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

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SquareTrade or Apple Care or Other?

I want accident protection for a Mac. I wouldn't consider myself a clumsy guy, though my picture may suggest otherwise, and I've never filed a claim for one of these warranties, but it sure feels ...
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VGA No Signal with P2JR Pico Projector

I have a late 2008 unibody Macbook running OSX Mavericks and I'm trying to hook it up to a P2JR Pico Projector. I'm using the cable supplied with the projector and the official MiniDP to VGA adapter. ...
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MacBook Pro issue with local IP download over wifi

I am facing a strange situation on my MacBook Pro. I'm serving a file via http (whatever server I use, I get the same problem: apache, node.js, ...): [http://localhost:8080/myFile] with my wifi ...
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MBP Mid 2010 crashes with single color on screen

My laptop crashes and displays colourful screens: Red, orange, purple, green, pink, white, black. I then have to shut it down for a couple of hours for it to work a while more. Does anyone know what ...
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What should my performance expectations be for development from a mid 2009 MacBook Pro?

I am going to be writing some iOS applications. To do so I am borrowing a 2.26 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Mid 2009 MacBook Pro (MacBook Pro5,5). Currently the machine has only 1 GB of memory, but I intend ...
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Is the CT3309352 Crucial memory the same as CT2K4G3S1067M?

I am trying to help my brother and sister in-law upgrade their 2.26 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Mid 2009 MacBook Pro (MacBook Pro5,5) to Mavericks. The Mac is currently running Mac OS X 10.6.8 and has only ...
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How to restore the MBR partition table of MacBook Pro?

I am using a MacBook Pro running OS X 10.9.2. While trying to triple boot my mac, I updated my MBR partition tables using rEFIt. Things didn't go as planned and now I want to start afresh. How can I ...
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External Firewire Audio Interface Overheating Macbook Pro 6,1

When I connect an external firewire audio interface to 17" Macbook pro 6,1 2.53ghz i5 the computer heats up at an alarming rate. I've heard all sorts of things on the internet, but still no reasonable ...
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Mapping Previous/Next track keys with IntelliType driver with Microsoft Natural Keyboard 4000

I'm using the Microsoft Natural Keyboard 4000 set with Mac OS X 10.9. I'd like to figure out how to map the next/previous track keys (mostly for Spotify) from the MacBook Pro's keyboard onto the ...
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What is causing this Kernel Panic (GPU Panic)?

My MacBook Pro keeps crashing. I can find no pattern to what causes it. Sometimes it goes for a day without crashing. Sometimes it crashes repeatedly. I've run an Apple Hardware Test (holding down D ...
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Extremely slow write speed to encrypted drive on Mavericks

Writing to a fully encrypted USB flash drive on Mavericks is extremely slow. The drive model I used for testing was a Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 G3 (64 GB). I tested transfer speeds by ...
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Cannot create Wireless Hotspot with Macbook Pro

I am actually trying to create this hotspot simply to run a LAN chat program between a few laptops. Internet is not actually necessary. I have done this a lot of times with other Macbook Pros but I am ...
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Mid-2012 MacBook Pro hard drive failure (maybe? not really.)

Mid 2012 MBP with OEM hard drive. I booted it this morning to a flashing question mark folder. I happened to have an external drive with OSX on it, booted to that external drive just fine. I opened ...
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SDXC Card or USB 3 pen drive - which one should I buy, and which one is better

I have MacBook Air (13", Mid 2013) and my father has MacBook Pro (13", Mid 2012). Both MacBooks have SDXC card slot, and both support/ has USB 3 ports. We are thinking of moving iPhoto library to ...
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LVDS (LCD data) cable replacement

The video on my mid-2009 13" Macbook Pro freezes and becomes noisy sometimes, depending on the position of the lid, pressure, etc. I opened it, and could reproduce the behavior by poking at the LVDS ...
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How to make a small storage in my macbook to act as a USB stick?

I want to partition 128Mb out of my macbook hard drive and use it as an external usb; mainly for scanners that they can stick a usb stick into. This way I won't need to install drivers for every ...
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Login - Screen Flashes and Returns to Login Screen - Tried Everything Possible

I have an absurd issue which pretty much nothing seems to be able to fix - I have a 2011 Macbook Pro running Mavericks. When I try logging into my main account with the correct password, the wheel ...
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Adobe Acrobat Pro on Macbook Pro scrolls very slow

Whenever I open a PDF in Adobe Acrobat Pro (version of Adobe Creative Cloud) on my Macbook Pro (early 2013 Retina version with NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M 1024 MB) scrolling through the document is ...
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iCloud, account limit reached

I have a problem with iCloud! One years ago I lost two Apple IDs, one of them signed to iCloud. I don't remember have any added iCloud account! Today I made a new Apple ID and wanted to sign up for ...
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Mac Book Pro with Dual Link adapter and FSM-270YG

I've been running the FSM-270YG monitor with the Dual-Link adapter for the last year or so. Recently my Mac Book got the Question Mark Folder of Death. I tried resetting the NVRAM, but eventually ...
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Replacing “apple hardware test” with “apple diagnostics”

According to this article, holding down the "D" key while my MacBookPro11,3 boots should bring up "Apple Diagnostics". However, "Apple Hardware Test" comes up instead. When I try to run in, it ...
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Can 2013 retina MacBook Pro (Mavericks) offer same native 1600x1200 via VGA display that worked with 2009 MBP (pre-Mavericks)?

I have a Samsung 213T LCD, with a native resolution of 1600x1200, that worked great as an external monitor, using a DisplayPort VGA adapter, with my 2009 13" MacBook Pro through several OSX releases. ...
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Reinstall OS X Snow Leopard on a 2011 MacBook Pro

I have a 2011 MacBook Pro. I decided to erase all contents and reinstall the OS. I used the original installation DVD, but I could not install the OS: after the boot I could only enter Disk Utility. I ...
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Is there any way to daisy chain a 2009 24" iMac to a 2013 macbook pro with dvi cable?

I have seen the apple support guidance located at http://support.apple.com/kb/ht3924, but find it hard to believe there is not some kind of work around. Any ideas?
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Can two Macs be kept in sync using a single external hard drive?

I regularly commute by bicycle from home to work and find the weight of a MacBook Pro a little excessive. My thought is to have identical MacBooks at the office and home and only carry a hard disk on ...
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Size of my Cd-Rom (SATA)

I have a macbookPro 15'' mid 2009 and I want know which size is my cd-rom (SATA)because I have to buy this "component" where can I find this information ? My Cd-Rom is 9,5mm - SATA/SATA ?
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MacBook Pro Early 2008 Fan running while in standby

The fans in my MBP (MacBook Pro4,1) continue to run after closing the MacBook. This is not because of the CPU running under high power, it's also happening when the CPU has done nothing for about 15 ...
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iTunes AirPlay to AppleTV works perfectly; System Preferences audio output to AppleTV jitters horribly?

Interesting one here, I have an iMac 2011 and a MBP 13" Retina 2013, the iMac works fine every which way, both are connected at 5GHz to my router, both running Mavericks. My MBP will jitter and pop ...
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operating address book and calendar OS X 10.9.1

How to deleate a group in the address book. I could before the upgrade. Even before I upgraded system my calendar completely deleated all but birthdays and will not take any appointment. They are ...
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Wifi scanning tool

Few days ago I bought wifi usb adapter for extended range reasons. it was installed properly on my macbook pro with mavericks. As results I can use it to connect on-line. I'd like to use Wifi Scanner ...
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If I take the hard drive out of my macBook Pro and put it in a non-apple laptop, will it boot?

I've just upgraded my (2011) macBook Pro to use an SSD. So I've now got an old hard drive laying around with OS X on it. I've also got an old HP laptop laying around. If I put the drive in the ...
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Main partition on original Apple SSD or new Samsung PRO SSD in 2011 Macbook Pro?

A few questions here relate to replacing the optical drive with an additional HD or SSD. Its time for this to happen on my MBP 15 inch (late 2011). So I will effectively have: the original 256gb ...
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Apple Macbook pro differences

What is the difference between an Apple Macbook pro ME 293LL/A and an Apple Macbook pro ME 293D/A?
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Will 'Internet Recovery' necessarily erase my hard drive?

My Mac is booting to the 'question mark' folder. I option-booted to 'Internet Recovery'. Before I proceed, I would like to know: Will 'Internet Recovery' necessarily erase my hard drive? Can anyone ...
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Which Mac models use more than 1 PCIe lane for USB 3 busses?

The 2013 Mac Pro uses only a single PCIe lane for all four USB 3 ports. That means aggregate bandwidth is limited to 500MBps each direction, or 1/4 of the USB 3 potential. source: Anand Tech The ...
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Which MacBook with Windows?

I'm working off a mid 2009 13" MBP right now which I want to replace soon. I'm thinking of getting an MBA instead - I would probably get an 11" for the road, with an external monitor for working at ...
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MacBook Pro second display flickering between apps?

I read this answer which suggested using gfxCardStatus to force discrete only mode -- didn't help :( (Flickering in Safari after switching back to integrated graphics) What I am seeing is that ...
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MacBook Pro case that ventilates and protects against dust

I like to use my MacBook remotely and therefore I need to leave it standby. I normally put away my MacBook in a slipcase. I guess this isn't a good idea when I use the MacBook (remotely) because of ...
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Why is every one of my System Roots Certificates showing as untrusted when applying 'use system defaults' for my Macbook Pro?

There are 222 total System Root Certificates, and each read as currently untrusted, although I have not touched any of the settings. Each certificate is "using system defaults", but clicking the ...
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External Display limited to 1080p after 10.9.2. update

I have an Asus PB278 (WQHD 2560x1440) connected via HDMI cable + HDMI-Thunderbolt adaptor to my MacBookPro Late 2011. Until the update to OSX 10.9.2, I was able to use full WQHD resolution on my ...
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Black screen with cursor instead of login window

Last night my mid-2010 Mac Pro woke up and probably installed some update (Mavericks). After this, every time I boot, black screen with cursor appears instead of login window. I've tried blindly ...
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Normal Fan Speed for an early 2011 MacBook Pro

I have an early 2011 Macbook Pro and I noticed today, strangely for the first time, that the fan(s) are always running and audible. I have to admit that I usually have some background noise when using ...
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MacOS X Randomly Logs out while working

A friend of mine experiences the following behaviour while using a macbook quite normally (no heavy loads, etc.). She is returned to her log in screen and apparently logged out, because after logging ...
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How do I make my macbook pro (2011, OS10.7.5) reconnect to the network when the signal goes down?

My problem is the wifi internet is not stable and regularly goes out for 4-5 seconds at minimum up to ~40 seconds, although the network stays up. However it is annoying because my macbook does not ...
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Connected new charger with Macbook Pro. Both Macbook Pro and Charger stopped working. Any reasons?

My macbook pro charger stopped working sometime ago. In the meanwhile I have been using friend's charger without any problem. Today I bought a second hand charger and when I tried to connect it with ...
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MacBook Pro updating to SSD

I have a 15-inch, Late 2011 macbook pro, i mainly use for programming, and occasionally watch a movie or two. Its getting a bit sluggish, and i reckon its time to update the HD to a SSD one. So my ...
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Impossible install Mac OSX, probably firmware damaged

Yesterday evening I install update on my MacBook Unibody (Version 6,1; Late 2009). The update run on Mac OS X 10.8.5 consist in security update and new version of Safari and iTunes. The update is run ...
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Backlit keyboard is OFF after recovering from clamshell mode

My keyboard backlit is ON while I'm working with my Macbook Pro with an HDTV connected as external display. However if I close the lid to enter clamshell mode and then open the lid again, I notice ...
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Problem with Flash audio in clamshell mode

I have OS X 10.9.2 installed on my Macbook Pro 2012. I connected an HDMI cable to my TV, an external mouse and the power adaptor. The problem is that if I open a Youtube video in Google Chrome I ...
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What is the biggest disk that can be used in place of the optical drive in an early 2011 15 inch MacBook Pro?

The limitation in a 15inch early 2011 mbp is that the hdd should have a height of 9.5mm and that the SATA port only works reliably with drives that connect at SATA 2 speeds (3G bits/sec) To use a hdd ...