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Macbook Pro Early 2011 17" dGPU problem [duplicate]

I have bought a Macbook Pro Early 2011 17 inch (A1297) with the known AMD GPU problem. I'd like to fix that in the near future using the Demux or Tiresias solution. Now, before doing that, I tried to ...
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Partition type FFFFFFFF… And “Suspicious MBR at sector 0” error [duplicate]

I have a MBP 2012 with a mac os partition and bootcamp partition. Recently at start up the computer does not recognise the mac os. In recovery mode/disk utility, the partition is greyed out and the ...
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What is the difference between processors i5 and i7 of MBP 2020 13 inch?

According to geek bench portal there is no significant performance changes: Macbook Pro 2020, 13 inch, i7, 4 June Macbook Pro 2020, 13 inch, i5 4 June Macbook Pro 2020, 13 inch, i5 7 May Macbook ...
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How can I free up some space on my EFI partition for dual booting windows

I'm trying to free up my EFI system partition to install windows 10 I've done this Unable to install Windows 8.1 using Bootcamp, system volume doesn't contain required free space? but it only ...
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Am i able to install Win 10 on a Macbook Pro '15 running Catalina (model no. 12,5) with/without bootcamp properly?

I'm running Catalina 10.15 on this 5 year old Macbook Pro, and i was wondering if it could install the free version of Win 10 (possibly upgrading to full Windows 10 Home after) with the installer or ...
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Wifi not connecting after erasing hard drive on Macbook Pro 13" 2019

I just erased my Macbook's hard drive (under MacOS Catalina) with touch bar from 2019. When I turn on the computer I press cmd and R, the planet shows off and I've to select a network to connect to. ...
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How to make and receive calls in MBP via bluetooth?

I used to use the HandsFree 2 app. It worked perfectly and it even recorded calls, incredibly useful. But now in Catalina it crashes and it seems is discontinued. What it did, which would be perfect ...
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Target Display Mode not working on MacBook Pro 13" 2020

I am using a 2011 iMac as an external monitor (and speakers) for my MacBook Pro (2014) on a daily basis. Last week, I upgraded to the 2020 MBP 13". The new MBPs with USB-C are supposed to work with ...
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How to reset Mac Catalina password!

I will admit that i was messing around deleting system files, and deleted bunch of files,system asked permission. In a stage I wanted to delete something entered password, didn't accept. Well here ...
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Trying to Analyse a WIFI Hardware Problem

I have a MacBook Pro (13 ", Mid 2012) model running Mac OS 10.14.6 (Mojave). Of late I'm experiencing a lot of problems with the WIFI hardware frequently "shutting down" or going into a ...
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Is it normal the USB flash drive or microSDXC drive plugged into a Macbook Pro is very hot?

I have a 2014 Macbook Pro, and sometimes I plug in a USB Flash drive (the tiny ones) or microSDXC flash drive (microSDXC together with a USB adapter). But even if I don't use the drive at all, just ...
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How to differenciate Legitime Kext in Catalina?

Since I have updated to MacOS Catalina 10.15.5 I was notified about the Kext 3rd-party deprecation (Even notifying me I have 2 3rd-Party Kext loading by default at the start-up of the Mac). Since this,...
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Black screen after login with user and password in MacBook Pro

After login I get a black screen, if I connect a external monitor with HDMI it works in the external monitor. If I go in safe mode, the screen of the macbook also works. I already format the HDD and ...
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Wifi failing after update to 10.15.5 - Macbook Pro 15 (2018)

I after an update to 10.15.5 or even 10.15.4, my WiFi has periodically been failing. At first, I thought it could be my internet or access point. At failure, I would test with my mobile phone on ...
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macOS Catalina 10.15.4 - MacBook Pro Retina, mid 2015 - dual screen bug

Since updating to Catalina two months ago I have had this problem: My MacBook Pro HDMI output is attached to a NEC monitor. Every time I log in on my standard account the monitors are mirrored and ...
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Using iPhone7 as a microphone for MacBook

I want my iPhone7 to be an external mic for my MacBook Pro (2015, OS 10.14.6). I have followed this article - https://www.macworld.com/article/2367142/understanding-the-limitations-of-a-macs-...
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How to connect external display to MacBook Pro without a cable?

I have MacBook Pro 16” and want to connect an external display, but it is not convenient for me to plug in a cable to my MacBook. Is there a some way to use a wireless connection? I don’t expect 4 or ...
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how to get repeating letters on 2019 16" MacBook Pro keyboard

so, as part of maybe, From which year do MacBook keyboards have no issues? I have tried different settings w/ apple cs the other day to try and get the I, K and L to duplicate as happens to me ...
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Is there any macOS snipping app can take picture with lower resolution

The native snipping tool in macOS takes an image with the full original pixel. when I paste it to use, the resolution is a little too big to web blog or in Microsoft-word, I need to resize it smaller ...
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Is it actually safe for battery health to keep power adapter plugged if MacBook is charged (Mac OS10.15.5 )? [duplicate]

Sometimes I do small gaming on my MacBook Pro and it discharges quite quickly while running games. I understand that this is normal for every laptop. But in the latest update 10.15.5, there is a "...
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MacBook Pro 13-in/2018 Clicking Sounds w/ audio

Often when I listen to music/audio from places like YouTube I get a very repetitive clicking sound which overlaps the audio/music. It seems to follow closely the volume of the audio itself, as when ...
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Why can't I use the windows 10 boot stick I created for my MBP?

I want to install Windows 10 on my MBP (early 2011, 15", high sierra). I followed instructions using BootCamp and got to successfully create a USB stick with Windows 10. At the end of the bootcamp ...
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What procedure should be followed post spilling fluids onto a MacBook keyboard?

I know the first thing to do is dry with a towel the majority of the fluid. Next is to turn off the computer. Then flip over the laptop itself and whilst upside down cool dry the keyboard with a ...
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Macbook AIr Running OS X Catalina - suddenly started installing / boot loop?

My wife got a new Macbook Air (rose gold) a few months ago and when she opened it up this morning and tried to log in, the computer suddenly went black, to apple logo, and then the progress bar. Then ...
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iCloud storage showing data for Pages but no documents are saved - what is it?

In my iCloud storage it says that just over 100kb are being used by Pages. I used to use Pages a while back but never saved anything to iCloud drive. On checking iCloud drive there were no documents ...
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After rotating screen 180 degrees on MacBook Pro scaling does not work

Reprosteps: Go to system prefs Hold CMD and OPT and click on Display Screen rotation appears as option - select 180 degrees Select one of the scaling options Expected: Scaling changes. Actual: ...
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Bluetooth Connectivity in MacBookPro Touchbar 2017 (latest Catalina)

Recently I bought a JBL Flip 5 speaker, first thing I did is connect it to my iPhone XR, the speaker was fine and then I connected it to my MacBook Pro 2017 then it starts stuttering, I let it be for ...
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Compare between Apple Mac computers

I am thinking about purchasing an Apple Mac computer. But I am confused between the different types of Apple Macs available. I am clueless how to make a choice. Is there any website or a resource ...
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Does the MacBook Pro built-in screens support HDR?

On this Apple support article, it seems to say that the MacBook Pro introduced in 2018 or 2019 supports HDR on its built-in display. However, for what I understand, MacBook screens are not bright ...
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Error trying to install any macOS version in macbook 2010 mid

I have a problem that I have not been able to solve for weeks, and nowhere do I find a solution to this, perhaps someone with more knowledge will help me and help others with this thread, the problem ...
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Coffee spilled on 2018 Touch Bar MBP. Still working with some problems. What to do?

Almost a week ago I spilled a full cup of coffee on my Macbook Pro 2018 with Touch Bar. Coffee is spilled mostly left-ish side and it was without sugar but some milk. For now nothing major happened ...
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accidentally deleted the admin account on my MacBook

MacBook Air, 10.13.6 High Sierra. I tried changing the name of the user on my macbook and accidentally deleted the administrator account. The current user is my user but it says standard under it, ...
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MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2019) LCD font smoothing issue with external display

I am using my LG UltraWide 34" display (34WL500-B) plugged into a 2019 16-inch MacBook Pro (Coffee Lake 2.6GHz Core i7 9750H with 16GB memory) from work. Here is the product page for the display. I ...
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Seagate external hard drive won't mount

my external hard drive worked fine last week. I cannot get it to mount or show up. here is what it looks like, and here is what i have tried. First aid does nothing, mount does nothing. I have tried ...
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MacBook Pro boots to black screen after logging in in normal mode, but runs perfectly in safe mode

I have a 2018 MacBook Pro with touch bar (no discrete graphics) on the latest Catalina that after logging in, everything works perfectly except I cannot see anything but a flickering line at the top ...
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MacBook Pro 13 2020 cursor freeze for 2 seconds after sleep

I am wondering if that behaviour is normal and intended. I didn't had it on my older MacBook, that's why I am asking. When I close my MacBook when it is on and then open it up after like 10 min, it ...
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My headphones on my MacBook Pro don't work [duplicate]

so I have a pretty old MacBook Pro like mid 2010's roughly. My headphones worked last night, I turned my computer off and then when I woke up, while I tried numerous pairs of headphones, my audio ...
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MacBook Pro (15-inch, Early 2011) 85W AXXX compatibility issue [duplicate]

Hi I have bought MacBook Pro (15-inch, Early 2011) recently and there was a problem with it. It was charging really slow. 8 hours of charging for full capacity charge. And then I found out the guy I ...
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Apple Thunderbolt disconnecting, reconnecting from MBP 2018

I have a 2018 Macbook Pro with a Thunderbolt display hooked up as an external monitor using the Apple TB2/MDP to TB3 adapter. I have had this machine in to Apple to try to figure out why it is ...
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2017 MacBook Pro Battery Not Charging [duplicate]

Having a problem with my recently purchased refurbished 2017 15" MacBook Pro. Yesterday it suddenly shut down and after rebooting, I noticed the battery was at 1% despite being plugged in. Now if it ...
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A1398 2015 - inadequate fan behaviour/noise

I'm toasted. My long-awaited purchase disappoints me extremely. I'm a quietness-freak. One of the main reasons to get Macbook Pro 15" 2.8, R9 M370X was Apple's tendency to keep hardware hot but quiet,...
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Will daisy chaining 2 thunderbolt monitors work on current 16" macbook pro?

My job is replacing my old mid-2015 15" retina macbook pro with a newer 16" macbook pro (not sure about the specific specs). I currently have 2 LG pure thunderbolt monitors (27MB85Z-B) that I daisy ...
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Websites do not load occasionally

I've bought a new macbook air 17 several months ago and often it stops to load websites. It can happen at any moment on any website: loading line freezes somewhere at the beginning. (Waiting doesn't ...
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Macbook slows down when connected to external monitor and power supply

I have a Macbook Pro (Retina, Mid 2012) with the following configuration: 2.3 GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7, 8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3, Intel HD Graphics 4000 1536 MB I use Dell P2419H as my external monitor ...
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Set of laptop models that support battery health management [duplicate]

I have updated my MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015) to the latest Mac Os Catalina 10.15.5 (19F96) which should include battery health management feature. But I can't find it in my settings. I ...
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Is it safe to use frayed MagSafe with outer insulation part is broken

I have a frayed 60w MagSafe with outer insulation / coaxial part is broken where some wires are cut (some are not). There's no problem with inner insulation part and the MagSafe working just fine when ...
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How to know if the MacBook Pro is having dual core or Quad core?

What do dual or quad core mean and how do I know which one I have in the Mac. In the hardware info I see the processor name "6-Core Intel Core i7". But I expected Quad core means only 4?
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Using Late 2015 13“ MacBook Pro as a 2nd monitor for Late 2015 27” iMac

I have a Late 2015 13" MacBook Pro (HDMI, Thunderbolt 2, and USB 3) that I want to use as a 2nd monitor for my Late 2015 iMac (Thunderbolt 3 aka USB-C and USB 3). What is the cheapest/best cable ...
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“Battery Health” in macOS Catalina 10.15.5?

I have just installed the macOS Catalina 10.15.5 update on my 11" Mid 2013 MacBook Air. The update is working fine. The MacBook Air specifications on the Wikipedia page says that this model has a ...
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Should I format my disk when reinstalling macOS?

I'm having some issues with my 16 inch MacBook Pro. It restarts and gives me the "Your computer was restarted because of a problem." prompt. It has done that 5 or 6 times so far. I was advised to do a ...