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Questions tagged [macbook]

All lines of MacBook, MacBook Air and MacBook Pro portable computers.

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Loud squealing noise in headphone/speak followed by computer freezing.

Every so often when I move my MacBook Pro I get a loud squealing noise through the headphones/speakers and than it freezes. After a forced reboot everything is back to normal. I looked in to the ...
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MacBook Air Mid 2012 display scale problem with external monitor / TV

How do I stop my MacBook from changing its display scale (smaller) when I plug in the HDMI to the TV?
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When does a mac laptop startup automatically after a power failure?

I'm trying to get the hang of this. I notice that sometimes when I plug the charger the macbook boots automatically, other times it doesn't. I know in desktop macs this is determined by a setting in ...
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Does Apple still fix screen coating issues on the mid-2014 MBPs?

I read on MacRumors that if I take my mid-2014 (purchased in early 2015) 15" MBP to an Apple store, they may fix the well-known anti-reflective screen coating issue. MacRumors is not an authoritative ...
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AirPlay audio output

Ok, so I'm working in a new classroom with the following scenario I'm trying to solve. I have a MacBook Air connected to a ceiling projector using AirPlay. The thing I don't like with this is that ...
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Recommended Fusion / Win10 hardware settings on MPB 2018

I'm a .Net software dev and want to get the absolute best perf out of my Win10 Fusion VM while keeping a sane experience for the OSX host. I have the currently top-spec 2018 MBP. My settings are 4 (of ...
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MacBook Pro connected to WQHD external display through HDMI results in snowing

I have a MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015) with Intel Iris Graphics 6100 1536 MB running macOS High Sierra 10.13.6, and a Samsung S32D850T display. I connected them using the High Speed HDMI ...
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Which problems can be expected by continuing to use a MacBook Pro Battery already due for replacement?

I turned in my MacBook Pro 15" Late-2013 to a service shop. The battery indicator recently has said either "Condition: Replace Now" or "Condition: Service Battery" (I can't remember which). The ...
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Macbook Pro Airplay 2 support for Sonos Play:5 Speakers

I am considering purchasing Sonos Play:5 which advertises support for Airplay 2. Will I be able to stream any audio I want from my Macbook Pro to the speaker? All the examples I can find online seem ...
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MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012) hang ups with artifacts on the screen

Sometimes my Macbook Pro hang up with the artifacts like on the photo Basically it occur if i move my notebook from one place to another, open-close it and so on. If notebook stay still, this hang ...
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While installing OS, my MacBook Air is going in internet recovery mode

I had formatted my MacBook air by going in boot options disk utility. After formating I was installing OS, but internet got disconnected for a minute and installation didn't resume. So I cancelled ...
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Non linear fan speeds on MBP 15 2016

I'm experiencing quite random fan speed on my MBP 15 2016 (with TouchBar). When temperature of CPU Die (PECI) as read by iStat is about 60° C, fans varies from 3200 to 5000 rpm with apparently no ...
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MacBook 2018: Does the rEFInd enable VT-X correctly, so that Docker for Windows works?

Some background: I'm considering buying a MacBook Pro 2018. I already have an aging MacBook Pro, where I added Bootcamp to install Windows 10. Only problem is that Docker for Windows doesn't work out ...
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MacBook Air Starts up when I close the lid

When I turn off my MacBook Air running High Sierra by selecting  > Shut Down, then close the lid, the white Apple logo in the lid will come on and I hear the startup chime. At first I thought that ...
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MacBook Air - Model A1466 [on hold]

My (ex) boyfriend gave me this MacBook Air that I now truly believe isn’t and never was his......he said that I could have the laptop as soon as he upgraded. So, here I am now with a laptop that I ...
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My Mac thinks my keyboard is a mouse

My Mac thinks my USB gaming keyboard is a mouse. Plugged in, it doesn't function and it doesn't let me use the trackpad. I have to use a USB keyboard because 2 keys on my built-in apple keyboard don't ...
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Replace optical drive with hard drive in mid 2012 non-retina MacBook Pro

Is it OK to replace the optical drive with a hard drive or SSD on Macbook Pro 13-inch mid 2012 (non-retina)? I heard it's buggy. I have already replaced the hard drive with an SSD and it's now much ...
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Cannot get max Resolution with Dell 27" on 2012 MacBook Pro

I have a Dell S2718D screen with a maximum native display resolution of 2560x1440 @ 60 Hz. When using it over a Mini Displayport --> HDMI adapter on my Mid 2012 15" MacBook Pro macOS only shows me ...
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Connect two monitors on macbook pro 2018 by using single docking station

I am going to buy a Macbook Pro 2018 15". I am just wondering, if it is possible to connect two monitors via one docking station. If there is any docking station, which it supports 2 monitor ...
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Receiving text alerts on Macbook but not iPhone

I have an iPhone 7. I only recently synced it to the Messages app on my computer. At first, I received text alerts on both devices, but now, when I have the computer open (not the computer's Messages ...
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Which 15 inch macbook with USB has the highest repair score?

I'm doing research into MacBooks and would like to pick the one which is easiest/cheapest to repair. Can someone point me to a list which has some metrics like "repair score" or reliability? I know ...
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Macbook Pro speaker gets muffled

Macbook Pro 2016 15" model. The speakers often go from perfectly clear to very noticeably muffled when adjusting the volume. It often happens when turning the volume up - but it'll still be at ...
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Product to overlay MacBook Pro Touch Bar with physical keys

Is there any product that you can buy that can be overlaid on the MacBook Pro's Touch Bar to simulate physical keys and hide the actual Touch Bar? i.e, you'd configure the keyboard settings to use ...
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How to fix memory corruption on 2011 MacBook Air?

I got a 2011 MacBook Air 13”, the device was slowly dying. Now it only boots intermittently and crashes/freezes within 15 seconds of boot up. Many times it does not boot at all - just black screen and ...
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MacBook Pro not charging - tried resetting SMC [duplicate]

my MacBook Pro is not turning on. I've tried resetting the SMC but no luck. With or without the power cable plugged in the 5th led light on the charge indicator stays on, the power cable shows no led ...
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Is there any objective data on Apple laptop hardware reliability [closed]

I want to know how reliable the recent hardware offerings by Apple have turned out. The focus I am primarily interested in can be reduced to just one type of machine: the MacBook Pros produced from ...
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Battery drain during sleep (MacBook Air) - weird “powerd” processes?

My MacBook Air 13-inch (Early 2015) loses about 30% battery every night - last night went from 99% at midnight to 73% at 9:00AM without ever being opened. PowerNap is off. Looking at /var/logs/...
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Uncaught TypeError : Cannot read property 'SendMessage' of undefined. [closed]

I get this error when I try to run a simulator in Chrome. I'm running a MacBook Pro, Sierra 10.12 and mamp for my apache server.
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MacBook not getting internet access on district network

I'm the new guy at my school district's Tech Department and we have a closed network where only domained machines, and ones we add, can have wireless access. We've added my account and MAC address to ...
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Running two external 4k displays over thunderbolt to HDMI MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013)

I have a MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013). Can I use two 3840 x 2160 external monitors over Thunderbolt 2 to HDMI connections if the laptop is in closed-display mode? I would be perfectly ...
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Small font size with 1440p external monitor

I've connected 27" Dell U2715H to MacBook pro 2012 and have a default resolution 2560x1440. It looks nice but the font size is waaaay too small, so I had to lose some of this niceness by scaling down ...
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How does Apple achieve the all aluminium enclosure with RF on the MacBook Pro?

Since 2016, Apple has been able to make these laptops with no visible “window” of plastic or glass for RF signals to travel through. As an electrical engineer, I’m intrigued. If you look at older ...
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How to repair disconnected battery connector MacBook Air 2011

I "inadvertently" read foolishly broke the soldered pins in the MacBook Air battery connector while trying to replace the battery. Any easy fix??
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What is an OEM SSD for Macbook Pro

I have a Macbook Pro 13" Retina Display (Early 2015). I only have 128 GB of storage. I'm thinking of upgrading it. I've seen a lot of articles about purchasing OWC or Trascend's drives; however, I ...
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MacBook Air warranty from Canada [duplicate]

I am about to buy MacBook Air from Kuwait, and I wonder if I can purchase warranty from Canada since am living in Canada and am a student of a University there?
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Disable the laptop screen without closing lid [duplicate]

Is there a way to disable a laptop's (MBP) built-in screen when using an external screen without closing the lid? I would like to keep using the trackpad due to accessibility reasons. Alternatively ...
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Late 2013 Macbook Pro turns off at random times

I have a late 2013 15' MacBook Pro I've had since it was new. Starting about two weeks ago it randomly shut down without any notice. It has since shut down multiple times. Sometimes 5 minutes will ...
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How to recover notes that have disappeared from my MacBook Pro that didn't have enough storage on the iCloud?

I was working offline and I stored very important notes on Notes app, and I forgot I don't have storage on my iCloud. When I reached in the office the next day, my computer got online automatically ...
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Lock Mac without turning off the screen

I have observed that the screen on my MacBook Pro turns off a few seconds after I activate lock screen. Is there any way to keep the screen of my MacBook Pro on for an unlimited duration of time ...
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Kernel Panic right after sleep in macOS High Sierra

Recently I have noticed my MacBook Pro restarting as soon as it tries going to sleep. If I plug it in and leave it on for the whole day, it will work fine. I have tried resetting SMC, NVRAM etc. ...
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MacBook Air 2013 rebooting when waking up from standby

I recently started having this problem with my MacBook Air 2013 (i7/8GB) running the latest High Sierra: Sleep itself works perfectly fine. If I wake up the device within the standbydelay of 3 hours, ...
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MacBook Air (2015) Trackpad and keyboard not working

My MacBook Air's internal keyboard and Trackpad have stopped working. To be honest, she had a bit of a fall about 2 weeks ago, about 3 feet onto carpet, it has worked fine ever since yesterday. I ...
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MacBook Pro Photos book

Can I order a photo book I created on my MacBook Pro several years ago? It no longer shows in my "projects."
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Make apps smaller / “zoom out” apps

I made my screen resolution much smaller, so now most apps look 4x larger than I'm used to. iTunes and Finder for example are much larger than they need to be. Can I make everything about these apps ...
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Macbook Internal Speakers works only when headphones are plugged In

I have a strange scenario with my Mac Pro, my internal speakers don't work normally, it works only when my headphone is plugged In.
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Wifi Adapter driver issue

Recently i've encountered wifi issue on my Macbook pro mid 2009 currently OS X 10.11.6 El Capitan so I bought external Wifi USB adapter but it is not working because of driver trouble(I installed ...
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My MacBook Air is not getting charged

My MacBook Air is getting charged only when the SMC is reset, whenever I have to charge SMC needs to be reset otherwise everything is working fine. What should I do.?
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User admin account losted after change name [duplicate]

I has change my name on the Users and Groups, after this I can't log with my admin. When I try access the name is not put on the field automatically and I've tried all names admins that can be. So, ...
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MacBook Air stuck at login screen, can't get into safe boot nor into Recovery Mode

Last night I kept my MacBook Air on sleep mode and in morning when I tried to login, it got stuck at login screen with progressive bar completed but there was no further action. The screen is ...
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Recovery mode not loading on MacBook (Late 2008)

For some reason, I'm not able to load recovery mode utilities on my late 2008 MacBook (running Mavericks). I've referenced the technical steps here but none of the startup keyboard sequences appear ...