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

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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 ...
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External Display is not behaving as expected

When i plug my cable into my macbook pro it will show the default home screen on the tv but it doesn't show anything from my desktop. I can swipe over and see one thing from my dashboard but nothing ...
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Use MacBook Air or Pro for app development? [closed]

I need to replace my old Mac and I am wondering which one should I get between: MacBook Air or MacBook Pro The primary goal will be to develop iPhone and iPad Apps and OSX Widgets. Is there a ...
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Can my Macbook Pro's display receive inputs from other sources?

Is it possible to use my Macbook Pro's display to receive inputs from other sources?
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Will iRig connect my electronic guitar to my MacBook Pro?

I know Apogee iJam can do this, but it's a little expensive for me. iRig can connect a guitar to iOS devices, but will iRig connect a guitar to a MacBook Pro?
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What is the best way to charge

I'm currently using Late 2008 MacBook (Aluminum). My battery cycle is currently 111 and has went for replacement of battery 6 months ago + warrenty is ending soon. Hence I want to let the battery last ...
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How do you prepare or secure your Mac for the possibility of being stolen?

I'm using the great applicaton Prey which hopefully never has to get used, but just in case, I want to be prepared. So basically I have a request for password after sleep/screensaver enabled, but ...
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Is there an adapter to connect a Macbook Pro to a DVI splitter?

I don't think any of the previous questions on this topic cover this particular nuance, but please edify me if I'm mistaken. I have a Macbook Pro 15" (the model that was released around March 2011) ...
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Why can't I write to the last block of my SDXC card on my MBP?

I have a 64GB SanDisk SDXC memory card which I would like to use with my MacBook Pro and its SD card slot. However, I am having some trouble formatting/partitioning my SD card and I can't figure out ...
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85W MagSafe adapter only delivers 77W?

My late 2011 17" MBP was delivered with an 85W MagSafe adapter. Under heavy stress (either CPU and/or GPU) the MBP has to draw additional power from the battery in order to keep everything running. ...
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What could cause MacBook battery cells to swell up?

I have a problem with my 3 year old MacBook. The battery has "swollen up" (I could post a picture if that is of help). One side of the battery is much bigger than the other. Since it no longer works, ...
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How to eject minidisc from MBP

Friends, I've by mistake inserted minidisc in MacBookPro and it seems like it is stuck. What we've already tried: shaking device, hoping the gravity will solve the problem ejecting ...
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Can I increase the resolution of a 13-inch MacBook Pro?

I have a 13-inch MacBook Pro with the default resolution 1280x800. I would like to know if there exists the possibility of having a better resolution?
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Comparing MacBook keyboards

Might sound like a subjective question, but it doesn't have to be: How does the keyboard keypress-action (the feel of the keyboard) differ between all model-years of MacBooks (the entire line ...
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Cannot Unmount Mac OS X Base System Disk

My Mac running Lion was being slow, so I was decided to reinstall OS X. I don't have any Time Machine backups. Everything went file, but in the middle of the installation, it got stuck, and later the ...
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Poor battery performance after SSD install

I recently installed a Crucial SSD into my Macbook Pro (2.66 GHz Intel Core i7), and now the performance of my battery is probably about 50% of what it used to be. I've tried to reset the PRAM, but ...
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How do I determine what is locking up my machine?

My MBP is suddenly locking up to the point that only a power down will fix it. Neither command+alt+esc or command+alt+shift+esc do anything. It started by getting some nice screens in multiple ...
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How can I use a Linux box's display as a third display for my MacBook Pro?

At work, I have a MacBook Pro that I use as my primary machine. I also have a RHEL6 box that has a dual-head graphics card. When my KVM is switched to the Mac, the second display that is hooked to the ...
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Late 2008 MacBook Pro no longer wakes up on its own

Plain and simple here: about one week ago, my MacBook Pro stopped adhering to its wake schedule. I have had it set to wake every weekday at 6 a.m. for as long as I can remember. It has done so with ...
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Output volume control isn't working

The sound volume in the menu bar and the volume button on my keyboard doesn't change the output volume when I connect headphones or external speakers on my MBP. When I go to System Preferences -> ...
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Will a MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2010) power up in clamshell mode?

Although part of my problem is covered here - Powering on while the lid is closed in clamshell mode, it alone doesn't solve my query. I'm trying to turn my MBP into a server, and because of that I ...
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How to Install .NET Framework 4 on Windows 7 Bootcamp

I am trying to install the Microsoft .Net Framework 4 on a Windows 7 bootcamp partition on my MacBook Pro. It always fails. I have tried installing it via the web platform installer and also the ...
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How do I clean behind the trackpad on a late 2010 MacBook Pro?

Lately I've noticed the trackpad on my MacBook Pro has been getting stuck from time to time and generally isn't as clicky as it used to be. It feels to me like there's something stuck behind the ...