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Well none of this worked for me. This is what I did before I found the issue. After the computer would come back on after sleep (macbook pro mavericks, screaming computer with 8gigs ram, retina) the right side monitor, out of the 2 monitors I have plugged in by VGA->DVI, continued to be reset from 1600x900 to 800x600. I would: Unplug the DVI port from ...


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I work as the Mac admin for a large non profit. At the moment I oversee roughly 200~ or so Macs, both in our main office and deployed across the world. The Mac influx has only been a thing for the past 3-4 years, before that they were largely windows based and as such are deeply intrenched in MS Exchange and Active Directory. Now that Macs make up about ...


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While you may get some good help here I thought I would insert my 2cents about other resources. I have to deal with macs in business situations but it is usually (unfortunately) at most a few in a mostly Windows network. That being said macintouch.com is a real good place to ask that question. And afp548.com is a site dedicated to people using Macs in ...


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Turn off Time Machine with the switch in System Preferences, then remove the Backups.backupdb from drive A. Time Machine should recognise that the disk is no longer a Time Machine backup destination, but if it doesn't, delete .com.apple.timemachine.donotpresent from the root of the disk.


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Eject is only temporary, once restating the computer will read the disk again if it is still plugged in or you freshly plug it in. So use the unmount in disk utility that is permanent till you mount it again. I forgot, also disable the Spotlight search for that disk, so it wont spin any more.


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because to get the information from the old computer to the new after mailing in the computer would not be possible, and to buy the new one before mailing in the old would mean the "store credit" could not be used on that purchase.


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Could you try to plug in a powered USB hub and see if the issue persists? I would also suggest resetting the SMC just in case, you can find that here


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VillageTronic VTBook - this will work!


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The MacBook Pro is very Popular because of the Power it has, the stability and of course the Design. It has more input connections, the MacBook Air has not. You can look that up on the Apple Supprot Pages, but here are some examples : MacBook Pro has a Line-In for 3,5mm jacks, where the MacBook Air only has a 3,5mm headphone jack, but no input. Also The ...


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I had the same problem after updating to Mavericks. Resetting the NVRAM solved it.


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Lets analyze: The Loading/Unloading works ! The spin motor works ! So electromechanical it is OK. Since you would have to take it out anyway here are the instructions how,to open it and how to clean the lens.


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Usually OS X machines will go to sleep when they run low on battery. The fact that yours didn't suggests a battery fault. I used to be a technician and I saw clicking affected when the battery swells (as the battery sits directly on top of the trackpad assembly). Does the click feel normal (still get the normal click noise when you press the trackpad)? If ...


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If you are able to use Skype and uTorrent, but not able to use Safari or Chrome, I would recommend that you try resetting the SMC. In my comment above, I recommended trying to ping external addresses which would determine the status of your network connectivity.


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Try booting from a USB drive and running Disk Utility from there on your drive, using this method in Disk Utility. You can just slide to resize the partition.


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The "invalid node structure" and "disk I/O" errors you see in verbose mode are both indicative of a failing hard drive. The invalid node structure points to a problem with the data cataloging mechanism of the operating system, basically that system that keeps track of where all the data is stored. One off reports of this aren't so bad but coupled with the ...


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MAMP. quit out of MAMP and you will see vast improvement.


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MacBooks, especially Pros, do heat quite a bit when under heavy use. It is is perfectly normal. You can however check you system by downloading a temperature monitor. Most also allow you to monitor/control your fans. I personally have used smcFanControl before, but the app in the previous answer should do too. I once had a MacBook (2006, black model) with ...


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Run software update from the apple icon. If there are any updates it will tell you but you should be good to go as the SATA interface is the same so the only firmware change needed is wear leveling and trim. You can check if that is enabled by clicking on About This Mac>system info> more details> then in the sidebar of system profiler click on the Sata ...


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you should definitely have it looked. Btw when you say overheat ... have you got an app to quantify that? try atMonitor ,a free app to do just that.. and if you can report your findings here


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You should go ahead and do what you first propose of the SSD in the optical and the HDD in the main. There are two things to consider with speed, data rate and latency. Data rate is how fast the data can transfer from point A to point B. Something to keep in mind though is HDD are not that fast and may not use the full 3 Gigabits it is given. A WD green ...


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GIMP automatically detects and uses the system language. In the unlikely event that language detection fails, or if you just want to use a different language, you may do so: Apple Mac OS X From System Preferences, click on the International icon. In the Language tab, the desired language should be the first in the list. recent builds of GIMP may ...


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Its a probable RAM issue. Take out the RAM, clean them up, and put it again in the slots. It also happens when one of the RAM gets faulty, or is not properly attached.


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A few months ago my organization made the decision to make docking stations a standard item to be ordered with all Macs. We've evaluated the Belkin Thunderbolt dock, the Matrox DS1, the Kwikdock, the LandingZone docks and had previously used Henge docks. The Henge docks proved to be a constant pain for both users and our support team. The connections in ...


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ZenDock is still wrapping up production and have been keeping everyone in the loop on their progress via their blog: http://www.zenboxx.blogspot.com/


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Most of the docks I know are very similar to the belkin one. Take a look at this article: http://www.macworld.com/article/2099483/thunderbolt-docks-review-the-best-way-to-connect-your-macbook-to-your-other-devices.html This one from Hengedocks appears to be an interesting solution, with 3 thunderbolt ports instead of 2 and plenty of other connection, ...


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The default sleep mode used by Mac laptops is a hybrid between traditional sleep mode (suspend to RAM) and hibernation (suspend to disk): the contents of the RAM are saved to the disk, but the RAM is kept powered as well. Desktop Macs use traditional sleep mode (suspend to RAM) by default. See man pmset: SAFE SLEEP ARGUMENTS hibernatemode takes a ...


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Because I have to do that quite often : Yes, it is indeed possible and it makes use of the command provided in the answer by kekub. Just create an application with Automator: 1) Open Automator 2) Choose "Application" 3) Search for the Shell-Script workflow element 4) Change the Input to "As Arguments" 5) Adjust the Shell script like this : for f ...


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You can open multiple instances of a mac application using open -n terminal command. Eg. open -n image2.pdf More information.


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Check if your TV has a mode called PC mode or Game mode. TVs now a days perform some additional processing to the input signal to supposedly improve the picture quality. This, however, can add a bit of delay. Samsung TVs have a mode called Game mode which turns this off. I am not sure what it is called on Sharp TVs. If you cant find one, cycle through each ...


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I have had good experiences with SmartSleep: http://www.jinx.de/SmartSleep.html For instance it will go to hibernation when the battery level goes below a certain percentage.


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Not an Apple-approved answer, but to solve your root cause (to train battery regularly when your MBP is always at your desk), consider surge protectors with scheduled on/off (example, about $40 in Russia). You can program it to turn off in the beginning of night, and to turn on about 4am so that battery is charged back by the time you show up at your desk. ...


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Since online shopping is out of question the local Apple Store might help you with the parts, the instructions you can find at iFixit or youtube


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macsales.com aka OWC is a fantastic website for buying RAM. I purchased 16 gb for my late 2011 model with no problems. Order the RAM amount that you want, then when the ram arrives you must unscrew the back cover of your macbook and find the RAM to remove, which you will then replace with the RAM you bought. I highly suggest watching a YouTube video on the ...


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Unplug from power outlet, "problem solved". Noise stopped, although this is a main issue from the power connector from the mac. Good luck to you all. Cheers.


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You can lighten the antialiasing system-wide in System Preferences. Go to General and at the bottom is a checkbox labeled "Use LCD font smoothing when available". This is pretty cool in theory, but Apple's implementation is... not so great. LCD font smoothing (also called subpixel rendering) treats the R, G, and B channels of each pixel as separate pixels, ...


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This is font anti-aliasing. In Terminal.app go to Preferences..., Settings and select a profile or create your own that fits your needs. There you can disable anti-aliasing (except for the Basic profile). Select it and click Default on the bottom of the list.


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Interestingly it does show Connected but the WiFi settings are wrong and the Network settings are wrong? Anyway, lets bypass the GUI and use Terminal for some direct commands. In Terminal type (to turn it on) networksetup -setairportpower en0 on Next type (to scan) /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Apple80211.framework/Versions/A/Resources/airport scan ...


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It is part of the the digital audio out built into that port. You can plug in a toslink cable instead of a 1/8th inch analog cable to get digital audio from your Mac Book. (via) might not work in Ubuntu


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GeekTool itself uses minimal CPU as shown by the other answers. However, GeekTool really just facilitates running other scripts. It's the frequency and impact of those scripts on your system you want to worry about. By tuning them in their runtime and CPU load you can have GeekTool present useful information with minimal system impact. I would focus less ...


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Mavericks has a sophisticated RAM management software. The good old days where you did the job of trying to keep as much RAM free as you could are obsoleted. Someone had the good idea of what is the purpose of RAM that is not used. So use it all or as much as you can and manage the dynamics so it does not overun to Swap. What it means it will continuously ...


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Geektool is well suited for displaying static content with occasional refreshes - and you should stick to this usage model on a portable. A couple of 1 second refresh geeklets can noticeably reduce your battery time. For example, I have rather complex Geektool setup (23 geeklets), but "GeekTool Helper" using 0.0 CPU in average. The secret is to set refresh ...


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I use geektool heavily for a lot of automated background tasks and that brings it to around the 70 megabytes area. Before you worry about any memory issues though, one of my best geeklets was specifically built to actively clean the ram when things get tight.


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As long as you have set "Automatic Graphics Switching" in System Preferences > Energy Saver discreet graphics get automatically switched on when you need it. (via) If you are interested there are applications that let you easily force the switch such as gfxCardStatus


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If only the arrow comes up when you hold down option it most likely means there's some kind of hardware issue. You may be able to repair it using the Disk Utility in Internet Recovery (Hold down ⌘ command+⌥ option/⌥ option+R while booting) , but I'd advise in to looking to getting this thing serviced or repaired. Sounds like you've got a bad HD. If all ...


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Here are your Options. We assume your Boot sector is somehow damaged. We further assume your hard drive is not damaged. Since you installed Mountain Lion you might be in luck. When you install Mountain Lion or Lion, the installer creates an invisible, bootable, 650MB partition—a portion of a drive the operating system treats as a separate volume—on your ...


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There are many methods for syncing things across computers. If you do not mind having all of your directories within a certain superdirectory, and do not have too much stuff to sync, Dropbox is a great and incredibly easy way to go. If you have a lot of data or want to sync directories from anywhere on your computer, BitTorrent Sync is a quick and secure ...


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The windows partition wont be touched if your just re-installing on the Mac partition. unless you format the entire disk then you have a problem *"More in depth explanation Partition Map or Table - is instructions written at the beginning of the drive that tell the hardware it's running from: what, how many, and where the partitions are on the ...


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See where System Preferences -> Energy Saver says: Wake for Network Access? If your mac is asleep it can still be accessed via Wi-Fi, and woken up. Power Nap wakes up and connects to services and then disconnects, going into Bonjour Sleep Proxy mode for being woken up again via Wi-Fi. http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5963 ...


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Run Console to check the recent logs for more details (look for com.apple.installd). In example, I had something like: com.apple.launchd[1]: (com.apple.installd[69518]) Job appears to have crashed: Abort trap: 6 ReportCrash[69520]: Saved crash report for installd[69518] version 332 to /Library/Logs/DiagnosticReports/installd_2014*.crash If you see the ...


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You can use QuickTime Player.app for this. Open it and in File menu there's New Screen Recording or press ⌃+⌘+N.



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