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

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Can't delete attachments in mac mail

On the mac mail I used to be able to select a mail, then press “Command” button and “M” to delete an attachment (without deleting the whole e-mail, just delete the attachment). But right now, when I ...
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Why can't new cloned hard drives be used in 2009 MBP 13"

Ok strange one this and really can't figure it out. Took out a dead 250gb apple (fujitsu) drive from 13" 2.53 intel core 2 duo (mid 2009) model. I cloned a copy of 10.6.8 using superduper to the new ...
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Frequent Kernel Panics on 2010 MacBook Pro. (Using Yosemite Beta) [on hold]

I've been experiencing Kernel Panics on my MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2010) for almost a year now. In the last few months the frequency has picked up significantly. There seems to be no real ...
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Kernel Panics and Three Beeps

Here's the log from my problem report. I'd really appreciate if someone could take a look at it. I should also mention that my computer has been freezing and beeping three times. I removed google ...
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Macbook Pro (5.1 Model Late 2008) 16GB RAM upgrade

Can I add 16GB of RAM in my MacBook Pro (5.1 model, late 2008) running at 1333 DIMMs?
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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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How do I choose the best color profile for a LG external monitor?

I recently bought a LG monitor 22MP55, to use at home as a second monitor with my MacBook Pro. But the color is a little weird! Slightly yellowish. I tried using it with a Windows 7 PC with the same ...
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MacBook Pro froze and rebooted into Recovery HD

My MacBook Pro was working fine this afternoon and after I came back from class in the evening, when I on the laptop, the white page just froze there for around 2 mins and I'm directed to a page ...
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rMBP - Quad core vs. Dual core [on hold]

I am wondering whether I should get the rMBP 13"or 15". I plan on mainly using VMware Fusion to run multiple VMs (4-6) at the same time; all of the VMs will have CentOS installed with Apache PHP and ...
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Why isn't my new microphone working?

I just got an Antlion Modmic microphone, along with a Rockit headphone/mic to TRRS splitter. I've got everything set up, but my late 2011 mbp 15" just won't recognize the microphone as an input. I ...
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Bluetooth peripherals randomly disconnecting under Mavericks

I've scoured the internet to try to find a solution to this bizarre problem (similar problems here and here and here), but have unfortunately failed so far. I'm running OS X 10.9.1 on an early-2013 ...
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Can I upgrade RAM on an early 2014 Macbook Pro Retina?

I bought a Macbook Pro Retina (4GB RAM, 128GB SSD) in April. It keeps freezing and about every 3 days, and I need to upgrade the RAM. Am I able to upgrade the RAM on this machine to 8GB or 16GB?
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How can I increase brightness on Mac without Mac keyboard

I’m using a MacBook Pro and I broke it a while back. So, the keyboard doesn’t work on the laptop. I hooked up a keyboard to the USB port so I can still use it. I’m using a Dell keyboard. Last night I ...
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MacBook Pro with Retina display (Late 2012) not outputting anything above 1080p

I know it won't support 4k but it should at least do 1440 right? I can't get higher than 1080p... UPDATE: I pressed alt and clicked "scaled" to unlock the extra resolutions as suggested by Buscar웃. ...
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Force OS X to use Bluetooth dongle instead of built in controller

I'm using a Magic Mouse with my MacBook Pro and Mountain Lion. The cursor sometimes start to lag. I figured, the reason for this could be the distance between my Mac and the mouse (about 1.5 meters / ...
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What 4K modes does MacBook Pro (Late 2011, Radeon HD6750M) support?

I have a MacBook Pro Late 2011, and I'm planning to buy a 4K monitor (http://www.samsung.com/levant/consumer/computers-peripherals/monitors/led-monitor/LU28D590DS/ZN). However, all the Internet is ...
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AppleUSBCDC weirdness after strange incident

I use my MBP propped on one of those laptop stands, ergo my external USB mouse and USB keyboard (both generic cheap-ass Logitechs) are always connected through a powered Belkin USB hub. Yesterday I ...
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My mac bookpro screen hangs and freeze after restarting it displays black screen

I bought macbook pro-13 inches last year September, since last 15 days I'm facing difficulties regarding to booting issues and also some times suddenly the display hangs no controls, keys, trackpad ...
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MacBook freezes with three beeps

My Feb-2011 MacBook Pro hangs with three beeps. I noted the first strange thing a few days ago. The MacBook was in standby (as always) but very hot (not usual). I thought some process must have ...
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Useless Eject key on Apple Wireless Keyboard [on hold]

I have an Apple Wireless Keyboard that has an eject key on the top right. It is useless because my Retina Macbook Pro does not have a CD-rom. My Macbook is running OS X Mavericks and I expected ...
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Connecting new 2014 Mac Mini and 2009 Mac Book Pro thru one VGA display

Is it possible to connect my mac Book Pro running 10.8.5 and a new Mac Mini running 10.9.2 Mavericks into one Apple VGA display, so as to be able to switch between desktops?
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Mac crash after installing XCode

I tried installing XCode on my MacBook Pro, but for some reason, it suddenly crashed. After a reboot, I saw a message my computer had to restart because of some system failure. After this message, I ...
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Diagnosing why my MBP keeps crashing and restarting?

I am currently getting occasional 'crashes' while running OS X 10.9 on an Early 2011 Macbook Pro. The crashes very much resemble the Blue Screen of Death on Windows (i.e. it happens suddenly, and it ...
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Windows on Parallels 10 with 2 out of 3 monitors only

I've MacBook Pro with 2 external monitors connected. Is there a way to configure Parallels so that it allows you to use 2 monitors for Windows and the main one for Mac? I only found option to make it ...
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MacBook Pro kernel panic at boot

My MacBook Pro kernel-panicked with this message, "You need to restart your computer. Hold down the power button until it turns off, then press the power button again." The same message appears each ...
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Can't turn on wifi on Mac OSX Mountain lion MBP 2012

The WiFi interface won't turn on when i press "Activate wifi" from the preferences neither from the status bar. I tried restarting the mac,and reset the pram. The Ethernet works fine and this is ...
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small button on the left-hand side of MacBook pro

I found a small circle button on the left-hand side of my MacBook Pro (late 2011) If I push that button, 8 green lights are turn on and then off. What is this button?
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How do I turn off laptop display when I have an external display?

I went through a similar question , but the answer was informing how to hide the monitor, but not how to disable it . I do not want any new windows to creep into the laptop display when the external ...
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How can I turn off the screen on the macbook when I have an external monitor set up?

I have an external monitor and want my macbook screen to go blank or black so I can focus on the monitor instead. On my windows machine Function F5 does this.
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I'm planning to sell my laptop, and I need to know if I have my bases covered. Kindly confirm please?

I have a 13 inch MacBook Pro (10.5.8 OS X - I think it's called Leopard). I do NOT have the installation CD - so I cannot reinstall the OS and thus ensure that I have securely deleted everything from ...
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Macbook 5.2 screen goes dark

Can I use and external monitor even though my Macbook 5.2 screen goes dark even though I can still see images when a flashlight. The entire system works and I did bring it to Mac in Portland, Maine ...
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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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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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Put Macbook Pro to sleep with HDMI connected to External Monitor?

I have conneceted my Macbook Pro (Late 2011) to my recently bought 27'' monitor with an HDMI cable. I have done all the settings so when I close the lid, I can still use my external monitor without ...
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Toolbar keeps hiding on Safari

I am trying to keep the toolbar visible all the time....when I select 'View' the 'Hide Toolbar' is grayed out. My wife has the same machine, and her's has 'Hide toolbar' not grayed out which I assume ...
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How can I reset the service battery warning?

I learned from one of my other questions that the "Service Battery" warning will limit your CPU power and slow your computer down - this is a problem I've been having with my MacBook Pro. I have 906 ...
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How to find wifi password on my mac which is already connected

I need to find the password for my wifi network into which I'm already connected to. I'm using MacBook Pro with OSX Lion. Any guidance please.
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Can I use an anti-reflective/anti-dust polymer coating on a mac display?

I find myself constantly wiping down my monitors to get rid of dust, smudges, and fingerprints. I use cloths/wet tissues specialized for LCD monitors (as recommended in all the documentation), but ...
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iMessage has stopped working on MacBook Pro

I have a 15-inch macbook pro that is mid-2012. The latest version of Mavericks is when the problem started, but it wasn't after the update to it. Just happened one day. My problem started randomly ...
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Macbook power adapter issue: PPP003

I'm using Macbook Pro 15" Retina Late 2013. OS is Yosemite Public beta. Once in month I usually do diagnostics (Apple's boot time diagnostics, the when you press "D" ). The last the when I did it, I ...
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Apple Mid 2012 VGA vs Apple retina late 2013 VGA onboard

I'm trying to buy a new mac book. I have two choices: one is Apple Macbook Pro retina mid 2012 with NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M 1024 MB. And another is new macbook late retina 2013 using VGA onboard. I ...
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Mac book: Is battery cycle low means mac book still can be used at long time ?

I try to buy an old mac book pro mid 2012. Old user of this mac uses mac by electric all the time, so the life cycle till now just 3 cycles, but this computer has been used for 1.5 years. My question ...
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Apple “Cinema HD Display” (DVI) not recognized by MacBook Pro (late 2013)

My new MacBook Pro (late 2013) refuses to recognize an Apple 30-inch Apple Cinema HD Display. That monitor has only a DVI cable. I am using a new Apple-brand Mini DisplayPort to DVI adapter. When I ...
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SSD in a 2012 17" causing GPU failures?

Just got my MPB back from Apple after taking it in with GPU overheating glitches. Apparently this model (2012) are prone to it and it's been exhibiting all the symptoms. Blue screens, grey screens, ...
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How can I stop windows from being resized on fast-user-switch?

I am on Mac OS X 10.9.5 (Mavericks). I have a lat 2013 MacBook Pro running in clamshell mode with an external 27 inch Apple monitor attached to it. I am logged in with two users, A and B. When I do a ...
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Late 2011 13" MacBook Pro doesn't detect external monitor anymore on Mavericks

I have a late 2011 13″ MacBook Pro with OS X Mavericks updated to the latest version, which was usually connected to a HP Pavillon 23xi monitor using a Mini DisplayPort to VGA adapter. It worked like ...
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How could I output audio to the microphone port on Macbook Pro 15" Late 2011?

I've seen cases where people record audio with the headphones port, so is it possible to listen to audio with the microphone port? I do not have any torx or triwing screwdrivers right now so a ...
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One Apple ID being used for multiple phones. How to create a new Apple ID for one?

I have a question regarding using the same Apple ID for multiple phones. I have let my dad use my Apple ID to purchase apps and stuff, and now I realize that he uses my ID for iCloud, and all our ...
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MacBook Pro: OS X reinstall is taking “forever”, (over 12 hours) to finish

This is my first time ever dealing with a Mac OS X reinstallation. About a week ago, while working online, my MacBook Pro just started to be very very slow to do anything. I would get the WHEEL ...
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Dual monitor for 2.2GHz MacBook Pro (MD318LL/A) Late 2011 MBP

I was wondering is it possible to have 2 external 1080P monitors attached to my MBP? My machine have a Thunderbolt port. The monitors have HDMI, VGA, and DVI. (No thunderbolt display port sadly.) ...