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  1. Trackpad clickers commonly fail on older MacBook...

    Trackpad clickers commonly fail on older MacBook Pro's, but my experience with MacBook's is they are very good. I do find if a short base screw from the 2 front centre has been replaced by a longer...
  2. I usually disconnect circuitry that isn't...

    I usually disconnect circuitry that isn't essential to the MBA booting up, then attempt to boot from a known good external USB device. Disconnect the camera connector, AP/BT card and SSD. The I/O...
  3. Unibody MacBook Pro hard drives use 4 x Torx T6...

    Unibody MacBook Pro hard drives use 4 x Torx T6 headed studs. Hope you haven't chewed them up. The logic board and fan screws are also T6.
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    I find light dust doesn't cause noticeable...

    I find light dust doesn't cause noticeable issues, but fluff does. It can build up as a semi solid layer around 4mm thick between rear of a fan and the heatsink. Carefully remove the fans to check...
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    The most common problem I see at work with the...

    The most common problem I see at work with the 21.5" iMac specified in this thread is running slow. To beef them up requires the HD replacing with an SSD, and in many cases the memory upgraded to...
  6. What Mac do you have, would be easier if you had...

    What Mac do you have, would be easier if you had a MBP unibody, then you could have simply installed the 2TB SSD in it to test, not really practicable if an iMac or a newer MBP. Otherwise obtaining...
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    All the MacBook Air's up to the 2018 model have...

    All the MacBook Air's up to the 2018 model have easily replaceable batteries held in with torx screws. OOW Apple have reduced prices for failed or bulging batteries in MBPr's. Yes, the batteries can...
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    I use and would recommend Carbon Copy Cloner....

    I use and would recommend Carbon Copy Cloner. Unless you intend to use it regularly, the trial period will do what you want.
  9. Unless the 20" has previously had its power...

    Unless the 20" has previously had its power supply replaced with the higher power unit intended for the 30", no, its not compatible. Output voltage is the same but it won't supply the current. Sadly...
  10. The Apple OD was very unreliable. I remember one...

    The Apple OD was very unreliable. I remember one customer had 3 replaced under APP, when that expired and it failed again she bought an external.
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    For anyone else reading this. Dead right. IPA or...

    For anyone else reading this. Dead right. IPA or similar alcohol can strip off the AR coating, or if the problem is already there, make it far worse.
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    Your 15" MBPr battery is made up of 6 cells that...

    Your 15" MBPr battery is made up of 6 cells that are bonded to the underside of the top case, they may not all be at the same depth for the ruler check. Also there is a metal plate between the 2...
  13. The HD cables were unreliable, Apple would have...

    The HD cables were unreliable, Apple would have replaced the cable FOC if under 3 years old. To increase reliability they stopped shipping them in anti static bags and switched to a white plastic...
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    Re the BIL issue, try the simple fix first. Pull...

    Re the BIL issue, try the simple fix first. Pull off the BIL flex cable connector next to the battery plug, inspect, then reseat and try again.

    If no change it could be the BIL board. After...
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    Without the OP stating the model and based upon...

    Without the OP stating the model and based upon the picture it looks like a MBPr screen. These have suffered from delamination of the AG coating. Apple do cover replacement under a quality program...
  16. All good suggestions above. If the worst comes to...

    All good suggestions above. If the worst comes to the worst and you must have the CD back, the iMac will need dismantling along with the optical drive. This usually happens if its a hardware fault...
  17. Kittie, you've been using Quark for some time. I...

    Kittie, you've been using Quark for some time. I you ever need to access older clients work and make changes rather than re design, you'll need need access to Quark. Designers I know that are reliant...
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    FYI, based upon the S/N you gave, the MBP was...

    FYI, based upon the S/N you gave, the MBP was sold by Argos, UK, Apple estimated in Feb 2018, and there is no record of cases or repairs.

    As already mentioned, it has either had very light use or...
  19. Just to confirm, was the display you purchased...

    Just to confirm, was the display you purchased the complete display assembly as supplied by Apple, casing, hinges cables etc, or just the LCD? If the complete assembly you can balance the MBA with...
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    Bob, Sue's MBP is an older model than yours using...

    Bob, Sue's MBP is an older model than yours using an ATA interface optical drive, while your unibody uses SATA. I've never seen hard drive carriers for ATA optical drives for the older MBP's. For...
  21. Has the SSD's cable been reseated on the logic...

    Has the SSD's cable been reseated on the logic board?
  22. Quite often when Apple's MRI test is run on a MBP...

    Quite often when Apple's MRI test is run on a MBP or MBA that reports 'service', the test results fail with the report the the battery may hold less charge than expected. This can indicate the...
  23. That's because an ARS or AASP can only replace...

    That's because an ARS or AASP can only replace the complete display assembly. There is no accessible Apple documentation that details the manufacturer and part number of the LCD used in the display. ...
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    Re the newer iMac, if it's a 2009 24" (Late...

    Re the newer iMac, if it's a 2009 24" (Late 2009's were 21.5" or 27") then it will be an early 2009 and any 3.5" sata drive can be fitted. There are no sensor issues with the hard drives in the 24",...
  25. My wife uses my old 2008 MacBook Pro. It has had...

    My wife uses my old 2008 MacBook Pro. It has had the HD replaced some time back, with a 256GB Crucial M4 SSD, and they haven't been current for a while. The memory was maxed out at 8GB. It's used in...
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