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Macbook turns on but screen is dead or completely dark

My Macbook Pro's screen just blinked and went dark. When I turn the computer on, the fan turn on and runs but the screen is dark. I tried all the option and tricks but nothing is works. I rebooted ...
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How to hibernate the Mac after sleep after a set time? [duplicate]

I have these settings on my MacBook with Catalina: System-wide power settings: Currently in use: standbydelaylow 10800 standby 1 womp 1 halfdim 1 ...
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How can I customize the Touch Bar interfaces for my tremor?

I have an essential tremor. This means that the slightest unintentional graze on the Touch Bar or touchpad on my MacBook Pro can have extremely undesirable consequences. So how can I change the ...
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Time Machine “there isn't enough space” despite the backup disk being larger than mine [duplicate]

My MacBook Pro is the 250 GB model. I have a 320 GB external hard drive I am using as a time machine backup disk. Right now the 320 GB hard drive has 16.14 GB of free space remaining. The last two ...
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Install macOS Catalina on non-supported MacBook Pros

I have a MacBook Pro Early 2011 model and wanted to check if the latest macOS, Catalina can be installed on it, though it is not officially listed as a supported model. Is there a way it can be done?
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Cannot boot windows 7 bootcamp after resizing partition

I decreased the partition size of my macbook and on windows used Partition Wizard to increase the partition of my windows however after the process was completed I was unable to launch windows( It ...
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How to extend bootcamp partition?

When I was installing windows 7 on my mac I allocated 55GB to my bootcamp partition, I now realise that it is not enough for me. is there a way to extend it, without loosing any data and re-instaling ...
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Can I completely turn off the fans on a MacBook Pro (0 RPM)

I would like to know if there is a utility to completely turn off the fans. Currently, when completely idle, fans are showing 2000 and 2100 RPM. Although this is probably not recommended, I would ...
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Sharing internet from Macbook Pro has a 5 device limit?

I'm trying to share the (wifi) internet connection from a 2019 Macbook Pro 15-inch on OSX version 10.14.6 (18G1012) using a USB Ethernet connector and the device's built-in WiFi chipset as my "router"....
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Old version (macOS Sierra) for Pages, Keynote and Numbers, iWork

I uninstalled my iWork tools - Keynote, Numbers and Pages - from my MacBook Air. Unfortunately, I don't want to upgrade my MBA to Mojave/Catalina in order to install. I looking for the working iWork ...
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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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Dell P2715Q monitor flicker with MacBook Pro - Possible Solution

My Dell P2715Q monitor recently started flickering very badly after ~4 years of working just fine with my mid-2014 MacBook Pro. I thought my cable had gone bad. However, when I plugged in a Surface ...
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MacBook Pro (Ratina Early 2015) screen flickers when connected to external display

The external display screen flickers and turns OFF and ON when mac book pro is connected. It was not an issue after I updated my mac to OSX 10.14 (Mojave). I tried to reset SMC but the issue couldn't ...
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Extreme cyber bully,hacking, destroying my business Iphone MacBook iPad [closed]

I’ll try to make this a short story I’m divorcing an extreme narcissistic sociopath-he has every account under my name we owned a business together he refuses to sign divorce papers so they can say ...
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Connect New MacBook (USB-C) to Apple Cinema Display 30" (Dual-Link DVI)

Because Apple Thunderbolt Display reflects the whole room, I still use the matte 30" Apple Cinema Display. (Two cables are required for 2560 resolution due to some obscure technical constraints!) ...
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Yahoo taking over my google search

My default search engine is google, but when i search it goes to yahoo. I tried the extensions solutions but i don't have any extensions. what should I do? send help.
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Using iMac 21.5 mid 2010 as an external monitor of Macbook Pro Retina late 2013 15"?

Can I connect iMac 21.5 mid 2010 as an external monitor of Macbook Pro Retina late 2013 15"? How can I connect them? I read some articles that say it can be done with Mini DisplayPort-to-Mini ...
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Macbook Pro Crashing and Startup Failure

Firstly, some background information for the problem: My girlfriend's Macbook Pro had an issue that was annoying, but not fatal. Roughly once a day (but sometimes not for a few days, and sometimes ...
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Reset Admin password for macOS Mojave

This is a MacBook Pro running macOS Mojave 10.14.6 with FileVault enabled. In my case the problem is that at the login page, when the computer starts, the admin user account doesn't appear but after ...
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MacBook Pro showing weird screen on reboot and trackpad not workong

My MacBook Pro 2017 version is showing this screen for some reason. And my trackpad is not working.I have no idea what to do. Any help would me much appreciated
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Why is a secure erase 'not necessary' for SSD's?

I'm about to trade in a 2010 MacBook Pro with an SSD. However, I'm unable to do a Secure Erase from the recovery disk (as I used to do with mechanical hard drives before selling or giving away a ...
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External display not recognized after waking from sleep until restarted

I have a MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015, macOS High Sierra 10.13.6) which fails to detect an external display after is has woken up from sleep. (Update: Now running macOS Mojave 10.14.5 on a ...
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In Excel, how do you delete line breaks?

In Excel, how do you delete line breaks globally? It's totally messing up my text-to-column I need to do.
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Graphics performance drop after waking from sleep in Catalina (MacBook Pro)

I installed MacOS Catalina last week. I restart my MBP and everything's great, then at some point I either close the lid or just lock the screen for a few hours (sometimes not even a full hour) and ...
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Debug screensaver randomly exiting

Been having this issue for a while now on a 2016 15", 10.14.6. Log: 11:27:31.846649 kernel ALF, old data swfs_pid_entry <private>, updaterules_msg <private>, ...
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Having trouble getting Target Display mode to work with Apple's Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter with new MacBook pro?

I have a new macbook pro (2018) and want to connect it to my old iMac 2011 using target display mode. I used to be able to do this just fine with my old MacBook pro (mid 2012) that had a thunderbolt 2 ...
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GPU memory is overloaded

I'm using iStats Menu to monitor the loading of my MBP. And when my external 4k monitor LG 27UK850-W is connected via USB type C I can see that my GPU Memory is overloaded (currently 744%), though ...
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Suddenly the “diagnosticd” daemon rise up to over 200% CPU usage

Suddenly the diagnosticd daemon rise up to over 200% CPU usage, even with Xcode is not running, on OS X Mojave 10.14.1 I can't figure out it. The fans become very noisy.
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How long will FileVault encryption take? Can I stop it?

I enabled FileVault to encrypt my hard drive a few days ago. The encryption process is still not finished and the estimated time keeps changing. It's been anything between "4 days" and "300 days". The ...
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Single keypress types repeated characters (MacBook Pro 2016 & 2017)

I had a MacBook Pro 2016, and I had problems with the B key produces bb about one third of the times I hit the key. After repair and several months later, I had the same problem with the N key. I ...
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MacBook Pro 13 with Retina display consumes 10% battery overnight with the lid closed, is this normal?

I bought a MacBook Pro 13 Retina nearly a month ago. Talking to a friend he told me that is not normal for this pc to consume 10% battery over night with the lid closed and with "Power Nap" disabled. ...
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How to set a custom dynamic wallpaper in Catalina?

I tried to set a custom dynamic wallpaper in Catalina as I used to do in Mojave (that worked fine) but my dynamic wallpaper will display the following option as you can see the picture (bugged). and ...
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Catalina Beta 7 bricked my Macbook Pro

I have installed macOS Catalina Beta 7 on my MacBook Pro Late 2013. After installing, my Mac prompted me to Restart. While installing the update I noticed that the Apple Logo with the progress bar ...
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Can I downgrade to macOS Mojave if I buy the new 2019 MacBook Pro?

I plan to buy a MacBook Pro. But my work relies heavily on 32 bit apps for music production, which are not supported in Catalina. Can I downgrade to macOS Mojave if I buy the new MacBook Pro?
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“Power button HID event - flushing proactively” — what does this mean?

I've been reviewing my system log file on my MacBook Pro. I came across this log entry 'Power button HID event - flushing proactively'. Just wondering, does this just mean that the computer was ...
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Data security while MacBook is on lock screen

I've recently sent my MacBook (running on Catalina) to repair by a licensed Apple service provider. The whole thing was simple (replacing one key cap) and took about 5 minutes or so. But I forgot to ...
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Reconnect to Wi-Fi when “Wi-Fi does not have an IP address”

I came into the office today with my MacBook Pro and usually my Wi-Fi automatically connects to the network, but instead it is constantly searching. If I go to System Preferences > Network > Wi-Fi, ...
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YouTube video thumbnails not getting loaded

On YouTube webpage, instead of the video thumbnail images, I see only a blue box with a question mark in it. Any video on YouTube does not seems to work either. Can anyone help me? I am not able to ...
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Missing Angle Bracket Key when using G613

I'm using the Logitech G613 Bluetooth Keyboard with my 2019 MacBook Pro. When I try to use the "<" key on the Bluetooth Keyboard it prints "^" while the key on left left to the "1" key prints "&...
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Feel electric shocks after using MacBook Pro

I know many people would feel electric shocks when touching a charging MacBook. However, my situation is the opposite: after using MacBook, for example, if I touch the mental door handle, I will be ...
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Is there a Macbook (or pro) with TB3 USB C ports without butterfly keys

I wanted to get an older, pre-butterfly keyboard but I also really wanted TB3 support so I can connect my monitor, peripherals, etc. into a dock and then only have to connect a single USB C cable when ...
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macbook pro 2016 + tcl 4k tv = moire patterns / checkerboard

I've attached a tcl 4k tv to my 2016 macbook pro (Sierra) via a usb-c to hdmi dongle. When doing so everything has a dithering/moire pattern (using moire in this context more for search engine ...
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Magic Trackpad randomly disconnects over bluetooth from MacBook Pro 2018

I know there's already this question with many suggestions but it's marked as resolved and not about MBP. I have a setup with Magic Keyboard and Trackpad 2 connected over Bluetooth to MBP. Also an ...
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Video issues when connecting Macbook Pro 2017 with 2 Dell external monitors

I have a Macbook Pro 2017 (Mojave 10.14.6) connected to 2 Dell U2417H monitors. Monitor 1 is in portrait mode and monitor 2 is in landscape mode. Monitor 1 is connected via an HDMI cable straight ...
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Spotlight doesn't show applications

Setup I've got a MacBook Air (13-inch, 2017) Problem When I type in the name of an application, Spotlight doesn't show the application. When I do sudo mdutil -E /, It says the following, Error: ...
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MacBook Pro-Change Background doesn't display/use all of the jpg pictures in the folder

I have a new MacBook Pro. I just downloaded several free HD backgrounds (about 50+)from the internet and placed in a folder. I added the folder to the Desktop & Screen Saver app. All of the ...
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Can a 2009 MacBook Pro use more memory than Apple's 'maximum RAM' figure of 8 GB?

I have a 2009 MBP with 8GB of RAM. I run Windows under Parallels pretty much all the time (I use Visual Studio for work). I recently installed an SSD to speed it up a bit and its running beautifully. ...
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Fastest way to migrate file by connecting two Macs together

I am migrating data files from an Early 2011 MacBook Pro to a 2019 MacBook Pro 16" (all UCB-C cables). What is the best (fastest) way to migrate the files in terms of connecting one mac to the ...
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iPhone frequently asks “Trust this computer?” upon connection to Mac [duplicate]

Often, when I connect my iPhone 7 to my MacBook Pro 2018 (using a new Apple Store-supplied USB cable), the iPhone prompts "Trust this computer?". I tap "Yes", and then have to enter my six digit pass ...
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Cannot Serial/Screen into things error “Cannot open line '/dev/ttyUSBtoSerial for r/w: resource busy” “Sorry, could not find a PTY”

Brand new MBP running latest MacOS Catalina 10.15.1, using USB-C to serial device found here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B074WPTY6H/ Get following errors in quick succession when attempting ...