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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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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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My 2013 MacBook Pro has decided not to charge today. I have tried with both the extension to the power supply and without and it won't charge. Interestingly, without the extension the light on the charger came on for a few seconds and the MacBook felt like it was vibrating before the light on the charger went off. Not sure what that might signify so thought i would ask. Anyone know if it sounds like the battery or the charger?

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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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Has anyone come across an issue with macs or more specifically a Macbook air (late 2011 13" version) where the keys suddenly start intermittently stop working?  I have tried using another profile but that has not helped.

I thought the issue arose because I replaced the existing original battery with a replacement from amazon as others started complaining of the same in the reviews on amazon.  When I returned the battery and put the old original back in, it started working fine again (something about variable voltage in non original batteries giving an issue).  Anyway, now I seem to be having the problem again.

Nothing has been dropped on the keyboard so no sticky keys due to spillage.  Like I say, it is intermittent and several keys are affected randomly, not all.
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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 received a message on my iPhone that someone in my area was trying to login using my AppleID.  After checking my wife's phone and my son's iPod - since both MacBooks were closed/asleep - I blocked the attempt and apparently clicked the option to lock the suspect machine.  Later that evening, my wife opened up her MBP and was greeted by a lock screen asking for a passcode.  I'd didn't remember setting any passcode when we setup the Mac, so I logged into my account via my MBP to see what I could see.  Her MBP shows up in my list of devices with the correct name, OS and serial number info.  I've tried using the link to generate a passcode but none of those will unlock her MBP.  Following tips on the Apple discussion boards led to a firmware password being set (awesome...)  Removing one of the DIMMs and resetting PRAM cleared the firmware password but now the MacBook boots into setup and shows what appears to be a locked volume where Macintosh HD should be.  I've scanned the volume using Ontrack Easy Recovery and it sees that there's data on it, but since it's an old version, it will only let me see anything using raw recovery, which doesn't yield any usable data.

It may be a long shot, but have any of you run across this scenario?  Will I end up making a trip to the Apple Store?  This is a 2010 15" so it's definitely not under AppleCare, so I'm not sure how much it'll cost me to get them to look at it, much less unlock or restore the info.

Thanks in advance for any …
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I have a modem from my provider and a Apple airport. I am using opendns and set it up and each of my laptop. However, my kids are using the kindle and ipads. How do I filter the inappropriate web sites? Any thoughts? Thx
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Hi

Can a macmini be put back to factory default settings, as it was when first opening the box ?

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Are there any whole disk encryption solutions out there that would support a bootcamped Late 2016 MBP?

I used to use Symantec Whole Disk Encryption, but they do not support the latest hardware.

Filevault 2 will only encrypt the Mac startup disk, and bitlocker would only encrypt the windows side.

We are trying to figure out alternative methods, like installing Windows 10 first and then running Mac OS as a vm where we could run a whole disk encryption, but Symantec does not recognize the SSD.

Windows is a must have as the primary OS.  The push for the Macbooks over a PC is that management loves their Macs.

Any ideas?
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Please forgive my ignorance, I'm an amateur and have learnt my lesson!!

I have recently upgraded to OS Sierra and I didn't realise how full my HD was - I hadn't checked in a while and there were no warnings.
 
Yesterday, I went to use my computer that was in sleep mode and it was really slow, wouldn't shut down or restart, so I saved everything I had open and turned it off using the button. When I tried to turn it back on it got stuck on the loading bar and when I checked it this morning it was stuck on about 80% and wouldn't move. So, I did the dreaded turn off and wait and on again, same result. I then did the command+R to access the disk utility and it would not let me repair (first aid) and it would not let me restore onto the external drive I just bought to back everything up onto (yeah I know I'm so prepared!!). Obviously because the external HD isn't installed, it doesn't recognize it and I tried to install it using the online help in disk utility but the internal HD is too full.
 
When I tried to repair it, it said 'file system verify or repair failed' and when I tried to back it up it said something to do with the partition map.
 
Please help! I don't want to do anymore damage!
 
Thanks in advance.
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Apple Hardware

9K

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.