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Upgrading a 13" 2009 Macbook Pro

So, I have a 13" 2009 Macbook Pro that I've upgraded as far as I can go without changing the motherboard/processor (8 GB RAM/2 SSDs). My question is, since the unibody case is the same, is there ...
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What should I look for to replace the iSight camera on a 2010 13" Macbook Pro with a modern retina style FaceTime HD camera?

Given that I have a 13" 2010 Macbook Pro with the old low-res iSight camera, is it possible to upgrade that camera to a modern FaceTime HD camera like the kind in the modern retina Macbook Pro. I'm ...
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upgraded macbook pro 15" freezing and forces reboot

Problem description: Macbook pro 2011 15”, upgraded ram and ssd from owc. computer crashes, screen gets scrambled and only way to fix is it to restart. Sometimes it goes to black screen when ...
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Cannot scan properly on OSX

Last week I got myself a new rMBP 13.3" (I love it BTW) and I hooked it up to my HP m1212nf printer to scan some documents, all of which are A4. I quickly realised that the documents were not being ...
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Mac trying to play audio through monitor's thunderbolt port

I have a Dell monitor connected through a thunderbolt port. Sometimes my Mac for some reason is attempting to play audio through that port. How do I stop this from happening? It appears in my list ...
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installing windows 8 on mac

I am trying to install windows 8 on my mac osx yosemite using boot camp. I created the bootable usb myself and will download windows assistance software later.So I ticked gthe last option only. ...
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Keep wi-fi on during sleep [duplicate]

There is this: Keep wi-fi connection while asleep? but I don't see any Computer sleep setting anywhere :( Did they remove it from the latest Mac OS?
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Can't power on without SMC reset whilst holding power

Grabbed out my old unused White Macbook 13" Mid 2009 (Macbook 5,2) because I'd like to donate it to someone. However, it wouldn't power on or charge (no light on the MagSafe adapter). I worked out ...
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How to set custom DNS settings?

I'm trying to set my Macbook Pro to use Google's public DNS, but when I go to the DNS settings (System Preferences > Network > DNS) it will enter the new IP address but then immediately reverts it to ...
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Macbook Pro 2010 with Maverick restarting

I have read tones of advice on this and I still have no solution and just wanted some personal advice. My macbook pro mid 2010 keeps restarting randomly, not always on the same program. It works ...
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Replace logic board on MacBook pro retina early 2013

i have to replace my broken logic board on my MacBook Pro retina display early 2013. I am wondering what alternatives I have: since I have to replace it, can I also speed it up with something from the ...
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Macbook Pro TrackPad not clicking

I'm using a macbook pro, now the TrackPad could not be "clicked" when I press the bottom right corner. I couldn't do the "right click" now. This is awkward. I know that in System Preference -> ...
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Retina Macbook Pro doesn't hibernate

I have bought a 13 Retina Macbook Pro -my first Mac, just a couple of days ago and I found something odd. Apple claims that after an hour or so of sleep, the Mac should go to deep sleep -AKA ...
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Why is there a pause before the light comes on/mac starts charging when plugging in?

My mental model of a charger is that you plug it in and electricity fires out of it like a hose whether you like it or not. When I plug in my macbook charger, it often takes a few seconds before the ...
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MacBook Air USB-C to USB-A [closed]

I am looking to buy the MacBook Air 2015 when it comes out and if the rumors are correct then it should come with USB-C. The only issue is (as with all of us) is I only have USB-A Memory sticks. Since ...
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Can I use the same bootable drive for all models?

I currently have a Late 2010 MacBook Air and looking to get the new Air when it comes out later this year. My question is, I have just made a bootable USB installer (by using createinstallmedia ...
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Mac to HIteker Tv through HDMI

Recently we have moved my HDMI cable to use on a different TV and when I brought it back to my room and used it to connect my MacBook Pro to my Hiteker TV, my mac recognizes the TV but the Tv doesn't ...
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Is it okay to install a second RAM chip?

I have a 2010 MacBook Pro with a recently replaced logic board and SSD upgrade. I haven't yet upgraded the RAM. Currently, RAM is 4GB, one slot, Apple RAM (whichever manufacturer they use). I am ...
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Dual-Monitor: Second monitor black after sleep mode

I'm using two Elgato Thunderbolt Docks on my MacBook Pro Mid-2012. I connected two displays to them: One HDMI display on each of them. Both are LG-Displays, one a 16:9 and one a 21:9 display. This ...
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I'm not able to remotely connect with other Macs using Screen Sharing by default VNC feature

I've a MBP with OS X Yosemite & I want to remotely connect with other Macs over internet, primarily for troubleshooting purpose. I currently use TeamViewer but I'm not satisfied with it.
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“file not sent” from Android to Macbook, whereas they're paired

I'm trying to send a file from Android to Macbook via bluetooth. I pair them successfully and when I'm sending a file from Android, it just ends up saying "file not sent". In the Macbook does happen ...
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WiFi service hangs after random amounts of time

Sometimes - often when waking from sleep - the wifi service on my early 2011 MacBook Pro will simply stop functioning. I can open the wifi menubar icon, but clicking "Turn On" or "Turn Off" won't do ...
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Macbook Pro 13 Mid 2012 SSD upgrade

I have a MacBook Pro 13 Mid 2012 with 4 GB RAM. I want to upgrade it to a SSD drive. I have 2 questions: Is it advisable to do that? Can someone who has done that give me some feedback from their ...
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Why does my late 2014 MacBook Pro sometimes not detect my USB devices?

Here's my normal routine when I get to the office: Set down laptop on desk Connect power, MiniDisplayPort adapter, HDMI cable, and powered USB hub Open and close MacBook Pro to wake it up and go ...
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Is there a problem with GeForce 750M performance on gaming?

I play games on my Mid-2014 retina MBP, which has both Iris Pro and GeForce 750M 2GB. One of the games that I play (League of Legends, which has a 'beta' OS X client, but I highly doubt that this is ...
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Orphaned inodes in SSD in MacBook Pro Early 2011

I have a Macbook Pro 15″ Early 2011. Last year I changed the disk to put a new Samsung SSD (Evo). Recently my computer was really slow. I rebooted on the recovery partition, and tested my disk with ...
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built-in screen flickers on macbook air

I have an early MBA 11" (Jan 2011), dual booting to Mavericks and windows 7. Recently it has started exhibiting the following symptoms: built-in display flickers during boot and continues to flicker ...
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My Macbook Pro cannot see my Macbook when using Wifi

I have a 2009 I-Mac that is hooked to the Ethernet. When I hook my 2012 Macbook Pro to an ethernet cable I can see the I-mac. However when the macbook pro is using wireless (no ethernet) it cannot see ...
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Macbook Air dramatically slow on OSX and run fine on Windows

I am experiencing a problem since few days. After a crash on OSX (Yosemite), I have switched off the Mac, then trying to switch it back on without success (Apple logo with progress bar seemed to be ...
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Failed to copy files to Macintosh_HD

I am trying to copy files from the server to Macintosh_HD (/Volumes/Macintosh_HD) via scp: scp -r username@IP:directory-path . But it is showing an error: Permission denied, please try again. I ...
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How can I print adress labels

Is there a program to create address labels on my MacBook Pro laptop? I want to do Christmas labels on the Avery Labels.
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Which OS X Lion or ML more stable on Macbook Pro 2010 Mid 15" [closed]

I had a old Macbook Pro 2010 mid 15" buy from 2nd market. And it still shipping yet on the way ... Just know it still running the very very old 10.6.8 on it .. Yes, I know it maybe or not have the ...
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Low budget: Wait for a MacBook Pro or get a MacBook Air? [closed]

I’m willing to buy a MacBook. I’d use it to code and minor Photoshop and video edit stuff. I live in Brazil - Macs are really expensive here. I found some deals and I can get a 13” Macbook Air ...
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Remove Documents,Downloads,Music directories from home directory

How to remove those directories permanently? Every time system reboots they are recreated and I have to sudo rm -rf NastyDir*. Is there anything I can change in system settings?
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Mid 2014 Retina MacBook Pro sometimes crashes switching to discrete GPU

I've recently started to get crashes when changing to GPU (I'm using gfxCardStatus and I know which apps/plugins etc use discrete GPU). It only happens sometimes and I can't really examine a pattern. ...
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Will forcing integrated GPU mode prevent GPU panics? If so, how to do that?

Context: My mid-2010 MBP 15" has started to get random GPU panics: Anonymous UUID: 84FEDF51-A1D6-EDC2-CC8C-6B53B7959874 Thu Feb 5 09:29:06 2015 *** Panic Report *** panic(cpu 2 caller ...
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Now Yosemite login slow after sleep

See my former thread here. Now when I wake from sleep, login seems to work, but it takes perhaps 15-30 seconds to restore to functional state. Log below, starting from wake_reason at 09:35:49 through ...
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Battery is not charging despite SMC reset

I have a problem with charging of my Battery which has been appeared last night. It was working perfectly well for a long time. All of my friends who had different laptops were so jealous at my ...
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macbook late 2013 SD card reader spec?

I cant find any information, about support the SD card reader of my late 2013 MBP 15: ID factory: 0x05ac ID product: 0x8406 : 3.00 s/n: 820 Does it support UHS-I U3/U1 ?
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Wi-Fi Through Captive Portal Does Not Connect

I have a Macbook Pro running OS X Yosemite 10.10.2. My university uses a captive portal to connect via Wi-Fi. I was able to connect and log in just fine, but after I updated from 10.10.1 to 10.10.2, I ...
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“You restarted/Computer restarted because of a problem” on wakeup, Evernote?

For the last few days I've been getting scared because of these messages that appear very frequently on wakeup, and almost always when I wakeup after a long duration. Sometimes it says "you restarted ...
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Use *Two* Thunderbolt/Firewire adapters on MacBook for 400 and 800 devices?

I'm completing an audio recording setup. Equipment: Macbook 13" Retina late 2012 with Two Thunderbolt ports One Focusrite Saffire audio interface (Firewire 400) One OWC Mercury external SSD drive ...
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Disable user login MacBook Pro Yosemite 10.10.2

I have a question. How can I disable the login on mac with os yosemite 10.10.2 Everytime when I want to start on the laptop I have to input my password and login. I want to disable this one. I tried ...
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Is there any way to remove an app icon (especially stickies) on mac's application switcher (cmd+tab menu)?

On Mac's application switcher I want to hide some applications such as Stickies. I always use Stickies, it is really useful for me that's why it's always running. But, I'm really fed up with it on ⌘ ...
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Kernel_task boosts CPU to 300%-500% (Yosemitte MBP 2011 without a battery)

Long story short, my oldie MBP 2011' battery started bloating, I've contacted a repair service center and they advised me to remove the battery and use it on AC power, while they get a new battery for ...
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Yosemite - Sleep Wake Failure - MBP Late 2013

I have the following MBP which is currently running Yosemite V10.10.2 MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013) Processor: 2.3 GHz Intel Core i7 Memory: 16 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT ...
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6hr 33 min to charge last 6% of battery - is this normal?

Exactly as asked - I couldn't figure out why exactly this is happening?
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“Disk Utility stopped repairing Macintosh HD. Disk Utility can't repair this disk.” What now?

When I turned my computer on, it got stuck on a gray screen (nothing, no apple logo, but occasionally a spinning wheel, and I could move the mouse). I rebooted in recovery mode and got the various ...
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Optimum way of charging apple devices?

I have recently read the article Should you leave your smartphone plugged into the charger overnight? The article listed the following points: You can leave your phone plugged into the charger ...
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MBP 13' HDD in Optical Drive Keeps Unmounting

I bought a MacBook Pro 13" late 2011, Yosemite, which had a 256 SSD already installed. I recently installed a 1TB 2.5" SATA3 7200 Hard Drive internal drive in place of my optical drive. The HDD keeps ...