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Does a black screen save battery on a macbook?

I've seen some similar questions about iPhone on this site, but none of them focus on macbook, so here comes this one. The picture below is a screenshot of my current desktop, with menu bar and dock ...
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MAGSAFE 2 45W MODEL A1436 APPLE CHARGER duplicate or original?

Yesterday, I broke my macbook-air's charger. I checked with my nearest apple store and have found that they are selling it for USD 80. I was looking for a cheaper alternative and have found some ...
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New MacBook (8,1) EFI [on hold]

I checked the product download page and found nothing for the new 2015 macbooks. I found many for the macbook pros, macbook airs, imacs, and even the xservers, but the closest thing I found to a "...
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Macbook Pro does not recognize brand new internal hard drive

I have a 13.3" mid-2012 2.5 GHz Macbook Pro and wanted to upgrade the internal HDD from the factory standard 500GB capacity to a 1TB. I popped the bottom case, discharged any static, undid the screws ...
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How can you cancel a mail send message failure when the menu is too large to fit on the screen?

Note: This is a problem I have never had before and I am not sure how to describe it in the title or here. Anyone may edit this to make it more clear. I use Apple Mail on the latest OS X. This time,...
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Macbook stuck on black loading screen

Today my Macbook Pro 2013 crashed so I hard reset it. Since then it boots to a black loading screen with the apple logo and a loading bar in the middle. The loading bar progresses to around 60% then ...
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Adaptor/convertor parts for HDDs?

I decided to swap my early 2011 MacBook Pro's HDD for a SSD and put that HDD in my G4 iBook. However, all of the guides I found used iBooks with an orange, cord-like HDD port (I don't know if port is ...
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Macbook Pro Late 2011 13" Display Issue

I'm having a weird issue with the built-in display on a Macbook Pro Late 2011 13". As the lid is opened, the display usually activates normally at its threshold for turning on. Everything works fine. ...
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A1181: How to run ASD or AHT on this macbook?

I have Lion installed on this 2007 macbook. OS was installed from A1384 USB drive. How do I run AHT (or ASD) on this macbook? I tried hitting / holding "D" during normal bootup and it will start ...
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Macbook Pro 15'' Keyboard Replacement ; A1378 instead of A1286?

I have an Early 2011 15'' Macbook Pro (MC723LL/A). Recently I have poured some tea on my Macbook (my bad) and after getting some cleaning in service, keyboard power input seemed to fail and it is now ...
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Web browsers won't load on 15in MacBook Pro retina

So the other day while my MacBook Pro was charging a transformer blew and knocked the power out. Ever since then both safari and chrome won't load anything even though it says I have a full wifi ...
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MacBook Pro Hardware & Software Issues under warranty

I have a MacBook Pro(13-inch Retina display), bought on 27 November 2015, from Bangalore India. Last Monday it got some booting problem, and I was not able to go forward from the boot screen, always ...
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Macbook case design guidelines

Apple provides very comprehensive guidelines for case developers here with all dimensions and best practices. But it appears that this publicly available pdf contains data only for iPhones iPads and ...
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Facetime outgoing dialing tone/ring issue

Every time I make a FaceTime call the dialer tone keeps ringing whether the call was answered or not. If I don't close FaceTime completely to get rid of it, and I proceed to start another call, then I'...
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What does this problem report say about my MacBook Pro?

Anonymous UUID: 86AD5E82-4E89-EF69-C90B-A43511DC6CE3 Sat Jul 16 14:44:21 2016 *** Panic Report *** panic(cpu 4 caller 0xffffff7f86beabd5): "GPU Panic: [<None>] 2 0 a0 99 0 8 0 3 : NVRM[0/...
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Change Hardware To Increase Performance of MacBook Pro (Retina, Mid 2012) [on hold]

Like many people I am waiting for a new Macbook Pro to be released. Perhaps it will come this year. Perhaps not, but I'm assuming I won't get my hands on one for between 6 months and a year. In the ...
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Which is better MD101HN/A(MacBook Pro late 2012 version- i5 2.5GHz) or MHVE2HN/A(MacBook Air early 2015 version- i5 1.6Ghz) [on hold]

I have the option of buying them at almost the same price. My main focus will be Xcode and iOS development.
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Macbook Air headphone buzzing noise

When I plug my IE80 into my Macbook Air and play any audio, it has a hissing noise in the background. I tried the solution in How can I make my Macbook Pro's headphone jack stop "humming"...
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Trying to run VMware Horizon on MacBook Air

I have VMware Horizon installed on my MacBook Air but when I try to use it I get this error almost immediately, "Unable to connect to Desktop" and the app closes. When I use the browser version ...
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Should I have my MBP “take breaks” while working hard, or are its fans sufficient?

I want to transform some data by doing (from Terminal) a Python command that runs on a single core only and doing something I expect to be CPU bound once data is pulled from disk and is accessible at ...
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Black screen after chime before booting

I have a mid 2014 rMBP 13". When turning it on, I can hear the chime and then the screen remains black for a variable amount of time between 15-25 seconds. It doesn't always happen, the issue seems ...
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Battery Charging:: When to charge and when NOT to charge? [duplicate]

I got a new Macbook Pro, I live in Karachi, Pakistan where weather ranges from 20 -40 in summer season and 8 to 18 in winter. I want to know how can keep my battery in good shape? At what percentage ...
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17" mid-2009 MBP, 3.06 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo: can it take 16GB RAM?

Does anyone have this unibody from mid-2009? Has anyone upgraded it to 16GB RAM? If so, is it good news? Thanks!
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Charles Proxy blocking internet sharing when off

I can successfully use Charles proxy for my iPhone device through internet sharing via wifi. I also successfully installed a SSL certificate on my device to decrypt secure traffic. When I activate ...
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Wifi drop out on macbook pro retina late 2013 with El Capitan

Constant wi fi drop out only on my Macbook pro retina (late 2013) with el capitan installed. My imac is not affected, nor any other appliance using the wifi in our house. Can anyone help? Will the ...
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Logging in using network credentials OS X 10.11

I have setup an ldap server on my synology nas and about 6 months ago had it working perfectly but ended up not using it. I am trying to use it again but without success. My mac is bound to the ...
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Macbook Air ignores our strong cable signal and tries to connect to other sources

We have a Virgin Media cable provider and most of our neighbours are Sky or BT. All available networks appear in the drop-down on the top menu and indicate if they are secure or not. Ours is the ...
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macbook air with two monitors?

I am trying to find a setup that works with 2 monitors on a 13" macbook air (the air was purchased recently). I have tried using the USB-->hdmi dongle but found it worked terribly and crashed my mac ...
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Terminal command to only show open apps?

I just got a new Mac, and something I'd like to do is make it such that only apps that are running show in the dock. I found this article, which had the terminal command- defaults write com.apple....
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MacBook Pro 13" is restarting after RAM upgrade

I have upgraded my MBP from 4GB (2x2GB) to 16GB (2x8GB) SO-DIMMs. After upgrading it keeps restarting continuously. Here is the new RAM detail: Kingston Mac Memory 8GB DDR3L-1600(PC3-12800) SO-DIMM 1....
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What programs are run when in safe mode and waking up from sleep?

I have been having some terrible issues with my MacBook Pro Retina in that it randomly shuts down within 5 minutes of booting up. I seem to have isolated a problem free environment to safe mode ...
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Late 2013 Macbook Pro Retina 15" crashes after waking up from deep sleep

My MBP crashes after waking up from deep sleep. I also noticed it crashes when I take it off AC power, move to a different location, then hook it back up. I've done the NVRAM/PRAM and SMC resets and ...
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Corrupted WD hard disk? Macbook Air says “hard disk not readable”

So one night I finished editing a video and I was so excited that I got up and realised the hard disk was still connected to my Macbook Air. When I stood up, the hard disk was hanging on the Macbook ...
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Install OS X El Capitan via terminal on a new blank SDD [closed]

I have made a bootable usb stick with El Capitan loaded on it. I have verified this drive And it's VALID. However, when I hold the option key upon start of my Mac. This usb drive shows up, after ...
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MacBook Pro (Early 2015) works with monitor until connection drops, then never works with the same monitor again

My MacBook Pro screen has recently been damaged and I want to send it in for repair, but it will take a little bit for the claim to be processed and I want to be able to continue using it and back it ...
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MacBook Air Wifi works better when plugged in?

I have a late 2013 MacBook Air, and I've noticed that my WiFi connectivity seems to work much better when the laptop is plugged in, or when the laptop is at full battery. I recently lost my WiFi due ...
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I can't login to my Mac with my User Account

My Mac Pro can't login with my user account. It took too much time to login and it has been loading for 3 hours. It stopped running and I can't enter my account
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How do I use a power adapter extension cable?

So I got this strange thing here: http://www.apple.com/shop/product/MK122LL/A/power-adapter-extension-cable It says that The Power Adapter Extension Cable is an AC extension cord that provides ...
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How to make battery indicator show battery status instead of UPS battery on MacBook Air

I have a UPS system setup connected to my MacBook Air's dock at home. Whenever I look to check for the percentage of battery remaining on my MacBook Air (when not plugged in), it shows the percentage ...
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This copy of the Install OS X Yosemite application can’t be verified. It may have been corrupted or tampered with during downloading

Sorry if my question is easy because I am new to Mac. OS X Yosemite on my friend's Macbook Air was removed. Now when we start his Mac it has just Windows. For installing Os x, I got the the ...
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How to make MBP use USB Ethernet first and when disconnected, use WI-FI?

The Wi-Fi where I work is spotty at times and spotty in certain locations (like where my cube is :-( ). I won't get into why it's still like this after months of complaining but I want to use the ...
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ATA Drive vs Flash Storage

I am a student who is looking to buy a Macbook. My budget is 1200 USD. I will be using it for programming mostly. I came across 2 laptops: 13-inch MacBook Pro Item Price:$1,134.00 Hardware 2....
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After system wake, Thunderbolt monitor underscans

Starting recently (but not aligned in my memory to any particular Software Update), when my MacBook Pro 13" Retina (late 2015) wakes from sleep with the external monitor connected (whether sleep was ...
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MacBook Pro Retina 2013 memory frequency limit [duplicate]

I would like to replace the 2x8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 of soldered memory in my 15" 2013 MacBook Pro with some faster RAM. Is this MacBook Pro compatible? This is not a duplicate question (Allan, patrix ...
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Power Line Adapter (PLA) network reducing Macbook Pro's battery life

I am not sure anyone has had same experience as I have. Recently bought a retina MacBook Pro and of course I was looking forward to enjoying the 10 hours of battery life that was promised. 2 months ...
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MacBook Pro El Capitan Shutdown Issue while external monitor is connected

When my MacBook Pro is connected to a external monitor its not shutting down the its just shows the progress image, but if the external monitor is removed its shutting down immediately. I'm using ...
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Macbook Pro el captain not loading

I didn't do any recent update on my machine. But when I opened macbook, it wen for rebooting and got stucked at loader at around 99% with an apple logo. What should I do? I don't have a good internet ...
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Powering off/crashing during startup MacBook Pro mid 2009

I have a MacBook Pro mid 2009 that crashes during startup after the chime and once in a blue moon gets as far as the login screen before crashing. Crashes during safe reboot or recovery reboot too ...
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LG Monitor not working with MiniDP input when Macbook Pro is in clamshell mode

After three days I'm throwing in the towel on this one. Have an LG 27MB85R-B Monitor. Macbook Pro circa 2013. I first used an HDMI cable which worked fine, but I kept getting the Change Resolution ...