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Earbuds + MacBook Pro play audio from left speaker only

I have a pair of earbuds (the sort that came with the fifth-generation iPod Touch when it was originally released) and a 2013 13" MacBook Pro which have a problem together. When I plug the earbuds ...
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How can I determine the battery impact of using scaled resolutions on my MB Pro Retina?

(My machine is a stock mid-2014 MB Pro Retina 13") I noticed a definitive drop in how long my battery lasts when I switched to the largest resolution available (to have more space to work with) ...
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how do I upgrade my processor on my MacBook Air?

I am trying to download a piece of equipment which requires at least a 1.8 Ghz processor. My MacBook Air has only 1.7 Ghz. Is it possible to upgrade it?
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Transfer SSD from MBP 2009 to MBP 2012

I'm upgrading from a MBP 2009 to MBP 2012. I installed a SSD drive on the 2009 unit. A few days ago, I got the black screen of death due to the logic board failing. I back up every 30 days using Time ...
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MacBook Pro took a small tumble has minor scuffs on the right side

My MacBook Pro took a small tumble off of my recliner last night and scuffed the right side from the brick of the fireplace. I just took my case off last week because the case was looking pretty bad ...
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Macbook Pro screen replacement doesn't display correctly

I've tried to replace the display on my MacBook Pro (ME294ll/a) Late 2013 but the image is not displayed correctly. It looks like this: My brother had the same problem: …but he just reconnected ...
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How to disable SpeedStep/XCPM on Macbook Pro 11,1 OSX 10.10.2?

Does anybody know how to disable OSX from throttling/underclocking the CPU on a Macbook when the battery gets low on power? I think the feature is called SpeedStep. The problem is that my battery is ...
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Bluetooth unresponsive on Macbook Retina after sleep (lid close)

Sometimes* when I close the lid on my 13" Retina Macbook to go from work to home, Bluetooth becomes unresponsive. I can access the Bluetooth menu in the menubar and click to connect to devices, but ...
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Is it possible for heat to warp a Unibody MacBook Pro? [duplicate]

Inspired by this question: Bulge in MacBook Pro near Hard drive Could the heat generated from a MacBook Pro (over a period of several hours running at around 100% CPU usage) warp an area of the ...
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How does Windows 10 run on a Mac that officially only supports Windows 7?

Does anyone have experience with Windows 10 having specific driver-related issues on a similar Mac that only supports (has Bootcamp drivers for) Windows 7? I have this MacBook Pro: Apple MacBook Pro ...
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Fill an area selected using 'Instant Alpha' with a specific color in Photos

In the Photos.app I am using Markup Toolbar in conjunction with screenshot editor. How can I fill an area I selected using Instant Alpha with a specific color?
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Getting past Firmware Password on Macbook Air [duplicate]

This particular MacBook has a firmware password on it. It belongs to a friend of mine, and his son got it from school and apparently he has found a way to keep it. Theres a firmware password on it, ...
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How to use old Apple remote with Apple TV

I have an old white infrared Apple remote for a 2008 Macbook. I lost my apple TV remote and can't get passed the setup screen. I can see that the Macbook remote is noticed by the Apple TV because the ...
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Bulge in MacBook Pro near Hard drive

I have noticed in that past 24 hours that two rigid and straight "lines" have developed as bulges on my Mid 2010 MacBook Pro 15 inch. They are noticeable when looking at it in the light and you can ...
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Can someone identify this broken MacBook Pro part?

I recently removed the battery from my Mid 2010 MacBook Pro 15 inch model and I noticed that this piece was broken. It appears to be a plastic black bridge close to where the battery is normally ...
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Keyboard and trackpad stop responding randomly, but work again after hard reset?

In the last 24 hours, I've had my keyboard and trackpad completely stop responding. Both times it was while YouTube was playing, so I think the machine wasn't completely frozen, just the trackpad and ...
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My mac laptop randomly plays music and won't stop

My mac randomly plays my iTunes music while I'm watching a movie or just using my laptop. I can't stop it because iTunes is never actually open. I've tried opening iTunes and playing music but they ...
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Allen Heath QU-16 mixer to Macbook Pro connect

We need to hook up a macbook pro to record our sermons through GarageBand to an Allen Heath QU-16. The macbook pro only has one headphone jack.
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Extended Desktop to Mac book from Macbook pro

I have two Mac one is mac book and other Is Mac book Pro and i am looking for a way so i can use macbook as a extended Monitor for MAc BOok Pro. is there a way to do it . thanks in advance
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MacBook Air Will Not Restart

Yesterday, my 2013 MacBook Air powered down unexpectedly, and since then I have not been able to restart it. It appears to be cycling through restart and shutdown every 5 seconds. I can feel that the ...
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Why does my Macbook Air get so hot when playing even a simple game?

Basically, even small games like Rogue Legacy, Battle World: Kronos, Magicka, Crusader Kings, etc. These are not graphic intensive games, yet the laptop reaches temperatures over 90 C. However, this ...
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What are your tips for finding a replacement battery for mac book pro? [closed]

The battery on my mac book pro (late 2008) running OS X Yosemite needs to be replaced. The battery only holds half capacity. What are your tips for finding a good battery. What battery do you ...
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2006 macbook give me flashing folder with question mark without disk

I am currently using a early 2006 macbook running on os x 10.5 and I am facing the flashing folder when turning it on. I have tried holding command & c and etc but nothing happens when I hold ...
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How do the MacBook and the MacBook Pro compare performance-wise to an old model iMac?

I'm thinking of purchasing either a MacBook (2015, 1,1 GHz) or a MacBook Pro (2015, 13-inch Retina, 2,7 GHz). I'd like to know how they would compare performance-wise (say, speed on recalculating a ...
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Standard function keys on mac

I am on OS X 10.10.3 on a macbook Pro. I am using the macbook's keyboard. I have enabled the "Use all F1, F2, etc. keys as standard function keys". I expect that hitting F1/F2 will not reduce or ...
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How to allow my Mac OS X 10.10.4 to download from sourceforge.net?

I'm trying to install QUCS(Quite Universal Circuit Simulator) to my Macbook. Following link, http://qucs.sourceforge.net/build.html , I used Homebrew and follow the instructions in the section, Build ...
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How to know if “About This Mac” got modded and/or reset it

I've seen plenty of articles about how its kinda easy to mod the "About this mac" section, however, I was wondering if I where to buy a mac from a stranger, what is a quick way to check the real specs ...
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Can only connect to Wi-Fi when iPhone is off

I wanted to ask to ask this since I find it so bizarre. I have a Macbook Pro 13" (2015) and an iPhone 4S, both with the latest software installed. I've had lots of problems connecting to different ...
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Can SATA negotiated link speed be set lower in software?

Background: I have a MacBook Pro (late 2011) with a SATA III 6Gb SSD installed in place of the optical drive. Sources say this configuration should work, but I've been having problems (read/write ...
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RSS reader with Notification Center integration that also shows me what's new from when the computer was sleeping?

So, I've been using Monotony for a while, which does pretty much what I want it to do: It's simple and to the point; It shows me new stuff with notifications in the Notification Center; I almost ...
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Macbook air no sound in headphone

When I plug in headphones, I see Headphone listed as output device. Checked MIDI setup as well, it is not muted. I have tried resetting PRAM and SMC. Still no sound. Please let me know how if there is ...
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Early 2008 Macbook Pro won't eject Windows 7 Professional disc when prompted

Im using an Early 2008 Macbook Pro and I am having a problem completing my BootCamp installation due to the fact that when I am prompted to eject the windows disc, I have no clue how to. I've tried ...
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Volume control and mic stops working on MBP

I have a 2015 13" MacBook Pro (2.9 GHz if it matters). When I plug in a pair of Apple Earpods, the volume control and mic on the headphones work for a little while and then eventually quit working. ...
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How do I remove unwanted OS X User Accounts?

When starting my MacBook Pro I get 4 Accounts to choose from and need to choose one of them. One of the 4 Accounts is named Guest - will keep this. The other two are not wanted. One has Admin below ...
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My mom's MacBook Air is making rattling noises when it is moved ever since I dropped it. Diagnosis?

It dropped like two or three feet. The noise is like a rattling of a beanbag, but I don't know the source.
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How can i easily switch keyboard/mouse+2 screens between one pc and one macbook?

i've been looking around for solutions for haven't found anything that does what i want and i could use some help! Basically i want to easily be able to switch to another "hooked up" computer and ...
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Yosemite or Snow Leopard for 2008 MacBook?

I have a 2008 MacBook which is getting slow, I need to do an erase and reinstall. I have the choice to install Yosemite (online) or Snow Leopard (from a DVD). But would Yosemite be too much for my ...
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I own a 13" MacBook Pro. I literally and physically (in terms of hardware) can't plug my headset in

The last time I plugged them in was two or three months ago and they worked just fine. It was easy to plug them in but now it feels like there's something in the way and I don't know how to get it ...
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My macbook pro troubleshoot reset with grey screen

My macbook pro is MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012), 8G ram, and run OS 10.10.4. I have upgraded storage from 500GB HDD to Crucial M550 SSD. I removed dvd drive and use optical bay to keep 500GB HDD as ...
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Interpreting Mac logs: was this computer accessed or just booted up normally?

UPDATE: what it looks like based on your responses is that this log shows a NORMAL boot without any need to login into an account with a password. But my computer 100% had an ADMIN ACCOUNT and ...
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Macbook Air Mid-2012 not booting

A day ago I got a message on my Mac that It's running out of space, so I ran a program named Omni disk sweeper to show me some files I can delete. I vaguely remember it showing me some temporary files ...
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Macbook pro crashed after loss of power. Fixed a few problems, but still cannot boot

We have a 2010 Macbook Pro, and a few days ago he had it off the power connection, and it lost battery power. It shut down, and when we hooked the cable back up, it would show the apple logo, and have ...
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Macbook Pro - Issues After Teardown

A friend had me do some work on his Macbook Pro 13" 2009. I replaced the keyboard because it was having issues, as well as I re-applied the thermal paste on the CPU & GPU. After I reassembled the ...
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Unable to open the MacBook Pro mid-2014 lid with single hand

I have got a MacBook Pro with Retina display Mid-2014 model. I cannot open the lid of the device without putting one hand at the bottom and other on the lid, which was not the case few months ago. I ...
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Windows 10 BootCamp Drivers

Would it be harmful to my rMBP if I installed Windows 10 when it is released? I was talking to someone about it, and because Apple uses non-standard hardware voltages could cause damage using the ...
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Using an early 2009 15“ macbook pro as a display for new, 13” retina macbook pro

I just purchases a 13" retina macbook pro, and am loving it. However, I now have my old 15" macbook pro lying around, and was wondering if it is possible to use it as a second display for my new ...
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Wiping my New MacBook Pro after Using Command Q to Stop Migration

Got my new MB pro mid-2014 yesterday. Began migrating over wi-fi only to learn that it will take 14 hours that I don't have. After 45 minutes I halted on both computers using command Q. My ...
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How to configure the battery percentage at which the mac will hibernate

I've replaced my macbook pro battery with a non-official one and since the battery lasts a few hours less that the original one did at first (6h < 9h) when my battery starts running out at 1% ...
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Disassociating from an old Apple ID

I recently change my Apple ID and password. However, now I an unable to use System Preference; each time I click on System Preference I am asked to input password for the old Apple ID which doesn't ...
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Continuity over Personal Hotspot

I have an iPhone 6 iOS 8.4 and a 2015 Macbook Pro (Yosemite). I have been searching for some information regarding call continuity and personal hotspot configuration. I was wondering if phone call ...