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MacBook Pro screen freaks out, goes psychedelic — I'm at a loss — suggestions?

Been using and taking care of Macs since 1985, and I've never seen this before. Can't find anything online. Anyone? Graphics card going south? Reboot fixed the problem, but it returned 2x the next ...
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Re-sync messages between iPhone and computer after period of not syncing them?

I have recently re-setup the message app on my iPhone to sync with the messages app on my MacBook. New messages are now appearing in both places, however messages that had occurred before syncing ...
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Mid-2014 15" rMBP: Constant Crashes on OS 10.9.5

I have a 3 week old mid-2014 15" retina MacBook Pro (integrated graphics only) that experiences constant freezes and crashes that first start when browsing the web (such as when watching a YouTube ...
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Why does my hard disk (in MBP optical caddy) keep unmounting when writing?

I replaced the optical drive in a 15" Macbook Pro (late 2011) with a new 2TB Samsung HDD in a caddy tray. It formatted fine and Disk Utility says it's OK. The problem occurs when I try to copy a ...
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Macbook Pro 2014 Retina with Yosemite (Remove all Mac OS x and Install Windows 8.1 Pro or Mac OS X again if possible)

Me and my ex-girlfriend purchased a macbook pro last year, This is the new 13inch MBP with retina display and has no cd drive. I have never used a macbook pro other than to surf the internet. We ...
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Why don't I see a significant boost in performance moving to SSD on MacBook7,1?

I've got a 2010 MacBook (MacBook7,1) with 8GB RAM running Mavericks 10.9. I recently replaced the stock HDD with a Samsung 850 EVO 250GB SSD and restored from a Time Machine backup. Though Disk Speed ...
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Macbook Pro: Why do colors vary on my macbook pro

I recently noticed that the color blue looks kind of ultraviolet on my brand new Macbook Pro, I noticed that from the facebook header it's not really blue, it looks ultraviolet, is it because the ...
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Display preferences pane could not be loaded

I am running OS X 10.10.3 and I tried to rotate the internal display of my Macbook Pro using this rotation trick. After I selected the 180 degree rotation, the screen rotated properly but all the ...
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My Macbook Pro Retina 15" has a 250G H/D which is full. How do I identify what I can remove [on hold]

In The about this MAC- under storage- thedrive is full. The colour bar named "other" takes up 170G. I want to clean my hard drive to open up some operating space
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2010 13“ MBP restarts self ”due to problem" after RAM upgrade & software update

My 13" 2010 MBP worked well up until I upgraded from 4GB memory to 8GB memory. At this time, I also upgraded from 10.7 to 10.8.5 (I believe these are the correct versions, not completely sure). ...
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What is this 'findmydeviced' in my location icon on the top menu bar?

I have location services on (for Maps & Safari only) and I randomly get this location notification on the top menu bar saying: " Apps using location: findmydeviced" What does this mean?
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Why are my sounds lagging on my 13" Macbook Pro?

Specs of my computer: 2.4 GHz Intel Core i5, 8GB 1600 MHz DDR3 memory, running on Yosemite 10.10.3, 2014 macbook pro retina model Basically my problem is that sounds on my computer keep lagging, but ...
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Missing date in 'About this mac' window

I'm looking for used macbook pro and found this one. Why there is no date of manufacture in 'About this mac' window? Can it be hacked mac? Also on second screen shot there is mystical '1Tb flash ...
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Brand New Macbook Pro 15" Battery

I just bought a brand new 15" Macbook Pro (mid 2014) and it came with already 2 battery cycle counts, is that normal?
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Mac camera not working even after sudo killall VDCAssistant

I ran sudo killall VDCAssistant, SMC and resets and still it shows my camera isn't connected. I have recently updated OS X to Yosemite and it was going fine for a month or two but now my Photo Booth ...
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Daisy chain two dell UltraSharp u2414h to MacBook Air (mid 2012)?

I have a MacBook Air (Mid 2012) and was thinking about buying 2 Dell UltraSharp u2414h monitors. Would it support daisy chaining these two monitors with the mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort cable ...
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What is the difference between a 2011 i5, and a more recent i5?

I am looking at my daughter's MBP. It is circa 2010/2011, and has a 2.4 i5. Why are processors today called the same name, but are advertised with slower clock speeds?
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Apple TV Black screen (OS X Yosemite )

I have MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Mid 2014) and also a third generation Apple TV. Lately, especially after 10.10.3 update for OS X Yosemite, I am having mirroring issues. I have checked all the ...
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Installation of Yosemite taking over 20h

Yesterday I started installing Yosemite on my MacBookPro 2011. It all went well until it started rebooting. It is stuck on the Apple grey screen for over 20h now. The progress bar is at the very same ...
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Macbook Pro: Yosemite crashing all the time

I just bought a brand new Macbook Pro 15 Retina Mid 2014 and it comes with Yosemite. yesterday the Contacts app was crashing and refusing to open and giving me the following error: Contacts quit ...
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Swap MacBook Air Logic Board

Just wondering, whether it is possible to install an early-2014 13'' MacBook Air logic board into mid-2012 13'' MBA? Having a look at ifixit.com: 2012 MBA logic board: 2014 MBA logic board: ...
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Macbook shuts down if key combination used when booting

My MacBook first stayed a long time displaying the apple logo with the twirling "you roll we wait" icon that appears below that logo. I left it to find it DID boot to the usual desktop after God know ...
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Installation of Office 365 on 2008 Macbook with OS -X 10.6 failed

I was installing Office 365 on 2008 Macbook with OS X 10.6 and about half way through the installation a pop-up said to close Safari to continue installation. When I did, I received another pop up ...
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Apple recognized repair service asking for password?

I took my MacBook Pro to an Apple recognized provider for repair, and as part of the repair setup they asked for my account password... Is that a regular routine?
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rMBP 2015: Force Click is not working for look up and data detectors

I have a similar issue documented in "Force Click Not Working on Macbook" but none of the resolutions mentioned in the discussion solves my case. Here are my findings so far: 1) It only worked on ...
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How do I remove icon from the launchpad if I already moved app to trash

So, I had an app, and removed it (moved to trash) Now, I can see its icon in launchpad (when I click it says "You can't open the application "Name" because it is in the trash.). With only button OK. ...
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Does the 2015 Retina MacBook have firmware target disk mode?

I've read the user manual and FAQ on ports for the new 2015 Retina MacBook and can't tell if it supports target disk mode. Apple's article on target disk explicitly says Firewire and Thunderbolt are ...
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How can I repair a broken key of a new MacBook Pro 15'' Retina 2015?

I have bought a new macbook pro 15" retina in March 2015, but with less than 1 month of usage, I feel that my enter key is very loose and probably (or almost) broken. Maybe it's not broken and the ...
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Will this MagSafe power adapter work on my MacBook Air?

My MBA's model number is A1369. I bought this power adapter: 85W magSafe 2 Power Adapter. Model number A1424. I know it's not the ideal power adapter, but will it work on my MacBook without a ...
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`lookupviewservice` eats a lot memory

After a while, lookupviewservice will occurred and use more than 2G memory (even more than this after a few days). I have to end the process manually, but after a while, it comes up again, even though ...
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Can't add a new event to iCal Air Mac

After three years of use and now problems, my iCal now gives me this message when I try to add a new event: iCal encountered a critical error while saving to the database, and recent changes may be ...
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Is there a way to find out information on battery through macbook serial number?

i bought my MBP Retina display 13"(late 2013) 5 months ago; a week ago i had to change its battery at an authorised reseller when my small sister accidentally dropped a whole glass of water on it. i ...
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Is it harmful for the battery to use a 60 W instead of 45 W charger?

So, my dog bit through my MacBook Air charger and i just ordered one online without really knowing what all the specs meant. Now my question, does it hurt my battery to use a charger with a higher ...
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Macbook Pro 8,1 hanging on startup

I have a macbook pro 8,1 that is having issues starting up. When I first turn it on, there is a small grey loading bar beneath the apple logo and loading circle. After the loading bar is ~20% done, it ...
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How to prolong battery life

I have recently brought my self a MacBook Pro (2015) battery life because I was getting 4 hours or less on my MacBook Air (2010) that had about 800-880 cycle counts. Because of the battery issue with ...
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What is the best way to keep two Macs synced? [duplicate]

I work with two Macs right now. My main one which is a 15" Retina Display Macbook Pro from early 2013 and my 11" Macbook Air from mid 2011. I normally work with my Macbook Pro, but when I am outside ...
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Using an Air as an iPod dock

I have an iPod Classic 160GB synced with iTunes in Windows on a desktop computer. Volume from the iPod through headphones is too soft. When I'm away from the desktop, is it possible to connect the ...
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How to schedule running vlc on MacBook?

I have created a m3u list file for some mp3 files. How could I schedule the macbook to play it, e.g. tomorrow 6am?
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Can the Macbook 12 inch handle XCode/Eclipse for Android/iOS development? [closed]

I know that Macbook 12 inch was created for battery life and it's lightness instead of performance, but I am really curious about it's performance for development purposes. Did anyone actually test ...
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Can't load music onto my iPhone 5S with my Mac running 10.6.8

My laptop (a MacBook) runs 10.6.8 and I want to use my iTunes to move my music across to my new iPhone 5s, but the two won't 'talk' to each other. That is, there seems to be no drag and drop ...
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Logout of use and scene go blue

When I logout, I see a bit of a blue screen for a few seconds. What does this mean? Does it have something to do with my OS or Hard Drive or does this happen to everyone?
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Mail will not open on macbook yosemite [closed]

I have a new macbook and all of a sudden my mail app wont open at all.
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Does a Corsair CMSO8GX3M1C1600C11 RAM works on a MBP mid 2012?

Does a Corsair CMSO8GX3M1C1600C11 RAM works on a MBP mid 2012? I know Corsair has mac compatible memory sticks but this one I mention is the only one I can get at my location. From what I see the ...
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What does an Apple “battery service” involve?

I've got a mid-2012 13 inch MacBook Air that I've owned since new. Quite soon after I bought it, the drop-down menu that appears when I click the battery icon in the menu bar included the item ...
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iOS Xcode development on MacBook Air 2015 [closed]

I am deciding to get a 2015 MacBook Air for iOS development, and was wondering how well my specs on the custom macbook I am ordering. I am getting the 13 inch 2015 MacBook Air 8 GB RAM 1.6 gigahertz ...
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Macbook pro 2009 update not taking effect

I downloaded the update for OS X Yosemite 10.10.3. I restarted when it told me, but the update did not take effect. When I manually rebooted, that didn't work either. How do I solve this?
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Key Needs to be Pressed Repeatedly to Start Working

When I leave my computer alone for around five minutes, to get the "w" key to function I need to spam press it, after which it starts functioning correctly. Holding down the key for ~10 seconds also ...
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Macbook stuck at black screen with spinning wheel updating to 10.10.3

I have a mid-2014 macbook pro 13 running yosemite. today I downloaded the latest update and macbook restarted to update. It has been stuck on a black screen with a spinning wheel for about for 5 ...
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Power adapter green light blinking on - non genuine adapter

I recently acquired a new power adapter 85W for my macbook pro retina late 2013. I made sure the specifications matched the official Apple adapter and in fact I have not noticed any performance ...
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Bootcamp won't start after resizing partition

My system is divided in two and shared using Boot Camp feature. Recently I needed more space on the Mac partition and whiled loaded only in the Windows partition, I have shrank my Windows partition by ...