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No power through USB for Roland A-49

I just plugged my Roland A-49 to my MacBook Pro (Early 2011 2.3 GHz). The MIDI keyboard would have its power supplied via USB, but it has no power. The specification says it needs 98 mA current, which ...
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Just bought a MacBook Pro 15.4 inch (spec is attached) for £1050 [closed]

I've bought it from a used mac shop in my area, just got it home and Photoshop has already crashed but I think it's fine.. Do the spec etc. make this a good deal (for the £1050) I need it for Adobe ...
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How can I disconnect from all WiFi networks, yet leave WiFi antenna on so Internet Sharing will work properly?

I would like to have my MacBook's Wi-Fi antenna on, but not be connected to any wireless network. Instead I would like for my MacBook to share its Thunderbolt-to-Ethernet connection so my iPhone can ...
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How to keep your MacBook Pro cool (unibody)

I'm a developer/system admin/unix guy so I have many IDEs/Editors/Terminals running and I'm also temperature freak... I like it cold, here are a few tips I did to keep my MacBook Pro Unibody under 46 ...
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Ways to find messages from blocked contact info

Is there a way, or ways, to retrieve iMessages or text messages sent to me by a number or email address I have blocked on my iPhone 6?
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Cannot format MacBook Air SSD, stuck at waiting for disks to reappear

I have a Macbook Air with 128GB SSD and 4GB RAM with OS X Mavericks. I was using my Mac normally but suddenly Chrome got stuck. So I held down the power button and force-shut down the Mac. When I ...
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Some keyboard keys are not working on login to Yosemite

The problem is that every time I start my MacBook Pro 15" Early 2011, some of the (native) keyboard keys stop working. However, if I click a restart button - it is all fine. It is definitely not a ...
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Macbook air no sound in headphone

When I plug in headphones, I see Headphone listed as output device. Checked MIDI setup as well, it is not muted. I have tried resetting PRAM and SMC. Still no sound. Please let me know how if there is ...
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MacBook Pro later 2011 - HandOff and AirDrop not enabled

I've checked my MacBook Pro (later 2011) and my version of bluetooth is 4.3.0f10. I know that HandOff needs at least bluetooth 4.0 to work and BT LE. I have my bluetooth superior to 4.0 but my LE is ...
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Early 2008 Macbook Pro won't eject Windows 7 Professional disc when prompted

Im using an Early 2008 Macbook Pro and I am having a problem completing my BootCamp installation due to the fact that when I am prompted to eject the windows disc, I have no clue how to. I've tried ...
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Volume control and mic stops working on MBP

I have a 2015 13" MacBook Pro (2.9 GHz if it matters). When I plug in a pair of Apple Earpods, the volume control and mic on the headphones work for a little while and then eventually quit working. ...
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Why does my mac keep crashing?

(I will have to do this fast, since I think my mac will crash again.) My Mac keeps crashing. It started happening since I installed Adobe Acrobat Pro (since then I have removed it), but it might be ...
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MacBook Pro doesn't detect power supply

My MacBook Pro (early 2009) doesn't detect when the power supply is connected and doesn't charge. It behaves as if the power supply was not connected to the MBP. It has 56% battery left and runs fine ...
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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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How can I use 2 USB Headsets on one Macbook?

I homeschool my daughter and she takes several complex online classes. The teachers want me to be able to listen in and also be able to talk from time to time. I tried going without a mic, but there ...
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Interpreting Mac logs: was this computer accessed or just booted up normally?

UPDATE: what it looks like based on your responses is that this log shows a NORMAL boot without any need to login into an account with a password. But my computer 100% had an ADMIN ACCOUNT and ...
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My mom's MacBook Air is making rattling noises when it is moved ever since I dropped it. Diagnosis?

It dropped like two or three feet. The noise is like a rattling of a beanbag, but I don't know the source.
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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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How do I remove unwanted OS X User Accounts?

When starting my MacBook Pro I get 4 Accounts to choose from and need to choose one of them. One of the 4 Accounts is named Guest - will keep this. The other two are not wanted. One has Admin below ...
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MacBook Pro (Mid 12, 13“) not booting OS X Yosemite - ”No sign" on boot

My MacBook Pro Mid 2012, 13" currently works with a HDD (on newest OSX). Now I connected a brand new (completely tested) SSD (Transcend SSD370S 256GB) to the HDD Strip inside the macbook. I've made a ...
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How to get my screen responding again?

My MacBook Pro is running, ssh works fine, but the screen does not respond anymore. The screen is frozen like the ice of Antarctica. The mouse does not move on the screen. The time of the clock does ...
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My macbook pro troubleshoot reset with grey screen

My macbook pro is MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012), 8G ram, and run OS 10.10.4. I have upgraded storage from 500GB HDD to Crucial M550 SSD. I removed dvd drive and use optical bay to keep 500GB HDD as ...
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How can i easily switch keyboard/mouse+2 screens between one pc and one macbook?

i've been looking around for solutions for haven't found anything that does what i want and i could use some help! Basically i want to easily be able to switch to another "hooked up" computer and ...
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Yosemite or Snow Leopard for 2008 MacBook?

I have a 2008 MacBook which is getting slow, I need to do an erase and reinstall. I have the choice to install Yosemite (online) or Snow Leopard (from a DVD). But would Yosemite be too much for my ...
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Turn off encryption on filevault2 second HDD

I have an Early 2011 MBP on which I installed an SSD (in the SuperDrive's bay). After that I enabled FileVault2 encryption on both the SSD (which has the ML 1.8.2 install) and on the original HDD ...
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mds and mds_stores constantly consuming cpu

mds and mds_stores are constant CPU consumers even when I think nothing should have changed on the hard drive. activity monitor I have a circa 2009 Macbook Pro. Lots of software installed over the ...
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MBP Lock screen hotkey without sleeping?

I'd like to press a key combo to get my computer to the lock screen. In Windows the shortcut was Windows key + L. On Mac I press CMD+ALT+Power which turns the laptop off and puts it into sleep. I want ...
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Display is set to Mobile PC Display on Windows when I run it on Macbook Pro via boot camp

Just installed Windows using boot camp. I downloaded the drivers using boot camp. After installing the display says: Mobile PC Display. I have 15 inch Macbook Pro. What display driver do I need to ...
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Macbook Pro Early 2011 SSD very slow when in main hardrive bay but very good via USB

I have a MacBook Pro Early 2011 and I have upgraded to SSD when on Mountain Lion. Installed Yosemite as soon as it was out. The SSD works perfect until day before yesterday. Mac has become too slow, ...
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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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I own a 13" MacBook Pro. I literally and physically (in terms of hardware) can't plug my headset in

The last time I plugged them in was two or three months ago and they worked just fine. It was easy to plug them in but now it feels like there's something in the way and I don't know how to get it ...
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Problems with SD card reader on Bootcamp (MBP 15" Late 2011)

I've got a strange problem with the SD card reader on Bootcamp. It reads some of my cards fine (one 8GB, one 4GB, and one 512MB), but it has problems with some others (64GB SDXC, an identical 8GB). ...
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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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Macbook boots up to grey 'prohibited' symbol

I'm having an issue with my '09 13" Macbook Pro. When I boot it up, it seems to be booting normally until about thirty seconds in, when the Apple symbol is replaced with a kind of 'no-smoking' symbol, ...
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Mac slow after clean install, what should I do? [closed]

My mac was so painful slow so I had to do clean install but the problem still. Obs: I have one Macbook pro 13' 2012 with i5 and 4gb of ram. Edit: After the install took 12 hours, the problem still ...
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Macbook Air Running version 10.7.5 won't connect to wifi but connects via Ethernet

I have a MBA and I have connected to my home network before. I went on holiday and on return, I cannot connect to Wifi anymore. It tells me "connection time-out occurred". But my Ipod Touch (4th Gen) ...
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Big black vertical bar on external screen

I'm trying to plug an external screen on my 2010 macbook pro 15", but when I set the maximal resolution, 1920*1080, the image seems a little constrained, and a big black vertical bar appear on the ...
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Problems reinstalling OS X Mavericks on Macbook Pro (hard drive displays “locked” and I get “live file system repair is not supported” when repairing)

I'm trying to fix someone's Macbook, and I am a Windows user so I'm having trouble confirming that his hard drive is ruined or unfixable which is what I think is the problem. When you boot it up it ...
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Macbook Pro Crashing and Startup Failure

Firstly, some background information for the problem: My girlfriend's Macbook Pro had an issue that was annoying, but not fatal. Roughly once a day (but sometimes not for a few days, and sometimes ...
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Macbook Air Mid-2012 not booting

A day ago I got a message on my Mac that It's running out of space, so I ran a program named Omni disk sweeper to show me some files I can delete. I vaguely remember it showing me some temporary files ...
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Best OS X for late 2009 MacBook

I have a white 13" MacBook (late 2009) with 2GB memory. It is currently running Mavericks. The machine is too slow, probably because the memory is just 2GB. I'm considering downgrading it back to ...
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Macbook pro ejects every CD/DVD just after a few seconds

This problem happened suddenly on my MacBook pro: when I insert a CD/DVD, it tries to read it for a few seconds (the motor of the DVD drive is working) and then it stops, and ejects the DVD. I have ...
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Macbook pro crashed after loss of power. Fixed a few problems, but still cannot boot

We have a 2010 Macbook Pro, and a few days ago he had it off the power connection, and it lost battery power. It shut down, and when we hooked the cable back up, it would show the apple logo, and have ...
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Can I use dual 4k Dell P2815Q monitors on the Retina MacBook Pro (late 2013) with Yosemite at full resolution?

Will this monitor plug-and-play with Yosemite on this MacBook model without having to install Xcode and mess around with creating custom settings? Can I have two of these plugged into this MacBook ...
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Macbook Pro - Issues After Teardown

A friend had me do some work on his Macbook Pro 13" 2009. I replaced the keyboard because it was having issues, as well as I re-applied the thermal paste on the CPU & GPU. After I reassembled the ...
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WiFi icon not showing on the menu bar and Internet not working (wifi or ethernet)?

It used to work fine. There is no physical damage to the MacBook and the WiFi network I'd like to connect is is perfectly functional. It will not connect to any WiFi network or ethernet-based ...
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Unable to open the MacBook Pro mid-2014 lid with single hand

I have got a MacBook Pro with Retina display Mid-2014 model. I cannot open the lid of the device without putting one hand at the bottom and other on the lid, which was not the case few months ago. I ...
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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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Macbook Pro Retina and 4k monitor (Samsung U28D590D) now showing “scaling options” in display

I have a Macbook Pro Retina mid 2014 running OSX Yosemite (10.10.1). I have connected an external 4k monitor (Samsung U28D590D), but I'm struggling to set the correct resolution. When I open "display" ...
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Time Machine Restore Button Greyed Out For External Hard Drive

I guess I will give the short long story to whats going on. I recently brought my computer (Mid 2010 Macbook pro) in to the apple store cause its been crashing for some time. The first time around ...