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

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Yes, it's possible to replace your internal SATA drive with an SSD. Read the iFixit iMac Intel 27'' Teardown guide to make sure you have all the tools/space to do that, it's not hard, but it requires …
answered Mar 22 '11 by Martin Marconcini
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Running a Linux (more tolerant sometimes with dubious RAM/Hardware in general) is a decent alternative. Ubuntu (among others) is a decent OS for casual users. …
answered Jul 2 '11 by Martin Marconcini
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Consider the operating temperatures of the iMac and see if you’re not going beyond the limits. Electronics cannot (and shouldn’t) be operated beyond temperature limits. As much as heat is bad, extreme …
answered Aug 28 '10 by Martin Marconcini
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From Wikipedia: LED Flash (Illumination) Although they are not yet at the power levels to replace xenon flash devices in still cameras, LEDs (specifically, high current flash LEDs) have recently …
answered Oct 19 '10 by Martin Marconcini
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Might not be that Trivial, but the size between the side of the computer and the keyboard is larger in a 17’’ model: MacBook Pro 15’’: 15'' http://www.sunsetmac.com/images/6615244.gif MacBook Pro …
answered Sep 20 '10 by Martin Marconcini
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As with every "do it yourself" and "Apple", you have to be careful and know that it will possibly void your warranty. In any case, if you still decide to proceed with this, it is certainly possible to …
answered Jan 20 '11 by Martin Marconcini
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The reason for this is that the very same Airport Express is not able to do that (and it’s a dedicated piece of hardware). …
answered Nov 13 '10 by Martin Marconcini
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In my (too many) years of experience, the best "mix" you can make is composed of: Seven parts of water (distilled if possible but in the case of the plastic it won't make much difference) Three part …
answered Jan 18 '11 by Martin Marconcini
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Consider that Hard drive is a bottleneck (physical speed) and limited ram enforces the usage of the Hard Drive (swap!). With those two parameters, you need to find a balance between the two. If you g …
answered Sep 1 '10 by Martin Marconcini
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The problem lies in the fact the “Mic” input in all the Macintosh line (Macbooks, iMacs, Mac Pro) is not a Mic input but a Line Input as it has been already stated. A Line input expects a much higher …
answered Oct 20 '10 by Martin Marconcini
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"Does it just get slower and slower running garbage collection more and more often trying to find a place to store data as the flash storage system degrades?" ^^ This is what I've seen on …
answered May 11 '11 by Martin Marconcini
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Certain upgrades are possible, but it’s not that simple. Accelerate your Mac is a nice source of information, you can find them here. ANandtech did change the CPU of a Mac Pro. OWC Mac Sales does ha …
answered Dec 16 '10 by Martin Marconcini
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b) The Mac mini has a hardware issue where no other screen works. Time for repairs (probably not worth). c) The Cable is defective, change cable. … I know this is obvious (and it’s already in your list of things to do) but sadly debugging a problem like this without access to the OS/hardware is really hard. …
answered Sep 4 '10 by Martin Marconcini
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The warranty issue is a gray area and you will want an "Apple Certified" tech to do the drive replacement for you, and even then, you might be out of luck. In any case, you can certainly change your …
answered Apr 28 '11 by Martin Marconcini
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Modern and semi modern CD Drives (USB) are 100 % compatible with OS X since they are really an ATA drive, connected through USB. Bluetooth and LightScribe technology will be another story, but the dr …
answered Jan 18 '11 by Martin Marconcini

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