I have heard it said once that the beginning is the best place to start. It doesn't create confusion in a jumbled up mess of ideas, and it provides a small amount of continuity, following a progression of cause to effect. So, I have personally decided to start off at the beginning.
I was born in a little town just 3 miles west of Texas, called Portales in the year 1988. We lived not too far from there in a city called Clovis, and I can still remember the house, and some of the memories that were formed there. I was about 2 or 3 that we moved to Utah, where I would spend the rest of my growing up years in different parts of the state. Also, to put any doubt to rest, I am in fact Mormon, also known as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. My first real experience of living outside of Utah was on my LDS Mission to Orlando Florida.
There are two things that I am an absolute fanboy about. One is Apple, but I do try and avoid the typical downfalls of most fanboys such as trolling and arguing about what technology is better. I tend to see some good things in other products that aren't made by Apple. I keep an open mind, typically. My other love and passion is Doctor Who. I have a vast collection of information and goodies from Doctor Who. I eventually would love to go to a convention of sorts one day. That day has not yet happened. Soon though. Soon. If you don't know what Doctor Who is, don't worry, I'm sure I will talk to you about it at some point in time.
Teardowns I've Worked On
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Why is my keyboard an trackpad unresponsive? How can I fix it?I recently purchased a damaged MacBook Pro Retina 15" off eBay (dangerous I know), and everything works great... except...
Answer to "Battery replacement on a mid-2012 MacBookAir"The information provided by Buddy is indeed factually correct, you may not be able to find anything because it is limited to (as far as we have been able to find) the MacBook Air 2011/2012. For whatever reason, the batteries we test on Yosemite here, work just fine, but when customers are running El Capitan on those MacBook Airs, the battery won't charge, or the OS declares it to be a bad battery and that it needs to be replaced. So we request the battery to be sent back to us, and we test it, it works 100% of the time, and of all the cases of this, not once have we tested the battery and found it to be defective. Our return rate on those batteries more than tripled after the release of El Capitan. It's extremely frustrating for us as well, because we don't have the answer as to why this is happening. We did recently get a second MacBook Air to test this out on, to try and narrow down the issue by installing El Capitan on it. On the store page for that battery we have the following warning: Please note:...
Answer to "What is this part for my iPhone 4s?"The part that you are referring to is your contact clip. It's called out here. Specifically it's a contact clip, while it may have a specific purpose (we believe grounding) your phone should still work just fine.
Answer to "How do I update from vista to windows 7"Updating to a new operating system can be really exciting. However, if you need to upgrade to Windows 7, you can do so with an install disk, which will include a license key to activate your version of Windows. You do want to be careful, as there are a number of places that will sell you an illegal copy of Windows. If you do run into an issue like this, be sure to report it to Microsoft.
Answer to "iFixit battery pack user guide"The FL and 99 means that the battery pack is fully charged, and is ready for use.
Answer to "Why isn't iMessage Activating?"So, the biggest reason that you are getting that message is the way that iMessage handles the iPhone vs the iPod Touch or iPad. The iPhone sends an SMS to Apple's servers in Europe to activate your phone number with iMessage. It should work just fine without activating the phone number with iMessage with an iCloud account.
Answer to "Can I get the warranty reinstated by Apple after soda spill?"You may want to contact Apple directly, as they would be the ones to tell you if that warranty is able to be reinstated. Chances are that they will tell you no, but you can always contact them to find out.
Answer to "Why is my cable not connecting to the correct connector?"It sounds like the cable may not be folded properly, as it should fit just fine into the left socket. If that isn't able to fix the issue, you may want to contact the company you got that cable from. Update: Thanks. The problem starts with the original hard drive flex cable (not the 2nd drive kit cable). The original cable that I saw so far on the internet connects to left connector, however, when I open my mac (brand new not refurbished), it is connected to the right connector. This causes conflict because the 2nd drive kit cable (ifixit and Oxx) also connects to the right connector. My question is whether other experience the same thing and Apple actually made a design revision on the 2012 mac mini.
Answer to "Why is my microphone still not working after dock replacement?"It sounds like there may be something wrong the microphone on the Power Sensor Cable, found at this link, rather than an issue with the Mic on the dock connector.
Answer to "Why is my front camera not working?"It sounds like the connector for the front facing camera on the 16 GB logic board may be damaged, and so it is unlikely to be an issue with the front facing camera itself. You can try and take a Q-tip soaked in rubbing alcohol and try to clean the connector on the board itself.
Answer to "Why is my iPod frozen in the on position?"I recommend following the 5 R's. Here is a link to the 5 R's: Five R's If this does not work, then, it is most likely a hardware problem. Update: Thanks, bro !! I got it working !!
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