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Macbook power adapter issue: PPP003

I'm using Macbook Pro 15" Retina Late 2013. OS is Yosemite Public beta. Once in month I usually do diagnostics (Apple's boot time diagnostics, the when you press "D" ). The last the when I did it, I ...
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Are the temperatures that I'm seeing normal? [duplicate]

I bought a new mid-2014 15" Macbook Pro, and noticed some interesting temperatures in iStats. The idle temperature seems to be around 50 degrees celcius with an ambient temperature of approximately 30 ...
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used MacBook 13“ Late 2008 (A1278) vs MacBook 13” white Mid 2007 vs current MacBook 13"

I'm working with a MacBook 13" white (Mid 2007) with Intel Core2 Duo 2.16 GHz 3 GB RAM (max.) 1 GB hard disk MacOS X 10.6.8 Disadvantages: limited to 3 GB of max. RAM limited to OS X 10.7 ...
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Waking closed lid macbooks using wireless

We have carts of Mackbooks and Macbooks pro that students use and close the lid and put them back in cart when they are done. They use wireless networking and don't have USB or displays connected. I ...
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Is there a significant reduction in cooling fan noise level in recent MacBooks?

The MacBook Air 11'' (Mid 2012) I am currently using has a fairly loud cooling fan. It doesn't help that it's on most of the time. Are the cooling fans in more recent MacBook Airs and Retinas ...
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MacBook Pro 15" late-2012 no input/output devices detected

I did something silly. I replaced the trackpad in my MacBook Pro 15" mid-2012. It (for some reason) involved taking the motherboard out (via iFixIt's instructions). Everything works now, except the ...
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Audio doesn't work in OSX but the start-up chime does

I have a MacBook Pro (17-inch, Mid 2010 MacBookPro6,1 ) that the audio stopped working on. The audio jack has a red light on in it. In Sys Pref, under Sound, in the Output tab, only Optical ...
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Is there any way to use fullHD monitor with macbook (NVIDIA GeForce 320M 256 MB)

I'm trying to use fullHD monitor with my Macbook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2010). Processor: 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, Memory: 4 GB 1067 MHz DDR3, Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 320M 256 MB, Software: OS X ...
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Automatically stop a terminal script when locking MacBook Pro

I have written a bash script that I manually start when logging in onto the laptop, but I want it to stop running when I lock my laptop. This doesn't seem a very standard scenario, but I don't want ...
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macbook to monitor via windows laptop

I want to connect my macbook pro to my tv. I do not have a hdmi cable but I do have a dvi cable. I also have a usb to usb cable. Is it possible to connect my macbook pro to windows laptop then ...
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Can an underpowered charger actually help my Macbook battery's longevity?

I have just upgraded from a Macbook Air (Late 2012) to a Macbook Retina (Late 2013). Now I have a 45W and a 60W charger, both MagSafe 2. Using iStat Menus and Battery Health for monitoring voltages ...
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MacBook Air or MacBook Pro(late 2012) for iOS and web development? [closed]

I am looking to jump into iOS development and I am planning to purchase my very first Mac. The MacBook Pro Retina 13" is not affordable at the moment but, after going through eBay and some other local ...
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Kernel_task using 300% CPU time, high fan speed and slow computer in MacBook Pro

My MacBook Pro has become slow lately. Activity monitor shows kernel task is using around 300% CPU. The fan is always on at high speed. Below are the details of my computer: Macbook Pro 13-inch, Mid ...
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small button on the left-hand side of MacBook pro

I found a small circle button on the left-hand side of my MacBook Pro (late 2011) If I push that button, 8 green lights are turn on and then off. What is this button?
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Put Macbook Pro to sleep with HDMI connected to External Monitor?

I have conneceted my Macbook Pro (Late 2011) to my recently bought 27'' monitor with an HDMI cable. I have done all the settings so when I close the lid, I can still use my external monitor without ...
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Macbook Pro Order of RAM Loading

This may be a silly question because I'm not fully sure how RAM works and is loaded, however I'm trying to figure out a potential configuration here. I have two RAM sticks that are both spec matched ...
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Earthed (Grounded) Stubby Plug for MacBook AC Adapter

Much hay has been made of the apparent grounding issue while using the stubby plug on a MacBook AC adapter. While I understand it is completely safe to have a bit of grounding flowing through the ...
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MacBook discharging while plugged in under load

I have the latest Retina MacBook Pro MacBookPro11,2 I quite often have the CPU at about 400%-500% usage (e.g. 4-5 cores at 100%) and also do GPU intensive tasks. While this is happening, the battery ...
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When should I plug in my MacBook Pro?

I have a MacBook Pro, and I want to keep its battery healthy for as long as possible. I've heard many "myths" about all these, one of them being that the battery will get "hurt" if I plug in the ...
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MacBook Pro Battery Problems

I have a MacBook Pro late-2012 model. And my cable started showing symptoms of fraying. So I ordered an offbrand cable from Amazon with good reviews and it arrived today and I tried it and the Mac ...
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254 views

2013 MacBook Pro Retina 13“ vs MacBook Air 13” [duplicate]

I am considering buying a 13" MacBook. Please note that this would be my first Apple device. The two the options that I am considering are: MacBook Air, 2013, 13", 128GB SSD, 1.4GHz dual-core Intel ...
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Macbook Pro (Mid 2010) replacement power supply issue

I have a multi macbook/macbook pro household, made up of a 2006 mb, mid 2008 mbp, and mid2010 mbp models. I recently purchased a new 85 watt power supply and immediately noticed that it would not ...
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285 views

MacBook Pro won't boot, or boots slowly

I have a MacBookPro OS X 10.7.5 from 2011. When trying to boot it has a slow startup or login, with numerious spinning wheels. Sometimes after a long time I can sign into the computer and sometimes it ...
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logitechHD C615 won't show HD on many cam for mac

I turn on my Webcam HD (High Definition) Logitech C615 with many cam on my MacBook Pro and it will not give me the option to turn HD on. It shows the built in cam having HD but doesn't show my ...
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Some questions about Time Machine

I have two questions about Time Machine: Do I need an access to Time Capsule (or external hard drive) when I want to restore old version of file ? If I understood correctly if I have turn on Time ...
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-1006F error message when trying to recover mac

my macbook pro crashed and i sent it for repairs.. so the guy installed a new hard drive but then sent it back with a screen having a flashing folder with a question mark.. so i looked at this page ...
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MacBook Pro Early 2008 Fan running while in standby

The fans in my MBP (MacBook Pro4,1) continue to run after closing the MacBook. This is not because of the CPU running under high power, it's also happening when the CPU has done nothing for about 15 ...
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Save it or replace it?

I have an mid 2009 MacBook Pro 13" (processor: 2.26 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, memory: 2 GB 1067 MHz DDR3, HDD: 160 GB SATA) and it has started giving me trouble a few months ago. It runs on Max OS 10.7.5 ...
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Slow Macbook Pro - Very low %Idle number

My Macbook Pro started acting very strange from one day to another. I started researching a bit and found someone who suggested that i might have high processor utilization. I checked my Activity ...
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Macbook pro, boot camp, can't enable wifi adapter

I installed Windows 8 on my macbook pro (Item No : 8899069, Mftr Part No : MD313LL/A) via boot camp. I installed the boot camp support tools. The wifi adapter says that it is working correctly. ...
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brown sticky residue in my macbook pro charge port

i have just noticed a brown type of sticky residue in my charge port on my macbook, it wipes off but not completely and to me it smells like battery. can anybody tell me if i have a problem here or if ...
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Fans run after Macbook Pro lid is shut

The fans in my MBP will continue to run for a minute or two after I close the lid. This is frustrating because I often want to close it and immediately put it away in its soft zipper case but I don't ...
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151 views

Is it bad to use MacBook pro with battery every day.

Is it bad to use new MacBook Pro with battery every day? Or would it be better for the battery lifetime to use battery only one day a week? The problem is that I don't think I can change battery if ...
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How to check if MacBook screen is genuine?

I bought used MacBook Pro and have suspicion that screen was replaced and the replacement is not genuine. Is there a way to check that?
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Can someone clarify how many (and what types) of display the new MacBook Pro can use?

I have the new (late 2013) MacBook Pro 15" with Retina display, the model with Intel Iris Pro graphics and not Nvidia. I was wondering, firstly, how many displays it can possibly drive at once ...
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16 GB Crucial RAM For MacBook Pro

I'm looking to upgrade my MacBook Pro to 16GB of RAM. I'm considering: Crucial 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3 1333MHz PC3-10600 204pin SODIMM CL9 Mac The specs match what my MacBook wants from RAM but it ...
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Poor battery performance on MacBook Pro [duplicate]

I have recently bought a very expensive new MacBook Pro with 8 GB memory and now I am frustrated by its very fast battery drainage. Often I see only 2 hours left on full battery charge! Right now it ...
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Why my macbook sometimes plays a chime when booting/rebooting, sometimes it does not?

I don't observe any specific pattern of this behaviour. Strangely, sometimes when my macbook reboots/boots, it plays a chime sound. And often in other cases, no chime sound is played. So what ...
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How to make a Mac mini and Macbook pro work together (one keyboard for two Macs)?

I have one Macbook pro and two monitors (one monitor and one TV I am using both of them with my Macbook pro with cables). I use this Macbook for business and development work. I would like to ...
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How do you add the resolution icon to the top menu bar on the Macbook Pro (retina)

I just got a MacBook pro retina to replace my old Macbook Pro. I no longer see the screen resolution icon at the top icon bar, (where the Wifi, audio, Backup, etc Icons reside) Do you know how to add ...
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Bluetooth corruption on 2013 Macbook Pro

I have an Early 2013 Macbook Pro. OS Version is 10.9. I'm using a trackpad connected to the bluetooth. All of the sudden, and at random times, my trackpad will lose its connection and will not ...
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How can I mirror a desktop in extended multiple display mode?

I have a MacBook Pro which has Mavericks installed on it. I know the new technology of Multiple Displays in Mavericks, but I want to know if it is possible to show just a desktop in both displays on ...
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204 views

Why does the fan speed up like they do when there's a firmware update?

This is purely a question that will only sate my curiosity. In other systems, when there's a firmware update going on, there is no fan speedup (or none as intense as in the MacBooks). Now, in the ...
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MacBook Pro Late 2011 replace headphone 3.5 mm jack due to headphone's head stuck inside jack

The headphone's tip has got stuck inside the 3.55 mm jack of my MacBook Pro late 2011 13 inch model. I've tried several ways to pry the head out, including using adhesive on a tip of a stick to get it ...
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Someone is accessing my computer through remote desktop. How can i block that?

I have a mac book pro 8gb i5 core. While I was using a cam service online. Someone send me a link and I opened it by accident. Such link opened another window which appeared to load,but it never did. ...
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5 minute battery life

I have a Late 2011 Mac Book Pro 15" and recently the battery has very quickly gone from several hours of battery life to all of a sudden only apparently having 5-10 minutes and by quickly I mean ...
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MacBook Pro awake whilst lid closed when put to sleep using Apple menu

I put my MacBook Pro (late-2011) into sleep mode using the Apple menu, then closed the lid, but when I opened it again, it was awake. Why is my laptop awake while the lid is closed?
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How big should my Time Machine backup drive be?

My 13" MacBook Pro has 500GB internal hard drive space, and I bought a 1TB external HDD to use as my Time Machine backup. I only read from many articles that the backup should be about 2 to 3 times ...
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Lost Data on Macbook Pro

After I could not boot my Macbook Pro (OS X Lion 10.7.5) I tried to run safe boot. I thought it worked, but only thing it did was booting the mac without any data i used to have. All the software is ...
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My MacBook Pro is not sleeping when I close the lid on battery

I purchased my macbook back in 2011, and this problem just started. When I unplug and close my computer to put it in my backpack for school, it does not sleep. I take it out and its very hot and has ...