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It looks like a hardware issue, display or cable hard to tell, but I'd guess display itself. A quick test to make sure it's not earlier in the structure is take a screenshot & look at it on another machine, phone, pad, computer. The line won't be there in the screenshot if it's a hardware fail after the GPU.


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There are ventilation slots on the sides of that Macbook Pro 16 model. Here's the 3D model view:


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caused whistling and a spark, is it salvageable? Does the whistling and the spark mean that one of the two boards is fried? This sounds like you shorted something to ground. The whistling is most likely from a blown capacitor. I've intentionally shorted them for demo purposes and some did in fact whistle. While it could be a different component, my bet ...


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In my experience, as a former Apple Authorised Service Provider, this issue often appears together with multi-touch issues on the iPhone X and comes down to the display unit. There is a repair program for iPhone X devices with touch issues. I'd suggest a visit to the Apple Store or an Apple Authorised Service Provider and see if they can perform the repair ...


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As Sleep exists as a menu command, you could make your own… System Prefs > Keyboard > Shortcuts > App Shortcuts Select All Applications, press the + button, type Sleep then pick a key command - I'd pick something hard to do by accident, like maybe Cmd ⌘ Opt ⌥ Ctrl ⌃ Shift ⇧ S I used D in the example image, because I already have S used for ...


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The usual result of removing the thermal sensor is roaring fans; I suspect that there's little reason for Apple to add some "if no drive, ignore sensor" logic, because Apple would want to replace the drive. The best instructions for replacing components on your Mac can be found here: https://www.ifixit.com/Search?query=imac%202010 Remember that your iMac ...


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Epoxy and\or super glue may be very effective at gluing the connector to the PCB, but there’s no way to ensure you get a proper connection with the pads on the PCB. It will be a one shot deal - if you don’t get it right the first time, you’ll be out of luck on subsequent tries. I need to be clear here... I understand that you need this laptop now so time ...


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Apple had to replace the entire bottom plate (within warranty) of the MacBook. The foil is not related to the battery but rather a sort of inner lining that runs along the sides. The people at genius bar couldn't state any apparent reason for this happening.


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