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MBP loosing wifi, bt - how to provide a record for service

My custom-built early 2013 MBP 15" is struggling to deliver an acceptable wireless functionality. In the only suitable tool that comes to my mind, a simple ping permanently open on the side of my ...
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Synch Contacts from my MacBook Pro to another MacBook Pro

I want to synch, not move, Contacts from my MacBook Pro to my wife's MacBook Pro, both running OS X 10.10.5, in each direction if possible. We both have different iCloud accounts. I have seen so much ...
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I installed 2 4G 1600 Crucial ram card into my late 2010 Macbook Pro.

I installed the wrong Ram. Now my monitor is all funky. Is there an easy fix, or is it screwed? What damage might have caused by my error? i should have installed 2 4G 1066 cards. HELP!
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MacBook Pro won't boot. Ideas?

MacBook Pro won't boot. Getting various grey screens. When try to do straight boot, get flashing folder. Other things not working: OS X recovery, start up manager, single user mode, verbose mode, ...
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How can I install the newest EFI firmware upgrade from El Capitan?

I've got an early 2011 MacBook Pro (8,1) and I am trying to install the newest EFI firmware upgrade, however it only supports 10.8.5 and 10.9.5. Unfortunately I have no clue as to what the best ...
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Login screen shows “Guest” option even though it is disabled

I have disabled the "Guest" option on my Macbook Pro, however it still shows the "Guest" bubble next to my account on the login screen.
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Mouse moves vertically on login

OS X El Capitan 10.11.3 - USB mouse (steelseries Sensei) When trying to move the cursor, the movement is limited only to vertical direction. What could be the possible problem?
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AirPlay Can't Connect

I Have a Mid 2011 MacBook Air. Every time I attempt to connect to an airplay display, I get a message that says "Could not connect to (Airplay Device Name)". I have a business conference next week ...
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MBP strange blackouts

I have noticed, that sometimes, my MacBook Pro mid-2012 has strange blackouts like if the battery ran out. This happens even when my battery is near full. The symptoms are that the screen goes black ...
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4k at 60Hz with 2013 Retina MacBook Pro?

Anyone know how to get 2160p at 60Hz on the late 2014 retina macbook pro? I got an adapter from Club 3D to actively convert Mini DisplayPort 1.2 to HDMI 2.0, and my vizio 4k TV has an HDMI 2.0 input ...
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Memory/CPU usage comparison between two MacBook Pros

I recently switched from a 2014 mid MacBook Pro Retina with 2.7 GHz and 8 GB of RAM to a 3.1 GHz and 16 GB of RAM. I noticed something very strange which is that 1) when I am dong very basic tasks ...
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New MacBook with possible old text messages showing up in messenger

I feel silly asking this but I need to know the answer for my own piece of mind. So here it goes... I just bought my girlfriend a brand new MacBook Air and set it up for her. Her iCloud and ...
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How to eliminate Internet lapses on my MacBook Air 13?

I have a MacBook Air 13 (mid 2012) running OS X El Capitan (10.11.3). I connect to the Internet using a Virgin Mobile Netgear Mingle hotspot. During Internet browsing sessions I will at times ...
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What could I benefit from replacing the AirPort Card in my '09 MacBook Pro?

I have a Mid-2009 MacBookPro, I would like to upgrade the AirPort Card so that I can access continuity and instant hotspot features, but other than that what will Bluetooth 4.0 allow me and will the ...
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MacBook Pro running hot with multi Bash

My machine which is running El Capitan, does not take more than 5 min. and my machine gets hot 45℃ and up even with the fan on. the Activity Monitor shows more than one Bash but I don't have ...
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Different speeds on the same Airport Extreme

I have a 200 MBs Internet plan connected to my Airport Extreme. Using two different iPads I get 200 MBs in one and in the other 5 feet away 1.2 MBs. The same happened with two MacBooks. Do you know ...
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Does Apple's World Travel Adapter Kit work in India?

I'm traveling to India next week and am considering buying Apple's World Travel Adapter Kit so I can use my Macbook pro in India. However, India is not listed in its list of supported countries. I ...
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USB ethernet adapter not working with 2012 Retina MBP

I've got a 2012 Retina MBP running 10.11.3. In the past I've used a Linksys USB3GIGv1 ethernet adapter to connect to a wired network, however for the past week or so it hasn't worked. When I plug the ...
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Can a Macbook Pro A1398 drive two Dell U2515H and at what resolution?

I'm planning to use 2x Dell U2515H monitors with my 15" mid-2015 Macbook Pro 2.2Ghz (model number A1398) with Intel Iris Pro Graphics. According to Apple, it can drive: Dual display and video ...
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16GB RAM 1067 DDR3 not Booting on MacbookPro7,1 (13 in Mid 2010)

I have a mid 2010 13in MacBook Pro (7,1) with a 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor running OS X 10.11.3 (El Capitan). I had 4GB of RAM (2x2GB) and I read somewhere that despite Apple's stated max of ...
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Will windows be open after restart?

I restarted my MacBook and I had some important tabs open in Incognito mode. Will they still be open when I reboot?
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How does my dual core i5 in my MacBook Pro have more than 400% CPU usage?

I've got the Early-2015 13" MacBook Pro (2.7 GHz i5) and whilst I was building Smart Previews for all my 1600+ photos in Lightroom 5 I noticed that the fan had come on (unusually) and that the laptop ...
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How can I get files deleted from my computer back? [on hold]

I deleted Xcode files from my Macbook month's ago and how do I get them back? Thanks.
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Macbook air email problems using imail [on hold]

My Macbook Air is having issues with email disappearing after it comes to my inbox and then returning to my inbox, sometimes hours later. Have checked all setting and it appears to be correct.
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Mid-2012 MacBook Pro Restarting Because of Problem After Installing

I installed a Samsung 850 Evo (250 GB) in my mid-2012 MacBook Pro recently. I also took out two 2 GB RAM modules and put in a single 8 GB module. Now if I put my machine into sleep mode it will ...
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Is it safe to swap the “duckhead” connector from an old power supply to a new MagSafe 2?

Working from home today and I just pulled my macbook pro out to realize that I left the "duckhead" part of my magsafe 2 power supply (85W) sitting on my desk when I left the office last night. I ...
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2011 Macbook Pro won't boot unless I SMC reset and do a combination of attaching battery and charger

From what I read, on this model of MacBook, an SMC reset is done by removing the battery and holding the power button down for 5 seconds with no charger or battery attached. I tried the other method ...
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Is it legal to download WineBottler? [on hold]

Is WineBottler legal? I want to download it but I'm too scared to. I even emailed the creator but I haven't gotten any reply.
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Is there a way to have the (automatically adjust) brightness of two thunderbolt displays connected to each other in sync

I have a MacBook Pro Retina with two Thunderbolt Displays connected to it in Daisy Chain mode. Both displays have the Automatically adjust brightness setting on, and the MacBook is closed. Is there a ...
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Disable single heat sensor?

I have a Macbook Air 15". A few days ago, it started running extremely slowly, with the fan at max RPM. I opened Activity Monitor and discovered that I had kernel_task running at about 400% CPU, ...
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Mac App Store Character Set error!

I'm having trouble with the Mac App Store. It shows me error messages with question marks instead of normal letters as in the following pic. Can anyone help me?
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How to transfer contacts from talktalk webmail to Mail app on my Macbook

I want to transfer all my email addresses and groups from talktalk webmail to my Macbook Mail app.
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How to remove partition on SD card using a Mac?

I got Raspbian on a SD card, and then accidentally wiped it. Now I have 2 visible partition. How do I get rid of the partition on a Mac.
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keyboard locked on a different language [on hold]

My macbook is locked while keyboard is typing simbols instead of letters and tried to reset the system by cmd key + s but wen i want to put in the root requirements it doesnt work
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How to restore OS X on MacBook Air after installing Windows 8?

After installing Windows 8 MacBook Air is not booting. I want to revert back to OS X. I need help on how to do that.
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memory card unmount by itself on Macbook Air

The memory expansion card (Storedge by PNY) on my Macbook Air unmounts by itself. Is there any reason for this?
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Finding Music folder after updating with OS X EI Capitan

We are having trouble locating iTunes music folder. Prior to updating with OS X EI Capitan, we could easily find the music folder in the Finder sidebar, but now we don't know how to get it back with ...
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MBP - Switch back to built-in microphone

I have some Apple earplugs with a broken microphone, therefore I cannot talk. I would like to switch back to the built-in microphone. However, there is no option to do so in the Sound System ...
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How to use Bose QC25 headset (speaker + mic) with MacBook Pro Retina combo jack

I recently got a pair of Bose QC 25 (Quiet Comfort 25) noise cancelling headphones. These are connected via a 4-Pin (TRRS) connector which carries both sounds as well as the inline microphone. I can ...
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OSX 10.11.3 external monitor does not work (mini displayport to DVI)

I've just done a clean install of OSX 10.11.3 on my macbook air (mid 2012). My external monitor does not work anymore (mini displayport - DVI original adapter) Things I've try: - Reset SMC/PRAM ...
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Accessing iTunes music collection from Roku

How do I access my iTunes music collection (mostly AIFF) from Roku? I have read that this is possible, but that "the integration" is not as good as with AppleTV. I am too invested in iTunes (on a ...
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How to restore my Macbook Air thoroughly without a OS X recovery partition?

I brought my Macbook Air(Mid 2015) July 2015. Then I started endlessly installing different linux distributions on it. One day, I make a mistake and my OS X recovery partition was deleted. Now I ...
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iPhone not detected on iTunes (mac)

I have an iPhone 4 and iTunes doesn't detect it (os x yosemite) I've tested it in other PCs but not detected. thanks in advence
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What non-Apple external monitors are currently recognized as 2 pixels per point?

I was thinking about getting a Dell 4k or perhaps a 2560x1440 display, but then I realized that not all non-Apple displays are recognized as 2 pixels per point even though the ppi is high enough. Is ...
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Big black rectangle

A big black rectangle is slowly overtaking the screen on my macbook. It is all frozen can't do anything. Any suggestions?
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OS X installer booting instead of Macintosh HD

Accidentally closed MacBook Pro while installing El Capitan. Now only bootable disks are my bootcamp, Recovery, and OS X installer. Macintosh HD shows up in Disk Utility and I've tried repairing it, ...
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Middle row of keyboard (a-;) duplicating top row (q-p)

I have a 2010 white Macbook and the middle row of the keyboard has gone funny. The keys all work fine still but they no longer correspond to the correct key. Pressing a for example prints q, h prints ...
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How can I install OS X Snow Leopard on a MacBook3,1 (late 2007) with broken optical drive?

I'd like to reinstall Mac OS X Snow Leopard (10.6) on and old MacBook 3,1 (late 2007). Unfortunately the optical drive is broken. I have another MacBook 7,1 (mid 2010) running OS X Yosemite. I tried ...
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Gray screen of death when booting

I know this has been brought up many times before here, and I know there has been many answers and suggestions to this problem, but so far nothing seems to be helping me in my situation, so I thought ...
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Are mini DVI port and DVI port the same thing?

I have an old MacBook and im trying to connect it to a new TV, I have a mini DVI port but can't find adapters for it. Is mini DVI and DVI the same thing? I'm looking for some kind of adapter to HDMI ...