As described in this support article, there are different ways to load macOS Recovery:
cmd+R: Install the latest macOS that was installed on your Mac.
alt+cmd+R: Upgrade to the latest macOS compatible with your Mac.
shift+alt+cmd+R: Install the macOS that came with your Mac, or the closest version still available.
I suggest you try the last ...
I usually run Linux, but recently got a 2018 MacBook Air and ran into this problem. I have a directory of just over 100 MB in around 200 files that I frequently backup and move between computers using USB-A flash drives. Using USB 3.0 on Linux it transfers in a few seconds, and the drive ejects immediately, in all cases.
When I first did this on my Mac, ...
I'd say you'd need to clone it.
Clones survive with all pre-registered software still intact. I've been doing this for years across several Macs precisely for this reason.
I'd recommend Carbon Copy Cloner [just because it's the one I'm used to] which is capable of cloning to any drive large enough to fit all the data on; it will be bootable & it will ...
Time Machine is the way to go. You'll need a spare external drive for it. First you need to backup your system onto the external drive using Time Machine:
Back up your Mac with Time Machine
Once you have the backup ready, connect the new hard drive in your MacBook, boot into recovery and restore from the Time Machine backup.
About macOS Recovery
So I had this problem and it was driving me crazy. My modem has a 2.4GHz and 5GHz WIFI network.
The random disconnects only happened when I was connected to the 2.4GHz WIFI network. The problem did not happen on the 5GHz network.
Hope this helps whoever runs into this problem.
I was able to fix this by using a bootable Ubuntu usb to boot my system, and choosing the option for formatting the SSD. Then after installing Ubuntu I was able to use a bootable MacOS usb drive to reinstall MacOS Mojave successfully.
As mentioned above, absolutely nothing was working including the disk utility, internet recovery, or using a bootable MacOS ...
Yes, there is indeed such a power saving measure implemented on the Mac. This is common across WiFi chipsets on all platforms and operating systems, and is actually part of the WiFi standard itself.
The PSM (power saving mode) of the WiFi chipset takes many forms. This you're probably experiencing is known as the "connected-idle" mode. In this mode it ...
There's really no such thing as 'slightly broken' when it comes to electronics.
If it's just the contacts, it may be possible to replace them. If you cracked the circuit board, then at best you will have to send it to a professional data recovery company, who will be expensive & make no guarantees of recovery.
At worst, you now know why it is ...
That sounds most probably like an old Mac, which will not go very fast anyway these days.
But the symptoms really can describe a few things of underlying problems.
misconfiguration: look at the programs installed and delete what's unneeded, especially background applications (make a clean install ot the OS if all else fails)
SMC settings got confused: ...
Many condolences. The 15" MBPs from 2011/2012 had a very high frequency of hardware failures on the logic board, specifically the onboard graphics. From recollection, it was a manufacturing fault that was not suspected by Apple's hardware designers until large numbers of them started to fail in the wild, leading to a class-action suit against Apple, which ...
You should be using Boot Camp Support Software 5.1.5621. You can download the software from the given link. With later versions of macOS, the Boot Camp Assistant can be used to download the software.
You probably will need to install Windows to legacy BIOS boot. This means the drive will have to be hybrid partitioned. This is where Windows uses the MBR ...
If you have the displays set to mirrored, they should be identical.
When you disconnect the external monitor, the windows must go somewhere, which is to the built-in display. If it’s mirrored, there can’t be a primary display.
Check if your charger might be dying.
I recently had to change the charger of an old MacBook, after experiencing very similar issues and eliminating all sorts of other possible problems. I even bought a new battery (yes, it was that old). I was about to give up on the device, thinking the motherboard was dead or something.
As a last resort I went to a ...
The easiest way I've found to do this is to simply right click on the desktop, which will open up a popup menu (see screenshot below of popup menu).
NOTE: Right clicking can either be a 2 finger click or a 2 finger tap (depending on how you have your gestures configured).
Then from here you can change the image.