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MacBook Pro 2015 lost battery capacity

I have used my new MacBook Pro Retina for a few days. After three battery cycles, the battery lost capacity from 6960 mAh originally to 6616 mAh now. Is it normal to lose almost 350 mAh of capacity ...
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Macbook Pro weight increased after battery replacement

After my battery died I have replaced it in Authorized Service Provider. This costs nearly 140$. However after replacement I noticed that the weight of my Macbook Pro Retina (Mid 2014) has been ...
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Audio from headphones disappears occasionally

I'm having trouble with my Late 2011 13" MacBook Pro. Here are the specs: 2.8 GHz processor 8 GB 1333 MHz DDR3 Intel HD graphics 3000 512 MB Running OS X El Capitan This is a bit of a weird one ...
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Is there a problem is closing the lid of a MacBook Pro when using an external monitor?

I am using an external monitor and the only way (that doesn't involve jumping through hoops) to turn off the MacBook Pro monitor is to close the lid. Does closing the lid causes any problems? I have ...
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Why does my external harddrive not work when attached to this USB3 Hub?

I own a Macbook Pro 15" Mid 2015 which supports USB 3.0 and bought a Western Digital 2TB external USB3 harddrive and a USB 3.0 Hub from Anker with external power supply. When I plug-in the harddrive ...
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Sometimes Mac doesn't recognise my external hard drive

I have a Western Digital My Passport Ultra 1 TB external hard drive that is formatted FAT32 and a 16 GB Silicon Power USB thumb drive and both of them uses USB3 but my MacBook Pro sometimes doesn't ...
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Solder new RAM in a 2015 Retina MacBook Pro [duplicate]

I know that the new rMBPs have no "user-serviceable" RAM. But is it possible to solder a new RAM chip onto a 2015 rMBP? Given that the technician doing this is able to install the new chip without ...
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Serious problem with damaged OS X dual boot partition (Mavericks 10.9.5 Macbook Pro 13-Inch Mid 2009)

So I'm having a lot of problems with my Hard Drive for about 3 days. What happened was, out of nothing, my computer started to act strange. I could not move or rename files (error -50), open any ...
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MBP Retina 15 inch, late 2013 shuts down randomly

I have a MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013) with: 2 GHz Intel Core i7, Intel Iris Pro 1536 MB. I use it mainly with my Henge Docks vertical docking station and Dell 25-inch UHD monitor with ...
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How do I connect my Mid-2010 iMac to my Late 2015 Macbook Pro

I mistook the mini Display Port (mDP) behind my iMac to mean it was a Thunderbolt port. The ⌘ Command F2 does not work when both ends are Thunderbolt for my setup. Please suggest what cables to buy. ...
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Is it possible to disable Apple Watch iMessage notifications while my MacBook Air is unlocked?

I know that Apple Watch notifications are silenced while you are using your iPhone in order to prevent duplicate notifications. Is it possible to extend this functionality to silence my Apple Watch ...
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Refreshing env variables by sourcing not working

I installed torch in my MacBook Pro (running El Capitan). Now for using torch, I've to refresh env variables. Official torch document asks me to run source ~/.profile. But the terminal is showing No ...
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Is there a way to turn off/on user account without deleting it running on OS X El Captain?

I want to turn off a user account without deleting the account and its content, so it won't appear in the login window and be able to turn it on again. I tried sudo dscl . create /Users/hiddenuser ...
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Monitor flickers when connecting MacBook Pro to monitor using Thunderbolt to VGA connector

My monitor flickers when I connect my MacBook Pro to a monitor using Thunderbolt to VGA connector. I have a Nov 2011 MacBook Pro. There was no flickering until I updated my OS to El Capitan. Could ...
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AirDrop for iPhone SE and MacBook Air

I'm trying to set up AirDrop to send files between my macbook and my iPhone. For some reason it doesn't work at all. I turned it on both on the macbook and my iPhone SE and my iPhone is not shown in ...
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How to enable a disabled User Account on a MacBook Pro running OS X El Captain?

I disabled a User Account in the System Preferences > Users & Groups > Right-click on a User > Advanced Options... > Login shell: using: /bin/false Now the disabled account is visible in the ...
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Microsoft mouse acting erratically randomly with Thunderbolt to VGA connected?

I am unaware if a third party adapter (Thunderbolt to VGA) would cause any erratic behaviour with a wired USB mouse? There is also an HDMI cable plugged in for an extended desktop. Any ideas? Could ...
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Simcity 5 on the new Macbook 12" 2016 Model

I bought a Macbook 12" early April 2016 Model the other day and I really want to know if t will run Simcity 5. I tried running 'Can I Run It' but that doesn't work on Macbook's so I need some help to ...
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rMBP loose gasket

I was taking a look at the gasket around my screen and I was wondering if the gap between the gasket and the frame (after the corner to be more specific) is too large or is this gap normal? (Photos ...
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Macbook air 13" early 2015 repeating sound of something getting disconnected

I've got a repeating sound of something getting disconnected from my macbook air 13" early 2015 with a random interval from 0 to 5 seconds. Reboot solves a problem for a while, but it randomly starts ...
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How to clean rMBP?

Is it OK to clean the outside shell of a rMBP with a microfiber cloth and a little bit of water? Can it cause damage to the aluminum or any other thing on the machine? (there was a spot that I couldn'...
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Can't shutdown a MacBook Pro

I have a MacBook Pro Mid 2012 running latest release OS X. Recently when I am shutting down my computer it just get stuck in the spinner. So the only way is to force shut it down which might not be ...
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Is there a way to use F1, F2, etc. as standard function keys only on my external keyboard? [duplicate]

I'd like to have a different behavior for my Mac's keyboard and for my external (Apple's) keyboard. I want the default settings for the Mac, but I want to use F1, F2, etc. as standard function keys ...
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Why is it taking so long to upload photos to icloud from iPhone/iPad?

If I want to sell something online and create an ad on my Macbook, then snap a picture with my iPhone/iPad and both are connected to my home wifi, I kind of expect the photo to be uploaded instantly ...
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Will an external USB 3.0 hard drive connected to an Elgato Thunderbolt 2 Dock run at USB 3.0 speeds even though the Macbook Pro is USB 2.0 only?

I have an older Macbook Pro (8,2 - Late 2011). It doesn't have a usb 3.0 port, only USB 2.0 ports. I have an Elgato Thunderbolt 2 Dock with a WD External HD, USB 3.0. I was expecting to see USB 3.0 ...
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Secondary Click: Click but not tap with two fingers

On my Macbook Pro, I prefer the secondary click to be "Click with two fingers", but the closest option that exists in the Trackpad Preferences is "Click or tap with two fingers". Is there any way for ...
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Font size problem

I accidentally hit command/underline and it made the print super tiny. I tried doing command/z to go back and it didn't work. I'm a 73 grandma and bit challenged technologically. Can you help?
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Macbook Pro, two external monitors, clamshell mode and heat

I use my Macbook Pro 15 (mid 2015) with two Asus PA248Q monitors. It has Intel Pro gpu. I was just wondering that does it matter heat wise if I keep the lid down? The hinge seems to have some kid of ...
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How to connect 2 laptops to separate monitor and work simultaneously?

There are two of us with Mac book pros working on the same project and we'd like to connect our work to one one single monitor as we work to be able to share ideas and build the presentation we are ...
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Cannot access any websites { other than google, yahoo, gmail, youtube and facebook (http type) } on macbook air

A week ago I had installed avast antivirus plus avast vpn for about an hour. That exact moment I encountered this trouble for the first time. Then I uninstalled avast by clicking on the uninstall ...
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Which is original MacBook Pro 15" Charger

i have MacbookPro with retina display, model A1398 MacBook Pro "Core i7" 2.3 15" Retina 2012 2.3 GHz Core i7 (I7-3615QM) I have to buy a new charger and I'm not sure which to buy (EU - Bosnia)? :/...
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Processor or RAM? [closed]

I want to buy a macbook pro in the near future, but choosing the configuration has been a headache for me so far. My options are : Macbook Pro 13" Retina 2.9GHz Dual-core Intel Core i5, Turbo Boost ...
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MacBook display screen

Is it possible to fix a MacBook Pro display glass for a cracked one of a MacBook unibody? Since they have the same dimensions.
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MacBook Pro 15" 2011 stuck in kernel panic on boot

I recently purchased a used MacBook pro 15.4" from 2011. The previous owner said that it keeps beeping 3 times at boot. I figured it's just a faulty RAM bar, which I had a spare one. He also stated ...
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Display screen glass [duplicate]

Can I replace the cracked display screen glass of my MacBook unibody with that of a MacBook Pro? Since they are the same dimensions.
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Using External Drive as Backup & Storage over the network

I have a 3TB External Drive with NTFS format. It is with me even before buying an apple machine so there already is a lot of data. When I plug it into macbook I can access the data however I can not ...
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Is a long-running, intensive process going to cause damage to my MBP?

I've written a script which uses Python and Rails to process millions of XML files and convert them into a format that I require. Due to the intense nature of the processing (which includes lots of ...
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One monitor out of 2 does not work (dual mini-Display)

I have 2 external displays connected to my MBP via two MiniDisplay port adapters for DVI cables. Sometimes when I unplug them, then plug them back in, only 1 display is recognized. When this display ...
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My Macbook Air 2015 keyboard and trackpad not working after login

My MacBook has El Capitan OS X installed. Keyboard and trackpad worked on login screen and boot (not working in recovery and after login). I performed the following steps, but still keyboard and ...
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MacBook Pro with Dual Monitors

I have a MacBook Pro 2011, i7, 8 GB RAM, Apple SSD, but I don't know if the display is Retina or not. I also got two monitors. I am using a Thunderbolt cable to connect the first Monitor. Can you ...
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Can the 12-inch macbook charge from USB-A?

While it's nice to have a laptop that can charge over a standard cable, USB-C is not yet ubiquitous. USB-A is: you can be sure that whatever hotel room or office you visit, you will find a place to ...
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Pages docs from MacBookPro not working in MacBook Air

As the title says, I have a bunch of .pages docs from my previous MacBook Pro (running El Capitan), and they are not opening with the pages app on my MacBook Air (running Yosemite). The error message ...
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Shortcut to absolutely turn-off camera at a system-wide level?

When I hit "mute" none of my apps can make any noise. Is there a similar / quick way (keyboard shortcut?) to knock-down the camera and make it absolutely unusable by any app? I don't want to use the ...
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Late 2014 Macbook battery will not hold charge; US model used in Germany with converter

My sister has a Macbook Pro (13", Late 2014 model), purchased around Christmas 2014 (~18 months ago), which has stopped holding a charge. She can run the macbook fine off of the cord, but it ...
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Share music between Macbook and iPhone

I'm trying to figure out how to get some music on my iPhone SE from my Macbook. I have the music on my Macbook drive and I can listen to it in iTunes. How can I sync it with my iPhone and make it ...
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How to log in to turn off Num Lock on a MacBook Pro when you can't login?

How do I turn off Num Lock on my MacBook Pro when I can't log in to get to System Preferences?
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How to remove __MACOSX folder in a list of zip files (not a single zip file)?

I know I can remove __MACOSX in a zip file by: sudo zip -d bg1.zip "__MACOSX*" but I want to remove it in all zip files, I tried sudo zip -d *.zip "__MACOSX*" but it says zip warning: name not ...
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El Capitan WiFi Connection Drops Continuously

I have MBP Late 2013 and El Capitan 10.11.4 installed. But i have got a serious WiFi Connection dropping problem for a while. It is quite irritating as you may guess. I couldn't find any clue why ...
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Early 2015 Retina Macbook Pro not recognizing/working with some external displays

I have an Early 2015 Retina Macbook Pro 2.7 GHz i5, and it does not work with certain displays. I first tested it with a display(call it display A) Mini Display Port to DVI cable which did not work. ...
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MacBook Pro USB Devices disabled - laptop cooler

I have been using a USB powered laptop cooler for a few months now and every time I plug it in it has been showing the warning "USB Devices disabled. Unplug the device using too much power to re- ...