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

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Macbook Pro OS X 10.9 Partition problem

So I bought a MacBook Pro mid-2009 with Mavericks installed (post-leasing) and this is my first MacBook. The HD was partitioned in three partitions C, D, E - I didn't want that, so I read a little, ...
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How to clone existing Filevault encrypted HD to SSD with a linux live cd/usb [migrated]

I have a 13-inch, Mid 2012 MacBook pro which comes with a 500 GB sata hard drive. I'm running 10.9.5 Mavericks. Of the 500 GB I have about 77 GB used whereas the rest of it is free space, this drive ...
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Multicoloured circle of death since Yosemite

I have had my Macbook Pro MacBook Pro (13-inch, Early 2011) 2.3 GHz Intel Core i5 Memory 4 GB 1333 MHz DDR3 for about 3 years now and it has gradually got a bit slower in responding. I have a very ...
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Downsampling an external monitor on a Macbook Pro

I was wondering if anyone has succeeded in downsampling an external monitor for a Macbook Pro. I currently have a late 2013 Macbook Pro (Retina) with Intel Iris Pro 5200 graphics card. I just bought ...
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Boot Camp “Non System Disk”

I'm trying to install Windows via USB on my 2010 MacBook Pro (by doing some plist editing, it doesn't matter). I used the Boot Camp Assistant to create a bootable flash drive, and let it install the ...
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OS X Yosemite - Unresponsive Keyboard and Trackpad after sleep

I have a brand new MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014). Shipped with Yosemitee pre-installed, the version I have is 10.10.1 . I don't have any software installed except Google Chrome, so it is ...
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What Causes rMBP Fan Noise When Connected to Two External Monitors

Connecting two external monitors to my Retina Macbook Pro 2012 has no problem except for more fan noise, which is a little bit annoying since with one external monitor one doesn't hear the noise at ...
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2 different types of Booting? MBPr mid-2014

So i just got a new mac book pro retina 15inch, yesterday. When I used it for the first few hours, the way it would boot, it would appear to boot like in 2 seconds, it'd go straight to the user login ...
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Prevent auto-pairing for certain devices (Bluetooth)

I have a Early 2011 Macbook Pro 13" running OS X 10.10.1 (Yosemite). At work, I have a Apple Magic Trackpad and an Apple Wireless Keyboard, both which use Bluetooth. When I get to work, my Mac ...
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MacBook pro won't load after apple logo. Possible GPU issue

I've got an early 2011 15" Macbook pro running Yosemite. Few weeks ago, when I turned it on, it didn't proceed to load after the apple logo. I've looked up for solutions on apple support community ...
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Stolen MacBook Pro, encrypted with FileVault. Can they still access it because of a poor password?

My MacBook Pro was stolen recently. I had it encrypted using Filevault and it required my password for login after woken from sleep. My password however is just a word of three letters, not abc, def ...
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How much difference between i5 and i7 13" Macbook Pro 2014 especially for XCode & Visual Studio compilation? [closed]

I have been trying to decide if there will be a substantial difference between the i5 and i7 processor for compiling and running VMs. I expect to run Windows with Visual Studio in a VM as well as a ...
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Hard drive renamed after restart, apps can't see it

I shutdown my computer when I left work and when I got home turned it back on. When it booted back up the second drive (in the dvd drive bay) had a strange name like A[]\tr/sj or something like that. ...
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What SSD models and brands can I get for my Late 2012 MBP (MacBookPro9.1) that Yosemite supports?

I've read that only the OWC one supports this but then again some people claim it's bogus. So I was wondering what SSD brand and models I can get to upgrade my Late 2012 MBP that when I upgrade to ...
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Can not shut down my computer

Whenever i shut down my computer, it just freezes. Nothing happens, and when I open an application it just says "Activity Monitor Canceled The Restart". So I always have to force shut the computer ...
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How to install drivers in parallel desktop

First of all help me to get bootcamp drivers for my MacBook pro retina 15 inch version. They include all the drivers in that pack. I have downloaded bootcamp drivers twice and every time they don't ...
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My computer may be dead. Help!

Early 2011 13" MBP, formerly 500GB HDD but changed to a 620GB DIY Fusion Drive a few weeks ago. I've been on Yosemite since the first days of the Public Beta, but starting earlier today my computer ...
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What video connector for a mid-2012 macbook pro to External Monitor

What are the different (and the best) option for connecting my mid 2012 Macbook pro to an external monitor. Three connections I know of are VGA, HDMI and DVI. What is the difference and what cables do ...
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macbook startup error stop sign appears after long shutdown

I have a MacBook Pro A1286. Recently I reinstalled operating system to OS X Lion (10.7)/ After that I started getting stop error on start up: Usually the error appears after a long shutdown. (I ...
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MacBook Pro late 2011 had GPU problems

I have a MacBook Pro late 2011 and yesterday my external screen suddenly showed glitches on the screen; much like the screenshots you see from other 2011 MacBook Pro's that have a failing GPU. As I ...
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Cannon iR C3380i Scanning Issue

We have a Canon iR C3380i Printer/Scanner/Fax/Copier machine in the office. I could install the Printer and Fax driver successfully on my MacBook Pro Retina 13" running on Yosemite. but I'm having ...
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Macbook Pro 13" HDD cables going bad

I have a user at my institution who has had 4 HDD cables go bad since May, 3 times in her laptop and once in a loaner we provided. Both are the same model, Macbook Pro 13" unibody. I'm starting to ...
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got a macbook pro 2010 6,2… can i use ram from 6,1 macbook?

I've got to send my 2010 macbook pro 6,2 in for repairs. The MLB tested bad in the apple store. They'll replace that and anything else that's wrong for a flat $310, which seems like a fair price. ...
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SSD w/ brand new clean in stall of Yosemite fails to boot

I've just installed a new version of Yosemite on a third party SSD (Crucial). When I boot it up it hangs on a gray screen. Steps that got me here: Connect SSD to Macbook Pro (with existing HD) ...
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How do i fresh install on used OSX 10.6.8?

I just bought a used macbook and i want to wipe it clean to start fresh. it didnt come up a dvd or anything. I tried following another post on here that said to push Option on start up and it sounded ...
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Macbook Pro, completely broken keyboard, can't login!

I have 15 inch macbook pro and the keyboard recently stopped working completely. None of the keys work. I got a wireless apple keyboard, to fix the problem. The issue is that I need to login in ...
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Using TV as monitor for Macbook Pro while running Boot Camp

I have a mid-2010 MacBook Pro (has Thunderbolt port) and I would like to use a TV as my monitor. I understand this is possible if you are running OS X but what about Windows?
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How to mirror MacBook Pro screen to Apple TV?

I have a MacBook Pro with OS X 10.9.5 and I would like to mirror its screen to an Apple TV via AirPlay. Is it possible? And if yes, how can I do it?
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Mail.app on 10.10.1> Apple Mail 8.1> want combination of Classic layout +not

I want to set up my email view as what seems to be a combination of Classic and non classic views (as i use at work on 'another'brand of software!): I would like the viewing pane of individual ...
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Macbook Pro strange boot after OSX 10.10.1 update

After updating my Macbook pro to OSX 10.10.1, the way the machine boots has changed. When I press the power button, I get to the user login screen immediately (no loading bar). And after typing my ...
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Yosemite freezing/lagging constantly on 13" MacBook Pro (Mid 2012)

I'm running OS X Yosemite 10.10.1 on a mid 2012 13" MacBook Pro with the 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5 processor and 4GB of RAM. The hard drive (the 500 GB, regular HDD) was replaced about a year ago (close ...
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Programs snatching focus after loading

Some programs take some time to open in OS X on a stressed older machine with a spinning hard disk. This is fine and understandable. I would appreciate so much if someone would teach me how to ...
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Recover certain files from Time machine from previous Mac

I just got my new Macbook Pro Retina and update it to Yosemite. I now want to recover/get some files from my Time Machine backup of my previous Macbook but don't want to migrate my whole Time machine ...
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My MacBook Pro periodically displays ads in a banner on the top right that says “Breaking Apple News”

I have OSX 10.9.5. It seems to happen once or twice within a few minutes after I come out of sleep. A smallish banner on the top right kind of slides in place. It's always text that starts with ...
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Can I take the optical drive out of my MacBook Pro?

I'm proud to say that I'm the happy owner of an almost antique 2009 MacBook Pro. I've had this 15-inch MacBook Pro for quite a while now and I'm not planning on changing it (have you seen the price of ...
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Process using more memory than I physically have

I was messing around with a large (4GB) csv in pandas, when I noticed activity monitor was reporting using more RAM than I physically have in my laptop (15GB instead of the 8 I have). I was wondering ...
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MBP logs out of all accounts under Yosemite when projector is unplugged

I've been noticing a strange behavior when disconnecting my laptop from projector displays after upgrading to Yosemite. As soon as I unplug the Thunderbolt-to-VGA adapter, I find that the system ...
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Keyboard, trackpad stops functioning on Yosemite when USB smartphone plugged in

I am using a Retina MacBook Pro 15" Mid 2014 with Mac OS X 10.0 (Yosemite) installed. When I plugin my Android phone via USB, the trackpad and keyboard stop working. Things are still happening on the ...
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Fix a DIY Fusion Drive

A few weeks ago, I took out my early 2011 13-inch MBP's optical drive, put my 500GB HDD in the optical drive area, put a 120GB SSD where the HDD used to live, and made a DIY Fusion Drive according to ...
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Plug out any USB device “disconnects” HDMI Monitor

whenever I unplug an USB device (no matter what, hard drive, usb stick, dvd drive ...) the HDMI-Monitor connected to my MacBook becomes "disconnected". This means that all Windows etc. are now on the ...
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$600 for a sticky spacebar?

I spilt a little bit of juice on my Macbook Pro keyboard which causes the spacebar to stick (it still works but is not so convenient to use). I took it to a non-official Mac service where they told me ...
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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 ...