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

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2008 MacBook Pro Blinking Folder icon

I have a friend with a ~2008 MBPro which has seemingly hit the hay. I'm not 100% it's 2008, but I think so. It has magnetic power cord--the square one. Anyway, as soon as it turns on, there is the ...
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Is my MacBook Pro hard drive dying?

I have an early 2011 13" MBP, i7, 8GB crucial RAM, 500 GB Seagate ST9500325ASG. I've had it for about 4 months. Twice, including last night, the beach ball appears, concurrent with a sound that can ...
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Replace or add graphic card on Macbook Pro

Is that possible to replace the existing graphic card of a Macbook Pro (Mid 2010, Mini DisplayPort, GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M) for a graphic card that could support 2 screen output? Or else is it ...
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Primary display randomly changes

I'm using a MacBook Pro (Late 2011) connected to two Thunderbolt displays. The displays are chained together, and one Thunderbolt connection is made to the MacBook Pro. I prefer to have the left ...
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“Z” windows position lock

I frequently running into strange problem on Lion: my windows constantly being locked on z position (sometimes you can see this feature in some apps as "Window->Stay in Front/Behind"). But I really ...
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When resuming from hibernate, weird garbage on screen

For some reason, when returning from an hibernate after i.e. battery drops to 0%, I get this: Mind that this only happens with a few programs, and reopening them works most of the time, and a full ...
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MacBook Pro 17" (A1297) - Keyboard backlight dimmer than when first purchased

My keyboard backlight is fairly dim. You can definitely see a bit of light through the keys, so it's functional, but it's uniformly more dim than it was when I first bought it and definitely more dim ...
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MacBook Pro creates soft hissing sound through headphones

Recently I got a quite nice pair of in-ear headphones which block noise very well (with a very tight seal, not noise cancellation). Before that, I used Apple earbuds. With these better headphones, ...
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Use MacBook Pro LCD Screen as a standalone monitor

I have a broken MBP (2009, pre-unibody, 15") with a screen which I know is working. I took it apart and there's this fancy connector, attached to the screen (sorry for branding): Is it possible to ...
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Dongles to connect 2 monitors to a 13" mid-2010 MacBook Pro (mini DisplayPort)?

I won't be using the integrated display. Right now, one external monitor is connected through a mini DisplayPort to VGA adaptor. How should I connect a second?
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MacBook does not sleep when lid is closed

I've looked around for answers and can't find something that works for me. I have a unibody aluminum MacBook Pro and it just doesn't seem to want to sleep when I close the lid. The problem started ...
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Slow boot OS Lion on Macbook Pro

I have macbook pro 15.4 2011 (Core i7, 4gb, 500HDD), Lion is running on it. The annoying thing is that the boot time is too much, it takes roughly 70 to 120 seconds for machine to boot and display ...
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Can I use two 27“ Cinema Displays from a 15” MacBook Pro?

I am interested in purchasing a MacBook Pro and running multiple monitors when I am at my desk. Ideally, I'd like to run two 27" Cinema Displays when I am working at my desk, but would be okay with ...
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Keep getting this kernel panic

I keep getting this kernel panic once a week and a half roughly. It freezes the computer (2010ish 17" MBP), showing this error: And giving this error dump on reboot: Interval Since Last Panic ...
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MacBook Pro wireless speed slow after OS update

After the OS update, my wireless speeds have dropped to a crawl. around 350 to 500 kps on my home wlan. Every other device on my wlan runs between 6 and 10 mbs. I've only found posts about ...
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Where can I find information on comparing two MacBook Pro models?

I'm thinking about getting a MacBook Pro, one of the 15" ones in the low end of the spectrum. I can see two models in on-line shops that match my price range (namely, the MD318D/A and the MC723D/A). ...
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Can I use 16GB DDR3-1600MHz RAM in an early Macbook Pro 8.2?

I found Macs which had: 16GB RAM installed 8GB RAM installed, but running on 1600MHz instead of 1333MHz (link in dutch) Question Is it possible to put 16GB running at 1600MHz in my Mac? If ...
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Wifi connection has password issue with my Macbook Pro

I have a 2010 Macbook Pro (running Snow Leopard) and I connect to my home internet thru Wifi (via Thompson router). The problem is, after I choose my Wifi from a list of Wifis and enter the password, ...
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The keyboard and trackpad on my MacBook Pro 3,1 stopped working. How to solve this problem?

The keyboard and trackpad on my macbook pro 3.1 stopped working after having frozen the operating system and reboot. On my Mac I have Windows installed BootCamp and neither does the keyboard and ...
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Macbook Pro 13 mouse freezes after wake up

I have a Macbook Pro 13" bought in December which means it is the latest available version. (MacBookPro8,1 , 2,4 Ghz Intel Core i5, 4 GB 1333 MHz DDR3, Intel HD Graphics 3000 384 MB) I have problems ...
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Desktop Background is blank

I change my background in system preferences and it says my background is a picture, but my desktop is still a blank gray. How can I fix this?
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Bright-Pixel Policy for MacBook Pro

Recently bought a 13" MacBook Pro on Apple Store. I just discovered a "stuck pixel" which shines red when it's supposed to be black. I can't find any pixel policy on the web page. Do they have such ...
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MacBook Pro will not wake from sleep after installing third party application

I installed an application called Air Parrot that uses air play with an Apple tv to mirror or extend the desktop. I noticed that after I installed it, I am no longer able to wake my Mac from sleep. ...
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Which internal Blu-ray drives are compatible with a unibody Macbook Pro?

Dimensions The (unoffical) dimensions which I found are: 9.5mm slot load Software There is free Blu-ray player software available for the Mac and Toast Titanium 11 is able to burn Blu-ray discs. ...
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Where can I purchase a replacement screw for my MacBook Pro SuperDrive?

While replacing the logic board on my MacBook Pro (15" 2.4 GHz) and I stripped one of the 3.3mm 00 Phillips screws for the SuperDrive. I have found only one source online that had replacements in ...
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How can I tell if a game will run on my machine?

I just bought my first 13" MacBook Pro. Before purchasing new games for my Windows notebook, I used to check the compatibility with Can You Run It, but that site doesn't list Mac compatibility or ...
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Unusual firewire 800 port

I have a new Macbook Pro 13 (I think its the 2011 issue) which has a firewire 800 port with an unusual form factor. It's different to the FW800 port on my older macbook pro 17. Can anyone tell me ...
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How do I secure the Firewire cable on my MacBook Pro?

Firewire connections can be a little touchy. Since I use my MacBook to record audio - sometimes on location, hooked into an interface or Firewire mixing board - I'm often concerned that the cable will ...
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How can I spread a wallpaper out to 2 displays?

I have an early 2011 MBP powering 2 Thunderbolt displays. I have downloaded the proper resolution wallpapers from Digitalblasphemy's site (5120x1440), but can't figure out the setting to spread the ...
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How can I disable CPU throttling and CPU disabling?

On a 2011 17" MacBook Pro (i7, 10.6, 16GB ram) I do not have any options in the energy saver preference panel to control CPU throttling. I need to be able to disable CPU throttling for short periods ...
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Is it possible to repartition hard drive from which Mac OS X boots?

I have the following problem. I wanted to have dual boot to Ubuntu, so I've created 3 additional partitions using BootCamp (I probably created freespace with Bootcamp and then used Ubuntu installer to ...
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How do I install GNOME via Macports on my MacBook Pro running Lion?

I am trying to install Gnome through Macports on my MacBook Pro running Lion. When I install it, however, I get many error messages, as described below. How can I successfully install this software ...
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Can I connect my MacBook Pro DisplayPort to a Thunderbolt iMac to use as a display?

I have a MacBook Pro with Mini DisplayPort and I want to use target display mode to use a Thunderbolt iMac as an external display. If this works, would I need a Mini DisplayPort cable or a Thunderbolt ...
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MacBook Pro appears to be completely dead and the charger is showing only a very dimmed green light

After doing a suspend I wasn't able to "revive" my early 2011 MacBook Pro. MBP does not respond to: power, long-power, SMC reset or even battery test button. the charger is showing a dimmed green ...
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Intel core 2 Duo 2GB SDRAM version 10.6.3 Not booting up

I am unable to boot from a DVD on a MacBook Pro. I need to reinstall Lion. I tried holding C and also I tried using the alt key. Using the alt key is only showing the internal hard drive as a boot ...
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MacBook Pro issues at login screen when sleeping / logging in

Despite having auto login disabled and FileVault turned on, when sometimes logging into my mac (after sleeping) I get this happening (I've blocked out some personal info): This then causes my mac ...
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Does closing the lid put a MacBook Pro to sleep? Would it hurt the computer if I carry it around without shutting it down?

When I first got my MacBook Pro, it took less than 30 seconds to start up. Now, after several months, it takes about two minutes to startup and I can tell that it is not as responsive when using some ...
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Why firefox 10.1 uses full screen on Snow Leopard while Chrome and Safari do not?

I am new to the Mac World, I am stuck with the fact that on my 15 inch Mac Book Pro only Firefox 10.1 uses all the screen, while Chrome and Safari only use a portion of it. Chrome is the thing I miss ...
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Mail.app 5.1 is unusually slow

My Mail.app program is ridiculously slow. I have several email accounts and I just checked the size of my Mail folder (~/Library/Mail): 593.2MB. That's huge...no wonder it's so slow. So the question ...
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Checklist and tools for confirming a Macbook is working correctly

Thinking about buying a used Apple laptop computer, and wondering if there are any manual checklist or tools for confirming an Apple laptop is working correctly via some sort of automated diagnostics. ...
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Operating System becomes unstable after prolonged use

My setup uname -a prints: Darwin Jutsu.local 11.2.0 Darwin Kernel Version 11.2.0: Tue Aug 9 20:54:00 PDT 2011; root:xnu-1699.24.8~1/RELEASE_X86_64 x86_64 Mac OS X Version: 10.7.3 as of this post ...
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How can I show Growl notifications on both displays?

I've got a MacBook Pro connected to an external display. Right now the notifications come through on on the primary display (MacBook Pro built in display) and not the external display. I know I can ...
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I Can connect Mac OS Lion to Win 7 via cable but not via wireless…help!

I have a macbook pro, and netgear n600 modem/router (DGND3700) and a win7 PC that is working nicely with homegroup networking. when I plug the macbook into the router via a network cable I can ...
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Will the old version of Airport Utility still be usable if I upgrade to 6.0? [duplicate]

I would like to know if, once I upgrade Airport Utility to version 6.0, the old version I had previously will disappear, and I want to know if I can use both of them (old and new) on the same Mac.
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How do you clean dust from the inside of a MacBook Pro?

I have a 2010 MBP and lately I've noticed dust showing up underneath the keys and above under the screen hinge. I've looked at the ifixit.com tutorials here but they don't have any guides on how to ...
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Advanced WiFi network settings are not per-network?

Like most people, I move often with my laptop, and thus I also often switch WiFis networks. There is a WiFi network I often connect to which requires the IP to be entered manually. So I opened ...
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Is it possible to use 6GB of memory in my MacBook Pro 3,1?

The specifications of my MacBook Pro say the maximum memory supported is 4GB using two 2GB DDR2 667MHz each. However, some say that this model can support up to 6GB of memory, putting a 4GB Memory ...
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How do I tighten the screen hinge on my Macbook Pro (2010)?

I have a 2010 MBP and the screen has started to wobble - not un-usably, but just enough that when it is sitting on its stand the screen bobbles around a little when I type. I took it back to a ...
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No sound from speakers on MacBook Pro except the startup chime

After plugging my headphones out, suddenly there is no sound from the internal speakers. When I press volume buttons, I see a circle-backslash symbol below the speaker icon. Restarting doesn't help. ...
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HTTPS Not working on Macbook Pro

I'm having a weird issue on my Macbook Pro (OSX 10.7 Lion) where ANY site on ANY browser doesn't function if it is using HTTPS. For example, http://google.com will appear, but https://google.com will ...