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

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How to check if SMC is functioning OK?

Is there a way to check if the System Management Controller (SMC) is working with no issues on MacBook Pro 13' Early 2011? Can I run selective Apple Hardware Tests to check only specific hardware ...
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Making a MacBook Pro appear as an XServe over the network

I have a MacBook Pro running Mavericks with OS X server acting as a file server and TM host. It's connected to some drives via iSCSI. I would like it to appear as an XServe rather than a MBP to the ...
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OSX Froze, Fails to Boot in any Configuration

In the middle of working like a charm, my MBP locked up. After a bit, I did a hard power off. Here's the timeline since then Reboot. Got to user screen just fine, logged in. Applications all started ...
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Screencasting in 1080p from a retina display without scaling, possible or not?

I want to make some tutorials in 1080p on my MacBook Pro with retina display. Is there a way to record the screen "natively" in 1920x1080? I don't care if it would look scaled and blury at the time ...
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Macbook pro keeps returning to login window

No matter what settings I apply within System Preferences, after a time of inactivity the login screen pops up. I'm attempting to backup to an external hard drive and create a time machine backup, but ...
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a and c keys not working on macbook, even on an external keyboard

It's a 2011 MacBook pro and the a and c keys are not working on both the built-in keyboard and the usb keyboard. Because of this i can't bypass the firmware login screen. Now the weird thing is ...
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No Batteries Available ?-How to Check battery health on MacBook Pro early 2011

A few days ago, I went on vacation and unplugged power cable from my MacBook Pro 13' early 2011 and then I got back home, the battery was not detected by OS and didn't charge. I then understood that I ...
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The trackpad doesn't work when starting Windows 7 bootcamp

I installed Windows 7 (bootcamp) on my MacBook but it doesn't work. Do I have to install special drivers? Any help is appreciated.
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Reclaim unallocated disk space on macbook pro?

I had portioned my hard drive into two (mac and Windows). Later I portioned the primary (mac) into two but figure my Windows were not loading so I changed it back into one. The problem is there is ...
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crashing MBP :(

I have a MBP from 2010 with 2.4 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo and 4 GB of RAM. Lately I am getting many kernel panics when my MBP is under high load, such as when copying, playing video's, editing etc. ...
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MacBook Pro 2010 with 2,66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo shuts down when external monitor is attached

This is frustrating. This happens intermittently, but dependably (only a matter of time) -- when I connect an external Samsung monitor, my MacBook goes dark and only forcing it to restart by holding ...
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MacBook Pro Failed to join Network

I cannot connect to wifi with my Mac. It happened before and i asked about it in this post: Macbook pro does not connect wifi This time when i follow steps in there, it gives me this error: Failed to ...
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Is there a way to change order of physical disks in Corestorage

I upgraded existing system to a "Fusion drive" - corestorage volume - consisting of existing 300GB HDD and new 120GB SSD. Instead of creating a new corestorage drive I went with the route of ...
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New DDR3 Memory for Mac Mini

I bought a Mini last year and I want to update the RAM. I was shopping around to find some compatible memory and found (this)from a Spanish retailer. They are selling what you see on the picture and ...
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Are number of desktops affecting memory?

I use 8 desktops on my MBP for my different apps. Do you know if it can affect memory use?
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How to connect to a mac mini when offline from a mac laptop?

I'm a developer that travels. I have a macbook pro and a mac mini (which runs as a headless webserver). This setup works fine when both machines are on the same network. However, I've never been ...
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Macbook pro doesn't go to sleep after left inactive

In Energy Saver settings (System Preferences -> Hardware section) the Mac is set to sleep after 15 minutes, but nothing happens. Mac drains battery and automatically turns off when battery is low. ...
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Watch video or play games on two external monitors

I have a 2013 15inch retina MacBook Pro and two Dell U2414H as external monitors. I want to watch video or play games like the image in this question. For the current mac system, I can only achieve ...
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Can I return my MacBook Pro?

I just bought a new Mac from the Apple online store (six days ago) and it had a scratch on it when I got it. I would return it, but I needed my Mac for work, so I waited four days. And in the four ...
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Do I have a virus, a back door? Am I hacked?

Recently my MacBook has slowed down a lot, though I haven't downloaded any large files or installed new applications, I've mainly used the web. Yesterday I was doing some work in Photoshop and ...
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my macbook pro got locked after I signed in to iCloud

I have a used MacBook Pro laptop that I purchased from my co-worker two years ago. I had to change its motherboard after water damage. Yesterday I thought about giving iCloud a try backing up my ...
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Lacie Porsche not working on MBP 15"

I've bought a Lacie Porsche usb key two weeks ago and it used to work well but now I can't mount it on my MBP, it's not even detected by the system profiler... But it works well on a friend MBA or ...
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Macbook pro does not connect wifi

I have mac book pro late 2013 with os x 10.9.2. When i clicked on the wifi network i want to connect, it doesn't connect. It doesn't even give any response. There is only an animation in wifi: on ...
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Connect DualShock 3 (PS3 controller) and MacBook Pro 13" late 2013 on Mavericks 10.9.2

The steps I have taken to connect my dualshock 3 controller with my MBP are shown here: http://theultralinx.com/2014/02/connect-playstation-3-controller-mac-os-mavericks.html The controller doesn't ...
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Does my Macbook have Airdrop

I have a macbook pro 1226, does it have airdrop?
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Getting this error constantly: IOUnserialize has detected a string that is not valid UTF-8

I'm getting these errors constantly from various processes, the invalid string is always the same though. How do I find where the string is located? Here are the latest ones. I removed the ...
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Some questions about Time Machine

I have two questions about Time Machine: Do I need an access to Time Capsule (or external hard drive) when I want to restore old version of file ? If I understood correctly if I have turn on Time ...
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Is SDHC Card compatible with a MBP mid-2009?

I have a Mac Book Pro, mid-2009 model that has a SD card slot. I just bought a SD Card from SanDisk, 8gb, SDHC. When I insert the SD card in the slot, it is recognized by the MBP: I have a new icon ...
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I'm locked out of machine as will not accept password as I shut down while using French keyboard

I cannot get into my Mac Book Pro, I just get the password picture which shakes. The only different key for the password is a which is q on French keyboard but that doesn't unlock either. I normally ...
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Is it possible to upgrade 2012 low res glossy to high res glossy screen?

I know you can switch the screen assembly from high-resolution matte to high resolution glossy, but can you go from low-resolution glossy to high resolution? Specifically, if I get a 15" 2012 MBP and ...
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Reconfiguring Ctrl on a MacBook Pro's keyboard to another key

I have a problem with the left ⇧ and ctrl on my MacBook Pro (mid 2012). I can use the right ⇧ but since there's only one ctrl, I was wondering because there are two ⌥ buttons and two ⌘ buttons, if I ...
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Macbook pro 13 inch issue

I plugged a Joosa into my laptop to charge and my macbook pro instantly crashed. is there anything I can do? I have tried it plugged into other sockets in the house and tried to reboot it with no ...
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Most stable/fastest OS X version for an old MacBook Pro

I have a MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2.4/2.2 GHz, mid/late 2007) that has had a few graphics card problems. The logic board has needed replacement a couple times, meaning we stopped using graphics-intensive ...
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Why don't I see scroll bars when using a mouse?

I have a Late 2008 MacBook Pro running Mavericks. In System Preferences > General, I have "Show scroll bars: Automatically based on mouse or trackpad". It used to work as expected: with a mouse ...
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User Conflict- Mavericks

My home folder is called admin. However, I am signed in as John and there is no admin user. John is an administrative user. Shouldn't the home folder show the signed-in user name? This may or may ...
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Debugging Freezes

Sometimes my macbook freezes while browsing the web etc, I get a beach ball cursor but it doesn't spin or respond (there is no movement on the screen, it's frozen), the keyboard is unresponsive, ...
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How to know if the System Management Controller (SMC) has been reset?

I've recently uninstalled Fan Control, and one of the steps of the uninstallation is that I need to reset the SMC. So I've done that according to the instructions from the Apple website, however how ...
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Mac display failure when disconnecting form Thunderbolt

I have a MacBook Pro (the older one with a cd-rom), running OSX 10.9.1 and sometimes my Mac will sleep and never wake up. Usually this happens when I "sleep" the mac, unplug it from the Thunderbolt, ...
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Cmd key not working

The left Cmd key on my MacBook Pro is not working, the right one does. It seems like it is a software problem with Mavericks. Any ideas on how to fix that?
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Time Machine, Drive not available

My friend has a MacBook Pro. I've wanted to do some backup on an external drive (Lacie 1TB) with Time Machine. Now, since the backup is in the external HDD, I can not use the internal drive of the ...
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Late 2008 Macbook Pro Brightness Issues

Recently my Macbook Pro's screen started looking dimmer than usual, and has a slight flicker. When I press the Brightness up and down keys, I see the visual feedback on the screen that would suggest ...
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Late 2009 MBP 15" battery drain on sleep after putting SSD and ram upgrade

I have a 2009 MacBook Pro (macbook pro 5.4) with Core 2 duo 2.53ghz 4GB RAM with 256 HDD. I upgraded the RAM and switched to SSD. Here are the specs: Crucial M4 CT256M4SSD2 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC ...
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Use a TV remote with my MacBook Pro

Does there exist any software that will let me use my TV remote (i.e., not the standard Apple remote) to control my MacBook Pro? The MacBook Pro is an early 2011 model running the latest 10.9.2 ...
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Does the MacBook Pro need both Ambient Light Sensors to function correctly?

Does the Late 2013 15-inch MacBook Pro (Retina display) need both sensors to the left & right of the FaceTime camera in order to function correctly? Are these both ambient light sensors? I ...
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-1006F error message when trying to recover mac

my macbook pro crashed and i sent it for repairs.. so the guy installed a new hard drive but then sent it back with a screen having a flashing folder with a question mark.. so i looked at this page ...
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Is “flash storage” the same “SSD”?

Looking to see if the two are interchangeable and if not what the differences are.
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Macbook Pro 15" Mid 2010 Keycap problem

I am having a problem with my "a" key sticking. The key is clean, but I looked at some diagrams and compared them to my key, and it seems that the top pin on the scissor mechanism has snapped off or ...
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Periodic freezes - possibly related to CoreAnimation?

For many months, I have experienced occasional lockups on my Macbook Pro 8,2 running OSX 10.9.2. Actually, I had what I assume was a related problem in 10.8. I have the 2.3GHz Core i7 processor, 8GB ...
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'07 MacBook Pro — OS X will not accept disk 2 during a fresh reinstallation

My 2007 MacBook Pro is in need of a fresh OS X reinstall. Initially, I wanted to Erase and install everything eg,. Snow Leopard, Leopard, and the original OS X, however I am now sorry for trying ...
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Make Apple Hardware Test work on Mid 2009 MBP with OS X Mavericks

I had some graphics issues after running Bluestacks to run WhatsApp. The screen flickered until I shut down the app and I got worried. So wanted to verify my system using AHT. I got a AHT .pkg ...