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ports on 2014 MacBook Pro keep dying

I got a new mid-2014 Retina MacBook Pro about a month ago, and am running into a problem with the Thunderbolt and USB ports. At seemingly random times, but at least once a day, the ports become ...
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Macbook Pro detects the screen, but external screen stays black (mini dp to hdmi)

I am trying to connect my MacBook Pro (OSX 10.9.3, 2.4 GHz Intel Core i5, 8GB DDR3) to Panasonic Viera TH55AS670D LED TV through Mini DP to HDMI connector. When I connect the wire my laptop screen ...
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Macbook Pro Crashing and Startup Failure

Firstly, some background information for the problem: My girlfriend's Macbook Pro had an issue that was annoying, but not fatal. Roughly once a day (but sometimes not for a few days, and sometimes ...
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Are wireless speeds on Laptop and iPhone the same?

This might be a network forum question, nor sure but here is my question: My router is AirPort Time Capsule, the new model that has wireless ac. My laptop is Retina Macbook pro and looks like it also ...
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Mail Connection issues to aol with yosemite 10.10.1

After I upgraded my macbook pro to yosemite 10.10.1, suddenly the mail won't connect to the aol mail. It returns with error message "Mail cannot connect to aol account" and continuously asks for the ...
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Fn key working, F11 key working, but Fn + F11 not working

I have a MacBook Pro Retina 2014 with OS X 10.9.4. I use the Fn+F11 key a lot to show desktop. But since yesterday, the Fn+F11 has stopped working for me. I have a bluetooth keyboard as well, and it ...
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Acer UHD4K2K not working through Thunderbolt

I have an Acer UHD4k2K monitor hooked up to my Retina Mackbook Pro. I was previously using an HDMI cable (only 30Hz), as that's what came with my monitor. A Thunderbolt cable that's long enough ...
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New Macbook collects full bandwith

My flatmate and I have a serious problem. He is gaming Counter-Strike like 24/7. I'm using my macbook for development and college stuff. I had an 2012 Macbook Air before. Everything worked fine, he ...
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Yosemite UI crashes after 1 hour

I've been having some trouble with Yosemite since I installed it a while ago. The UI seems to hang after exactly 1 hour of use. This means I have to force the mac to shut down by holding the power ...
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Why Does My MBA Close All My Apps After 5 Mins Idle?

Sometimes if I walk away from my MBA without locking the screen and I return I'll be faced with a login screen. Once I login all my apps I had open are now closed. Sometimes I'll close my MBA lid and ...
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Login screen displays in the wrong place?

Screenshot: When I wake up my computer, the login screen is placed up and to the left of where it should be. Fortunately, the login screen otherwise functions normally, and everything is placed ...
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sleepimage wrong size

I have an early Early 2011 MBP, which I installed 16GB of RAM in, despite the fact that Apple claims the maximum is 8GB. This is a hack which is known to work, but I'm having some trouble with ...
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Can the MacBook boot from a second HDD

If I was to install a SSD in my MacBook Pro (Mid 12) where currently the Superdrive is attached and continue to use the preinstalled HDD for other files, can I run OSX from that new drive? Or in ...
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Damaged preference file in /bin/sh

Today in Drive Genius 3, I ran the “Verify Preferences” function in Repair. It yielded this strange result: /bin/sh: xargs: command not found The only option Drive Genius gives is to remove the ...
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How to set up my iMessage account on my MacBook Pro?

I've been trying to set up my iMessage account so that I can receive my texts and messages to my computer. I've set up my iCloud, and my AIM, and my FaceTime, but I can't figure out how to set up my ...
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MacBook Pro (5,5) restarts when powering microcontrollers

My Macbook Pro (13-inch, mid 2009, Intel Core 2 Duo) has an odd problem with the USB ports. Occasionally, when plugging in, removing or restarting a microcontroller such as the Arudino or Teensy, the ...
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How to invert colors in Safari pages on macbook?

Any extension for the browser? I only want to invert safari's colors, not of the entire system.
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Best solution to force MacBook Pro 2011 to use integrated graphics (discrete graphics still working though)

After changing my AMD Radeon HD graphic card again, and seeing so many complains about the MacBook Pro 2011 issue online, I decided to plan to make the my MacBook only work with Intel HD 3000 graphics ...
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Is it possible to install SSD with 6Gb/s in Mac pro Mid 2010?

Is it possible to install Solid State Drive with 6Gb/s speed in Mac pro Mid 2010?
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Yosemite Sleep Wake Failure

I've got a MBA Mid 2013 and since installing Yosemite, I've had 3-4 sleep wake failures. Generally I'll close the lid, head home and either when I open the laptop at home or back at work the next ...
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External HD Accidentally pulled out of computer

A few days ago I accidentally pulled my WD MyBook 1110 Media external HD out of the USB connection on my Macbook Pro. I have tried to repair the HD with Disk Utility, but the 'Repair Disk' option is ...
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Macbook Air - battery drains while sleeping (but not when shut down)

My macbook air (13-inch, mid 2011) battery drains from ~100% to ~85% over night. The problem only started a few months ago. I'm currently running yosemite, but the problem started while on ...
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Bluetooth Issues after Sleep in OS X Yosemite (10.10)

I seem to be having persistent issues with Bluetooth connectivity, especially after waking up my Macbook Pro from a long sleep. I have a speaker that automatically turns off after a certain period ...
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Is encrypting an external hard drive prior to Time Machine equally secure as TM encryption?

It's more it less an order of operations, but should I format and encrypt the external hard drive first without any data and then run TM? I figured that way would be faster rather than TM having to ...
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My macbook air is very loud!

My MacBook Air's fan is spinning rapidly even though there are hardly any programs running. A couple of weeks ago my mum accidentally spilled water on it and we had to take it to get fixed. After it ...
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Grey screen - update needed [duplicate]

My Mac book pro won't boot up I get a grey screen with an update needed message. I select and add password - but no luck it returns to the same screen. It's also getting really hot after just a few ...
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Tweaking OS X 10.10 Yosemite to auto-toggle Reduced Transparency when on battery

I am curious about whether there is a way in OS X to hook to some events to find out whether the laptop is plugged into power. (And furthermore how we can control the "Reduced Transparency" settings ...
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Non apple applications failing to launch

I am having trouble running any third party applications that are not created with pure apple native UI. Example, Google Crome, Firefox and Microsoft Word. When I try launch one of the applications ...
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Application Window Switcher key-command broken (Command+`)

I have a 2010 MacBook Pro 13" running Mac OS 10.9.5. It works well for the most part, with the exception of one annoying missing feature: I can't switch between windows of the same application (by ...
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Cannot format SSD in optical bay

I tried to install a new SSD with higher capacity in the optical bay. But OS X cannot format the SSD. I also tried to swap with an HDD but same problem with HDD. Failure format or something like this. ...
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2011 macbook pro blue screen

I'm trying to determine whether I'm having a ram, drive, or board issue. I used to be able to log in and actually use my laptop but it would run slow and over little time the fan would kick on and ...
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I accidentally deleted an iMovie project, but I recovered it. Now it is too blurry to see!

I accidentally deleted an iMovie event with an important school project within it, but I recovered it by going to Finder, then clicking Movies. I re-uploaded them to iMovie but now they are so blurry, ...
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MacBook Pro stuck on white screen after dual-boot adjustments

I wanted to have dual-boot setup on my MacBook Pro. So after searching for a bit, I found a couple of sites that offered a step-by-step explanation on how to do it using rEFInd. I successfully ...
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Will MacBook (Mid 2010) work with 1333MHz RAM instead of 1066MHz RAM?

I've a MacBook White (Mid 2010, 13-inch) with 2GB 1066MHz DDR3 RAM. I want to upgrade it to 4GB RAM. I'm looking for 1066MHz RAM in local stores but couldn't find one. Instead everywhere I can find ...
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Do I need to keep any cautions in mind when transfering an external SSD into my Macbook?

Hi I am now successfully running my MacbookPro off of a bootable external SSD (which is runnung Yosemite and onto which I cloned my whole system) and I would like to switch it out with the old HDD ...
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OS X takes long to boot after starting rEFInd once

I have an SSD in my MacBook (Pro 9,2; encrypted), and until recently, the apple icon appeared almost immediately after pressing the power button. Soon after that I would be able to unlock the disk ...
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After Yosemite, the volume adjustment doesn't make noise?

I tried to fix it in system preference...but when I did, it made a weird ticking noise rather that the noise it used to. How do I get this to go back to normal?
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Potential Security Breach

My display went black suddenly while I was online banking. I tried to do a hard shutdown but had no control over my keyboard. After approximately one to one and half minutes of attempting shutdown, ...
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OS X Yosemite Crashes Frequently

So I installed OS X Yosemite almost a week ago, and within this time frame have experienced 2 crashes. Basically, the OS freezes, and then shuts down, and doesn't start up again until I press the ...
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running a simple shell script on startup in Yosemite

Regarding stackexchange post how to get shell scripts to run at startup on Yosemite The offering here is interesting but all I want to do is set the ip address of one of the ethernet interfaces, en0 ...
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How to troubleshoot macbook's failing parts

Not sure if its a software or hardware problem. When I turn on my macbook pro (2011) it asks me for a password, shows some progress bar after (it fills up to like 30%) and then it just reboots and ...
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wifi and hdmi problems on OS X yosemite (macbook pro 15-inch retina, late 2013)

Just wondering if anyone has been having this issue and found a workaround: My wifi works consistently both on Ubuntu and Android. Sometimes it also works on OS X, other times it does not - not even ...
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My MacBook Pro recently stopped responding to my hdmi adapter and cable

One day my Mac just stopped working when I connected it to my TV using an adapter and HDMI cable. Every time I plug in the HDMI and turn the TV to those settings both my TV and Mac screen go black. I ...
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How to transfer files from a non-Mac formatted external HD

In haste I did not format my WD Passport 1TB External HD for Mac. Need to transfer the files from my old 2008 MacBook to my 2014 MacBook Pro. Any help or tips would be so appreciated. When I plug ...
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What is the proper order to boot Macbook with Thunderbolt display?

At work I have a MacBook Pro connected to a 27" Thunderbolt display. I take the MacBook home with me in the evenings. I come into work, plug in the power and Thunderbolt cable, open up the ...
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Can I upgrade my MacBookPro Model6.1 8GB (2x 4GB) to 16GB (2x 8GB)

I have a MacBook Pro mid 2010 Model 6.1 i7 17" with 8GB RAM inside. I want to upgrade to 16GB. I have seen that it should be possible on the model 7.1 but I have 6.1 Can I upgrade? Does it work on my ...
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How can I ensure TRIM is enabled when installing Yosemite onto an SSD drive?

Im going to update my mid 2010 13" MacBook Pro to an SSD drive (Samsund 840 250 GB). I am currently running Yosemite on my old HHD drive and was simply going to make a bootable USB with Yosemite on it ...
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My link is lost upon second pdf compression

I had a large 3 GB Pages document that was compressed twice into a final 7 MB PDF file in order to e-mail it without loss in resolution and color. Unfortunately, during the second compression, one of ...
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Xcode 6 and MacBookPro 2014 128 Gig with Yosemite - OVERHEATING and Long Load Time

I have a BRAND new Macbook Pro running Yosemite and xCode 6.1. EVERY TIME I try to open xCode it completely overheats my computer and takes 15 minutes to open xCode. I have no idea what is happening. ...
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Can I have 2 different networking interfaces active at the same time to increase my available bandwidth?

Android devices have a "Dual Networks" feature where you can use both the wifi and 3G network adapters concurrently to increase your available bandwidth: Can I do something similar with my MacBook ...