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Forum: Switcher Hangout 10-04-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 740
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, 02:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 428
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, 08:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 531
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, 04:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 706
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, 04:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 955
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, 08:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 331
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, 07:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 703
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, 04:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 504
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, 03:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 590
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, 03:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 590
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, 05:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 853
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, 01:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,026
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, 01:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 392
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, 01:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,026
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, 09:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,021
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: 379
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: 453
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: 104
Views: 6,236
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: 460
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: 561
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: 536
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: 364
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: 1,589
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: 642
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: 1,152
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...
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