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All of Apple's hardware is produced solely by Apple Inc., who determines internal systems, designs, and prices. Apple buys certain components wholesale from third-party manufacturers. The current Mac product family uses Intel x86-64 processors. All Mac models ship with at least 1 GB RAM as standard. Current Mac computers use ATI Radeon or nVidia GeForce graphics cards and include a dual-function DVD and CD burner, called the SuperDrive. Current Apple hardware includes the iPad, iPhone, iMac, Mac Pro, Macbook, iPod and Apple TV. Discontinued hardware includes the Apple I, Apple II, and the Apple III, the Lisa, the Newton, the Quadra, Performa, Centris, Macintosh II and LC series, the Power Macintosh, iBooks and the MacBook.

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How can I run complete and thorough hardware diagnostics on a Mac OS X Sierra v. 10.12.6 laptop?

I would like to check and be sure that all hardware is running properly.
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A user says that his Mac OS X Sierra v. 10.12.6 laptop experiences random issues such as apps not working correctly and software having random glitches.

This user is unable to describe any other specific problems with his Mac or give any more specific details.

His Mac is running Mac Office 2016 and has all of the latest Mac and Office updates installed.

I have already run a file system check and have run Malwarebytes scans and no problems have been detected.

What else can be done to help tune up and fix this Mac?
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I have a late 2009 Imac A1311 which has a damaged connector strip on the logic board. Happened when the front section fell forward – clumsiness, my mistake.  In panic, I bought a used one – same model.  My problem is – all my programs etc are on the hard drive of the damaged one.  What's the best way of transferring all the info from the dud to the “new” one?

Pretty sure it's all backed up on the Time Machine drive.  But – how do I transfer from the backup drive to the “new” machine?
Can I transfer from the Time Machine drive?  It didn't seem to offer the option to restore.  The original machine is El Capitan, and the “new” one is the previous version, Yosemite. Easy enough to update the “new” one, if that turns out to be the pdroblem.

Another option would be to repair the original – fitting a new logic board, but that seems a bit of a lengthy job, and my eyes aren't great close up – all these screws.. !  
At a pinch, I  could transfer the hard drive physically into into the new mac.. but that wouldn't be the best solution.  I'm accustomed to repairing all my computers, - but I'm a unsure of the best solution.
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What is the process to set the default email account on an iPhone?
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Hi experts
Recently My iPhone 7 battery lost charge very fast than normal from 7 am 100% to 3 pm 10~15% in battery saving mode
However one week ago I didn't have any issues with my battery
I checked my battery application usage and I found that siri takes more than 20%  however I turned it off
Please help
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I have an Apple Nano device and am running Windows 7 ITunes application on a windows 7 PC.
I can pair and connect the Nano with the PC using Bluetooth and the device indicates that it is connected.
Should I be able to see the device in the ITunes application ?
I don't see it. Is it that I must use a USB cable instead of Bluetooth ?
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Hi ,

A client of mine has asked me if i know any reliable sources for reconditioned macs and iphones?
This needs to be UK based , not US based.

Thanks
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Hello I have an MacBook Pro (17-inch, Late 2011) it locks up on the boot up screen all gray screen.  I am learning mac's so I took it to a local apple service center they are telling me that i need a logic board which run around $500 bucks and possibly a new ssd drive .... my question is I know I can replace this board myself but my concern is can I buy a used one off ebay for around 100 bucks or should I not trust used or cheaper logic boards for this device online? My customer is debating on just buying a new mac book pro if we have to spend too much so with that I am not sure if I should advise repairing

Any suggestions
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How can a user's contacts contained on an iPhone be backed up?

This user doesn't want to use iTunes for the backup so what other options can be used?
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I have a 500GB Flash Drive in my MacBook, but suspect the drive's nearly full.

But, in Finder, I right click the Home icon with my Name next to it, the size of the folder is 127GB.

How do I find the space on disk?

Thanks
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A customer brought in an Apple Macbook Air that when I turn it on it will make sound and the screen will change to a little lighter color but that is all.  The customer claimed before she brought in the Macbook it would come on but just come up with a question mark on the screen like it wasn't seeing an hard drive.  This made me think the hard drive was going bad, but now the screen won't come on.  Could a bad hard drive cause the screen to not come on or am I looking at another issue?
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I have a macbook pro early 2011.  I run bootcamp, and am running windows 10. I'm almost always in windows, and I noticed the other day, that it gets really hot, so hot I can't touch the bottom of the laptop. About 1 year ago, I replaced the battery with a new battery and a new Samsung SSD.  So I Cleaned fans at that time, and it's strange why it's running so hot.

Any idea's what I can do to not make it run so hot?  Is there a way to check and see if the processor fans are actually working?
Not sure what else can cause it to burn up?
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After logging on and while using his Mac OS X 10.9.5 computer a user repeatedly receives messages about things wanting to access and use the keychain similar to the message shown in the screenshot.

I have already performed first aid on the keychain and then verified the keychain but continue to get this message.

If we click the Cancel button this message continues to appear and keeps prompting for this password which we don't know.

What can be done to fix this issue?

KEYCHAIN-MESSAGE
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What would be a serious competitor (non-apple) to iPad Pro 512GB WiFi+Cellular
A1709 exact model.
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Local Church has business Internet account with Spectrum. Internet connection not working. I was able to connect local WiFi to Internet using my iPhone as Personal HotSpot. Local networks [Internal & Guest]  were created with several year old Apple Time Capsule, and are working OK.

I have scheduled Spectrum visit.

I want to be sure Spectrum equipment is responsible for lack of internet connection - seem reasonable?
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I had this question after viewing why is apple tv warm.


i got a small 4 inch (6 cm) by 4 inch by 4 inch
box.
that plugs into an existing television via hdmi

apple tv 2 or 3
i can distinguish by remote form factor

i do not have access to apple tv for a long time so i can not search for version number using device software


can I view youtube app (watch youtube video) at higher speed.
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I bought this one about a year ago, opened it uf a fews days ago, and learned it had a hardware failure...

http://www.dinofire.com/product-detail/dinofire-dr100wireless-presenter-with-red-laser-pointer/

I need something like it, from a different manufacturer, that connects through USB or BT.

I need it to have at least:

1) a laser pointer
2) Up / Down arrows

And it must function well on a Mac.

Suggestions?

Thanks
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have a DinoFire DR100 that I can not get connected to my Mac.

http://www.dinofire.com/product-detail/dinofire-dr100wireless-presenter-with-red-laser-pointer/

I found the little USB chip and inserted it into my Mac. A window popped up that prompted me to configure my keyboard, and the letter to the right of my leftmost Shift key was a z. But this failed.

I got another window (no screen shot available) which showed an error with two buttons:

Skip   OK

I clicked OK and have not been able to get that window to pop up again. I would try Skip the next time.

Does anyone know how i can get this pointer configured for my MacBook?

Thanks
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Hi, I have a Macbook Pro and iMac on my desk, and they obviously both have their own keyboards and trackpads.

I am wondering if it is possible to do the following two things:

01 - control my iMac using my Macbook (keyboard and trackpad) so that I don't need to use the iMac keyboard and trackpad?

02 - swap and flick my Macbook screen up onto the iMac screen if i need a larger screen and flick back again (etc)

A few things to note:

- i am using the new Macbook Pro so it only has the USB C ports
- the iMac is one year old and has all of the usual ports

Thank you in advance for your help.
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Please provide me with the manufacturer name and model number for purchasing an power adapter for a MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017, Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports) laptop so I can be sure to order the right adapter.

I will be ordering this on Amazon.com.
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Please provide me with the manufacturer name and model number for purchasing a Thunderbolt 3 to full sized USB adapter for a MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017, Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports) laptop so I can be sure to order the right adapter. I will be ordering this on Amazon.com.

Are there any such adapters for this model MacBook Pro that also include a port for connecting a monitor?
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Please provide me with the manufacturer name and model number for purchasing an Ethernet adapter for a MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017, Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports) laptop so I can be sure to order the right adapter. I will be ordering this on Amazon.com

Are there any Ethernet adapters for this model MacBook Pro that also include full sized USB adapters?
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While using the built in keyboard on my iPad 2 certain keys (such as the "O" key don't respond when I press the button.

My iPad was already doing this while it was running iOS v. 7 and continues to do it after being upgraded to the latest iOS version 9 and continues to do this after I have thoroughly cleaned the screen. I have rebooted the iPad and have shut it down and turned it back on several times.

What else can be done to fix this?
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Title says it all. How does it do that?
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I want to make sure my MacBook is secure.  I have created a strong password for login/user account.  However, I know I have forgotten it before and have been able to go into Recovery and then Terminal and reset it.  This seems like pretty weak security.  Does anyone have a better solution to protect my data in case my MacBook is lost or stolen?
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Apple Hardware

10K

Solutions

10K

Contributors

All of Apple's hardware is produced solely by Apple Inc., who determines internal systems, designs, and prices. Apple buys certain components wholesale from third-party manufacturers. The current Mac product family uses Intel x86-64 processors. All Mac models ship with at least 1 GB RAM as standard. Current Mac computers use ATI Radeon or nVidia GeForce graphics cards and include a dual-function DVD and CD burner, called the SuperDrive. Current Apple hardware includes the iPad, iPhone, iMac, Mac Pro, Macbook, iPod and Apple TV. Discontinued hardware includes the Apple I, Apple II, and the Apple III, the Lisa, the Newton, the Quadra, Performa, Centris, Macintosh II and LC series, the Power Macintosh, iBooks and the MacBook.