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

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Kanex Mini DisplayPort to HDMI Adapter doesn't play audio on Sony Bravia TV

I have MacBook Pro with a Mini DisplayPort to HDMI Adapter. I use the adapter to play images from the Mac to my Sony Bravia TV. Since it doesn't play sound, I have an audio that connects the Mac to ...
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Which graphics chip on MacBook Pro?

My MacBook Pro has two graphics chips and automatically switches between them. How can I tell which one is currently in use? I'm just curious really; it's plenty fast enough whatever it's doing by ...
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Which exact processor model do the macbook pros have?

The new 15 and 17 inch macbook pros only list the processor model as quad-core core i7. However what is the fully model number of the processor? Are the quad core processors really dual cores with ...
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Cannot open Java Preferences

I don't know what the problem is. I recently went to Lion (Developer Preview) and restored a fresh new copy of 10.6. I later updated everything and then tried to open Java. It keeps giving me this ...
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Why am I getting a BSOD when resuming Windows 7 x64 on my SSD with AHCI?

I recently got an OCZ Vertex 2 SSD for my Spring 2010 i7 MacBook Pro and am having issues getting AHCI working reliably under Windows 7 x64 in Boot Camp. Following the instructions outlined here I've ...
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Upgrading Macbook Pro memory

I've seen on the Apple support site, that my Macbook Pro (late 2008) will support up to 4GB at 1066Mhz is this the actual maximums or will I be able to install say 8GB 1333Mhz memory? Also I have ...
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Do Apple retail stores allow trade-ins?

Is it possible to trade my 2009 MacBook Pro for store credit or something?
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Alternatives to, or benefits of, AppleCare for a MacBook Pro?

I have a 17" MacBook Pro. I bought it in November 2010, so it is still under the one-year warranty and thus I have the ability to buy AppleCare and extend the warranty. Thing is, I'm having second ...
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Deleting a user account from a OSX machine

Is the best way to delete a users information on a macbook pro just to do a clean reinstall or is it safe to just delete the user account from the machine?
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Compare new (Mar 2011) 15" Macbook Pros

I'm interested in purchasing the 15" model of the latest generation (Mar 2011) of Macbook Pros. They list two variants that differ $400 in price. As far as I can tell, these are the only differences ...
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If I install more RAM should I boot into 64bit Kernel? Does it matter?

I've got an Early-2009 Unibody Mac Book Pro 17". It came with 4 GB RAM and by default it boots into 32-bit Kernel. I've just upgraded to 8 GB RAM and my main concern is getting maximum performance ...
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Is there anyway to mount a webpage?

My professor requires me to go to the website and login and check the individual folders for updates. It is using http and I am wondering if there is a way to mount it as a drive similar to SSH and ...
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Apple RAM for MacBook Pro vs other brands [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Apple-Certified RAM? Apple RAM for the unibody MacBook Pro's typically has a large markup to it. I am wondering if it's different than Crucial or other brands in ...
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Can I use the RAM from my new MacBook Pro in my 4-year-old MacBook Pro?

I just bought an i7 MBP with 4GB RAM. I'm upgrading it to 8GB with this: http://www.crucial.com/store/mpartspecs.aspx?mtbpoid=8C4DD5E1A5CA7304 So I'll have the brand-new 4GB RAM I'm removing. Can I ...
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Is there away to move between workspaces using trackpad?

I want to move to other workspaces using trackpad. How can I do that?
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How do I connect to my web server on mac?

On Ubuntu, I was able to connect to another server using "places". Is there anything like that in Mac OS X?
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Is MacBook Pro warming during gaming normal?

I have a 2010 MacBook Pro MC371 (Core i5, GeForce 320M, 4Gb RAM). When I launch a game either new one (i.e. Starcraft 2) or rather old (Unreal Tournament 2004, bootcamped) my MacBook gets rather ...
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How do I install Eclipse?

I just downloaded the .tar ball and unzipped it. It seems to run as a standalone from the folder that was unzipped in my Downloads folder. However, I want to install this so it is in applications, but ...
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Headphones that look good on a desk next to a MacBook [closed]

I'm looking for some headphones that will be aesthetically (and acoustically) pleasing when combined with my MacBook Pro (2011, aluminum unibody). Requirements: Over-the-ear style (not earbuds or ...
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How do I clean out dust in the fans of my MacBook Pro?

How do I clean out the dust in the fans of my MacBook Pro? (I'm perfectly comfortable with opening my MacBook Pro up (Unibody 2008 edition with removable battery cover), but I'm not exactly sure how I ...
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Is is possible to replace the CD drive in a 17" macbook Pro with a SSD/second HD?

Basically the Title: Is is possible to replace the CD drive in a 17" macbook Pro with a SSD/second HD? I'm looking at buying a 17" MBP, and I am having a hard time deciding if I want a HD or SSD. ...
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Keyboard failure, possibly software fault

I've got a MacBook Pro (17", 2010 model), and recently I've been having a few issues with the keyboard. Frequently, some keys on the keyboard fail to respond. These are mainly on the right-hand side ...
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Do MacBook Pros have support for the Remote Control?

Do the new (2011) MacBook Pros work with Apple's Remote Control? I'm little confused because the Apple Store offers me an Apple Remote when I try buying a new MacBook Pro, but I don't see any ...
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Service Battery Warning

I have a 13" Macbook Pro (2009) and I randomly get the "Service Battery" warning. I haven't noticed a huge decrease in battery life but the cycle count is at 725. I'm out of warranty, and so I'd like ...
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Which 13" MacBook Pro 2011 is right for me?

I'm completely new to Mac (OS X) and I want to buy a 13" Macbook Pro 2011. I'm not sure if the "2,7 GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i7" is worth the +300€. I want to order one of the two with a 128GB SSD for ...
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Swapping existing hard drive into new laptop

I'm currently running 10.6.6 and my MBP has a nice and speedy SSD in it. My plan is to replace my current laptop with one of the new ones just announced today. Is it possible to simply take the SSD ...
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What manufacturer and model SSD drive are in the Early 2011 MacBook Pro?

Thinking about getting the new MBP but cannot decide if the SSD upgrade is worth it; $100 dollars to bump to the 128 is small money but SSD drives vary widely in performance. trying to decide if I ...
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Does Thunderbolt support chaining multiple monitors to a MacBook Pro?

This has always been a big want for me. I love using multi-monitor setups but only want a single laptop. Does the 2011 MBP Thunderbolt support chaining multiple monitors together? I know that you can ...
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Do the 2011 MacBook Pros support a user-installed SSD in place of the HD

On the iMac there is some thermal sensor that connects to the hard drive and makes this a bit tricky since non-Apple SSDs don't have that feature. Is this true for the 2011 MacBook Pros?
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MacBook Pro USB Ports Not working

I have a MacBook Pro mid 2009 computer. Connecting my usb flash stick doesn't do anything, I tried both ports but not working. I tried connecting an iPad, the iPad charges but it doesn't open show in ...
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What models of Core i7 are available in the MacBook Pro

The currentprevious 17" MacBook Pro has three CPU options: 2.53GHz Intel Core i5 [Subtract $360.00] 2.66GHz Intel Core i7 [Subtract $180.00] 2.8GHz Intel Core i7 Does anyone know what the exact ...
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CPU at 100% for a long time - Harmful or not?

On my 2010 MBP, I want to encode several hours of video, which will end up with the CPU used at 100% for a long time and the MBP heating quite a lot. Is this considered as normal use (I would say ...
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MacBook Pro Kernel Panic on Boot - even without a hard drive installed

My (Discrete, not Unibody) MBP (2007-ish) just started to kernel panic on boot. Pulled the HDD, which boots via USB on my Mini - hopefully ruling out a HDD or data/OS issue. I've disconnected the ...
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How Many Resources Does GeekTool Use?

Previously before, I didn't touch apps like GeekTool because I was afraid that it would slow down my system performance severely. (MacBook Pro 15" C2D 2.4ghz Late 2008) However, I have decided to use ...
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What could cause this sporadic cursor problem?

I've got this problem where my cursor is jumping left and right all on it's own. I'm not touching the computer at all, I've rebooted the system, and the only way to get it to stop is to use a mouse ...
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Transfer video from camcorder to MacBook Pro [closed]

I have a Sharp VL-E49 video camera. How do I transfer the video from my camera to my MacBook Pro?
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Enter/Return key as CMD + O [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to set to open folder with enter in finder? Hi, I've been using mac for quite some time now, but my problem is that in my daily job I normally use a Windows PC ...
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Cut command is messed up

I cannot change the key command for cut on my macBook pro. Where can I change that setting I cant find it with the rest of the key command preferences.
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How to debug Detect Displays? Having trouble using an external monitor

I have a MacBookPro (MacBookPro5,4) with the DVI output connection and I can't seem to get it to connect to my Dell Monitor. I've tried using Detect displays and made sure the monitor is using the ...
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Boot 2010 iMac from 2007 MacBook Pro's drive?

I am considering purchasing a 2010 27" iMac to replace my 2007 MacBook Pro as my everyday development machine. Ideally, I would like to work on the iMac when I am in my home office and work on the ...
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How can I make my Macbook Pro's headphone jack stop “humming”?

Switched recently from a Lenovo PC and one thing on my mac bothered me. Headphones plugged into my Macbook pro 13" (latest version) "hum" with static when there is no audio playing. Then after a short ...
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What do these dashed-box symbols mean on Japanese keyboard?

What do these dashed boxes mean and how to use them?
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Safari slowdown issues

Safari is quite slow when I open new tabs. I get a busy cursor, and I cannot interact with other tabs. Is there any way to make it faster? I have a 2010 MacBook Pro, MacOS 10.6.6, Safari 5.0.3.
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Is there any way to output to two 1920x1200 external monitors with any of MacBook Pro or Air?

I understand that you can output to one 1920x1200 monitor while still using the laptop's screen, and one 2560x1600 monitor using the dual-DVI adapter. But can you output to two external 1920x1200 ...
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Define different screen resolution when external monitor is plugged in

I have a Macbook Pro that I use both at home and at work. At home when I'm using it as a laptop, the standard resolution of 1440 x 900 is fine as it's closer to my eyes. However, at work I plug in an ...
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Oil seeping from mbp keys?

I have a pretty recent macbook pro 15in, aluminum unibody, probably not yet one year old. It mainly gets used in clamshell mode connected to an external monitor. I've noticed frequently now when I ...
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Can I plug two external monitors in to a MacBook Pro?

I'd like to use two external monitors for some excels, coding, email, not games or video content. Can someone please explain how I can go about using two external monitors with my MacBook Pro, and ...
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Why do the keyboard brightness keys sometimes stop working?

Occasionally after turning my keyboard brightness all the way down to 0 manually (Which I do sometimes at night if I need to leave the machine running while it processes something) it won't allow me ...
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MacBook Pro (6,2 - Mid 2010) Crashes During Graphics Acceleration

Ever since upgrading to 10.6.5 my MacBook pro seems to crash when graphic acceleration. The screen will go black and if audio is playing it will start to skip like a broken record. This occurs when ...
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Will I damage my HDD if I transport my MacBook in sleep mode?

Is it safe to carry MacBook with HDD in a bag while it has been put sleep? I.e. I know there are some risks of hard disk drive damage if one tries to shake them or rotate them while they're working. ...