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iMovie does not see my Mini DV tapes

I am trying to import Mini DV on my 2020 MacBook Pro. My camera is a 22 year old Sony HDR-HC7E. I have a 400 to 800 Firewire cable, and 2 Apple adaptors - Firewire 800 to Thunderbolt 2 and ...
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Macbook air '14 adapter on new Macbook pro

I have a MacBook Air from 2014. In its charger, I attach the following component (a). I got a new MacBook Pro 16 but unfortunately it came with (what I presume to be) an american adapter (b) as you ...
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Charging problems, MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2020, Two Thunderbolt 3 ports) c

I have the MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2020, Two Thunderbolt 3 ports) and I've been having weird charging issues (I recently upgraded to macOS Big Sur if thats relevant). When I connect the charger it won't ...
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Keep audio playing when an audio device disconnects

I have a MacBook that's kinda broken but not worth selling or throwing away, so I have it play MSNBC on mute all the time. I recently got an Alexa, and have been playing around with things, like I can ...
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How to change USB scheme when making bootable Catalina installer?

Background: Upgraded to Big Sur on 2020 MacPro (not the one with M1 chip), hate it, trying to revert to Catalina using a USB bootable installer (followed instructions given at the Apple website How to ...
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MacBook Air m1 battery is draining very fast

I’ve recently bought 2020 MacBook Air with M1 chip and battery life was incredible over the first couple of days. Then I decided to upgrade macOS to Big Sur 11.0.1 and now I wonder if the battery ...
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Are there video players that display milliseconds on Mac?

I need to view a video in "mp4" format with an accuracy of minutes, seconds and milliseconds for a specific task - analysis. Operating system: macOS Catalina, version: 10.15.7 As I ...
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Fan running since upgrade to Big Sur and keyboard change

I have recently upgraded my macbook pro to Big Sur OS and also got keyboard replaced. Its not an original keyboard. Both activities happened in about 2 days and now when i start my macbook, fan keeps ...
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Late 2011 Macbook Pro 13" FGHJKL Keys Intermittently Working

My MacBook Pro, a late 2011 model running High Sierra has been giving me this issue where some keys - FGHJKL, aren't working sporadically. Sometimes it works fine for a while but then after some time ...
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Macbook Pro 2017 - battery replaced but not charging

i have replaced the battery of my macbook late 2016-2017, but i cannot let it charge. It keeps showing this when i turn it on Even if i plug the charger, it keeps showing the same icon and won't ...
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How to Disable iMessage on iPad and MacBook?

I need to disable iMessage from my MacBook and iPad. No matter how many times I utilize the Apple ID and password request in iMessage on my MacBook and iPad, I find it open and running almost ...
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MacBook in bed: M1 Air vs. M1 Pro with fans disabled

I work in bed a lot, and I'm undecided between the MacBook M1 Air vs. Pro. I have heard that fans in the bed will cause my MacBook to collect more internal dust. I’m not even sure how to determine if ...
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Upgrading SSD in 2015 MacBook Pro

I haven't been able to find the solution to my issue anywhere, so here goes: I have a 15" MacBook Pro (mid 2015) and it's at all points a great device, with the only drawback being low storage (I ...
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MacBook Pro requires SMC reset after every boot when on battery

Booting my mid2015 15" MacBook Pro (with FileVault2) from battery works as expected – only that it will hibernate immediately after the user has been logged in. Then I have to perform a SMC reset ...
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Can my MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014) support 4k at 60Hz through Thunderbolt 2? [duplicate]

Can my MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014) support 4k at 60Hz through Thunderbolt 2? If so, what adapter do I need?
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Macbook to external monitor [duplicate]

Hi so I have a 2007 MacBook but there's no screen on it and I want to use an external monitor as the main display how would I go about that?
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MacBook Pro - High CPU Under Low Workload

I've got the MacBook Pro 16" 2019 (2.3 GHz 8-Core Intel Core i9, AMD Radeon Pro 5500M 4 GB). Since upgrading to macOS Big Sur, I've been experiencing an issue whereby the system will become ...
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Display right 0,5cm dead, how to set custom screen boundaries?

I just dropped my MBP (dumb dumb me) and about 0,5cm on the right side of the screen are dead. I don't want to afford the 500-600$ to get a replacement and since it's just a black bar on the right, I ...
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Best option to connect Macbook Pro with Thunderbolt and HDMI to a monitor with DP and VGA [duplicate]

Macbook Pro: Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015. macOS Catalina. Has HDMI and thunderbolt port. Monitor: VGA and Display Port. Already tried using a HDMI to VGA adapter but it doesn't work with mac at all. Is ...
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How do I prolong the longevity of my MacBook's internal SSD?

I have a MacBook Pro with a 500GB NVMe internal drive. According to this website, the Samsung 850 Pro is under warranty until 300 TBW for a 512 GB drive. Other sources (less conservatively) report ...
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BigSur Blurry Text on external monitor

I have looked all over the internet and I have seen this issue popup all the time, but none of the 'fixes' seem to work for me. I have recently switched from a pc to a mac. I run 3x monitors off my ...
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Can the TV app on Macbooks play movie rentals in 4k?

I recently rented a movie from the TV app on my macbook, and I see that it's available in 4k. Is 4k streaming playback supported on the TV app of my MacBook (I'm playing on a 4k external monitor)? How ...
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Mac gets slow when mouse is plugged in?

I recently got an Steelseries Aerox 3 mouse (wired), and whenever I try to use it, my MacBook Pro (2018) starts to lag an insane amount. I also have an Apex 5 keyboard plugged in, but I can unplug the ...
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New Mac has 3 battery cycles

I bought a new MacBook Pro 13-inch M1 3 days ago from the Apple Store. Now I see that it has 3 cycle counts. I charged it only one time for around 60%. Why? Is it normal?
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Why /usr/local/bin is showing as a file in mac?

I purchased a new mac and want to install some tools on it but when I try to install anything, I am getting error as bin is not a folder . Well why /bin inside my path /usr/local/ is a file not folder,...
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How to determine if my 2015 MacBook Pro can still handle current workloads?

I work in a company since 2015 and when I joined I was handed over a new MacBook which was the latest at that time i.e 2015 Mid model i7 16GB Ram. This company does not have a rotation policy for the ...
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Best method to disable Radeon card in 2011 MacBook Pro?

LangLangC has given a very detailed answer as to how to disable the discrete Radeon graphics card in a 2011 MacBook Pro. It seems to be highly regarded, because it got a +97 score: GPU problem - ...
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MacBook Pro can't see my android phone WiFi hotspot

My MacBook Pro pro can't see my Android phone wifi hotspot, when I got the phone new the MacBook was seeing the hotspot and I was connecting to it but after some months it stopped seeing the network. ...
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How many USB-C monitors can I connect to a MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2020, Four Thunderbolt 3 ports)? [duplicate]

I would like to connect at least two USB-C monitors, but maybe 3 if possible. Firstly, should it work? Secondly, will it work well in terms of performance? I mostly need the monitors for text editing ...
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Does anyone know where the backlight fuse is on a 2016 MacBook Pro 15" touchstrip model?

I found an image of a 13" but it doesn't match the 15" board. It is a Model A1707. Just need to test the fuse. Thanks!
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Can a version of Windows newer than Vista be installed on MacBookPro2,2 2006 Core 2 Duo?

Apple documents state my MacBookPro2,2 2006 Core 2 Duo 2.16 MHz will not run Windows versions newer than Vista. However, I burned a 32 bit Windows 7 ISO to a DVD, after converting the ISO to DVD/CD ...
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Why I need to reset frequently SMC controller in my MacBook Pro with touch bar (Intel, T1 Chip)

I have a MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and an Intel processor. I need to reset the SMC controller every time I open the MacBook Pro. It does not start automatically unless I do this. I've tried many ...
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How do I cover up the color of my macbook?

I have recently gotten a "old" macbook 12" (from 2018) from a family member, unfortunately the color is rose gold. It doesn't look that bad, but I would prefer a darker/space grey color....
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WhatsApp web interface in Safari reloads because it is using “significant energy” how to fix?

I'm using Safari on a MacBook Air M1. When I use web.whatsapp.com, it often reloads page with this error: Is there an easy way to fix this? Is Facebook running necessary processes that I can block ...
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Is there any USB Network Adapter available for Mac that works with Big Sur?

My MacBook 14's wifi sometimes doesn't connect with my router or my mobile hotspot. I bought a USB WiFi adapter but I couldn't find its drivers for macOS Big Sur 11.1. I searched the internet but ...
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Trackpad gestures not working

Some of my macbook trackpad gestures are not working, such as open the launchpad using 4 fingers; show the desktop; and enlarge images using 2 finger pinch. I'm sure all of those functions are enabled ...
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How to do Apple Diagnostics on Macbook pro with a dead screen?

I have a 2016 MacBook Pro running Sierra and the screen has gone black. I'm using my HDTV now for an external monitor. I want to do a diagnostics test to find out what to fix. But the external ...
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Transfer a large folder of photos and videos to iCloud Photos

I'd like to sync my Google Photos and iCloud photos, mainly because I use iCloud photos a lot more. I have a large amount of photos on my Google Photos library that I can download as a ZIP folder. I'm ...
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New Macbook Pro 2019 has high temperature with low CPU usage

I got a Macbook Pro 2019 with Intel Core i9 Processors and it seems to heat up and get the fans spinning even with very low cpu usage. For Example, today when I was on a video call, Both my fans were ...
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How do I turn off laptop display when I have an two external displays?

I have a Dell D3100 docking station, 2 Dell monitors, and my MacBook Pro (MBP). I hooked everything correctly and downloaded the DisplayLink driver so the monitors signals can be read and then ...
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Is it normal for a new Mac to have less than 100% battery health?

I bought a new Mac, a little over a month ago. It has exactly 15 battery cycles now (after my use, of course). So, definitely, a new battery. But, my problem is that I can see, through CoconutBattery ...
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iris pro graphics 1536 allocated memory is always full on my macbook 15 2015

I am having a problem with my second-hand MacBook pro 15 2015, I got it second hand and already updated to big sur 11.0. the problem I have is jankiness in web scrolling and a lot of times, I get lags ...
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How do I rename my MacBook? [duplicate]

When looking in the terminal, I have NameIWantoToChange@My-MacBook-Air. I've searched and found ways to change the name to the right of the @ sign but I want to change the name of the one to the left, ...
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Use 2019 Macbook Pro trackpad with 8th generation iPad

I've seen software to link a MBP's keyboard to other devices, but is this possible for MBP's trackpad? I want to be able to use my MBP trackpad with my iPad. Even if I have to develop the software ...
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Green and white lines on screen of a macbook pro

my Macbook pro 13inch, Early 2015 has the problem you can see in the picture I take that to the support, they told me the screen was broken, so they replaced it, but the problem is still there. Now ...
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Thunderbolt and USB logo on screen [closed]

I was trying to refresh my MacBook Air because I had just purchased a veikk A15 pen tablet and was trying to connect it to my MacBook Air. The instructions told me to refresh my MacBook Air and so I ...
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MacOS doesn't fit external screen and I don't know how to stretch it

Model: MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2012) Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4000 1536 MB Monitor: Samsung U28E590D 28-Inch UHD Using HDMI cable to connect to the monitor. Things I have tried: Option +...
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Macbook Pro 13" and two external monitors [duplicate]

I have a Macbook pro 13" and I want to connect 2 monitors to it. Is it OK to connect one monitor via a USB-c cable directly and the other through a hub? My concern is that both the hub and the ...
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Updating firmware on MBP 2012

I have a mid-2012 13” MBP running on 10.12.6 Sierra, which I’ve been trying to update to the latest OS for some time now. Any update that is newer than Sierra throws a “An error occurred while ...
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MacBook not powering on

I was travelling the other day, and after putting my MacBook Pro through the X-ray machine, I picked it up and got a small shock like a static electric discharge. I thought nothing of it, but after ...