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MacBook Pro 15" Reoccuring Freezing Problem

I have a MacBook Pro 15" that has been having a reoccurring issue. It gradually starts to slow down while using it, starts freezing, and then will get stuck on the Apple logo loading screen after ...
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Are the two cores of rMPB enough?

I am thinking of purchasing a 13" rMBP. It has two cores. My question is, are two cores enough ? there are other laptops with 4 cores at much cheaper rates available. How does apple seem to pull it ...
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MacBook Air Wi-Fi Problem

My 2014 Macbook Air has a problem about Wi-Fi connection between another computer of mine as a hotspot. I use my Asus laptop as a hotspot and create a Wi-Fi connection properly. When I try to connect ...
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Why speed of SSD is increased after enabling FileVault?

My config is following: Mac Book Pro Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014 Processor 2.8 GHz Intel Core i7 Memory 16 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 Apple SSD Controller: Vendor: Apple Product: SSD Controller ...
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Bluetooth mouse stops working almost everytime I wake my mac from sleep [duplicate]

I use my mac (yosemite 10.10) at work with bluetooth mouse and at home with just the trackpad. Whenever I bring my mac back to work and start it up, >90% of the times it can't find the mouse. Turning ...
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Macbook pro 2,2 wrong processor name [duplicate]

My processor not showing Duo in name; how can it fixed ? seems to be very useless question but i am unable to Upgrade to Lion link to question -MacBook-Pro-15:~ js$ sysctl -n machdep.cpu.brand_string ...
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Screen turns pink all of a sudden while working on Macbook Air

What can I do to fix my macbook air running mavericks, all of a sudden its screen turns pink or another color like turquoise and becomes unresponsive, about once a month...
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My MacBook Pro won't connect to my Wi-Fi

My Wi-Fi router is provided by BT and works fine for my iPad and Mac mini. However, my MacBook Pro now won't connect to the router but will connect to the external BT hotspot. When I try to log in it ...
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Macbook gets power but does not charge

I have a Macbook (Core 2 Duo, 2011 model) which does not charge when I attach my Magsafe charger attached to it. However, it does not discharge as well as apparently it does get power from it. This is ...
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Unable to update to xcode6

I had xcode 5.1.1 running on my Mac air. When I tried to update it to Xcode 6, it threw an error "This item is temporarily unavailable. Try again later." I have tried uninstalling the older version, ...
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How to fix messed-up MacBook disk partition table?

I have broken the disk of my Mac doing partitions with gparted. Now, nothing boots (except pendrives) and the OS X Rescue Disk recognizes the disk as Virtual Whole Disk. Nothing works, repairing or ...
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Macbook's “Internal Memory Card Reader” uses 896ma/900ma doing nothing, is this normal?

One a new mid-2014 macbook pro: Internal Memory Card Reader: Product ID: 0x8406 Vendor ID: 0x05ac (Apple Inc.) Version: 8.20 Serial Number: 000000000820 Speed: Up to 5 Gb/sec ...
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Retail Mac OS for MacbookPro 2,2?

What is best OS for MacbookPro 2,2 with new Harddisk(empty), 3GB RAM and 500GB HDD ? Mac OS 10.6 or 10.7 Retail will work ? ps: I am not having the Restoration DVD's came with macbook.
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Left Command + Z isn't working anymore

I have a full size Apple keyboard attached to my MacBook Pro. The left ⌘ + Z key combination isn't working since a while. The problem only occurs when using the left Command key. ⌘ + Z is working ...
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Multiple Google Chrome Helper.app (Not Responding) In Activity Monitor

Before i start let me say that i have turn my settings to make all plug ins ask before starting. I have a 2010 Macbook Pro 15 inch with 8GB memory from OWC and 256GB SSD samsung 840 Pro. I just ...
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Highly abnormal graphic glitch on yosemite / retina: all white backgrounds appear pink

Suddenly, all white and transparent image backgrounds appear pink for me (but only on images, not on anything else that's renderered). For example, the SE searchbar looks like this: Or the latest ...
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Is the difference between the i7 1.7Ghz processor and the i5 2.6 Ghz processor significant?

I have narrowed down my choice to two laptops: macbook air with i7 1.7 Ghz (late 2013) and macbook pro with i5 2.6 Ghz (mid 2014) I am going to use the laptop for ios development, however its been ...
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Macbook Pro 2013 slow startup from sleep since Yosemite

I have an 8GB Macbook Pro (2013) and have recently upgraded from Mavericks to Yosemite. Everything has been fine except when I wake it from sleep. Firstly, it brings up the login screen but the ...
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How can I disable the Macbook keyboard (from startup)

How can I disable the Macbook builtin keyboard which is defective (looks like the Shift key is always pressed). I need this in order to avoid starting with the Shift key pressed otherwise the Macbook ...
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Retina MacBook Pro running very hot?

I have a late-2013 Retina MacBook Pro, and it gets really hot really easily. I've monitored the temp with htop and iStat and they both show the same readings. It's supposed to be able to play some ...
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Is it expected to have visual glitches while constantly moving one window from a retina monitor to a non-retina one?

It's a new macbook pro retina with gt750m, mid 2014 I'm moving firefox constantly from one monitor to the other, it glitchces similar to #50956 and #81021 - Doesn't seem to happen with Chrome however ...
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Microsoft Remote Desktop sessions closed when Macbook Pro display turns off

I'm using Microsoft Remote Desktop on OS X Yosemite to control a Windows desktop and a few virtual machines. Whenever the display on my Retina MacBook Pro turns off, it closes all remote desktop ...
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how to set 3840 pixels wide for external 4k monitor

On a Macbook Pro early 2013, I am trying to run a 4k Samsung TV. It's almost working (though the text is awful, I think it's just that the TV is not really suitable). The issue I want to ask about ...
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External Apple USB keyboard, Shift+Tab and Command+Shift+Tab doesn't work

I have an aluminum Apple USB keyboard plugged into my MacBook Pro (Late 2011). Command+Tab works fine to switch applications. But Command+Shift+Tab doesn’t! The same shift key works to capitalize ...
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Mac stuck on mute [duplicate]

My macbook was working not that long ago. Now it has I went into my prefrences but it wont let me make changes it shows this what can I do
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Location services not working in OS X 10.10 Yosemite

On my wifi network there are two Mac (MacBook,MacBook Pro) and two iPhones (iPhone4, iPhone 5). The MacBook Pro has been updated to OS X 10.10 Yosemite. The MacBook cannot be updated to OS X 10.10 ...
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Mac boots into log on screen quickly but takes long time to log into account

I just replaced the stock OEM hard drive on my 2010 macbook pro 15 inch with a Samsung 840 Pro SSD 256GB and installed Yosemite on it from scratch with USB (the first time i am using Yosemite). Now ...
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why does Filevault hangs on mac book Pro OS X 10.8.5

Filevault freezes the mac book pro after sometime and never recovers. Is there any issue with the laptop or is there any other issue?
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Make macbook store apps on one hard drive and data on another

I just replaced my optical drive in my 2010 macbook pro 15 inch with my old 500GB hard drive that used to be in the HDD bay and placed a new SSD in the HDD bay. Now i have 256 GB of SSD storage which ...
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When would upgrading the processor of the top of the line Macbook Pro make sense?

As seen here, the top of the line MacBook Pro Retina (with NVIDIA graphics card) has an option to upgrade the processor from 3.7 Ghz to 4.0Ghz via a "Turbo boost". I am generally wondering what ...
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Booting from Windows USB Key Overwrote EFI - Mac No Longer Boots

I'm using a macbook pro running Yosemite. I was trying to create installation media to install linux on an SD card, and I used a USB key that had a bootable windows installation on it. I thought I had ...
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As a user with multiple monitors attached to my Mac, how does it select which one a new window is opened on?

I have a Macintosh [MacBook Pro] with multiple monitors. There's the built in laptop display and I additional have a Apple Thunderbolt Display and another third party monitor attached via ...
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MacBook Pro 2011 rebooting on startup

When booting up and logging into my MacBook Pro, I get the following error message: localhost com.apple.xpc.launchd[1] <Emergency>: Boot task failed: fsck-safe localhost ...
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Fan noise after wake up from sleep

I have a Retina MacBook Pro 13″ mid-2014 (OS X 10.10) and want to know is it ok to hear a 0.5 second fan noise after wake up from sleep? Video (Dropbox)
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Windows 8 slowdown since upgrading to Yosemite and Fusion 7

I was previously running Windows 8 pro in Fusion 6 on Mavericks. I had the VM configured with 2 processor cores and 4GB RAM. The main applications I use in Windows are as follows: Visual Studio 2013 ...
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Safari and other programs using too much RAM with barely any tabs open. Happens daily since Yosemite

I've noticed a drop battery life as well as performance from my macbook since the new Yosemite update a week ago. The performance slows down greatly, even with my 8gb of ram. Animations are very ...
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How to install a Canon MP560 Printer on a BRAND NEW MacBook Pro

I am not technologically savvy, however, I'm not completely useless. I've spent too much time watching YouTube videos and asking Google ONE MORE TIME how to fix my problem and I'm done. I'm about the ...
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Macbook Air late 2008

when i want to do a clean install on a MacBook air late 2008, by pressing alt key on the keyboard then I select the mac os x usb bootable drive I created it shows a white screen with a warning circle ...
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Figuring out what is causing the kernal panic on Macbook

Figuring out what is causing this panic attack.. Can anybody help me with this? Panic (system crashes) log: Source: /Library/Logs/DiagnosticReports/Kernel_2014-11-05-230220_Kisuke.panic Size: ...
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Can my MacBook 1,1 be upgraded to anything higher than Snow Leopard? and can the machine be updated in its specs?

Hardware Overview: Model Name: MacBook Model Identifier: MacBook 1,1 Processor Name: Intel Core Duo Processor Speed: 2 GHz Number of Processors: 1 Total Number of Cores: 2 L2 Cache (per processor): 2 ...
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Just showing “Circular” but no reference to a cell shown

In my Exel Version 14.4.4, Exel for Mac 2011, I get on my spreadsheet just "Circular reference" but no reference is shown to which cell. How can i found out where the circular reference is. (I have ...
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Unabable to download OS X Yosemite on Mac OS X 10.7.5

I am using Mac OS X 10.7.5 on a 2012 Macbook Air and tried downloading Yosemite and it opens in the launchpad yet fails to download. I've tried multiple times and even deleted files to make additional ...
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Sound doesn't work anymore with Yosemite

Today, suddenly, my MacBook Pro is gone mute. The speaker icon on the top bar is faded gray and within the output devices there is not the option internal speaker anymore but just digital output and ...
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MacBook Air battery at 100% but shuts off when unplugged

I've been having a bit of a nightmare with my MacBook Air battery this last few months. This is my final shot at trying to solve the issue before I resign myself to needing a new machine. Machine ...
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Moved hard drive, getting 'illegal instruction: 4' errors

I gave my mac to an apple store for repairs.. Its a mid 2014 core i7 macbook pro. I did a backup using CCC, and now i'm running the backup on a Mac Mini 2011 Core i5. OSX runs fine, however any tool ...
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Saving Multiple PDFs without merging them

I was wondering if anyone knew how to save multiple pdf files using preview without merging them. I've read quite a few posts like this one: How do I combine two or more images to get a single pdf ...
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How to revert to public version of Yosemite after the 10.10.1 version auto updated

I originally opted into the Yosemite beta plan and made regular backups to my time machine. Once the public version was out I assumed that would be it but i have just realised that last night, OS X ...
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Upgrading my Mac: Will it increase performance?

I have a macbook pro 13" 5,5 late 2009 edition, I use it all the time for taking notes and research at college etc. but I also use it to record music for my band and occasionally I play games on it. I ...
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Upgrading OS X 10.6.8 to Mavericks on MB Air

As we all know Maverics is not available on AppStore anymore so I downloaded my "purchased" Mavericks from another MB Pro I have. Someone here asked the similiar question and several people advised to ...
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Automatic Proxy Configuration Resetting?? - MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012)

This is what happened in the lead up to the problem with resetting of "Auto Proxy Configuration" setting in Advanced Network settings. A few days ago I started having a problem using my internet on ...