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Mojave: Macbook Pro (2011) loads endless after password

so I try to fix this annoying problem of a pretty aged Macbook Pro (2011) with Mojave. What I've done? I created a TimeMachine Backup to move from the old HDD to a new SSD. The creation and importing ...
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Screen annotation software to draw on any app in OSX

I want to draw on any app pdfs, videos, code. It would be helpful to aid in demonstration in a class setting for me. Do you know if any such app exists that does not require an external pen i.e. using ...
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MacBook Pro suddenly not connecting to HDMI

I have a MacBook Pro and regularly connect it to a Samsung TV via HDMI. Suddenly, it has stopped working - when I connect the cable the screen looks like it is about to share, then comes back. To my ...
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Does anyone heard any bottle squeeze pop sound from 2019 mid MacBook Pro 13 inch's body?

I'm a MacBook Pro 2019 13" user. When I'm moving this, sometimes I heard metal bottle squeeze noise from the MBP's body especially when it's getting hot. Is there anyone who heard this sound?
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Red dot showing in the software update icon but already updated

I just updated my Macbook to the latest version of Mac OS: Catalina 10.15.4. However, I noticed that in the system preferences, there is a red dot on the software update icon, but after clicking it, ...
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Diagnosing Kernel Panic “IONVMeFamily”

My 15" Macbook Pro (mid-2015) starts to thrash despite plenty of disk space after sleeping until it becomes unusably slow with a lagging mouse pointer. After a restart, it shows the dreaded "your ...
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Macbook pro 2013 disable trackpad input completely [duplicate]

I want to completely disable my trackpad, from startup if possible. The trackpad on my 2013 macbook pro is not working properly anymore. Click/Tap does not register and neither alternate click. I ...
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Macbook pro Mid-2012 camera not working

Recently replaced HDD to SSD. After replacing it the camera stopped working - green light not showing up. When opening the FaceTime app I only see a black screen.
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Webcam cable when connected to the board causes kernal task take over of CPU [closed]

So I've looked at many forums and many people have this issue, as Kernal task can be many things, it's rather hard to diagnose. I thought it was battery, to malicious software. I wiped the harddrive, ...
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How to enable external display on touchbar MBP with broken screen

I have a very recent (this year) MacBook Pro with touchbar and 4 USB-C ports (not sure the exact model, as the screen doesn't work). Somehow while going through airport security yesterday, something ...
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Macbook Pro 2017 not detecting any screen, hdmi or VGA

I have been trying to hook my 2017 13" MacBook Pro (2 thunderbolt ports, no touchbar) up to an external display but it's not detecting any screen is connected at all. I've tried going via HDMI (USB-C ...
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How to download large files eg.torrents on mac without sleep [closed]

I want solution how to download torrents and big files on mac without making it sleep after few seconds.I want my mac to consume less power as well.On closing the lid i still want to download torrents ...
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Is it normal for a MacBook Pro to run so hot?

I have a new MacBook Pro 16" and I've noticed the physical temperature between the touch bar and the screen is really hot to the touch and with a thermal gun measures 105 degrees F. The same location ...
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Liquid keyboard damage on MB Air - password keys don’t work even with USB keyboard

A friend decided to disinfect the keyboard of another friend’s MacBook Air. Some of the keys in her password no longer work, specifically M and P. The weird thing is, we tried a USB keyboard and ...
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Keyboard key stuck or not being recognized; how to fix

This is an attempt to write a canonical QA for this issue, as per the Meta post: Where is the list of canonical questions stored for Ask Different? I expect it to be periodically edited with the goal ...
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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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Mouse “randomly” slowing down or stuck in certain places (especially while starting a drag)

Since upgrading to Sierra (but could be other cause), my mouse slows down in certain points (as if something is intercepting the mouse move event and swallowing it). Sometimes this is accompanied by ...
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Force USB C MacBook to run off AC power

Is there a way to force a MacBook to stop charging the battery when it hasn't reached 100% and then run off of AC power? There was a way to do with with MagSafe 2 chargers.. What about USB C MacBooks? ...
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Mid 2010 MacBook Battery Replacement Recommendations [closed]

I'm trying to revive my old Mid-2010 MacBook. It holds a charge, but I am experiencing hardware performance issues that I believe are directly related to the aging battery (hasn't been replaced since ...
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The installer information on the recovery server is damaged [duplicate]

I keep getting the error shown in the title when trying to re-install macOS, one thing that I did was acidentally delete my macintosh HD partition and this started happening. I tried to fix the date ...
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Macbook Air 2013 won't boot up; Charging cable never turns green, always amber

I have a 2013 MacBook Air 13" (A1466), which all off a sudden wouldn't boot up. The charging LED on the cable was always green. I then attempted: Holding the power button down 10 secs SMC Reset ...
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Is there a way to clear update data for Software Update (System Preferences)?

I'm trying to update from MacBook Air 2017 from Mojave 10.14.6 to Catalina 10.15.4 via the Software update available in the System Preferences app, as shown below: I had tried to download this update ...
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Can’t log into Mac due to symbols appearing instead of letters

I am trying to log into my MacBook. Unfortunately the keyboard is typing in symbols therefore causing issues with my password. I’ve tried to re-start, but I still have to log in no matter what. I ...
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How to have Touch Bar display full control strip on desktop but app controls everywhere else?

I would like to use the expanded control strip on the desktop without having to press the arrow. It's really annoying to not have the full control strip on the desktop. However, I want to be able to ...
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It takes ~ 10 attempts to start my mid 2012 (first with retina) MBP 15

It was 2019 October when I used the computer on the rain. For a few days I had some troubles with touchpad, then it completely recovered itself, then the entire machine died. Since then I was able to ...
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Touchbar on Macbook pro 16" crashes when it tries to open

I have the Macbook pro 16", which has a physical escape key now, and macOS Catalina 10.15.2. That means that there is less space on the actual touchbar. Even after configuring the touchbar "exension" ...
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Touch Bar went black at the top right

I have a problem with the Touch Bar of my 13" MacBook Pro that occurred at the end of 2017. The problem is a defect of the Touch Bar on the Siri button that occurs only in the upper right corner. In ...
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Unable To Change File Name on my external Hardrive pluged in my Mac

I can't seem to see any options to rename a folder on my external Hard Drive. Please help! :( I have already checked and its not locked and I have the read and write privileged. P.S I'm on MacOS ...
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Is keeping macbook battery 20%~80% good? [duplicate]

I heard that keeping macbook battery in 20% to 80% is good. Is it true? or what is the best way to use macbook best way?
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Hold touchpad to right click on Dock disable

I am trying to disable the feature on a mac that brings up right-click like options (the same as you get with control click) when you click for more than a second or two on an icon in the dock. I ...
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iPhone disconnecting and reconnecting from MacBook laptop [duplicate]

I am trying to charge my iPhone 7 from my MacBook. When I plug my iPhone 7 via the provided lightning USB cable into my MacBook Pro Mid-2015, it keeps vibrating incessantly while disconnecting and ...
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MacBook Pro 13-inch, Late 2013, shuts down as soon as it gets to lock screen

I've been using my macbook for a long time without disconnecting the charger and usually put on the sleep mode instead of shutting it down. One day randomly it shut down out of nowhere and wouldn't ...
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2017 MacBook Pro has no startup disk when updating MacOS beyond Sierra

My 2017 15" MacBook Pro gives a flashing question mark every time I try to update to a newer OS. The install process looks completely normal until it restarts for the last time and boots up to a ...
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Problems installing Mojave macOS - Apple's installer keeps exiting, any way to download files manually?

I am trying to perform the standard Mojave macOS install on MacBook Pro 2012 as described here with never-ending problems: Used Apple's App Store to download the installer file "Install macOS Mojave"....
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Disable MacBook Pro 2018 Mojave Keyboard

Simply put, I was wondering how I could disable my MacBook's keyboard temporarily. It used to be possible in earlier versions of macOS by following this answer. This no longer is the case. I have a ...
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HDR does not look good

After upgrading macOS to 10.15.4 on my Macbook Pro 2018, an HDR option shows up for my 4K BenQ PD3220U display. It is even pre-selected. I can tell that the display is definitely in HDR mode. ...
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Macbook Air 2020 <-> Acer-ET322QR Audio not integrating

Situation Just picked up a Macbook Air 2020 from Bestbuy. I looked around for a good monitor that supports USB Type-C but nothing available in my area at the moment. I then picked up a Acer-ET322QR ...
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MacOS 10.15.3 Update Can't Be Installed

I tried to install the last update of macOS but it gives me this error, Can anyone help me with that? Note: I have a MacBook Pro Mid 2014
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How difficult is it to manually replace an Early 2015 Macbook Pro's battery?

I have a MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015). My battery health has deteriorated, and I may replace the battery some time this year. A full charge still gets me about 3-4 hours of use time, and ...
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16" MacBook Pro Doesn't Wake Up Screen on LG 5K External Monitor

I keep running into a frustrating situation. Here's what's going on. Step 1 - I leave my 2019 16" MacBook Pro plugged into an LG 5K Ultrafine monitor. After a while, the screen and the laptop go to ...
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Weird anomaly on my MacBook Pro

Recently I've encountered a problem, and quite frankly, of course it had to be one of those cases where nothing absolutely helps. It started around a couple weeks ago, the system was getting random ...
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Is there any way to prevent a MacBook Air (2019) from powering up when an input device (keyboard or trackpad) is touched or the lid is open?

While I know there is a hack to prevent MacBooks — 2016 and higher — from starting up when the lid is open, I would like to know if there is a similar hack to prevent a MacBook from powering up when ...
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Accessing mini-apps in the top bar pushes other windows down

The top bar is set to hide automatically, so my windows take up the whole screen. Every time I tap on a mini-app in the bar, the windows are pushed down for the height of the top bar. So I have to set ...
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External Monitor not detected on Macbook Air early 2015, with thunderbolt 2 + HDMI

I have always been wanting to connect my macbook air to an external monitor, so after researching the best types for macbooks, I figured connecting my macbook via HDMI to a monitor would work. ...
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When connects to VPN, Wifi does not work (it shows connected) on my MacBook Air [closed]

I am facing a problem while connecting to Vpn on my MacBook Air, as I connected to my colleges vpn but at that time my wifi does not work, however it shows connected. can any one please suggest me any ...
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macbook pro late 11 having sound problem [closed]

on my MacBook late 11, I installed windows 10. the problem is I am having a sound problem seriously. without the earphone, I cant hear the sound. please help me to solve this, thank you.
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iCloud Drive not downloading files after reset

I'm on a 2016 MacBook Pro with macOS High Sierra 10.13.5. Yesterday, due to the huge amount of 'Purgeable' storage present on disk, the system started to 'purge' it, freeing about 200GB of space. In ...
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4K monitor not showing in 4K on my Macbook Pro (late 2011)

I just bought a new monitor (the LG 27UL500) which should support 4K to connect with my Macbook Pro. I've connected my Macbook Pro with an Mini DisplayPort to HDMI connector (which should support 4K) ...
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Only 1080p on my second monitor while it should be 2560x1600 [duplicate]

So I just bought a new screen (the LG 27UL500) which should support 4K to connect with my Macbook Pro. I've connected my Macbook Pro with an Mini DisplayPort to HDMI connector (which should support 4K)...
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MacBook Pro 2015 won’t boot to Operating System. Constantly restarts at Apple logo screen

I have tried all the obvious commands at boot without success, including Safe Mode. Then booted into Single-User mode. Ran “fsck -fy” command. Shows 9 line item warnings: “time stamp is invalid. Is ...

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