A discontinued line of non-Pro and non-Air portable Macs.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

3
votes
0answers
208 views

How can I stop sound switching to internal if I close the lid on my MacBook while playing video on HDMI-connected TV

If I connect an HDMI cable to my MacBook (mid-2010 white model, Mavericks 10.9.2) and play a video, then the audio comes out of the TV - so far so good. If I then close the lid while the video is ...
2
votes
0answers
22 views

The power button turns MacBook off, but not back on

I have: replaced/soldered a new keyboard connector on the logic board as it had a missing pin, replaced the keyboard twice (the second and third keyboards work correctly), tried jump starting the ...
2
votes
0answers
145 views
+50

iTunes starts playing when disconnecting Bose Soundlink Mini

i have a Bose Soundlink Mini connected to a Macbook Air. When the Soundlink turns off after a time (because of energy saver mode), iTunes automatically starts playing music. I didn't find any option ...
2
votes
0answers
26 views

How to determine what the repair people did to fix my MacBook?

Recently, my MacBook stopped powering up. When pressing the power button, nothing at all happened. The usual green-yellow light on the power supply appeared normal, but no lights or sounds came from ...
2
votes
0answers
44 views

MacBook screen does not work when using OS X but works with Boot Camp

A while ago I had some liquid spilled on my 2009 MacBook. After that accident the internal screen is not working under OS X but works perfectly fine when using Windows under Boot Camp on the same ...
2
votes
0answers
75 views

Earthed (Grounded) Stubby Plug for MacBook AC Adapter

Much hay has been made of the apparent grounding issue while using the stubby plug on a MacBook AC adapter. While I understand it is completely safe to have a bit of grounding flowing through the ...
2
votes
0answers
199 views

MacBook Pro 5,1 will only turn on after SMC reset

Resetting the SMC every time the machine is turned off is the only way to turn it back on and when it is on the fans run at max speed etc. etc. (SMC issues). Have tried to swap out HDD and RAM. ...
2
votes
0answers
407 views

Bluetooth audio streaming from Android to Mac

Is there any way I can Stream Audio from my Android device via Bluetooth to my Macbook Pro? I'm using OS X 10.9.1 and Android 4.4.2. The AUX-Port on my Android device has stopped working. Is there ...
2
votes
0answers
99 views

Strange bug in MacVim 7.4 and some others apps on MacBook Retina

Bug (excuse me for bad quality) Explanation: In full screen mode in MacVim 7.4 i see the background panel. I tried set transparency=0 but it does not work, Is it good to see backpanel in ...
2
votes
0answers
2k views

MacBook does not list my bootable USB stick in the boot menu

I made a bootable usb stick with OSX Lion. When starting up my MacMini (which has OSX Mountain Lion installed) while holding option, the USB stick is listed and I can boot from it. But I want to use ...
2
votes
0answers
682 views

Why is iMovie 11 so unstable on my MacBook Pro Retina?

On my previous MacBook Pro iMovie was slow, but stable. On this new MacBook Pro retina iMovie is fast, but extremely unstable. The preview window should display the correct frame when moving the ...
2
votes
0answers
32 views

My New Internal HD is mounted as /Volumes/hdd

I replaced my optical disk with an SSD for startup and Mountain Lion and upgraded my HDD to a larger one. I also moved my home folder to the new disk. But one thing is still bugging me. My mid-2010 ...
2
votes
0answers
175 views

Strange sleep mode of MacBook behaviour after water damage

Months ago I drowned my MacBooks keyboard in water and it died. I'm using an external keyboard now the Mac works as before. However, there is this interesting feature that if I just close the Mac ...
2
votes
0answers
547 views

Can the ambient light sensor be adjusted to shut off the keyboard backlight?

I have a 2011 Macbook Air and I find that the ambient light sensor does a great job of setting an appropriate backlight brightness level. It's particularly good at not blinding you when you open up ...
2
votes
0answers
2k views

Subtle light-colored horizontal lines across Macbook screen, and jaw-dropping calibration behavior

My issue: When viewing solid, light tones, such as #FDF6E3, I see evenly spaced horizontal lines across my entire screen (I have a 2010 white Macbook). These lines are especially visible when the ...
1
vote
0answers
15 views

How to fix MacBook HDD, keys out of order and disk full error?

I have MacBook late 2008 10.6.8 120GB HDD. Lately its been kernel panicing once a week and last panic was really bad. After panic, i booted and verbose log says this: checking catalog file keys out ...
1
vote
0answers
27 views

Potential Security Breach

My display went black suddenly while I was online banking. I tried to do a hard shutdown but had no control over my keyboard. After approximately one to one and half minutes of attempting shutdown, ...
1
vote
0answers
44 views

My MacBook Pro - snow leopard - won't connect to my network or open internet based apps

Randomly, my Mac stopped connecting to my wifi network 2 days ago and now it will also no longer open safari or other internet based apps. If I plug in an Ethernet cable, I still can't gain internet ...
1
vote
0answers
15 views

Spotlight searched an image and it automatically edited itself

I have DropBox installed on my Mac. In my DropBox folder are two specific images, which we'll call Image A and Image B. I was using Spotlight Search for Image A, and used the spotlight preview pane. ...
1
vote
0answers
294 views

Macbook freezes when connected (connecting) to new wireless router

So I have done extensive troubleshooting for my problem. When we moved to our new apartment and had a new fiber optic internet set up with, which came with a new wireless router, all the trouble ...
1
vote
0answers
21 views

unwanted login window

I have a macbook pro 13 retina late 2013. Lately I have noticed when I start it up and the login page opens there is a login window entitled "others". I have no idea how it got there and it is not in ...
1
vote
0answers
48 views

MacBook detects a phantom display

I have a probably hardware broken MacBook (Late 2006), which detects an external display without any displays having attached. This happens with a brand new OS X (Lion) install too. The phantom ...
1
vote
0answers
92 views

Mail 7.3 print issue

Mail 7.3 frequently (but not always) prints email headers on one page and body on a second page. The same problem occurs on different printers (HP & Epson). Seems to occur most often when set to ...
1
vote
0answers
166 views

Macbook Pro Retina (early 2013) Trackpad Dead

So I was watching some great BBC documentaries on YouTube last night, and before I fell asleep, I plugged in my Macbook (early 2013, 13") and set it on my nightstand. When I got up today, I was ...
1
vote
0answers
70 views

used MacBook 13“ Late 2008 (A1278) vs MacBook 13” white Mid 2007 vs current MacBook 13"

I'm working with a MacBook 13" white (Mid 2007) with Intel Core2 Duo 2.16 GHz 3 GB RAM (max.) 1 GB hard disk MacOS X 10.6.8 Disadvantages: limited to 3 GB of max. RAM limited to OS X 10.7 ...
1
vote
0answers
53 views

Using a 27" LED Cinema display with a 2009 Macbook

I have an old 2009 Macbook (white) and a 27" LED Cinema Display with a Mini DisplayPort cable. The Macbook only has a Mini DVI connector and I believe it's only single link (since it's not a Macbook ...
1
vote
0answers
144 views

My monitor doesn't sleep if my mac is connected via HDMI: who's at fault?

I have a MacBook5,1 running 10.8, and an Asus VW246 monitor. I connected it to the monitor using a "MiniDisplayPort->DVI(f) adapter" + a "DVI(m)-DVI(m) cable". Now I've bought a single ...
1
vote
0answers
56 views

How do I enable an external display in Single User Mode via Terminal on a headless macbook?

I'm trying to troubleshoot video issues on macbook laptop with no display or a dead? display but can't see what I'm doing. I need a Terminal command to run 'blind' after I boot into Single User mode ...
1
vote
0answers
2k views

How To Install Kali Linux (or Debian) on Macbook Air (Original 2008 Model)

Recently got an old macbook air 2008 model. I am a linux guy and I am very new to Mac OS X. I tried but I just prefer to have my familiar debian running on this laptop. On a PC I would do this easily, ...
1
vote
0answers
209 views

Change volume on a multi output device - Mac

;) I have a small problem... When creating a multi output device in the application "MIDI" on the mac, i don't have any problems at all. Now i want to make Videos (YouTube) and wanted to output the ...
1
vote
0answers
32 views

Using old MacBook battery as an USB charger. Known adapters/cases?

I have an old MacBook with an OK battery. When I go out sailing or traveling I have a lead battery with me to be able to charge USB-things. iPhone, portable speakers, etc. The old MacBooks battery ...
1
vote
0answers
95 views

MacBook Pro 13" 2011 not booting — question mark folder

My MacBook Pro is not booting. It only shows me a question mark folder. If I try to manually boot, it doesn't give me any options than to go into recovery. And if I go into recovery and then disk ...
1
vote
0answers
81 views

Why does USB audio out mute after about 1 minute?

I am seeing the following behavior on a MacBook Air and an iMac. We have external speakers set up that we connect to via USB > external sound card > speakers. When we initially connect, the audio ...
1
vote
0answers
552 views

Problems installing bootcamp drivers - Win8x64 on MacBook5,2

new here. I have the following scenario: I own a MacBook5,2 (thats the white one, early 2009 model IIRC) with OS X 10.8.5 installed, BootCamp 5 is included. I already successfully installed Windows 8 ...
1
vote
0answers
48 views

Can anything cause the battery “cycles count” to appear LOWER than it really is?

My Macbook battery is essentially dead. It has behaved erratically for the past 1.5 year. In any case I checked the cycle count today and found only 270 something. If I recall correctly, I had much ...
1
vote
0answers
349 views

My Lacie 'Rugged' external hard-drive no longer mounts

My Lacie 'rugged' 1TB external hard-drive has stopped working. I have always been sceptical about the USB connector cable, and more specifically where it joins the hard-drive. It just seems poorly ...
1
vote
0answers
65 views

Installing BackTrack Via VMware

I use VMware and I would like to be able to turn a partition of the hard drive into BackTrack. Is there any way to do this as I have been unable to create a live CD/USB because of Mac's bad ...
1
vote
0answers
411 views

Connection failed to Time Capsule

I have a time capsule that I've been using for years, as a wireless router as well as automated backups and external storage. All of a sudden, both my Mac Book and iMac stopped being able to access ...
1
vote
0answers
598 views

2013-Macbook Air compatibility with Matrox Dual/TripleHead2Go DP

I have been using a matrox TripleHead2Go DP (work) and DualHead2Go DP (home) with a late-2010 Macbook Air (Nvidia GeForce 320M graphics) with two Dell 2007fp monitors at 2*1600x1200@60Hz (i.e., one ...
1
vote
0answers
147 views

Macbook pro mid 2009 in a extended acer g276hl monitor

I have a G276hl acer monitor which I use as my second screen with my MBP. Previously I used it with no problem at its maximum resolution (1920x1080). Yesterday I format my computer and when I ...
1
vote
0answers
52 views

Register a Macbook

I'm trying to register an old macbook in apple support profile (https://supportprofile.apple.com), but I don't have any idea about which is the bought date. I didn't bought it in apple store, but in ...
1
vote
0answers
561 views

Clean install Mac OS X 10.6.8, using USB Drive

I've Mac 10.5.8. I've upgraded to Mac 10.6.8, using USB device. Now I'm thinking of clean installing Mac 10.6.8, using USB device. When inserting Mac 10.5.8 CD, I' getting option to format the disk. ...
1
vote
0answers
85 views

MacBook won't read “heavy” discs

My MacBook's drive is typically fully functional (for most discs), but I've recently noticed that it refuses to read discs with a paint coat (such as most commercial software). What could have caused ...
1
vote
0answers
302 views

Can't eject disk after creating image

I am running the latest software. This is a fresh install of Mac OS X 10.8.* latest. I am on a Macbook6,1. I am using my internal optical drive installed in a external enclosure(from OWC) after ...
1
vote
0answers
157 views

Why is my MacBook stalling occasionally since being upgraded with an SSD?

I upgraded my 6 year old MacBook Core Duo with a 120GB SanDisk Extreme SSD. The results are pretty incredible considering the age of the computer. The only problem I'm having are intermittent stalls. ...
1
vote
0answers
76 views

White MacBook ca 2009/2010 slower and vibrating

I have scoured the net for some advice on a recent issue with my MacBook. It was for several years fast and silent but now the browser (fx 18.0.2) is perceptibly slower and there is a hum where I ...
1
vote
0answers
145 views

macbook pro hosts file not working correctly

I am trying to set up a production server ahead of the actual dns switch. I have edited my hosts file on my macbook pro 10.8.2. I can pull up the index page but none of the style sheets are pulled ...
1
vote
0answers
217 views

Macbook White slow after replacing new battery

I'm running 8GB RAM. Recently I got my swollen battery replaced. After getting it back, I also ran some software update from AppStore. Yesterday, my Mac started to fail on me. It ran incredibly slow ...
1
vote
0answers
104 views

Restarting from bootcamp makes virtualization software run extremely slow

i've an issue with every dedicated software used for virtualization. My macbook pro 5,3 (2,66ghz P8800, 8 gb ram, ssd ocz agility 3 120 gb, hdd installed into the cd slot; mac os x mountain lion ...
1
vote
0answers
359 views

Macbook Pro with 10.7.5 hanging when closing screen

I have some problems on my Macbook. Whenever I close the screen and I open it up again, the problem starts. Sometimes I am able to login, but once I am inside, the computer freezers. Other times I ...