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13" mid 2007 Macbook, battery / power supply issue (white, A1181 model)

So, I have mistreated my macbook somewhat and would like to repair the damage. The problem is, there is "no battery supply", the icon at the top bar is a battery with a cross through it. There are ...
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How to increase swap memory in OS X?

I think my swap memory is hitting its fullest and would like to know how to increase it. I very often hit my 8GB RAM limits and my memory pressure (as seen in Active Monitor) goes red quite often. ...
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Macbook trackpad doesn't work after sleep

My Macbook Pro is model Mid 2014. I usually close the lid to sleep my Mac, and rare shutdown my Mac. Some month ago, the trackpad suddenly stop working after waking up from sleeping. If i restart ...
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-2103F error message when trying to recover mac

I need you help me now plz caus I cant open my Mac
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MacBook Pro 2008 stuck in OS X Mavericks installation

I want to make a clean OS X Mavericks install on a MacBook Pro 2008 (A1278). I don't have the installation disc anymore. Because the OS is already wiped out, I can only try (a) Recovery, (b) internet ...
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Photo retrieval from hard drive

My Macbook was smashed and subsequently ruined. I was able to save the hard drive and am wondering if it is possible to retrieve the photos that were on it. I don't care about anything else that is on ...
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Which Mac is good enough for iOS development? [closed]

Are you an iOS development? Please tell me which mac hardware is good enough for that. I am gonna use it in about 3 years or more. I am intended to buy a macbook pro 2015 with 13.3", core i5, RAM 8GB, ...
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Would this memory work on a MacBook Pro (17-inch, Early 2011)?

Can anybody tell me if this module: Transcend 8GB 1600MHz DDR3L Unbuffered Non-ECC CL11 204-pin SO-DIMM would work on my MBP? My memory specifications currently: 10 GB 1333 MHz DDR3 (1x8GB) + ...
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Macbook Pro logic board getting no voltage

Laptop: MacBook Pro 13" Retina Display Late 2013 Logic Board: 820-3476 I have been doing testing on my logic board with the board removed from the computer and just plugging in the charger. I had an ...
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MacBook freezes and can't restart without PRAM reset

I have a Mid 2012 13-inch MacBook Pro and am running OS X Version 10.11.2 (El Capitan). When my problem first occurred, I was running Yosemite. Here's the short story: my screen will occasionally ...
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Move hard drive from macbook pro to macbook air

I have a Macbook Pro with a 250 GB SSD hard drive (Macbook retina Mid 2012 i7) and a Macbook air with 120 GB SSD hard drive (Mid 2012 Intel Core i5). I would like to move the swap the hard drives if ...
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Apple Mail is generating constant network traffic, even with “Take All Accounts Offline.”

I'm not sure why, but Apple's Mail application is constantly using bandwidth. It only stops if I force-quit the application altogether. I'm transmitting about 60 KB/s, and receiving about 50 KB/s. It ...
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MacBook Pro Factory reset started installing OS X El Capitan but now OS X Mavericks installer appears

I tried to reset my MacBook Pro to the factory settings so I booted with CMD+R and erased the disk then I proceed to reinstall OS X El Capitan, but I was at my friend's house and the Internet was ...
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MacBook Keychain problems

Had a new MacBook at Christmas linked to iCloud password. Forgot iCloud password so Apple reset it for me. I can login to MacBook using new iCloud password now but Keychain won't allow me to open ...
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Monitor which folder has used the disk storage

I got a mac air with only 256 GB storage. Some apps must be using the storage and after deleting and moving everything I can (down to relocate mail and dropbox to external disk using symbolic links ...
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Can Word documents from Mac be opened in Windows?

I received MacBook Air for Christmas. I am a university student, and use Word for essay writing. It seems that this MacBook has 'Pages'. I post my essays online through a specific way, as they ...
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MacBook Pro crashes during boot

I'm having the following problems: after latest El Capitan update, my Macbook Pro (mid 2010) crashes (turns off) during boot. I'm unable to boot in safe mode, the only way is recovery mode. I've ran ...
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Is there a way to boot from a USB on a MacBook Pro with disc drive? [duplicate]

I know that on certain models of MacBook you can only install Windows from the SuperDrive—is there a way to circumvent this limitation? My computer is a MacBook Pro 13" from 2010, it doesn't have a ...
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MacBook Pro - not booting - going around in loops?

After a harrowing couple of days, I found this site and am hoping someone can help. I have a 2011 MacBook Pro which has recently started having problems booting. During a game session (SIMMS), it ...
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Troubleshoot faulty USB port on a MacBook Pro

I have a MacBook Pro from 2011 that has one faulty USB port. The USB port can power up devices such as iPods or iPhones just fine, but fails at communicating data between the Macbook Pro and devices ...
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epoxy to reconnect cpu fan on Macbook Pro late 2008? [duplicate]

I'm working on a friend's MacbookPro5,1 15" from late 2008, which was overheating, so I knew from past experience, the thermal paste needed to be removed, and reappplied. This was all achieved ...
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Don't want my hard drive to die again!

A couple of months ago, my Mac Book Pro wouldn't start up - it would make it halfway through and then power down. I took it to the repair store, and they said the hard drive was broken, and they ...
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MacBook Pro keeps freezing randomly

Since about two weeks ago, my MacBook Pro started freezing randomly. If iTunes is open, for example, the music keeps playing, but both the keyboard and the trackpad are not responding and it only ...
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Turn display off and leave MacBook Pro running

I run some iMacro scripts through Firefox every so often on my MacBook Pro and I like to turn my display off while they're running. I've been accomplishing this for the past year with the following ...
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Macbook Air 11" mid 2013 keyboard backlight doesn't work

I've bought a Macbook Air mid 2013 trough a secondhand website. After test it all I told the man that I'm interested. So I payed. Once at home, I realize the keyboard backlight doesn't work. I've ...
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EFI and SMC firmware updates - how to determine if the downloadable version is more recent?

I have a 15-inch MacBook Pro late 2011. System Information gives me the following firmware versions: EFI Boot Rom Version: MBP81.0047.B2C SMC Version (system): 1.69f3 Apple provides the following ...
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How to 'upgrade' to Windows 10, on Virtual Machine

I have Windows 7 on a virtual machine on my 2015 MBP. I want to try it on boot camp and upgrade to Windows 10, but Bootcamp won't allow anything below Windows 8. So it's not possible to 'upgrade'? Do ...
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Macports update causes Macbook pro to heat up

sudo port upgrade outdated I type the above and the fan on my 2014 Macbook Pro Retina 15 sounds like a jet engine taking off. After about 10 minutes of the fan blowing hot air out of the side of my ...
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2011 13" Macbook Pro shows a green charging light but battery was draining and now it won't respond to SMC Reset

I was using my Macbook Pro and I was letting it discharge to about 30%; then I plugged it back in to charge. It charged for a while (orange light) but after a few minutes, it changed to green. My ...
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Disable Microsoft Office for one user

I share a Macbook Pro with another user (we are both Admins). The other user has a Microsoft Office 2016 account, and I do not. I work with a lot of CSV files, and it's extremely annoying that MS ...
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Macbook Air aluminum ruined

My MacBook Air 2013 has been in a Tech21 case almost since the day I got it in in 2014. I took off the case today and I noticed some faint marks on the aluminum. I tried wiping them off with a damp ...
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How do I copy my Mac library / iTunes / iPhoto to my Transcend Jet Drive

I just got myself the Transcend Jet Drive to upgrade my MBP 13" retina with another 128 GB. Read a lot of reviews on that, still can't seem to understand how it actually works. I am not a tech geek ...
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Can't get past the System lock pin code

I locked my MacBook using find my iPhone and now when attempting to start using it again I cannot type my pin into the unlock section, nothing happens I can't even click on sleep, restart, shut down ...
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OSX App's Icon stuck on my screen

I just tried to open Spotify's app through the OSX LaunchPad, and when I clicked on the icon, it is stuck on my screen. I've attached some screenshots to show you. I don't know how to get it down. No ...
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MacBook Pro (late 2008) new thermal paste applied, now how do I re-attach the cable for the cpu fans?

I'm working on a friend's MacbookPro5,1 15" from late 2008, which was overheating, so I knew from past experience, the thermal paste needed to be removed, and reappplied. This was all achieved ...
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OS X El Capitan: man, command not found

Today I was trying to update openssl in my MacBook Pro with El Capitan 10.11.2. I don't know where I made a mistake but it seems I have accidentally disabled man. In fact, if I launch man ...
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How can I upgrade MacBook Pro disk space?

I have a fairly new MBP with 256 GB of SSD as disk space. I am running out of disk space now. Most of it is being used by Pictures and Music and I have done all the cleaning I could. What's the best ...
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Is there an upate to Apple Hardware Test? It locks up while testing

Apple Hardware Test 3.3.1 -3A152 comes with my MacBook Pro 17", 2008 on the included OSX 10.6.3 DVD/CD. When I use it on my not booting MAC, AHT locks up and never finishes tests and therefor there is ...
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Com.apple.finder.plist is missing and isn't being made automatically

My com.apple.finder.plist file is missing. I've looked in Library/Preferences and it isn't there, I already have hidden files and folders made visible, etc. Whenever I restart my computer (by going ...
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Why is the Force Touch “taptic” TrackPad not clicking/selecting on 2015 MacBook Pro?

I have a 2015 MacBook Pro running El Capitan with the new taptic force touch trackpad thing. Which, I must add, is fantastic! However, this morning I started it up to discover it would not ...
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How to setup OS X Server to not to be accessed via localhost, but other different host?

I have installed MAMP on my MacBook, and I use localhost to manage my website repositories. Previously once I installed OS X Server I was not able to manage my websites because there was OS X Server. ...
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Can Mid-2010 MacBook Pro 13" drive 2560 x 1440 external display

Can Mid-2010 MacBook Pro 13" (MC374LL/A) with GeForce 320M graphics card drive both internal display and 2560x1440 external display at the same time? Apple website states that it can handle 30" ...
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Mac thinks external Dell display is a built-in display

So I have a Macbook Pro running OS 10.11 with 1 additional Dell display. For Christmas I received another Dell display, but I'm having issues with this mac thinking the new display is a "Built-in" ...
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Slow install (hours-days) of El Capitan on 2009 macbook pro SSD

Ok, the details: Mid-2009 Macbook Pro, previously running Lion on native HDD just fine. Installed TRION 100 OCZ SSD, booted with external USB El Capitan installer. Used the installer to format and ...
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El Capitan Photos Sync Problem

I have sync issues with Photos app on Mac. I am not sure when it started or what caused to it but for a long time (approximately more than 2 months) Photos app doesn't download new images from iCloud. ...
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Wifi: no hardware installed, then flashing question mark when restarting

I bought my laptop ( MacBook Pro mid 2012 or 2011) I have 10.11.2 OS X elcaptain. This entire thing started few days ago. I was watching a movie late at night on my laptop and I think I probably ...
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2012 macbook pro 13" sound drops out

I am a dj playing live in a club. after playing live music with traktor software for a couple of hours sound gets muddy and starts getting muffled then fades out/drop out.I am using a s4 mk2 traktor ...
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How do I instal OS X when boot combos don't work?

I'm trying to instal OS X on a 2013 Macbook Air. I erased the OS X partition, the computer is booting to my windows 7 bootcamp partition by default. All boot key combinations(C, Option, CMD+Option+R, ...
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I can't download the BootCamp support drivers (OS X 10.11.2)

I've got an Early 2015 MacBook Pro (128GB, MacbookPro12,1) and I'd like to run Windows 10 on it but as its own OS instead of via a virtualisation program. Due to the space constraints imposed by the ...
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BootCamp can't partition

I had a problem with my Macbook that couldn't read the internal SSD and boot OS X, but I solve it: MacBook does not mount, does not boot, does not read drive . I used resizeStack method to get the ...