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You can't physically connect your Windows PC to your MBP so just using the monitor is not possible. You can use any of the various screen sharing solutions out there to access your PC from your Mac: TeamViewer is kind of straightforward to setup on both machines TighVNC Server can be installed on the Windows side and connected to from your Mac by typing ...


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According to Everymac's MacBook Pro listing, there is no such thing1 as a MacBook Pro 13" Late 2008 5,1. The earliest 13" MacBook Pro was a June [Mid] 2009 5,5. The smallest Late 2008 5,1 model was only 15". To clear things up: Maybe you mean MacBook and not MacBook Pro? Is it a Unibody model, or Pre-Unibody? Is it really a 13" or 15"? Is your battery ...


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Here is the set of Start up keys that you can try. I would try the Safe mode first, followed by Apple Hardware Test. If it does not boot in Safe mode and passes the Apple Hardware Test, use the OS X recovery "cmd+r" to restore your OS X installation.


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Have you tried just command-v at startup? If it doesn't start up after that, check for any disk I/O Errors in the startup process. You will need to make sure you press that key combination straight after the boot chime. If the machine doesn't boot at all, you may try to reset the SMC. The procedure for this depends on the Mac model you have, see this Apple ...


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Reset NVRAM & Reset SMC If that doesn't help you might want to open up your MacBook (or get it opened up by a technician) to check for dust or other clogging. An Apple Certified Service Provider will also have the ability to do a hardware test, the fan itself could be the problem as well.


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For some operations certain models require more power than the Power Supply alone can deliver at a given time. For this incident it relies on additional power from the battery. It is to be assumed that that is your machines issue. You'll probably need to get that battery replaced. The price is usually between 120-150 at an Apple Certified Repair Center in ...


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You mention that you use iStat Menus for temperature and a separate app for controlling the fan speed. iStat Menus has functionality to control fan speed by itself—make sure that you do not have the fan speed set to maximum in iStat Menus as this will override OS X unless another app then overrides iStat Menus.


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My Macbook pro 13 inch mid 2012 has fallen twice from my sofa and study on a the marble flow, the amazing aluminium body is able to lessen the impact and absorbs the fall, just causes a few dents, however screen and hardware works fine.


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They should automatically connect as soon as you have paired them. They won't automatically reconnect if you take them out of range without turning them off first, to reconnect them, go into range and briefly press the call button on them. If you turn them off, then turn them on again and they don't connect, this is either a product issue, or your MacBook ...


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Look at this eBay link here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/181701854491?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1558.l2649 I hope it helps.


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I had similar problem, where the battery was showing as not existing. Took it to the Apple Store, and their tests showed no battery, which confused them. They took it in the back and returned a few mins later. It was the battery power meter on the side of the MacBook Pro, you know the one that lights up with 6 tiny white lights? The battery pack is ...


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Since February 2015, I've had this happen to me twice. Mac refusing to recognize wired keyboard (new mac keyboard received at Xmas). Holding down power button 5 sec after rebooting works for me, but this should be happening at all! Disabled Bluetooth, removed all connections as well


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No. Since I think Mavericks, full-screen sets itself up as a new Space. You might be able to work around it on 2 monitors by using 'Displays have separate Spaces' in System Prefs > Mission Control.


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You may try to enable 'Show video within the main window' option.


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Possible bad news, you should have gotten Replace Battery warnings way before, that you could not missed. What it indicates is your Logic board is failing where the SMC chip sits on it. You can open it and take battery out, then place it back in, but that is slim hope. Before you spend a fortune in replacing the logic board: There is a small circuit build ...


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The 15" and 13" MacBook Pros are vastly different machines. The 15" has a dedicated video card that may help support that many displays. The 13" uses Intel's embedded video hardware, and it likely does not (at least not in OS X). As the user states in that post, it seems technically possible to run 3 in Linux, but it appears restricted in OS X. That said, ...


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Unfortunately I can't see the image you posted right now (due to proxy filtering) but if it says "Service Battery" you can either live with it or buy a new battery. Chances are the battery's integrated status monitor is either correctly identifying a battery failure or the the monitor itself has failed. There isn't a "fix" for this other than replacement. If ...


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You probably knocked the battery connector out. Here's a link to a repair guide to replacing the whole battery, which is more than you need. Do steps 1 and 2 to open your computer up, and then make sure the battery connector in Step 3 is 100% plugged in. If it's fully plugged in and it's still not working, the battery itself is probably shot.


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This happened to me as well, and I just realized that the problem might be because I swapped the hdd drive with other macbook and the when I installed osx the hdd it was in a different macbook, so probably after a reinstall would work.


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Select the text you want to underline, right click and select 'font'. Now you can set the underline style and color.


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A simple answer, start the MacBook and hold down the D key when you hear the startup chime. This will start the built-in diagnostics and any problems that are found will be listed here. Apple link here.


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Try restoring the Apple TV to its factory setting via iTunes, link here. We've had a handful of Apple TVs exhibiting odd behaviour and restoring via iTunes has restored normal function. You will need a micro-USB cable to do this.


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Simple answer, no it's not possible. The Target Display Mode is a function specific to the iMac and this functionality isn't incorporated into MacBooks. You could of course pair the wireless keyboard and trackpad to your MacBook and use TDM on the iMac, but if you're trying to leverage the iMac's CPU power you're out of luck I'm afraid. You'd be better off ...


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The Spotlight Web Content process is part of Spotlight Suggestions. When you start to type in Spotlight or the Safari address bar, Apple sends what you are typing out to their servers to suggest possible web matches and pre-fetch web pages based on what the system thinks you might be looking for. For example, if you start to type N E, it may pre-load ...


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Since it sounds like your TV is very old, the problem may be that the EDID it supplies to your Mac is incompatible/incorrect. (EDID is a standard used by both DVI and HDMI that can provide information about the device's supported resolutions and refresh rates.) In the past, I've used an app called SwitchResX to work aronud similar issues, you could try ...


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See the official Apple page for details, but the bottom line is: HDMI ports can do 30 Hz or below, on all MBPR models. Thunderbolt ports can do 60 Hz, but with only one monitor at a time, and only if you have a discrete GPU, and only on 2013 models and up.


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Same issue... I have a SyncMaster 2232bw plus. used for about 1 year. one day the video just stopped beeing sent. first thing i did was to buy another mini display to vga adaptor. nothing happened. i have 2 macbook pros, one with mountain lion and a brand new with yosemite, none of them sending signal to the monitor. but when i connect it to my friends ...


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Reset the SMC: 1) Power down the system 2) Unplug all cables except Magsafe 3) Hold down left Shift + Control + Option + Power button for ~5 seconds 4) Boot machine up This usually solves issues when certain hardware devices on the device itself aren't responding, especially when multiple do not work.


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That's Yosemite search snooping into your browsing history etc. More detail and how to turn it off here — http://www.wired.com/2014/10/how-to-fix-os-x-yosemite-search/


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I most definitely would not use the new MacBook for iOS development. The screen is too small, the hard disk is too small, the RAM is barely enough. And to add insult to injury, you have to buy a dongle in order to get access to more than one port. No thanks! Get a refurb 13-inch or 15-inch MacBook Pro (perhaps with Retina display), max out the RAM (from a ...


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Can I set up two Samsung monitors to my mac book air mid 2012? No. USB does not generally have the bandwidth for video data. https://support.apple.com/kb/sp650?locale=en_US This MacBook Air only additional supports one display via the thunderbolt port. Dual display and video mirroring: Simultaneously supports full native resolution on the built-in ...


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Short answer - No. Longer answer, from Everymac… *Although Apple only reports that this model can support a single external display up to 2560x1600, Intel reports that this model can simultaneously support two external displays up to 2560x1600 "daisy chained" via Thunderbolt 2. The current top spec Macbook Pro, on the other hand, can support 2 ...


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Get your Airport Card replace or you risk your data. This problem is only going to get worse over time, later causing the Mac to lock up then to a point the Mac will hang during boot. Every force shutdown you risk losing your files on the delicate HFS+ file system.


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Get an 8+ GB thumb drive. Plug it in to your Mac, format it as HFS Journaled and name it "Untitled". Launch /Applications/Utilities/Terminal.app, su as root, then paste the following command into Terminal: /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ Yosemite.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/Untitled --applicationpath /Applications/Install\ ...


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Solution that avoids having to restart the computer: Go to terminal and type sudo ifconfig en0 down And enter your password. This will cause the WIFI card to restart and (for me) the connection to be restored.


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Use this article to identify your machine and OS installed. Aside from two of the most recent Macbooks, Bootcamp v4 and v5 support software drivers are available. Download from there and run using the instructions supplied in the DL doc.


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I'm guessing it's actually a mini-DisplayPort to VGA adapter you're using. Is it a 3rd-party item or genuine Apple? Either way it's quite common for these to be recognised by the host Mac and yet not output anything to the display. The reason for this is quite simple, mini-DisplayPort to DisplayPort/DVI-D/HDMI connections are digital and pass straight ...


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Try VideoLAN, A/K/A VLC. It has video streaming capabilities and, best of all, is free! "On Mac OS X 10.4 or later, VLC is able to grab video and audio from EyeTV applications and therefore all EyeTV-compatible capture devices. The user needs to install a plugin to EyeTV.app in order to use this feature. Guidance is provided in the User Interface. Requires ...


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I just repaired my MacBook Pro (the cursor would move erratically, or not at all, to touchpad input.) I removed the back of the computer, removed the battery, removed the touchpad and cleaned the edges of it, and the edges of the opening it came out of, with a toothbrush sprayed with WD-40. The small gap between the touchpad and computer body collects crud ...


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Seems like using the Kext Utility to clear and repair my kext permissions and doing a clean boot fixed this issue for me. Only tested for a few hours now but so far so good. Many people get a logic board replacement but I think it may have been a kext issue as every time I upgrade I run into kernel panics at some point. I push my machines to the limit and ...


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OS X (and all modern operating systems) is designed to use all of the memory that's available, for file caches if it has no better use for it. That's not a problem, since memory used for file caches is still available for applications to use.


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If you installing Windows 7/8/8.1 on MAC in EFI (native) mode - you'll get problem with sound. If you installing Windows in BootCamp mode - you'll get corrupted files on your hybrid MBR/GPT disc if you'll try to use same files on both systems. If you have only 1 system (Windows in bios mode or Mac OS in gpt) - no problem. So you have to decide.


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Try this... Start your Mac from the recovery partition. Once it's booted, go to the Utilities menu item and select Terminal. Type in the following command (substituting the OS X startup disk name if different from Macintosh HD)... rm /Volumes/"Macintosh HD"/Library/Preferences/com.apple.HIToolbox.plist ...and then restart your MacBook.


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Clarification: I have a thunderbolt of mini display to VGA cable, which I had been using to connect an LCD with my old Mac Pro Book for over 4 years. Just bought Retina Mac Pro and when I connect to LCD through this cable only the screen background appears on the LCD display screen. All efforts failed so far to get the word or ppt files or another display ...


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Follow those instructions for single-user-mode, then when you are done, type "exit" and copy some of the first few lines of the output - on paper if you need to. I'm mentioning this because I skipped the exit step a few times, but more interesting things might come up there. When I brought the lines with me and showed them to the Apple tech (genius) he ...


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Here are some things you can do to try to restore performance within Chrome within your own account. You could try each one at a time and see if it makes a difference. Extensions Open the extensions tab from the Chrome's Window menu. Try disabling all the extensions and running Chrome again to see if performance has improved. Saved Application State ...


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Agree. SSD upgrade will make everything you do on that laptop faster. More memory will only kick in as a boost from time to time. If you do a lot of compiling, all those little include files will hit the SSD sweet spot and you'll feel like you have a new computer.


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I would go with the SSD. First you can check to see how much benefit you would get from upgrading the RAM. You can look at the Activity Monitor.app memory section. The last several versions of Mac OS X have a graph describing "Memory Pressure", which is a way of describing how hard you are pushing the RAM. The OS will naturally try to make use of ALL of the ...


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Flash storage is storage that uses electronically programmable and erasable memory modules with no moving parts. It refers to a very specific implementation of data storage. It can come in different packages though: wrapped in a hard, plastic envelope you slide in to your camera; mounted to a PCB stick with exposed connectors and docked inside your MacPro; ...


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This can happen when the MagSafe cable is failing, generally at the plug end. As the cable strands break down due to mechanical wear, the power being supplied has to be carried by fewer strands. These strands invariably begin to heat up and become oxidized, increasing resistance and therefore generate yet more heat. This is why your MagSafe is getting hot. ...



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