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MacBook Pro Internal speaker has just stopped to sound (but startup chime sounds) [duplicate]

The internal speaker of my MacBook Pro suddenly stopped sounding. I just tried PRAM reset, but it doesn't work. The audio works when I plug in earphones and goes when plug out. I don't think, it's ...
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MacBook Air charging light stays amber and does not go green and machine does not boot or even chime

I have an 11" MacBook Air 6,1 from mid 2013 that I found discarded and had restored but now seems dead again. I got the machine with a broken screen backlight and missing SSD. I took it to the Genius ...
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Left command key does not work

My left ⌘ command key doesn't respond, while the right ⌘ key works fine. my Mac: MacBook Pro (Retina, Mid 2012) on keyboard viewer: when I click left ⌘ no respond on keyboard viewer, but right ⌘ and ...
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Cannot reinstall OS X on a MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2009)

My hard drive crashed, so I purchased a new one on Amazon. I have installed it and located an OS X Disk to install from. I don't want to restore from any backups as this is just a computer with no ...
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My Mid-2015 Macbook Pro no longer rapid charges my Nexus 6P over USB, why?

The USB3.0 ports on my mid-2015 Macbook Pro always charged my Nexus 6P "rapidly" (as reported by the phone), meaning at 2100mA+ or so. However, a couple months ago (around January/February), this ...
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Mid 2012 MBP shuts down claiming no power with charge at 30% or 40% or more

I have two mid 2012 MBPs. Sometime last year they both started randomly shutting down and showing the 'please plug me in to power' image when trying to start them up. That would be fine if the batter ...
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How do I install new Mac OS onto a new unformatted HD

The HD crashed on my old MacBook (white Mid 2007) and appears to be unrecoverable. Though I bought a new MacBook Pro, I would like to resurrect my old MacBook, by buying a new hard drive. (It had ...
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How to create an ad hoc Wi-Fi network in OS X?

I came across a problem today when there was a speaker in my class. The speaker was from the industry and had a company provided laptop which was not able to get connected to University network (some ...
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Debugging charging problem with MacBook Pro

I have a MacBook Pro (unibody late 2008 15") A few weeks ago the charger was causing hassle and eventually the connector came loose. The MacBook eventually lost power. Then, I asked my friend for ...
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MacBook Pro number keys failing most of the time

I have a MacBook Pro late 2012 with OS X El Capitan. Recently the number keys have become very flaky. Most of the time they're not working. They do work at times though, and it's the whole row from 1 ...
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Mac keyboard shortcut for Alt+4 now resolving to ¢

I am not sure how to google for this problem. I recently upgrade OS:X and had a crash and I lost the ability to do my alt4 shortcut to move spaces. I instead get the ¢ character. My shortcut setting ...
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Can I copy a bootable El Capitan installer USB stick to a hard drive partition and install from there?

I am salvaging a mid 2013 MacBook Air 11" that was discarded with a broken screen backlight due to beverage spill and missing its SSD. (I have a very tiny budget right now so I'm only spending on more ...
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MacBook Pro (El Capitan) earphone not working

My MacBook Pro is upgraded to OS X El Capitan, at the beginning the earphone is fine, but somehow it stopped working: after I plug-in the earphone, the earphone is muted, the sound still comes out ...
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How to check if secure boot is enabled in OS X?

I got this question is secure boot enabled? but I do not know how to check it in my Macbook Air 2013-mid with El Capitan 10.11.4. How to check if security boot is enabled in OS X?
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How to turn off an external display without disconnecting?

I have a workplace setup for my Macbook Pro 15" (2011) that is actually two workplaces. One is the Macbook itself, for sitting. The second, right next to it, is a standing desk with an external ...
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Excel File Saved in Auto Recovery Please Help

I have been working on an Excel document for 6 hours and it has saved in an auto recovery file that I cannot access. I have reassured that I need to go to finder and select go. However I have a ...
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MBPr shown to be connected to the net, while the router doesn't response to pings

My english may be lacking, Apologise in advance I'm not sure if the question is best suitable here or maybe in other StackExchange site, like Server Fault or Network Engineering. So, if you think ...
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SD card Reader is not reading cards anymore

My config : MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2012), OSX El Capitan, Version 10.11.2 The issue : I was still able to read my SD card with the built-in SD Card Reader 2 weeks ago. I didn't make any changes ...
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Can't copy files to the portable hard drive via OS X [duplicate]

I can't copy my data in the MacBook Pro to my WesternDigital portable hard drive. But I've checked it using the Windows OS. But the thing is it works properly when I am using Windows. If you guys have ...
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Mac OSX EFI problems, urgent help needed!

So, I recently did an update on OSX, booted my computer up and I discovered that I the update replaced my EFI boot rom and the SMC with the incorrect SMC, so now I can't use my battery and the ...
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Which is more durable. CPU or FAN?

i wonder which of the two components (CPU & FAN) is more durable in a Macbook Pro Retina 2015 (13 inch). I am asking because i am doing a lot of compiling on my machine and it gets very hot (up ...
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How to use Retina display at 2048x1280 @ HighDPI?

I understand that I can get the 2048x1280 resolution through scaling, but wanted to know if I can get the retina crispy feel at a higher resolution than the "More Space" option Apple give us. I've ...
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“The name you entered can't be used. The name is not available. Enter a different name.”

I'm installing El Capitan on a MacBook Air that I aquired with no internal drive, so no previous OS. I proceed through several steps fine until "Create a Computer Account". But it doesn't like the ...
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Does anybody know how long installing El Capitan onto a USB 2 pendrive from another USB 2 pendrive takes on a MacBook Air?

I'm trying to resucitate a discarded 2013 11″ MacBook Air with no internal drive and hence no OS. The Apple Store Genius bar tested it and found the only problems to be the missing drive and broken ...
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MacBook Pro running 10.11.3 making a strange hick-up noise

I have a MacBook Pro running 10.11.5 that suddenly began making a strange metallic hick-up noise a few days ago. I does not move from its spot, picked up or even jostled. I noticed that when copying ...
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Macbook 12,1 (OSX 10.11.4) will not boot SSD clone of OSX 10.9.5 from MacbookPro 11,1

I am trying to create a boot disk for an older MacBook Pros that I have (MacBookPro 11,1 running OSX 10.9.5) which I plan to then boot from a newer MacBook Pro (MacBookPro 12,1 running OSX 10.11.4). ...
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Targeted Display Mode using Henge Docks Vertical Dock

I have a 2012 MacBook Pro with Retina Display and a Late 2012 21" iMac. I just purchased a Henge Docks Vertical Dock, to use at home, and the plan is to pop my MacBook Pro in and then use the iMac in ...
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Unidentified hard disk space getting in OS X apps section

Last night I got an issue with my MacBook Pro. After updating the OS to El Captain it shows the 50+ GB storage space for the Apps section. But after a couple of hours it shows 160 GB space. It's ...
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Macbook Pro keeps freezing and restarts

I have a Macbook Pro 13" (Mid-2012) running El Capitan. As soon as I start it up after 5-10 mins of Safari usage or immediately when I click the Downloads folder in the Dock, it freezes completely. ...
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Reset or access administer password on Macbook Air

Okay, here's the thing, I bought this Macbook Air at a thrift store a couple days ago, everything was fine when I checked, I could access the Mac and surf the web, but I noticed something when I tried ...
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How do I find out what is keeping my Macbook from sleeping?

My Macbook will drain of battery when it's not plugged in. I thought it was a bad battery (it says it needs serviced) but even if it's a bad battery it should not be taking power when the lid is ...
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How do you change the order that users appear on the login screen?

How would I change it so that one account appears to the right of another in the login screen? I am using the latest software version on a Macbook Air.
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Built in keyboard and trackpad on 2015 Macbook Pro not working

A few weeks ago I started noticing that after waking my mac from sleep, or after starting it up, they keyboard and mouse (and sometimes just the mouse) would not be responsive at all. I'd have to do a ...
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Is it feasible to mix different brands of RAM?

Based on my online research, I believe it is safe to assume that one can use two sticks of RAM that have different RAM sizes (2 gigabytes, 4 gigabytes, etc.). However, my Macbook Pro has been ...
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What's the most effective way to cool down a MBP 13

I have a MacBook Pro 13 retina, which I've just recently started playing Call of Duty on, and I thought if I just blasted my fans the temperature would be kept in check. However, I only checked the ...
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Keychain password questions

How does changing the user password via system preferences effect the keychain password? What happens if you reset it? (Now via system preferences) What causes keychain to get into pop ups loops ...
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How to use Bluetooth PAN and WiFi simultaneously in OSX

On my Macbook Pro I connect to the Internet via Bluetooth on my iPhone, which does not work when connected to a WiFi network. How do I tell OSX to route WAN traffic over my Bluetooth connection, ...
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CPU Die temperatures reaches 90° C, is that normal?

My Macbook Air 13", Mid 2011, got heated and is slow in working. I noticed that CPU Die temperature reaches 90° C, is that normal? I've changed my fan recently but still get this issue.
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Mirror macbook air screen to external display and then extend that display with another external display?

I have MBA mid 2013 and two 24 inch Dell external monitors. How to make mirror of laptop screen to one Dell display and then extend (or maybe I don't know which term should I use) with another Dell ...
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Screen flickering when the Shake to Find gesture on MacBook Pro Mid-2014

When using the Shake to Find gesture, my screen intermittently flickers -- usually at the end of the animation. I thought it may be due to the external mouse but it also occurs with the trackpad. The ...
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2015 13" MacBook Pro Trackpad and Keyboard stop working

Recently the keyboard and trackpad on my 2015 13" MacBook Pro have stopped working. This is the second laptop to do this, the same issue happened about 6 months ago and Apple gave me a new one when ...
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Is it possible and relatively easy to boot a 2013 MacBook Air from an external drive?

Given a MacBook Air that's working but with dead display and SSD, can I use it as a desktop-only machine with an external monitor and external hard drive? The guy at the Apple Store Genius Bar this ...
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How can I determine where mouse input is coming from? Is there a way to log click events? No other mice are connected

I am experiencing the strangest behavior. My computer is clearly receiving mouse clicks that I'm not doing, as though they're coming from another mouse, but the cursor never moves on it's own, which ...
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Macbook Pro can't connect to VPN

A few months ago, I've started having trouble connecting my Macbook Pro (El Capitan) to VPN servers, but only when using the built-in VPN functionality. I have tried connecting to several VPNs which ...
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Can I tell if a found Macbook Air is lost or stolen?

I work in a backpacker hostel where people from around the world leave behind an amazing amount of stuff, not all of which is junk. I've noticed that a Macbook Air model A1465 / 2631 has been sitting ...
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HDMI Input onto a MacBook Air

I have a Canon DSLR camera and I am trying to get the output from the camera onto a MacBook Air so I can then AirPlay the MacBook to a different Room. The other room is on the other side of a school ...
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How can I connect 2 headset microphones to my Macbook Pro so that we can both speak AND hear sound effects from the Macbook Pro?

This is for podcasting purposes. I just can't seem to figure it out. We both need to be able to speak and hear whatever noises/sound effects coming from the computer as all of it is being recorded. ...
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display will not wake when using external monitor

I am using a macbook air. It worked fine until recently. As far as I know I did not change anything. There are two problematic behaviors: Lid open: when waking, the external monitor does not ...
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Any way to turn on the reduced power mode a macbook uses under battery power, but while plugged into a power adapter?

I have an external battery rigged up for my MBP. It goes through the magsafe adapter. The battery is about twice the capacity of the internal battery. The problem is, the macbook thinks it is ...
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Red tint and flicker in Macbook LCD

For some time my aging 2008 Macbook's LCD has been "flickering" a bit but since it goes away after a while I've ignored it. But in the last few days a red tint (might be pink - I am color blind :( ) ...