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  • Yikes, wouldn't that cost a lot of money? Lemme know how that goes -- I'm curious. Yes, you can find PRAM batteries in scrap machines as well.
  • Hi Ulrik! Thanks for the post, and I'm glad to hear you liked the video! For some reason Titanium batteries are absurdly expensive -- I've seen them for $150! This may sound crazy, but the best way to get both types of batteries is to buy broke…
  • Unfortunately there are no reliable battery vendors anymore due to trade issues, and also Apple convincing homeland security to consider all legit 3rd party batteries counterfeit and block them at the border. Best way is to search eBay for “new A12…
  • Hmmm...I wouldn’t normally associate battery issues with kernel panics, but definitely get rid of the swollen battery — it will only get worse and cause more problems, It can shatter your trackpad and warp the laptop’s case, and it is also a fire …
  • Sorry for the delay — I just noticed your post. Kernel panics are hard to interpret, and what they state usually doesn’t point to the exact problem, so I don’t even bother. To rule out the OS, try booting from another OS install on an external…
  • Thanks for the post! Just to start off, this machine has no financial value, so it’s not worth putting money into unless you are a repair hobbyist, etc. If you could supply the serial so I can determine the exact model, that would help. Lines…
  • Hi, and thanks for the post! Yes the battery is simple to replace — just slide the battery release lever on the underside of the computer and it will pop right out. The harder part will be finding a replacement battery as there is a shortage a…
  • Interesting. Of the tens of thousands of Macs I've repaired and sold, I've never witnessed one that was affected in such a way. Not to say it COULDN'T happen. Mac antivirus software pretty much doesn't exist because Macs are more secure and the b…
  • I may have gotten a good deal on my 2015, being in the business and all. But there are 2.2 and 2.5GHZ versions as well, which are cheaper but basically the same machine. The 2.8GHZ has a premium on it due to being top of the line. I'm curious w…
  • Wow, you got a good deal on the screen -- they are usually 2-3x that price. Anyway, glad it worked out!
  • Unfortunately a 2009 is stuck at El Capitan, and Sierra is not supported. You can find that model 2015 on eBay. Otherwise I would try macofalltrades.com. Thanks
  • Thanks for the post! The ends of the hinges on either side are not actually part of the hinge, but separate pieces screwed on with a few screws, and it's very common that these screws become loose. You are most likely correct -- your hinge is fi…
  • Sounds good! I'll be interested to know how it goes. Once you have the left hinge off, you might want to pry it open and see if there are any small broken parts. Also, lots of replacement parts are never tested and end up being bad, so if the r…
  • Hi! Thanks for the post! It's funny you mention this because I have an 11" Air with the same problem that I've been avoiding looking at. Like yours, it has a sturdy hinge, but it falls all the way back. I took it apart, took off the clutch c…
  • Sorry for the delay -- just noticed the response. Anyway, thanks so much! Yeah, the Answers site was fun...trying to build it up here, but it's tricky getting momentum behind a website! Anyway, hope you're doing well, and stay in touch!
  • Hey Lemerise, how have you been? Good catch -- I forgot to mention the hard drive cable could be a possibility
  • Only if they show symptoms. I think the recall was 2015-2017
  • I'm not very familiar with those, but I don't think either will. 2012 has Thunderbolt 1, and mid 2015 has Thunderbolt 2. I believe it's only machines produced in the last couple years that can handle those.
  • Hi David! Thanks for the post! Unfortunately your 2009 machine is not capable of housing a quad-core board, so an upgrade is not an option. If you are looking for a similar form-factor machine with upgradeable HD and RAM (so that you can use …
  • Hi! Thanks for the post! No restore media means that they do not come with physical restore media to re-load the system (99% of laptops out there don't either). But in most cases you can do an Internet restore if you ever need to re-load the sy…
  • Hi! Thanks for the post! The power button is connected to the keyboard, which is connected to the board, so what most likely happened is that the keyboard got fried and so you can no longer start the computer. If you click on the "power on pa…
  • @gadgetgeek76 , I'm not sure if you saw that I answered the question above.
  • Hi! Please e-mail me at john@rdklinc.com (if you haven't already) and we can discuss. Thanks
    in buying in bulk Comment by John May 22
  • Thanks for the post! Unfortunately, as of the 2012 Retinas, and all Airs, it is impossible to upgrade the RAM on MacBooks because it is soldered onto the board and there are no RAM expansion slots. You could conceivably replace the logic boards,…
  • Just listed this: https://www.rdklinc.com/marketplace/46 If interested, please e-mail me at john@rdklinc.com, and we can work out details outside of this public forum. I can customize RAM/HD if you want, and I can load on Snow Leopard. Tha…
    in Logic board Comment by John March 26
  • Hi! I'm out today but tomorrow I'll see what I have as far as 2011 15". I know I have a few 2011 13" 2.3GHZ i5s, if those are of interest. No, I probably don't have the high-res model, but I'll check.
    in Logic board Comment by John March 25
  • No problem! And if you are interested in buying another 2011 for $350-ish let me know, as I do sell them and I can list one in my store. However, the danger with those is that you may run into another bad GPU eventually, since the issue is so comm…
    in Logic board Comment by John March 21
  • Hi! Thanks for the post! I don't do repair for individuals (I repair laptops and sell them), and I also don't do board repair, so I can't quote you. Unfortunately the situation you're in is a difficult one because your laptop is only worth ab…
    in Logic board Comment by John March 21
  • Thanks for the post! High Sierra should work on that machine. If you Google "High Sierra system requirements", the 2009 White Unibody MacBook is listed. You also know a machine is capable of the OS simply because the installer is running at all…
  • Thanks for the post! All expandable MacBooks (MacBooks up to Mid 2012 non-retina) have two slots for RAM, and the memory is usually divided between the two slots. That generally gives you 1GB (2x512MB), 2GB (2x1GB), 4GB (2x2GB), 8GB (2x4GB), or …