Apple's line of Macintosh portable computers, first introduced in January 2006.

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Can't delete attachments in mac mail

On the mac mail I used to be able to select a mail, then press “Command” button and “M” to delete an attachment (without deleting the whole e-mail, just delete the attachment). But right now, when I ...
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Frequent Kernel Panics on 2010 MacBook Pro. (Using Yosemite Beta) [on hold]

I've been experiencing Kernel Panics on my MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2010) for almost a year now. In the last few months the frequency has picked up significantly. There seems to be no real ...
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Kernel Panics and Three Beeps

Here's the log from my problem report. I'd really appreciate if someone could take a look at it. I should also mention that my computer has been freezing and beeping three times. I removed google ...
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rMBP - Quad core vs. Dual core [on hold]

I am wondering whether I should get the rMBP 13"or 15". I plan on mainly using VMware Fusion to run multiple VMs (4-6) at the same time; all of the VMs will have CentOS installed with Apache PHP and ...
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Why can't new cloned hard drives be used in 2009 MBP 13"

Ok strange one this and really can't figure it out. Took out a dead 250gb apple (fujitsu) drive from 13" 2.53 intel core 2 duo (mid 2009) model. I cloned a copy of 10.6.8 using superduper to the new ...
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My mac bookpro screen hangs and freeze after restarting it displays black screen

I bought macbook pro-13 inches last year September, since last 15 days I'm facing difficulties regarding to booting issues and also some times suddenly the display hangs no controls, keys, trackpad ...
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Why isn't my new microphone working?

I just got an Antlion Modmic microphone, along with a Rockit headphone/mic to TRRS splitter. I've got everything set up, but my late 2011 mbp 15" just won't recognize the microphone as an input. I ...
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Windows on Parallels 10 with 2 out of 3 monitors only

I've MacBook Pro with 2 external monitors connected. Is there a way to configure Parallels so that it allows you to use 2 monitors for Windows and the main one for Mac? I only found option to make it ...
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MacBook Pro with Retina display (Late 2012) not outputting anything above 1080p

I know it won't support 4k but it should at least do 1440 right? I can't get higher than 1080p... UPDATE: I pressed alt and clicked "scaled" to unlock the extra resolutions as suggested by Buscar웃. ...
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I'm planning to sell my laptop, and I need to know if I have my bases covered. Kindly confirm please?

I have a 13 inch MacBook Pro (10.5.8 OS X - I think it's called Leopard). I do NOT have the installation CD - so I cannot reinstall the OS and thus ensure that I have securely deleted everything from ...
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Macbook 5.2 screen goes dark

Can I use and external monitor even though my Macbook 5.2 screen goes dark even though I can still see images when a flashlight. The entire system works and I did bring it to Mac in Portland, Maine ...
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MacBook Pro kernel panic at boot

My MacBook Pro kernel-panicked with this message, "You need to restart your computer. Hold down the power button until it turns off, then press the power button again." The same message appears each ...
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How do I choose the best color profile for a LG external monitor?

I recently bought a LG monitor 22MP55, to use at home as a second monitor with my MacBook Pro. But the color is a little weird! Slightly yellowish. I tried using it with a Windows 7 PC with the same ...
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Toolbar keeps hiding on Safari

I am trying to keep the toolbar visible all the time....when I select 'View' the 'Hide Toolbar' is grayed out. My wife has the same machine, and her's has 'Hide toolbar' not grayed out which I assume ...
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Can I use an anti-reflective/anti-dust polymer coating on a mac display?

I find myself constantly wiping down my monitors to get rid of dust, smudges, and fingerprints. I use cloths/wet tissues specialized for LCD monitors (as recommended in all the documentation), but ...
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Apple Mid 2012 VGA vs Apple retina late 2013 VGA onboard

I'm trying to buy a new mac book. I have two choices: one is Apple Macbook Pro retina mid 2012 with NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M 1024 MB. And another is new macbook late retina 2013 using VGA onboard. I ...
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SSD in a 2012 17" causing GPU failures?

Just got my MPB back from Apple after taking it in with GPU overheating glitches. Apparently this model (2012) are prone to it and it's been exhibiting all the symptoms. Blue screens, grey screens, ...
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iMessage has stopped working on MacBook Pro

I have a 15-inch macbook pro that is mid-2012. The latest version of Mavericks is when the problem started, but it wasn't after the update to it. Just happened one day. My problem started randomly ...
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How can I stop windows from being resized on fast-user-switch?

I am on Mac OS X 10.9.5 (Mavericks). I have a lat 2013 MacBook Pro running in clamshell mode with an external 27 inch Apple monitor attached to it. I am logged in with two users, A and B. When I do a ...
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How could I output audio to the microphone port on Macbook Pro 15" Late 2011?

I've seen cases where people record audio with the headphones port, so is it possible to listen to audio with the microphone port? I do not have any torx or triwing screwdrivers right now so a ...
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Mac book: Is battery cycle low means mac book still can be used at long time ?

I try to buy an old mac book pro mid 2012. Old user of this mac uses mac by electric all the time, so the life cycle till now just 3 cycles, but this computer has been used for 1.5 years. My question ...
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how can i get iPhoto pictures back after factory reset on MacBook Pro

I have done a factory reset on my MacBook Pro because it was slow. Now i have lost my pictures on iPhoto. The pictures were not backed up on iCloud. How can i get iPhoto pictures back?
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Incorrect icon of Time Capsule in Finder

Have a little perfectionistic problem: quite often in Finder Time Capsule's icon not displayed correctly, when I click on it - becomes normal, what's the problem?
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Will this memory fit into my MacBook Pro?

I'm planning to upgrade my MacBook Pro with another 4GB memory. How do I know which memory is compatible with my MacBook? I got MacBook Pro model A1278, processor 2.3 GHZ Intel Core i5, current ...
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MacBook Pro: OS X reinstall is taking “forever”, (over 12 hours) to finish

This is my first time ever dealing with a Mac OS X reinstallation. About a week ago, while working online, my MacBook Pro just started to be very very slow to do anything. I would get the WHEEL ...
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13" macbook pro mid 2010 no backlight

I have a macbook that recently had a magnet missing inside the screen assembly, so it wasn't going to sleep. However, everything else worked fine - until, of course, I put the new magnet in and put ...
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Worn out (stripped) screws in Macbook Pro - how to remove?

I was planning to remove my cdrom and add a second HD in my Macbook Pro (2011), but I can't remove the screws. It seems they are stripped, even though I've been really careful (they are really tight). ...
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Freeze after “VM Swap Subsystem is ON”

My Macbook pro 15" (early 2012) froze and I had to force restart it. But it freezes in startup too. I noticed that it stops after "VM Swap Subsystem is ON" line in verbose mode. Is there any ...
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RS232 adapter connected to Macbook Pro Retina wrongly shows sine wave on output pin

I am trying to connect my Macbook Pro Retina through serial port to an old multianalyzer. I am using USB to RS232 adapter (tested MOXA and FTDI) to connect to it. The problem is, that the transfer ...
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New non-retina 13.3" mac, will I get OS registered in the app store?

I'm thinking of buying a 13.3" MacBook Pro that a store has at low prices right now. Will this come with the OS registered in the app store? I ask because I plan to switch out the disk for an SSD, ...
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Why is a secure erase 'not necessary' for SSD's?

I'm about to trade in a 2010 MacBook Pro with an SSD. However, I'm unable to do a Secure Erase from the recovery disk (as I used to do with mechanical hard drives before selling or giving away a ...
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Flickering external monitor w/ MBP retina 13"

I use the latest 13" MBP retina and I wanted to use an external display (LG IPS231) through hdmi but the LG doesn't have an HDMI port. So, I plugged the HDMI cable into my laptop to an HDMI to DVI ...
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Issue with using Netgear AC1600's 802.11ac standard and WMM on 2014 MBP

When I enable the WMM (Wireless Multimedia) setting, which allows the full bandwidth of ac, and the computer is for instance streaming online video, or video over ip within a browser like a chatroom, ...
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MacBook Pro Cannot Connect to Certain/Some WiFi

My MacBook Pro (2011), with OS X Mavericks, can connect to WiFi in some U.S. homes perfectly fine, but not other homes in the U.S. The "bad home" with WiFi where it fails to connect has other ...
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Mackbook Pro Retina and health?

I just changed from a normal macbook pro to the gorgeous mbp retina display, I have been using it 3 days and Im starting with headaches and eye pain! I really dont know wats happening, I mean the ...
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Must unplug and replug in USB NIC before it will work

Relatively new to the world of Mac (few months now) and have a Cable Matters USB wired NIC. WiFi on the mac turned off during all of this. If I reboot my mac with the USB device inserted (and cable) ...
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Macbook Pro Retina Mid 2014 Heat and fan confusion

I bought a mid-2014 15inch retina macbook pro last week. I didn't have much time to work with it as my main machine, but today I had more free time so I did and noticed that after a few hours of work ...
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Stolen mac locked automatically or by thief?

My MacBook Pro was stolen a few days ago. I have a lock on the start up screen requiring a password anytime the laptop comes out of sleep mode, however when I attempted the "Find My Mac" app, it says ...
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MacBook Pro random shutdown and restart - with logs

About 2 or 3 times in a week the computer will shutdown to a grey error screen and reboot. It's very difficult to troubleshoot because it happens so randomly. Most recently, I've gone ahead and copied ...
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MacBook Pro only recognizes HDD with back cover off

I replaced my 13" Mid-2012 MBP's optical drive with an SSD the other day, but now I'm having problems with the old HDD that was in there. It booted once or twice after installation with the SSD ...
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What behaviour should we have against batteries of a Mac? [duplicate]

I have read this general post where some people give some suggestions about the behaviour we have to adopt against the batteries of laptops. People, for example, don't suggest to remove the cable of ...
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Transfer all videos from iphone to macbook pro without usb cable [duplicate]

Both my USB ports have broken on my macbook pro. And I need to delete all my photos and videos to update the IOS on my iphone. Using iPhoto I have managed to get all the photos across how can I now ...
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Using an iMac as external monitor for my mid 2009 13'' MacBook Pro

Here's my MacBook: http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/macbook_pro/specs/macbook-pro-core-2-duo-2.53-aluminum-13-mid-2009-sd-firewire-800-unibody-specs.html Here's the iMac: ...
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Does it matter where an SSD or HDD is installed in a Mid 2012 MBP?

The arguments raised in another question (and answer) about this as to where to install the SSD when running one with an HDD said to demote the ol' spinning platters to the optical bay because the HDD ...
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iMessage stopped working.. Contacts are shown as red now

I have a 15-inch macbook pro that is mid-2012. I was running the latest version of Mavericks when the problem started, but now I am running the OS Yosemite Beta 10.10 My problem started randomly one ...
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Problems reinstalling OS X Mavericks on Macbook Pro (hard drive displays “locked” and I get “live file system repair is not supported” when repairing)

I'm trying to fix someone's Macbook, and I am a Windows user so I'm having trouble confirming that his hard drive is ruined or unfixable which is what I think is the problem. When you boot it up it ...
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Mac bluetooth speaker/mic not working properly when switching to soft phone

I have a 2014 MacBook Pro Retina running Mavericks, and recently purchased a Logitech UE Ears Mini Boom bluetooth speaker/mic. I use it both for general audio and music, as well as for soft phone. For ...
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“mp_rendezvous_action() exit: spin timeout” panic on MacBook Pro late-2011

My MacBook Pro Late 2011 Keeps crashing and gives the following report. Any idea what's going on? Never had any issues but this keeps happening as of recent. Anonymous UUID: ...
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Can I back up my iPhone 5S to more than one MBP?

I have a 5S that's backed up to my home 13" MBP, as have every other iPhone before it. I am getting a 6, and want to back up the 5S to restore to the 6. I have a second MBP, a Retina 15", at work ...
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All bootcamp drivers for Windows stopped working suddenly

I've been using Bootcamp Windows perfectly until yesterday that I turned on my macbook pro i7 retina (the latest version) and the keypad stopped working the 2 finger click (right click) and the 2 ...