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

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My mum spilt water on her laptop and now the shift key does not work

A few months back my mum spilt water on her laptop. Not knowing much about what to do, she turned it back on a few hours later rather than let it dry. Since then the left shift key does not work. I ...
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Macbook pro won't turn on

My 2008 macbook pro won't turn on. I replaced the battery less than six months ago, but it seems that it died again. The charger is connected and it shows a green light, but the battery's lights ...
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Can I disable the lighted Apple logo on the back of my MacBook Pro?

I want to disable the light on the apple behind my screen. Besides covering it physically, is there a program or setting to disable it? Reason being - to make my MacBook Pro as uninteresting as ...
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How do I add a picture of myself at the login screen?

I need to add a image of myself in the login screen (when user credentials are asked). How can I do this?
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How to force a screen resolution on my MacBook Pro?

I have a MacBook Pro, bought 3 years ago, I'm not sure of the model, but the processor is a 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, with 4 GB of RAM, nVidia 9400M 256M. I am using MacOS 10.6.6. Next week I will ...
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Why does software update re check after updates are installed when you show updates

When updates are available you have the choice of install or show details. When you click install the updates are installed then you have to close the updater. When you click show details then ...
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Exchanged HDD in MacBook Pro - OS X installation disk shows prohibitory sign

I exchanged the HDD in my 2007 MacBook Pro and removed the DVD drive because it was making a terrible noise every time I booted the MacBook. The new HDD is a Corsair Force F120 SATA SSD. I formated ...
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VNC Viewer with clipboard sync

I need to connect to Ubuntu Vinegar VNC and Windows UltraVNC. I can't find one that sync's the clipboard so I can past from my Macbook to the others OS. It works fine Windows to Ubuntu and vise ...
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Does the hard disk sleep setting in Energy Saver affect drives in the optical drive bay?

If a second hard drive is mounted in the optical drive bay of a MacBook Pro, will it be affected by the Energy Saver setting for "Put the hard disk(s) to sleep when possible"? If it is affected, is ...
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Why does my Macbook Pro try to shut down when I leave it unattended?

When I close the lid of my Macbook Pro (Lion), it goes to sleep, which is good: it powers down without closing my applications. But if I just leave the computer unattended for a while without closing ...
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web sharing doesn't make my website live on internet?

I have enabled web sharing in System Preference. Still when I try to access my machine from outside the LAN using safari url: http://my-laptop-ip-address/ I get this - "Can open the webpage" Why?
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Darken Background Illumination When There is No Windows

I have a MBP in a dualscreen setup with the laptops display as secondary. I'd like to know if there is an application that dims the display's illumination when there is no window drawn on the laptop.
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Dual Thunderbolt displays with a Mac running Windows under Boot Camp?

Is it possible, on a brand new MacBook Pro, to use two external Thunderbolt displays under Windows booted from Boot Camp? I found this KB article, which says no. I also found this thread, where ...
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AltGr keyboard shortcuts on MacOS?

Is there any way to enable Windows-style AltGr symbol shortcuts on Mac OS? I.e., AltGr+V should be mapped to "@", AltGr+F to "[" etc. AltGr being, in this case, the right Option/Alt key. I am using a ...
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What application can I use to increase fan speed of MacBook Pro under Windows 7?

On OS X Lion I use smcFanControl to increase fan speed. What application can I use on Windows 7 on MacBook Pro?
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Add more RAM to my MacBook Pro 5,3

I got my MacBook Pro on October 2009 , here are the specifications: Processor 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Memory 4 GB 1067 Mhz DDR3 Lion 10.7.3 15-inch, Mid 2009 Model Identifier: ...
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How can I “authorize” a computer?

I'm trying to sync my iPhone to my MacBook Pro. I connect the iPhone, launch iTunes, click on the device, then click "Sync". 1 I'm presented with this dialog: 2 I click "Authorize". Then I get ...
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Claim warranty on a MacBook

I need to know if I can make a warranty claim on a MacBook if there are oxide deposits on its motherboard. I live in a cabana close to the beach, so I am worried. note: I don't have the Apple Care ...
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No audio on the right channel

I have 13" MacBook Pro (Late 2009) model that is refusing to play sound on the right audio-channel. Without any speakers connected it still plays fine but once I connect earbuds or a headphone, I ...
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Why I can't get out of EFI firmware update 2.7 on my MacBook Pro?

Performing the EFI firmware update to version 2.7 these days, I noticed that my 15" MacBook Pro (bought March 25, 2012) resets for five times before booting effectively. Even then, I can notice that ...
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Wake-up issues with Macbook Pro (late 2011)

I recently bought a new Macbook pro to replace my last one, and since I got it, it has been having some issues when I wake it up from sleep. a) The display freezes for three seconds each time, so ...
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Network Windows 7 and Mac

This is my first Mac computer (a MacBook Pro) and loving it! What I'm not loving though is the inconsistency of networking files between my main system and the Mac. So long story short, I've Googled ...
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Does the Macbook Pro (Late 2011) lack any air vents?

First let me say this is my first Mac so i know nothing of anything as far as Macs go. I notice that the Macbook Pro, unlike any Windows laptop I've ever had, from what I see, doesn't have any air ...
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Trash files in the safe mode?

I would like to ask you, do the trash files gets deleted from the safe mode if I put them in the trash in the safe mode (but do not empty the trash) and empty the trash in the normal mode? Regards, ...
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Mac book pro is very slow

I have a mac book pro late 2011. It has a very powerful hardware. But it is very slow. For example when I'm making expose geisture, there appears 'loading circle' and mac lags for 4~5 seconds. Same ...
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Degeneration of Macbook Pro trackpad performacne / janky cursor movement

I have Macbook Pro 2009 model. I have been travelling with it in tropics and slowly trackpad performance has gotten worse and worse, to the point it is almost unusable. The symptoms Mouse pointer ...
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Why does the wireless disconnect when cooking?

I use a unibody Mac laptop to read recipes or listen to music while in the kitchen. The wireless disconnects sometimes. How can I prevent this?
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My MacBook Pro loses its connection to my WiFi router

I've set up a brand-new internet connection with a Wireless Router. The thing is that : It works all the time for my iMac It stops working at times on my MacBook Pro (either when connected via ...
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How do I stop my computer from crashing? [closed]

Recently, I've been having problems with my late 2009 MacBook Pro crashing several times a day. How can I fix it? I'm running OS 10.7.3 with 8 GB of RAM.
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Mac book <BACK> button on keyboard

I need to know where is the back space in a MAC book pro keyboard. I am new to the Mac, and not familiar with the keyboard layout. Help
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Mac not going to sleep after iTunes stops playing

Hardware/Software MacBook Pro 17" 2009 Lion 10.7.3 iTunes 10.6 Issue Unlike a lot of posts on the internet, my Mac actually goes to sleep just fine, usually. However, if iTunes was playing ...
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Why can I no longer open the Security & Privacy pane of System Preferences?

Problem Since April 2012, one user of my MacBook Pro can no longer load the Security & Privacy pane. When I click the icon, a sheet drops down: Translated from Chinese to English: Error ...
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Do I need to reinstall OS after macbook upgrade?

My MBP mid-2009 is starting to slowly fall apart, so I figured I need a new one. I got an SSD for my current macbook, which has OS and apps installed, etc. Can I just insert this system disk into a ...
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Keyboard Not Working in Bootcamp

I just installed Bootcamp and Windows 7 on my MacBook Pro (13 inch, 2010), and booted into the OS. The keyboard and mouse worked fine, but because there were no drivers, things like multitouch and the ...
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AppleCare package and MacBook

It has been a week since I purchased my MacBook, and I don't have any money at the moment to purchase the AppleCare package. Is there any possibility for me to purchase it in 8 months? Will I then ...
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Mid 2010 MacBook Pro Won't Wake Up

I recently purchased my first Mac. It's a mid-2010 MBP (bought it off craigslist). At first, I absolutely loved the simplicity of the OS. When I decided to upgrade to Lion, I began to loathe the ...
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Possible to independently use Macbook Pro and external monitor?

Guess I'm getting old and set in my ways using Spaces and Expose on my Macbook Pro. I like my hotspots as they are and flip through the four screens with ease (option-arrow). My work recently bought ...
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Does the real-world MacBook Pro battery life scale linearly with it's capacity?

I have a well-worn battery on my 2010 MacBook Pro. After 467 charge cycles, I get about 3 hours of the normal 6-7 hour range. Using coconutBattery shows me that the charge capacity is 5783 mAh, ...
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How to Replace Misplaced OS Files

My Mom accidentally moved some system files on her Macbook Pro and did something so they can't be restored back to where they were and now some apps aren't working anymore. Is there a way to repair ...
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What's the refresh rate/sampling rate for the sudden motion sensor?

I like using my macbook pro's sudden motion sensors as an accelerometer for small at-home experiments. There are applications such as Seismac that already let you do this. I'm now writing one myself ...
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Have battery status only show in menu bar when running on battery power

I use my MacBook Pro plugged in to power and an external monitor 90% of the time, and thus the little charged battery indicator in the menubar is useless. However when I'm not on wall power, is there ...
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What should I look for when buying a used Macbook Pro?

I had been a Windows guy for a decade and I am planning to buy a used Macbook Pro (2009 model). What should I look for and check when buying a used Macbook Pro?
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Bad WiFi reception when using external screen

I know it doesn't make any sense (at least, it doesn't to me), but I have the strangest situation over here: Upstairs: I use a MacBook Pro (mid 2010) with a i7 2.66 GHz processor and 4GB of DDR3. ...
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When is a MacBook Pro considered at 'end of life' and in need of replacement?

In a standard corporate environment with PCs they are replaced approximately every 36 months on a revolving schedule. In introducing Macs into the corporation, the IT department appears to be unable ...
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Downloading Xcode libraries with slow internet connection

I need to find the link to install the Xcode 4.3 developer library (237 MB) and the iOS 5.1 Library (Apple iPhone OS 5.1) (395 MB). Since I have a slow internet connection, I am unable to download it ...
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Specification of mid-2010 15" MacBook Pro LCD panel?

I've been enjoying my mid-2010 15" MacBook Pro for almost two years now, and am quite satisfied. However, I never knew what the computer's display's exact specifications are (other than it is LED ...
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MacBook Pro touchpad not clicking? (Hardware issue?)

My hands were a little wet when I touched the touchpad on my MacBook Pro 15". I think that a little water went into the cracks, or the tiny space around touchpad. The "click" mechanism stopped working ...
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Tile 2 windows side by side by keyboard shortcuts

I am using Mac OS X Lion 10.7.2, often I like to display 2 windows side by side, does anyone know if there is any application which makes it possible to tile windows by simple keyboard shortcuts?
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Increase font size in OS

I have a 17-inche Macbook-pro, the resolution is at the moment 1920x1200, the font size of the system looks very small. Is there a way to increase the font size without changing the resolution? It ...
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How to connect two non-Thunderbolt displays to the Macbook Pro 2011 via Thunderbolt?

I have the VGA and HDMI adapters for my Macbook Pro 2011, but can only connect one display at a time - neither adapter has a female Thunderbolt connector to act as a passthrough. My understanding is ...