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About LouCioccio

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  1. LouCioccio

    How to get app store refund?

    See if this helps https://www.imore.com/how-to-get-refund-itunes-app-store
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    Beachball when trying to load desktop

    In disk utility while in restore run first aid another utility is tech tools see if their is a SMART failure my assumptions it’s the hard drive is going south its easy to remove and install a SSD hard drive if the drive you remove has an apple logo see if has thermal sensor couple attach to it; probably not you’ll need one from OWC to connect to the SATA connector as apple used the internal from SMART lou cioccio
  3. Have you tried running in safe mode? Reset NVRAM or PRAM? Do this in terminal on the SSD whatever you named it. sudo chown root:wheel /Volumes/Harddrive/System/Library/CoreServices/boot.efi sudo chown root:wheel /Volumes/Harddrive/usr/standalone/i386/boot.efi sudo chflags uchg /Volumes/Harddrive/System/Library/CoreServices/boot.efi sudo bless --folder /Volumes/Harddrive/System/Library/CoreServices --file /Volumes/Maverick/System/Library/CoreServices/boot.efi Lou Cioccio
  4. Double check the bottom image is in Celsius and the top image is in Fahrenheit as I took the Fan temp in the white image and converted it to Fahrenheit 46ºC = 114.8ºF see if that is the case. Lou Cioccio
  5. Been on the road. When you get the installer one of the pull down menu is Disk Utility run First Aid on the name of the drive ex: Macintosh HD or whatever the drive is named NOT the restore boot may say OSBoot. Since this is an old Mac its possible the drive may be failing. Also check iFixit and you tube on taking it apart; you'll need a flexible metal  putty knife the flexible the better. The link should give you some tips. Remember drives are mechanical and if its 2006 its old.
  6. Have you done apple hardware test aka AHT https://support.apple.com/en-us/ht201257
  7. I am assuming you ran disk first aid in restore if that’s the case repeat but use terminal and use diskutil to see the drive in list. We had an OWC SSD drive fail while it was still in warranty. It had several partitions of various sizes instead of the 250GB size. The System is toast see if you can re-install; but I fear the drive is buggered up. Hopefully you have backed up. Lou Cioccio
  8. Look back here looks like a lot of discussions on your cardhttp://www.xlr8yourmac.com Lou Cioccio
  9. GO here for web drivers link. From there it will take you to the drivers. I use them on 2007 MacPro Tower GT120 card but I have Piker's EFI for El Capitan. Lou Cioccio
  10. LouCioccio

    My MacBook Pro spoilt a day

    I know this may be a PITA; try opening in safe mode if that does not work try creating a new user (that's the PITA) but see if it open then re-save as newfilename. You may have to save in the /Users/Shared folder so when you log off and log back in as original user. Safe mode with computer off turn on while holding the shift button release when the bar on the screen is about a quarter way to be sure you are in safe mode. If you have not done so you could reboot in single user mode and run fsck if System says ok then enter the last line hit enter then exit or reboot by typing that command and hit enter. Then you could try opening the presentation. If it says modified system hit the up arrow to repeat the line and have it do it again. Hope that works, Lou Cioccio
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    restore deleted files APFS

    Bummer !
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    restore deleted files APFS

    On the m3data recovery it said to "On macOS High Sierra, there is a security mechanism named "System Integrity Protection" (SIP), which prevents any application from reading startup drive. And when we want to use M3 Mac Data Recovery to scan startup disk, we need to temporarily disable SIP, otherwise M3 Mac Data Recovery will be prevented from scanning." did you do that??? From restore in terminal Enter the command: csrutil disable and press Return. Lou Cioccio
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    Recovery Mode no access

    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201372 Also check Apple on bootable usb sticks. Lou Cioccio
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    Recovery Mode no access

    Can you access the App Store? Not sure if the USB will allow to boot on the 2008 do a google. https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/boot-mac-pro-from-usb-thumb-drive.1401815/ See if this help. I am assuming your 2008 can access the internet? Lou Cioccio
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    Recovery Mode no access

    To see if you indeed have a recovery partition: diskutil list in terminal. Look for a 650mb partition. Try restarting but hold down the option key to see if it shows up. Is the keyboard plugged into the Mac Pro not a hub? I am assuming its a Tower. Lou Cioccio diskutil should look like this Louiss-iMac:~ lcioccio$ diskutil list /dev/disk0 (internal, physical): #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: GUID_partition_scheme *121.3 GB disk0 1: EFI EFI 209.7 MB disk0s1 2: Apple_CoreStorage Macintosh_HD 121.0 GB disk0s2 3: Apple_Boot Boot OS X 134.2 MB disk0s3 /dev/disk1 (internal, physical): #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: GUID_partition_scheme *3.0 TB disk1 1: EFI EFI 209.7 MB disk1s1 2: Apple_CoreStorage Macintosh_HD 3.0 TB disk1s2 3: Apple_Boot Recovery HD 650.0 MB disk1s3 /dev/disk2 (internal, virtual): #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: Apple_HFS Macintosh_HD +3.1 TB disk2 Item 3 /dev/disk1 (internal, physical): is what your looking for.