One option is to use SwtichResX
SwitchResX is the most advanced tool for Apple computers to take
control of any screen connected to the Mac. No matter whether a
MacBook Screen, an external monitor, a Retina display, a TV set or a
beamer: SwitchResX can handle them all – if you want, straight from
the menubar, a contextual menu or both. It's that ...
I used a white GE Thunderbolt adapter from Walmart to connect a to a VGA monitor. Then I used an Apple TV 4K box with AirPlay from my 2015 MacBook Pro to an HDMI monitor hooked up to the Apple TV. It works like a charm and is not that expensive; under $100
It appears that the symptoms only show when the battery is present in the computer.
That would indicate that the small computer in the battery is no longer behaving as expected by the Mac. I would suggest trying a new, original battery.
USB could be working correctly and the keyboard could need a program or another OS and driver to be updated and controlled.
Have you already ruled out getting support from the vendor or seller? Without any sort of details it will be a lucky coincidence if someone can guess what hardware you bought.
The MacBook screen is experiencing what's called a burn in effect.
It's a hardware issue and is generally resolved by screen replacement. There is no software fix for this issue.
(P.S.: Apparently screen burn in was widely faced by a lot of Mid 2012 Retina MacBook Pro users. Related discussions here and here)
I had same issue and figured out using following steps:
Make sure you have more than 10GB space (8.16GB update size)
Go to App Store and Search for "masOS Catalina"
Click Get, and it will open up the "Software Update" window then click Update Now
The fact that your internal display failed, but not your external ones says that the GPU is working. It suggests that your display is bad, however, it's doesn't rule out the logic board as it could be the video mux chip.
The only way to positively diagnose this issue is to try a known working display on your Mac or connect your display to a known working ...
There are 4 solutions to this problem.
select Catalina wallpaper (System Preferences->Desktop & Screen Saver)
make sure the popup button has selected Dynamic item
close the System Preferences
locate your wallpaper, right click on it and select Services->Set As Wallpaper
Mid (requires tools) Remove Still images from dynamic wallpaper
Update for MacBook Pro 2018 running macOS 10.14.5
I found a solution that works quite well for me
Set external display as primary display (by dragging the menu bar in the Displays setting in System preferences)
Check the box to Mirror Displays
Turn down the brightness all the way on the clamshell display
This doesn't quite disable the clamshell display, ...
From Apple KB: Use your iMac as a display
Target Display Mode isn’t supported on iMac models with Retina display. Only iMac (27-inch, Late 2009), iMac (27-inch, Mid 2010), and iMac (Mid 2011 to Mid 2014) support Target Display Mode.
That's it, just those iMacs, so Mid 2014 would be the latest.
After comments: It seems you additionally need to be on High ...
Strangely, I think it's possible to easily change the icon on macOS in the Get Info box of the hard drive you've selected in Finder. Although you may have to disable SIP to do so. Additional steps may be required if you are on macOS Catalina 10.15, since the system files are now protected on a separate disk volume. I'm not sure about these steps as I'm still ...
This is called Target Disk mode, it activates when you start your Mac while pressing and holding the T key. Try to shut down your Mac with the power button and turn it on, it should boot properly.
See this Apple Support Document for the screens you could potentially see on start up.
How would one check the display pins for a short-circuit?
You don't know that this is the issue. What you do know is that you have no backlight.
I heard Apple recommends...as the display be shorting out the logic board
That's hearsay and not necessarily your diagnosis. Research is fine, but you need actual troubleshooting for a positive diagnosis. ...
It's possible, though unlikely, that the SSD itself may be failing. The SATA connector is a much more likely source of failure, and commonly occurs in those Unibody models. Replacements can be found on eBay cheaply, though make sure you get the right part for your model, as they vary in length.
You can also get a USB to SATA cable cheaply, so you can test ...
When you relaunch Finder, are you doing this from the Force Quit Applications menu? If you haven't done this, try pressing command+option+esc keys and the Force Quit Applications menu should pop up, then relaunch Finder from there.
If this fails, you can also try force a reboot by pressing Control+Command+Touch ID/Power button keys.
If this also fails, and ...
In the corner of the world where I live there are still plenty of MacBooks Pro 2010 in circulation. But you have already done the main upgrade that I do for my clients: swapped the spinning HD with an SSD.
I get the impression that you really want there to be a path to a good upgrade. But the reality is as you say that it has a C2D CPU which just doesn't ...
I use an "HDMI Splitter 1 in 2 Out" device (not KVM) for this purpose.
send audio to a receiver without fudging with a mirrored setup on the
avoid spdif because "Optical standards are limited to basically
"LPCM" 2 channel only.. .ever.... period. The only way to transmit
5.1 audio and it's LIMITED to 5.1 only, is via compressed ...
According to everymac.com, your 2018 Mac should be able to run macOS 10.13.6. You could try using the 2014 Mac to download High Sierra from this website. This download should be the latest High Sierra macOS 10.13.6. You can the use the instructions from this website to transfer High Sierra to a flash drive. After booting from the flash drive, use the Disk ...
I wish I knew of a way to make this problem go away completely, but the best I can give you is a workaround:
in the Bluetooth menu hit the "X" button to remove G613 from the list of connected devices
hit the connect to "Bluetooth" button on the keyboard again to make G613 discoverable.
when the keyboard shows up in the bluetooth menu hit "Connect" and punch ...
Your MBP is a 2015 model, which means it only uses the MagSafe 2 connector for power. It does not have USB-C and can't take power in over Thunderbolt from the monitors (assuming that they can supply power out via USB-C, which is not known at this point).
However, your question is how to power the displays. You'll need to read the manual to see what power ...
Please do these three things:
Run this command in Terminal :
/Applications/Blender.app/Contents/MacOS/Blender --debug-all >> ~/Downloads/eevecrash.txt
Try to get the crash again now.
Open blender normally again and go to Window menu > Save system Info.
Window menu > File a bug report. Attach the files to the report made in the first two steps, ...
Yes. You will need a Thunderbolt 2 cable. You will also need a keyboard and/or mouse for the 2013 iMac. This is required so you can enter the Command + F2 key combination to put the iMac is target display mode. Also, you will have to have installed a version for MacOS on the iMac that works with target display mode. Basically, High Sierra or an earlier ...
Apple has dropped Target Display Mode support to the 5K iMacs since the bandwidth restrictions when it debuts. There are news mentioning the Intel chip or whatsoever giving further restrictions to the later iMacs and Apple has officially removed TDM support since 10.13.
You may use a pricey workaround like game capturing device to display (and capture) ...
usbd is supposed to be doing as you already mentioned and I least suspect it to be a problem.
It seems to me that this is a cable issue:
Whenever you used new cable the issue was solved.
cables after sometime loose their quality for several reasons.
Newer iPhones requires more stable current. (Needs citation!)
Yes, there is. OWC makes a USB3 to PCIe Enclosure that will allow you to hook your drive up to a USB port so you can mount the drive and copy over your data. These are a bit pricey (thanks to Apple's proprietary PCIe interface), but even the cheaper no-name ones are only a few dollars less - go with a trusted brand like OWC.
Another option, is where ever ...
You have a hardware issue - possibly two - and you should take it in (back) for service.
The two issues: flickering on the screen and trackpad/keyboard issues are most likely coincidental and have nothing to do with each other. Given that you just had it in for service on the screen and it's showing issues, I would've taken it back already.
The SMC ...
My issue has been solved! I have a Huawei Bluetooth Mouse, it uses 2,4GHz too.
After disabling that I have no audio problems anymore.
I'm checking how to solve the issue between them, but I know what is the root cause.
The issue has to do with the clock sync. Basically, the Mac "knows" that the monitor is connected (I've verified that EDID data was being received), but since the Mac and the display "won't get on the same page" so to speak, the monitor shows blank.
I'd bet if you were to test this with a Bootcamp install of Windows on the same machine, you'd have no ...
The Alt key is a Windows term for the alternate function key, in this case macOS calls this the option key, with the symbol ⌥.
It sits on most keyboard layouts between the control and command keys to the left of the space bar, and between the arrow keys and the command key on the right of the space bar.
Note: On a Windows keyboard connected to a Mac it ...
I had this same problem and the only thing that worked for me was turning off bluetooth completely from the menu bar by clicking "Turn Bluetooth Off" on the bluetooth logo. This has completely stopped my Mac from draining over night.
Previously I had tried all of those same things that you did and nothing worked.
If you remember the name that Mac shows, every time in admin access window (while unlocking any settings or installing any App). You need to enter that same username and password. Once logged in, immediately changes the setting as said by @user14492.
Steps to a Create USB Windows 10 Installer
Use the Boot Camp Assistant application to download the Windows Support Software.
Download the latest Windows 10 iso file.
Use to Disk Utility application to erase a 16 GB or larger USB flash drive. Use the setting shown below.
Use the Finder application to mount the Windows 10 iso file.
Use the Finder application ...
The Apple documentation clearly states that this is not possible with iMacs newer than mid 2014 (iMacs with a Retina Display).
Note: Target Display Mode isn’t supported on iMac models with Retina display. Only iMac (27-inch, Late 2009), iMac (27-inch, Mid 2010), and iMac (Mid 2011 to Mid 2014) support Target Display Mode.
Apple Community states it ...
Turn off Bluetooth before entering sleep. I don’t thing there’s a software fix yet, but this seems pretty reproducible across several hardware models.
With Power Nap off, what causes MacBook Pro 2018 battery drain with lid closed and wake-ups every 2 hours?
For me turning off bluetooth was the only thing that solved this. I turned it off from the menu bar and clicked "Turn Bluetooth Off". Now the battery no longer drains when I put the mac to sleep.
I had these same error messages, and previously I tried a whole bunch of things, including resetting PRAM, resetting SMC (System management controller), ...
Are you 100% certain that this is a hardware fault?
The best way to verify this is to find an application that allows you to set a keyboard shortcut and try pressing the fn + F1 key if this works then try setting it again with the broken key fn + F2.
If this doesn't work it strongly suggests your keyboard button is actually broken, in which case you would ...
You need to use the bcdboot command to create the boot files for each Windows installation in separate EFI partitions.
Note: This answer assume Bitlocker has be disabled. In other words, the answer assumes the Windows NTFS partitions are not encrypted.
Below is an example which closely (but not exactly) matches your situation.
Here, I have already setup ...
I would connect a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse if you can’t have physical cables connected.
This function is in firmware, so you’d need to engineer a solution to change Apple’s conditions for closed clamshell mode.
Thanks to @Allan, I was able to find out how to solve my issue. I did the following:
I had another Mac's SSD be cloned using a program called carbon copy cloner to my Macbook's SSD.
I ran the High Sierra installer on that Mac, specifying the Macbook's SSD as final medium (this added a recovery HD)
Boot into single user mode to tweak the NVRAM using this ...
This article has the info for you.
Open the Terminal from this location /Applications/Utilities/
Enter the command - sudo nvram AutoBoot=%00 to turn off autoboot feature.
Hit return and authenticate with the admin password (necessary due to sudo).
Exit terminal when finished
Note : If you want to reset to defaults, then enter this command - sudo ...
My MacBook Pro Retina 2015 won’t stay on unless I hold down the power key and keep it held down for the entire time I’m using it.
Unfortunately, this is a hardware issue and not a software one. This is very similar to the question/answer: Keyboard key stuck or not being recognized; how to fix but different in that we're dealing with the power button and ...
It's not the firmware that dictates what OS can be installed, but the Model identifier (i.e. MacBookPro 12,1 for a 2015 13" MacBook Pro).
If your Mac was capable of running a macOS version before, it will continue to be able to support it after a firmware update.