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Buy Mac OS X 10.7 and install on an empty drive

I want to upgrade my old MacBook 3.1 late 2007 by replacing the hard drive with a SSD (Crucial MX100) and updating Mac OS X from 10.5 (Leopard) to 10.7 (Lion), which is the latest compatible version ...
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MacBook Pro won’t boot up after putting the bottom case screws back in place

I'm kind new in this world of Apple, and I have an Intel-based Mac that suddenly had the hard drive fail. So I make a Mac OS X USB flash drive, and realize that the old hard drive died since “Disk ...
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Are MacBooks Laptops, Notebooks or Netbooks

Are MacBooks (not just the retina MacBook) Laptops, Notebooks or Netbooks? This is what I think. Macbook Pro - Laptop (High power and a lot of I/Os MacBook Air - NoteBook (Medium power and a few ...
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How to connect a Mac Book Pro to a LaserWriter II NT

I have an Apple LaserWriter II NT from the late 80's. Is there a way how I can print to it from my MacBook Pro?
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Should I get the new MacBook? [closed]

I'm a math phd student, who currently owns the mid 2009 13" MacBook Pro (2.26 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 2 GB 1067 MHz DDR3 memory and NVIDIA GeForce 9400M 256 MB graphics). I use my laptop ...
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cancelled pdf transfer from yosemite mac to iOS device via airdrop

I can send pictures from my mac to my iOS devices via airdrop. But when I try to send a pdf, it is not working. After a while I get a message on the iOS device saying that the transfer has been ...
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MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2010) shuts down unexpectedly

My wife's MacBook Pro has begun shutting down unexpectedly, at seemingly random intervals. This started occurring after I (very carefully) upgraded the machine from 4 GB to 8 GB of RAM and replaced ...
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Fan on Mac Book Air & Finder crash always

This is my first question here. So I hope to be clear in my explanation. I own a Mac Book Air 13-Inch Mid 2013, 1,7 GB, 8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3. OSX Yosemite. Version 10.10.2 FINDER CRASH Every time I ...
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Mac partially isolated from the network

Since I installed a new access point, I have troubles with only one Mac to access the printer and NAS on my network. Every other computer (Mac or PC) or device (Android or iOS) is working perfectly. ...
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Can not visit some sites because of too many ads! Is there any virus in my Mac?

I need to know that my mac was working perfectly fine till today. I wanted to visit same sites which i have visited yesterday in safari,and they were working perfectly fine, so today when i tried to ...
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Is it possible to do a “hard reset” on trackpad driver to solve erratic trackpad behaviour: clicks but no movement

I have a 13" MBP mid-2011 which has some trackpad issues. Every once in a while (can not replicate this reliably) the trackpad "freezes" after waking up. It will click (can select text or click ...
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My iPad unable to view subtitles

My iPad unable to open or view video online with subtitles. But when I open the same website with my lappy, the video and subtitles work well. There have something wrong with the website or my iPad?
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Pages - Why dont numbers like 6th format like they do in Word?

Whenever I type something that involves order, like 6th or 2nd, in Pages, I want it to be able to do the behavior that Word does, i.e, make the 'th' or the 'nd' part upwards of the number. Is there ...
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DisplayPort to HDMI not working correctly?

Macbook Pro 2012 (Non retina) OS X 10.9.2 Belkin DisplayPort to HDMI adapter I'm connecting the DisplayPort to HDMI adapter to my new 65" Vizio Smart TV. However, when I make the displays dual ...
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Mac book Air and Yosemite: presentation mode

When I present sth in presentation mode (powerpoint) I cannot switch to safari or whatsoever. My background screne is showed and I cannot get rid of it. Can someone help?
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Could I have any problems after activating a mac in this situation?

I would like to buy a macbook air from a market place similar to Ebay. The macbook is intact, never been unboxed/serial was never activated but the seller can't provide any proof of purchase so I ...
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Resetting SMC on a Macbook Pro

About a couple of weeks ago, I tried turning on my Macbook Pro and it seemed completely dead. I plugged in the power cable but it still didn't work. Since it's not under warranty anymore, I opened up ...
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Mac Book Pro - Logic board stopped working

I Had purchased Mac Book Pro before around 14 month from one of the apple store. It just blinking and doesn't start. As per customer service they ask to replace logic board and It costs almost around ...
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Will the new MacBook be turbo charged?

The new MacBook 12" has been launched and on the apple store the processor says 1.1GHz dual-core Intel Core M processor (Turbo Boost up to 2.4GHz) Does this mean that the Core-M processor will ...
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Trackpad and USB mouse frozen

my girlfriend broke her trackpad of her MacBook white 2009 and now she's using a USB mouse. This does not work properly and gets often stuck. Do you think the sto issues are related? DO you have any ...
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How to connect a USB-C-based MacBook to a Thunderbolt display?

Given the new 12" Retina MacBook doesn't have a Thunderbolt and only has a USB-C port, how do I connect it to an existing Thunderbolt display?
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Set timeout when falling asleep before network disconnects

I'm using OS X Mavericks (latest) on a 15″ 2014 MBP. There's an option to make the system not lock the screen for x number of seconds/minutes after the screen goes dim. I'm looking for an option to ...
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How do I sync my music library from my iPhone to my MacBook Air?

I just purchased a MacBook Air and I'm trying to sync my music library from my iPhone 6 to the new Macbook and only music purchased from the iTunes Store shows up on the MacBook although I have lots ...
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How to recover data from MacBook which won't startup properly?

My 2012 MacBook Pro running OS X 10.7 Lion would not start up properly (it has the doomed flashing white question mark on a grey folder). I have tried the following: couldn't access Safe Mode; holding ...
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iPhone development on the new MacBook

I want to do iPhone development with the MacBook. The MacBook only has one USB-C port, so I may need a USB-C adaptor to load my apps on my iPhone. Is the USB-C adaptor necessary to load freshly ...
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Accessing Apple Hardware Tool on MacBook Air 2010 running Yosemite

I charged my MacBook Air (Late 2010) up to 100% charge overnight however my battery died within 1 hour. Because of this I want to use the Apple Hardware Tool (AHT) to diagnose the issue. My Mac is 4 ...
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Macbook Pro Airport card problem

I have a problem with the wifi a while ago, so I deleted the Airport connection and am unable to find means to reinstall it. The system now shows no airport card installed. I am using 10.6.8, no ...
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Is my Macbook too old to edit videos?

I got my Macbook Pro 15" around 2011 to edit videos for my film school. I carried my MacBook around with me using Final Cut Pro 7 with no problem for around 2 years. I stopped editing videos after I ...
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Confusion about recommended clock speed

Recently I have been facing issues with multitasking with my Macbook Pro (13-inch, Late 2011) and decided to upgrade my RAM. Now, my laptop currently has 2-2GB DDR3 1333 MHz for a total of 4GB. I ...
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I have a MacBookPro8,2 (i7) that does not have an OS on startup

It shows a round icon with a slash in the middle much like in "no smoking" signs.. And when i did CMD + R and opened disk utility, the original hard drive doesn't appear on the left column. I don't ...
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1.7 GHz Intel Core i5 10.7 Macbook Air Water Damage… still works… Battery issue

While on a flight in June 2014, the guy next to me put his drink in the gap between the tray and his cup spilled liquid below including on my macbook air which was in the pouch. Unsure of whether ...
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Macbook crashed now iMessage not working correctly

So my computer crashed due to a power cable issue. Now that that's resolved I was attempting to send messages to known iMessage users (ie people I've sent iMessages to prior to the crash) and now ...
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How does USB-C on the new Macbook Air Retina (also called the Macbook) connect to multiple devices?

It seems that the new USB-C connector is good for charging, good for HDMI output, good for connecting to new devices that use USB-C connectors, and good for older USB devices like an old scanner, ...
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Should I switch MacBook Pro?

A friend of mine gave me a MacBook Pro that is two generations newer than mine, but is of the lower configuration. Should I switch over to that? My current MacBook Pro is the early-2011 model with ...
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Internet Recovery failed -1006f

My problem is same as with this question -1006F error message when trying to recover mac I have follow that question which direct me to this thread ...
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Updated MacBook Pro to 10.8.5 and now nothing will open apart from Spotifiy

I updated my MacBook Pro (7 years old) to Mac OS X 10.8.5 and now nothing will open apart from Spotifiy and System Preferences. I can't open anything else. What shall I do? The Mac will open Spotify ...
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Mavericks and Yosemite on macbook pro

My Macbook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2013) came preinstalled with Mavericks. Can I have Yosemite safely installed next to it on the same machine? If so, how?
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What is the maximum memory limit for a MacBook mid-2010 with the latest EFI and SMC updates?

According to Apple, the mid-2010 MacBook (not MacBook Pro) will support a maximum of 4GB of memory. I am seeing some references like this one which indicate that the latest SMC and EFI updates allow ...
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Advice for troubleshooting hard freezes associated with Safari? (Mid 2012 Retina Macbook Pro, 10.10.2)

I have a Macbook Pro 10,1 (Mid 2012) running 10.10.2. Over the last few months, I have had issues with the system suddenly hanging - mouse won't move, keyboard does nothing, and the clock is stopped. ...
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Why does the keyboard on my MacBook(s) stop working?

For the past few years across at least 4 MacBook Pro's or MacBook Air's, I have suddenly lost all input from the alphanumeric keys on my keyboard. The mousepad works, the computer runs, the arrow ...
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MacBook shows it is charging when MagSafe is green

My MacBook currently shows this even though the MagSafe charger has a green light. Does anyone know why this is? If it helps I am on a MacBook Air late 2010 with 819 cycle counts, 4,995mAh ...
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How to disable Private Browsing in Safari on a 10.8.3 without Xcode

I am trying to delete Safari Private Browsing on a 10.8.3. It requires the Xcode App that is only available for 10.9.4 or later. Is there another App I can use or some other way around this that ...
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How to release storage used for Backup? [duplicate]

My mac pro only has 13GB left, with more than 24GB are backups, how can I release these space?
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In Excel, how do you delete line breaks?

In Excel, how do you delete line breaks globally? It's totally messing up my text-to-column I need to do.
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How to determine whether the thermal paste needs re-application?

How can I determine whether the heat sink is no longer firmly heat-tied to the CPU? This appears to be the case for a seven year old MacBook, but I'd like to confirm without going to the trouble of ...
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MBA mid 2011 with Bootcamp Win7-HP: changed text size, now desktop Black, but will display Taskmgr

As title says, I have bootcamp installed on MBA (mid 2011) using Win7 HP. Both OS were working fine until I tried to increase the text size on the Win side by doing a Rt-Click on the desktop. Now ...
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How to change Home / End behaviour on Yosemite

I want to change the Home and End keys to work like Windows/Linux. CHANGE: Home to Command-Left Arrow. // Beginning of the line End to Cmd-Right Arrow. // End of the line I tried using ...
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Which minimum hardware for Smartalbums

I need to use SmartAlbums for my job, but I don't yet have a Mac. I am willing to buy a 2°hand Apple computer to run SmartAlbums but I don't want to overbudget it. There is anyone that uses this ...
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Random Restarts, GPU Panic

As of today, my 15" 2010 Macbook Pro has randomly rebooted twice within an hour. I'm including the Panic Report that was displayed after the computer rebooted. I'm running OS X 10.10.2, connected to ...
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Ways to find messages from blocked contact info

Is there a way, or ways, to retrieve iMessages or text messages sent to me by a number or email address I have blocked on my iPhone 6?