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Forum: Apple Notebooks 08-25-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 459
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, 09:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 266
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, 09:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 317
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...
Forum: Schweb's Lounge 08-14-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,179
Posted By techiesteve
So far I'd agree with you. I've never used a beta...

So far I'd agree with you. I've never used a beta OS before, so far it's a pleasure to use.

BTW, as resident in the UK, I had no trouble with the pronunciation of Yosemite. As it's popular with...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 08-14-2014, 04:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 394
Posted By techiesteve
If no other solution appears, you could try re...

If no other solution appears, you could try re installing Mavericks, then in the newer Mail hopefully you would be able to delete the rule. Then erase and install Snow Leopard as you have now.
Forum: Apple Notebooks 08-14-2014, 04:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 507
Posted By techiesteve
If you are attaching a Thunderbolt Display,...

If you are attaching a Thunderbolt Display, exactly what model of MacBook do you have?
Forum: OS X - Operating System 08-14-2014, 04:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 457
Posted By techiesteve
The two most likely causes of your problem are...

The two most likely causes of your problem are likely to be either hard drive or cable failure.

Ideally if you had a drive caddy or drive case you could transfer your HD to it, then try booting...
Forum: Schweb's Lounge 08-09-2014, 02:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 301
Posted By techiesteve
Interesting to see this thread. I used to be a...

Interesting to see this thread. I used to be a keen touring cyclist, would cycle the 12 miles into work and 12 miles back very day, and most weekends do a 50 mile outing. Here in the UK I would...
Forum: Apple Desktops 08-06-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,406
Posted By techiesteve
The 320GB hard drives used in the OP's iMac are...

The 320GB hard drives used in the OP's iMac are very unreliable, most are on their last legs now. 6GB of RAM is certainly beneficial, maxing the memory and replacing the HD, ideally with an SSD,...
Forum: Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac 08-03-2014, 05:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 518
Posted By techiesteve
Once you've booted into OS X, go to system...

Once you've booted into OS X, go to system preferences, startup disk, and select your OS X boot drive. Your Mac will then automatically start in OS X.

You shouldn't have used disk utility to...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 07-29-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,056
Posted By techiesteve
If by DataWarrior you mean DiskWarrior, then if...

If by DataWarrior you mean DiskWarrior, then if you have a specific type of hardware failure DiskWarrior will not rebuild the directory. II see this on many occasions. The next software to consider...
Forum: OS X - Apps and Games 06-23-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 690
Posted By techiesteve
Another recommendation for Data Rescue, a very...

Another recommendation for Data Rescue, a very capable application.
Forum: OS X - Operating System 06-04-2014, 02:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 905
Posted By techiesteve
If you are running Windows and connect to the...

If you are running Windows and connect to the internet, yes, you certainly need AV protection, and not just for the latest virus's.

I only run Windows 7 for specific ham radio software, and need...
Forum: Schweb's Lounge 05-30-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 442
Posted By techiesteve
As already stated, those stickers/tape have...

As already stated, those stickers/tape have nothing to do with Applecare. What did the seller mean by 'refurbished screen' ? If the display has been repaired by a third party and it's obvious, any...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 05-27-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 526
Posted By techiesteve
From your fault description it sounds as if the...

From your fault description it sounds as if the MacBook isn't shutting down, but looses it's video or backlight on its LCD. By running OK with an external display connected this would tend to suggest...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 05-20-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,127
Posted By techiesteve
The OP's MBP is a 2009 model, it doesn't have a...

The OP's MBP is a 2009 model, it doesn't have a ribbon cable connecting the airport card to the logic board as in newer models. It does have a black cable connecting the airport card to the logic...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 05-18-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,127
Posted By techiesteve
The airport/bluetooth card sits just right of...

The airport/bluetooth card sits just right of centre under the black clutch cover (this slides to the right and up to remove) at the bottom of the display. On the left side of the board 2 antennas...
Forum: Apple Desktops 05-18-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 647
Posted By techiesteve
What iMac model do you have? Did the old hard...

What iMac model do you have? Did the old hard drive have a sensor lead attached going to a connector on the top of the logic board? If not you would either need an Apple hard drive, or an Apple...
Forum: Apple Desktops 04-29-2014, 03:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 822
Posted By techiesteve
I agree with all above. Also the head in the...

I agree with all above. Also the head in the StyleWriter will be clogged through long lack of use. If you want to try to get it running, the most likely reason for it not powering up is a flat PRAM...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 04-27-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 744
Posted By techiesteve
What size is the hard drive or SSD flash storage...

What size is the hard drive or SSD flash storage device? "only have 1.25GB of 1.2-ish GB left." doesn't make sense. How much space do you have left? Have you tried adding up the total of your System,...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 04-27-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 551
Posted By techiesteve
How old is the battery? Even though it may only...

How old is the battery? Even though it may only show 20 charge cycles, if it has been used running from the charger for a number of years the battery can still be faulty. Do you know anyone using a...
Forum: Apple Desktops 04-21-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 630
Posted By techiesteve
Replacing the hard drive is cheap and simple. If...

Replacing the hard drive is cheap and simple. If you are replacing a Seagate drive, using Seagate ST1000DM003 1TB replacement won't cause any fan issues. It would also benefit from adding 8GB to the...
Forum: Apple Desktops 04-21-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 338
Posted By techiesteve
As the switch now needs much more pressure than...

As the switch now needs much more pressure than when new, hopefully it will last out the life of the iMac. The switch is part of the the case. It's a major job stripping down and rebuilding...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 03-23-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,608
Posted By techiesteve
Have you reinstalled the original HD internally...

Have you reinstalled the original HD internally and tried to boot? Must admit, it sounded like a failed cable, they are touchy. Didn't the Apple Store test it after replacing the cable, as that was...
Forum: Apple Desktops 03-23-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,602
Posted By techiesteve
Peter, if all iMac's failed within 2 years nobody...

Peter, if all iMac's failed within 2 years nobody would be buying them, and that certainly isn't happening. Hard drives, due to being an electronic and mechanical device, will always fail at some...
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