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MacBookPro10,1 had problems booting, now some system images are pink and fuzzy

A friend just recently bought a MacBookPro10,1 (MacBook Pro Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2012) off of craigslist, it all checked out and worked fine until we erased the hard drive and reinstalled Mavericks ...
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My mac bookpro screen hangs and freeze after restarting it displays black screen

I bought macbook pro-13 inches last year September, since last 15 days I'm facing difficulties regarding to booting issues and also some times suddenly the display hangs no controls, keys, trackpad ...
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Why isn't my new microphone working?

I just got an Antlion Modmic microphone, along with a Rockit headphone/mic to TRRS splitter. I've got everything set up, but my late 2011 mbp 15" just won't recognize the microphone as an input. I ...
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Macbook retina 2012: CPU temperature too high

I'm using Macbook Pro Retina Mid 2012 with CPU core i7 2.7 Ghz. I see that my computer is too hot as I think for a mac. The keyboard is hot,too. I'm using iStat software to get detail of my mac. Here ...
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Windows on Parallels 10 with 2 out of 3 monitors only

I've MacBook Pro with 2 external monitors connected. Is there a way to configure Parallels so that it allows you to use 2 monitors for Windows and the main one for Mac? I only found option to make it ...
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MacBook Pro with Retina display (Late 2012) not outputting anything above 1080p

I know it won't support 4k but it should at least do 1440 right? I can't get higher than 1080p... UPDATE: I pressed alt and clicked "scaled" to unlock the extra resolutions as suggested by Buscar웃. ...
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Cinema HD Display (DVI) is not turned on is connected to Macbook pro (2013)

I have a macbook pro retina 13 inchs late 2013, os x 10.9.4 I want to use a Cinema HD as external monitor. Cinema HD uses a DVI interface. If i connect my macbook to the monitor, Cinema HD is ...
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I'm planning to sell my laptop, and I need to know if I have my bases covered. Kindly confirm please?

I have a 13 inch MacBook Pro (10.5.8 OS X - I think it's called Leopard). I do NOT have the installation CD - so I cannot reinstall the OS and thus ensure that I have securely deleted everything from ...
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Macbook 5.2 screen goes dark

Can I use and external monitor even though my Macbook 5.2 screen goes dark even though I can still see images when a flashlight. The entire system works and I did bring it to Mac in Portland, Maine ...
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MacBook Pro kernel panic at boot

My MacBook Pro kernel-panicked with this message, "You need to restart your computer. Hold down the power button until it turns off, then press the power button again." The same message appears each ...
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Bootcamp Macbook Air thinks my USB 3.0 ports are USB 2.0

I recently installed Windows 7 via bootcamp on my new Macbook Air. I have a Seagate USB 3.0 drive that works great in OSX but behaves strangely in Windows. Windows recognizes that it is a USB 3.0 ...
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Late model MacBook Air 13

I’m very new to OS X. Just bought my first Apple – Macbook 13. I downloaded “ObsidianMenuBar” to change the menu bar to a black background. It worked but now some of the letters are white and some ...
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How do I choose the best color profile for a LG external monitor?

I recently bought a LG monitor 22MP55, to use at home as a second monitor with my MacBook Pro. But the color is a little weird! Slightly yellowish. I tried using it with a Windows 7 PC with the same ...
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Toolbar keeps hiding on Safari

I am trying to keep the toolbar visible all the time....when I select 'View' the 'Hide Toolbar' is grayed out. My wife has the same machine, and her's has 'Hide toolbar' not grayed out which I assume ...
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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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Formatted MBP. Can't install Mavericks

I've formatted my Macbook, and attempting to reinstall Mavericks, but I have a problem. I access my Internet via an access point that requires me to log in via the web interface. When the formatted ...
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Can I use an anti-reflective/anti-dust polymer coating on a mac display?

I find myself constantly wiping down my monitors to get rid of dust, smudges, and fingerprints. I use cloths/wet tissues specialized for LCD monitors (as recommended in all the documentation), but ...
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How can I disconnect from all WiFi networks, yet leave WiFi antenna on so Internet Sharing will work properly?

I would like to have my MacBook's Wi-Fi antenna on, but not be connected to any wireless network. Instead I would like for my MacBook to share its Thunderbolt-to-Ethernet connection so my iPhone can ...
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Apple Mid 2012 VGA vs Apple retina late 2013 VGA onboard

I'm trying to buy a new mac book. I have two choices: one is Apple Macbook Pro retina mid 2012 with NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M 1024 MB. And another is new macbook late retina 2013 using VGA onboard. I ...
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SSD in a 2012 17" causing GPU failures?

Just got my MPB back from Apple after taking it in with GPU overheating glitches. Apparently this model (2012) are prone to it and it's been exhibiting all the symptoms. Blue screens, grey screens, ...
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iMessage has stopped working on MacBook Pro

I have a 15-inch macbook pro that is mid-2012. The latest version of Mavericks is when the problem started, but it wasn't after the update to it. Just happened one day. My problem started randomly ...
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Macbook Battery calibration craziness

As explained at this Superuser question, I've bought a generic battery for my 2008 Macbook but didn't need it. Based on the answers, I've decided to use my new battery and proceeded to try to ...
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How can I stop windows from being resized on fast-user-switch?

I am on Mac OS X 10.9.5 (Mavericks). I have a late 2013 MacBook Pro running in clamshell mode with an external 27 inch Apple monitor attached to it. I am logged in with two users, A and B. When I do ...
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How could I output audio to the microphone port on Macbook Pro 15" Late 2011?

I've seen cases where people record audio with the headphones port, so is it possible to listen to audio with the microphone port? I do not have any torx or triwing screwdrivers right now so a ...
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Mac book: Is battery cycle low means mac book still can be used at long time ?

I try to buy an old mac book pro mid 2012. Old user of this mac uses mac by electric all the time, so the life cycle till now just 3 cycles, but this computer has been used for 1.5 years. My question ...
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My MacBook Air is automatically connecting to a password protected network that's not mine!

I'm starting to think I've been hacked because my Macbook Air is frequently jumping to a neighbors password protected network on its own! I see the network in the "preferred network" list and I don't ...
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Revive Li-Ion Battery White MacBook (2006)

I have a White MacBook (2006) with a new battery (2013) that I accidentally let sit discharged for too long (a few weeks). Now the battery doesn't work. If I leave the battery in the laptop while ...
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how can i get iPhoto pictures back after factory reset on MacBook Pro

I have done a factory reset on my MacBook Pro because it was slow. Now i have lost my pictures on iPhoto. The pictures were not backed up on iCloud. How can i get iPhoto pictures back?
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Incorrect icon of Time Capsule in Finder

Have a little perfectionistic problem: quite often in Finder Time Capsule's icon not displayed correctly, when I click on it - becomes normal, what's the problem?
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Will this memory fit into my MacBook Pro?

I'm planning to upgrade my MacBook Pro with another 4GB memory. How do I know which memory is compatible with my MacBook? I got MacBook Pro model A1278, processor 2.3 GHZ Intel Core i5, current ...
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MacBook Pro: OS X reinstall is taking “forever”, (over 12 hours) to finish

This is my first time ever dealing with a Mac OS X reinstallation. About a week ago, while working online, my MacBook Pro just started to be very very slow to do anything. I would get the WHEEL ...
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13" macbook pro mid 2010 no backlight

I have a macbook that recently had a magnet missing inside the screen assembly, so it wasn't going to sleep. However, everything else worked fine - until, of course, I put the new magnet in and put ...
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Worn out (stripped) screws in Macbook Pro - how to remove?

I was planning to remove my cdrom and add a second HD in my Macbook Pro (2011), but I can't remove the screws. It seems they are stripped, even though I've been really careful (they are really tight). ...
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All of my downloads are failing.

I am suddenly unable to download or open any files. It says "failed" in my downloads folder for everything I try to do. I don't have any blocks on, no firewalls on, updates have been done and ...
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Freeze after “VM Swap Subsystem is ON”

My Macbook pro 15" (early 2012) froze and I had to force restart it. But it freezes in startup too. I noticed that it stops after "VM Swap Subsystem is ON" line in verbose mode. Is there any ...
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How to resolve screen unlock login screen appearing after a long time?

I have a Macbook Pro 15'' Retina running Mavericks. When I lock the screen when stepping away and then attempt to reactivate it by either moving the mouse or entering some keys, the login screen ...
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RS232 adapter connected to Macbook Pro Retina wrongly shows sine wave on output pin

I am trying to connect my Macbook Pro Retina through serial port to an old multianalyzer. I am using USB to RS232 adapter (tested MOXA and FTDI) to connect to it. The problem is, that the transfer ...
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New non-retina 13.3" mac, will I get OS registered in the app store?

I'm thinking of buying a 13.3" MacBook Pro that a store has at low prices right now. Will this come with the OS registered in the app store? I ask because I plan to switch out the disk for an SSD, ...
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Why is a secure erase 'not necessary' for SSD's?

I'm about to trade in a 2010 MacBook Pro with an SSD. However, I'm unable to do a Secure Erase from the recovery disk (as I used to do with mechanical hard drives before selling or giving away a ...
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How to automate hardware scenarios based on connection type on my MacBook? [duplicate]

I would find it to be possible to automate (e.g. with Automator) a given set of scenarios according to my MacBook's connection, but I'm not very knowledgeable on how to approach this. Specifically, I ...
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If I leave my webcam (bultin Macbook) always on, may I reduce its life?

If I leave my MacBook iSight camera always on, does its life get shortened?
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When I download apps it says I need a 64-bit processor

I have a Snow Leopard OS X 10.6.8 and I cannot download apps. When I try to, it says 'this requires a 64-bit processor' (or something like that) and my processor is 32-bit. Does this mean that I'll ...
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Flickering external monitor w/ MBP retina 13"

I use the latest 13" MBP retina and I wanted to use an external display (LG IPS231) through hdmi but the LG doesn't have an HDMI port. So, I plugged the HDMI cable into my laptop to an HDMI to DVI ...
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My MacBook Pro Retina display backlight doesn't work

The backlight on the display of my MacBook Pro 15 retina early 2013. I have tried to make it brighter by pressing F2 but it didn't work, and when I bring a light from the back of the display exactly ...
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Issue with using Netgear AC1600's 802.11ac standard and WMM on 2014 MBP

When I enable the WMM (Wireless Multimedia) setting, which allows the full bandwidth of ac, and the computer is for instance streaming online video, or video over ip within a browser like a chatroom, ...
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MacBook Pro Cannot Connect to Certain/Some WiFi

My MacBook Pro (2011), with OS X Mavericks, can connect to WiFi in some U.S. homes perfectly fine, but not other homes in the U.S. The "bad home" with WiFi where it fails to connect has other ...
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I Have A 2013 MacBook Air that refuses to charge. I continue to use it once it says that it has no charge left. What do I do?

I received this brand new laptop yesterday and today the charger isn't responding to being plugged in. (The lights aren't flashing as they should be). The battery icon on the upper right corner has a ...
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Mackbook Pro Retina and health?

I just changed from a normal macbook pro to the gorgeous mbp retina display, I have been using it 3 days and Im starting with headaches and eye pain! I really dont know wats happening, I mean the ...
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Must unplug and replug in USB NIC before it will work

Relatively new to the world of Mac (few months now) and have a Cable Matters USB wired NIC. WiFi on the mac turned off during all of this. If I reboot my mac with the USB device inserted (and cable) ...
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MD711B, MD711LLA… How do I figure out which version is newer?

I am getting many offers from stores for Macbook air but I don't know how to choose the newest model. Is there any place where I can check based on the model num (e.g., MD711B) I have tried on Apple ...