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Mac App Store stuck on Sign In

I recently installed a fresh (erased my HD) install of OS X El Capitan 10.11.3 During my first log in I skipped sign in to my apple id Now when I open my Mac App Store and try to Sign In, it gets ...
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iCloud login with an infinite loop on Macbook Pro with OS X El Capitan version 10.11.3 installed

Recently, when I changed my password to my Apple ID, my automatic iCloud login will trip a infinite loop in the settings section of my Mac. When trying to login (entering my password correctly) once, ...
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MacBook Air Battery Not Recognised

From time to time, my late 2010 11" MacBook Air stops recognising its battery. It behaves in every way as if the battery had been removed. Resetting the SMC and PRAM makes no difference; I have to ...
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Making Command, Option and Control work with microsoft sculpt keyboard?

I'm trying to set up the command keys on my 2014 macbook pro (10.10.1 Yosemite) with my new wireless microsoft sculpt keyboard: I went into my system prefs and started trying to make it so I could ...
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Macbook 2010 Crash upon mild to heavy load

My mid 2010 15" MacBook Pro crashes about 3-5 times a day. Symptoms: if I start an iMovie trailer and scroll the options (always) using Chrome (sometimes) if I perform too much activity right after ...
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Message pops up saying I have viruses on my MacBook Pro, claims to be tap snake, dunno what to do

I want to know how I can protect my MacBook Pro.
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Sketchy Message Popping Up On Macbook Pro

message popped up saying macbook pro has been infected with a virus (tapsnake) idk what to do if this is scam or no. Here is the site name: apple.com---updatemac.xyz tried to search url but it says ...
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Internet keeps cutting out and the only way to fix is to turn wifi on and off on the device? [duplicate]

(MacBook Air 13" OSX El Capitan) Hi, I find that my internet keeps cutting out mostly when on Skype but sometimes when I'm just online too. On Skype the call will cut and online webpages fail to ...
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No audio devices shown on MacBook Air mid 2013 with El Capitan

On a MacBook Air mid 2013 there are no Audio devices shown in the Audio Preferences and No Audio Playback I've tried: resetting the PRAM and SMC upgrading to El Capitan removing Soundflower (in ...
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How “safe” is my laptop running on Service Battery

I've had my Mac for over 3 years and I've been good about checking the battery's condition, which was always Normal, but all of a sudden the dreaded Service Battery suddenly showed up. This was not ...
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How can I disable ALL notifications in OSX Lion?

I need to disable all notifications: iCal, Skype, and especially application updates. Everything. I can find info on how to do this in Yosemite, but not Lion. Would anyone know how to go about this? ...
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Can I invert my Mac screen colors without affecting an ext display?

I want to connect an external display to my MBPro running 10.11.2 for hosting karaoke. I want to invert my Mac display without inverting the external display. I had planned to avoid video mirroring ...
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MacBook Pro Mid 2012 (MD101) makes weird sound on wake up/start up

I have this weird sound when I open up MacBook or when I run it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cIUVbq25uvY What is the problem and how to solve it?
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MacBook Pro Retina 15 connecting a 4k monitor

Just got a new MacBook Pro 15 Retina (mid 15). I have an Acer 4k-monitor which I'm looking to connect to the MacBook but I can't figure out how. The Apple website and FAQ's weren't helpful. I want ...
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Gray screen when booting mac on external monitor

I've run into a problem while booting my MacBookPro (from 2014). When I restart the computer without any monitor attached, I hear the chime, but the screen on my laptop screen stays black. I usually ...
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Upgrade Option in Macbook Air to Pro

I bought Mackbook Air in September 2015 and since it has 4GB of RAM and can't be upgrader, I am wondering if there is an option to upgrade my laptop to Mackbook Pro where I can pay the difference and ...
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Can one exchange SSD's in a single MBP for doing a back-up (delayed) on one of them?

My logic board decided to leave without saying good-bye, MBP Mid 2012. This only serves as a delayed backup. I did however run Time Machine to backup my stuff, unfortunately it was 180 days ago... ...
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Macbook battery information (cold weather & plugged in usage)

I kinda have two questions but they're both battery related so I just made one post. 1) Does it harm the battery if I cary my MacBook around with me and the weather is really cold? This has been a ...
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SNB Framebuffer did not show up,unload - MBP won't boot

I recently got a new MBP. My older MBP (early 2011, 13") has some stuff on it I would like to transfer. I tried using migration assistant, but it appears that they need the same OS versions. I tried ...
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How to get full resolution from a Dell E207WFP connected to a 2015 MacBook Air?

I have a Dell E207WFP connected to an Early 2015 11" MacBook Air on Yosemite (10.10.5) (then upgraded to El Capitan 10.11.2) via a VGA cable. The monitor is documented to support 1680x1050@60Hz, but ...
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How to accept USB as audio input for New Macbook Pro Retina?

I would be very grateful if you could help me clarify - I used to use a software program for recording vinyl mixes on my old Macbook called - Audacity. Recently I've replaced this old Mac with a new ...
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A very loud sound shut down my internal MacBook Pro microphone

I have some problem with my internal MacBook Pro microphone. When there is a very loud sound (like sneezing), my microphone shuts down. And I am obligated to restart my computer in order for it to ...
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WiFi drops while Macbook Air is charged

I have a MacBook Air mid'13 running on El Capitan. WiFi keeps dropping almost every 5 minutes while MacBook is charged. Everything is fine when I unplug the charger and use it on battery mode. I have ...
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How to have access to iTunes songs on 2 pcs without wifi

All my music is stored on iTunes using a windows PC. I'm just about to buy a MacBook air for use when travelling. Other than using iTunes Match to download the tunes I want to hear on the road, is ...
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Problem with BootCamp 6.0.1 El Capitain

I have a MBA mid-2012 running the latest OS. I'm trying to BootCamp a Windows 7 x64 .iso I retrieved from an old hard drive. I copied it on my MBA and every time I try to get BootCamp running, it will ...
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Programmatic access to connect to a wifi network

Very similar to this question, but as encouraged to do my @bmike I wanted to re-ask this question as it was not a duplicate of Create AirPort network from the command line. I am looking for a ...
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Is there a USB brick / portable battery that will work with the MacBook (2015+, USB-C) and regular USB?

?I have the early 2015 MacBook with USB-C charger. I want to have one brick for that AND my iPhone. I also bought a USB-A to USB-C cable, but I can't find a USB-A brick with enough power to charge my ...
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MacBook Air stolen - questions

My Macbook Air was stolen. I've reported it to police, who can't do anything about it in a multi-unit apartment building. It's been locked since shortly after the theft (I'm hoping because the thief ...
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Getting high ping when MacBook Air is connected to Wi-Fi

I have a 13" MacBook Air with Yosemite 10.10.2 installed: As soon as I connect it to my WiFi, I get a very high ping (1600 ms) on both my machines: Windows 7 PC and my MacBook. As a result browsing ...
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Wifi turns off and refuses to turn back on on MacBook Pro Retina with OS X El Capitan

Yesterday, my computer developed two worrying problems that occurred simultaneously: My computer began to crash at random times (solved, maybe) My Wi-Fi turns off frequently and cannot be turned ...
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charging my Macbook Pro (85w) with my Macbook Air (45w) charger

seeing if anyone as done this. Has any used a 45w charger (like the one that comes with the Air) to charge their Macbook Pro? I left my Pro charger at a friends house and will not be able to get it ...
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On new Mac, upgrade old Snow Leopard install or start with clean install?

I've got an old 2008 Macbook which is not eligible for upgrade to anything supported at the moment. So, I am looking to buy a new MacBook Pro. My question is, Is it better to copy/move my HDD to the ...
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Macbook Air doesn't turn on

My Macbook Air 13" (bought around a year ago) still running Yosemite suddenly halted while watching a Youtube video (without any other intensive task going on) and refused to turn on. After ~2 hours, ...
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Power button, keyboard not functional after thermal place replacement (MacBook Pro 13, Late 2011)

After some searching on the internet, I have been struggling to reconnect the keyboard to the MacBook Pro after taking out the logic board to replace the aging thermal paste. I was following the ...
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Does a M.2 2280 SSD fit in a MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014)?

I have a standard 256GB SSD right now. I would like to upgrade that to a 512GB or higher. When I was looking around I found this SAMSUNG 950 PRO 512 GB SSD that has a huge performance in write and ...
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Should a MacBook emit EMF fluctuations when wifi and bluetooth are turned off?

I have a couple of MacBooks. Both have SSD drives. Using a Trifield EMF meter with radio/microwave capability, if I hold the meter near the laptop (where I understand the wifi antenna is located), I ...
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MacBook Pro, iCloud Drive, Time Machine and Time Capsule 2

Can I use Time Machine and Time Capsule 2 to backup not only my MacBook Pro files, apps, etc. but also the files stored on my iCloud Drive for sharing with my other MacBook Pro and others?
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Ultra HD monitor with Macbook pro 13 mid 2014

I have an Macbook pro 13 mid 2014. I want to connect an UHD monitor(3840x2160) and run it at 60Hz. My thunderbolt's specs says that it can perform at 20 Gb/s. My question: is it enough to run ...
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Macbook Pro 13 Late 2013, BenQ GW2765HT, and Displayport cable

I recently purchased BenQ GW2765HT to connect my 13 inch rMBP via mini DP to Displayport. After around 1 week of use, the displayport connection is flaky to get properly recognized. Sometimes it ...
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Prohibited symbol trying to boot into Recovery Mode

MacBook Pro early 2011 model with El Capitan (10.11.1 - edit - just noticed there's an update. Not sure if relevant but I'm running it now). I can boot fine into OS X and log in. But I'm trying to ...
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Connecting external display turns MacBook screen black

For years, connecting to external monitors on my MBP 9,2 (10.10.4) worked just fine (except the occasional crash). Until yesterday, where I had three crashes in quick succession. Now when the display ...
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Can there be two separate Time Machine Backups on the same external drive?

I'm interested in buying an external hard drive. I'd like to know whether if it's possible (and simple if so) to have two separate Time Machine Backups from two different MacBooks at the same time?
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MacBook Pro USB ports not working properly

At work, I usually use my left USB port to charge my iPhone, while the right port connects to a hub on my monitor, providing Ethernet, external keyboard and sometimes another iOS device. I also have ...
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No Wi-Fi connectivity after waking up from sleep on MacBook

I'm running a MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015) with OS X El Capitan. I have an Arris DG1760 Cable Modem/Wi-Fi Router from Time Warner Cable. I connect to the router via Wi-Fi (5G). No issues ...
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In which Macbook Xcode run smoothly? [closed]

My primary goal to purchase new Macbook is to develop iPhone, iPad and Mac applications. I want to know in which Macbook xcode will run very smoothly ? I have two selection option Macbook air and ...
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Macbook air or Macbook pro? [closed]

I am iPhone app developer. i have develop application in my hackintosh PC but now i plan to buy a Macbook for app development. I have two option one is Macbook air and second is Macbook pro both are ...
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Splice a 45W MagSafe 2 connector onto an 85W PSU?

I have an unused 45W MacBook Air MagSafe 2 PSU, and an 85W MagSafe 1 PSU that my dog chewed the connector off. I'm wondering if splicing the MagSafe 2 connector onto the 85W PSU would allow a MacBook ...
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Macbook will say it's charging, but it's not

I have a Macbook Pro 13" i7 Early 2011 (MacbookPro8,1). It's on its second battery (DP bq20z451 manufactured Dec 2012) from March 2015. It was working fine for a while, but in the last month it's ...
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Diagnosing cooling issues on MacBook Air

I suspect the fan on my 2011 MacBook Air is not cooling efficiently, as it runs over 5000 RPM when I'm browsing the web and the CPU is around 75% idle. Is there any published benchmark for what the ...
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MacBook Pro 13" 2015 CPU and GPU temperatures

I've noticed that my new MacBook Pro 13" 2015 (MF839) is getting hot while playing browser games or watching models at sketchfab.com. Both CPU and GPU temperatures rise to 100-105 degrees (Celsius) ...