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

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External monitor stopped working after 10.9.2 update

I've been using a Dell U2713H display for about a year with a mini-display port to display port cable. However, after installing the 10.9.2 update, the monitor is going into sleep mode when connected ...
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Sound output distorted, using Aggregate Device fixes it

After a drive failure, I restored everything back with Time Machine from the other drive. Recently I noticed how everything sounds different compared to how things sound before the drive failure. I ...
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Boot from SD card

Can I boot from SD card with speed 95MB/s and capacity 32GB on my MacBook Pro (early 2011)? How fast it is?
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Macbook Pro volume greyed out — no internal speakers available

The volume on my macbook pro has suddenly become greyed out. I haven't installed any updates or made any modifications to the computer, it just suddenly became greyed out after waking the macbook up ...
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Can you switch the top case and keyboard to a different language?

I really regret not getting a CTO 2012 macbook pro before they went to the retina only. I was wanting a different keyboard on a MacBook Pro that has an nvidia 650 GPU and a 1680x1050 monitor. Once ...
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Mac Camera Green Light Stays On

I Noticed after I Downloaded some torrents that my green light next to my webcam stayed on even after I restarted my mac. I Tried using Photo Booth and all i got was the busy circle and then a black ...
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Mac OSX - Transfer Connect to Server Favorites to new computer?

I have a new macbook pro that's on the company network. My old laptop had a large list of Connect to Server favorite locations that I don't have memorized. Is there a way i can transfer this server ...
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Curious Kernel Panic

I have been experiencing kernel panics roughly once per day since upgrading to Mavericks, but they overwhelmingly occur while I am doing something graphically intensive (eg: switching desktops, using ...
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Permanently Stop iTunes Auto-Loading

I have an early 2013 Retina MacBook Pro and I'm absolutely fed up with iTunes loading. I never use it and I never will. As far as I can tell I've tried every suggestion to stop it from loading of ...
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Display Oddities When Logging Back In On Macbook Pro

It doesn't seem like there are others with this problem. So, maybe I'm just missing a setting or something. First off, this doesn't happen all the time. We're looking at a 5 to 10 percent occurrence. ...
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excel file read-only but not locked

I open an Excel file (Excel 2008) and it opens as read-only. File info shows that it is not locked and my user account has Read-Write access and it's a LOCAL file. Please advise on how to get back ...
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How can I stop the very frequent beachballs I have on my 2010 MacBook Pro, which has 8 GB RAM?

Beachballs happen every five minutes or so, taking about 15-30 seconds to resolve. I almost never had them before a few weeks ago. Update: Just now, for the first time, the Mac was unresponsive for ...
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Force URL link to open with a specific browser

I've created a URL link in my dock, however, the link only opens with the default browser. I have safari, Firefox, and chrome (latest being the default) installed in my machine. I'm wondering if ...
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Macbook 13" retina trackpad stuck

My trackpad is stuck in the downer position, it doesn't "click up" again. I can still use my trackpad for tapping and it functions just like before but I cant click it so it goes down, it is stuck ...
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Charging issue MacBook Pro (late 2009)

I came home one day and the battery on my MacBook was dead. I plugged it in and the light stayed green. After doing some research I reset the SMC and that didn't work. It caused the light to blink ...
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Large File still taking storage after Deleted

I downloaded a file that is more than 20GB, but after deleting the file the space is still taken, and it's not showing in the finder. I'm using a macbook pro with retina display 121GB with bootcamp ...
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MacBook Pro, Thunderbolt Display and overheating

I recently purchased a Thunderbolt Display to use with my Late 2011 MacBook Pro 13-inch. I was quite happy with the overall performance until I noticed that the only fan in the laptop started running ...
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MBP getting very hot

Alright, so I think this is a fairly common problem with apple products that have closed in fans: I have a 2012/13 Mac Book Pro 15" that I got 5 months ago with the following specifications: ...
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Haswell 15" MBP, Win7 x64, no trackpad or keyboard

I've seen quite a few threads about this around the interwebs, but no solutions. I'm migrating from a 2012 15" rMBP to a new (as of yesterday) 15" rMBP, and am having issues with Win7 x64. I used ...
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Installing OS X on new SSD with 10.8 found online

Since I had lost the cds that came with my MBP (late 2010/11 model - 10.6 OSX CDS) I couldnt continue with my OSX installation. I asked apple about purchasing the CDS but it would take for them to ...
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Keyboard not working with display

I have a MacBook Pro connected to a Thunderbolt Display. In the display I have attached a mouse and an Apple keyboard. The keyboard works ok after it has been working but when I get to work and and ...
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How can I make my macbook pro liquid proof? [duplicate]

As I hang around those who are toilet training, and people who really dislike macs, I'm wondering if there is any way to make my macbook pro urine proof? Update What about adding a waterproof case, ...
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How many displays on MacBook Pro 2011

How many displays can I connect on my MacBook Pro early 2011? Now I use extender monitor, but the screen of MacBook is off, like this and I forced my graphic card to non automatic switch My ...
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MacBookPro Ram Frequency

i have a MacBookPro 5,5 (Intel Core 2 Duo 2,26GHz) with Snow Leopard. Actualy i've 2 ram block of 2GB (total 4GB) of DDR3 at 1067MHz. Now i'm buying 2 ram bloc of 8GB of DDR3 but at 1600MHz, could ...
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How to reformat/install new SSD on MBP late2010 using OS X Internet Recovery

I had been saving some money to buy an SSD and finally I did. My old HDDs motor shut down so I had to replace it. I put it in the macbook all good but it isnt recognized by the system as a hard drive ...
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Can I put out a cigarette on aluminum Mac Books?

Would it damage to put out cigarettes on the chassis of aluminum mac books?
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Blue color lines on display

I recently updated to Mavericks OS of my MacBook Pro 13" inch which was bought on October 2012. I am having blue colored lines and strange shapes all over the display. I dont know whether its hardware ...
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Is It Possible to Install OS X on an External Drive for Use with Any Mac?

My dad would like to encourage me to learn how to program in C++, but he doesn't want anything that could possibly go wrong with any of the computers that we own while I am doing so to affect any of ...
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Unresponsive Trackpad Click After Battery Depletion

I had a very odd situation happen with my machine at the weekend and wondered if anyone could shed some light on it. I have an early 2013 Retina MacBook Pro and I was watching a DVD on it using the ...
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How can I use Google Calendar etc. with iCloud?

Since 3 years, I'm a Linux user. Now I am thinking about switching to OSX. I informed myself about OSX and looked into many youtube videos about it, but still I have a few questions about it At the ...
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Macbook Pro really slow since Mavericks

I have a 2010 Macbook pro that is running very slowly (Clicking something takes around 4-5 seconds to react even though no graphical lag is observable) on Mac OS X Mavericks but running really fast ...
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Macbook Pro Early 2011 with Mavericks suddenly got battery died

I've got a MacBook Pro 15" (Early 2011, i7 2.2/750GB/HD6750M) and I did some upgrades later on including 2x4GB RAM, a 256GB SSD and a 750GB HDD to replace the optical drive. This machine was smoothly ...
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Why do my internet browsers stop working?

I have a 13″ mid 2009 MacBook Pro. For a long time now my browsers just decide to stop working. The 1st occasion Safari kept crashing every 10 minutes so I downloaded Firefox but after a while the ...
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My MacBook (summer 2013) has had to shutdown 3 times in the past 24 hours due to an error

I have new 15″ MacBook Pro (summer 2013) with a solid state hard drive and 16 GB RAM (I figure it should be able to handle a lot). It recently started restarting itself due to a "problem", and ...
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Why do my most recent iTunes music purchases not sync to my iPhone?

For some reason, the last 15 songs or so that I've downloaded won't sync to my iPhone. I've tried: Removing all music by unchecking "Sync Music" (didn't actually remove the music for some reason) ...
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Spring 2010 MBP discrete GPU performace vs current MacBook Air?

I have been using a mid-2010 MacBook Pro with 2.66GHz Intel Core i7 processor, 8 GB RAM, 7200 RPM 512 MB hard drive, and a NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M 512 MB discrete graphics card. After almost four ...
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Can my early-2008 Macbook Pro run OS X Mavericks?

Like the question says I have an early-2008 Macbook Pro and I want to know if it will run Mavericks before I get it. Also, if it won't run Mavericks what is the highest OS X version it will run?
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MacBook Pro not booting off OS X Mavericks USB Drive

I'm trying to do a clean install of OS X Mavericks 10.9.1 from a USB drive on my new MacBook Pro 15" Retina (late 2013 model). Here are my steps: Turn off the Mac Hold Option Turn on the Mac Select ...
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Save it or replace it?

I have an mid 2009 MacBook Pro 13" (processor: 2.26 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, memory: 2 GB 1067 MHz DDR3, HDD: 160 GB SATA) and it has started giving me trouble a few months ago. It runs on Max OS 10.7.5 ...
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New MBP 13 retina late 2013 battery problem

I just have bought new MBP 13 retina late 2013 and after installing: adobe photoshop, office for mac 2011, xcode, eclipse, java, and MAMP is battery life too short. 100% charched battery is remaining ...
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Why causes Chrome to make my Mac unresponsive?

I'm asking this mostly out of curiosity, as I've given up on finding a practical solution. Everyone knows that Chrome makes Macs sluggish, especially if you have a lot of tabs open. My question is ...
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What's causing my Macbook to re-connect to the wifi while it's asleep?

I have a mid-2012 Macbook Pro. I've noticed that when I close the lid and it (supposedly) goes to sleep, it's actually periodically waking and connecting to the wifi. The reason I know this is ...
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Slow Macbook Pro - Very low %Idle number

My Macbook Pro started acting very strange from one day to another. I started researching a bit and found someone who suggested that i might have high processor utilization. I checked my Activity ...
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How can I stop my MacBook Pro from automatically sleeping when I lock the screen?

Whenever I lock my screen (via either the lock icon -> Lock screen or by using the Control+shift+eject key combination), my screen immediately turns off (not showing the screen saver), and the system ...
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MBPR / OSX Lion system volume doesn't affect output

I've got a 2013 MBP-Retina with Cinema and Thunderbolt Displays (1x each). It used to be that the default audio output was one of the integrated audio devices in a display, and I could control the ...
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Is it possible to use a 21" iMac as an external monitor from a MacBook Pro via Thunderbolt?

I'd like to get an external monitor for my 15" MacBook Pro, but the 27" Cinema Display is too large (and too expensive) for me. Ideally I'd like a 21" version of the Thunderbolt Cinema Display but ...
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Memory test that fails with a different address each time

I had problems (strange patterns on the display and reboots) with my Late 2011 Macbook Pro, so I ran Apple Hardware Test on my computer, and it found memory errors. The thing is that every time I run ...
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Mavericks - set-up for multiple screens

At work I use a MacBook Pro in combination with a Thunderbolt Display. I use the laptop screen as secondary screen while I work on the large display. I updated my OS last week and am now using ...
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MacBook Pro 13 inch 2,6GHz versus 15 inch 2.0Ghz. Which CPU is better?

I need a new Macbook Pro and am comparing the 13 inch Retina 2.6GHz with the 15 inch Retina 2.0GHz. I understand that 2.6GHz is faster than 2.0GHz but how does CPU performance compare between the ...
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MacBook Pro 17" early 2011 mini display port to dvi performance

Is it possible to get the same performance on an external monitor as you do on the laptop screen? I want to use an external monitor and do online gaming. However I can never get better than 30 frames ...