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I find that when AirDrop stops working even when both devices are within bluetooth range and on the same Wi-Fi network, I often have to reboot both devices. There may be another way, but rebooting both has almost always fixed it. Also of note: if you have any firewall enabled, those settings can interfere as well.


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This is a very interesting situation and one that didn't, for me at least, bring any clear-cut obvious answer. Here is what I found. First, I created a very similar setup to yours. I connected my iPhone to my Macbook Pro and tethered USB. I had to forget my current wifi network so that I could actually share over my computer's wifi. So, first, double check ...


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In the Apple Support article on SMC reset it reads "On MagSafe power adapters, the LED might change states or temporarily turn off when you reset the SMC.". Other than that SMC reset does nothing visible. So probably the reset is working. It seems like the battery is dead. In that case the Mac will throttle the CPU to reduce power consumption. This explains ...


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I don't think it's possible when using a shared network (you can share your internet connection through wifi if you're using ethernet). Why can't you make a wifi hotspot directly from the iPad ?


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On My macbook air, my FAN was running like hair dryer. Checked up Activity Monitor window and saw that a HP printer Process was running with 300% CPU utilisation. Realised that, half an hour back, i sent a print command to a HPInketjet printer (but had not connected the printer yet on USB). Instead of killing the process, I connected the Printer. After the ...


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In my case it was fault NVIDIA GPU (MacBook Pro mid-2010 15-inch). I had to replace GPU chipset. Maybe this is the same case. Do you have a diagnostic report window after restart with KernelPanic exception or GPUPanic ?


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Option-clicking the scaled button in System Prefs will bring up many more options.


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Very likely your MacBook has a defective GPU. You are lucky however, since there is a recall for your specific model. Check your eligibility here and contact AppleCare.


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Try using a can of compressed air to clean underneath the keys.


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I use both Xcode 6 and the 7 Beta on a mid-2009 MacBook Pro with a 2.66GHz Intel Core Duo, 4 GB of RAM, and a 260 GB Intel 530 Series SSD. It's good enough for me to develop apps on, though it's not like I'm using Metal to make 3D games or anything. I personally wouldn't get a MacBook Air, as it's just not a performance laptop and you'd get a lot more out of ...


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Probably a hardware problem rather than a software problem. Take it to the Apple Store and they'll check the underneath of the keyboard.


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I'm afraid not. It is hardware-dependent, not software. The earliest model to support Target Display Mode was the Late 2009 iMac. See : Use your iMac as a display with Target Display Mode


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According to Everymac This model supports a simultaneous maximum resolution up to 3840x2160 on two external displays via Thunderbolt 2. Alternately, it can support a single display up to 3840x2160 via Thunderbolt 2 and a single 1080p display at up to 60 Hz, 3840x2160 at 30 Hz, or 4096x2160 at 24 Hz via HDMI. Also see: How many external displays can ...


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I had this problem as well, It was a terrible shock because it happened on my brother's computer after telling him about this trick. His display got stuck upside down and the error message "could not open display preferences pane" kept showing up. To fix it I reset his PRAM which seemed to do nothing, then I shut down the computer, waited a while, and booted ...


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Yes and no. While the trackpad is connected to the keyboard, the trackpad and keyboard are separate parts and the trackpad may be fine, depending on where the water spilt and how quickly is was dried out. If you have some experience with repairing electronics, get a 2013 MacBook Air keyboard assembly. It should include the keyboard and the aluminum panel ...


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I had this problem with my mid-2009 MBP after upgrading to a Crucial 500GB SSD. With the OS version I was running (I think it was Mountain Lion) it was very bad, beachballing constantly. I upgraded to Yosemite and it got a bit better, working smoothly for 10-20 minutes or so after start-up before starting to beach ball (heat issue??), but it was still ...


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I'm sorry to hear about your wife's MacBook Air; it's always frustrating when accidents like that happen. According to this step in iFixit's teardown of the 2013 Air, it appears that the trackpad is attached to the motherboard, instead of the keyboard: Again, best of luck with the repair of the MacBook. If she can do without for a little while, waiting ...


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Generally speaking the Apple Migration Assistant (in /Applications/Utilities) will transfer documents, settings and Applications. However some (most?) Applications transfer flawlessly and some do not. I would imagine, what with all the posts I see online, that Adobe applications may require more than just Migration Assistant. At the very least you will have ...


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I have the same issue. I'm waiting for my Time Capsule before I will backup + reinstall. Until then I used the following tools to get around: cscreen to select primary monitor and change resolution http://www.pyehouse.com/cscreen/ Display Rotation to rotate the monitor back to normal and thus relieving me of a headache. ...


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You need a USB Audio Mixer like this one Presonus Audiobox USB When you use audio software, if you CAN monitor the output, there will be a delay because it has to come in through the mic, record to disk, they play it back. What this device does is take the live audio and send it into two different directions: to your computer for recording to an ...


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Just a shot in the dark here, but I am assuming your issue may be that the audio you are inputting is not being replayed as system audio out. I believe you can get garageband to both record and "monitor" (or play your audio back for you through the speakers) at the same time. I just tried and could not get garageband to pick up my mic in my bluetooth ...


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Make a time machine backup of the new mac, then disconnect the external drive. Next, use the migration assistant and a network cable or wifi connection between the two to transfer everything from the old mac to the new one. Next, use the migration assistant on the old one to import the time machine backup from the external drive.


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You could open up the cases and swap the HDD. This is probably the fastest way, if you don't mind using a screwdriver.


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On my MacBook Pro I sometimes had similar difficulties. It always turned out that the cause were weak signals or interferences. Please try the following measures: Move your Mac closer to the WiFi Router / Airport. Alternatively place your router in a better spot (e.g. elevated). Change our Wifi from the 2.4 GHz to the 5 GHz band (If you provide more info ...


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To use internet recovery you will have to format your boot drive using disk utility ⌘r. After you have formatted the drive you will be able to boot into internet recovery ⌘^r. That will allow you to downgrade back to lion. I hope that this helps.


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You could use Migration Assistant to move from the old to the newer, although OS X seems to have its own ideas about which OS are acceptable. Time Machine is also a good way to transfer files to a new installation. If these work this is probably the easiest. The ultimate tool is to use the command line tool rsync which can transfer files and also ...


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Actually you will need to download Bootcamp from Apple as all the drivers are there. I've never tried to download it on a PC but it should be possible to open the BootCamp.app package on a PC (it's just a folder) and get to the drivers that way. But if you have Windows 8.1 bootable install media you should be able to boot your Mac from it, format and select ...


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I had the same problem with my rMBP 15" late 2013. Like Exact same problem. Apple is terrible at quality and consistency control in making drivers. Intall this older kext(wifi driver) and it will fix your problem. I can connect to N only networks on 2.4 and 5 ghz and get 300 mbps transmit rates now. Here is what I did to get the WIFI working as described ...


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Could be running Spotlight. Leave it on overnight and see if it eventually stops.


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The MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2009) originally shipped with a Mac OS X 10.5.7 DVD and if you have the Mac OS X DVD that came with your system, or one that's compatible with your system, you can boot it from the Mac OS X DVD and see and test using Disk Utility and Terminal.


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Kaspersky made a tool that can tell you whether or not you're part of a known botnet. Another tool you may find useful is the antimalware app, Malwarebytes for Mac. It's served me well on Macs and PCs, and it's completely free.


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Papers App does most of that. It is used for academic papers and can be synced via DropBox, including all notes and annotations. It does not keep track of your last read spot though.


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Without a list of sites that work and a list of sites that don't - here are some tips. Open Activity Monitor and look at CPU and choose View menu -> All Processes (and then sort by CPU use descending). Watch this for apps that are slowing things down. Open text edit and type there. - make note of what process are using CPU when you type and how fast it ...


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Yes it will. Just be sure you want the keyboard layout in the country where you buy. Changing the physical keys is practically a non-stater. Everything software will reconfigure properly.


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I have the same problem on MacBook Pro Retina, early 2013, OSX 10.10.5 Yosemite. Shutting down without warning around 22%. In the battery menu it says "Service the battery". The reset of the SMC didn't help. Yesterday I asked at Genius Bar about this. The answer was "We need to investigate it and probably you will have to replace the battery." It is not free ...


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If you press cmd + option + esc - it should bring up a module similar to the task manager on Windows. From there, you can force quit any application you are in including finder.


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Try this! I got the same problem last week. Boot with "Option/ALT startup". Launch the terminal. Execute: umount -f /Volumes/enter_your_diskname Hope this works!


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When the Bluetooth device is connected, press ALT/OPTION and click the Bluetooth icon. When you select the device in the list you will see a Remove option that should stop if from connecting in future.


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I doubt you'll reach a limit. HFS+ which stores the file limits you to 2.1 billion files in a folder so you could have a lot of emails stored to archive. When you go to archive them, that one file holding billions of messages could grow to a size of 8 EB (and one exabyte is one million terabytes) so there's really little chance Mail app will prevent you ...


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Dell supplied their monitor (at least my U2312HM) with DVI Single Link cable. That's the reason why you have incorrect resolution and frame rate. To get higher resolution you need to buy DVI Dual Link cable (with 9 additional pins) to get support higher resolution and frame rate. I sure that Dell made a mistake to supply the monitor with DVI Single Link ...


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I have the same problem. After the update to Yosemite 10.10.5 the WiFi network does not work properly. With previous versions it was a little slow, but now the WiFi network is almost totally out. It's not a problem in the router, it's a problem with the software running in the mac itself. The problem goes even worst if you turn on the Bluetooth to use a ...


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Just FYI: I got same setup, and while being totally inconvenient, it actually works if you plug in both screens via the DisplayPort connector.


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Funny I had the same problem after updating to my OSX (Macbook Pro 13") and kept having the same issues over and over again to no luck... then I plugged in my computer to the router via CAT5 cable... connected to the net.... and tried the wifi again... and it worked. Weird.


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Update to latest OS X 10.10.5 and iOS 8.4. Both the updates solve the annoying Internet issues. The issues were frequent disconnection in regular intervals, slow Internet speed etc. In Yosemite, Apple introduced the troubling Discoveryd component for networking which was the main cause. It has been replaced in OS X 10.10.4 and iOS 8.4. Install the updates ...


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Because they want to make more money by having you pay for more ram. I work with windows all the time. I have a dual boot on my mac. The mac end only sees 8gb of ram installed but windows utilizes all 16. hardware that meets the specifications required will work in the hardware world. It is the software that determines how it's utilized. Trust me I build ...


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It looks like it's the SATA Flex cable used in the MacBook Pro that has died. I have the same laptop and it's died as well. You can either go to the Apple Store to have it replaced for a nominal fee, or do it yourself by ordering this part.


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I don't know if it would be this straightforward for every situation, but I was having the same issue with this process using up too much memory. What worked was switching the Systems Preferences from Network (the window open at the time) back to the main "Show All" window. Instantly, the process went away! Worked for me, anyway.


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Found issue to be in the display assembly. I assume something on the control board got shorted or is not functioning properly, causing EFI to not recognize the screen at boot.


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Yes, you will be able to use your internal mic and headphones. A useful shortcut is option click on the speaker icon on the menu bar.


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Hold alt and click the Wi-Fi symbol in the menu bar; in the extended menu does it list the Internet as reachable? If not, it can be a external problem or perhaps there is a secondary login required on a splash website or something.



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