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  1. I have a late 2013 13" and have never experienced...

    I have a late 2013 13" and have never experienced this issue.
  2. You may have to go the advanced settings and...

    You may have to go the advanced settings and change the owner to everyone with full permissions. Apply this to all folders and subfolders.
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    I have used Seagate portables for years with no...

    I have used Seagate portables for years with no problems.

    I have put together my own portables using Samsung, WD, and Seagate 2.5" drives with excellent results and reliability.
  4. How about shorting the two power pins on the...

    How about shorting the two power pins on the logic board?
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    One thing I don't like about WD Passport drives...

    One thing I don't like about WD Passport drives is the fact that the usb connector is soldered to the internal drive's logic board. If the usb port gets damaged, retrieving the data could be a...
  6. Are you referring to an internal or external...

    Are you referring to an internal or external drive?

    Tried using First Aid in the Mac OS disk utility?
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    Yes, it looks like a defective GPU.

    Yes, it looks like a defective GPU.
  8. Where did the water make contact with the...

    Where did the water make contact with the MacBook?

    The fans may run at full speed if the liquid came in contact with one of the MacBook's heat sensors. They are located in a few places.

    A...
  9. Thanks for the reply. I edited my post to add...

    Thanks for the reply. I edited my post to add clarification about the bootrom version I mentioned.
  10. The MacBook Air And Pro have different bootrom...

    The MacBook Air And Pro have different bootrom versions.
  11. My apologies, I meant to write bootrom:[ The...

    My apologies, I meant to write bootrom:[


    The simplest way to update the bootrom would be to install the latest Mac OS release with the original SSD inside the Air.

    The bootrom included with...
  12. Super fast nvme drives will have their speed...

    Super fast nvme drives will have their speed limited in an 2015 and 2017 Air since they have a pci-e 2.0 x 4 bus while the 15" 2015 has a pci-e 3.0 x 4 bus; therefore, the read and write speeds of an...
  13. Fyi: the 2015 and 2017 Air will work with a nvme...

    Fyi: the 2015 and 2017 Air will work with a nvme drive if you use the correct adapter.

    I'm running an HP ex900 in an early 2015 on Mojave with no issues other than slightly higher battery drain...
  14. The slow drive performance could be due to a...

    The slow drive performance could be due to a faulty sata hard drive cable.
  15. @chscag, thank you. Hopefully, my suggestion...

    @chscag, thank you.

    Hopefully, my suggestion provides some sort of solution.
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    Whenever purchasing a used MacBook, I always make...

    Whenever purchasing a used MacBook, I always make sure that the seller has not installed a firmware password.
  17. Try this: disconnect the battery, disconnect the...

    Try this: disconnect the battery, disconnect the trackpad, connect the charger, and do not touch any keys. Hopefully, the MacBook will power up on its own.
  18. I recommend getting the short Sintech adapter....

    I recommend getting the short Sintech adapter. Using the long adapter could cause problems when using a nvme drive that has memory chips on both sides of the circuit board.

    Do not use any Samsung...
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    You can use the Plex app on the ATV and Plex...

    You can use the Plex app on the ATV and Plex server on a the PC to stream movies and music to the ATV.
  20. Thanks for the great replies. I'm in Canada...

    Thanks for the great replies.

    I'm in Canada and, as far as I know, Apple Canada has stopped providing flat-fee fixes.

    I was quoted $600 CAD for the logical board alone. The screen was...
  21. I agree that prevention is best but I'm not the...

    I agree that prevention is best but I'm not the person that caused the liquid damage. I bought it in its damaged state.

    In the end, I got it working perfectly and the entire machine cost me very...
  22. Just wanted to give an update. I was able to...

    Just wanted to give an update.

    I was able to buy a used top case with the speakers, keyboard, and trackpad. The top case was in okay shape but the seller assured me that the keyboard and trackpad...
  23. It is my understanding that apple techs and AASPs...

    It is my understanding that apple techs and AASPs are not allowed to perform board level repairs even if it's an easy fix that the apple or AASP tech could do and this is why they always replace the...
  24. How do shops repair a liquid-damaged logic board with an SMC problem?

    I purchased a "parts" early 2015 13" Air that had liquid damaged for its screen.

    I took the machine apart and removed as much of the coffee residue as I could. The trackpad works but not the...
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    Another issue I came across with my early 2015...

    Another issue I came across with my early 2015 Air running an Intel 600p was during an OS upgrade from 10.13.3 to 10.13.4 whereby I was presented with a firmware error in that the firmware could not...
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