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

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Is it safe to buy MacBook Pro batteries on eBay?

My 15" MacBook Pro 5.1 (late 2008) battery is inflating to the point of nearly breaking the unibody battery cover, so I'm really into replacing it as soon as possible. There are loads of these ...
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MacBook Pro SuperDrive reads CDs/Media DVDs but not Data DVDs

I have a MacBook Pro (Mid-2009) with a SuperDrive that reads CDs, movies DVDs but not data DVDs. Not sure what to do. The data DVDs work well on other MacBook Pros though, so i'm guessing it might be ...
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Why might my mac be running extremely slowly at times?

This sounds like a pretty open, multi-possibility question, but I'm at a loss. I continually experience my mac falling behind by several words or characters. I mainly notice it in chrome and adium, ...
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Macbook pro early 2011 model motherboard short circuted on connecting data cable to USB port

I have macbook pro early 2011 MC700 model. Few days back I was using it on battery and connected my samsung phone data cable to USB port and when I was about to connect other end of cable to my phone, ...
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Macbook Pro random shutdown

Has anyone experienced this problem? Does anyone have a solution? I have scoured the internets for solutions and found many different answers. I am on a Macbook Pro 6,1. The one that has worked for me ...
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Diagnosing system lockups

I am having a problem with my MacBookPro5,1 (more background below): the system will randomly lock up, with the following symptoms: Screen freezes up, no corruption System does not respond to ...
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What hybrid (HDD/SSD) drives would be a good option for an early 2011 MacBook Pro? [closed]

I'd like the OS speed an SSD offers, but as I'm not an avid gamer/video editor, none of my programs really need that much speed, especially since a 256GB drive is about $400-500, and the Momentus XD ...
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Can I use my 2010 iMac as a display for my 2011 MBP?

My Belkin Mini DisplayPort to MiniDisplayPort cable has just arrived. I have the laptop plugged into the iMac. Everything is arranged the way I need it, except for one thing. How can I cycle between ...
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Big black vertical bar on external screen

I'm trying to plug an external screen on my 2010 macbook pro 15", but when I set the maximal resolution, 1920*1080, the image seems a little constrained, and a big black vertical bar appear on the ...
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Will the MacBook Pro hinge tighten over time or with use?

The hinge on my 5 month old MacBook Pro is very loose. I took it to the Apple store, where I was told that it will tighten over time. Has anyone else had the same problem? Has the hinge tightened over ...
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3 months old MacBook Pro crashed

My MacBook Pro is just 3 months old. It is 13 inch running i5 processor. Today I was working on Eclipse and connected one end of USB cable to the MacBook. I was about to connect other end of USB cable ...
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How do I open a file with an extension of .accdb?

I got a file contain extension of .accdb I don't know how to open or which software to use to read this file
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AppleUSBCDC weirdness after strange incident

I use my MBP propped on one of those laptop stands, ergo my external USB mouse and USB keyboard (both generic cheap-ass Logitechs) are always connected through a powered Belkin USB hub. Yesterday I ...
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Some application screens won't redraw in MBP

I have a MacBook Pro running 10.6.8. It has all the latest updates (except for an item each for iTunes and Safari). Having not used Mail for a week or so, I've run into some problems with it - plus ...
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Mac OS X, install another keyboard layout?

I'm a developer and I'm just so used to using Spanish (Argentina) as my keyboard layout on my PC both at home and at work. Now I want to develop on my Macbook Pro too, but the only Spanish layouts ...
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Time Machine without Airport?

I'm a very new Mac user. I just bought a MacBook Pro and I'd like to use the Time Machine backup. Unfortunately, it seems like I can only keep my laptop mobile by using an Airport router. I was hoping ...
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Diagnosing a dead MacBook Pro

Anyone got a good checklist for diagnosing the problem with a dead MacBook Pro ? I've a 15" MacBook Pro Core Two vintage machine that has suddenly stopped booting up. I can hear the Superdrive spin ...
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How can I set output to internal speakers after I've set the 3.5mm jack as input on 13" MacBook Pro?

I have a 13" MacBook pro, which has only one 3.5mm jack. I've set it as Sound Input in the System Preferences -> Sound dialog This way I can record directly from my piano audio output. The problem ...
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DNS Problem with my Macbook Pro

I have a problem with my Macbook Pro. I suspend it and if I should open it up and the wifi is connected and all looks pretty well. But I have no connection with my DNS Server. Other devices works ...
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Built-in iSight not working after migrating OS X from Mac Mini to MacBook Pro

Used Migration Assistant to migrate from Mac Mini (which is without iSight) to MacBook Pro (which has iSight). MacBook Pro was installed with OS X 10.6, then Software Update(d) to 10.6.8, before ...
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MacBook Pro (15" mid-2010) crashes upon waking up from sleep sometimes

I have this MacBook for quite a while now. It's been working just fine with the exception of sleep/wake-up issues. Sometimes there's no problem at all, but occasionally it does not. For instance, I ...
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How long should Boot Camp formatting selecting drive take?

I'm trying to install Windows 7 using Boot Camp Assistant. Now the boot camp is on task "Formatting the selected drive" and it has been going on three hours and it is not even on the half way. How ...
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Dual monitors and OS X Lion : get menubar and app switcher on both displays

I've just plugged in another monitor into my 13 inch MBP running OS X Lion. It works fine, except for three little annoyances: Whenever I use the application switcher (or whatever it's called, I ...
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How to transfer apps from iPad to MacBook Pro

I got a new MacBook Pro recently and I want to transfer my old apps into my new Mac, how can I do this?
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Make a bootable Lion disk for fresh start

I just bought a used MacBook Pro from a friend. He left the OS discs in Iraq so he did not have them to give to me. The laptop is currently running 10.6.8. I would like to start with a fresh install. ...
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Are there no explicit Power modes in Mac?

Does Macbook Pro not provide power modes (Power Saver, High Performance, etc) like a Windows laptop? If there is nothing like that, then I'd assume that OS X manages optimal settings itself. Or is ...
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What is a typical transfer rate for a Time Machine backup over FireWire?

I am doing a TM backup for the first time to a portable disk from my macbook Pro(mid 2010) over a firewire connection (both ends). The disk only contained a folder of around 20GB of manually backed up ...
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MacBook Pro won’t sleep automatically — no process preventing sleep according to pmset. What’s going on?

i noticed the following problem with my MBP 8,1 running 10.7.2 — automatic sleep just doesn’t happen. Since I usually put my Macbook to sleep manually before leaving the desk etc. I just noticed this ...
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Worthwhile to reformat and re-install?

I had a 2 1/2 year old Macbook Pro. It was a 2.33 Intel Core 2 Duo with 4 GB of ram, 320 GB hard drive, running Lion. An employee of my company left and his Macbook Pro was a 2.66 Intel Core i7 ...
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Share internet connection over Wi-Fi

I am using MacBook Pro with Snow Leopard, and my system is connected to internet via wired broadband connection. I want to share internet connection from my MacBook Pro via Wi-Fi, so I can connect ...
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Brand-new MacBook pro shows grey screen with throbber in installation

A good friend of mine got a new MacBook. She lives on a remote Spanish island, and I have only Chat contact with her right now. She unpacked the MacBook (a pro 15-inch from this year) and walked ...
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i5 vs. i7 MBP Refurb

Realistically, besides processing speed, what is the difference between the i5 and i7? Can you really tell a difference? I may be developing apps with it (I haven't tried yet, nor have I ever owned a ...
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Macbook Pro Upgrade - 16GB RAM or 128GB SSD

I am asking myself which constellation is better: should I stock up my RAM up to 16GB (from 8GB), or should I buy a SSD with 128GB?? I really dont know :/ Cheers! BTW: My macbook supports 16GB ...
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Can't reset PRAM and reinstall OS!

I have a problem with my MacBook Pro 2010 13 inch, 2.4 GHz. Originally I had Snow Leopard installed on my Mac, then I was trying to upgrade it to Lion (official version from App Store). During the ...
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iPhoto isn't working on my 2011 MacBook Pro with OS X Lion

I don't know why but my iPhoto on my dock just has a picture of some pencils and an ø through everything and it was the same thing when I looked at it in the applications. When I try to open it, it ...
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Can I put more than 8GB of Ram in a MacBook Pro 5.1

I have a 5.1 MacBook Pro (5.1 Model Late 2008) with 4GB of Ram. All the apple documentation I can find that the maximum supported for this model is 8GB of RAM (2 x 4GB). Has anyone tried to put bigger ...
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Do new Macbook Pros come with SATA 3.0Gbps or 6.0Gbps

I'm thinking of buying a SSD or hybrid drive for my new Macbook Pro. Is the SATA connection in new Macbook Pros SATA 3.0Gbps or 6.0Gbps?
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What is the MacBook Pro's infrared port used for?

I know my macbook has an infrared port, but I don't know what it's used for.
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Are non-unibody MacBook Pros capable of Lion's 3 and 4 finger multi-touch gestures?

Are non-unibody MacBook Pros (Late 2006 ~ Early 2008) capable of Lion's 3 and 4 finger multi-touch gestures?
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macbook 13" and the audio jack for sound input

I've followed the instructions at this link to set the audio port for input, yet nothing changes as described in bullet 6. Any idea what I could try next?
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Unlink iPhone from a computer and switch to another

I've just run into quite a big problem. I bought an iPhone, and the person who had bought it from the store for me had, being a nice person, helped me charge it. Unfortunately, this meant that the ...
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Are there other options for reducing glare on a MacBook Pro?

I'm discouraged that for those of us wanting matte displays, we have to get a pretty crummy looking white-gray border around the screen rather than the sleek black edge that normal MacBook Pros come ...
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Prevent MacBook Pro from going to sleep [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there any way to set a MacBook Pro to not sleep when you close the lid? I would like to prevent my MacBook Pro (2009 version) from going to sleep when I close it. I ...
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Automatically turn bluetooth on or off depending on current network (MBP running Lion)

Is there any way to automatically turn Bluetooth on or off when my MacBook Pro (mid-2010, running Lion) joins specific networks? I typically want Bluetooth off except when I am connected to my home ...
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External video cards with MacBook Pro?

I need to connect two displays to my MacBook Pro, and I read a recommendation to use external video cards to accomplish this. How can I do this? Do I just buy a video card and some kind of case which ...
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Dual-Monitor Output from a new Macbook Pro

I need to output to two screens from a Macbook Pro 17" I'm looking at buying. My current laptop has a VGA port and an HDMI port, and so it's pretty easy to run a dual-display setup with it. How would ...
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In Macbook Pro 17", what's the difference between processors?

What's the difference between processors here, other than 0.1GHz? Are there actual model numbers given for the processors so I can look them up on Intel's website? I'd like to see the real ...
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3rd party drive or standard in a new MBP?

so I'm looking to buy a new 17'' Macbook Pro, but I'm having a hard time deciding if I should buy it with a solid state included, or buy my own and stick it in. I've heard that the Toshiba drives they ...
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Connect MacBook Pro to HDTV

I have a 2009 MacBook Pro 15". What would I need to buy in order to be able to use my LED HDTV with it, and which wireless keyboard works the best with it?
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Can I use regular mouse with my MacBook Pro 2011 using Mac OS Lion?

I saw one of my friends using a regular A4Tech OP-620D USB mouse with a MacBook Pro 2010 and Mac OS 10.6.7. I tried to use a local brand USB mouse on my machine but it didn't work. It showed ...