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

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Selling macbook, best/fastest way to delete data?

I need help to erase all of my data from my computer... Selling 2009 Macbook pro w. Lion. I don't have the startup disks. So I've created another admin account and am trying to delete mine from ...
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Screensaver kicks on while typing

Running 10.8.3 on MBP with two external displays (TB-connected HDMI for the first external and USB/j5-connected HDMI to the second). With my mouse NOT in a corner and while typing, my screensaver ...
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mac crashed while installing mountain lion - cable disconnect

I downloaded mountain lion on my mbp which is run by snow leopard atm. I started to install it and waited for the installation to end. When it came down to the last 12-11 minutes, I ended my ...
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Microphone & Headphones combo port does not work on Win 8 Bootcamp on MBP Retina 15"

I have a macbook pro retina 15in and I have windows 8 installed via bootcamp. I have bootcamp v5 drivers installed in windows 8 and everything works well except my external headset mic. It is a Dr ...
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WD Passport External USB Drive - Really slow on Macbook

I just got a Western Digital 2 TB "My Passport" USB drive and connected it to my macbook pro (it says it supports USB 3). But when I tried to copy my photo library it said it would take 40 hours? ...
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Why are notifications on MacBook Pro slower than on an iPhone?

I have an iPhone 4 on iOS 6.1.3 and a MBP 13' 2012 i5 on OSX 10.8.3 connected to the same WiFi network. Now whenever a notification comes, be it Facebook or Messages (exceptions: Reminder and ...
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How do I make my MacBook Pro (mid 2009) running Lion, DNLA compatible?

I would like to view photos and videos on my smart TV. I do not do video games and am not real technically knowledgeable so need answer in layman's terms.
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Installing Windows without superdrive or USB

I'm trying to intall Windows 7 on my Mid 2009 Macbook Pro, however I'm running into A LOT of trouble. My superdrive have been broken for years and I can't boot from a bootable USB. (I created one in ...
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How can I fix this pixelated Macbook Pro display malfunction?

My Macbook Pro (Core 2 Duo - 2007) has seen better days. When I try to start, it simply boots to this odd pixelated image of the Apple start screen: I can only imagine that this is a display issue, ...
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16GB of RAM makes MacBook Pro's fans go wild before sleep?

I recently: installed 16 GB of RAM (1600 MHz); on my late-2011 15-inch MacBook Pro; running OS X 10.7, aka Lion; with an Apple SSD drive. According to Apple my MacBook Pro only supports a ...
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Why's airplay randomly disconnecting?

We're having problems with airplay machines. We've got a pair of Apple TVs as well as multiple Macbooks. Airplay is not used much, but when it is, it likes to randomly disconnect. It doesn't seem ...
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Specify the resource a virtual machine has

I am using a Mac having this: I have installed VMware Fusion, in one virtual machine Ubuntu has been installed with this ressource: And here is what is displayed in System Monitor of Ubuntu: ...
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Apple care - product registration

I brought a macbook pro last year (on the 24th of March 2012). and today i tried to buy a apple care protection plan. When i tried to register the apple care protection plan i got an message which ...
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Screen mirroring and image resize

I have two questions about this topic. 1) Suppose my MBP is connected to the TV via HDMI (TV is 55 inch). Can I resize to, say 27 inch or anything less than the actual size of the TV? 2) I have two ...
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Can a 2009 MacBook Pro use more memory than Apple's 'maximum RAM' figure of 8 GB?

I have a 2009 MBP with 8GB of RAM. I run Windows under Parallels pretty much all the time (I use Visual Studio for work). I recently installed an SSD to speed it up a bit and its running beautifully. ...
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MacBook Pro only stays on for less than a minute

This morning when I woke up my computer it turned off itself. Now it won't stay on for more than a couple minutes. The computer will boot up normally, but soon it turns off again. When it turns off, I ...
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How to debug external display connectivity problems?

I'm having problems with connecting my retina MBP with external displays of all kinds. The DisplayPort->VGA adapter has a 1/4 success rate. The HDMI port (via a DVI adapter) does not see my monitor. ...
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How to install Lion without disc

So I'm new at Mac... I bought a Macbook Pro Late 2011 and the previous owner didn't do a fresh install. So I booted from the recovery partition, Disk Utility, erased the Macintosh HD and went to ...
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Best/neutral sound quality out of a Mac(Book)? And out of a iOS device? (Current models.)

Does the headphone jack support digital audio output or not)? Which is the provides the best sound quality the USB, Thunderbolt, digital socket or perhaps Mini DisplayPort from the Mac of the Mac? ...
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Samsung SyncMaster 2443 not filling out screen

We have a lot of Samsung SyncMaster 2443s at the office, when I connect my mid 2012 MBP 13" to one of them, the monitor doesn't display full screen, it adds a black border around it (1/2" thick). All ...
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How do I maintain two different iOS devices on a single iMac

My wife and I share an iMac, and our iPhones keep populating with each other's apps. iTunes keeps trying to update my phone with my wife's apps and data. Is there a way to update the settings on the ...
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Time Machine backup is 10% of actual disk size

I used a brand new external HDD and had time machine do a backup. My HDD size is 481GB, but the only space used on the external HDD is 40GB. Under the users directory, I do not see my own folder ...
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Install Windows on MacBook Pro without Optical or USB Boot

I have a Mid-2010 MacBook Pro (MacBookPro6,1) and my optical drive has died. I need to install Windows on it, and was hoping to do so via Boot Camp. I have a Windows 7x32 .iso and have also created a ...
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BootCamp 5 + Windows 8 troubles (unsupported hardware?)

I preordered Windows 8 a while back, and as soon as I got it I tinkered around with BootCamp 4 (which technically only supports Windows 7) to get it up and running, since the only computer I have is a ...
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External monitor resolution setting is lost after MacBook “wakes up” from sleep

I have recently purchased an external monitor that I am connecting to my MacBook Pro (Late 2009) using the MiniDisplay-to-VGA adapter. I have both the external monitor and the MacBook's monitor set to ...
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I Can't raise the brightness to the maximum.

I have a macbook pro late 2008. When Im raising the brighntess level, when it reaches the 50% it starts to decrease the brightness till it goes almost dark on 100%. Someone know how to do fix this? ...
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MacBook Pro won't connect to wireless internet, though it says it already is!

I am suddenly having problems with my MacBook Pro's wireless connectivity. It has worked flawlessly up to this point: I choose a wireless network from the list, I type the password, and it just ...
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“Shared” section of the sidebar very long to appear in OS X 10.8.2

After being very satisfied with my MacBook Pro running OS X 10.6.8, I advised a non-technical-skilled relative to buy one, which she did. The MacBook Pro came with OS X 10.8.2 but there is a problem. ...
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>console login - changing the screen size

so when I log into the terminal from my login screen (by typing >console as username), I get logged in to the terminal. However, when I try to use vim or anything useful, it only takes up around 1/4 ...
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Will one power adapter work with all shipping MacBook Air and Pro as of March 2013?

I have a Late-2008 Macbook White (MacBook4,1) model, and my AC Adapter broke. Now I want to buy replacement adapter, but since I am going to upgrade to a MBP13 or MBP15 in the next 1-2 years, I want ...
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I brought My Macbook Pro last year in november (Latest Model available then) and suddenly today started to show a question mark?

I brought My Mac-book Pro last year in November(Latest Model available then) and suddenly today started to show a question mark? I tried to pull up the option menu by holding Option key while ...
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MacBook Pro (2011) bricked after firmware 1.7 update

I allowed AppStore to apply the newest firmware update to my MacBook Pro, which seemed to work fine, until the final restart. At this point, the machine just shut down. I waited for quite a while, ...
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Can i remap a Danish Macbook Pro keyboard to US?

I found a macbook for sale that has a Danish keyboard. There are a few special character keys and some are missing. Can I remap those keys to other characters? I would like to use it with US ...
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Macbook pro 13 2012 (HD4000) 8GB(1600 Mhz) single RAM stick issue

I have a Apple Macbook Pro 13" 2012 IvyBridge HD4000 Model which came with 2GB x 2GB RAM. I Recently bought a single stick of 8GB RAM 1600Mhz (which is compatible). Gskill 8GB DDR3 FA-1600C11S-8GSQ ...
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How to tell a macmini to stop booting to Windows from a macbook pro?

I need to be able to control a mac mini without a screen and I think using screensharing would be enough. I've enabled screensharing, setup a manual IP address and I have an ethernet cable. The ...
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MBP first generation Service Battery

My MacBook Pro is throwing me a message "Service Battery" and coconutBattery tells me I have 4007 mAh instead of 5450 mAh. Is there a way to pump it back up or is that impossible? I was looking ...
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Mac External Monitor Touch Screen Mouse Not Working

I just connected a Mac external monitor (touch screen) to my MacBook Pro. After spending awhile calibrating it to my liking, I thought I was ready to use it. I notice that when I tap the touch ...
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Two Laptops Sitting on top of Eachother

Yesterday, my dad's older Macbook Pro was on the fritz (graphics issues), so he switched to using his newer one. He set the newer one on top of the old one, and it resisted to boot up, even when we ...
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How to stop remote connection/intrusion

First of all, I am new to Apple and not a very technical person. Please bare with me. A person within my network got access to my MacBook Pro through Wifi, and somehow now he can connect remotely. ...
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How do I simulate the Insert key in Windows on a MacBook Pro?

Somehow in my code editor and command line I keep toggling the Insert key, but I'm not sure how. I can toggle it by clicking on OVR/INS in the status bar, but what is the key combo that I'm magically ...
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Would upgrading to SSD solve my performance issues?

My MacBook Pro specifications are: Core2Duo 2.65 Ghz 4 GB RAM 320 GB HD Performance is killing me literally. Really long response time. Do you suggest to replace the Hard disk with SSD one ? Is ...
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My MBP (13 inch, MID 2010) will not start up

I have used the internet for the past 2 weeks in search of something that will help me troubleshoot/repair my MBP. It wont boot in Safe Mode using the SHIFT key. Following is everything I have tried ...
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Disk Utility: Incorrect number of file hard links

I'm running Mountain Lion on my Mid 2009 MBP. Recently(for last few months) it's acting really slow. Simplest actions are taking forever to perform. So I verified disk using the Disk Utility and it ...
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Randomly repeating key

My computer will randomly start repeating keys. At first it was the ≥ key, which led me to believe it was more than just a stuck key since that is an option-key character and the chances that they ...
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unable to boot my Mac book after file vault 2 activation

after activation of file vault 2 I am unable to boot my computer, the apple sign turns into a prohibitory sign with a spinning circle beneath it , that spins forever. I really need the data on this ...
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One Apple ID being used for multiple phones. How to create a new Apple ID for one?

I have a question regarding using the same Apple ID for multiple phones. I have let my dad use my Apple ID to purchase apps and stuff, and now I realize that he uses my ID for iCloud, and all our ...
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question about MacBook Pro and external monitor configuration

I have a 15" MacBook Pro with a Thunderbolt port. Lately I've been working a lot at my desk, so I'm thinking about getting an external monitor, keyboard and mouse for it. I'm thinking about this set ...
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How can I turn on the Intel HD manually?

For some weeks my MacBook 6.2 does not switch to the integrated graphics adapter (Intel HD). This is especially crucial when I work on battery (which happens quite often). I guess the runtime could be ...
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Shut Down or Reboot Your RETINA Mac with a Keyboard Command

I have seen a shortcut to shutdown mac using key combinations. It includes the use of eject key. But since retina macbooks dont have eject key how do I shutdown/reboot the retina mac. This link is ...
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MBP Headphone Jack Doesn't Work in OS X but does in Windows

I bought a brand new Mid-2012 MacBook Pro 13" from Apple. Ever since I've had it, it's had this quirky bug where headphones are only recognized if they're plugged in before the computer is woken up: ...