macbook pro – How do I manually do Anti-Reflective coating issue to be able for Free Repair of Apple’s Program?

What program do I mean?

What issue do I have on my Macbook?

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But to be able for replacing my display because of Anti-Reflective coating issue I need to have it on my MBP, but I dont.

Is there a way to do it manually somehow? And then they will replace my display for Free.

display – Is it possible to use a 2011 iMac as an external monitor for 2019 Macbook Pro?

I have a mid 2011 iMac, version 10.13.6 with a thunderbolt port. My work recently gave me a 2019 Macbook Pro with a thunderbolt 3 port. Is it possible to use the iMac as an external monitor? If so, what kind of cable(s) would I need?

My work also supplied my with a Zmuipng 7 in 1 adapter but not sure if that will help with this or not.

Thanks very much!

display – How to use iMac (27-inch, Late 2013) as a second monitor for Macbook Pro (13-inch, 2020)?

I bought Thunderbolt 3 (USB-c) to Thunderbolt 2 by Apple and Thunderbolt Cable (0,5m). Cmd+F2 doesn’t work for me. I guess it’s just because Apple now prevents to use old iMacs as monitor with new Macbooks. So my question mainly is there any other non-conventional way to use my iMac as a monitor with my new Macbook?
What if I run Windows in my old iMac? Would it be easier to connect it as a monitor to new Macbook?

Early 2015 13″ MacBook Pro Retina Won’t Power On

It worked fine prior to vacation, never used it while away, schlepped it in computer bag, only removed from bag at airport security on the way there, and again on the way back.

I know the bag didn’t get too hot because my candy bars didn’t melt :-).
Plugged it back in on its stand the next day and nothing happened when I pressed the power button.

What, I’ve done so far:

  • Opened the back, unplugged battery, can boot with battery disconnected while plugged into power, but runs slow due to no battery.
    Thought maybe battery went bad even though it only had 3xx cycles, so bought iFixit kit and replaced the battery.

  • Still would not power up. Displayed the battery as made in 1979 at that time.

  • Watched Louis Rossmann video and cleaned out JTAG connector, booted normally, ONCE, after that, with full speed and good readings on CoconutBattery, (battery made in March 2020, 1 cycle).

The motherboard is not dirty at all, it lives on my desk on a stand, except when on vacation, but thought I saw small bits of solder between legs on JTAG under microscope, used tweezers to clean. Would like to remove the connector, but don’t really have the equipment to do so, it is way smaller than the boards I used to rework for Seagate back in the early 90s.

Issues before and after battery replacement have been somewhat intermittent in terms of power connector LED and CoconutBattery readings.
I have removed and reseated the part the MagSafe connector, connects to (power module?). It’s not dirty.

I would hate to replace the logic board, but sending it for repair would be a similar cost to replacing it.

What can I do to fix this problem?

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I wait yout offers. Thanks! Regards!


network – Ethernet adapters conversion from MacBook Air (Mid 2012, 13″) to MacBook Pro (Late 2019, 16″)

So I’ve just bought the latest MacBook Pro (late 2019, 16″) and bumped into the common issue of not finding 1 piece of Ethernet adapter. I want to use only Apple made adapters, so I’m left with the option of buying Apple Thunderbolt 2 to Ethernet adapter AND the Apple Thunderbolt 2 to Thunderbolt 3 adapter and daisy chain them.
So, since I’ve been using MacBook Air (mid 2012, 13″), I already own an Ethernet to Thunderbolt adapter (Apple made).
The only thing that I’m still not certain about is – does the adapter I already have use Thunderbolt 1 or Thunderbolt 2?
According to Apple’s spec, MacBook Air (mid 2012, 13″) has Thunderbolt 1, but I have a feeling it’s actually Thunderbolt 2, because when I look at system’s preference, I see that the thunderbolt connection throughput is 10GB/s * 2 (written exactly like that – * 2!) So.. 10*2 is 20, and 20GB/s is equivalent to Thunderbolt 2, right?
I also tried to read the specs of the Ethernet to TB adapter I have, but it doesn’t mention which TB it is!

Bottom line: can I simply purchase the TB2 to TB3 adapter and chain it to the current Ethernet to TBx (x=1/2, I don’t know!) I already have?

macOS Catalina: Install Slows and Errors on MacBook Pro (13-inch Mid 2012)

For around 6 months I had intermittent issues with my MacBook Pro (13-inch Mid 2012) where it was randomly ending up on the folder with a question mark icon, or the no-entry icon.

It used a 250GB Samsung 840 SSD – which I had installed in 2014 – and I figured it must have finally been at its end-of-life.

I’ve replaced it with a 1TB Crucial MX500 SSD; the swap went smoothly and as expected.

Now, I’m having problems installing macOS Catalina at all.

After installing the new drive I did the following steps:

  1. Downloaded the latest macOS Catalina from the App Store on my iMac
  2. Created a new Catalina Install drive using Terminal createinstallmedia
  3. Booted from the USB on the MacBook Pro
  4. Formatted the drive to APFS in DiskUtility
  5. Used the macOS install button, accepting terms etc..

The installer gets to around 50% normally (in around 5 minutes), but then it slows down dramatically, with the estimated time floating around 5-7 minutes constantly. The loading bar continues to move incredibly slowly (using the ol’ cursor on the boundary of the loaded section to track progress).

This goes on for well over an hour, and at around 70% it fails with the error:

An error occurred while preparing the installation. Try running this application again.

I’ve taken the following troubleshooting steps so far:

  1. Reset SMC
  2. Reset NVRAM, PRAM
  3. Recreated the install USB pendrive
  4. Re-recreated the install usb on another USB pendrive
  5. Used different USB ports
  6. Online-recovery (defaults to Mountain Lion, which got all the way through the progress bar then loads to a folder with a question mark at mid-install auto-reboot)
  7. Cloning the old Samsung SSD to the new Crucial SSD in DiskUtility
  8. Numerous power-cycles, and letting the machine sit for a bit etc.
  9. Run health-checks on the old and new SSDs, both return no issues

The machine had otherwise been running great. Fast as always with no known issues with RAM, or battery life, etc.. I can’t think of what else to try at this point.

The machine’s also in near-new condition, it’s been very well looked after. All the ports etc are clean and in good working order, as are the charge cables.

There are no Apple stores or authorised repair centres where I live (boat/flight required for the closest, which isn’t an option due to Covid lockdown).

Any ideas on what to try next would be greatly appreciated, I’d very much like to see this MacBook working again.

Many Thanks


install fail point
point where install slows drastically

magento 1.9 – Keep notice message without Ajax Cart Pro

I’m using Ajax Cart Pro. The usual bahviour of the module is to show a modal with all the messages.

This modal is triggered by :, parameters, observer);

The file is js/aw_ajaxcartpro/ajaxcartpro.js

What I’m trying to do is if I have notice message, I don’t want this modal to show but instead the page should reload with the notice messages.

So basically what I am doing is that

me.msg = response.msg;
var messageQuantity = 'Message 1';
var messageQuantityTooBig = 'Message 2';
//Prevent ACP from firing the modal
var found = false;
me.msg.forEach((message) => {
    if(message('text') === messageQuantity || message('text') === messageQuantityTooBig){
        found = true;
if(!found){, parameters, observer);
    window.location.href = response.redirect_to;

I try to redirect with javascript, it works, but he loose the notice message (actually he prints me a notice message but it’s none of the two message I have here.

Is there a way to redirect in javascript by keeping theses messages ? Or may be, a way to tell ajax cart pro, not to fire the modal but to keep the native behaviour ?

This is the full method

fire: function(url, parameters, observer) {
    var me = this; = observer;

    var parameters = parameters || {};
    parameters('block()') = ();
        if (me.config.targetsToUpdate(k).updateOnActionRequest) {
    this.connector.sendRequest(url, parameters,
        function(response) {
            var isResponseHasBlock = Object.values(response.block).without(null).length > 0;
            if (isResponseHasBlock) {
                var isSuccessUpdate = me.callUpdaters(response.block);
                if (!isSuccessUpdate) {
            if (response.redirect_to) {
                me.msg = response.msg;
                var messageQuantity = 'Message 1';
                var messageQuantityTooBig = 'Message 2';
                //Prevent ACP from firing the modal
                var found = false;
                me.msg.forEach((message) => {
                    if(message('text') === messageQuantity || message('text') === messageQuantityTooBig){
                        found = true;
          , parameters, observer);
                    window.location.href = response.redirect_to;
            }, {
                actionData: Object.toJSON(response.action_data)
            observer.fireOriginal(url, parameters);

The notices messages are setup this way

public function addAction()
    $this->_getSession()->addNotice(Mage::helper('core')->escapeHtml('Message 1'));

public function addNotice($message)
    return $this;

 * Adding new message to message collection
 * @param   Mage_Core_Model_Message_Abstract $message
 * @return  Mage_Core_Model_Session_Abstract
public function addMessage(Mage_Core_Model_Message_Abstract $message)
    return $this;