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

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Mini DisplayPort does not work

When plugging in my mini DP-to-VGA adapter recently, the monitor was not recognised and when wiggling the plug, all I could achieve was turn the screen black, but nothing actually appeared on the ...
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Weird Keyboard Problem of Macbook Pro 2011

I don't know why but when I am using my 2011 Macbook Pro, there are some very weird thing happening. When I key down "{", it will automatically become "%{", when I touch the right arrow, it will ...
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2010 MBP 10.8.2 wont boot, stuck on grey screen spinning wheel,

Pretty please help. Here is the situation Purchased in 2012, no install disk, came with Mountain Lion. Never had any problems with it until a couple weeks ago when it froze when I opened the lid. I ...
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Is it possible/a good idea to use an ExpressCard SSD for swap?

I have a 48GB WinTec filemate ExpressCard SSD which I'm not currently using for anything. My idea was that I would re-partition it with a 16GB partition for swap and virtual memory (I have 8GB of ...
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Enforce dedicated graphics on MBP 2010

My MBP (mid 2010) is suffering from the Intermittent black screen or loss of video issue. More specifically, it may happen that when switching from dedicated to integrated graphics, the screen goes ...
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I have to repair my external hard drive each time I plug it?

I have a 2009 320GB Toshiba Hard Drive, and every time I plug it to my macbook pro 13inch Retina, I have to go to Disk Utility -> Repair Disk. Why is that? Whats the solution? Please help!!! Thanks
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a bad Shutdown resulting in a flashing folder with question mark

I was rebooting my MBP when i turned off abruptly, now when i turn on my Mac again i just see a Flasing folder icon with a question mark instead the Apple Logo. i have MacBook Pro 15" Late 2012 (Non ...
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Mid 2009 Macbook Pro 5Ghz Wifi problem

Yesterday, suddenly my Macbook's WiFi stopped working at school. I have reason to think that only the 5GHz band is effected. Personal Hotspot connection via my iPhone still works and my Wifi at home ...
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Google Drive doesn't appear on my Finder

I can see Dropbox but I can't find Google Drive on my Finder. If I want to sync a file to GDrive, I have to open the folder GDrive by click on the symbol of Gdrive. It's very inconvenient. I'm ...
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Unable to Partition a new Macbook Pro

As a brand new Mac user this might be my naivety or an issue with the OS. I bought a new Macbook Pro today and wish to partition the disk to allow Windows to be installed and Linux too. I was ...
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How to resolve screen flicker and freezing

My Macbook Pro 2009 (NVIDIA GeForce 9400M 256 MB) has been suffering from occasional (and sometimes much less occasional) flickering and even freezing. In my logfile, I always find the following: Nov ...
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Macbook Pro Retina with Yosemite display scaled bug [on hold]

Today morning when boot my macbook, I faced with this problem: Can you see the problem? Actually display is scaled, there is no right side on display. This is the display configuration: What ...
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My Macbook pro retina screen is dead

I own a macbook pro retina, mid 2012. I bought like 2 years and 2 months ago. Yesterday, I was cleaning my macbook as usual with some alcohol(95% ethanol), between the keys and on the screen. I do it ...
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How do I reset my MacBook Pro to factory settings without the original install disc?

I am selling my MacBook Pro and want to totally factory reset it so none of my things pop up. How do i do this without the disc?
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MBP Black Screen of Death

I want to avoid the $100 fee to send in my MBP since I think I've discovered what's wrong with my MBP. I was gaming on my Macbook Pro 2012 when suddenly the display turned black and the computer ...
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HDMI to DVI Adapter not working on Mac Pro

I brought a new Mac Book Pro and I'm trying to connect it to my Dell U2414 monitor from Mac's HDMI port. I am using HDMI to DVI adapter connected to DVI cable, the Dell Monitor provided. The Mac is ...
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13'' Mid-2012 Pro, can I use FireWire to VGA for a triple screen setup?

I have a mid-2012 13'' Macbook Pro. I'm currently using a Thunderbolt to VGA to use a second monitor. I'm feeling myself in need for a third monitor for my work. I was wondering if it was possible to ...
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2011 Macbook pro - i7 750gb screen flicker

My mac did not boot after trying everything. I was planning to replace HDD but before that I took the HDD out and made it external and I could read everything without any issues. So thought its not ...
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accidentally deleted /var folder

I accidentally moved my /var folder to trash and now unable to login to mac. The only solution I found until now it to recover OS X. I have tried to move /var back to /private folder in single user ...
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Are new Macbook Pro keyboards available (without the topcase)?

I would like to replace the keyboard on my 2011 MacBook Pro 17" without replacing the full topcase. I understand Apple only offers the topcase + keyboard, not the keyboard alone. Ebay has quite a few ...
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Thunderbolt display goes black after 10.10.1 update - MBP

TB display and MBP (mid 2012) both go to sleep and cannot wake until hard restart. External monitor will work for a few minutes but eventually will go black along with laptop (laptop was open whole ...
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ports on 2014 MacBook Pro keep dying

I got a new mid-2014 Retina MacBook Pro about a month ago, and am running into a problem with the Thunderbolt and USB ports. At seemingly random times, but at least once a day, the ports become ...
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macbook pro detetcts the screen, but external screen stays black(mini dp to hdmi)

I am trying to connect my macbook pro(OSX 10.9.3, 2.4 GHz Intel Core i5, 8GB DDR3) to Panasonic Viera TH55AS670D LED TV through Mini DP to HDMI connector. When I connect the wire my laptop screen ...
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Macbook Pro Crashing and Startup Failure

Firstly, some background information for the problem: My girlfriend's Macbook Pro had an issue that was annoying, but not fatal. Roughly once a day (but sometimes not for a few days, and sometimes ...
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Are wireless speeds on Laptop and iPhone the same?

This might be a network forum question, nor sure but here is my question: My router is AirPort Time Capsule, the new model that has wireless ac. My laptop is Retina Macbook pro and looks like it also ...
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Mail Connection issues to aol with yosemite 10.10.1

After I upgraded my macbook pro to yosemite 10.10.1, suddenly the mail won't connect to the aol mail. It returns with error message "Mail cannot connect to aol account" and continuously asks for the ...
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iphone 4s cant click on my phone, not working [closed]

I cant press a button on my phone, if I TRY TO UNLOCK MY PASSCODE OR SOMETHING, if I click on the buttons, it doesn't work
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New Macbook collects full bandwith

My flatmate and I have a serious problem. He is gaming Counter-Strike like 24/7. I'm using my macbook for development and college stuff. I had an 2012 Macbook Air before. Everything worked fine, he ...
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sleepimage wrong size

I have a MBP Early 2011, which I have put 16GB in, despite the fact that apple claims the max is 8GB, this is a hack which is known to work– but I'm having some trouble with hibernate as a result. It ...
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Can the MacBook boot from a second HDD

If I was to install a SSD in my MacBook Pro (Mid 12) where currently the Superdrive is attached and continue to use the preinstalled HDD for other files, can I run OSX from that new drive? Or in ...
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Damaged preference file in /bin/sh

Today in Drive Genius 3, I ran the “Verify Preferences” function in Repair. It yielded this strange result: /bin/sh: xargs: command not found The only option Drive Genius gives is to remove the ...
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How to set up my iMessage account on my MacBook Pro?

I've been trying to set up my iMessage account so that I can receive my texts and messages to my computer. I've set up my iCloud, and my AIM, and my FaceTime, but I can't figure out how to set up my ...
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MacBook Pro (5,5) restarts when powering microcontrollers

My Macbook Pro (13-inch, mid 2009, Intel Core 2 Duo) has an odd problem with the USB ports. Occasionally, when plugging in, removing or restarting a microcontroller such as the Arudino or Teensy, the ...
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Best solution to force MacBook Pro 2011 to use integrated graphics (discrete graphics still working though)

After changing my AMD Radeon HD graphic card again, and seeing so many complains about the MacBook Pro 2011 issue online, I decided to plan to make the my MacBook only work with Intel HD 3000 graphics ...
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Is it possible to install SSD with 6Gb/s in Mac pro Mid 2010?

Is it possible to install Solid State Drive with 6Gb/s speed in Mac pro Mid 2010?
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External HD Accidentally pulled out of computer

A few days ago I accidentally pulled my WD MyBook 1110 Media external HD out of the USB connection on my Macbook Pro. I have tried to repair the HD with Disk Utility, but the 'Repair Disk' option is ...
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Bluetooth Issues after Sleep in OS X Yosemite (10.10)

I seem to be having persistent issues with Bluetooth connectivity, especially after waking up my Macbook Pro from a long sleep. I have a speaker that automatically turns off after a certain period ...
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Is encrypting an external hard drive prior to Time Machine equally secure as TM encryption?

It's more it less an order of operations, but should I format and encrypt the external hard drive first without any data and then run TM? I figured that way would be faster rather than TM having to ...
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Grey screen - update needed [duplicate]

My Mac book pro won't boot up I get a grey screen with an update needed message. I select and add password - but no luck it returns to the same screen. It's also getting really hot after just a few ...
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Tweaking OS X 10.10 Yosemite to auto-toggle Reduced Transparency when on battery

I am curious about whether there is a way in OS X to hook to some events to find out whether the laptop is plugged into power. (And furthermore how we can control the "Reduced Transparency" settings ...
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Non apple applications failing to launch

I am having trouble running any third party applications that are not created with pure apple native UI. Example, Google Crome, Firefox and Microsoft Word. When I try launch one of the applications ...
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Application Window Switcher key-command broken (Command+`)

I have a 2010 MacBook Pro 13" running Mac OS 10.9.5. It works well for the most part, with the exception of one annoying missing feature: I can't switch between windows of the same application (by ...
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Cannot format SSD in optical bay

I tried to install a new SSD with higher capacity in the optical bay. But OS X cannot format the SSD. I also tried to swap with an HDD but same problem with HDD. Failure format or something like this. ...
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2011 macbook pro blue screen

I'm trying to determine whether I'm having a ram, drive, or board issue. I used to be able to log in and actually use my laptop but it would run slow and over little time the fan would kick on and ...
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Do I need to keep any cautions in mind when transfering an external SSD into my Macbook?

Hi I am now successfully running my MacbookPro off of a bootable external SSD (which is runnung Yosemite and onto which I cloned my whole system) and I would like to switch it out with the old HDD ...
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OS X takes long to boot after starting rEFInd once

I have an SSD in my MacBook (Pro 9,2; encrypted), and until recently, the apple icon appeared almost immediately after pressing the power button. Soon after that I would be able to unlock the disk ...
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After Yosemite, the volume adjustment doesn't make noise?

I tried to fix it in system preference...but when I did, it made a weird ticking noise rather that the noise it used to. How do I get this to go back to normal?
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running a simple shell script on startup in Yosemite

Regarding stackexchange post how to get shell scripts to run at startup on Yosemite The offering here is interesting but all I want to do is set the ip address of one of the ethernet interfaces, en0 ...
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How to transfer files from a non-Mac formatted external HD

In haste I did not format my WD Passport 1TB External HD for Mac. Need to transfer the files from my old 2008 MacBook to my 2014 MacBook Pro. Any help or tips would be so appreciated. When I plug ...
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Can I upgrade my MacBookPro Model6.1 8GB (2x 4GB) to 16GB (2x 8GB)

I have a MacBook Pro mid 2010 Model 6.1 i7 17" with 8GB RAM inside. I want to upgrade to 16GB. I have seen that it should be possible on the model 7.1 but I have 6.1 Can I upgrade? Does it work on my ...