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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sudo port upgrade outdated I type the above and the fan on my 2014 Macbook Pro Retina 15 sounds like a jet engine taking off.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 ...
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Switching original backup from Timemachine

Im using the WD My Passport for Mac, and I recently formatted my entire computer. If I use this same harddrive to back up on time machine(with the old backups), will it mess anything up as it might ...
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Make BootCamp work without external drive

I've just read that since ElCap's release it is possible on some Macs to install Windows without DVD nor USB drive, just by providing ISO file. My MBP8,1 is quite old, though, and it is old enough to ...
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How to stop the brightness of MacBook Air Display from fluctuating?

The brightness of display of my MacBook Air is fluctuating. It is getting black and bright continuously. I don't know what to do or how to resolve the issue.
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How to know if the new MacBook is charging while turned off?

I recently bought the new MacBook 12" and since it uses a USB-C port and not the traditional MagSafe one, I wanted to know if there is some way for me to know whether it is charging or not while it is ...
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How to fix broken GPT, GUID and unmountable, no type volumes?

I have a Macbook Pro with retina, Yosemite and 500GB hard drive. I tried to install Windows using Bootcamp and accidentally deleted a partition, now my Mac cannot boot anymore. This is the output from ...
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Does downloading big files reduce my SSD lifetime significantly?

I love downloading movies from the internet, and download files with sizes usually around 600 MB - 1 GB. I have a MacBook Pro with a Retina display, which comes with an SSD. Will downloading and ...
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What is it that prevents using a 3rd party SSD in a 2015 rMBP?

I bought an Early 2015 MacBook Pro Retina model with the 128GB SSD and have been wondering what to do if I need more disk space.. then I found out that it's currently not quite possible to just stick ...
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OS X Terminal: 'ls' shows program but then says command not found?

I am trying to start MongoDB from the terminal. When I navigate to the folder and hit 'ls', all the applications show up but when I type in the name of the application( 'mongod'), it says it is not ...
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Decrypt an external hardrive FileVault

Recently, I had an accident with my Macbook Pro. I dropped water on it and the motherboard is now dead, which means my Macbook Pro is also dead. Hopefully, the hard drive isn't damaged. When I plugged ...
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Looking for an external monitor for my late 2008 aluminium macbook

I have the above laptop and thinking of getting a new, larger monitor to go with it. I have already reviewed other threads here and elsewhere, but there are a few things I am not clear about... The ...
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Is it possible to disable CPU throttling on a MacBook Pro with a completely dead (not recognized) battery?

I have a MBP late 2011 running El Capitan, recently my battery died (x over the icon and "no battery available" in the dropdown.) I've noticed since then that CPU intensive tasks are very slow, and I ...
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ssd is full on os x

How do I know where the other is and how to remove it? I watched the entire disk, all the files occupy about 50 gigabytes, which could occupy the remaining space on the disk? Please tell me how to fix ...
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Kernel Panic El Capitan 10.11.2 4MEM/60

The machine: late 2011 15in MacBook Pro i7 Sandybridge 2.2 GHz 8 GB/8 GB (1333MHz,DDR3) = 16 GB RAM Intel HD graphics 3000 512MB The background: I have had this Mac for awhile now. I have dropped ...
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Wifi continuously dropping out using Macbook Pro, other devices/Macbook Pro users no problems

So earlier this week we got a new modem from our ISP as the old one was 11 years old and causing heaps of problems, but ever since we've been using it I've been having my internet connection drop out ...
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Yosemite Single User Mode

Does "Single User Mode" still work, post v10.10.x ? I tried the following instructions, without success: OS X Yosemite: Start up in single-user mode To troubleshoot your computer’s startup ...
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Installing Windows on SSD in optical drive bay

I removed my HDD from the main bay to install Windows 10 (through BootCamp) on my SSD (in the optical drive bay) and then I put back my HDD. After that, I can't boot Windows anymore. Is there a way ...
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iPhone 6S Plus - Macbook Pro USB Charging not reaching 2.1A

I've seen various reports of iPhone 6 Plus get 2.1A charging from Macbook Pro. http://blog.equinux.com/2014/09/iphone-6-and-6-plus-charging-secrets-revealed ...
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Unstable Wi-Fi connection on MacBook Air (Early 2015)

My father's MacBook Air (Early 2015) has some strange Wi-Fi issues that he says he's been experiencing ever since he got it. I finally took the time to look at it and there is indeed something ...
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Scrollbars will not hide (MacBook Pro)

My scrollbars will not hide. I've set Show scroll bars (in General) to When scrolling, but it has no effect, and when I re-open System Preferences, the option has changed back to Always. Is this a ...
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Connect MacBook Pro 2015 to iMac 2015 with HDMI?

I forgot to bring my "Thunderbolt to Thunderbolt" cable to connect my MacBook Pro to my iMac screen. I do not wish to spend again all that money to go buy one now. The only thing I have here is a ...
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Remotely Wipe Drive For IT Dept

My IT dept will not let me use my Mac (personal computers in general) due to the inability to wipe my drive if I am let go/leave. So I'm looking for option to offer them. I see iCloud has that ...
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Stream from Mac to Samsung UN32J5205AFXZA

Environment MacBook Pro (15-inch, Late 2011) OS X 10.10.5 Samsung TV UN32J5205AFXZA Both devices working on a 1,000 Mbps home network Problem I am trying to stream video from the Mac to the TV ...