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    I'm going to stick my neck out here & say this...

    I'm going to stick my neck out here & say this issue has nothing to do with hardware...it's totally something software related. Either an installed app or apps is messing things up...an installed...
  2. One way to test this is create a brand new user...

    One way to test this is create a brand new user account...reboot the computer & sign into that account...and see if the graphics issue continues. If it does continue...you most likely have a...
  3. Thread moved to better area (Notebooks). - Nick

    Thread moved to better area (Notebooks).

    - Nick
  4. Depending on how you intend on passing it...

    Depending on how you intend on passing it on...you could simply remove the hard drive.

    - Nick
  5. Another place to check is Microcenter. - Nick

    Another place to check is Microcenter.

    - Nick
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    What "planets" would those be?;) If you've been...

    What "planets" would those be?;) If you've been doing some interplanetary space travel...I would like to learn more.:)

    Yes...CSS in most conversations stands for Cascading Style Sheets. But...
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    Agree with Ashwin...get an inexpensive external...

    Agree with Ashwin...get an inexpensive external HD...and off-load unecessary files.

    The external HD can also serve a 2nd purpose...as a backup drive.:)

    - Nick
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    Very possible it's not the HD...but never know. ...

    Very possible it's not the HD...but never know. I like to provide both a hardware & software idea to troubleshoot if it's possible it could be either.:)

    - Nick
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    I would not assume RAM to be the issue...in...

    I would not assume RAM to be the issue...in fact...the issue is probably not RAM at all...since the amount of installed RAM really doesn't have a big effect on boot times.

    An area to investigate...
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    Thread moved to better area (iPhone...

    Thread moved to better area (iPhone hardware)...not an iOS and Apps topic.

    Thanks,

    - Nick
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    It is possible to upgrade a 2015 MacBook Pro's...

    It is possible to upgrade a 2015 MacBook Pro's SSD. 2015 MacBook Pro's use a less common "blade SSD". Thus reasonably priced may not be a factor...since much fewer places sell blade SSD's for...
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    Sounds awesome Lisa...great to hear that the 2020...

    Sounds awesome Lisa...great to hear that the 2020 MBP is doing so much better than the 2017.

    I know we would probably classify you as a "power-user"...given the projects you work on. I am a...
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    This unfortunately would seem to be a weakness...

    This unfortunately would seem to be a weakness with the Magsafe system. Even though the magsafe port & magsafe connector on the cord seem to be designed to minimize larger pieces of metal from...
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    Getting frustrated with us is not going to help...

    Getting frustrated with us is not going to help with the current issue or future issues. We are just trying to help you the best we can...with the information given.

    I wish you all the luck in...
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    Very very easy to test if a swollen battery is...

    Very very easy to test if a swollen battery is the issue.:) Remove the battery...then see if the trackpad clicks.

    - If the trackpad does not click...then a swollen battery is not the issue.
    - If...
  16. I was thinking the same thing Charlie...but I'm...

    I was thinking the same thing Charlie...but I'm not sure they sell "traditional" screw extractor sets (like we might use on an automobile) small enough to work with those MacBook Pro screws. When I...
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    Let's be fair here...when we're talking about a...

    Let's be fair here...when we're talking about a 10-11 year old computer...accusing Apple of "abandonment" is really not completely fair.

    Also...among computer/electronics manufacturers...Apple has...
  18. Here's one possibility: Precision Screw...

    Here's one possibility:

    Precision Screw Extractor Set - iFixit

    HTH,

    - Nick
  19. If by best you mean newest. Newest macOS this...

    If by best you mean newest. Newest macOS this iMac can run is 10.11 (El Capitan)...one version newer than it was running.



    Yes to both!:)

    - Nick
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    I think gaming performance depends on what games...

    I think gaming performance depends on what games you're playing...some are definitely more CPU & GPU intensive than others. I would definitely recommend a MacBook Pro with a dedicated GPU for better...
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    By the way...is this definitely a 2019 MacBook...

    By the way...is this definitely a 2019 MacBook Pro? Replacement batteries for 2019 MacBook Pro's are not easy to find (I did some quick searching...and couldn't find one). And usually they're not...
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    Is your 2019 MacBook Pro still under warranty? A...

    Is your 2019 MacBook Pro still under warranty? A MacBook Pro this "new" shouldn't experience battery issues like this.

    - Nick
  23. I use OpenOffice (free)...it works well...and has...

    I use OpenOffice (free)...it works well...and has had no difficulty opening any MS Office files I threw at it.:)

    - Nick
  24. Yeah...when we hit 2030...your 2012 iMac will be...

    Yeah...when we hit 2030...your 2012 iMac will be pretty ancient! Lol

    - Nick
  25. I watched the video...wow that is pretty...

    I watched the video...wow that is pretty awful...something like that shouldn't happen. Considering this is a 2019 iMac (not released recently)...I'm surprised Apple hasn't addressed this with some...
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