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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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Hi, I have a MacBook Air 13-inch Early 20151.6Ghz Intel Core i5, running  OS 10.13.
There was an intermittent problem whereby sound would stop working, but rebooting solved it. Now, rebooting doesn't solve.  

Symptoms
In System Preferences > Sound, there are no sound output devices showing up.  
At reboot, system doesn't chime before OSX starts up.  
Sound volume is greyed out.

What I've tried

Plug in headphones - no effect - no output device, no volume
Check headphone jack for debris, blow out with air duster
Reset PRAM, Reset SMC
Checked for audio booster apps like Boom - there are none

I suspect that the absence of that chime when the machine starts up means that it's a hardware issue.  Has anyone any ideas?
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I'm trying to get a text thread (with someone with a droid? their text bubbles are green) off an iphone. Yes, we can do screen captures of each page.  that's tedious and kinda long.

I looked on line and played with ifunbox and a couple other apps / iphone file browsers (phone is NOT jailbroken (is that a thing these days)).

None of those were successful / I didn't even know where to look for the thread.

But one - ibackup viewer has a free and paid version. Using the free version, it had me backup the phone with itunes then it read the backup file and easily let me export the thread as text - cute that it right and left justified the text from each person like it shows on the phone. And each was time stampld..  

it also lets you export the conversation as a PDF with colored text bubbles. Very nice!!!.. but the free version says 'demo' all over it. Understandable. Lets you try the product and if you need that feature, you buy the app.

But anyone know of other apps that will do this (pull off conversation as text or even better as PDFs / more graphical). Free or paid.  Just want to know if I was using the free apps wrong or there's more fully featured paid apps before I lay out $$

THANKS!
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I want to connect the iMac to additional two monitors .
So the iMac will be in the middle and one monitor on each side.

Now when I tried it , I got an error , that it's taking too much of the computer resources .

What is the est way to accomplish this?
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At the Apple Store, you maintain customers’ trust in Apple as the skilled expert troubleshooting and repairing products. You use problem-solving and people skills to assure Genius Bar customers of swift resolutions to their technical problems. You also educate your team members about products, while independently keeping your own technical know-how up to date. With your customer service brilliance and empathetic nature, you provide Genius advice and support every day.

Key Qualifications

Strong people skills and a knack for problem solving.
Ability to maintain composure and customer focus while troubleshooting and solving technical issues.
Ability to adhere to a schedule of customer appointments.
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As a Genius, you provide insightful advice and friendly, hands-on technical support to Apple customers in need. You quickly diagnose product issues on the spot, explaining situations with patience and empathy. After determining whether repairs can be done or a replacement is needed, you offer solutions to quickly get users up and running again. Even if you're juggling more than one customer, you stay conscious of their time demands as well as your own. You fulfill Apple's service commitment with style, speed, and skill. And you earn the trust of customers and coworkers alike as you offer guidance, knowledge, and even tips and training.

Additional Requirements

•You have an aptitude for acquiring skills in technical repairs and an
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What is the best docking station for a macbook air?

Doesn't apple have one?
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i have a user that uses an external hard drive on his macbook. earlier today he reports that he ejected the external drive and suddenly noticed items disappearing from his display. He looked and all his files and most of his apps were gone.

I am sending him to Apple to have it looked at but in the meantime i wanted to try and do a little research.

any ideas on where to start looking?
anyone have a similar issue?
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Hello, I don't typically work on Macs, nice machines, but just don't typically work on them.

I have a MacBook that the battery can't charge and I have tried cleaning the connection but it has not helped.

I can take the drive out but not sure which tools to use to copy user files (photos, documents, etc..) to a new Mac.  I can't think it would be all that hard.  Can anyone provide some suggestions?

Oh, the old MAC has Snow Lepord (10.1.6 ios)

Thanks
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There are several users with Macbook Pros in the office & about a week ago, once of them started having network issues.
The only thing he could connect to was a Win 2k8 server inside the LAN, that's used for remote access, when connected to network via Wifi. He couldn't get on Internet or couldn't connect to me via Instant Housecall. Once he plugged in an Ethernet cable, everything worked as was expected. He's getting IP address from the same server, whether wired or not, but for some odd reason it won't let him out to internet when on Wifi. Other mac users all are having no issues.
Any suggestions?
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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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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.