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Lots of weird stuff happening today

So I'll just list the symptoms I've experienced in the last few hours, so far I can't seem to find a pattern, suffice to say the macbook is virtually unusable for my purposes. It's a 2010 Macbook ...
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Reformat and then use Time Machine?

I want to reformat my MacBook late-2008 unibody aluminium with HDD. Can I do that and then after I have reinstalled OS X go to Time Machine and recover everything? Is this possible?
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Poor battery performance on MacBook Pro [duplicate]

I have recently bought a very expensive new MacBook Pro with 8 GB memory and now I am frustrated by its very fast battery drainage. Often I see only 2 hours left on full battery charge! Right now it ...
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Must I reformat my hard drive to reclaim space from unused 2nd partition?

I wanted to see if I could also have Ubuntu on my Macbook alongside the usual OSX. Now, a year later, I want to remove the Ubuntu and the space associated with it on the hard drive. That is, my hd is ...
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Problems installing bootcamp drivers - Win8x64 on MacBook5,2

new here. I have the following scenario: I own a MacBook5,2 (thats the white one, early 2009 model IIRC) with OS X 10.8.5 installed, BootCamp 5 is included. I already successfully installed Windows 8 ...
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Are the new MacBook Unibody Aluminum Batteries better than the old ones?

Of course a new battery is almost certainly better than an old one. That's not what I'm asking about. I used the same battery in my Mac for five years but it sucked from day one really, only lasted ...
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Mute volume of macbook on sleep

I was wondering if there was any way to mute my macbook whenever I physically close it, so if there was anything playing prior to closing it that it does not continue to make noise when I open it ...
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Why won't my Mac start?

I have a MacBook Pro 13 inch and something really weird happened. Earlier today it worked perfectly fine, a few hourslater I tried to turn it on and it was stuck at the startup. It has a little ...
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Does my Macbook need “special” RAM?

I want to upgrade the RAM on my Macbook Pro 4,1 A1260 (Early 2008). Can I just use any RAM of the compatible "type", or does it need special magic RAM because it's a Macbook? Also, is there any ...
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Can anything cause the battery “cycles count” to appear LOWER than it really is?

My Macbook battery is essentially dead. It has behaved erratically for the past 1.5 year. In any case I checked the cycle count today and found only 270 something. If I recall correctly, I had much ...
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Blue Box with White Question Mark

On certain websites (minecraftforum.net) most images appear as a blue box with a white question mark in it on safari. On my school forums (private to the school only, so can't link) normal images work ...
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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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Restoring Mac OS X (10.7.5)

A old MacBook was given to me to develop an iPhone app. The problem is that the Mac was treated horribly and there is a lot of bloatware. It is currently running 10.7.5. I want to create a new user ...
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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 won't eject DVD on bootup

I'm trying to do a fresh install of OSX on a new hard drive and the MacBook keeps ejecting the installation DVD. To see if the dvd reader has the problem itself, I tried another random dvd. The ...
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How can I run a script when the room brightness has changed?

How can I run a script when the room brightness has changed? In particular I want to run a script when the lights have been turned off in the room that my Macbook is in.
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Do i need to worry about a battery that appears to charge correctly but has a “Service Battery” warning?

I have an early 2008 macbook that was running well until a week ago. I noticed the battery was not charging anymore. So I bought another battery for $20 on amazon. I installed the new battery and ...
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How do I prevent my MacBook Pro OS X 10.7.5 from searching for other wireless networks when I'm already connected?

How do I prevent my MacBook Pro OSX 10.7.5 from searching for other wireless networks when I'm already connected to my home network? It seems to drop my WiFi connection whenever it searches. By ...
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How to check what keyboard type is installed in MacBook pro without opening the box [duplicate]

i have a unpacked sealed macbook pro gifted from thailand. i want to know if i can check what keyboard layout is there inside without opening the box.
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Why my macbook sometimes plays a chime when booting/rebooting, sometimes it does not?

I don't observe any specific pattern of this behaviour. Strangely, sometimes when my macbook reboots/boots, it plays a chime sound. And often in other cases, no chime sound is played. So what ...
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Stolen Macbook Has a New Name

My macbook was stolen a few weeks ago. When I go to icloud it now has a new name for the device. It alerted me that a sound was played, but there's no address. Any ideas on what happened? Why did the ...
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MacBook awakens by itself

I turned my MacBook pro (2001 late) to the 'sleep' mode and closed the lid, but it automatically awakens. What should I do?
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Macbook air stutters during streaming video

I am streaming video from an ASUS router to a macbook air (2013) and having horrible stuttering problems. No big deal, you may say - I just don't have the bandwidth for it. The only thing is, if I ...
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How do I sync my calendars from iPhone to MacBook Air?

I can't seem to sync my calendar from my iPhone 4S to my MacBook Air. It seemed to work automatically before, but now has stopped transferring the files since I've moved country from UK to New ...
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How to make a Mac mini and Macbook pro work together (one keyboard for two Macs)?

I have one Macbook pro and two monitors (one monitor and one TV I am using both of them with my Macbook pro with cables). I use this Macbook for business and development work. I would like to ...
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Can apps purchased for iPad be downloaded on MacBook

I purchased the iA Writer app for my iPad. Can I download it free on my MacBook? Thanks.
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Updated mid-2009 MacBook Pro to Mavericks, now it shuts down while not in use

I just updated my mid-2009 Macbook Pro to Mavericks and now it regularly shuts down while it is asleep or closed. I have to restart it and receive a message that it "shut down because of a problem." ...
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How do you add the resolution icon to the top menu bar on the Macbook Pro (retina)

I just got a MacBook pro retina to replace my old Macbook Pro. I no longer see the screen resolution icon at the top icon bar, (where the Wifi, audio, Backup, etc Icons reside) Do you know how to add ...
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Bluetooth corruption on 2013 Macbook Pro

I have an Early 2013 Macbook Pro. OS Version is 10.9. I'm using a trackpad connected to the bluetooth. All of the sudden, and at random times, my trackpad will lose its connection and will not ...
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MacBook Pro late 2013 model: 2.3GHz CPU upgrade also gets boost on GPU? Will Iris Pro cover moderate gaming? [closed]

I'm buying a new 15-inch MacBook Pro basic model (without graphics). The things I will run on the laptop will be: Writing blogs Surfing the Internet Video editing with Final Cut Moderate gaming ...
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How can I mirror a desktop in extended multiple display mode?

I have a MacBook Pro which has Mavericks installed on it. I know the new technology of Multiple Displays in Mavericks, but I want to know if it is possible to show just a desktop in both displays on ...
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My Lacie 'Rugged' external hard-drive no longer mounts

My Lacie 'rugged' 1TB external hard-drive has stopped working. I have always been sceptical about the USB connector cable, and more specifically where it joins the hard-drive. It just seems poorly ...
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Transfer Adress book group to MacBook Pro, iPhone & iPad

I put new group on Address book on Mac but it did not transfer to iPhone or iPad. What do I do to get iCloud to transfer?
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Is InsomniaX working on Mavericks?

It seems to me that InsomniaX, a utility to let a MacBook stay awake when the lid is closed, is not working on Mavericks. Can anyone confirm for me?
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OS X Mavericks seems to be corrupting my sleep image

I've been running Mavericks and there seems to be some issue with sleeping. If I run the battery down to zero, the laptop automatically hibernates as usual. When I turn the laptop on, it boots, then ...
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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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My MacBook died and won't start anymore

I have a 6 year old MacBook. It suddenly died last Sunday. When I started it the battery was charged to 100% - some minutes later it was at approximately 20%. Then the screen suddenly turned black and ...
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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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What is that delay between a tap and cursor movement?

I occasionally run Windows on my macbook. There is an annoying problem with the touchpad. I click somewhere by tapping the touchpad, and then move the cursor, but the cursor movement will not ...
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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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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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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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Will not using battery in MacBook make it last longer?

If I don't use my MacBook on a battery, does it mean that it will last longer? I heard that when you have normal notebook from HP, Asus, Dell, Acer.... no matter if you use the notebook on battery or ...
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2011 MacBook (10.6.8) connects to AirPort but intermittently won't connect to webpages

I have never experienced this problem before. I know that the problem is not the internet, because the internet works fine on all my other devices, both Windows and Mac. I brought my MacBook in to the ...
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Same external hard drive for time machine and storage

I have a MacBook Pro (250GB with about 100GB free). I'm planning to get an external hard drive (1 TB). Is it possible to use the external hard drive for both time machine's purposes and as a general ...
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Someone is accessing my computer through remote desktop. How can i block that?

I have a mac book pro 8gb i5 core. While I was using a cam service online. Someone send me a link and I opened it by accident. Such link opened another window which appeared to load,but it never did. ...
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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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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 ...