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Earthed (Grounded) Stubby Plug for MacBook AC Adapter

Much hay has been made of the apparent grounding issue while using the stubby plug on a MacBook AC adapter. While I understand it is completely safe to have a bit of grounding flowing through the ...
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mac book pro start crashing

my Mac Book Pro 17' was bought in 2012 Jan. so probably it's out of warranty already. Now it start crashing occasionally. sometimes it just freezes, the screen has no response. sometimes the screen ...
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How can I disconnect my Macbook Pro from a iMac?

I first had an iMac, but after two years I got my MacBook Pro and I connected them both. But now my family uses the iMac and I need to disconnect them. Help me please!
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External USB3.0 4TB HDD is not recognized by Mac OS X

I've bought an external 4TB HDD. It is this this one. The problem is that my Macbook Air 11" 2013 (with Mac OS X 10.9.2) does not recognize it. The device is ok. I can use it from other computers ...
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Compatability of Macbook Air with HP 23fi

Is HP Pavilion 23fi monitor compatible with Macbook Air?
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macbook air 2008 model want to install ubuntu

hi I want to install Ubuntu 12.04 or the latest version in my MacBook air. I had formatted my hard drive and there is no other os's installed, so how I can install Ubuntu on mac directly. I also ...
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Disk I/O error on a superdrive?

The hard disk of my late 2011 MacBook Pro 15" died and I replaced it with an SSD. I wanted to have more space, so I bought a 1 TB hard disk and put connected it instead the superdrive. The problem is ...
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Any point in waiting for Samsung 850 EVO?

I'm about to upgrade my MacBook Pro (13" mid 2012) with 16GB of RAM and an SSD. According to this news article Samsung's new 850 SSD series might be around the corner, and I'd much appreciate your ...
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iHome m380r mouse doesn't work

I have a Macbook Air and I bought a ihome m380r mouse which is supposed to be compatible with a mac. All it does is it moves the cursor all over the page and jumps. How can I fix this?
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SATA II or III for external hard drive enclosure?

I want to put the hard drive (500GB) that came with my MacBook Pro (13" mid 2012) in an external (USB 3.0) hard drive enclosure. Are there any benefits to choosing one with the SATA III (6Gb/s) ...
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MacBook Pro External Monitor Resolution

Is there a way to specify what resolution I want my external monitor to be? I have been looking around the internet for a few weeks, but I have not found a solution that works. The native resolution ...
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Why doesn't my MacBook Pro Retina connect to 802.11n?

I've bought a 15" MacBook Pro Retina Late 2013 and so far everything works perfectly. Luckily I'm not experiencing the "Lose Wifi after sleep" issue. That said, I only rarely connect to ...
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Laptop charger plug differences

My Macbook Pro charger (purchased in the US) comes with two different plug attachments, one that fits directly into the body of the charger and one with an extension cord. For some reason, the short ...
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MacBook Pro mid-2008 freezes or causes file system problem

I have an old MacBook Pro (mid-2008, 15 inch). Apple replaced the main board and I upgraded RAM and replaced HDD. When I use OSX on it, it freezes randomly and I have to reboot it. I installed ...
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Define different screen resolution when external monitor is plugged in on MBP retina w/ OSX 10.9

I have a MBP retina with OSX 10.9 on it and I'm trying to automatically change my laptop screen resolution when an external monitor is attached or detached. This question is the same but for a ...
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Macbook Air A1466 - WiFi channel 13

We are 5 tenants in a big house in the Netherlands and apparently channel 13 is the only one not too crowded to offer us a decent connection. Setting the router on any other channel makes the internet ...
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Macbook Pro's Mini Toslink Output LPCM 2ch Audio format?

I have a Sony Amplifier that accept optical input, but it only accept "LPCM 2ch audio format", so does Macbook Pro output this format? ...
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Bluetooth manager tries to pair, fails, THEN asks for pairing key. How to speed up?

I'm testing a large number of BT serial modules by pairing to my Macbook running 10.9. I have to enter the same pairing code for each device. The Bluetooth manager finds the device and wastes a few ...
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using iMac 2008 (display port) as external monitor with MacBook Pro 2013 (thunderbolt)

I am trying to connect a MacBook Pro 2013 to an iMac 2008. The latter is a 24 inch model and has no thunderbolt, just a Mini Display Port. Any idea how to connect the iMac to the MacBook Pro, to use ...
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Can someone describe the purpose of OSX root level folders in laymen's terms?

Simple and concise documentation on the OSX folder hierarchy is sparse. I'm looking for a simple description of each - what are the functions of each? /private /var /usr /tmp /etc /bin /sbin ...
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WiFi connection lost. Reboot required

TLDR; It was a hardware issue. MacBook Pro - Mid 2012 OS X Mavericks 10.9.3 (and the problem occurs with 10.9.2 as well) I'm experiencing some severe WiFi issues. Every 20 minutes or so my Macbook ...
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How to fault find MacBook Pro that shuts down very soon after boot?

How do I fault-find a macbook pro that works fine in one OS but repeatedly shuts down soon after boot? (Every time the machine is booted into OSX environments, even the installer, the machine will ...
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mavericks can see windows but can not login

I have very strange problem with my MBAir. Previously I've been able to connect to my PC running Windows 7 using Finder > Go > Connect to Server..., but all of a sudden it has stopped. When I try to ...
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Wi-Fi range issue with new MBA 13 and Netgear WNR 2200 router

Loving the new MBA 13 (my first Mac), but running into a frustrating wi-fi issue. The MBA wi-fi flies when the machine is in the same room as the NetGear WNR2200 router, but it slows down ...
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Troubleshooting HDMI connection between MBP and Sony Bravia TV

I'm trying to connect my MacBook Pro (late 2011) running Mavericks to my Sony Bravia television like so: MBP thunderbolt port -> Mini DisplayPort cable -> HDMI cable -> TV HDMI 1 port. However, I'm ...
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Samsung EVO 480 *and* stock hard drive not recognised by Snow Leopard installer

A friend of mine came to me with her Macbook Pro 8,3 (17 inch, 2011). The hard drive had failed, and booting into the recovery disk didn't show a working hard drive. I went out and bought her a ...
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MacBook discharging while plugged in under load

I have the latest Retina MacBook Pro MacBookPro11,2 I quite often have the CPU at about 400%-500% usage (e.g. 4-5 cores at 100%) and also do GPU intensive tasks. While this is happening, the battery ...
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Macbook Pro (Late 2010) slow after installing Mavericks

I've recently updated my 15-inch, Mid 2010 Macbook Pro to Mavericks. Since then, it's been running incredibly slow and tends to hang while using programs such as FireFox or Excel. If I look at the ...
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Constant kernel panics since Mavericks update

Hardware is a mid 2010 MAcBook Pro 15", i7 2,66ghz, 8 GB RAM, 512 MB Video RAM. I encounter regular kernel panics for a while now, I think since upgrading to Mavericks. Usually it used to happen ...
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When should I plug in my MacBook Pro?

I have a MacBook Pro, and I want to keep its battery healthy for as long as possible. I've heard many "myths" about all these, one of them being that the battery will get "hurt" if I plug in the ...
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Is it possible to switch the keyboard layout automatically as soon as I start typing?

On my Macbook Pro, I routinely use two keyboards: #1 is Apple Keyboard (A1243) with International English layout #2 is Apple Keyboard (A1048) with French layout. I already have set up a keyboard ...
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Macbook Pro Retina 15“ 16Gb/512Gb Late 2013, 2 27” Thunderbolt displays under Windows?

Just wondering if even though apple states that only 1 screen will work in windows, anyone was able to find a work around to this so I can get both my TB screens to work under windows 8.1? Any help ...
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MacBook Pro Battery Problems

I have a MacBook Pro late-2012 model. And my cable started showing symptoms of fraying. So I ordered an offbrand cable from Amazon with good reviews and it arrived today and I tried it and the Mac ...
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I have an older macbook air and it keeps restarting and wont load pass the apple sign, whats wrong with it?

It just keeps reloading and reloading and it wont load pass the apple sign and it does it for hours. I just want to know whats wrong with it or if im going to have to take it in to a computer place.
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Install Windows on MacBook Pro, without OS X

I installed Linux Mint on my 2006 MBP 15" this weekend before hearing that the system will not enter a compatible firmware mode for Linux/Windows without rEFIt or rEFInd installed first. Well, I do ...
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Make MacBook Pro announce emails when sleeping

I'd like to make my MacBook make a sound when I receive a new email, even when it is sleeping. Is there any way to do that?
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iPad (Air) as 2nd screen using Lightning cable?

I travel a lot and use a MacBook Air as my primary machine with an iPad Air for secondary tasks. Occasionally I find it would be useful to have a second screen, but because I don't have a fixed work ...
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Restoring apps and preferences to a clean install

I have a mid-2009 MBP currently running Mavericks and suffering from the slow performance problems that others have been mentioning. Initially I thought it might have been something to do with a ...
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Switch wireless keyboard/trackpad while using iMac as external monitor

I have an iMac with a pair of wireless keyboard/trackpad and another Macbook Pro (MBP). I just got a thunderbolt cable and try to use iMac as an external monitor for the MBP. However, one problem is ...
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New 2013 MacBook Air connects to routers everywhere but home, older MacBooks connect fine

A different situation from what most people experience on here: A new Air will not connect to the Internet via our home router (though other MBs will) and the Air will connect to the Internet via ...
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Macbook Pro 13" 2011, Samsung Galaxy S3's Headset Mic not working

My macbook's internal mic stopped working. I plugged in the headset I got with Samsung Galaxy S3, into the mac. I can hear the audio in earphone but the headset mic is not working. What steps can I ...
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is 4gb enough in 2014?

I have te possibility to get a 13'' 2013 MBA with i5 and 4gb of Ram for 200$ less than the habitual sell price. The only problem is I can't have more ram, it's 4gb or nothing. My question is : will ...
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Problem with bootable usb drives

So I have just created a windows 8 bootable drive using the tutorial at http://bleeptobleep.blogspot.fr/2013/02/mac-install-windows-7-or-8-on-external.html?m=1 But when I held down the option key at ...
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How may an Apple's USB port be used to control simple electronic devices e.g. LED(s)?

How may an Apple's USB port be used to control simple electronic devices e.g. LED(s) ? I'm happy for any workable answer, but hopefully someone may know of a link to a supplier of a cheap USB ...
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“Out of Application Memory” Error MacBook Pro (retina) [Mavericks]

Looking for some information on this issue. I have a brand new Macbook pro with nothing on it and am trying to download VMware Fusion 6.0 which is about 530 MB, with no other applications running ...
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macbook pro led light flashing

My LED light on my MacBook Pro flashes off for about 0.1 second then turns back on and will flash off again for the same amount of time while I'm using Skype. Is someone spying on my camera?
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MBPr 2012 15 in. Problem Diagnosing Problem

There's a problem with my macbook and I don't know how to replicate it. I have a good feeling that the problem stems from overheating but I don't have a solid way of showing it if I were to take it to ...
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Macbook Pro Retina 13" Touchpad not responsive

I've got a Macbook Pro Retina 13" with Mavericks installed and the Touchpad is not responsive and sometimes I have to click up to ten times before it will recognize my click. I removed the ...
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Missing two of the black “feet” at the bottom of my Macbook Pro/Started making a clicking noise inside

I noticed a clicking noise comming from the underneath the keys around the number 5, 6 and 7 (make a circle with your thumb and pointer finger around those numbers, and thats where the sound is ...
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Is Maverick faster than Lion on a MacbookPro year 2009?

I want to format and reboot my old 15" MacBook Pro year 2009 (2.4 GHz, Intel Core 2 Duo, RAM 8 GB). I'll use it with Office, Chrome and VLC, nothing else. Given that, what's the best choice between ...