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Forum: Apple Notebooks 06-20-2015, 03:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 394
Posted By techiesteve
I 100% agree with previous posts re the hard...

I 100% agree with previous posts re the hard drive cable failure. Out of all the non Retina 13" MacBook Pro's the 2012 model appears to have the highest cable failure rate. Why it fails is a mystery...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 06-17-2015, 02:13 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 579
Posted By techiesteve
Never let PC World anywhere near a Mac. For...

Never let PC World anywhere near a Mac. For example, some years back someone from a local PC World in Oxford called into the Apple Reseller I then worked for to buy a 3.6V PRAM battery from their...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 06-14-2015, 06:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 429
Posted By techiesteve
Before the quality program became active I've...

Before the quality program became active I've seen a few exchange 2011 MBP logic boards that failed with GPU related symptoms after anything from a week to a month. Only once did I come across a MBP...
Forum: iPod Hardware and Accessories 06-06-2015, 06:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 436
Posted By techiesteve
If you are buying used, beware if "Find my iPod"...

If you are buying used, beware if "Find my iPod" is active. If it is you won't be able to restore it or have it exchanged by Apple if it has any warranty left. Only the owner of the Apple ID the iPod...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 06-06-2015, 05:11 AM
Replies: 294
Views: 435,521
Posted By techiesteve
At work I've seen no end of liquid damaged...

At work I've seen no end of liquid damaged MacBook's, MacBook Pro's and Macbook Air's, some literally full of liquid, others with areas of green and blue growths on the logic board. I also see them...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 05-28-2015, 05:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 354
Posted By techiesteve
Reading through the posts I wondered when liquid...

Reading through the posts I wondered when liquid damage would come up, from the symptoms it sounded most likely.

Is the repairer an Apple Authorised Service Provider? I suspect not, as a month to...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 05-13-2015, 01:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 294
Posted By techiesteve
The lack of TRIM wouldn't cause your problem just...

The lack of TRIM wouldn't cause your problem just after a few days. Possibilities for the failure could be an SSD failed, rare but possible, and if a 13" MacBook Pro, you may have a hard drive cable...
Forum: iPad Hardware and Accessories 05-13-2015, 01:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 418
Posted By techiesteve
From your reply above it appears the iPad isn't...

From your reply above it appears the iPad isn't entering recovery mode, it must. Try again, you have to release the home button immediately the cable and USB plug appear with the text telling you to...
Forum: iPad Hardware and Accessories 05-12-2015, 04:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 418
Posted By techiesteve
If you have forgotten your passcode and you don't...

If you have forgotten your passcode and you don't have access to the computer you last synced the iPad to you only have one option. You can restore your iPad but you will lose all its contents. To do...
Forum: Apple Desktops 05-11-2015, 03:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 348
Posted By techiesteve
I work in a busy service department, and as yet...

I work in a busy service department, and as yet have never seen or heard of physical manufacturing defects in the LCD displays used in current iMac's, and the LCD's for these have now been...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 05-11-2015, 03:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 308
Posted By techiesteve
You don't tell us the display size of your...

You don't tell us the display size of your MacBook Pro. If a 15 or 17" 2011 MBP your description matches one of the symptoms of the GPU failure, the replacement covered by a quality program. The fact...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 05-08-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 331
Posted By techiesteve
Dave, if you can give me your Mac's serial number...

Dave, if you can give me your Mac's serial number I can look up it's model and maybe more.
Forum: OS X - Operating System 05-05-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,249
Posted By techiesteve
dm, you do realise you replied to a post nearly 2...

dm, you do realise you replied to a post nearly 2 years old. The OP made the one post and none since. The post below makes sense as is from a current active member.

iPhoto has been around a very...
Forum: OS X - Apps and Games 05-05-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 544
Posted By techiesteve
Which is why I always reference the OP (original...

Which is why I always reference the OP (original poster), and it also makes it clear who you are replying to, as in some threads it can get confusing.
Forum: OS X - Operating System 05-03-2015, 06:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 419
Posted By techiesteve
Quite right. I suspect the same would also have...

Quite right. I suspect the same would also have happened if any large amount of data was copied to the hard drive too. There would have been an underlying problem with the hard drive prior to the...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 04-26-2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,207
Posted By techiesteve
Nor does AppleCare cover physical damage,...

Nor does AppleCare cover physical damage, including liquid damage, in the UK, and as far as I'm aware, anywhere. As already stated, it doesn't matter when the damage happened, liquid damage isn't...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 04-26-2015, 07:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 322
Posted By techiesteve
You could have another cable fault or a faulty...

You could have another cable fault or a faulty SSD. Only putting the SSD into a USB connected case or a caddy, then attempting to re install the OS again will prove what is playing up. Apple have...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 04-26-2015, 04:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 292
Posted By techiesteve
Ahh, when I first clicked on this I thought it...

Ahh, when I first clicked on this I thought it was going to be related to the CUDA reset button that was common on older Macs, https://support.apple.com/kb/TA39568?locale=en_US&viewlocale=en_US
...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 04-25-2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,049
Posted By techiesteve
Sounds as if the download may be corrupting. If...

Sounds as if the download may be corrupting. If you are updating via the App Store and Updates, try downloading the updater from https://support.apple.com/downloads/. If that isn't successful, try...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 04-25-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 384
Posted By techiesteve
From the OP's description the Mac, we don't know...

From the OP's description the Mac, we don't know which model, will need either a new top case with keyboard if an older model, or if a Retina model, a top case with battery, much more expensive. It...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 04-21-2015, 06:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 431
Posted By techiesteve
The 2007 MacBook Pro that you have theoretically...

The 2007 MacBook Pro that you have theoretically can run Yosemite, but will be very slow. Mountain Lion is a good choice of OS for your MBP. It will run reasonably in 2GB of RAM, but far better in 4...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 04-21-2015, 03:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 526
Posted By techiesteve
I see the memory you bought was advertised a...

I see the memory you bought was advertised a 'reburbished'. Memory can't effectively be refurbished, that's usually another way of describing second hand memory, avoid like the plague.

See if you...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 04-19-2015, 07:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 503
Posted By techiesteve
The smallest hard drive or fusion drive supplied...

The smallest hard drive or fusion drive supplied with your Late 2013 27" iMac is 1TB, but you list it above as 499.05 GB. Have you partitioned your hard drive for Boot Camp or is your hard drive the...
Forum: OS X - Apps and Games 04-15-2015, 04:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 742
Posted By techiesteve
We all backup regularly, but not everyone does. I...

We all backup regularly, but not everyone does. I use Disk Warrior extensively at work. It either fixes problems that Disk Utility can't, or says doesn't exist, or after recording often hundreds of...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 04-15-2015, 01:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 505
Posted By techiesteve
Your MacBook Pro should start and run from a...

Your MacBook Pro should start and run from a suitable power adapter with the battery disconnected, I do this regularly. Based upon what what you've checked it only leaves the logic board left as the...
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