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Community Article Need replacement speaker for Mac book Pro — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › General Discussion Need replacement speaker for Mac book Pro Lauren526Clune ✭ June 2020 in General Discussion My mac book pro speaker is shot.  The serial no. is C02M566GFGYY.   Is this something that you can repair? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TSTonyV admin June 2020 Hello @Lauren526Clune! Welcome to the Community.  We are an Apple authorized service provider, however I'm honestly not sure if that's a fix we'd be able to do. The serial number you provided shows that's a Late 2013 Macbook Pro, which means it's about 7 years old. Apple considers products 5-7 years old as "vintage" and whether they have parts available or not can vary. If you're not too far from the store you can always bring it in, otherwise if you can private message me your contact information as well as your nearest local store, I can get your information to the repair desk there to see if they might know.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Sign In or Register to comment. Howdy, Stranger! It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons! 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Services starting at $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Community Article data recovery for nvme SSD Mac book pro — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › General Discussion data recovery for nvme SSD Mac book pro Devoye ✭ April 2020 edited June 5 in General Discussion Hey everyone, so quick question - does microcenter do datarecovery on 2015 mac book pro nvme SSD drives? mine stopped Working a few days ago and cannot be read by the computer... wondering the chances if its totally dead or data can be extracted with an external card reader? thanks!  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TS_Cody ✭ April 2020 Hey Devoye! Welcome to the community! Our service technicians in the store can certainly take a look and evaluate if any data is recoverable on the drive. Sometimes issue like this can also be an issue with the operating system files which can keep the computer from booting all the way up, if this is the case we also provide great options for data backup and data migration. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Devoye ✭ May 2020 Thanks cody! I have another question! So i ordered a OWS Enclosure to take the data from my old drive into the new one and it just wouldnt read. It didnt show up when i went from disk utility recovery mode either... i have a strong hunch that the drive has failed ... What kind of protocol do you guys do to see if you can extract data from these drives? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTonyV admin May 2020 edited May 2020 When you bring in the drive we'll do an initial evaluation to see if we think we can potentially recover the data or not. There may be a $50 recovery diagnostic fee for evaluating the condition of the drive, but I think that depends on our initial impression of the issue. If Service believes we'll have no chance at recovering the data they may not need to charge for that, but that's up to them.  If diagnostics look good in-store data recovery should be around $200. If we're not able to, we have the option of sending the drive out to a specialized data recovery lab instead, but doing that is extremely expensive 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Sign In or Register to comment. Howdy, Stranger! It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons! 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Services starting at $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Community Article Lenovo laptop — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › General Discussion Lenovo laptop LuB ✭ October 2020 edited June 7 in General Discussion Hello, the following laptop was recommended for me:   Lenovo ThinkPad E15 15.6" Laptop Computer - Black; Intel Core i7-10510U Processor 1.8GHz; 8GB DDR4-2666 RAM; 512GB Solid State Drive; Intel UHD Graphics I was wondering if Micro Center carries a Lenovo laptop with the same/similar specs but with the thinner design (Ideapad)? Thank you 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Answers VitorVicente ✭ October 2020 Hey! I found this while browsing the Microcenter store: https://www.microcenter.com/product/621519/lenovo-ideapad-3-17iml-173-laptop-computer---grey It's very similar in specs, just has a different processor. It's also a 17 inch, which might not be ideal if you want thin and light. There is also this one: https://www.microcenter.com/product/621349/lenovo-ideapad-5-156-laptop-computer---grey but it once again has a different processor (this time a bit worst). If you'd like to go even smaller, into the 14 inch territory, may I recommend this one: https://www.microcenter.com/product/628648/lenovo-ideapad-flex-5-14-14-2-in-1-laptop-computer---grey - it's a Ryzen powered machine, but really solid, the only slight disadvantage would be the smaller SSD, only having half the capacity.  Most everything else I see from Lenovo being light and under those specs would also see a significant price increase, but if you'd still like to take a look at them I recommend the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon and X1 Yoga. If you don't mind slipping away from Lenovo, there are a handful of Dell and HP offers that might also interest you. Might I recommend this one on the Dell side: https://www.microcenter.com/product/628440/dell-inspiron-15-3590-156-laptop-computer---black - and this one on the HP side: https://www.microcenter.com/product/630081/hp-pavilion-x360-convertible-15-dq1071cl-156-2-in-1-laptop-computer-refurbished---silver Hope this helps! Feel free to reach out if you'd like any more recommendations/opinions. 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook LuB ✭ October 2020 Thank you so much for taking the time to look into my question and advise! I will take a look at the models you suggested. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook LandShark admin October 2020 @VitorVicente is spot on for the recommendations from Lenovo, if you'd like to go outside Lenovo for your selection, we do carry some thin and lights from other brands, such as Samsung. : https://www.microcenter.com/product/622120/samsung-galaxy-book-ion-133-laptop-computer---silver As well as ASUS : https://www.microcenter.com/product/626156/asus-zenbook-flip-13-ux363ja-db51t-133-2-in-1-laptop-computer---grey Please let us know if we can help further! 😊 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Sign In or Register to comment. Howdy, Stranger! It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons! 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See other custom PC builds and get some ideas for what can be done View Build Showcase View builds by: AMD Processors Intel Processors RTX 3090 RTX 3080 RTX 2080 Ti RTX 2080 Super RTX 2070 Super RTX 2070 RTX 2060 Super Radeon RX 5700XT Radeon RX 5700 Air Cooled Liquid Cooled SAME DAY CUSTOM BUILD SERVICE If You Can Dream it, We Can Build it. Services starting at $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Community Article Samsung 860 Pro SSD Not Recognized by PC — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › CPU's, Memory and Motherboards Samsung 860 Pro SSD Not Recognized by PC booker ✭ January 30 edited January 30 in CPU's, Memory and Motherboards Just installed a 1 TB Samsung 860 Pro SSD in our PC, however, the PC (File Explorer) does not recognize that the SSD is there.  I've tried two different SATA cables, connecting the SATA cable to two different ports on the motherboard and switching the power harness connector all to no avail.  Note that this SSD is only being used as additional storage on the PC. The weird thing is that I also installed the recommended Samsung Magician software and it finds the drive.  Using Magician I ran a diagnostic and no problems were found. Anyone have any advice other than to return the SSD? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Best Answer Ian admin January 30 Accepted Answer Greetings. Does the drive show up in Disk Management? It would need to be partitioned to work with your PC to work properly. Here is a guide on how to check that / partition it:  https://community.microcenter.com/kb/articles/57-how-to-initialize-and-format-a-newly-installed-secondary-drive-in-windows-10  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Answers booker ✭ January 30 Ding dong...had to go into Storage Spaces and create a new pool so the PC would recognize this drive.  Guess it's been too long since I added another drive.  Last one was 15 years ago and the computer automatically recognized the new HD with little effort on my part. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Sign In or Register to comment. Howdy, Stranger! It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons! Sign In with Micro Center Register Sign In with Micro Center Sign In Register Categories 6.3K All Categories 966 The Blog 44 What's Trending 146 How to & Technical Guides 6 Computer Hardware 116 Software 3 Home Office 5 Networking Audio/Visual 1 Home Automation 14 3D Printers 1 Maker 12 PC Build Guides 55 Reviews & Buying Guides 17 Build Showcase 9 Contests 32 Past Contests 404 The Community 1.4K General Discussion 89 New Members 31 Consumer Tech 11 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 64 Software 2 Audio/Visual 2 Networking & Security Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 21 Hobby Boards & Projects 19 3D Printing 43 Retro Arcade/Gaming 73 All Other Tech 1.1K Store Information and Policy 41 Off Topic 2 Community Ideas & Feedback 108 Your Completed Builds 2.5K Build-Your-Own PC 1.6K Help Choosing Parts 205 Graphics Cards 150 CPU's, Memory and Motherboards 57 Cases and Power Supplies 18 Air and Liquid Cooling 10 Monitors and Displays 27 Peripherals 6 All Other Parts 15 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? See other custom PC builds and get some ideas for what can be done View Build Showcase View builds by: AMD Processors Intel Processors RTX 3090 RTX 3080 RTX 2080 Ti RTX 2080 Super RTX 2070 Super RTX 2070 RTX 2060 Super Radeon RX 5700XT Radeon RX 5700 Air Cooled Liquid Cooled SAME DAY CUSTOM BUILD SERVICE If You Can Dream it, We Can Build it. 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Benefits include support for: Setup and installation Virus and malware removal Internal network card issues Configuration and system errors System restore and recovery (excluding data recovery) Basic troubleshooting All plans listed below also include the following services that can be performed in-store at Micro Center by our Service dept: 1 free Operating System Reimage 1 free Virus Removal (eligible with an active up-to-date version of Eset CyberSecurity or CyberSecurity Pro installed on the computer) Protection plans for iMac, Mac Mini and MacPro: ·        3-year protection plan without ADH: starts at the date of purchase of the product and only covers the internal components of the covered product. Includes free technical support from Micro Center during the plan timeframe (via phone, text, chat or email). Customer is responsible for getting the covered product to their local Micro Center store if repair is needed. ·        2-year or 3-year protection plan with ADH: starts at the date of purchase of the product and covers the internal components of the covered product while also adding accidental damage coverage for drops, spills, etc. Includes free technical support from Micro Center during the plan timeframe (via phone, text, chat or email). Also covers shipping to a Micro Center store for repair if needed. Click here to learn more about the ADH plan. ·        International Coverage: a supplemental plan that the customer can purchase as an add-on to a repair plan. It costs an additional $59.99 and allows for reimbursement of repairs done outside of the United States. Protection plans for MacBook, MacBook Air and MacBook Pro: ·        3-year protection plan without ADH: starts at the date of purchase of the product and only covers the internal components of the covered product. Includes free technical support from Micro Center during the plan timeframe (via phone, text, chat or email). Customer is responsible for getting the covered product to their local Micro Center store if repair is needed. ·        2-year or 3-year protection plan with ADH: starts at the date of purchase of the product and covers the internal components of the covered product while also adding accidental damage coverage for drops, spills, etc. Includes free technical support from Micro Center during the plan timeframe (via phone, text, chat or email). Also covers shipping to a Micro Center store for repair if needed. Click here to learn more about the ADH plan. ·        International Coverage: a supplemental plan that the customer can purchase as an add-on to a repair plan. It costs an additional $59.99 and allows for reimbursement of repairs done outside of the United States. Protection plans for iPads: ·        3 year protection plan without ADH: starts at the date of purchase of the product and only covers the internal components of the covered product. Includes free technical support from Micro Center during the plan timeframe (via phone, text, chat or email). Customer is responsible for getting the covered product to their local Micro Center store if repair is needed. ·        1 year, 2 year or 3 year protection plan with ADH: starts at the date of purchase of the product and covers the internal components of the covered product while also adding accidental damage coverage for drops, spills, etc. Includes free technical support from Micro Center during the plan timeframe (via phone, text, chat or email). Also covers shipping to a Micro Center store for repair if needed. Click here to learn more about the ADH plan. ·        International Coverage: a supplemental plan that the customer can purchase as an add-on to a repair plan. It costs an additional $59.99 and allows for reimbursement of repairs done outside of the United States. © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Community Article New PC Build from MC. 1 tb HDD not showing up or registering — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › General Discussion New PC Build from MC. 1 tb HDD not showing up or registering RomanH ✭ June 2020 in General Discussion I had a PC custom built at Micro Center and I have just brought it home. I boot it up to check everything and I only have my 500Gb SSD showing up as a storage option. I have tried Windows Memory Diagnostics and Disk Management but it still isn't showing. Please Help! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TSTonyV admin June 2020 Hello @RomanH! Welcome to the Community.  First things first, double check that you have both the power and data cables plugged into the hard drive.  If your SSD is an M.2 drive, try switching the SATA cable to a different SATA port on your motherboard. When M.2 drives are installed most motherboards will disable one or two of the SATA ports automatically.  If you go through those and it all checks out, the next thing you'll want to try is Diskpart. We have an article going over how to use Diskpart in depth here: https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/2333/how-to-use-useful-functions-for-diskpart-in-windows-10 The main thing you'll want to do is list disk. In Windows, open up command prompt, then type diskpart and hit enter. You'll get an admin prompt, click yes on that then you'll be in a diskpart window. Once you're in diskpart, type list disk and it will list any drives that are connected to the system. If one of them matches up with your hard drive, then that means your computer is detecting it. Assuming there's no data on it, you'll want to select the disk and then clean it, then reformat it. Refer to the sections under Clean a Drive and Formatting for in the link above for that process.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook jbsdesigns_9295 ✭ June 2020 After speaking with a apple tech. we believe I am having a problem with my speakers on my Mac Book Pro.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Sign In or Register to comment. Howdy, Stranger! It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons! 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See other custom PC builds and get some ideas for what can be done View Build Showcase View builds by: AMD Processors Intel Processors RTX 3090 RTX 3080 RTX 2080 Ti RTX 2080 Super RTX 2070 Super RTX 2070 RTX 2060 Super Radeon RX 5700XT Radeon RX 5700 Air Cooled Liquid Cooled SAME DAY CUSTOM BUILD SERVICE If You Can Dream it, We Can Build it. Services starting at $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Community Article MacBook Pro — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › General Discussion MacBook Pro mhgwiz ✭ October 2020 edited June 7 in General Discussion I am interested in purchasing a MacBook Pro to replace a circa 2013 iMac.  I'm looking at the 16" screen with the Core i9 processor and 1TB Solid State drive.  I noticed ten (10) of these in the refurbished inventory and two (2) open box.  Are there inherent issues with this version of the MacBook that I should be aware of before I make my decision? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TSTonyV admin October 2020 There aren't any specific issues with that model of Macbook that I'm aware of. Just keep in mind that while refurbished units should generally still be fine, there's always a little more inherent risk going with a refurbished product rather than new in box. Those units only come with a 90-day warranty out of box and since they're not being refurbished by Apple themselves, Apple won't support them. You do have the option of purchasing an extended warranty with us on those units however.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Sign In or Register to comment. Howdy, Stranger! It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons! 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See other custom PC builds and get some ideas for what can be done View Build Showcase View builds by: AMD Processors Intel Processors RTX 3090 RTX 3080 RTX 2080 Ti RTX 2080 Super RTX 2070 Super RTX 2070 RTX 2060 Super Radeon RX 5700XT Radeon RX 5700 Air Cooled Liquid Cooled SAME DAY CUSTOM BUILD SERVICE If You Can Dream it, We Can Build it. 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See other custom PC builds and get some ideas for what can be done View Build Showcase View builds by: AMD Processors Intel Processors RTX 3090 RTX 3080 RTX 2080 Ti RTX 2080 Super RTX 2070 Super RTX 2070 RTX 2060 Super Radeon RX 5700XT Radeon RX 5700 Air Cooled Liquid Cooled SAME DAY CUSTOM BUILD SERVICE If You Can Dream it, We Can Build it. Services starting at $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Community Article First Time Builder/ Video/ Art/ Photo Editing — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › Help Choosing Parts First Time Builder/ Video/ Art/ Photo Editing SABDOH ✭ February 4 in Help Choosing Parts Hello, I don't game too much, but I do A LOT of video editing, illustration and photo editing. I primarily use adobe CC. I don't want to buy a mac book anymore when I can get more for my money building one. However, I am a novice and I would love to stay under 1500.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments LandShark admin February 4 Hello, @SABDOH Welcome to the community! https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=bd2c39e7-09e9-4edc-81cf-9babb054581f Above is my recommendation for your build! Since you mentioned that you were new to building a computer I wanted to leave room in your budget for us to build the computer for you. Our Pro Assembly costs $199.99 for this tier. If you're wanting to build this yourself, you can add a more powerful CPU or GPU. Another option would be to increase the amount of RAM that you have. Each of these would benefit your build's performance.  $1500 is a great price point for a build! Please let me know if you have any questions! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook SABDOH ✭ February 6 edited February 6 @LandShark What about this? https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=580e4aa5-31bc-4500-8200-d4d0a9b4c4a1 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Ian admin February 6 SABDOH said: What about this? https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=580e4aa5-31bc-4500-8200-d4d0a9b4c4a1 That looks good, if you are needing 64GB of RAM, it looks like with current pricing/sales, getting 2 32GB kits would be cheaper. A water cooler is a bit overkill for the processor honestly, you can typically be fine with the stock included cooler, or just use a nice air cooler if desired to save some money there.  1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook SABDOH ✭ February 6 @Ianhttps://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=8ad87760-699a-4e76-af6e-e3efcfa51934 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Ian admin February 6 That all looks good to me!  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Sign In or Register to comment. Howdy, Stranger! It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons! 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Flight simulators can provide a truly immersive experience when you get your setup going, but you may not know where to start.   We will be going over various recommendations for equipment, starting from entry-level joysticks and flight sticks all the way up to the high-end offerings. We will also cover information on VR and head-tracking equipment. Some of these products will be available at Micro Center while some may be available at third parties. *Be advised, while we normally sell some of these products, due to COVID-19 and the recent release of Flight Simulator, some products may be temporarily out of stock.  Itinerary  Flight Simulators/Games Entry Level Joysticks Entry Level HOTAS (Hands-On Throttle-And-Stick) Mid-Range HOTAS High-End HOTAS Yokes Throttles Rudder Pedals Other Accessories TrackIR & VR Monitors 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments AlexS admin August 2020 edited August 2020 Flight Simulators & Games First things first, we’ll go over some popular flight simulator software since it will be referenced later on in this guide.  Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 - This is Microsoft's latest offering that was released on August 18th, 2020 for PC.  This game is absolutely astonishing and detailed.  Using cloud resources, Flight Simulator's game engine is able to leverage Bing Maps data to access over two petabytes of data on-demand to accurately depict details of anywhere in the world. On the release date, after the 100GB+ download, Community moderator AlexS actually decided to take a short flight in Cessna Citation CJ4 Jet from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Meadows Field in Bakersfield, CA, his home town.  Upon passing the grapevine, he decided to detour from the landing approach just to see his old neighborhood from 8,000 ft.  However, this image does not do justice for what you will truly experience in Flight Simulator. Digital Combat Simulator (DCS) - The go-to military combat simulator right now.  It offers a large variety of modules and simulates a lot of different weapons systems. Falcon 4.0 paired with BMS mod - The most complete F-16 simulator available. Flight Simulator X - Still around as a well known civilian flight sim. X Plane - A more modern alternative to Flight Simulator X and very well done in my opinion. Elite Dangerous - While not a “real world” Flight Simulator, Elite Dangerous is one of the best space simulators on the market.    Star Wars: Squadrons - EA’s latest offering to be released this October will put pilots in the seat of an X-Wing or Tie Fighter as the dogfight for galaxy supremacy. Just to note: These are not the only simulators out there.  There is a wide abundance of flight sim and games available through various platforms like Steam, Epic Games, and EA.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook AlexS admin August 2020 edited August 2020 Entry Level Joysticks The entry-level options will get you flying in no time.  However, they will not feature the options of a separate throttle or offer a stupendous amount of extra buttons and switches that can be mapped to other settings. Thrustmaster USB Joystick - If you’re really on the cusp of getting into Flight Sim, Thrustmaster offers one of the most affordable joysticks.   A very simple stick with a side-mounted throttle should get you off the ground in a short matter of time. Logitech Extreme 3D Pro - This flight stick has been around for a while.  It’s basic, but reliable and is a great option for beginners wanting to test the waters.  It includes 12 programmable buttons and an 8-way HAT switch. A HAT switch is a control to allow you to change Point-Of-View (POV) in a virtual world/simulator but can be programmed to do other options depending on what you need it for.   Thrustmaster T-16000M FCS Flight Stick - This is a great entry-level flight stick offering from Thrustmaster, but you may want to consider investing a little more to get the set with the TWCS Throttle as well. Thrustmaster USB Joystick Logitech Extreme 3D Pro Thrustmaster T-16000M FCS 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook AlexS admin August 2020 edited August 2020 Entry Level HOTAS HOTAS or Hands-On Throttle-And-Stick is the first step to getting a more authentic feel to flying.  Whether it’s an F-18C Hornet or an Airbus A380 commercial jet, the amount of control is more levied towards the controls alone and less keyboard/mouse. Thrustmaster T-Flight X HOTAS - If you’re venturing into the Hands-On Throttle-And-Stick world, this would be a good starting point.  The range of the detachable throttle is improved over the Extreme 3D Pro and it includes 12 programmable buttons and five programmable axes.  Thrustmaster T-16000M FCS HOTAS - This is a great all-around option and would serve as a good upgrade over the Extreme 3D Pro or T.Flight HOTAS.  It has a good range and includes a paddle fore on the front of the throttle, which can be useful.  It’s not as smooth as some of the high-end HOTAS throttles, but there are mods available to smooth it out if you’re into that sort of thing.  It has 16 programmable buttons and 4 independent axes.  T.Flight HOTAS X T-16000M FCS HOTAS 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook AlexS admin August 2020 edited August 2020 Mid-Range HOTAS Logitech X52/X52 Pro - These two flight sticks originally came out under the Saitek brand, and are now owned by Logitech.  It has a wide multitude of programmable buttons and you can easily switch between profiles via the LCD display.  You can change the friction with a knob on the base and can lock the twist stick in case you get rudder pedals as well.  The primary difference between the x52 and Pro is primarily the finish and a second spring for the flight stick to emulate stiffer handling from what I have researched. Logitech X56 - This is another solid Logitech flight stick.  The X56 has a good reputation and is one of the top tier complete solutions you can attain in flight sim.  Logitech quotes that it has over 231 controls and includes toggle switches along the base of the throttle.  It even has RGB if that’s something that interests you!   Logitech X52 Logitech X52 Pro Logitech X56 Images from Logitech.com 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook AlexS admin August 2020 edited August 2020 High-End HOTAS Thrustmaster HOTAS Warthog - This is one of the high-end flight sticks available to you, and it’s a replica of the HOTAS system in the A-10C Warthog.  The stick, throttle, and most of the buttons (besides the HAT switches) are metal so it’s build quality overall is very good.   The stick is taken from an F-16C Falcon and the throttle is taken from an F-15E Eagle, so it features a lot of replica controls for aircraft in some of the flight sim games.  Thrustmaster also offers an F-18 Hornet add-on stick that’s easy to swap in. One thing to mention is that it’s not a complete solution as it doesn’t have a twist stick.  You could use a HAT switch, but ideally, you’ll want to invest in a set of rudder pedals.  The TDC cursor isn’t great either, but you can get a replacement from Deltasimelectronics.com that allows you to mod in an Xbox/PlayStation Controller thumb stick to replace it.  If price tags aren’t an issue, then go for the Warthog! Images from Thrustmaster.com  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook AlexS admin August 2020 edited August 2020 Yokes If a joystick isn’t your thing and you wish to have that more authentic feel when flying a Cessna or a Boeing 747, then a Yoke should do the trick for you!   Logitech G Saitek PRO Flight Yoke Control System - This is a bit of the whole package here minus the pedals. This can clamp onto your desk (or cockpit if you have one) and the system comes with a separate three axis lever throttle! You will probably wish to get some pedals to make yawing (moving side to side) easier, however. (MC) HoneyComb Alpha Flight Yoke - This yoke is produced by HoneyComb, one of the more recent manufacturers to enter the industry of flight sim (est 2015).  This Yoke from HoneyComb comes with an integrated switch panel, plenty of programmable buttons, and even cockpit backlighting.  This unlike the Logitech G Saitek does not come with a throttle however but can be pre-ordered separately on their website. (Non-MC) Logitech G Saitek Pro Flight Yoke System Honeycomb Alpha Flight - Yoke & Switch Panel Images from Logitech.com & FlyHoneyComb.com 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook AlexS admin August 2020 edited August 2020 Throttles Thrustmaster TWCS Throttle - This is the throttle you would get with the T-16000M if you purchase it as a set, but also falls along with the Thrustmaster Ecosystem with compatibility for the T.16000M FCS, T.Flight Stick X, & TM  USB Joystick. It’s useful and offers great throttle control. It uses a USB connection. HoneyComb Bravo Throttle Quadrant - Quoted from their website, this is an all-in-one cockpit system featuring a configurable throttle setup, from single-engine general aviation to four-engine commercial aircraft.  This product looks gorgeous and should be a popular choice among Flight Sim enthusiasts when orders begin to ship this fall.  Thrustmaster TWCS Throttle HoneyComb Bravo Throttle Quadrant   Images from Thrustmaster.com & FlyHoneyComb.com 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook AlexS admin August 2020 edited May 13 Rudder Pedals Pedals are a very important factor in constructing your flight sim rig. This adds to the immersion of flying a plane and relieves functions on the joystick and/or throttle that can be mapped for different functions. Thrustmaster TFRP T.Flight Rudder Pedals - These are a basic, functional option that can be very cost-effective.  They even have toe-breaks so you could use them for racing simulators.  Logitech Pro Flight Rudder Pedals - These are a good mid-tier option and the pedals are spaced farther apart than the T.Flight TFRP pedals for better comfort.  These include toe breaks as well, and you can even detach the heel rests if you wish.  A good option to go alongside the Warthog flight system. MFG Crosswind - These pedals are a solid high-end offering.  You can adjust the angle on the pedals and the tension on the toe breaks, and they’re easy to calibrate with the provided software.  These are manufactured and shipped from Croatia, but processing is generally quick for orders. Thrustmaster TPR Pendular Rudder Pedals - These are considered one of the top offerings available, as far as rudder pedals go.  They have an excellent build quality and have a range of adjustments you can make to suit your preferences.  The only downside may be pedal width, but there are mods you can use to extend them.   TFRP T.Flight Pedals Pro Flight Pedals Crosswind Pedals TPR Pendular Pedals Images from Thrustmaster.com, Logitech.com & mfg-sim.com 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook AlexS admin August 2020 edited August 2020 Other Accessories Thrustmaster MFD Cougar Pack - This is targeted specifically at BMS and DCS flight combat simulators.  An MFD or Multi-Functional Display is used to display relevant information and operate weapons systems or radar. It’s important to note that this co-aligns with the displays you would see in-game but do not come with mini-displays.  DCS however offers a multi-monitor solution and you can move the digital in-game MFDs to a second monitor and overlay your physical MFD over the monitor like the photo below!  You can get these to work with any aircraft with MFDs with some adjustments.  They’re a lot of fun to play with and if you’re operating a full-fidelity aircraft, it makes it much easier to use the MFDs than with a mouse, even if you don’t go through the trouble of projecting them onto another screen. Logitech Flight Panels - When Logitech acquired Saitek, they acquired some of the best flight sim hardware in the industry.  They offer additional panels like Switch Panels, Radio Panels, and even separate LCD Flight Instrument Panels!  You can find them here on their website. Switch Panel Radio Panel Instrument Panel 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook AlexS admin August 2020 edited July 7 TrackIR & VR If you’ve purchased a majority of the https://www.microcenter.com/product/624291/pimax-vision-8k-x-vr-gaming-headset hardware to fly the plane itself, why stop there?  To further your immersion, you can look in the direction of TrackIR or Virtual Reality (VR)! TrackIR & Head Tracking Software TrackIR 5 - This is the latest iteration of TrackIR from NaturalPoint.  It consists of an IR camera and a reflective clip that you mount into a visor or hat. It exaggerates your movements, e.g. looking 20 degrees right becomes a 140-degree head turn in the game.   Image from Naturalpoint.com It takes some time to get used to, but it does work very well.  It’s cost-effective and it allows you to play a game on a 4K monitor with the ability to look around, which is difficult at this point in VR.   VR Headsets We’ll condense this into a single discussion and provide links to various products and mention them here as opposed to reviewing each one individually.  The main problem with VR is performance versus resolution.  You’re going to take a significant performance hit in VR.   With older games, there are compatibility concerns.  I have played DCS in the Oculus Rift S.  In this title, the resolution is lacking when you’re supposed to be able to see aircraft at 10 nautical miles.  The field of view is also very limiting and makes it hard to keep your eyes on other aircraft in a dogfight.   The Samsung Odyssey+ offers better resolution and I’ve heard is very useful.  Several other headsets work quite well.  The only VR headsets that catch my attention for air-to-air combat sims are the Pimax VR headsets.  Mainly as they offer a significantly better field-of-view than most VR headsets out there, and they have 5K and 8K offerings. For one of the newest titles being Microsoft’s 2020 rendition of Flight Simulator, unless you’re going with a PiMax, it may be better to go with a 4K Monitor and a TrackIR to get a comfortable immersion until VR headsets as a whole make the jump to higher resolutions. Oculus Rift S Samsung Odyssey+ Pimax 8K Images from samsung.com  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook AlexS admin August 2020 edited May 13 Monitors While a 24” or 27” 16:9 monitor will easily get you going, if you wish to see more and your PC can handle wider resolutions, then definitely go with a 21:9 or 32:9 monitor.  Flight simulators are a fantastic experience on Ultra-Wide monitors and if you’re a racing sim enthusiast, it could work doubly for you.  Samsung C49HG90 49” - This 32:9 ratio 1080P, 144hz monitor is the same as having two 27” monitors put together.  It’s a great option for a multitude of games that support 3840x1080 resolutions like Flight Simulator, DCS, and even Grand Theft Auto V (which you can also fly planes in funny enough.)  Samsung C49RG90 49” - This is the 1440p version of the monitor mentioned above.  The refresh rate is a little slower at 120hz but 1440p is very crisp.  MSI Optix MAG341CQ 34” - If 32:9 is a little too much, then a 21:9 ratio monitor like the MSI Optix may be perfect for you.  This monitor only clocks at 100hz for the refresh rate but the 1440p resolution is a nice trade-off for the price you can get this monitor at.   Monitor Features Samsung C49HG90 49” Curved Monitor 1080p 144hz Refresh Rate 1ms Response Time FreeSync 32:9 Aspect Ratio Samsung C49RG90 49" Curved Monitor 1440p 120hz refresh Rate 4ms Response Time FreeSync 32:9 Aspect Ratio MSI Optix MAG341CQ 34" Curved Monitor 1440p 100hz Refresh Rate 8ms Response Time 21:9 Aspect Ratio 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook AlexS admin August 2020 edited August 2020 Final Thoughts & Other Resources First, please comment on the opinions I’ve expressed in this article and suggest any alternatives or equipment you’ve tested.  There’s a ton of flight sim equipment out there that wasn’t covered in this guide that may interest other flight sim enthusiasts! I do plan to add a guide on the Thrustmaster Cougar MFDs in the future. Thank you again for reading and I hope this guide helps you decide when selecting the right Flight Sim hardware for you!   Be sure to check out the new Microsoft Flight Simulator!  Available on Microsoft Store & Steam.  We'll see you in the skies! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook AlexS admin August 2020 This article was written by one of our technical support reps, TSMikeW, who has hours upon hours of flight simulation experience in titles such as DCS and Falcon 4.0.  You may have seen him answer technical questions here and there on our Community forum! A lot of the information he has provided for this guide, I have personally put to use.  Before writing this, he's even provided me tips on how I can improve on flying like adding trim to level out your plane prior to landing without struggling on steading the flight stick or tips on dulling the amount of light coming into the room to improve tracking on the TrackIR. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Ian admin August 2020 I was very lucky to be able to snag a https://www.microcenter.com/product/468720/thrustmaster-tm-t-16000m-fcs-hotas  I can't wait to try it out for Flight Sim 2020. 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook AlexS admin August 2020 Picked up a Logitech X52 at Micro Center and decided to fly back to the Bethel Rd location lol 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Leave a Comment Rich Text Editor. To edit a paragraph's style, hit tab to get to the paragraph menu. From there you will be able to pick one style. Nothing defaults to paragraph. 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All you would need to do is bring the unit into your nearest Micro Center store and speak with the service department on your right. It is a first come, first serve service and the service department will be able to answer any questions regarding service pricing and turnaround rates. The only service pricing we have available over phone, chat, or email is listed on this link: http://www.microcenter.com/site/service/service.aspx. For a more exact estimate, please bring the unit into the store and speak with our service department. Our service team would be able to assist with any exact service pricing or turnaround rates.   0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook mhead110 ✭ November 2020 My 2017 MacBook Pro also needs a new battery. Clicking on the battery symbol brings the message "Service recommended". I called apple and made an appointment through them with the Microcenter in Cambridge Mass.  Since there is no service that can be done on the battery, I just wanted to get a new one. I called Microcenter Main number, and they said that my local store had the battery I needed (I believe they said it would be about 150 or $160 installed). They said it would take an hour or two and could be done while I waited. When I got to the Cambridge, MA Microcenter service area, I was told that they could take my computer for two or three days and do an analysis for $40. I asked if that $40 would go towards the cost of a new battery and installation, and they said no.  Furthermore,  they said, no, they didn't have any batteries in stock, in fact they never keep batteries in stock.   And in order to order a battery from apple, they would have to keep my computer for 7 to 10 days. Now,  the computer operates fine, it's just that the battery is failing.  It makes no sense that they have to keep my computer during the time they are ordering the battery. I offered to pay for it upfront, but still they said it wasn't possible for me to keep the computer while they order the battery. How insane is this? The tech said that it was Apple policy – which makes no Sense at all. When I asked to speak to his supervisor, he said no one was available, everybody was in a meeting. So I took my computer and left.If this is really Apple policy can anyone explain how that makes any sense? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSPhillipT admin November 2020 Hello @mhead110 Thank you for posting on the community and I apologize for the issues you have when it comes to our service desk.  You should be receiving an email from me regarding this issue.   0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Sign In or Register to comment. Howdy, Stranger! It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons! 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Services starting at $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Community Article Help me optimize my first build — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › Help Choosing Parts Help me optimize my first build GwenBD94 ✭ September 2020 edited September 2020 in Help Choosing Parts I put this parts list together and am looking for some advice. https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=975afe17-edc3-4ced-bd2b-cbee398943d5 Use-case is mainly for web-based usage and a decent amount of single-player gaming with some lower-end multiplayer gaming as well. Games I play routinely can be found here https://steamdiscovery.com/calculator.php?q=76561198033493529 and I typically have 10-30 browser tabs open at a time. Video Streaming through hulu/netflix/disney+. gaming online for games like habbohotel, runescape, etc. Online college classes. Discord. Dungeons & Dragons Virtual TableTop Simulators. I use 2 monitors currently, and plan to upgrade to 3 possibly one day. I dabble with image editing using GIMP, but am not a professional nor avid user. I dabble with streaming through Twitch/Discord, but am again not a professional or avid user. I would like to have one m.2 SSD for the OS and primary programs such as password vaults, microsoft office, etc . A second m.2 SSD that is larger for most frequently used programs & games such as the steam program itself (not the games library), my calibre e-book library, discord, twitch, VPN etc, and a large-capacity HDD or SSD for all of my less-frequently used games. For example, i currently have a 120gb SSD with OS & primary programs on it that i routinely have to clean out as it gets full, and a 1 TB HDD that routinely is at 50-75 percent usage, without having all of my game library installed. Ideally, I'd like a 256gb+ m.2 for OS, 500gb+ m.2 for primary games & apps and 2TB+ additional storage. RAM minimum is 16GB, 32GB would be nice. I often run a lot of heavy RAM intensive applications (looking at you chromium based browsers), although I have converted away from Chrome as my primary browser to other chromium based browsers with better memory footprints (Currently using Opera GX primarily, SlimJet when I want to load 20 or 30 iterations of a flash-based web game simultaneously, and chrome just to use Google Drive / ChromeCast) Needs to include an OS (I prefer win10 pro over win10 home). If it is more cost effective to get a cd-based OS and an optical drive, I am not opposed. Even a usb-optical drive. Wifi is a must. BlueTooth would be nice (but not required).Type C USB would be nice as I use a C to C cord for my phone to charge, and if i could use it for data for my phone would be lovely. Aesthetics aren't *SUPER* important, but i wouldn't say no to spending a few extra dollars for more visually appealing PC. I do plan to utilize microcenter's PC building service for $150 just to ensure i don't mess anything up as i want the PC to be dependable to replace my current alienware 17 R4 laptop as my primary PC.  Overall Budget can not exceed $2,000, however if that is overkill for my use scenario, I would prefer to save a few bucks than to future-proof the PC. I will be living on the road in about 18 months and will be putting my PC into storage for a long while, so future-proofing is not necessary. if color choices are necessary for anything I prefer purples pinks and blues, with a black base, than whites and other colors. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TSTonyV admin September 2020 edited September 2020 There's a few things here that we can shave off to extract some more value. First thing I'd do is switch to the mesh version of the Lian Li Lancool II that comes with RGB fans and drop that fan pack down at the bottom there. I'm also not a big fan of the 3600XT. The extra cost doesn't justify the minor performance increase you can get out of it. If you really into overclocking and find enjoyment in that sort of the thing then the XT processors could be worth it, but I'd only recommend it specifically for that.  We also don't NEED a 240mm AIO for a 3600XT, or even a 3700X for that matter. Personally, I'd go with the 3700X and then stick with the stock Wraith Prism cooler, which is actually pretty good for a stock option. The coolant is also not something you'd use for an AIO, coolant would be purchase as part of a custom loop.  We can definitely go for an OEM copy of Windows 10 Pro if you want to save that money. You can make your own Windows 10 installation USB for free with this tool from Microsoft: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10. It just doesn't include a license so you have to purchase a license separately, whether it's an OEM or a normal copy. Those changes by themselves save you quite a bit of money and we don't lose any performance for it, and can even gain some by going with the 3700X.  https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=097773f6-ea85-44be-803e-2bf9429d2c83 That keeps you at/under that $2000 budget including the build cost 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook GwenBD94 ✭ September 2020 What are some affordable monitors you would recommend? I was looking at some monitors at my local navy exchange, but i am definitely interested in some other input. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTonyV admin September 2020 Do you know what size/resolution of monitor you'd be looking at? There's a lot of options out there that can work depending on your preferences.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Sign In or Register to comment. Howdy, Stranger! It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons! 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Can you please help me figure out which drive will fit? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments LandShark admin October 2020 Hi, from what I can see of your SSD, it looks to be a 2.5" drive. Meaning that any 2.5in drive would fit from what I can see. However, if you have a specific model or year for your MacBook Pro, I could be more accurate with what would work for you. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Sign In or Register to comment. Howdy, Stranger! It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons! 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Closed the lid and came back later and it looked as though the display was over saturated.  I've looked online and and followed the instructions to reset the SMC and also tried to recalibrate it but it didn't work.  I attached two pictures with the same screensaver.  The first is how the image looks on my MacBook and the second is on my external display.  Any help / suggestions are greatly appreciated.  Thanks. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Best Answer Ian admin May 2020 Accepted Answer CJN said: Ok I was afraid of this. And by panel issue, we are talking hardware replacement correct?  How long would you need to keep my laptop and this is covered under my AppleCare correct?  Yes. most likely actual replacement would need to be done at this time. Unfortunately our forum/community services are not in a store so we do not have a specific turnaround time for a Micro Center store. If you do have AppleCare, this does not appear to be as a result of damage so yes it should be covered by warranty. For service, bring the laptop in to your local Micro Center at any time, service is first come, first serve. While an appointment is not necessary, you can schedule a repair appointment if you would like at https://www.microcenter.com/site/service/service.aspx At the top of the page under "My Store" be sure to select your local Micro Center store location to set service for the proper location you are looking to visit.  5 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Answers TSMikeW admin April 2020 What version of OSX are you on and did  you update recently? Please go into System Preferences > Display > Color. What profiles do you have listed there? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook CJN ✭ April 2020 With more troubleshooting, it appears as though what ever the previous screenshot was there, it's staining or burning into the display.  Here is a picture of me changing the background to black and behind it, you can still see the previous wallpaper behind it.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook CJN ✭ April 2020 Here is a screenshot of my profiles and I'm running OS Catalina Version 10.15.4 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSMikeW admin April 2020 Thank you. And you tried toggling between the two listed Color LCD profiles with no change, right? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook CJN ✭ April 2020 That's correct. Just tried again to be sure   0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSMikeW admin April 2020 Lets try to take the OS out of the equation. Boot the system into recovery mode with Command + R. See if you have the same issue with the discoloration. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook CJN ✭ April 2020 I rebooted in recovery mode and having three same issue as it reloads. I can see the last images from what I just had listed in the foreground  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook CJN ✭ April 2020 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook CJN ✭ April 2020 I now have the option to restore from my Backup, reinsallt macOS, get help online , or Disk Utility 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSMikeW admin April 2020 Go ahead and restart your system. That was basically just a test to rule out an issue with a display setting or color profile. Unfortunately based on what we've done, this is a panel issue. I would bring the system in for service. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook CJN ✭ April 2020 Ok I was afraid of this. And by panel issue, we are talking hardware replacement correct?  How long would you need to keep my laptop and this is covered under my AppleCare correct?  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook CJN ✭ May 2020 Thank you for your help!  I’ll get this over to my local store.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook CJN ✭ May 2020 I'm going to assume that they will need to keep my MacBook, is there a list or instructions of what I should do about access, etc? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTonyV admin May 2020 edited May 2020 CJN said: I'm going to assume that they will need to keep my MacBook, is there a list or instructions of what I should do about access, etc? That's correct, we would have to check it in and keep it while we work on it. The service desk will take whatever information they need when you bring it in, if a password/pin may be required you have the option to provide that to us.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Sign In or Register to comment. Howdy, Stranger! 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I downloaded install from Apple.  In all cases the install proceeds to the end, then fails with this message: "OSX could not be  installed on your computer.  No packages were eligible for install. Contact software manufacturer for assistance. Quit the installer to restart your your computer and try again." I have retried probably 10 times with the same result. I have reformatted my disk-no luck. I installed a Windows SSD and  it runs perfectly in my MacBook. The only thing  I have  not done is  make my flash drive bootable. What am I missing????  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TSMikeW admin July 2020 Check your date and time. If you can't see it, open Terminal in the recovery environment and type: date Let us know what it's set to. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook jlmiles ✭ July 2020 9:11pm  7/16/2020  it is now 2:12pm on 7/16 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSMikeW admin July 2020 Believe the security certificates for El Capitan expired last October. The date  being correct may be our problem. Go back into terminal and type this: date 0101120017 Press enter and restart. Try the installation again. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook jlmiles ✭ July 2020 I changed the date in terminal now I get this error when installing El Capitan from flash drive.  "An error occurred while preparing the installation. Try running the application again.  I formatted my SSD drive with disk utility with  quid partition.   0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSMikeW admin July 2020 That's the error you get when the date and time are wrong. Are you connected to the internet when you're trying the install now? Try an installation method, 10.6 discs, would work, that doesn't connect. To change the date back the format is: date 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Sign In or Register to comment. Howdy, Stranger! It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons! 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Star Wars: Squadrons Is a space combat game set in the Star Wars universe developed by Motive Studios and published by Electronic Arts. It promises immersive combat set amongst the stars. You’ll have your option of eight different spacecraft. Two of each class: Fighter, Bomber, Support, and Interceptor. They are each unique in their strengths and weaknesses consistent in their main control systems. Each ship has three power management systems that you’ll need to balance to be successful in combat. Your Weapons, Engines, and Shields. You can adjust the power that you give to these systems individually for boosts to the respective system or you can play with each system balanced. That being said, you’ll have the option of very intense combat experience with a very busy cockpit tweaking each system to have the greatest effectiveness in your battles. Yet, it isn’t a requirement, the other option is more balanced or relaxed combat. You choose your experience! For more information about the in-game piloting experience, check here. Motive has confirmed support of HOTAS and VR day one from launch, which is great because as we mentioned above there is a lot of opportunity for granular control. Gearing up for Star Wars: Squadrons? Motive, the developers of Squadrons, suggests that we use a controller or gamepad instead of a keyboard to better experience the game as they intended. Here are a few varied recommendations for you.  Gamepads Logitech Gamepad F310   Thrustmaster GP XID Pro Gamepad Bionik Vulkan Advanced Multi-Platform Wireless Controller Microsoft Xbox Controller Is a game controller not for you? We've got you covered, check out our Flight Sim Buying Guide where you can find our recommendations for Joysticks and HOTAS Now for the big questions…         Which side do you sit with? What starship will you pilot? Are you playing any other space sims? Will you be flying in VR? What's your favorite map? Fleet Battle or Deathmatch? Images from ea.com 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments Aye2ck ✭✭✭✭✭ October 2020 PRE-LOADING NOWWWW ^_^  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook LandShark admin October 2020 edited October 2020 The prologue was pretty great as a tutorial for the game. I thought it did a great job introducing the plot and I can't wait to continue! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Ian admin October 2020 I'm not into Star Wars but a game with HOTAS support and VR support pegs my interest, I'll be seeing what others think about it before possibly purchasing it 2 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook AlexS admin October 2020 edited October 2020 Which side do you sit with? I'm sure this game will swap sides between matches from Rebels to Imperial but REBEL ALLIANCE ALL THE WAY! What starship will you pilot? Looking forward to some classic T-65 X-Wing Starfighter action. Are you playing any other space sims? I've been currently playing Elite: Dangerous for the last couple months, but it'll be nice to play a game that's pure dog fighting with some objective based gameplay. Will you be flying in VR? I'm definitely goin to check out the VR mode in this with the Oculus Rift S but I also have a 21:9 monitor I want to check this game out with. What's your favorite map? ?? :l idk  Fleet Battle or Deathmatch? Fleet Battle has my eye so far, can't wait to play it after work lol 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Aye2ck ✭✭✭✭✭ October 2020 edited October 2020 So I picked up one of the Bionik Vulcan controllers on Squadrons launch day and I'll have to say, I'm extremely impressed with the build quality of it.  This coming from someone who hasn't used a controller in years.  The mapping about identical to the Xbox Elite controller.  I'm not sure if the XBE controller's inner handle buttons are separate functioning, but the Bionik Vulcan offers quick button mapping for in the inner handles to be mapped to A,B,X,Y or the L1, L2, L3/R1, R2, R3 buttons.  This has been extremely helpful as I am able to map those buttons to commonly used controls like "Cycle Targets" or "Countermeasures" without having to remove my thumbs from the flight controls.   On day 2 of Squadrons, I focused more towards using the Logitech Saitek X56 HOTAS.  Combat with a HOTAS feels super advantageous because of three things. Throttle control, smoother aiming, and the flight stick.  The flight stick can manage to have all axes programmed into it (pitch, roll, yaw) and lead to smoother aiming.  With a controller, you have to use the up/down on the left thumb stick to control your throttle and in the midst of chaos, this can be tricky to track your target while making sure your throttle is in the correct position (50% provides the best balance between speed and turning).  With the HOTAS throttle, there is almost no worry of managing this as the position of your throttle matches the in-game throttle.   Mapping a HOTAS with this game is like any other.  It takes time to figure out the best way to figure your controls.  However, I did learn that some of the controls like DRIFTING have been finicky with a HOTAS as there was a part in the singleplayer mission that I could not complete since I was unable to drift properly.  I swapped to a controller and there was no issue.   I have since been playing with the Bionik controller for Day 3 and getting accustomed to Squadrons' power management system and it's all starting to become easier and easier.  I'll probably try the HOTAS again at some time but I think I'll keep it stowed for Elite: Dangerous on a rainy day. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook LandShark admin October 2020 Hmm. Very interesting, good to hear that you found the additional keybinds on the back of the controller to be beneficial. It's one of the defining reasons that we included the Vulkan in our recommendations. Have you felt that it's given you an edge over the competition? 😁 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTonyV admin October 2020 edited October 2020 Friendly reminder that Xbox One controllers are natively supported on Windows 10! If you have the bluetooth model you can connect them that way, or just plug them in directly with a USB cable with no issues.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Aye2ck ✭✭✭✭✭ October 2020 LandShark said: Hmm. Very interesting, good to hear that you found the additional keybinds on the back of the controller to be beneficial. It's one of the defining reasons that we included the Vulkan in our recommendations. Have you felt that it's given you an edge over the competition? 😁 So update, I've taken extra time to mapping my binds to the Logitech X56 and the HOTAS is 100% superior over a controller, especially with the recent update to address global deadzones which benefits HOTAS users.  I had a high score of 16 kills in a dogfight match.  Also, ION missiles = OP. 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook LandShark admin November 2020 Playing this with my new Quest 2 was amazing. I could only play for about 15 minutes... Definitely going to have to reacquire my "VR Legs" again. 😂 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Waffler Cleveland, OH ✭ November 2020 edited November 2020 Hope my old Microsoft Sidewinder Force Feedback 2 joystick works! Trying to get back into Freespace 2 (SCP) at the moment!  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook LandShark admin November 2020 I haven't heard anything about Freespace 2 since... Probably 2010? Amazing to hear that it's still alive! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook AlexS admin December 2020 I hope Micro Center gets the T-16000M FCS Combo back in stock soon. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Ian admin December 2020 AlexS said: I hope Micro Center gets the T-16000M FCS Combo back in stock soon. Flight stuff going through the same demand racing stuff went through... 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook AlexS admin December 2020 Ian said: AlexS said: I hope Micro Center gets the T-16000M FCS Combo back in stock soon. Flight stuff going through the same demand racing stuff went through... Right. And now there's a ton of racing wheels everywhere, including the G29.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Ian admin January 2 AlexS said: Ian said: AlexS said: I hope Micro Center gets the T-16000M FCS Combo back in stock soon. Flight stuff going through the same demand racing stuff went through... Right. 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Any help on power units — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › Cases and Power Supplies So...I'm an idiot. Any help on power units thegreater ✭ May 2020 edited June 3 in Cases and Power Supplies My sons (12 and 14 yo) are trying to build a gaming system, and they know less about computers than me...and I'm pretty dumb.  I "get" how most things interface and what they do, but I don't have the time or the know how to deep dive into the compatibility questions I need to resolve to get their dreams off the ground.  And I suck at electrical stuff, so for all the components I need to address, the power unit freaks me out the most. We've bought a lot of stuff on deals discounts, and I am really hoping its a good intro to gaming with the expectation they will upgrade over time.  Here's what they have, and I'm trying to understand what they need from a power unit.  Don't even need a model, just parameters (and yes, I know I'm trying to outsource my research, but feel free to re-read the subject line above). MB - MSI B450M Pro-M2 Max GC - MSI GEFORCE GT710 Processor - AMD Ryzen 5 RAM - Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) SSD - Western Digital WD Black SN750 Tower - Adevia Crusader - F - BK Mid Tower Any suggestions on an appropriate power unit for this set up, and whether I've screwed up any of the selections to begin with?  And to further reveal how dumb I am (only knowing mechanical hard drives), how do you boot a machine off a SSD, and how do you load an OS without an external CD drive or the like? As I said, I'm an idiot.  Just trying to make smarter kids than me.  Thanks in advance for any help. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TSTonyV admin May 2020 For that setup, pretty much any PSU would work, but since you plan to do upgrades over time, you'll want something that gives you some wiggle room.  We have a guide on Choosing Parts for your PC, with a section specifically dedicated to the power supply. I think it'd be worth your while to read through as it will give you a lot information on choosing various components and what things are good to look for. The PSU guide focuses on the more high-end power supplies, but it seems like you've got a budget system in mind so I'll list a few options that would be a good balance for budget and upgrade room.  https://www.microcenter.com/product/460288/corsair-cx650m-650-watt-80-plus-bronze-atx-semi-modular-power-supply https://www.microcenter.com/product/485312/powerspec-650-watt-80-plus-bronze-atx-semi-modular-power-supply https://www.microcenter.com/product/502044/powerspec-650-watt-80-plus-gold-atx-semi-modular-power-supply Also, one thing to note, is that the GT710 is a very weak card and not designed for gaming. You'd be better off with a GTX 1650 Super, or getting a Ryzen 5 3400G and using its integrated Vega 11 graphics.  1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TheITDad ✭✭ May 2020 No need to feel like an idiot everyone has to learn before you can know.  So overall for a starter gaming setup for your kids you look to be doing a great job.  Power supplies are pretty easy, what you need to know is the power draw of your cpu and gpu and make sure your power supply has a higher value on it for the power it can supply.  But to make it even easier for your setup you should be looking at a power supply between 500w and 600w.  The other thing that may cause some confusion is the "modular" label on power supplies.  All this does is change whether you can select which cables you have plugged in or if all the cables are just pre-built into the unit.  Generally getting modular or semi-modular (which means only some of the cables are built into the unit) costs a little bit more.  Lastly and probably most importantly is the rating.  To keep your pc safe and avoid damage you want to get a power supply that has at least an 80+ bronze rating.  This system is just an industry standard way of rating the efficiency of the unit and generally bronze is where you want to be at for a starter build, and gold isn't a bad one to look at either if you can get a good deal.  So again for your build I would look at an 80+ bronze power supply rated at between 500-600 watts and don't worry about it being modular just yet, you could possibly get away with a 450w unit if price becomes a concern but a bigger unit now will allow for upgrades later without upgrading the psu. For the next part with booting from the ssd.  There are a few ways to do this, the one I recommend requires a working pc for you to do it with.  That way is using the media creation tool that Microsoft provides that allows you to create a fresh windows 10 install that isn't activated but don't worry about that it can still be used until you get your authentication key.  The easiest way to do the media creation tool is to youtube it and see how to create and use it and the videos should walk you through creating the Win10 image.  And once the image has been created the mobo will default to booting from the drive that has windows on it.  Then if you add an extra spinning drive you will need to initialize them which again, youtube is a great place to find step by step guides for that kind of stuff. And lastly before this post gets to super long, youtube build guides are the way to go for first time builders.  The channels I would suggest are Bitwit, Linus Tech Tips, Jaystwocentz, and Pauls Hardware.  There are plenty of other build guides out there but these four are really good and can help with making sure you connect everything up properly and don't get overwhelmed. And again your not dumb, dumb people do and blame others when it doesn't work.  Smart people know their limitations and ask for help when needed.  So in my book, your pretty smart for knowing when you need help and seeking it out.  Enjoy building with your sons 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Sign In or Register to comment. Howdy, Stranger! It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons! 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