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

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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 ...
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Why won't my MacBook Pro connect to Wi-Fi networks that use a sign-in page (captive portal)?

Some wi-fi networks require viewing and agreeing to terms before Internet access is allowed. When my MBP connects to such a network, it attempts to redirect and isn't able to connect. I tried all ...
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MacBook Pro not outputting audio

Yesterday I could play music and actually hear something, but as of today, my MacBook Pro speakers aren't producing any sound at all. Here is what I tried: rebooting (a cold reboot too) several ...
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Reinstalling Lion OS using recovery , will it erase my other partition(s) data?

I am about to re-install OS Lion on my MacBook Pro. But before that I want to make sure that my data in other partition created, will that be lost to? Example I have 3 partitions 1)Macintosh HD (OS ...
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Trouble with SSD/HDD in Macbook Pro Mid 2009

When my original HDD crashed I wanted to change it and choose a Samsung HDD (I don't not the exact model anymore). The problem with this one was that the system often hanged for several seconds until ...
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Is it possible to convert a MacBook Pro from the glossy to the matte option?

I have foolishly managed to crack the glass on the glossy screen of my 15 inch Mid 2010 MacBook Pro. While considering the option to replace the glass, I then remembered I'd always wanted to have the ...
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Battery issue with MacBook Pro 13 inch (Early 2011)

So, around June 2011 I finally had the chance to buy my first Macbook Pro (13 inches, i5) But recently, I've noticed something wrong with my battery! Actually with only 2 months of use, I was under ...
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Unexplainable large number of cycles of MacBook Battery

My battery is a year old, but it has 189 cycles. Why is this? I always use my MacBook with the charger plugged in and very rarely without the charger.
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MacBook autofill name fields with someone else's name

I have a brand new MacBook Pro. When I first started the computer and set it up, it asked for my name, but the field was already autofilled with my brother's name. When I install software, when there ...
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How can I be auto logged in with the computer locked?

I want to have the computer log me in so all my login items can get started, but I need it to be secure, aka it still needs to ask me for my password before I can actually use the computer.
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How to wipe a thoroughly secured old computer

I have an old computer of mine (the first MacBook Pro model) that I'm trying to wipe clean and repurpose. But back in the day, I was quite security conscious, and my own barriers are foiling me: ...
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I have a 2008 Macbook Pro will a 85w power cord work?

I have a 2008 Macbook Pro and my cat recently chew through that power cord. I bought a 85w adpater but I don't want to open it if I know it won't work. Does an 85w work with a 2008 Macbook pro or ...
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OS stops receiving left (primary) mouse click

I've got a frustrating problem that seems to have cropped up within the last two months or so. Infrequently, the left (primary) click stops registering with the OS, so I can't really click on ...
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How can I disable Safe Boot or the Shift Key?

After a spill on the keyboard of my unibody MBP 17", the ⇧ key reports as always on. Under Windows (BootCamp) and Linux (LiveDVD) I can easily get around the problem by using an external ...
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CD with data not opening in selected application

I am hainvg a problem with an app called Reunion 9. My dad made me a CD/GED file with data from his PC and I'm trying to load it onto my MacBook Pro. When it initially opened, it gave the screen to ...
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Half of keyboard backlight dim after soda mishap

I somehow managed yesterday to spill some soda over part of my 2010 MacBook Pro's keyboard - it stayed mostly in the keyboard area, touching the F8-F12 and 8 through equals keys. I shut down the Mac, ...
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Does using a macbook with an external monitor damage the health of the battery?

I have an (oldish) MacBook Pro that I use with an external monitor, which requires that the MBP power adapter be plugged in all the time. Does that damage the health of the battery? I ask because my ...
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Mac Pro failing to boot

Two times now, over the last 3 weeks my Mac Pro is failing to boot. Once on, it stays on the blue screen with the spinning icon and never gets to the login screen. To remedy this I boot from install ...
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Is it safe to buy MacBook Pro batteries on eBay?

My 15" MacBook Pro 5.1 (late 2008) battery is inflating to the point of nearly breaking the unibody battery cover, so I'm really into replacing it as soon as possible. There are loads of these ...
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MacBook Pro SuperDrive reads CDs/Media DVDs but not Data DVDs

I have a MacBook Pro (Mid-2009) with a SuperDrive that reads CDs, movies DVDs but not data DVDs. Not sure what to do. The data DVDs work well on other MacBook Pros though, so i'm guessing it might be ...
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Why might my mac be running extremely slowly at times?

This sounds like a pretty open, multi-possibility question, but I'm at a loss. I continually experience my mac falling behind by several words or characters. I mainly notice it in chrome and adium, ...
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Macbook pro early 2011 model motherboard short circuted on connecting data cable to USB port

I have macbook pro early 2011 MC700 model. Few days back I was using it on battery and connected my samsung phone data cable to USB port and when I was about to connect other end of cable to my phone, ...
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Macbook Pro random shutdown

Has anyone experienced this problem? Does anyone have a solution? I have scoured the internets for solutions and found many different answers. I am on a Macbook Pro 6,1. The one that has worked for me ...
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Diagnosing system lockups

I am having a problem with my MacBookPro5,1 (more background below): the system will randomly lock up, with the following symptoms: Screen freezes up, no corruption System does not respond to ...
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What hybrid (HDD/SSD) drives would be a good option for an early 2011 MacBook Pro? [closed]

I'd like the OS speed an SSD offers, but as I'm not an avid gamer/video editor, none of my programs really need that much speed, especially since a 256GB drive is about $400-500, and the Momentus XD ...
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Can I use my 2010 iMac as a display for my 2011 MBP?

My Belkin Mini DisplayPort to MiniDisplayPort cable has just arrived. I have the laptop plugged into the iMac. Everything is arranged the way I need it, except for one thing. How can I cycle between ...
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Big black vertical bar on external screen

I'm trying to plug an external screen on my 2010 macbook pro 15", but when I set the maximal resolution, 1920*1080, the image seems a little constrained, and a big black vertical bar appear on the ...
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Will the MacBook Pro hinge tighten over time or with use?

The hinge on my 5 month old MacBook Pro is very loose. I took it to the Apple store, where I was told that it will tighten over time. Has anyone else had the same problem? Has the hinge tightened over ...
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3 months old MacBook Pro crashed

My MacBook Pro is just 3 months old. It is 13 inch running i5 processor. Today I was working on Eclipse and connected one end of USB cable to the MacBook. I was about to connect other end of USB cable ...
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How do I open a file with an extension of .accdb?

I got a file contain extension of .accdb I don't know how to open or which software to use to read this file
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AppleUSBCDC weirdness after strange incident

I use my MBP propped on one of those laptop stands, ergo my external USB mouse and USB keyboard (both generic cheap-ass Logitechs) are always connected through a powered Belkin USB hub. Yesterday I ...
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Some application screens won't redraw in MBP

I have a MacBook Pro running 10.6.8. It has all the latest updates (except for an item each for iTunes and Safari). Having not used Mail for a week or so, I've run into some problems with it - plus ...
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Mac OS X, install another keyboard layout?

I'm a developer and I'm just so used to using Spanish (Argentina) as my keyboard layout on my PC both at home and at work. Now I want to develop on my Macbook Pro too, but the only Spanish layouts ...
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Time Machine without Airport?

I'm a very new Mac user. I just bought a MacBook Pro and I'd like to use the Time Machine backup. Unfortunately, it seems like I can only keep my laptop mobile by using an Airport router. I was hoping ...
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Diagnosing a dead MacBook Pro

Anyone got a good checklist for diagnosing the problem with a dead MacBook Pro ? I've a 15" MacBook Pro Core Two vintage machine that has suddenly stopped booting up. I can hear the Superdrive spin ...
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How can I set output to internal speakers after I've set the 3.5mm jack as input on 13" MacBook Pro?

I have a 13" MacBook pro, which has only one 3.5mm jack. I've set it as Sound Input in the System Preferences -> Sound dialog This way I can record directly from my piano audio output. The problem ...
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DNS Problem with my Macbook Pro

I have a problem with my Macbook Pro. I suspend it and if I should open it up and the wifi is connected and all looks pretty well. But I have no connection with my DNS Server. Other devices works ...
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Built-in iSight not working after migrating OS X from Mac Mini to MacBook Pro

Used Migration Assistant to migrate from Mac Mini (which is without iSight) to MacBook Pro (which has iSight). MacBook Pro was installed with OS X 10.6, then Software Update(d) to 10.6.8, before ...
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MacBook Pro (15" mid-2010) crashes upon waking up from sleep sometimes

I have this MacBook for quite a while now. It's been working just fine with the exception of sleep/wake-up issues. Sometimes there's no problem at all, but occasionally it does not. For instance, I ...