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Forum: Apple Notebooks 07-24-2015, 02:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 247
Posted By techiesteve
Additional to above, did you undertake a clean...

Additional to above, did you undertake a clean install on the new hard drive or did you restore from a time machine backup? What was the reason for fitting the 1TB hard drive, simply short of storage...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 07-24-2015, 02:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 302
Posted By techiesteve
Apples MRI storage diagnostics will often fail...

Apples MRI storage diagnostics will often fail the hard drive with bad sectors when the cable is faulty. Apple staff have to much faith in their own diagnostics. I would then remove the hard drive,...
Forum: Apple Desktops 07-18-2015, 04:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 524
Posted By techiesteve
Hopefully it hasn't stopped, or something is...

Hopefully it hasn't stopped, or something is likely to overheat and fail. All 3 fans should run continuously but quietly. Usually if the fans run at high revs and are noisy it indicates a sensor is...
Forum: Movies and Video 07-18-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 525
Posted By techiesteve
In my opinion it is worth while, but it will only...

In my opinion it is worth while, but it will only increase the colour accuracy of part of your work flow. If you can't afford a professional standard display, a reasonable option is a decent IPS...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 07-15-2015, 03:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 216
Posted By techiesteve
Crucial also supply the 4GB modules, and they are...

Crucial also supply the 4GB modules, and they are expensive too.

Don't be tempted to buy used Kingston 4GB modules off eBay. Kingston and I think Corsair too, sold DDR667 4GB kits (2 x 2GB) and...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 07-11-2015, 01:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 314
Posted By techiesteve
An interesting thread. Is the OP still about, no...

An interesting thread. Is the OP still about, no comments since the original rant.

Apple staff do not usually make comments that show them in a bad way. It certainly isn't normal that all 3 year...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 07-05-2015, 06:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 178
Posted By techiesteve
A corrupted OS or faulty hard drive can cause...

A corrupted OS or faulty hard drive can cause your iMac to shut down while booting. As you have a bootable Yosemite installer, try booting from it. If it still fails you have a more serious hardware...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 06-20-2015, 03:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 505
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: 678
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: 503
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: 616
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: 456,190
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: 382
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: 324
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: 453
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: 453
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: 381
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: 326
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: 336
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: 2,303
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: 583
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: 459
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: 1,805
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: 348
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: 317
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
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