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Why does the external monitor on my MBPR constantly lose its signal?

I have a Macbook Pro Retina, manufactured in August of 2012 (mid 2012). The laptop seems to be incapable of continuously driving an external display. On some monitors it will lose the signal once or ...
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Why does my MacBook's screen continually dim and brighten without my input?

My MacBook Pro screen constantly dims and brightens. The automatic box is unchecked. The brightness adjustment button is constantly moving back and forth.
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Why does the fan speed up like they do when there's a firmware update?

This is purely a question that will only sate my curiosity. In other systems, when there's a firmware update going on, there is no fan speedup (or none as intense as in the MacBooks). Now, in the ...
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How to extend bootcamp partition?

When I was installing windows 7 on my mac I allocated 55GB to my bootcamp partition, I now realise that it is not enough for me. is there a way to extend it, without loosing any data and re-instaling ...
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Trackpad working poorly on Macbook, why?

I have a Macbook 2007. It has worked very well until now, the trackpad does not respond at all, it simply stopped working. How can I debug this?
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MacBook reboots after login

I have MacBook 2008 4.1 (the white model), battery pretty much dead. It was showing a flashing '?' folder icon on boot. I found HD cable was not properly connected to motherboard. After fixing it, ...
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How do I power off my Mac with the Mavericks OS?

Since downloading OS X Mavericks my power button just puts my Mac to sleep. I want to know how to power off and restart.
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Time machine restore failed to fix boot

After connecting MacBook Pro running 10.8 to video project, the system crashed and after restart it booted into recovery (OS X Utilities). I tried to fix the problem with checking disks and disk ...
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How can I play Blu Ray discs with my MacBook?

I'd like to buy a Macbook Pro 15 inch instead of a Dell, and I know I can send video to the HDMI TV using the Moshi adapter. My MacBook doesn't have a drive for Blu Ray discs. Is there a way to solve ...
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Bluetooth audio problems on a MacBook

I have a DR-BT50 bluetooth headset (they are headphones) that I want to use with my MacBook unibody. I didn't use to have any problems, but as of recently I am running into gaps/skips in the sound. ...
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Why proxPN cannot connect on my MacBook?

I am located in China and just installed proxPN on my MacBook. But it does not connect to the server in Dallas, it always hangs there. What can I do? Thanks!
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Two identical desktops on my Macbook Air

When I looked into the Finder of my Macbook Air 13" I saw that I have two identical desktops. As I drag the screen from one end to another I can actually access the two desktops. How do I get rid of ...
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Audio Out Different from Retina Model MacBook Pro?

I have somewhat of a weird issue. I have a client who wants to send their audio out from their MacBook Pro 15" Retina to their TV from the headphone jack output on the MacBook. The TV has a 1/8th ...
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Macbook Pro won't boot into OSX (circle with line through it), but Windows works fine

When I try to boot into OSX, after 30 seconds or so the Apple symbol is replaced by a circle with a line through it. If I try single user mode, it stops at a certain point before booting entirely and ...
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MacBook Pro Late 2011 replace headphone 3.5 mm jack due to headphone's head stuck inside jack

The headphone's tip has got stuck inside the 3.55 mm jack of my MacBook Pro late 2011 13 inch model. I've tried several ways to pry the head out, including using adhesive on a tip of a stick to get it ...
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How can I make a screenshot (printscreen) on my Macbook Pro using Windows 7?

How can I make a screenshot on Macbook pro using Windows 7? The keyboard does not include a special key for this function.
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How to check if MacBook battery is genuine?

My white MacBook's battery has completely died, so I'm looking for a replacement. It costs $150 from Apple, or about $70 for allegedly genuine Apple batteries on eBay: I'm leaning toward this ...
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Why would 2 sticks of 2GB RAM not work together, but work individually in my Macbook?

I have an older Macbook, specifically this model, and when I am upgrading the standard 1GB that it came with. I bought DDR2 667 PNY Memory - 2 X 2GB. According to those specs, my unit can manage 4GB. ...
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Script to set brightness back on only if it was off before closing the lid

Set brightness to zero -> close the lid -> forget about brightness -> open lid -> doom! No idea if this is only at some OSX release or in all of them... I didn't experience this myself (yet), but ...
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Why is my S key intermittently typing ß inßtead of s <----See

MacBook (White) 2.4Ghz Intel Core Duo, 2GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM, OS X 10.6.7 Keyboard language - Canadian English (have also tried US English). All other languages removed, computer language ENGLISH. ...
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Installing BackTrack Via VMware

I use VMware and I would like to be able to turn a partition of the hard drive into BackTrack. Is there any way to do this as I have been unable to create a live CD/USB because of Mac's bad ...
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How to enter boot menu without command key?

My Macbook air has a keyboard issue, the Z key does not work except upon startup where it becomes stuck for several seconds. This interferes with opening the boot menu on startup, because it detects ...
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MacBook Pro hard disk failure. How to recover and clean install?

I have a MacBook pro, 2009, 13 inch, Original Snow leopard OS. Recently, I was experiencing that my MacBook some times froze or restarted automatically! I didn't care, and one day it did not start! ...
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5 minute battery life

I have a Late 2011 Mac Book Pro 15" and recently the battery has very quickly gone from several hours of battery life to all of a sudden only apparently having 5-10 minutes and by quickly I mean ...
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2013-Macbook Air compatibility with Matrox Dual/TripleHead2Go DP

I have been using a matrox TripleHead2Go DP (work) and DualHead2Go DP (home) with a late-2010 Macbook Air (Nvidia GeForce 320M graphics) with two Dell 2007fp monitors at 2*1600x1200@60Hz (i.e., one ...
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Headphone jack not working

My headphone jack has been working properly since forever. One day I plugged my earphones in and no sound was coming out. The built in speakers stopped working but there was no sound (for 3 different ...
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How to make command-key shortcuts work again?

I've just upgraded from 10.5 to 10.6.3 and all seemed to go OK, except that now no keyboard shortcuts work in any application. The keyboard viewer shows me that the command keys are working fine, and ...
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Possible To Send Pop Ups To Other Router Users?

Guys is it possible to send router messages to other users on the same router? Like pop ups? If yes could you please tell me how it works and if it involves hacking then don't worry I am not scaring ...
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Why is my MacBook getting hotter than usual since some time?

Since some time my MacBook is constantly hotter than it used to be, even when not having much CPU load. What could the cause be? Resetting the System Management Controller (SMC) didn't completely ...
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MacBook Pro awake whilst lid closed when put to sleep using Apple menu

I put my MacBook Pro (late-2011) into sleep mode using the Apple menu, then closed the lid, but when I opened it again, it was awake. Why is my laptop awake while the lid is closed?
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Keeping battery charged at certain level

I keep my MBA 2013 plugged in most of the time. AFAIK for a long term it is better to keep modern battery around 40%. I have seen that some other laptop manufacturers added feature to their drivers to ...
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How can I restore Microsoft Office for mac from Time Machine?

I have a Macbook Pro running OS X 10.8.5. I took my laptop to the Apple Store today and they completely wiped it. I backed up through Time Machine on my G-Drive beforehand and am wondering how to ...
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New HD - Mid 2007 MacBook - Wrong OS Disk

I am trying to install a new hard drive in a MacBook from mid-2007. (Original question re: drive replacement here) I have managed to install the physical drive, and format it ready for the ...
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OSX Mountain Lion - Remove shadows from Uncover Gesture

I have a quick question. When utilizing the uncover window gesture (IE. move 3 fingers apart) to reveal the desktop there is a shadow which boarders the screen. I would like to know is there a way I ...
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MacBook keeps connecting to guest network (Airport)

Every time I open my MacBook Pro (restart or from sleep) it is always connected to my Guest Network. I have to manually connect to my regular network in order to access my other apple devices and use ...
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Shift and other random keys not working on external keyboard in Mac OS X 10.6.8

I've been using a Microsoft-made external (ergonomic/split) keyboard, connected via USB, to my Mac laptop without a problem for years. My OS is 10.6.8. Out of the blue, random keys stopped working on ...
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Will a 45 W MagSafe Charger work for MacBook model A1181 (2007)?

Is a 45 W MagSafe Charger going to work for MacBook model A1181 (2007)? ...or I need 60 or 85 W charger? Does 45 W MagSafe only work for MacBook Air or also for other Apple Macbooks?
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How can I get my Macbook Air 2013 (September 2013) to connect to wi-fi?

I just got my new MacBook Air delivered yesterday. I opened it up today and was happy until it couldn't connect to Wi-Fi. After Googling I found out that this has been an issue and that Apple ...
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Can I charge 2006 or 2007 MacBook with a charger for iPad or iPhone 5?

Can I charge 2006 or 2007 MacBook with a charger for iPad or iPhone 5? Sounds little bit crazy but wouldn't be great if you could use one charger for any Apple device? ;o))))))
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Finding an SSD that's compatible with a late 2007 MacBook?

I'm planning on upgrading my 120GB HDD to a 128GB SSD but I'm not sure which SSD will be compatible with my MacBook. My specs: MacBook late 2007 / Santa Rosa 2.2GHz / 4GB RAM Preferably, I'd like to ...
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Disable ALT Key

I would like to know how to permanently disable the ALT key. I have a problem where by the computer is acting like the ALT key is pressed down. Every time I type I get strange characters. I have ...
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Hard drive enclosure for 2.5" Sata drive

I am not an Apple user myself, but trying to solve a problem for a family member. His Macbook Pro is damaged and not economical to repair, however he would like the data off the hard drive. Do I ...
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What was the first MacBook that people were able to install Windows on?

What was the first MacBook that people were able to install Windows on? How about 2007, 2008 versions of Macbook? It was when Apple started to sell MacBooks with Intel processors instead of PowerPC? ...
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Dexter like sound when using macbook

i don't know what exactly i should try find, so i will try ask you. I like the sound when for instance in Dexter serial, he is using his macbook (pressing enter, on keydown, mouse clicks etc.). I ...
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Does overcharging a MacBook degrade its life?

I have an early 2011 13" MacBook Pro and I use it almost like a desktop. I leave the power cord connected all the time. Is this OK? Am I ruining the computer or diminishing its lifespan?
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Time Machine only backs up /Users and /opt

I have 2 MacMinis. The two MacMinis are both connected via firewire. I have one MacMini backup over afp over firewire to a hard drive on the other MacMini. This system works perfectly and the whole ...
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My MacBook Air sometimes doesn't charge when the charger is plugged in

Sometimes when I connect my MacBook Air to the charger, the charge light on the MagSafe connector does not come on (and System Information says the power is not connected and the battery is not ...
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Macbook air 13 2013 in battery drain issue

This is the second time that battery is causing issue. Initially after I bought I gave it to apple service and they reinstalled OS and suggested VirtualBox was causing the drain so I did not install ...
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Need to replace a hard drive in a macbook

I have been asked to "replace a hard drive in a macbook". I'm able to physically swap out the drive, but I have no idea how mac software works. I have some questions: If I put in a new hard drive, ...
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Mac freezes on startup with vertical striped bands

I have an early Intel Macbook 13.3" that freezes on startup with strange bands down the screen. I'm unable to do anything. Any ideas on what would cause this?