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

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Where can I buy the four hard drive screws for my MacBook Pro 2011 15" (pic)

I'm trying to find four replacement mounting screws for the 2.5" hard drive in my MacBook Pro 2011 15". Here's a pic of the four screws (one attached to hard drive). I tried Googling and can't find ...
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How do I delete forward on a Macbook Pro?

I know this: Fn + backspace - "del" key (delete letter to the right) <-- where's the Fn key in the MBP? Alt + backspace - Delete last word Command + backspace - Delete whole line Now... there ...
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How to find closest AppleCare service provider

A friend is considering buying a MacBook pro AppleCare package. She lives on the Canary Islands, and is getting a new MacBook soon. Is there any official information on what kind of AppleCare ...
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MacBook Pro resale value — should I replace the battery?

Non-technical question here, sort of. I'm planning on selling my old MacBook Pro on Craigslist. It's in great physical condition, with the exception of the battery, which is nonfunctional. It's never ...
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How can I turn off the screen on the macbook when I have an external monitor set up?

I have an external monitor and want my macbook screen to go blank or black so I can focus on the monitor instead. On my windows machine Function F5 does this.
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How to set Apple Magic Mouse permanently with Mac?

Recently I bought Mac and Magic mouse. I am new to Apple hardware. I was trying to install mouse with mac. I installed it successfully. But whenever I restart the machine I need to configure magic ...
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Fundamental difference between OS X 10.6 Install Disc that come with New MacBooks one that comes in Retail Box-Pack

What is fundamental difference between OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) Install Disc that come with New MacBooks to one that comes in Retail Box-Pack (either Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard OS only, or Mac Box ...
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MacBook Pro Dual LCD

Would it be possible to customize a macbook so that it has 2 screens instead of 1? what i mean is, could i hook up the lcd from another macbook and connect so that it has 2 screens.. if it could ...
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MacBook Pro display looks washed out in Windows (Boot Camp)

I have an early 2011 MacBook Pro and the display looks great under OS X, but is really washed out in Windows 7. I have installed all the drivers supplied by Apple and ran all the updates, but that ...
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Where can I find a map of my MBP french keyboard layout?

I just moved to Mac and I need to get used to the keyboard of my Macbook Pro. I've seen images / maps of the QWERTY keyboards but could not find a proper one for French. I want to see what the ...
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wireless connection with macbook pro

I have a macbook pro (mid 2008). Right now I'm experiencing problems with the wireless connection at work. It goes on and off. Every time I loose the connection I have to turn Airport off and on ...
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Implications of disconnecting the closed lid sensor/battery level indicator

As a follow-up to this question MBP Mid 2009 thinks the lid is closed permanently I have identified (with a lot of help from google) where the closed lid reed switch is connected to the logic board, ...
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How to increase “tracking speed” beyond the maximum?

For a Macbook Pro, I've set trackpad settings for Three Fingers to "Dragging": However the tracking speed is too slow, and often it's impossible to drag for a larger distance due to the size of the ...
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Can 2010 MacBook Pro power 2 daisy chained FW800 external HDs?

I have a 15 inch MacBook Pro (model MacBookPro6,2) with 2.66 gHz Intel Core i7 and 8 GB RAM from mid 2010. Right now, I use a LaCie Firewire 800 bus powered Little Big Disk Quadra which works well. ...
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When waking up my MacBook Pro, the external monitor unpredictably displays “snow flakes”

I can't seem to pinpoint a specific cause for this, but sometimes when I wake my MBP the external screen gets fuzzy, like a TV with no reception, but I can faintly see my desktop behind the noise. If ...
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Selling a Macbook Pro - removing personal information from it

I have recently upgraded to a 2011 MBP, and I'm finally all set up on it. It's time to sell my previous MBP. I've already copied off all of the data I want to keep and deleted the obvious suspects. ...
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How to fix a MacBook Pro display that turns off?

I have a 12 month old MacBook Pro, and just over the last 3 weeks or so, the screens (one additional screen) just turns off and I cannot get it back on again. I have to restart to turn the screen ...
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Macbook Pro external monitor maxes out at 1360x768

I have a 13" MBP with a mini DP to VGA. I have it hooked up to my new Samsung 23" display that has a max resolution of 1920x1080, but it seems that I can't pick a resolution higher than 1360x768. The ...
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Why is my Macbook pro's screen better than my Desktop Monitor?

This is probably a calibration issue, but why is it that my Mac doesn't need any kind of monitor calibration but my desktop's monitor do? Well, I actually really want to get a monitor, so I am ...
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Why is my Macbook Pro 2011 video garbled after sleep?

Occasionally when I open my new (April 2011) Macbook Pro I'm greeted by an unusable system with a garbled display. Most often I have to force a reboot (hold down power button for 10+ seconds), but ...
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Powering on while the lid is closed in clamshell mode

For a recent MacBook Pro, lid closed, non-Apple keyboard: can I map some key (like F15) to be the same as the Apple power key so I can do a full shutdown and start up without opening the lid?
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Is it ok to set the MacBook Pro to never sleep when plugged in?

I'm having some issues with my remote desktop software and the Wake-on-LAN feature. On that note, is it ok to set the MacBook Pro (17" 2009 unibody) to never sleep when plugged in? Am I somehow ...
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Hard wired link between webcam and led indicator?

In light of stories about stories about secret monitoring over laptop webcams (such as this one or this one), I wonder about the reliability of the green LED next to the camera that indicates that ...
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MBP Mid 2009 thinks the lid is closed permanently

As the title suggests I have a mid 2009 MBP that has started behaving as if the lid is permanently closed. It started happening while the machine was on with the AC plugged in, it was in use and ...
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Why is Wake-On-LAN not working on my MacBook Pro with LogMeIn?

Hey guys, as of this date (2011-05-24) I have the: Latest version of LogMeIn Free running on my MacBook Pro The Latest version of Snow Leopard I have the mid 2009 17" unibody MacBook Pro On my ...
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How can I get my MacBook Pro's sound back?

Sound isn't playing on startup or any other time. I'm not seeing the red glow from the headphone jack that I've seen mentioned in certain cases of this failure. Though I have noticed an awful lot ...
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Can I restore only selected files from Time Machine Backup after a fresh OS X re-install?

I'm thinking to reinstall my Mac OS X on my Macbook Pro and starting fresh (instead of recovering from a Time Machine backup) The question is: If I do that, after OS X is reinstalled, will I be able ...
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Can I remove a second install of Mac OS X?

I had to get the logic board and HDD replaced on my Unibody MBP, before I sent it back to Apple, I took a DMG copy of my hard drive thinking I could just remount it once I got my MBP back. When I got ...
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Where are the Thunderbolt components?

I've been looking around for a few weeks now and still dont see any Thunderbolt adapters, like a SATA/eSATA adapter or anything similar, is it still too soon ? i just havent seen anything on Newegg or ...
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Console.app bounces but does not start

In a (possibly related) recent question I outline some background to a decidedly unhealthy Mac Book Pro (patched up to date with the latest 10.6 updates). A suggestion was to try to see what clues ...
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HDCP Error on MacBook Pro with no External Display

I occasionally receive the infamous HDCP error (as seen below). However, I don't have an external display connected. It happens on the MacBook's built in display. This happens MID VIEWING. It ...
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Macbook pro trackpad stops working after plugging in USB mouse in Windows 7 under bootcamp

We have a new Macbook Pro which we've installed Windows 7 under boot camp. We've also installed the drivers off the OSX CD. When I plugged in a USB mouse the Trackpad stops working, which is fine ...
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Pages Equation Editor - Inserting Equations - Blank Spaces?

I am trying to place Mathematical equations in Pages and it appears it doesn't have this feature (why not apple? glare), however looking online I was advised to use Equation Editor which I seem to ...
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Frustating wifi problem on MacBook Pro

I have a MacBook Pro (10.6.7 with latest updates). Next to me is a TP-LINK TL-WR841 Router. Sometimes, it says I am connected to the network, but I can't ping anything online. Sometimes, while trying ...
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why is my snow leopard mac speaking 'welcome to rmit' when i join a network?

I did a class at a university - RMIT. Their network required a complex set up, which their tech support did for me. I also set up Locomatic to switch locations when I went home and used my home ...
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Do I need drivers to use a fullsized apple keybaord with my MacBookPro?

I have a 2009 MacBookPro and just purchased a wired Apple Keyboard with numeric keypad. I really wanted dedicated navigation keys and it is working great in Eclipse after a bit of configuation. I also ...
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Frequent crashing and unresponsive OS X

About six months ago, my MacBookPro's (summer '09) HDD died. A solid, irrecoverable failure - flashing folder question mark, utterly invisible to Disk Utility, Disk Warrior, being housed in an ...
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Macbook Ram Speed Question (1033 or 1333 MHZ)

I have two 4GB modules of ram for a Macbook Pro (1033MHZ). I have a new Macbook pro that came with two 2GB modules (1333MHZ) Would it be best if I left the 4GB faster ram in? Or would it really be ...
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MacBook Pro won't boot into safe mode or from DVD

Specs: MacBook Pro 7,1, 2.4gHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 4GB DDR3 RAM, 500GB HDD with Snow Leopard v10.6.7 I'm having a weird problem. I want to boot from the install disk to run Disk Utility because I'm ...
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Active Directory login takes from seconds to minutes on OSX

Login screen loads a very long time occasionally. It's annoying to wait for 5 minutes just to be able to use the MacBook. I have not been able to find a reason why it sometimes takes a very long time ...
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Any idea what this sound is?

Sometimes my MBP plays this somewhat distressing sound through its speakers (external if connected, otherwise internal, if my system volume is not muted). Has anyone experienced this? What is it? ...
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Spell check settings

Right now i am using Microsoft PowerPoint 2011 (on my macbook pro). I am doing a project on Hispania (an old Roman province) which today is currently Spain. My spell check has switched languages to ...
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MacBook Pro Charger has stopped working properly - any short-term fixes?

I have a MacBook Pro 15", about a year old. Today, the charger started working only intermittently. I've seen a few other people talking about similar problems, and most people say it's a problem with ...
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MBP Dual core (2006) fans usage since Mac OS X update 10.6.7

Am I the only one who noticed this : since the last Mac OS X System update, the fans are quite often spinning at full speed, regardless of the activity on the computer. It happens even when there is ...
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computer boots up and fades to blue repeatedly

I have a MacBook Pro running 10.4.11 from 2006 or 2007 with a problem during start-up. The computer will boot and then after showing the desktop, menu bar, and dock (but before icons appear on the ...
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Erase all personal settings from mac

I want to leave the software on my mac and the profile and all that but I want to erase all passwords and history and personal settings from the mac so that a new colleague can use it?
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Unable to display 1920x1080 on a 1080 monitor

I have a Macbook Pro 15" i5, and I'm connecting it to a Samsung 40" 1080p monitor. Previously, it displayed a 1920x1080 resolution just fine, but then I accidentally changed something in the OSX ...
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Macbook Pro 15" bad hissing sounds when connecting external monitor and external speakers

i'm using a Macbook pro 15" i5 and I'm hearing bad statics sounds when connecting my external speaker while connecting an external monitor through the vga displayport. The static sounds that come out ...
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Disappearing error message and Safari windows

When I close my laptop I have it set to automatically log me off. I closed my laptop while I still had some Safari browser windows open along with my iTunes. When i opened it, I logged back on. I ...
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Will an Apple Airport router work better with my Macs?

I recently upgraded from Windows to a Mac, and now I have two Macbooks. Would they work better with my wireless if I got an Apple Airport a/b/n router? (I couldn't find anything about this on Google ...