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Questions centering on repair of Apple hardware or software.

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Can one replace the logic board of the 11-inch MacBook Air 2011 (A1370) with that of 2012 (A1465)?

Can one replace the logic board of the 11-inch MacBook Air 2011 (A1370) 2Gb memory with that of 2012 (A1465) with at least 4 Gb memory?
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Can I use a CR2025 battery instead of CR2032 for my AirTag?

I started to see that one of my AirTag batteries was getting low so I decided to change it. I already bought some CR2025 batteries already and when trying with one, it seems to work perfectly fine. ...
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Where can I find Apple authorized DIY repair manuals?

Apple did not release repair manuals to people without formal training in the past. I hear this has changed. Where can I find the Apple authorized repair manuals for DIY repairs?
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Will it fix my problem if I repair an old MacBook through Apple?

I just went in to the Genius Bar with my 2015 MacBook Pro. They say I am having a hardware issue and they will have to repair it. They've told me it's a flat fee, so any problems they find will be ...
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MacBook Pro with TouchBar (late 2016) has black display but works with external monitor

I’ve a late 2016 MacBook Pro (4 Thunderbolt ports and Touch Bar), with Monterey 12.2 installed on it. The MacBook was perfectly working when the other day the screen suddenly went black while browsing ...
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Quality of cables for the MacBook 15'' A1707 2016 flexgate repair

This question is for colleagues offering the flexgate permanent repair, by cable on cable weldering, for the 15'' MacBook Pro 2016 A1707: did you experience different qualities is the cables that you ...
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Boot Camp partition broken and can't be repaired in MacOS 12.1

After a crash of Windows 11 in Bootcamp that doesn't turn off and cooked for a while in my bag, I lost the Bootcamp partition. I try to follow this question: Boot Camp partition broken and can't ...
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Disk Utility multiple runs shows same warning message and is not actually repairing the disk

Disk Utility log: Running First Aid on “Machintosh I” (disk2s1) Verifying the startup volume will cause this computer to stop responding. Verifying file system. Volume is already unmounted. Live ...
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Using contact cleaner for keyboard

I used contact cleaner to keyboard for my MBP 2020 and after that I learnt that it was a mistake. There is no problem except oily buttons for now. But I'm really scared that my computer will ...
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Apple battery issue or something else?

I have a MacBook Air 2015 (13-inch). Bought it in oct 2016 and has been used decently since (5 years). Obviously, I have started having issues with shorter battery life (coconut battery says 30% - 40% ...
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Used 20v Adapter on 14.85v Mac Air: Now It Will Not Turn On! What circuit needs to be replaced for an overvoltage burnout?

My wife ordered a new adapter for her 2013 Mac Air Model A1466, Amazon sent the wrong one and we did not notice because the mag fit perfectly and it appeared to charge. This seemed to charge fine for ...
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Macbook is wobbly, creaks when pressed at the bottom

My macbook air M1 is wobbly on the bottom right. I can get it to level out by pressing down, but it will always float back up. It also creaks occasionally, and when pressing on the bottom plate middle ...
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Macbook air 2015 trackpad short

I recently spilled some water on my macbook and it stopped working. I opened it up and cleaned all corrosion I found. Thankfully, it booted up but I noticed that the trackpad and keyboard were not ...
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MacBook Pro screen appears cracked but it isn't, and internal drive won't boot

My MacBook Pro has El Capitan 10.11.6. I have tried Firewire cable between my MacBook Pro and my daughter's MacBook Pro, starting mine in Target Disk Mode. My MacBook Pro appears on desktop as "...
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Why do I have to disable Find my iPhone?

According to the page on preparing your device for repair, you must turn off Find My iPhone before handing in your phone for repair: If you're unable to turn off Find My iPhone, Apple may not be able ...
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What harm could come from reassembling the iPhone home button without the "spring contact backing"?

I got a replacement screen for my first-generation iPhone SE, and I followed the iFixit guide to do the replacement. Step 23 of the guide mentions a "spring contact backing" part which is ...
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Low cost way to fix keyboard not working on MacBook Pro 2016

I have a 2016 13" Macbook Pro (A1706). The keyboard has stopped working. Is it possible to replace the keyboard for a reasonable price and not replace the whole system board? Details: I spilled a ...
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Do I need to worry about the scratch on my macbook screen?

I noticed there's a scratch on my Macbook Pro: It has been there for a couple of weeks and doesn't look very deep, but I'm wondering if that might impact how the screen functions. Do I need to ...
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Is it feasible to repair the screen of an iPad 9.7" by myself?

I have an early 2018 iPad 9.7" (not the pro version). Here is what it looks like currently: https://imgur.com/a/wPrl56r. The touch screen still works, so I think it's just the glass surface that'...
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Horizontal lines on screen and burned image rendering on macbook air 2015

The exact problem as mentioned in the Title appeared out of the blue one day and all the text and images on the screen of my Macbook Air 2015 are beyond comprehension as the screen is constantly ...
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Missed Apple Keyboard Recall Window: What are my Options?

Not sure whether to ask this in the apple or law SE but it's very apple specific, so I'll ask here. I own a 2016 MacBook pro that I bought second-hand. Some of the keys get stuck, which was the reason ...
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What i need to do to backup and secure my mobile data before sending it to repair

I have iPhone 11 and its screen was broken, so I will send it to an authorized reseller for Apple. but before doing so I will remove all the data I have these data include; photos, videos, apps (mail ...
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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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iMac screen shows nothing after replacing hard drive

I replaced the hard drive on my iMac 8,1 (iMac 20-Inch "Core 2 Duo" (Early 2008)) per OWC's instructions with an SSD I had sitting around. I used a 2.5" to 3.5" adapter that would ...
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MacBook Air (13-inch, 2017) does not start

MacBook Air (13-inch, 2017) does not start when i press power button. I was using the macbook and all of a sudden the laptop shut down and made some noise, ever since then, its been 4 days the macbook ...
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Will Apple service an iPhone previously repaired by a third-party?

If an iPhone previously had its screen/battery/camera repaired by a third-party but it works fine afterwards, will Apple service the iPhone? For example, let's say that my iPhone battery went bad so I ...
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MacBook not powering on

I was travelling the other day, and after putting my MacBook Pro through the X-ray machine, I picked it up and got a small shock like a static electric discharge. I thought nothing of it, but after ...
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How can I tell if my MacMini 2012 power supply is dead?

I have a Mac Mini late-2012 A1347 that will not power on. I've tried the steps to reset the SMC (unplug-wait 30s-plug-wait 5s) and still nothing happens when I press the power button. No chime, no ...
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Speaker transplant between iPhone 6 Plus and 6s Plus

I have an iPhone 6s Plus and looking forward to giving it to my little sister. She complains the speaker is too quiet and that's true. You can barely hear any audio from both the earpiece and the ...
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Is it safe to replace a CPU in MacBook Pro 15” 2018?

My MacBook Pro 15” 2018 stopped working. The CPU model is: 2.6GHz 6‑core 8th‑generation Intel Core i7 processor, Turbo Boost up to 4.3GHz I brought it to official Apple Service. They didn’t tell me ...
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iPhone 6 - What can cause the front camera, rear camera and the flash to stop working, all at the same time?

The front camera, rear camera and the flash light all stopped working simultaneously after I changed the charging port of my iPhone 6 myself (Apple doesn't do this). I initially thought that the cable ...
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Canned air and Liquid Submersion Indicator (LSI) Macbook

I think this is more a chemistry stack exchange question but I believe being related to a computer it isn't well received there. Canned air spray is used to clean dusty internal or external components....
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How to repair broken HDMI port on MacBook

I have a MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015). I'm happy with it but recently I started having problems connecting my external screen via HDMI. Since a few days ago, I can't make it work anymore ...
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iMac 27" Catalina with Split Fusion Drives

I need to have a clean iMac with new OS but experiencing problems. Having commenced Recovery mode twice with new OS I am seeing Four drives. One is the 1Tb SSD but the main primary drive is showing ...
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Macbook air 2012, installed new battery, bottom of trackpad sounds loose/clicky now, ideas?

My other one couldn't hold a charge well but didn't look bloated at all to have warped anything in my system. All that was weird that happened was that I lost one of the bottom case screws (small ones)...
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Upgrade 24” iMac video card - ATI Radeon 256MB to NVIDIA GeForce 512MB

I'm not certain that this is the correct Stack Exchange forum for this question... let me know. I must acknowledge this iFixit Q&A "Can the graphics card of the 24" iMac be upgraded?&...
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Can a faulty MacBook be replaced for a brand new one?

7 months I ago I bought a new MacBook air 2019. Just recently the trackpad of my MacBook stopped clicking. As in, the haptic feedback from the clicking randomly stoped working. I sent my laptop over ...
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Which part of the iPhone 8 Plus is this?

I decided to repair my phone. I have succesfully disassembled and assembled it. But I got this part left on my table. Any ideas of what it is?
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Apple Repair Service Image of cracked bezel -or- what am I looking at?

A simple battery exchange for a 2014 15" Macbook Pro turned into a major repair - at least that is what Apple's Repair contractor claims. All I got after a very disappointing chat and call with ...
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2015 MacBook Pro battery replacement at Apple store

I have an appointment scheduled for next Monday at an Apple store for a battery replacement on my early 2015 MacBook Pro with a Retina display. I was told that for this model, they need to swap the ...
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Which logic boards are compatible with Early 2015 13'' MacBook Air?

I broke the I/O board power cable socket on logic board while trying to clean my computer. AFAICT there is no way that I can somehow solder the socket back onto the logic board to make it work again (...
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Strange temporary recurring flashes on the screen

So, I've been using my MacBook Pro (2019 15 inch) for quite a while now(somewhere about 6 months. Recently, I've started to notice strange blinking ringlike flickers on my screen that occur literally ...
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Unusable 2.5" external HDD. Partition failed with the error -69760: Unable to write to the last block of the device. Exfat only? Repairable?

Update 1: Somehow, after unconnecting and re-connecting, the original disk (disk1) has now returned to original state, with the readme file as well! I still have another disk which is not working. ...
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iPad 2 screen unresponsive in top half

I have an iPad 2 that I got for free that I’m going to fix up (digitizer) and give to my nephew. Before I fix it I was sorting out what I would have to do for it, and I noticed while in portrait mode ...
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iPhone 6s repaired without disconnecting the battery

I replaced the screen on my iPhone (turned off). With the phone still open I turned it on the check screen and it worked. Since it was locked I pressed the home button, and the screen went on and ...
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Can I fix the screen on my macbook?

I dropped my Macbook the other day, and when I opened it, there were lines on my screen. I have a pretty solid cover as a case and it was about a 3-foot drop. The colored vertical lines tend to ...
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Growing black portion on the screen of 2017 MacBook Pro. What could be the cause?

I bought my MBP 13" 2017 (without TouchBar) in late 2018. So far, so good, but after I started using it by plugging in an LG 23" monitor (as a second display), a black pixel stripe started showing up ...
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What is the name of the small circuit board above the trackpad that the flex cable connects to on the MacBook pro retina 2015 13"?

My keyboard and track pad are not working and I'm thinking it's neither the keyboard nor the track pad nor even the flex cable. When I was replacing the flex cable the circuit board that the flex ...
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repair EXFAT external disk

My photos disk seems to have issues. Osx cannot mount it again. Also, the first aid utility is not successful dev/disk2 (external, physical): #: TYPE NAME ...
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gpt recover: unable to open device '/dev/disk2': Resource busy

I am trying to repair an external hard drive that is showing up under diskutil list and the Disk Utility app, but says "First Aid process has failed. If possible back up the data on this volume. Click ...
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