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MacBook Wifi dies, computer needs to be restarted

I've been having a problem where my wifi dies frequently, and won't turn on again until the computer is restarted. By "dies" I mean no wifi networks are visible - when you click the WIFI icon, it ...
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Why do Chinese EarPods not work with German MacBook Pro?

I own this MacBook Pro, which was bought in Germany, and I am currently residing in China, where I accidentally switched headphones with a Chinese friend. Both are official Apple EarPods, mine came ...
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Why is “Spotlight Web Content” using so much VRAM and CPU?

Why is “Spotlight Web Content” using so much (32.56 GB) virtual RAM and CPU (up to 122.41% apparently)? More interestingly, how can I prevent it from doing so? I am running this MacBook Pro with 4GB ...
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Safari stopped working after few hours

After using few hours (3-4hrs approx.) safari rendering the web pages very slowly. And after few mins of that it's just stopped working. It's can't even open the google. This problem can't get ...
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MacBook Pro 15" 2009 Trackpad gestures work, tracking doesn't

Received semi-dead unit. Clicking never worked, so turned tap to click. After some serious repair work (think "thermal paste"), now tracking does not work either. Gestures work. Tap to click works. ...
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Mini Thunderbolt to VGA not showing video on external monitor but Mac says it is

The external monitor used to be working before, but now, there's no video being sent. The monitor is sleeping when I connect, even though the mac says it's connected. I am using a SyncMaster390b as ...
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Verify the EFI firmware

I'd like to copy the EFI firmware currently installed on my MacBook Air to a file on disk, so that I can compare it with the EFI firmware on other machines. I've seen advice on reflashing the EFI ...
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How can I stream video stored on one MacBook Pro to another?

I have two MacBook Pro laptops, a 17-inch MBP and a 13-inch MBP. The 17-inch MBP is connected to an Elgato EyeTV HD Video Capture Recorder (and thence to a cable TV set top box). I use that to grab ...
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Installed Windows 8.1 on Mac Air withouth Bootcamp drivers

During the installation, Mac asked to install Bootcamp drivers, but I chose to skip this step and just install Windows. However, now Windows does not work well. Some problems I've noticed are: No ...
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How to solve Yosemite massive memory leak?

I am experiencing a massive memory leak in Mac OS X 10.10.2 (14C2513). I have 16 GB of RAM and the used memory rise to circa 15 GB in ~3 hours. Top applications usage is relatively low, circa 200 MB ...
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MacBook Pro 15" 2010 keyboard won't work in login screen - Yosemite

I did an update to Yosemite yesterday, but today I turned the computer on and tried to type my password in. I couldn't because the keys I P A D K L M C don't seem to be working, I have tried three ...
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MacBook Air 11“ vs 13” performance differences

Isn't there a substantial performance difference between the performance of 11" and 13" MacBook Airs with equivalent specs? I've read about it before but not seeing the link explaining it now. It's ...
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16G memory or an SSD to upgrade a Macbook? [duplicate]

I'm deciding on whether to spend the money to upgrade my RAM or add an SSD to my Macbook Pro. Here's the stats... Early 2011 MacBookPro8,1 i7 2.7Ghz 8G RAM STBD1000400 Seagate Hybrid 1TB drive I ...
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Why is my Macbook Air MagSafe Pin Becoming Extremely Hot?

Why is my Macbook Air MagSafe Pin becoming extremely hot? I fear that my laptop will burn out. Can anyone help me on this?
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Unable to boot up My Mac. Getting a flashing folder with a question mark

I currently own a 15 inch MacBook Pro with retina display model ( early 2013) . My Mac was working fine and all of a sudden my Mac won't boot up. I see a flashing folder with a question mark symbol on ...
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Booting up gets hung up at around 50%

I have a 2008-era 15-inch MacBook Pro, with Yosemite on it. The battery recently failed and, using only the power adapter, with the battery removed, the status bar gets stuck at 50%. Is it only a ...
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How do I change the action for Force Click on a Force Touch trackpad?

I have a new MacBook Pro Retina 13 Early 2015 with the Force Touch trackpad. It's described to have the following feature: Click and continue to press on the trackpad to enable new capabilities, ...
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SSD problems in macbook air 2014

I swapped out a brand new SSD in a new macbook air for one from another 'water damaged' computer (to recover data and use as if it was that other computer). That SSD has been playing up so I put the ...
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MBA with Syslinux on USB

I'm trying to boot a Linux kernel built with Buildroot from USB on my Yosemite Macbook Air. I have followed the first steps in Failed To Install syslinux on USBDRIVE with Mac OS X, i.e. - DiskUtility ...
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Full Wi-fi/ethernet signal but no internet

I'm really hoping someone here can help me, as I'm getting pretty frustrated with my macbook now. I have a late 2011 model 15" macbook pro running OSX 10.9.5 that refuses to connect to Internet on my ...
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Mac asking for multiple “login” keychain app passwords but won't accept them

I have a 2012 MacBook Pro. My husband reset the password for iCloud and iTunes and now I cannot get access to my computer. I can put in the password at login then nothing but a black screen with ...
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Mac shows desktop without menu bar or Dock after updating Snow Leopard

During a system update on my MacBook (Mac OS X 10.6.8) it restarted and during the restart I have got a screen where it looks like the homepage but doesn't have the menu bar at the top or the Dock at ...
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Is it possible to work with a Mac Pro through a MacBook?

I've been thinking of getting a Mac Pro to do some serious graphics work. However, I don't have the funds to get it along with a Retina display at the same time. The display, keyboard, speakers, etc. ...
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rMBP different brightness settings on battery and plugged in

Is it somehow possible to manually control the dimming in OS X Yosemite (10.10.2) like Windows 7 power plans? I would like to have one brightness setting, when on battery (30% brightness) and another, ...
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MacBook Pro - external monitors not saving arrangement

I'm using an EVGA PLUS to run multiple monitors. Whenever I boot, restart, wake from sleep, I have to go into displays and reset the arrangement. Is there any way I can save my desired arrangement ...
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My Macbook Pro says I'm connected to a power source even when unplugged

I have a Macbook Pro mid-2010 (Macbook 7,1) that is acting a bit weird. The battery status always says I'm connected to a power source even when the charger is unplugged. The battery still discharges, ...
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Macbook Volume Control Not Working

When I press the volume button (F11 and F12) nothing happens. Also the mute button (F10) doesn't work. I tried resetting my computer. Plugging in and out my headphones. Nothing worked.
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Sound not coming from headphones when plugged in

Material: MacBook Air 13-inch (MBA), Mid 2013, 1.7 GHz Intel Core i7, 8GB RAM, OS X 10.10.2; 24-inch LED Cinema Display (3 cables: power, USB and Thunderbolt); iPhone 5 (and above headphones, with ...
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MacBook Pro 2010 all of a sudden slow

So literally out of the blue, my MB Pro is giving me the rainbow for minutes at time for 99% of the things I try to do. I maxed out the memory to 8GB last year, and that made a huge improvement, but ...
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Two Login Screens with different accounts on both

I have a user that was having an issue with his mac where only 1 administrative account was showing up. He'd log in, then have to log out and could see the other two accounts (his personal account ...
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Problems when my mac start

Just a little time, my mac has some problems when start. a prohibition logo appear and it's so slow until the system run... My mac run on yosemite 10.10.2
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My late-2008 MBP keeps restarting itself

I posted this on the apple.com forums, but haven't gotten an answer Hi, I know this has been asked, and I've read a ton of posts here and other places, but still not sure I know what's going on. I ...
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MacBook Pro is slow, will adding RAM help?

I have an early 2009 13" MacBook Pro. I have used it a lot and at the moment and for a while now it is quite slow. I need to use various applications like Mathematica (for which it is quite slow if I ...
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MBP Retina constantly crashes in sleep mode

My Mid-2014 MBP (bought a month ago) constantly crashes in sleep mode and reboots. This night it happened at 04:12 am, 05:08 am, 05:29 am, 06:37 am, 07:51 am, 08:10 am and 08:45 am. It unfortunately ...
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What makes a .screenflow file so large? Is it possible to compress the data?

I'm using Screenflow to record some FaceTime interviews. It's eating up my hard drive! A 30-minute very low quality video is 6 GB!! The screen (MacBook Pro 15" Early 2011), the microphone voice, and ...
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Macbook Pro 13 in, 16GB Ram, i7 3.1, 512 GB Flash Storage Purchase [closed]

I recently purchased the Macbook Pro 13 in (Early 2015) model, with specs in the title. I was wondering if this is good purchase for a power user who does software engineering, UI / UX Design, ...
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Options for Replacing 60w Magsafe Power Supply

For the second time in four weeks I've had to re-solder the mag safe cord back on to the power supply. This time, unlike the first, the cord broke on the negative terminal on the circuit board itself. ...
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Time machine backups

I recently tried to use the time machine backup but in the middle, it had about 15 minutes left...I shut my laptop (on accident). I got freaked out so I unplugged the external hard drive I was using. ...
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MacBook Late 2008 SSD Upgrade

I have the late 2008 edition of the unibody MacBook. It has a built-in HDD which became unbelievably slow. The other tech-specs are: Now, since its not too bad regarding the processor and the ...
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Can extensive creating, copying and erasing files eventually ruin a HDD?

The HDD of my Early 2011 MBP broke, and I'm considering if it's because of the heavy workload I put it through by installing, deleting, downloading, copying and erasing files, over and over. I ...
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Is there a limit on how much hard drive space a computer can handle?

I'm thinking of getting a new SSHD for my early 2011 13" MBP, and if I do, I had the idea to give my 500GB HDD to my friend who has a 2007 MacBook (white polycarbonate). He seems to think that his ...
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Why can my Macbook plays sound in Windows but not OS X?

Awhile back, a pair of headphones I owned broke off inside of the headphone slot on my Mid-2012 13" MacBook Pro. I followed some instructions suggested by people online which involved using a bit of ...
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Waranty and Apple Care plan after exchange of SSD?

I might have to bring my Early 2013 MacBook Pro Retina in for service as the screen shows some strange smudging (I just post it here as it looks quite strange...). But I replaced the internal SSD ...
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Using iMac 21.5 mid 2010 as an external monitor of Macbook Pro Retina late 2013 15"?

Can I connect iMac 21.5 mid 2010 as an external monitor of Macbook Pro Retina late 2013 15"? How can I connect them? I read some articles that say it can be done with Mini DisplayPort-to-Mini ...
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Target disk Macbook Pro HD not showing on Host Macbook Pro

I'm trying to recover some data such as movies, pictures, etc from my brother's macbook pro before he takes it in for a depot repair. Anyway, like i've been told, I boot his macbook into target disk ...
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A new device showed up on facetime which I don't own

I got a notification saying a MacBook Pro is using facetime with my Apple ID, but I don't have a MacBook Pro. How do I verify what device this is and where it is coming from? Should I be concerned ...
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Wired mouse detected but not responding

I have a wired mouse connected to my Macbook Pro, OS X 10.9.5. The mouse is powered, but completely unresponsive. The mouse works on my windows machine, and the usb port on my Macbook works with ...
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Does my Air have malware if widows pop up when I click on any link?

Every time I click to open a link, other windows start opening. They all want to sell me Detox your Mac or have warnings about how my Mac is at risk or infected. How can I check for malware?
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MacBook Pro failing Internet Recovery with exclamation mark

My MacBook Pro from 2009 restarts itself and doesn't charge, I tried recovery hd but I hadn't used Time Machine so the option is not there and now I'm trying Internet Recovery it give an exclamation ...
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MBP with Serial ATA hard drive vs PCIe-based flash storage

I am not sure how much logical my question is but I am planing to purchase MBP for the first time and looking at the options I have in place, I am all confused. I am looking at these 2 options ...