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Intermittently unresponsive keyboard and trackpad on Macbook Air

Especially since the 10.8.3 update, I've been experiencing occasional freezes of my 2012 Macbook Air's trackpad and keyboard. The trackpad will be completely unresponsive, and usually only a few ...
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Why does my MacBook Air produce so much noise

My MacBook Air's fan is spinning rapidly even though there are hardly any programs running. This normally only occurs when I am using the MacBook at a high intensity. However, the fan stops only when ...
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MacBook Pro Early 2015: Sleep Wake Failure

Ever since I upgraded from my old MacBook Air 2012 to a brand new MacBook Pro I feel really disappointed with how my computer works. It used to occasionally freeze, overall work more slowly (!), and ...
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How does Windows 10 run on a Mac that officially only supports Windows 7?

Does anyone have experience with Windows 10 having specific driver-related issues on a similar Mac that only supports (has Bootcamp drivers for) Windows 7? I have this MacBook Pro: Apple MacBook Pro ...
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How to reset MacBook Air that is booted but shows no screen?

I was using my MacBook air after returning home. The network was down, so I put it down, closed the lid, and went to reboot the router. Upon returning to my MacBook Air, opening the lid, nothing ...
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MacBook Pro stuck in gray screen when booting

I've got a Late-2011 15" MacBook Pro stuck in the gray screen when booting AFTER login. I've tried removing the drive (it's non-retina) and booting from a working bootable Yosemite installer, no luck. ...
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Macbook Pro 13-inch stuck at Gray screen with apple logo and wheel

I have a 13 inch Macbook Pro, early 2011 with its original OS. I came to a point where its battery needs to be replaced, and I can't use it without using its charger/adapter. One time, I accidentally ...
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MacBook Pro can't boot: shows Apple logo then grey screen

There is a MacBook Pro from 2012 with Mountain Lion that won't boot. The Apple logo is showing, the spinning wheel and then it just goes to a solid grey screen. I've tried to hold Cmd+R while ...
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How do I reset my MacBook Pro to factory settings without the original install disc?

I am selling my MacBook Pro and want to totally factory reset it so none of my things pop up. How do i do this without the disc?
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Cooling pad for 2015 Macbook Pro 15"?

There's a thread about the 2011 model, but it doesn't have an answer and that was a lot of technology ago. A lot of people have said that the macbook will handle it's own cooling process, but mine is ...
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Force OS X to use Bluetooth dongle instead of built in controller

I'm using a Magic Mouse with my MacBook Pro and Mountain Lion. The cursor sometimes start to lag. I figured, the reason for this could be the distance between my Mac and the mouse (about 1.5 meters / ...
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Wifi Keeps Dropping Macbook Pro 13in Retina Early 2015

I've tried everything I can think of. Resetting the router, changing the channel number and band. The internet connection is fine, and then just hangs for a minute or 2, then returns to normal. ...
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Can I use my late 2013 MBP with Dell2515H?

I'm thinking to get an external monitor for my MacBook Pro Retina display (late 2013 model). What I would like to have is to get a 4K monitor or QHD monitor (Dell U2515H or P2715Q). What I'm worried ...
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The OS X upgrade couldn't be started because the disk is damaged and can't be repaired

My relative was attempting to upgrade her Macbook Pro and it failed. Everytime the laptop boots up, it brings up OS X Installer. The Installer never completes installation because it says the disk is ...
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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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Setting up dual monitors on MacBook Pro with Retina

I just got my MacBook Pro with Retina yesterday and I bought a Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter to setup dual monitor, it worked fine. Today I tried to connect Retina with my external monitor, I tried ...
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Webcam not working on Macbook Pro 13"

At some point this year I noticed that my camera was not working. (Skype, Google, Facetime) I tried this https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT2090 But under devices for Camera it says no devices ...
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wifi hardware not installed

I've a late 2008 MBP. It's worked fine up until Monday when the wifi stopped working. It now says "Wi Fi: No Hardware installed". I've tried looking for it in the system prefs and it's gone. I've ...
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Apple Macbook Mid 2010 Ram Upgrade & Equipment & Windows Compatibility

Now I have 2 gb (1gb x2) as standard I want to upgrade it. "Hi-Level 4GB 1066MHz DDR3 Notebook Ram (HLV-SOPC8500D3/4G)" is it okay to be upgraded? and after I replaced that one with one of my standard ...
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How to keep your MacBook Pro cool (unibody)

I'm a developer/system admin/unix guy so I have many IDEs/Editors/Terminals running and I'm also temperature freak... I like it cold, here are a few tips I did to keep my MacBook Pro Unibody under 46 ...
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Blue Box with White Question Mark

On certain websites (minecraftforum.net) most images appear as a blue box with a white question mark in it on safari. On my school forums (private to the school only, so can't link) normal images work ...
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MacBook Pro Yosemite hangs during boot

My MacBook Pro froze earlier whilst using it, so I did a hard reboot. Ever since it won't boot up. It gets to the Apple logo with the white progress bar but the progress bar won't move past 20%, I've ...
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Can a Mac be used as a wireless speaker for an Android device?

Can I use my MacBook as a wireless speaker with my Android device, so that it acts as the primary speaker for my phone? This is very easy to do in Windows via Bluetooth, so any way to do it on a Mac?
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Macbook Pro: Yosemite crashing all the time

I just bought a brand new Macbook Pro 15 Retina Mid 2014 and it comes with Yosemite. yesterday the Contacts app was crashing and refusing to open and giving me the following error: Contacts quit ...
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Can I upgrade the SSD on late 2013 retina Mac Book Pro?

Do the late 2013 models (13" - (ME864LL/A, ME865LL/A, ME866LL/A), 15" - (ME293LL/A, ME294LL/A)) support after market SSD upgrades? If so, is a drive that works with the late 2012/ early 2013 rMBPs ...
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How can I turn off the screen on the macbook when I have an external monitor set up?

I have an external monitor and want my macbook screen to go blank or black so I can focus on the monitor instead. On my windows machine Function F5 does this.
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Having a problem with my Macbook Air speaker

What could be wrong with my MacBook Air speaker? It doesn't work when I play music on iTunes.
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How do I prevent the mirror-effect in video recordings in Photo Booth?

I am trying to record a lecture using Photo Booth on my Macbook but I want to be able to record what the professor has on the board. Unfortunately, photobooth seems to have a mirror image, so that all ...
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How to enter single user mode when rEFIt is installed?

When I pressed Command S and tried to enter Single User Mode, my MacBook Air goto the rEFIt shell. If I click the Apple icon in rEFIt screen, and then press Command S, Mac OS X simple goes straight ...
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“Hold down power button until it turns off” - diagnose kernel panic?

What could be wrong with my MacBook Air laptop displaying "You need to restart your computer. Hold down the power button until it turns off, then press the power button again. The same message still ...
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I want to create a new calendar “on my mac” but the item is missing in calendar.app v. 8

I have migrated to yosemity. Sometimes I use an 'on my mac' calendar. I just wanted to create one for one of my projects, but I can only see "Exchange", "google" and "iCloud" but I don't want any of ...
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Force USB to accept a large file?

I have a 64GB USB (3.0) drive that is "compatible" with Mac OS. I can copy files from/to the disk at will. However, I want to move a file that is about 6GB to the disk. To my surprise, an error ...
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No retina (best) display option

I have 2015 early macbook pro 13", but I can't seem to find the 2560x1600 resolution. The highest resolution I can set it on is 1680x1050. Default for display is only 1280x800. What's the problem ...
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how do I upgrade my processor on my MacBook Air?

I am trying to download a piece of equipment which requires at least a 1.8 Ghz processor. My MacBook Air has only 1.7 Ghz. Is it possible to upgrade it?
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MS Outlook closing on send and receive since upgrading to Yosemite 10.10.4

Outlook for Mac 2011 v14.5.3 running on MacBook Pro Retina (2012) repeatedly closing on send/receive since upgrading to Yosemite 10.10.4. Can see old emails but cannot send or receive with this ...
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Problems with Benchmarking test [on hold]

Over a week ago, I had written to tcook@apple.com about serious hardware problems with my MacBook Pro. I had attached a number of screenshots like the one below. But I have still not heard anything ...
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Apple MacBook 13-inch mid-2010, 4gb RAM, 250 Gb HDD: Can I dual Boot to Windows 10?

I'd like to put a larger hdd into this macbook, and then install Windows 10 onto it. Has Anybody successfully updated their Mac-based Wintel install with Windows 10, and what is involved? I realize ...
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My mac laptop randomly plays music and won't stop

My mac randomly plays my iTunes music while I'm watching a movie or just using my laptop. I can't stop it because iTunes is never actually open. I've tried opening iTunes and playing music but they ...
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Why am I asked for my Keychain password when the keychain is already unlocked?

Why am I asked for my Keychain password when the keychain is already unlocked? This behavior started suddenly after migrating to a new machine.
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Macbook Pro 2012 shutsdown suddenly at 25% battery

I have a Macbook Pro Unibody Mid 2012 and used the battery for only 118 cycles. Since a few weeks ago whenever I'm on battery and it reaches <25% my Macbook shuts down immediately (no warning, no ...
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How to disable SpeedStep/XCPM on Macbook Pro 11,1 OSX 10.10.2?

Does anybody know how to disable OSX from throttling/underclocking the CPU on a Macbook when the battery gets low on power? I think the feature is called SpeedStep. The problem is that my battery is ...
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OS X Yosemite install error / Harddrive is used for backups?

I'm trying to install Yosemite onto a 15" Macbook Pro / Late 2008 model with OS X Mountain Lion on it. I've checked Apples site and it says I can install Yosemite on this machine with these specs. ...
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How do I transfer my entire itunes library (retaining the original music playlists) from my iPad iOS 5.1

How do I transfer my entire itunes library (including the specific music playlists) from my original iPad iOS 5.1 via wifi to my new Macbook air with Yosemite? The bulk of my music library is CD's ...
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Unable to Partition a new Macbook Pro

As a brand new Mac user this might be my naivety or an issue with the OS. I bought a new Macbook Pro today and wish to partition the disk to allow Windows to be installed and Linux too. I was ...
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Windows 10 BootCamp Drivers

Would it be harmful to my rMBP if I installed Windows 10 when it is released? I was talking to someone about it, and because Apple uses non-standard hardware voltages could cause damage using the ...
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KERNEL PANIC recurring after reinstall for Macbook Pro OS X 10.6.8

We reinstalled operating system at apple genius bar due to 3-4 previous crashes. Updated and timemachine restored files but it has started crashing again. Is it a firefox problem? Has the problem been ...
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Do I need the DVD to reformat 2011 MacBook Pro with OS X Yosemite

I have a MacBook Pro from early 2011 which was shipped to me with a DVD that I could use to reformat the machine, which I do not have with me at the moment. I have upgraded to OS X Yosemite though, ...
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My MacBook Air keeps saying my startup disc is full. [on hold]

I just turned of TimeMachine as advised. In "About this Mac" it says 120.47GB are taken up by "Other"…??? Help!
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Turn off MacBook Pro's display while connected to external monitor on Yosemite

How do you turn off the MacBook Pro’s display with the lid open while using an external monitor on Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite? All the previous methods—such as the one’s listed here—that have worked on ...
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My new MacBook Pro won't keep its Wi-Fi connection

Here's the deal... I have relatively brand new Macbook pro, I purchased it in late June 2014 and right now it's November 2014. Recently, my Macbook will not keep an internet connection to wifi. ...