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

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Is the any way to find my stolen Mac?

Two weeks ago, my 13" Macbook Pro was stolen. Is there any way to locate my laptop if and when the thief accesses the internet? Is there any application or a website similar to this that can give me ...
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After hard drive upgrade, battery not charging?

I just installed a new hard drive into my Macbook Pro 1,1. I had a little difficulty when I initially installed it because the monitor was not turning back on. After re-opening the MacBook Pro (with ...
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Intermittent charge on Macbook Pro

I have a 2010 Macbook Pro with a MagSafe T Power adapter. The power adapter makes a buzzing/hissing/fuzzy noise when it is plugged into the wall. When it is plugged into my mac, my light turns green ...
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Where is the F13 button on my MacBook Pro?

I was looking through the System Preferences for Mission Control in OS X Lion (10.7). One of the options had F13 in it but I couldn't find it anywhere. Where is it?
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I just installed Lion, and now I'm hanging on startup. What went wrong?

I purchased Lion from the Mac App Store and installed it on my mid-2009-era MacBook Pro. The installation went smoothly and the computer restarted itself on schedule. I heard the startup noise, saw ...
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How can I fix an Install Failed error while installing Lion?

I downloaded the new OS X Lion from the App store. I am running the latest Snow Leopard on my 2010 15" Macbook Pro. During the download, it somehow stopped while I was away from the keyboard. When I ...
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How to make special French keyboard characters work in MS RDC?

I'm on a Macbook Pro with a French Keyboard. Keyboard layout works fine when connecting to Windows XP Professional but I cannot get certain keys to work: For example $, &, é, § and @ etc. work ...
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MacBook Pro unresponsive for a few minutes after opening the lid, AirPort trying to reconnect to wifi

I have a problem every time my 2010 MacBook Pro wakes up after I opened the lid. The symptoms are as follows: The display is completely normal, I can see the latest program I used, the top bar ...
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Windows 7 on 2011 MBP's internal HDD, OS X on FW800 one

I'm about to get my new 2011 MBP next week and it's coming with a 256gb internal SSD, but I was wondering if it's possible to use the disk entirely for Windows 7 (bootcamp'ed) & install Mac OS X ...
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Why doesn't anything happen when I connect my Nexus S to a MacBook Pro 2010 using a USB cable?

I've tried to connect a Nexus S to a MBP 2010 via USB. After connection, the Mac does not respond. Anybody know why? I have tried it with a powered USB hub and get the same result: No responses for ...
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What are the keyboard layouts of a MacBook Pro 15"?

Can someone find me a picture of Macbook Pro US keyboard Layout and one of an English international? I need a detailed image, because I need to know the second key assignments of each key. ...
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Delayed image on second monitor, MacBook Pro 13 inch i5

I have a 2011 MacBook Pro conected to a LG Flatron L19WS monitor through a Mini DisplayPort to VGA adapter and the image is delayed from the MacBook Pro to the actual monitor. How can I fix this?
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Wifi on Macbook vs Macbook Pro

How will you rate your wifi experience and over all experience between Macbook and Macbook pro? How much of that good or bad is to do with Aluminium body?
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Mac Book Pro - 5 400 tr/min or 7 200 tr/min?

I'm buying a mac book pro (this one: http://store.apple.com/us/configure/MC723LL/A?mco=MjEyOTY4OTQ). My doubt is: 5400 tr/min 750Gb or 7200 tr/min 500Gb ? I would appreciate the extra space but ...
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How to properly ground a MacBook Pro

I have a MacBook Pro 4.1. In the past - from time to time - you could feel a bit of electricity close to the aluminium case when working in AC mode, but now things are getting worse. I can feel the ...
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Macbook Pro 15" replacement Keyboard / Keys

i am using a macbook pro 15" early 2011 unibody with an german (DE) keyboard. and that sucks really hard. So ive decided to change it, and it should be working because the english international and ...
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Early 2011 MBP Hard Drive Noise - What IS normal?

I bought an early 2011 (the current model at the time of writing) 15 inch, 2.2GHz MacBook Pro. I had a previous generation model, pre unibody model which I loved and performed like a star. ...
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Macbook Pro unable to use the internet while connected to IPSec VPN

Short Question Is there something I am missing when setting up a Cisco IPSec VPN connection that redirects all traffic over the VPN? Background When I am connected to the VPN, I can browse our ...
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Macbook Pro 13" Audio In/Out Port Adaptor

I have the most recent Macbook Pro 13" and on the apple website it says that the audio port is in and out. I just ordered a headset that has two separate 3.5mm plugs and was wondering if there is any ...
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How to keep your MacBook Pro cool (unibody)

I'm a developer/system admin/unix guy so I have many IDEs/Editors/Terminals running and I'm also temperature freak... I like it cold, here are a few tips I did to keep my MacBook Pro Unibody under 46 ...
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Use multiple speakers to play 2 ch audio

My macbook pro has 2 built in speakers and a line-out for audio. Additionally, I have it connected to my cinema display wich also has 2 speakers. I want to know how to combine them to use all of ...
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What are the best practices for battery longevity?

How do you maximize the cycle count of your battery? There seems to be a debate between: Leave plugged in 24/7 but do a full cycle once a month Charge to ~100%, drain to ~10%, repeat. NOTE: ...
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Hard drive unmounted and missing then back?

I have a 15" 2011 MBP with the OWC data doubler (a generic version). In my primary drive position (the spot where the factory HDD was) I have an OCZ-VERTEX 3. In the data doubler (the spot where the ...
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Cleaning a MacBook Pro keyboard that's been covered in juice

My lovely son spilled apple juice on my laptop keyboard. It works, but it feels like it has grit under the keys and sticks a bit. How do I clean it out? I remember old keyboards could be just ...
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How can I make my MacBook Pro screws stop screwing around?

The title might be a bit misleading, but it's precise: the screws keep screwing out by themselves! It's quite random and I'm not even sure how I've managed to never lose one so far. Most of the ...
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can i delete “developer-old” folder?

I've got a "developer-old" folder besides for my "developer" folder. "developer-old" contains "headers", "SDKs", etc folders. It'd be nice to delete this folder bc it takes up 10GB. Can I?
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MacBook Pro Heat Indicators

I just downloaded a temperature monitor app for my macbook pro. It tells me the following temperatures. I was wondering which ones I should take extra note of and what temperatures of those I should ...
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Who makes the Wifi component on the Macbook Pros?

In Apple's Macbook line, who is actually making the Wifi components for them? Intel? I ask because I've never had any trouble with wireless connections on my Macbook but all the adapters I buy for my ...
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Restarting sound service?

My macbook pro running Snow Leopard stopped making sounds a couple hours ago. I've found other reports of people with sounds working through headphones, but that's not the problem I'm seeing. I get no ...
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MacBook Pro 13 resolution problem?

I just bought a MacBook Pro 13. whenever I play a game that has lower resolution than 1280-800 I get two big black rectangles on both side of the screen, instead of the screen entirely filled. Is ...
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Cloned and changed HDD; now almost every program crashes on startup

As the title suggests I cloned my mac hdd using CCC and bootcamped and restored win 7 on the bootcamp partition. It would seem that everything worked out as planned but the first thing I noticed was ...
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Is 0.4 GHz of extra processor speed worth €300? (about $430)

I'm planning on buying a new macbook pro 13inch and I've got the choice between a 2.3ghz intel core i5 or an 2.7ghz intel core i7 for an extra €300 (= $430). Can someone explain me what the ...
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Unable to login to MacBook, worked fine with Active Directory account on corp. network

My IT dept setup my new MacBook Pro with 2 accounts. One is a local account and the other is on the Active Directory server. Both have administrative privileges on the mac. I've been using the AD ...
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Wifi disconnects frequently in Macbook Pro 13"

I am new to Macbook Pro and Mac OS X. I am experiencing irritating problem. My internet wifi gets disconnected frequently. Is this a problem with my internet provider or Mac book pro? I bought MBP ...
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front light blinking and beep sound

Just two days back, I bought a MacBook Pro. I have just decreased the resolution of the display and started one game. Suddenly, my MacBook made an annoying beep sound and the front light was also ...
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Triggering an alarm on MBP while the lid is closed

I would like to use an alarm clock application on my MacBook Pro. The thing is, that I need to close the lid on the MBP while sleeping. Now I know this is a common issue, but after moderate amount of ...
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For a Macbook Pro, what are some recommend power plan settings for Windows 7 via Bootcamp

I would like to ask if anyone has some recommendations on some of the specific settings for Window power plans (especially advanced parameters) for a Macbook Pro. For me specifically I have an early ...
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Strange OS X desktop animation

I've noticed a strange animation on the desktop of my January 2007 Macbook Pro. The animation appears sporadically in the lower left-hand corner. The best way I can describe the animation is "a hard ...
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Skype with bluetooth headset on MacBook Pro

I have AKG K830BT bluetooth headset which works perfectly with my MacBook Pro (Mac OS X 10.6.7). The only problem is while using Skype. It looks like Skype wants to use my built-it speakers ...
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Wake on LAN for MBP late 2009

Is it possible to wake my MBP via Magic Packets from power down? I read Power up Mac Mini remotely, but that does not seem to work from power down. "Wake for network access" in "Energy Saver" prefpane ...
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Software/utility to completely erase cookies/cache

What software (or using any other in-built tools) can I use to clear (by clear, I mean scrub from the disk) the cache & cookies in browsers, without affecting the bookmarks etc. I use firefox 4. ...
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Horizontal or Vertical stand for cooling a Macbook?

I have a Macbook Pro (2010 model) that I like to connect an external monitor, keyboard, and mouse too. I like to keep the lid down, and have it running almost all the time, 24/7. There are several ...
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Is it possible to route my iPhone calls through my MacBook Pro sound system?

I have external speakers and microphone hooked up to my MacBook Pro running Snow Leopard and an iPhone 3Gs connected to it with a USB cord. Is it possible to route calls from the iPhone through the ...
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Is there a way to pickup iPhone calls on my Macbook Pro?

I have my iPhone headset plugged into my Macbook Pro so that I can listen to some proper music and have my Iphone 4 lying next to my MB Pro. Now, of course, it would be really really fancy if there ...
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Where can I find a replacement screen for my 13" MBP?

I have purchased Macbook Pro 13 inch, and it was shipped by DHL, but when I received it, the screen was damaged. So, I want to buy a new one. Where I can find it? Because I want to buy and install it. ...
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MacBook Pro constantly freezing/pausing for fractions of a second

I've got a 2008 MacBook Pro (Late 2008/Unibody, MB471LL/A, MacBookPro5,1, A1286) with 6GB of memory and a 160GB OCZ Vertex 2 SSD running 10.6.7 (1OJ869). Around a month ago I noticed the machine is ...
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Do Macbooks with protective cases fit into the BookArc Desktop Stand?

I have a 15" Macbook Pro in a Speck protective case. Will this fit into a Twelve South BookArc Desktop Stand for Notebooks comfortably? The protective case adds a little to the body of the Macbook, ...
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Way to limit CPU speed to prevent temperature spikes?

I have a 17 inch MacBook Pro with Thunderbolt. Occasionally, it heats up and the fan has to kick on. This happens typically during heavy CPU utilization, but also seemingly randomly when doing ...
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quick search using quick silver?

just got my first mac os computer. installed quick silver. (I rely heavily on launchy in windows) so, the cool feature i was able to achieve on windows using launchy, is that after saving "quick ...
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What memory to buy for macbook pro 17" early 2011?

What brand/model of memory do I need to buy for a macbook pro 17" early 2011 model? On Apple's memory page, they just say DDR3 1333mhz SODIMM. So I went to purchase some from Newegg and happened to ...