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Disk Issues on MacBook Air

We followed the resetpasswd command and when the reset Password window pops up, it says there are no available users and no volume that containing the user account. So we opened the disk utility and ...
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Need MacBook help.

I am getting pictures of what appears to be a message to replace batteries on an external Mouse on my MacBook pro which I do not have. I cannot get past this, can anyone help? I don't see a way to ...
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Enter standby manually on Macbook

I have set my MacBook to forget the filevault password after going into standby (not sleep) after a few hours. This works great, but sometimes I don't want to wait that long for the system to go to ...
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network - Internet connectivity drops intermittently on El Capitan [duplicate]

I have exactly the issues outlined in these two posts - has anyone got any solutions to this kind of issue? Internet connectivity drops intermittently on El Capitan ...
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Prevent sleep after 30 sec login screen inactivity

When I'm at the login screen, the screen will turn off after 30 seconds if I don't do something. Is there a way to make the login screen stay on for longer? For example if I log out and then walk ...
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Location of Speakers on MacBook Pro Retina, 13-inch

I realize this question sounds rather idiotic, but I've truly looked all over the internet and haven't been able to find a simple answer (in a diagram or anything) telling me literally where the sound ...
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Unable to reply to emails on occasions using MacBook Air MAIL

I am unable to reply to emails on a consistent basis. When I reply a blank message opens but I cannot type or send, the blank email goes in Draft folder as "has no content" Any recommendations ...
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MacBook Pro charging tip [duplicate]

I'm about to buy a Mac Book Pro Retina, I'm going to use it mostly at home and when needed I'll take it to my workplace, and so forth. I know it does not have a removable battery, so I'm wondering ...
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Can a skilled electronic technician with proper tools upgrade the RAM in a MacBook Air?

I know these computers have RAM soldered directly onto the motherboard. I know Apple states that these computers cannot have their RAM upgraded. I know that if you do get a RAM upgrade through Apple ...
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iTunes movie not showing up after I have purchased it

I was trying to buy a movie from iTunes and after I bought the movie it didn't even show up or download on to my computer, but I know I bought it because I had like $15 and now I have 3 cents.
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Does charging my early 2015 MacBook Pro all the time damage the battery? [duplicate]

I am using my early 2015 MacBook Pro as a desktop by connecting it to an external display, thus, it needs to be plugged in to a charger all the time. Does charging my early 2015 MacBook Pro all the ...
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How can I install Fedora Linux on a MacBook Pro, Model A1150?

I performed the following steps: Formatted a USB Flash Drive as: FAT32 Copied the Fedora Live ISO image to: /efi/boot/boot.iso Copied ISO 2 USB EFI Booter for Mac to: /efi/boot/boot.efi I then ...
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Macbook Pro display distorted when outputting to external monitor

I have a Macbook Pro (Mid 2012) and a Dell U2715Q Monitor connected via mDP to mDP. Things were going well(able to display on both monitors) until I started messing with some display options(mirror ...
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Four-finger swipe gesture also triggers three-finger swipe gesture

I have set App Expose to open with a three-finger swipe down, and I used BetterTouchTool to set up a four-finger swipe down as a custom gesture to close tabs in Chrome. However, whenever I four-finger ...
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Screen Brightness keeps automatically adjusting to 100%

I have a late 2011 Mac book Pro, which I have kept in mint condition. Recently, my brightness has kept adjusting itself to full 100% brightness on the display, and keeps adjusting itself every few ...
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Rescan built-in display on a Retina Macbook Pro

I have a small crack on the bottom left of my screen. The cost of repair for a Retina screen off warranty is insane so that's not going to happen. The crack in the screen caused vertical bars on the ...
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Which types of SSD are compatible with mac book pro mid-2012 (not retina)?

I am looking to replace the hard drive of my macbook pro mid 2012 with an SSD from an ASUS taichi laptop will the SSD from the taichi be compatible with my mac book?
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Ethernet MAC address on Macbook 12"

I am trying to locate my ethernet MAC address on a Macbook Retina 12" using ifconfig but I can only see en0 which should be my wireless card; it's quite baffling. Any help would be much appreciated.
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Can my 13" Retina MacBook Pro Late 2012 output 2560x1440 at 60hz?

I'm planning on buying this monitor, its resolution is 2560x1440@60hz. I have a Late 2012 13" MacBook Pro Retina. Will mini-displayport to Displayport output the full 2560x1440@60hz?
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Is it normal for there to be a 5min+ period of high CPU usage when going to sleep under El Capitan?

I have recently upgraded my 8GB MacBook Pro (mid 2010, model ID: MacBookPro6,2) from OS X 10.6.8 to 10.11.4. Under Snow Leopard, after I closed the lid it would take something like 30 seconds to ...
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File permissions after migration to MacBook Air OSX 10.11.4

Sharing and Permissions I have migrated from a MacBook (OSX 10.7) to the Air. Access to many of my files is now difficult and denied. I open up Sharing and Permissions to find: "You have custom ...
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Macbook Pro 13" Retina Force Touch Trackpad Issue

I've been using my MBPR 13" for about 8 months now. I don't usually use my trackpad much since I use a wireless mouse most of the time. I tried using force click for the first time and noticed ...
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Is the battery in the new Macbook (the one with USB-C) replaceable?

It seems that the new battery is glued into the computer. Does this mean that it can't be replaced, or has Apple somehow figured out a way to remove the glue?
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Can gaming damage my MacBook Air in the long run? [duplicate]

I noticed my new MacBook Air getting kinda hot and the fan spinning up when running a 3D game. I know this Laptop is not made for gaming but I like to run a less demanding game from time to time. Also ...
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Help my MacBook Pro keeps crashing and I have no Idea why

I have a 2015 Macbook Pro 13" Retina running 10.11.4 , which has been crashing every now and again and have no idea what sets it off. The last two times I was on Safari and the other I was happened ...
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FileVault won't login

The login password is entered correctly. The progress bar starts to load and gets all the way to the end, but nothing happens. I did not turn on FileVault, just turned on my MacBook one day and this ...
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Macbook keeps restarting with “Possible Memory Corruption” Help!

I've been getting this issue for the past few months. Apple won't look at it regardless of my apple care being good for the next year, since I have the operating system on a third party SSD. They ...
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Infinite “Verifying *.pkg”

I have been staring the following to dialogs for about an hour: This problem does't only occur on one specific application. Instead, all applications seem to experiencing an infinite verification ...
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Push photo from MacBook to iPhone via USB

I can drag and drop an image from a folder on my MacBook into Photos. Now I want to push it to the photos on my iPhone. They are connect by USB. I don't want to mess with clouds in the "interweb". ...
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How to reach full resolution potential with MacBook Pro 2012?

I have a MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012) running OS X El Capitan version 10.11.4. I am attempting to use an external display with my Dell U2715Q (has 4k capabilities). I purchased an AmazonBasics ...
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Can I clone a MacBook to another one and work with both without annoyances?

I have an old MacBook MacBook4,1 (named Mac1) under Lion. My daughter is working with it. I have just bought another old MacBook2,1 (named Mac2) which is under Snow Leopard and that I need to ...
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Macbook air 2015 + elgato thunderbolt 2 doc to use two external displays

I have a 2015 Macbook Air running Yosemite v10.10.5. I recently purchased a Elgato thunderbolt 2 dock and would like to connect two external monitors. One using thunderbolt-to-DVI and the other using ...
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Tap and drag delay

I enabled dragging with the trackpad in my preferences: It works well, but there is a delay after I release my finger from the touchpad. So, I: Double tap and begin dragging If I release my ...
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Safari not responding on 2016 MacBook

I have met with an issue on Safari on my 2016 12" MacBook. Safari will occasionally freeze and not respond. Even after I force quit and relaunch it, it still freezes after a few seconds and I have to ...
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Is there a way to cap the temperature so my wrist are not burning?

Using a MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015) The heat of the place where the wrist are laying is annoying. I cannot measure the temperature of this exact part but with the help of smcfancontrol ...
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Macbook Pro Late 2011 15" Inc

I currently have a Macbook Pro late 2011 15 inch which is running Mac OS X 10.7.5 which is a little outdated for my preference. When I run a software update there it says there is no software update ...
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Dead bugs/insects in laptop

I cracked the LCD screen of my Macbook Air a few days ago and dropped it off at the Apple store to get it replaced. The 'Genius' there said it would cost around $500 and that having another repair ...
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Setting Romanian diacritics using AltGr on El Capitan

I'm a Linux user, using Ubuntu for few years. Recently I bought a Macbook and I'm trying to understand how to set up my Romanian language layout. My mac has a Romanian keyboard, but since I am a ...
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How to upgrade storage for Macbook Air?

I'm getting my first Mac, a Macbook Air 2015. My other machine is a PC used for gaming and I thought I could use my external HDD with both. Now I see NTFS is read only in OS X. For now it's unlikely ...
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2012 Macbook Pro Boots With Startup Sound, But Has Black Screen

This is sorta urgent, since my dad's whole business relies on his computer, and it needs to be fixed. Anyway, it will startup and and make the mac "on" chime. But after that, nothing happens. We can ...
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Does Parrallel win 10 work well for Macbook 12" 2016?

Does Parrallel win 10 work well for Macbook 12" 2016 ? I am going to buy new MacBook 12" as it is so cool. However, I need to use Microsoft Office 365 for my work with full compability.
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What is the normal operating temperature for the MacBook (2016 generation)?

My mom got the rose gold MacBook as a Mother's Day gift for herself. However, it feels very hot. What is the normal operating temperature for the MacBook? (released in May 2016) I am near an Apple ...
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Deleted some files while cleaning image folder…How to fix MacBook A1181 core 2 duo?

I was "cleaning up" MacBook A1181 Core 2 Duo with upgrade to Snow Leopard. I must have accidentally deleted some important files when I trashed the images in the pictures folder. Safari icon ...
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Change Black Macbook Pro screen to something cool when music is playing?

When I am playing music on my Macbook Pro and don't touch the computer for a while, the screen goes black and the music is still playing. How do I change the black screen to something cool that goes ...
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Security Settings Don't Stick

I've been trying to change my security settings to let apps downloaded from anywhere open. Or to at least open the app I want. Neither seem to be working. I don't get the verification to open the ...
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Charge my Mac via USB

I have a portable power bank and I can charge devices via USB on it. Is there an adapter to change a 3 prong charger to a USB, so I can plug my Mac into my power bank? A Mac air charger that can plug ...
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How to delay MacBook Pro sleeping

I need to know how to delay the automatic sleep on the Macbook Pro. It sleeps too early. If I leave it for one minute it sleeps. I tried the view options but it didn't work.
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External GPU on MacBook Pro (Mid 2012)

I am starting to learn Cuda programming for scientific computing (in particular computational quantum chemistry) and I would like to test my programs on a decent Cuda-enabled GPU. The Intel HD ...
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Macbook Pro Hard drive speed

I have an early 2011 Macbook Pro with a Toshiba MK7559GSXP 750GB 5400rpm hard drive (that has about 48GB free) and running El Capitan. Recently I had the feeling that things were running slowly (and ...
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Unable to use finder

My Finder on MBP has been giving me problems for a quite a few days and has become completely unusable. Once I start it, it opens fine but then I can't do anything. And it shows a scrambled view with ...