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Forum: Apple Notebooks 12-14-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 568
Posted By techiesteve
Within the EU it's not so simple. For us the Mac...

Within the EU it's not so simple. For us the Mac must have been bought from a supplier within one of the EU's 28 countries. When I enter a repair job in Apple's GSX, I am prompted to select wether a...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 12-13-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 274
Posted By techiesteve
Power PC applications were only supported in OS X...

Power PC applications were only supported in OS X up to Snow Leopard, and then Rosetta had to be installed. The options are to upgrade the old applications, live without them if you no longer need or...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 12-02-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,168
Posted By techiesteve
A MacBook Pro without an optical drive will be a...

A MacBook Pro without an optical drive will be a Retina model. Hold down command and r keys as you boot to load the recovery partition. Select Disk Utility and erase the flash storage SSD, then...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 11-29-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 340
Posted By techiesteve
Look in System Preferences Sharing and change the...

Look in System Preferences Sharing and change the previous owners name to yours. An erase and reinstall would be best though.
Forum: Apple Desktops 11-29-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 265
Posted By techiesteve
I've had a few of the 27" iMac power supply's...

I've had a few of the 27" iMac power supply's making a gurgling noise before, and the noise can be intermittent. I didn't effect performance or fail any diagnostics. They sit just the the left of the...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 11-29-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 373
Posted By techiesteve
As far as I'm aware for internet recovery to work...

As far as I'm aware for internet recovery to work the MacBook Pro needed to have shipped with Lion minimum. There's also a possibility that if the MacBook Pro shipped with a newer version of Snow...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 11-29-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 256
Posted By techiesteve
I'm assuming you are using Apple Mail, click on...

I'm assuming you are using Apple Mail, click on the button to the right of the send icon, then select Bcc Address Field.
Forum: OS X - Operating System 11-16-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 790
Posted By techiesteve
Looking at the screen shot iTunes is not...

Looking at the screen shot iTunes is not reporting on the hardware. I suspect the eBay seller fitted a used hard drive taken from a MacBookPro and you likely synced the iPod to the MacBook. iTunes...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 10-04-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 831
Posted By techiesteve
I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes around 20...

I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes around 20 years ago. First it was controlled by diet, then pills. They increased over the years as the pancreas slowly reduced it's output of insulin. Recently I...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 10-01-2014, 03:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 587
Posted By techiesteve
I have removed the tips from broken plugs from...

I have removed the tips from broken plugs from many iPad's, MacBook's and MacBook Pro's always with very careful application of superglue to the tip of a screw. Never too much glue, and very careful...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 09-28-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 786
Posted By techiesteve
From experience the logic board has definitely...

From experience the logic board has definitely failed. If you buy a used board from a broken down MBP it could well develop the same fault, and don't trust anyone who says they can reflow the board....
Forum: Apple Desktops 09-27-2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 816
Posted By techiesteve
Doesn't sound good. Have you tried connecting the...

Doesn't sound good. Have you tried connecting the HD to another port on your iMac? Also, is the HD bus powered, or does it have an external mains power supply? If you listen with your ear held...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 09-24-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,079
Posted By techiesteve
In this instance the retail version of Snow...

In this instance the retail version of Snow Leopard is not suitable. The last retail white version of Snow Leopard Apple produced was 10.6.3. The early 2011 15" MBP shipped either with 10.6.6 or...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 09-23-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 459
Posted By techiesteve
Have you tried any of the rebuild options? ...

Have you tried any of the rebuild options?

It appears you have backed up the thumbnails, not the full size images. Control click your iPhoto library, then select show contents, can you see folders...
Forum: Other Hardware and Peripherals 09-23-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,666
Posted By techiesteve
If the 10.5 disk is the one supplied with your...

If the 10.5 disk is the one supplied with your MBP it should boot it unless you have a more serious problem. It's possible you have a hard drive or cable fault. Sometimes either can still cause...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 09-22-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 731
Posted By techiesteve
If you have a hardware fault, then the logic...

If you have a hardware fault, then the logic board will require replacement. Far cheaper will be to use a USB card reader.
Forum: Apple Notebooks 09-21-2014, 04:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 660
Posted By techiesteve
Wideshut, I'd still avoid moving the old MBP HD...

Wideshut, I'd still avoid moving the old MBP HD into the 2012 13" MBP unless the old HD was very new and a higher spec than in the new product. Disks with spinning platters have reliability issues,...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 09-19-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 660
Posted By techiesteve
If the old MBP was running Mavericks it would...

If the old MBP was running Mavericks it would likely work as long as your new MBP wasn't the Retina variant, but that isn't the best option. An older hard drive will be less reliable, and an OS that...
Forum: Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac 09-17-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 946
Posted By techiesteve
Unless you need continual access to Windows why...

Unless you need continual access to Windows why not simply install it via Boot camp, then boot into Windows for a session when you need to access the programming software? I do this successfully when...
Forum: Apple Desktops 09-06-2014, 02:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,803
Posted By techiesteve
Nick, just noticed noticed it was in the thread...

Nick, just noticed noticed it was in the thread title and you beat me to it, was going to edit the post. Looked everywhere but the title. Just got up here in the uk, haven't had my hit of coffee yet!
Forum: OS X - Operating System 09-06-2014, 02:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 427
Posted By techiesteve
When adding up areas of your user folder don't...

When adding up areas of your user folder don't forget your user library, by default it's hidden. Click on finders go, then command and the library will appear. Commonly forgotten are iPhone backups,...
Forum: Apple Desktops 09-06-2014, 02:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,803
Posted By techiesteve
Unless I've missed it the OP doesn't state...

Unless I've missed it the OP doesn't state exactly what 27" iMac he has. If it is the mid 2011 3.1GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 or 3.4GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 using an AMD Radeon HD 6970M and last 4...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 08-25-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,124
Posted By techiesteve
Your problem could relate to either the logic...

Your problem could relate to either the logic board or display clamshell. Attaching an external display should give a fairly accurate clue as to what may have failed. Did you take anti static...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 08-25-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 434
Posted By techiesteve
Time Machine will back up your OS X partition,...

Time Machine will back up your OS X partition, but the backup isn't bootable. Time Machine will not backup Windows installed via Boot Camp. You would need to backup from within Windows. I can't offer...
Forum: Apple Desktops 08-25-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 616
Posted By techiesteve
Apple have a strict requirement for Apple...

Apple have a strict requirement for Apple Authorised Service Providers dealing with the 6970m card issue. To be able to order a replacement FOC the iMac has to fail the MRI video system test...
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