Dell boots up but then goes immediately into safe mode--can't wakeWe recently had a complete power outage which may have caused this problem but the Dell was protected by a Tripp-Lite UPS. Th...
MacBook dropped, screen shows vertical pastel colorsI'm helping someone who dropped their MacBook and they "think" it hit the ground near the hinge. There is a dark smudge on th...
Answer to: What can be done to improve this laptopI agree with Dan that you may be better off saving your pennies for a newer system. That version is considered obsolete so software and OS updates may look up to date but they just aren't being updated by Apple anymore. If a new Mac purchase is too expensive you may want to check the Apple web site for their refurbished models. They are thoroughly rebuilt and tested and less expensive than new. Today I see an offer for a refurbished 12-in MacBook 1.1 GHz Dual-Core Intel from 2016 in gold or silver for $949. https://www.apple.com/shop/browse/home/s...
Answer to: Dell boots up but then goes immediately into safe mode--can't wakeThank you for the reply! The outlets tested fine and the UPS tester said battery was good. I allowed it to charge 24 hours. I found an application for the Tripp-Lite UPS called "PowerAlert Network Shutdown Agent Software" that is free. Works on Windows and Linux. Had to connect the UPS and computer with an additional USB cable. From the PANSA user's guide: "PowerAlert Network Shutdown Agent (PANSA) monitors one or two network-attached Tripp Lite UPS systems for specific power events, takes the appropriate action to preserve backup power, and protects sensitive equipment from damage. Example actions include shutting down the computer receiving UPS backup power when the UPS enters a low battery condition or, in a VMware application, signaling an ESXi Host to shut down. If the ESXi Host is a member of a high availability cluster, the desired response to the low battery event could be to shut down the virtual machines running on the host before shutting down the host itself."