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Can't make more than two partitions

I want to multiboot my MacBook Pro, I'm trying to make partitions but in Disk Utility I can't make my partitions, only can divide by 2? Why? It's a normal SSD not a fusion drive (SSD+HD). Now I'm ...
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Replace iSight camera on MacBook Air late 2010 (A1369)

My MacBook got a small water damage some time ago. Luckily everything still works without any problems except the iSight camera, which is no longer detected. I reinstalled Mac OS X a couple of times ...
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System Preferences hangs when trying to open Display settings with an external monitor connected

I've searched all over for this, with no luck. So here goes: My 2012 MacBook Pro has always played nice with my old Samsung monitor, connected with a Mini DisplayPort > VGA adapter plugged in to the ...
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Can't get on internet via Safari or Firefox on my MacBook Pro running Mountain Lion

I just moved to new state and just had my internet service turned on. While I can get on with my iPhone 6, I can't get on the internet with my MacBook Pro. I clicked on the icon of signal strength at ...
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SSD: MacBook Pro Retina 15“ (A1398) and 13” (A1425) compatibility?

Can I use an SSD from MacBook Pro retina A1398 in a A1425? Will it work ?
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New SSD: How to get into OS X Recovery?

I am going to be installing a SSD into my 2011 15" Macbook Pro. After I install the SSD, how should I boot into OS X Recovery? Should I use Internet Recovery even though my Mac came with OS X 10.7; ...
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Macbook white A1181: Startup manager, just mouse pointer

I'm dealing with my friend's Macbook White A1181. Original hard drive died a few weeks ago so we installed a brand new Samsung 840 EVO (256GB). I've read several tutorials on how to reinstall OSX on ...
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How to disable a specific sensor within a .kext?

I have a Macbook Pro 13" Retina, mid 2014 with a "right palm sensor" that is malfunctioning. It thinks that the computer is overheating, and it therefore is causing the kernel_task to eat up 250% - ...
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Messages wont open: the Messages database is being updated

Recently on my new macbook when I try to open up the messages app it won't let me open it and gives me the error: Messages is updating... The Messages database is being upgraded, please wait while ...
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Once I disconnect from the mains, can I leave the charger cable in the Mac?

I use my MacBook Pro on battery as much as possible, recharging when needed and once a month running it down to recalibrate etc. However, when the battery is charged to 100% I unplug the charger from ...
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How do I transfer my entire itunes library (retaining the original music playlists) from my iPad iOS 5.1

How do I transfer my entire itunes library (including the specific music playlists) from my original iPad iOS 5.1 via wifi to my new Macbook air with Yosemite? The bulk of my music library is CD's ...
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Problem seeing shared drive when connected via 802.11ac

I have a late 2013 Macbook Pro Retina, with the current update of Yosemite, and I have an odd problem. To be honest, I'm not sure if it's laptop related, or somehow related to my router. The issue ...
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Is there a way to disable headphone detection in Yosemite?

What i would like to do is be able to manually switch to the internal speakers even if something is plugged in to the headphone jack. Reason being my docking station has a connector plugged in but i ...
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Install OS X 10.7 to 10-10 on MacBook Air MD232

I have MacBook Air MD232. As we need to test our software on all OS X from 10.7 to 10.10, we need to install them all. Is it possible to install them on my MBA? When I buy, this MBA has been installed ...
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Are Apple's AC Cords for MagSafe (1+2) always the same?

I am getting a customised MacBook Pro Retina and it will have a AC Cord for Britain, but I need one for EU/Germany. So can I easily switch the AC Cord of my MagSafe 2 to a German one? Are these Cords ...
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Battery Cycles being used very fast

I am using a 13-inch mid 2014 MacBook Pro with Retina Display. It is about 3 weeks old and already has clocked 13 charge cycles. Is this too high ? Also, I follow the practice of fully charging it and ...
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Suddently Apple Wired Keyboard not working

suddently my wired Apple Keyboard isn't working anymore. My MacBook don't recognize the external keyboard, the keyboard is only two weeks old ... What can i do? It is broken or only a software-side ...
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Macbook beeps randomly during normal operation

The issue is very similar to this one, which seems to be unsolved: Macbook Air 2012 single beep while on Basically my late-2014 macbook pro beeps randomly (always once), it's a very low beep, seems ...
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Upgrade to Yosemite question

I'm planning on upgrading to Yosemite from Mavericks on a Mid-2010 MBP 15" with a Samsung 840 PRO drive as the primary drive. I have TRIM disabled! The process I want to use is as follows so I'm just ...
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Yosemite bluetooth audio is choppy/skips

On two separate MacBook Pros (one brand new, one several years old) running OSX Yosemite, all bluetooth audio devices are choppy (audio clicks in and out, skips like a scratched CD). I have tried ...
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Clam shell mode without external display, keyboard, mouse

I have a latest 13 inch MBP retina, running 10.10. I am wondering, is there a way to run the machine with the lids closed WITHOUT an external monitor, keyboard, and mouse? We are using the machine ...
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Mac OS stops for a minute

I have MacBook Pro Late 2008 version. Recently I updated my OS to Yosemite 10.10.1. Ever since I've installed it I've been experiencing problems. The screen would freeze and nothing except the ...
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Monitor and MacBook Pro not on speaking terms anymore

This one puzzles me. I have this setup [MBP]<----[HDMI]----[HDMI-DVI Adapter]---->[BenQ FP222W] When I plug in the monitor, the MBP detects it and the screen flashes like normal. Likewise the ...
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Having system-wide crashes on MacBook with OS X 10.10.1 using Screenflow 5.0

I'm having system-wide random crashes when trying to record computer screen and audio using Screenflow 5.0 Computer MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2013) 2.4 GHz Intel Core i5 8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 ...
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HP Photosmart 7520 setting the scan area

I scan from my Photosmart 7520 to my iMac frequently. When a page is scanned that shows boxes of information on it, the scanner tries to put a separate scanner screen over each box. I often want the ...
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Two monitors using Elgato dock and a thunderbolt device

I'm using an Elgato Thunderbolt 2 Dock which has a second Thunderbolt port and a seperate HDMI port. I have an HDMI display connected to the HDMI port and a LaCie HDD connected to the second ...
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Ipod 5th generation syncing issues mac, but not windows

So I've been having trouble syncing my iPod with my Macbook with my iTunes library. At first it kept freezing while syncing, and then I did a hard reset (Menu + Center). Afterwards, however it would ...
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SSD upgrade for mid 2012 MBP

I recently started getting performance issues with my MBP while running apps like Xcode and Eclipse. A quick diagnostic of the system showed that it thrashed over 458k times. Vendor Specific SMART ...
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rMBP Mid-2014 Thunderbolt bus bandwidth

I'm thinking of getting an eGPU setup via Thunderbolt going, which will max out the bandwidth available (20Gbit/s) on the Thunderbolt 2 interface. I'm interested to know if the Thunderbolt 2 ...
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Macbook 4,1 HDD upgrade

I'm thinking about upgrading my 120GB HDD to a new one. I've been looking for a 1TB harddisk: TOSHIBA PX1829E-1HJ0 1 TB Is this one compatible with my Macbook 4,1 2008?
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Can I use a different language wireless keyboard?

My Macbook pro is Japanese with a Japanese keyboard. I want to get a wireless bluetooth keyboard, but I am currently living in the UK and cannot get a wireless Japanese keyboard here. If I bought a US ...
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How can I repair partition map after attempting to dual boot screwed it up?

I tried installing Kali Linux in a separate partition on my MacBook, but after installation was completed, I was unable to boot back into Mac OS (displays a prohibited sign). I think everything went ...
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External screens connected to MacBookPro and its main screen turn off momentarily frequenetly

My Mid 2014 Retina MacBook Pro is connected to two Dell external monitors (U2713HM) via lightening-to-displayport cable Some day my MBP and the two monitors can momentarily turn off and then turn ...
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Keynote presentation view

Today when I set up my Keynote presentation, the "presenter view" appeared on the audience screen and the audience view appeared on my MacBookPro. The MacBook is a brand new computer and the Keynote ...
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How to install SSD on late 2007 MacBook Pro (15 inch)

I have a slot on the left-hand side of my MacBook Pro (late 2007, NOT a unibody) and am wondering: is this slot suited for an SSD that I can simply stick in? Or would I have to install an SSD ...
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Internal SSD not visible

When I boot up my Macbook Air (circa Sept 2013, running Mountain Lion), I get a folder with a "?", indicating the SSD is not visible. This started when I tried installing an Office upgrade, and ...
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Macbook Pro: How to disable discrete GPU permanently from EFI?

I'd like to disable the NVideo GTX 750M GPU on my Macbook Pro 15" (Retina, Mid 2014, OSX 10.10 Yosemite). I know I can use GfxCardStatus but I read I could have a more permanent solution by changing ...
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How to speed up old MacBook Pro15 inch late 2007 with 4GB RAM (2.4 GHz)

I am running 10.9.5 (Mavericks) and have about 12GB available on my hard drive with 2.2/2.4 GHz. I have noted that performance has been getting slow (esp. on startup) and was wondering if there are ...
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time-machine: selective file restore - I just want a few things from a TM backup that was made of another MacBook

So I have a Time Machine backup (on an external USB hard drive) that was made from a 2010 MacBook Pro. I think the computer was running the latest OS at the time the last backup was made -- Nov 2013, ...
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Mid-2012 rMBP only connects to 5GHz at lower channel values?

When the AC router's 5GHz channel is set to operate between channels 36 and 64, my rMBP (mid-2012) can connect to the wireless router just fine, however at very low speeds. But as soon as I change the ...
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Unable to partition hard drive with Yosemite (Disk Utility hangs)

I have a 2007 model Macbook Pro running Yosemite 10.10.1. My father recently upgraded my hard drive for me from the stock 320GB hdd to a hybrid 500GB hdd. He's not really a Mac user and said there ...
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How many wifi streams does the Macbook Pro support?

I'm referring to the Macbook Pro Retina 15-inch (2013) model. I read that it supports three streams, and that it supports both 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz. The question is: does it support three streams on both ...
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Battery jumps from 25% to 2% to 36%. What's going on?

I have a 2012 13" Macbook Air running 10.9.5. I seem to be losing battery life as of late. This, itself, isn't a huge deal, as I usually use the laptop near an outlet, but as of late the more annoying ...
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Clean install of Yosemite problem

Hopefully someone can help me. I've tried so many options. I purchased a used MacBook Pro, late 2011 model. The person I purchased it from said he wiped the hard drive, but when I got home, it seems ...
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Source of grease inside unibody macbook?

I have a unibody 2012 macbook which appears to have some kind of grease around the battery area, between the battery and the case. This machine has been serviced by a third party applecare provider ...
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OSX Yosemite change sound output while headphones plugged in

I've a problem which is my headphones' jack is broken into my computer. I can't hear any voice neither from headphones nor from internal speakers. What I need is, to hear some sound from internal ...
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One of two external monitors won't wake up

I've exhausted my searching on this, here and in Google. I see similar issues but nothing has resolved. I use Macbook Pro (OS-X Mavericks) with lid closed and two external monitors (both mini-display ...
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Audi Mouse not responding

The mouse roller ball works just fine, the thing is I can't click and the mouse only moves if you throw it hard to any side, the cursor will follow the direction but only to a corner of the screen. ...
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2011 macbook pro not responding to startup commands

My macbook doesn't respond to any commands at startup (command + s, command+r, shift, command+alt+p+r). It wants to go straight to the apple logo then to a blue or white screen. Applecare is no longer ...
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Copy to external HDD fails if copy dialog is in background

When I try to copy 50 GB to external HDD it succeed only when copy dialog is active. If I activate another app it fails at about 10gb with error "the operation can't be completed because an unexpected ...