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Try to delete the preference files: /Users/[home folder]/Library/Preferences/ByHost/com.apple.screensaver*.plist Then restart.


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iTunes does not keep track of where imported files were originally found. In other words, it knows where the copied files are (within the iTunes folders) but it has no record of where the original files are scattered around your hard drive. That said, you could use Spotlight to find the files. Note that for this method you will need to know where your ...


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You should use following to make a bootable Yosemite USB. sudo /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ Yosemite.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/Untitled --applicationpath /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ Yosemite.app —nointeraction Just replace the Untitled with name of the USB drive


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Just go to System Preferences, click on Security, then FileVault then click the button that says turn off FileVault. But if you have it on, I would recommend leaving it on. It increases your security, and may take a while to turn off (decrypt) your files, but it's your choice.


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I do not know if iStat works well with Yosemite and delivering correct results. Your CPU temp is on very high end indicating full load of CPU = continuous load of >100%. Your SMC reset might not have worked so try it again. Intel made a simple tool that correctly reports CPU load. A 2011 model should not have a Thermal paste issue, those usually occur ...


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Please quit Disk Utility if it is open and launch Terminal in the folder Applications/Utilities/ with your external drive connected Enter the following command at the Terminal prompt: defaults write com.apple.DiskUtility DUDebugMenuEnabled 1 Press Enter Quit Terminal Start Disk Utility and enable 'Show every Partition' in the Debug menu After a few ...


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First, in answer to the first question: No, a batteries remaining power does not drop consistently regardless of remaining charge. The simplest answer to the rest of the question is: you want to run the power inverter for as little time as possible. The explanation of this and method to accomplish it follows. The power inverter uses some power itself, so ...


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The remaining time is simple to calc. The battery power vs the consumption rate in this example: Charge Remaining (mAh): 4299 Amperage (mA): -787 (the consumption)- this is a variable based on computer usage. My computer says I have 5:30 Hours left. (which is about correct 4299/787=5.3) However, you will notice it is not a liner function. The ...


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What's your output of command: defaults read com.apple.dashboard If it's disabled: { "enabled-state" = 1; } If it's running as a space: { "enabled-state" = 2; } If it's running as an overlay: { "enabled-state" = 3; }


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The solution is from here and it worked with me: There seems to be a bug whereby if the headphones are plugged in when the MBP is put to sleep and are not present when it is rewakened, the headphones stop being recognized. The solution is to: Unplug the headphones Put the MBP back to sleep (close the lid; without an external display hooked up) ...


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It sounds like the CD drive is broken. A sign of potential future HDD failure. Does the drive make any clicking noises or any strange sounds? I'd make a full backup and prepare for the worst, especially considering the age of the machine.


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I got this message too and solved it easily: Go to System Preferences; Users and Groups; Select the Admin User and click the padlock to make changes; enter the Admin's password; Click on the picture of the Admin; the word 'edit' should appear; Select Camera; Take a new picture of yourself and save it; Lock the padlock again; Restart the computer. You could ...


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I just realised you need to restart the device for it to take effect...


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This noise (assuming it's a buzzing sound) is normal - not a problem. It is just because of the electricity flow you are causing with your finger. It is explained well here.


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I am not sure sharing an Internet connection over Bluetooth works on osx. If it does, it should work like this: Go to System Settings > Sharing Select "Internet Sharing" but do not click the checkbox yet on the right, select 'share your connection from:' 'Wifi' below, check 'Bluetooth PAN' if it exists Now check the Internet Sharing checkbox on the left. ...


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I had the same problem. I don't know whether turning FileVault on was related (this process was suggested during Yosemite installation). However, I retried backup when FileVault finished and it worked that time. Remember that Yosemite installation brings around new 6 GB that will be backed up. So, the preparation of backing up will delay more than usual.


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Go to System Preferences then Sound, then put a check on "Show volume in menu bar".


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Open System Preferences, click on Sound (in the second section, all the way to the right), then make sure Show volume in menu bar is checked.


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Connected only means the devices are connected via BT pan. Your WiFi connection to Internet is not been shared. That could be caused by DNS server settings problem. When you configured the IP settings "manually" did you set the specific DNS sever IPs respective to your InternetServiceProvider (ISP)? Also---Try going into network settings>change your ...


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I had the same problem. At the Apple troubleshooting site, it stated that the initial backup after an upgrade will take a long time. I hit "Back Up Now" before bed, and when I got up in the morning, it had completed the Back Up. After the initial Back Up, it works just fine now!


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If you have installed any RAM on the machine, try removing it and using only the original Apple RAM modules. This has resolved better than 9 in 10 of the kernel panics I've had on Intel machines. If it does, get replacement RAM modules from your vendor.


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Well, seeing as the laptop is at least attempting to boot from the hard drive, I'd say that your hard drive is fine. My recommendation is that you reinstall Mac OS X. An early 2011 MacBook Pro would've come with Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, so you should have had some DVDs come with the MacBook Pro when you bought it. Use those to re-install Mac OS X 10.6. ...


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The verification is for your Apple ID for purchases. You can either set the payment option to none if you're from the US or add a credit card to it. This eases the payment option if you plan to buy apps from the store later. But in the case of downloading Yosemite, You will not be charged for anything.


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My macbook had this issue before the 10.10 update, and after the update, the issue re-appeared. I just had to redo the procedure and it works again.tried it on 10.10, and it appears to work.


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One method I use on all my power adaptors is to loop the cable and secure it with a piece of Velcro. I will generally either keep folding the cable in half until it is a bit longer than fist size, or just loop it back and forth in a “S” pattern that is about fist size. I do NOT loop it in a circle. I find these methods keep the cord safe and tangle free, ...


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One solution, if you can afford it, is to purchase another adapter and leave it at work. That's what I did after replacing one. Saves weight and bulk in the book bag, too! Another idea is a plastic or metal case of just the right size to hold the adaptor without bending the cabling. Reinforcing the ends with white gaffer's tape is also a solution. If you ...


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This problem can be resolved by upgrading to Mavericks or Yosemite via the Mac App Store.


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I just tried three new hard drives and a 2006 Macbook wouldn't recognize any of them making them impossible to format with the OS X 10.4.6 Install discs. (The installer thought they were 7.26 TB disks, which wasn't correct, and it would give an Input/Output error when trying to format.) Tried a 10.6 (Snow Leopard) Install disc and it recognized the drive ...


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I am not sure how we can know this for sure, but I believe that after fully-charged, it is indeed "bypassed". Of course after if drops power it could be charging it back up a little bit, but I have never seen that happen. At least not if judging from the LED indicator on the cable, which remains green at all times


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If you have hold down the shift key during startup it can go to safe mode. Sometime due to disk issue and new software installation it may go to safe mode. Try restarting normally and it should be back to normal mode. If you have installed anything new try removing them in safe mode.


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From the Apple menu, your last option should be to logout active session. shift + cmd + Q Upon next login, you can be able to login in to your mom's account, or any other


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Apple Menu (top left of screen) has "Log Out Guest..." option, and the menu "Guest User" (top right of screen) may have the other available accounts and/or the "Login Window..." to switch to. If you don't see either, try Apple Menu > System Prefs > Users & groups > Login Items & set Fast User Switching on [will need an admin account name & ...


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I use Nosleep on My macbook pro. It sits in your menu bar and then you can double click it and once it turns blue, the laptop stays active when you put the lid down with the screen and backlight turning off.


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OK, blinking ? mark means it lost your boot sector. Sometimes that can be easy repaired by using the OS X restore function. Press and hold cmd+r during the start up to get in to the recovery mode. Pending your computer type and age it might have it already on your hard disk and it will use it to repair your OS X without impacting your personal files.


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That's the same on my late 2013: when I watch youtube videos on Chrome, temp goes to almost 100°C. That doesn't happen on Safari. I changed also to HTML5 instead of Flash.


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Eject/Remount with a keyboard shortcut (prompts for password) This is based on roadrunner, which was based on CoolkcaH, and based on the apple guide to using Automator. How to Create a Workflow with Automator Launch Automator Select the "Service" template. Select "Utilities" from the Library and double-click "Run AppleScript". To create a service that is ...


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I think changing the screen resolution on the external display could help you in this case. Initially when you open up the Displays Settings from System Preferences. It would look something like this below with a limited set of display resolutions. This list of resolution is what OS X thinks is the best for your Display. When connecting an external ...


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When not connected to charger it doesn't work when Display is connected, so make sure to have it plugged in while using external Display and working with closed macbook.


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My MacBook is an older one - OSX 10.5.8 . It has had the "folder of death" problem twice recently. The first time I tried all the "fixes" recommended but to no avail. I did not attempt wiping the HDD. I put it aside for a couple of weeks and was surprised to have it come good after that. Today it went bad again. The clicking noise sounded like the HDD was ...


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Try resetting your macs PRAM. See http://support.apple.com/kb/PH14222?viewlocale=en_US. If that doesn't work then hold cmd+r at startup to boot into recovery and then try choosing Macintosh HD as your startup disk.


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If a lithium ion battery is drained and left to sit for an extended period of time uncharged, it can go into a "sleep" state that does not enable a recharge by standard charging methods. I found this info at http://batteryuniversity.com/learn/article/charging_lithium_ion_batteries "Li-ion should never be discharged too low, and there are several safeguards ...


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iMac's support what is known as Target Display Mode. However, this is limited to iMac's only, Macbook Pro laptops do not support this. http://support.apple.com/kb/ht3924#4 Alternatively, you can use your Macbook Pro as a secondary monitor by using an app such as Air Display: http://www.avatron.com/applications/air-display/ Air Display is an app that will ...


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@Thinkling You were so close...I'm currently running Mavericks 10.9.5 on my Blackbook 4,1 Early 2008. Here's how: Make a plain USB installer by using DiskMaker X, but after its complete, navigate on your new thumbdrive to: /System/Library/CoreServices/PlatformSupport.plist and completely delete that file. Boot holding option key, select your thumbdrive, ...


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First sorry for the lenth of post and for the spelling I am dyslex.... People are giving answers with out haveing the info needed to give a good answer. The info that Martin needs to give is: 1) How he is trying to do the cut and past (only with the mouse or using the keyboard ("command+c" for coppy and "command+v" for past) or both or using the menu ...


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Personally, I'd assume you're looking at the machine either having bad RAM, causing the OS to corrupt and thus forcing the reinstall, or the machine having a bad hard drive, or at least one that's starting to fail. For testing, I'd download a copy of Memtest86 (the free version) at http://www.memtest86.com/ , follow the directions to install it to a USB ...



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