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Old 3rd July 2019, 16:59   #2431
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My MBP 2012 edition - has a peculiar issue off late; the touch pad seems to jump and the mouse too does things of its own.

I am unable to control it for some reason; wonder if its a issue with the track pad and what are the cost implications of this? Can I get a quick / cheap fix close to Mumbai?
I have seen this happen in high humidity areas. Can you do a quick check in a AC room just to see if you have the issue inside the AC room?
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Old 17th July 2019, 22:09   #2432
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Might be a shady discussion but I have the 2014 MBP and it wasn't switching on, so I went to an Apple service center to get it repaired. Apparently, it has a few issue with the screen and the motherboard, and they quoted a price of 1 lakh for repairs.

I have another computer but I was thinking about keeping the MBP as a beater laptop or a spare computer. I surely don't want to spend 1 lakh to repair an almost 5 year old computer.

Do you guys think it's a good idea to get it repaired from the gray market? Also, do you know a place in Delhi(a specific shop) which would be reliable for such a job?

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Might be a shady discussion but I have the 2014 MBP and it wasn't switching on, so I went to an Apple service center to get it repaired. Apparently, it has a few issue with the screen and the motherboard, and they quoted a price of 1 lakh for repairs.

I have another computer but I was thinking about keeping the MBP as a beater laptop or a spare computer. I surely don't want to spend 1 lakh to repair an almost 5 year old computer.

Do you guys think it's a good idea to get it repaired from the gray market? Also, do you know a place in Delhi(a specific shop) which would be reliable for such a job?
I think there are many decent alternatives available now for getting macbooks repaired. My 2013 Macbook Pro with Retina had a motherboard issue and I with a lot of apprehension got it repaired from outside. The laptop has been working fine now since more than a year now. The only downside I see is a bit of battery drop since that repair.

I don't remember who I contacted, I can maybe look it up. But I might not recommend them because they too charged me a bomb and never gave a breakup of cost. But thankfully the repair has worked. In those 2-3 days of research I found that there are many professional outfits too who repair Macs. You should be able to find them on the internet.

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Old 19th July 2019, 13:03   #2434
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For cleaning up a Mac you can try C(rap)Cleaner for Mac. I had found it excellent on the PC and seems to equally good here. However, one bit of warning, it seems to be a bit fierce and removes some shortcuts/passwords which you do not want to lose. I will get back with the configuration I used on the PC when I find it. The Free Version is good enough, My Mac has been speeded up a lot.
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Sorry to chip in. How does one activate WhatsApp on a Mac. I did it once but need some inputs, esp after whatsapp.com is loaded, what is the route into whatsApp. I am using Chrome.
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Sorry to chip in. How does one activate WhatsApp on a Mac. I did it once but need some inputs, esp after whatsapp.com is loaded, what is the route into whatsApp. I am using Chrome.
You should be able to download and install the whatsapp app from the appstore. It is working well for me.
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You should be able to download and install the whatsapp app from the appstore. It is working well for me.
Yes, but how do I connect the mobile and the app. This is where I am stuck.
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*SNIP* I am using Chrome.
Please stop doing that. If you do not like Safari, please use Firefox.

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Yes, but how do I connect the mobile and the app. This is where I am stuck.
On your phone open WhatsApp, click on Settings (the gear icon at the bottom Right), select "WhatsApp Web/Desktop", press "Scan QR Code", point your phone at the WhatsApp app n the computer, et voila, you're on.

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@tilt; Thanks for the guidance.
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Hi!

I use an Early 2013 13inch MacBook Pro (Retina). My primary use is post processing of photos (Lightroom 5.2 64 bit) and some python scripting.

I am currently stuck on MacOS Sierra (10.12.6). Does anyone know of any compatibility issue with Adobe Lightroom 5.2 64 bit in High Sierra? I do not want to get sucked into the subscription model that Adobe has running for Creative Cloud after upgrading to High Sierra.

Thanks!

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