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  2. Bluetooth Problem

    because bluetooth sucks? ha! actually because BT is low, low power it has a lot of potential issues. you could put samwich wrapped in foil between the computer and it could stop a keyboard from typing. I had a troubled installation were a big conference room display had an iMac mini hooked up to it. the BT keyboard worked until you got to mid table. then it just wonked. the solution? add a giant antenna to the Mini. this got the range to beyond the other end of the table. then the CEO bitched about not being able to see the display so he bought 7o". what a waste of money that was. https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201542
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  4. Bluetooth Problem

    Actually don't know what model either is. They're Apple and old. So, do you know why it happens?
  5. Bluetooth Problem

    what Moose and Keyboard do you have? I want to make sure I do not buy that pair.
  6. Bluetooth Problem

    To quote Ed McMahon - "You are correct, Sir!" Just played a YouTube video sitting at the machine and bluetooth mouse went wonky until I quit.
  7. Bluetooth Problem

    I bet Bluetooth does not work when iThing is playing a video.
  8. Bluetooth Problem

    Well, it's not really a problem because I have figured out what's happening (kinda). For months now, I've been having occasional problems with both the bluetooth mouse and keyboard on my Mid-2011 iMac. I knew it wasn't OS related because it happened before I upgraded to Sierra. Every so often, the keyboard or mouse would stop responding or just get flaky and not work right. I'd turn them off and reconnect and it MIGHT help. Eventually I figured out it only happened when I had my iPhone sitting on the desk. Then, I figured out it REALLY happened when my iPhone was sitting on the desk AND updating apps. Don't know why it happens but since I can reproduce the problem, I'm pretty convinced I have figured it out.
  9. Upgrading 2011 MacBook Pro

    the steps I always follow are: put the SSD in a external USB case. it can be a USB3 or USB2 case. it does not matter because the MBP from 2011 only has USB2. get the cheapest case you can find because you will never use it again. or you might if you put the old internal drive in here afterward. I would not. but that is because that drive is very old. format the SSD with Disk Utility. then use Carbon Copy Cloner to move the contents of the spinning disk to the SSD. it will take about 3-4 hours to complete. make sure the Energy Saver in System Preferences is set to NEVER sleep so that it will complete the task. once the copy from there to here is completed check that the SSD will boot using Startup Disk in System Preferences. once you know that it does boot, shut down. now, on to brian, err brain surgery. follow the guide on iFixit to open the MBP to replace the hard drive. never mind that there are no specific steps for SSD. the steps are the same same. SSD is a hard drive that does not spin. check all the cables and connections one last time. then close it all up. boot. bong. start up screen. hurray. notice how fast it works now. like it is a brand new Mac. wonder why you waited so long to do this… hurray.
  10. Hello all. I am planning to upgrade the hard drive on my 2011 MacBook Pro using a Samsung 850 EVO 500GB 2.5-Inch SATA III Internal SSD (MZ-75E500B/AM) and Super Duper to clone my drive. Has anyone else done this and am I heading in the right direction with this SSD and is it with the investment with such an "old" laptop. Thank you ahead of time for any help.
  11. location of user/profile photo--Sierra

    I don't have an Images subfolder under Library. Is this a default path in the Sierra OS?
  12. location of user/profile photo--Sierra

    in the Finder select "Go to Folder" from the Go menu. then paste this into the pop up: ~/Library/Images/iChat Recent Pictures/
  13. location of user/profile photo--Sierra

    Hi Seth, I'm going to need more detail than that. I found a VAR folder but it's not in Library. I'm not finding a path like that.
  14. location of user/profile photo--Sierra

    Try looking in your VAR folder in Library, Photos folders.
  15. location of user/profile photo--Sierra

    I thought I updated my photo in my user profile on my new MacBook Pro. Indeed, most of the time I see the new photo on my lock screen, but once in a while the old, horrible webcam photo appears. Where can I locate this old photo and get rid of it forever? I Googled, found some crazy-deep path that must have applied to an older OS version, because the folder was empty. Robin
  16. do NOT High Sierra

    it just came out. let other people blaze the trail to new. you have a working Mac today that does everything you need it to do. meaning there is NO NEED to break it. if you wait you will find out what legacy apps that you depend on break. and you won't be the one posting, "AFS ate my photos!" repeat after me… DO NOT UPGRADE! WAIT FOR THE DOT RELEASE! WAIT! WAIT FOR IT!
  17. Setting up Touch ID on MacBook Pro

    I just bought a MacBook Pro. I enabled Touch ID when I initially set up the computer. I restored from the clone backup of my old computer (same OS-Sierra) but I guess because the old one didn't have Touch ID, it overwrote that, or whatever. In any case, it's no longer set up. Now I want to set it up again and I'm running into a problem. It tells me auto login must be turned off (which it is, I log in with a password or my Apple Watch). I Googled around and if I understand what I'm finding, I have to turn off Filevault first. Is decrypting my files (temporarily) a big deal? (ie does it take a long time?). I don't know what it entails. And then of course, when I'm done, I'd have to turn Filevault back on and encrypt them again. Has anyone been through this before? Thanks Robin
  18. Disk Permissions won't repair

    You know it's interesting too that none of the startup shortcuts are working. Command R just boots normal, no recovery mode. Holding down D at start up does not take me to the diagnostic app. This is the second old Mac I have had this with in the last month. The other was a Mac Pro 1,1.
  19. Disk Permissions won't repair

    it is just somewhere around $200 to replace the whole thing…
  20. Disk Permissions won't repair

    Our guess was wrong. Any drive internal to the computer cannot have disk permissions fixed or be formatted. If I take the exact same drive and mount it externally it can be formatted. I fear there is something wrong in the controller on the motherboard and my poor computer has met end of life. I welcome any other things I should try.
  21. Disk Permissions won't repair

    yes. putting an SSD in a Mac of any age makes it into a different Mac. the boot up time will got from minutes to undo 20 seconds. every time I had a employee complain about a slow Mac then demanding a new one I put a SSD in the what they had. and every time the bitching about slow stopped.
  22. Disk Permissions won't repair

    You think an SSD will make much of a speed difference in a 2008 MacBook Pro?
  23. Mac Pro 1,1 Hardware Test?

    if I was committed to Pro Tools for making money I would get a running rig and then NEVER change or upgrade it. there is not that much advantage in new hardware considering the cost to move to current. the idea is that I want the center of the studio to just work. turn it on, capture audio, mix it, or send the capture to someplace else that needs the file. it does not need to surf the web, it does not need to get an OS update ever again, and who cares if it doesn’t 64 bit. last I checked audio does not care. and never will. the only thing it has to run is Pro Tools. I looked on craigslist. there are many 1,1 Mac Pro machines listed selling for a few hundred dollars! run it with a Digi 003 from the same era. although that part of the hardware will cost 4X more. but look what you get compared to other stuff from today for the same money. you could watch for deals picking up a spare(s) for the future to keep it running for a decade.
  24. Disk Permissions won't repair

    the hard drive is done. replace it with a new SSD. this will make that Mac new again.
  25. Who do you contact when Apple Pay doesn't work at retailer?

    Hi, been listening to your comments regarding Apple Pay and one of the weird things I have been experiencing with Apple Pay in the UK is that since around the time of 10.2/10.3 there have been glitches that were not there before. Specifically what's happening is that the connection to the reader and I get the notification to my phone telling me the charge has been made. However, despite what I see on my screen, the sales person says the transaction has not gone through, which in the early days of this happening, resulted in arguments between the sales person and I, with me saying I had been charged. Now I realise that there is a glitch in the system and I honestly tap my phone back on the reader and leave it longer and this now seems to work. Now this slow process seems mostly in retail environments and there is no logic as to why some work quickly and others do not. Railway ticket gates work like lightning on Apple Pay so I'm presuming it's the retail devices that are not equipped to take full advantage of the speed that Apple Pay can work at. However, there are times now when it just feels more secure and safer to use the debit card and tap and pay with that. Would like to add that at no time was I doubly charged so at least the bank or the Apple Pay system seems secure at this point.
  26. I have never had this and Adam if you have an answer this may be good for the show. I have an older 2008 MacBook Pro running 10.11.6. It started acting weird about a week or 2 ago. Ran real slow at times, longggg boot ups and eventually wouldn't boot. I got it to boot by holding down the power button a really long time. However it still runs slow. Very slow at times. I went to Disk Utility and tried fixing Permissions. It gets to one point and freezes. The progress bar stop just over half way and freezes there. I don't think it's just slow because I haver left it for 5-6 hours with no progress. I reinstalled the system and got the same result. Booting in Recovery Mode and and running Disk Utility shows everything ok. Any thought on what to do when good utilities go bad?
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