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In my case the answer was battery indicator module. In fact I didn't have that module at all so after buying one and placing it in the right place (under the battery on the side where battery indicator button is placed of course) the issue was solved and sleep mode worked in a normal way by closing the lid. So try replacing the module, it's not expensive. ...


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Wired memory is any memory that can't be swapped for any reason, which includes most kernel allocations. The zprint terminal command will print a breakdown.


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What worked for me on Catalina 10.15.7 was to simply create a Desktop Pictures folder in the root Library folder at the same path, rather than trying to modify System/Library. In other words, instead of /System/Library/Desktop\ Pictures which is restricted, place your custom pictures at /Library/Desktop\ Pictures, and you should find they show up correctly ...


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I had another problem that was strangely solved by @Felix answer My MBP 13" 2019 wouldn't wake after opening lid on Catalina / Big Sur with Sleep wake failure in EFI 0xFFFFFFFF0000001F I tried all suggested workarounds, e.g. sudo pmset -a standby 0 I found that the magnet from my new laptop case caused this issue as I always placed MPB on top of the ...


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Is the Air trying to charge itself from the MBP over Thunderbolt? That is quite possible. How can I get it to stop, or at least to stop the notification from appearing? As I recall a MBP can source up to 15 watts to no more than two USB-C ports, and no more than 7.5 watts to the other two ports. Apple laptops can sink power from only one USB-C port at a ...


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Apple laptops with USB-C, and the power supplies that come with them, will use USB-PD for charging. I've discovered that in a situation like yours my MacBook Pro will charge slowly from a 12 watt iPhone power supply that uses USB-BC and Apple's BrickID for charging. Based on what I know from USB-PD I believe your One Plus charger does not support USB-PD. ...


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I suffered this issue last year and I've dug deeper and managed to find a fix! (I had to send it to apple when it happened to me), old posts have been archived but hope this helps if anyone has the issue in the future! :) https://torbet.co/posts/Mac-Error-fix


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Reset your SMC. It controls the power management hardware on your system. It may not be allowing your battery to charge for a number of reasons. If this still happens afterwards, please take a (preferably high frame rate) video of you powering on your machine, including both the keyboard and display, so that we can see at precisely which point in the boot it ...


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Logic boards from 2013–2015 Macbook Airs are interchangeable, so if you have one of those models, you could swap your board with one from a newer or faster Macbook Air of the same size. However, you'd be replacing the bulk of the computer's internals, so this rarely makes sense. You'd be better off selling your current laptop and buying a newer one. In my ...


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It’s almost certain you don’t have to strictly honor any GHz requirement or guideline and we can help you optimize your app without needing to swap logic boards or upgrade your Mac. Let’s get a follow on question if needed with specifics. What software package on what specific version of macOS . The proper answer is “most Macs have a set processor / memory ...


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You can't replace a mac's processor. You can only replace processors in custom-built desktop pc's, when you replace the motherboard either. But let's get into the macbook air discussion, considering you can't replace the CPU... There is an option to speed up your macbook's processor, you just have to go to about this mac -> and you will directly see your ...


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The Macworld article reflects best practice. The battery is designed to be used. I wouldn't be too concerned about dropping the charge to 30% every day. Even dropping to 80% will help. For a long healthy life the battery should be used. Of course, if you keep it plugged in all the time you don't have to be worried about keeping the battery healthy! Just ...


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We have the same issue. Mine is mac pro m1 and this error causing no backlight on the touch bar. All I can do is wait for the password screen to show up and turn off my device. But sometimes this causing my device to restart and shows error reports (kernel panic). Idk why this happens, probably because big sur bugs.


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In answering the more general question on headsets that will work on your MacBook Pro with Zoom I suggest considering Bluetooth and USB headsets in addition to headsets that connect by a TRRS 1/8" phone jack. USB and Bluetooth headsets will be "future proof" since the TRRS phone jack is disappearing from new hardware. Another "future ...


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The default configuration would download to the same APFS container that macOS is install to. It would not be wise to fill the container to a point where there would so little free space. You can change the Safari preferences to ask where to download. You will need to select a location that has enough free space. Or, create more free space for the volume ...


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You can completely disable alert sounds. If it's right for you, do it this way : Go to System Preferences.app > Sound > Sound Effects Mute the Alert Volume using the slider


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Just figured this out for my case. I had already disabled the brightness from automatically adjusting. Every time my computer woke up from sleep however the brightness would still drop to around 50%. Turns out I also needed uncheck the box to "Slightly dim the display while on battery power" System Preferences > Battery > Slightly dim the ...


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Just figured this out for my case. I had already disabled the brightness from automatically adjusting. Every time my computer woke up from sleep however the brightness would drop to around 50%. Turns out I also needed uncheck the box to "Slightly dim the display while on battery power" System Preferences > Battery > Slightly dim the display ...


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Big Sur has many known issues related to UI performance. It’s almost certain that you’re experiencing one of these bugs, and so you’re unlikely to be able to do much about it yourself. We can try to confirm or refute this hypothesis if you’d like. Does this occur if you’re running in Safe Mode? (Shift during boot) If so, do the following in Safe Mode. ...


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All PowerBook and MacBook models support TRRS style audio input. Check with the vendor of your headset if you want to use any buttons or volume control if you have questions. Apple branded headphones work well, as do many third party options.


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Sounds like an earthing issue. If power supply & mains plug and socket are all correctly earthed, this should lessen or disappear. Some PSUs aren't earthed - this I've always considered a manufacturer failing. Technically it's not 'dangerous' as the mains leakage from a switch-mode power suppy is a known quantity, but it does upset people.


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Yes, it does support a combination of headphones and mic input on that jack (limited to Apple's spec) as indicated by the specs here: https://support.apple.com/kb/sp719


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If both multiports behave the same way — that is, show the same flaw — then it's likely the flaw is with the multiports' design or construction, or both, and not the fault of the Mac.


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Malfunctioning cables, hubs and displays can cause good hardware to freeze, no matter which OS you choose. I would try running the Mac for several days without any accessories to validate it’s a cable or accessory causing the freeze. Perhaps someone has got better troubleshooting expertise on windows than I and can answer thusly, but my steps above are often ...


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My parents office 356 is from 2010, and is installed through a DVD newer versions are installed via online. do you have a product key or account with Microsoft 365 license? if so, go to office.com and sign in with the account with Microsoft 365 license. then, click get office, or download office, or some button like that. when finished installing, sign in ...


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The phrasing of your question makes this sound like a joke. In all seriousness, hacking is a criminal offence most places. I would not recommending doing that at all.


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Get permission. Then you are helping the administrator - the ways an admin can catch you are so varied, there’s no general way to get around it. They’re always on the lookout for people that are curious and want to learn, so put that energy to good use. I recommend you find a CTF club or mentor - hack on things that are ethical and wanted until you’re sure ...


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UPDATE to 11.2.1 to fix the issue.


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After almost 8 years of wondering why Mac computers (e.g. 2013 and 2020 Macbook Pro for my part) were overheating so much (reaching 100°C on both models when fully stressed) with Windows (installed with or without bootcamp), I finally discovered why thanks to your hint @Techno: My guess is that Mac motherboards do not handle the turbo boost mode of modern ...


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Apple sure has listened to this market segment. I would trade that Air for a MacBook (one) or the new Air. Silent running is such a rare pleasure for many portable computers. I also strongly endorse never disabling fans on gear that depends on them for cooling and safe operation of lithium batteries that are a clear safety hazard if they charge or run over ...


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The MacBook Air has never, and the MacBook Pro has not since the 2013 revision, had a hardware battery indicator. The one that was found on those earlier MacBook Pros is no longer present. Both computers show the battery percentage in the Menu Bar, near where the time is displayed. If the battery is not shown there, you can open System Preferences > Dock &...


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Though intently made for undervolt, Volta offer cpu power limit as well as turbo boost enable. The developer had stop update by 2017(See link above for detail), but the power limit function and turbo boost disable still work now in macOS11 Big Sur. One thing to notice, custom SIP shall be enable to utilize and os update may loss SIP state which require reset ...


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Judging from the manual, the adaptor can only output the same video signal to the different connectors at once. This means you can extend your screen once, but not multiple times. Most likely, the Mac does not even see that multiple monitors are connected, instead the adaptor just mirrors the one incoming video signal to multiple video outputs. To extend ...


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Using data from https://logi.wiki/index.php/Apple_Hardware_Test_(AHT)_and_Apple_Diagnostics_(AD)_Codes & other similar resources, I can see that 4SNS is a sensor error, then VD0R V for voltage, D for direct current, but I don't know which component might be 0R. I'd say you need a repair shop. The answers to your other questions will depend on the results ...


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No. We have that update on several Macs identical to yours. You may have a hardware failure, but it’s not the OS that’s causing it. The OS is hobbled by it no other than needing the next write to succeed, there’s no code in the OS that intentionally breaks storage. As it has been for two decades of Mac OS support, coincidence is more likely than cause, here. ...


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The USB port provides 500mA which is not good enough for many devices I use (Hard Drive, 3G Dongle...) The USB 3.x ports on Apple computers are able to supply more than 500 mA. This can be demonstrated by plugging in an iPhone and see the computer report in System Information that it is supplying 12 watts. The ability of the port to supply power doesn't ...


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It's possible to completely remove everything from the touchbar by switching it to Expanded Control Stip mode in Keyboart Settings and then using "Customise Control Strip ..." in the same settings dialog to remove all the buttons from it. Well, it's not physically disabling the device, but there's nothing in it to accidentally touch. The volume ...


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panic(cpu 0 caller 0xffffff801742595f): "compressed PTE 0xfffffe818487a938 0xc010000000000000 has extra bits 0x8000000000000000 Your system was under memory pressure and the virtual memory subsystem started compressing memory. At some point, one of the compressed page table entries (PTEs) became corrupted. The kernel attempted to repair this corruption ...


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Elaborating on @jmrk answer. His code works well for the so called "aluminum" keyboard, but apple also released wireless keyboards, under the name "magic keyboard", with product id 0x022d. (They also have aluminum chassis, and I think that my model is from 2008 or so.) This product has the same caps lock issue, and almost the same code ...


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Apple has a page How to get old versions of macOS which includes a link to download OS X El Capitan 10.11. The next question is going to be how to make a bootable installer. Do you have another Mac available? If so, DiskMaker X would be the place that I would start.


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There are two major misconceptions that are often seen in relation to memory management: Full RAM is bad. Full swap is bad. Both are wrong. RAM is extremely fast compared to other types of storage, both latency-wise and bandwidth-wise. RAM is also extremely expensive compared to other types of storage. Hence, you want RAM to be always full, otherwise you ...


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Looking at the picture of your trackpad it looks that scrolling is done by sliding the finger around the right border of the pad. Have you checked whether this works? Not sure if it supports multitouch, which would be required for the "apple gestures". There's two Apps I would consider checking out. Better Touch Tool (paid) - which allows to ...


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I suspect that the trackpad settings/bluetooth settings may not be all that useful for this. Firstly if you do a system report (Apple icon ► About This Mac ► System Report...), you can check to see if the USB device is recognised. This seems to be the case since your saying it recognises left and right clicks. My only suggestion is that this may require some ...


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To effectively stop Safari from opening, in Terminal type: sudo chmod 000 /Applications/Safari.app/Contents/MacOS/Safari This command effectively makes the Safari executable unreadable and not capable of being run. Note: This permissions change may be be overwritten the next time Safari is updated by macOS Software Update.


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The following is a standard pattern I used to kill a process coreaudiod sudo kill -9 $(ps -ef | grep coreaudiod | grep -v grep |awk '{print $2}') This worked whereas the several others I tried from above or in comments did not.


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Am I missing something, or do these devices not exist? They exist... https://www.apple.com/shop/product/HKKP2ZM/A/belkin-lightning-audio-charge-rockstar If so, is there a reason they don't? They certainly are not popular. That's because there are few use cases for them. The Apple iDevices with a Lightning port are not built to handle more than one ...


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After the steps below, I'm seeing again both graphics cards in "About This Mac" of my MacBookPro 17" Late 2011, running Catalina Patcher. See Shut down the computer. Plug in the power adapter to a power source if it's not already connected. Press Control+Option+Shift+Power keys to reset the SMC Boot and press Control+S immediately after you ...


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No, everything is working as intended. You need sudo to have a command line process listen on low ports. There’s nothing you want to unlock here as this is a protective feature. I usually just test on ports higher than 1024 to avoid this risk entirely until it’s time to write a proper wrapper script, but all three options are just as suitable. (Use sudo, use ...


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So long as memory pressure looks OK, there's nothing to worry about. macOS keeps things cached in RAM as long as that RAM is not needed by anything else - that gives it a tendency overall to look like it fills up & never empties. The same can be said of swap. It fills, the contents may change, but the swap figure displayed is always a "high tide&...


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First, back out of Terminal and open Disk Utility. Use that to mount the data volume. Once it's mounted, you can go back to the Terminal and cd /Volumes and ls. You should be able to cd into that directory and find Users/your username/Desktop from there.


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