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MacBook keeps Panic (RAM problem?)

I’m having a major problem with my MacBook Pro 15" (Mid 2012 - non-retina) In 2012 I bought my MacBook in connection with my education. About 6 month after I've bought it, I got my first Kernel Panic ...
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MacBook Air 2009 using too much battery during sleep - Too old?

I have just bought a MacBook Air Mid 2009 and i'm surprised about the speed it uses battery during sleep. Here are the technical features : MacBook Air 13" Mid 2009 (MacBookAir2,1) Mountain Lion ...
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Considering SSD upgrade for 13" Mid-2012 MacBook Pro

My Macbook's HDD is starting to show signs of age and I'm considering replacing it with a Samsung 850 EVO 500GB SSD. I know and am comfortable with the actual hardware replacement, but I heard that ...
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Kernel panic: kernel_task

my Mac goes in kernel panic for reasons unknown to me, log from diagnostic report: Anonymous UUID: C144D1C9-52C0-9A38-FC07-61FEF6C5BDAB Mon Jun 13 13:00:38 2016 *** Panic Report *** panic(cpu ...
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Cam going on and off with hangouts

have a MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015). When I connect to a meeting on hangouts, the cam keeps going on and off (the green light goes and off as well). I'm saying hangouts because that's the ...
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How to query the history record of when the USB driver which has been used?

I always use one USB flash disk on my MacBook Air (OS X 10.10.3), but I lost it recently. I need a way to view when the last date & time the USB device was connected to the computer.
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Running 3 External monitors from a Macbook Pro Retina 13" Mid 2014

I currently own a Macbook pro (Retina 13",mid 2014) 2.6GHz Intel Core i5 8GB 1600 Mhz DDR3 Intel Iris 1536 mb 3 x 22" Samsung Monitors. 2 of them running through Thunderbolt to DVI-D adapter. The 3 ...
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Resize Viewport on Macbook Air Because part of screen is broken

There's a thin black bar that doesn't show anything along the right side of my macbook air's screen (I dropped it). Is there a way to resize things so that osx doesn't use that part of the screen at ...
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com.apple.bkagentservice high cpu usage

My macbook has a high cpu usage because of one process and i don't know why. This is the process all the time at 130% I think it has something to do with this log. The log is getting spammed only ...
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Is there a convenient way to make my early retina MBP act as if a couple of diagonal inches of screen space didn't exist?

I'm thinking of upgrading to a smaller machine when this one croaks, but want to get a realistic sense of "would there be a productivity loss from a smaller screen." Ideally I could just change a ...
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MacBook Pro 2011 not booting

I have a MacBook Pro (early 2011 model). Because of a bad hard drive (which I don't have anymore) I bought an SSD than installed El Capitan from a USB which I got from a friend. Now the problem is ...
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How to set a folder as an time machine backup?

I updated my MacBook Pro and it now it won't boot. I am using my hard drive in an enclosure and an external hard drive to extract the data from the SSD that's inside the Mac. The HD that's in the ...
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MacBook Air, constant iCloud demand to manage my storage even when I have lots of available space.

After managing my iCloud storage from 800mb available space to 2.8GB I still receiving a pops up demanding to manage my iCloud storage. This happened every time I turn on my MacBook Air. Please advice ...
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MBP with extremely tight hinges (unable to open with one hand)

I've 2014 MacBook Pro Retina, and hinges seem to be extremely tight. I cannot open it with one hand without holding the bottom part with my second hand. I've 2010 MacBook Air which opens pretty fine ...
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Macbook External Display turns off after few seconds

So I recently bought a AOC monitor. It has a VGA port so I used a mini Display Port to VGA adapter and connected it to my Macbook Pro. Now the problem is that Macbook detects an external display, but ...
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HDMI flickering upon ac connection

I have purchased an mbp 13" early 2015 2 weeks ago. Everything seems to be ok but 1 issue: hdmi is behaving very weird. Got 2 external monitors, one connected using a dvi-to-hdmi cable, the other ...
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Changing from HDD to SSD with my Airport Time Capsule

I will receive a new SSD very soon (Samsung 850 EVO 500gb). My question is, will it be possible to transfer all my data from my HDD(I have a time machine backup of my computer on the airport time ...
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Unable to adjust my mac volume

I am able to press the keys but I get the following instead of the volume being re-adjusted: I don't understand why it is doing that. I have my mac under warranty. Is it covered under that?
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MacBook Pro: No hardware installed

I recently asked the following question: Macbook Pro Wifi: No hardware installed The answer made my Wi-Fi work for a day before the same error occurred, now it is permanent. I don't think it is an ...
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MacBook brightness decreases even though I've unset this happening “as ambient light changes” & “before display goes to sleep”

My MacBook's brightness decreases even though I've unset “Automatically adjust brightness as ambient light changes” & “Automatically reduce brightness before display goes to sleep”. It does so ...
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Macbook Pro finder error -50 appearing randomly

I've done a lot of research about this problem, but cannot find solution. My mac randomly gives an -50 error - nothing can be written and ReportCrash is using like 200% of CPU... Restart helps, but ...
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Apple's typical device refresh optimal for new college students? [closed]

Long-story-short: When does apple typically update their hardware? As a prospective college student, I'd want to get new devices before college begins, but I'd also prefer to have the most up-to-...
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What is this square icon and square + triangle icon in Mac OS X bar?

From left, second one(to the right to Evernote) As well as the fourth one.
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Help w/ Panic on 17" MBP Mid 2010. MBP Freezes upon waking. Help!

I have to restart my MBP multiple times a day after it wakes then freezes. Upon restart the main start screen with the apple has pixelated distortion in an almost check pattern. Please help me read ...
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How to reclaim unoccupied disk space with Disk Utility?

I have a 2015 MacBook Pro which I tried to set up for dual-booting OS X and Linux. It resulted in some unclaimed free space on my SSD, see screenshot below. Unfortunately, I am unable to reclaim that ...
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Not getting OS X El Capitan Public Beta updates

I'm registered for getting Public Beta updates, but in the last 4-5 months, I'm not receiving any updates in the Mac App Store. I'm currently on 10.11 Beta (15A278b).
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The Macbook storage bar says it's full but it actually isn't

As you see My Bar says it's full but actually it isn't. Every time I download something it registers and when I delete it, free space increases but the coloured bars don't change at all.
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Macbook Pro going into sleep at 132.8F (56C)?

When looking into behavior for overheating I am seeing other posts that say anything up to at least 158F (70C) should be just fine. Why might I see this behavior? Note that I did clean out with ...
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Itunes Thumb Drive Eject

How do I properly "eject" a thumb drive? I just uploaded about 26 hours of shows off of 12 thumb drives onto iTunes. Went to FILE, add to library, then when done loading, go to CONTROLS and hit eject, ...
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Will a USB VGA Video Adapter Work on MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2012)

Well I'm attempting to get 2 monitors working on a MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2012).But I'mm so nervous that i will waste my money on the adapter,and i use to play games on a Mac. So, I think it was ...
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4K monitor on a non-retina mid-2012 Macbook Pro

I am planning on buying a 4K monitor. I currently have a mid-2012 Non-retina Macbook Pro. I know I won't be able to run on the 4K monitor full-res. I don't mind. I was thinking of using SwitchRes (a ...
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Booting into single user mode by default

I want to force myself to use the command line interface of OS X. How can I make my Macbook Air boot into single user mode by default?
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How can I connect and use my samsung laptop as a second screen for my Macbook Pro?

How can I connect and use my samsung laptop as a second screen for my Macbook Pro? Is such a thing possible? Also, if its possible, how do I select which computer should be master/slave? Thanks
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My Youtube page has a fullscreen Fullscreen

What Should I do when I exit Fullscreen and the entire page goes missing? It's still in the tab (Safari) and I click it but nothing happens! what should I do.
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MacBook6,1 firmware problems

A friend of mine gave me his old MacBook6,1. While I was trying to format it and run some diagnostics, I noticed a few weird problems, which I think are due to a corrupted EFI firmware. Here's what I ...
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How to move individual apps & files from old to new macbook pro

I have an old 09 macbookpro running 10.8.6, & have just bought a refurbed mid-2012 one running 10.11.5. I want to transfer some of my old files & apps from old to new, but not all of them. I'm ...
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What kind of input Jack can work on a MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2012) audio input port?

I was planning to buy a new mic for my MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2012), but I tried connecting an old mic and nothing happened. The old mic is not broken, because I tested it on another PC and it ...
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Macbook Pro Retina stuck at boot sequence

I have a Macbook pro 15 inch retina with a windows bootcamp partition installed. Recently I used disk utility to repair my Macintosh HD partition, however I can no longer boot into it (bootcamp ...
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iPhone 5s discharges when connected to MacBook while MacBook is charging

MacBook Air connected to charger and is fully charged. iPhone 5s connected to MacBook Air and battery in iPhone discharges instead of charging. How can I troubleshoot this?
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Installed new SSD now when my mac dies to freezes on restart

I've installed a new SSD not an OEM, but it's a compatible fit to my early macbook pro 2015 with retina 13". When my battery dies it doesnt hibernate my mac, so when I restart it, it freezes and then ...
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Macbook Pro doesn't recognise ANY HDD

The Issue The Macbook refuses to boot from internal disk. Disk Utility recognises it sometimes, however, is unable to format it. Linux is, however, able to both recognise and format the disk. What I'...
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OS X El Capitan High Kernel CPU while charging [duplicate]

I'm running OS X version 10.11.5 on macbook pro Late 2013. Have tried Resetting SMC & Resetting NVRAM but it doesn't help. Kernel_tasks takes 100%+ cpu during charging and room temperature is ...
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MacBook Air 2015 is a bit slow booting up

I got my Mac restored completely yesterday by some guy at the Apple Store. It runs the latest version of El Capitan now, however, when I turn it on, it takes a little longer to load the OS than it did ...
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OSX 10.6.8 boot disk

My macbookpro is running 10.6.8 and will not boot from an OSX 10.6.3 DVD install disk. How can I create a bootable USB of 10.6.8 to use Disk utility to repair my hard disk?
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Can Macbook Pro handle 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequencies on the same wifi network without getting dropouts?

I'm connecting to an SFR 'La Box' optic fibre wifi router / modem in France (with 180Mbs down, 10Mbs up) - which has a feature I've not come across before on a wifi router: parallel 2.4GHz and 5GHz ...
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Why won't my MacBook start normally?

I have a 2009 MacBook showing world with exclamation when attempting recovery. It would not start using regular startup.
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Connect dual Monitors to a single USB-C Port

How can I connect dual monitors with DVI or Display Port or HDMI to my single USB-C Port on my 2016 MacBook?
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Bootcamp says “insert windows 7 install disk”

When my bootcamp asks me to inset windows 7 install disk, do I need to purchase a physical install disk or do I need to just purchase a windows 7 copy online with a product key? My Mac's Model is: ...
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Some Applications stay in Dock after closing

After i cloes the Applications the Instances still be shown and can't be force closed. Same with the Dock only if I kill my Dock in my Terminal it reduces the symbol to 1. Also the processes don't ...
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Problems Connecting Canon Powershot to 2015 Macbook Air

I have a Canon Powershot G12, and I am attempting to get some files over onto my Macbook Air. This is the first time I attempted to do this, I normally upload them onto my Macbook Pro. But when I do ...