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Your mac shouldn't be freezing. Do a apple hardware test or take it to an apple store. Apple Hardware Test: http://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201257


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No, you cannot add more RAM. Open up Activity monitor, located in the Utilities folder of the Applications folder (or just search using Spotlight) /Applications/Utilities/Activity Monitor Go to the memory tab and check out the memory pressure and swap used. If the memory pressure is too high (yellow/red graph) you can figure out which applications are ...


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Just like the MacBook Air line, the retina MacBook Pro line has no distinct RAM slots. This is clearly stated in the tech specs as well as the user manuals for your model. http://www.apple.com/macbook-pro/specs-retina/ Why not ask a follow-on question documenting the memory pressure you are seeing on the Mac and perhaps we can assist you in not needing ...


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It's because the sleeve has a "Magnetic snap closure with no zippers" which actually mimics the magnetic latch that's triggered while the lid of the MacBook is closed which turns off the screen. I've noticed this happen to me a few times in different situations when I would put my iPhone on the hand rest part of the MacBook or If i left my Adonit Jot ...


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You can go to system preferences, accessibility, display and check reduce transparency You can also lower the resolution on the external monitors in the system preferences,displays menu. and make sure automatic graphic switching is turned on in system preferences, energy saverAnd try setting the wallpaper to a solid color.


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If it's still in warranty try with the online assistance, don't mention the alcohol damage, obviously


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Apple says: Use only a soft, lint-free cloth. Abrasive cloths, towels, paper towels, and similar items may cause damage to the item. Disconnect your Apple product from any external power sources. Disconnect any external devices and other cabling from the product. Keep liquids away from the product. Don't get moisture into any ...


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Did you bring it into a Apple store? If you did and asked I'm sure they would do it. If you sent it in, they don't have to do it, but maybe if you get a lucky the technician will do it.


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Just wanted to add, don't forget that you have warranty on your device... If it is a retina display MBP I'm guessing it's not overly old, so may still be within the limited warranty period (even if it's not in warranty it's likely Apple will still help you) — especially seeing as you said that there is no accidental damage also (and yes, I do work for ...


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There is a small possibility that the video cable is mis-seated and simply unplugging it and re-plugging it in might help. ifixit.com can help you with the take-apart. It is not difficult, just make sure you ground yourself and disconnect the battery before touching anything. Has the machine been dropped? Has anything been spilled on it? Is the LCD panel ...


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Got the same setup, and all is working fine here - but some things you will need to take into account: My ACER didnt ship with an HDMI cable, it came with a Display Port Cable, as i am having the XB280HK Version - and thats the only way that makes sense (technical restrictions on other connection methods, as you stated above) to connect it. A Thundebolt ...


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At least the wifi issue should have been fixed (but it wasn't) with the latest update:


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Edit ~/Library/Preferences/VMware Fusion/preferences file by adding following lines: pref.autoFitGuestToWindow = "FALSE" pref.autoFitFullScreen = "stretchGuestToHost" pref.autoFitGuestToWindow = "FALSE" disables auto fit for Single Window mode. pref.autoFitFullScreen = "stretchGuestToHost" disables auto fit for Full Screen mode.


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For one Safari is making lots of trouble, flooding your boot. (it is possible you have a Virus). 11/14/14 10:52:59.285 PM nsurlstoraged[219]: Error: stepSQLStatement:toCompletionWithRetry - stepping returned unhandled result=11, DB=/Users/User/Library/Caches/com.apple.Safari/Cache.db To fix that lets clear the Safari Cache files. Follow the instructions ...


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If I can direct your attention to this thread on the apple support forums https://discussions.apple.com/thread/5547471?start=0&tstart=0 There seem to be issues like this across many different platforms and in many different circumstances. Having read every post on this issue in the forum linked I'd have to say that the energy efficiency softwares and ...


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What I surmise is that the Trackpad button is stuck clicking. This is disabling the button on any USB mouse that I connect. The Rowmote iPhone app must use a different comm HW/SW path. When I set the Accessability Preferences to ignore the trackpad when a USB mouse is connected, the mouse button works after I close & open the laptop. So I can use a ...


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I also have a mid-2012 15" rMBP and have seen similar problems intermittently for the pst couple weeks. I only notice it on startup. On the bad startups, the screen stays black and the computer won't start. The issue persists on reboot, smc reset, pram reset for an hour or two and then goes away. Today it started again. After I got it booted in recovery, ...


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It depends on how you're going to use it. If your daily MacBook usage only consists of stuff like websites browsing, watching movies on VLC and creating a Word or Excel document from time to time, then, I would say, 2 cores are surely enough. But if you're using software that requires more resources like audio/video processing (Adobe products, for ...


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Since installing Yosemite I was seeing this behavior. Alistair's answer led me to check System Preferences/Security and Privacy. "Log out after" wasn't in the same place as in his posted picture, in Yosemite it has been moved to the privacy tab where I clicked on the "Advanced" button and then saw that the Yosemite install had set a default logout to happen ...


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Is the external monitor always connected to your machine? I'm not sure this will work or if this is a viable solution, but try to set the external monitor as your primary display and report back.


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Funny thing is that under Mac OS X 10.9.5 (Mavericks), the setting "LCD font smoothing" does not appear to have any effect. When I zoom in to text (control + swipe up), I always get the color fringes on my external Cinema display (driven by a Retina MacBookPro). That occurs apparently in all applications (I tried Safari, Mail, GVim, Finder, Microsoft Word).


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Fixed it! Cleaned the area underneath the Z key and everything is working again. :-)


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After a night's sleep and some clear-headed research, i found the solution by running: defaults delete -g CGContextHighlight2xScaledImages ... which is a debugging feature that comes with Quartz Debug and which i had set there (and forgotten) by checking the "Color 1x artwork" option.


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It's because your computer have probably an APU (CPU and GPU on the same die). When you play a game, the CPU and the GPU are used, so it's more difficult to refresh them in only one die. That change nothing to decrease graphics, because a frame is more easy to make, but in return the GPU make more frame. The only way to change this is to turn on the frame ...


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Does it do it when the screen sleeps, or when the computer sleeps? If only when the computer does, then set System Prefs > Energy Saver - Computer Sleep to never & Display Sleep to whatever you like. You can then test using System Prefs > Desktop & Screensaver > Hot Corners & assign one corner to put the display to sleep.


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Typically they way I ask people to troubleshoot such problems is asking them if the issues exist using a freshly created new user account on the machine, and if the issues exist when they boot from the Recovery volume. If the answer to both is yes than the likelihood is that you have a hardware problem. If you don't experience the problem in a clean user ...


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I Just had the same problem with my Macbook. Could not left click using the mouse or trackpad. Although the pointer would move and the right click is working. The solution for me is to take out the battery. Then, the left click and trackpad works fine. Also noticed the battery had a large bulge in the middle. I'm sure this is putting pressure on the ...


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If your EFI is not working, you will need to restore it. Download from here for your model. Then follow the procedure described here.


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The hardware of the 13" Macbook Pro Retina can drive three external displays simultaneously via 2x DisplayPort and 1x HDMI. The laptop display must be off, since the Intel GPU can only drive three displays simultaneously. There is a big caveat though - this is not an "Apple approved" configuration, and hence will not work under OS X. It works fine under ...


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Although you could do that, I would not recommend to do that. The font and everything else will be very small and it will be hard to read. It also could cause high temperatures on your macbook.


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Resetting my MacBook's PRAM returned the boot times to normal.


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I have the iMac Retina 5k and can confirm that it doesn't support Target Display Mode. However, there's no problem with using thunderbolt bridge and screen sharing, i.e. "same same but different" ;)


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I'm experiencing some slowdown after a while even on my MBA. It's exactly how you described it. It's perfectly smooth after booting the machine but eventually, after using it for one day or so the animations (especially launching Mission Control, switching between spaces and full screen apps) get noticeably choppy. I don't think there's anything that can be ...


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gvb found the application that kept filling up his drive by running: sudo fs_usage -f filesys (at my suggestion) in a Terminal. This command allows you to monitor file system usage, such as reads and writes by different processes. In his case, "Avid App Man Helper" was filling up the drive continuously. Once this application was removed, his hard drive ...


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One solution I have found is using a Yubikey. When the laptop is on the little press button glows. After shutting the lid it turns off after 20 seconds or so. The Nano version also glows from what I can tell, and is small enough to leave in the USB slot permanently.


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Don't let it discharge completely. Store it for long periods (more than a few days) with the power disconnected and battery at around 50% of capacity. Don't leave it plugged in and charging for long periods of time. Apple used to be very explicit with their advice for this question. However that page doesn't seem to exist any more. Here's my answer to a ...


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I recommend using an OEM Apple charger. If the one that was originally included with the computer has failed or lost, you should purchase a replacement at an Apple Store or online: http://store.apple.com/us/mac/mac-accessories/power. Just be sure to purchase an identical power supply to what was originally in the box.


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Back everything up and do a clean install. I had a very similar issue... Beach balling for 30 seconds when app switching.. Clean install fixed it.


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The grey screen during boot is new to Yosemite and no, there is no way to disable it.


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According to Apple, no. The iMac Retina 5K does not support Target Display Mode. Note that the iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2014) does not support Target Display Mode. You can see it here.


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I once had the same problem. I didn’t know if it was the Retina screen. Actually I searched and tried some many solutions. These are what I collected; I hope it could help most of MBP eye discomfort. Maybe the fonts are too small, or the backlight too bright, try to adjust font and backlight brightness as the same as the former computer. Go to the eye ...


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The following facts are relevant to the workaround. A separate copy of SystemUIServer runs on behalf of each user, owned by that user, when the user has a GUI login. This is very convenient because it means we can kill this program without requiring passwords and suchlike. SystemUIServer appears to have been very nicely cordoned off by Apple ...


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There could be a number of reasons to cause this: Amount of storage The age torrented applications or files. These are just the main ones, of course there is others. Try cleaning out your mac! Note: I am not accusing you of torrenting application!


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Possible methods depending on the scratch depth. 1- Fill it - for deep scratches. Fill it with toothpaste! or professional glass filler. Believe it or not, toothpaste can be used to patch some screen scratches. Actual toothpaste, not gel or paste-mouthwash hybrids, must be used. Users should gently massage the paste into the scratch with their ...



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