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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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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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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 ...
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Logging in using network credentials OS X 10.11

I have setup an ldap server on my synology nas and about 6 months ago had it working perfectly but ended up not using it. I am trying to use it again but without success. My mac is bound to the ...
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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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Old MacBook Pro 17" freezes when WiFi gets turned off

I recently updated from Mountain Lion to Mavericks 10.9.4 on my late 2007 MacBook Pro 17". Now every time I turn off WiFi, the computer freezes within a few seconds to a few minutes. Upon reboot, the ...
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macbook air with two monitors?

I am trying to find a setup that works with 2 monitors on a 13" macbook air (the air was purchased recently). I have tried using the USB-->hdmi dongle but found it worked terribly and crashed my mac ...
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How to diagnose repeated OS X hang / spinning beach ball of death?

Here are my stats and brief summary of the problem: macbook pro; mid 2009; 13 inch; 2.26 GHz; 4GB RAM (currently, will elaborate); 10.7.5 The issue I'm having is that the computer constantly gets ...
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How to tell if a Retina MacBook Pro has gone to sleep when the lid is closed?

When I shut the lid on my Retina MacBook Pro (2014), how can I tell it's gone to sleep correctly? On my previous MacBook Pro (~2008), the fans were audible, and there was a sleeping LED indicator in ...
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MacBook Pro 13" is restarting after RAM upgrade

I have upgraded my MBP from 4GB (2x2GB) to 16GB (2x8GB) SO-DIMMs. After upgrading it keeps restarting continuously. Here is the new RAM detail: Kingston Mac Memory 8GB DDR3L-1600(PC3-12800) SO-DIMM 1....
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Terminal command to only show open apps?

I just got a new Mac, and something I'd like to do is make it such that only apps that are running show in the dock. I found this article, which had the terminal command- defaults write com.apple....
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What programs are run when in safe mode and waking up from sleep?

I have been having some terrible issues with my MacBook Pro Retina in that it randomly shuts down within 5 minutes of booting up. I seem to have isolated a problem free environment to safe mode ...
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Macbook Pro hangs when booting into Boot Camp Windows 7

I have a 2011 Macbook Pro 15" 10.7.4 with Windows 7 installed in Boot Camp. A few days ago, I tried to boot into Windows 7 and it just froze after I selected the Boot Camp volume on the Select Drive ...
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How to change boot picture of Windows partition?

On a MacBook with Bootcamp installed, I got three partitions: OS X 10.10 Windows 10 OS X Recovery On boot, with 'alt' key down, I get the bootloader and I can choose which partition to boot. On ...
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Late 2013 Macbook Pro Retina 15" crashes after waking up from deep sleep

My MBP crashes after waking up from deep sleep. I also noticed it crashes when I take it off AC power, move to a different location, then hook it back up. I've done the NVRAM/PRAM and SMC resets and ...
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OS X Yosemite freezes randomly, absolutely everything hangs (screen, trackpad, keyboard, sound, applications, rtc.)

I'm running OS X Yosemite on an Early 2015 MacBook Pro Retina, 512GB. According to the title: "OS X Yosemite freezes randomly, absolutely everything hangs (screen, trackpad, keyboard, sound, ...
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Install OS X El Capitan via terminal on a new blank SDD [on hold]

I have made a bootable usb stick with El Capitan loaded on it. I have verified this drive And it's VALID. However, when I hold the option key upon start of my Mac. This usb drive shows up, after ...
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Can I charge my Samsung Omnia W with MacBook Pro USB port?

Currently, I am using a Samsung Omnia W and mostly I am using my MacBook Pro's USB port for charging it. Is it fine for charging the battery in the mobile phone? Sometimes, I have received a 'high ...
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How to make MBP use USB Ethernet first and when disconnected, use WI-FI?

The Wi-Fi where I work is spotty at times and spotty in certain locations (like where my cube is :-( ). I won't get into why it's still like this after months of complaining but I want to use the ...
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MacBook Pro (Early 2015) works with monitor until connection drops, then never works with the same monitor again

My MacBook Pro screen has recently been damaged and I want to send it in for repair, but it will take a little bit for the claim to be processed and I want to be able to continue using it and back it ...
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I can't login to my Mac with my User Account

My Mac Pro can't login with my user account. It took too much time to login and it has been loading for 3 hours. It stopped running and I can't enter my account
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ATA Drive vs Flash Storage

I am a student who is looking to buy a Macbook. My budget is 1200 USD. I will be using it for programming mostly. I came across 2 laptops: 13-inch MacBook Pro Item Price:$1,134.00 Hardware 2....