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- My trackpad button on my trusty old MacBook has been a little odd for a while now (clicking feels uneven; I get a nice, solid...
- Hello everybody, While reinstalling my display into my iMac, I broke one of the 4 thin strips of metal that comes out of the ...
- Hello everybody, I've taken my iMac apart due to the problem described in this answer, and it looks like I need a new part. H...
- Hello all, Yesterday, the very tip (just the bulb-like part on the very end) came off a headphone jack while it was inside th...
- Hello all, My sister's laptop suddenly lost responsiveness with the keyboard one day - the keys didn't do anything anymore. T...
- So I generally keep my MacBook in very good shape, but the other day I noticed a little speck in the middle of the display. I...
- My iPod generally works fine, but sometimes my iPod will play around 3-5 seconds of a song, pause for a couple seconds, and t...
- I've had this computer for a couple years now, and it's still running strong. The battery still gives me 4-5 hours charge, wh...
- I'm more of a bike enthusiast than an expert, but it could be the wheel bearings. I would try taking it apart and cleaning / greasing the bearings. Hope this helps!
- As the teardown says, the LCD is fused to the digitizer. This means that you can't repair one without replacing both parts. It's unfortunate that manufacturers do this to save a few millimeters of thickness, but fused parts are fairly standard in phones and other displays.
- There's a firmware update for the PS3 which prevents jailbreaking. Certain models can be downgraded to allow a jailbreak while some cannot. If you can get the model number, there are some sites that will give you this information. You should do a Google search if you want more information.
- If you have enough time to do so (before the phone shuts off) then delete some applications. If that doesn't work, you may have to hard reset the device.
- Having owned one of these great machines, I can testify to the hinge problems I had towards the end of its life. As the hinge starts to break, the display cables within the hinge can start to fray and break. You've got a few options: 1) Continue to use the laptop until the screen is unusable. At that point, you can connect a display, keyboard, and mouse and close the lid. You have to watch out for heat with the lid closed, but your computer will live on. Alternatively, you could make it run headless. 2) If you want to fix the problem, you'll have to replace the display. Unfortunately, you could probably buy an Intel MacBook for the price of the display, so this isn't really price-effective. Hope this helps! If this solves your problem, please come back and mark this answer as accepted. Thanks!
- The antenna guide for this device shows some tiny screws on and behind the antenna that can be removed. After removing those screws, a spudger will get the case open. If this solves your problem, please come back and mark this answer as accepted. Thanks!
- Asked a friend who's knowledgable in the subject (Mac Pro owner, Hackintosh enthusiast), here's what he had to say: "Yes, you'll be able to run the 7950 Mac Edition. (There is no 7970 for OS X, unfortunately). It's just not officially supported. "Also, according to BareFeats (http://www.barefeats.com/gpu7950.html) you'll need either Lion or Mountain Lion, and if you're running 10.7.5 or 10.8.2 you'll also need a special driver that comes on a disc. 10.8.3 does not need a special driver."
- Unfortunately the logic boards are different shapes. These two laptops are from two different generations and two different sizes. What you are asking is impossible.
- You have had problems with kexts involving sleep mode (1, 2) before. Have you tried removing those kexts again?
- Does the iMac get excessively hot when it restarts? Computers are designed to shut down when they reach a certain temperature threshold. Check the temperature using a program like iStat Menus or smcFanControl. If it's getting too hot, you should use an air compressor or similar tool to blow out any dust. If that doesn't work, you might want to replace the thermal paste. Considering you have an old computer, you might want to downgrade to 10.4 if none of this helps.
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After removing the display, I noticed a high pitched whine coming from the machine, different loudness for different levels of display brightness. Reading up on it, it seems that the problem is with the vertical sync cable (and this is a well-known issue with Apple with new machines, too). So be careful when reinserting this cable!
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would this run vista or 7
I believe the requirements for Vista / 7 are 2+ GB of RAM (with 4 recommended). It certainly wouldn't run it fast, by any standards.