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I don’t have any source I trust to get old firmware. However, the updates now happen when you install macOS updates and upgrades. Have you run all system upgrades and updates? If you have a very good back up of your current system, you could run through every update in sequence. Then, examine your firmware. It should get updated to the latest (which could be ...


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Although my experience is with an older MagSafe 2 model, this may work for later MacBooks as well: Look for debris / corrosion / gunk on both sides of the connection. Plug charger out and shut down laptop Clean both plug and socket terminals with toothpick / cotton swab immersed in pure alcohol or appropriate cleansing solution Wait some seconds for ...


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Without putting hands on with the proper test and diagnostic equipment, there is absolutely no way to tell. I used the original USB-C cable from Samsung, not anything cheap, so why did this happen? Until you test the cable, you have no idea whether or not it's at fault. However, if you have any doubt as to the functionality and reliability of said cable, ...


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Just opinion: I don't think the computer is actually shutting down. The very nature of 'power off' would turn off USB/keyboard immediately. By the behaviour you describe, the laptop is either going to 'sleep' or 'power nap' - and in either case, it's not shutting off. To test this: Open the Terminal in Mac OS (found in /Applications/Utilities/ folder) Enter ...


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I had the same issue. You need an NVME enclosure that has the ASM2362 chipset and not the Jmicron JMS583 chipset. All NVmE enclosure with that chipset have compatibility issues on the Macbook Pro 16 only and maybe the newer Macbook Pro 13. My older Macbook pro has no issues. Ugreen NVME enclosure on Amazon has the ASM2362 chipset which work well on the ...


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In my case say was freezing when audio was muted on older mac mini. Once we increased a volume, the say started working again.


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This web article gives everything you every wanted to know about Apple SSDs. https://beetstech.com/blog/apple-proprietary-ssd-ultimate-guide-to-specs-and-upgrades Your model came with an Apple "Generation 3" SSD, used in Mid-2013 to Late 2014 models*, with a 12+16 pin connector; but it can take the faster 'Generation 4' modules found in 2015 Macs. ...


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Is it possible to add the document name and document page when I do screenshots? Using just what's setup by default, no; however, aside from doing it manually, it can be automated to various degrees depending on what methods and applications are involved. So, if I open a PDF and do a screenshot at page 6, I will have: Document Name | Page 6 | Screen Shot ...


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So it looks like all modern 13" MacBook Pros do this. It has been confirmed in this MacRumors thread. This change was likely made with the recent thunderbolt 13" MacBook Pros. This was most likely done in order to allow the user to "fit more" into the relatively small 13" screen by default. I find it strange for this to be the ...


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I had the same exact question, Googled it, landed on here and found the answer hours later, lol. If you're still looking for the answer, or for anyone's future reference -- after disabling SIP and restarting, open terminal and run: sudo mount -uw / killall Finder ... and you're good to go. Just proceed to replace the .aif file in "Powerchime.app". ...


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I sometimes have this issue with Spotify. An application can block sleeping even when laptop's lid is closed, ie by calling: [[NSProcessInfo processInfo] beginActivityWithOptions:NSActivityUserInitiated reason:@"Good Reason"]; I suppose we shoudn't do that to prevent AppNap but the documentation is not very clear.


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I had this same issue. So the solution is: The external monitor should be connected. From App drawer open ColorSync Utility. In Devices column, select display and Under Displays select your external monitor. Check if "Factory profile" path and "Current profile" path both are same. If not select drop down arrow next to "Current ...


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Unfortunately, the newest version of OS X released by Apple for your model Mac is Lion (10.7.5). You can purchase Lion from Apple for 19.99 USD. However the website states you first have to have Snow Leopard (OS X 10.6.8) installed before installing Lion. AFAIK, Snow leopard is no longer available for purchase from Apple. It is possible to buy used copies of ...


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Have you tried the Apple Diagnostics? This source has instructions for the Apple Diagnostics which are for machines after June 2013 so it should work on your computer. If this doesn't help you and if you live near an Apple Store, take your computer to the apple store and just ask them to check it for you. Explain your problems and see what they say. Maybe ...


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There's a rather large clue that the issue is the logic board: Opened the back, unplugged battery, can boot with battery disconnected while plugged into power, but runs slow due to no battery. The moment you remove power coming from the battery side of things, your MacBook works (not at full performance, albeit). There's very little chance it's the DC-In ...


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I had the same issue on my 2010 MacBook Pro. The fix for me was to clean out the dust from inside my laptop. I removed the fan (just requires unscrewing it with a special screwdriver, like the type for installing a hard drive) and there was a giant amount of dust blocking the airflow. Kernel_text helps regulate the computer temperature. It was trying, but ...


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In this model the SSD 'stick' slots into a rised slot on the motherboard, there is no cable. So given that the SSD is not detected at all in Recovery mode, my take is that it is hardware: either the SSD itself or the motherboard power circuitry to the SSD slot. The only sure way that I know of to differientiate between the two possibilities is to open the ...


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If you can, go into Disk Utility (like you are), and use First Aid on the partition in question. Depending on the size of your drive, it will take a while, but when it should restore write capability to your disk. Source: I did the same thing when my MyBook 2TB was randomly showing up as read-only.


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You can close the mac lid and it will change the display to external monitor. Hope it works.


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Go to your home folder and highlight the desktop folder, then press Cmd-I. Untick the "lock" box if it is ticked.


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This feature was introduced in macOS Catalina, on by default. Are you sure you're actually on Mojave? It's supposed to prolong your battery life, you can disable it in Energy Saver -> Battery Health. More info here PS: would comment, but don't have reputation


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I have the exact same problem. I spent about an hour with Apple's support team providing information. They are working on the problem, with one possibility being an issue in the latest Catalina update. I am running 10.15.4 on both my MacBook Pro (which is working) and on my wife's MBA (which isn't working). I updated the MBA to the latest Catalina version ...


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This app is Adware and should be removed. Delete the app and then Files related to the SearchArchive adware that needs to be removed are: ~/Library/Application Support/com.SearchArchive/SearchArchive ~/Library/Application Support/com.SearchArchiveDaemon/SearchArchive ~/Library/LaunchAgents/com.SearchArchive.plist ~/Library/LaunchDaemons/com....


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You may as well ignore the fan thing unless it really bugs you. What I would do is download Macs Fan Control. Once the app is running, keep it running in the background. When the Mac fan starts up again, open the app and set the fan to a certain speed, and then reset it to automatic.


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From https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201834, you need either "An AC power adapter or an external display that provides power over USB-C or Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C)." This seems to assume that you only have USB-C ports as the new Macs do, but it stands to reason that the older macs are also using the power of the AC adapter to run the displays. So ...


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To see devices attached to an account: Sign into the Apple iCloud via a browser as the account you want to check Drop down the arrow next to your name (top right) Choose 'Settings' The screen will then show you devices that are attached to that account. The device MUST be running iOS 8, macOS Yosemite, or watchOS 1 or above (not an issue in your case).


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I figured out the issue. The file from my friend was not corrupted, and upon receipt in Slack, it was still not corrupted (which allowed me to use the Slack preview to view it). However, when I downloaded the 165kB file, it only showed up as 19 bytes on my Desktop. The issue is with the Slack download process, not Word, the document, or my computer.


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Is it possible that the file is being corrupted on the computer of the individual sending it to you? You could try: Creating a Word doc, sending it to them, having them edit it, save, and sending it back. See if that opens? Download a Word doc from the internet and try to open it. You can literally pick anything, just Google anything with filetype:docx. ...


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You must try to determine if the charge that's causing the shock is a charge on the Macbook - or a charge on you! Static electricity can accumulate under a number of conditions. The shock you feel is due to the static discharge when current flows to equalize the potential difference. If the static charge has accumulated on you, try this: "Discharge"...


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Yes, as bizarre as it sounds, the "mild electric shock" you describe is considered normal, and harmless, according to Apple. (I can't seem to find the article they posted, it may not be there anymore but you can read the safety information for the details.) In some cases (usually with varying environment factors, e.g. for people with especially ...


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It's not a normal thing. Sometimes I get a bit of shock when my Macbook Pro 2017 put in charge in a place that the grounding is not good. I usually wear rubber slippers or not touching a wall or floor. Maybe something wrong with your electricity grounding. Try to charge another laptop in your place, or try to charge your Macbook Pro in other places. If the ...


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The graphical anomalies that you're seeing on boot are usually indicative of a GPU failure or logic board failure; for a MacBook Pro the difference between the two is immaterial in terms of what would need to be replaced since the GPU is soldered to the logic board. Booting into safe mode disables the GPU which likely explains your ability to get somewhere ...


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If I am tethered using Bluetooth, rather than Wi-Fi, I can use Personal Hotspot and Airdrop at the same time.


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I have a mid-2010 15” MBP in which the NVIDIA GPU on the original motherboard failed, around 2014. Apple replaced the motherboard twice under their Extension Repair program, each failing after about 6 months. I put the MBP away in storage until about a month ago when I found this solution by user LangLangC: GPU problem - Boot Hangs on Grey Screen which is ...


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The console app is in your utilities folder which is in your Applications folder. This app is for browsing thru log files. To find when an application was started open the console app and click on Mac Analytics Data on the left side of the console app. Then you can search for the name of the app you are looking for. See the image below. I started the app ...


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XQuartz settings or preferences are managed from the file ~/Library/Preferences/org.macosforge.xquartz.X11.plist and are managed by XQuartz to read and write them through the agent com.apple.cfprefsd.xpc.agent. The undocumented clean way I found to manage this file is: Quit XQuartz Stop com.apple.cfprefsd.xpc.agent: launchctl stop com.apple.cfprefsd.xpc....


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I just checked mine, a 2020 16" MBP i5 with 16 GB of RAM and it's running at 83 degrees celsius. So I would say yes, this is normal. I am currently running a Time Machine backup and the fans are running. You can check the temperature of the CPU die from the Terminal via the sudo powermetrics | grep -i "CPU die temperature" command. You will ...


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It's June 30, 2020, and I still see this issue. I have a month-old MacBook Pro 16" running Catalina 10.15.5 with AMD GPU and latest Firefox. Still see red "dots" along the top border of the Firefox window. If I move the window, they stop. For a while. Then they're back, blinking like lights on towers. 5-10 at a time. It's always along the ...


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Depending on which OWC dock model that you have there could be a firmware update; I see one on this webpage that specifically mentions "sleep"- enter link description here I would also look into their app Dock Ejector. That might help with the issue. Let me know how it goes.


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I also have the 15” 2018 MacBook Pro running Catalina 10.15.5 and am running into the same issue. This started a month or two ago but has gotten worse, today especially. The keyboard and mousepad freeze after a certain amount of time after closing the lid; when I reopen it’s unresponsive. It used to work after I woke up the Touch Bar, however that’s no ...


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I've not found a specific solution for this problem even after a call with a senior advisor at Apple. Being said that, the work around I did is to back up my files into iCloud Drive and then factory reset my mac book pro.


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According to Apple's list of startup key combinations, that is not a valid command, and there is no way of 'booting into EFI', beyond the normal EFIboot that starts the Mac in the usual way.


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Removing a preference list is not so good on macOS. First step is to let the database that tracks preferences to clear those entries. defaults delete -/Library/Preferences/whatever Since the system may not read those settings, shut down after the above. Good news is you know the hardware and OS are fine. Worst case no one can help figure out how your ...


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QT Player 7+ on Mac still supports .QT.TXT and .QT.SMIL caption files, For more info, visit CaptionSync. There is no straight forward way to add, but you can use third party apps like Subler which helps you to attach it directly to the file and it's very fast. Just download the zip, extract it and launch it. After launching the app, then follow these steps : ...


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The normal method of knowing a product is good is a proper return policy and warranty. Why not rely on that - buy from someone you trust to have proper buyer protections? That’s a lot cheaper than being able to have all the gear and skill to test something as complicated as a processor - let alone knowing the processor works with other processors when ...


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Try to drop powernap first, sounds like a culprit to me. I mean try to cycle it off/on and rebooting if you really use it otherwise make sure it's off


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First, Make sure your MacOS is up to date in [System Pref -> Software Update]. Try disabling the auto brightness in [System Pref -> Display] (automatically adjust brightness); and [System Pref -> Keyboard] (adjust keyboard in low light). If you have a custom color profile, switch to the default "color LCD" one in [System Pref -> Display ...


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This webpage provides very informative reading about Apple's SSD types and connectors, including your model of MBA. https://beetstech.com/blog/apple-proprietary-ssd-ultimate-guide-to-specs-and-upgrades Your Mac falls into the 'Generation 4' range of Apple SSD types, with a 12+16 pin proprietary connector. You can buy unused or secondhand Apple OEM parts for ...


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I observed this phenomenon and let me try to explain the rationale behind this. Think of full-screen mode as a full-screen mode of a video on a youtube. you wouldn't want any menu bar appearing on that full-screen while watching any video. Similar is the logic behind the disappearance of the menu bar while in full mode of any application. the only other ...


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An Intel CPU typically gets as hot as boiling water before 'overheating'. Is it normal for a 15 inch rMBP to get extremely hot during use? There are third-party utilities that can provide you with accurate temperature data from the Mac's heat sensors. https://www.google.com/search?q=mac+temperature+utility Overheating usually involves high fan speeds and ...


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