A thin Mac with either an 11-inch or 13-inch screen and no optical drive.

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Macbook air, 11 inches backlight not working after lcd replacement

I just replaced the screen of my macbook air and now the backlight does not work. When I turn on the laptop, the screen works but the backlight does not turn on. I've tested with a couple of screens ...
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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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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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Why is my Mac's CPU throttled? (Turbo Boost Ratio)

AnandTech has a instructions1 on how you can check the Turbo Ratios for the Mac's CPU. Since they are logged, the information is very easy to find. In Mountain Lion you can do this the following ...
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2012 MacBook Air - USB hardware ran out of device slots?

I've got a 2012 11" i7 MBA. This is a great little machine but one thing has been driving be absolutely batty about it... The USB ports work well for the most part, but inevitably I will plug in a USB ...
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Spotlight constantly indexes MacBook Air (Lion). Takes up 50+% of cpu

So I noticed my Air was running very slow. Opened Activity monitor and noticed a process mdworker taking up most of the space. I googled it and it seems to be related to Spotlight. I opened Spotlight ...
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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 ...
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how do i erase all info on macbook air while still keeping microsoft word

I received a macbook with unwanted materials on it and i would like to start anew, but i need Microsoft Word for college. I am to afraid to try anything in fear of erasing the program. Please help.
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Macbook Air 2012 memory upgrade

I've won a 4gb RAM Macbook Air yesterday. I know that the RAM is soldered to the motherboard, so therefore non user upgradeable. I was wondering whether my nearest Apple Store could perform an ...
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MBA 2008 Model - Mac OS X 10.6.8 is sluggish and I want to revert back to factory settings (OS) but don't want to loose my Office for mac 2008, how?

I just got a used Macbook Air (The original 2008 model) for writing purposes only. It came with Mac OS X 10.6.8 installed + Office for Mac 2008. However it's very slow and I have tried tools (like ...
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How to connect mini dv camcorder to my 2013 MacBook Air

I am needing to connect my camcorder, which uses mini dv tapes, to my mac so I can transfer the video to an electronic file, but the only output on the camcorder is an A/v and i'm not sure what ...
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MBA mid 2011: Artifacts on screen after wake from deep sleep

I'm using Macbook Air (mid 2011) and there is one problem with it. After macbook waking from deep sleep, it has some "artifacts" (i don't know how to name it correctly) on the screen: Artifacts on ...
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MacBook Air CPU Limit Notification

My MacBook air is intermittently slowing down and has very high fan speeds. It went to apple for a replacement logic board and has had these issues since the replacement. Running application monitor ...
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What Macbook have you tried QuickerTek QCard2 with?

I wonder which versions of Macbook Air/Pro is QuickerTek QCard2 (2-port) compatible with? Anyone tried? With which Macbook? Did it work flawlessly? Any compatibility problems?
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Lost my MacBook Air two weeks ago and it still says offline on Find My iPhone!

Two weeks ago around 12 AM I lost my MacBook Air at the airport. At 9 AM I requested a lock on it using the Find My iPhone app but until now it is still pending. I'm not entirely sure if I turned the ...
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Use late 2009 iMac as external display for 2013 MacBook Air

I would like to use my late 2009 "27 iMac as an external display for my 13" 2013 MacBook Air. I've searched the internet and found this thread (and it's sources) that suggests that it is possible to ...
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MacBook Air slow after waking from sleep

The backlight on my MacBook Air broke about a week ago and it fixed by Apple by them replacing the logic board. Since I've got it back I've had a couple of issues. Firstly, the machine wouldn't work ...
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MacBook Air + iMac + external display

I have a setup of a MacBook Air (2013), an iMac (2009), and a regular external monitor. I’m able to connect either the iMac or the monitor to the MacBook and use them as an additional screen. Is there ...
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Can my Thunderbolt Macbook Air drive my Mini DisplayPort iMac as an external display?

I've run an iMac as an external display for a Mac laptop before, but am wondering if my new setup can work like that. I have: 2011 Macbook Air with Thunderbolt 2009 iMac with Mini DisplayPort mini ...
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MS Calendar with MacBook Air

Why does my MS calendar show different languages, ex. August is in English, events are in another language. I'm using the MacBook Air
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Is it possible to have my MacBook become an iBeacon?

Is it possible to have my MacBook become an iBeacon? I would like it to broadcast itself to iOS devices which support iBeacons. If this is possible, what are the hardware requirements of the computer ...
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Replacement battery for Macbook Air 2011: equal to or better than original

I need to replace a battery for my Macbook Air 13" mid-2011. There is no Apple's own repair service where I live, and I'm fairly savvy with electronics to do my own repairs. How can I identify ...
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MacBook Air has delay when waking from sleep

I have a MacBook Air (11-inch, Late 2010). Ever since I purchased it, I have noticed that it has quite a delay waking from sleep. It takes sometimes up to 5-10 seconds to fully wake up and allow me ...
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How can I disable automatic scanning for WiFi networks?

The objective is to strengthen the WiFi reception (at the moment without additional hardware). I live in an area with a 100+ radio signals. Majority is useless (to low signal) but still scanned and ...
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How can I guarantee that audio only from my media player hits the speakers?

I'm DJ-ing and I want to make sure that my music and nothing else is getting pumped out the speakers. Undesirable things that may hit the speakers include: Calendar.app reminders Messages.app ...
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How to stop a key on my Macbook Air keyboard showing the character accent menu?

For no apparent reason, one of the keys on my Macbook Air keyboard (the "l" key) shows the character accent pop-up menu. This happens when I tap the key normally, not when holding down the key. Could ...
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How to fix MacBook, not reconnecting to wireless network on wakeup?

MacBook Air 11" - Mid 2011 My MacBook is not reconnecting to the wireless network on wakeup. Is there a setting or something that I'm missing?
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How performance of Macbook Air 13" mid-2011 battery from iFixit compares to the original one?

Please share your performance of the replacement battery as sold by iFixit (I'm interested in the New one, not B-Stock) as compared to the original battery from Apple for Macbook Air 13" mid-2011 ...
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Bose QuietComfort 15 inline Microphone and mid-2011 Macbook Air

The BOSE headphones come with a cable that has a remote/microphone. The BOSE website and even the box says: The QuietComfort 15 inline remote and microphone cable is compatible with iPod nano ...
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Which parts of MBA-13" mid-2011 can be upgraded?

Which parts (if any) in Macbook Air 13" mid-2011 can be upgraded to either: an original part from a later version of Macbook Air/Pro or a third-party component which has a better performance/extra ...
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When logging in, screen flashes then kicks back to login screen - Cannot login even in Safe mode

I know this is similar to another post here but it went unanswered. Previous Thread I have a Late 2010 13" Macbook Air with Mavericks installed since launch. I was trying to use an external monitor ...
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Can repeatedly touching the screen of a Macbook Air damage it?

I have a 2011 MacBook Air. Are there technical/physical reasons why it might be harmful to have the screen repeatedly touched or pressed? Why or why not?
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Prevent iPhone from charging when plugged into a battery powered MacBook Air

I would like to prevent my iPhone draining power from my MacBook Air while the laptop is not plugged in and relying on battery power. How would I do this? Note, there doesn't seem to be any "unpowered ...
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Windows 7 VM in Parallels Desktop 9 on Mac Air hits 200F if Taskman not running

I have a late 2013 MacBook Air 13", 256GB SSD, 8GB RAM running OS X Mavericks with a Windows 7 Home Premium VM running under Parallels 9. Since it is used for development, I run it full screen. When ...
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Can you run a 4k monitor at 30hz with a late 2011 MBA?

Is it possible to run an external display connected to a late 2011 MacBook Air at 3840x2160@30Hz. I realize having this resolution at 60hz exceeds the bandwidth limitation of a Thunderbolt 1 port. ...
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a1242 keyboard works different than macbook keyboard. WHY?

I have this keyboard connected as external to my macbook while using external monitor. A1242 model. When I press alt ⌥ + cmd ⌘ + -> on right side from space this combination is not working, when on ...
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How to lock screen on MacBook Air?

I know this has been asked many times (Is there a similarly fast alternative to Crtl + Shift + Eject for new Macbook that lack eject keys?) but the hotkey combination does not work on my MacBook Air ...
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If I use a custom image for my desktop it disappears

Hi I've recently got this problem after installing mavericks on my 2010 macbook air, then every time I start up the comp the desktop background becomes the default wave background like before. Then I ...
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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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Speakers of Macbook Air 2010 model not working

I have a 13 inch macbook air 2010 model purchased 3 years ago. In the past year my speakers are not working. The speaker icon shows fine, but only there is no sound. More puzzling thing is, while ...
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Mid 2012 Macbook Air Black Screen

Turned on my Macbook Air this morning and was greeted with a black screen, I could vaguely make out the login screen but when I entered my password the screen went completely black. I tried ...
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Macbook Air for a student [closed]

I'm planning to buy a macbook air for: - presentations (word, excel, powerpoint) - lots of songs and photos (2k or more) - research & social networking sites + youtube (10-15 tabs open) - apps - ...
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using Apple products abroad: just replace the plug?

For many Apple products, e.g. macbook air, or iphone, the power supply is the same for different countries, and it accepts a power range of 100-240V and 50-60Hz (which I think is a great idea, since ...
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How To Install Kali Linux (or Debian) on Macbook Air (Original 2008 Model)

Recently got an old macbook air 2008 model. I am a linux guy and I am very new to Mac OS X. I tried but I just prefer to have my familiar debian running on this laptop. On a PC I would do this easily, ...
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After booting correctly, why at some point would function keys get remapped in Macbook Air?

I have a mid-2011 Macbook Air. Sometime in the recent past, the Function key row (which I used for volume control, brightness control, keyboard backlight control, etc) has stopped working. By ...
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How do I remove all traces of my Apple ID from a borrowed MBA?

My MacBook Pro logic board needed to be replaced, so I borrowed an MBA from a coworker. I restored the MBA from Time Machine to get back to work. When I was done, I removed my user account tied to my ...
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Backup Failed - Time Machine couldn't back up to “disk name”

I have a 2013 MacBook Air running Mavericks. I bought a Nifty drive and a top of the line micro sd. When I shutdown my computer, turn it back on and go to backup no problem, but if the lid is shut and ...
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External Seagate Hard drive for Mac - Compatibility

I am looking to purchase a Seagate External Hard Drive for my MacBook Air. The products claims it works only with PC (windows), however, I have read multiple places that I can just format the drive ...
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What are my (hardware) options from migrating an account from an MBA?

I just got a shiny new rMBP 15" and want to migrate the account from an older Mac - I've been using a late 2010 MBA. The Migration Assistant estimated 50 hours over the WiFi, after an hour it got up ...