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

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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 ...
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Installing hybrid drive in mid-2010 17-inch MacBook Pro

I'm looking to expand my internal 500 GB 7200 RPM HDD that came with my 17" MacBook Pro (mid-2010) running OS X Lion. I'm interested to hear from other MacBook Pro owners who've upgraded their HDD ...
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MacBook Pro 15" 2011 display problem at loading

I have a problem with my display, at loading time I can't see Apple logo and when I press option bottom to change the booting device I can not see any thing except a dark screen and my Mac comes out ...
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Can't see new SSD when connected via internal SATA port

I just bought a new Samsung SSD 830 and installed it my 13" MacBook Pro (Mid 2010) in the hard disk bay, replacing the drive that was there (I actually have a second drive in the optical drive's ...
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How to use iPhone camera as MacBook Pro iSight?

Is there any software available which would allow me to use an iPhone 4S' camera as my MacBook Pro's iSight camera? I am specifically looking for something that would allow me to use my iPhone as New ...
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Apple Wifi Dropping at Random Times

I'm sure that my wifi router is fine because my macbook is the only one with this issue. I see this happen especially when i use Skype, Face Time etc. This has been going on for a month and can't ...
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MacBook Pro (Lion) won't boot anymore

My MacBook Pro won't start up anymore. Here are the symptoms: displays only folder with question mark icon on startup when boot from Lion installation disk the disk utility program crashes. when i ...
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Recording screen via Quick Time Player along with the sound

As seen from some of the youtube videos I tried to record a video playing on my mac but I couldn't hear anything. I chose File -> New Screen Recording in Quick Time Player. Any other software to do it ...
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Bootcamp HD monitor overscan problem on MBP

I've got a MacBook Pro (Early 2011) set up with Windows 7 64-bit on a Boot Camp partition. I'm using a mini DisplayPort adapter and an HDMI cable to connect to an Asus VH232H monitor. The problem is ...
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Graphics capabilities of MacBook Pro?

I'm considering purchasing a MacBook Pro, but a major issue for me is whether or not it has the computing power to support graphics-intensive applications. Specifically, the two most graphically ...
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Mid-2010 MacBook Pro - HP ZR30W - mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort?

I am trying to get my new HP ZR30W working at full 2560x1600 with my mid-2010 MacBook Pro through a mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort cable. I have seen people saying they have it working, but I can't ...
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Frontmost USB port stopped working properly on a MacBook Pro 13" Late 2011

I bought my Macbook Pro new this year in Jan 2012; it is the 13" Core i5 SKU. The USB port furthest from the screen on the left does not work with storage devices, though I have tested it with a USB ...
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Replacing hard disk with SSD or increasing RAM in MacBook Pro

I am using MacBook Pro for the last 1.5 years. Here is my configuration. 13" MacBook Pro, min-2010 2.4 GHz Core 2 Duo 4 GB RAM OS X Lion 10.7.4 Would you recommend upgrading to SSD for fast ...
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Does a Macbook Pro have 1 or 2 Hard Disk Controllers?

If SATA channel 1 (used by the hard drive) is damaged, could it be that SATA channel 2 (used by the SuperDrive) is fine? I would like to know if I can use a hard drive on the SuperDrive channel even ...
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Display problem after installing Win 7 on Macbook Pro 15 (2011)

After installing Win 7 on my macbook via BootCamp I get a black screen on booting my macbook. And the brightness is very low on Win 7 I cannot see any thing on Windows. But On mac all thing is fine ...
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Why do Apple's latest MacBook Pros cap the RAM limit at 8GB?

According to apple's latest documentation (at the time of writing), the cap on the newest MacBook Pros is 8GB RAM. The Mac Pros, however, can take up to 32GB RAM. So, why do the MacBooks have this ...
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When online my webpage becomes unresponsive on my macbook-pro osx?

When online my webpage becomes unresponsive, particularly when I click on a link, is there a fix? I have a MacBook-Pro osx 10.7.4 about a year old. This is not a new problem and I have been blaming ...
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Is it possible to use both the GPUs in a MacBook Pro at the same time?

The Macbook Pros come with two graphical processing units, one is made by ATI and the other one by Intel. Is it possible to use them both at the same time, to render one image/3D model/whatever on ...
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Bootcamp not working after partitioning Macintosh HD

I installed Windows 7 using bootcamp on my Early 2011 MBP. I gave 130GB to Win7 and rest to Mac HD. Once all was done, I created a new partition within Mac HD. The partition was created successfully ...
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Do MacBooks have a true “Hibernate” option?

I've recently switched from Windows to a MacBook pro. In Windows, there are the following shutdown options: Standby - the machine goes into a "light sleep" from which it can awaken very quickly ...
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Default Processes?

What are the default processes that would run in a freshly installed copy of Lion? I want to know which ones that I have are third-party processes so I can remove them.
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Lion upgrade from Mac App store seems to have frozen

I am trying to upgrade to Lion from Snow Leopard. After beginning the download/install process from the Mac App store everything seemed normal. However after about 20 minutes my entire MBP is frozen. ...
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MacBook Pro battery not fully charged sometimes. Need tips

I'm using MacBook Pro and it will be in charge nearly 12 hours in a day. I set the battery indicator to Percentage, so it is displaying the battery charge in percentage. The problem I faced is, most ...
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Can I format new MacBook hard drive from OSX DVD?

I have to install a fresh new drive into my MacBook pro 2009. I haven't formatted yet, nor do I have a USB dock to do so from my current osx installation. If I install the new drive and boot from ...
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How come my Launchpad key opens Dashboard instead, and how can I fix it?

The answer is not as simple as you might think at first glance; please read the details of my question. I know the difference between Standard Function keys and Special keys. Standard Function keys ...
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How can I execute key shortcuts that use characters requiring Shift, like #?

I have a 2011 13" MacBook Pro and I'm using Snow Leopard. When I program, I use Eclipse. Recently, I installed a plugin and I wanted to use a key shortcut rather than navigating 3 menus every time to ...
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Are Mac serial numbers sent to Apple?

Is the serial number (of a MacBook Pro, OS X 10.7) ever sent to Apple? For instance, is it automatically sent during system updates or app store connections?
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MacBook Pro Color Profile

I have a MacBookPro7,1 and the color profile for it is just horrible. All yellow and wrong looking. However, when the Mac is first booting, right before it gives control over to the login window, the ...
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MacBook Pro disk failure

Just a few months ago, I bought the latest 2011 MacBook Pro. Now, a few months later, I have a problem. It seems like my notebook is rejecting my hard drive (which is an SSD). How it all began: ...
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Connect both Cinema Display and Thunderbolt Display to a 15" Macbook Pro?

Here's what I have: 2011 15" Macbook Pro (with Thunderbolt) 27" Apple Thunderbolt Display 27" Apple Cinema Display From what I've read, I cannot connect both displays by daisy chaining: MacBook ...
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Left shift key unresponsive and stuck?

Okay, so I have a mid-2010 MacBook Pro (unibody design) and I have the typical problem with the keyboard. My shift key function is "stuck" so everything WILL COME UP LIKE THIS> (hence the > instead of ...
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Recommendations for headset (+ mic ) for macbook in 2012

I'm looking for a stereo headset and not simply in-ear headphones for Skype at affordable prices. From past experience, I own a dual-jack headset Logitech from my PC. Sound came out but the mic never ...
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Main monitor goes black when using external monitor on MacBook Pro

This problem happens occasionally frequently with my Macbook Pro. When I plug in one or more external monitors, the main monitor goes black. When I try Detect Displays it does not register the ...
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New MacBook Pro graphics card?

When I have a monitor plugged in at work (dual monitor) and I go to About this Mac -> More Info it says Graphics Radeon HD6770. But when I unplug the monitor and just use the laptop display (17") It ...
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Why can't Software Update connect after SSD upgrade?

I upgraded my MacBook Pro (Early 2009) with a Samsung 830 SSD with 256GB and an iFixit hard drive bay. After cloning my harddrive with Carbon Copy Cloner to the SSD I put the SSD into the MacBook Pro ...
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MacBook Pro: long time to wake from sleep, what could it be?

I have a 2011 13-inch entry-level MacBook Pro, which was upgraded almost straight away to Lion. I consider myself a careful, conscientious user, not installing things I don't need. However, recently, ...
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3D movies or videogames from MacBook Pro to 3D projector

I have: a 3D projector with: HDMI, VGA, S-VIDEO one of the first MacBook Pros, with a DVI port (with an ATI X1600) DVI to HDMI cable (and a DVI to VGA) Active glasses, not the red/green (anaglyph) ...
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Best way to connect a MacBook Pro to a projector

I recently purchased this projector that has HDMI, VGA, and S-video inputs. Also, I have one of the first versions of the MacBook Pro, from around 2007/8. Currently I have connected both devices vía ...
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How applications behave with Matrox Dualhead2go?

Matrox Dualhead2go makes it possible to have 2 external screens for a Macbook Pro. It performs that by splitting a very large screen in two smaller screens. I am very worried as to how will the ...