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Questions tagged [macbook]

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

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Macbook Pro overheating

My 2012 MacBook Pro constantly overheats. The back gets too hot to touch. I've done everything I have been told to do that should fix it from resetting SMC and the NVRAM, to taking the back lid off ...
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MacBook air k key not working

i'm using the software instrument on Garageband and whenever I try to combine k with any other key it won't work. i can click it by it's self but i can't combine it. i went to an online piano site and ...
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Can I replace 2015 MBP 13 display with 2010 MBP 13 display? [duplicate]

My 2015 macbook pro 13 display is broken , everything else works fine , I have another mid 2010 macbook pro 13 ! is it possible to replace 2015 macbook pro display with 2010 mac book pro ?
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Does Macbook Pro charging profile depends on electricity grid?

The questions might sound silly at first sight, but let me share my observations so far: I'm in the U.S. right now where I use the charger I got from IT and I see that my MPB charges slowly. It says ...
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problems with MacBook Pro screen

Someone once had a similar difficulty ? My screen is showing a lot of horizontal lines (see pic) It happened suddenly, when I was using my laptop normally, and it's only getting removed when I ...
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How to turn off “terminal would like to administer your computer” message?

I keep getting a warning message that terminal would like to administer my computer whenever I run standard commands, such as editing crontab in Vim. This never used to happen on my old Macbook. How ...
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Changing Screen Resolution in OSX Mojave

Screen of my MacBook Pro Retina 2015 is broken and a vertical block with ~2 inches width on the right edge can't be seen. I have been using it like this for a couple months since it is my second ...
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Can system logs tell me when I closed my Macbook?

I'm trying to figure out how late I've been working for the last few months. Normally my old line manager would not have given me time in lieu. However she was fired last week and I now stand a ...
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Can't open or quit Finder

I'm trying to open Finder, but every time I try I get this error message: I've tried restarting my Macbook Pro as well as doing a "Relaunch" from "Force Quit Applications": However, nothing happens ...
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Crackling/Popping Right Speaker on Mid 2015 15" Macbook Pro

I've only began experiencing this issue this morning, I first noticed it at around 4 AM. Its 1 PM now. What I've done so far: Reset PRAM & SMC Switched Left & Right Speakers. The right ...
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MacBook Pro 2012 Bootcamp problem

I was trying to install windows 10 on my MacBook Pro 2012, I was following apple tutorial (https://support.apple.com/pt-pt/guide/bootcamp-assistant/bcmp09f5f773/mac)(or in English). I chose 100GB to ...
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How to get my old disk back that contains personal data?

I was not able to power on my MacBook Pro 2015. It was getting stuck on the Apple Logo. I took it to the Apple Service Centre, they diagnosed it and replaced the SSD. The kept my old disk with them ...
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MacBook thinks it's overheating when it isn't?

I have a MacBook (oldish late 2012 retina 13") that seems to exhibit classic overheating symptoms, except that it isn't hot. Under load it tends to shut down after a while, can be turned back on ...
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Make Mac to treat my iPhone like a regular wifi router. I want it to constantly stay connected to my iPhone (XS) [duplicate]

There is a difference how the Mac sees Hotspots and regular Wifi routers, it disconnects from HotSPOT as soon as it goes to sleep and needs to be reconnected after waking up. I have the same iCloud on ...
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Apple EarPods buzzing except when I'm touching the area around the MacBook Trackpad

I've been using the Apple EarPods with my MacBook Air for a while now. Since recently, they have been producing a very faint buzzing in the left earbud when I'm not touching the computer. However, ...
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MacBook 2,1 OS X 10.6.8 - Boot screen loop

My MacBook2,1 is stuck in a loop on boot screen. It flashes from ?Folder, to an also flashing net recovery globe, and every so often an Apple logo for a few seconds, but never actually boots into the ...
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USB-C video adapter not working

I'm running a 2018 MacBook Pro 15" with Mojave. I recently purchased a StarTech USB-C to VGA adapter, model CDP2VGA. Unfortunately, the Mac does not seem to detect the adapter. I know the adapter ...
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MacBook Pro shows blank screen then shutdown [duplicate]

My MacBook Pro Retina (15inch Late 2013) shows blank black screen Shutdown randomly here are the logs can you tell the reason ?
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How to rid myself of hackers [on hold]

Hackers have taken complete control of my late 2018 MacBook Pro 13” Retina no touch bar, iPhone XS Max, iPad 6th generation and I watch series 3. How do I get rid of them?
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Why aren't my photos synchronizing?

They stopped syncing recently. I called Apple support and they had me update both my iPhone 6 and my Macbook Air which I did. I verified that the settings are correct. I also verified that both ...
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How to map § to ESC?

I want to map the § on a Macbook with touch bar at the system level. I need this at least for using the esc while using vim (I want to feel the key press). How can I do that?
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How to properly clean the ventilation slots on my Macbook Pro

I moved to a tropical country and have a real problem with mosquitos and like insects . They house themselves (dying) in the ventilation slots and I regularly clean it up with a cotton swab, but the ...
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Screencapture keeps dedicated graphics active

When I use the screencapture tool on it turns on my dedicated graphics (Radeon Pro 560X) and when I finish the system doesn't switch to Intel graphics and consume my battery faster.Any idea how to ...
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MacOS freeze on starting

I have got a problem. When I click turn on button on my MacBook, computer turns on. System starts and loads. But when a progress bar will go to end, system make white screen and freeze. How I can ...
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Help with external monitor refresh rate

I have been working on a project, basically converting a tray-loading iMac G3 into a docking station for my 2017 MacBook Pro. I removed the motherboard and was able to find a VGA converter that ...
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Battery percentage going up and down, MacBook Pro crashing randomly

I have a late 2016 MacBook Pro with macOS 10.13.2 High Sierra installed. I've had this problem from at least 3 months. At first, the battery percentage wasn't dancing like crazy but today it happened....
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Can I connect benq sw271 4K to my MacBook Pro 15" early 2011 [closed]

benq sw271 4K to my MacBook Pro 15" early 2011 AMD Radeon HD 6750M: Intel HD Graphics 3000:
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Macbook Pro won't display on 2nd external monitor until restart

I happily run two external monitors from my Macbook Pro, one of these is a Toshiba TV and the other is an AOC 27" monitor. Occasionally after the computer goes to sleep by itself, when I wake it up ...
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Login and Finder problems after Time Machine restore

Following a keyboard problem on a MacBook Pro (2017 I think), I created 3 separate Time Machine backup (yes, I'm that paranoid) on 3 separate USB 3.0 drives. After keyboard replacement I restored ...
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macOS keyboard layout switch bug

I have a problem that follows me from 2015 MacBook Pro with macOS Sierra → macOS High Sierra → macOS Mojave and now on to 2018 MacBook Pro running macOS Mojave. I have configured two input sources: ...
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How to fix blurry fonts on external monitor?

My setup: Macbook Pro 2018 15" (Mojave 10.14.4) AOC G2460PF 24" DP to USB-C cable. When I use the same monitor on Windows, I can see crystal clear but on mac fonts/texts seems to be low quality/...
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SSD compatibility with adapter

A Sintech M.2 NGFF SSD 18Pin Adapter Card adapter was purchased for Macbook Air MacBookAir4,1 (11-inch, Mid 2011). It is unclear to me which of these drives is compatible: Amazon indicates that ...
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What is the correct pentalobe screwdriver size for a Macbook Air Model A1370?

I think it is 1.2 mm based on results returned by eBay, however, it would be nice if someone could confirm that this is the correct size and not the 0.8 mm Macbook Air MacBookAir4,1 (11-inch, Mid ...
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Use an Android phone as external mic for MacBook over Bluetooth

I would like to use my Android phone as an external microphone and send the audio signal via Bluetooth to my MacBook. What applications and steps would allow me to do this?
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No feedback sound when I press the volume buttons (volume up / down) on touch bar even though the box is checked in system preferences

All of a sudden, I don't have the feedback sound when I turn the volume up or down on my touch bar. I have tried resetting NVRAM, resetting the SMC, tried the secure boot mode to see if the problem ...
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disable lid sleep in mojave

I used to use InsomniaX but it doesn't work for me right now. I want to stop my MacBook from sleeping when I close the lid.
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External SSD drive not detected as SSD drive

I've got a Sandisk Extreme SSD drive as an external drive for my MacBook Pro. It has no problems with connecting to the MacBook or being recognized as an external drive. The problem is it is not ...
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My MacBook Pro 15 2018 is too hot

I bought a 15'' MacBook Pro a few days ago and it gets too hot under load. Idle temperatures are about 40-50 degrees light use 60 degrees but opening a light game like league of legends will set the ...
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My 4K monitor won’t display anything above a resolution of 1280 x 720

I just bought a BenQ 4K 27inch PD2700U monitor and am trying to connect it to my MacBook Pro as an additional screen. The cable I am using is a DisplayPort to mini display port. It works fine on low ...
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Issue with turning on MacBook by pressing the power button

My MacBook Pro (mid 2012) is not turning on by pressing the power button. After referring some of the youtube videos I removed and connected the battery pin. By doing so my MacBook is turning on ...
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Could not log in; restarted MacBook Air; icons exchanged position; Got a login warning at my iPhone [closed]

I took my MacBook Air offline and put it to sleep. After some 4 hours, I opened the lid, entered the password wrongly, corrected it and hit enter. The password field and the "next" arrow were greyed ...
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External HDD keeps ejecting by itself from MacbookPro 2018

I have a 2018 Macbook Pro and am trying to connect an Icydock external HDD (in raid 1 configuration). This external HDD connects without any problems to my older 2014 MBP. On the new MBP, it is ...
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MacBook Pro can't run hardware test with pressing “D” key on reboot

I have a 13" Late 2012 MacBook Pro which works fine. I am trying to run Hardware test following the instructions in the Apple Support document, How to use Apple Hardware Test on your Mac, but it is ...
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What are the requirements to charge a Macbook Air?

I have a 2017 13 inch MacBook Air, and I also have a big power bank. I am wondering, if it would be possible to charge my MacBook Air using that power bank. The power bank only has an output of 5V/2....
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How does noise-cancellation work in Mac laptops?

How does noise-cancellation work in Mac laptops?. I understand how it works in Headphones or even in iPhone. But if the mics in a MacBook Air 2018, for example, are located in the same spot, what ...
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Do the MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2018) have different cooling systems depending on the GPU

I read here that the thermal throttling of the i7 and i9 on the latest MBP (2018, 15-inch) can be significant. I also got information that the cooling system is different when the MBP is upgraded ...
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Upgrade MacBook Pro Mid 2012 system to Samsung SSD 860 EVO 500GB (Mac OS Mojave)

I have different information related to installation new SSD. If we will try search through Amazon help it shows that the disk Samsung SSD 860 EVO 500GB will work fine with MacBook Pro 13 inch Mid ...
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How to intentionally mess up a mac [closed]

How I break my mac to the point it cant be repaired without physically damaging it Edit: Please just tell me how I could break my macbook to make if unrepairable without physical damage.
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MacBook Pro only charges with smaller MagSafe 60W

My MacBook Pro 2.3ghz i7 mid-2012 stopped charging and the light on the charger doesn’t show up anymore. I thought it was the MagSafe 85W and got a new one, but my MBP is still not charging. The ...
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Getting an error when i connect external monitor Unable to find display pipe for IOFB service

I have a mid 2012 macbook Pro running Mojave 10.14.4 when i plug in the external monitor it detects the display however on the external monitor screen it say no input. I have checked all connections ...