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Consistently slow and unreliable Wi-Fi everywhere I go. 2012 MBP

I have a mid-2012 MacBook Pro. (13-inch, 8gb memory.) I work remotely and spend a lot of time working from coffee shops and other places with public Wi-fi. Lately - for a couple of months now - I've ...
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Macbook Pro Yosemite l Bootcamp Issue

So for whatever reason, I am having a difficult time SAVING the Windows Support Software. I tried restarting the process, but it didn't seem to go anywhere. My bootcamp appears to be stuck on this ...
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“Find My iPhone” locked my Mac

Yesterday my MacBook Pro started to be blocked. When it boots it asks for the password for the Guest account. No password is right. According to various sources of information I found on the Web, ...
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What would happen if I use a Macbook Air Powersupply with a 15" MacBook Pro Retina (or vice versa)

My girlfriend has a Macbook Air. The power supply is smaller and lighter than the Pro. It has an output of 14.85V and 3.05Amps. My Pro Retina has a power supply that is 20V and 4.25 Amps. Both ...
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Is it safe to supply a MacBook Pro constantly with 18.5 Volts?

I wonder if anybody can help me with this one... Setup My MacBook Pro (mid2012) runs from a solar system most of the time. That is a PV panel is connected to a solar charger which will charge a ...
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MacBook Pro HDD corrupted files and bad blocks? Find command running for 4 days; Disk Utility reports no errors

Computer: Late 2011 MacBook Pro 13" Factory 500 GB serial ATA (5400 RPM) HDD Problem: A few days ago my computer started running extremely slow — could barely perform the most basic functions ...
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2008 MacBook (A1181) won't boot from battery

I have a 2008 13" (2.4GHz) white MacBook that will only boot from mains power. If you attempt to boot from the battery it's as if it's not even connected. Once you get even past the initial startup ...
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Why won't my MacBook Pro connect to Wi-Fi networks that use a sign-in page (captive portal)?

Some wi-fi networks require viewing and agreeing to terms before Internet access is allowed. When my MBP connects to such a network, it attempts to redirect and isn't able to connect. I tried all ...
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Why does my dock keep moving back to my other monitor?

I have a larger, external monitor connected to my MacBook Pro and have arranged it such that the dock is in the external monitor (via System Preferences > Displays > Arrangement, by dragging the white ...
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MacBook Pro Left click not working on trackpad as well as mouse

Hey guys just today my macbook pro's (late 2013) left click is not working. I am on yosemite and everything was fine till yesterday night. I tried to connect a usb mouse again then i am not able to do ...
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How can I print in colour from mac book air when olivetti printer defaults is set to print mono

We have just one Mac user in the office. Everyone else is on HP Pro. Our Olivetti MF2400 is set to print in mono which is fine for HP users as we can choose colour from the file drop down however, ...
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Trackpad tap to click malfunction

I have been having issues with my trackpad lately and I believe that I have a broken trackpad sensor, but I thought I would ask here to see if it was something to do with the software instead of the ...
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Unresponsive Keyboard and Trackpad after sleep

I have a brand new MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014). Shipped with Yosemitee pre-installed, the version I have is 10.10.1 . I don't have any software installed except Google Chrome, so it is ...
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Constant flickering on my external display

I've recorded a 7 second video of it here: http://youtu.be/2k9P59Z32wE. Basically, the screen will alternate between a fuzzy picture, color bars, and then black every ~2 seconds or so. Technical ...
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Black screen every boot

I have a new 2014 MacBook pro. Since some days, I get a black screen for every boot. So I always pressed 'cmd + option + r + p' when the booting sounds comes and it works again. Any idea how I can ...
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Built-In Trackpad and Keyboard Unresponsive after Sleep or Restart

I have a MacBook Pro (15-inch, Early 2008) that's currently running 10.7.3. I've been finding that it will intermittently freeze and then I have to shut down and restart the computer, but sometimes ...
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Samsung EVO 480 *and* stock hard drive not recognised by Snow Leopard installer

A friend of mine came to me with her Macbook Pro 8,3 (17 inch, 2011). The hard drive had failed, and booting into the recovery disk didn't show a working hard drive. I went out and bought her a ...
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How can I sync notes in iPhone with macbook pro and vice versa by using either bluetooth or using USB cable?

I have iPhone 4 and macbook pro. I have some notes in my iPhone. I would like to sync those notes to my iPhone. How can I sync notes in iPhone with macbook pro and vice versa by using either ...
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How to find wifi password on my mac which is already connected

I need to find the password for my wifi network into which I'm already connected to. I'm using MacBook Pro with OSX Lion. Any guidance please.
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VMware Fusion 5 with Windows 8 64 bit on MacBook Air Constant High CPU usage

I have set up Windows 8 64 bit on a MacBook Air using VMWare Fusion 5 Professional. The MacBook Air is from Oct 2012 and has an Intel Core i7 2GHz and 8 GB 1600 Mhz DDR3 RAM. I have Windows 8 ...
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HDMI to VGA with USB-C VGA adaptor on 2015 Retina Macbook

I have one of the new Macbooks on the way and have also bought the Apple USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter with HDMI to go with it. If I want to get VGA with this adaptor, rather than buying the ...
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How to preserve MacbookPro battery from degradation? [duplicate]

Platform: OS X: Yosemite 10.10.4; MacbookPro 15" Retina (mid-2015). Fact: There is aging for battery in any case - using or not. But while using - there is difference of how to use. My questions - in ...
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2008 MacBook Air Can't Boot OS X Snow Leopard USB Install Drive

I have a 2008 MacBook Air (MB003LL/A / MacBookAir1,1 / A1237 / 2142), and I am trying to reformat it with OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, using the retail install DVD image snowleopard_10a432_userdvd.dmg ...
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How to install QuickTime 7 without overwriting the currently installed version

I purchased a Intel MacBook Pro from a colleague with installed OS 10.8.5. I do not own the OS disks therefore do not have the disks to re-install QuickTime. QT 10.2 is on this "new" 2008 MacBookPro. ...
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My MacBook Pro won't exit out of iPhotos

I was importing pictures from my Nikon d3200, i had to stop it early, so i pressed the stop importing, and the delete the pictures that you have already imported, then I left. Now, it won't close out ...
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Could not determine GDB version using command: sudo /usr/local/bin/gdb --version

Eclipse (Mars) version (C programming language): Eclipse IDE for C/C++ Developers eclipse.buildId=4.5.0.I20150603-2000 MacOS version: OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 HW: MacbookPro 15" (mid-2015) Retina ...
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How can I avoid my MacBook Pro giving me minor shocks?

The aluminum Macbook Pro gives a mild shock when connected to a wall socket and charging. It only happens when I'm, for example, not wearing shoes or slippers and my feet are resting on the ground ...
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How to import photos from iPhone 3G to iPhoto in Mavericks?

I have a still fully useable iPhone 3G (2008). I take snapshots daily, and used to put them into iPhoto on my 2008 white MacBook with OS X 10.5.8. Recently, I started using a 2012 MacBook Pro (not ...
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Macbook Pro Retina “Battery Is Not Charging”

My retina macbook pro is currently on 4% but when I plug it in the battery icon up the top shows the plug icon instead of the lightning bolt icon inside it to say it's charging and stays on the same ...
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Macbook Pro not starting after multiple drops.

I've found a 'cheap' Macbook Pro mid 2012 13" laptop for sale on eBay and it would seem to be a great bargain if I were to get it. Even with all the repair costs, about half the price of a fully ...
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Airport Extreme PPPoE auth and wireless

My provider asks for a PPPoE authentication for internet and I don't know how to do it with Airport Extreme in order to have the wireless working. I can connect to the internet via ethernet using the ...
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What's a normal value for kernel_task RAM usage?

Just bought a new MacBook Pro 12.1, early 2015 (Yosemite 10.10.4). I'm observing memory usage from kernel_task varying between 0.8-2.0 GB. Is it normal? Couldn't find a question referring to normal ...
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Headset mic not working with windows installed via bootcamp on macbook pro retina 15"

I bought a headset recently (HyperX Cloud) and i've installed windows via bootcamp, but my mic don't get detected by windows 8.1, but if i use it on my mac partition which has mac os yosemite ...
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Macbook Internal Speaker Option Gone

I know there's a lot of other questions similar to this, but none of them seem to be right. My problem's nothing to do with the headphone jack - I haven't used it for ages and there's no red light - ...
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Development environment in Visual Studio using Macbook Pro

Platform: Yosemite 10.10.4; MacbookPro 15" Retina (mid-2015). Questions regarding development on MacOS: Does Visual Studio for MacOS have all development and debugging capabilities (especially in C, ...
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Kernel Panics and Three Beeps

Here's the log from my problem report. I'd really appreciate if someone could take a look at it. I should also mention that my computer has been freezing and beeping three times. I removed google ...
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Why does my Macbook Pro try to shut down when I leave it unattended?

When I close the lid of my Macbook Pro (Lion), it goes to sleep, which is good: it powers down without closing my applications. But if I just leave the computer unattended for a while without closing ...
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CPU usage is too high with Yosemite and an external monitor

I use Yosemite 10.10.4 on my MacBook Pro (2012). I used to work with an external monitor: Apple Thunderbolt 27" monitor. The issue is that, according to Activity Monitor, the kernel_task process ...
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MacBook Air at 5700 RPM fan speed during summer?

it is unusually hot today (37 Celsius, about 100 Fahrenheit) and my MBA mid 13 fan is going crazy. The CPU temp is at 47.5 when almost idle but my fan blows with 5703 RPM (pretty much the maximum). ...
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I accidentally deleted an iMovie project, but I recovered it. Now it is too blurry to see!

I accidentally deleted an iMovie event with an important school project within it, but I recovered it by going to Finder, then clicking Movies. I re-uploaded them to iMovie but now they are so blurry, ...
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How Can I Fix Cuda / AE CC on Macbook Pro Retina 15?

Can I use Adobe After Effects CC on My Macbook Pro Retina efficiently with this display device? How to do it.
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How can I ensure TRIM is enabled when installing Yosemite onto an SSD drive?

Im going to update my mid 2010 13" MacBook Pro to an SSD drive (Samsund 840 250 GB). I am currently running Yosemite on my old HHD drive and was simply going to make a bootable USB with Yosemite on it ...
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OS X Mavericks Screen brightness auto adjusting even when option is disabled

Now I know from trying to find an answer to this to go uncheck the auto adjust box, since apparently it got checked when I updated to Mavericks, but now it seems my MacBook Pro has a mind of its own ...
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Securityd process uses 100% CPU when Mail app is open

I have a Macbook Air mid 2011 with OS X Yosemite. For a couple of weeks, I have a process, called Securityd, that runs and uses 100% of my processor, making it hot and noisy. After some time, I ...
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Macbook Air restart and kernel panic issues

My Macbook Air 13 running Yosemite 10.10.3 inch doesn't resume from sleep always. Also, there is a 'No batteries Available' sign frequently and a cross (X) on the battery icon. Also, it doesn't ...
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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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Cannot format newly installed HD in MacBook Pro mid 2012 13"

I Just replaced Mac HD with HGST (a Western Digital co) TravelStar 500gb. I accessed DU using start+option key and start+command R key, but still cannot format. In DU I used the Erase tab, clicked the ...
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MacBook Pro LED light flashing

My LED light on my MacBook Pro flashes off for about 0.1 second then turns back on and will flash off again for the same amount of time while I'm using Skype. Is someone spying on my camera?
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Macbook Pro guest account blank screen

I signed into the guest account on my Macbook Pro and now it won't let me sign out of it, select any options or do anything with it, please help
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Backup data from Macbook pro which won't boot

I have a 13" 2010 Macbook Pro which I am unable to boot. The most possible reason for it is that the Logic board has short circuited. I have detailed the problem in this separate post: Macbook Pro - ...