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Does a black screen save battery on a macbook?

I've seen some similar questions about iPhone on this site, but none of them focus on macbook, so here comes this one. The picture below is a screenshot of my current desktop, with menu bar and dock ...
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Macbook Pro does not recognize brand new internal hard drive

I have a 13.3" mid-2012 2.5 GHz Macbook Pro and wanted to upgrade the internal HDD from the factory standard 500GB capacity to a 1TB. I popped the bottom case, discharged any static, undid the screws ...
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MAGSAFE 2 45W MODEL A1436 APPLE CHARGER duplicate or original?

Yesterday, I broke my macbook-air's charger. I checked with my nearest apple store and have found that they are selling it for USD 80. I was looking for a cheaper alternative and have found some ...
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What is this brown sticky residue in my MacBook Pro charge port?

I have just noticed a brown type of sticky residue in my charge port on my MacBook Pro, it wipes off but not completely and to me it smells like battery. Can anybody tell me if I have a problem here,...
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How to set MacBook Pro to use integrated video card during initial start up?

When I turn on my macbook pro late 2011 I want it to use the integrated video card(not discrete one). Is there some sort of setting I can set or a driver I can install or some bios setting to ...
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Can not share WiFi from Macbook Pro to other devices via Bluetooth PAN

First of all, this problem is detailed in this discussion at Apple's forum. I basically have the exactly same problem. Status indicator is always yellow under "Bluetooth PAN" in Network Panel. The ...
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New MacBook (8,1) EFI [on hold]

I checked the product download page and found nothing for the new 2015 macbooks. I found many for the macbook pros, macbook airs, imacs, and even the xservers, but the closest thing I found to a "...
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Does iPhone 5 charger work for iPhone 6

I need to test an app i'm developing for iPhone 6 device. Can I use an iPhone 5c charger to connect the charger to my MacBook Pro and the iPhone 6? Would the iPhone 5c charger work for iPhone 6 or ...
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Macbook Pro Late 2011 13" Display Issue

I'm having a weird issue with the built-in display on a Macbook Pro Late 2011 13". As the lid is opened, the display usually activates normally at its threshold for turning on. Everything works fine. ...
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Overheating problem in MacBook Pro

I have MacBook Pro I bought 6 months ago. When I charge it, it overheats in the charging port and my charging adapter is also hot. Should I return it or keep using it?
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Macbook stuck on black loading screen

Today my Macbook Pro 2013 crashed so I hard reset it. Since then it boots to a black loading screen with the apple logo and a loading bar in the middle. The loading bar progresses to around 60% then ...
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Adaptor/convertor parts for HDDs?

I decided to swap my early 2011 MacBook Pro's HDD for a SSD and put that HDD in my G4 iBook. However, all of the guides I found used iBooks with an orange, cord-like HDD port (I don't know if port is ...
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How can you cancel a mail send message failure when the menu is too large to fit on the screen?

Note: This is a problem I have never had before and I am not sure how to describe it in the title or here. Anyone may edit this to make it more clear. I use Apple Mail on the latest OS X. This time,...
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Airport Express is not seen by Macbook, is seen by iOS devices

I have an Airport Express 1088 (about 7 years old). My Macbook with Mountain Lion 10.8.4 doesn't sees it, nor does my wife's Macbook. Strangely, my iPad and iPhone can detect it and the network ...
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A1181: How to run ASD or AHT on this macbook?

I have Lion installed on this 2007 macbook. OS was installed from A1384 USB drive. How do I run AHT (or ASD) on this macbook? I tried hitting / holding "D" during normal bootup and it will start ...
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Macbook Pro 15'' Keyboard Replacement ; A1378 instead of A1286?

I have an Early 2011 15'' Macbook Pro (MC723LL/A). Recently I have poured some tea on my Macbook (my bad) and after getting some cleaning in service, keyboard power input seemed to fail and it is now ...
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MacBook Pro Hardware & Software Issues under warranty

I have a MacBook Pro(13-inch Retina display), bought on 27 November 2015, from Bangalore India. Last Monday it got some booting problem, and I was not able to go forward from the boot screen, always ...
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Boot iMac from Macbook

The new MacBooks are the best But their processors are pretty anemic. Not a big deal when I'm out and about, but not great for serious work. What I'd like to do: Get an iMac with decent specs, ...
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When booting using Target Disk Mode, all iCloud, Adobe, Microsoft credentials are lost. Is there a way to keep the credentials?

I boot an iMac 5k from a MacBook Pro drive using Target Disk Mode. This is great except all the credentials for iCloud, Adobe, and Microsoft get erased when switching "host" computer. The volume on ...
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Wireless Mouse only works with USB hub

I have a Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 4000 and a mid-2012 Macbook Pro (non-Retina). I normally have a lot of USB devices that I need to have plugged in so when I got my Macbook Pro I just continued ...
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Web browsers won't load on 15in MacBook Pro retina

So the other day while my MacBook Pro was charging a transformer blew and knocked the power out. Ever since then both safari and chrome won't load anything even though it says I have a full wifi ...
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Macbook case design guidelines

Apple provides very comprehensive guidelines for case developers here with all dimensions and best practices. But it appears that this publicly available pdf contains data only for iPhones iPads and ...
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Facetime outgoing dialing tone/ring issue

Every time I make a FaceTime call the dialer tone keeps ringing whether the call was answered or not. If I don't close FaceTime completely to get rid of it, and I proceed to start another call, then I'...
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Change Hardware To Increase Performance of MacBook Pro (Retina, Mid 2012) [on hold]

Like many people I am waiting for a new Macbook Pro to be released. Perhaps it will come this year. Perhaps not, but I'm assuming I won't get my hands on one for between 6 months and a year. In the ...
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What does this problem report say about my MacBook Pro?

Anonymous UUID: 86AD5E82-4E89-EF69-C90B-A43511DC6CE3 Sat Jul 16 14:44:21 2016 *** Panic Report *** panic(cpu 4 caller 0xffffff7f86beabd5): "GPU Panic: [<None>] 2 0 a0 99 0 8 0 3 : NVRM[0/...
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Macbook air mid-2011 visual glitch problem

I face some problems with my macbook air mid 2011 (HD 3000), some weird visual glitch on the screen (see pictures). Is there any solution or fix? Does anyone else have the same issue? I own a Apple ...
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Corrupted WD hard disk? Macbook Air says “hard disk not readable”

So one night I finished editing a video and I was so excited that I got up and realised the hard disk was still connected to my Macbook Air. When I stood up, the hard disk was hanging on the Macbook ...
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Macbook white thingy below keyboard button is broken

I've got an early 2009 macbook pro, and I accidentally broke the white plastic mechanism underneath the S button. They are labeled 130 and 140 in the picture. Does anyone have a clue what the white ...
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MacBook Air 2012 Mini DisplayPort not working with HDTV

I'm trying to connect my 2012 11" MacBook Air to my Panasonic p60st60 1080p plasma HDTV using a new Monoprice Mini DisplayPort to HDMI adapter & 6' HDMI cable. My TV displays a "No signal" ...
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Which is better MD101HN/A(MacBook Pro late 2012 version- i5 2.5GHz) or MHVE2HN/A(MacBook Air early 2015 version- i5 1.6Ghz) [on hold]

I have the option of buying them at almost the same price. My main focus will be Xcode and iOS development.
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MacBook Air not Responding

My mac isn't responding. I can move the cursor around and click physically but can't exit or quit anything because it doesn't click on the actual computer. Turning off an on doesn't help and I can't ...
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Macbook Air headphone buzzing noise

When I plug my IE80 into my Macbook Air and play any audio, it has a hissing noise in the background. I tried the solution in How can I make my Macbook Pro's headphone jack stop "humming"...
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MacBook Pro Early 2008 Fan running while in standby

The fans in my MBP (MacBook Pro4,1) continue to run after closing the MacBook. This is not because of the CPU running under high power, it's also happening when the CPU has done nothing for about 15 ...
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Should I have my MBP “take breaks” while working hard, or are its fans sufficient?

I want to transform some data by doing (from Terminal) a Python command that runs on a single core only and doing something I expect to be CPU bound once data is pulled from disk and is accessible at ...
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Trying to run VMware Horizon on MacBook Air

I have VMware Horizon installed on my MacBook Air but when I try to use it I get this error almost immediately, "Unable to connect to Desktop" and the app closes. When I use the browser version ...
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Why do I have to double click right mouse button to get the pop-up menu

It happens after I get a new macbook for work. This is a Macbook Pro(Retina, 2012) with OS X Yosemite. I created a new user, and checked 'click or tap with two fingers' for the 'Secondary click'. ...
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Bluetooth audio problems on a MacBook

I have a DR-BT50 bluetooth headset (they are headphones) that I want to use with my MacBook unibody. I didn't use to have any problems, but as of recently I am running into gaps/skips in the sound. ...
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Black screen after chime before booting

I have a mid 2014 rMBP 13". When turning it on, I can hear the chime and then the screen remains black for a variable amount of time between 15-25 seconds. It doesn't always happen, the issue seems ...
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Macbook Air ignores our strong cable signal and tries to connect to other sources

We have a Virgin Media cable provider and most of our neighbours are Sky or BT. All available networks appear in the drop-down on the top menu and indicate if they are secure or not. Ours is the ...
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Macbook Pro doesn't recognize password until reset

For some reason my OSX El Capitain Macbook Pro has started to not accept my password until I hold down the power button and restart it. Then it accepts the password just fine. Any ideas what might be ...
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Battery Charging:: When to charge and when NOT to charge? [duplicate]

I got a new Macbook Pro, I live in Karachi, Pakistan where weather ranges from 20 -40 in summer season and 8 to 18 in winter. I want to know how can keep my battery in good shape? At what percentage ...
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Can two external displays be driven from one Thunderbolt port?

I have the new MacBook Air which only has a Thunderbolt output (no HDMI or DVI) and I have 2 external monitors. How can I get this all hooked up (at the lowest cost, if possible)? EDIT: After using ...
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Hide/Fix Macbook Pro Retina Screen Scratch

I noticed that I have a small scratch on my Macbook Pro Retina's screen. When this has happened on my desktop LCDs I've used some Vaseline to hide it. While I know that doesn't actually fix it I am ...
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17" mid-2009 MBP, 3.06 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo: can it take 16GB RAM?

Does anyone have this unibody from mid-2009? Has anyone upgraded it to 16GB RAM? If so, is it good news? Thanks!
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Charles Proxy blocking internet sharing when off

I can successfully use Charles proxy for my iPhone device through internet sharing via wifi. I also successfully installed a SSL certificate on my device to decrypt secure traffic. When I activate ...
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How to find memory leaking apps in OSX 10.6.8?

I have an old 2008 MacBook with 4GB of memory. (Memory from About this Mac, everymac.com gave me a different number.) I know it's old, but it almost seems like it's slower than it should be. I have a ...
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iMessage on my MacBook Pro does not show current texts from my iPhone

My iMessages on my MacBook Pro have stopped being current as of a month ago. It's now the end of June and it only shows texts from the middle of May. I noticed my Apple ID was logged out just now (in ...
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MacBook Pro won’t turn on, even after SMC reset

While I was doing some basic file management in the Finder, my MacBook Pro (mid 2012) suddenly went black. It wouldn’t turn on, even after long-pressing the power button or resetting the SMC (System ...
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Wifi drop out on macbook pro retina late 2013 with El Capitan

Constant wi fi drop out only on my Macbook pro retina (late 2013) with el capitan installed. My imac is not affected, nor any other appliance using the wifi in our house. Can anyone help? Will the ...