hardware

  1. SideStepSociety

    MP 1,1-5,1 Specific GPU recommendations - Exclusive Windows gaming use

    Apologies if this is a double post or covered elsewhere, but most of what I saw was relating to dual boot setups. I’ve got a Mid-2012, Mac Pro5,1, A1289(EMC 2629) lying around that I’d like to use exclusively with Windows for gaming. I realize it’s probably not the best computer when it comes...
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    smc reset on the MBP 2020 making noise ?

    so I shut down my MBP 13" from early 2020 and hold the power button 10 sec. The MB did a few noises like popping noise while holding the power button and seeing the apple logo. After that I started my MB normal. Are the noises normal and was it ok to do the smc reset for the health of my MB...
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    Diagnostics (holding D+option) problem with the network

    when im holding the D button and Option I can see a moving planet. Then I select my wifi and type in my password. When im connected nothing happen. What can I do? Its a MacBook Pro 13" from early 2020 with i7 10th. And to turn it off I need to shut it down by holding the power button. thanks
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    MacBook Pro 13inch 2020 Intel Freeze/Stuttering? + Port Diminishing?

    Hey all! I purchased my MacBook 2020 13inch intel i5 Touch Bar almost a year ago. My cat happened to scratch my screen so I sent it in to get repaired. I think they may have given me a new MacBook which is awesome. Anyway, sometimes when plugging in my Mac to charge, it will freeze, and stutter...
  5. HopefullSisyfus

    (malicious) screen alteration can't be restored or erased. Searching deeper solution.

    Hello all readers, I am new here to MacRumours forum. I have been a faithfull mac-user for years. I am posting this thread here, in hope to find a solution to a persisting problem i can't seem to get rid of. I have been with a screen "problem" on my new Macbook pro 2019 (catlina) and on my...
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    G4 Cube Speakers Modification

    Hi All, I recently modified my G4 Cube speakers to run from any computer over USB and also added an AUX input. The speakers have a decent sound and great style but the limitation to running them only with a Cube was getting me down. I have seen other posts about folks enabling the G4 Cube...
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    MP 6,1 MP6,1 Hardware Diagnostic Tool

    Can someone point me to where I can find a low-level hardware diagnostic tool for MP6,1? I was told that it was shared in this forum but I cannot find it. My Mac Pro randomly ejects USB devices (drives, webcam, mic, etc.). I have used the Apple Diagnostics and it shows everything is fine. I was...
  8. CuriousOtter

    NVMe SSD Upgrade on a Late 2012 iMac

    INTRO Hello, I do hope you as the reader are well! I have been given a Late 2012 iMac 2.7ghz 21.5" as a gift, and it is painfully slow. The HDD corrupted and it is running off an external HDD connected via USB. So I am looking to add a few upgrades. I am focussing on the RAM and SSD as the CPU...
  9. darkcompass

    iPad iPad and Software for Art Student

    My daughter will be going into college for Art and Design. She's used to canvases, but would like to include digital media. On a budget, so what iPad, Pencil and software do people suggest for illustrations, watercolor, and abstract painting?
  10. Tomas Romero Juanson

    Nvidia K2100 Flash hardware

    I Jumped into this armed with a little information. enough to be dangerous I have the k2100m 27"Imac 2010 I have installed it and uninstalled it because I learned I needed to flash it It sits a black screen now I see the NVflasher for windows and the ROM and I have a windows desktop and laptop...
  11. milohywel

    MP 1,1-5,1 How can I make my mac Pro a current computer?

    Hey folks, I'm gonna try to cover this as quick as possible as it could be a question which is asked often. I've just purchased the most recent Macbook Pro, which is running the latest OS and is running it smooooth. At home I also have a Mac Pro (Mid 2010 tower), which cannot update past High...
  12. Mr. Awesome

    WWDC vs. September event

    Thought I’d ask this question that I’ve been thinking about for a while. Which is your favorite Apple event each year? The September iPhone event or WWDC keynote? I personally enjoy WWDC more because it brings new features for all product lines, and it’s always exciting to see new things at...
  13. Cake9437

    Great old MBP, Hesitant to upgrade OS, cheap Chinese motherboard installed, advice?

    Hey, this is my first post on the site, nice to meet you all. Please help me determine if I can upgrade my OS, to what level I should, and if doing so will fix my problem. I got an excellent macbook pro 8 years ago, but that was 8 years ago. Originally it had 10.9 Mavericks on it and it was...
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    iMac not powering up after upgrade (RAM, SSD, CPU thermal transfer)

    I did a few upgrades to a 2017 21.5" Retina iMac, and unfortunately, upon reassembly, it isn't powering on. Here's a photo of it, display disconnected. In the second photo I've labelled things for reference. Status: In the photo, AC is plugged in Of the 5 diagnostic lights, the first one...
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    MacBook Pro 16" clicking sound bottom case

    Hi there, I recently got my MBP 16'. When I rest my palm on my case it makes a creaking sound when even the slightest bit of pressure is applied to the wrist/palm rest area. With me it is on the left side next to the trackpad. You can try it yourself by pressing slightly on the mentioned area...
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    MacBook Pro (early 2015) water damage led to WiFi issue, “no hardware installed”

    I spilled a bit of water on the upper right side of my laptop (pro, 13in Retina early 2015) and now I cannot access WiFi. The icon reads “no hardware installed.” Bluetooth still works, and several hardware tests show no issue. I’ve opened the case to clean, the only water damage indicators that...
  17. SidTheSloth

    iPhone 11 Pro internet problem?

    Just received my new iPhone 11 Pro there less than a week ago. When using the phone I’ve noticed that the internet connection will stop working, for instance if I am playing music on Apple Music, it will just stop working even though I have a good internet connection but if I go to another app...
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    Macbook Air Screen Problems

    My 2016 MacBook Air. I opened it up today and the screen was like this. Didn't drop it, no water drops, anything. I tried restarting it, i tried doing the command, p, r, shift. i even tried the shift & power button. nothing is helping. i don't know if its the smc, if it has just been dropped...
  19. M

    Macbook Air Screen Issue

    e My 2016 MacBook Air. I opened it up today and the screen was like this. Didn't drop it, no water drops, anything. I tried restarting it, i tried doing the command, p, r, shift. i even tried the shift & power button. nothing is helping. i don't know if its the smc, if it has just been...
  20. M

    MacBook Air horizontal and vertical lines

    My 2016 MacBook Air. I opened it up today and the screen was like this. Didn't drop it, no water drops, anything. I tried restarting it, i tried doing the command, p, r, shift. i even tried the shift & power button. nothing is helping. i don't know if its the smc, if it has just been dropped...