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MacBook Pro USB Ports Only Work With External Hard Drive

I have a 2012 Macbook Pro. In January 2014 (9 months ago), both USB ports stopped functioning--except that both still recognize my Seagate Backup Plus portable drive. I have continued to back up my ...
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Dead bugs/insects in laptop

I cracked the LCD screen of my Macbook Air a few days ago and dropped it off at the Apple store to get it replaced. The 'Genius' there said it would cost around $500 and that having another repair ...
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Missing folders after OS X El Capitan upgrade

Anyone else upgrade to El Capitan only to have all their folders disappear? Looks like all my files are still there but they are all under "All my files", years worth of archiving gone! Any help would ...
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MacBook keeps Panic (RAM problem?)

I’m having a major problem with my MacBook Pro 15" (Mid 2012 - non-retina) In 2012 I bought my MacBook in connection with my education. About 6 month after I've bought it, I got my first Kernel Panic ...
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MacBook Air 2009 using too much battery during sleep - Too old?

I have just bought a MacBook Air Mid 2009 and i'm surprised about the speed it uses battery during sleep. Here are the technical features : MacBook Air 13" Mid 2009 (MacBookAir2,1) Mountain Lion ...
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How can I sync notes in iPhone with macbook pro and vice versa by using either bluetooth or using USB cable?

I have iPhone 4 and macbook pro. I have some notes in my iPhone. I would like to sync those notes to my iPhone. How can I sync notes in iPhone with macbook pro and vice versa by using either ...
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Considering SSD upgrade for 13" Mid-2012 MacBook Pro

My Macbook's HDD is starting to show signs of age and I'm considering replacing it with a Samsung 850 EVO 500GB SSD. I know and am comfortable with the actual hardware replacement, but I heard that ...
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Kernel panic: kernel_task

my Mac goes in kernel panic for reasons unknown to me, log from diagnostic report: Anonymous UUID: C144D1C9-52C0-9A38-FC07-61FEF6C5BDAB Mon Jun 13 13:00:38 2016 *** Panic Report *** panic(cpu ...
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PageUp and PageDown keys for Irssi (IRC) in Macbook?

I cannot find the keys on my mackbook. I need them to go page-up and page-down in irssi (IRC). I have tested the tips here but they do not work. They model some different Up/Down, not the traditional ...
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Powering on while the lid is closed in clamshell mode

For a recent MacBook Pro, lid closed, non-Apple keyboard: can I map some key (like F15) to be the same as the Apple power key so I can do a full shutdown and start up without opening the lid?
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QuickTime Screen + Audio Capture

I'm using Retina Macbook Pro running OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. Is it possible to use QuickTime to capture both audio and screen ? If not, what are the free apps that can do it? P.S. A lot of the times ...
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MacBook Pro freezes after being woken up from sleep mode with Samsung 850 Pro SSD

My MacBook Pro freezes after it's being woken from sleep mode. I can move the mouse but can't click anything and the password form courser is not blinking too.I recently installed a SSD and did 2 ...
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Macbook Pro hangs when booting into Boot Camp Windows 7

I have a 2011 Macbook Pro 15" 10.7.4 with Windows 7 installed in Boot Camp. A few days ago, I tried to boot into Windows 7 and it just froze after I selected the Boot Camp volume on the Select Drive ...
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Macbook Pro incredibly slow/laggy

I have a Mid-2012 15" MacBook Pro running OS X (Yosemite) 10.10.2. It has a 2.6GHz Intel Core i7, 8 GB of RAM, and a 750GB HDD. Over the past couple of weeks it has become incredibly slow, to the ...
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Does the VT-d feature on the i7 have measurable VM gains over the i5 on 2013 RMBP?

Some days ago Apple refreshed the MacBooks pro and I'm looking for either well sourced reviews of the hardware capabilities between the models or real world experience to help me value the increased ...
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Running 3 External monitors from a Macbook Pro Retina 13" Mid 2014

I currently own a Macbook pro (Retina 13",mid 2014) 2.6GHz Intel Core i5 8GB 1600 Mhz DDR3 Intel Iris 1536 mb 3 x 22" Samsung Monitors. 2 of them running through Thunderbolt to DVI-D adapter. The 3 ...
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Macbook Pro left (primary) click not working

Two days ago, I noticed that my left clicking was acting off. When I would click something, it wouldn't register and I'd have to click repeatedly for it to actually work. Additionally, when I'm ...
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Can't download Mavericks - I got a Mountain Lion CD, what to do?

This is the most silly question I'll ever ask, and I'm sorry for this. But doing the following: Step 1: https://itunes.apple.com/en/app/os-x-mavericks/id675248567 Step 2: http://www.apple.com/osx/...
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Internal Mic stopped recording voice, but hears case/keyboard touching

Since this morning I am unable to record my voice on my Macbook Air 2012 internal microphone but the microphone can hear me touching the keyboard, the Macbook case… I tried to tweak system ...
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Resize Viewport on Macbook Air Because part of screen is broken

There's a thin black bar that doesn't show anything along the right side of my macbook air's screen (I dropped it). Is there a way to resize things so that osx doesn't use that part of the screen at ...
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com.apple.bkagentservice high cpu usage

My macbook has a high cpu usage because of one process and i don't know why. This is the process all the time at 130% I think it has something to do with this log. The log is getting spammed only ...
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Can't login on MacBook Air running OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.2

I can't login to my Mac. It boots correctly, but after I put my correct password, it shows a grey screen and goes back to login screen.
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Is there a convenient way to make my early retina MBP act as if a couple of diagonal inches of screen space didn't exist?

I'm thinking of upgrading to a smaller machine when this one croaks, but want to get a realistic sense of "would there be a productivity loss from a smaller screen." Ideally I could just change a ...
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Hide/Fix Macbook Pro Retina Screen Scratch

I noticed that I have a small scratch on my Macbook Pro Retina's screen. When this has happened on my desktop LCDs I've used some Vaseline to hide it. While I know that doesn't actually fix it I am ...
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How to disable 3D acceleration on the Mac Book Air?

I have a Mac Book Air 2010 with an NVidia GeForce 320M chip. When I use Xcode 6 in the View Debugging tool (a 3D interface that allows debugging the view hierarchy of an app), the computer crashes ...
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2010 Macbook Pro suddenly crashing

So for the past few months my computer has been crashing randomly. Recently it's been more frequent, so I thought it's time to get a real fix. My computer never crashed before I got an external ...
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Unable to boot into recovery mode on Mavericks Mid 2009 17" Macbook Pro

I am trying to restore a new SSD I placed into my MBP using a Time Machine backup on an external HD. In order to do this, I read I need to be able to go into recovery mode as I boot my system up. To ...
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How can I preserve the battery cycles on my MacBook Air?

I recently got my MacBook Air, and the battery cycles is already at 12. Is this good/average? I don't know if I am not charging it properly or something, because I don't want to ruin my battery in the ...
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How to set a folder as an time machine backup?

I updated my MacBook Pro and it now it won't boot. I am using my hard drive in an enclosure and an external hard drive to extract the data from the SSD that's inside the Mac. The HD that's in the ...
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I'm not able to remotely connect with other Macs using Screen Sharing by default VNC feature

I've a MBP with OS X Yosemite & I want to remotely connect with other Macs over internet, primarily for troubleshooting purpose. I currently use TeamViewer but I'm not satisfied with it.
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OS X Yosemite install error / Harddrive is used for backups?

I'm trying to install Yosemite onto a 15" Macbook Pro / Late 2008 model with OS X Mountain Lion on it. I've checked Apples site and it says I can install Yosemite on this machine with these specs. ...
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OSX loud siren that starts every 1-5 minutes?

This one is very odd. My 2010 Macbook Air running latest Mavericks was working very well just yesterday and today it started to play a "siren sound" (sounds a bit like warning/alarm/police siren), the ...
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Airport Express is not seen by Macbook, is seen by iOS devices

I have an Airport Express 1088 (about 7 years old). My Macbook with Mountain Lion 10.8.4 doesn't sees it, nor does my wife's Macbook. Strangely, my iPad and iPhone can detect it and the network ...
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MacBook Air, constant iCloud demand to manage my storage even when I have lots of available space.

After managing my iCloud storage from 800mb available space to 2.8GB I still receiving a pops up demanding to manage my iCloud storage. This happened every time I turn on my MacBook Air. Please advice ...
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Macbook External Display turns off after few seconds

So I recently bought a AOC monitor. It has a VGA port so I used a mini Display Port to VGA adapter and connected it to my Macbook Pro. Now the problem is that Macbook detects an external display, but ...
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MBP with extremely tight hinges (unable to open with one hand)

I've 2014 MacBook Pro Retina, and hinges seem to be extremely tight. I cannot open it with one hand without holding the bottom part with my second hand. I've 2010 MacBook Air which opens pretty fine ...
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HDMI flickering upon ac connection

I have purchased an mbp 13" early 2015 2 weeks ago. Everything seems to be ok but 1 issue: hdmi is behaving very weird. Got 2 external monitors, one connected using a dvi-to-hdmi cable, the other ...
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USB keyboard no longer works in one USB port on a MacBook

I recently got a Apple USB keyboard, and have been using it on my late 2013 MacBook Pro 13". It worked fine in either the left or right USB ports. However, yesterday it stopped working in the left ...
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Changing from HDD to SSD with my Airport Time Capsule

I will receive a new SSD very soon (Samsung 850 EVO 500gb). My question is, will it be possible to transfer all my data from my HDD(I have a time machine backup of my computer on the airport time ...
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What is the latest version of OS X that I can run on a Black MacBook 4,1 (Early 2008 model?)

I would like to run OS X El Capitan on an older, black MacBook 4,1 (Early 2008 model with 2GB of RAM). However, after looking at the El Capitan specifications, it appears that OS X 10.11 requires at ...
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Unable to adjust my mac volume

I am able to press the keys but I get the following instead of the volume being re-adjusted: I don't understand why it is doing that. I have my mac under warranty. Is it covered under that?
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MacBook Pro: No hardware installed

I recently asked the following question: Macbook Pro Wifi: No hardware installed The answer made my Wi-Fi work for a day before the same error occurred, now it is permanent. I don't think it is an ...
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How to reclaim unoccupied disk space with Disk Utility?

I have a 2015 MacBook Pro which I tried to set up for dual-booting OS X and Linux. It resulted in some unclaimed free space on my SSD, see screenshot below. Unfortunately, I am unable to reclaim that ...
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2013 Macbook Air not showing 1440p Option on External Display

I have a mid 2013 Macbook Air with the Intel HD 5000 graphics chip. I recently purchased a 27" Acer K272HULbmiidp 1440p (2560x1440) monitor that just arrived today. I connected it via a mini ...
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MacBook brightness decreases even though I've unset this happening “as ambient light changes” & “before display goes to sleep”

My MacBook's brightness decreases even though I've unset “Automatically adjust brightness as ambient light changes” & “Automatically reduce brightness before display goes to sleep”. It does so ...
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Changing SSD's and keeping everything

I have a mid 2010 13" MBP. I have an SSD, its not big enough so I am upgrading from 128GB to 256GB. How can I take everything from the current SSD and then upload it to the new SSD - effectively ...
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Macbook boots up to grey 'prohibited' symbol

I'm having an issue with my '09 13" Macbook Pro. When I boot it up, it seems to be booting normally until about thirty seconds in, when the Apple symbol is replaced with a kind of 'no-smoking' symbol, ...
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How often should one shutdown a Macbook instead of just closing the lid?

I have found contradictory opinions on this. Some say Windows users tend to shut down but that it is not necessary, and I tend to do that too. Others say it is preferable to shut down, as it does not ...
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In Excel, how do you delete line breaks?

In Excel, how do you delete line breaks globally? It's totally messing up my text-to-column I need to do.
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What is this square icon and square + triangle icon in Mac OS X bar?

From left, second one(to the right to Evernote) As well as the fourth one.