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Mac mini built in speakers do not play all of sound

I've a rather odd issue I've noticed while playing this song on Youtube: When using the built-in speakers I only hear the background singing (a bit hard to describe: sometimes I hear almost nothing, ...
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Screen doesn't turn back on

I have a brand-new Macbook Pro, my first mac since 1987, and unfortunately I'm experiencing a severe issue with it. If I leave it by itself for a while, or close the lid and then re-open it, the ...
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Network problem isolated to this macbook air, where to look next?

Periodically, once or twice a day, I'll start to experience network issues (latency and dropped packets) on this one machine while I'm browsing: Other machines on the same Linksys WRT54G wireless ...
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Mac Mini not booting issue

I'm looking for some troubleshooting ideas on my mac mini failing to boot. The machine had been working fine until 3 days ago. I purchased the mini second hand from a friend ~ 4 months ago. The ...
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High CPU usage by a process called PTPCamera

On my Macbook Pro (Retina, Mid 2012) is a process, called PTPCamera, using a lot of CPU-Time . I already have killed this process but it spawned immediately again. 85% of CPU usage eats my Battery ...
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How can I troubleshoot Mac OS X 10.8 hard lockups?

I have a Mac OS X 10.8.5 virtual machine running on a 6-core Mac Pro Mid 2012 (MacPro5,1) with Server.app installed. Kernel information: Darwin forceten.farcry.sitepalette.com 12.5.0 Darwin Kernel ...
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MBPr early-2013 display turns off by itself

I've been recently experiencing random issues where the display turns off by itself while the MBPr is connected to the TV via HDMI. The computer is not responding even if I press the power button for ...
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Mac Mini and Wide (21:9) Monitor / Display Port Issue

When I boot up my Mac Mini after moving it from my office at work where it worked with my wide (21:9) monitor to my house, when I boot it the display does not show up on the monitor anymore. Waits ...
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Screen Blacks Out After Fans Run at Maximum

I inherited an iMac and it has an issue. It boots up fine but within the first five minutes the fans start to slowly ramp up to full speed. After about five to ten minutes of the fans running at full ...
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Is there a way to stop the optimization process behind “Optimizing Your Mac”?

Using OS X 10.9.5 I got this message after logging out and back in with different UID. Screen is frozen except I can move the mouse courser around just cannot select anything. Display sleep mode does ...
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Thunderbolt display not charging MBP battery

I have a mid-2012 Retina MacBook Pro and two Thunderbolt displays purchased in mid-2014. The MBP sits plugged into one of the Thunderbolt displays almost all the time, unless I'm using it away from my ...
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3rd Monitor stopped working under Windows 7 Bootcamp

I used to be able to use all three (3) monitors for almost a whole year on my Mac Pro Mid 2012 tower model (that's before the Cylinder model came out). Here's the configuration that was working ...
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Audio randomly pausing on iPhone 4S

I have a recently developed a strange problem with my iPhone 4S. If I start playing audio (the two apps I've noticed this problem with are RSSRadio7 and Spotify, although I assume it affects other ...
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This content requires HDCP for playback - Airplay on iPhone 5S not working

After getting the iPhone 5S, I have been having problems with the AppleTV connection. Sometimes it just drops as soon as I start Airplay mode from the iPhone, and most of the other times some error ...
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Something is messing with my disk permissions, which breaks a lot of file-related stuff. Can I find out what is causing this?

This has been happening for months, and I have no idea what's causing it. Something on my Mac keeps mucking with disk permissions, and it seems like a trivial set of stuff Java-related library ...
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Upgrading to 10.7.5 broke copy/paste system wide

I upgraded to 10.7.5 through software update, and it appears doing so broke the paste command. I can cut (and perhaps copy) text out of fields, but when I try to paste, the Edit menu lights up, but ...
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What's causing this purple banding on video shot with my iPhone 5?

I shot my first two video with an iPhone 5 last weekend, and both suffered from the same flash of purple banding you can see in this clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGLWJKDj1fE I've tried ...
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Are there steps for troubleshooting Time Machine on Snow Leopard that I have missed?

I have had ongoing problems with TM since installing a new HDD in late May. The problems have been varied, and for a while all backups were taking about 2 hours. Now things have "stabilized" and ...
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Troubleshooting for flash or iLife related beachballs or system hangs?

My wife and I share her iMac, using two separate user accounts. My account is used almost exclusively for browsing the web. My wife's account hosts a large iTunes library, our iPhoto libraries ...
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What do I do when I get “Cannot Connect to iTunes store” when downloading an app?

I'm using an iPad 2, iOS 5 and trying to download apps/updates. Occasionally I get the "Cannot connect to iTunes Store" message and my downloads cancel. The iTunes store loads, all my Apple ID ...
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MacBook Pro Kernel Panic on Boot - even without a hard drive installed

My (Discrete, not Unibody) MBP (2007-ish) just started to kernel panic on boot. Pulled the HDD, which boots via USB on my Mini - hopefully ruling out a HDD or data/OS issue. I've disconnected the ...
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Can't access Mail or Mail setttings on iphone 4 + iOS 6.1.2

Since the upgrade to iOS 6, I've been unable to access my mail on wi-fi, cellular or disconnected. The symptoms are: The mail button icon shows '1' When clicking on te mail app icon, it attempts ...
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Troubleshooting a MacBook Pro that is not charging from power

My MacBook Pro isn't charging, the light on the charger isn't lit, and the battery image indicates it is not charging . The computer is approximately a year old. I've tried multiple outlets, so I ...
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Need to restore from encrypted iPhone backup, but can’t due to missing password

I did not set a password for the restore encrypted thing. I have tried 1234 and anything else I could come up with. I have to get back in. I accidentally deleted text messages that I need for personal ...
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iPhone 3GS never goes into standby

I have noticed a problem with my iPhone 3GS recently. It never goes into standby mode unless I turn on flight mode. When I have phone mode on it will keep on running something in the background. I ...
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My iMac makes no sound at all

My iMac abruptly stopped making any sounds while I was using Garageband. I think I had a microphone and headphones plugged in at the time. I have tried everything that is written online: Safe mode, ...
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My MacBook Air won't connect to wifi

I bought a new MacBook Air and was able to connect to the internet at first but now it won't connect. I have other devices as well as other computers on wifi but my Mac won't connect. When I try and ...
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My RAM was bad (“three beeps” bad) until shuffled

I've got an early 2011 13" i7 MBP, OS X 10.10.3 (the public beta version before the one released last night) with 10 GB of RAM – one of the original 2 GB modules in the bottom slot and an 8 GB module ...
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Troubleshooting the spinning wait cursor or spinning disc pointer

I have a mid 2009 MBP with Mavericks and am increasingly seeing the spinning wait cursor or spinning disc pointer - how do I try to troubleshoot what might be happening? Indeed, in what situations ...
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Interpreting constant kernal panic

I have very frequent kernel panic calls. Here is a report on one of them. I have no idea what is causing it. Fri Jun 27 11:21:45 2014 panic(cpu 1 caller 0xffffff7fad305f7c): "GPU Panic: ...
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Connected but won't work at home?

I'm on my school laptop (MacBook Air) and it used to connect to my home Internet connection but suddenly it just..stopped. It says that I am connected. And I have full bars, my iPad and everyone ...
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iPad screen is black and won't turn on after charging and resetting

Yesterday I dropped my iPad 3 but luckily the screen did not crack. However the screen is now black and will not turn on. I can still here sounds from the iPad. How can I fix this? What I tried: ...
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One month old Macbook Air does not power on

I have an almost new Macbook Air. I started to use Time Machine for the first time with a brand new "My Passport" hard drive. I had to unplug it during the process and it was left unplugged for quite ...
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How can I troubleshoot an iTunes install problem?

I'm having a hard time trying to install iTunes on my Windows 7. After reading some sites like this, this or this, I can`t go further then trying to install, and failing after few seconds, without ...
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Internal mic not working on 2008 iMac running 10.7.5

I just got my iMac back from Apple---they had to replace the video card for me---and the internal mic is not working. In System Preferences -> Sound, I can select "Internal Microphone" or "Line In" ...
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Can software cause the home button to stop working on iOS?

I have a new (2 months) iPhone 5 and it just froze in the "settings" app. Everything on the phone is controlled with the round button at the bottom, when I press it nothing happens anymore. Can this ...
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Cannot connect to iTunes Store in Mac OS X Lion without any error messages

I can no longer connect to the iTunes Store on my Mac. My iTunes is from 10.6.3 (now updated to 10.7.4). When I try to connect to the iTunes Store, the following error is occurring and indicating no ...
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Some photos are not syncing to iPhone 4

When syncing photos through iTunes to my iPhone 4, I am finding that certain photos are not syncing. In one event there are 600+ photos yet only 200 are syncing across. Does anybody know why?
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iPhone App Store Stuck

My App Store on iPhone (iPhone 4S with iOS 5.1) is stuck, I already contacted the support from apple. But maybe there is someone here with a similar experience. Whenever I open the App Store, it ...
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Addressing Console.app messages on badly installed and removed software

Ever since I upgraded to 10.7, my computer has been acting funny, I lost my PostgreSQL installation so tried to install it again using the postgres 9.1 dmg from the postgres website. The installation ...
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Deleted libsystem.B.dylib by mistake

I deleted libsystem.B.dylib by mistake. On boot it got struck with Apple logo and a loading symbol below it. I tried booting with Cmd-v but it got struck with AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement: ...
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iPad won't turn on after being drained [duplicate]

What if my iPad didn't turn on after battery drain? I did all the steps but it still didn't work. Is it already damaged or can I recover it on an Apple Store?
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Why running Time Machine on OS X Server slows down my Mac?

I have MacBook Pro (2.3GHz Intel Core i7, 16 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD - late 2013?) and Time Machine backups data via network to our internal OS X Server. But when Time Machine is running backups, my ...
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Dock icons colors are messed up

This happens sometimes and all i can do to fix it is reboot. Any idea why this happens?
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How do I fix my iPhone 5s?

Now first of all, I assure you, there is not a single issue like mine. Let me list the steps taken with corresponding error messages/new problems to each step taken. The problem started when the SIM ...
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Can't send or receive e-mail via Mail

I've tried multiple e-mail accounts and can't get my computer to talk to the e-mail server. I've loaded and re-loaded the SMTP and IMAP settings. Everything seems in order, but it just doesn't want ...
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Typing lag on SE sites - Safari

This is a strange one & only seems to affect text entry [questions, answers & comments] on SE sites. I've not really noticed it anywhere else, but this is where I do most of my web-site ...
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Strange colors on my iPhone screen

The icon for the Messages app looks grayish or blue. My app icons are different from the standard colors. The settings menu is black with white letters. My phone has not been dropped recently or ...
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Internet not working on iPad mini with iOS 7

Since a couple of days internet connected applications (such as facebook) have stopped working on my wife's iPad mini which has iOS 7.1.2. Further symptoms: internet works in Safari internet ...
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MacBook Pro won't boot to OS X after Internet Recovery

Someone gave me a MacBook Pro 13″ A1278 2010 model. They took the hard drive and the screen was totally trashed. I managed to order a new screen from China this other day, however I connect it to a ...