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    Question Macbook 2008 screen fading to grey every few seconds and nothing working

    Got a weird issue here! I've been given a 2008 macbook which claimed to have a laggy trackpad. They thought it was overheating so I applied some new (and much needed) themal compound and manually maxed out the fans but temps were in the 40s, so no issue there. Initially the trackpad was lagging...
  2. 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...
  3. Mount Russmore

    Question Macbook on Linux running 65%-90%

    Hey, I have a mid 2010 MBP a1286, that I recently put a new SSD in and install Ubuntu 20.04 on. I know that MBP tend to get hot, but I felt like mine was just getting way to hot, so I checked it with the sensors command in terminal after installing the necessary files. That's besides the...
  4. 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?
  5. smithadamtries

    Is there any Windows Laptop with a Trackpad as Apple MacBook?

    I've been using an Apple MacBook Pro for more than 4 years now! The only issue with my Mac is that it gets heated up quick and I'm unable to play games. Although, I can keep up with the basic Windows OS issues, but I can't handle a machine that has a trackpad as good as a Mac. I've tried the...
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    [SOLVED] Mac OS for Macbook Pro Mid 2012 model

    I have a macbook pro mid 2012 model, it's with 2nd gen core i5 and has 4GB DDR3 RAM and 500GB HDD. OS X 10.7.5 is practically of no use now as most apps do not work/install. Please suggest the OS which will best work with current hardware without any significant degradation in performance?
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    Trade macbook pro 2017 for a dell xps 13 9370?

    I have a dual core i5 macbook pro 2017 8gb ram, is it worth trading it for a dell xps 9370, I will also pay an added £100. I am worried as macbooks are more realiable and the dell xps has never had issues aparently and is mint condition. I am a computer science student so 16gb of ram and 512gb...
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    [SOLVED] 2020 Macbook Air or 2020 Macbook Pro 13'?

    Hi, I am debating between buying the 2020 Macbook Air with the quad-core I5 and 16GB of RAM or to wait for the 2020 MacBook Pro 13'. I don't plan on doing anything too intensive on them other than browsing the web, Netflix, etc. However, I would like the option of using things like photoshop if...
  9. c0dine

    [SOLVED] HELP.. Can you make a Thunderbolt port ??

    I have a Mid 2010 Macbook Pro and I dont have Thunderbolt or a USB 3 port. My question is I know I can take out the optical CD rom drive and convert to a 2nd HD. But can I go from the SATA and make a thunderbolt or usb3 port i know it would have enough power. But is it possible??
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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...
  11. Lukasamba

    Question I'm thinking of switching from windows to macbook, is it worth it ?

    Hello, i'm student right now, i'm studying software engineering (programming/coding) at university, i have a 2 years old gaming laptop, lenovo legion y520, it has i5-7300hq, gtx 1060 6gb, 8gb ddr4, 128gb ssd + 2tb hdd. I am thinking of selling this laptop and buying apple laptop, just don't know...
  12. N

    Photojournalism + Travel Laptop - which should I pick?

    Hi everyone! I'm an aid worker/photojournalist and usually find myself in situations where I need a fairly solid laptop that can enable me to edit photos on Lightroom and Photoshop quickly/precisely (screen quality) on the go. I've saved up around $1,500 AUD (all prices are AUD), and love...
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    [SOLVED] How can I disable secure boot on my MacBook Pro 2011?

    Hello, today I tried to install Ubuntu on my MacBook but when I start from the USB-stick, an error appears and it says that I the system cannot boot from the stick because of secure boot. How can I disable that? I have already tried to do it at Disk Utilities on Startup Secure Utility but on...
  14. Like_Nat

    MacBook pro 16po vs other laptop

    I'd like to buy a laptop for about $1500. I saw the MacBook pro 16" for the same price and wondered about the difference in power between the Mac and a $1500 laptop. I don't like the fun aspect of a laptop and I'd like to have one that I could easily carry everywhere without being frowned upon...
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    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...
  16. joesklar

    Question MacBook Pro 820-3115 G3H missing

    Hi everyone, It's been a while since I've posted here, but knowing what a bright bunch you all are I was hoping for some help. I know the majority of the community look at laptops and custom build PCs, but I'm appealing to the Apple experts in the forum. I've got a 820-3115 that I purchased as...
  17. sylex1

    [SOLVED] A gaming laptop and a macbook instead of PC?

    Hi there guys! So i've been using a PC since I was 10 or less. I had a few MacBook in the past years and they felt comfy, but i always returned to PC because of gaming. I built a High End Gaming PC in 2019 Q3 but now i'm just not playing that much. I have a new company notebook (Dell G5 maxed...
  18. sylex1

    [SOLVED] Is it a worthy successor?

    Hi there guys! So i've been using a PC since I was 10 or less. I had a few MacBook in the past years and they felt comfy, but i always returned to PC because of gaming. I built a High End Gaming PC in 2019 Q3 but now i'm just not playing that much. I have a new company notebook (Dell G5 maxed...
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    [SOLVED] Unable to find 650M drivers on MacOS Catalina

    Hello, I recently bought a mid 2012 MacBook Pro with a 650M in it. I upgraded it to Catalina almost as soon as I got it, but I see that could've been a mistake. For some reason (Even though the OS is over 6 months old now) Nvidia drivers for the 650M on Catalina still don't exist? Am I going...
  20. Pieter Crauwels

    [SOLVED] I am trying to make my usb drive bootable because i am using a macbook to install windows 10 on my new pc

    (Before i start, i just want to say thanks to the people that respond to this question) So recently i build my first pc ever, and now it is ready. So i looked up a lot of videos on how to install windows 10 on my MSI Tomahawk MAX motherboard and they were pretty simple, until i realised the...
  21. B

    Question Macbook pro 13" not connecting to external monitor

    Hello, So my 13" Macbook Pro does not want to connect to my 34" LG Ultrawide Monitor. Whenever I try and connect it, this message up on the upper right corner of my screen (Picture) and it says "USB Devices disabled, unplug the USB device using too much power to re-enable usb devices". I have...
  22. H

    [SOLVED] Which used MacBook should my sister buy in 2019

    Hi, my sister is looking for used MacBook for max. 390 $. Which model should she go for? She doesn't really know much about macs so neither do I. She wants it for watching movies, social medias and internet surfing. How much RAM will she need, what processor etc. Which used model should she...
  23. 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 : -
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    [SOLVED] Macbook Pro external display 4K

    Hi all, I have a Macbook 15'' 2017. I want an external display, of 27'', and as I'm used to the retina display, and as I need quality —I'm a frontend developer/designer— I'm considering 4K. My question is: does it worths a 27'' 4K in a macbook? I ask because 4k in a 27'' will display smaller...
  25. R

    [SOLVED] Mouse and Keyboard on Windows 10 OS

    I have recently dual booted my Macbook to run in windows, since this change i have had awful luck getting the Mac Mouse and keyboard to stay synced with the device, it will connect via Bluetooth but as soon as i stop using it for about 10 secs it will stop responding even though it still shows...
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    [SOLVED] Macbook Pro 2018 15 Inch Popping/crackling Sound

    Hello everyone. My MacBook Pro is making some weird noises when moving it. It's a kind of popping/crackling sound. Is It because the laptop is running hot? Video Thanks you.
  27. 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...
  28. Saidrafly

    [SOLVED] A second 2015 macbook for $900 or Brand news asus for $800, what should i pick? Read desc for spec

    A second macbook retina (99% condition): Core i5 gen7, 2.2 up to 3.2 Ram 8gb Ssd 128gb Gpu intel iris 6100 Ips panel Aluminium body $900 Asus A409FJ: Core i5 gen 8 quad core 1.6 up to 2.9 Ram 8gb Ssd 256 & 1 TB HDD Gpu intel 620 & Nvidia geforce 230mx 2 GB Ips panel Full plastic body $800 I’m...
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    Question Macbook a1278 reaches 99c

    hello, i recently bought a macbook a1278 2011 13"with an i5. I replaced the thermal paste with mx 4. And the temps when watching youtube or starting laptop up reach 99c then it throttles down. There is no dust and the fan work just fine. I tired ramping the fan speed to the max and the temps...
  30. waqasazeez

    Question Macbook Pro 15" (Mid-2012) is dead slow

    Hello All, My Macbook was running well until a month ago. But now it's dead slow. Even took hours to install Mac OS High Sierra from scratch. I ran First Aid on SSD, it reports no problem. I ran default tests (4 Passes) of Memtest86 which took almost 9 hours, even that didn't report any errors...
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    Question Audio not playing!!

    Good day to you, I have a MacBook Retina 12-inch Early 2015 that has an issue with audio. It is muted all the time. I tried to find the Output devices in System Preferences > Sound and no output device is shown. I tried reset SMC or NVRAM and that didn't work either. Some quickfixes like...
  32. M

    [SOLVED] Macbook Pro Intel Core i5 7267U + AMD ? Bottleneck?

    Hi, I have a 13 inch Macbook pro mid 2017 and I want to get an external GPU to boost performance as well as playing games (Apex Legends / Fortnite / Overwatch) Mainly. Current specifications: 3.1 GHz Intel Core i5 7267U 8 GB 2133 MHz LPDDR3 Integerated Graphics Card Intel Iris Plus...
  33. 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...
  34. 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...
  35. 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...
  36. Question Mac won't turn on or charge - apparently water damage (with pics)

    Hi My girlfriends Macbook air (early 2015 Intel i5) won't charge. I delivered it to an licenced Apple Service Center in Norway, where they told me water damage was found. They wanted around $1200 to fix it - apparently they had to change "The motherboard, the keyboard and one cable". She says...
  37. emmawearstripes

    Question Macbook Pro vs surface book 2

    I'm interested in buying either a Macbook Pro or Surface Book 2 and I'm interested to hear people's thoughts on the two. I'm aiming for 15" 16GB Ram with at least 500 GB memory if not 1TB. I work as a graphic designer, mainly on patterns so I'd be using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop a lot, but...
  38. M

    Question KVM Switch with 6 USB's?

    - I'm looking for a KVM Switch that allows me to operate both my Macbook and my Desktop computer (Not Simultaneously) with the same peripherals and the same monitor. - I intend to plug the monitor into the desktop directly using HDMI to DVI, and HDMI to HDMI into the KVM for the MacBook. - The...
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    Best laptop under 4000 USD

    I want to learn and master programming , hacking and PEN-TESTING . So I need a great laptop for it. Could you give me some suggestions for it?
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    Question Basic USB-C to Thunderbolt 3 Question

    Can I connect a Thunderbolt 3 HUB to a MacBook 12" (non-Thunderbolt 3) USB-C port and still have all HUB ports usable (ignoring drop in transfer speed)? HUB in question: OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock I know OWC sells USB-C HUB model, but...