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Hard drive enclosure for 2.5" Sata drive

I am not an Apple user myself, but trying to solve a problem for a family member. His Macbook Pro is damaged and not economical to repair, however he would like the data off the hard drive. Do I ...
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What was the first MacBook that people were able to install Windows on?

What was the first MacBook that people were able to install Windows on? How about 2007, 2008 versions of Macbook? It was when Apple started to sell MacBooks with Intel processors instead of PowerPC? ...
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Can I use one charger for all MacBooks from years 2008 to 2013?

Can I use one charger for all MacBooks from years 2008 to 2013? ... or did Apple change the charger in the last 5-6 years? A friend of mine has a Macbook from 2007 or 2008 , she can lend it to me but ...
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Finding an SSD that's compatible with a late 2007 MacBook?

I'm planning on upgrading my 120GB HDD to a 128GB SSD but I'm not sure which SSD will be compatible with my MacBook. My specs: MacBook late 2007 / Santa Rosa 2.2GHz / 4GB RAM Preferably, I'd like to ...
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Why does my MacBook audio output have no sound when connected to a stereo component?

I have a problem with my MacBook Pro (10.5.8) - the audio output has no sound when connected to a stereo component, but when connected to small speakers it works fine. Internal speakers are working ...
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How can I get my Macbook Air 2013 (September 2013) to connect to wi-fi?

I just got my new MacBook Air delivered yesterday. I opened it up today and was happy until it couldn't connect to Wi-Fi. After Googling I found out that this has been an issue and that Apple ...
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Time Machine only backs up /Users and /opt

I have 2 MacMinis. The two MacMinis are both connected via firewire. I have one MacMini backup over afp over firewire to a hard drive on the other MacMini. This system works perfectly and the whole ...
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Macbook air 13 2013 in battery drain issue

This is the second time that battery is causing issue. Initially after I bought I gave it to apple service and they reinstalled OS and suggested VirtualBox was causing the drain so I did not install ...
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Mac freezes on startup with vertical striped bands

I have an early Intel Macbook 13.3" that freezes on startup with strange bands down the screen. I'm unable to do anything. Any ideas on what would cause this?
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Bought a used MB air- should I be worried about a root kit / keylogger?

I ebayed a used Macbook. There is a new install of 10.8.3 on it. When I turned it on, it brought me through the user setup etc... What's the chance that the os install is corrupted with a root kit / ...
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Need to replace a hard drive in a macbook

I have been asked to "replace a hard drive in a macbook". I'm able to physically swap out the drive, but I have no idea how mac software works. I have some questions: If I put in a new hard drive, ...
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PC shutoff during Migration Assistant transfer to Mac

My PC shut-off in the middle of transferring data to a MacBook using Migration Assistant. The MacBook still shows "transferring your information". How do I get my PC to pick up the MacBook again and ...
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How big should my Time Machine backup drive be?

My 13" MacBook Pro has 500GB internal hard drive space, and I bought a 1TB external HDD to use as my Time Machine backup. I only read from many articles that the backup should be about 2 to 3 times ...
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How can I keep a macbook running when the display is closed?

I bought a macbook pro retina 13" few days ago. I have never had a mac before and I don't know where can I set the computer to keep running when I close the display. The laptop came with os x 10.8.4. ...
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Mac running like a snail after 15 minutes

After booting up my Mac (2011) it runs fine for the first 15 minutes then runs like a snail. My memory and CPU usage is fine and I have scanned for viruses countless of times an comes back with ...
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Macbook Pro 15 mid 2012 - not able to solve overheating

I've been trying to solve my overheating problem for quite a long time, but had no luck, so I will try to describe it to you and hopefully, someone can come up with some solution. I've also read ...
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The contents of a folder disappeared

The strangest thing just happened. I accidentally moved some files around within a folder on my desktop. I pressed command Z to try and un-do the action (I may have accidentally hit some other keys in ...
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Sync mail settings from iPhone Mail.app to Mac Mail.app

I'd gotten an iPhone 5 earlier on in the year and managed to set up my Hotmail/Outlook account with no hassles. This week I bought an 11" MacBook Air and setting up the same account on my Macbook is ...
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Lost Data on Macbook Pro

After I could not boot my Macbook Pro (OS X Lion 10.7.5) I tried to run safe boot. I thought it worked, but only thing it did was booting the mac without any data i used to have. All the software is ...
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Why does the external monitor on my MBPR constantly lose its signal?

I have a Macbook Pro Retina, manufactured in August of 2012 (mid 2012). The laptop seems to be incapable of continuously driving an external display. On some monitors it will lose the signal once or ...
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My MacBook Pro is not sleeping when I close the lid on battery

I purchased my macbook back in 2011, and this problem just started. When I unplug and close my computer to put it in my backpack for school, it does not sleep. I take it out and its very hot and has ...
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OWC SSD speeds in mid-2012 MacBook Pro much lower than rated speeds

I have a MacBook Pro 15" mid-2012 (i7 2.6GHz, 16GB RAM, GT 650M 1GB). I installed OWC Mercury EXTREME Pro 6G SSD in the hard drive bay. I ran Blackmagic Disk Speed Test and got only 220 MB/s write ...
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How to thoroughly waterproof a Macbook?

I am just now coming to know the hard limits of water destroying equipment. I don't know if it's realistic to be able to have my Macbook as a floatable rubber ducky in the bath in this day & age, ...
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How to sync mac mail app with only unarchived/recent gmail messages

I recently purchased a Macbook Air and I wanted to use the default Mail app that came with it. When I add a gmail account to it, it tries to download all the mail I've ever received (~10 years worth ...
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Want to Update iMovie, etc. on MacBook Pro

I have updates of iMovie, etc. on my MacBook Pro. But every time I go to update it tells me to sign into one of my email addresses first. I press OK and nothing happens. I sign into the email and ...
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How do I get my MacBook to charge?

I have an older MacBook - not the aluminium unibody, the white one. Bought in the US. All of a sudden it has stopped accepting the charge. Once I plugin the MagSafe connector it goes to green ...
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Connection failed to Time Capsule

I have a time capsule that I've been using for years, as a wireless router as well as automated backups and external storage. All of a sudden, both my Mac Book and iMac stopped being able to access ...
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Is it possible to buy a legal third-party MacBook (Pro) charger?

Apple owns the MagSafe patents - I realize this. On eBay, there are a ton of chargers, but no doubt of dubious origins. Are there any third party creators of chargers? If a company wanted to create a ...
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If I buy a new fan online will the genius bar install it for me?

I need a replacement fan and they only cost about $10 online. If I take it to the genius bar, will they install it for me?
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ctrl key no longer working in OSX

The ctrl key on my Macbook pro has stopped working at once! I have tested "Show keyboard viewer" from the languages, all keys are shown to be working correctly but not the ctrl key. Could it be any ...
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How to update Mac OS X 10.6.8 to 10.7

I have Cinega on my Mac and did a recent update. Since the update Im not able to open in Applications Cinega. I'm receiving a error message that says I have Mac OS X 10.6.8. The application ...
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Macbook WiFi card not working

I have a Macbook 1.83ghz. I installed Snow Leopard and the WiFi crashed (?) It was barely functioning before, but now all it can do is detect names of routers. I haven't done anything as I don't ...
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Strange bug in MacVim 7.4 and some others apps on MacBook Retina

Bug (excuse me for bad quality) Explanation: In full screen mode in MacVim 7.4 i see the background panel. I tried set transparency=0 but it does not work, Is it good to see backpanel in ...
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Why is my MacBook getting hotter than usual since some time?

Since some time my MacBook is constantly hotter than it used to be, even when not having much CPU load. What could the cause be? Resetting the System Management Controller (SMC) didn't completely ...
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Apps on my MacBook Pro

How do I find my apps on my MacBook Pro? I downloaded them, and I tried looking in LaunchPad and my dock, but do not see them.
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Merging images on mac

Say you have a picture of a dog and a cat. You want to merge parts of the dog's face onto the cat's face creating a cat-dog fusion. What MacBook Pro programs can i get for free in order to do this?
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How do I know the Apple ID associated with a particular device (Macbook Pro)?

How do I know the Apple ID associated with a particular device (Macbook Pro)? How do I change it? One of my friend gifted me a Macbook Pro as a gift, and we don't know how to change its Apple ID. He ...
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Connecting a VGA monitor via Thunderbolt to a MacBook Pro

I have a MacBook Pro 13.3" with OSX 10.8.4, which I use mostly at home and at workplace to connect to external monitor. At home, I have monitor with HDMI input and at my workplace with VGA input. I'm ...
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Won't turn on after dead battery

I have mountain lion on MacBook pro mid 2012. So if my battery dies, because I left noSleep on or just because of being sat untouched for a week off of 2%, when I turn my computer on, Instead of the ...
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Is battery life supposed to go not even a year?

I have a MacBook pro that I got about 10 months ago. It seems like I am already starting to experience battery life issues. I have a charge cycle history of less than once a day since I bought it. I ...
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Current passing through me from Macbook to iMac?

I recently bought a UPS for my iMac and it runs just fine. However, sometimes I also run a MacBook Pro nearby and when I have my hand in contact with the MacBook and reach across to touch the ...
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Event based on battery charge level

I haven't found anything yet so I was hoping maybe someone here had an idea. I want to kick off an even based on battery on an Apple laptop reaching a certain charge level, or when the battery is ...
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2013-Macbook Air compatibility with Matrox Dual/TripleHead2Go DP

I have been using a matrox TripleHead2Go DP (work) and DualHead2Go DP (home) with a late-2010 Macbook Air (Nvidia GeForce 320M graphics) with two Dell 2007fp monitors at 2*1600x1200@60Hz (i.e., one ...
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Macbook won't turn on

I have a 2008 aluminium unibody Macbook and after being off for about a month won't turn on. It is full charged (it has a battery indicator on the side). I've tried an SMC reset and the like but am ...
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Apple MacBook Pro RAM

Background: I am planning on purchasing a MacBook Pro before I go to college (Computer Science Major). The MacBook comes with a standard 4GB of RAM but there is an upgrade that cost $100, to double ...
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Why does MacBook connect to AirPort Express but has no internet connection, while iMac works just fine? [duplicate]

My 2007 MacBook (10.6.8) worked perfectly fine with my AirPort Express, until I added a 2010 iMac (10.8.4) to the network. When I first setup the iMac it connected to the AirPort Express, but not to ...
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How can you get OSX if your hard drive crashed and you don't have the original DVD anymore?

Yesterday my HD died. I thought about buying a new disk and reinstalling, but I can't find the original DVD that came with the machine (it's a MacBook 5.1, it came with 10.5). Suppose I want to buy ...
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/etc/hosts gets over written

What is the correct way of editing /etc/hosts? I want to add some IP addresses and host names to it. It works for a while (a few hours) and then it gets reverted back to the original version. Is there ...
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Does the MacBook battery cycle count reset when replacing a battery

I've been reading up on battery cycle counts and checked out my current count on my MacBook (13-inch, Aluminum, Late 2008) - recommended maximum cycle count is 500. I've had this laptop now for over ...
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How can I discover the type of replacement screws I need?

I'm looking for 3 replacement screws for my MacBook Unibody (late 2008, model 4,1 A1278), but I can't seem to find a proper set of case replacement screws ANYWHERE! There are 3 types of case screws, ...