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Time Machine Restore Button Greyed Out For External Hard Drive

I recently brought my computer (Mid 2010 Macbook pro) into the Apple Store because it had been crashing recently. The first time I brought it in, they did a clean wipe of the hard drive and restored ...
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How to find the Apple Service Part number for Macbook Pro Retina Display “clamshell”?

I have a MacBook Pro (Retina, Mid 2012) that has a broken screen and I need to replace it. The online sellers post the "Apple Service Part" number as one of the identifiers to determine if it will ...
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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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repair an out-of-warranty Thunderbolt port

The Thunderbolt port on my trusty several-year-old MacBook Pro is failing. To connect an external display, I now have to wiggle the cable around, then pull it out a few millimeters until the contacts ...
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How to set MacBook Pro to use integrated video card during initial start up?

When I turn on my macbook pro late 2011 I want it to use the integrated video card(not discrete one). Is there some sort of setting I can set or a driver I can install or some bios setting to ...
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El Capitan /private/var/folders cache files consuming 30–40 GB

I've upgraded my MacBook Pro to El Capitan recently, and one of the first unpleasant changes, other than XtraFinder & TotalTerminal no longer being compatible, is that the system deems it ...
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Solder new RAM in a 2015 Retina MacBook Pro [duplicate]

I know that the new rMBPs have no "user-serviceable" RAM. But is it possible to solder a new RAM chip onto a 2015 rMBP? Given that the technician doing this is able to install the new chip without ...
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Why does my external harddrive not work when attached to this USB3 Hub?

I own a Macbook Pro 15" Mid 2015 which supports USB 3.0 and bought a Western Digital 2TB external USB3 harddrive and a USB 3.0 Hub from Anker with external power supply. When I plug-in the harddrive ...
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Macbook Pro weight increased after battery replacement

After my battery died I have replaced it in Authorized Service Provider. This costs nearly 140$. However after replacement I noticed that the weight of my Macbook Pro Retina (Mid 2014) has been ...
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Audio from headphones disappears occasionally

I'm having trouble with my Late 2011 13" MacBook Pro. Here are the specs: 2.8 GHz processor 8 GB 1333 MHz DDR3 Intel HD graphics 3000 512 MB Running OS X El Capitan This is a bit of a weird one ...
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Overheating problem in MacBook Pro

I have MacBook Pro I bought 6 months ago. When I charge it, it overheats in the charging port and my charging adapter is also hot. Should I return it or keep using it?
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MacBook Air not Responding

My mac isn't responding. I can move the cursor around and click physically but can't exit or quit anything because it doesn't click on the actual computer. Turning off an on doesn't help and I can't ...
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How do I add icons to my menu bar?

I would like to know how I could add a USB eject button or battery power indicator to my menu bar on Mac OS X. I remember going into my Macintosh hard drive but I can't remember which folder to find ...
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MBP Retina 15 inch, late 2013 shuts down randomly

I have a MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013) with: 2 GHz Intel Core i7, Intel Iris Pro 1536 MB. I use it mainly with my Henge Docks vertical docking station and Dell 25-inch UHD monitor with ...
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How do I connect my Mid-2010 iMac to my Late 2015 Macbook Pro

I mistook the mini Display Port (mDP) behind my iMac to mean it was a Thunderbolt port. The ⌘ Command F2 does not work when both ends are Thunderbolt for my setup. Please suggest what cables to buy. ...
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Serious problem with damaged OS X dual boot partition (Mavericks 10.9.5 Macbook Pro 13-Inch Mid 2009)

So I'm having a lot of problems with my Hard Drive for about 3 days. What happened was, out of nothing, my computer started to act strange. I could not move or rename files (error -50), open any ...
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Refreshing env variables by sourcing not working

I installed torch in my MacBook Pro (running El Capitan). Now for using torch, I've to refresh env variables. Official torch document asks me to run source ~/.profile. But the terminal is showing No ...
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Is it possible to disable Apple Watch iMessage notifications while my MacBook Air is unlocked?

I know that Apple Watch notifications are silenced while you are using your iPhone in order to prevent duplicate notifications. Is it possible to extend this functionality to silence my Apple Watch ...
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Why do I have to double click right mouse button to get the pop-up menu

It happens after I get a new macbook for work. This is a Macbook Pro(Retina, 2012) with OS X Yosemite. I created a new user, and checked 'click or tap with two fingers' for the 'Secondary click'. ...
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Macbook Pro 13" with Retina Display: Black Screen

So this is not my computer, but my girlfriends. She was doing thesis work in the library when all of a sudden the screen to her Macbook began to malfunction. At the point it is at now, whenever it is ...
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rMBP kernel_task spikes when connecting more than one external monitor [duplicate]

When connecting a second external monitor kernel_task spikes to 600%+. This makes the computer unusable. Before Yosemite, this worked fine with 3 monitors. Here are the specifics: When I connect ...
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Is it possible to switch from Safe Mode to Normal and back without a reboot?

Since 10.6.3, Apple has decided change the AppleIntelCPUManagement kexts, which leave me stuck with a kernel_task that pegs out at 135-185%, generating a lot of heat. Anyway, since I doubt anyone has ...
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Is there a way to turn off/on user account without deleting it running on OS X El Captain?

I want to turn off a user account without deleting the account and its content, so it won't appear in the login window and be able to turn it on again. I tried sudo dscl . create /Users/hiddenuser ...
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Monitor flickers when connecting MacBook Pro to monitor using Thunderbolt to VGA connector

My monitor flickers when I connect my MacBook Pro to a monitor using Thunderbolt to VGA connector. I have a Nov 2011 MacBook Pro. There was no flickering until I updated my OS to El Capitan. Could ...
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How to enable a disabled User Account on a MacBook Pro running OS X El Captain?

I disabled a User Account in the System Preferences > Users & Groups > Right-click on a User > Advanced Options... > Login shell: using: /bin/false Now the disabled account is visible in the ...
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How to know if the new MacBook is charging while turned off?

I recently bought the new MacBook 12" and since it uses a USB-C port and not the traditional MagSafe one, I wanted to know if there is some way for me to know whether it is charging or not while it is ...
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How to remove caps lock delay on Apple MacBook Pro aluminum keyboard

Apple's MacBook Pro has a slight delay on the caps lock key. That is, the caps lock key has to be held down slightly longer than normal to register the key press required to engage the caps lock. ...
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Microsoft mouse acting erratically randomly with Thunderbolt to VGA connected?

I am unaware if a third party adapter (Thunderbolt to VGA) would cause any erratic behaviour with a wired USB mouse? There is also an HDMI cable plugged in for an extended desktop. Any ideas? Could ...
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rMBP loose gasket

I was taking a look at the gasket around my screen and I was wondering if the gap between the gasket and the frame (after the corner to be more specific) is too large or is this gap normal? (Photos ...
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Cooling pad for 2015 Macbook Pro 15"?

There's a thread about the 2011 model, but it doesn't have an answer and that was a lot of technology ago. A lot of people have said that the macbook will handle it's own cooling process, but mine is ...
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MacBook Air 2012 Mini DisplayPort not working with HDTV

I'm trying to connect my 2012 11" MacBook Air to my Panasonic p60st60 1080p plasma HDTV using a new Monoprice Mini DisplayPort to HDMI adapter & 6' HDMI cable. My TV displays a "No signal" ...
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Simcity 5 on the new Macbook 12" 2016 Model

I bought a Macbook 12" early April 2016 Model the other day and I really want to know if t will run Simcity 5. I tried running 'Can I Run It' but that doesn't work on Macbook's so I need some help to ...
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iMessage on my MacBook Pro does not show current texts from my iPhone

My iMessages on my MacBook Pro have stopped being current as of a month ago. It's now the end of June and it only shows texts from the middle of May. I noticed my Apple ID was logged out just now (in ...
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How to tell if a Retina MacBook Pro has gone to sleep when the lid is closed?

When I shut the lid on my Retina MacBook Pro (2014), how can I tell it's gone to sleep correctly? On my previous MacBook Pro (~2008), the fans were audible, and there was a sleeping LED indicator in ...
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My MacBook Pro is not sleeping when I close the lid on battery

I purchased my macbook back in 2011, and this problem just started. When I unplug and close my computer to put it in my backpack for school, it does not sleep. I take it out and its very hot and has ...
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How to clean rMBP?

Is it OK to clean the outside shell of a rMBP with a microfiber cloth and a little bit of water? Can it cause damage to the aluminum or any other thing on the machine? (there was a spot that I couldn'...
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Macbook air 13" early 2015 repeating sound of something getting disconnected

I've got a repeating sound of something getting disconnected from my macbook air 13" early 2015 with a random interval from 0 to 5 seconds. Reboot solves a problem for a while, but it randomly starts ...
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Can't shutdown a MacBook Pro

I have a MacBook Pro Mid 2012 running latest release OS X. Recently when I am shutting down my computer it just get stuck in the spinner. So the only way is to force shut it down which might not be ...
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Is there a way to use F1, F2, etc. as standard function keys only on my external keyboard? [duplicate]

I'd like to have a different behavior for my Mac's keyboard and for my external (Apple's) keyboard. I want the default settings for the Mac, but I want to use F1, F2, etc. as standard function keys ...
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Why is my mouse lagging so much it's impossible to use?

I've a little logitech mouse, and suddenly, with no reasons, it started to lag heavily, and now it's impossibile to use. I've a MBP mid 2012 13'', and never had problems, but now it is unusable. The ...
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Why is it taking so long to upload photos to icloud from iPhone/iPad?

If I want to sell something online and create an ad on my Macbook, then snap a picture with my iPhone/iPad and both are connected to my home wifi, I kind of expect the photo to be uploaded instantly ...
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Macbook air mid-2011 visual glitch problem

I face some problems with my macbook air mid 2011 (HD 3000), some weird visual glitch on the screen (see pictures). Is there any solution or fix? Does anyone else have the same issue? I own a Apple ...
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Will an external USB 3.0 hard drive connected to an Elgato Thunderbolt 2 Dock run at USB 3.0 speeds even though the Macbook Pro is USB 2.0 only?

I have an older Macbook Pro (8,2 - Late 2011). It doesn't have a usb 3.0 port, only USB 2.0 ports. I have an Elgato Thunderbolt 2 Dock with a WD External HD, USB 3.0. I was expecting to see USB 3.0 ...
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How to keep an SSD in shape on Yosemite?

As of OS X 10.10, Apple uses kext signing. Ever since it has become difficult and dangerous to manually activate TRIM for third-party SSDs on OS X. That means users with non-Apple SSDs will sooner or ...
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Old MacBook Pro 17" freezes when WiFi gets turned off

I recently updated from Mountain Lion to Mavericks 10.9.4 on my late 2007 MacBook Pro 17". Now every time I turn off WiFi, the computer freezes within a few seconds to a few minutes. Upon reboot, the ...
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Secondary Click: Click but not tap with two fingers

On my Macbook Pro, I prefer the secondary click to be "Click with two fingers", but the closest option that exists in the Trackpad Preferences is "Click or tap with two fingers". Is there any way for ...
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Macbook Pro, two external monitors, clamshell mode and heat

I use my Macbook Pro 15 (mid 2015) with two Asus PA248Q monitors. It has Intel Pro gpu. I was just wondering that does it matter heat wise if I keep the lid down? The hinge seems to have some kid of ...
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My Macbook 7.1 (Macbook white mid-2010) 10gb ram, 250gb SSD Samsung 850 EVO overheats with few apps open

My Macbook 7.1 (Macbook white mid-2010) with 10gb ram and 250gb SSD Samsung 850 EVO overheats with very few apps open. It overheats for no particular reason. It cools down for no particular reason too....
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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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Font size problem

I accidentally hit command/underline and it made the print super tiny. I tried doing command/z to go back and it didn't work. I'm a 73 grandma and bit challenged technologically. Can you help?