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OS X 10.11(.1) Randomly freezes while browsing

Ever since I updated to El Capitan I keep getting random freezes.. this is the 2nd time it happened while browsing on safari and while watching videos on Youtube. Anyone having problems with this as ...
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Transferring file creation dates to an Asustor NAS

I have just purchased a new Asustor 7004T network attached storage device, which I had hoped to use as an archive for the massive quantity of files I have spread across multiple computers and external ...
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Installed SSD in Macbook Pro 2011 and now the DVD player won't read disks

I just installed a SSD (Crucial MX200 2.5" 500 GB) into my late 2011 Macbook Pro (running 10.8.5). The DVD player will accept a DVD (which works fine on another computer so it's not the DVD), and the ...
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MacBook erased by thieves but still shows on FMM

My MacBook Pro was stolen yesterday and I received an email that it was being erased. FMM now shows it was locked. It went online twice and I was able to see the approximative address. I wasn’t able ...
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Macbook Air 13" 2015, won't return from sleep unless physically rotated

My girl bought a Macbook Air 13", newest generation a couple of weeks ago. It has been working flawlessly until now. When she tried to wake it from sleep, the screen was black and didn't respond to ...
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How can I use Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse 2, Magic Trackpad 2 with late 2011 MBP?

I have a MBP 17" (late 2011) and would like to use the new Magic input devices (Keyboard, Mouse 2, and Trackpad 2) with it which seem to rely on Bluetooth 4. How can I connect them to my MBP?
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OSX crashes and reboots several hours after going to “sleep” (lid closed)

I have a MacBook Pro as my work laptop. When I go home, I close the lid and take the laptop with me. Very often, the next time I open my laptop I find that the OS restarted "because of a problem". ...
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2010 Macbook Pro suddenly crashing

So for the past few months my computer has been crashing randomly. Recently it's been more frequent, so I thought it's time to get a real fix. My computer never crashed before I got an external ...
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Text Messaging Forwarding code not showing up on macbook pro

On my macbook, I successfully set up iCloud and can view all my contacts and such in the Contacts app. On my iPhone6, I went into settings -> Text Messaging Forwarding and turned on the indicator for ...
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New disk on MacBook, how can I install OS X

I recently change my hard disk for ssd on my Macbook 7.1. My old hard disk doesn't work, I don't have access to anything. How Can I install now OS X El Capitan? At the moment I don't have access to ...
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USB keyboard acting strange

My USB Mac keyboard with my MacBook Pro is acting strange on some keys: $ types 9 9 types $ O makes the down num key Caps Lock makes L I tried resetting PRAM but still not working. What to ...
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CloudKeyChainProxy eating CPU

I have the CloudKeyChainProxy process eating my cpu and I can't use keychain any more nor sync with iCloud, I have a backup in time machine, would suggest an action ? EtreCheck version: 2.6.3 (223) ...
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MacBook Air - No internal speaker sound after boot (icon not greyed out + no red light)

I don't know when I've started having this, but with my MacBook Air 2015 13", the volume icon only shows "Headphones" as an output device option. The icon is not greyed out, nor is there any red ...
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Tried installing Windows 10 on Macbook Pro; bootcamp seemed to work but I can't access windows

Quick info: Mid-2015 Macbook Pro 15" Running OSX El Capitan Tried installing Windows 10 Home I first tried installing Windows 10 using the iso file that can be downloaded from the Microsoft ...
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Terminal “osascript -e” commands

What commands can be used with the osascript -e argument? I know of the command osascript -e "set Volume x" where x is 0-7. Is there anything else I can use instead of set or Volume? Or some ...
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How to install Mavericks OS for Mid 2011 Macbook Pro (or other older OS's)

It could be wiped and started again, we don't need to back anything up. It's currently running on 10.6.8 but the software we're using to stream is too new and glitchy :/ What is the easiest way of ...
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Divvy application not opening or showing any error message

The window manager divvy is a big part of my workflow. When restarting my macbook yesterday it failed to open entirely. It doesn't give any feedback as to why it's not opening. I tried deleting the ...
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MacBook power cable with mounting holes

my question is, if there is MacBook power cable with mounting holes. I think better picture than thousand words, I mean this power cable end: with mounting holes, somehow like this:
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MacbookPro bootable Windows USB not visible

I have a MacBookPro retina (id MacBookPro10,1 mid 2012) with El Capitan installed and want to create a Windows partition through BootCamp. I already did that some time ago without that much trouble, ...
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MacBook Pro Multi-to-Single Cable Connector

I use four cable connections to my MacbookPro: Power, thunderbolt to external monitor, thunderbolt to ethernet cable, and USB. In a typical day, I need to disconnect and reconnect these many times as ...
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Macbook pro stuck on boot - “AppleUSBHostPort::interruptOccurred: overcurrent detected”

I am trying to reinstall OSX on a MacBook Pro Mid-2009 but it hangs on startup. I have used several disks but now when running in verbose mode see that it hangs at "AppleUSBHostPort::...
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Macbook 13" mid 2009 not charging nor starting

I disconnected the battery (A1331) on my Macbook 13" white polycarbonate unibody to install a second SSD in place of the unused DVD. I was also upgrading the RAM, that's why I decided to ignore the ...
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Spilled water on Macbook Air

I spilled water on my 2014 Macbook Air. I had a keyboard cover on, so I don't believe much got into the workings from the top. However, it appears that a decent amount of water got in through the ...
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How to install Windows 7 on a 2015 MacBook Pro?

The SSD on my 2014 MBP cratered the other day. While it's off at the shop, my employer bought me a new one. The problem: I need to dual-boot into Windows 7. Boot Camp Assistant in OS X El Capitan ...
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MacBook Air display went haywire

Literally out of nowhere my laptop screen went crazy. I was using it while sitting at my dining room table and stopped for probably 10 mins to look at something on my phone. When I looked back, it was ...
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2011 MacBook Pro won't turn on

Although the problem is quite common, after googling for several hours I didn't find an appropriate solution for my particular case. I got a 2011 MacBook pro with the latest OS (El Capitan) and it ...
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MBP - have to re-enable Wi-Fi every 30 mins

I have a MacBook Pro running on El Capitan (but the issue was already present before the upgrade, so it's not related). I have the Mac since a bit less than a year. It is still running perfectly but ...
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15" MacBook Pro (2011) i7, 16GB ram, 1TB hybrid drive. EFI problem [duplicate]

Have been running in Win7 for awhile and needed to boot into Mac El Capitan. Option had my normal icons but my Mac partition now is labeled EFI Boot. Other icons are my Windows partition and Recovery ...
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MacBook Pro 13 Inch Retina popping noises

My MacBook Pro starts to make popping/clicking noises after using it a while. I don't know if it is maybe the fan, the hard drive, or the speakers. Any help with this?
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Thunderbolt ports on my MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015) stopped working

I purchased my MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015) just a few months ago for one specific purpose. I use it at my church to run the projector. It's connected through VGA, so I've been using a ...
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MBP SSD impending failure

Configuration: Late 2014 MBPr - Loaded (1TB SSD, etc.) Mavericks Bootcamp with Win7 Paragon NTFS driver I think my SSD may be failing. Recently, some files have started to go missing. ...
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How to transparently mark a picture in preview?

I've successfully marked a picture with preview. The only part left is to make that mark transparent so it doesn't block the whole picture. How do I do that? Here's an example of what I'm trying to ...
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New Battery: Runs out at “10% left”

I installed a new Apple battery in my MacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2011) myself (bought the battery new from iFixIt). Installation worked great, extra 4 hours of battery life - fantastic. Then I ...
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Hot to enable bridged networking

ProductName: Mac OS X ProductVersion: 10.10.5 BuildVersion: 14F1021 Running VirtualBox and a Solaris guest OS to setup Solaris boot server. Created a bridged network one for the wi-fi on my ...
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Macbook Pro later 2011 with El Capitan Version 10.11.1 (15B42) crashing with no reason

I don't know yet what is causing this issue. I have a bootcamp installed Windows 8.1 and I was having no issue even after updating to El Capitan and now I got a BSOD on Windows twice (when I tried to ...
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iCloud hacked and Macbook Pro locked

I was away on business and on returning found my Macbook Pro at home locked out. Turns out someone hacked my Apple ID which I was able to recover but I don't know the PIN. It shows message in a weird ...
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My MacBook Pro Mid 2012 screen is black and then just vertical stripes (like a glitch). Why and how do I solve this?

It happened few hours ago - I tried to switch the MacBook Pro mid 2012 on from sleep. It doesnt switch on for some reason. I then shut the lid and suddenly the apple icon behind the screen lights up ...
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Wifi requires reconnection regularly

I am using a Macbook Pro 15 (Late 2014), running El Captain. Sometimes, the wifi appears connected, although there is no actual connection, the pages just fail to load, looks like it is trying to ...
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My MacBook Pro rarely connects to our Wi-Fi

We have BT Internet and Router. My phone has no problem and the other people in the house have no problem connecting. However, my MacBook only sometimes connects to our Wi-Fi. Usually it asks for the ...
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Replacing hard drive in Macbook late 2009 what do I do about osx?

I'm replacing the hard drive in my 2009 macbook (13" unibody). How do I go about installing OSX and can I go straight to Yosemite or do I have to install Mavericks and then upgrade? It's my first ...
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On iMovie on my MacBook Air, it says I have 3 projects, but it only shows 2 of them. How do I find the third?

I've been creating an iMovie project for the past week or so, and I guess my computer started overheating a bit and decided to shut down. I closed it for about 5 minutes and opened it again. The ...
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Missing folders after OS X El Capitan upgrade

Anyone else upgrade to El Capitan only to have all their folders disappear? Looks like all my files are still there but they are all under "All my files", years worth of archiving gone! Any help would ...
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How do you make unallocated space in OS X El Capitan?

I'm trying to install Windows 10 on my Macbook Pro, but Windows won't let me format the Bootcamp created disk. I've seen people make unallocated space on their drive to install Windows on. ...
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I wanna back up my iPhone but there seem a problem here. What should I do?

I wanna back up my iPhone but there seem a problem here. What should I do?
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Internal vs. External Storage for a new Macbook

I want to get a new MacBook Pro, and am confused by the storage options. The Apple website offers 2 different options for storage: Preinstalled internal flash storage (256, 512, or 1 TB) Thunderbolt ...
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Experience the “1-9” hardware failure with wireless keyboard (looking for the custom passkey option)

So I've experienced the failure of the 1-9 keys on my wireless keyboard, and was curious how to find the custom passkey option so I can pair it with my MacBook Pro.
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Macbook Pro 2011 shuts off at Apple logo

So my 2011 Macbook Pro shuts itself off on startup, always right when the Apple logo shows up with a status bar at the bottom of the screen. The status bar fills up a tiny bit and boom, it shuts off. ...
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Move HDD from a MacBook Pro (Mid 2012) model to another MacBook Pro (Mid 2012) model

I have a HDD from MacBook Pro (Mid 2012) model: OS: Yosemite; The content in the HDD is important to me. I want to know If I can buy a MacBook Pro of the same model, Mid 2012, and simply hook the HDD ...
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Can a Macbook 4,1 use 64bit architecture?

I have a Macbook 4,1 running Mac OS X 10.7, and I need to install the MESA program, that only works on 64bit machines. Running uname tells me that my mac is working in 32bit mode, and a quick search ...
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Is it possible to use SteelSeries keyboards with MacBook Pro?

Is it possible to use SteelSeries keyboards with MacBook Pro? I'm thinking about SteelSeries Apex line.