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    Update path for a rMBP running Sierra

    I have a 2014 rMBP that is still running Sierra (not even High Sierra). I put off updating it due to Software compatibility complications and eventually just started doing most of my work on my desktop, since the MacBook became slow anyways. Now I need it for a job and I need to get it to the...
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    rMBP and MP5,1 replaced by M1X?

    I have the first line of rMBP 2012 which I use when traveling, while on a daily basis I use Mac Pro 5,1 "Six Core" 3.33 (Westmere) with updated graphics to RX580 and 32GB 1333 MHz RAM, "patched" Catalina OS and 27" + 24" displays. Both have served me extremely well for many years. Since latest...
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    How do I find out MBP 2014 power?

    I've got to report the electrician rMBP 2014 power so he calculates what automatic breaker I can afford. I've heard the unit for power is watts (W). I've also heard outside my country the power is measured in A. doesn't state anything like this but MagSafe 2 specs...
  4. manongjoseph

    Is the late 2013 15" rmbp compatible with mid 2014 logic board?

    my late 2013 15" retina logic board is busted, and i need to get a new one. is it possible for me to get a 2014 one? Thank you so much in advanced for the answers. :)
  5. sammy2066

    Mid-2015 rMBP - Swollen battery

    So I noticed my Dad's mid-2015 rMBP wobbling whilst on a flat surface last week. Turns out the battery is swollen and seems like this is not an isolated issue. AppleCare has expired - the local Apple authorized service provider said the repair may be chargeable, and a call with Apple Support was...
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    iOS 11.3 crashing iTunes on 2 macs

    Please move if not appropriate section. My iPhone 8 seems to be crashing every iTunes I use to restore backup or restore and set up as new. USB logo and apple logo showing. Phone wont go into DFU mode or restore. Hardware: rMBP 2015- 10.10.5 iMac 2009- 10.9 something iPhone 8 32GB VZW On...
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    External USB-C drive that's also a Hub

    CalDigit's AV Pro 2 apparently also acts as a USB 3 hub, which is pretty handy considering I have a 2016 rMBP. Are there any other drives out there that do this? I'm in the market for a Time Machine backup drive and I'd love to know what my options are. Thanks in advance!
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    A monitor for my late-2013 rMBP

    Hi all, My trusty machine is the following spec: MacBook Pro 13 inch Late model 2013 2.6 Intel I5 8 GB Memory Intel Iris Graphics Card 1536 MB (thus running 13-inch (2560 x 1600) natively) 512 GB SSD I am now finally contemplating a display/monitor to be able to 'dock' my Macbook when at...
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    Space Grey MacBook Pro Owners - Discolouration?

    Hi folks, Any 2016/2017 rMBP owners experiencing palm rest discolouration? I have the 15" rMBP 2.7 i7 with touch bar. I noticed today some faint discolouration on both sides of the palm rest where my wrist lies. Not scratches, more just a fade in the space grey colour which I am worried will...
  10. jbuckner

    2015 rMBP or 2016 rMBP which one should I keep?

    If you look at my previous thread, you’ll see I found a sealed late 2015 13” rMPB in a pawn shop, went to pick it up yesterday and they had another sealed late 2016 space grey 13” rMBP I bought that one also. Luckily, I have the receipts from the Apple Store from the guy who...
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    I need to hand my rMBP in for repairs. Is FileVault enough to keep my data private?

    My 2014 rMBP is in need of a display repair (also, one of the rubber feet fell off, which apparently means that the whole underside has to be replaced...). I have to hand it in at the Apple Store in the next few days and I am concerned about the privacy of my data. I tend to be somewhat paranoid...
  12. ltorrelles

    My rMBP's GPU is dying :(

    Some of the artefacts don't even appear on the screenshots. I'm sad, this ************ rocked flawlessly since I bought it in OCT 2012. Do you guys have any idea of how much would it cost to replace the GPU (or I guess the entire motherboard) of a 2012 15 inch rMBP? I'm totally not buying one...
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    New rMBP 15" 2015(MJLT2LL/A) Battery guide

    Hello guys! I'm a owner of new rMBP 2015,that i have bought last summer. So to be honest,more than half time(I think better to say 80-90%) that was gone,my rMBP wasn't used. Now i'm little bit afraid about my battery,because it wasn't discharged ever(from the begining i have charged to full...
  14. francisck

    Picked up a 12" MacBook yesterday on impulse

    I have a 13" MacBook Pro with TouchBar on order but it won't be delivered until after Christmas :(. While watching videos about the new MacBook Pro on youtube I ran across a lot of reviews for the 12" MacBook. After watching a ton of reviews, comparisons, etc. I was pretty convinced that the...
  15. Phightinphils

    15" Apple Store Arrival

    Any word or insight when demo's will hit the floors at the stores even if they stay backordered? Would like to test out the touch bar and make sure it's worth the extra $ for 15" display+touch bar instead of 13" base.
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    Laptop as a secondary machine - MacBook Pro / MacBook Air / MacBook

    Hello guys, I am looking for laptop as a secondary machine. I am currently using a full spec iMac late 2013 as my main station. Mainly for adobe products (Photoshop, illustrator and InDesign). Based on the work that i am doing it will serve me at least 2 more years, most likely more. I want...
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    rMBP i5 8GB RAM vs MBair 13' i7 8GB RAM

    Hello all, I am looking for a secondary computer that it more portable than my iMac. I am between the two model below: -Retina MacBook Pro (MF839LL/A) 2.7GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor, Turbo Boost up to 3.1GHz 8GB 1866MHz memory 128GB PCIe-based SSD - MacBook Air (MF839LL/A) 2.2GHz...
  18. Anthony_jardine

    I5 vs i7

    so I really wanna get the 13inch new MBP, I'll be using this for music production etc. The only way I can really afford it, is by upgrading one thing RAM from 8 - 16, or CPU from i5 - i7! I'll be running logic, pro tools etc. Can someone recommend me the best thing to upgrade:) thanks
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    swapping rMBP 15" for iMac 5k?

    Hello, a friend bought an iMac 5k 27, late 2014, (i7, 8gb, 512gb SSD). He's not really using it since the computer is located downstairs and would prefer a laptop. I have a rMBP late 2013 (maxed out model, dual gpu, 512gb ssd, 16gb ram). I use it from time to time but not that much. He suggested...
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    Sierra broke external VGA monitor connection

    Posting here as an FYI, as well as a query for help if someone has a solution. Sierra broke my external VGA monitor connection; it's mDP->VGA adapter. I'm booting Sierra off an external HDD connected vis USB to my late 2013 15" rMBP, & I have also a 27" ACD connected. When I boot from...