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

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Drive speeds … PCIe vs external thunderbolt SSD

I have a new 2014 MacBook Pro with 1TB internal PCIe SSD. Blackmagic Disk Speed Test is reporting read/write speeds of over 900MB/s. I am debating whether to swap this machine for a 512GB one (saving ...
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Keyboard cover for Late 2008 Unibody MB Pro

I'm looking for a silicon keyboard cover for my Late 2008 Unibody MB Pro—I recently purchased the Moshi ClearGuard keyboard cover, but that didn't fit. I've done some research and am having a hard ...
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MacBook Pro won't boot with new hard drive, but a different MacBook Pro will

So here are the details. My friend and I both have 13-inch Mid 2010 MacBook Pro's. Same processor and specs since they were purchased at the same time, but originally had 250 GB hard drives. His hard ...
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Understanding firmware.scap

So, I recently acquired an old MacbookPro (v.5,4 mid 2009). I decided to create an Arch linux partition, and thus began my adventure... While installing rEFInd (the maintained fork of rEFIt), I ended ...
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Can I get old Super Drive to work with new MacBook Pro Retina Display?

I have a working SuperDrive (Super 898A) which I pulled out from my old, non working, late 2010 15" MacBook Pro. Can I somehow get an adapter and get it to work with my new retina display MacBook Pro? ...
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What does “Vector 0xdd(TMR)” do and how can I fix a problem that I'm having with it?

I am currently having problems with kernal_task using ~2GB of RAM and looking at what advice exists I ran sysdiagnose and in powermeterics.txt I found that Vector 0xdd(TMR) was doing ~20,000 ...
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Is 8gb of RAM in one memory slot possible for a mid-2009 2.53GHz MacBookPro5,4?

I have a mid-2009 2.53GHz MacBookPro5,4 and recently bank 1 stopped recognizing any ram installed in the slot (similar to this issue https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4263981). I originally ...
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Why can't I use the mute button when using Airplay as an output device?

From my MacBook Pro I send all audio using Airplay to my Airplay Express. I can adjust the volume with the volume buttons (F11 and the F12 keys) but I can't use the mute button on the F10 key. It ...
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used MacBook 13“ Late 2008 (A1278) vs MacBook 13” white Mid 2007 vs current MacBook 13"

I'm working with a MacBook 13" white (Mid 2007) with Intel Core2 Duo 2.16 GHz 3 GB RAM (max.) 1 GB hard disk MacOS X 10.6.8 Disadvantages: limited to 3 GB of max. RAM limited to OS X 10.7 ...
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do i have a bad battery or macbook?

I have a 2007 17" MacBook pro and the battery stopped holding a charge. I did not have enough money to buy a apple one so I bought third party battery. The battery will charge to full capacity and the ...
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What is com.apple.preferences.users.remoteservice and why is it using significant energy in my new mac?

I just bought a new mac. I've been using it a couple of days, and today I find that under "Apps using significant energy" there is a listing com.apple.preferences.users.remoteservice. What is it ? ...
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Can I share a wifi-connected internet connection over wifi on stock MBP?

I have my MBP that is connected to wifi, and I want to share this connection with other devices but via wifi as well. Can this be done with a stock MBP (i.e. no extra wifi card)? I enabled this in ...
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More than 2500 systemwide processes on OSX 10.9

Attempts to raise the maximum number of systemwide processes above 2500 fail. $ sudo sysctl -w kern.maxproc=2500 kern.maxproc: 2500 -> 2500 $ sudo sysctl -w kern.maxproc=2501 kern.maxproc: 2500 ...
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Macbook Pro cannot automatically detect external monitor automatically after I unplug external monitor when it is sleeping

My late-2013 13'' (Retina & OS X 10.9.4 (13E28)) Macbook Pro can not automatically detect external displays after wakes up, if I pull the display‘s plug out during sleep. 1) connect Macbook to my ...
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Waking closed lid macbooks using wireless

We have carts of Mackbooks and Macbooks pro that students use and close the lid and put them back in cart when they are done. They use wireless networking and don't have USB or displays connected. I ...
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bad wake/sleep crashes in 10.9.3 turned into severe screen blackout crashes in 10.9.4

While still on 10.9.3 I had the occasional problem of the OS crashing upon wake-up. Every couple of weeks, made more frequent by using an external monitor. Now on 10.9.4, which was supposed to fix ...
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Intermittent stuttering after upgrade to OS X 10.9.4 from 10.9.3

MacBook Pro Retina, 13-inch, Late 2013. OS X 10.9.4 (13E28) After the update from 10.9.3 to 10.9.4 my cursor/keyboard inputs stutter every ~5 seconds for about a second after my computer awakes from ...
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MacBook Pro Audio Jack Delay

I have the MacBook Pro & Retina(2012s) running on Mavericks, both seem to be exhibiting a delay when headphone/speaker is connected to the Audio Jack. I've read the thread on the apple forums and ...
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Macbook pro - does time machine restore to original state or just add removed files?

Macbook pro OS X 10.9 If I backup using time machine and 3 months later decide to restore it back because I have a virus, would it be able to eliminate the virus? Also does time machine delete all the ...
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Is 4GB of RAM enough for a new Retina MBP? [closed]

Today I have a new rMBP (bottom of the range latest MBP with 4GB RAM and 128GB SSD) coming and I've just found out that annoyingly they have an upgraded model out just £100 more than I paid, with 8GB ...
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Mac does not sleep

There is a week or so since my macbook stopped being able to go sleep, instead it stops by just sleeping the screen, while the system light does not go blinking (and the system won't go sleep either, ...
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Macbook won't boot

I have a Macbook pro 13" that won't boot up. I searched for solutions online and the issue seemed battery related to me. I opened the back panel of my Mac and took out the RAM and placed it back. ...
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Multiple kernel panics per day on MacBookPro4,1 2008 mostly in web surf mode

I've had freezing issues more and more frequently (now multiple per day) with my early 2008 Macbook Pro 4,1 I've pasted a recent kernel panic log beneath, and hope someone can point me in the right ...
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Thunderbolt SSD or USB 3 SSD - Need an external SSD drive

I'm planing to get an SSD(500GB) probably Samsung EVO or Corsair(LS,LX,GT) & seagate thunderbolt adapter for my macbook pros' 2011 and 2013 Retina. ⌘ - I've already upgraded my 2011 MBP with ...
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Prevent display from turning off with certain applications

I have a MacBook Pro, and during media presentations, my screen automatically turns off according to the settings app (which of course is operation as usual, to be expected). I'm looking for an ...
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Unable to use internet when I am downloading a file

I'm unable to use internet when I am downloading a file. I've already completely did a fresh reinstall of the machine. I'm using OsX Mavericks on a macbook pro 13" late 2012 model. I'm using a WiFi ...
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Can't create a new desktop workspace?

When I bring up the spaces option (by either pressing the F3 button or 4 finger swipe up on trackpad), the + button in the top right corner is no longer there and I can't create a new desktop space. ...
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Mavericks Login Screen Mirrored on 2nd Monitor

I recently had to erase and restore my mac as it developed a terrible hard drive failure, and ever since I've had odd behaviour (already posted one other question today). For some reason the Login ...
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Cursor jumps around on Macbook Pro mid-2010, without trackpad installed

to solve my erratic cursor on my mid-2010 MacBook Pro, I brought my computer to the local apple store and had the trackpad completely uninstalled. Does anybody know what it means for the trackpad to ...
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One hookup docking station / port replicator

They just got me (my very first ever) macbook pro at work. I am really digging it thus far. One thing I would really like to do is "dock it" to my existing rig.. two dvi displays, keyboard, mouse, ...
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Black Screen Failure, requires forced reset restart Macbook Pro 15"

I'm getting the Black Screen more & more often. I didn't have it a few months ago & then it started once in a while in a week, now it happens a few times a day, everyday! My machine is a ...
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Mac Sounds are greyed off when headphones plugged in

I have a problem with my mac. When i am using internal speakers everything works fine however as soon as i insert headphones , the sounds icon is greyed out and there is no sounds to hear. Happening ...
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Use Function Keys as Keyboard Shortcut

I have a Macbook Pro 13" with Retina Display running OS X Mavericks 10.9.4 I use Code Editors like PHPStorm which Require me to use the Function Keys as Keyboard Shortcuts like Command+F6. But F6 ...
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iMovie update stuck with phantom app

when I updated iMovie back on July 7, I had an error where it kept continuously saying that I had an update, but what it kept doing was installing the same update over and over. At one point I had two ...
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Can I backup my MacBook Pro onto my Dell Laptop?

I've used 40 GB of space on my MacBook Pro, and I want to back it up. The only thing I have with enough space is my Dell laptop (500 GB). Is there any way I can back it up onto there? If so, how?
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Accuracy of wireless quality indicator

Wireless networks listed in the dropdown menu from the menu bar have a quality indicator, shown by the number of "bars" in their icon (1-4). On my 2012 MacBook Pro, this indicator seems to be 3 bars ...
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Macbook pro stuck on 'About a second remaining' for an hour

I'm trying to upgrade my Macbook pro late 2011's hard disk to an SSD from Corsair. I have inserted the USB stick with the OSX Mavericks installer, and everything went great: I made a GUID single ...
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Am I being monitored?

I have a few questions to ask regarding the parental controls. I have a MacBook Pro OS X version 10.9.4. and it was bought by my ex to help me with my medical schooling. We’re no longer together. ...
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Upgraded RAM, Bootcamp doesn't recognize

I have a Macbook 13' i5 early 2011, with Windows 8 64 bits and recently I bought new RAM kit from Crucial (8gb). After I installed the hardware, the windows OS doesn't recognize all 8GB, like the ...
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Uninstall OS X Yosemite? [duplicate]

when the beta of Yosemite came out I immediately install it on my 13´ MacBook Pro 4gb ram Core i7 (obviously Im a developer) The problem is when I have 2 or more windows opened the system comes ...
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I have tried to erase all data from my MacBook Pro and erase and re install osx disk

Does my Apple MacBook Pro have to have been previously connected to my wireless connection to connect it to that network to complete an internet recovery?
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Cardbus USB 64bit drivers

Are there any Cardbus expresscards with USB 2.0 or 3.0 ports (one or more) that is compatible with the current Mac OS X (Mavericks 10.9.4)? This most likely mean the card has 64bit kernel drivers. ...
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Why Can't I Make a Macally G-S350SUAB2 Boot Family's iMac?

I can't seem to be able to get the Macally G-S350SUAB2 enclosure that my dad loaned me for development use to boot a copy of OS X 10.9.4 Mavericks which I installed using my dad's early- or late-2011 ...
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Memory loss via Screenflow and FCPX

I have a mid 2010 MacBook Pro, OSX 10.9.4, 2.66 Ghz Intel Core Duo, 16 Gb 1067 MHz DDR3, 320 Gb ram split 260 Gb Mac, 60 Gb Bootcamp windows 7, Final Cut Pro X 10.1.1, Screenflow 4.5.2 with an ...
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Is there a significant reduction in cooling fan noise level in recent MacBooks?

The MacBook Air 11'' (Mid 2012) I am currently using has a fairly loud cooling fan. It doesn't help that it's on most of the time. Are the cooling fans in more recent MacBook Airs and Retinas ...
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MBP gets stuck when connected to external monitor via minidisplay-VGA

I'm using an MBP mid 2012. I used minidisplay-VGA to connect to external monitors. This worked for more than one year. In the recent month, there are already more than 4 times that the MBP gets ...
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Image on external monitor is off-center

I have a 13" retina MacBook Pro and an Acer X223W external display, connected via an official Apple Mini DisplayPort > VGA adapter. The Acer is set to 1680x1050 (its default resolution). I wanted to ...
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Error -50 on a partitioned external hard drive

I bought a 4 TB Seagate Expansion external hard drive about a month ago. I intended to use 1 TB as a Time Machine partition and 3 TB for miscellaneous storage. When it arrived I went ahead and made ...
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How to install wifi in Macbook Pro

Currently I am using a Macbook Pro with OSX 10.8.5 & I just notice that there is no "wifi option" in this Machine. Because, to make that back in Desktop menu bar I go to: Preference >> ...
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Can Find My Mac be disabled on a stolen MacBook without a password?

My friend had his MacBook stolen from his house but he didn't have a password on his MacBook so if the thief logged out of his iCloud can it still be tracked since he already put a lock on it? If he ...