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

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MacBook Pro mid-2008 freezes or causes file system problem

I have an old MacBook Pro (mid-2008, 15 inch). Apple replaced the main board and I upgraded RAM and replaced HDD. When I use OSX on it, it freezes randomly and I have to reboot it. I installed ...
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Define different screen resolution when external monitor is plugged in on MBP retina w/ OSX 10.9

I have a MBP retina with OSX 10.9 on it and I'm trying to automatically change my laptop screen resolution when an external monitor is attached or detached. This question is the same but for a ...
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Macbook Pro's Mini Toslink Output LPCM 2ch Audio format?

I have a Sony Amplifier that accept optical input, but it only accept "LPCM 2ch audio format", so does Macbook Pro output this format? ...
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using iMac 2008 (display port) as external monitor with MacBook Pro 2013 (thunderbolt)

I am trying to connect a MacBook Pro 2013 to an iMac 2008. The latter is a 24 inch model and has no thunderbolt, just a Mini Display Port. Any idea how to connect the iMac to the MacBook Pro, to use ...
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Can someone describe the purpose of OSX root level folders in laymen's terms?

Simple and concise documentation on the OSX folder hierarchy is sparse. I'm looking for a simple description of each - what are the functions of each? /private /var /usr /tmp /etc /bin /sbin ...
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WiFi connection lost. Reboot required

MacBook Pro - Mid 2012 OS X Mavericks 10.9.3 (and the problem occurs with 10.9.2 as well) I'm experiencing some severe WiFi issues. Every 20 minutes or so my Macbook loses its WiFi. This happens at ...
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How to fault find MacBook Pro that shuts down very soon after boot?

How do I fault-find a macbook pro that works fine in one OS but repeatedly shuts down soon after boot? (Every time the machine is booted into OSX environments, even the installer, the machine will ...
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Troubleshooting HDMI connection between MBP and Sony Bravia TV

I'm trying to connect my MacBook Pro (late 2011) running Mavericks to my Sony Bravia television like so: MBP thunderbolt port -> Mini DisplayPort cable -> HDMI cable -> TV HDMI 1 port. However, I'm ...
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Samsung EVO 480 *and* stock hard drive not recognised by Snow Leopard installer

A friend of mine came to me with her Macbook Pro 8,3 (17 inch, 2011). The hard drive had failed, and booting into the recovery disk didn't show a working hard drive. I went out and bought her a ...
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MacBook discharging while plugged in under load

I have the latest Retina MacBook Pro MacBookPro11,2 I quite often have the CPU at about 400%-500% usage (e.g. 4-5 cores at 100%) and also do GPU intensive tasks. While this is happening, the battery ...
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Macbook Pro (Late 2010) slow after installing Mavericks

I've recently updated my 15-inch, Mid 2010 Macbook Pro to Mavericks. Since then, it's been running incredibly slow and tends to hang while using programs such as FireFox or Excel. If I look at the ...
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Constant kernel panics since Mavericks update

Hardware is a mid 2010 MAcBook Pro 15", i7 2,66ghz, 8 GB RAM, 512 MB Video RAM. I encounter regular kernel panics for a while now, I think since upgrading to Mavericks. Usually it used to happen ...
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When should I plug in my MacBook Pro?

I have a MacBook Pro, and I want to keep its battery healthy for as long as possible. I've heard many "myths" about all these, one of them being that the battery will get "hurt" if I plug in the ...
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Is it possible to switch the keyboard layout automatically as soon as I start typing?

On my Macbook Pro, I routinely use two keyboards: #1 is Apple Keyboard (A1243) with International English layout #2 is Apple Keyboard (A1048) with French layout. I already have set up a keyboard ...
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MacBook Pro Battery Problems

I have a MacBook Pro late-2012 model. And my cable started showing symptoms of fraying. So I ordered an offbrand cable from Amazon with good reviews and it arrived today and I tried it and the Mac ...
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Install Windows on MacBook Pro, without OS X

I installed Linux Mint on my 2006 MBP 15" this weekend before hearing that the system will not enter a compatible firmware mode for Linux/Windows without rEFIt or rEFInd installed first. Well, I do ...
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Make MacBook Pro announce emails when sleeping

I'd like to make my MacBook make a sound when I receive a new email, even when it is sleeping. Is there any way to do that?
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Restoring apps and preferences to a clean install

I have a mid-2009 MBP currently running Mavericks and suffering from the slow performance problems that others have been mentioning. Initially I thought it might have been something to do with a ...
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Switch wireless keyboard/trackpad while using iMac as external monitor

I have an iMac with a pair of wireless keyboard/trackpad and another Macbook Pro (MBP). I just got a thunderbolt cable and try to use iMac as an external monitor for the MBP. However, one problem is ...
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Macbook Pro 13" 2011, Samsung Galaxy S3's Headset Mic not working

My macbook's internal mic stopped working. I plugged in the headset I got with Samsung Galaxy S3, into the mac. I can hear the audio in earphone but the headset mic is not working. What steps can I ...
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How may an Apple's USB port be used to control simple electronic devices e.g. LED(s)?

How may an Apple's USB port be used to control simple electronic devices e.g. LED(s) ? I'm happy for any workable answer, but hopefully someone may know of a link to a supplier of a cheap USB ...
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“Out of Application Memory” Error MacBook Pro (retina) [Mavericks]

Looking for some information on this issue. I have a brand new Macbook pro with nothing on it and am trying to download VMware Fusion 6.0 which is about 530 MB, with no other applications running ...
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macbook pro led light flashing

My LED light on my MacBook Pro flashes off for about 0.1 second then turns back on and will flash off again for the same amount of time while I'm using Skype. Is someone spying on my camera?
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Missing two of the black “feet” at the bottom of my Macbook Pro/Started making a clicking noise inside

I noticed a clicking noise comming from the underneath the keys around the number 5, 6 and 7 (make a circle with your thumb and pointer finger around those numbers, and thats where the sound is ...
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Is Maverick faster than Lion on a MacbookPro year 2009?

I want to format and reboot my old 15" MacBook Pro year 2009 (2.4 GHz, Intel Core 2 Duo, RAM 8 GB). I'll use it with Office, Chrome and VLC, nothing else. Given that, what's the best choice between ...
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My MacBook Pro isn't recognising my speakers

I have recently bought a MacBook Pro 13" and want to use my old speakers to play music through, but the system can't recognise the speakers are there? They are connected through the headphone jack, to ...
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Installer constantly runs on MacBook Pro

My MacBook Pro will constantly run installer and when I force it to quit in the Activity Monitor, it will automatically open right up again. It really bogs down my computer. Here's what my Activity ...
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Why is cloning my MacBook Pro slower since I upgraded it to SSD?

Last week I replaced the 512GB 7200rpm HDD in my Mid-2010 MacBook Pro with a 512GB SSD (Crucial 550). The performance improvement in most areas is welcome, but one thing is now considerably slower: my ...
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Frequent GPU Panics

I'm just praying that I don't need to replace my logic board for this problem; I don't have applecare. Randomly my computer shuts itself off, sometimes just the screen, sometimes the entire system ...
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Trouble with Macbook display — brightness cuts out or gets wavy if I move the screen around

Macbook Pro, 2008, 15 inch Running Mavericks 10.9.2 If I move the screen around at all while it's running the brightness will almost always reset to as if it was zero or it gets these wavy ...
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MacBook Pro Retina 13" not connecting to some Wifi networks

I just bought a MacBook Pro Retina 13" with Mavericks and all the latest updates, and have an issue connecting to some Wifi networks that my Windows Laptop and my Windows Phone had no issue with at ...
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Macbook pro early 2013 throws contents RAM away

I have a MacBook Pro early 2013, running OSX mavericks and filevault(encryption) is enabled. After a (I suspect) update, the locking behavior has been different. When the screen gets locked ...
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Damaged hard drive due to magnet damage (Macbook Pro)

I am able to get internet recovery on my Macbook Pro that I previously wiped with a magnet I was trying to re-install OS X Mountain Lion again but when I got to the 'choose a disk' there was no ...
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Bootcamp 5.1.5621 needed Bootcamp64.msi

I am using Macbook Pro 2011 July 13 inch. I wish to install Bootcamp 5.1.5621 that I have downloaded at http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1720 It prompts me the following error message: What is the ...
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How to get my screen responding again?

My MacBook Pro is running, ssh works fine, but the screen does not respond anymore. The screen is frozen like the ice of Antarctica. The mouse does not move on the screen. The time of the clock does ...
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2013 MacBook Pro Retina 13“ vs MacBook Air 13” [duplicate]

I am considering buying a 13" MacBook. Please note that this would be my first Apple device. The two the options that I am considering are: MacBook Air, 2013, 13", 128GB SSD, 1.4GHz dual-core Intel ...
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What is the best way to connect a MacBook Pro to a Samsung TV set?

I would like to connect my MacBook Pro, which has Mini-DVI DisplayPort and FireWire ports (I have DisplayPort to DVI converter as well). What is the best way to connect it to a Samsung TV, which has ...
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Weird restriction keeping me from updating to Mavericks?

I have tried to install Mavericks on my MacBook Pro 10.7.5 laptop. It has some software that was added by well-meaning enterprise IT people. Here's what I see after downloading and attempting to ...
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MacBook Pro freezing a few programs (different each time) before resuming?

I have a 2012 MacBook Pro that is running OS 10.7.5 -- and it's behaving very strangely. I'm actually at a loss as to what to even search for. The best I can do is to link to a video I took of the ...
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Early 2013 Macbook Pro with 4K

From what I'm reading online it sounds like 4K displays like Seiki displays will work correctly with a late 2013 MBP or later. I have an early 2013 MBP and am not finding much of any evidence that a ...
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Monitor Connected to Mac Not Displaying

I have an TV which accepts a DVI and VGA input, and a retina macbook pro with Mini Display Port and HDMI. I needed to connect my mac to the monitor so I decided to go for an HDMI to DVI cable since it ...
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Magnet damage to Macbook Pro

I was an idiot and put a magnet on the right had side of my track pad on my Mac book Pro! I took the magnet off quickly, after realizing what I had done, but it seems I was too late! The laptop ...
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USB port not working properly

I have a late 2011 mac book pro. I have tried everything: PRAM reset SMC reset (Which caused my laptops internal hardrive to die. So be careful) Update the software from 10.8 to 10.9 And nothing ...
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Make F8 work as F8 on MacBook Pro

I would like to make F8 key on my MacBook Pro to work as an F8 key, not Play/Pause key, without having to press fn key at the same button. How do I configure Mac OS X (Mavericks) to work that way?
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Will upgrading RAM on my Macbook Pro significantly improve speed?

I have a mid-2012 Macbook Pro 13, 2.5 GHZ, non-retina, with 4 GB RAM, running Mavericks. I occasionally get the swirling beach ball when running various applications, such as XCode and iPhoto (not ...
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Where can I find an Mavericks driver for my Alfa AWUS036H

I have a MacBook Pro Intel Core i7 and have just installed OS X Mavericks (10.9.2) and now can not use my Alfa AWUS036H USB antenna. It seams there are no new drives for this model. Is there a ...
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I can't use 1080p when connecting to my HDTV from my MacBook Pro

When connecting to my HDTV (AOC, identified as "ZORAN MATRIX" to my Mac) from my MacBook Pro (MacBookPro9,1) via the mini-display to HDMI adapter I get a blank screen with intermittent random garbage ...
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To how many bluetooth receptors can I send sound from my MacBook?

I have two 2.1 surrounds system at home and I would like to pair both with my MacBook via bluetooth to play at the same time. Is that possible? In that case, what should I look for? I did a little ...
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How to identify and fix files with corrupted / inaccessible disk blocks

I have a late 2011 Macbook Pro, running Mavericks 10.9.2. Its sole HDD is a 750GB drive, formatted with Bootcamp. It's still running reasonably well, but in running a defragment pass on it, I've ...
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Macbook Pro (Mid 2010) replacement power supply issue

I have a multi macbook/macbook pro household, made up of a 2006 mb, mid 2008 mbp, and mid2010 mbp models. I recently purchased a new 85 watt power supply and immediately noticed that it would not ...