keyboard
Thanks for the update. Glad it isn't a huge problem. My external monitor makes a high pitched buzzing noise (varies over time and with the monitor brightness) which drives me nuts sometimes. I've written up our discussion in a proper answer.
Sep
26
answered Retina Macbook is emitting a noise from under keyboard
Sep
20
comment No responsive MacBook air
Does the pattern of beeps match one of the descriptions in this Apple document about "startup tones"?
Sep
20
comment Mac OS X never shuts down
Try starting up in verbose mode -- as far as I remember, this prints diagnostic information on shutdown as well as boot.
Sep
19
revised Why can't my Mac Pro connect to an SMB share over the network?
Added output from kextutil from my (assumed good) machine
Sep
19
revised Why can't my Mac Pro connect to an SMB share over the network?
Added description of the other troubleshooting suggestions I've made in the comments
Sep
18
comment Why can't my Mac Pro connect to an SMB share over the network?
Do you still have the modification to the smbfs.kext Info.plist that I suggested? I say this because (the following is all educated guesswork) the log output suggests the OS thinks smbfs.kext is not an Apple extension (when it actually is). So, I'm guessing that this might originate with a modification to smbfs.kext (because code signing checks for modifications). So... try restoring your backup of the Info.plist file, reboot and retest. If that fails (or perhaps you've done that already), try copying smbfs.kext across from your MBP, reboot & retry.
Sep
17
comment Charge iOS device through mains whilst using data cable with laptop
This initially sounds like a good suggestion, but I own a DUB-H7 and I found the situation was more complex than I expected. I found that my iPad (1st gen) would charge from the two "fast charging" ports... but only if my Mac wasn't connected to the hub. So: I think not possible to charge the iPad and sync with it simultaneously using a DUB-H7. Sounds strange, but that was my experience. I found a mention of this on the D-Link site, which mentioned some Windows "iPad_Charge.exe" software to resolve this issue, but I didn't see a Mac version and didn't investigate further.
Sep
17
comment Retina Macbook is emitting a noise from under keyboard
Good experiments... sadly my guess is that the noise is originating from a failing component on the logic board :( Is the machine under warranty? Do you have a local Apple Store?