How to fix Macbook Pro Retina trackpad/mousepad not working and unresponsive after waking from sleep mode?

It seems resetting the SMC that handles the current during sleep/wake function of your macbook pro retina might work.


Try force touch click on it – then it becomes alive again without need to restart.

“The Force Touch trackpad lets you Force click by pressing on the trackpad and then applying more pressure.”


Hi dominic,

Thanks for your advise. It worked. Had a chat with apple support and solved it.

“…there’s a component on the computer known as the SMC which controls both the sleep/wake function,And the distribution of the battery’s power,Which would include the current shared with the trackpad and its click button,…..try resetting the SMC….To do this, we’ll need to power down the Mac….While the computer is OFF, we’ll hold down shift, control, option and the computer’s power button, all together for ten seconds……..IF you do this right, the computer SHOULD NOT turn on………And it should reset the SMC, which could fix the situation that you’ve been experiencing about the distribution of your computer’s current as it relates to the sleep/wake function and your trackpad click…..”





How to manually transfer images from iPhone to an external disk or drive on Mac?

Step 1: Connect Your External Hard Drive To Your Mac

First, connect the hard drive to your Mac and make sure it shows up in the Finder’s sidebar. Copy something to the hard drive from the desktop just to make sure it works. If it doesn’t then it might not be formatted to use with a Mac (most external hard drives aren’t). If that’s the case, you’ll need to first reformat the hard drive to FAT format.

Step 2: Connect Your iOS Device To Your Mac

The first thing you need to do is connect your iPhone or iPad to your Mac using the USB to Lightning connector you got with your device.

Step 3: Launch Image Capture

Image Capture on Mac is one of the most underrated utilities. To launch it, search for “Image Capture” using Spotlight search (using Cmd + Space shortcut).

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After you launch it, find your iOS device in the left sidebar and click on it.

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You’ll now see a list of all the photos on your iPhone or iPad right there.

You can either use the keyboard shortcut Cmd + A to select all or just individually check mark all the images you want to import.

Step 4: Select Destination

By default, photos will be imported in the Pictures folder. Click the drop-down, and select “Other”.

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Now select the folder in the external hard drive as a source.

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Step 5: Click Import

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Click the “Import” button and wait until the transfer is done. If the external hard drive is USB 2.0 spec, and you have a lot of photos, this could take more than just a couple of minutes.

How to use an Apple Superdrive on a non-Mac PC on Windows?

You need:

  1. Latest Bootcamp 6 Drivers for Windows 10
  2. If you are an advanced user, you can also sift through this file using Wordpad to find an even updated driver, but the above file in Step 1 will work as of 20181203.
  3. Use 7-Zip or Winrar to open the AppleBcUpdate.exe file.
  4. Head to BootCamp\Drivers\Apple in the file
  5. Run AppleODDInstaller64.exe and install the drivers.
  6. That’s it! Your DVD drive should now appear.




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You’ve tried to manually install kext extensions for you Mac OS.

You’ve meddled with permissions and copied the files, but things aren’t working.

The solution is to simply use the Kext utility.

Of course there are several prerequisites, but simply spend some time fixing them, and you’re going to thank me for the amount of time you have saved.

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