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One Thunderbolt 3 port only allowing USB 3.0

I have a MacBook Pro with 2 Thunderbolt 3 ports that should both support USB 3.1. However, when I look in the device tree in system report (with nothing connected) it lists one USB 3.0 bus and one USB ...
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Built-in MacBook screen recognized as a separate display

I have a late 2011 Macbook Pro 13 inch. It was running macOS High Sierra and decided to try installing macOS Mojave using this patcher tool: http://dosdude1.com/mojave/. I successfully installed it ...
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RAID drive over-full, bringing laptop to a crawl & crashing it, need to triage and delete files

I'm helping a friend try to restore functionality to his MacBook and LaCie 5big Thunderbolt 2 RAID array. He's been editing a film and over time the RAID device has filled completely up. I'm not sure ...
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Missed Apple Keyboard Recall Window: What are my Options?

Not sure whether to ask this in the apple or law SE but it's very apple specific, so I'll ask here. I own a 2016 MacBook pro that I bought second-hand. Some of the keys get stuck, which was the reason ...
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How do I use my iPad to authorize my MacBook to sign into iCloud?

I am caught in an endless loop attempting to access iCloud on my MacBook Pro, because it keeps asking me to enter my access code for the MacBook and I can't remember it. It finally said I can ...
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MacBook Pro doesn't charge reliably, when being powered by USB-C monitor

I have a Lenovo ThinkVision p27h-20, which is a USB-C display, that can provide power and process video-/audio-signals all on the same cable. When I plug in the monitor, the MacBook almost always ...
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Can't Access Move.mil on MacBook

I am currently trying to connect to move.mil and safari won't let me use it because it is not receiving "valid" certificates from it, how do I bypass this because I used to use this site all ...
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how to restore Desktop files from iCloud

Basically I signed out and in my apple Id to fix some handoff issues.... But I just noticed that all my files on Desktop DISAPPEAR !!! I have the desktop folder in my iCloud but not sure what happens.....
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Macbookpro15,1 very slow during logon - error 28 (cluster_push_err)

My Macbook Pro has become very slow at logon since a couple of days. Before the issue the logon took not more than 20 seconds, but now it takes 5 minutes (everything is ok after logon). I boot with ...
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Attempts to login result in showing “Other…” user screen

I'm helping a friend with a Macbook Air running Mojave. They didn't know their password. I booted into recovery mode and did a password reset using the the AppleID. Upon rebooting and attempting to ...
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MacBook goes to sleep when I keep a bluetooth speaker on top of it

This is kind of a weird question. Since the last year, I have observed multiple times that when I keep my bluetooth speaker on top of my mac, near the trackpad, it suddenly turns off and goes to sleep....
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Macbook Air + Logitech G773 headset speeding up videos and not detecting mic input

I recently bought a Macbook Air (Late 2020 M1). I also bought a Logitech G773 headset. Since the receiver is USB-A, and the ports are USB-C, I have an adapter/hub that I am plugging the headset ...
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MacBook M1 Big Sur crashes every time when I open “About This Mac -> Storage -> Manage”

Background: I'm using a MacBook Pro with M1 chip and Big Sur V11.1 (got it last month). One thing really annoys me is that when I connect my iphone, sync starts automatically and it takes up 20GB to ...
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Gamepad Button Mapping

For some reason, my gamepad has wrong mappings, and I need a software to remap the joystick. Is there any free tool for that? Or a workaround maybe?
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Mac heating up when conencting to an external display

This is a question that has already been discussed (Macbook pro 13" - 2017 - heating issues when connected to external monitor) but the discussion is 3+ years old I wanted to get an updated ...
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Macbook 2007 (A1181) Wi-Fi issues in Windows

I have: Macbook A1181 Windows 8.1 in Bootcamp with the latest patches All bootcamp drivers installed Keenetic Viva router with 2.4/5 GHz dual-band Wi-Fi, located in ~1m from the Macbook The issue is ...
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How can I use the screen of a broken MacBook?

I have a 17” unibody MacBook Pro that is broken (the GPU and motherboard are gone). Is it possible to use its screen as an external display? I suppose it would need some kind of specific connection to ...
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Network connection timeouts on MacBook Pro 2

Bonjour à tous, I have a problem with my wifi connection which is annoying. Material: MacBook pro (15 inches, 2019) macOS Big Sur (but the problem is present since a while, not related to the version) ...
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Is it possible to rename an USB or Bluetooth audio device?

I am using a Bluetooth headset. To charge it, I need USB, and when connecting that, it appears two times as audio device - obviously once as Bluetooth device, once as USB device. Both audio devices ...
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MacBook Pro needs fresh HDD install, no BIOS entry and rEFInd won't see HDD and no boot/restore Partition (yet) [closed]

I have a MacBook Pro I was trying to put Linux Ubuntu MATE on and ended up borking it, almost. I can't access the BIOS (I got a new keyboard for it off Amazon and the J key holds down by itself which ...
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In my MacBook Pro one label called 'Password..' showing. How should I remove this permanently?

In my Macbook pro, Some times the below password label appears. I tried to close all the applications. still not removed always showing on the screen top of all applications. I always do restart the ...
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Different AirDrop dialogs between two Macbooks sending same file to an iPhone

Have a problem which I cannot get solved actually. It's related to sending a file (GPX) downloaded on my computer(s) via AirDrop to my iPhone 8 (iOS 14.4.2). On one macbook (MBP 2019 BigSur) I just ...
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MacBook Pro 13 inch mid 2012 black screen

I have MacBook Pro 13 inch mid 2012 model.. Earlier MBP is running with macOS mojave ... later I upgraded with latest version “catalina” I found strange after upgrading macOS...few flickerings are ...
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Macbook Pro 2016 - Big Sur Battery Issue after replacement

Background - i bought a 2016 Macbook Pro (A1708) a few weeks ago that was at 800+ cycles and the battery was listed as "service recommended", would not charge past 1% and switch off if ...
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Apple Watch not unlocking Mac

I have an Apple Watch Series 3 and MacBook Pro 2017. I tried pairing my Apple Watch to my MacBook and it worked, but I can't use it for login. I can only use my Apple Watch to authenticate within ...
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MacBook Air 13" 2014 Turned off randomly, won't turn back on

I was using my 2014 MacBook Air 13" (A1466) and the screen suddenly went black and the fans spun up to full speed. I have not been able to turn it on ever since, even after resetting the SMC and ...
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2020 M1 MacBook Pro: Built-in display does not show entire desktop (truncates 300px from right and 200 px from bottom)

It seems like I have a desktop which is slightly larger than my screen. When I maximise a window the bottom portion (approx 300 pixels) and right portion (approx 200 px) are not visible. I can move ...
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Slow mouse speed tracking

I had set the speed settings to max. But still slow or at normal speed I assume is the battery. But still no help. MacBook Air 13-inch 2017 Apple Magic Mouse 2nd generation
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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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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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