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$600 for a sticky spacebar?

I spilt a little bit of juice on my Macbook Pro keyboard which causes the spacebar to stick (it still works but is not so convenient to use). I took it to a non-official Mac service where they told me ...
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How to mirror MacBook Pro screen to Apple TV?

I have a MacBook Pro with OS X 10.9.5 and I would like to mirror its screen to an Apple TV via AirPlay. Is it possible? And if yes, how can I do it?
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Boot from USB on MacBook 1.1 (early 2007)

I’m trying to install Windows 8 from USB on my MacBook 1.1 (early 2007). I have tried booting using rEFIt (on 10.6): Partition my USB key as MBR: the Windows 8 logo fish stays stuck forever. ...
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Mail.app on 10.10.1> Apple Mail 8.1> want combination of Classic layout +not

I want to set up my email view as what seems to be a combination of Classic and non classic views (as i use at work on 'another'brand of software!): I would like the viewing pane of individual ...
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Macbook Pro strange boot after OSX 10.10.1 update

After updating my Macbook pro to OSX 10.10.1, the way the machine boots has changed. When I press the power button, I get to the user login screen immediately (no loading bar). And after typing my ...
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Programs snatching focus after loading

Some programs take some time to open in OS X on a stressed older machine with a spinning hard disk. This is fine and understandable. I would appreciate so much if someone would teach me how to ...
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Yosemite hanging on MacBook Pro with Retina Display

I have a MacBook Pro with Retina Display (early 2013) running OS X 10.10.1, but this issue has occured as early as the opt-in beta releases of 10.10. I have done fresh reinstalls several times. After ...
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Yosemite Grey Screen with 3d Party SSD not a trim issue

I have a MacBook 7,1 which i recently installed a PNY 250 SSD and added some RAM. The laptop was running awesome with OSX 10.6.8, lightning fast. Then I installed Yosemite. There was a bit of hang ...
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My MacBook Pro periodically displays ads in a banner on the top right that says “Breaking Apple News”

I have OSX 10.9.5. It seems to happen once or twice within a few minutes after I come out of sleep. A smallish banner on the top right kind of slides in place. It's always text that starts with ...
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MacBook Air mid 2011 - Handoff not supported

Is there a failure with OS X Yosemite? I have a MacBook Air mid 2011, with: Bluetooth Version 4.3 Bluetooth Low Energy Supported LMP Version 0x6 Does somebody experience the same behaviour? ...
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Can I take the optical drive out of my MacBook Pro?

I'm proud to say that I'm the happy owner of an almost antique 2009 MacBook Pro. I've had this 15-inch MacBook Pro for quite a while now and I'm not planning on changing it (have you seen the price of ...
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Keyboard, trackpad stops functioning on Yosemite when USB smartphone plugged in

I am using a Retina MacBook Pro 15" Mid 2014 with Mac OS X 10.0 (Yosemite) installed. When I plugin my Android phone via USB, the trackpad and keyboard stop working. Things are still happening on the ...
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Fix a DIY Fusion Drive

A few weeks ago, I took out my early 2011 13-inch MBP's optical drive, put my 500GB HDD in the optical drive area, put a 120GB SSD where the HDD used to live, and made a DIY Fusion Drive according to ...
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Process using more memory than I physically have

I was messing around with a large (4GB) csv in pandas, when I noticed activity monitor was reporting using more RAM than I physically have in my laptop (15GB instead of the 8 I have). I was wondering ...
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2013 MacBook Pro running on Yosemite crashes when thunderbolt is attached

Ever since updating, and also now having a done a clean install, my 15" retina mac book pro crashes every time I plug a thunderbolt connector into it - whether its the thunderbolt diplay, or a ...
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MBP logs out of all accounts under Yosemite when projector is unplugged

I've been noticing a strange behavior when disconnecting my laptop from projector displays after upgrading to Yosemite. As soon as I unplug the Thunderbolt-to-VGA adapter, I find that the system ...
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Plug out any USB device “disconnects” HDMI Monitor

whenever I unplug an USB device (no matter what, hard drive, usb stick, dvd drive ...) the HDMI-Monitor connected to my MacBook becomes "disconnected". This means that all Windows etc. are now on the ...
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Permanently Stop iTunes Auto-Loading

I have an early 2013 Retina MacBook Pro and I'm absolutely fed up with iTunes loading. I never use it and I never will. As far as I can tell I've tried every suggestion to stop it from loading of ...
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Can you use iMac Retina 5K as external monitor for a MacBook Pro?

I remember when thunderbolt came out there was a lot of discussion of how it had interesting magical bi-directional capabilities. Does that mean there is a way to use an iMac Retina 5K as an ...
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How do I hook a new Mac Book Pro Retina up to dual DisplayPort monitors?

I have two DisplayPort monitors. These are regular DisplayPort monitors, not mini-Display Port, not made by Apple and not made specifically for Mac. I would like to buy a new Mac Book Pro Retina. ...
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I have to repair my external hard drive each time I plug it?

I have a 2009 320GB Toshiba Hard Drive, and every time I plug it to my macbook pro 13inch Retina, I have to go to Disk Utility -> Repair Disk. Why is that? Whats the solution? Please help!!! Thanks
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My macbook air wont let me erase my disk?

What the title says. I'm trying to delete all the data off my macbook air. I pressed command+r, went to disk utilities, selected my disk in the slot to the left, went to the erase tab. The "erase" ...
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Weird Keyboard Problem of Macbook Pro 2011

I don't know why but when I am using my 2011 Macbook Pro, there are some very weird thing happening. When I key down "{", it will automatically become "%{", when I touch the right arrow, it will ...
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Is it possible/a good idea to use an ExpressCard SSD for swap?

I have a 48GB WinTec filemate ExpressCard SSD which I'm not currently using for anything. My idea was that I would re-partition it with a 16GB partition for swap and virtual memory (I have 8GB of ...
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Battery on white MacBook shuts off abruptly after 30% charge is left

I have a white MacBook (MacBook4,1). I have owned and used it for over two years now (30 months, as coconutBattery would have me believe). coconutBattery and Battery Health Monitor both report that ...
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Restore MacBook after Avast! install (stuck at apple logo)

Somebody installed Avast! on this MacBook running OSX 10.8 (that's what uname said) and now it won't boot, it gets stuck at the apple logo and nothing more, I was able to boot into single-user mode ...
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Is there any way to set a MacBook Pro to not sleep when you close the lid?

The most common use case I have for this is when I'm playing music over AirTunes, but don't want an open laptop laying around. Or when I'm syncing or downloading something. This isn't the same as ...
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Bluetooth mouse stops working almost everytime I wake my mac from sleep [duplicate]

I use my mac (yosemite 10.10) at work with bluetooth mouse and at home with just the trackpad. Whenever I bring my mac back to work and start it up, >90% of the times it can't find the mouse. Turning ...
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Mid 2009 Macbook Pro 5Ghz Wifi problem

Yesterday, suddenly my Macbook's WiFi stopped working at school. I have reason to think that only the 5GHz band is effected. Personal Hotspot connection via my iPhone still works and my Wifi at home ...
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Starting macbook air automatically

How could I possibly eliminate the user accounts at login to start my mac automatically? Actually I have a couple of user accounts both admin / guest however I do not want to login by entering ...
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Macbook freezes when connected (connecting) to new wireless router

So I have done extensive troubleshooting for my problem. When we moved to our new apartment and had a new fiber optic internet set up with, which came with a new wireless router, all the trouble ...
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Minimize graphic effects for better performance?

My computer becomes extremely slow when I connect TWO 27-inch thunderbold screens to it - a Macbook Pro Late 2013 (16Gb Ram/2.7 quad-core/Yosomite 10.10.1). I am suspecting that the graphic card ...
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Macbook Pro Keyboard Functions Stopped Working on Bootcamp

I have a MacBook Pro 15" with Mountain Lion 10.8. I've had the laptop for about 8 months now and I installed Bootcamp probably around a week after I got it. Everything worked perfectly, which was ...
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Can I charge my iphone from my macbook pro (late 2013) without turning the laptop on?

I am trying to charge my phone using my laptop but that requires the laptop to be on. On my Lenovo, I can do that without turning the laptop on. Any suggestions are appreciated. Thanks.
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My Macbook pro retina screen is dead

I own a macbook pro retina, mid 2012. I bought like 2 years and 2 months ago. Yesterday, I was cleaning my macbook as usual with some alcohol(95% ethanol), between the keys and on the screen. I do it ...
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How to resolve screen flicker and freezing

My Macbook Pro 2009 (NVIDIA GeForce 9400M 256 MB) has been suffering from occasional (and sometimes much less occasional) flickering and even freezing. In my logfile, I always find the following: Nov ...
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MacBook Air syncing with my iTunes on my iPhone

I plugged my iPhone into my MacBook thinking that all my iTunes music on my iPhone would magically sync onto my new MacBook Air... unfortunately not, there is only one song in my iTunes library on my ...
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Yosemite window close button off center?

I just updated my 13" MacBook Air (early 2014) to OS X Yosemite. The close button on the semaphore buttons at the top-left of the window has the x in it off center! That's not something I expect from ...
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Double tap to drag no longer works

I used to have the double-tap-to-drag working, where I would tap the trackpad, let go, then tap-and-hold and it would begin dragging. I temporarily disabled the Tap to click setting in System ...
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MBP Black Screen of Death

I want to avoid the $100 fee to send in my MBP since I think I've discovered what's wrong with my MBP. I was gaming on my Macbook Pro 2012 when suddenly the display turned black and the computer ...
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HDMI to DVI Adapter not working on Mac Pro

I brought a new Mac Book Pro and I'm trying to connect it to my Dell U2414 monitor from Mac's HDMI port. I am using HDMI to DVI adapter connected to DVI cable, the Dell Monitor provided. The Mac is ...
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Can I solder more memory into my MacBook Air

I love everything about my Macook Air except its very low maximum memory (and yes I bought it with the maximum available at the time). So I'm thinking "I know how to solder... how hard can it be?". ...
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13'' Mid-2012 Pro, can I use FireWire to VGA for a triple screen setup?

I have a mid-2012 13'' Macbook Pro. I'm currently using a Thunderbolt to VGA to use a second monitor. I'm feeling myself in need for a third monitor for my work. I was wondering if it was possible to ...
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Macbook late-2009 not displaying red color

Yesterday I realized that that my late-2009 Macbook White (A1342) does not display red colors. Sometimes it works correctly when I turn on the computer. Then, after a few seconds, red color starts ...
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Can I stream audio running OSX 10.6.8

I have an old MacBook Pro running 10.6.8 and would like to stream my MP3 itunes library. Streaming my pictures would also be nice but not as important. I am under the impression that to use the ...
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Using a USA charger in Europe

I am about to buy an Apple charger on Ebay coming from USA, yet I am not sure if I can use it here in Europe, more precisely in Portugal. I'm not concerned with the plug itself since I have the plug ...
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Macbook Pro 2013 slow startup from sleep since Yosemite

I have an 8GB Macbook Pro (2013) and have recently upgraded from Mavericks to Yosemite. Everything has been fine except when I wake it from sleep. Firstly, it brings up the login screen but the ...
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2011 Macbook pro - i7 750gb screen flicker

My mac did not boot after trying everything. I was planning to replace HDD but before that I took the HDD out and made it external and I could read everything without any issues. So thought its not ...
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Using FaceTime without the video

I have a first generation MacBook Air that heats up a lot when playing videos, and almost grinds to a halt after a few minutes of playback. Is there a way I could turn off the video during FaceTime ...