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Troubleshooting the spinning wait cursor or spinning disc pointer

I have a mid 2009 MBP with Mavericks and am increasingly seeing the spinning wait cursor or spinning disc pointer - how do I try to troubleshoot what might be happening? Indeed, in what situations ...
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Mavericks random hard freezes

I've got an old Macbook Pro 3.1 (Intel Core 2 Duo). Recently I've upgraded to Mavericks and since then I'm experiencing some frustrating random "hard freezes" (the mouse pointer just remains stuck, ...
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macbook pro black screen from sleep

My MacBook is a Pro Retina 15 inch late 2013, running 10.9.4. When bringing the laptop out of sleep it stays black for 20-30 seconds, showing a cursor only. I went as far as erasing the hard drive and ...
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trackpad click not working

Recently, my trackpad is not recognizing when I click to open a link. I can run a search through Google, but when I click on the link to open it, nothing happens. The only way I can open it is to ...
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Is there any thunderbolt device which supports daisy chaining and costs less than £100?

I'm trying to get two displays on my MBP 13" mid 2012, apparently it supports two daisy chained Apple TB displays, but i can't fork out £1600 for two Apple TB displays, so after a weekend of ...
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Mavericks & Bootcamp Windows 8 …and the magic 3rd Partition (post Installation)

i know this question is already featured and posted - thus investigating for quite a long, to loong period of time by now i must resume: i am just as smart as i was when trying to find answers... ...
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Why is the speaker next to the camera magnetized when my laptop is off?

I'm on a mid 2010 15 inch mbp. I just noticed that, even after my computer has been off for a few days, coins are sticking to the back of the display - in the exact area of the speaker next to the ...
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Prompt for encrypted disk password on startup

I enabled the full disk encryption or at least I think so. The HD shows up as "Encrypted Logical Partition" in Disk Utility. When I boot up the macbook however I can choose between logging in as ...
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How can I send/receive files from my iPhone over Bluetooth to my Mac?

Why is it so difficult to Bluetooth these two? They are both Apple products and it seems inconceivable that it won't work. I have tried several solutions posted online and can link but there is no ...
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Battery replacement on MacBook Pro 13" Early 2011 considerations

I need to replace battery on MacBook Pro 13" Early 2011 and I've already found the one in the local shop, but I am not sure it will fit. Old non-working battery has the following parameters: Model ...
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How to know which apps to shutdown when there is overheating?

I once unfortunately closed a program that I found in the Activity Monitor to be using a lot of resources. A bit of Context: that day my macbook pro was suddenly heating up like crazy and the usually ...
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Why does my iPhoto masters file taking up a lot of storage?

I want to clear some storage from my Mac and it shows that my masters file is 94.7GB, however I only have 2500 pictures and the iPhoto software says it takes up 15.8GB. Why is the masters folder so ...
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Mac book pro charger came with twisted connector tip

I just got my new macbook pro out of the box, and for my surprise i also noticed the sharp bent on the tip of the charger. Can i 'undo' this bent? I already had an 'incident' where my charger was ...
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How to fix broken GPT, GUID and unmountable and without type volumes?

I have Macbook pro with mavericks and 512GB SSD i accidentally deleted a partition and suddenly my mac could not boot any more and after i tried to do something with disk utility this is gpt -r show ...
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Bluetooth headset: why do I have to either re-pair every time

I'm using a "Energy BT Sport" headset. Pairing is pretty easy. Obviously I'm not always using the headset, I'm frequently switching between headset and speakers depending the circumstance I'm in. ...
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Kernal Panic IOAudioFamily second time within 20 days

The first time: I have not shut down the computer in about 2 weeks, always on sleep at night. Before I turned it to sleep, I used ScreenFlow and perhaps also checked my email. I just moved the ...
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How to check Guest user's log on os x?

I leave my Mac at my job and when I come back, someone used it using Guest user. Is there a way for me to check what this person did when he logged in my mac using Guest user?
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Macbook Pro Retina - external display and time issues

I have a late 2013 MBP with retina display, and I typically use 1 or 2 external monitors through the thunderbolt ports. They've worked perfectly up until a couple days ago - now my computer doesn't ...
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Portable hard drive free space partition

I have a Toshiba 1TB portable hard drive that had 2 partitions. I erased one of them (previously used for time machine backups) and it changed into a non-erasable or -changeable "free space" ...
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Macbook Pro (Unibody): Trackpad requires too much force

At first I thought my trackpad was broke and the clicker didn't work because it didn't always pick up my clicks. However, I've recently realized that is not the issue. The clicker requires a lot more ...
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2 external USB monitors on MacBook Pro

I have a new macbook pro, got it in january of 2014. I am trying to connect 2 USB ASUS MB168B monitors via the separate USB ports on my macbook pro. One will load up and they other one goes black. The ...
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Mail Flags and Search not working

New Macbook Pro running OSX 10.9.4 and Mail 7.3(1878.6). I can flag emails but they don't triplicate in the Flagged Folder. Also I use the search bar and get no results even though I am searching ...
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mds and mds_stores constantly consuming cpu

mds and mds_stores are constant CPU consumers even when I think nothing should have changed on the hard drive. activity monitor I have a circa 2009 Macbook Pro. Lots of software installed over the ...
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Lion installation gets stuck after reboot at Apple logo

I have a 2006 Macbook Pro with Snow Leopard as the OS X and I recently purchased OS X 10.7 from the App Store. After download, I began the installation of Lion, it restarted and just remained at the ...
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Is there a way to mirror to HDMI display on FileVault login screen?

I have a MacBook Pro Retina & Mavericks, with FileVault 2 enabled. I also mirror to an HDMI display, but it doesn't show anything on FileVault 2 login. This is an issue, because I'd like to get a ...
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Spotlight searched an image and it automatically edited itself

I have DropBox installed on my Mac. In my DropBox folder are two specific images, which we'll call Image A and Image B. I was using Spotlight Search for Image A, and used the spotlight preview pane. ...
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Macbook Pro limits resolution of Samsung U28D590D to 1920x1080

I use a MacBook Pro late 2011 and I recently bought a Samsung Screen U28D590D 28" which could, normally, bring me a resolution of 2560x1440 with DisplayPort. But, my screen recognizes my MBP only ...
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how do I sync iBooks or move books between collections?

I have an Mac OSx 10.7.5 (doesn't come with iBooks) and iPad -- has iBooks in it. I want to do a simple thing, create a new Collection, and move books from one collection to the other. I couldn't ...
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Restoring MacBook Pro

My MacBook Pro froze. I turned it off manually. It won't come back on. It is 1 year old. I can't restart in Safe Mode. I can restart using Command-R and get to Disk Utility but I don't know what ...
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Retina Macbook Pro 13" makes clicking noise once a second

It's hard to describe the noise, so here's a recording. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDh-2qxeUGw&feature=youtu.be My half-year-old retina MBP 13" started to make this clicking noise about once ...
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Mac can't find hard drive

My hard drive was failing, on my Macbook Pro, so I bought a new one, installed it. Now, it isn't even picking up the actual hard drive. Should I try to reinstall? Could I have been given a bad hard ...
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MacBook Pro failure to reinstall OS X Mavericks

I've bought a late-2008 MacBook Pro 15". On startup, it takes me straight to the OS X Utilies menu. When I try to reinstall OS X I eventually get an error telling me that 'installation information ...
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16 gb RAM specs for mid 2012 macbook pro

I have a mid 2012 Macbook pro. I want to upgrade it to 16 GB -- I know Apple does not support this but is possible. I would appreciate it if someone can give me the specs of the RAM to order. ...
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Macbook pro 2012 Lagging. Slow bootup - Amazing Hack!

I've left my Macbook pro to sleep with a lot of programs and memory used (probably lot of swap used as well) And when I've waken it up, it started to have 60 s lags then 5-10 seconds of ...
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Application bundle installation problem on Mavericks!

I own a Macbook Pro in May, 2011 and got two DVD with it. One for installing OS X and another for Application Install. I'm currently running OS X Mavericks and now I want to install applications that ...
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How to verify if the MacBook Pro HDD cable is faulty?

Is it possible that I take out the HDD cable and test it with multimeter to see if all wires are connected, etc? Is there a pin diagram for it? The problem: I have this MacBook Pro mid 2009, lat ...
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OS X works perfectly fine on external HD but extremely slow with HD on MBP

Things get weird when I replaced my HDD with an SSD since my MacBook Pro (Mid-2012) slowed down horribly. I get beachballs everything I did on my MBP and it was so painful. I thought it was because ...
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Unable to edit notes on my macbook pro 11

I have recently purchased a MacBook Pro (2.6GHz, i5, OS X 10.9.4). I have an iPhone 4. Notes application was working fine on both my devices although I did notice that I have lost few notes from my ...
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Font rendering issue in Chrome extension on external monitor

I have an issue with font rendering in Chrome extensions on a monitor plugged into my Retina Macbook Pro. As you can see on the screengrabs below the rendering is really jagged, fonts within the ...
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kIOUSBEndpointCountExceeded error when plugging in USB device

I keep a lot of USB devices plugged into my 15-inch Mid 2012 MacBook Pro for my job. This MacBook Pro has 2 external USB ports. In one is for a laptop fan, and the other is a USB hub which has ...
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Connect Mac to closer Access Point

this is a complicated question that I think has an super easy answer but I've been googling and no success so far. What happens is that I use my Mac in the office, and the office has three floors. ...
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The fans in my MacBook Pro (2007) run at full speed for no reason?

For some reason the fans in my MacBook Pro (2007 model) seem to run at full speed for no apparent reason, I've been using the "iStats" gem to monitor my temps and fan speeds - what's strange is that ...
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Can't download Mavericks - I got a Mountain Lion CD, what to do?

This is the most silly question I'll ever ask, and I'm sorry for this. But doing the following: Step 1: https://itunes.apple.com/en/app/os-x-mavericks/id675248567 Step 2: ...
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Font on Unity Application doesn't smooth

I'm using Mac book pro 13 inches with retina display. I see that on retina screen, font is smooth, and in almost applications, I see font is always smooth, too but not in Unity. I'm currently using ...
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AirDrop iphone to MacBook

At work I airdrop files with coworkers all the time but I often need to move photos from my iphone 5 to my laptop but I can't figure out how. If I select the images and open the send page which lists ...
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Old MacBook Pro 17" freezes when WiFi gets turned off

I recently updated from Mountain Lion to Mavericks 10.9.4 on my late 2007 MacBook Pro 17". Now every time I turn off WiFi, the computer freezes within a few seconds to a few minutes. Upon reboot, the ...
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Mavericks 'close the clam' woes

I typically use my "Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013" MBP at work with the lid closed, connected to an external monitor, a bluetooth trackpad, and a USB keyboard. For the last few months, the results of ...
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Save program from iPad to Mac

I bought some program for iPad and this program became crucial for my work - if the iPad will corrupt/+developer delete the program from AppStore I will be in great trouble. So, my question is how ...
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Retrieve data after deleting from Trash in OS X

I deleted some important data mistakenly from Trash but I need to retrieve it asap. Is there any way to retrieve it either in Terminal or manually?
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Can MacBook Pro be used 18 hrs daily?

I am using a 13-inch Mid 2012 MacBook Pro that I got about an year ago. I am a writer and work primarily on Word, Safari & Preview. And I work on the machine for an average of about 16-18 hours a ...