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Mac Won't Boot. Help needed

I use top-notch MBPRO15 Late 2011 with the latest OSX and all the recent updates installed. I had booting problems before which I managed to solve through command+option+P+R. I'm not sure what exactly ...
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Can I move my logic board between different models of MacBook Air?

If I take out my logic board in my MacBook Air 2011 11-inch i5 2 GB RAM and put in a MacBook Air 2011 11-inch i7 4 GB RAM, will it work? If not why?
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Burn DVD from MacbookPro Retina on a PC?

I just finished editing a 2hr HD video interview of an oral history about a famous artist on my 2012 MacbookPro retina running OSX 10.8.4. And now I'm being asked to put it on DVD (not what the ...
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Why does music keep playing during videos?

Why does music play when I'm watching videos? Sorry re lack of detail. I have a Mac Air. I use Firefox. It first happened maybe a year ago when my son sent a little home video taken on iphone. ...
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OS X Yosemite takes ages to restore

I have bought MacBook Pro with OS X Yosemite two days ago. After I transferred my files through Windows sharing I come to know that Disk utility didn't install properly as it says damaged or ...
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Boot Camp only detects two out of three monitors

Setup: brand new MacBook Pro with Retina Display plus two 27" Thunderbolt displays. So, three displays in total, which works like a charm in OS X. Unfortunately, when boot-camping into Windows 8.1, ...
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On Macbook Pro, how to tell if my hard drive access speed is a bottleneck to my current computer performance?

I'm considering giving my 2010 Macbook Pro an upgrade. Whether upgrading its 500 GB hard drive to SSD drive is a priority depends on how much it bottlenecks the computer's performance. Is there a ...
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MBP late 2008 HDD and SSD setup

I just upgraded my old MBP to SSD and put my old HDD in my optical drive space for a duo-HD setup. I am running Yosemite on the SSD. I wanted to use my HDD as a Window 7 setup. However, when I go ...
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MacBook Air 2013 bad wifi when internal monitor off while using external monitor

As absurd as it soundsmy macbook shows the connection to WiFi but does not load anything when connected to external monitor. I use MacBook Air 13 inch 2013 1.7 i7 chip and 8gb ram and DNS L270 ...
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Clone hard disk of old macbook to new macbook?

I have a MacBook mid 2014 with Yosemite on it. If I buy a new MacBook, can I clone the disk from the old MacBook to the new one and have it boot up just like if it was the old one?
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Can you swap the display of a mid 2012 non-retina macbook pro with a retina version from the same year?

I know there are multiple versions of the retina display (LG/Samsung), and that officially they're incompatible with each other and the non retina version. But... Unofficially, is it possible? Has ...
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My MBP will no longer shut down or restart

My Macbook Pro was purchased late 2013. I now have OS X 10.9.5 (13F34). All of my Apple drop down menu items have become dysfunctional. I consistently cannot shutdown or reboot. What can I do?
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CMStorm Devastator does not work

The keyboard in which I am trying to use on my MacBook Air (OS X 10.10.2). I tried to download the program from the Apple website - but it just comes with a main.c program, and no Build folder, as ...
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Multiple non-thunderbolt monitors to MBP-r '12

Does anyone know if it's only possible to add 3 external monitors if at least one of these is a thunderbolt display? I'm asking since I would love to hook up 3 Dell monitors to my macbook at work. ...
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What does this sound coming from my MacBook Pro mean?

Just curious. Please watch this video for reference. Randomly during the day the hard drive in my MacBook Pro makes a beep. Sometimes once a day, sometimes two in a row, other times not at all.
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How to redirect MacBook 2009 audio to my Sony TV?

I can't connect audio from my MacBook 2009 to a Sony HD LED TV, need some help.
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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?