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

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How can I repair a slightly scratched MacBook Air screen?

I have a mid-2011 MacBook Air, whose screen has attracted some unsightly but superficial scratches. They look like smudges, but I suspect a layer of coating (or similar) has come off. Most likely, ...
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Macbook Air Battery life

Does updating the Macbook Air to an Intel Core i7, 8GB RAM, and 512 GB Flash Storage negatively affect the 12 hour battery life?
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MacBook Air logs off automatically since Yosemite

My MacBook Air mid-2012 model running OS X Yosemite logs off automatically without any prior warning when I am working on it. This has been happening since the latest update, to Yosemite. The logs ...
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Running Windows through SD Card or USB thumb drive

I have a 13" Macbook Air (2013) that has USB 3.0 ports and an SD card slot. I want to run Windows to play some games that are Windows only, and I didn't want to partition my main drive because it's ...
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Is there a high quality webcam-cover solution for a MacBook Air?

Questions as to the nature of my paranoia aside, right now I have a piece of sticky note covering my webcam on my MacBook Air, which, as you can imagine, doesn't really complement the look and feel. ...
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How to run Apple Hardware Test with broken keyboard?

mid-2011 13" MBA running Yosemite Coffee spill has left keyboard of mid-2011 13" MBA non-functioning. Even power button doesn't work, I boot by shorting the two solder points on logic board. I've ...
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SDXC Card or USB 3 pen drive - which one should I buy, and which one is better

I have MacBook Air (13", Mid 2013) and my father has MacBook Pro (13", Mid 2012). Both MacBooks have SDXC card slot, and both support/ has USB 3 ports. We are thinking of moving iPhoto library to ...
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ThunderBolt to Mini Display port

Is it possible to connect a Macbook Air 2013 to Macbook Pro 2009 through a thunderbolt cable in order to transform the latter to a second Display ?
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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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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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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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macbook air mid 13 overheating

My set up is macbook air mid 13 with i7 processor and 8GB of ram running OS X Yosemite. Which is plenty for my use, at least it has been. I usually have no more than 3 apps running as notes, reminders ...
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Unable to modify the volume with the keyboard

Sometimes, when I connect an external set of headphones/speakers, I am unable to change the volume. When I press one the volume keys, I see the image below. Why does this happen? Interestingly, if I ...
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Connect 2 external Monitors with Belkin's Thunderbolt 2 Express Dock HD

I need a little help here, I have attached my MacBook Air Mid 2013, to an Belkin Thunderbolt 2 Express Dock HD. On the product page it says that one can connect two monitors. The only condition is ...
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Trackpad tap to click malfunction

I have been having issues with my trackpad lately and I believe that I have a broken trackpad sensor, but I thought I would ask here to see if it was something to do with the software instead of the ...
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Why can't my MacBook Air run Software Update?

One of the first things that I tried to do when I got my new MacBook Air out of the box was upgrade iTunes to 10.5 (through Software Update). It downloaded the files (four different updates in total), ...
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Keyboard and Trackpad not working after login after spilling liquid

I accidentally spill some liquid on the keyboard of my MacBook Air. It wasn't too much and I turned off the computer right way. The computer works perfectly fine, but after I log in the keyboard and ...
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Is there really a Mid 2014 13-inch Macbook Air?

According to Apple's How to identify your MacBook Air guide and a search for Macbook Air, they list only up to Macbook Air 13-inch, Early 2014. Similarly, so does EveryMac.com. On the other hand, ...
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iMessage no longer working on Mac after AppleID change

I recently just got my first MacBook Air. I already have an iPad mini and I just changed my Apple ID. I had everything set up before I decided to change it and iMessage was working perfectly on both ...
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MacBook Air sleep with external monitor attached

I would like my MacBook Air running Yosemite to sleep once I close the lid, even if an external monitor is attached. Before Yosemite this could be achieved with sudo nvram boot-args=iog=0x0. This has ...
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Weird behaviour, During the night, Mac wakes every hour on it's own and does this - log attached, any idea why?

This pattern repeats once every hour? 12/12/2014 04:20:59.000 kernel[0]: Wake reason: RTC (Alarm) 12/12/2014 04:20:59.000 kernel[0]: RTC: SleepService 2014/12/12 04:20:59, sleep 2014/12/12 03:21:01 ...
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Will it hurt my Macbook Air to be plugged into a “Uni Pak II” which is a dimming power source?

I'm at a conference and the only plug is a "Uni Pak II" which is a dimming power source (here's the manual). At first my charging indicator on the end of the MBA plug didn't light, but I slid up the ...
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USB external drive on MacBook Air

I don't seem to be able to use multiple UDB external HDD on my MacBook Air. When I plug in a second HDD, the first one is ejected. Is there a limitation or is there a function that I have not ...
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Why can't my MacBook Air (Late 2010) stay cool?

I have a MacBook Air bought in early 2011. Lately it just can't seem to stay cool. With normal load, the CPU hovers between 80ºC and 100ºC, and if I use iStat / Fan Control to turn the fans up to ...
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External display occasionally shows just noise

When I'm at work I have my Macbook Air mid-2013 hooked up to a Samsung SyncMaster 2443 display via a ThunderBolt-to-HDMI adapter and then to a HDMI-to-DVI adapter. Almost every second time I switch ...
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MacBook Air Wi-Fi Problem

My 2014 Macbook Air has a problem about Wi-Fi connection between another computer of mine as a hotspot. I use my Asus laptop as a hotspot and create a Wi-Fi connection properly. When I try to connect ...
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Macbook Air 2012 11 inch not charging, powers on, no power LED

I am using a third party power adapter I bought off of ebay to charge my Macbook Air. The LED will not turn on and the battery will not charge, however the Macbook otherwise functions as normal. I ...
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External Microphone input for MacBook Air 2012

I am trying to get an external microphone (this Sennheiser ME3) into the TRRS jack of my 2012 MacBook Air, through a headset splitter such as here. (this is so that I can use speech recognition ...
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My itunes songs won't appear at all on my mac book

On my old computer I had a bunch of songs on itunes, and when I went on my mac there are no songs on that computer even though I am logged on my itunes account. Where are my songs?
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My MacBook Air won't charge

My MacBook Air won't charge, the MagSafe doesn't even have that green or red orange light and when it does it isn't very bright. The Battery Icon on the upper right corner indicates not charging. ...
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Replacement parts for Macbook Air (13-inch, Early 2008) - broken hinge problem?

I have a "MacBook Air (13-inch, Early 2008)" with a broken hinge problem. I'm presently outside the US and wont be able to go into a Genius Bar anytime soon. Besides, the laptop is far outside the ...
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iPad (Air) as 2nd screen using Lightning cable?

I travel a lot and use a MacBook Air as my primary machine with an iPad Air for secondary tasks. Occasionally I find it would be useful to have a second screen, but because I don't have a fixed work ...
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How to enter single user mode when rEFIt is installed?

When I pressed Command S and tried to enter Single User Mode, my MacBook Air goto the rEFIt shell. If I click the Apple icon in rEFIt screen, and then press Command S, Mac OS X simple goes straight ...
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Trying to Partition My Macbook from mid 2009 running osx 10.5.8 to partition 10GB

Ive been trying to partition my hard drive for a very long time and the only time it will work is when i partition a 1 gb section i want a 10 gb section. My total hard drive space is 111.3 GB and i ...
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Destroyed text in sudo dialog

I used the application "HDD Cleaner" to clear up my ~/Library/Cache folder. After this action I see the following dialog, whenever OS X asks for my sudo rights: It's the only dialog that has this ...
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Is it possible to exclude bad memory?

I have a MacBook Air 2012 (A1466) and it developed some memory errors. It crashes every half an hour and Apple Hardware Test says "4MEM/9/40000000: 0x79eea590". Unfortunately, RAM is soldered on the ...
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Macbook Air A1466 - WiFi channel 13

We are 5 tenants in a big house in the Netherlands and apparently channel 13 is the only one not too crowded to offer us a decent connection. Setting the router on any other channel makes the internet ...
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Is it possible to install flash firmware update without having access to OSX?

So I erased my HD and wanted to install Mac OSX Mavericks on my MacBook Air mid 2012 model and after I booted from the USB and was about to install Mavericks the damn thing tells me it can't do so ...
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Gray screen after installing Yosemite

Yesterday I updated my 2012 MacBook Air to Yosemite. Everything was good, everything working great, but, at the end of the night, my laptop’s battery was low so I decided to shut it down, instead of ...
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Disk Utility won't allow me to delete and resize partitions

I'm running OS X 10.9, and I had a linux partition when I updated from 10.8. Since I updated I can't boot on linux, which is no big deal for me. However, I would like to delete the partition that is ...
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Developing with Eclipse, Visual Studio .NET and Xcode - 13“ or 15” Macbook Pro? (Or AIR?)

I have some Xcode (iPhone/iPad) development on the horizon and will also be doing a bit of Eclipse (Java) and .NET development in between. Since I'll be running a VM for the Windows stuff, I think a ...
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Prevent StandBy closing MacBook lid during no power connection but Display connected

I have currently no power connection to my MacBook Air, but I have a Display connected. I want to close the lid and only work on my external display. So I want to prevent my MacBook going to StandBy ...
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Why Does My MBA Close All My Apps After 5 Mins Idle?

Sometimes if I walk away from my MBA without locking the screen and I return I'll be faced with a login screen. Once I login all my apps I had open are now closed. Sometimes I'll close my MBA lid and ...
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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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Keyboard and trackpad may become unresponsive - Macbook Air 13' Mid 2013 Yosemite

So it all began when I started having problems with sound - there were no sounds except the startup chord. I repaired permissions many times, but it caused problems with display ...
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MacBook Air attempting to shutdown after a couple of seconds of inactivity

I have a a MacBook Air that works fine except popping up a shutdown dialog if left untouched for a couple of seconds (seems to be a consistent duration around 3 seconds or so). Hitting Cancel or Esc ...
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re-mount ejected SD card without reinserting

I use a microSD card in my macbook air for additional storage, using a flush adapter (homemade, similar to the nifty minidrive). To save battery when I'm not using it, I disabled auto-mount using ...
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“No connected camera” error using MacBook Air

I have a friend with a 13" MacBook Air. He upgraded to the new software in the App Store about a week ago and now, when he is using anything that uses his built-in camera, it says "There is no ...
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VMware Fusion 5 with Windows 8 64 bit on MacBook Air Constant High CPU usage

I have set up Windows 8 64 bit on a MacBook Air using VMWare Fusion 5 Professional. The MacBook Air is from Oct 2012 and has an Intel Core i7 2GHz and 8 GB 1600 Mhz DDR3 RAM. I have Windows 8 ...
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MacBook Air mid 2011 - Handoff not supported

Is there a failure with OS X Yosemite? I have a MacBook Air mid 2011, with: Bluetooth Version 4.3 Bluetooth Low Energy Supported LMP Version 0x6 Does somebody experience the same behaviour? ...