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Safety and reliability In this context, "safety" refers to a products ability to function as advertised with no adverse affects to it nor the device in which it interfaces. Is it safe to connect external screen to the MacBook via USB-C from the warranty perspective? Why wouldn't it be safe? The idea behind standardizing on USB is so that you can ...


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The options for right-click are configured in System Preferences > Trackpad. You can either initiate a right-lick with two fingers, or in the bottom right or bottom left corners. I don't know what the default is, so perhaps it's set to use two fingers, and there is no 'sweet spot'. Personally, I prefer using two fingers, as it prevents accidental right-...


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The Not Charging message that you see is most likely displayed by the Battery health management feature build into macOS Catalina 10.15.5 and later, and is available on MacBooks with Thunderbolt 3 port. The Battery health management features is intended to slow down the chemical ageing of MacBook battery by analyzing the battery temperature history and ...


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A recent article on Cult of Mac entitled How to fix Wi-Fi and Bluetooth interference on a Mac may give some insight. In your screenshots, your wifi is running on 2.4GHz which is the same as Bluetooth according to the article. If a wireless connection is a must, you may find that a change in router settings is what you need. Wi-Fi and Bluetooth devices use ...


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You have an amazing answer, but I wanted to emphasize several points to help everyone evaluate risk, choosing accessories, and self-insuring in case where Warranty won't protect you (but a service plan might). Warranty is a formal agreement that the maker is responsible for paying for repairs where they didn't make the product correctly. When warranty ends, ...


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This is one of the all-too-few times where the answer is officially documented by Apple. The short answer is that the system tries to keep a certain amount of memory free so it can quickly provide memory to an application when the application requests it. When there is not enough free memory, then memory that has not been "touched" in a while gets ...


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Get a proper Thunderbolt 2 dock. The problem that you’re going to have is that Thunderbolt 2 does not provide all of the bandwidth and capabilities necessary to support what’s on the Thunderbolt 3 dock. Using a USB-C dock with older MacBook Pros Those Thunderbolt 2 to thunderbolt 3 adapters are great for when you’re using a single use items like an Ethernet ...


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Here are some things to consider. You have no control over how many other people drop their machines off for the same repair as yours between now and when you deliver yours for service. Staffing in the stores is geared to helping people and diagnosing - not fixing. Stores routinely send out involved repairs (and battery repairs on Macs are very involved now) ...


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I was told that for this model, they need to swap the entire keyboard, track pad, in order to replace the battery. They need to swap out the top case assembly and this consists of the case itself, the keyboard, track pad and battery. Can the repair be done in the same day, or does it typically take several business days? Technically speaking, the repair &...


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The DVD Drive has died. It doesn't block the CD, but also doesn't try to pull it in or make any noise. You can insert media before the system has even booted. When you turn a Mac on, it will do a scan of all attached devices (disk drives, CD/DVD drives, USB, etc.) to look for all the potential bootable media. Macs with these optical drives will make that ...


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I had this done on my 2014 MBP (essentially the same model) last year, and it took exactly 7 days. It might be quicker or slower, depending on how busy they are, but it is a difficult job.


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Kernel panics are usually caused by hardware problems. The report you posted suggests it is a problem with a USB device, but it could be anything, really. I suggest running Apple Hardware Diagnostics (be sure to unplug all your USB devices etc. as it says in the instructions). If it fails, call Apple about getting your MacBook repaired. If it succeeds, run ...


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