All lines of MacBook, MacBook Air and MacBook Pro portable computers.

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Audio input/output splitter for MacBooks without changeable input/output jack?

From what I can understand, in the latest iterations of the MacBooks, what former was an input/output 3.5mm jack, now only can be used for input. However, it's possible to use certain headsets (for ...
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What keeps waking my Mac up from sleep?

My Mac constantly wakes itself up from sleep for apparently no reason. Middle of the night, middle of that day, it just can't stay asleep. Why? I ran pmset with the following results: [redacted]:~ ...
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Can I use Linux in a 2011 Macbook Pro with a defective discrete GPU?

I have an early 15" 2011 Macbook Pro that is affected by the defective discrete GPU. I know there are workarounds in OSX to force the use of the integrated Intel GPU, or disable the drivers for the ...
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Moving iPhoto to external drive on a MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Mid 2014) with 8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3

I bought a Seagate external HD 500gb with my Mac. Recently started using Photoshop and Lightroom, which take up a ton of space. I was thinking of moving my entire iPhoto to the Seagate to free up ...
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messed up screen sharing

I am screen sharing from an iMac 10.6.8 looking at a MacBook Pro 10.8. Quite often, but not always, the shared screen looks like this on my iMac. (This image is anonymized.) So there is the real ...
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SSD or upgrade RAM (slow hard drive)

I have a late 2012 MacBook Pro (13" baseline model), and it has served me well, but in the last few months it has been very slow. I'm pretty sure it's the hard drive that's slow, because I have tried ...
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What Causes rMBP Fan Noise When Connected to Two External Monitors

Connecting two external monitors to my Retina Macbook Pro 2012 has no problem except for more fan noise, which is a little bit annoying since with one external monitor one doesn't hear the noise at ...
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Re-using MacBook Screen

I have a MacBook Pro 15" around 2009, that isn't working. Is it possible to take its screen and turn it into an external monitor? Maybe buy some controller and do a little soldering?
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My macbook's little light doesn't went off but after 5 minutes it starts to blink, is it normal?

Why does my macbook pro when I put it in sleep it the little light doesn't went off - just on but after like 5 minutes it starts to blink like normal? Is it normal? One of my teacher said that my hard ...
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What is keyboard shortcut to cycle through worksheets in excel (office 2011) workbook on mackbook air?

It looks like the shortcut is listed as Command+PageDown, but there's no "page down" on a mackbook air. how can I cycle through the tabs (worksheets) in an excel workbook?
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creating new folders requires password

I am being asked for a password every time I create a folder. The folder is read only. I have tried to repair permissions and put a code in terminal. Neither has worked.
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How can I find out the temperature of my Macbook Pro?

Is there a built-in way to find out the temperature of my Macbook Pro?
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connect speaker and guitar to macbook with only one 3.5 mm jack

I want to connect eletro acoustic guitar and a speaker too to my Macbook. My Macbook has only one 3.5 mm jack and for connecting 2 devices simultaneously I need to have two 3.5 mm jacks. Is there any ...
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No sound from speakers on MacBook Pro except the startup chime

After plugging my headphones out, suddenly there is no sound from the internal speakers. When I press volume buttons, I see a circle-backslash symbol below the speaker icon. Restarting doesn't help. ...
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Can I upgrade my VMware 6.0.3 without losing my data? I already upgraded to Yosemite

I have VMWare Fusion 6.0.3 and I upgraded to Yosemite. Oops. I can't open VM because its not a compatible version. Can I still upgrade the VM without losing my data?? I really need to NOT lose my ...
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Yosemite changes the screen space color on his own

Sometimes I notice that the screen is bluer than usually for a few seconds/minutes then goes back to normal. It does it even if no screen is plugged and no matter which applications are open. It's a ...
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How do I re-install Mavericks on rMBP without wiping drive?

I recently updated my 2014 Retina MacBook Pro to Yosemite, and there are major video issues. I want to do a clean install of Mavericks, but I don't want to erase the drive, as there's nearly 1TB of ...
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IP address assignment issue [duplicate]

The problem is that I have a Macbook that keeps telling me another computer is using it's IP address. I normally don't have a problem with this as I'd either restart the computer, or router and it ...
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How do I put my macbook back into case-insensitive?

Recently wiped my macbook due to a virus, and apparently I wasn't reading things clearly because I managed to end up in 'case-sensitive' mode [mode?] which evidently means I cannot install League of ...
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OS X Yosemite XCode update stuck on 'Waiting'

I recently downloaded Yosemite, and I'm trying to update my XCode. I hit 'Update' in the App Store, and but it's been stuck at 'Waiting' for the past 30 minutes. What can I do to fix this?
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Is there a way to rename “Remaining” to “Apple Juice Remaining”?

On a MacBook Pro, is there a way to change the text in the battery life drop down? Specifically, where it says "X:XX Remaining" I want it to say "X:XX of Apple Juice Remaining" Why? Because a good ...
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Launchpad Issue

So I was cleaning up my launchpad since Adobe installs a lot of minor applications and I wanted to have them all in one folder. Then I moved all of those Adobe applications to a new folder but the old ...
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Chrome/Chromium scrolling is choppy and eats CPU

This problem has been around since I got my Macbook Pro Retina 2013, 13", 2.4Ghz, 16GB RAM, 256 GB SSD. Currently it's running the latest version of OS X Yosemite. Chrome's scrolling performance can ...
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How can I get VMWare Fusion 6 to display in Unity with full resolution on a Retina display?

As a long time (intimately familiar with 3.11) Windows user I finally made the jump to OS X. I was excited to take advantage of the massive resolution on my new MBP, and it's as awesome as I thought ...
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connecting keyboard + mouse + monitor to mbp

Are there alternatives to the docking station sold by henge? I am looking for something that make it easier to connect my external (non apple) monitor, keyboard, mouse, and speakers to my mbp.
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Macbook Pro boots successfully when using hard drive in USB enclosure but doesn't boot when connected internally

Apologies for the long question. I will keep it as simple as I can. Last week my Macbook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2010) started to act strange. It started when I tried to open Skype and received an error ...
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Why do m4r ring tones show up in Library in Finder, but do not show up in iTunes?

I downloaded some ring tones from Zedge in m4r format directly into the Tones folder in Finder; but when I go to sync in iTunes, they don't show up when I click my phone tab. What am I doing wrong?
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I want to copy data from a text box under Settings, but drag and drop doesn't work. Is there a quick way to do it which is not OCR-ing the screen?

This is the text box. They're iCloud abbreviations. I want to export them, but I don't know how to do it. Can someone help me?
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MacBook Pro Retina Front & REAR line?

I have a 2014 MacBook Pro with retina display which has the all-in-one single headphone jack. I would like to connect my old FourPointSurround FPS2000 (1999-2000) surround sound system that has only ...
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Install a program on Yosemite in a sandbox or virtual machine

How can I install a program on a MacBook with Yosemite without that it can access any of my data or harm the device? I read about virtual machines and sandboxes, what is the safest way to do it?
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macbook pro making repetitive clicking noise

My macbook pro has started making a repetitive clicking noise every 4 seconds. It kind of sounds like a woodpecker or something, not a scraping noise.. does anyone know what could be wrong?
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Apple MacBook Pro OSX 10.9 refuses to print to a printer

New to apple so is there a way to debug why a laptop will not print to a printer? It is an HP Color Laserjet 3000n. The laptop will recognize the printer and stay in a sending mode or sometimes the ...
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Two monitors using Elgato dock and a thunderbolt device

I'm using an Elgato Thunderbolt 2 Dock which has a second Thunderbolt port and a seperate HDMI port. I have an HDMI display connected to the HDMI port and a LaCie HDD connected to the second ...
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MacBook backlight turns off when brightness is set at 100%

I was using my MacBook today when suddenly the backlight turned off, right while I was in the middle of using it. I know it was the backlight because: I have an external display, which remained on, ...
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Macbook Air strange boot-up

I've searched before asking but couldn't find any related question with the problem that I'm facing. I have a new Macbook Air (1 month) with Yosemite 10.10.1 that from the beginning is having some ...
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Intermittent WI-FI connection issues

I'm experiencing a very weird network issue on my newish (2014) macbook pro. I've noticed it the last few weeks, but it could have been around longer, perhaps dating back to the Yosemite upgrade. I'm ...
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How do I get my late-2012 MacBook Pro to work with my Seiki 39 inch 4k monitor?

I've tried quite a few settings and haven't been able to get it to display anything better than 3840*2160 14hz, while I've ready about quite a few people that have their MacBook Pros working with the ...
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will RAM from a mid-2011 MacBook Pro work in an early 2011 iMac?

Will RAM from a mid-2011 MBP work in an early 2011 iMac (and vice-versa)? Both are listed as 1333 MHz PC3-10600 DDR3. I have 16 GB (2x8GB) in the MacBook Pro, and 12 GB (2x4GB + 2x8GB) in the iMac. ...
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Apple store question about installing new hard drive

I plan to make a trip up to the apple store tomorrow. I need them to put in a new hard drive in my Macbook Pro mid-2010 15". Do I need to make an appointment with them? or can I just show up and drop ...
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SSD in enclosure does not mount on older MacBook Pro

I bought a Crucial SSD compatible with my MacBook Pro (late 2007) and an enclosure. To my frustration, it would not mount and I think the hardware may be defective. Sometimes, I get it to mount and ...
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Recently scrolling up and down gesture triggers page change gesture

Recently my mid 2012 Retina Macbook Pro's trackpad has started exhibiting some strange behavior. Attempting to scroll up or down using the two finger gesture randomly seems to trigger the page ...
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System Preferences hangs when trying to open Display settings with an external monitor connected

I've searched all over for this, with no luck. So here goes: My 2012 MacBook Pro has always played nice with my old Samsung monitor, connected with a Mini DisplayPort > VGA adapter plugged in to the ...
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My RMBP becomes very slow after I upgrade yosemite

I bore this problem for a long time. I even formatted my disk and have a clean installation. However, this problem does exist. After I boot my RMBP, everything is fine. I can drag every thing, every ...
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2014 MacBook Pro Retina Failed Boot Camp Install, Loading Screens During Boot

My girlfriend has a 2014 MacBook Pro Retina that we tried to install Windows 7 on through BootCamp. The install failed (I don't remember how... It actually got partway through the install), and since ...
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Battery of my Mac with Problems

When I charge my MacBook the battery goes only up to 99% and doesn't reach 100%. Is this something to worry about and if yes, how do I fix it?
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How to release mouse capture in VirtualBox?

I'm on my MacbookPro and using TeamViewer for remote access to my 2k3 Server. On this server I installed VirtualBox to create a virtual machine. But now I stuck at this screen and no more can use my ...
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How do I turn on my Gaming Keyboard for a MacBook pro?

Basically I have a coolmaster Gaming Mechanical Keyboard and I plugged it into my Macbook pro and I discovered it never lit up. I walked up to my brothers HP computer and plugged it in and it worked ...
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Macbook Pro, F2 key is not working

I have Macbook Pro (late 2011). Just found that F2 key (increase brightness) is not working while F1 (decrease brightness) works well. Though I can adjust brightness in Preference > Display ...
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Opening up your MacBook and how to avoid static electricity

Static electricity can exert incredibly high voltages (upward of a thousand volts) which can zap sensitive equipment. Hence, all videos that explain opening up your Mac feature some form of ...