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The OS X upgrade couldn't be started because the disk is damaged and can't be repaired

My relative was attempting to upgrade her Macbook Pro and it failed. Everytime the laptop boots up, it brings up OS X Installer. The Installer never completes installation because it says the disk is ...
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MacBook Pro Retina takes a few seconds to power on display after sleep

I recently upgraded from a March 2011 15" MacBook Pro to a 2014 15" MacBook Pro Retina and was disappointed that the wake from sleep is much slower on the new computer. Is there a way to speed this ...
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My Mac isn't locking when I put it to sleep

If I go  -> Sleep or even hold the power button, my Mac goes to sleep but when I go to wake it up I immediately see the screen I'd put it to sleep on. Before I was asked for my password again upon ...
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Force aspect ratio with crop on external monitor while mirroring display

When I connect my Macbook Pro to an external monitor with a different aspect ratio than 16:10 (which the Macbook Pro has) and let it mirror my display, the resolution is automatically changed to ...
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using iMac 2008 (display port) as external monitor with MacBook Pro 2013 (thunderbolt)

I am trying to connect a MacBook Pro 2013 to an iMac 2008. The latter is a 24 inch model and has no thunderbolt, just a Mini Display Port. Any idea how to connect the iMac to the MacBook Pro, to use ...
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MacBook Pro can't boot: shows Apple logo then grey screen

There is a MacBook Pro from 2012 with Mountain Lion that won't boot. The Apple logo is showing, the spinning wheel and then it just goes to a solid grey screen. I've tried to hold Cmd+R while ...
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Macbook pro temps and Video editing [duplicate]

I bought a Macbook pro several months back. Late 2013 15" Retina ( Core i7 2.3GHz 4850HQ, 16GB DDR3 RAM, 1TB PCI-E SSD, 2GB Nvidia GT750m + Iris Pro graphics ) I wanted a portable computer to do ...
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Kernel panics after hibernation, MD101, Yosemite

After installing Crucial 16 GB kit and Sandisk Ultra II SSD 240 GB (instead HDD) I have experienced many kernel panics. It was only after long sleep, and not immediately, but after some minutes. I ...
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Daily Kernel Panic on my MacBook Pro

My MacBook Pro kernel panics daily. I have clean-installed Mavericks yet it's not fixed. Could you tell me what is wrong from these reports? panic(cpu 0 caller 0xffffff8006adbf5e): Kernel trap at ...
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Can the mid-2010 Macbook be used with the Apple Remote?

I know that the remote works with units that have an IR sensor. The system profile has listings for hardware that both is and is not installed but, I don't see a listing for an IR unit.
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OS X Mountain Lion - Kernel Panic and Restart after Sleep

I have a mid-2009 15" MacMook Pro, with 10.8.2 installed. Periodically, after sleeping my machine, I open it and hit a kernel panic. The logs fail at the AppleIntelCPUPowerManagementClient kext, and I ...
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In MBP, SSD can only be used to boot by USB, not as an internal drive

I have a Macbook 17" (early 2011) and I recently upgraded the default HDD to an SSD. This worked for a couple weeks but then I started getting a folder with a question mark on it during boot and the ...
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External Microphone input for MacBook Air 2012

I am trying to get an external microphone (this Sennheiser ME3) into the TRRS jack of my 2012 MacBook Air, through a headset splitter such as here. (this is so that I can use speech recognition ...
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Where can I purchase a replacement screw for my MacBook Pro SuperDrive?

While replacing the logic board on my MacBook Pro (15" 2.4 GHz) and I stripped one of the 3.3mm 00 Phillips screws for the SuperDrive. I have found only one source online that had replacements in ...
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Built-in display resolution resets when connecting to external monitor

I have my Retina Macbook Pro's built-in display set to the scaled resolution "more space" in System Preferences. Whenever I connect to an external monitor (extended mode), the resolution resets to ...
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Negotiated link speed considerations for SSD choice?

If my negotiated link speed is 3 GB (instead of 6 GB), does this still mean I'm using SATA III on my early 2011 Macbook Pro 17-inch laptop? I ask because I'm currently upgrading my HDD with an SSD ...
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MacBook Pro Late-2013 SD card reader not loading cards after 10.10.2 update

In my Macbook Pro 15inch, late 2013, the SD card reader doesn't work after installing Yosemite 10.10.2. Doesn't load cards at all. Tried to blow out slot, fiddling with switches inside port, nothing. ...
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Screen sharing without allowing others to access my account?

I sometimes work from home (MacbookPro-10.6.8) and would like to screen share with my iMac(10.9) at work. The screen-sharing is easy enough, but I share an office with several other people. To put it ...
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SSD Performing Poorly

I have a MBP 17 2010, equipped with a Vertex 2 SSD 120GB as boot disk. It's an old hardware but I don't want to change it, the problem is the SSD is performing poorly : The SSD health report is ...
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mdflagwriter using port 21?

I have a 17" mid 2010 MBP with 8GB ram. After reading up on some of the latest vulnerabilities, I did a port scan and found port 21 OPEN vs stealth for all other ports. I cannot figure out what is ...
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External Monitor in Portrait Mode with MacBook Pro

I've been searching around and found the "alt/option + command keys" trick, but doing this doesn't provide the rotation drop down on my Dell monitor (P2714H) (only offers to rotate on my MBP screen). ...
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Using scaled resolution in Macbook Pro Retina can cause overheating?

I'm using a late 2014 13 inch macbook pro retina. I'm using a scaled resolution of 1680*1050. When using this resolution, i don't know why, my laptop gets overheated. How can i fix it?
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Multiple non-thunderbolt monitors to MBP-r '12

Does anyone know if it's only possible to add 3 external monitors if at least one of these is a thunderbolt display? I'm asking since I would love to hook up 3 Dell monitors to my macbook at work. ...
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Built-In Trackpad and Keyboard Unresponsive after Sleep or Restart

I have a MacBook Pro (15-inch, Early 2008) that's currently running 10.7.3. I've been finding that it will intermittently freeze and then I have to shut down and restart the computer, but sometimes ...
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Is it possible to install flash firmware update without having access to OSX?

So I erased my HD and wanted to install Mac OSX Mavericks on my MacBook Air mid 2012 model and after I booted from the USB and was about to install Mavericks the damn thing tells me it can't do so ...
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Flashing folder with question mark appear when reboot macbook pro

I substituted a MacbookPro 13" HDD with a Corsair SSD and upgraded the RAM to 8GB. I did a fresh install of OS X Mavericks but when the machine reboots (restarts), it shows a flashing folder with a ...
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How to lock screen on MacBook Air?

I know this has been asked many times (Is there a similarly fast alternative to Crtl + Shift + Eject for new Macbook that lack eject keys?) but the hotkey combination does not work on my MacBook Air ...
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This “weird group trick” makes MacBook Pro login, apps, and systems run slow slow slow … but why?

Edit  In response to Tetsujin's comment, further details now are provided for reproducing the slowdown, and for reverting back to normal speed. The usual caveat  Experimenting with ...
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MacBook Pro stopped working, won't turn on, MagSafe adapter blinking green

I was working on MacBook Pro (2012), the battery was full and the MagSafe adapter light was green. When I connected an iPhone USB cable, the MacBook Pro immediately went black (it shut off without ...
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Screen annotation software to draw on any app in OSX

I want to draw on any app pdfs, videos, code. It would be helpful to aid in demonstration in a class setting for me. Do you know if any such app exists that does not require an external pen i.e. using ...
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Macintosh HD disappeared from finder after “disk damaged and cannot be repaired”

I have a MacPro 13.3 Inch mid2011 with 500GB storage and recently while performing a Mac update, it froze and was still stuck on a grey screen even after multiple restart attempts. I finally tried ...
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Macbook Pro: How to disable discrete GPU permanently from EFI?

I'd like to disable the NVideo GTX 750M GPU on my Macbook Pro 15" (Retina, Mid 2014, OSX 10.10 Yosemite). I know I can use GfxCardStatus but I read I could have a more permanent solution by changing ...
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MacBook Pro keeps restarting itself

Here is the report I get on my July 2011 MacBook Pro: Anonymous UUID: 609C3A7E-1EE4-F5B3-80A4-48C0E4AB27F8 Sun Feb 15 23:23:00 2015 *** Panic Report *** panic(cpu 0 caller 0xffffff8002f79458): ...
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How to reformat/install new SSD on MBP late2010 using OS X Internet Recovery

I had been saving some money to buy an SSD and finally I did. My old HDDs motor shut down so I had to replace it. I put it in the macbook all good but it isnt recognized by the system as a hard drive ...
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Can I safely use my MacBook Pro HDD late 2011 with a late 2009?

I have a GPU issue with my MacBook Pro late 2011 which requires 3 weeks in repair (until the required parts come in). I took out the hard drive and put it in an external casing. Can I safely use this ...
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how can I create wifi hotspot on windows 7 that can be shared with my macbook?

My USB modem has issues so my Mac doesn't recognize it. I created an ad hoc wifi hotspot on my Windows 7 laptop with WPA2 encryption and shared the internet. My Macbook Pro sees the wireless network ...
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How could I install Boot Camp drivers to my Windows partition?

I've finally figured out how to install Windows without any stray network connection errors or invalid .iso file errors, but I've run into a bit of an issue. The Windows partition doesn't have any ...
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MBP Powering Down When Idle

My mid-2012 MacBookPro (Model 9,2) has developed an issue with power in the past few weeks. When it is left awake for several hours, but is idle, it powers off. When I turn it back on and log in, it ...
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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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How to create an account in Mail app?

I just purchased a MacBook Pro and the Mail app will not let me enable a Gmail account. Whenever I type in my email info and password and click Enter, it just erases and nothing happens. How can I add ...
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Why can't my MacBook Air run Software Update?

One of the first things that I tried to do when I got my new MacBook Air out of the box was upgrade iTunes to 10.5 (through Software Update). It downloaded the files (four different updates in total), ...
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Bluetooth Audio with Bootcamp on Macbook Pro

I have the late 2013 model Macbook Pro retina, and a Bose Sound Link speaker (bluetooth speaker). I am using Bootcamp with Windows 7 Pro. I'd like to be able to connect to my Bose speaker from the ...
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AirPlay Music From AirPort Express Dropping Out

My AirPlay music keeps disconnecting. Here's my gear: AirPort Extreme 2013 AirPort Express 2012 MacBook Air 2013 iPhone 4S And my setup: Extreme is in the living room Express is in the adjacent ...
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Delete list of sign-in names from dropdown menu on log-in page

I'm using Google Chrome and whenever I want to login to a forum site, a dropdown with a list of misspelled and wrong names gets displayed as soon as I click on the username field. How do I delete ...
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Turn on MacBook Air without keyboard

How can I turn on my MacBook Air model A1370 mid 2011 without a keyboard? I need to find the power on pads for the Mac:
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How can I avoid my MacBook Pro giving me minor shocks?

The aluminum Macbook Pro gives a mild shock when connected to a wall socket and charging. It only happens when I'm, for example, not wearing shoes or slippers and my feet are resting on the ground ...
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How can I fix a broken MBP camera cable?

While I was upgrading my early 2011 13" MBP's HDD to an SSD by the instructions on iFixit, I think I broke my camera cable. When I tried to talk to my friends on Google Hangouts later that day, my ...
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VMware Fusion 5 with Windows 8 64 bit on MacBook Air Constant High CPU usage

I have set up Windows 8 64 bit on a MacBook Air using VMWare Fusion 5 Professional. The MacBook Air is from Oct 2012 and has an Intel Core i7 2GHz and 8 GB 1600 Mhz DDR3 RAM. I have Windows 8 ...
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Would a snapped IR sensor ribbon on a A1181 macbook stop the macbook from booting?

Would a snapped IR sensor ribbon on a A1181 macbook stop the macbook from booting? I was replacing a sata hard drive cable in macbook and the IR sensor snapped and I am still having very odd hard ...
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which apps comes free with yosemite macbook pro?

i want to know which apps comes free when buy apple macbook pro os x yosemite new. I want to see 1st look of app. Can anyone tell me. I m afraid if i missed anyone while reinstalling again!cos i feel ...