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Does Not Accept Password

I have a Mid-2012 Macbook pro. When I try to login it doesn't accept my password, and I am pretty sure it is my password. I tried multiple times, it still doesn't accept it. I know you do Command-S ...
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How to resolve weird auto-logout issue?

Synopsis Since upgrading to Yosemite, when my MacBook automatically turns it's screen off to conserve energy it also logs out which bugs me because all of my processes are killed off; this never ...
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Set hours in week view in calendar

Is there any way to set hours I want to see in Week view in Calendar? I do not need hours marked with red ellipsis's and need only hours marked with blue rectangle. If I try to resize window, then it ...
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iMessage Profile Picture

So recently I took a picture for my iMessage profile using the camera, I ended up really liking the picture so I was thinking if theres any way I can save it or find it
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Combining Thunderbolt ports

I've a Macbook Pro retina 15'', mid-2012 with nVidia 650M graphics card. I've a 4K Dell monitor attached but the result is a bit choppy and my guess is that it's because of the bandwidth limitation on ...
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My MacBook Pro is connected to the network but I cannot browse to any website

I am having a hard time figuring out what's wrong with my laptop. I am using my laptop and my computer, both connected to the same network but something went wrong. I cannot browse any website using ...
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SSD is not recognised with the internal SATA cable (13" 2010 MBP)

It's pretty weird, seeing that HDD's are recognisable, and that SSD works when in an enclosure (Crucial M500). I've read somewhere that it could be an issue with the cable, but I bought a replacement ...
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Upgrade logic board of Macbook Unibody 4.1

I've recently found a (factory refurbished) logic board from a Macbook Unibody 5.2 (mid-2009; 820-2496-A) and want to replace the logic board of my Macbook Unibody 4.1 (early-2008) with it, so my ...
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How can I repair a scratched MacBook Air screen? (A1369)

I have a mid-2011 MacBook Air (model A1369), whose screen has attracted some unsightly but superficial scratches. They look like smudges, but I suspect a layer of coating (or similar) has come off. ...
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Windows 8.1: how to update Broadcom driver without using external drive

I am looking for a way to update a Broadcom driver without using BootCamp or external boot drive. I have a Macbook pro mid-2012 (non-retina) and successfully had Windows 8.1 running on it, except it ...
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Macbook Air Battery life

Does updating the Macbook Air to an Intel Core i7, 8GB RAM, and 512 GB Flash Storage negatively affect the 12 hour battery life?
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Mac Messages sending to Wrong Computer

I recently purchased a new mbp to replace an older one. However, I forgot to disable the imessages feature on the old mpb before giving it to a family member. That family member and I both discovered ...
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Apps are not opening in Mac

Google Chrome and other apps are not opening, they just bounce and then stop without giving me any error message. I also re-downloaded Google Chrome and still not opening. Recently I installed ...
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Rebooting the MBP in recovery mode

When I reboot with Control-R pressed as suggested by many, I see the spinning wheel for more than half hour and the laptop does not show the recovery options. I have Yosemite and want to go back to ...
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I lost a MacBook Pro Retina 2013, What should I do to locate it?

I forgot it in the train station in a backpack. The Mac is locked with a password. It has Mavericks installed. Find my mac is enabled. What should I do to locate it and avoid thieve disable "find my ...
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Macbook Pro not detecting bootable USB with Yosemite

I created a Yosemite boot USB, from the App Store version 10.10.1. When I hold option during Boot, the USB drive doesn't show up on the menu. I have an aluminium MBP, bought in 2009. It is the full ...
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What adapter(s) do I need to connect a Retina MacBook Pro Thunderbolt output to a 2560x1440 NEC monitor?

I've got a 13" Retina MacBook Pro and an NEC PA241W 2560x1440 monitor. What adapters do I need to connect them at full resolution?
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How to run Apple Hardware Test with broken keyboard?

mid-2011 13" MBA running Yosemite Coffee spill has left keyboard of mid-2011 13" MBA non-functioning. Even power button doesn't work, I boot by shorting the two solder points on logic board. I've ...
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Yosemite displaying the blue and grey screen of death

I have a late model 2011 MacBook Pro, and I upgraded to Yosemite two weeks ago. Yesterday I was working in After Effects on some pretty big movie files when the laptop screen just went black. Now ...
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Macbook touchpad multitouch stopped working

Actually, two fingers for scrolling still works, but all other gestures don't. None with 3 or 4 fingers, and even side scrolling notification panel with 2 won't. Out of the blue, it just stopped! ...
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Macbook pro OS X 10.9 can only access internet through safari

My Macbook pro shows it is connected to the wifi. I can access internet through Safari. But I can not access with any other software or tool like firefox, chrome, opera, terminal. Even my Skype and ...
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Boot Camp partition is on lowest brightness and will not change

It all started this morning, since I listen to podcasts on YouTube before bed. I barely use my Mac partition, but still update it. I use my Windows partition for most of my stuff. I went to bed with ...
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My MacBook Pro crashed many times

Does anyone have any ideas to suggest me? See the Problems report from my MacBook Pro: Anonymous UUID: 3E08FA12-C540-3F53-90F8-44E133699898 Fri Dec 19 08:11:33 2014 panic(cpu 1 caller ...
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Can I use HDMI for audio only without video?

When I connect an HDMI display to my computer, it uses it as a display. I can't figure out how to use the HDMI cable for audio only and only use my laptop monitor. Is this possible?
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Macbook turns on with loud fan noise

Whenever I try to turn on my Macbook, the fans are super loud straight away. My battery is removed (manually because it looked like it was going to explode). I tried to reset the SMC, but that did ...
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How long can I safely leave my Macbook Pro running?

I've set up my Macbook Pro 2011 to run a linux home server through virtualbox. I noticed that this laptop seems to get hot after a few hours compared to my previous laptop (toshiba, windows 8) which I ...
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Intermittent Static / Garbage External Display On Wake and Boot? Picture included

Intermittently (relatively frequent) when the MacBook wakes from sleep and it kicks the external displays on, one or all of them may be fuzzy like this. I have one display in a Thunderbolt port, and ...
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macbook air mid 13 overheating

My set up is macbook air mid 13 with i7 processor and 8GB of ram running OS X Yosemite. Which is plenty for my use, at least it has been. I usually have no more than 3 apps running as notes, reminders ...
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What Can I Connect To ExpressPort Slot?

I have a mid-2010 MacBook Pro. It has an ExpressPort Slot connection that seems to have no uses without something else to connect in there. What are the possible things that I could use this port ...
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ThunderBolt to Mini Display port

Is it possible to connect a Macbook Air 2013 to Macbook Pro 2009 through a thunderbolt cable in order to transform the latter to a second Display ?
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How do I save files on Macbook with crashed OS?

I have a Macbook that the OS has crashed (I am not 100% sure if the Hard Drive is dead, but I would like to save the files before anything else). When I boot up, the screen just remains grey and ...
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Splitting a mac desktop into smaller portions

Background I'm using a device called a DualHead2Go that lets me plug two external screens into an early gen Macbook Pro. This device basically presents the two screens to the mac as if they were one ...
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Connect 2 external Monitors with Belkin's Thunderbolt 2 Express Dock HD

I need a little help here, I have attached my MacBook Air Mid 2013, to an Belkin Thunderbolt 2 Express Dock HD. On the product page it says that one can connect two monitors. The only condition is ...
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Macbook doesn't display on external screen until after I log in (Yosemite). How to fix?

I have a macbook pro (mid-2011) and an HP Pavilion 22bw (prob inconsequential) connected via a Thunderbolt DVI Adapter. Ever since installing Yosemite, I now need to open the macbook pro and log in ...
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Myriad of (relatively minor) issues on my rMBP in the last few days

Not sure how to generalize this, but my rMBP 15" 2014 has started having several weird issues in the past few days: Typing freezes (briefly) in Notes Searching “Keychain” from spotlight returns some ...
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Why is my startup disk so full?

I've been getting messages recently that "My startup disk is almost full," and I'm quite sure I haven't used the full 250GB of my Macbook's hard drive. Using "Get Info" on Macintosh HD says that I'm ...
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How do I delete my number from iMessage on send and receive from my iMac?

When I go to settings, iMessage does not show up under anything and I cannot access iMessage settings straight from the iMessage icon. Please help! There was a previous answer that said you could ...
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MacBook Pro 13" wont connect to wifi

My Macbook Pro was broken and I had to fix it at a Apple support. Afterwards, I noticed that the wifi symbol is not showing up on top of the upper task bar. I opened system preferences and went to ...
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Mac WiFi sharing doesn't allow LAN discovery?

I've been using Mac Mini for a few years as a WiFi router by enabling network sharing over WiFi. Everything until now has worked fine. The problem is that my MBP can't auto discover shared folders on ...
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Installing ML 10.8 Using Internet Recovery freezes during install process

I changed my Mac HDD because the other one was corrupted. But when I do the Internet Recovery install, the bar on OS X Mountain Lion Install Page (Downloading Additional Components) goes all the way ...
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Needing help with Sound and Preferences on Macbook Pro after updating to Yosemite

Since updating to Yosemite last week my macbook pro cannot play sound. When I check the sound preferences I have only a digital output listed for the "Output device" which does not support sound ...
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Solid state hard drive—Haven't been able to do a clean Reinstall of Operating System.

Any suggestions? Going to try to be linear in explaining what I did: -Have a 2010 Macbook Pro 7,1 / I swapped out to a solid state drive. -I have to try to get to at least Lion: It had it, but then ...
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What would be a stable OS upgrade for my mid/late 2007 Mac Book Pro?

Can anyone advise what a stable OS version would be for my mid/late 2007 Mac Book Pro? I am running Snow leopard 10.6.8 and know I can upgrade to Yosemite but have my hesitations after reading many ...
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Keyboard and Trackpad not working after login after spilling liquid

I accidentally spill some liquid on the keyboard of my MacBook Air. It wasn't too much and I turned off the computer right way. The computer works perfectly fine, but after I log in the keyboard and ...
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Is it dangerous to run a GPU benchmark

I wanted to see how my new 13" Retina MacBook Pro performed on GPU stress, so I downloaded some GPU benchmark apps. In one of the apps, I set the resolution to the same as my screen, and I putted ...
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I want to create a new calendar “on my mac” but the item is missing in calendar.app v. 8

I have migrated to yosemity. Sometimes I use an 'on my mac' calendar. I just wanted to create one for one of my projects, but I can only see "Exchange", "google" and "iCloud" but I don't want any of ...
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iPhoto not launching after upgrading to OS X 10.10, Yosemite

Ever since I migrated to a new Macbook Pro Retina (MacBookPro11,2) and to OS X 10.10, iPhoto won't run. I was running OS X 10.8 on a Macbook Pro (MacBookPro7,1) before. I have tried uninstalling ...
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Apple Keynote exclude object from slide transition

How can i exclude part of the slide from animating in transition ? like background, title, i just want to move to next slide with keeping the headline
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Should i Buy SSD first or RAM for my Macbook?

I have a macbook pro 15 inch mid 2010. For school i have to use mostly Adobe applications but they take so long to boot up. Not only these programs but other programs too. What should i do to improve ...
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Performance Tweaks/Tools for MacOS (Macbook Pro)

I am using a Mid2010 Macbook Pro (2.5 GHz i5, 8GB RAM, regular HD (no SSD) and still on MacOS 10.9). I am fully aware of the fact that, as the computer gets older, it may get a little slower due to ...