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YLAup
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4504 posts since 5/9/11

posted 27 Nov 2016 15:45, edited 27 Nov 2016 15:45
No where near an accurate gauge but apple concessions in any electronic store in and around Manchester completely dead this week. Loads of interest in other tablets and laptops it seems, especially Microsoft products.
Anto
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3196 posts since 19/1/12

29 Nov 2016 09:08
toin wrote: Still got the 2012 Macbook Pro with 2,5GHZ i5 and 4GB RAM which works like a charm. Would recommend getting this one on a budget and then upgrade the ram to 16GB and put in a SSD where the disk drive now sits.

Did you update your OS to Sierra? In case, how does it work?
toin
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1413 posts since 1/4/13

29 Nov 2016 11:37
Still running El Capitan, waiting for Sierra to get a few more updates before I make the switch.
joeyjojo
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3658 posts since 24/8/06

8 Jan 2017 12:04
Anyone else's Apple Music working really sluggish since 10.2? Some songs take ages to play sometimes I get the time out error
hakkajai
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139 posts since 14/11/10

23 Jan 2017 00:59
Has anyone had a MacBook Pro repaired from water damage? Cost and where to go? Assume Genius Bar will charge loads?
bill
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4880 posts since 5/8/09

13 Feb 2017 12:34
I have a 2011 21" imac. It feels slow as fuck to be honest. Time for an upgrade…

What's a good buy? The prices on the apple store are a bit high, wondered if there's any deals or refurb units out there?
Tobypricec
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147 posts since 6/1/15

13 Feb 2017 12:59
Groupon sometimes have refurbished ones, may be worth a check on there
andymakesglasses
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19886 posts since 26/1/06

posted 13 Feb 2017 13:06, edited 13 Feb 2017 13:06
If you can hang on there are rumoured to be new iMacs in the pipeline, but the rumours are a bit vague (just stating possible release in the first few months of this year).

The prices tend to be pretty much the same everywhere. If you're buying an off the shelf model (i.e. no upgrades) then it's worth buying from John Lewis for their guarantee.

Unless you take a bargain Norwegian flight to New York and buy one there.

I had to buy a new iMac a few months ago when my 2009 iMac died. The Fusion drive is really good, much quicker than the old hard drives.
gawkrodger
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7353 posts since 4/11/08

20 Feb 2017 15:14
for some reason my macbook (running El Capitan) will not recognise my Seagate external HD. It doesn't appear anywhere. Any ideas. Hell/ I'd even reformat it but that's not going to work if I can't even find the bastard
Dee
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10550 posts since 22/11/07

20 Feb 2017 15:21
assuming you've tried disk utility and it's not mounting - try another cable
Dee
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10550 posts since 22/11/07

20 Feb 2017 15:27
also from this thread..

https://forums.developer.apple.com/thread/50399

this could be a solution

http://www.seagate.com/gb/en/support/downloads/item/ntfs-driver-for-mac-os-master-dl/



gawkrodger
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7353 posts since 4/11/08

20 Feb 2017 15:29
yeh, not mounting and tried a different (100% wokring cable). Will try the two links above in a few minutes
Paulie
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700 posts since 10/5/11

17 May 2017 19:08
My macbook is on it's last legs so backing everything up in case it goes.

Only application I have that isn't easily replaced is photoshop. Is there a no nonsense way to back this up on a hard drive then put it on a new macbook if mines gives up.

ismvil
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529 posts since 16/9/11

18 May 2017 04:01
Hard drives are cheap as chips, can you not plug one in and launch time machine to make a copy of your entire disk? Then when you have a new machine you can restore from the backup and pickup where you left off.
Paulie
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700 posts since 10/5/11

20 May 2017 17:51
ismvil wrote: Hard drives are cheap as chips, can you not plug one in and launch time machine to make a copy of your entire disk? Then when you have a new machine you can restore from the backup and pickup where you left off.

Possibly but I would rather just start fresh and only carry over that one application.

I do have a hard drive though so that is an option if there isn't another way. Cheers.
padawan
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3714 posts since 27/6/03

29 Jun 2017 10:02
Apple Watch Charging port/cable - any recommendations?