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Questions tagged [macbook]

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

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Can I check if the cooling system of my Macbook Pro 15" Early 2013 works as intended?

I have this model: MacBook Pro "Core i7" 2.7 15" Early 2013 2.7 GHz Core i7 (I7-3740QM) Intro. February 13, 2013 Disc. October 22, 2013 Order ME665LL/A Model A1398 (EMC 2673) Recently ...
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MacBook Pro external display black @ resolutions higher than 1080p

MacBook Pro 13 inch 2018 Using Nucleum Adapter, HDMI to HDMI cable. I connected my MBP to an external display (native resolution is 2560x1440), it detects it fine, and even recommends this ...
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Replace hard drive whilst saving installed software

I want to replace hard drive on my 2012 MacBook Pro. I have all the data backed up, but the only thing I want is to keep all my installed software, mainly music software like native instruments, waves,...
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Can not erase my Mac OS X base system

My Mac won’t boot up it makes the noise but just has a grey screen. When i utility boot the system it does not work and when I internet boot to disc utility it won’t allow me to erase the Mac OS X ...
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MacBook going into blank screen after Apple Logo

I’ve been trying to turn on my MacBook Pro. It goes into a black screen while it’s trying to boot ( as the progress bar reaches 50% on the Apple Logo Screen). I am able to boot into the recovery mode ...
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How do I change my background on my MacBook?

On my MacBook Air, I accidentally somehow pasted a picture on Olaf on my screen and when I try to change it, it just goes into a black screen. I have tried changing the screen saver and it just doesn'...
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MacBook Pro keep on “unplugging” battery and need SMC/PRAM reset

I recently brought my 2015 13" MacBook Pro to an Apple center to get a screen replacement for Staingate. They did it for free. Before this replacement my MacBook was doing really good actually. After ...
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How to keep all the applications I've opened showing on my external monitor when I close laptop

I have a Macbook Pro running Mojave 10.14.4 with an external montior, I have set up mirrored display and made the external monitor my primary display. When I close the lid the monitor goes black, as ...
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13'' 2011 MacBook Air: Stuck at blank gray screen, no boot option working

I have a 13" 2011 MacBook Air A1369 stuck on a grey screen. When I startup I can hear the chime and the computer proceed to go to a blank gray screen immediately. The screen has no Apple logo or ...
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Problem setting modified date for iCloud directories

I wrote a shell script to change the modification date (using touch) of a set of directories to be the same as the date of the most recently modified file in the directory. (To make it easier to sort ...
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Not opening, missing files [duplicate]

I need to reset my MacBook Air when I started the downloading of iOS and restart it shows me that, Kindly resolve my issues if anyone knows please Mackbook air 2010
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what is the proper bootcamp software for windows 10 on macbook pro early 2011

when i install bootcamp drivers on double booted windows 10 on my macbook pro early 2011, after restrating blue Screen appears and windows won't load. i think it's because of bootcamp software version(...
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2018 MacBook Pro won't let me install macOS High Sierra 10.13 from USB installer

I've got a 2018 MacBook Pro (Model ID : MacBook 15,1) that shipped with macOS Mojave 10.14, that I need to downgrade to run macOS High Sierra 10.13. I've tried reformatting the main drive using Disk ...
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MacBook Pro 8,2 (Early 2011, 15'' Unibody 2.3 GHz i7) - OS crashes randomly, after log in screen goes all white

I have a Macbook Pro, randomly started running into issues when logging in after start up. Occasionally will get the desktop to load but shortly thereafter the OS crashes leading to a screen with ...
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cpu clock too low / force cpu clock / overclock

I have a MacBook from a few years back. When I use it write some code and browse the internet, the fans go very fast and the noise is horrible. But the temp shows only 70 C. So I used SMC to force ...
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Slightly broken SD card is not readable on macbook

I put the SD card (sandisk ultra 32gb) in the card slot in macbook pro. But it is not getting detected. When I tried to find on Disk utility it doesnt show up. I have very important data in the SD ...
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Audio issue when HDMI drawing tablet is connected?

I'm running a 13" Macbook pro 2017 with operating system Mojave 10.14.4. I have an HDMI connected tablet (Huion Gt-220). When I connect my drawing tablet to my computer, it locks out my sound for the ...
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Macbook Air 13 - Stuck mid-bar at login, after reinstalling system stuck on apple logo

My Macbook Air 13 has crashed today. I've been playing some games on it and the screen suddenly got stuck. After waiting for about 15 minutes I turned it off the hard way (power button hold), ...
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MacBook: SD Card Reader Not Visible

I know this question has been asked before but none of the answers worked for me. I have tried three different brand new SD cards, 2 San Disk's and one Samsung's, using both MacBook's built-in SD ...
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Macbook pro mid 2014 15" turns screen off when unplugged and starts fans at max power

I'm having a problem with my macbook where, for some reason, when it's unplugged to the power the computer randomly turns the screen semi-black (not totally black) and starts the fan at max power. ...
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Screen problem in Macbook pro 13 (2016) running Windows 10

I am using Windows in Macbook pro since last year and it's running very well. Recently (2 weeks) I noticed some black stripe on the lower part of the screen. Then spaces eventually resolves if I put ...
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AirPort Extreme (0x14E4, 0xD6)

I have 3 identical MBP Early 2011 with the same chipset in all. 2 of them have access to WiFi regardless of where they move to in my house, one only has WiFi in certain parts of the house. Have run ...
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Unique wallpaper for desktop and lock screen

I recently got a macbook pro 2018 and was trying to change the wallpapers. I would like to be able to set a different wallpaper for my desktop and lockscreen. Googling around, I managed to change my ...
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MacBook Pro: USB 2.0 flash drives not working while USB 3.0 drives work fine

I have a Late 2013 15 MacBook Pro. After updating it to macOS High Sierra 10.13.4, USB 2.0 flash drives has stopped working. They are simply not recognized by the operating system. However, USB 3.0 ...
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“Unbending” a Macbook Pro keyboard bent by swollen battery?

I have a late-2013 Macbook Pro. It's been working fine and meets my computing needs so I have seen no need to replace it. Recently though the Y, U, I and O keys have stopped functionally reliably. I ...
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Macbook Air USB ports stop working one after another until none (of the two) remain

I have a 2017 Macbook air that has a nice habit of sequentially disabling USB ports (even while they are not being used). I am forced to restart my machine at random times in order to get them back to ...
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External monitor connected to MacBook Pro says, “Entering Power Save Mode”

I am running macOS Mojave on a MacBoo kPro. I have connected an external monitor, a Dell E2214H to it using a Cable Matters adapter. On my MacBook Pro, under System Preferences → Displays, there is ...
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AirDrop: My iPhone appears as an option in my MacBook, but not the opposite

I'm trying to user AirDrop from my iPhone to Mac, but my device doesn't show up. But I can share from my Mac to my iPhone. It's can be something related to my company's internet connect because at ...
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What is the 41GB of “System” on my MacBook? [duplicate]

I have a 2012 MacBook Pro, and it's running out of storage:. What I cannot understand is, what is the 41GB of "System" (grey). I installed an app called Disk Inventory X which scanned my drive and ...
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Wake on lan with MacBook Air 2018?

is it possible to use wake on lan via wifi on the macbook air 2018? What iOS app (or terminal command?) can you recommend to use? I want to wake of the MacBook Air with my iPhone which is in the ...
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Is there any program to delete cache files automatically?

Every time I need to clear cache, I have to go inside each folder and delete the contents. Doing it via terminal deletes the whole folder which is not recommended. What shall I do?
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Latency spikes on wifi - power saving measure?

I'm seeing intermittent latency spikes when on wifi, but only when pinging my MBP from another machine and not when pinging from the MBP to another machine. It seems to be causing stuttering with ...
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Is there any (non-obvious) way to diagnose a damaged magsafe supply on a Thunderbolt display?

I recently had my MacBook (Mid 2015, Retina) repaired for hardware issues related to SMC failure. After about a day of it working, it started having the exact same issues, which is odd considering ...
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Prevent MacBook from waking automatically while it is kept in sleep mode

Is it possible to prevent my MacBook from waking automatically from sleep mode unless I manually intervene by opening the lid or touching the keyboard/using the mouse? I have set it up to announce ...
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How can I charge powerbank that has single C-type in/out from MacBook?

I’m using Xiaomi Power Bank 3 which has following sockets: USB-A type low output USB-A type high output USB-C type power delivery input/output up to 45W It usually works fine, I can use MacBook ...
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Differentiating and comparing between MacBook Pro models across different generations

What details (such as dates/year, identifying numbers, etc.) distinguish 3rd generation 13" MacBook Pro models from 4th generation? These 3rd generation models featured the older more reliable ...
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Why does Apple make it hard to run laptops with lid closed? [closed]

No, this is not a duplicate to Is there any way to set a MacBook Pro to not sleep when you close the lid? . (The answer to that question is that there are 3rd party applications that may or may not ...
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Missing keyboard Shortcuts?

Been using Mac now for about a month and still looking for 2 basic shortcuts. Windows equivalent for "Delete" - where it deletes the character in front of the cursor. Currently, "delete" on my mac ...
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What should I do with my mac's volume?

I'm trying to increase the volume from the increase volume button, but this is what it's showing: I also checked the 'Sound' menu in System Preferences, but in the outputs tab everything is perfectly ...
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How do the sleep sensors in latest Mac laptops work?

On older Mac laptops, placing a magnet near the steep sensors sleeps the Mac. However, on newer Macs, putting magnets on the sleep sensors won't sleep Mac, such as closing the lid does. How do sleep ...
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MacBook Pro 2017 daisy-chaining with DisplayPort [duplicate]

I have a 2017 13" MacBook Pro (with two USB-C ports) with Mojave and wish to use it to daisy-chain a display to two external monitors through DisplayPort. Unfortunately, it seems that although the ...
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MacBook pro 2017 touch bar model.. Horizontal Lines on screen

While logging in initially the screen doesn't show problems but soon as time moves after some minutes horizontal lines start appearing in the bottom of screen of black or multi colored that progresses ...
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How to recover data after Bootcamp utility crash HFS+ Encrypted?

There is internal SSD: 1/4 - HFS+ - Secondary System Volume with macOS Sierra Audio HD 1/4 - HFS+ - Shared Volume between two systems Shared HD 1/2 - APFS - Main System Volume with macOS Mojave Mac ...
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What can I do if my MacBook isn’t charging but already ran out?

My 12" 2017 MacBook suddenly stopped charging, and I tried an SMC reset. However, the MacBook already ran out on the battery, and thus I think even the SMC reset did not work, since when I did it, it ...
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MacBook Pro A1297 will not startup

I have tried all sorts of things. I have reorted to single user mode but dont know enough to fix anything. I have tried fsck and it says things are fine but i continue to have this error among others ...
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Plug in mouse on USB, Macbook crash then reboot

Sometimes happens that my macbook pro 2009, reboot when i plugin a usb mouse: Anonymous UUID: F7E860F6-8C86-01A6-6879-40F90DC7168D Sat Apr 13 09:30:00 2019 *** Panic Report *** panic(cpu 0 ...
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The microphone on my headset doesn't work on bootcamp Windows 10

I have Windows 10 bootcamped on a Macbook Pro (15” Mid 2012), and I cant use the microphone on my headset. When I plug in, the sound comes out of the headphones, but it woun't pick up audio from the ...
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Cannot restart, shutdown or log out

I am on 10.14.4, the same thing was happening at least on 10.14.1. So the problem is if I open  "Apple Menu" in top left corner and click any of the following options: Shut Down... Restart... Log ...
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MacBook battery versus Tesla or Chevy Battery [duplicate]

I am curious to know from other users who are knowledgable with LiION batteries. I work on a MacBook and just recently got a new machine. From all my research of LiIon batteries, the optimal life to ...
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Permission for drive

I've installed Windows beside macOS. My MacBook now has two drives. Drive "A" and Drive "B". Drive "A" has macOS boot and Drive "B" Windows 7. The problem now is that I can't modify drive A when ...