Forum discussion tagged with Apple.
  1. AlergicToTheSun

    Question Mac Pro not displaying anything?

    I recently ran into a late 2000's mac pro that will not display anything but everything will turn on and the fans will start spinning , I put the graphics card (Quadro 4000) into my desktop and it worked just fine. I know macs aren't so friendly with Nvidia so I threw a old AMD card I had in...
  2. I

    Question Best way to do dual display with this Mac setup?

    Ok so I'm getting a new setup for work (MacBook Pro 16" (intel) and 2x Lenovo ThinkVision P27h-20's) which is great - the problem is I need to share the displays with my personal computer an M1 Mac Mini. I'd like to do this in a seamless way if possible; I've looked at various Display Port...
  3. LuckyHood

    [SOLVED] MacBook Pro 13 inch 2020 Won't Charge

    I bought a MacBook Pro like a month ago. It's a 13 inch, 2020. It worked normally but the only thing that concerned me it's that when it was plugged when you touched its surface it was giving off electrostatic energy. And today it won't charge what so ever, in any port, I have to mention that...
  4. SteeveGates

    Discussion Mac OS 11 Big Sur: Performances and interface: invitation for notations and comments.

    Mac OS 11 Big Sur makes me really satisfied, to say the least. Although the download size is slightly higher than 12 Go, (to take the 2 kinds of processors in consideration: Intel, and the upcoming Apple Silicon), my Intel MacBook Pro, of mid-2014 (the latest with Nvidia graphical processor)...
  5. M

    [SOLVED] itunes backup question

    i've backed up everything in itunes manually without time machine and all the songs all have been renamed something like 03_songtitle or similar, does that mean if i ever have to bring them back to itunes that's what they will be called in there?
  6. mstevensj22

    [SOLVED] Custom acrylic case for iMac

    Hey all, Im attempting a custom build of an older iMac (Late 2012 27” iMac) that had a busted screen. I’ve successfully removed all the components out of the back housing and plan on mounting it in an acrylic case. I noticed when removing the ac plug that it is grounded to a post. My question...
  7. J

    [SOLVED] Does the Apple USB-A to USB C Converter work properly for headsets?

    So I have a Macbook Pro 2017 and also recently brought a USB-A Jabra headset (specifically the Evolve2 40). I also have a USB-A to USB-C converter from Apple. Though, a problem is, it seems to not work properly. The headset is noise cancelling, but that feature doesn't seem to work. All the...
  8. J4CoB1

    [SOLVED] Which MacBook to get?

    Hi guys, my friend has decided to get a MacBook which he will get for university which will involve just a lot of writing. There are two MacBooks which he is deciding between and one of them is the 2019 and other is the 2020 one. 2019- Operating system MacOS Mojave (10.14) PERFORMANCE...
  9. Y

    [SOLVED] iMac 2006 5,2 won't boot after hdd replacement, nothing boots

    Hello everyone. If you have read the thread's title, it may sound familiar as there are a ton of articles or questions about it but I haven't found anything that works. This is the situation: iMac 5,2 2005. 2Gb RAM, osx Lion, 160Gb HDD. I decided to upgrade the old hdd and got a 240Gb Kigston...
  10. System32_76

    [SOLVED] Creating A Script For Adjusting Laptop Screen Brightness? Linux Mint 19.3

    I'm running Linux Mint 19.3 Cinnamon on a 2009 Macbook Pro. The only thing the Power Manager is recognizing concerning brightness is the laptop keyboard (Macbook feature), not the actual display. Currently, I have this "xrandr" argument/command assigned to the F1 and F2 keys, the keys for...
  11. Alter103

    [SOLVED] Would Toshiba S55 Series laptop operate ECC ram?

    Hello dear forumers. My Toshiba S55D-5383 laptop has DDR3 2x4GB 1600 Non-ECC 1.35v rams installed. I need to upgrade memory and the max is 16gb, thus 2x8GB needed. I see affordable options with Apple Rams, specifically Apple SO-DIMM DDR3 1867MHz 2x8GB ECC ( Product code: MLFY2G/A ). Upon...
  12. D

    [SOLVED] Xeon W2140B vs AMD options

    So, I have a friend who is looking at getting the 2017 iMac Pro with the 8 core processor. After some research, I found that the chip in the system is the Xeon W2140B. I am attempting to convince him to purchase and build his own windows PC. Regardless of the system, it will be used as a...
  13. B

    [SOLVED] RAM Upgrade MacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2011)

    Hello! The task of improving my parents' MacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2011) has been thrust upon me. I've got two 4GBs of RAM that I've salvaged from a broken computer, and I'm planning on installing it into my parents' laptop, to upgrade it from 4GBs to 8GBs. These are the two pieces of salvaged...
  14. A

    [SOLVED] 2008 iMac Won't Boot Up(Can't Install Snow Leopard)

    I am working on a 2008 iMac. When I tried to boot it up the bar took forever to go accross the screen. When it did finally become a full bar it did not boot up, it just stayed there. I shut it down and tried to start it up again. I waited and waited for it to boot up it just would not boot up...
  15. N

    Question 2014~ Macbook Pro Randomly Shuts Down, but ONLY in OSX

    My macbook has had an issue when I boot into OSX where it will randomly shut off from 1 ~ 5 minutes and is random every time. I tried taking it into the apple store to be fixed but they had no idea what the issue could be and suggested I factory reset it to fix it. I did this and it did not...
  16. Y

    [SOLVED] Which laptop better for video editing?

    My bro is looking for a laptops that could perform video editing well, I will list out some options, i had look into specs but i don't know if a U series intel really worth to buy: Macbook Pro 13 inches (16 inches too expensive...) i5 xxxx, intergrated gpu? 700 USD Dell inspiron 7591 i7-9750H...
  17. T

    Question Macbook Air model A1466 won't boot up

    My macbook air model a1466 recently displayed a warning telling me to replace the battery. It then went on to shut down and never boot up since (no startup chime or anything on screen). I then replaced the battery, but it still won't boot up, i tried resetting the SCM successfully, but that...
  18. J

    [SOLVED] Looking for full size, Mac compatible keyboard for grandparents

    My grandparents purchased an iMac last summer and have so far been pleased with it, but they have now enlisted me to find them a larger keyboard because the one they give you is a little dainty for my grandpa's large hands. Only problem is I'm not well-versed in the world of keyboards outside of...
  19. L

    [SOLVED] Will my computer run this monitor

    Hello, I know this is a silly question probably but I just had to be sure before I "jump the gun" I have a late 2014 Mac mini (i5 4278u 2.6ghz model with 8gb of ddr3 1600 ram) and I currently use a 34" LG ultra wide. I have the opportunity to purchase the Samsung 49" ultra wide (this one...
  20. R

    [SOLVED] iPad A1489 Digitizer replacement

    I use an iPad mini 2, I can not find any replacer for my digitizer anywhere. Those available are one pin, mine is two separate sets of pins. What is the second pin for? And can I go ahead and fix the digitizer with one pin. Will it work?
  21. N

    Question i got ipad mini 2 and i need to unlock

    i have a old ipad mini 2 and i reset it and it got unlocked, i dont know the email and password,the bill and box associated with the device, how to unlock it? somebody please help me with this
  22. J

    [SOLVED] Android to Iphone switch, need some information.

    If you don't want to see the opening go to the next paragraph. Hi Guys, been looking at the newer apple products recently and have been swayed to at least try an iPhone out. I have always been a die hard Android fan, but recently looking deeper into the grasp that google has on me I find myself...
  23. M

    Question two step authentication change

    how can i take off two step authentication on the iphone? i know it make it less secure but it's also preventing me from logging in on my other device. it asks me the the authentication code but it doesn't give me the option to type it in, which is why i want to remove it. i've tried going...
  24. M

    Question iphone 4s to iphone 8 transfer

    how can i transfer all my text messages that i have on my iphone 4s to my iphone 8? i'm looking to transfer every message i've send on my on iphone 4s to my iphone 8
  25. ceriumin

    [SOLVED] Iphone SE battery dead?

    My friend currently has an Iphone SE and she is trying to fix an issue that had occured for the last 2 days. The apple logo and white screen is shown on the phone for a few seconds and the phone completely switches off. This happened 2 days ago, however today, the phone showed the 'no battery'...
  26. EmanuelDood

    [SOLVED] Macbook Pro booting windows undesirably

    So I bought a new SSD for my main desktop and I decided to upgrade a Macbook Pro 2010 I have laying around. I formated the SSD I was gonna install on the MBP (of course) and as I turned it on, it just started windows unsuccessfully, as expected. My intend was just to use the SSD instead of the...
  27. A

    [SOLVED] Help choosing a laptop

    Hi all HP ZBook 15u G6 15.6" FHD Touchscreen Mobile Workstation i7 or MacBook Pro with touch pad 2019? My laptop has died. I had a HP Pavillion from 2014 which has an i5 processor. Anyway, I'm looking to upgrade for something reliable, durable and capable. My main use for the PC is going to...
  28. K

    [SOLVED] Mac G5: Change DVD drive to exchangable external HD

    Hey guys, I'm about to mod an old Mac G5 case, it's the old story. The thing is that I am wondering if I could exchange the DVD-drive (useless to me) with some other peace of hardware more befitting of our time. So my question is: Can you recommend me some hardware products in the same format...
  29. W


    Hello, i have a mac book with an i7 (4 x 2.66 ghz) and 8gb of ram. I put windows 7 on the computer and used the latest bootcamp drivers. I dont have the typical issues as other people, my sound works and my graphics driver doesnt crash. The only issues i experience is when playing the sims 4...
  30. N

    What is a better choice to buy? [Mac]

    Hi, I would like to know, which one of these Macbooks is a better choice to buy. Either Apple MacBook Air 13,3 (2017) or Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13,3 (2014) The Air is newer but I would say worse than the Pro. I don't have any experience with Mac yet, so I don't know what to expect. This...
  31. M

    Question Should I upgrade my Mac mini 2010 more ram or ssd

    My Mac mini 2010 has 2gb of ram and I have the old spinning hard drive.
  32. LordVile

    [SOLVED] Mechanical keyboard help

    Looking to buy a mechanical keyboard next week. Currently looking at the Coolermaster SK630 TKL version. however wondering if anyone has any other suggestions. I do prefer linear switches not married to any brand or even linear switches but I would like a TKL layout. Been looking for a while but...
  33. watrhous

    [SOLVED] Mac Pro 2,1 Processor Compatability Question

    I received a pair of Intel Xeon X5472 3GHz Quad-Core Processor LGA 771 for a Mac Pro 3,1 BUT BUT BUT I was wondering this: Can I put these into a MacPro 2,1 with the same LGA 771 socket? If not, Why not? I'm just trying to understand the processor sockets and why these newer ones with...
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    Question Can you upgrade Macbook pro 13 inch 2019 ssd?

    If i want to get the cheapest Macbook pro 13 inch 2019 which actually cost 1300 .00 with only 128 GB storage Can replace the ssd storage? I am asking because i have read that is soldered and no one who made unboxing videos of it have also tried to show the inside of it.
  35. M

    Question upgrading mac osx

    i want to upgrade my mac osx to the latest version. in the app store it says i need a 10.8 or later but i have 10.7, how do i make the upgrade? is there a way that i can keep the look and theme of my desktop with out having all the icons with that cartoon look?
  36. LordVile

    Question Rebuilding PC

    Looking for advice on this PC. Broke My PC up and sold it due to me going to Army Training and that ends this month so looking to rebuild in July. Yes I know Ryzen 3000 is out in July and I'll swap out the CPU and board according if it's worth the price. Going for a Good value ITX build here...
  37. AndrewFreedman

    News Apple Announces macOS Catalina

    In macOS Catalina, iTunes is dead, replaced by Apple Music, Apple TV and Apple Podcasts. Apple Announces macOS Catalina : Read more
  38. AndrewFreedman

    News Apple Unleashes New Mac Pro at WWDC

    Apple unveiled a new Mac Pro at WWDC in an attempt to woo creatives. Apple Unleashes New Mac Pro at WWDC : Read more
  39. A

    Question 2012 MacBook Pro 15" Keyboard, including power button not working

    Hi guys, I have a friend’s 2012 MBP 15” model that is showing the folder with question mark. Which is due to a bad hard disk, I can hear it is stuck… that is not a problem. However the keyboard including the power button is not working. When I removed the hard disk and turned it on, it went to...
  40. AndrewFreedman

    News Apple MacBook Pros Now Go Up to 8 Cores, Claims Fastest Mac Notebook Ever

    Apple today updated its 13 and 15-inch MacBook Pros with faster and Intel Core processors, which the company says make the devices the fastest Mac notebooks ever. Apple MacBook Pros Now Go Up to 8 Cores, Claims Fastest Mac Notebook Ever : Read more