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

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How to safely log in if it is busy?

Macbook pro, bought in 2012. I am copying something from my movable disk to my mac, and a few minutes later the screen was off, upon waking it up, it asked for password, however, I can't even type the ...
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Macbook Pro (early 2013) Multiple Display Issues

I have an Early 2013 Macbook Pro with an external Thunderbolt Display. The Macbook Pro was running 10.9.3 but is now running 10.9.4 and the issue is that the external display is black even though it ...
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Non Stop Kernel Panics on Mavericks

I've been facing a really hard kernel panic problem. I bought this macbook pro 17" about 5 months ago and at that time I had a few kernel panics but didn't event bothered cause I could still use it ...
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macbook to monitor via windows laptop

I want to connect my macbook pro to my tv. I do not have a hdmi cable but I do have a dvi cable. I also have a usb to usb cable. Is it possible to connect my macbook pro to windows laptop then ...
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Should you unplug the cable once you MBP is fully charged? [duplicate]

With Mavericks is this still needed? Doesn't this eventually cause the battery to die faster because it means it'll have to go through more cycles frequently?
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Macbook pro constantly crashing

We have a Macbook Pro (see spec below) that consistently crashes, it can run for anything up to two hours but the crashing seems completely random within that time. I've attached the spec and error ...
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MacBook Pro 2013 hard drive upgradable?

My MacBook Pro late-2011 model was recently stolen when someone broke into our car. Luckily there weren't too many other items in the car and my computer was fully backed-up. I am looking for a new ...
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Macbook pro OSX stuck in version 10.9.1, can't update software

I've tried updating my software to 10.9.2 and 10.9.3, but it won't go. After trying to install it and restarting my laptop, I am still stuck on version 10.9.1. My app store says I should check my ...
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Why does my macbook pro screen flash when I start it up?

I have looked at the other questions, but none of them have done me any good. I have been having an issue lately. When i start up my macbook pro (2009 or 2010 i think), it will start up nice, then ...
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Constant flickering on my external display

I've recorded a 7 second video of it here: http://youtu.be/2k9P59Z32wE. Basically, the screen will alternate between a fuzzy picture, color bars, and then black every ~2 seconds or so. Technical ...
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Broken hard drive or operating system

My MacBook Pro froze today. When the system is restarted, it goes directly to the OS X Utilities window. None of the alternatives seem to work. I don't have a Time Machine backup, so there is no use ...
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Another 2011 MBP display meltdown - how to copy internal HDD?

Last night while watching some videos and browsing the internet as usual on my 2011 MBP, the screen went to solid grey and hasn't come back since. I've been reading for hours about this issue and it ...
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What is causing jagged horizontal lines on startup and the OS Not to load on my Macbook Pro?

My 15" early 2011 Macbook Pro will not start up anymore. I get that awful loading sound a thousand times a night as I try to rip the interior to pieces, trying everything to fix it. The neighbours ...
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The OS X upgrade couldn't be started because the disk is damaged and can't be repaired

My relative was attempting to upgrade her Macbook Pro and it failed. Everytime the laptop boots up, it brings up OS X Installer. The Installer never completes installation because it says the disk is ...
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No bootable device found ( Install windows on Mac )

I'm owning a macbook pro 13 inch mid 2009 and a USB thumb drive Kingston DataTraveler 100G3 16 GB. I successfully installed Windows 7 on my Mac using Bootcamp ( with a little trick to enable "Creat a ...
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My hard drive doesn't work but Bootcamp work

For two days my mac is "dead", the hard drive crashed, so I reformat (twice). Then via the Recovery I wanted to reinstall Mavericks but at the end of the proceedings it appears to me there remains ...
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Diagnosis or Hardware Test on a mid 2009 Macbook Pro with MacOS 10.9.2

I would like to test hardware on a mac book pro model from 2009 with Mac Os X 10.9.2 installed. Since it is running unreliably I would like to perform a diagnosis/hardware test. What is easy to find ...
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Can an underpowered charger actually help my Macbook battery's longevity?

I have just upgraded from a Macbook Air (Late 2012) to a Macbook Retina (Late 2013). Now I have a 45W and a 60W charger, both MagSafe 2. Using iStat Menus and Battery Health for monitoring voltages ...
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Does a good GPU increase the quality of Quicktime screen captures

I am on a MacBook Pro Early 2010 (Core 2 Duo, NVIDIA GeForce 320M 256 MB) and I don't have access to a more powerful Mac to test this. I have been wondering if Quicktime screen capture supports ...
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rMBP 15inch Wifi Issue

I've just bought a new rMBP 15 inch a few days ago and for some reason every time it goes into sleep / powernap mode, when I turn it back on the wifi doesn't work. The odd part is the wifi still ...
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My macbook pro is getting some current while connecting to external monitor

My macbook is getting some current or can be said as vibrating when i connect it to Thunderbolt to VGA adapter to external monitor. and then when i connect macbook to magsafe connector for charging , ...
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Auto Complete search suggestion drop down list in Excel 2011

I am using excel 2011 For Mac. Is it possible to have Data Validation set up so that the person can type into the cell and have the text auto complete based on the range that the DV is pulling from? ...
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Apple has ditched matte laptop displays: Display replacement options?

I was thinking about buying a MacBook Pro for coding while not at home, but suddenly realized that they all come with glossy displays. The glare/mirror effect is utterly unacceptable for me. Are there ...
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Cannot re-install OS X Lion after trying to format Macbook Pro

I have been facing an issue regarding a OS X Lion installation in my Macbook Pro 13. I used to have OS X Lion, then I decided to update my O.S to the OS X Mavericks; the update was pretty good, it was ...
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Do I really need to replace my MacBook Pro?

I have an early 2011 (8.2) MBP (i7@2.0Ghz) which I've upgraded to 16Gig memory and 512 Gig SSD. I am a heavy CPU and IO user: vagrant, Vmware Fusion, external display, Office, various IDE's (Xcode, ...
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How can I move everything from my MacBook Pro Retina mid 2012 to a new MacBook Pro without reinstalling everything

I have a MacBook Pro 15 Retina (mid 2012) that has my working environment set up - Parallels Desktop with Windows machine, some software for Mac and Windows. I am to start using a new MacBook Pro ...
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How can I figure out why my MacBook is crashing?

I have a MacBook here that crashes reproducibly shortly after unplugging it from the power supply -- while it is sufficiently charged (I verified the battery charge). Battery status is healthy with ...
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Why does my mac keep crashing?

(I will have to do this fast, since I think my mac will crash again.) My Mac keeps crashing. It started happening since I installed Adobe Acrobat Pro (since then I have removed it), but it might be ...
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Boot camp attempting to boot off wrong MBP internal drive

I have an early 2011 17-inch MBP running the latest version of Mavericks. The primary drive is a 1TB SSD and I also have a 512GB SSD in the optical bay. BootCamp is installed on a partition on the ...
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macbook pro 13" (2010) - adding more ram [duplicate]

Can I put 16gb ram into my Macbook Pro 2010 dual core 2.4ghz, when the manufacturers state it has an 8gb maximum?
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MacBook Pro doesnt boot after systemupdate / repairing volume doesnt work

i have a problem with my MacBook Pro. I installed a Systemupdate, reboot and then i had a loading screen which loads a long time. Then i started the mac in verbose mode and there is... hfs: mounted ...
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Lost work from Word crashing

I would like to know if I can retrieve work that I did not manually save and was lost when Word has crashed after copy and paste requests. Have lost major amount of work due to this problem and would ...
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Late 2013 MacBook Pro Retina + 2 Thunderbolt displays + Apple Cinema Display @2560x1440?

I saw this answer by griewei here: http://apple.stackexchange.com/a/124479/81640 Unfortunately I don't have enough rep to comment. What I would like to do is something similar e.g. - one latest ...
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How do I keep my mac from going into sleep mode?

I have tried setting the energy saver setting sleep to never. I tried both Caffeine and NoSleep apps. I've tried setting pmset sleep to 0. I read somewhere that it might be the lid sensor which is on ...
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Flickering on certain sites with Intel HD 3000

I have a mid 2011 macbookpro 15.4 2.2ghz quad core, 16gb ram and ati 6750m w/ intel hd 3000. Mac OS X 10.9.3 & 10.10 beta. Whenever I use chrome v35 and the graphics card is set to use the intel ...
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How to set macbook pro to use integrated video card during initial start up?

When I turn on my macbook pro late 2011 I want it to use the integrated video card(not discrete one). Is there some sort of setting I can set or a driver I can install or some bios setting to ...
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Remove devices associated with iCloud account

I'm trying to remove my MacBook Pro from being associated with my iCloud account however, when I try to remove the account a dialogue prompts me to make sure that I would like to remove it. For some ...
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Mac Book Pro Overheating

I have a 5yr old Mac Book Pro. I didn't have it plugged and had shut it down. When I went to open it I found the whole laptop was heated and couldn't get it to turn on. I left it a while then plugged ...
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Switching form WiFi to Ethernet Connection

I have an apple macbookpro which was given to me by somebody. The owner has so many files and also a virus may have affected the operating system. As a result it was too slow. So without doing any ...
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Is my SMC damaged?

I have a Macbook Pro running 10.9.3 (13D65), Boot ROM Version: MBP55.00AC.B03 SMC Version (system): 1.47f2 The fans are always running at full rpm and the kernel task used to take up 90% of the ...
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Different file kinds for same kind(/type) of files

I am seeing this weird thing on Mac (OSX). I have a PHP project where the file kind of certain PHP is listed as PHP where as other listed as TextWrangler text document; although all PHP files are ...
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How can I get my 13 inch MBP (A1425) to display 4k?

I just got this monitor, http://www.amazon.com/Seiki-SE39UY04-39-Inch-Ultra-120Hz/dp/B00DOPGO2G When I plug it into my MBP's HDMI port, the highest resolution I can choose on it under the "scaled" ...
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using CHAR(13) formula in mac inventory excel

i want to show name and address of person in one single cell with next line but all this information is in different column and i want to combine all this in one column with line break. I have combine ...
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MacBook Pro retina, hardware repair - advice

A pair of weeks ago I spilled coffee on my MacBook Pro Retina 15'' (MacBookPro10,2, Early 2013), and now I just received the quote from the customer support centre. It's a 3rd party authorized ...
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Having trouble with a SMC reset

I'm having trouble with my built in iSight and I'm trying to reset the SMC. My MBP has a non-removable SMC, so the instructions ask me to press CMD-SHIFT-ALT-POWER at the same time, release it at the ...
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Is there a canonical guide to replacing the hard drive in a MacBook Pro?

I have a mid-2010 Macbook Pro 7,1 that I have kept up to date over the years, currently running the latest version of Mavericks. I am planning to replace the 250 GB Toshiba hard drive it came with. ...
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MacBook Pro not noticing all files after cancelling and retrying Migration Assistant

I bought a new MacBook Pro and tried to transfer all of my files from a 5-year-old MacBook Pro using the Migration Assistant. Both of them are running OS X 10.9.3 (Mavericks). It seemed to be working ...
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Is it possible to use the integrated gpu on MBP retina with Bootcamp?

I came across this page which demonstrates that simply two lines need to be changed in order for Windows to detect the integrated gpu and use it: ...
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My Mac account is completely blocked

I recently had some problem with my account that I use on a regular basis. After logging in, my Mac blocks completely showing the spinning color wheel everywhere I click to open something. Finally I ...
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MyMacbook Pro shut down and will not start up

I have a second hand Mabook Pro that I love and use for my small business. Today it shut itself off, crashed, and will not start. Help!