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Why does my MacBook Air produce so much noise

My MacBook Air's fan is spinning rapidly even though there are hardly any programs running. This normally only occurs when I am using the MacBook at a high intensity. However, the fan stops only when ...
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Can I swap the SSD from mid-2013 Macbook Air and mid-2014 Macbook Pro?

I bought a Macbook Air with a 256 GB in mid 2013. I bought a Macbook Pro with a 128 GB in mid 2014. I'd like to swap the SSDs if possible. Are the parts compatible? I'm looking at these two guides ...
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Colour profile not set when switching monitor

I'm running OS X 10.8.5 on a mid 2011 MacBook Air. Lately I've noticed that when I attach or detach an external monitor, the relevant monitor colour profile is not actually used. When I look in the ...
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11" Air Regularly Loses Power to USB Ports

Lately, my 11" Air has been sending very little power to the USB ports on a regular basis. A restart always solves the problem, and I haven't yet detected a pattern to when it happens, other than that ...
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Monitor shows static screen when after sleep/lockscreen

I have a viewsonic 1080p monitor. It works fine with my macbooc air running OS X 10.9.x The problem is that whenever the macbook wakes up from sleep or gets unlocked, the monitor does not work. It ...
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MacBook Air randomly “dies” on a full/near full battery

Since the beginning of the month, I've had a strange issue with my 2010 MacBook Air (2.13 Ghz, 4GB Ram, 128 GB SSD). It will run fine when plugged into the MagSafe, but running on battery it'll ...
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MacBook Air: Two external displays using CadDigit Thunderbolt Station

I need to connect two external displays to my 2013 Macbook Air. Each external display has one VGA port and one DVI port. After some search, I found that my best option is the CalDigit Thunderbolt ...
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Sporadic static-like white dots on external monitor after upgrading to new MacBook Air

After upgrading from a 2011 MacBook Air to a (refurbished) mid-2013 MacBook Air, I'm getting odd behavior with my external Dell 2240M monitor. Whenever my laptop wakes up, if the monitor is already ...
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2012 MacBook Air has wear spot on the bottom left

My mid-2012 MacBook Air has a spot on the bottom plate. The computer has never been dropped. Does anyone have any idea what could cause this?
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How to upgrade Macbook Air 2014 SSD?

I have a Macbook Air 2014 - 128 GB, and I am running out of space. Is it possible to upgrade the SSD to one of bigger capacity?
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How to put a Macbook Air into “Target Disk Mode”?

I have an older Macbook Air. I'm trying to transfer the data onto my new Macbook Air using a Thunderbolt cable. The Apple Store employee assured me that you can connect a Thunderbolt cable to a mini ...
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Is Windows 8.1 compatible with Apple MacBook Air MD711HN/A?

I'm planning to buy Apple MacBook Air MD711HN/A. I would like to know whether its compatible with Windows 8.1. Is it possible to have a single OS (Win 8)? I use Windows very frequently and travel a ...
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Sound not working on MacBook Air mute box is checked and greyed out

My audio on my MacBook Air is not working. When I go into System Preferences and go to Sound, the mute box is checked and greyed out. My Mac can't play anything including iTunes and YouTube, even ...
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Three phantom monitors after upgrading to Mavericks

I just upgraded my old Macbook Air (late 2010) from 10.6.8 to Mavericks 10.9.4. The OS now sees three ghost monitors that do not exist: When I'm cordless, I can work around by mirroring the ...
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Microphone picks up internal sounds (typing), not external regardless of settings changes

My Macbook air mike/micrphone picks up internal sounds (keyboard), but not voice. So Skype calls etc are impossible generally as i can't be heard be heard by other person/people even as they can see ...
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VirtualBox “The screen resolution for this app to run” on Mac 1440 x 900

I installed Virtual Box and Windows 8.1 from https://modern.ie/en-us/virtualization-tools#downloads The resolution of my display is 13-inch (1440 x 900) Also I installed Guest Additions. I can't run ...
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Can't close the lid on macbook air while using windows 8

I installed windows on a macbook air, and it works fine, except that when I close the lid, and open it the screen is black, but when I tried to press the touchpad, I hear the sound of windows error. I ...
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How to persist the display arrangement of multiple thunderbolt displays daisy chainded?

My setup is: MacBookAir, OS X 10.9.4 (13E28) and two Thunderbolt displays. It seems that the arrangement of the displays after reconnecting thunderbold or restarting device is rather randomly ...
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2008 MacBook Air connected to a 2011 iMac from DVI to Thunderbolt?

I have an original 13" MacBook Air from early 2008 with a micro-DVI interface and a 2011 27" iMac that I would like to use as a monitor for the MacBook Air. A cable that converts the micro-DVI to a ...
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MacBook Air, Mavericks and two USB-DisplayLink-Adapters and position of monitors

I have a MBA 2013 with a Thunderbold-Display (middle) and two USB 3.0 Display-Adapters (left and right). After the upgrade to Mavericks, I have to adjust the positioning of the monitors after every ...
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Where can i get a copy of OS X Lion s/w?

Where can I get a copy of the S/W Lion? I want to "clean install OS X Lion" on my MBA 13" 2012, like it originally came. AirRay
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Tilde character on Mavericks/Macbook air with Norwegian keyboard turns into >

After upgrading my MB Air & upgrading to Mavericks, I can't get my beloved tilde character to turn up. I got a Norwegian keyboard, so there is no dedicated tilde character. Answers from Google ...
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How to test a Macbook Air battery hardware integrity

I spilled water on my Macbook Air last week. The technician had to remove the battery because it wasn't charging. Without battery, the computer runs fine. I'm thinking of purchasing another battery, ...
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Macbook Air: Model of 2013 or 2014?

New apple user here, I found this Macbook Air model: http://www.ispot.ma/index.php/mac-15/macbook-air/macbook-air-md760.html When I did a search about the Serial Order (MD760F/A), I couldn't find ...
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Mac internal trackpad and keyboard not working on Yosemite [closed]

I have found some threads describing this problem on Google, but none of them provided an (working) answer. I have installed beta of Yosemite on my MBA (2013). I made no back-ups, but it's my ...
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I have a mid-2012 MacBook Air, and the Service Battery alert is showing

My 13" Macbook Air recently started showing the "service battery" alert. It's the mid-2012 model, and is still under Apple Care. The alert seems to appear mainly when I'm running off the battery. Is ...
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AirPlay on Apple TV works for iOS devices but not for Macs

I am trying to use AirPlay mirroring in a conference room-style setup using a 3rd-generation Apple TV. All software is fully-updated (as of 7/24/2014). All devices are connected to a strong network ...
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Is it possible to interrupt installation procedure at power on

My friend is bringing back a new Macbook Air from abroad to the UK for me. New rules have been put in place to power up electronic devices in hand luggage as part of new security measures ...
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OS X 10.9.4 shows wrong used disk space

The used disk space reported in About My Mac is inconsistent (MacBook Air, mid 2012). Notice that the used space for Apps is greater than my disk size. I tried different ways to fix it (Disk ...
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Does the 13-inch mid-2013 Macbook Air have a noisier keyboard than previous models?

I just got a Apple-refurbished mid-2013 13-inch Macbook Air. It's great -- except that the keyboard is noticeably noisier than my previous model from mid-2011. Specifically, they make more of a ...
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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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How can access to start up menu on Macbook Air 2011?

I have a Macbook air 2011 /4g/ 11" , I format my hdd from disk utility and now I want to access to startup menu to reinstall it, I try that with holding option key and it just show me the internet ...
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Macbook Air intermittently can't find startup disk

About six months ago, my Macbook Air started having a strange issue where it would often not be able to find the startup disk, giving me the flashing question mark. Initially, I was convinced the hard ...
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Macbook Air battery power = 0, odd sleep / shutdown hybrid

Does the macbook air go to sleep or shutdown when battery power is used up? Mine does something in-between... screen goes black on battery = 0%, and when plugged back in, it doesn't go through a boot ...
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Taskbar invisible, Dashboard not displayed

My MacBook Air screen is not working, so i tried mirroring using thunderbolt-HDMI tv, and this does it, but my application bar is not working on my profile - i use the Guest profile to access my ...
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Will downloading LaTeX slow down my MacBook Air considerably?

I've begun downloading LaTeX and the download is 2GB. My MacBook Air has a 4GB 1600 Mhz DDR3 memory and a 1.3GHz Intel Core i5 processor. Will this large download have any impact of the long-term ...
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Is there a way to prevent a Macbook Air from sleeping when external monitor is plugged in but power is not?

I have a 13-inch Mid 2012 Macbook Air running 10.9.3. I usually run with the lid closed plugging into 2 Apple cinema displays. Everything works great, except when I accidentally bump the power cable, ...
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Macbook air booting from external hardrive stuck on startup wifi screen

I'm moving over my old macbook computer to a 2010 macbook air, I replaced the hard drive in the macbook air prior to this so there is nothing on the hard drive that is currently in my macbook air. I ...
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Macbook Air mid 2013 with Mavericks stopped connecting to familiar wifi after 10.9.4 update

I recently installed update 10.9.4, which was recommended for all Mavericks users. My wifi was working fine beforehand and now won't connect to familiar networks. Ironic much? The 10.9.4 update was ...
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MBA wifi busted - can I just install a USB Wifi dongle?

The Wifi on my 2012 MBA is busted, and a lab wants $400 to repair the logic board. Could I just buy a USB Wifi dongle, disable the builtin Wifi and set it up via the dongle? If yes, any recommended ...
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Macbook Air blocking websites

I am not tech savvy and know almost nothing about computers. Macs are even harder, so I don't know where to start. I did the suggested update yesterday and now it is blocking me on a bunch of stuff ...
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Launchpad Issue

So I was cleaning up my launchpad since Adobe installs a lot of minor applications and I wanted to have them all in one folder. Then I moved all of those Adobe applications to a new folder but the old ...
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Shortcut key for fullscreen mode

I am new to Mac OS (Macbook Air). I am looking at the arrow on top right corner of windows, when I click it, it maximizes window over the top menu and in order to switch back I need to hold mouse in ...
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headphone jack for early 2008 macbook air (1,1)

is the headphone jack on this mba a TRRS one, i.e. does it also work with iphone-like microphone + headphone set? can you point to some official source?
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Adobe Premier Pro

I have a MacBook Air 13" (Late - 2013) Haswell. Running Mavericks 10.9.4 and I want to start learning advanced video editing but will my Mac run Adobe Premier Pro well? I tried Final Cut Pro and it ...
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Windows 7 on Macbook Air 1,1 *without* Boot Camp

I'm trying to install Windows 7 on an early 2008 (1,1) Apple Macbook air, on which OS X is not present. The machine is not able to boot directly the win 7 iso, supposedly because it lacks some support ...
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Macbook Cursor does not show

My daughter's Macbook Air does not show a Cursor, although ⌘+Tab shows it. How do I force it to display normally?
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Download OS X App Store updates to update multiple Macs

I have two MacBook Airs, but I have very limited bandwidth. I would prefer to download updates once and then copy them onto all the other MacBook Airs. How can I download App Store updates once to ...
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MacBook Air OSX Mavericks VMWare | Windows 7 Guest

Seeing an issue that when a MacBook Air running OSX Mavericks running the latest version of VMWare has the Windows 7 guest shutdown after leaving the laptop alone for a period of time. VMWare ...
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How can I set external display as primary and turn off internal display without connected MagSafe power cable?

When I connected MagSafe power cable to Mac and close lid, secondary display become a primary and dock migrate to it. But when I disconnected MagSafe power cable - the primary and secondary monitors ...