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

learn more… | top users | synonyms (2)

1
vote
1answer
1k views

AppleUSBCDC weirdness after strange incident

I use my MBP propped on one of those laptop stands, ergo my external USB mouse and USB keyboard (both generic cheap-ass Logitechs) are always connected through a powered Belkin USB hub. Yesterday I ...
1
vote
1answer
698 views

External monitor viewport appear shrunk in native resolution on MBP

I am using Mountain Lion on my MBP, my external TFT monitor used to work great at its native resolution (1920x1080) when connected to the MBP. However today after shutting it down and powering it up ...
0
votes
2answers
2k views

I'm locked out of machine as will not accept password as I shut down while using French keyboard

I cannot get into my Mac Book Pro, I just get the password picture which shakes. The only different key for the password is a which is q on French keyboard but that doesn't unlock either. I normally ...
0
votes
0answers
10 views

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 ...
0
votes
4answers
3k views

Safari crashes after Yosemite Upgrade

My sister upgraded her 2011 MacBook Pro 15" to Yosemite from Mavericks. As far as I have been able to glean the upgrade went without a hitch, but now her computer is mostly unusable. It is very ...
0
votes
0answers
11 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
9 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
9 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
7 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
94 views

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 ...
39
votes
7answers
40k views

Is there any way to set a MacBook Pro to not sleep when you close the lid?

The most common use case I have for this is when I'm playing music over AirTunes, but don't want an open laptop laying around. Or when I'm syncing or downloading something. This isn't the same as ...
0
votes
0answers
9 views

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
7
votes
2answers
2k views

Why did my rMBP13 (late 2013) wake up every minute until battery depleted with reason: ? (Question Mark)?

Can someone help me to diagnose this issue? My new MacBook Pro 13 Retina (8GB / 2.6Ghz / 512GB) awoke in my bag earlier today and apparently did not go back to sleep so ran down the battery and was ...
0
votes
1answer
58 views

Bluetooth mouse stops working almost everytime I wake my mac from sleep [duplicate]

I use my mac (yosemite 10.10) at work with bluetooth mouse and at home with just the trackpad. Whenever I bring my mac back to work and start it up, >90% of the times it can't find the mouse. Turning ...
0
votes
0answers
79 views

Only the presentation mode, no presenter notes [on hold]

My Presenter view not working in keynote 6.5. How do I fix it? I need to see my notes while I present, but I don't want the audience seeing them. They should only see the presentation view. Help! My ...
1
vote
1answer
27 views

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 ...
0
votes
3answers
20k views

What Thunderbolt to USB 3.0 cables/adapters work with OS X and Mac hardware?

I have the Late 2013 Macbook Pro, which has two USB 3.0 ports and two Thunderbolt 2 ports. I currently use both USB 3.0 ports and one TB2 port. I want to connect a third USB 3.0 device to the machine, ...
1
vote
0answers
15 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
4k views

Bluetooth Audio with Bootcamp on Macbook Pro

I have the late 2013 model Macbook Pro retina, and a Bose Sound Link speaker (bluetooth speaker). I am using Bootcamp with Windows 7 Pro. I'd like to be able to connect to my Bose speaker from the ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

Turn off MacBook Pro's display while connected to external monitor on Yosemite

How do you turn off the MacBook Pro’s display with the lid open while using an external monitor on Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite? All the previous methods—such as the one’s listed here—that have worked on ...
0
votes
2answers
45 views

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 ...
-1
votes
2answers
22 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

Macbook Pro Keyboard Functions Stopped Working on Bootcamp

I have a MacBook Pro 15" with Mountain Lion 10.8. I've had the laptop for about 8 months now and I installed Bootcamp probably around a week after I got it. Everything worked perfectly, which was ...
1
vote
3answers
7k views

How do I change my MacBook FaceTime cell phone number?

I have a new cell phone number, and, as my FaceTime on my MacBook still has the old number, and so does my iMessage, I'd like to change it. How can I do it? Apparently, the only option given, under ...
1
vote
3answers
2k views

OS X Yosemite desktop icon positioning problems

I just updated my MacBook Pro 13 inch mid 2012 model to OS X Yosemite, and the icons on my desktop are behaving strangely. When I try to move a file or folder to a specific place to keep my desktop ...
0
votes
2answers
5k views

Troubleshooting HDMI connection between MBP and Sony Bravia TV

I'm trying to connect my MacBook Pro (late 2011) running Mavericks to my Sony Bravia television like so: MBP thunderbolt port -> Mini DisplayPort cable -> HDMI cable -> TV HDMI 1 port. However, I'm ...
1
vote
2answers
242 views
+100

Some keyboard keys are not working on login to Yosemite

The problem is that every time I start my MacBook Pro 15" Early 2011, some of the (native) keyboard keys stop working. However, if I click a restart button - it is all fine. It is definitely not a ...
0
votes
2answers
57 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
13 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
57 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
36 views

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?
2
votes
2answers
10k views

User update needed after updating to Mac OS X Yosemite

A couple of days ago I updated my Macbook Pro to OS X Yosemite, the update was fine and everything seemed to be working. However since this whenever I had shut down then later logged back in or ...
2
votes
1answer
12k views

Black screen when installing Boot Camp?

I recently did a complete wipe of my late 2009 MBP and restore using a Time Machine backup, so I would have uninterupted space at the end of the drive for creating a Boot Camp partition. The Boot Camp ...
0
votes
0answers
28 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
28 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
4k views

Web pages won't load but network is working

I can't get web pages to load on my MacBook Pro. Airport connects with the router and ping tests work fine (on www.google.com) but web pages aren't loading in any browser in any user account. Internet ...
3
votes
1answer
2k views

Macbook pro trackpad stops working after plugging in USB mouse in Windows 7 under bootcamp

We have a new Macbook Pro which we've installed Windows 7 under boot camp. We've also installed the drivers off the OSX CD. When I plugged in a USB mouse the Trackpad stops working, which is fine ...
1
vote
2answers
6k views

How to start Apple Hardware Test without Apple Software Disk (MBP13 mid-2010)?

My question is very simple. I have some trouble on my MBP13 mid-2010 (MC375LL/A) and I want to diagnose it using the Apple Hardware Test. I try to hold the D key down during restart of the MBP but ...
0
votes
1answer
19 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
692 views

Can I stream audio running OSX 10.6.8

I have an old MacBook Pro running 10.6.8 and would like to stream my MP3 itunes library. Streaming my pictures would also be nice but not as important. I am under the impression that to use the ...
0
votes
0answers
85 views

Why did restoring a system from a recent Time Machine backup fail to restore recent files?

I used a recent Time Machine backup to restore a Late 2008 MacBook Pro system for a family member today. She had been backing up faithfully about once a week to an external HDD using Time Machine for ...
1
vote
2answers
42 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
7k views

Macbook Pro with Yosemite very slow

I've upgraded my mac from Mavericks to official Yosemite. In the first day my mac was normally, but in the second day, it was unusable, very slow and it was not responding, The third day(now) still ...
0
votes
0answers
2k views

Macbook Pro 2013 slow startup from sleep since Yosemite

I have an 8GB Macbook Pro (2013) and have recently upgraded from Mavericks to Yosemite. Everything has been fine except when I wake it from sleep. Firstly, it brings up the login screen but the ...
1
vote
3answers
2k views

How to access the IR sensor of MacBook Pro Mid 2010 to be able to use non apple remotes

I have an Audio to IR accessory for my iPhone which works very well with most of the TVs and DVD players as the app that comes with it supports them. I was wondering if it would be possible to write ...
0
votes
0answers
11 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
46 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
100 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
32 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
48 views

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 ...