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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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MacBook Pro Mid 2012 briefly displays static after waking from sleep

On my MacBook, whenever I wake it up from hibernation, it briefly displays static for about 2 seconds before showing the login screen, very like an untuned analog TV. The problem is purely cosmetic, ...
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memory card unmount by itself on Macbook Air

The memory expansion card (Storedge by PNY) on my Macbook Air unmounts by itself. Is there any reason for this?
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Finding Music folder after updating with OS X EI Capitan

We are having trouble locating iTunes music folder. Prior to updating with OS X EI Capitan, we could easily find the music folder in the Finder sidebar, but now we don't know how to get it back with ...
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Macbook Pro incredibly slow/laggy

I have a Mid-2012 15" MacBook Pro running OS X (Yosemite) 10.10.2. It has a 2.6GHz Intel Core i7, 8 GB of RAM, and a 750GB HDD. Over the past couple of weeks it has become incredibly slow, to the ...
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Apple Replaced my Gmail Image

I use Chrome on my Macbook to send an email through Gmail. While in Gmail, on the top right corner I can see my Google (g+) profile image, but when I hit reply button to reply to an email, then ...
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Flashing folder with question mark appear when reboot macbook pro

I substituted a MacbookPro 13" HDD with a Corsair SSD and upgraded the RAM to 8GB. I did a fresh install of OS X Mavericks but when the machine reboots (restarts), it shows a flashing folder with a ...
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MBP - Switch back to built-in microphone

I have some Apple earplugs with a broken microphone, therefore I cannot talk. I would like to switch back to the built-in microphone. However, there is no option to do so in the Sound System ...
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Screen backlight does not turn on during bootup, but turns on when accessing recovery partition

I have a late-2011 15" MacBook Pro running Mavericks. I normally don't reboot my computer and can leave it logged in for days on end. I decided to reboot my computer and when it was booting, the ...
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How to use Bose QC25 headset (speaker + mic) with MacBook Pro Retina combo jack

I recently got a pair of Bose QC 25 (Quiet Comfort 25) noise cancelling headphones. These are connected via a 4-Pin (TRRS) connector which carries both sounds as well as the inline microphone. I can ...
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What is wired memory?

I'm trying to figure out what is using all of the memory in my Macbook Pro running OS X Lion. I have 8 GB of memory total. When I quit all active programs except Finder and Activity Monitor, then run ...
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OSX 10.11.3 external monitor does not work (mini displayport to DVI)

I've just done a clean install of OSX 10.11.3 on my macbook air (mid 2012). My external monitor does not work anymore (mini displayport - DVI original adapter) Things I've try: - Reset SMC/PRAM ...
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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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Accessing iTunes music collection from Roku

How do I access my iTunes music collection (mostly AIFF) from Roku? I have read that this is possible, but that "the integration" is not as good as with AppleTV. I am too invested in iTunes (on a ...
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How to restore my Macbook Air thoroughly without a OS X recovery partition?

I brought my Macbook Air(Mid 2015) July 2015. Then I started endlessly installing different linux distributions on it. One day, I make a mistake and my OS X recovery partition was deleted. Now I ...
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How can I preserve the battery cycles on my MacBook Air?

I recently got my MacBook Air, and the battery cycles is already at 12. Is this good/average? I don't know if I am not charging it properly or something, because I don't want to ruin my battery in the ...
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MacBook Air 2013 screen issues after sleep

I'm having some issues with my MacBook Air (2013). Whenever the system enters hibernation, as it does after a couple of hours of sleep, the screen gets distorted when it comes back from sleep. When ...
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iPhone not detected on iTunes (mac)

I have an iPhone 4 and iTunes doesn't detect it (os x yosemite) I've tested it in other PCs but not detected. thanks in advence
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Sanding off a MacBook's sharp edges

The edges of both the MacBook Pro (aluminum case) and the MacBook (polycarbonate) are exceedingly sharp. Depending on my typing position, they dig in my wrists, an unpleasant and painful experience. ...
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How to reset MacBook Air that is booted but shows no screen?

I was using my MacBook air after returning home. The network was down, so I put it down, closed the lid, and went to reboot the router. Upon returning to my MacBook Air, opening the lid, nothing ...
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How to watch a 1080p video on retina display with a 1:1 pixel ratio (with no scaling up)?

I am trying to watch a 1080p video on my Macbook Retina 13 but it is scaled up to the 'scaled resolution' 1280x800. If the video is scaled down to 1280x800 before being displayed, I will be losing in ...
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Random Restarts, GPU Panic

As of today, my 15" 2010 Macbook Pro has randomly rebooted twice within an hour. I'm including the Panic Report that was displayed after the computer rebooted. I'm running OS X 10.10.2, connected to ...
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What non-Apple external monitors are currently recognized as 2 pixels per point?

I was thinking about getting a Dell 4k or perhaps a 2560x1440 display, but then I realized that not all non-Apple displays are recognized as 2 pixels per point even though the ppi is high enough. Is ...
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OS X Yosemite install error / Harddrive is used for backups?

I'm trying to install Yosemite onto a 15" Macbook Pro / Late 2008 model with OS X Mountain Lion on it. I've checked Apples site and it says I can install Yosemite on this machine with these specs. ...
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MacBook not sleeping when I close the lid

My MacBook has never slept when I close the lid. I´ve tried all the remedies listed here in the forum from resets to experimenting with pmset settings. Should my MacBook sleep as soon as I close the ...
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Big black rectangle

A big black rectangle is slowly overtaking the screen on my macbook. It is all frozen can't do anything. Any suggestions?
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OS X installer booting instead of Macintosh HD

Accidentally closed MacBook Pro while installing El Capitan. Now only bootable disks are my bootcamp, Recovery, and OS X installer. Macintosh HD shows up in Disk Utility and I've tried repairing it, ...
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`lookupviewservice` eats a lot memory

After a while, lookupviewservice will occurred and use more than 2G memory (even more than this after a few days). I have to end the process manually, but after a while, it comes up again, even though ...
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Middle row of keyboard (a-;) duplicating top row (q-p)

I have a 2010 white Macbook and the middle row of the keyboard has gone funny. The keys all work fine still but they no longer correspond to the correct key. Pressing a for example prints q, h prints ...
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Can not share WiFi from Macbook Pro to other devices via Bluetooth PAN

First of all, this problem is detailed in this discussion at Apple's forum. I basically have the exactly same problem. Status indicator is always yellow under "Bluetooth PAN" in Network Panel. The ...
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How can I install OS X Snow Leopard on a MacBook3,1 (late 2007) with broken optical drive?

I'd like to reinstall Mac OS X Snow Leopard (10.6) on and old MacBook 3,1 (late 2007). Unfortunately the optical drive is broken. I have another MacBook 7,1 (mid 2010) running OS X Yosemite. I tried ...
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Does the VT-d feature on the i7 have measurable VM gains over the i5 on 2013 RMBP?

Some days ago Apple refreshed the MacBooks pro and I'm looking for either well sourced reviews of the hardware capabilities between the models or real world experience to help me value the increased ...
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Terminal Command to Check Available USB Ports

I recently took a trip and was utilizing a USB GPS Device push coordinates to a file. In the middle of the day the device decided to stop working. We were never able to get it back working again ...
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Gray screen of death when booting

I know this has been brought up many times before here, and I know there has been many answers and suggestions to this problem, but so far nothing seems to be helping me in my situation, so I thought ...
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2013 Macbook Air not showing 1440p Option on External Display

I have a mid 2013 Macbook Air with the Intel HD 5000 graphics chip. I recently purchased a 27" Acer K272HULbmiidp 1440p (2560x1440) monitor that just arrived today. I connected it via a mini ...
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Macbook Wi-Fi turned itself off and needs system restart

I just recently bought a Macbook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015, OSX 10.11.3) and found some Wi-Fi problems with it. Every few hours, the connection drops and I have to turn off Wi-Fi and turn it ...
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How do I change my MacBook FaceTime cell phone number?

I have a new cell phone number, and, as my FaceTime on my MacBook still has the old number, and so does my iMessage, I'd like to change it. How can I do it? Apparently, the only option given, under ...
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Are mini DVI port and DVI port the same thing?

I have an old MacBook and im trying to connect it to a new TV, I have a mini DVI port but can't find adapters for it. Is mini DVI and DVI the same thing? I'm looking for some kind of adapter to HDMI ...
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Wireless Mouse only works with USB hub

I have a Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 4000 and a mid-2012 Macbook Pro (non-Retina). I normally have a lot of USB devices that I need to have plugged in so when I got my Macbook Pro I just continued ...
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MacBook Air 11-inch trackpad behaving erratically

Just recently my trackpad has started having a mind of its own and jumping around - not usually when typing but in playing card games or even online. Have tried resetting the NVRAM to no avail and ...
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USB-C Adapter/Converter for MacBook Pro Power Supply available?

I have a few Apple MacBook Pro Power Supplies left and want to use it with my new MacBook 12. Are there any USB-C Adapter for these MagSafe 2 Power Supplies? I want to connect the adapater with my ...
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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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What's the max resolution for mini DisplayPort connected to a 2013 MacBook Air?

I've got a new 2013 MacBook Air 13", with Intel HD Graphics 5000, and it came with a Mini DisplayPort to VGA adapter within the box. A mini DisplayPort to DVI adapter is also available from Apple. An ...
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When I send email through Outlook on the Macbook, my font size is different when received in Outlook on PCs

When I send email through Outlook on the Macbook, my font size is different when received in Outlook on PCs. For example, I send a message in font size 14, but when someone opens the message on a PC ...
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MacBook Pro 11,2 (Retina 2014) shuts down suddenly

My MacBook Pro 11,2 (Retina 2014) shuts down suddenly from time to time. When I run macbook again, I inspect the log file I see the following message: Previous shutdown cause: -128 Sometime, ...
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Can not install xcode 7 from store, stuck on app intall

I have a fresh osx yosemite and when i go to store to installing xocode 7 and after hitting Install App ,the button goes green and loading icon apears but after waiting a long time nothing happens i ...
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Display preferences pane could not be loaded

I am running OS X 10.10.3 and I tried to rotate the internal display of my Macbook Pro using this rotation trick. After I selected the 180 degree rotation, the screen rotated properly but all the ...
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How to disable automatic wifi connection?

When OSX already knows an wifi network it auto connects to it, but when it doesn't know the wifi network it will auto connect depending of the setting of the "ask to join" toggle setting in system ...
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Airport Extreme PPPoE auth and wireless

My provider asks for a PPPoE authentication for internet and I don't know how to do it with Airport Extreme in order to have the wireless working. I can connect to the internet via ethernet using the ...
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Infrared pairing issues

since I have 2 Apple Remotes, one for my MacBook Pro and another one for Apple TV, I tried to pair them. On Apple TV this has just worked fine, but my MacBook doesn't want to pair with any of the ...