hardware issues

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    MacBook Pro 2018 vent slots blocked

    My otherwise lovely MacBook Pro 2018 (bought November) has a potentially dangerous problem. On the machine's back, there are two vent slots, one on either side. Now, there is some type of foil coming out of both of them, symmetrically. The visible part of the foil covers about 4cm of each...
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    Good news everyone...

    I am picking up my 2017 MBP soon after having the T key fall off one to many times, and the sudden failure of all (i.e. both) USB-C ports, plus issues with returning from sleep (it would take minutes for the display to appear). It is about 2 months out of official warranty (that is I got it at...
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    SMC Malfunction Unrelated to Logic Board and Battery

    Hello, I have a late 2011 MBP that keeps shutting off randomly. Once it shuts off, it requires me to do an SMC reset to power it back on. Luckily I have another MBP of the same model so I swapped the logic boards to see if that was the problem, it was not. What I know so far: -Not a battery...
  4. joogo

    Constant hardware issues with new Macbook

    Hi Everyone, I have a new 12-inch MacBook for almost a year now and I have constant issues with it since the moment I bought it. Here's my story: 1. I bought my MacBook in the Apple store in Canada in December 2016. Right after that, I moved to Poland and after about 3 weeks time, the first...
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    MBA Hardware/SSD Issue?

    Hey there, I'm helping a friend with his MacBook Air 7,2 13inch. It wasn't booting anymore so they transferred what they needed off and asked me to try to take a look. I booted into recovery mode and wiped the drive with Disk Utilities, then attempted to reinstall the OS. It was having...