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Questions tagged [macbook]

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

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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 2nd generation 13" MacBook Pro models from 3rd generation? These 2nd generation models featured the older more reliable ...
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Why does Apple make it hard to run laptops with lid closed? [on hold]

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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Macbook 2.1 Won't Boot [on hold]

I have an older Macbook 2.1 that will not boot up. I have tried command r p option, nothing. I have tried command r, nothing. I've disconnected the powers, took out the battery.
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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 ...
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Macbook Pro not playing any chrome sounds, youtube videos not working, system audio is working

On my MacbookPro, no sites can play audio on either chrome or safari, and youtube and vimeo do not load. However, I can still play my itunes music with or without headphones, so I don't understand ...
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Company Device Management on Separate User?

I am doing an event with a company that wants to give me a corporate email. They want to set it up using a device management profile on my personal mac. Is there a way to protect and keep my personal ...
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MacBook Pro battery gets empty while lid is closed

For some time now I cannot left my MacBook Pro unplugged while I close the lid, or the battery will get empty overnight. I have MacOs 10.14.4 (18E226) on a MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017, Four ...
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My Macbook 2011 cursor moves and clicks but won't work

My MacBook cursor moves fine, clicks fine on the touchpad, but will not click on anything. I tried right-clicking and this works on some windows but not all. I tried powering off, doesn't work. I ...
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crossover 27" monitor resolution OK on (2017) MacBook Pro, but wrong on (2017) MacBook

I'm using exactly the same usb-C to HDMI adaptor: when I plug it into the MacBook I get a maximum resolution of 1920x1080 and when I plug it into the MacBook Pro I get the correct resolution of ...
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How to fix MacBook Pro Display which is not working [closed]

I guess the reason you clicked this question is that you thought it was the backlight issue but it is not. This problem puzzles me. ISSUE: My display does not work. What MacBook do I have? ...
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MacBook Air battery discharges overnight (April 2018)

My MacBook Air's battery sometimes discharges overnight. Not always, perhaps just 60% of the time. It is always on sleep (I just close the lid) and it is usually for 8-9 hours. I unplug it, close the ...
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2015 Macbook Won't Turn On - Shows no sign of life

I recently bought a 2015 Macbook from a friend, and after only a day of use, it won't turn on... I shut down the Macbook with around 15% charge left on it, so initially I thought this to be a lack-of-...
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Connect Macbook Air with external monitor

I have a MacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2013) that uses an Intel HD Graphics 5000. I also plan to buy the monitor that is supposed to have connectors for DisplayPort and HDMI with a resolution of 2560x1440 ...
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Connecting external display to Early 2015 MacBook Pro [duplicate]

Does Early 2015 MacBook Pro output 4K 3840 via Mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort? I seem to get only HD max option on YouTube videos. I have a Samsung U32J590U 31.5" 4K UHD monitor. If not, do I have ...
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How can I disable Internet access for specific apps on mac? [duplicate]

I was wondering if we have any inbuilt functionality on mac that would allow us to disable internet access to specific applications. Like for example, when I am using my mobile data to connect to my ...
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Bluetooth speaker showing up as keyboard on MacBook Air

I have a Sonilex SL-BS190FM Bluetooth speaker which when connected to my MacBook Air shows up as a keyboard. Please help me because I need to listen to songs.
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MacBook Pro shutting down on it's own?

This isn't really a question, but an answer. I've seen hundreds of posts online about Macs shutting down on their own. I had this problem for a couple months. I took it to the Apple store and they ...
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Can I use one 8GB RAM module in place of two 4GB modules?

I have a MacBook Pro 13-inch, Mid 2012 and one of its RAM slots appears to have been damaged (The computer restarts when moved too much). So I can only have one RAM module in it. I was reading on ...
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MacBook Pro 2015 - New SSD, can't install macOS

I installed a 500GB Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe M.2 into my MacBook Pro 13" 2015 (128GB). I followed instructions in a youtube video. (Boot-Stick created, case opened, battery disconnected, SSD removed,...
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2007 macbook - trackpad stuck in scrolling mode

I have a tank of a computer from 2007 (17 inch Macbook pro 3,1) which is still working fine, but a recent issue has me doubting how much time is left. The issue is happening to an unresponsive ...
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After a recent update to 10.14.4 trackpad stopped working on a Macbook Pro 2017

Today I was prompted by the Mojave OS that I need to install an update, so I did. After the update was installed and I logged in I immediately noticed that trackpad does not work at all As apple ...
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Orange smudge/splotch near edge of screen on MacBook Pro

I have a Macbook Pro w/ Touch Bar, and on the corner of my screen there is a dark orange discoloration. It appears every now and then in different locations of the screen and then dissipates with time....
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reFind cannot see OSX; after repartitioning Macintosh HD

I had reFind working properly on a 2015 retina display mbp; 20gb Linux Mint partition and the remaining 440~gb for OSX, wanted to install Win10 on a third 50gb partition, repartitioned Macintosh HD ...
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Shared clipboard between multiple Macbooks

I have a Macbook Air (2017) and Macbook Pro (early 2015). As a developer, I want to do my development on Pro and browsing, emails and other stuff on my Air at the same time. This requires some copy-...
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Water Spill on MacBook Air -Speakers, keyboard and Camera don't work-What do I do? [duplicate]

I spilled water on my MacBook Air, only on top (keyboard) and it shut off right after. I will admit I did not take the proper steps to help nor mess it up but I didn't know. Anyways after a night of ...
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Exchange calendar stopped syncing with MacBook but still syncs with iPhone

I use the Mac Calendar app (OSX Mojave) on my MacBook and IOS calendar app (upgraded recently to iPhone 7, IOS 12) for several shared iCloud calendars, a Google calendar, and an Exchange Calendar (...