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

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Can CPU Speed Stepping be prevented?

A while ago, I asked a question regarding the reason behind my computer slowing when it had ~5% battery or less. I was told that it was either CPU speed stepping or the Macbook Pro automatically ...
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Macbook Pro Superdrive Only Works With DVD-ROM

I have a 2007 Macbook Pro with a Superdrive. However, whenever I insert anything other than a DVD-ROM, it waits a moment and then ejects it. It should be able to read and write DVD-R, -RW, etc. - ...
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Will the Apple Store replace Macbook Pro keys or other parts if serious wearing occurs?

I have had my first MacBook for around a month now and I'm already beginning to notice some wearing on the keys (especially on the spacebar). The keys are beginning to turn shiny, and at this rate ...
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Trouble with 13 inch MacBook Pro & about buying AppleCare

This is the 2nd time I have trouble with my 13" MacBook Pro, which I have purchased a little less than 1 year ago, in october 2011. First time it was 6-7 months ago—the logic board was short ...
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Macbook Pro 2012 SSD bootcamp

I am about to receive my Macbook Pro 2012, I have a 240gb ssd, and the 500gb drive that the mac came with. I have also purchased a caddy and a USB enclosure to replace the superdrive. What steps do ...
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Should I use an extension power cord instead?

I have the following Apple MacBook Pro Power adapter: 60W MagSafe PV85 Ouptput 16.5v--3.65A ADP-60AD T Model No. A1344 Instead of buying a Power Adapter, is it ok to buy an Extension power ...
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How to mute bootup sound? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I disable or get rid of the startup sound my Mac makes? I have an old MacBook Pro (pre-unibody) running OS 10.6. I am annoyed by the traditional Macintosh bootup ...
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If MacbookPro has BIOS emulation, why the need for ELILO for Linux?

I'm not fully versed in how the EFI booting process happens. If I want to install Linux in a partition formerly used by Windows, why can I not simply use LILO, installing the boot section in the ...
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Keyboard and Touchpad temporarily deactivate, all else working

This has started happening several times today. Lasting for 20 seconds or so, the keyboard and touchpad on my Macbook Pro stop responding to inputs. Everything else is working fine and I can see ...
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What speed is the SATA controller in a medio 2010 Macbook Pro

I've got a Macbook Pro 15" 2,4GHz i5, medio 2010. I would like to upgrade to a solid state disk. But will I benefit from a disk with read/write speeds of 500 mb/s? Or what is the max speed that is ...
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10.7.5 on a late 2009 MacBook Pro crashes

Ever since I installed Lion on my late 2009 MacBook Pro, it crashes several times a day randomly during some operation (open an application, browse the net, add photos, etc.). I read the answer ...
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Sound recorder for Mac OS X

I'm looking to record lectures with my MacBook Pro this year. Is there any good, free software that is capable of producing recordings from a potential distance?
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How can I change the shortcut keys for my MacBook Pro so it doesn't conflict with my remote Windows shortcuts?

From my MacBook Pro, I use a Java program that allows me to remotely connect to my Windows computer. I use Outlook on this Windows computer where normally I use shortcut keys like ControlF2 or ...
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MacBookPro stopped booting what should I try?

My 2008 MacBook Pro suddenly stopped booting the other day and now the screen looks like this each time it attempts to boot: The boot time sound still happens, but I just see the dodgy pink with the ...
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Why does my macbook pro displays random garbled blocks?

Occasionally my macbook pro (15-inch, Early 2011 with mountain lion 10.8.2) displays random garbled blocks. This happens on external Apple displays and the laptop display. See photo.
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No entry sign on MacBook pro when installing snow leopard from 'new' disc onto new HD

My HD died on my MacBook pro so I decided to change the HD myself. I didn't have the original snow leopard disc so got a copy from a friend. When I try to boot from disc (holding c) is runs the DVD ...
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Decent laptop for iPhone development [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What Mac to start I have been asked from friends, and frieds of friends, for Apps running both on Android and the iPhone. Developing for Android was quite ...
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What purpose does this broken plastic clip serve in the MacBook Pro?

Yesterday I opened my mid 2010 15" i7 MPB (model 6,2) in order to replace its HDD. Everything went perfectly fine. Except that I noticed a broken little piece of plastic a little above the battery, ...
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Why does my monitor changes colors when the graphics adapter changes?

Whenever my graphics adapter changes, whether intentionally or automatically, i notice the colors changing.They get definitely brighter, more blueish when on the high performance card. Is this ...
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Macbook Pro frequently experiences drops in WiFi connection with Linksys WAG120N

I have a non-retina mid-2012 Macbook Pro running Snow Leopard and this issue has been plaguing me for a while. During regular use of the laptop, while connected to my home WiFi network (to which no ...
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Can a MacBook Pro reliably wake a Cinema Display when both are sleeping?

I use a MacBook Pro with a Cinema Display and every time when I wake the MacBook Pro, the cinema display wakes first and the MacBook Pro display seems to stay in a sleep mode until I press the Detect ...
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My Macbook reached 100 degrees Celsius while compiling a software package, is this normal?

I don't often hear my Macbook accelerate and start heating up, but today I was installing mariadb through Homebrew and it required compiling. I have a mid-2012 15" Macbook pro with a high-resolution ...
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Thunderbolt display fails to play audio

I'm running a MacBook Pro (late 2011 model) that has a recent OS X upgrade to version 10.8.1. For some reason, when the MacBook Pro is docked to the Thunderbolt display, it no longer sends sound out ...
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External monitor showing greenish shadow

I've got a macbook pro 2011 and am using a mini-display to dvi adapter to hook up a ViewSonic monitor (Viewsonic VX2450WM-LED 24-Inch). Problem is this greenish shadow showing up for certain hues of ...
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Screen sharing MacBook-pro to iMac

I wonder if there is someway of sharing the screen on my macbook pro (which stands on the right of my iMac) to the iMac, so that I can use the same keyboard and mouse for both computers. I believe ...
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Keyboard Shortcuts for Volume

Real quick, I own a Macbook Pro 2010. I recently purchased a new Razer Naga mouse, and aside from using it for gaming, I've been adding various keyboard shortcuts into my mouse's side buttons. ...
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Macbook Pro intermittently unresponsive/dark screen after waking from sleep

I'm having an intermittent problem in which my Macbook Pro has been working fine for several days and many sleep/wake cycles but then it has a problem waking up from sleep. The disk spins up and the ...
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What is the best way to setup users in my macbook pro but still share content?

I just got a macbook pro and i am trying to figure out if I should create multiple users for my family or just share one account. I like to keep all photos organized in one library and share access ...
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App Store, iMacs and Macbook pros

I made the mistake of using my personal app store account when setting up my school's computers. Of course, there didn't seem to be a choice... now that I've done that, how do I permit the users of ...
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How can I connect two DVI-D monitors to my Macbook Pro (latest model)? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I plug two external monitors in to a MacBook Pro? I have two Dell DVI-D monitors that I'd like to use with my new Macbook Pro (not Retina). I have a single DVI-D ...
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Does the iphone podcasts app sync my subscriptions with my itunes subscriptions?

I just downloaded ios6 and the latest version of podcasts app. when i look at all of my podcasts, subscriptions is turned off. Is there anyway to keep my subscriptions in sync between itunes on my ...
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Dual FireWire External HDD and second port performance

Backstory: There is a drive that comes to mind out there that has two FireWire 800 ports. My question is related to performance of the second port. In my case, I would like to hook up an external ...
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How can I keep my Mountain Lion MacBook Pro display at maximum brightness?

I have periodically noticed that my display has been a bit dim, and have brought it up to maximum brightness... only later to find that my display was about halfway on brightness. I can't rule out a ...
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How to disable the MacBook trackpad click but keep the tap enabled?

I have a 3-year-old Mac and either the battery or something else is broken (does not matter because it's not worth fixing) and due to this the trackpad keeps getting stuck. Now my question is: can I ...
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DisplayPort to HDMI Adapter doesn't play audio on Samsung TV

I can't make my MacBook Pro mid 2009 play audio on my Samsung LCD TV. I am aware that only recents MacBook Pro have audio out through the Mini DisplayPort and mine doesn't have it. This is why I ...
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Macbook Pro hangs when booting into Boot Camp Windows 7

I have a 2011 Macbook Pro 15" 10.7.4 with Windows 7 installed in Boot Camp. A few days ago, I tried to boot into Windows 7 and it just froze after I selected the Boot Camp volume on the Select Drive ...
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How do I set my external monitor so that my gestures won't activate spaces on the external?

I'm working with the new 13" MacBook Pro and have just set up my external monitor. I am looking to accomplish two things: 1) How can I change the external monitor settings so that they do not ...
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What's scroll performance of MacBook Retina on RubyMine, Eclipse and Netbeans IDEs?

can someone who owns a Retina MacBook Pro tell me how the rMBP performs in current IDEs like RubyMine, Eclipse or Netbeans? I am worried that it cannot handle long text / source files very well when ...
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MacBook Pro won't power on after SMC reset

Some water was spilled on the table and came in contact with my wife's Mid 2009 MacBook Pro near the MagSafe adapter causing the MBP to shut itself off. Based on some recommendations from the ...
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How do I find out what wireless card my Mac has?

I am trying to ID the wireless card on my MBP. How do I find this information? I've trying looking on EveryMac, but to no avail. How do I find this info?
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How do I dual-booting Ubuntu on a Macbook pro?

How would you dual-boot Ubuntu 12.04 on a MacBook Pro with the following specs: 13", 750GB hard drive, Intel Core-i7 processor, with 8GB RAM.
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How can I force my laptop to shut down when I close the lid?

I'd like my Mac laptops to shut down completely when I close the lid. This is partly for convenience and partly for security reasons. I couldn't find a way to do this in the System Preferences (OS ...
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Core Audio Driver not working

I have been using Virtual DJ on my machine. The setup is where I want audio to play over the headphones and use a USB sound card to play audio into my headphones so I can listen to music before I ...
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Color profile switches with random application launch

My color profile seems to be switching when I launch random application. It seems to be doing it every time I open Illustrator or VirtualBox. If I go into the color Profile setting it's on the same ...
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Active applications minimizing itself?

I have a Mac Book Pro and I am running two external monitors, I am having issues with programs that are running minimizing themselves into my dock at the bottom of the screen. Example: I have Safari ...
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Fixing MBP battery which has been sitting

I have a new battery that has only 3 or 4 cycles on it, that I got as a replacement a year ago. The battery and the machine it's in, a late 2008 MBP, has been sitting for the last year unused. I tried ...
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Mid 2009 MacBook won't recognize [any] hard drive

My MacBook had been acting fine. I applied the latest update to Mountain Lion and closed the lid. When I opened the lid, it wouldn't wake from sleep (dark screen with whirring fan for ~5mins). I held ...
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How can I disable CPU throttling on Late 2006 MacBook with no battery?

The problem I am experiencing is that if the battery is not present, the CPU is automatically throttled. I have done some searching and have found that this is apparently by design, "in case the ...
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Is moving without shutting down good for MBP

My friends told me,while I am moving to other places, I can just close my rMBP without shutting down the computer. Is it a right concept? Will it damage hardwares?
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Can hard drives have their own sleep settings?

Is there a tool that will allow me to set the sleep settings on a per-drive basis? I've recently done the optibay mod on my MBP so I have an HD+SSD setup and I'd like to be able to make the magnetic ...