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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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Test a USB-drive/SSD for bad sectors/blocks?

A pretty expensive (Samsung) USB-drive I have causes weird errors. The problem might be a computer I have connected it to (this computer's SSD broke down in a similar way) but to rule out that it is ...
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How do I disable the charging chime with Mojave on 2018 a MacBook?

Searching for commands to disable the charge chime, I have run both of these. defaults write com.apple.PowerChime ChimeOnAllHardware -bool false; killall PowerChime defaults write com.apple....
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Recovery USB doesn't work

I followed tutorial to create bootable USB stick with Mac OS Mojave and then from System Preferences --> Startup disk I selected USB drive and restarted my Macbook Pro and after boot I see:
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Can I use a DC 60W 18v 3A solar pannel to power my macbook pro 15" retina mid-2012?

I have found this solar pannel ( https://fr.aliexpress.com/item/Suaoki-60-w-Panneau-Solaire-5-v-USB-et-18-v-DC-Sortie-Portable-Pliable-Puissance/32935273533.html?spm=a2g0w.search0104.8.83....
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mSATA SSD via IDE-adapter in PowerBook G4 12”

I have a beautiful PowerBook G4 12” 1 GHz PowerPC ((A1010 (EMC 1986)) here with a dead hard drive which I want to replace with a SSD. Is there any reason why a mSATA SSD (with mSATA to IDE adapter) ...
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Unexpected shut downs on MacBook Air '15 with code -128

I have a MacBook Air, Early 2015, running macOS Mojave. Over the last 2 weeks, it has been unexpectedly shutting down and rebooting over varied time periods. Upon checking the shutdown logs, I found ...
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nitproc exited — exit reason namespace 2 subcode 0xa description: none

This problem started almost a week now. The kernel panic kept reoccurring. It happened for over 6 hours today before finally started. I got this report, and wish someone could help identify what the ...
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MacBook Pro (2018) Overheating issues (Latest Mojave)

I recently bought the Macbook Pro (2018) base model with the following specs - 2.2 Ghz 6 core i7 16 GB RAM 256 GB SSD Radeon Pro 555X 4096 MB Intel UHD Graphics 630 1536 MB Mojave but this problem ...
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Do the chips in 2018 Macbook Pros have fixes for Spectre and Meltdown?

I know there are software fixes in macOS, but I want to know when the hardware is fixed. I'd like to buy a new Macbook Pro, but only after the hardware is completely fixed. The 2018 Macbook Pros have ...
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How do I connect power to a NVIDIA GTX 1070 Founders Edition in a 2009 Mac Pro?

I am installing an NVIDIA GTX 1070 in a 2009 Mac Pro. I have seen all kinds of cables selling on Amazon and eBay to power GPUs in a Mac Pro so I want to make sure I get the right one. Looking at the ...
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MacBook Pro not booting

I have a mid 2010 MacBook Pro that won't boot up. Faced this problem quite a while ago, so i sent it in for repair and was told the logic board may need replacement. The store told me they tested my ...
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MBP 2015 Retina Strange Audio problems

On Monday I left my Macbook Pro mid-2015 15" Retina turned on overnight, and when I tried to adjust the audio volume (external headphones) the next morning, it started lagging badly. So I restarted it,...
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iMac Memory and Performance Issues

I have a 27 inch late 2012 iMac with 32GB of RAM and a 3TB Fusion Drive. The hard drive was replaced in June 2017 so only has a year of wear on it and should thus be in good condition. For the last ...
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Battery life of a new-ish battery seems quite low

I have bought a used MacBook Pro from 2011 with a Core i5 (2.3 GHz) and 8 GB RAM. According to the previous owner the battery has been replaced late 2017 and according to macOS it only has as much as ...
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USB mouse/ trackpad not letting gestures. Content Caching, Touch Display

I have in Sharing on My MacBook Pro... Content Caching - Share internet connection. Share this computer internet connection and cached content with iOS devices using USB. I see on my iPhone under ...
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Mac keeps randomly restarting after logic board replacement

I got my logic board replaced due to water damage a few days ago and ever since i've got it back, a few times a day my laptop has a kernel panic and restarts. This appears to happen when i leave it on ...
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Fan continuously running without any load

On my MacBook Air (2017 model), fan is continuously running at > 6k RPM without any high load (< 20% CPU load). I have reseted SMC multiple times but to no avail. I am out of warranty period and I ...
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Mac Pro 1,1 Ethernet not working, How do diagnose the problem

I have a Mac Pro model 1,1 which used to work with Ethernet pluged into either RJ45 socket. It now does not recognize either connection. Since this could be physical or sortware, how can I further ...
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Bottom Skin and Platform Controller Hub temperature sensors missing

I reapplied the thermal paste on my early 2011 13" MacBook Pro according to iFixit. In the process the Airport/Bluetooth cable connector came unglued and is stuck in the socket. I can't get it out. ...
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Is a DiskWarrior warning about spare blocks applicable to SSDs?

I got the following warning from DiskWarrior on my Mac Pro in which I installed a SATA SSD: I know some sort of reassignments are normal on an SSD as it comes from the factory. However, I don't know ...
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Why my Mac book pro shows status 'Battery is not Charging'? [duplicate]

I have a MacBook Pro early 2015.Recently I am facing an issue with the battery. It's not charging. The MacBook works fine when connected to charger, but it turns off when the charger is removed. I ...
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How to identify assembled top case after MBP repair?

My MacBook Pro (2016) just needed another top case replacement, as keys did not work as expected. Since the last replacement, Apple has established a Keyboard Service Program for MacBook and MacBook ...
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MacPro Early 2008, how to hook up yellow power cords to the graphics card?

I'm tearing apart my MacPro Early 2008, cleaning it, and putting it back together. Most of it seems to be going back together fine but one part confuses me and that's the two bundles of yellow ...
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Connection of ESP32/ ESP8266 not recognized using MacBook Pro

I’m trying to connect those devices, with no success. When I’m using Linux machine I find at ‘/dev/ttyUSB0’. From googling around I understand it is a Mac issue. Appreciate any guidance
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Which problems can be expected by continuing to use a MacBook Pro Battery already due for replacement?

I turned in my MacBook Pro 15" Late-2013 to a service shop. The battery indicator recently has said either "Condition: Replace Now" or "Condition: Service Battery" (I can't remember which). The ...
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Which 15 inch macbook with USB has the highest repair score?

I'm doing research into MacBooks and would like to pick the one which is easiest/cheapest to repair. Can someone point me to a list which has some metrics like "repair score" or reliability? I know ...
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How does Apple achieve the all aluminium enclosure with RF on the MacBook Pro?

Since 2016, Apple has been able to make these laptops with no visible “window” of plastic or glass for RF signals to travel through. As an electrical engineer, I’m intrigued. If you look at older ...
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Reinitialize third party keyboard

Is there any way to reinitialize an external third party USB keyboard? I hit a wrong key after MACOS detected the new keyboard hardware. Now, my keymapping is not correct. I need to remove or ...
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Is it possible to replace the GPU in this 2006 iMac?

Is it possible to replace the GPU in this 2006 iMac? If yes what kind of models fit in there under the cooler?
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Macbook trackbar gives me electric shocks

I have perused the entire web to see if anyone has had a similar problem with his/her MB but it seems this is an extremely isolated case that myself alone is experiencing. I bought a refurbished 2015 ...
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Transferring hard drive from an old to a new MacBook Pro?

I have this Macbook Pro which has been working grand other than a terrible Logic Board issue. So I’m jumping ship and wanting to set up a new, refurbished mid 2012 MacBook Pro. How can I transfer my ...
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Broken Wi-Fi and Ethernet - Reinstalling OS X El Capitan

Recently on my mid 2009 MacBook Pro, the Wi-Fi suddenly stopped working. I tried resetting NVRAM and SMC but to no avail. I thought it may be a hardware fault, but before buying a costly Airport card, ...
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iMac 12,2 - Likely hardware problem: How to properly diagnose?

The problem: All applications that are launched on the iMac take a very long time to start. E.g. on a clean startup Word takes about 40 seconds to fully start, Adobe Reader about double. The same ...
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MacBook Pro and air logic boards interchange?

Can I interchange my logic boards from MacBook Pro a1502 to a MacBook Air a 1466?
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My MacBook has distorted colors unless it is hot?

My (pretty new) MacBook has some (probably hardware-related) graphics problem. The colors are distorted and black flickers. I handed it in for support, but since it's probably due to a water damage (...
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Mac fan speeds really high

I am using istats to see the speed of my fans: I ran a diagnostic by holding down d during a restart and it came up without any errors. I've also reset pram and the readings are still really high. Is ...
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Change Click Firmness of Apple Magic Trackpad 2

I just started using a Magic Trackpad 2 with my 2013 Mac Pro running macOS High Sierra (10.13.6). I expect to be able to change the firmness required to click and activate Force Click. However, in my ...
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Mac mini turns off automatically by itself

Ive got a mid 2012 mac mini which i have used constantly without issue for about 5 years. Today it seems to have developed a weird fault were it powers off by itself. I powered it back on just after ...
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MacBook Pro 15 2017 Battery Condition: Replace Now

My 3 months old Retina MacBook Pro 15 2017 is telling me to replace the battery The system report metrics seem normal I've tried all four USB-C ports, done an SMC and NVRAM reset, still not charging....
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IPhone 5S model/color Different with IMEI, cannot activate

I have a really strange issue. I bought an iPhone 5S some years ago and I was using it very well until one day I decided to reset it. When I did I was unable to activate it again. I decide to ...
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What is the difference between a MacBook Pro MPXW2D/A-056332 and MPXV2D/A-056248

I have been doing some research in preparation for buying a new laptop, and I am having trouble figuring out the differences between different offerings. For example, one vendor offers both a model ...
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How do I disable one fan?

My MacBook Pro has two fans, however the left one is screwed up and makes a lot of noise and scrapes against the back panel (or something like that). Is it possible to disable just one fan and leave ...
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How to know if Macbook Pro new Logic Board has new video chipset

I have a Late 2011 Macbook Pro which has been unusable for a couple months due to the famous GPU issue found on those machines. I went to a place where they repair those kind of things and they told ...
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How to: Disable trackpad entirely (NOT only when a external mouse is connected)

MBP mid-2012 - OSX HiSierra - 10.13 For context...I'll answer the first question most of you will (should) have. Why would I ever want to do this? I want to have ZERO access to a mouse of any type???...
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MacBook Air 2015 hardware issue

A few years ago (in university), I accidently spilt a can of Dr Pepper on my brand new MacBook Air (most expensive can I've ever drank). I took the notebook to my local Apple store to get a diagnosis ...
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2010 iMac overheating after SSD installation [duplicate]

I have installed an extra SSD in my 2010 iMac, replacing the original HDD. The fan(s) started spinning loudly at full speed, so after doing some research, I short-circuited the HDD temperature ...
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macbook pro 8,3 crashes

I have been having sporadic crashes for 2 weeks now; mouse simply disappears from screen while surfing the net and everything locks up; BUT, the restart causes the big problem: I get the pink screen ...
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Macbook Pro A1706, Glass Screen Repair (not the LCD)

So recently I broke the display of my Macbook by closing the lid with an item inside. I have repaired the LCD myself, however, when I was making the repair I cracked the glass screen cover. Just ...
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How to set up an Asus N-14 N-300 USB WiFi adapter on macOS?

I have an Asus N-14 N-300 USB WiFi adapter and am trying to get it to work on macOS. It works well on my Linux machine. I have installed drivers from the product's link. If I go to Apple > About ...
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How can I correct dead Macbook Air camera sensor pixels BEFORE other applications use it?

My Macbook Air's camera has a handful of broken sensor pixels all clumped together near the middle of the image. They're dead -- always black. When I'm on a video conference or a Facetime, this tends ...