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Upgrading SSD and RAM has horrible side effects

upgrade a MBP 13inch ram and hdd to ssd Upgraded using carbon copy cloner. Constant beach balling Takes 40 seconds of white screen to get to the apple boot screen Network just doesn't work. It ...
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Screen saver no longer asks for a password

I'm using a MacBook Air 13" mid 2012 with Yosemite 10.10.3, it rebooted itself this morning without a reason and since then the screen saver is no longer asking for a password on unlock. This is a ...
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How to fix a mechanical problem with a single key on a MBP keyboard?

I've got a mid-2009 macbook pro that generally runs well. Unfortunately, though, I've started having problems with one key on the keyboard ('o'). It works intermittently. To type the letter I either ...
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2010 Macbook Pro keeps crashing in Adobe - does it need more video memory?

We have a late 2010 Macbook Pro 15, 8gb memory, 512mb video. When we have more than one Adobe product open (And sometimes only one product) the computer will freeze. Our designer who uses the computer ...
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Bootcamp Windows 7 installed but no wifi capability or USB drive?

So I installed Bootcamp with Windows 7 Professional on my late 2013 15in Macbook Pro with Retina and I have it installed and booting up Windows 7, however it doesn't seem to pick up any of my hardware ...
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CPU Usage shoots all of a sudden while using Ubuntu in Virtual box in MBP

I an using 2015 model of MacBook Pro running Mac OS X Yosemite. I have installed Oracle VirtualBox 4.3.26 which runs Ubuntu 14.04 operating system. I have also installed the guest edition to improve ...
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Is my MacBook Pro Retina fan failing?

My MacBook Pro Retina 15" (Mid 2012) has what sounds like a failing sound. I've uploaded a recording to Dropbox however it's hard to hear. The best I can describe the sound is that it sounds as if ...
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“Couldn’t create temporary file” error when erasing free space on startup disk

When I tried to erase space on Disk Utility, it couldn't create a second temporary file for my startup disk.
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Get MacBook to say Thank You when plugging in the power cord?

I would like to know how can to create an applescript which is executed when I connect the power cord to my MacBook. I would like it to say "Thank You"
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How to disable “always on” USB power on Macbook Pro

I am operating my MacBook Pro early 2015 within a Henge dock (HD03VA13MBPR) , connected to two external displays and external speakers. Both displays and speakers get power from a power distributer ...
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How to find memory leaking apps in OSX 10.6.8?

I have an old 2008 MacBook with 4GB of memory. (Memory from About this Mac, everymac.com gave me a different number.) I know it's old, but it almost seems like it's slower than it should be. I have a ...
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SSD on Mac Pro early 2011

Recently I bought a SSD and install it on my macbook pro early 2011 regular bay, but when I trying to install new OSX on it (SSD) installer stops with this error: Mar 7 13:56:16 localhost ...
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Live TV Streaming from MacBook pro late 2008 to TV

I have a late 2008 MacBook Pro with Yosemite installed. I wish to stream Live TV contents (from the web) from my MacBook to my TV. By googling around I realized that AirParrot with Apple TV would do ...
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Pycharm does not start after hard reset

My Mac froze up, so I cut power and restarted it. After rebooting, PyCharm won't start. When I click the icon, it shows in the dock, but nothing shows up on the screen. In the Activity Monitor, ...
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Can't read files on a secondary HDD with caddy

I added a secondary HDD thanks to a caddy (http://www.amazon.fr/gp/product/B0090KFOYS) in my MacBook Pro (Late 2011). I tried to format it and some errors occured. I retried it several times and the ...
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External Hard Drive size

I'm using a 13-inch 2013 macbook air with 4gb memory, and after a near disaster with a spilt drink I've realised I need to start backing it up. I don't know what size external hard drive I need ...
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Fan for MacBook Air?

Macbook Air gets hot near its processor and gets sluggish for a while, whenever I make "heavy" tasks at the same time. I wonder if a fan under its base would make any difference since mac has no ...
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Pages 5.5.2: Why does the text in my table appear “thinner” than the same size/same font text outside the table?

Both fonts are Helvetica, size 11, regular, but the text inside the table appears slightly thinner than the text in the rest of the document. I'm certain it's not a trick of my eye. I would like for ...
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Pages 5.5.2: How do I remove the light gray line between two columns in a table?

I've inserted a 2 column Table into my Pages document. How would I remove the very faint light gray line that appears between the columns? This line is not just a formatting feature but shows up when ...
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Can I use two 4k displays with MacBook Pro MGXA2

According to specs on Apple site it is not possible, but they not always accurate. Have anybody tried this?
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Which runs hotter, MacBook Pro or MacBook Air?

I currently use a 13" Mid 2011 MacBook Air, and the thing I dislike most about it is that it can get very hot. I'm particularly physically sensitive to the heat for some reason, and at its hottest it ...
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External monitor moves windows when coming out of sleep (2012 rMBP)

I recently purchased a Dell P2715Q for the express purpose of using as the primary display for my 2012 rMBP running 10.10.3 when "docked" at home. I have the laptop in a vertical holder that holds it ...
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1TB DIY Fusion drive on MacBook Pro 13'' 2012 OS installation problem

I created DIY Fusion drive using a Seagate 750GB HD and a Samsung Evo 850 256GB, a total of 1TB Fusion on my MacBook Pro i7 2.7 Ghz. After creating the Fusion drive, I used Yosemite 3.0 USB ...
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Why does my Macbook Pro get very hot at seemingly random times? Possibly Safari-related?

I have a late-2014 15" MBP with max specs running 10.10.3, and it usually has no problem handling most of what I throw at it (running multiple resource-intensive apps at once, editing large files in ...
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Can you put 2012 macbook air 13 inch ssd in macbook air 11 inch 2012? [closed]

I am thinking about doing something like that. Or would it not work?
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MacBook Pro 13 early 2011 random restarts and verbose log needed

I have a MacBook Pro 13 Early 2011 model that has been experiencing some random restarts (across OS’s Mavericks and Yosemite). I have tried almost every fix offered online. SMC PRAM reset, reseating ...
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How to get read receipt with Outlook for Mac 2011 with more than one mail account?

Regarding How do I request a read receipt when sending e-mail with Outlook for Mac 2011?: There is a solution which I havent applied yet because it seemed for a single account. Is it possible to go ...
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Restarting automatically

My macbook pro automatically restarting and it shows your computer restarted because of a problem... How can I solve this problem?
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Have 2 iCloud accounts in my mac and don't know how

I have 2 iCloud accounts and don't know how, I tried to delete the deactivated one (the bottom one in the image) but when i deleted it, my mac deleted the other (which was active). When the 2 ...
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Fully upgraded MBA or MBP (13")? [closed]

I'm looking to buy my first macbook and I am unsure which one to buy. I will use my laptop while travelling mostly next year on my working holiday visa for general purposes (web browsing, watching ...
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MacBook Air or Pro for portable video editing, photo editing and programming? [closed]

Widows user here, thinking about migrating to a MAC. I am considering either a MacBook Air (for its better battery life and extreme portability) or the MacBook Pro (for more powerful specs) -13" and ...
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Daisy chain two monitors on a single thunderbolt port

I currently have 3 monitors (Asus VN247H) connected to a mid 2014 15" MBP Retina. Two connections are on thunderbolt (with TB->HDMI adaptors) and one on the HDMI port. I would like to use one of the ...
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Will video and photo editing wear out a 2015 macbook pro's SSD significantly?

I plan on buying the latest 2015 13" Macbook pro while travelling for video and photo editing (among other activities such as programming). The SSD size will probably be 256 or 512gb along with a 2TB ...
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Audio intermittently goes out of sync

I'm experiencing playback issues with all media, streamed and local. Whenever I play a video or listen to music, the audio will occasionally go out of sync with the playback. (A lot more of an issue ...
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Intermittent ding/sonar sound coming from Macbook Pro… even when turned off!

My MacBook Pro late 2014 is making a ping sonar-like noise every 30-35 seconds, even when muted and the laptop is turned off. It seems to be coming from the left side of the MacBook and is very loud. ...
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Feasibility of swapping two MacBook Pros (both hard drive and RAM)?

I have an early 2011 MacBook Pro, and my sister has a mid-2012. I've already seen the suggested duplicate possibilities that say that just swapping the hard drives shouldn't be problematic, but I've ...
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SSD on Macbook mid2010

I've just installed a new SSD on my old Macbook mid2010 in the CD unit, so i took away the cds, to upgrade to this new extra Hard drive. On the other side, I replace my old HD for a new 1tb HD so I ...
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Retrieve lost iPhoto after replaced hard drive

I replaced the hard drive on my MacBook Pro through Apple. I backed up files on my computer but not my Applications. Is my iPhoto lost forever? I have thousands of pictures on there! I've signed in ...
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Is MacBook Pro 13 2015 able to run YouTube’s 4k 60 FPS videos?

On their new TestTube page, YouTube writes: And if playing 4K videos at 3840x2160 isn't enough to melt your device, try doing it at 60 frames per second. Is the latest MacBook Pro 13 able to ...
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How to fix the static screen on external monitor?

I have a macbook air and this is what essentially happens: I connect external monitor using thunderbolt to DVI converter The monitor works correctly I lock screen, monitor goes blank When I log back ...
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How can I upgrade to Yosemite with a broken FireWire module?

I've always been able to upgrade OSX versions by removing the FireWire related kexts in single user mode on first boot of the upgraded system, but for Yosemite that approach does not work (the system ...
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Safari keeps losing connection

I'm trying to download CentOS' ISO from a mirror, and the download fails all times (connection lost). It fails after downloading something like 3.5 GB out of 4.5 GB. The problem is that every time ...
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Problem connecting my MacBook Pro to a Vizio Monitor

The HDMI port on my MacBook Pro doesn't seem to be functioning normally. When I plug it into the TV, the screen temporarily turns black as if it is connecting to the TV, However, it only shows part ...
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Wi-Fi drops since 10.10.3

Since I did this OS update my Wi-Fi will not stay on all the time, it has trouble (dropping). Also, once I turn on my laptop it will search for Wi-Fi for a while and in turn sometime never find the ...
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Can not connect to hotel wifi front desk said it is my computer [closed]

Apple Mac I check my cookies not sure what it should be clicked. I need my computer for work
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No startup sound (I constantly need to restart PRAM)

I have a MacBook Pro 2012 mid 13" (with the newest Yosemite update) and some time ago I noticed, that startup sound was gone. I googled a little bit and saw that resetting PRAM should solve the ...
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No sound except with Headphones on MBA

The sound output is not stuck in digital mode, actually the output is stuck in "headphones mode". It works when the headphones are plugged in. Plugging in or replugging the headphones does not ...
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MacBook Air Yosemite Crashes, changes its name to (my computer MacBookAir (2)

I have re-installed Yosemite on my MacBook Air because of frequent crashes, thought it would fix the problem I did it several times After a few days, it crashes and I have noticed that it changes my ...
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Why do my Macbook Pro's WiFi speeds drop significantly when paired with Bluetooth devices?

NOTE: This question is NOT a duplicate of Bluetooth and Wifi interfering with one another since Yosemite. That answer pertains to 1) The 2.4 GHz band only and 2) Yosemite only. Background: Though ...
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How do I disable WebEx Assistant on startup for Mac?

How do I disable WebEx Assistant on startup for Mac? I dont want to remove the application completely, but I dont want it to launch automatically at startup.