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

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Do the 2011 MacBook Pros support a user-installed SSD in place of the HD

On the iMac there is some thermal sensor that connects to the hard drive and makes this a bit tricky since non-Apple SSDs don't have that feature. Is this true for the 2011 MacBook Pros?
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MacBook Pro USB Ports Not working

I have a MacBook Pro mid 2009 computer. Connecting my usb flash stick doesn't do anything, I tried both ports but not working. I tried connecting an iPad, the iPad charges but it doesn't open show in ...
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What models of Core i7 are available in the MacBook Pro

The currentprevious 17" MacBook Pro has three CPU options: 2.53GHz Intel Core i5 [Subtract $360.00] 2.66GHz Intel Core i7 [Subtract $180.00] 2.8GHz Intel Core i7 Does anyone know what the exact ...
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CPU at 100% for a long time - Harmful or not?

On my 2010 MBP, I want to encode several hours of video, which will end up with the CPU used at 100% for a long time and the MBP heating quite a lot. Is this considered as normal use (I would say ...
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MacBook Pro Kernel Panic on Boot - even without a hard drive installed

My (Discrete, not Unibody) MBP (2007-ish) just started to kernel panic on boot. Pulled the HDD, which boots via USB on my Mini - hopefully ruling out a HDD or data/OS issue. I've disconnected the ...
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How Many Resources Does GeekTool Use?

Previously before, I didn't touch apps like GeekTool because I was afraid that it would slow down my system performance severely. (MacBook Pro 15" C2D 2.4ghz Late 2008) However, I have decided to use ...
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What could cause this sporadic cursor problem?

I've got this problem where my cursor is jumping left and right all on it's own. I'm not touching the computer at all, I've rebooted the system, and the only way to get it to stop is to use a mouse ...
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Transfer video from camcorder to MacBook Pro [closed]

I have a Sharp VL-E49 video camera. How do I transfer the video from my camera to my MacBook Pro?
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Enter/Return key as CMD + O [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to set to open folder with enter in finder? Hi, I've been using mac for quite some time now, but my problem is that in my daily job I normally use a Windows PC ...
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Cut command is messed up

I cannot change the key command for cut on my macBook pro. Where can I change that setting I cant find it with the rest of the key command preferences.
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How to debug Detect Displays? Having trouble using an external monitor

I have a MacBookPro (MacBookPro5,4) with the DVI output connection and I can't seem to get it to connect to my Dell Monitor. I've tried using Detect displays and made sure the monitor is using the ...
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Boot 2010 iMac from 2007 MacBook Pro's drive?

I am considering purchasing a 2010 27" iMac to replace my 2007 MacBook Pro as my everyday development machine. Ideally, I would like to work on the iMac when I am in my home office and work on the ...
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How can I make my Macbook Pro's headphone jack stop “humming”?

Switched recently from a Lenovo PC and one thing on my mac bothered me. Headphones plugged into my Macbook pro 13" (latest version) "hum" with static when there is no audio playing. Then after a short ...
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What do these dashed-box symbols mean on Japanese keyboard?

What do these dashed boxes mean and how to use them?
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Safari slowdown issues

Safari is quite slow when I open new tabs. I get a busy cursor, and I cannot interact with other tabs. Is there any way to make it faster? I have a 2010 MacBook Pro, MacOS 10.6.6, Safari 5.0.3.
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Is there any way to output to two 1920x1200 external monitors with any of MacBook Pro or Air?

I understand that you can output to one 1920x1200 monitor while still using the laptop's screen, and one 2560x1600 monitor using the dual-DVI adapter. But can you output to two external 1920x1200 ...
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Define different screen resolution when external monitor is plugged in

I have a Macbook Pro that I use both at home and at work. At home when I'm using it as a laptop, the standard resolution of 1440 x 900 is fine as it's closer to my eyes. However, at work I plug in an ...
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Oil seeping from mbp keys?

I have a pretty recent macbook pro 15in, aluminum unibody, probably not yet one year old. It mainly gets used in clamshell mode connected to an external monitor. I've noticed frequently now when I ...
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Can I plug two external monitors in to a MacBook Pro?

I'd like to use two external monitors for some excels, coding, email, not games or video content. Can someone please explain how I can go about using two external monitors with my MacBook Pro, and ...
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Why do the keyboard brightness keys sometimes stop working?

Occasionally after turning my keyboard brightness all the way down to 0 manually (Which I do sometimes at night if I need to leave the machine running while it processes something) it won't allow me ...
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MacBook Pro (6,2 - Mid 2010) Crashes During Graphics Acceleration

Ever since upgrading to 10.6.5 my MacBook pro seems to crash when graphic acceleration. The screen will go black and if audio is playing it will start to skip like a broken record. This occurs when ...
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Will I damage my HDD if I transport my MacBook in sleep mode?

Is it safe to carry MacBook with HDD in a bag while it has been put sleep? I.e. I know there are some risks of hard disk drive damage if one tries to shake them or rotate them while they're working. ...
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When can we expect upgrade of 13" macbook pro? [closed]

Core2Duo is old architecture in comparison with iCore (MacBook Pro 15" and 17"). When can we expect upgrade of 13" macbook pro? And any rumors about what we can expect? Apple Updates MacBook Pro ...
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Third Party Mini Display Port to VGA or DVI Cables

curious if anyone has any experience with any third party Mini Display Port to VGA or DVI cables? I noticed the cables on ebay selling for around $16. Compared to the official cables that run for ...
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MBP works fine but not visible on network

I have a strange problem, that for the life of me I can't seem to resolve. I'm hardly a newbie to this type of stuff, which is making the lack of success even more frustrating/embarrassing :) I have ...
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Connection timeout

I have a MacBook Pro 13" and my wifi connection never works properly. I know there are no problems either in the MacBook or in the router since: Another computer can connect to my router easily I ...
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Laggy Magic Mouse with Macbook Pro

I've had my Magic Mouse for about two weeks with a MacBook Pro 13", and I'm starting to notice quite a latency in the movement. It gets really bad whenever any performance heavy operation is going ...
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Can a 60W MagSafe power adapter work interchangeably on a Macbook Pro that “requires” an 85W adapter?

I have a 13" Macbook Pro that came with a 60W power adapter and a 15" Macbook Pro that came with a 85W power adapter. Can I use either adapter with either laptop? There seems to be disagreement in the ...
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Why won't my MacBook Pro automatically sleep?

I have my MacBook set to go to sleep after 2 minutes while on battery (via the Energy Saver preference pane.) However, when I leave it idle, it only turns off the screen—it does not actually sleep. ...
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How is it possible that my Macbook Pro with a failed logic board works just fine?

Some weeks ago, I went to a client's site to install a new router (Macs rock for IT work!) and when I opened my MacBook Pro (5,1) it didn't return from sleep; the screen stayed black and the indicator ...
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25+ inch monitor (Macbook Pro and Windows laptop)

I have a Lenovo Windows 7 laptop and now I have a shiny new Macbook pro to go with it. I want to build a workstation where both share the same monitor. Since I code, I want a fairly large monitor ...
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Insure MBP against theft/breakage

I don't have home contents cover. Anyone know of a good, reliable insurer for a MBP? I've read up on AppleCare but it doesn't include theft cover (as far as I can tell?)... I'd need this sort of ...
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Good ways to insure a MacBook Pro…[UK] [closed]

I don't have home contents cover. Anyone know of a good, reliable insurer for a MBP? I've read up on AppleCare but it doesn't include theft cover (as far as I can tell?)... I'd need this sort of ...
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I think I have bricked my MacBook Pro, what are my options to get it fixed?

I have been having power issues with my MacBook Pro (late 2007?). The power cable had a dodgy connection, and kept cutting out. This destroyed the life of the battery to the point where it would only ...
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macbook pro absurdly small battery life

My Macbook Pro lasts me about 1.5 to 2 hours max on a single charge. This feels ridiculously low. What can I do to increase the battery life on Macbook Pro? Battery Information: Model ...
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How can I set an external display (monitor) as the primary one?

Currently the MacBook's display works as primary, so every application I open gets open on the 13" and I have to drag it to the 24". I also don't have access to the dock on my 24". Is is possible to ...
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Some applications on MacBook Pro think Internet is not connected when it is

I have had my MacBook Pro for about 6 months; bought it new in 2010. I am running Mac OS 10.6.5. Using Airport to connect to the Internet. Had no problems until this last week, when at an apparently ...
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Recording video to MacBook Pro

I have an RCA feed with video. I'd like to capture this video to my Mac. I am looking for a mobile solution, something that does not require a wall plug, although battery power is OK. What methods ...
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Custom “mouse” gestures for Trackpad on Macbook Pro and Magic mouse

Is it possible to create custom gestures for Macbook Pro Trackpad and Magic Mouse to custom actions? For example to close a window or launch some application.
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MacBook will not turn on

I have a MacBook pro and it won't turn on. Basically I press the power button and the White light at the front turns on. Then a few seconds later it just crashes and the White light goes off then the ...
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Can I use an Advanced Format drive in a Late 2010 13" MacBook Pro?

I have the 13" Late 2010 MacBook Pro, and the 250 GB Hard Drive is way to small, so I'm looking to get a bigger one. I wanted to upgrade to a 750 GB WD Scorpio Blue (WD7500BPVT), but I've read ...
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How do I get audio CD to open in iTunes for ripping?

I have a Macbook Pro (latest version) and iTunes 10.1.1. I have the preferences set in iTunes to prompt to import an audio CD when it's inserted into the drive, and my System Preferences set to throw ...
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Why doesn't my headset microphone work?

I got a SteelSeries headset for Christmas and I plugged it into my MacBook Pro. The audio output works fine, but I am having issues with the audio input. I saw this post which talked about some power ...
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HDTV only detected when turned off (connected via DisplayPort to HDMI)

I tried to connect my LG HDTV (42" LD650) to my MacBook Pro 13" (mid-2010) using a DisplayPort to HDMI adapter. When I plug the cable in, my MacBook's screen flickers every time but the TV is only ...
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Macbook Air (Oct 2010) Photoshop & Web development laptop?

I currently have a 2008 MBP and am thinking of getting a new computer. I was wondering if the MBA OCT 2010 edition with max cpu (2.13GHz Intel Core 2 Duo) and 4gb ram would work well with photoshop ...
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Replace my MacBook Pro 15" 2009 hard drive [closed]

I need to replace my MacBook Pro 15" 2009 hard drive with a bigger size. Will this hard drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136545&Tpk=western%20digital%202.5 be ...
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How can I keep bugs out of the MacBook Pro's hinge vent?

I've noticed that some flying bugs have an irritating habit of crawling into the hinge vent on my MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2009). I don't know what possesses them to go in there, maybe it looks like ...
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Kingston SV100S2/128G on MacBookPro 6,2 (late 2010) issue

I just upgraded the harddrive with the Kingston SSD (100V series), did restore with Time Machine, immediately noticed the battery doesn't seem to play nice, it charges, but the time estimate is quite ...
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NeoOffice extremely slow in Mac OS X 10.6.5

I've installed the latest version of NeoOffice 3.2.1 on my May, 2010 2.66 gHz Core i7 MacBook Pro running Mac OS X 10.6.5 (8.0GB RAM). Regardless of what I do, whether its Writer, Calc, or Impress, ...
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Is there a presentation mode on mac?

When watching a video, or making a presentation, is there an option or a tool to disable all screensaving, energy savings and all? Regardless of if the power is plugged, I'd like to keep the screen ...