General Discussion: Computer Help Thread


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illwill
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3973 posts since 17/5/04

posted 6 Nov 2019 21:49, edited 6 Nov 2019 21:49
JustinCredible wrote: Anybody here work in IT and know about servers? Boring work question

I don't work with infrastructure specifically but might know a thing or two.
Dreep
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1348 posts since 29/7/08

6 Nov 2019 22:49
me, ccna qualified but i've probably forgot everything.
illmurray
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511 posts since 18/4/12

27 Nov 2019 08:39
Apple thread might be better but anyone ever had Macbook (pro, 2014ish) keyboard and trackpad intermittently cut out for them after booting? It happened last week and fixed itself somehow, just happened again. Is this a warning sign? A bit worried that I may be just out of warranty now.
andymakesglasses
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20361 posts since 26/1/06

27 Nov 2019 09:42
Sounds like it could be the trackpad cable coming loose, but I would try resetting the SMC and PRAM first.

How to reset the System Management Controller (SMC) on your Mac

Reset NVRAM or PRAM on your Mac

https://www.ifixit.com/Answers/View/141693/Why+is+my+keyboard-trackpad+not+working

https://www.ifixit.com/Answers/View/380351/Keyboard+and+trackpad+are+unreponsive

https://forums.tomsguide.com/threads/macbook-pro-keyboard-and-trackpad-stopped-working.123214/
illmurray
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511 posts since 18/4/12

27 Nov 2019 21:53
andymakesglasses wrote: Sounds like it could be the trackpad cable coming loose, but I would try resetting the SMC and PRAM first.

Thanks for the heads up Andy. Gave both resets a go to no avail and have come back from work and turned it back on to find service resuming as normal. I am guessing something is gradually giving up the ghost though, and a couple of searches confirm your suggestion.

Is my best bet to just crack into the machine myself when it finally packs it in for good? I'm presuming the Apple store shaft you on this.
andymakesglasses
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20361 posts since 26/1/06

27 Nov 2019 22:38
If you can be bothered making an appointment at Apple they'll give you a quote which you can then either accept or decline.

I've been twice - once for an iPhone with a dying battery, which was replaced at a very reasonable rate, and once with an iMac with screen issues for which they quoted about 600 quid.

Those guides seem to suggest it's not that difficult to fix, which might mean it may not be outrageous for them to do it (but also that it may be easy enough for you to do yourself).
swede
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8595 posts since 21/3/09

27 Nov 2019 22:48
Not actually that hard to fix illmurray - have replaced the keyboard on my 2014 mbp
spitfiredealer
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2244 posts since 12/6/10

9 Jan 2020 06:47
Need a copy of Adobe suite. Anyway I can get a hooky one? Or those days over?
lothian
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440 posts since 2/11/12

9 Jan 2020 10:28
On topic of adobe, photoshop on my Mac - every time I click or try and perform and action the whole app freezes or takes ages to respond.

Anyone know why this may be?

Happened after I updated my Mac
subfunktion
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2506 posts since 13/5/06

9 Jan 2020 11:26
Daft question but have you updated Adobe CC since? there was a few issues that got resolved after the mac OS update .
lothian
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440 posts since 2/11/12

9 Jan 2020 11:42
Funnily enough I just checked abode cloud and it had installed two versions of photoshop - pre new Mac update and post.

I uninstalled the new one, as the old version functions without the freezing.

Thanks for triggering me to check the updates as that’s where I found it.