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  1. 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?
  2. 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the OS cause its an old system But it says to go on the site to do an update -So I go -But It don't work cause its outdated Currently It has OS X Mountain Lion (2012) Could anyone know how to...
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    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...
  4. 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
  5. 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...
  6. 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.
  7. 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
  8. 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...
  9. 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.
  10. 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...
  11. 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 :)
  12. 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.
  13. 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...
  14. 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 : -
  15. 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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    Question Is it better to run MacOS Mojave off an external SSD or off the included Fusion Drive?

    I just got a new 5k iMac. For specific reasons (living in a third world country and restricted time as i was on vacations) I had to get the 27 inch 5k base model. I did a 32 gb ram upgrade and bought an external ssd. Im currently running Mojave off the ssd with no problems, everything is pretty...
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    Question Old MacBook Pro won’t start.

    It was working fine until I left it sitting for about 9-10 months, now when I press the power button nothing happens. I’ve already put in a new battery and reset the PRAM and SMC. I got a new laptop about 6 years ago to replace this one. I didn’t get around to trying to sell the old one for...
  20. D

    Question Mac excel file won't open on my PC

    Not sure if this is the right place to ask this question or even the right forum, but everyone here has always given me sound advice, so this is where I will start. I hired a teenager to do some data entry for me. I gave here a thumb drive with an excel file which was formatted to calculate $$...
  21. Question iMac OSX Storage - Partition Issue - Case/Non-Case Sensitive Issue

    Hello there guys, My mother has an iMac from a few years ago and it's been going fine but there's been some issues with it over the last year. She got it from our IT guy who I'll call John. John bought the iMac originally and put windows on it. When he gave it to my mother, she wanted OSX back...
  22. T

    Question So I have a $100 budget(tight budget I know). I'm playing on Mac and I really wanna increase my frames. What kind of GPUs should I get?

    I'm ok with going a little bit over my budget but not too much. I found this GPU within my budget on Amazon: MSI Gaming GeForce GT 710 2GB GDRR3 64-bit HDCP Support DirectX 12 OpenGL 4.5 Single Fan Low Profile Graphics Card (GT 710 2GD3 LP) and Gigabyte GV-N1030OC-2GI Nvidia GeForce GT 1030 OC...
  23. J

    Question site can't be reached. Connection is not private

    I need help with this asap. This never happened to me for many years but started happening recently on my Mac. Internet connection is all good when i'm home but when i take my mac to a coffee shop or school, i get this message saying This site can't be reached. This happens on all websites...
  24. techforpc

    Question Have problem with my PC MacBook Pro 13 inc Retina with intel i5

    Hello guys I'm author of [link removed] need your opinion about my PC which is heating too much what can i do and could this harm my laptop. It is a MacBook Pro 13Inc i5 from 2013. Haven't never cleaned it. Share your experience and knowledge. Thank you.
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    Question Looking a Drag n Drop Class Seating Plan

    Hi Guys, I`m a teahcer and I am trying to look for an App that can allow me to set number of seats and the class layout and I can drag n drop students on the to the desks and arrange seating arrangement this way
  26. R

    [SOLVED] PC connectivity problems in Mac household...

    PLEASE HELP!! I’m not tech-savvy so apologies if I’m using terminology incorrectly. We are a family of Mac users, but we bought a PC (CyberPowerPC - Gamer Ultra Desktop - AMD FX-Series - 8GB Memory - 1TB Hard Drive) in April 2018 for one kid. Our ISP is Xfinity (400 Mbps download), we...
  27. yupu

    [SOLVED] what operating system is recommended for an unsupported white macbook

    Hello, earlier this week i found my old white macbook laptop that has a cracked screen, i used this laptop back when it came out (i think 2008 or 2009) in those days it was a very fast and efficient laptop (im a windows user now btw). one day the screen broke and i remember it costed like half...
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    Question Storage Solution for Video Production Business - NAS?

    We are a team of creatives looking to solve our growing storage issues as I’m sure most businesses discover. The majority of our work is video and now more often than not we filming in 4K. On average a job/project will consume roughly 200GB in its entirety which includes the raw footage...
  29. Johsbr

    Question Keyboard not working but trackpad (MacBook Pro 2018)

    So my Classmates "new" macbook pro's keyboard isn't working. The only thing that works is the mousepad but she can't login We have tried resetting the SMC and the NVRAM but nothing seems to work. Any help?
  30. News Intel Confirms Apple Macs Will Switch to Arm CPUs by 2020, Says Report

    Two different reports from this week point to Apple working on switching Macs to its own chips and allowing iOS developers to port their apps to Macs. Read more here. LUCIAN ARMASU @Lucian Armasu Lucian Armasu is a Contributing Writer for Tom's Hardware US. He covers software news and the...