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Series 1 watch display pops off but still works! Can I just glue it?

I have a series 1 watch and part of the screen just popped off and open and closes like a hinge. Display still works though. Can I just for glue it, if I only plan to use it for sleep tracking? Or is ...
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Graphics glitch - checkered pattern in Chrome

I've had this MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2019) for a while now, but today it glitched out with huge green fields in all apps. After a reboot I see this checkered black/green glitch pattern in Google Chrome ...
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MacBook goes to sleep when I keep a bluetooth speaker on top of it

This is kind of a weird question. Since the last year, I have observed multiple times that when I keep my bluetooth speaker on top of my mac, near the trackpad, it suddenly turns off and goes to sleep....
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An undiagnosable screen fault (flickering/glitching)

I have been experiencing an intermittent screen flickering/glitching. The problem occurs where I use, or leave the laptop on for several hours, until I let the laptop rest (i.e. shut it down and leave ...
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Attempting to install HP LaserJet on macOS, no DMG

I want to install an HP LaserJet Pro M1536 Multifunction Printer on macOS 10.15 Catalina. The printer already works with AirPrint. I'm attempting to setup the scanner. I can not find .dmg, only HP ...
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MacBook Misidentifies Physical Layout of Built-in Keyboard

I have a really strange problem with my sister's MacBook Pro (Mid 2012, running El Capitan): it is incorrectly identifying the physical layout of the built-in keyboard. It isn't just a matter of ...
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Retina iMac not powering up after upgrades, one diagnostic LED

I did a few upgrades to a 2017 iMac, and unfortunately, upon reassembly, it isn't powering on. Here's a photo of it, display disconnected. In the second photo I've labelled things for reference. ...
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Ipad Pro 12.9" black screen of death

Last Friday, after an usual work day with my iPad in side-car mode, I disconnected it from my macbook pro and let it sleep. Today, when I wanted to use it again, the screen remained black. I tried the ...
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iPhone XR's screen triggers other devices

Recently I bought a brand new iPhone XR. When its screen is activated by some application (not necessarily a GSM call or a Wi-Fi thing), it affects other speakers or headphones around it. All of them ...
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How can I tell if all USB-C ports on a 2020 M1 MacBook Pro are the same speed, or if one or more will be faster than others?

I'm doing some heavy copying of files, and wish to do it via the fastest USB-C connection possible. I tried holding option and clicking on the apple logo on the very top left, then going to System ...
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Recycling a damaged Late 2015 into a late 2013 MBP Retina

Normally I work on pcs, not macs so I'm not real sure of my options but I'm trying to help a girl out. She has two MBP, a late model 2013 (8GB Ram) and a late model 2015 (16GB Ram). The 2013 has a bad ...
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MBP 15" Retina problems: one display hinge is way too tight

I'm trying to nurse my Mid-2014 Macbook Pro Retina 15" through at least another year. Unfortunately, the hinges seem to be going bad. They were getting loose, but in the last few days the right rear ...
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2010 27" iMac - ambient sensor connection on cpu fan

2010 27" iMac - regarding the ambient sensor connection on cpu fan housing - What is the proper contact position of the sensor with relation to the bracket that secures/holds the sensor in place?
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MacBook Pro mid 2012 logic board swapping

Question here is I have an MBP with this IDs: Model id : MacBookPro9,2 and apple model number : A1278. It is MacBook Pro mid 2012 with I5 right now. I am thinking if there is any chance that I can ...
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MacBook Pro 2015 Fan Issues

I have a refurbished 2015 MacBook Pro 13", Intel i7 Processor, 16GB RAM and 512 SSD. When I first began using it I noticed it got unusually hot rather often, and so I downloaded Macs Fan Control ...
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Logitech MX Keys: sleep mode keyboard shortcut

I am using the Logitech MX Keys which is great. Since there is no Eject/Power key I miss some shortcuts, specifically Option–Command–Media Eject. Is there a way to put my Mac to Sleep mode with this ...
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MacBook Pro 2018 overheating

The problem When I use my laptop, it always heats up a lot in the center above the touch bar on top. I can feel it quite heated below as well under the top center. The CPU is fine (no processes going ...
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Webcam not working after MacOS update to version 11.2.1

I have a 16 inch MacBook Pro. The webcam on it was working fine before the update. But since the update, when I open FaceTime, it shows I guess what is the first frame, and that's it - there's no ...
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2019 MBP 16" 2.3Ghz i9 severe thermal throttling (Catalina 10.15.5)

Brief Summary 2019 MBP 16" 2.3Ghz i9 shows severe thermal throttling CPU Frequency hovers around 1.9-2.0 Ghz Power draw doesn't exceed 30W Max Temperature only 76ish degrees Celcius Exporting a ...
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Buzzing sound through MBA earphones while charging

I have got a MBA M1 base variant and am in India with 220 V @ 50 Hz power supply. Currently, my MBA is plugged in (and 100% charged) and through my earphones I am hearing a buzzing sound. If I turn ...
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Recover data from broken iPhone 6

An iPhone is bent and broken and does not turn on: Apple says that it only offers data recovery through software, not hardware, and several Authorized Service Providers say that they don't do it ...
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Macbook Pro 15inch mid 2010 won't detect internal hard drive

My mid-2010 Macbook Pro displayed the question mark on boot. I bought a new hard drive (SSD) thinking the hard drive failed (had a SSD in there). After replacing the SSD, I still had the same question ...
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Macbook pro 2011 Late cannot enable dGPU again

I'm struggling with some problem involved with enable dGPU AMD Radeon. To the needs of installation MacOS Catalina I had to disable discrete graphics card. I reboot into recovery mode and used command ...
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Force external display refresh rate

I have a 27" screen which is connected to my mid-2012 MacBook Pro retina through a HDMI/DVI-D (HDMI on the MacBook Pro, DVI-D on the screen). Before I was using a adapter DisplayPort+USB/DVI-D and I ...
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Macbook not detecting all USB keyboard keys

I have a Macbook Pro 2019. I recently purchase the Corsair K68 RGB keyboard which has a common USB Type-A connector. I used OTG for USB A to USB C. The first time mac detects the new device. Worked ...
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Is it possible to run os x 10.8 on a modern mac? [duplicate]

I would like to get a new computer, but I have a lot of software that I use which is discontinued and requires OS X 10.8. Is there a way on a modern mac to have a dual-boot situation so that I can ...
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Does macOS 11 Big Sur support FireWire?

I'm attempting to use legacy FireWire hardware peripherals in macOS 11 Big Sur. Apple has provided an OEM hardware dongle connectivity path that is confirmed working in macOS Catalina: Apple ...
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How to determine if a USB-C power bank can charge my macbook?

I am starting to realize that I may need my MacBook battery to last longer while I am outside without having any power socket available. My MacBook has a USB-C port used both for charging and for data....
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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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How to monitor and control thermal CPU throttling in OS X?

I recently came across the Intel Extreme Tuning Utility for Windows. I tried it under Bootcamp Windows and it was very interesting to learn in what situations my MacBook Pro's (mid2012) CPU is doing ...
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iPhone 8 proximity sensor not working after display switch

so I've changed a splintered display including a new flex-cable with front camera, brightness and proximity sensor of an iPhone 8 for my first time and it is working nearly as wanted... nearly! The ...
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Identifying two components on MBP 2012 backside of mainboard

Can someone please help in identifying the part on the motherboard backside, near battery connector (circled in green)? It looks like a small cushion/pad. And a pin like thing (circled in red). ...
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Why is my MacBook Pro's screen going black for a second?

I have a new MacBook Pro, when I'm using it the screen goes suddenly blank for a second and comes back, it feels like as if someone unplugged my screen and plugged it back immediately.. why does this ...
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5 Vertical pink lines - Imac 2011 - Won't boot up

My mac was running fine one day then suddenly powered off and tried to restart itself. Upon restart it was stuck with the loading status bar and the screen had 5 vertical pink lines across it. Having ...
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iPhone X has a green line on the screen. What is damaged?

After dropping my iPhone X, green lines appeared on the screen (attached image). Searching for the problem online I could not find a satisfying answer. I would like to know if this is clearly a ...
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2016 MacBook Pro Touch Bar (A1706) Doesn't Boot When Battery is Plugged In

First time posting here so I'm sorry if I mess anything up. I have a 2016 MacBook Pro Touch Bar 13" that refuses to charge or boot when the battery is connected (It will boot when plugged into ...
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Are Apple silicon M1 Chip MacBook Air/Pro “laptops” usable on the lap?

I have a work-issued MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2019) running macOS Catalina, and it's not usable as a laptop, because it runs too hot, making it impossible to hold on the lap for any significant amount of ...
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Replacing rubber spring/cup under Tab key cap

To make a long question short: What's the proper way to replace a rubber spring (inverted cup-like thing) under a keycap, specifically the Tab key on a unibody design MacBook Pro or Air? Details: I ...
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What's the likely cause of this video display problem on my 2012 Macbook?

GIF of problem Mid-2012 Macbook Pro Retina Display on OS X High Sierra 10.13.6 I get this artifact on powering the unit up after it's been off overnight. It keeps glitching like this for 1 or 2 hours ...
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Disable Fans on MacBook Air 2019

Hi I'd like to disable the fans on my 2019 MacBook Air. Since it doesn't even do smth for Pooling since ist completly passive coolen (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iiCBYAP_Sgg, Video from Louis ...
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What's the difference between OWC's HDD/SSD thermal sensor(s) vs shorting the pins/using an ODD thermal sensor/replacing with a bipolar transistor?

When swapping the HDD/SSD in a 2009-2010 iMac, the HDD fan will go haywire if the HDD is not an Apple OEM drive, or some trick is done with the thermal sensor such as shorting its pins, replacing it ...
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Diagnostic Wi-Fi failure issue

I try to find out whether a Wi-Fi card plus or cable or some software issue going on with my mid-2012 MacBook Pro. I tried almost all the different hardware resets starting with SMC and NVRAM reset; ...
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Reattaching microphone on iMac 21.5" 2017

After reassembling a 21.5" 2017 Retina iMac (and being careful that the adhesive strips on the bottom don't block the mic), I noticed the microphone was extremely muffled. The delicate mic cable ...
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MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2019) thermal issues

A few months ago I got a 16-inch MacBook Pro (A2141) with 32GB ram and Core i9 (I9-9980HK) 2.4 GHz processor. My problem is that that it overheats very quickly and drop the performance of the CPU to ...
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How to disable the built-in MacBook keyboard?

Is it possible to completely disable the built-in keyboard on a MacBook? No input should be possible from that keyboard when I connect an external keyboard. This is sort of possible with the trackpad ...
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Can I test MBP 13'' 2011 battery on MBP 15'' 2011?

My Macbook Pro 13inch 2011(A1276) new battery acting very weird(capacity/health decreasing quickly, slow charging and etc.). Battery has made only 10 charging cycles. I tried to reset SMC multiple ...
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What should I do when Apple Support fails to diagnose iPad 3G Failure?

I got an iPad back in June 2010 and it worked wonderfully for about 30 days; full bars for 3G all the time. I loved it. Then one day the 3G just seemed to quit working and Apple says it is "fine." ...
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Can I test the functioning of an AirPort antenna of a MacBook Pro?

Recently my Wifi connection has suffered greatly on my MacBook Pro mid2012 non-retina. I now need a much stronger Wifi signal to have a working connection. I did not change my position at my desk (...
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MacBook Pro 13” mid-2012 iSight cable port broken

I accidentally ripped the iSight display port away from the motherboard on my MacBook Pro during a display replacement. I’m fine with working without a camera since the quality is bad anyway. The ...
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USB-C Ethernet adapter no longer working

I have two USB-C Ethernet adaptors: AmazonBasics USB 3.1 Type-C to Ethernet Adapter BENFEI Type-C (Thunderbolt 3) to RJ45 Gigabit 1000 Mbps Ethernet Adapter I've used the AmazonBasics one for a ...

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