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Can I use a different language wireless keyboard?

My Macbook pro is Japanese with a Japanese keyboard. I want to get a wireless bluetooth keyboard, but I am currently living in the UK and cannot get a wireless Japanese keyboard here. If I bought a US ...
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How can I repair partition map after attempting to dual boot screwed it up?

I tried installing Kali Linux in a separate partition on my MacBook, but after installation was completed, I was unable to boot back into Mac OS (displays a prohibited sign). I think everything went ...
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External screens connected to MacBookPro and its main screen turn off momentarily frequenetly

My Mid 2014 Retina MacBook Pro is connected to two Dell external monitors (U2713HM) via lightening-to-displayport cable Some day my MBP and the two monitors can momentarily turn off and then turn ...
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Keynote presentation view

Today when I set up my Keynote presentation, the "presenter view" appeared on the audience screen and the audience view appeared on my MacBookPro. The MacBook is a brand new computer and the Keynote ...
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How to install SSD on late 2007 MacBook Pro (15 inch)

I have a slot on the left-hand side of my MacBook Pro (late 2007, NOT a unibody) and am wondering: is this slot suited for an SSD that I can simply stick in? Or would I have to install an SSD ...
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Internal SSD not visible

When I boot up my Macbook Air (circa Sept 2013, running Mountain Lion), I get a folder with a "?", indicating the SSD is not visible. This started when I tried installing an Office upgrade, and ...
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Macbook Pro: How to disable discrete GPU permanently from EFI?

I'd like to disable the NVideo GTX 750M GPU on my Macbook Pro 15" (Retina, Mid 2014, OSX 10.10 Yosemite). I know I can use GfxCardStatus but I read I could have a more permanent solution by changing ...
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How to speed up old MacBook Pro15 inch late 2007 with 4GB RAM (2.4 GHz)

I am running 10.9.5 (Mavericks) and have about 12GB available on my hard drive with 2.2/2.4 GHz. I have noted that performance has been getting slow (esp. on startup) and was wondering if there are ...
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time-machine: selective file restore - I just want a few things from a TM backup that was made of another MacBook

So I have a Time Machine backup (on an external USB hard drive) that was made from a 2010 MacBook Pro. I think the computer was running the latest OS at the time the last backup was made -- Nov 2013, ...
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Mid-2012 rMBP only connects to 5GHz at lower channel values?

When the AC router's 5GHz channel is set to operate between channels 36 and 64, my rMBP (mid-2012) can connect to the wireless router just fine, however at very low speeds. But as soon as I change the ...
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Unable to partition hard drive with Yosemite (Disk Utility hangs)

I have a 2007 model Macbook Pro running Yosemite 10.10.1. My father recently upgraded my hard drive for me from the stock 320GB hdd to a hybrid 500GB hdd. He's not really a Mac user and said there ...
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How many wifi streams does the Macbook Pro support?

I'm referring to the Macbook Pro Retina 15-inch (2013) model. I read that it supports three streams, and that it supports both 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz. The question is: does it support three streams on both ...
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Battery jumps from 25% to 2% to 36%. What's going on?

I have a 2012 13" Macbook Air running 10.9.5. I seem to be losing battery life as of late. This, itself, isn't a huge deal, as I usually use the laptop near an outlet, but as of late the more annoying ...
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Clean install of Yosemite problem

Hopefully someone can help me. I've tried so many options. I purchased a used MacBook Pro, late 2011 model. The person I purchased it from said he wiped the hard drive, but when I got home, it seems ...
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Source of grease inside unibody macbook?

I have a unibody 2012 macbook which appears to have some kind of grease around the battery area, between the battery and the case. This machine has been serviced by a third party applecare provider ...
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OSX Yosemite change sound output while headphones plugged in

I've a problem which is my headphones' jack is broken into my computer. I can't hear any voice neither from headphones nor from internal speakers. What I need is, to hear some sound from internal ...
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One of two external monitors won't wake up

I've exhausted my searching on this, here and in Google. I see similar issues but nothing has resolved. I use Macbook Pro (OS-X Mavericks) with lid closed and two external monitors (both mini-display ...
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Audi Mouse not responding

The mouse roller ball works just fine, the thing is I can't click and the mouse only moves if you throw it hard to any side, the cursor will follow the direction but only to a corner of the screen. ...
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2011 macbook pro not responding to startup commands

My macbook doesn't respond to any commands at startup (command + s, command+r, shift, command+alt+p+r). It wants to go straight to the apple logo then to a blue or white screen. Applecare is no longer ...
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Copy to external HDD fails if copy dialog is in background

When I try to copy 50 GB to external HDD it succeed only when copy dialog is active. If I activate another app it fails at about 10gb with error "the operation can't be completed because an unexpected ...
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Problems with OSX 10.10.1 and 4k Monitor on MBP 2011

I've got an Samsung U28D5960 now, and I'm only able to use the resolution of 2560x1440 on my MBP early 2011 with 16Gb Ram and the AMD Radeon HD 6750M 1024 MB. The About my Mac Screen only Shows an 24" ...
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Can I use two additional Apple Thunderbolt Displays at 60 Hz with my MacBook Pro Mid 2014?

Which is the maximal refreshment rate for two connected Thunderbolt Displays? I want to connect them via Mini-Display-Port to the Thunderbolt Ports of my MacBook Pro 15" Mid 2014. I want to use the ...
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Is it possible to use old RAM on new MacBook?

My current MacBook Pro, a early-2013 13" i5, is getting very slow and I therefore want to buy a new one. However, I want to wait until the next generation comes out. In the meantime I will change the ...
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Macbook Pro Ram and/or Processor broken?

I am experiencing several problems with my MacBook Pro early 2011. It all started about two months ago with my wifi card. It lost connection to the network every few hours. The symbol in the status ...
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I cannot use usb devices on my bootcamp windows 7

I tried to install windows 7 ultimate on my mac pro retina late 2013 model and I cannot use the internet easily. So, I downloaded the windows supported software manually and copy to the flash drive. ...
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Difference between MacBook Pro 13“ Early 2011 MC700LL/A and current model 13” / 13" retina? [closed]

I want to buy a "new" MacBook to replace my white MacBook 13" (Mid 2007), which makes me mad especially because of its limited RAM (only 3 GB possible). I want to buy a MacBook Pro 13" and I'm not ...
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Highest capacity HDD compatible with late 2011 MacBook Pro optibay

What is the highest capacity hard drive model that would fit and work reliably in the optical bay of a 15" late 2011 MacBook Pro (MacBookPro8,2)? As far as I can tell, the issues at play are physical ...
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Which office software to choose for university and day to day tasks?

My daughter currently uses a Microsoft laptop for university and other day to day tasks. I'm about to buy her a Macbook Air for her 21st. What Microsoft Office software for Mac does she need or would ...
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Macbook Air - same in Australia as UK?

I am looking at buying a Macbook Air in Australia whilst I am here on holiday. When I get back to the UK will it work? Thanks in advance
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Bluetooth keyboard has occasional lag [duplicate]

I bought a third party keyboard to use with my MBA 11in. It is an Anker keyboard. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0096M8VR2/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 When I am continually ...
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Yosemite Macbook Air Active Directory unknown code error

I have macbook air with Yosemite OS X that connected with USB Lan cable. When I set up active directory and click bind, it produces "Unknown error code" pop up message. Even I tried to use Wifi, it's ...
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Why is iBooks highlighting feature so slow?

I have a macbook pro mid 2012 i5 with 4 gb ram and osx yosemite. My problem is very simple - why is the iBooks highlighting feature so slow? I have even disabled sync highlights and bookmarks ...
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Internal microphone does not register input in System Preferences -> Sound but registers in dictation and speech

My machine is MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2013), OS 10.10.1 (14B25). I just tried to make a voice call in Google Hangouts, and Hangouts does not pick up any sound. I checked System ...
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Replacing OSX with Windows/Linux on aging mac

I have an old 2008 13" Macbook4,1 model (not pro) running Snow Leopard with 4GB of RAM and 160GB of HDD. It is adequate for my needs at the moment but the OS is no longer being supported by Apple (NTP ...
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cut pictures from iPhotos and paste to another folder

what i want is that cut the selective pictures from iPhotos and paste in respective folder. Please let me know if there is any solution. Thanks.
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Macbook Pro left (primary) click not working

Two days ago, I noticed that my left clicking was acting off. When I would click something, it wouldn't register and I'd have to click repeatedly for it to actually work. Additionally, when I'm ...
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MacBook Pro Retina not charging

So my MacBook was on 2% so I tried charging it but it worked at first ,but then a little later another message came up saying that the macbook was low battery and then I realized that the cord was not ...
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Continuity works, but Handoff doesn't?

I've got an early 2011 MBP with an upgraded AirPort card and, in theory, Continuity capability courtesy of Continuity Activation Tool. My other devices are an iPad 4 and an iPhone 6. The iDevices ...
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About to sell my 2013 rMac. Is 3 pass zero enough?

I plan on selling my late 2013 rMBP soon. I was wondering what your opinions are on me using a 3 pass zero on a SSD? Is it enough? I do have some sensitive data on there (bank info, passwords to ...
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Multiple monitor settings not saving on reboot - Windows 7

I have a MacBook Pro running Windows 7 bootcamp. I recently got a Mini DisplayPort to VGA adapter, and it works fine on my mac partition, but when I boot up using windows it is set to the "mirrored" ...
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How do I wake up a closed Macbook reliably?

I have a Macbook Pro (Retina), and a Samsung DisplayPort display, both new. They work great together, when I can get them to work. For example, if I plug in the monitor, and then open the Macbook's ...
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MacBook Pro only boots to grey Apple screen with spinning loader

My MacBook Pro boots to the hated gray screen. Things I have tried to fix this include: Booting with CMD-R (boots to a grey screen) Resetting the PRAM (boots to a grey screen) Resetting SMC (boots ...
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Macbook Pro 13" Mid 2014 disk defect?

I just bought a MBP 13" mid 2014 with a 128 GB SSD. When doing a disk speed test with the Black Magic Design-app, I only get about 210 MB/s write and about 510-550 MB/s read. All the benchmark videos ...
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Technical comparison: MBP 15“ mid-2010 or MBP 13” 2012 [closed]

I plan to use the MBP to edit a lot of pictures. I am torn between spending less than $600 on a mid-2010 MBP 15" (Core i7 2.66Ghz) or a 2012 MBP 13" (Core i5 2.5Ghz) for less than $800. The MBP ...
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MacBook Pro Retina takes a few seconds to power on display after sleep

I recently upgraded from a March 2011 15" MacBook Pro to a 2014 15" MacBook Pro Retina and was disappointed that the wake from sleep is much slower on the new computer. Is there a way to speed this ...
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Total memory doesn't add up in Activity Monitor

My computer's been really slow, to the point where it's almost unusable, and according to Activity Monitor, it's because the physical memory's basically all being used (the CPU usage is fine). ...
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MacBook won't boot on Yosemite after force power off

Macbook suddenly froze while I was using Google Chrome so I waited for 15 minutes hoping it would un-freeze. After 15 minutes, I decided to force the power off by pressing and holding the Power ...
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Laptop sound stuck on mute

I dropped my MacBook Air 11″. No damage was done to it that I could see, but my charger was making a crackling sound. When I plugged it in, my sound stopped working and was stuck on mute.
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rMBP kernel_task spikes when connecting more than one external monitor

When connecting a second external monitor kernel_task spikes to 600%+. This makes the computer unusable. Before Yosemite, this worked fine with 3 monitors. Here are the specifics: When I connect ...
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MacBook Pro going to sleep by itself because of watchdog daemon

For a couple of weeks, my Mac has been going to sleep by itself. This seems to happen more often when I'm running more stuff on my Mac (Chrome + Spotify + etc…) In my console, the message is the ...