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MacBook is displaying the message “no hardware installed” when I click on wifi?

So I have a MacBook Pro 2009 running OS X El Capitan. Recently the wifi has stopped working. When I click on the WiFi icon it displays the message "No hardware installed", but Ethernet still works. ...
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Problem installing VirtualBox on MacOS High Sierra

I'm trying to install VirtualBox 6.0.15 on my mid-2010 MacBook Pro 13" with High Sierra on it. The installer gets to the "Running package scripts" with "Time remaining: less than a minute" - and then ...
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Problem cloning the startup disk of a MacBook Pro running OS X 10.11.6 El Capitan

Before putting my question in detail, see Problem section below, I'd like to sketch the context in which it appears. Hardware-Software-Environment MacBook Pro Early 2015 running OS X 10.11.6 El ...
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How to restore EFI in MacBook Pro Retina 13"?

I've stopped an update of OS X in the middle! Now all I have when I boot the system is the normal beep sound of POST for hardware check. I've found a link that's been mentioned Apple has released a ...
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Brightness up/F2 button stopped working on my 2014 rMBP

Sometime in the last week or two, the F2 button stopped working.. F1 (decrease screen brightness) still works, but not F2. Is there any kind of fix for this, or is the button broken for good?
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VPN Cisco over IPSec service does not appear in the set order window

I have an active VPN (Cisco over IPSec) connection but I cannot move the service to the top of the list since it does not appear in the service list. The VPN (L2TP) service does appear but the VPN (...
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Battery Not Charging and Light Not Showing Up Again

I just have got a Macbook Pro Retina 2014. The charger is new and 85 Watt. I have two issues. When I first connected the charger, there was 54% charge on the laptop and for only 1 second the green ...
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Touch Bar display partly not working

My Mac's Touch Bar's display doesn't work near the Touch ID button, and I have no idea why. There is supposed to be a Siri button at that location, but it's not there. The touch still works at the ...
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Is “keyboard paint wear on screen” a real thing?

I'm in the process of trying to sell my Macbook Pro (15-inch w/ touch bar, 2018). I found a buyer who gave me a decent offer. I sent the computer to them and upon inspection, said that, and I quote: ...
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MacBook Pro 15" mid 2015 retina randomly freezing, trying to pinpoint the issue (not sleep related)

My MacBook Pro (15-inch, Retina, Mid 2015, fresh install of latest Catalina) freezes randomly. It requires a hard shutdown (power button for > 5 secs) and then it takes a while to turn on. The MacBook ...
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With a 2019 MBP, are there any benefits to driving a 4K display via Displayport (1.4) vs HDMI (2.0)?

I have an LG550 27" 4K monitor that has HDMI 2.0 and DisplayPort 1.4 connectivity. When driving it from a MBP 2019, I can use my dock's HDMI-USB-C adapter or an USB-C to DisplayPort Female adapter ...
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Can't boot from USB with new hard drive

I have a MacBook Pro A1278 Mid-2009 13" Core 2 Duo 2.53 and the hard drive is going out. When I put a new HDD in (or no HDD) it will not boot from USB (or CD). When I put the old failing hard drive ...
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Lock Mac without turning off the screen

I have observed that the screen on my MacBook Pro turns off a few seconds after I activate lock screen. Is there any way to keep the screen of my MacBook Pro on for an unlimited duration of time ...
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MacBook Pro shows not charging when plugged in

I've got a MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015) and as of today it says "not charging" even when it's plugged in. The MagSafe connector has an orange light, and the power menu's screenshot is ...
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Macbook Pro will not sync with iPhone time

MBP 13" 2017 - Catalina - 10.15 The time is annoyingly off by ~2 minutes 20 seconds or something. I've confirmed with other iPhone users and the time on our phones are the same, it's just the Macbook ...
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Trackpad troubleshooting on MacBook air 2019

Recently after switching from a 2015 MacBook air to 2019...I have been frustrated a lot. A few days ago, my trackpad randomly stopped clicking things. The cursor was moving around fine, but I was ...
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CPU throttling on Macbook with bad battery and Catalina

I've seen some answers for this but it references older systems and older OSes. Can anyone update this for relevance in the Catalina era. I have a Macbook10,1 with a shot battery. The screen is ...
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Wiped my keyboard with a damp cloth and now my macbook pro 2017 keyboard cannot type on the login screen

My macbook pro 2017 was working fine and I decided to wipe it with a damp cloth and now it wont work on the login screen. But I went to recovery mode terminal and all the keys work fine there. I must ...
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Old MacBooks no longer boot Snow Leopard

I have several old MacBook (MacBook2,1 units, from 2006) that have been running Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard just fine, and been in use to teach a robotics class. I know we used them in December, but a ...
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MacBook Pro 16" runs about 10 degrees hotter when plugged in on idle, is this normal?

The degrees delta has a noticable impact on fan noise and is making me consider returning the machine. Is it normal for MacBook to be running so much hotter when plugged in? Idles at 60 degrees on a ...
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MBP 2012 No Battery Available, Your Computer is not connected to a power source

I have a MBP2012 with a failing battery. Battery shows about 3V across my multimeter on the but the port is still 12v at the correct pin points. So the battery is dead - that's fine, I can replace it. ...
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MacBookPro8,2 late 2011 GPU fix with EFI: how to do it on Catalina macOS 10.15 (dosdude1 patch)?

This guide https://apple.stackexchange.com/a/295805/156133 is working fine on High Sierra. On Catalina installed with dosdude1 patcher (http://dosdude1.com/catalina/) I couldn't make it through, ...
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MacBook Pro crashing a few minutes after connecting an external monitor

I have an early 2013 15" MBP which I almost always use while connected to one or two external monitors (and have successfully done for years). Today, however, it crashed out of the blue — all screens ...
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what is com.apple.coresymbolicationd in caches?

Doing some cleanup on my Macbook Air with a 128GB SSD looking for big files to reduce the space used. I found something named com.apple.coresymbolicationd that is 1GB in the /System/Library/Caches ...
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MacBook Pro does not power on sometimes

I have a MacBook Pro 15″ Late 2008 (5,1). Sometimes it just won't power on. It works fine. I shutdown, then when I go to turn no it just does nothing. Previously I removed the battery and the charger, ...
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MacBook Pro 2016 does not turn on

I have a MacBook Pro 2016 with a touch bar, and without prior warning it is now refusing to turn on. Pressing the Touch ID button does nothing: no chime, no screen activity, no computer noise, no Caps ...
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Error occurred while restoring Time Machine backup

I was trying configure my Mac to dual boot Ubuntu and macOS. In the process, I somehow managed to make Macintosh HD unbootable (is that a word?). I was able to boot Ubuntu just fine. I had just ...
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Why does the USB-C Ethernet adapter get hot, even when unplugged from ethernet?

The new MacBook Pro have a bunch of USB-C ports and no ethernet port, so you have to use an adapter. The issue is that as long as the adapter is connected to the MacBook, it gets very noticeably hot, ...
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GT650 GPU on mid-2012 Macbook Pro vs. Intel Iris 1536 on mid-2015 Macbook Pro for CAD work?

I'm looking to upgrade from a mid-2012 Macbook Pro w/GPU to a mid-2015 Macbook Pro without GPU and am worried that the Intel Iris 1536 will be slower for CAD work in AutoDesk. Can anyone point to ...
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On Macbook Pro with 2 HDMI monitors, is it possible to associate the USB-C/HDMI with a desktop/monitor?

On Macbook Pro with 2 HDMI monitors via 2 USB-C/HDMI adapters. I have multiple desktop's on each display. The macbook itself always has the same desktops on, but my two HDMI monitors periodically/...
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Lag spikes when playing

I have a good internet connection. The problem comes when I play on Counter Strike: Global offensive. I have stable ping (5-25ms), but each 3-4 seconds i got lag spikes. It's like, I 'teleport' ...
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Macbook Screen Graphics Glitching From One Frame To Another

My MacBook Pro (13.3 inch, MacOS Sierra 10.12.15,Late 2017) started to have grey horizontal lines appearing on my screen in Mid 2018. At first I thought it was not very serious and could deal with it, ...
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MacBook Pro with shot battery, possible to prevent CPU throttling?

I have a late-2013 MacBook Pro 15" which still has the original battery. It's at 1,144 charging cycles, and a few days ago the battery health was at about 50%, though since then it plunged to 4%. The ...
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Cannot Add New Apps to Mac Catalina Input Monitoring on Security & Privacy

I'm trying to get my Wacom Cintiq Pro 13 working over a USB-C cable connection. The Wacom instructions tell me to drag and drop Wacom Tablet Driver and Wacom Touch Driver into my "Input Monitoring." ...
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How to disable clamshell mode behaviour? Force machine lock on lid close

90% of the time I work with my macbook connected to a screen. I want my macbook to go to preferably lock, but will settle for sleep, when I close it. I don't care if it is doing anything, if I close ...
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MacBook Pro: “Zero bytes left on iCloud” even after upgrading storage plan

I am facing an issue with my iCloud Drive. My MacBook Pro does not want to sync up the files anymore which are on my machine. My iCloud storage was full so I upgraded my storage plan. I can see the ...
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Fan speed at maxium and kernel_task at more than 300% after changing the display assembly

I recently replaced my MacBook Pro's (mid-2012) display assembly. After the first boot, my fan speed is at maximum and kernel_task is at more than 300% which is affecting the responsiveness of the OS. ...
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Resetting screen brightness setting in touchbar MacBook Pro during boot

Due to a series of unfortunate events, my 2018 15” MacBook Pro found itself out of battery and with screen brightness set to zero. I should also mention that I have FileVault full disk encryption ...
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How can I upgrade my OpenGL version?

I have a MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2018, Mojave), and according to this document, the OpenGL version should be 4.1. However $ glxinfo | grep "OpenGL version" OpenGL version string: 2.1 ATI-2.11.21 What ...
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Macbook is waking up from sleep while on wifi with iMac

I have an Macbook Pro 13" 2018 as my portable/home computer and iMac in the office as workstation. When I bring the Macbook to the office and it connects to office wifi, it keeps waking up in the bag, ...
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Battery drain with repeated logs of ‘bootstrap_look_up returned (ipc/send) invalid destination port’

I’ve noticed battery drain on my MacBook Pro 2018 when sleeping from 100 to 1 overnight since I've updated to Catalina. This log is showing every couple of seconds when sleeping: Jan 21 09:45:05 ...
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how to change the day output from 2 days to lets say 50 days

I read this: See website visit time in Safari history In this article, there is something like this sqlite3 ~/Library/Safari/History.db 'select visit_time,title from history_visits order by ...
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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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Is there a way to restart the Touch Bar on MacBook Pro

I have the MacBook Pro and several times the touch bar will just hang on me — freeze. I wont be able to control anything from it and it's pretty much unresponsive. Is there a way we can restart it or ...
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Disable Command-Period as Cancel

I have recently replaced my MacBook with a newer one, and now the key bindings I have in some applications that are bound to Command-Period no longer work (and instead invoke the "Cancel" action - as ...
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Google Chrome crashes with an “Untitled” page error and causes other apps on laptop to crash as well

I'm using a Macbook Pro running Catalina. I recently purchased this laptop like a few months ago and immediately migrated my data from my old Macbook to the new one using the Time-Machine app. This ...
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Where does the cool air come from?

I found this gif/video on a blog post about the Macbook Pro 2019. It shows its cooling system. I am curious about how this works, because in the animation, cool air comes from the side, but there is ...
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Backup Notes from another User without access to it

My Macbook doesn't login into the system, just getting stuck on login. Luckily, I have dual boot, so entered in another system with other user account. Now I plan to format my laptop and install ...
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Need help repairing mac partitions

In the process of trying to create a bootcamp partition I messed up my partitions. At this point, I just want to merge the empty 40GB drive with my main one, giving that storage back. Here is what I ...
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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" ...