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

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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Thunderbolt display goes black after 10.10.1 update - MBP

TB display and MBP (mid 2012) both go to sleep and cannot wake until hard restart. External monitor will work for a few minutes but eventually will go black along with laptop (laptop was open whole ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Macbook Pro Crashing and Startup Failure

Firstly, some background information for the problem: My girlfriend's Macbook Pro had an issue that was annoying, but not fatal. Roughly once a day (but sometimes not for a few days, and sometimes ...
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Are wireless speeds on Laptop and iPhone the same?

This might be a network forum question, nor sure but here is my question: My router is AirPort Time Capsule, the new model that has wireless ac. My laptop is Retina Macbook pro and looks like it also ...
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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 ...
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New Macbook collects full bandwith

My flatmate and I have a serious problem. He is gaming Counter-Strike like 24/7. I'm using my macbook for development and college stuff. I had an 2012 Macbook Air before. Everything worked fine, he ...
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sleepimage wrong size

I have a MBP Early 2011, which I have put 16GB in, despite the fact that apple claims the max is 8GB, this is a hack which is known to work– but I'm having some trouble with hibernate as a result. It ...