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2012 Macbook Air Mt Lion 10.8.2. Can I factory reset and upgrade using only an external monitor?

I just purchased a 2012 MacBook Air with a broken screen. I'm using it as a desktop via an external monitor. I plan to do a factory reset and then upgrade to mavericks. Will I be able to complete ...
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Require password to wake computer by specific condition

I'd like to require password to wake my Macbook Air running Mavericks when it is not in my home. So if it was not connected to my home wifi, then I'd like it to require password to wake from sleep ...
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Use MacBook as a monitor and controller for iMac

I have an iMac and I also happen to have a MacBook Air. What I need is this strange layout - I want to be able to control my iMac with my MacBook. I also want to be able to share my iMaс screen to my ...
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How to recover my texts on Pages?

I just made a big silly mistake in the newest Pages Version on Mac air, I clicked "setup", then I clicked "Document Body", and then Pages asked me"Are you sure you want to remove the body of the ...
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Should I get a Macbook Air Haswell i5 8GB

Right now I have an older Macbook Pro with the following specs: 2.3 GHz i5 4 GB 1333 MHz Intel HD Graphics 3000 384 MB And have the possibility to trade my Macbook Pro for a 2013 Haswell Macbook ...
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Reminders App Hangs after Mavericks Upgrade

A couple of people on twitter share this issue, but I cannot find any discussions of it nor solutions. Since moving to OS X 10.9, Reminders app keeps pinwheeling, and won't respond. It doesn't ...
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Mac App store download failures and fake complete notification

I just upgraded to Mavericks on my new Macbook Air and I am facing issues downloading apps from the Mac app store. When I click on the install button on any app, it does the usual animation of ...
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My 2011 MacBookAir boot screen does not list MBR USB flash drives anymore – Why, and how to list them again?

I have a MBR-formatted, bootable USB flash drive with GRUB. I have tested it successfully on other computers - one with BIOS and another one with UEFI. I usually boot my 2011 4,1 MacBookAir with that ...
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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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When can I recycle my Macbook Air (mid-2013)?

I was interested in recycling my Macbook Air Intel Core i7 1.7 GHz 13" (mid-2013), however, when I went to get started on the recycling program, this model was not listed. I was just wondering when it ...
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External monitor has “sun spots”

I have a Macbook Air 13″ (late 2010) and external monitor (Dell SX2210) connected by Mac Display Adapter to VGA adapter (pre-Thunderbolt). I frequently see regions of the Dell screen glitched by ...
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How can I use the Pages Full Screen in the old way?

I just updated to Mac Maverick and updated Pages. The question is I just can't get used to it, I don't the exact words to describe it. In the past, when in the Full Screen modem, I am typing in ...
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MacBook Air: audio jack left channel failing

I have a MacBook Air 2012. I listen to audio by plugging EarPods into the audio jack. This morning I noticed that I no longer have sound coming out of the left headphone. Well, There is a little, but ...
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Location of power Logic on Macbook Air 13" A1369 main logic board

Is there anyone who can help with the placement of of power logic components on main logic board? My macbook air is totally dead.
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How to fix choppy scrolling on 10.9 Mavericks?

I just upgraded my mid-2012 MacBook Air to 10.9. Now whenever I scroll down a page, the effect is very choppy. The scrolling seems to stop and start very quickly. Also, sometimes the left part of the ...
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Why does my MacBook Air 2013 wake from sleep every minute on Mavericks?

I'm having issues with my MacBook Air 2013 waking from sleep into Dark Wake every minute since I upgraded to Mavericks. Whenever it's been to sleep and goes into standby it keeps waking up. This is ...
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MBA trackpad and keyb not working on Windows 8.1

Listen to this one folks... I have a mid-2013 MBA and thought a few months back that I'd give the new Windows a shot, so I bootcamp'd Windows 8.1 PREVIEW. Since the final 8.1 is upon us and the ...
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My MacBook Air does not turn on

My MacBook Air is nearly 1.5 years old and suddenly it stopped switching on. I tried SMC reset and param reset, but no use. I'm not sure if I did reset properly, however.
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Can I use two non-Thunderbolt displays on a MacBook Air

I have been told that the only way to connect more than one external display to a MacBook Air was to buy Apple's Thunderbolt monitor and daisy chain. Mavericks promises better support for external ...
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How to retrieve pictures from guest account?

I have saved pictures in my MacBook Air on a Guest Account. I am trying to locate my pictures in guest account but am unable to find it. How can I retrieve these?
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How can I encrypt my VirtualBox VM?

Is there a way for me to use a virtual machine (VirtualBox) on my MacBook Air with encryption protection? I want to install a VM of Ubuntu, and if my employer calls back the hardware I don't want them ...
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MacBook Air phantom files

I deleted all of my files and even did command/power-command and reinstalled OS X Lion. But I still don't have all of my hard drive space available. When looking in About this Mac it shows 12GB of ...
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Can I replace my old model MBA battery with a 54-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery (12 hrs) for the newest model MBA?

I have a A1304 MBA and need to replace the battery with a new one. I was considering to install a 54-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery (12 hours battery life) for the newest model MBA. Is it ...
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50Hz hum from macbook air headphone port

I bought a pair of Brainwavz M1 headphones today and when using them with my Macbook air there is an intermittent buzz regardless of whether or not there's sound playing and irrespective of the volume ...
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Macbook Air i7 vs Macbook Pro Retina i5 [duplicate]

I'm thinking of buying either a high-end 13'' Air (i7 and 8GB RAM $1,549.00) or 13'' rMBP with an i5 ($1,699.00). Setting aside portability, display and other differences which I'm still pondering, ...
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Daisy Chain 2 Dell monitors to MacBook Air (mid 2011)

I have a mid-2011 MacBook Air and 2 Dell monitors. A 30 inch (U3014) and a 27 inch (U2711). I connect a mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort cable from the Air to the 30 inch monitor, and a DisplayPort to ...
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Using Only an External Monitor with a MacBook Air or Pro?

This question Use Only External Display With Macbook asks how to use an external display with a Macbook in clamshell/closed mode with attached peripherals such as external keyboard and mouse. I ...
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The Notes App is now gone from my Macbook Air. How do I get it back?

The Notes app is now gone from my Macbook Air. It used to be in the doc and sync'd with my iPhone and iPad. Earlier today, I saw the icon still there, with a question mark on top of it, and I could ...
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2013 MBA 11" + TB display - wake issues

I've read quite a few posts on various discussion sites about people getting a black screen + cursor on waking the MBA. I get this too when running using just the MBA, no external display. However, I ...
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Macbook Air 2013 rotate screen?

I refer to How to rotate screens separately, and it is not working for me. When I clicked Displays with the other two keys on the keyboard, nothing happened. So I wonder how to rotate the screen on my ...
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Macbook air wouldn't turn on until after I reset the SMC. Does this indicate any further problems?

I put my macbook air to sleep this afternoon by closing its lid, as I usually do. When I got home a few hours later it wouldn't turn on and didn't respond to the power button being hit. I followed ...
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MacBook Air syncing with my iTunes on my iPhone

I plugged my iPhone into my MacBook thinking that all my iTunes music on my iPhone would magically sync onto my new MacBook Air... unfortunately not, there is only one song in my iTunes library on my ...
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Camera not working again on mid 2013 Macbook Air after the second 10.8.5 upgrade

As mentioned here, the first 10.8.5 upgrade made the camera unavailable for Skype. This being totally unacceptable to me, I applied the fix that was around on macrumours, I backed up the ...
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MacBook Air/Pro: run script upon lid close?

How can one configure MacOS (10.8 or higher) to automatically and immediately call a user-designated script (probably a bash script) upon the user closing the display lid of a MacBook Air or Pro? ...
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Wrong function key layout on a Mid 2011 MacBook Air

My wife just got a used Mid 2011 MacBook Air. The keyboard looks like this: But the keys work like this: There's no way no adjust the backlight brightness and the volume controls are all messed ...
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Choppy audio playback on Chrome

I just got a Macbook air, and I am noticing that audio playback on Chrome is noticeably choppy (e.g. when watching a Youtube video). Audio playback is great on iTunes and Safari, but not in Chrome. ...
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Macbook Air hard drive crashed, download Lion without paying again?

2 days ago my girlfriend's MacBook Air crashed (mid 2012, running OS 10.8), only showing the infamous "folder" icon. Usual stuff did not help, reboot pressing alt, cd, etc. We went to an Apple Store ...
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Mysql process takes 500 mb of primary memory

I have a MBA 2013, and its not more than few days that I installed MySQL. I have not created any database in mysql yet, but still it takes a lot of memory on RAM. I have configured it to start ...
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MBA displays the Question mark Folder on booting up

All of a sudden MBA boots displaying question mark folder , I ve tried booitng from a USB OSX to use disk utility but cant see the Macintosh HD of the Air to fix the disk. Safe mode doesnt seems to ...
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iPhone 5 and MacBook Air take quite a few attempts to tether

I used to have an iPhone 4 which, when WiFi hotspot was turned on, would connect to my Air (Lion) almost instantaneously. I have now upgraded to an iPhone 5 (iOS 7) and the process seems to rarely ...
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Can I boot Linux (any distro?) from USB on a MacBook Air that has no hard drive?

I've a MacBook Air that has burned out three hard drives from OWC. The original drive is gone somewhere, and it no longer makes sense to purchase a replacement. The rest of the hardware is in good ...
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Installed new SSD on Macbook Air now won't let me reinstall OS

I have a 2012 Macbook Air. It shipped with 64GB SSD but I upgraded it to 240GB using a 3rd party manufacturer. I was planning on doing a clean install on the system but when I checked to make sure if ...
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Macbook Air usb to ethernet problem

When I first bought, it totally worked. but now, it works after many plug and re-unplugs. What should I do? and it keeps not detecting the usb to ethernet cable.
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keyboard stop working randomly

I've a MBA 2009 which has a little uncommon issue : The keyboard and the trackpad stop working randomly, sometimes just after the boot and sometimes after a few minutes. At first I thought it was a ...
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Chrome MBA 2013, causing audio cracking, all flash videos!

I recently purchased a MBA 2013, 13 inch. Used it for a week was great with chrome. I suspect after i tried installing some quicktime plugins to watch an Apple Keynote, my audio started going downhill ...
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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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Will a 45 W MagSafe Charger work for MacBook model A1181 (2007)?

Is a 45 W MagSafe Charger going to work for MacBook model A1181 (2007)? ...or I need 60 or 85 W charger? Does 45 W MagSafe only work for MacBook Air or also for other Apple Macbooks?
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Using a MacBook Air as a HD to a desktop

Is there a way to connect an Air to a desktop so the desktop sees and uses the Air files? I travel with my Air but when at the office I need the power of the desktop to open many programs at one time ...
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No responsive MacBook air

Tried starting in the morning after power drained, plugged in, everything came back for a few seconds then the screen went black. Can't restart. If I hold powe button down 10 sec machine emits an ...
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Disable ALT Key

I would like to know how to permanently disable the ALT key. I have a problem where by the computer is acting like the ALT key is pressed down. Every time I type I get strange characters. I have ...