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MacBook charging extremely slowly, after using 3rd party USB-C charger

I have a 16" 2019 MacBook Pro. A few days ago, I didn't have my MacBook charger on hand. After a quick internet research of whether or not it works, I borrowed my wife's DELL XPS charger (USB-C, ...
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Can I drive this 34 inch samsung display with my macbook pro?

I own a 13 inch early 2015 macbook pro and am in the market for an ultrawide display for my home office. I've landed on this display as a contender for purchase, but am worried that my macbook will ...
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How can I clean my keyboard without turning my Macbook Air on?

I would like to turn off my Macbook Air in order to clean the keyboard and not repeatedly press buttons. However, when pressing any button, the Macbook immediately turns on again. Is there any way to ...
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Why would I get Kernel Panic after wiping my MacBookPro10,1 SSD and starting from scratch? Looking for help to resolve this kernel panic

Here is the error I am getting: Interval Since Last Panic Report: 2102 sec Panics Since Last Report: 1 Anonymous UUID: A2D9708D-90D9-6291-C995-53578F118FF4 Sat Apr 10 22:45:46 2021 panic(cpu 4 caller ...
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Why does my external display run at a lower refresh rate when MacBook's lid is closed?

I'm on a 16 inch MacBook Pro connected to an LG 4k monitor connected via a USB-C to DisplayPort cable. The display runs perfectly fine at 4k at 60 Hz refresh rate when the laptop's lid is open. ...
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Best macOS for 13 inch MacBook Pro mid 2012 [closed]

What is the best macOS for MacBook Pro 13 inch mid 2012. macOS Catalina is running very slow.
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Connecting Samsung 1080p Monitor to 2014 MDP via HDMI/Mini-DisplayPort

This question is related to Unable to connect display(s) to MBP 13'' Mid 2014 via Tunderbolt / mini DisplayPort, albeit with a different monitor that may have a different cause. As per the ...
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Problem creating a Windows 10 bootable USB on Windows, to work on a MacBook Pro

I have a MacBook Pro 2013, now with a clean SSD (no OS). I have a Windows 10 PC from which I am trying to create a bootable USB from a Windows 10 ISO file. I tried a lot of combinations and softwares, ...
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How do I send an automated reply as soon as I receive an iMessage between a time frame on a MacBook?

I have a MacBook, and I need to have a way to send an automated reply to all iMessages when I'm at work or doing a certain activity. For example, when I'm working, I want a message that could say ...
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Is it bad getting 2 kernel panics within 2 months of purchase on M1 MacBook Air 2020? [closed]

I got a kernel panic 20 days back and got another one today while using VS Code. I've read Apple's suggestions; it suggested deleting non-compatible files, but still, the performance is good though it ...
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OS not starting up, prohibitory symbol

I have a Mid-2012 MacBook Pro with Boot Camp, and it supports only up to macOS Catalina, and not Big Sur. This frustrated me and I decided to go off the rules a bit & installed macOS Big Sur (...
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Speaker sounds exactly like a blown out one on MBP 16" but… it's not? I need help

The right speaker on my relatively new Macbook Pro 16" 2019 Model sounds like it's blown out - the same exact rattling - it rattles on medium+ volume and things with bass in it - it is very ...
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AppleID syncing issue

I deleted files from my Mac, but at the same time same files from another Mac with the same AppleID got deleted too. Also I got the backup for the files. But I want to change this for future. How to ...
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Why does my Messages app keep crashing before it even starts on my Mac Computer?

This question is very specific to Mac, and not mobile devices. I am using a MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2019), running macOS Bug Sur 11.2.3 But I went to start work today, tried to open my Messages App and ...
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How do I troubleshoot screen capture utilities only capturing one side of audio?

I use screen capture utilities like Movavi and Snagit on my MacBook Pro 2019 (Big Sur) to record software demos. When using a headset or any other microphone connected to a USB port, the recorded ...
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Is it possible to install Ubuntu on an external SSD on the 2019 16 inch MacBook Pro?

I'm considering buying the 16 inch 2019 MacBook Pro because I need a powerful x86 machine that can run macOS, but I would also be interested in running other operating systems on this computer. I know ...
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iPhone storage is full and stuck into a restart loop

My iPhone XS's storage is full and I removed a couple of applications to free up space, but I thought that a restart could help to delete its cache files... And well, it entered into a reboot loop. I ...
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MacBook Pro not turning on (logo and no progress bar)

My MacBook Pro was working just fine until I tried logging in and it would just freeze after I enter my password. I tried rebooting while pressing Command ⌘ + R but it just shows the Apple logo ...
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Macbook Air M1 Display Issue

Any idea what's the problem?? it was working absolutely fine suddenly became like this.
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Macbook Pro Early 2011 Thunderbolt to USB Solution

Both the USB ports on my Macbook don't work so I am seeking a solution. These Macs have a Firewire and Thunderbolt 2 port but I can't seem to find an Thunderbolt 2 to USB adaptors? Any solutions?
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The folder containing your music library cannot be found. Appears even after finding my library

When I attempt to open my Music app on my MacBook Pro (Early 2013), MacOS Catalina version 10.15.7, this message appears. When selecting Choose library, it takes me to my Music Folder where my iTunes ...
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SMC is in U mode, not in A mode

On a Late 2008 MacBook Pro with a dead battery, i have a SMC issue that popped out. My fans are at 100%, no keyboard backlit, the usual SMC story. I've tried the usual technique from the Internet to ...
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Boot stick not detected

My company provided me with a secure boot stick from ECOS which shall boot Linux on any Mac or PC when plugged-in. However, my MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2019, Two Thunderbolt 3 ports, BigSur Version 11.2....
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Use terminal to get Mac battery manufacture date/age

How do I get the manufacture date or age like what's shown in CoconutBattery using the terminal? I tried ioreg -cr AppleSmartBattery which gave a ManufacturerData (data, not date, but it was a date ...
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Problems (consistently) Connecting 2 External Monitors to MacBook Pro (Late 2013) - Please Help!

I have been having issues to consistently be able to connect two external monitors (both HP Z23n G2 Displays) to my MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2013) and cannot pin down the problem. I connect ...
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MacBook Pro wouldn't turn on, new charger got it on a few times but won't turn on again

I bought a Mac off eBay. Bought and installed Logic Pro X and was using it with much satisfaction until one day it stopped turning on. I took it to Mac Choice and they identified a faulty charger. I ...
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MacBook Pro 15" Mid-2012 - Replacing a damaged 2.6 GHz logic board to 2.7 GHz one

I got a logic board A1286 mid-2012 non-Retina 2.7 GHz MBP. On the board, there are two extra sockets; one is the right side of the fan connector and the other one is above the keyboard’s connector. ...
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MacBook Pro Cycles Count with no AC plugged in

I'm having a issue with my battery and cycles. Today I started the day with 101 cycles and 100% battery, then I disconnected the MacBook from the wall brick. After two hours I noticed that the battery ...
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Macbook external display rearranges homescreen

I've just set my PC moniter as primary screen when I plug in my MacBook (Air 2020) but it keeps rearranging my Homescreen. When I rearrange it so it fits my external display and unplug my laptop it ...
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Can MBP 16" ( Late 2019) retina screen can be replaced with non-retina non-Apple screen?

I am getting some lines on one end of the screen I went to Aptronix (Apple retailer in India) customer care they are saying its pressure damage. I have never dropped the laptop nor hit the screen ...
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Using MacBook Pro 13' (2019) in lower resolution in Windows (1280x800)

I know the native resolution for MacBook Pro 2019 is 2560x1600. Using this resolution makes everything very small in Windows 10 and its needed to use scales (for example 200x). Another solution for ...
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MacBook Pro not filling the entire screen of external display

I recently bought an LG 22MP68VQ, but when I connect it MacBook Pro (13 inch, 2016) + Big Sur OS + USB Connector + VGA Cable. But it's working fine when I am connecting an HP + Windows + VGA cable. ...
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Why Other storage keeps increasing when I don't download anything on this laptop

I cleaned my Macbook Pro about 2 months ago, I deleted plenty of non useful files and junk and I made about 100 gb free. After this I use this laptop only for browsing web, watch youtube and write ...
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Traffic of different Apps in Little Snitch with enabled VPN? What is the meaning?

So, I am trying to understand my VPN connection observing the traffic in Little Snitch. My VPN is connected and I can see its connection to the server and the amount of data that is transfered. ...
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Recycling a damaged Late 2015 into a late 2013 MBP Retina

Normally I work on pcs, not macs so I'm not real sure of my options but I'm trying to help a girl out. She has two MBP, a late model 2013 (8GB Ram) and a late model 2015 (16GB Ram). The 2013 has a bad ...
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Macbook suddenly starts playing music with lid closed

Last night my laptop's battery died while I was listening to the radio. Before sleeping I closed the lid and connected it to the charger. After ~6 hours, the laptop suddenly started playing music for ...
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Wifi dropping out for no particular reason [duplicate]

My wifi connection keeps dropping and I have no idea why. The only network related thing I have installed is ExpressVPN, but I have had it installed for a while and there has been no problems. I ...
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My touchbar works but is blank? [duplicate]

The other day suddenly my touchbar went blank. I thought it had froze, but after restarting, doing the NVRAM/SMC stuff, and doing a diagnostic (which showed no errors) - I'm unable to get it to come ...
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MacOS two-finger scroll is sometimes interpreted as a single-click

I haven't seen anyone report this problem, and I suppose it could attributable to my clumsiness, but I've been seeing the following behavior, and I wonder if there are any fixes. Hardware: Apple ...
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“Enable Siri” window keeps popping up in mac OS Catalina

I've recently got a MacBook Pro 2019 running macOS Catalina. Doing some initial setup, I've disabled Siri. However, a really annoying window keeps popping up, at unpredictable time intervals (sometime ...
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Uninstall Anaconda from macOS Big Sur

I've some question about uninstalling Anaconda from macOS Big Sur. I was wondering if someone can please help me figure it our what to do. I followed the instruction on the official website (https://...
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macbook pro keyboard keys look polished after a few months

Is this polished look due to grease from the fingers or simply friction? By polished, I mean that the surface looks shinier on some keys. I got an UPPERCASE Ghost Cover but it isn't as nice to type on....
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MacBook Pro mid 2012 logic board swapping

Question here is I have an MBP with this IDs: Model id : MacBookPro9,2 and apple model number : A1278. It is MacBook Pro mid 2012 with I5 right now. I am thinking if there is any chance that I can ...
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Printing not working

I have trouble printing documents. I'm not sure whether the problem comes from macOS or whether it comes from the printer, but I'd like to be able to be assisted to figure out what's not working. I'm ...
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MacBook Pro 2015 Fan Issues

I have a refurbished 2015 MacBook Pro 13", Intel i7 Processor, 16GB RAM and 512 SSD. When I first began using it I noticed it got unusually hot rather often, and so I downloaded Macs Fan Control ...
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HDR color problem on MacBook Pro 16" 2019

I am watching same video on a Mac and two phones, iPhone 12 and Android. There is abnormal glare on the Mac. For example in attached pics the Mac shows too much glare on girls face, clothes. This ...
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Renamed an icloud drive folder with the .tmp extension and files have disappeared

I read that I could rename a folder to have the..tmp extension to prevent it syncing over. I did this to a folder that had some confidential files, but I renamed the folder in my icloud drive and the ...
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MacBook Pro (16" 2019) Does Not Recognize Correct Resolution

I'm having a rather annoying issue with my MacBook Pro 16" 2019 device since upgrading to macOS Big Sur. Every time I plug my device to my 4K monitor into the device (via USB-C to USB-C, or USB-C ...
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Need advice on connecting Macbook Air to HP all-in-one box (Thunderbolt 2 to Thunderbolt 4, I think)

My daughter has a non-most-recent Macbook Air with what I thought was originally a mini-DP output but it turns out to be a Thunderbolt (probably v2 since the Mac is only a couple of years old). This ...
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black screen macbook air 2020 M1 only second display works

I have a MacBook air 2020 M1 and the built-in display doesn't turn on, it is black. The weird thing is that when I connected the second display and just write my password "in the dark' the second ...

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