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Connect 4K TV to Macbook Pro 2011 (6750M) in Windows 7

I am planning to buy Sony X85C 55 inch 4K Android TV (aka X850C, X8500C etc). The TV supports 4:4:4 chroma at 4K/60Hz (Not sure what this means..?) with the latest firmware upgrades. The TV also ...
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My volume icon disappeared after I updated to Yosemite.

My volume icon disappeared after I updated to OS X Yosemite 10.10. I still have sound. resetting the PRAM didn't work. I have refurbished 2012 Macbook Air
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No bootable device - insert boot disk and press any key

When I boot my Macbook Pro 13" Retina (running newest Mavericks), it is showing me this error: However! If I boot holding the ⌥ alt-key, it shows Mavericks as option. When I press ⌤ enter-key to ...
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MacBook Air: Close lid and lock features

I wonder if there is some way to customize the lock screen feature of my MacBook Air (running Mountain Lion) in such a way that: 1: When I close the lid, and then open it, the screen is not locked ...
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HDMI display behavior on startup

I have a display connected to the HDMI port of my laptop. When I start up the computer with the display plugged in, the built-in display does not turn on, and the external display becomes the primary. ...
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How to show always the toolbar with fullscreen?

Do not tell me to use this shortcut CTRL + COMMAND + F to exit or enter in the fullscreen mode. I would like always to see the toolbar in the top of the page when I am in fullscreen mode, is it ...
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Macbook Pro Mid 2012 Ram frequency support

I have Macbook Pro mid-2012 with 4 gb ram, all the sites are saying that it supports 1600Mhz Ram module however my about this mac page says otherwise I am not sure which one is the right one.
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Thunderbolt monitor Ethernet adapter causes network preferences pane to crash

I have a 2014 Macbook Pro 15" running 10.9.3, connected via Thunderbolt to two Apple Thunderbolt monitors. Each monitor has an Ethernet jack. The Ethernet seems to pick up an IP address, but doesn't ...
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How to create a bootable Ubuntu USB stick using OS X 10.10.2

I have downloaded the ubuntu-14.04.2-desktop-amd64.iso. How do I create a bootable Ubuntu USB stick using my Macbook Air which is running OS X 10.10.2? I cannot create a bootable CD, since the Air is ...
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Why can't I change my macbook's backlight?

So apparently I cannot modify my Macbook's backlight using the keyboard shortcut: I'm pretty sure it will work again if I restart it. But I wonder what may cause this: is it perhaps an issue with ...
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How to create a bootable usb for OS X on Windows?

i had erase all data from my macbook and know i need to create a usb bootable to reinstall the yosemite or another version. I can't access to app store to download the OS. How i can download it and ...
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White bar over menu bar?

I'm experiencing this weird bug on OS X El capitan. There is a white bar over most of my menu items in the top right of my screen. The items are still there and are interactable. Anyone got any ...
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Battery cannot charge fully

I replaced battery on my MBA mid 2011 (A1369). Here is the report by coconut(the same appears in system report): I bought no name battery from china and changed it personally (here they ask about ...
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Mac USB Linux boot disk

I have a 13" MacBook Pro early 2011 model. It will not boot from any Linux USB boot disks I have created. I know these disks are working on later models as I have tried with 2012 Retina 15" booting ...
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4k Display on macbook pro 15 retina late 2013 3840 x 2160 @ 60 Hz, but with scaled fonts

I am using an external 4k display (from LG a 27 inch display: LG_27MU67-B) on displayport on my MacBook Pro Retina 15 inch (late 2013). 3840 x 2160 @ 60 Hz works out of the box. Cool! But.. I want to ...
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Escape black screen on MacBook Pro after disconnecting external display

Here's the scenario: In my office, my MacBook Pro (Early 2011, running 10.10) is plugged into an external display over DisplayPort. I disconnect the laptop, close it (putting it to sleep), and take ...
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Guest User Not Loading On MacBook Air

My sister went on my MacBook Air 11' 2014 model yesterday, and since she doesn't know my password, she went on the guest user. But she closed it before the guest user loaded and when I opened it ...
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New top-of-the-line MacBook Pro suddenly starts acting old

About a week ago, I got a new MacBook Pro. I work a decent bit in video editing, among other things, so I had the processor upgraded to the highest available model. The box arrives, I open it, and my ...
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Macbook Air thinks it's overheating

Recently my Mid-2013 macbook air began to act like it's overheating. Upon boot the cpu fan almost immediately spins up to 100% (over 6000 rpm) and the cpu heavily thermal throttles. I am positive the ...
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Make and create Live USB Linux for Mac? How?

I'm wanting to create a live usb linux so I can easily access it everytime when I need it without taking up any space. But with other sources, they say to rEFInd and I did so, however when restarting ...
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External monitor for Macbook Pro Retina 13" 2015 laggy (UHD like P2415Q)

I have a Macbook Pro Retina 13" 2015 and I'm searching for an external monitor to use with it. Until now I tried two external monitors: DELL UltraSharp U2515H (25") and Dell P2415Q-C (24"). The ...
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What to do if I sold my MacBook Air and didn't disable iCloud

I recently sold my MacBook Air, and I deauthorized iTunes, wiped the hard drive, and reinstalled snow leopard (the os version that came installed with the MBA). I stumbled upon this shortly after, ...
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Boot hangs on grey screen, even when booting from USB drive with fresh OS X install

I've tried all the steps in the accepted answer in the question Boot hangs on grey screen (even when booting from USB drive with fresh OS X install)?, but my MacBook Pro 2011 is still not working. ...
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Macbook Pro 2015 can't connect to wifi in other room

I have a Macbook Pro early 2015 El Capitan and it can't connect to wifi unless it's very close to the router. Two rooms away it starts to give me run wifi diagnostic even though the bars of the wifi ...
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Having trouble with a SMC reset

I'm having trouble with my built in iSight and I'm trying to reset the SMC. My MBP has a non-removable SMC, so the instructions ask me to press CMD-SHIFT-ALT-POWER at the same time, release it at 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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Macbook Pro connected to HDMI, but no sound?

I have a Macbook Pro 13" and it's a mid 2012 model. It's hooked up to my TV through the HDMI cord as well as the mini display adapter and the display is great, but there's no sound at all. My computer ...
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Macbook Pro Mid 2010 NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M random glitch showing when scrolling, writing or watching videos

I have have a MacBook pro late 2010 (now 4 years old), I use it everyday and there's a graphical issue where letters in the browser become blurry and broken, some kind of weird glitch happens all the ...
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Is my hard drive starting to fail?

My MacBook Pro (mid-2012, 16GB, i7 2.3) has started to misbehave: very slow to start up and shut down application launches are slow system becomes nearly unusable when "free" memory approaches zero. ...
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OS X El Capitan [duplicate]

i started to download it but did not have the time to finish and now when i click resume all it does is say waiting. How do i fix this? i have already tried restarting my laptop as well as refreshing ...
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Handoff and Instant Hotspot with El Capitan on MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Early 2013)?

after upgrade to El Capitan, I don't get Instant Hotspot and Handoff to work (I am particularly interested in the possibility to make phone calls using my iPhone 5 from my Mac). It was working on ...
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Simplest way to record voice on Macbook Air

I'm looking for the simplest way to record voice -- a two people conversation -- with a Macbook Air. The goal is then later to listen to it on the Mac and transcribe it.
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Macbook Pro 2010 15" keeps crashing randomly with no warning

I have started experiencing random crashes from my 2010 Macbook Pro 15" It has not symptoms before it crashes, and it doesn't happen on a timely basis but it does happen once every few days, ...
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Thunderbolt 2: Actual display demuxer (not DisplayPort)?

I recently got myself a 2015 MacBook Pro 13". Now I'd like to connect 2 external monitors to it. As I'd like to use my already existing setup I was looking for a docking station that supports dual ...
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sleep does not work..shuts down

I have Macbook pro of Mid June 2012 release Putting on sleep and closing down Lid shuts down needing a restart abrupt shutdowns, not starting the normal way as it requires long press of start / ...
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Can I connect Apple magic (bluetooth) keyboard & mouse to a docking station for use with multiple macbooks?

I have a monitor on my desk at home. On that desk I have a magic mouse and keyboard but we all know those work only via bluetooth. Both my girlfriend and I use the monitor and would like to use the ...
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iPod Shuffle won't charge or show up, no charging light

I've got one of the older iPod shuffles (the kind that's about the size of two quarters side by side) and for a good while it charged and read perfectly fine on my MacBook, but then it started to get ...
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Bluetooth lagging when Magic Mouse and a bluetooth speaker connected

I'm having problems with my Bluetooth on my MacBook Pro Retina early 2013 OS X 10.9.3 It is constantly losing connection for a few seconds with my Magic Mouse and my Bluetooth speaker (Bose Soundlink ...
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Is there a Non-Retina Macbook Pro 2015?

I want to buy a new MacBook Pro and I'm wondering if there's a non-retina MacBook Pro 2015. I'm asking this because on the compare Mac models page (http://www.apple.com/mac/compare/), there's a ...
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MacBook Pro will not shut all the way off

When I tried to shut off my MacBookPro, the Apple Insignia, on the outside case, is still illuminated, and the screen is black, but I have the outline of the mouse pointer. It will not turn back on. ...
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How do I get a CD version of El Capitan suitable for a Macbook Pro? [duplicate]

I have 2 Macs, and am downloading El Capitan from the app store. I want to see if I can install it on an older MacBook Pro that has a broken Command-R feature that prevents me from installing the OS. ...
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Share options not working in finder and after right clicking

Here is the description https://discussions.apple.com/message/29155662#29155662 This is what it looks like after I select any one of the options from share
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MacBook Pro: panic cpu caller kernel trap

I am using MacBook Pro with OS X Yosemite installed. Lately my system is crashing and not booting up. While system was crashing, the screen was flickering and then it got shut down. I tried to ...
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Why is 1280x800 the best resolution for my MacBook Pro Retina 13"?

When I go to display settings on my rMBP 13", it says that the "best for retina" resolution is 1280x800. But when I go to display settings on a 13" MacBook Air it says that the native resolution is ...
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Crackling sound on Macbook Pro

My MacBook Pro running OS X 10.11 (but issue was present also when running OS X 10.10) produces some crackling sounds when playing music or movies. This is reproducible only when volume is at maximum ...
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Will a 1.8GHz MacBook Air be much faster than a 1.3GHz model?

I am looking to purchase a refurbished Macbook Air from Apple's refurbished store. When comparing the models there are two I am looking at. The difference between the two is slight but one of the ...
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MacBook Pro won't recognise Sandisk 64GB Mini SD card

I bought a 64GB Sandisk for my GoPro Hero 3+ and it works fine. However, when I either plug in my GoPro directly via a USB cable or try to access the drive by using an SD-card adapter, all that comes ...
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OS X 10.9.3 has two visible cursors

Basicaly my problem is, that when i mouse over some text, the default "text-selection" cursor appears. But the mouse pointer (arrow) is still present and i can see two cursors. What could be causing ...
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Glitch / Blink video on OSX (Macbook pro 15' mid-2012 no retina) and firefox 40+

I currently have a problem with my macbook 15' mid-2012 (No retina) with Yosemite. When I watch videos (e.g. Youtube) via Firefox, sometime for a microsecond the video becomes blue then comes back to ...
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How can I activate my iMessage account on my Mac?

I've been trying to use messages on my Mac for weeks but every time I sign in it says "iMessage (inactive)", so what can I do? How can activate it?