Answer to "Data Transfer very slow"I believe that WD Password uses faulty SATA to USB 3.0 boards. The board starts failing at USB 3.0 and down grades the negotiations to a very slow USB speed. Perhaps 1 or 1.5 . That is why the transfer is slow. I am working on one right now that takes 20 min just to some online to copy the data. I am copying data and it is super slow. But it is copying just be patient, get the data off first then trash it and buy a new one. I should take days even weeks. I use the (sudo find /path_to_source | cpio -pdmv /path_to_destination) That way if it fails from a power outage OSLT you just run the command again and it skips existing files
Answer to "A1708 Keyboard Replacement Tips"Rivets and screws are the key. You want to get an “ear” of a corner of the keyboard with some needle nose pliers (with teeth). Then you pull very hard until the rivets start popping out. Then you want to take a sharp edged paint scraper and go to each left behind rivet and pop them out 1 by 1 until it is done. This will be your screw holes. Be careful some screws are not milled long enough to fit in the rivet hole. So make sure you have more than enough screws. The area should be cleaned and deburred of any metal shavings before you install it. There are many screws to install. Do 10 and take a break or knock it out in an hour. I charge customers for this process at my shop.