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

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How do I transfer Boot disk from External HDD to newly inserted SSD?

I'm trying to upgrade from my MacBook Pro's original HDD to a SSD. Right now my external HDD, which I installed OSX Mountain Lion on, has to be plugged in to boot. If I unplug it, I get a white screen ...
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Dark spot appearing on the Screen , MacBook Pro 13

When screen brightness is low I get this dark spot in my screen. Is this something serious ?
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How can I do a fresh install of OSX Mountain Lion onto my SSD for my Macbook?

So I just got a SSD for my MacBook Pro (early 2011). My macbook is sluggish and has so much stuff that I don't use anymore and just want to start over from scratch basically. I did a time machine ...
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Lost Data on Macbook Pro

After I could not boot my Macbook Pro (OS X Lion 10.7.5) I tried to run safe boot. I thought it worked, but only thing it did was booting the mac without any data i used to have. All the software is ...
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My MacBook Pro is not sleeping when I close the lid on battery

I purchased my macbook back in 2011, and this problem just started. When I unplug and close my computer to put it in my backpack for school, it does not sleep. I take it out and its very hot and has ...
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MacBook Pro Fails to Sleep Properly

I have a MacBook Pro 17" (late 2009 model) 2.8ghz Core2 Duo running MacOs 10.8.4 which has developed a problem going to sleep which I've been trying to isolate for the past several months. Here is one ...
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Macbook Pro boots successfully when using hard drive in USB enclosure but doesn't boot when connected internally

Apologies for the long question. I will keep it as simple as I can. Last week my Macbook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2010) started to act strange. It started when I tried to open Skype and received an error ...
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MBP early 2013 so slow! please help!

The institution I work in bought recently (early 2013) 8 MacBookPros 13' with 10.8 from an Apple store. (they are not Retina Display) The problem is that my laptop is suuuuuper slow at doing regular ...
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How to enable Normal Scrolling on MacBookPro 10.8.3?

Small or incremental scrolling on my MBP OSX 10.8.3 using an external mouse is extremely slow to a crawl. How do I configure my mouse to a Normal Scroll mode where every scroll is the same and creates ...
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How to share keyboard and mouse in Target Display Mode

Recently I've discovered an excellent software for MacOS, which provides an opportunity, among other things, to share the wireless keyboard and mouse between different computers. It is called Teleport ...
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superfast ssd (PCIe connector) to MBP mid2012?

is it possible to put one of these new generation ssd to my MBP with pci express connector? PCIe SSD
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How to diagnose repeated OS X hang / spinning beach ball of death?

Here are my stats and brief summary of the problem: macbook pro; mid 2009; 13 inch; 2.26 GHz; 4GB RAM (currently, will elaborate); 10.7.5 The issue I'm having is that the computer constantly gets ...
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replace i5 with i7 cpu in mid2012 MBP

is it possible to change my i5 iwy bridge CPU with an i7 one in my mid 2012 mbp? My mbp is a non retina model.
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How to reduce MacBook Air 2013 1.7GHz CPU power consumption?

I'm seeking a way to reduce MacBook Air 2013 1.7GHz CPU power consumption -- or any MacBook for that matter -- to save battery life. I want to vary the CPU power consumption variably, so that I can ...
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External display has blurry fonts on Dell U2312hm- MacBook Pro Retina

I just bought a new Dell external display (U2312hm) for my MacBook Pro Retina. The fonts appear to be very blurry. I've searched and found a solution here, but it didn't fix my problem. I ran the ...
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ctrl key no longer working in OSX

The ctrl key on my Macbook pro has stopped working at once! I have tested "Show keyboard viewer" from the languages, all keys are shown to be working correctly but not the ctrl key. Could it be any ...
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Two Monitors Setup On a MacBook Pro

I want to setup a two-monitor environment for me and my MBP15 Late 2011. I already have an external monitor (Dell) and I want to buy another one and somehow link them together. I heard about ...
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Possible to connect 3 2560x1440 monitors to macBook retina?

I've connected 2 Dell 27" monitors to my retina using the thunderbolt/minidp to dp ports to get their full resolution. A touch of greed and the need for symmetry has kicked in and I'm desperate to ...
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MacBook Pro 15'' RAM Question

I own a MacBook Pro 15 Late 2011 and I bought it for my work which involves crazy amounts of photoshoping every day. As PS is always hungry for RAM I bought 2 8Gb SODIMM modules to replace 4Gb modules ...
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My internet in my MBP gets really slow or stops when I connect to my router

My internet gets really low (0.8 - 0.2 kb/s) or really just drop to 0, it started 3 months ago. I use "Automatic" and another using Googles Public DNS for my location. I am using wifi on my MBP to ...
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macbook pro not detecting projector

I have a MBP that suddenly stopped detecting an external projector. I have used the same laptop with the same projector before. Right now when I boot the same laptop to the Windows partition it works ...
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Can a MBP 15'' early 2011 run DDR3L ram?

I have an early-2011 MBP 15' with an Intel I7 2,2 GHZ core. I'm thinking in upping the RAM to 16GB with 2x8 DDR3L sticks. I've read that using DDR3L with this core is not recommended, is this ...
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External Hard Drive freezes computer

My friend just called me up and said he purchased a new Seagate 3 TB External harddrive for his Mac Book Pro. And ever since he connected the harddrive, his computer was not able to run. After ...
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MacBook Pro repeatedly freezes, often with odd display glitches

I have an older, 2007 15-inch MacBook Pro (model identifier MacBookPro3,1) which has begun freezing repeatedly. If I boot into Single User Mode it stays operative, however I've begun to get graphic ...
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Dark stripes in the bottom right corner

I have weird dark stripes in the bottom right corner of the screen of my Macbook Pro 15' unibody Mid 2010. Please see the picture here. They don't go away, the persist from the time display lights ...
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“Laptop Notebook Memory for Apple Mac Mini”? Does this sound right?

I am shopping for memory for a MacBook Pro (mid-2009) and I found this. Supposedly, it is "Laptop Notebook Memory for Apple Mac Mini". Can such memory be used in a Mac Mini? Can it be used in the MBP ...
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Get computer name from IP-address

I have the IP address of a computer on my network but is there a way that with the IP address I can find the name of computer? For example, if I know the IP address is 192.154.23.600, can I use this ...
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Macbook crashes at startup after process bar appears

Today the Macbook pro I purchased in December got quite slow, and so I decided to reboot it. I restarted it normally through the system, but it had not started up when I checked few minutes later. ...
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Mac OSX - Install Failed

The hard drive went on my late 2008 MacBook Pro so I replaced it. I tried installing 10.8 from a bootable USB which failed so I went back to the origional system disks. When I tried to install OSX ...
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Windows 8.1 poor sound quality

I installed Windows 8.1 on my MacBook Pro 13 (2011 late) using Bootcamp and everything seems ok except poor sound quality. It is just so impossible to listen to music. The quality is like a radio or ...
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Exclamation Mark in iMessages

Sometimes, after i send a message to a specific person, there is an exclamation mark inside a little black bubble down on the lower right corner by the status info. What does that mean?
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How to diagnose a graphic looking bug?

I got the following strange image on both low corners of 2 application windows: Firefox (22) Preview (MacOS X) This strange image is following the windows corners when I move them. This is ...
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How Do I Know if my MacBook Pro is Using WPS?

I have learned that WPS is not secure. There is a WPS button on my XFinity modem; but how do I know if it's enabled so I can know if I need to adjust my router settings (or perhaps decline to use an ...
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Macbook External Display no Signal

I use MBP 13" early 2011 and tried to connect with external moniter ACER X163w but the monitor displays a "no signal" error. I use official cable Display MiniDVI to VGA and run OS X 10.6.8. Might ...
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Is there a way to control the clock speed of the GT 650M GPU in a Retina Macbook Pro from OS X?

This is not about gaming performance. I've got that all sorted when booting into Windows. This is a 2012 version rMBP. The question is about trying to gain a little more control over the hardware ...
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Apps on my MacBook Pro

How do I find my apps on my MacBook Pro? I downloaded them, and I tried looking in LaunchPad and my dock, but do not see them.
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6000RPM all the time with no activity - restart helped

I'm on Mountain Lion and for two days my fan RPM was 6000 and the temperature was 92C. I decided to restart and now it's 3300 RPM at 68C. How come? Is this some kind of bug? I remember having ...
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Rescuing a MacBook Pro 13-inch, Mid 2009

Would appreciate help - I have an old MBP mid-2009 shipped originally with 10.5.7 Leopard, currently running 10.6.8. I restarted recently and found a kernel panic on startup. I have tried booting in ...
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Bootcamp problem -> not booting into Windows

Every three restarts when I'm holding down the option key and try to boot into Win7 the screen goes black and nothing happens. The indicator is the blinking cursor - if it's absent in the start, ...
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OSX Locking then logging out

Having trouble with OSX on a MacBook Pro. My system randomly locks up, becoming completely unresponsive to mouse or keyboard, then after a few seconds shows the OSX login screen, at which point it is ...
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Wi-Fi Static Ip on a Macbook-Pro

I have a Macbook Pro Mid 2012 with Mountain Lion. The goal is to have an ip address that never changes, even after reboot or changing to a different wireless network. I followed the steps from this ...
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How to prevent OSX from resetting multi-monitor setup after sleep?

I have an external Dell monitor connected to my MacBook Pro that runs OSX 10.8.4. My MacBook screen is set as the primary display, the Dell as the secondary. Sometimes after sleep the secondary ...
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New battery stops charging around 85%

I have a 17" MBP for about three years and couple of days ago I changed the battery with a new one in an Apple store. The problem is, charging stops at 87%, the charger led remains orange and ...
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Unpair apple remote from Apple TV

I want to un-pair the silver remote that came with the Apple TV (3rd Gen) so that I can use it exclusively with my Macbook Pro. Is there a way to do that? Please help. Note: I have tried using those ...
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My macbook pro stopped detecting my wireless router (NetGear DG834G)

My macbook pro has just stopped detecting my wireless router! The model of the router is NetGear DG834G. The problem is that everyone else in the house has no problem connecting with the network with ...
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Why doesn't the power connector on my thunderbolt display fit in my 13" macbook pro?

This is beyond irritating and I can't find any info. The magsafe connector for my new 13" retina display MBP is different than the one for my old (12 months) 15" MBP and is not compatible with the ...
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diagnosing (likely) hardware fault on MBP 15'' (early 2011)

Today while I was routinely using my Macbook Pro 15" from early 2011 (model MacBookPro8,2), running Mavericks DP3, the screen suddenly went all glitchy and distorted and the system locked up. (I just ...
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Mac OS X 10.8 QuickLook Causing CPU & Temperature Spikes

I have consistently been having a problem with my computer overheating due to random processes using 100%+ CPU. Commonly the problem occurs with the process QuickLookSatellite-general, but it is not ...
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Which has more effect on software launch times: processor, RAM, or Hard Drive?

I am looking into getting a new Macbook Pro (hopefully they'll have late 2013 models). I currently use my early 2011 Macbook for iOS app programming and light graphic design work with Pixelmator. I ...
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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 ...