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    A big CONGRATS Jake! Nice job troubleshooting...

    A big CONGRATS Jake! Nice job troubleshooting with the external monitor...and lucky you to have an Experimax near you...AND...had the part...AND at a lower price than iFixit!:)

    We used to have a...
  2. Ok...let's assume Apple is correct...let's assume...

    Ok...let's assume Apple is correct...let's assume the correct replacement SSD was purchased...and let's also assume (believe it or not)...that since the same issue exists with both the old SSD and...
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    Yes it is!:) Ebay man!!! Lol ...

    Yes it is!:)



    Ebay man!!! Lol



    Ok...99% of us dudes are in this boat (1% of us can get away with doing this without getting in trouble).;) That means 99% of us are getting in trouble...
  4. Some thoughts: 1. Please let us know the...

    Some thoughts:

    1. Please let us know the exact model MacBook Air this is. Sometimes it helps to know the exact model.
    2. Better terminology for this replacement storage device is either "SSD"...
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    Used Mac Pro Purchase

    I've been "toying" with the idea of purchasing a used 2010-2012 Mac Pro desktop computer...since the performance of these guys is still pretty impressive in a 2020 world.

    Of course one important...
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    Please clarify if this a 2009 Mac Pro desktop...

    Please clarify if this a 2009 Mac Pro desktop computer...or a 2009 MacBook Pro portable computer.

    Personally with the info given I would assume it's a 2009 Mac Pro desktop...but in some cases...
  7. Good deal...understand.:) - Nick

    Good deal...understand.:)

    - Nick
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    Whenever you have strange video issues as...

    Whenever you have strange video issues as described...GPU is definitely a prime suspect. If this is an iMac with dedicated graphics hardware (has separate video hardware)...not integrated graphics. ...
  9. In some Apple computers (not all)...if the PRAM...

    In some Apple computers (not all)...if the PRAM battery is dead it will not run properly. Unless you know this iMac's PRAM battery is good...I would replace it. They are cheap & easy to find almost...
  10. Are you saying you do or don't like the websites...

    Are you saying you do or don't like the websites "have a little fun" Arcade feature? If don't like...how come?

    Thanks,

    - Nick
  11. Thanks for clarifying. Yes that's exactly...

    Thanks for clarifying. Yes that's exactly it...needed to look further down to see the "New Content" thread.:)

    The threads in the list with the yellow background are "Sticky" threads (helpful...
  12. As Lisa mentioned...this computers GPU is very...

    As Lisa mentioned...this computers GPU is very likely failing. All of these video issues are independent of your hard drive. Even if your hard drive had failed 100%...you would not see any video...
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    Here's a pretty decent Youtube video on how to do...

    Here's a pretty decent Youtube video on how to do it...probably a lot more out there as well:

    YouTube

    You may need some of the tools necessary if you don't have them...and you will probably...
  14. Two things I would suggest: 1. If this is an...

    Two things I would suggest:

    1. If this is an older computer...it's possible this internal drive is on it's last legs...and may be time for a replacement.
    2. Also possible you have some corrupted...
  15. This is called a "search engine redirect...

    This is called a "search engine redirect hijacker". Here's a Youtube video that describes how to remove it. Don't pay any attention to the sales pitch for the app called "Combo Cleaner". Continue...
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    Not sure if you purchased your Mac Pro setup like...

    Not sure if you purchased your Mac Pro setup like this...or if you upgraded it yourself with the 2010 CPU tray. But do you still have the 2009 CPU tray?

    If so...maybe you can take the CPU's...
  17. Congrats Ashwin. Looks like you went with the...

    Congrats Ashwin. Looks like you went with the fast one!:)

    - Nick
  18. Very understandable. If remote work...and...

    Very understandable.



    If remote work...and discrete and invisible...were not requirements...I would still say get a 21" iMac instead of a Mac-Mini. You simply get so much more "bang for your...
  19. I can verify that the ONLY item that's...

    I can verify that the ONLY item that's upgradeable in the 2018 Mac-Mini is the RAM. The 2018 Mac-Mini does have some fast Thunderbolt ports...thus if extra storage is needed...and external drive...
  20. The #1 thing I've done with my iPhone to extend...

    The #1 thing I've done with my iPhone to extend battery runtime is turn off "Notifications" for every app I don't consider essential. For me this even includes the "Mail" app.

    - Nick
  21. I kind of confused Rod...what's the...

    I kind of confused Rod...what's the issue...please clarify?

    All that's supposed to be read is the "New Mac-Forums Content" thread & the info posted within. What does "last page (19)" & "2016"...
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    Only the 15" MacBook Pro's (and the new 16" MBP)...

    Only the 15" MacBook Pro's (and the new 16" MBP) have dedicated graphics hardware. 13"er's all have integrated graphics.

    My advice (Best Budget Apple portable computer) = used 15" MacBook...
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    Carbon Copy Cloner has a free 30-day trial...then...

    Carbon Copy Cloner has a free 30-day trial...then you must purchase. SuperDuper is free forever & the free version has most of the features you will need. Purchasing SuperDuper unlocks some...
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    Having a large number of bookmarks shouldn't...

    Having a large number of bookmarks shouldn't cause a slow down...but what might slow a computer down is having lots & lots of Chrome tabs open at the same time.

    As an example of this...here's a...
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    Better double check that research::) - If it's...

    Better double check that research::)

    - If it's an older MacBook Pro with a "spinner" HD...the hard drive is not near the speakers. Spinner HD is located to the side of of the trackpad...about as...
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