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Power button does not work! MBP 2011 [duplicate]

Overnight, my MBP would not power on with the power button. The Battery was full and the LED on the charger was green. SMC Reset did not bring any results. So I opend up the Mac, disconnected and ...
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How do I get more RAM for my iPad mini?

I can’t play Fortnite because of my iPad has only 1 GB of RAM.
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Blurred Lines on screen, then computer shuts off

9 months ago, my Macbook Pro 13in (2012) had blurred lines on the screen and would immediately shut down. I went to Apple Care and they quoted me $700 to fix the issue, which I think they said was ...
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MacBook Pro - FaceTime HD Camera - Hardware "Failure'?

System Report>Camera>No video capture devices were found USB>Device Tree> No FaceTime HD Camera (inbuilt)listed What can be the cause for "camera hardware failure"? Could faulty iSight cam wifi ...
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Extracting CPUs from multiple MacBook Pro's

I have a couple old MacBook Pro's laying around and would like to put them to use. So here's the question. Would it be possible to extract the CPUs from the boards, and connect them to a single logic ...
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Macbook Pro SSD Upgrade

I have a MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014) (11,3) and I'm looking to change it's drive. I've found 2 models that I think fits my model. OWC 480GB Aura Pro X SSD For Mac Pro (Late 2013) with ...
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error message from apple diagnostics after fan replacement

This is a late 2012 mac mini. I recently replaced the fan, which was making a lot of noise. The replacement is not from apple. Everything works fine, and the system is quiet. But I ran an Apple ...
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Macbook pro 13 early 2011 fan starts and stops constantly

The fan on my old trusty macbook pro started to behave very strangely. It starts then stops then starts then stops and it just continues to happen. CPU gets pretty hot without any load (30-40%) - 72°C ...
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Apple Hardware Test gives no issues, but MacBook 8,1 fails to load after login

This MacBook fails to finish logging in after boot ... diagnosis was a "bad harddrive cable", but after replacing that, no change. For reference, an independent, Apple-certified repair center did a "...
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Is there any disadvantage of buying a refurbished iPhone 6s/7? [closed]

I found some websites which sell "Refurbished" iPhone 6/6s/7 . Refurbished iPhones claim to work like "new". Is it really true? Some people told me that - the battery in refurbished iPhone is Not ...
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MacbookPro 2016 butterfly keys: Where are claws and hooks on “up” and “down” cursor keys

I've successfully removed a regular key following the advice from MacBook Pro 2016: Keyboard key stuck – how to remove key? I'm considering doing the same with up/down keys but not 100% sure if the ...
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Data Recovery Tool to recover lost Chrome User Data Dirs

I have a folder, either </users/an/downloads/user data> or </users/an/downloads/user datas>, that I've accidentally cmd-opt-deleted. The folder is used to store individual user data ...
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How to trigger sysdiagnose if my Volume Down button is broken?

I need to trigger sysdiagnose on my old iPhone 5S. However it looks like its physical VolumeDown button does not work, neither for volume nor for any combinations. How can I trigger sysdiagnose ...
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Do different Macs have different quality audio ADCs?

I want to digitize a bunch of records from my turntable onto my Mac. I've got a couple different Macs available with "audio in" minijacks: a Mac Pro and a Mac Mini, for example. Do they differ in ...
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How Often Do Keys Get Stuck with MacBook Pro 2017 Butterfly Keyboard? [closed]

I went to a apple store recently and ordered a custom 2017 Macbook Pro with the help of an employee. I was ordering on a demo MacBook Pro when I noticed that the B key was stuck and could not be ...
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What is the best way to deal with coil whine on a Mac laptop?

I have owned my MacBook Pro for a little over a year, and it has been serving me really well. Ever since I first opened it, the device was experiencing the Retina "staining" issue, so Apple recently ...
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control fan speed using Applescript (or terminal) [duplicate]

I would like to control the fan speed using terminal, if possible without third party app. The idea is to automate and schedule different fan speed.
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iPhone 6 only charging when powered off

My iPhone was only charging when turned off whether I used an original cable or not. Today it stopped charging even when it is powered off. Can a battery replacement fix this? If not, what else ...
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Macbook Pro lags when dual screen is connected

My mac acts weird sometimes when I connect it to two of my 1080p screens. The computer will become extremely lagging to the point where it becomes unusable. Things will recover once I unplug either ...
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What is the correct RAM for a 2010 MacBook Pro?

I bought a 2.4GHz mid 2010 MacBook Pro logicboard on eBay. Upon installing RAM, the computer beeps every five seconds indicating it doesn't detect RAM. I used standard 8500s 1066MHZ RAM with 8 modules ...
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MacBook Pro integrated GPU drawing too much power when CPU monitoring app is running

Main problem: When I run an app that monitors CPU temperature, it rises from 40° to 76° in 3 minutes. Even though the CPU usage is 12%, CPU package power draw maxes out at 31W. I checked the clock ...
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Macbook pro 13 2017 model. screen is very delicate. are screeen replacements reliable?

so i closed my space grey 2017 macbook pro 13" ( i opted for the model without the touch bar) after a lecture and was going to put it in my backpack , but when i closed it, the edge of my zip up ...
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Macintosh Color Classic won't turn on and has weird boot chimes

I recently got my hands on a Macintosh Color Classic that is known to not work in the hope of fixing it. I have the power plugged in, keyboard, and mouse. When I flip the switch on the back, I hear ...
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15" MacBook Pro 2016 External Monitors cause screen flickering [duplicate]

I've had my Macbook for a while, and since I now have gotten a new desk and monitors, I've hooked them up for a dual external display setup. I've linked the products I use below. HDMI Cords x2 HP ...
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Detecting Potential MacBook Pro Hardware Damage

I have a MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015) and my sister was angry for some reason when using it. Suddenly, she closed the MacBook with so much force that I could hear a thud. At the time, she ...
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12" Macbook battery health at 88% even with only 53 Load Cycles. Is this normal?

I have a 2016 12" Macbook that's only a little over a year old (and therefore out of warranty) and I'm noticing in Coconutbattery that the battery is 88.5% of it's design capacity even with only 53 ...
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Service Battery issue

My battery is in 'service-required' state since couple years back. I am in South Korea and the first apple branch will open in Seoul in March this year. I wonder if this is part of the reason why it ...
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Will a Mac mini run two QHD monitors?

I have a Mac mini which has hdmi and display port outputs. The spec says it can drive one monitor at QHD and the other at 1900x1200. I have a nice dell u2715h QHD monitor and would quite like my 2nd ...
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Left arrow key not working after spill, even with Karabiner? [duplicate]

I'm on a Macbook Pro 13 (mid-12, not retina), macOS High Sierra. I spilled a few droplets of water (actual water) and my left arrow key decided to stop working. That's fair. Then I thought i don't use ...
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Use more than one PS4 Dualshock controller over bluetooth

I have two Playstation 4 Dualshock controllers and am thinking of getting two more. They have both bluetooth and usb connections, but prefer bluetooth to avoid cable salad — and of course to be able ...
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SD card reader issues mid 2010 MacBook Pro

I’ve been having a few issues with the sd card reader on my mid 2010 MacBook Pro. A few weeks ago every sd card I inserted I could only read from, but not write to. I know the switch on the sd cards ...
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27" iMac late 2009 - Monitor and graphics card broken

I have a late 2009 27" iMac which has served my well for many years. Unfortunately, it seems the graphics card is broken. Trying to boot normally, I just get the grey screen of death after the initial ...
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Ethernet port not working

I have a Mac mini Server Macmini4,1 (A1347) mid 2010 model running Sierra. The ethernet port is not working or the computer doesn't recognize it. I had to take apart the computer to replace the drives....
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USB3 HDs fail to mount on wake from sleep with new iMac Pro

On December 26, 2017 I took delivery of a 10-core iMac Pro. From the time of its arrival I have had a serious problem with external USB3 drives (I have tried a variety from different manufacturers) ...
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MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015): SSD replacement

I would like to replace my 256GB storage with a drive having more space, and not less efficient in terms of read/write speed. I was thinking about something like Samsung Pro drives with M.2 interface. ...
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MacPro ignoring mouse

MacPro Mid 2012; quad core 3.2 GHz Xeon processor 24 GB ram running Yosemite 10.10.5 4 internal 4 TB drives, 2 external 4 TB drives in NewTech cradles. 3 Dell 1920 x1280 pixel LCD monitors. ...
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Macbook fans behaving wildly after SSD change

This is a Macbook Pro 15" Retina from 2013 (11,3). After switching my SSD for a new one, the fans started to behave wildly, spinning constantly at ~6000rpm. If I use a fan control app I can keep them ...
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Macbook pro display problem: orange “smudge” appears near edge

Recently there have been weird display problems on my Macbook Pro (late-2016 model with touchbar, MacOS Sierra, Intel HD graphics 530 1536 MB). Problem I have included two photos of my screen, the ...
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Is this noise my trackpad making normal?

I just purchased the Pixen app because it seems to be a popular one for making pixel art. However a wierd noise is coming from the computer now, one that I haven't heard before, and I've had this ...
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Ram problem even if they pass the apple hardware test?

After updating the ram 2 x 8 GB (CT2KIT102464BF160B) the mac mini late 2012 have started various kernel panic, doing the Apple Harware Test to verify the modules the ram is ok, everything is ok. So ...
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Why is my 2010 MacBook Pro not detecting RAM?

I recently acquired a 2010 13" MacBook Pro. The computer beeps every 5 seconds (indicating no RAM is installed). I have tried installing four different compatible SODIMMs in both slots but nothing ...
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Iphone 5 is refusing to turn on

I've read earlier that after completely recharging iPhone 5 it should automatically turn on. But only in case when battery was drained to 0% and phone turned itself off. I have recharged the phone to ...
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After re-assembly, iMac 27" fans blowing at full speed all the time

After disassembly and reassembly to fix an HDD cable issue, my iMac is now a blowhard - the fans are going at full tilt from about 30 seconds after boot. I don't believe the device is overheating - I ...
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Mid 2014 Macbook Swollen after High Sierra / What should I do?

This discovery came after my latest question: High Sierra's External Display bug heats Macbook's, damaged my Retina Screen, what can I do? I use my macbook on a stand with good airflow, after ...
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MacBook Pro 15" Retina mid 2014 random shutdowns [duplicate]

My MacBook Pro (15-inch, Retina, Mid 2014, macOS 10.13.1) shuts down randomly. It shuts down suddenly when on battery It shuts down a little more rare when connected to AC It works almost fine when ...
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Apple pricing on screen repairs for Macbook Pro?

I've cracked my new MacBook screen. A single staple that was lodged between hinges (not dropped damage). The screen is cracked and it wont display anything comprehensible. I've scoured the Internet ...
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Is macOS known to completely crash due to a bad boot drive?

I've got a mid-2013 11" MacBook Air that I fixed up. It had no SSD when I got it but I've been running it off an external USB 3 hard drive fine for about a year and a half including backpacking ...
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Domestic plugged iMac 2012 into multiple socket gives a little shock

My family have recently moved to a new place, sort of rural area (in the mountains), I did found a power socket in the room, connected a multiple socket into it and plugged in iMac + wifi router, ...
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Mac Pro 3,1 Non-Apple GPU upgrade but

I grabbed a forgotten MacPro 3,1 2008 Quad 2.8 and brought it back to life it had a ATI GPU but this turned to be dead. It's running pretty smooth after total clean up, but since I run with non-apple ...
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What kind of SSD is compatible with MacBook Unibody white mid 2010? [duplicate]

This question is inspired to: What kind of SSD is compatible with the 2010 Unibody MacBook? I am reading here, MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2010) - Technical Specifications that the suggested SSD are ...