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

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Mission Control occasionally freezing computer and garbling screen content

Every so often (usually when I have a ton of windows open) I trigger mission control and I get this: I have to do a complete restart of the computer in order to resume. This happened to me on ...
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Can't post via notification center

I have integrated both twitter and facebook account to my macbook-pro. I am getting notifications perfectly. The only problem I have is that I can't post via notification center. There're 2 buttons ...
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How long will an Apple SSD last?

Like all tools, an SSD will wear out from use and eventually fail. Are there data on roughly how long the SSD's that Apple ships in it's portable line last? From my research, it seems that the ...
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Issues with installing SSD instead of DVD drive?

It is common to replace a MacBook Pro's hard disk drive (HDD) with an solid state drive (SSD), however, that may pose a threat to the HDD if installed in the optical bay instead of the SuperDrive.* ...
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MacBook SSD replacement — sudden motion shock sensor in optical bay?

When looking to upgrade a MacBook Pro with a solid state drive (SSD), one option is to: First, install the SSD instead of the spinning hard disk drive (HDD). Then, install the HDD instead of the ...
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Bluetooth connection issues with LG Soundbar and Macbook Pro or iPhone

I picked up an LG soundbar a few months back, largely as it allowed me to stream audio using bluetooth which seemed a great idea for streaming from either my MacBook or my iPhone. Since i've had the ...
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Are there any advantages to partitioning a SSD on a Mac?

I have a Macbook Air with 128GB SSD. It's used to be a best practice to put the OS on a separate partition from data. Does that make any sense? What are the advantages to partitioning an SSD?
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Trackpad not working on Macbook pro 2009 running Windows 8

I have a MacBook Pro 17" early 2009 running Snow Leopard, I've recently upgraded Windows 7 running on the bootcamp partition to Windows 8. All works fine apart from the trackpad. Bootcamp 3.1 is ...
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What's the horizontal sync and vertical refresh values for the June 2012 MBP 13" display?

Got the June 2012 13" base MBP, and wondering if anyone knew (or how to find out) the horizontal sync and vertical refresh values for this display? I'm trying to set up the correct resolution for ...
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macbook pro 17 2,1 - no video and how to bypass it

The Lapzilla of my stable has given up the video ghost. Everything else works, save for the fact that when booting it either ends up on a white screen, or a blurry black & white checkerboard. I ...
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Multiple monitors get mixed up

I am on OSX Lion, with a MacBook Pro. I am using the DisplayPort for an external monitor and two USB Diamond BVU195 for two extra monitors. Each time when I turn my computer on, the two monitors get ...
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Is Other World Computing's 1.5TB Toshiba Aquarius laptop hard drive legit?

I have pretty high storage needs, which are constantly increasing. Fortunately, the largest drives available seem to be scaling with the amount of space I can occupy. The 1TB disk I currently have ...
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External display with pixel density similar to macbook pro 17" (132 ppi)

I own a macbook pro 17" late 2011 which has a 1920×1200 display with a pixel density of 132 ppi. Yesterday I tried hooking up the display to an Apple Thunderbolt Display, and to my great ...
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MacBook Pro hard drive problems: Can it be hard drive cable?

My MacBook Pro 2009, (13inch, snow leopard), does not boot into OsX. I also have bootcamp windows, and I can boot into windows with no problem. I pressed the D key while starting and made a Apple ...
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Is it possible to upgrade the SSD in a 2011 model Macbook Pro?

I have a 2011 model MacbookPro (MacBookPro8,2) which came with a 128GB SSD. I would like to upgrade the SSD to a larger size without voiding my AppleCare. Is it possible to upgrade the SSD at all? ...
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How to run .exe files on Mac without virtual machine?

I do have one software(.exe) file which I need to run on my macbook pro. For that I need cross platform application just like wine in Ubuntu. Can anyone suggest me the application?
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Bluetooth 4, how do we take advantage of its low energy features?

I have a iPhone 4s, the last version of 17" macbook pro, mac mini 4.1 purchased in early 2010 I think, with multiple trackpads and multiple Apple BT keyboards. When using a keyboard with the 4s ...
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MacBook Pro mid2010 SSD optibay upgrade - SandForce?

I want to replace Superdrive in my MBP mid 2010 with Otpibay SSD. I have 2nd revision (rev 2/rev B) of mother board replaced due to GPU problems. Which drive should I consider? I would like to omit ...
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Cant connect to google intermittently

Sometimes either randomly or after waking my late 2008 MacBook Pro from sleep, I won't be able to access google.com or any of the services. It's mildly annoying, but fixed by turning off my wifi, and ...
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How important is the 16gb ram upgrade on 15" retina macbook pro? [closed]

So I am on the market for a new workhorse laptop that will be my main computer. My use for it will be mostly web design/python programming, and would like to check out the latest games. I was ...
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Using memory with a higher MHz rating? [duplicate]

Can MacBook Pro's successfully support and fully exploit RAM of a higher MHz rating than that which they ship with? For example, take my 15" MacBook Pro (Late 2011) that ships with 4GB of 1333MHz ...
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Can I switch in a new storage drive without again downloading the Mountain Lion installer?

I have a time machine backup of my early 2011 macbook pro OSX system with mountain lion, I want to remove it's hard disk and replace it with SSD, I have a spare memory key, is there a way to restore ...
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What's the easiest/cheapest way to replace my battery? 2009 MBP

I have a 2009 MacBook Pro (5,5). I can spend about $150 either taking it to the apple store and having them replace it or buying all the stuff from iFixit and doing it myself. Is there any ...
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Connecting a Retina MacBook Pro to a VGA Display?

I have an external monitor with a VGA connection. What is the best adapter to use for my Retina MacBook Pro? I think I've seen Thunderbolt to VGA, or USB to VGA? Or HDMI to VGA? What are the ...
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What is the default URL for Software Update on OS X 10.5.x?

I am fixing my mother-in-law's computer, and when I ran software update I found that the computer was looking to https://storeserver.local:8088/indes.sucatalog to get it's updates... Clearly she has ...
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MacBook Pro heat problem

My MacBook Pro 13" fell down from a coffee table and its getting heated up after that. Although the laptop is working with no problem of memory or hard drive, sometimes it makes a strange noise and ...
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What charging mechanism to be used to maximise the battery life?

So I got my first Apple laptop, a Retina MacBook Pro. Since macbook pro retina's battery are no longer easily switchable I'm concerned about it's life and would like to maximize it. I have few ...
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How to customize the click sound for mac book pro?

I turned on the click sounds for my mac. Now I am able to hear a typewriter like sound every time I type. I want to customize the sound effect. I want it to sound something like this ...
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What is an SSD drive's negotiated link speed?

When I look at my Apple SSD TS256C (Toshiba) in the System Profiler on my MacBook Pro (Late 2011), I see: Link Speed: 6 Gigabit Negotiated Link Speed: 3 Gigabit Why is that? Does that mean ...
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What type of bracket to use for HDD/SSD in optical bay? (MCE vs. OWC)

Looking for a bracket/adapter/caddy for installing a HDD/SSD where the MacBook Pro SuperDrive used to be. There are two general types: 1) Minimalist open-type brackets (in the truest sense of the ...
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Is it a good idea to seal off the optical drive bay after installing a second HDD?

When installing a HDD instead of the SuperDrive: Does the bracket, which holds the HDD, seal off the optical drive slot in the unibody? If not, it seems that debris and dust could get in. (I guess ...
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MBP 2011 - BootCamp - Samsung SSD Drive - Windows install fails

I have a MBP 2011 Version. I used to have Windows 7 installed on the 500gig native drive via Bootcamp and everything was fine. I recently bought a Samsung 830 256gig SSD (latest firmware). I used ...
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Is installing a HDD instead of SuperDrive safe?

It's pretty popular to replace ones optical drive* on the MacBook Pro with a HDD, but how serious are the risks? *In most cases, you'd do this when installing a third-party SSD, but I'd like to leave ...
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“This version of OSX is not supported on this platform.” when booting 2012 Mac Mini with SSD drive from previous system

When trying to boot a 2012 Mac Mini (purchased from apple.com) with the SSD drive from my previous system (a 2009 MBP), I get "This version of OSX is not supported on this platform". The version of ...
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MacBook Pro 3.1 internal (replacement) LCD not detected by graphics card; external monitor OK

My MacBook Pro (2.4 Ghz, Santa Rosa with infamous nVidia card) acts strange. I replaced a cracked screen with a new and since then I have been loosing my mind over this problem:It shows the normal ...
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What kind of cloth and cleaner do the people who work at the Apple store use to clean MacBooks? [closed]

I have a MacBook and an iPad and see dirt and fingerprints all over it. What kind of cleaner do the people in the Apple store use to clean all the Macs and iPads on display? I figure that anything ...
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Toggling internet sharing when ethernet cable dis/connected

The room where I'm staying has an ethernet connection, so when I'm there I turn on internet sharing so that my Kindle and phone will have a WiFi connection. But when I'm at work I have to use Airport ...
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Can a Mac's separate audio-in and audio-out ports be reversed in software?

Recently my Mid 2009 15 Inch (2.66 GHz) MacBook Pro's audio-out headphone port has gotten physically "loose". When I plugin anything it easily slips out changing the audio output from "Headphones" to ...
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Strange Freeze on My MacBook Pro 15.4" 2.0GHZ (A1150 / MA600LL) & No Sound After Boot

I have a MacBook Pro 15" A1150 (MA600LL) that will not boot except in safe mode. It gets almost all of the way through the boot then freezes with two vertical checkerboard lines and the ...
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How can I erase the data from my Macbook without losing my recent OS?

I'm going to sell my Macbook Pro and want to remove all of the data before doing so. I have the OS Lion installed but my machine came with Snow Leopard. How can I remove everything and restore it to ...
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Can't erase Time Machine partition

Error message "could not unmount disc" Only tried Time Machine one day with new Snow Leopard install on MBP. Have been happy with CCC & want to use the space for a bootable CCC clone. Time ...
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How can I standardize icon size in Finder and across OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard?

I running OS X 10.6.8 on a Mid-2009 MacBook Pro. I would like to standardize the size of icons seen in Finder (I use Icon View). Currently, every folder has its own icon size, which makes it less ...
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Quicktime Skip after fast forward

I'm running Mountain Lion on my Retina MBP and whenever I use Quicktime to fast-forward and then return to normal speed, the audio is skipped and doesn't work properly. The only fix I found(which ...
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Can I link a new Macbook to an old Macbook?

I just got a Macbook Pro Retina 15". It is sweet. My old Macbook Pro, which I got in like 2007, can't run anything higher than OS X 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard). My new Macbook runs 10.8.2 (Mountain Lion). ...
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Pair Apple remote and MacBook Pro

I am unable to pair my Apple Remote, which otherwise works perfectly, with my MacBook Pro. My Mac responds to all the commands but the pairing one (I hold menu and next for about five seconds, but ...
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Retina Macbook pro freezes when Notification centre is triggered

Okay, so this is a really weird error. Every so often when I trigger the notification centre using the two finger swipe, the machine will freeze. The notification centre can't be dismissed and any ...
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memory bandwidth for 13.3 macbook pro early 2011?

I have a 13.3 MacbookPro early 2011. Stock memory is 2GB x 2 PC3-10600 DDR3 1333 MHz. Now I want to upgrade RAM as 4GB x 2. Can i buy a memory which is PC3-10666 1333MHz, or do i have to buy ...
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USB 2.0 hard disk does not show up

I have a 15-inch Macbook Pro with Retina Display that doesn't work with my USB 2 hard disk. It doesn't mount, doesn't show up in Disk Utility, and doesn't even show up in System Information in the ...
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How do I remove a stuck Mini CD from the SuperDrive on a Macbook Pro?

I have a 2010 13" MacBook Pro that someone inserted one of those Mini CD type discs in to. The SuperDrive happily ingested the media but now refuses to spit it out. It does not show up as a mounted ...
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After reboot system time changed and menu bar items changed position

I'm new to Apple Mac OS, just Bought a new Macbook pro 13" Mid 2012 a month ago. Yesterday everything was good and working fine. I shut down system and went to sleep. Today when I Started my system I ...