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When I asked this question, I only had one option in the audio output devices list in my audio preferences. When I went back some time later, I noticed an option called [someone's name] - Macbook Air. I accidentally clicked it, and quickly set the setting back to my headphones. This seems to have fixed the problem.


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Restart your Mac and press : Command + R This would put your mac in a recovery state, this should help & make sure your data is backed up.


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Try this link: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=151393.15 part way down the first page of the thread, the poster Francisco Velasco had a solution that worked for me (his is reply #9 August 17, 2014). Good luck, and steer clear of Avast Antivirus - I'm going back to ClamX AV!! Turn off your Mac, press Command + S, turn on, and don´t release Command ...


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The caffeinate command line utility (built in, at least in Mavericks and Yosemite) does just this. "man caffeinate" for more


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I faced the same issue. I was not able to copy from TextEdit to Mail using cmd+C cmd+V. Then I realized that I had enabled "Paste and Match Style" for all applications in System Preferences->KeyBoard->Shortcuts->App Shortcuts. I changed "Paste and Match Style" only for Textedit app in system preferences and then I was able to copy paste from TextEdit to ...


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A Macbook Pro USB port will supply power to devices if the Macbook is on or asleep. It will not do so if the Macbook is powered off, completely shutdown. See here for more details on how the power is supplied, it can get tricky: http://support.apple.com/en-us/HT4049


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Disconnect everything from the Mac and then power it off. Perform recovery according to these steps. http://support.apple.com/en-us/HT4718 If that fails, then you may need support from Apple to determine the version of OS X that shipped with the Mac so you can restore that and start over/restore from a backup once the hardware is known to work. Or it ...


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Is FileVault (full disk encryption) enabled for your main disk? Because it was in my case, and it proved to be the cause of this error. You can find this setting in System Preferences -> Security & Privacy -> FileVault. During the installation of OS X Yosemite, you can choose if you want to enable FileVault, and it's turned on by default. It's the first ...


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Let me summarize the troubleshooting steps. Before disassembling: 1- Run the Apple Hardware test to see if it comes up with anything. 2- As far I know you have a NVIDIA graphics car. Run without it to test. 3- Connect a external monitor to test if the internal display is failing. 4- Open up the computer and unplug/plug the Video cable few times to clean ...


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Apple sells a "World Travel Adapter Kit" that fits most of the Apple chargers sold in the last five or so years. The kit also includes a USB charger that fits each of the adapters. You can use any Apple charger that fits this kit, anywhere in the world.


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Apple Charges are universal (worldwide) Every charger has a label that has to say something as following: 110-220 Volt (or 100-240 Volt) 50- 60Hz. Then it is a Universal charger. FYI: The USA system is 110 Volt 60 Hz while the European is 220 Volt 50 Hz. And Apple charger covers both systems. And you do not need a expensive converter or some traveler ...


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If it’s a genuine Apple charger, you should be fine, those are universal. If it’s not (and it’s not unheard of for counterfeit items to be sold on eBay), all bets are off. See for instance Ken Shiriff’s teardowns of iPhone chargers to see what enormous differences there can be among charger designs and their safety: ...


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There will be no problem, I've been using mine (both the 85W and the 60W) both in Europe and the U.S. just by swapping the plug, never had any issues.


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the sluggishness may come from newer O/S upgrades that have degraded the performance of the computer. I say this because Mac O/S rarely has the "bitrot" issues that plague Windows, making it necessary (if not just advisable) to reinstall the O/S every 3-4 years. So if you have kept up with the O/S upgrades that may actually be the culprit. There are also ...


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Take a single Time Machine backup, just in case. When you wipe the laptop, use the Time Machine drive to selectively (manually) restore certain items. Information and files related to application licensing will most often be located in: ~/Library/ ~/Library/Application Support ~/Library/Preferences


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It isn't exactly that you can delete the tracks once they are in iTunes: it's that iTunes' default configuration leaves your original file where it was and makes a new copy in the iTunes music folder. So the first thing to do is determine whether or not this is how your iTunes is configured - whether or not you really have duplicates of the files. In iTunes, ...


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I have a MacBook Pro 13" A1278 (Mid-2010). I had the same problem. When I closed the lid, the screen remained on wouldn't shut off but I could manually put it to sleep from the Apple menu. Now keep in mind this all happened with no battery in the laptop. I just put in a new battery tonight and voila! Sleep mode works again!! I troubleshooted for hours. No ...


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From here According to Apple, you can change the colors of its Safari Web browser by using Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). Many websites offer free CSS templates for download (see Resources for some examples). You must have a CSS saved onto your computer before you can change the colors or style of your Safari browser. Read more : ...


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Your error in Terminal happened because you didn’t escape the space. It read /System/Library/Input as one thing, and Methods/PressAndHold.app as another separate thing. And if you don’t tell it to open the app, it’ll just complain that the app bundle is a directory. What you needed to do was either type a backslash \ before the space (this is done ...


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What worked for me was that I got a USB enclosure, formatted the “Linux” partition, uninstalled rEFInd with this command: sudo rm -r /EFI/refind And everything came back to normal.


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It looks like you a part of wide problem for your model as reported elsewhere. 2011 Macbook Pro Graphics Card Defect In some cases Apple will replace your logic board free of charge even if it is out of warranty, but that you need to discuss with them. Take Action


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i try also many things, but after i change the network name in wifi options in internetsharing its work and i got the arrow back :)


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After reading the comments I would try to use Internet Recovery (Command + Option + R) and see if that works.


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Usually there is no issue with using faster-rated RAM as long as all the other specs of the RAM match what is required. It will run at the speed of the onboard memory controller.


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Try resetting the SMC and resetting the PRAM. It's also possible that your hard drive is failing in such a way that the computer can't boot. I haven't seen that often but it can happen (if you hear weird clicking sounds on boot, that increases the likelihood of this being the case). It's pretty easy to take the hard drive out of your computer (all you need ...


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The best guide to reference here is : http://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1594/en_US/thunderbolt_display_getting_started.pdf To use your Apple Thunderbolt Display with your MacBook Pro lid closed: Connect an external USB keyboard and mouse to a USB port on your display, or use the Bluetooth® Setup Assistant to set up a wireless keyboard and ...


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Tried everything posted here and in other Apple forums but it wouldn't work. In the end, I booted using a USB drive and deleted all existing partitions on the failing SSD. Once all partitions were cleaned, I reinstalled Yosemite and the computer is up and running again.


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You can try this to disable the keyboard kext, although I'm not sure if it will work at boot time. Enter this command in Terminal: sudo kextunload /System/Library/Extensions/AppleUSBTopCase.kext/Contents/PlugIns/AppleUSBTCKeyboard.kext/ To re-enable the keyboard kext, type sudo kextload ...


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This is normal behaviour for Yosemite for users with FileVault enabled (i.e. Your Mac's primary disk is encrypted). The authentication process is done earlier because without authorisation from the user the OS cannot access the rest of the disk. This is a good thing, and I think you are (mostly) mistaken that it takes longer to boot up — since now you are ...


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Mountain has a feature called "Remount USB storages" to do what you want. This blog article tells you how to use Mountain to solve common issues with the Nifty MiniDrive like battery drain in sleep mode or how reattach the SD card after it has been ejected. Best thing is Mountain installs a priviliged helper tool, so you don't have to enter your ...


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Based on the fsck error that would be your Samsung SSD failing. Since you can not boot in Safe mode or any other including recovery, your only option is to boot from a external drive. Then try to repair your hard drive.


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Hold alt during startup, you will then be able to boot from something called "recovery partition". When that is booted, in the menu select "disk utility" and try to repair disk and/or volume.


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No, your MacBook model cannot be upgraded to a version later than Mac OS X 10.6.8 because of restrictions imposed by Apple. It is highly likely that even if you could install a later version, your system would run unstable and/or slow. Regarding upgrading your hardware, yes, it's possible, but I'd say you'll have a hard time finding parts (other than RAM, ...


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I recently had a similar issue. OS X has a "safety" feature where, if the system detects a problem with a volume, it can then set a flag in that drive's partition table that forces OS X to run "fsck" (a unix disk utility) on the volume before it can be mounted. What I have observed is that if you are booted into the Recovery partition of that machine (or ...


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No it will not. According to http://support.apple.com/en-us/HT6008: "You can use 4K displays and Ultra HD TVs with these Mac computers. MacBook Pro (Retina, Late 2013 and later) Mac Pro (Late 2013) iMac (27-inch, Late 2013 and later) Mac mini (Late 2014)"


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I'm sorry to tell you but I had the exact same issue on a 2008 MacBook White and it was never resolved. I went several times to different Apple Stores and they tried fixing it. Unfortunately, they always failed. For me this scenario went on over a period of about 2 years. At the beginning it only happened rarely but got worse over time. Towards the end the ...


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I had the exact same problem as described here. The problem was corrected by resetting the PRAM on my Macbook. I followed the steps provided by The Next Web and it worked like a charm.


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Checking and then unchecking Universal Access » Hearing » Flash the screen when an alert sound occurs works pretty well. Seems there is some bug. Apple need to solve this issue.


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If you hold the Option key while booting does anything appear? If not you may have damaged the partition. Since your computer is a 2010 model it is not capable of using Internet Recovery. Your only option would be 1) Call Apple support and ask them to ship you an OS X install DVD (you will have to pay for it) or 2) if the install DVD fails you may have ...


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You could use BootCamp, but that would require you to buy Windows. The next best thing I can think of trying is Wine, which can run (some) Windows programs on a Mac. To check if your program has been tested to work under Wine, check the WineHQ app database. The database may not include a test of your program, so try running your program using WineBottler ...


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Sounds like the key contact is contaminated. Simple starter options would be... Switch off the machine. Repeatedly tap the key, 20 or more times, firmly but not too forcibly. Turn the machine vertically & repeat. Use a can of compressed air to blow out any dust/bits from under the keys. If still no joy, I'd recommend professional repair.


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I have a MacBook Pro 13" 2012 and a MacBook Air 13" 2014, and the MBP has longer key travel distance when you press it. Not much, but noticeable. I also think the MBP 2012 keys are more "hollow", formed after the finger tips, whereas the MBA keys are flat.


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Your product is still under Apple warranty. Best course of action is to bring it to Apple Store for service. It sounds like hardware problem anyway. Meanwhile you could try some troubleshooting, like start in safe mode and see if it works. Next try logging in as another user to see if it is your user profile related. Also you could delete your airport ...


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Try to delete the preference files: /Users/[home folder]/Library/Preferences/ByHost/com.apple.screensaver*.plist Open a Finder window, and then open the Go menu. When displayed press the ⌥ key and appears an option called Library. Go to this option and your finder must be on Library folder. Then open Preferences, then ByHost and delete files ...


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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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