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Questions tagged [hardware]

Matters involving physical computer components, circuitry and parts, as opposed to matters of software or computer programming

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MacBook Pro late 2016 touch-bar - horizontal blue and purple lines flickering on the screen

This just started happening to my laptop screen in the last 30 minutes. I’m not sure what is causing it, or how to fix it. The lines are flickering, but not traveling in any direction. Just floating ...
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After shutting down, restarting doesn't turn on screen until I unplug and replug in battery

I recently have been having some problems with my mid-2012 Macbook Pro, where after it shuts down, the screen doesn't turn on when I restart it. I have a quick fix for this, but it doesn't stay ...
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Dual CPU Mac Pro 4,1->5,1 won't boot with more than one RAM stick per processor

I was working on my dual CPU Mac Pro 4,1 (upgraded to 5,1), having removed the CPU tray to access the board behind it, and subsequently the machine was non-bootable. Following the process of building ...
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How to process XF86-Keys (like XF86Calculator) on mac?

The Keyboard I use with the mac book at my work is a Cherry KC1000 (PC keyboard) and comes with additional hotkeys. I got XF86Calculator, XF86HomePage, XF86Mail and XF86Standby. XF86Standby acts like ...
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MacBook Pro Keys CVBNM don't work after battery replacement [duplicate]

I recently replaced the Battery of my Mac Book using this guide: iFixit Battery Replacement Guide The new battery is working great, but after a short time, the Space Bar suddenly got kinda stuck. (...
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What makes a MacBook much thicker or thinner?

Apple's official website says the height of a MacBook could be from "0.35 to 1.31 cm". This is a wide range, more than double thickness. I'm buying a new customized MacBook. When is it 0.35 cm thick ...
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MacBook Pro 2018 ventilation slots blocked

I bought my MacBook Pro in October 2018. Now, on both the left and the right side of the machine's backside (the bottom) both the ventilation slots show some kind of foil coming out. The foil is ...
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iPhone 6s keeps rebooting after screen replacement

One week ago I did a screen replacement on my iPhone 6s. I successfully tested the home button, sensors like the front-facing camera, the speakers and so on. Two days later the smartphone didn't boot ...
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Getting serial port name from USB device's serial number

Is there a way to get the '/dev/cu.*' port name from a USB device's serial number? I'm using the following command to get the serial number: system_profiler SPUSBDataType | grep "Serial Number" I'm ...
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How do I upgrade my internal SSD using a third party if my current one is not recognized (failed)?

I have a Late 2013 MBP whose 1TB SSD (PCIe) decided to suddenly fail last week. I managed to wipe and reformat the drive via target disk mode, but I cannot reinstall macOS from target disk mode (I ...
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Error: Space manager is invalid

My macbook (Mid-2012, Non-retina) crashed today and it beeped. I managed to solve it by this video. Actually it did not solve. So i upgrade to Majove from Sierra. This way, my macbook start to boot. ...
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Prevent MacBook Pro from turning on by touching trackpad

Recently got a new MacBook Pro and I really don't like the fact that it powers on by a simple touch on the trackpad. (EDIT: By "powering on", I mean powering on from a completely turned off state, ...
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What is the ribbon in this picture of a 2006 MacBook?

I accidentally ripped it when removing an old hard drive. Now the computer won't power up. What is it and can it be replaced?
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iMac late 2009 new ssd install

So I’ve read through a lot of “new install” threads and all are pretty much the same...use internet recovery or cmd+r on boot up. But here’s my issue. My old hdd crashed so I don’t have anything ...
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Does a 2017/8 MacBook, with 2nd display, remain at a scorching 90C if raised on a stand?

The reports are disconcerting . If one uses a 2017 or 2018 MacBook (Pro) as a dual-purpose machine, with an external larger monitor at home, and on its own on the road, then a temperature of 90C is ...
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Single User mode (10.13.6) write locked with SIP disabled

In the light of unbricking my 2011 MBPro due to the known dGPU failure, I am following LangLangC's (great!) response/guide in GPU problem - Boot Hangs on Grey Screen; combined with some other threads ...
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Black screen when using 4 ram sticks on brand new iMac 5K

I bought a 5K iMac 4 months ago, with the stock 8gb of ram. I bought an extra 2x4GB off Amazon (Crucial Ram). But then, it looks like I cannot use all 4 ram slots at the same time. The iMac won't even ...
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MacBook Pro 13'' 2017 (A1708) after year of use showing 50% capacity [duplicate]

I'am really shocked. Coconut battery shows 55.8% from Full Charge Capacity and battery is jumping in charge (like 90% after 5 minutes 50%). And some time ago was "Service Battery" label, but after ...
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Green lines on black pixels on screen that disappear with pressure points - Macbook Pro mid 2010

My macbook pro is showing green lines (that flicker sometimes) on black pixels. This disappears when I pressure in some random places on my macbook's body. What I've done so far: Replaced the screen ...
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Macbook mid-2010: no power after ssd upgrade

I changed my HDD to a SSD using ifixit guide on my MacBook Unibody Model A1342 (mid-2010). But after reconnecting the battery, the Mac seems to be dead (MagSafe light off, no chime, no fan, nothing)....
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Where is the True Tone ambient light sensor on the 2018 MacBook Pro?

The 2018 MacBook Pro has an ambient light sensor for its True Tone display. Where exactly is this sensor? I'm hoping for a diagram so that I know where exactly to position a webcam slider cover ...
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What is the difference in weight between the minimum spec 2018 15" Macbook Pro and the maximum spec?

Apple's website lists only a single weight for a 2018 15" Macbook Pro https://www.apple.com/macbook-pro/specs/ Weight: 4.02 pounds (1.83 kg)3 3: Weight varies by configuration and ...
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CRC (Cyclic Redundancy Check) error not appearing in disk utility

Recently, my Mid 2012 13-inch MacBook Pro displayed a blank, gray screen instead of booting up. I suspected there was a problem with the hard drive cable, so I took it in to a (non-Apple) repair shop ...
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Macbook Pro early 2007 SSD to the new Macbook Air 2017 install?

I would really appreciate your advice on this matter. I have a macbook pro early 2007. Its old i know and last year i replaced the HDD with a 420GB SSD as the HDD failed. It was a fairly ...
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2015 Macbook Pro display goes blank but machine continues to run and fans continue to go even if I close lid

I have a 2015 Macbook Pro that seems to turn the display off after it reaches a specific temperature. Is this a reasonable conclusion? Initially I thought I had to change the logic board ...
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SMC sensors failure while running on battery

I have problem with SMC in MacBook Air 2016. While running on battery, data from SMC module freezes. In iStat Menus temperatures from sensors, RPMs, current meters and voltage meters from CPU aren't ...
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Where can I find original macbook pro batteries?

I have 2011 13" MacBook pro. I have replaced battery once, replaced charger two times (because it wore off/tore up). I have replaced original drive with SSD and pumped up RAM so my MacBook runs pretty ...
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Can I charge a 2017 MacBook Pro with a third-party USB C power adaptor?

I've got a 2017 MacBook Pro which comes stock with an 87W USB C Power Adapter. I want to purchase an additional power adapter, but I don't require an official Apple one. I notice that Anker make one ...
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How can I get my 13" MacBook Pro to detect the NVMe m.2 drive that I installed?

Today I installed a Samsung 970 Evo 1TB on my 13" mid 2014 MacBook Pro. I used an adapter that is not the small sintech one that everyone else seems to be using but is a different sintech similar one ...
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Internet Recovery instead of Hardware Diagnostics?

I'm trying to run hardware diagnostics on my mid-2012 MacBook Pro. Whenever I restart when holding D it restarts into Internet Recovery mode instead of Hardware Diagnostics mode. Is there any way to ...
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Retina Pro display gets stuck on startup screen while rest of system finishes booting

I recently finished replacing the "lower half" (upper case, logic and I/O boards, battery, keyboard, and trackpad) of my mid-2012 retina pro (MacBook 10,1) with an early 2013 "lower half" that I ...
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What is the most accurate method of testing batteries for A1278 MacBook Pro?

I have about 20 batteries I want to test. I'm trying to find out if they will read "replace" or "service" in the OS. Usually, I'll stick the battery in long enough to collect a cycle count and ...
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I bought a 'new' MacBook Pro from 3rd party. It came in a refurbished box, but they insist it was 'new' How do I know if this really is new or used?

When I received the MacBook, it was in a 2016 refurbished apple MacBook Pro box even though the MacBook I received is a 2017 version. Are there any options that I have, to confirm whether this is a ...
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Ways To Test iMac G3 Before Buying

I am going to buy an old iMac G3 Over the next couple of days/weeks, and I want to make sure that I am buying a system with no problems. I usually ask for the serial number and good pictures before ...
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Clicking and noise when internal soundcard enables/disables on Macbook Pro

I've been having issues with my early 2013 15" MBP. The problem started after a drink was spilled over it (a perpetual risk in the live event industry...). Whenever I'm using headphones, but before ...
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Help me crash my Mac — beyond stress tests [duplicate]

My MacBook Pro has been crashing for months, at least once a day most days. I blame it on overheating seeing as it reached 100°C on several occasions when it shut down. Last time I took it to a ...
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What could cause the earpod’s wire to become crooked and nonfunctional?

I had put my earpods in my pocket at ~3:00PM, at which point they worked. When I retrieved them at ~6:30PM, the left one had become like this and no longer worked: I hadn’t sat near anything hot. I’m ...
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MacBook Pro keyboard replacement: Refurbished or new components? [duplicate]

I'm about to send my 2016 MacBook Pro for a top case replacement due to a failing keyboard. Since the battery will also be replaced as a part of the top case, I'm wondering if Apple installs a ...
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What would cause graphic glitches like this? (pics attached)

I have a 2015 15" MBP fully maxed out - GPU, i7, 1TB, running fresh High Sierra install. I've been having a ton of problems with it throttling (Intel SpeedStep kicking in) even under less than heavy ...
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Why can't newer Mac hardware boot DBAN?

I have a DBAN CD )used with an external optical drive) which I have used in the past on multiple old Macs. I tried to use it on a 2018 Macbook Pro and DBAN could not be booted. Specifically, I tried ...
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Trackpad on early 2015 13“ MacBook Air keeps losing its ”click"

The trackpad on my MacBook Air keeps losing its physical "click". It still works fine, and pressing the trackpad down still works, it just doesn't move. I've tried adjusting the relevant screw two or ...
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MacBook Pro unable to turn WiFi on

Macbook Pro Mid 2012. The problem was there before upgrade, but recently upgraded to Mojave ( thought it might fix it ) I suspect a bad WiFi card, but the symptoms are very strange, and does not ...
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Is it possible to upgrade original iMac (1998) memory (RAM) to above 256 MB?

I am looking into buying myself an original iMac, and I want to mess with the older system a little bit. Also, is it even remotely possible to change the RAM in the system to being over 256 MB. I am ...
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13" 2010 MacBook Pro with a Bad RAM Slot

I've got this 2010 13" MacBook Pro that has a bad RAM slot. I've swapped the chips, used different chips, used one chip in each slot one at a time. But no matter what, it will not see the chip in the ...
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SMC reset to fix battery not working, but cant be sure SMC reset has taken place

I have had a new battery in my mid 2012 15" macbook pro running 10.11.6 The battery health as monitored through a battery health app downloaded from the mac app store has been deteriorating ever ...
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Macbook Pro constant artifacts in the screen

I'm Currently using MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Early 2013, OSX Mojave). I was getting the artifacts occasionally only while I was viewing photos, processing videos in FCP and artifacts won't show ...
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Mac Mini 2018 maximum carry weight?

What is the maximum weight of "stuff" that I can place on top of a 2018 Mac Mini without damaging it? This is not the weight of the unit itself — but the maximum weight of other units that can be ...
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What hardware needed to connect 2 monitors + peripherals to 2018 MBP via a single cable?

I am trying to connect the following to my 2018 MacBook Pro (15 inch): 2 monitors (Dell U2715H, 2560 x 1440) 2 USB-3 peripherals (mouse, keyboard) ... but I would like to connect only one cable to ...
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Macbook Pro 2011 A1278 Keyboard Diagnosis

A MBP keyboard is unreliable to the point where a USB keyboard is a workaround. Googled the issue presents many software based remedies. What tests can be performed to confirm that that the ...
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MacBook Air Screen Probem

My MacBook screen looks like this!!! The laptop hasn't been dropped or anything. I closed it down fine and then when I started it up it looks like this. The laptop works as normal. I've tried ...