Forum discussion tagged with mac.
  1. J

    Question 2010 Macbook Air is throttling when battery level drops below 40% ?

    For some reason, my Macbook Air is throttling and not running at full performance when the battery level is under 40%. I have iStats Menu and it seems like the CPU is peaking around 140 degrees compared to the 180-190 that I normally get when I use my computer at full load with battery level...
  2. haeki1

    Question Parallel I/O performance 1 vs. 2 drives ?

    Hello everyone, I am about to buy a new macbook pro M1pro/max for video editing and I am not clear about the size of internal storage as it's often recommended to seperate OS & software from footage and media cache. So I thought taking a smaller internal drive + an external Thunderbolt 3 drive...
  3. hidekelip

    Question Fit mid-2011 iMac 27” internals into a mini-atx case ?

    Hello, fine people. I’ve come across an old mid-2011 iMac 27” computer that has everything working (it is getting an SSD). However, the aluminum housing of the main body has some dents that would require fixing. But before I do that, does anyone have experience or know-how to advise me how to...
  4. TripleYoThreat

    Question When waking from sleep, the first key command is transmitted to the OS, any way to do the opposite like in macOS ?

    Always come back and hit space and pause my Spotify. I know from the start that Windows has been like this, but I like macOS's style better on this.
  5. P

    Question Setting up 2 external HDMI monitors for Macbook Air (Retina, 13 inch, 2018)

    Hi, We have a Macbook Air (Retina, 13 inch display, 2018) that we are hoping to set up with two external HDMI monitors to allow for an extended desktop. Our Macbook Air has 2 x USB-C ports that can function as Thunderbolt 3 ports. Neither of us have any experience with adaptors or external...
  6. Baraa_Al Turk

    Question Booting NVMe on Mac Pro 3.1 using Win 10

    Hello everyone, I'm really frustrated since I have spent so many hours trying to figure something for my problem. I have a Mac Pro 3.1 (I believe it's 2008) and I have had windows 10 installed on it for a very long time, you can say I never worked on macOS. Recently I've bought an NVMe M.2 SSD...
  7. S

    [SOLVED] Monitor "no signal" on MacBook Air M1 ?

    So I just got my MacBook Air m1 and tried to hook it up to my old monitor a Philips 243v (a very cheap monitor) I went out and bought a usb-c to DisplayPort cable but my Mac won't recognise it and my screen displays "no signal" (DisplayPort) ? Was looking at the Dell S2721QS and was wondering if...
  8. Jfontanilla


    Hi, I have macbook, I can't connect my email to our server name. I tried to connect using different server name and it's working and connected successfully. I used mac mail app as my email client. Please help me. Thank you. Hi, Is there any way to open or use port 25 for smtp server in...
  9. K

    Question Missing copied files from cross-platforms ?

    Recently i have shifted from Mac (Hackintosh) to Windows platform. I have been making backups to an NTFS-formatted, external 2TB HDD using Tuxera , an app which allows me to see ntfs partitions on mac...but the problem is some of the data goes missing when i connect the disk on...
  10. AlergicToTheSun

    [SOLVED] 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...
  11. M

    [SOLVED] Professional file management and back-up software for MAC OS

    Hi, There seems to be a large variety of software available for Microsoft Windows, but I'm specifically looking for high end software to manage large amounts of files and map structures on a daily basis. Is there any type of (preferably free and trustworthy) software available for Macs that...
  12. L

    [SOLVED] I want to play windows games on mac

    I have a quaries i have multiple games on my steam account. but now i shifted to MAC from windows, so most of the games are only available for windows. Is there any way to play windows game in mac?
  13. 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...
  14. joshuahclark999

    [SOLVED] Macbook air 13in 2015...half dead from water damage?

    TLDR at the end I have a macbook air 2015 13in model a1466 . I got it through someone who said it was broken cause of a salsa spill. After taking it apart and looking through the components the only ones that showed any sign of liquid damage were the i/o board to logic board ribbon cable, and a...
  15. P

    Question 1 headset used for PC and Mac Audio Simultaneously

    I have the Sony wh-1000xm4, which allow me to use my mac and pc audio interchangeably, seamlessly one at a time, but I was wondering if I could play audio from both my mac and PC at the same time rather than pausing one and listening to the other. Thanks I want to accomplish this through...
  16. eyeala

    [SOLVED] SSD SATA getting lots CRC Error Counts! Replacement Easy?

    Hey guy's I'm new hear, but I have been using this forum for good hardware advice for years. So here is one for ya: I'm a Mac guy mainly for the production software choices and ease of use. Right now I have a brand new MacBook Pro that I primarily use, but before that it was just my Mac Mini...
  17. A

    Question I need a B/W A3 format printer for MacBook M1

    Hey, the title says it all :) We design a super simple weekly black and white A3 (8 pages) format newspaper, I want to buy a new system (MacBook Air M1) and I need to print a couple of A3 pages a day in black and white. (it would be cool if it could also do the scanning, when needed, like...
  18. 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)...
  19. N

    [SOLVED] How would I natively boot linux, windows 10, and os x?

    Building a new PC build and wanna go all out triple booting Windows 10, Linux, and OS X. I'm wanting to do it natively as I have the storage for it. I know kvm is an option, and if it's a better one than I'm willing to go that route but how do I make them all boot natively?
  20. editor1

    [SOLVED] I need a portable offline calendar for all platforms. Or let me know your opinion('s).

    Hi all I want a portable offline calendar. The main thing is I want it to be a off line without option to sink to anything. I use Windows, Linux, Android, Mac and IOS. Any thoughts ? As always.. TY for reading.
  21. S

    Question ~2012 MacBook white screen on boot

    So I have this problem where a MacBook doesn’t boot. It is stuck on a completely white screen. No logo or anything. It plays the startup sound, the old classic one that’s been on macs for ages, but it never goes further than that. I’ve tried everything I can find, but nothing has worked...
  22. Zorb-_-

    [SOLVED] Mac and Xbox audio in one headset

    Hi I play Xbox and use my Mac for discord ex. I need something that can help me use my headset for both at the same time
  23. 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...
  24. System32_76

    Question Can't Turn Up & Down Laptop Display Brightness

    As the title says. I'm running Linux Mint 19.3 Cinnamon with Nvidia Geforce 9400GM drivers. Is this a driver issue at all?
  25. Noxious1

    Question Updating MAC OS X Mountain Lion (2012)

    Hi, So I bought a mac (2012 one) my lil bro to do his school homework on, My issue is I can't update the OS cause its an old system But it says to go on the site to do an update -So I go -But It don't work cause its outdated Currently It has OS X Mountain Lion (2012) Could anyone know how to...
  26. 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...
  27. C

    [SOLVED] how do you change the user of the mac's name?

    I brought my Macbook Pro 2017 13" from CEX here in Australia in 2018. I was stupid enough not to factory reset it and I only just realised that my username is 'cex' in the mac's disk. Is there any way to change the user of the mac disk without factory resetting it? Thanks, Colby
  28. 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...
  29. T

    [SOLVED] How can i clean a Macbook charger cable?

    How can I clean a Macbook charger cable safely? My cable is pretty dirty at the moment I read that rubbing alcohol damages the protective layer of the cable and makes it dry. Using other chemicals on the cable also damages the cable in the long term.
  30. D

    [SOLVED] Ribon cable ripped - Iphone 7

    When i opened my iphone 7 i accidentally ripped the blqck rbbon cable that is connecting display to mobile, Its located at the top and its protected by tiny socket and it just broke at half, I want to know what is that cable and how much money will it cost to fix it
  31. 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...
  32. gotechnocious

    [SOLVED] How can I use parental control on my Mac?

    I usually hover over my children's shoulders, watching their every move in order to keep them safe. I know that Apple has several parental control features. But don't know what to choose or use? I need help to protect them (my children) as they browse the internet or while playing games.
  33. michael112602

    [SOLVED] PC blue screening after changing core voltage

    I didn't really know what I was doing a few months ago and I changed the core voltage in msi afterburner a bit (I was looking at some mac bootcamp overclocking tutorial and it told me to change it but I don't know) but yeah shortly after it bluescreened and I got spooked and uninstalled...
  34. L

    Question Is there a way I can see when the last time I used my SSD?

    Recently I have lost my portable SSD and I was wondering if there was any way I could see when the last time I used it. Since If I could find out a time, it would help me know my whereabouts at the time when I lost it. Thank you for reading :)
  35. B

    [SOLVED] Rufus Equivalent on macOS Catalina

    I need to make a bootable Windows 10 install USB and a lot of folks suggest Rufus. Unfortunately, I could not find the dmg file to install the app. it seems no Mac version available.
  36. fall3n

    [SOLVED] Black Screen with Blinking Cursor... bad USB?

    I just finished building a PC and am now trying to install windows 10. I created a bootable USB on my Mac twice with two different methods but when I try to boot from the USB on the new PC shows the BIOS, I select the USB as the boot device and then it just shows a black screen with no text but...
  37. zuzaamm1111

    Question film editing

    Hi. (As a beginner editor) Im wondering if I should buy IMAC 27" or MACBOOK PRO 15" ? And pls help me with the parameters. I found this : -
  38. O

    [SOLVED] Surface scan of Mac mini hard drive using linux badblocks?

    I am not a Mac person, yet I was asked to fix a Mac Mini. It starts the boot process but eventually reports that there was an error in the boot process and reboots. It was reported that the unit was dropped. I suspect the hard drive has bad blocks. I removed the hard drive and made it into...
  39. E

    Question 5.1 surround gives me trouble in VLC

    Hi, I use VLC for playing movies on my Macbook, and have a problem when I reproduce 5.1 files. With some files the channels mix up and the center comes out of the right surround and the left surround from the lfe. And I found that changing the numbers of the speakers from the Audio Midi Setup of...
  40. 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...