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Transfer data to rMBP from external hard drive?

I got the new rMBP and tried importing my stuff to it via an external HD. Seems like it didn't work. And Migration Assistant didn't either. Has anyone done this successfully?
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Issue with Java in Mac OS X 10.7.4 [closed]

I bought Mac Pro, I have been trapped with Java. I am a Unix and Windows user. I've never faced these kind of issues before with Java. Previously, I had some issues with the Java path, which I asked ...
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Can't get 1680x1050 resolution with Macbook Pro ~2009 and Snow Leopard

I have a Late 2009 Macbook Pro with Snow Leopard (with all updates installed). I have started my move from Windows to OS X as my everyday computing platform and I am trying to connect my external ...
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MacBook Pro Lion crashes after a progress bar boot

Basically my MBP started giving me messages (out of nowhere) about how my Memory was too low and that I needed to shut down a few programs before continuing. In the end I was left with only Finder ...
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Keyboard ghosting on mac notebooks

I recently bought a Retina Macbookpro and want to make sure I can keep it in good condition in the event I need to sell it in the future. Assuming the keyboard is not much different from the ...
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Can Xcode compile C programs?

For the last couple of hours, I have been trying to find and install a gcc compiler so that I can compile C programs using eclipse C/C++ IDE. Eclipse doesn't come with a compiler, so I tried to find ...
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MacBook Pro Battery Life Problems - only 2 hours with light usage

At some point in the past 2 weeks, my MacBook Pro (13", early 2011) began running hot and getting poor battery life. The battery life used to last 4-5 hours even when I was using it regularly. Now, ...
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Recommended MacBook Pro 13 (mid 2012) SSD upgrade?

I am going to buy the high end MacBook Pro mid 2012. I want to get an SSD, but the BTO options given by Apple are too pricey in my opinion. Which third party SSD (512 GB) are recommended (for ...
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SSD and Superdrive on Nvidia MCP79 SATA controller

Right now I have a Hitachi 320GB 5400rpm and a MATSHITADVD-R UJ-868 superdrive connected to the Nvidia MCP79 SATA controller in my MacBook Pro 5,3. The link speed of the hard disk drive is negotiated ...
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Nvidia MCP79 SATA controller caps link speed

Why is my SATA controller capping the link speed? This is what it says in my System Profiler under the Serial-ATA page: Vendor: NVidia Product: MCP79 AHCI Link Speed: ...
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Can I play Assasin's Creed II on my Macbook Pro?

I have a Macbook Pro 13" and pretty much all the requirements asked on the Mac App Store are met in order to play AC2. It says at the top of the page though, This app is not compatible with ...
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MacBook Pro 2012 appearance

I just got the latest MacBook Pro (2.6 GHz i7 Quad Core, 8GB RAM, non-retina). But the packaging and overall appearance looks just like the older 15" one (I don't see any HDMI and stuff). Are the ...
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What are safe CPU temperatures ranges under heavy load in the unibody Macbook Pro?

I noticed that under heavy CPU load, the temperature differences between the CPU and CPU heatsink are very high: picture from iStatPro; 2.0 GHz quad-core i7 (2635QM) Sandy Bridge; Macbook Pro 8.2 ...
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Retina MBP - “time remaining” not available on menu-bar battery icon?

On my new Retina MacBook Pro I'm finding I can't show the time remaining next to the battery icon on the menubar. The option is available in the right-click menu on non-Retina laptops. Any ideas on ...
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MacBook Pro battery drains quickly, shows Service Battery when restarted

The new battery is an A1175 on a MacBook Pro (2008). The specs are that this battery should hold a capacity of 5600 mAh. OSX Lion System Information reports: Full Charge Capacity: 4936 mAh ...
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Downgrade to Lion from Mountain Lion OS [closed]

One of my friend bought his MacBook Pro with preinstalled Mac OS X Lion (10.7.2). Afterwards, he installed the Mountain Lion (10.8) developer preview in it. He wants to downgrade the OS to Lion ...
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Could not execute the java executable while running Play 1.2.1

I am facing this issue whenever I am trying to run Play 1.2.1 in my system. Previously, I had Play 2.0 in my system. I exported the $PATH variable so that $PATH contains the path to Play 2.0 ...
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Power Nap support

I read that Power Nap coming with Mac OS Mountain Lion will require a Mac notebooks with flash storage. Do they mean that by upgrading an early 2011 MacBook Pro to a Crucial M4 SSD would allow Power ...
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Is there a way to tell if I can use a SATA III SSD in my early 2011 MBP 15"?

I put my MBP next to the new Retina MBP today, and although the new display was incredibly crisp, and normal usage distance, it's just not that much better than mine as I'd opted for the high res ...
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Whats a good software title to take video (mp4, avi, other..) and burn it to DVD

I got some home brew videos from my webcam, and I got a couple movies on the drive I'd like to burn to DVD. The thing is, I don't know what's a good product for that, being a recent Mac convert and ...
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Is grounding important?

Is the grounding wire forwarded to the Magsafe connector? There are these 2/3 pin adapters and it's so much easier to convert a 2 prong connector while travelling than the bulky three prong ones. I do ...
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Does my MacBook DisplayPort support video input?

I have been reading through all these resources here and here, but I couldn't find an answer. My question is simply: can the DisplayPort on a MacBook take a video input source? More Details: I ...
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Running one more display when MacBook is in clamshell mode

I was wondering if anyone has tried running one more screen off their MacBooks by closing the lid of the MacBook. This is a common practice of many Windows laptops that support only 2 screens but have ...
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Functionally speaking, where will I see a difference between dual- and quad-core i7s?

I am ready to buy a new MacBook Pro. I am drawn to the portability of the 13" and the better specs of the 15". If you take money out of the picture I would really like to know where I would see the ...
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How does Eclipse work on new Retina MacBook Pros?

I'm thinking about buying the new MacBook Pro. I will use it mostly to write code when I'm not at home and I've read that non-native apps look horrible due to the resolution. I was wondering if ...
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MacBook Pro makes a scratching noise?

Whenever I pick up my computer and it's on, it makes this horrible scratching sound. Where is this sound coming from? Am i wrecking the computer when this happens? How can i prevent this from ...
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MacBook Pro 13" SATA controller

Does anyone know from a trusted source if the new MacBook Pro 13" (2012) has SATA III? On Google, some places said SATA II and couldn't find any info on Apple's site. I also have one more question: ...
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Kernel SMC::smcReadKeyAction error

I just looked in the OS X Console, and noticed that there's a huge number of errors looking like this: 6/12/12 8:33:16.000 PM kernel: SMC::smcReadKeyAction ERROR F1Mn kSMCBadArgumentError(0x89) ...
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What is the new turbo boost in the MacBook line?

The new MacBook line has a new turbo boost added to the processor: What exactly does this mean? From what I've heard, the processor can runs above the clocked speed for a short period of time. ...
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MacBook Retina Display for coding

This is a question that could be better on Stack Overflow or Programmers, but I thought I'd try it here first. As a programmer, I need lots of screen real-estate for the IDE and files that I'm ...
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Nvidia 9400M vs Intel HD Graphics 4000

I have done some searching on Google and found some tests saying HD 4000 is a great improvement over the previous generation, but I didn't get any tests that compared it with discrete chips. Could ...
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Can't get commands inside .bash_profile startup script to run

From my bash shell (latest version of Lion) if I issue the command... source ~/sh/bashmarks.sh The bashmarks.sh script will run and the functionality it provides is available. However I don't want ...
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Can I use 1333 MHz RAM in a 1067 MHz MacBook Pro?

I've got a MacBook Pro from mid 2010 (6,2) and there is 2GB DDR3 RAM at 1067 MHz installed. I want to upgrade to 8GB but with 1333MHz as speed. Is this possible? Can my Mac support this kind of speed ...
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My MacBook was stolen: can the thief access my files without my account password?

My computer is set up to require a login after its been put to sleep and it has a fairly complex password, so I'm not worried about anyone guessing it. The MacBook was stolen, and I'm wondering if ...
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Pinch to Zoom on Macbook Pro 2007

I have an early 2007 Macbook Pro. The trackpad isn't multitouch - it doesn't support any of Lion's new many-finger gestures - but it does support two-finger scrolling. It obviously can keep track of ...
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Run a shell script when switching to battery power

User Story: As a MacBookPro user I want to run a script that ejects my USB drive when I disconnect the power source so that I don't have to remember to eject it before grabbing my laptop and hurrying ...
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Maximize current window completely to hide background in Macbook

While working on chrome/firefox/finder, I open several windows. Each window has some leftover blank space on right side. This is a huge problem while panning the page using the blue scroll bar. Often ...
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Which cooling pad to get for Macbook pro 15 Early 2011

I am playing games on my Mac. and the machine gets red hot. I'd like to get a cooling pad for it to keep it calm. After doing a lot of searching I'm thinking of getting a CoolMaster Notepal Infinite ...
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Is there any way to disable the tone when changing the volume on Mac

On my MacBook Pro, when I hit the F11 or F12 to change the volume, a tone is played I presume to preview the volume. That tone can be rather intrusive when watching a movie or listening to music. You ...
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Restarting speakers without rebooting?

My MacBook Pro internal speaker has crashed, as it does every few months. I'm sure a reboot will fix it, but wondering if there's any way I could restore the speaker without rebooting? (Setting things ...
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Troubleshooting a MacBook Pro that is not charging from power

My MacBook Pro isn't charging, the light on the charger isn't lit, and the battery image indicates it is not charging . The computer is approximately a year old. I've tried multiple outlets, so I ...
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Disk Utility Disk Verification

I ran the "Verify Disk" tool in disk utility on my main disk called Macintosh HD, and it came up with this log: Verifying volume “Macintosh HD” Checking storage systemChecking volume. disk0s2: Scan ...
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Set MacBook Pro on energy saving mode

I have a 2008 MacBook Pro (last one before the unibody ones) and have been monitoring a the laptop temperatures for almost a day. I used Temperature Monitor to graph the changes in temp and correlate ...
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prevent second hard-drive from spinning up after standby

I have a MacBook Pro with two harddrives, an SSD in the main slot and a larger, normal drive in place of the superdrive. Because of power consumption and noise I managed to get my Mac to not ...
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Connect two 30“ ACD on a 17” MacBook Pro (early 2011)

My setup is a 30" Cinema Display (2560x1600, DVI) from around 2007, and a 17-inch, Early 2011 Macbook Pro. I'm wondering if I can add a second external monitor via a USB adaptor or any other solution. ...
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How to access the IR sensor of MacBook Pro Mid 2010 to be able to use non apple remotes

I have an Audio to IR accessory for my iPhone which works very well with most of the TVs and DVD players as the app that comes with it supports them. I was wondering if it would be possible to write ...
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Macbook Pro just started overheating and losing frame rate

It's strange because I've had Diablo III for a couple weeks now and I've been able to play it just fine without any performance problems. Starting today though, I've experienced some serious ...
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MacBook Pro Lion Recovery Cannot Reinstall

I am a programmer and more active on Stack Overflow. Anyways, I am clean-reinstalling my mum's MacBook Pro and I came across a problem. First, I went into recovery mode (Command-R at startup) then ...
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How to disable Self Control application?

I use SelfControl quite frequently for completing homework and such, but at school, while I was away from my keyboard at the white board, my friend thought it would be funny to set the timer to 10 ...
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MacBook Pro: OS battery indicator doesn't match hardware battery indicator

I recently upgraded my MBP to Lion, and now the battery indicator in the menubar at the top of the screen constantly shows "(Charged)", even when the indicator on the side shows almost empty. Any ...