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Forum: Apple Desktops Yesterday, 04:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 252
Posted By techiesteve
Based upon your comment "I did do a screen cap of...

Based upon your comment "I did do a screen cap of the desktop and emailed it to myself interestingly, it looked normal when I opened it in my email on another laptop." it's highly likely you have a...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 02-27-2015, 08:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 198
Posted By techiesteve
I've seen a few fail too, no particular one...

I've seen a few fail too, no particular one brand. The last and quickest to fail was a new OWC 240GB flash storage SSD for a 2011 MacBook Air, it died before Yosemite finished installing. Some of the...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 02-27-2015, 03:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 198
Posted By techiesteve
If you previously fitted the SSD as an upgrade...

If you previously fitted the SSD as an upgrade rather than replacing a failed hard drive, refit the old drive and see if the MacBook boots ok. If you haven't got the original HD, and If you still...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 02-24-2015, 03:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 231
Posted By techiesteve
The battery for the MacBook Pro Retina models is...

The battery for the MacBook Pro Retina models is bonded to the top case and keyboard, that's how Apple supply them, hence the extra cost.
Forum: Apple Notebooks 02-21-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 355
Posted By techiesteve
Most likely a flash issue. Mine is up to date and...

Most likely a flash issue. Mine is up to date and it plays ok. Might be worth trying to download and install the latest flash from adobe.com.
Forum: Apple Notebooks 02-18-2015, 05:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 850
Posted By techiesteve
I'll relay a similar experience from a few weeks...

I'll relay a similar experience from a few weeks ago.

At work we had supplied quite a few Viewsonic 27" VP2772-LED 2560 x 1440 IPS panel displays to customers using older Mac Pro's. These...
Forum: Other Hardware and Peripherals 02-15-2015, 04:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 218
Posted By techiesteve
Assuming there is no disc in, you will have to...

Assuming there is no disc in, you will have to remove the cable from the rear of the optical drive. When faulty they can repeatedly try to eject a non existent disc. If you remove the optical drive...
Forum: Apple Desktops 02-15-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,407
Posted By techiesteve
You've added your post to an old thread a few...

You've added your post to an old thread a few years old regarding a completely different iMac. Really you should have started a new thread.

Yes PRAM batteries can cause issues. You don't need to...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 02-15-2015, 07:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 408
Posted By techiesteve
As a previous post, more RAM always benefits...

As a previous post, more RAM always benefits Yosemite. Yosemite will launch in 2GB, but will be practically unusable. It can be usable in 4GB depending how many apps you have open, but certainly...
Forum: Apple Desktops 02-15-2015, 06:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,167
Posted By techiesteve
Suction cups are the recommended way to remove...

Suction cups are the recommended way to remove the glass, and they are cheap. You can also slide your nails under the glass in the top left corner, pulling it away enough to then run your fingers...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 02-15-2015, 06:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 302
Posted By techiesteve
Below based up the OP's comment their MacBook is...

Below based up the OP's comment their MacBook is 5 years old.

The MacBook Early and Mid 2009 variants are vintage with no support from Apple. These are the MacBooks with ejectable batteries.

If...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 02-13-2015, 08:03 PM
Replies: 386
Views: 16,699
Posted By techiesteve
I've been using Yosemite since a day or two after...

I've been using Yosemite since a day or two after it was released, running on a MacBook Pro 2.8GHz mid 2009, 8GB RAM, a new Crucial 240GB SSD and a 1TB 7200 rpm data HD in place of the superdrive....
Forum: Apple Notebooks 02-03-2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,168
Posted By techiesteve
I'm a technician at a UK Apple Authorised Service...

I'm a technician at a UK Apple Authorised Service Provider. If we or any other service provider inspected a MacBook Pro Retina display as in the photograph, we would have to refuse warranty service....
Forum: Images, Graphic Design, and Digital Photography 01-14-2015, 05:31 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,544
Posted By techiesteve
Nikon D7100, Nikon DX 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR...

Nikon D7100,
Nikon DX 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR
Nikon AF 50mm 1.8 D
Tamron AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 SP Di VC USD
Samyang 8mm f3.5 Aspherical IF MC Fisheye CS Lens

Nikon D70s
Nikon 18-70mm...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 01-11-2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 458
Posted By techiesteve
A late 2008 2.4" GHz MBP will take 8GB of PC-8500...

A late 2008 2.4" GHz MBP will take 8GB of PC-8500 DDR3 RAM. These were the first of the unibody design. My wife's one is running Yosemite very well with 8GB and a 256GB SSD.
Forum: Apple Desktops 01-10-2015, 05:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 447
Posted By techiesteve
The official Apple way to repair when the power...

The official Apple way to repair when the power switch fails is to replace the rear cover. The power switch is integrated into the case and isn't available as an Apple supplied spare part. The rear...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 01-09-2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 221
Posted By techiesteve
Good to hear you've had no printer issues with...

Good to hear you've had no printer issues with Yosemite. My old Brother HL-6050 laser still performs faultlessly too, as does my Epson R2400 inkjet.
Forum: OS X - Operating System 01-09-2015, 07:48 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 9,685
Posted By techiesteve
No issues here with Yosemite running on my...

No issues here with Yosemite running on my MacBook Pro 15" (Mid 2009) 8GB 512GB SSD and my wife older MacBook Pro 15" (Late 2008) 8GB 256GB SSD. Fast and snappy for older Mac's, and Mail runs fine...
Forum: iPad Hardware and Accessories 01-01-2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 528
Posted By techiesteve
As already mentioned, an out of warranty exchange...

As already mentioned, an out of warranty exchange iPad (was OOW as the OP was charged) is always an exchange unit. Additionally, these are not just repaired, but remanufactured to new standards. They...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 01-01-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 322
Posted By techiesteve
I run an older MacBook Pro than yours, a 15" 2.8...

I run an older MacBook Pro than yours, a 15" 2.8 GHz core 2 duo mid 2009. It's been upgraded to 8GB, a 512 GB SSD and a 1TB 7200rpm data drive in place of the optical drive. It runs Yosemite without...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 12-29-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 431
Posted By techiesteve
Before you can download the current latest OS you...

Before you can download the current latest OS you will need to install Snow Leopard from DVD, then update it via software update. The Snow Leopard 10.6.3 retail DVD is all you will need to buy from...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 12-29-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 890
Posted By techiesteve
It's very common for MBA's with small 64GB and...

It's very common for MBA's with small 64GB and 128GB flash storage SSD's to quickly run of of space. One common cause often overlooked is iPhone backups, as they are in the hidden user library.
Forum: Apple Notebooks 12-23-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 381
Posted By techiesteve
Their is only one connector you have to remove...

Their is only one connector you have to remove when replacing optical drive that can stop the MacBook from powering on. It's the cable that drops down from the top case and plugs into the logic...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 12-14-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,000
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: 674
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...
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