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  1. T

    Backups, Carbon Copy Cloner, and Time Machine

    Hi, I have a few questions about Backups, Carbon Copy Cloner, and Time Machine. Any insight greatly appreciated! I’ve been using Time Machine to backup the two Mac laptops in my house, and Carbon Copy Cloner for (non-versioned) bootable clones, weekly and before OS updates. I’m now thinking of...
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    M1 Air has no Wi-Fi even in recovery mode. Can I restore using apple configurator?

    I used Erase Mac with my m1 Air which couldn't connect to Wi-Fi in recoveryOS and now it is stuck with activation lock (not iCloud lock, it is a device based locke and the mac only needs to talk to apple servers in orther to be activated). I guess the Wi-Fi problem is emanating from some sort of...
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    Disk utility not showing macintosh HD in internet recovery mode

    I just switched on my macbook pro mid 2014 today and i got the folder with the question mark.I did not get such issues in the past and used my macbook pro normally until yesterday without any problems.So i did command + R to enter recovery mode but brought me to internet recovery mode.I opened...
  4. danieltjindaidy

    Creating a bootable macOS Big Sur Install Disk in Recovery mode?

    So, backstory, I tried installing macOS Monterey on my 2020 Intel MacBook Pro. However, the update app keeps crashing, and when I made a bootable installer for Monterey, it threw me an error that says "A software update is required to use this startup disk". Of course, I Googled the problem, but...
  5. PinkyMacGodess

    Intel has a plan to own the chip world. Evidently...

    Can they do it, or has too much ground been lost? Article from Wired...
  6. GrilledCheese92

    iPhone X iPhone X Logic board

    Hello, I have an iPhone x that i am trying to recover my photos from. The iCloud photo backup was turned off. And the allow USB accessories while locked was turned off. The original screen, it stopped recognized being touched. Replaced the screen, still wont recognize touch. Possible issue with...
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    iPhone 5 or earlier Whatsapp Data Recovery

    Hello everyone, it´s my first post here and I think I can find an answer to my problem. So I decided to get rid of my old (iPhone 5, 10.3.4, 16gb) but I really want to secure the data first. So I made the usual iTunes Backup and secured the Media. However, I wanted to save my Whatsapp data...
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    MacOS can't be recovered; stuck on progress bar

    Hi, I was hoping someone could help me figure out my issue because even the Apple Phone Support guy couldn't. I have a very old MacBook Pro Retina 15" Mid-2012 (10,1) that stopped starting up. Nothing I tried worked so I gave up on it and used my iMac and iPad mainly. Months later, I decided I...
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    Unlock FileVault disk after failed Big Sur installation

    Quick summary: I tried to install Big Sur on a Macbook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Mid 2014) but this failed and now I can't access it anymore. Now I'm trying to access it through Recovery Mode to back up some files, but the FileVault password claims to be incorrect. Any ideas? Midway through the...
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    [Wiki] All Apple Silicon Support Documents

    Hi Everyone! I just thought I would document all the new tech support procedures or information specific to Mac with Apple Silicon (for example accessing the Target Disk mode or using the bootloader). This thread is a wiki so feel free to add anything else you find! Mac computers with Apple...
  11. dmylrea

    Reset to factory state seems difficult

    New MBP 13 2020 (Intel). It was purchased as an upgrade for a user, but another user needed a loaner while their MBP was being repaired. When the repair was complete, I got the loaner back and wanted to reset it back to factory for the intended user. That's when the trouble started. I did...
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    Need Help Reinstalling MacOS

    Hey guys I'm new to this Forum and I was wondering if you guys could help me out with some issues I'm having with 3 Macbook pros that i recently got from my friend that runs a computer recycling business. The Macbooks have an operating system on them that works fine but it is password locked...
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    Restore iMac from Time Capsule Backup Failed. Cannot Load Operating System

    I was having issues with the latest Catalina OS X on my iMac. I read that I could restore the previous OS by booting in Recovery Mode. I selected a previous date from my Time Capsule backups and started the process. It looked like it was going to take a ridiculous amount of hours. The next day I...
  14. Alex Roberts

    iPhone 6S Boot Loop + No Recovery

    Hello everyone I currently have iPhone 6s that is failing to boot, The phone will not power up unless it is plugged in to the charger/PC even then when the phone powers up the apple logo appears and then the phone restarts and is stuck in this loop constantly. I have been trying endlessly for...
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    Deleted big sur partition and now Mac only boots into recovery

    Even after I select my Catalina partition as the default, or boot into hard disk selection, my Mac still boots into macOS recovery instead of the OS. Any ideas? It still finds my catalina users which is the first screen on macOS recovery.
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    MacBook Pro internal drive possibly just died, please help!

    Hi all, Basically think my hard drive may have died but need some help diagnosing what happened and how I can resolve it (mainly recovering the data). It’s a MacBook Pro 15” I think it’s early or late 2013, retina screen. With an internal 500gb SSD. I’ve had boot camp installed with windows...
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    iPhone X - Apple Logo Boot Issue - STORAGE FULL

    Hey everyone, This morning I woke up to my iPhone X stuck in reboot mode (Black Screen & Apple Logo). I was just on a long trip and accumulated tons of media which is why my storage is completely full. I am desperately trying to figure out how I can fix this WITHOUT performing a factory reset...
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    Macbook Pro A1398 Getting stuck at Prohibition screen on executing Internet Recovery

    Hi, I have an A1398 MBP, which was working fine until last couple of days. I will list the series of events that occurred:- 1. It suddenly started booting in safe mode. 2. Did not accept the password. 3. There was a left shift key issue seems to be. 4. Used the Right shift to key in the...
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    MP 1,1-5,1 Can't boot into Recovery (5,1 with Catalina and M.2 NVMe)

    Command+R or Command+Option+R just boots back into the desktop. Wondering what I need to do to get Recovery to work and stay available in the future. Not much out there on creating or recreating a Recovery Partition for my situation. For kicks, here's my diskutil list results ("Brain" is my m.2...
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    How to recover a full iPhone SE when stuck in recovery mode without data loss?

    My wife's iPhone SE was overloaded with data and hung up while rebooting. Then after attempting to update to the newest firmware, I kept stuck in recovery mode. The problem is, that the iPhone is too full for recovery. Because my wife didn't make a backup, I want to avoid a flat install...