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  1. G

    Backlight and sleep not working

    (macbook pro 15 inch, late 2008 2.4 GHz) I reapplied the thermal paste for my macbook pro- have (had?) zero experience with messing around w/ the board so may not have been the best idea. I somehow managed not to brick it and it now runs 20 c cooler- but the back light for the keyboard does not...
  2. nuuvicious

    computer won't start after applying thermal paste

    Soooo, today I figured I wanted to replace the original, crisp thermal paste on my Early 2015 MacBook Pro 13" Retina. I opened the back case and just started working on it. Except one thing... I forgot to disconnect the battery, but disconnected the keyboard cable (I think LOL). Anyway, applying...
  3. podge100

    Cataclysmic External Hard Drive Fail

    my seagate expansion external hard drive is formally kaputt. It doesn't show up on my desktop or in disk utility. I am not sure what has happened. I can't do any first aid on it because it is not there. I have switched usb ports and tried on another laptop. Squat. Can anyone help with what...
  4. AndyAkins

    HomeKit Starting from the ground level: first time HomeKit user looking for advice

    My family is moving into a new house in Sept, and we’re wanting to try our hands at some home automation. We’re an Apple house, and don’t own any Smart Home devices or assistant/hubs, so we thought we’d go the home kit route. We’re actually starting from ground zero for our setup, as my current...
  5. T

    noobie AF! I NEED HELP mbp 2009 ssd help!

    hi brand new here, been reading through for a while now but cant seem to find the answers im looking for. I have a mid 2009 mbp 15" looking to change the faulty" it makes a grinding noise" HDD with something a bit quicker preferably on the cheaper side. Thanks Will I need an enclosure/adapter or...
  6. Ebru

    Calling iPhone regs and pros. Questions by a noob.

    Jumped ship from android devices last year and got the 6s. I’ll be receiving the 8 tomorrow and have some questions for the elite. I recently learned about the whole battery cycle thing and I want to make sure I get the best out of this new device so here are a few questions... 1. Will we have...
  7. L

    Resolved gpu efi flash on PC

    hi everybody, seems my gpu died (hd 4780 1gig) yesterday so im looking for a cheap way to replace it. my question. is it possible to flash a gpu for macpro usage on a PC running win7? googled this for an hour, no success... im using my mac for Audio only so i guess gpu power isnt that...
  8. Boofhead

    Mac Newbie looking for info

    Ive been a pc guy all my life. When its come to gaming and most of all music production. Until i got my hands on a mac. Macmini 2012 to be exact. Unfortunately that was a borrowed item off a family member and im now in the market for one of my own. Any apple product. Became a big...
  9. arkmannj

    iOS Classes, Structs & Memory Usage {Noob}

    Hello, I have what I think are 2 simple (noob level) questions. The First Question lets see if I am understanding this correctly. 1) I declare / create 1 Class and 1 Struct 2) Within the Class I Instantiate the Struct 3) Later, all references to the Class are removed 4) Swift removes the...
  10. D

    I need some opinions..

    Hello Mac people! This is my first post ever on this site and I wanted to get some opinions on a iMac I was looking on buying. Sorry if this is not the right place to post this I can try to move the thread or something. So let me get down to business these are the things things I want my iMac to...
  11. jesslouise

    Which Macbook would best suit my needs?

    I'm looking at transitioning from a windows to a mac and have been doing a lot of research on which model would suit me best. I'm mainly investing in a mac for the video/photo editing programs and as a student I also have a limited budget. I want something that can easily run programs such as...
  12. arkmannj

    iOS XCode Noob Question: IB linking to Code

    Hello, I am just starting to learn Swift and XCode, and I had a quick question. I'm just learning about linking items in the Interface Builder (From a storyboard or XIB) to code by Ctrl+Click & dragging from the item in IB into the code, where XCode then places some code beginning with...
  13. B

    I made some letters! How do I make a typeface?

    I made my first typeface in Adobe Illustrator! Here's what some of the 70+ characters I made look like: These characters are all vector-based images that were left over from a logo design I did (I got carried away!) and I wanted to put the typeface in my portfolio. However, while I have...