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Confused: Will Find My Mac work if the thief just did the hold ctrl and power button restore?

Recently had my macbook pro stolen. It's a mid 2012 model with mountain lion so it can reset the OS by just by holding ctrl and the power button. I've done it many times myself so I know all they have ...
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Mid 2010 i7 Macbook Pro 6,2 stuck at Apple logo on boot

Recently my 15 inch Macbook Pro (mid 2010, i7) hasn't been booting normally (No drops, no spills, etc). It just hasn't been able to boot normally. The issue I'm having is it only goes as far as the ...
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Can I get Mountain Lion on a MacBook?

I own a MacBook which I purchased approximately 6 years ago (I'm not sure exactly what version it is, but I can get that information if needed). It is running OS X Leopard, and I want to install ...
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Material thickness of Unibodies?

As a layman, I am currently working on a mechanical design for something like my own tablet/iPad case. I dream of having it milled from a block of aluminum. Now, I wonder what are the limits of the ...
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Installation stuck at grey boot screen on Macbook Pro 4,1 (Early 2008)

I would appreciate any help you guys can give me since I would really like to upgrade my laptop to Mountain Lion. Computer: Macbook Pro 17" 4,1 (Early 2008) RAM: 4 GB RAM Hard drive: 128 SSD Hard ...
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macbook Random reboot and forgot the time

Macbook just randomly switched itself off, and when I switched it back on again it had forgotten the time (as in, it had set itself to 0000 1st Jan 2001) ...and had a moan about some applications ...
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MacOS X 10.7.5 screen flickers in black and freezes for 2 minutes

Recently noticed a problem - in Finder, column view (this is important) if I select a pdf file (noticed only for pdf) screen flickers quickly several times in black color and the whole system freezes ...
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pause download from appstore and shutdown then resume after restarting computer

I am using mountain lion on macbook pro. I want to know if it is posible to pause while downloading xcode from appstore and shutdown my computer, then resume my download from where i paused it when I ...
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What screwdriver to tighten bottom rMBP screws?

What screwdriver to buy to tighten bottom screws on MacBook Pro Retina? Based on search, it seams to be pentalobe flower. But what are dimensions? Are there any variances?
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Running out of hard drive space, yet Disk Inventory shows only 190GB used vs. 480 GB used in HD Get Info? How is that possible?

I'm down to 20GB on a 500GB hard drive and would like to know what's eating up the disk space, so I can clear out any large things I no longer need. 2 screen shots are showing me Disk Inventory ...
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Choose display when doing a screen capture with external display

I have a Macbook with an external display. I use both displays and when I do a screen capture (⌘ + ⇧ + 3) I get two files on the desktop, one for each display. Is there a way to choose which display ...
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Macbook randomly shuts down without on charge (even at ~90% full)

I'm having a real issue with my Macbook (white, late 2009 version, running Lion OS X). It was about since 2 weeks ago or so, my Macbook would just randomly shut down, I lost a couple unsaved files ...
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How to enter boot menu without command key?

My Macbook air has a keyboard issue, the Z key does not work except upon startup where it becomes stuck for several seconds. This interferes with opening the boot menu on startup, because it detects ...
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Transferring an iTunes library between Apple IDs, users AND computers?

Okay. So I finally got my own MacBook Pro after a few years of sharing my mother's Mac. I have my own Apple ID and everything. The thing is... I spent hours, if not Days uploading music onto her ...
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MacBook screen very dark after resuming on OS X 10.8

I have a MacBook late 2008 aluminum model (5,1). Occasionally, after reopening my MacBook's lid, the screen doesn't light up. With effort I can see that the password prompt is actually rendered very ...
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How to reinstall from an USB stick on a MacBook or iMac?

I made an OS X 10.6 USB stick and I used it to succesfully install OS X on several Mac, including a very old Mac Mini and a MacBook Pro. However I've got a problem: on my girlfriend's Mac it simply ...
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Resurrection of my MacBook Pro

My MacBook Pro was pronounced "dead on arrival" by the Apple Genius after sustaining injuries from liquid that had been spilled in my brief case. Despite the purchase of a new MacBook Pro Retina I ...
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Software or method for moving between Thunderbolt display and laptop resolution

I have a 13" MBP and a 24" Thunderbolt display. I use the Thunderbolt display as my main and only screen while at my desk. The problem for me comes when I disconnect and take my laptop to a meeting or ...
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Is it safe to shake/move macbook air while its running?

I had this laptop and i know it's flash drive so i dont think there are moving parts, is it safe to shake it or move it without worry ? turn it upside down while its running ? how safe is this ?
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Any danger to letting a MacBook stay on the charger long-term? [duplicate]

I came into possession of a 2009 13" MacBook Pro. Most of the time, it will be used as a desktop computer - but there will be instances when I will need the 5 hour battery. Is there any danger to ...
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MacBook keyboard error, only letters not working

A couple of weeks ago I damaged the logicboard of my MacBook when I attempted to clean the keyboard. However, it worked perfectly fine if I had the lid closed and attached it to an external keyboard. ...
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MacBook unusable due to kernel_task

I've disabled hibernation, and removed the sleep image file. I shutdown my Macbook Pro (15" retina), unticked the box to open windows on restart, and started my MacBook again. As soon as I'd logged on ...
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Macbook Pro Mid-2012, ethernet heating

I am a Mac newbie and I have a new 13" Macbook Pro. I used the Ethernet connection for wired Internet in my dorm room, but after using it for half an hour or so, the Ethernet port and the area nearby ...
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Were the 2009 MBP's affected by the NVIDIA problem?

I am considering purchasing a mid 2009 Macbook Pro - 13", 2.53 GHz. However, someone advised me to beware of the NVIDIA graphics card problem they had in 'that time frame'. As I understand, the ...
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What file permissions do I need to change after 10.8.3 restore?

My 08 mb, OSX Mt Lion, crashed so I bought new 2012 MBPr. Luckily, I backed everything up. Migrated everything from 08mb over to new MBPr. I noticed that when I deleted files, it skipped the trash ...
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Why can I no longer get an internet connection when using my old Macbook and AirPort Express?

Up until recently I was using my 2007 MacBook perfectly fine with my old AirPort Express. A few days ago I purchased a used mid-2010 iMac which is now running OS X 10.8.3 (something I'm still not too ...
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Transfer RAM from MacBook Mid 2010 to MacBook Pro 2008

I ruined my beloved mid 2010 MacBook and planning to get a used MacBook Pro 2008 (not unibody) now. Currently, I have 2x4GB memory units in my MacBook and I would like to now if I can use at least one ...
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Using different bluetooth mouses and keyboards on a MacBook

I was wondering if it is possible to get a wireless mouse and keyboard less expensive than Apple's that would still work the way Apple's do - without the need to use extra USB toggles for bluetooth ...
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Macbook quote level and rich text

I keep turning off quote level and rich text and it keeps turning itself on. How do I turn them off and keep them off???
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Jumbled block instead of mouse pointer in login window

This jumbled block to the left of my login screen is my mouse pointer: I've lost the little arrow. I'm having trouble determining what the cause could be. I'm not sure if it's the data display ...
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Black Screen after installing RAM in MacBook (early 2008)

I've tried installing 2 x 2gb DDR2 PC2-6400 modules into an early 2008 MacBook. After installation the machine booted into a black screen, with no chime. I tried reseating the RAM, same problem. I ...
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Which OS X is the fastest for my old MacBook?

I am going to do a clean install of OS X on my old MacBook (Late 2008), but the computer will only be needed for: tabbed web browsing (Safari/Chrome), word processing (Office/iWork), and maybe some ...
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iPad and MacBook Pro won't both connect to my wifi

My MacBook Pro and my iPad wont both connect to my wifi at the same time. Right now I'm on my iPad and my MacBook has the "no Internet connection" alert...Although there's a check mark by my network ...
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Hardware replacement to fix not-working MacBook keys

1 1/2 weeks ago I had the glorious idea to clean the keyboard of my white MacBook Mid2010 with a wet cloth. Now, several keys are not working anymore, and I guess there might be a close-circuit ...
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Speech Commands with Eclipse

I'm running Mac OS X 10.7.5 on my MacBook Pro and love the Voice Commands / Speakable Items feature. I also have a lot of custom commands that I use by writing applescripts and putting them in either ...
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MacBook Pro Retina 15" native resolution compromise?

It's been two weeks now since I got my new retina and I find it awesome. I'm a frontend developer so I need a lot of screen estate to get things done in a good fashion and the way I was used to. My ...
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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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Which version of OS X should install on a 2006 MacBook?

I have an old MacBook that I bought in 2006. I formatted and restored the original system. Everything was bad: I downloaded Skype, Chrome, and others, and every program said: This software does ...
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How can I make the power button on my MacBook run a custom script?

I'm running OS 10.7.5 on an October 2008 unibody MacBook, and I would like to somehow get my computer to run a script whenever I press the power button, instead of prompting me if I want to turn my ...
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PageUp and PageDown keys for Irssi (IRC) in Macbook?

I cannot find the keys on my mackbook. I need them to go page-up and page-down in irssi (IRC). I have tested the tips here but they do not work. They model some different Up/Down, not the traditional ...
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How to use F1-F12 keys with MacBook?

Blender requires F-keys such as F12 and numpad. The numpad emulation works for me, but I am unable to get the function keys such as F1, F4 and F12 working. For example, F12 should do rendering. So how ...
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How to check if MacBook battery is genuine?

My white MacBook's battery has completely died, so I'm looking for a replacement. It costs $150 from Apple, or about $70 for allegedly genuine Apple batteries on eBay: I'm leaning toward this ...
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iPhone cannot recognise macbook wifi anymore

I have always been using my macbook(10.6.8) as a hotspot and everything worked fine. But of recent, my iPhone and iPod just can recognize the presence of the macbook wifi but they can't connect to it. ...
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Macbook Pro (2009) doesn't recognise 7200rpm HDD

I've been searching and searching for a solution to my problem and I've seen a lot of people have similar, but perhaps not quite the same, problem. My original HDD failed on my MBP and I'm in the ...
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Will one power adapter work with all shipping MacBook Air and Pro as of March 2013?

I have a Late-2008 Macbook White (MacBook4,1) model, and my AC Adapter broke. Now I want to buy replacement adapter, but since I am going to upgrade to a MBP13 or MBP15 in the next 1-2 years, I want ...
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Electricity coming through screws, USB, and headphone jack on 2009 MacBook

I've seen some online threads and at least one StackExchange question on this, but the answers don't seem to apply to my situation. I have a 2009-vintage white 13" MacBook that's always been in great ...
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Is it possible to not keep ios apps on your main computer?

I sync my iPhone and iPad with my MacBook. It appears that iTunes stores copies of all of my apps on my MacBook, even though I, for obvious reasons, can't actually use them there. The problem is that ...
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Macbook Pro changing desktop picture randomly

I just got back from vacation and while on vacation I turned my computer off for the 5 days I was gone. I just now turned it back on and my desktop picture was changed to the galaxy photo which I know ...
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Can I replace my internal drive with a 320+ GB memory stick instead (MacBook Pro 13" c. 2009)

I'm currently only able to see my internal HDs for my MacBook Pro 13 c. 2009 by attaching them to a USB adapter cable external to my laptop. Drives are great - but either logic board or something ...
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How can I turn off Macbook screen instantly? [duplicate]

I use Mac OS X (10.7.5) I wonder how I can turn off screen only of my MacBook without closing the lid, without waiting for the screensaver. The best way I can currently do is just to close the lid ...