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Macbook Air 2008 won't boot after error message asking to shut down due to low battery

Yesterday my Macbook Air (original), model: a1237 flashed an error message asking the user to shutdown due to low battery. Since it was not me, but my brother who was operating the macbook at that ...
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How to locate the Power Pads on a MacBook Pro A1398

My mac will no longer power up via the keyboard. I have taken the back off and have it before me with the fans at the bottom and the batteries at the top. How can I jump-start the Mac ? I have tried ...
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I cannot make new partition after the boot camp

Before I use the boot camp I can make as I want partitions But after I use boot camp I cannot make any new partition any more!! after delete the boot camp I can back make new partition but if I use ...
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How to mirror Mac screen like a real physical mirror [duplicate]

Is there a way to mirror a Mac Book Pro screen like if it would be seen from a real physical mirror? I'm not talking about duplicating the screen on another screen (also called mirroring), I want to ...
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Wifi Keeps Dropping Macbook Pro 13in Retina Early 2015

I've tried everything I can think of. Resetting the router, changing the channel number and band. The internet connection is fine, and then just hangs for a minute or 2, then returns to normal. ...
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Mac boots no more

I upgraded my ram about three months ago and then it had random restarts, then I checked disk utility to that my main hardisk wasn't good and couldn't be repaired. But then I did a safe boot and again ...
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Is there a way to configure the automatic brightness adjust?

Okay, so I have my macbook set to auto adjust to the room's brightness. In a room with no light aside from the macbook it will auto adjust to 30% brightness and hurt my eyes, in a normal room it will ...
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13 inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display + Adobe Creative Cloud

Purchased a 13 inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display. It came with 4GB of RAM and 128GB HD. Got it yesterday, and now I discover that you cannot upgrade the RAM to 8 or 16GB. I need to run Adobe ...
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Change System password

When I set up my new macbook pro, I chose to use my apple store username / password. However, the password is a pretty long one, and it's annoying to have to type it in every time I need to change a ...
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MacBook unibody 2010 will not charge reliably

I have a 2010 MacBook unibody (the white one, not the Pro) and I have been having all sorts of trouble with it. While I have most of the other problems figured out, there is one that keep persisting ...
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Connect MacBook Pro to two external monitors

Is there a way to connect my MacBook Pro to two external monitors (either VGA or HDMI; no Thunderbolt) in such a way that the Mac screen serves as a third monitor? What hardware do I need?
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Upgrading SSD on 2015 MacBook Pro

I'm about to buy a 15" Macbook Pro with 512 GB SSD. Does anyone know if it is possible to upgrade the SSD after I have bought it?
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Can't find 100gb of movie files on my macbook

I have a small problem with my ssd of my macbook. I have been deleting some files to make some space. If I go to 'apple' -> About this Mac -> Storage, I see I have 117 gb of video files on my macbook. ...
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iPad wire-connection issues

I use an iPad Air 1 (8.4) and a MacBook Pro mid 2014 13''(10.10.4) Whenever I try to connect my iPad to my MacBook with a lightning-usb wire it starts connecting but then disconnects immediately. This ...
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How to tell if service centre installed tampered MacOS?

I gave my MacBook to a service center that claims they are authorized apple service centre in Bangladesh (we don't have official apple inc in Bangladesh). They said they will reinstall Mac os Yosemite ...
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RAM upgrade MacBook pro 15 inch mid-2010 on “El capitan”

I have a MacBook pro 15 inch mid-2010 i5 2,4 Ghz, which I already have upgraded to 8GB of RAM. I recently tried to upgrade my MacBook's RAM to 16GB on Yosemite and it gets a kernel panic, I know ...
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My MacBook pro Wi-Fi is slow, other devices are OK

The problem is that the WiFi on my MacBook is so slow it is almost unusable, it can be compared to an EDGE connectivity. My iPad and Nexus 4 both work good and have no problems with WiFi and signal is ...
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MacBook Prop kernel_task uses excessive CPU when the environment is hot [duplicate]

From other posts it looks like having the kernel_task using a lot of CPU is a common issue. However what happens in my case is that the kernel_task starts using a lot of CPU (up to 2000%) only when ...
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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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Trackpad and keyboard of MacBook Pro unresponsive

My MacBook Pro (2014 model) trackpad and keyboard suddenly became unresponsive few days ago and I took it to the apple repair shop. Today they informed me it's a top case problem. I am curious, why ...
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Macbook Pro Yosemite l Bootcamp Issue

So for whatever reason, I am having a difficult time SAVING the Windows Support Software. I tried restarting the process, but it didn't seem to go anywhere. My bootcamp appears to be stuck on this ...
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MacBook Pro Left click not working on trackpad as well as mouse

Hey guys just today my macbook pro's (late 2013) left click is not working. I am on yosemite and everything was fine till yesterday night. I tried to connect a usb mouse again then i am not able to do ...
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How can I print in colour from mac book air when olivetti printer defaults is set to print mono

We have just one Mac user in the office. Everyone else is on HP Pro. Our Olivetti MF2400 is set to print in mono which is fine for HP users as we can choose colour from the file drop down however, ...
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Black screen every boot

I have a new 2014 MacBook pro. Since some days, I get a black screen for every boot. So I always pressed 'cmd + option + r + p' when the booting sounds comes and it works again. Any idea how I can ...
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HDMI to VGA with USB-C VGA adaptor on 2015 Retina Macbook

I have one of the new Macbooks on the way and have also bought the Apple USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter with HDMI to go with it. If I want to get VGA with this adaptor, rather than buying the ...
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How to preserve MacbookPro battery from degradation? [duplicate]

Platform: OS X: Yosemite 10.10.4; MacbookPro 15" Retina (mid-2015). Fact: There is aging for battery in any case - using or not. But while using - there is difference of how to use. My questions - in ...
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MacBook Pro HDD corrupted files and bad blocks? Find command running for 4 days; Disk Utility reports no errors

Computer: Late 2011 MacBook Pro 13" Factory 500 GB serial ATA (5400 RPM) HDD Problem: A few days ago my computer started running extremely slow — could barely perform the most basic functions ...
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How to install QuickTime 7 without overwriting the currently installed version

I purchased a Intel MacBook Pro from a colleague with installed OS 10.8.5. I do not own the OS disks therefore do not have the disks to re-install QuickTime. QT 10.2 is on this "new" 2008 MacBookPro. ...
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2008 MacBook Air Can't Boot OS X Snow Leopard USB Install Drive

I have a 2008 MacBook Air (MB003LL/A / MacBookAir1,1 / A1237 / 2142), and I am trying to reformat it with OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, using the retail install DVD image snowleopard_10a432_userdvd.dmg ...
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Macbook Pro Retina – “Battery Is Not Charging”

My Retina MacBook Pro is currently on 4% battery power, but when I plug it in, the battery icon up the top shows the plug icon instead of the lightning bolt icon inside it to say it's charging and ...
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Macbook Pro not starting after multiple drops.

I've found a 'cheap' Macbook Pro mid 2012 13" laptop for sale on eBay and it would seem to be a great bargain if I were to get it. Even with all the repair costs, about half the price of a fully ...
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What's a normal value for kernel_task RAM usage?

Just bought a new MacBook Pro 12.1, early 2015 (Yosemite 10.10.4). I'm observing memory usage from kernel_task varying between 0.8-2.0 GB. Is it normal? Couldn't find a question referring to normal ...
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MacBook Air at 5700 RPM fan speed during summer?

it is unusually hot today (37 Celsius, about 100 Fahrenheit) and my MBA mid 13 fan is going crazy. The CPU temp is at 47.5 when almost idle but my fan blows with 5703 RPM (pretty much the maximum). ...
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How Can I Fix Cuda / AE CC on Macbook Pro Retina 15?

Can I use Adobe After Effects CC on My Macbook Pro Retina efficiently with this display device? How to do it.
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Macbook Air restart and kernel panic issues

My Macbook Air 13 running Yosemite 10.10.3 inch doesn't resume from sleep always. Also, there is a 'No batteries Available' sign frequently and a cross (X) on the battery icon. Also, it doesn't ...
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Cannot format newly installed HD in MacBook Pro mid 2012 13"

I Just replaced Mac HD with HGST (a Western Digital co) TravelStar 500gb. I accessed DU using start+option key and start+command R key, but still cannot format. In DU I used the Erase tab, clicked the ...
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Development environment in Visual Studio using Macbook Pro

Platform: Yosemite 10.10.4; MacbookPro 15" Retina (mid-2015). Questions regarding development on MacOS: Does Visual Studio for MacOS have all development and debugging capabilities (especially in C, ...
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Airport Extreme PPPoE auth and wireless

My provider asks for a PPPoE authentication for internet and I don't know how to do it with Airport Extreme in order to have the wireless working. I can connect to the internet via ethernet using the ...
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Backup data from Macbook pro which won't boot

I have a 13" 2010 Macbook Pro which I am unable to boot. The most possible reason for it is that the Logic board has short circuited. I have detailed the problem in this separate post: Macbook Pro - ...
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safari can't verify website certificate

I upgraded my safari yesterday ever since I keep getting "Safari can't verify the website certificate" I have tried checking for any other software updates to no avail, I have done Keychain First Aid ...
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Macbook Pro guest account blank screen

I signed into the guest account on my Macbook Pro and now it won't let me sign out of it, select any options or do anything with it, please help
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Macbook Pro - Faulty keyboard short circuit at video connector

I have a 2010 13" Macbook Pro. A few days back, the middle row of the keyboard (i.e. the keys from A-L) stopped working. Since the laptop was not under warranty I thought I would give checking the ...
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Yosemite Macbook air email

I've ad my mac for almost a year, and everything works fantastic. But the past few days, I can't shut down my computer because my mail app won't close, or even open. I've had to use my phone or go on ...
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How do I turn on HomeSharing without original remote?

Accidentally the Apple TV had its home sharing turned off (device used was the remote app on iPhone). The original remote is lost. Have Apple Mac laptop and HP Laptops also iPad 3rd Gen, and iPhone ...
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MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015) Dual External Monitor Performance

According to the MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015) Technical Specifications, the Graphics and Video Support for the 2015 Retina MBP 13-inch is: Intel Iris Graphics 6100 Dual display ...
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Connect MacBook Pro 13 late 2012 SSD to SATA?

I have an SSD hard drive from MacBook Pro late 2012 (A1425). Is there a possibility to somehow connect it to a normal PC through SATA, PCIe etc.?
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Overlaying/combining screenshots

I have sets of MacBook screenshots with essentially one changing element that I want to combine/overlay on top of one another to create ONE image (not combine into one PDF with multiple pages or ...
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Could not determine GDB version using command: sudo /usr/local/bin/gdb --version

Eclipse (Mars) version (C programming language): Eclipse IDE for C/C++ Developers eclipse.buildId=4.5.0.I20150603-2000 MacOS version: OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 HW: MacbookPro 15" (mid-2015) Retina ...
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SMART disabled on new MacBook Pro 13 Retina (ForceTouch)

I just wanted to see some of the SSD parameters on my freshly purchased MacBook Pro retina and found out that SMART support is obviously disabled by default. Is this intended and if so, why? I'm ...
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Spotlight indexing every time system restart or boot

Every time I restart or boot my Macbook Pro 2015 running Yosemite 10.10.4 bought yesterday. Please help is this normal behavior for a newly bought Macbook Pro 2015 model to do? P.S. I don't have any ...