Dana Stibolt

Apple Service

I was the Mac guy for Johns Hopkins Hospital and the Johns Hopkins Radiology Department

I was the Mac guy for Johns Hopkins Hospital and the Johns Hopkins Radiology Department in the 1990’s.

In the 1990s (when I had a full head of hair), I was the Mac guy for Johns Hopkins Hospital and the Johns Hopkins Radiology Department. I was there multiple times per week, and as a frequent visitor, I had my own Johns Hopkins ID badge because I was always taking equipment out of Johns […]

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Another successful Vintage Mac data recovery: A PowerBook G4 from 2003!A

A MacMedics customer asked us to recover the data off this PowerNook G4 12-inch from 2003. They had taken it to another shop where they couldn’t figure out how to take it apart and actually broke the Mac’s case. Also, some of the screws were missing (not cool). This particular Mac is notoriously difficult to

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I have used this trick to save customers’ data thousands of times! Now, it’s no longer possible!

MacBook Pro 2012 15-inch destroyed by ex-life-partner! This MacBook Pro 2012 15” was unfortunately destroyed by a MacMedics customer’s ex-life-partner. We don’t know the story behind the devasting damage (I checked to see if it still powered on, but it did not), but the good news is that I could remove the SATA hard drive,

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“Trust, but verify” your Mac’s Time Machine backup drive!

“Trust, but verify” your Mac’s Time Machine backup drive! This high-quality G-Tech hard drive was used for Time Machine in 2015 but was re-used from their previous Mac. However, it died somewhere along the way and stopped backing up. I wanted to get a reading on how many hours it had been in service, but

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I recorded a mini-podcast about how new Macs have embedded hard drives and why you NEED Time Machine!

I recorded a mini-podcast episode about how new Macs have non-removable hard drives and why Time Machine is essential.It’s quick (about 10 minutes), and you can listen to my best radio voice explain some worst-case scenarios for data loss that a few MacMedics customers have encountered this year. If you need some motivation to start

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4. Have a modern and tested Time Machine drive. Don’t rely on low quality drive that have already lived a hot and hard life of running as your Time Machine drive. Back up hard drives should never be used for more than 5-years and it’s not a bad idea to replace them when you see them on sale for Black Friday just because you can never have too many backups!

It’s “time” to talk about Time Machine (again).

I just helped a Vietnam Veteran find some misplaced photos. It was our honor to sit down with him and help unravel where his photos were at no charge. He had been to a reunion in Alabama for his Seawolf brother-in-arms and had taken once-in-a-lifetime photos of the event as the official photographer. He took

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