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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 ...
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188 views

Connecting iPad to a USB powered monitor?

I'm thinking about buying a USB powered monitor to connect to my MacBook. I found so many nice ones and the most suitable was Asus. ASUS MB MB168B+ 15.6-Inch Screen LED-Lit Monitor Now that got ...
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Macbook Pro Retina Mid 2014 Heat and fan confusion

I bought a mid-2014 15inch retina macbook pro last week. I didn't have much time to work with it as my main machine, but today I had more free time so I did and noticed that after a few hours of work ...
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How can I get my headset to work with my MacBook Air? (13-inch, Mid 2013)

I would love to use my Sennheiser PC350SE headset with my MacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2013 model). I recently purchased a Startech Headset Splitter hoping that this would allow me to use the headphones ...
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Stolen mac locked automatically or by thief?

My MacBook Pro was stolen a few days ago. I have a lock on the start up screen requiring a password anytime the laptop comes out of sleep mode, however when I attempted the "Find My Mac" app, it says ...
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MacBook Pro random shutdown and restart - with logs

About 2 or 3 times in a week the computer will shutdown to a grey error screen and reboot. It's very difficult to troubleshoot because it happens so randomly. Most recently, I've gone ahead and copied ...
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MacBook Pro only recognizes HDD with back cover off

I replaced my 13" Mid-2012 MBP's optical drive with an SSD the other day, but now I'm having problems with the old HDD that was in there. It booted once or twice after installation with the SSD ...
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What behaviour should we have against batteries of a Mac? [duplicate]

I have read this general post where some people give some suggestions about the behaviour we have to adopt against the batteries of laptops. People, for example, don't suggest to remove the cable of ...
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Battery life of macbook air with different hardware configuration

Apple states that the 2014 11-inch MacBook Air has a battery life of 9 hours and the 13-inch model has a battery life of 12 hours. These stats are for the default configuration: Processor: 1.4GHz ...
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Transfer all videos from iphone to macbook pro without usb cable [duplicate]

Both my USB ports have broken on my macbook pro. And I need to delete all my photos and videos to update the IOS on my iphone. Using iPhoto I have managed to get all the photos across how can I now ...
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Using an iMac as external monitor for my mid 2009 13'' MacBook Pro

Here's my MacBook: http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/macbook_pro/specs/macbook-pro-core-2-duo-2.53-aluminum-13-mid-2009-sd-firewire-800-unibody-specs.html Here's the iMac: ...
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Does it matter where an SSD or HDD is installed in a Mid 2012 MBP?

The arguments raised in another question (and answer) about this as to where to install the SSD when running one with an HDD said to demote the ol' spinning platters to the optical bay because the HDD ...
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iMessage stopped working.. Contacts are shown as red now

This problem has been seen on mid-2012 MacBook Pros on Mavericks and on late-2014 Retina MacBook Pros on Yosemite. One day while using iMessage on the Mac, all the contacts turned red and messages ...
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Problems reinstalling OS X Mavericks on Macbook Pro (hard drive displays “locked” and I get “live file system repair is not supported” when repairing)

I'm trying to fix someone's Macbook, and I am a Windows user so I'm having trouble confirming that his hard drive is ruined or unfixable which is what I think is the problem. When you boot it up it ...
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Mac bluetooth speaker/mic not working properly when switching to soft phone

I have a 2014 MacBook Pro Retina running Mavericks, and recently purchased a Logitech UE Ears Mini Boom bluetooth speaker/mic. I use it both for general audio and music, as well as for soft phone. For ...
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“mp_rendezvous_action() exit: spin timeout” panic on MacBook Pro late-2011

My MacBook Pro Late 2011 Keeps crashing and gives the following report. Any idea what's going on? Never had any issues but this keeps happening as of recent. Anonymous UUID: ...
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Can I back up my iPhone 5S to more than one MBP?

I have a 5S that's backed up to my home 13" MBP, as have every other iPhone before it. I am getting a 6, and want to back up the 5S to restore to the 6. I have a second MBP, a Retina 15", at work ...
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How to recover fully formatted EFI partition?

I have macbook 4,1. I tried to install on it ubuntu and fully formatted hard drive. So, there are any way to restore efi partition? (now all apple bootable cd display stop sign and do not work) I ...
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All bootcamp drivers for Windows stopped working suddenly

I've been using Bootcamp Windows perfectly until yesterday that I turned on my macbook pro i7 retina (the latest version) and the keypad stopped working the 2 finger click (right click) and the 2 ...
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13" Retina MacBook Pro completely freezes

Every once in a while, my 13" retina MacBook Pro completely freezes while I'm in the middle of working on something. And I do mean completely: it won't respond to any keyboard input, I can't even move ...
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Boot Camp Tap-To-Click Holds the Click

I recently installed boot camp on my mac, and it is all working great (windows 7) except for the track pad. I am using tap-to-click and it seems like while running windows the first tap 'presses' the ...
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Error popups from Apple Calendar application

I am using Macbook running Mavericks OS. Recently I hace synced my Google calendar with Apple calendar in my Mac, but then I regularly get this error message: The server responded with an error. ...
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Disk Utility not appearing after running Internet Recovery

My MBP's SSD stopped working (got the blue screen of death or blue screen with black lines) so I purchased another SSD. I am trying to access Disk Utility to partition my new SSD but after running ...
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Western Digital Passport Drive Shows up on Old 2009 MacBook Pro, but not my new one

I just bought a new MacBook Pro to replace my old 2009 model. For some strange reason, the external Western Digital Passport Drive I've used for Time Machine on my old Mac doesn't seem to work on the ...
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MacBook won't boot from internal SSD

I got a 2011 MacBook Pro and had a Samsung 840 Pro installed running Mountain Lion, then Mavericks for about a year without any problems. Without any apparent reason the MBP just wouldn't boot from ...
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Troubleshooting the spinning wait cursor or spinning disc pointer

I have a mid 2009 MBP with Mavericks and am increasingly seeing the spinning wait cursor or spinning disc pointer - how do I try to troubleshoot what might be happening? Indeed, in what situations ...