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Why is my MacBook stalling occasionally since being upgraded with an SSD?

I upgraded my 6 year old MacBook Core Duo with a 120GB SanDisk Extreme SSD. The results are pretty incredible considering the age of the computer. The only problem I'm having are intermittent stalls. ...
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White MacBook ca 2009/2010 slower and vibrating

I have scoured the net for some advice on a recent issue with my MacBook. It was for several years fast and silent but now the browser (fx 18.0.2) is perceptibly slower and there is a hum where I ...
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MacBook Pro 15" 2011 - missing audio device (no sound driver)

I have a problem with a 15" MacBook Pro (2011, OSX 10.7.5): After being repaired due to a water damage recently, the sound was just working fine. Some days later the audio device in the status bar ...
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How can I map the F4 key's default functionality to trigger a key sequence rather than open Launchpad? (Mountain Lion)

I will use the touchpad gesture to open Launchpad. I don't use Launchpad much. I'd like to map the F4-key (which opens Launchpad) to send the Keystroke Command + Ctrl + Shift + 4 so I can use the OSX ...
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Apple computers model name identification and getting detailed specs?

I'm about to buy a MacBook Pro Customized Model, its model name and number is MD831/LLA. When I google it, I couldnt find anything from a trusted apple source. Specifications of the model is as ...
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macbook pro hosts file not working correctly

I am trying to set up a production server ahead of the actual dns switch. I have edited my hosts file on my macbook pro 10.8.2. I can pull up the index page but none of the style sheets are pulled ...
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Brand New MacBook Pro Retina Glitches

I noticed a lot of people have a similar problem like me. Strange glitches in some programs on some controls. They appear totally random. The image shows only one program. It also appears in Safari, ...
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Is it possible to improve the condition of MacBook battery showing “Condition: Replace Soon”?

I have a 2008 MacBook aluminium 13" (Model Identifier: MacBook5,1) which has started showing "Condition: Replace Soon" to describe the battery, so a couple of questions: what is used to determine ...
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Updating macbook from 10.6.0 to 10.6.8

I am trying to update my macbook to 10.6.8. I tried to update to 10.6.8 directly but it does not update it directly so I am going in a sequential manner now. Firstly, I updated it to 10.6.1 by ...
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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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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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Macbook White slow after replacing new battery

I'm running 8GB RAM. Recently I got my swollen battery replaced. After getting it back, I also ran some software update from AppStore. Yesterday, my Mac started to fail on me. It ran incredibly slow ...
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Macbook Pro Keeps restarting!

My Macbook Pro 15 just keeps restarting especially while watching videos or playing songs(2 seconds of the song start looping for 3-4 times and screen goes blank) I've tried memtest, techtool pro and ...
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Unibody Macbook Stuck on Apple Logo

My White, Unibody Macbook running OS X 10.8 started to freeze, so I shut it down. When I went to restart it, it got stuck on the Apple Logo for some five minutes before I just turned it back off. ...
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SSD boot drive does not work only on primary drive slot

I have the following very strange problem with my 13″ early-2011 MacBook Pro. The disk configuration is as follows: Primary slot - FileVault 2 encrypted 120GB OCZ Vertex 3 SSD Secondary slot - the ...
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Can I replace optical drive with 2nd hard disk on MacBook?

I have a unibody MacBook, late 2008 I think. The optical drive failed and I wondered about adding a second hard disk. Is this simple to do?
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15 inch MacBook Pro A1226 (2009) died suddenly

I have a 15inch MacBook Pro circa 2009 (model number A1226) Over the last week or so it has shut down unexpectedly when there is battery power and when its plugged in. It restarted fine and then ...
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New Corsair ram beeping on late 2008 MacBook

I purchased Corsair RAM memory (2x4GB) CMSA8GX3M2A1066C7 from Amazon.com. According to the description it "Works with any Mac computer that supports 4GB DDR3 SODIMMs". My MacBook supports 6GB ...
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Why proxPN cannot connect on my MacBook?

I am located in China and just installed proxPN on my MacBook. But it does not connect to the server in Dallas, it always hangs there. What can I do? Thanks!
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Macbook Pro - Not picking up Hard Drive

I had a problem when I turned on my Macbook Pro, I would just get a flashing "?" when I booted up. I decided to grab a recovery from another mac I have, I put this onto a memory stick and my laptop ...
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Swollen/pregnant battery on a MacBook (13" aluminium late-2008)

The battery in my late-2008 model aluminium 13" MacBook became extremely swollen in early to mid-2012 after only 283 cycles (as per Cycle count under Hardware → Power), and the button on the ...
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On find my iphone, if my 'pending: Lock Mac' is not there, does that mean it has been locked?

My mac was stolen and I went on find my iphone to take the next steps : I tried to locate it, but it was offline (probably because there was no battery at the time it was stolen). So next, I decided ...
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There is an issue with the time in my macbook air

My laptop displays the time correctly in the menu bar, but when it records an activity, like the creation of a file, a sent message in iMessage, a reminder, it always shows the time as 7pm with ...
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Finding drivers for Macbook Pro (13 inch, i5, 2.3GHZ) without bootcamp

I had a customer come in (regular) and brought me a mac his son screwed up by deleting partitions and installing windows. Somehow in the bootcamp process he screwed it all up. So now there's a fresh ...
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How to extend bootcamp partition?

When I was installing windows 7 on my mac I allocated 55GB to my bootcamp partition, I now realise that it is not enough for me. is there a way to extend it, without loosing any data and re-instaling ...
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Trying to upgrade, OS X installer can't find hard drive

The hard drive in my mom's MacBook (2,1) was dying so I got her an Adata SSD and replaced the original hard drive with it. I booted it up with her original Mac OS 10.4 install CD and used disk utility ...
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Why is the IP address to my MacBook Pro being zapped by another computer?

This started two days ago and I can't decide if my MacBook is at fault, my router is at fault, or I have a hacker. My MBP will throw an error saying the IP address I've been using has been assigned to ...
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adding a pre owned macbook to support list

I recently bought a store return macbook pro 15 retina, in perfect condition on eBay and Apple's 1 year warranty has not expired on it. Now I want to addd it to my list of Apple products for support. ...
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Why does my wireless icon change to a rings symbol?

Sometimes on my macbook my wireless icon looks like this. In the past I've only seen this when connecting to my iphone's hotspot, and I pressumed it was something along the lines of "we're using ...
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Auto mute macbook on headphone removal

I often listern to music on my macBook - when I unplug my headphones occasionaly forget to mute the speaker - so the whole office gets an earfull. How can I set my mac to be muted unless headphones ...
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Mail application captures huge disk space

I found my startup disk free space to be very low and decreasing every minute without any files be downloaded or copied to my Macbook pro. I stopped running programs one by one and found when I stop ...
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Mac start up - Flashing Folder

Basically, tonight my mac crashed so I re-started and got a flashing folder. I have searched around online for the commands that I need to press when I first hear the chime to get into the disk ...
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Can a Mac boot when the right shift key is broken in the pressed position?

Here's the thing, the right shift key of my macbook is stuck, so it always boots in safe mode once I turn the machine on. Worse, I cannot log in since my password has lower case letters. I tried ...
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MacBook Air wifi issues

I bought a brand new MacBook Air from the apple store in Sydney last week, but no matter where I go to connect to a wifi source, it never connects. Wherever I try an exclamation mark shows up and I ...
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What can I do with an iPad Bluetooth-paired to a Mac?

I have successfully paired my iPad Gen 3 to my Mid-2012 MacBook Air. What can I do with this connection?
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How many different VGA adapters for Macbooks exist?

Many projectors still only accept a VGA connection, especially in fixed installations. And while older Windows notebooks usually have a VGA port directly available, Macbooks always need an adapter, as ...
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Macbook - I don't know the password or the type of macbook and don't have cd's

Is there any way of booting up and erasing the user account and creating a new one. I can't login, so I don't know what version of OSX this is. It's a white Macbook with a 2.16GHz processor. Model ...
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Restarting from bootcamp makes virtualization software run extremely slow

i've an issue with every dedicated software used for virtualization. My macbook pro 5,3 (2,66ghz P8800, 8 gb ram, ssd ocz agility 3 120 gb, hdd installed into the cd slot; mac os x mountain lion ...
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Low sound on headphones Macbook pro

Very low volume when headphone is connected to my Macbook pro, even if at max. Headphone works correctly on my iphone and other devices. Tried Audio MIDI setup, settings seem to be correct 44.1KHz ...
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Why is iMovie 11 so unstable on my MacBook Pro Retina?

On my previous MacBook Pro iMovie was slow, but stable. On this new MacBook Pro retina iMovie is fast, but extremely unstable. The preview window should display the correct frame when moving the ...
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MacBook display backlight doesn't turn on after waking from sleep

I have a 2009 white MacBook that doesn't seem to be waking from sleep properly. I close the lid at night to put it in sleep mode, and when I open it the next day, the display backlight doesn't turn on ...
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Macbook started to consume battery more quickly

This seemed to happen after I did several things at once (all of which I have since reversed in trying to track this down): installed a (Crucial M4) SSD drive (replacing my old SATA 5400 RPM drive), ...
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Strange lines and glitches appearing on screen on a Macbook

Lately I've been witnessing this weird visual glitch on the screen of my MacBook (non-retina 2012, hi-res screen): I have had to take a picture of it because whenever I try to take a screenshot it ...
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How serious are occasional kernel panics?

I had a kernel panic about 2 years ago, and another one a few days ago. I haven't had any other problems besides minor software bugs, and I was able to harmlessly reboot after both. I've been told ...
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Macbook Pro with 10.7.5 hanging when closing screen

I have some problems on my Macbook. Whenever I close the screen and I open it up again, the problem starts. Sometimes I am able to login, but once I am inside, the computer freezers. Other times I ...
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Can I switch in a new storage drive without again downloading the Mountain Lion installer?

I have a time machine backup of my early 2011 macbook pro OSX system with mountain lion, I want to remove it's hard disk and replace it with SSD, I have a spare memory key, is there a way to restore ...
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What charging mechanism to be used to maximise the battery life?

So I got my first Apple laptop, a Retina MacBook Pro. Since macbook pro retina's battery are no longer easily switchable I'm concerned about it's life and would like to maximize it. I have few ...
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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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Is it advisable to calibrate the battery on a MacBook?

How useful or necessary is it to calibrate the battery on a MacBook? If it is, should it be carried out when first purchased and does calibration of the battery mean it will also last longer?
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Pairing MacBook Pro and two Magic Trackpads

I have a 2012 MacBook Pro (non-Retina) running Lion and two Magic Trackpads - one for work and one for the home office. If I'm away from the office for too long (say a long holiday weekend), my office ...