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    SOLVED Apple Bluetooth Keyboard Suddenly Half Dead

    I really appreciate your follow-up. As I remember, there was a new set of patches I got when I moved this 2010 iMac from Mojave up to Catalina, but I might be mistaken; there may have just been a couple of them that required updating. Those "underlying changes in macOS" were pretty drastic in...
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    SOLVED Apple Bluetooth Keyboard Suddenly Half Dead

    Yes, two volumes... I was laboring under the gross superstition that Mojave did that, too. Live and learn. The two volume thing is ingenious, and don't know why they didn't think of that years ago. But it sure was a hurdle to overcome in getting the drive reformatted properly. Thanks to keeping...
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    SOLVED Apple Bluetooth Keyboard Suddenly Half Dead

    Doing some more playing around, I've mapped the exact keys that aren't working with either my brand spanking new Magic Keyboard, or the Apple A1314 keyboard. They are: 789 uio jkl I typed them here by the row on the keyboard on which they appear. Don't know if that matters. I've disabled...
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    SOLVED Apple Bluetooth Keyboard Suddenly Half Dead

    I wasn't aware that might be a factor, but it was on, and I shut it down -- no help. I also reset the PRAM twice -- still no good. Then I reset the System Management Controller (SMC), and that didn't work either. I will add that I had to disconnect everything from the back of my iMac except...
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    SOLVED Apple Bluetooth Keyboard Suddenly Half Dead

    I have a 2010 iMac running Mojave (yeah, it's not supported -- I installed it with DosDude's patches), with an Apple A1314 bluetooth keyboard and Apple Magic Mouse. I had been running Catalina, another unsupported OS version. Due to performance issues with the Photos App and frequently getting...
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    SOLVED Repurposing Old Mac as Media Server

    I want to repurpose an older Mac I have for use as a media server. My only concern is storage space. I'd really appreciate an estimate, close approximation, etc., of how much storage space I might need. I already have an 8TB hard drive for storing movies and music, and I'm sure that won't be...
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    Will Old Programs Operate on Newer Systems

    I'm not familiar with your version of the Mac Pro, but I know you can upgrade the OS quite a bit, and I would do so sooner rather than later. I don't know what your computer is capable of supporting, but hopefully can be upgraded at least to Sierra or High Sierra. It may be too old for Mojave...
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    Has Catalina ruined my late-2013 iMac?

    I have to assume since Apple "steered" you straight to Catalina, your previous OS was High Sierra or earlier, having skipped Mojave. When I installed Mojave on both my iMac and 2012 i7 MBP, Creative Suite wouldn't work any longer due to 32-bit issues. I think I was still able to use Acrobat for...
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    Catalina on Unsupported 2010 iMac

    I used DosDude1's Mojave patches last year on my iMac, and it ran like a beauty with nary a hitch. When I saw he'd come up with another patch set in order to get Catalina to run on my unsupported iMac, I thought why not? Mojave was splendid. There was a notice posted on DosDude1's website...
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    Apple ID Verification Request

    I posted something about this right before I saw your response, and wanted to thank you anyway. I had to go medieval. As for entering my AppleID, it appears my VPN was causing an unknown error that prevented its verification.
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    Apple ID Verification Request

    It turns out it was my VPN that was at least part of the problem. I've used VPN Unlimited from KeepSolid for more than a year on my iPhone, iMac and MacBook Pro without any problems other than glitchiness when using Amazon Prime Video. (I have a lifetime subscription.) After deactivating my...
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    Apple ID Verification Request

    I can't even erase the phone. Everything I try insists I enter my AppleID, and I keep getting "verification failed" crap. I have to turn off Find My, and it's the same deal with it, too.
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    Apple ID Verification Request

    When I attempted the Erase All Content, I chose to backup first, and it hung up for nearly an hour saying "about 1 minute left." Getting tired of that, I cancelled the backup and proceeded, then the d*** thing wanted my AppleID to erase the phone, and you guessed it, "Verification Failed...
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    Apple ID Verification Request

    I did a manual iCloud backup this evening. Sometimes I do a redundant backup to either my iMac or MacBook Pro, but haven't done one of those for a couple of weeks. Normally I'm pretty anal about multiple backups, but I've been up to my neck in alligators for the last few weeks. Forgive my...
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    Apple ID Verification Request

    I've tried signing out, and I get a request to enter my AppleID, and you guessed it... "Verification Failed. An unknown error occurred." I've shut WiFi and Bluetooth off, I've restarted my phone, and I'm about to resort to waving a dead cat over a cauldron of simmering chicken bones while...
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