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Macbook late-2008 and Samsung SSD 830: what happened

I'm trying to install a Samsung SSD 830 256 Gb disk as main disk on my macbook late-2008. I had several problems with my disk due to a couple of wrong choices (you can read the story here). I booted ...
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brown sticky residue in my macbook pro charge port

i have just noticed a brown type of sticky residue in my charge port on my macbook, it wipes off but not completely and to me it smells like battery. can anybody tell me if i have a problem here or if ...
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2008 MacBook (A1181) won't boot from battery

I have a 2008 13" (2.4GHz) white MacBook that will only boot from mains power. If you attempt to boot from the battery it's as if it's not even connected. Once you get even past the initial startup ...
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MacBook Pro won't boot, or boots slowly

I have a MacBookPro OS X 10.7.5 from 2011. When trying to boot it has a slow startup or login, with numerious spinning wheels. Sometimes after a long time I can sign into the computer and sometimes it ...
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Why does my MBP say it was restarted “because of a problem”?

Since upgrading my MBP from Lion to Mountain Lion, every time I restart (planned restart, with nothing abnormal - I even close all applications before selecting Restart), my MacBook briefly shows the ...
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Weird MacBook track pad issue

I just decided to dig out an old white mac book I have sitting around to poke around with. I'm fairly certain it is a lost cause, but I thought I'd see if anyone has any ideas. So I can move the ...
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OS X Samba file sharing continuously asks for password

I'm trying to share my MacBook's files via Samba sharing. I've set it up in Settings, but can't connect to the machine from another computer! On the other computer I set up the connection with the ...
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Open an application after wake from sleep

Is is possible for an application to open up after waking up your MacBook? So I have this application that I want it to open every time that I wake up my Macbook from sleep.
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logitechHD C615 won't show HD on many cam for mac

I turn on my Webcam HD (High Definition) Logitech C615 with many cam on my MacBook Pro and it will not give me the option to turn HD on. It shows the built in cam having HD but doesn't show my ...
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MacBook won't sleep while charging

An ongoing problem: my MacBook Pro (i5, 2.4ghz, 15") won't sleep while charging. I close the lid, but I don't get the pulsing "sleep light", it just stays fully illuminated. If I listen closely, I ...
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Which MacBook screen should I buy?

My wife broke the screen on her MacBook. I want to buy a replacement and try to put it in myself. How do I determine the correct screen to buy? It is a 13.3" screen. But, the computer is several years ...
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How can I stop sound switching to internal if I close the lid on my MacBook while playing video on HDMI-connected TV

If I connect an HDMI cable to my MacBook (mid-2010 white model, Mavericks 10.9.2) and play a video, then the audio comes out of the TV - so far so good. If I then close the lid while the video is ...
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How can I locate a stolen MacBook that didn't have Find My Mac turned on?

My MacBook was stolen. Unfortunately, I didn't have Find My Mac turned on. Is there any way to track it's whereabouts so I can recover it?
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Fan Direction MacBook

I bought a cooler for the bottom of my MacBook because I use it on my bed. The Instructions say to flip it so it doesn't work against the computer. I don't want to open it up because it's loaned to ...
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Mini DVI port male to thunderbolt female [duplicate]

I use the old 2007 white macbook (that works great). There's a thunderbolt display lying idle in our office, and I wish to connect it to my macbook. The macbook has a mini DVI port. I searched online ...
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Switching graphics cards with the screen asleep makes WindowServer freeze

If the display on my 2012 Retina MacBook Pro is asleep when the computer switches from the discrete Nvidia graphics card to the integrated Intel one, WindowServer will freeze. I'm able to move the ...
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Reinstalling OS X on a MacBook with dead hard drive and no recovery disc

So I got a MacBook (non pro) from a friend but the HDD is dead. After replacing it, I had no way to restore OS X and my friend can't find the recovery/reinstall disc. The model seems too old for ...
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MacBook backlight turns off when brightness is set at 100%

I was using my MacBook today when suddenly the backlight turned off, right while I was in the middle of using it. I know it was the backlight because: I have an external display, which remained on, ...
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How to fix curl throwing “error setting certificate verify locations”

I'm a web developer and I have a MacBook4,1 with OS X 10.5.8. Important stuff like GitHub, homebrew, ruby and python doesn't work correctly, because curl doesn't work. It seems that the SSL ...
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The best OS X for late 2008 MacBook?

What's the latest supported OS X for the 1181 model? Also what is the best version (performance and speed wise) for the model?
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Dysfunctional trackpad on 2007 Macbook

I have a 2007 white Macbook here, of which the trackpad gradually became less responsive to the point where you can't press it down anymore at all. Neither the left nor the right button will ...
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800 MHz DDR2 registers as 667 MHz

I upgraded my mid 2009 macbook 5,2 with two fresh DDR2 RAM, one 2 gig 800MHz and one 4 gig 800 MHz. When plugging these in one at a time they register nicely as running at 800, but both at the same ...
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Some questions about Time Machine

I have two questions about Time Machine: Do I need an access to Time Capsule (or external hard drive) when I want to restore old version of file ? If I understood correctly if I have turn on Time ...
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Looking for a typing tutor app

Years ago, I learned typing by a program named Typing Tutor, on DOS. XD Now, my son is using a MacBook and I am teaching him how to type. What software/website you recommend to learn typing on a ...
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Can Lion detect 1920x1200 screen resolution?

I own a MacBook Pro, 17", MA897D/A, A1229, Mid 2007, with a display resolution of 1920x1200 which worked seamlessly under 10.4. As I upgraded to Lion I sadly noticed that the maximum resolution now ...
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MacBook fans are running high even under normal load

My MacBook (non-pro) Aluminum is a few years old. Lately I experience the problem that my fans are running high even with moderate usage and the body really heatens up. It did this before, but only ...
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How to keep iTunes (and other apps) playing on lid closed? [duplicate]

When I close MacBook lid it automaticly locks it and stops iTunes player. Is there a way to keep iTunes and other apps outputing after lid closing?
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Can not share the internet via wireless

OK, from the first picture it is a case of internet sharing via wireless is successful. And in the second case on picture two I tried to share internet via wireless by tick off and tick on ...
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Macbook Air will not connect to Wifi even though other Macs work fine with same Wifi

I'm having some issues and I feel as though I have literally tried everything. I am at a complete loss on what to do. Situation: I had multiple Mac computers including this one for a while. All ...
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-1006F error message when trying to recover mac

my macbook pro crashed and i sent it for repairs.. so the guy installed a new hard drive but then sent it back with a screen having a flashing folder with a question mark.. so i looked at this page ...
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MacBook Pro 13" 2011 not booting — question mark folder

My MacBook Pro is not booting. It only shows me a question mark folder. If I try to manually boot, it doesn't give me any options than to go into recovery. And if I go into recovery and then disk ...
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Is it possible to replace a whole keyboard on a MacBook?

I have a german keyboard-layout at my MacBook Air. Is it possible to replace every key to have a english keyboard? Is the structure and the size of the keys the same in every country? I want to ...
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Boot Camp 5 drivers not installing in Windows 8

I have a MacBook Air 2013 that does not have MacOS installed, but is booting Windows 8 Pro 64-bit (clean install, not upgraded from Windows 7) in a vhdx file via EFI. I'm not having any problems in ...
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Can't eject disk after creating image

I am running the latest software. This is a fresh install of Mac OS X 10.8.* latest. I am on a Macbook6,1. I am using my internal optical drive installed in a external enclosure(from OWC) after ...
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How do I recover data from a dead MacBook Air?

Things I've tried: All of the key combinations, it does not respond to any of them. I can't boot from anything external, I tried removing the SSD which is an OWC Mercury Aura Pro 6G. It doesn't ...
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Is it worth it to upgrade a mid-2007 MacBook (MB061LL/A) to use an SSD?

I would sincerely love a new MacBook, but I can't justify spending the prices that are being touted by Apple what with life to pay for and everything. I upgraded my memory to 2GB a while ago, but am ...
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Why does my MacBook audio output have no sound when connected to a stereo component?

I have a problem with my MacBook Pro (10.5.8) - the audio output has no sound when connected to a stereo component, but when connected to small speakers it works fine. Internal speakers are working ...
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Apps on my MacBook Pro

How do I find my apps on my MacBook Pro? I downloaded them, and I tried looking in LaunchPad and my dock, but do not see them.
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My Macbook falls asleep everytime that I pick it up?

If my MacBook is sitting on the desk and I go and pick it up, it will fall asleep and will not wake up regardless of pressing space bar or pressing the power button. Literally the only way I can get ...
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Permissions won't let me delete a file on a shared school server

I'm on OS X Mavericks. When I click on Get Info it doesn't even have a drop down of selections for permissions. It just says read/write but it really won't let me do anything. I can't delete nor edit ...
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Are Apple boot camp drivers excellent on Windows 7?

First off, I realize some may not prefer Windows, but I like Windows, and I like Apple's hardware so let's set aside any preferences on OS and focus on how well I can expect Boot Camp to run for me. ...
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Lock keyboard in lion

Is there a way to lock the keyboard in Lion? By "lock keyboard" I mean some way to make the computer ignore almost any keypresses, except some special "unlock" sequence. Maybe an OS X feature or ...
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Is it possible to ditch OS X and install BSD on my 3rd Gen Macbook Pro

I would like to run BSD to take full advantage of the Mac hardware. I'm unable to locate a version of BSD that runs on any MacBook Pro. I'd like a native install, replacing OS X entirely and not ...
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Reviving white macbook (Early 2009)

I'm trying to revive my old college laptop which is a white macbook from early 2009. I pasted the hardware a software specs below. The last thing that I did with it was update it to Mountain Lion, ...
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MacBook Pro Early 2008 Fan running while in standby

The fans in my MBP (MacBook Pro4,1) continue to run after closing the MacBook. This is not because of the CPU running under high power, it's also happening when the CPU has done nothing for about 15 ...
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How can I charge a mobile phone on my MacBook Air (like I used to be able to)?

I used to be able to turn my macbook air on, plug in an android phone, then close the lid and the phone would keep charging. Note, this was not the same as charge-and-sleep, which works all the time ...
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I need EFI Firmware and SMC for Macbook Late 2009 (6,1)

Like from title. I need to reinstall SMC and EFI Firmware for Macbook Unibody White Late 2009 (6,1), but I don't find the EFI and SMC for my model on Apple Support page. Where can I find them ?
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My OS closes down after 5 seconds of inactivity (with the alert pop-up)

Since yesterday, when i'm running my computer, it shutDowns after 5 seconds of running. In order to make it work, i need to press continuously the escape key so the popUp alert who close the computer ...
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Installing two DDR3 SO-DIMMs as non-matched pairs in a MacBook

I've just upgraded my girlfriend's MacBook (I think it is a 2011 Model, one of the last white plastic ones) to Mavericks, and it has slowed down significantly. I'd like to upgrade the RAM on the ...
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Can't find skype photos captured on skype on my macbook air

I have OSX 10.9.1, I captured a photo using skype (skype 6.12) and i cannot find the folder holding my images.. I've tried looking for the answer on this website but couldn't find it.. help