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Used MPB 16 bricked after seller remotely erased it

My recently purchased MBP 16 (used, from eBay) suddenly crashed and upon restart, would not find the internal SSD to boot up. It would show the questionmark-folder icon flashing. After rebooting and ...
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How to prevent MacBook macOS Big Sur from turning off external display when locked

When I plug my MacBook into my USB-C monitor (which powers my MacBook and charges it when plugged in) I want to be able to lock my MacBook and keep the Lock Screen on at all times so I can still see ...
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My Macbook's touch bar doesn't update when I open a supported app

I found out that the touch bar is supposed to update every time I open a supported app like Safari or Firefox. I have set those up but when I open those apps my touch bar doesn't update at all.
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Do any versions of macOS perform “SSD data block swapping” to avoid SSD fatigue?

I heard that SSD drives can become fatigued and have data errors, if the same data block is used for reading and writing to many times. So, there are mechanisms to swap the often used blocks with the ...
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On Catalina, How to not lock computer after screensaver starts and lock computer after lid closing?

Through settings, is it possible to lock a macbook immediately when the lid is closed, but not lock it when the automatic screensaver appears? This solution looks like it will create the desired ...
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Safari browser showing question marks instead of English [duplicate]

Only in Safari Browser, it loads my homepage (Google) but has question marks instead of English. Instead of "Search Now" or "I'm Feeling Lucky" it just displays "[?][?][?]&...
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Changing hue of blacks/dark colors to a purple/red-ish tint on my Macbook Air

Why is it that sometimes, the hue of the blacks or dark colors on my Macbook, especially apps that are made by Apple like finder, the dock, the menu bar, change their hue randomly to a purple-ish ...
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16 GB enough ram for my use case?

Is 16gb ram enough on macbook pro 16 inch for my use case? I just purchased a 2019 refurbished 16 inch pro last night to replace my current 2011 iMac (24 gb ram 2.7 GHz i5). I thought I only had 16 gb ...
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M1 MacBook Pro Disable AutoBoot

Is there a way to disable autoboot on the M1 MacBook Pro? On recent MacBook Pro models the computer will start up automatically when opened (or then a key is pressed). With the Intel models it was ...
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Extracting diagnostic logs from iPad 2 with macOS Catalina

I have an iPad 2 from wich I want to extract the diagnostic logs. The use case is a failed activation that blocks me from using the iPad or restoring it with my Laptop. I have a separate question for ...
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Are passwords in my keychain readable by enterprises MDM tools?

So, our company is starting to push MDM (VMWare Workstation One) around... I understand they want to be safe... But I'm worried about my safety. Question: Is my keychain still safe after MDM is pushed ...
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MacBook Air M1 battery drain when sleeping

My new Macbook Air(M1 Chip, Big Sur 11.1) uses a lot of the battery during sleep mode I talked with apple support regarding this issue and I have been told to reinstall macOS. I reinstalled macOS and ...
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Display problem with macbook pro mid 2015

Recently my macbook pro 2015 has screen problem as the picture below. Could anyone help me identy find the problem?
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What kind of adapter do I need to connect this external monitor?

I have a MacBook Pro 2017. I would like to connect an external monitor, an Asus MZ27AQ Designo 27” Monitor WQHD IPS DP HDMI Eye Care Monitor, but I'm unclear how or if this is possible. What kind of ...
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The other part of my Mac hard disk is full? [duplicate]

On my MacBook, I only have 250GB and out of this 250GB my MacBook is taking up 129GB in the other section. I looked everywhere to the best of my knowledge. Please note my home directories is only 45GB....
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MAC why the other part of my hard disk is completely full? [duplicate]

For my MAC laptop, I only have 250GB and out of this 250GB MAC is taking up 129GB in the other section. I looked everywhere to the best of my knowledge. Please note my home directories is only 45GB. ...
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Can I play 4k video on my TV through my MacBook using a Thunderbolt/HDMI cable?

A silly question perhaps, but nonetheless... I own an early 2015, 13-inch MacBook Air, and I recently purchased a 4k 43' TCL TV with HDMI 2.0 ports. I'm thinking about purchasing a Thunderbolt/...
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MacBook unable to visit websites while connected to Wifi

A month ago I made a wrong manipulation in the Network settings of my computer and since then I cannot browse any websites nor use the Mail app when I connect to my office’s WiFi or at the local café. ...
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Why won't my earbuds work on my Mac?

I tried 3 different pairs, none work. The speakers on my Mac work fine, just earbuds and headphones don't work. I tried system prefrences and even my dad can't figure it out. What do I do? I need it ...
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Internet connection is getting lost on MacOs Big Sur

Since the update of my MacBook Pro 209 to MacOs Big Sur, my (WiFi) internet connection gets lost every now and then. My router works - all other devices have a stable internet connection. Since I am ...
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Macbook Pro BigSur 11.1 connects to router even while in sleep

I own a AVM Fritzbox 7430 router, which I have set to turn off the wifi signal at night if no device is active in the wifi network anymore. I have checked the logs and noticed that in fact it never ...
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Can't find AirPlay on macOS High Sierra

I have a mid-2010 MacBook Pro with macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 installed. I have just found out that my Smart LG TV with webOS has AirPlay incorporated so, I would like to mirror my MacBook Pro screen ...
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Adding Google Account in Internet Account on Mac Book Pro: Authentication fails

On My 2019 Mac Book Pro, under internet accounts, I want to add a google account. It prompts me with opening a browser (Safari is the default browser). After a few seconds a window opens saying "...
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sudo error: “ No valid sudoers uid 601, should be 0 ” OSX Catalina [duplicate]

Running OSX Catalina on a 2012 Macbook Pro, I recently edited the etc/hosts file and after I did I started having this problem in during my next startup, I somehow lost all use of sudo, anytime I try ...
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What are the potential consequences of partially-disabling SIP for yabai

yabai is a window management utility for macOS. Since macOS does not offer a suitable API to control the native window manager, yabai resorts to injecting a scripting addition into Dock.app for ...
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How To Recover Specific Items When MacBookPro Won't Boot

So I have a mid 2012 MacBookPro running Mojave and it's fully upgraded (SSD and 16gb RAM). I accidentally ran system updates and that led to an error and now every time I try to boot it gets stuck on ...
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Most Apple apps wont open on Mac Big Sur

So this issue has been happening for a while now, ever since I updated to Big Sur, apps like Safari and App store will not work. For Safari, I can open it and enter a url, but it will never actually ...
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Macbook Pro uses Wi-Fi from USB-connected iPhone

Whenever I connect my iPhone to my Macbook Pro, it starts using the Wi-Fi from the phone, even though they're connected to the same one. When I disconnect the phone from the computer, the computer ...
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Accept Macbook Touchbar typing suggestions with keyboard

I mostly type using my external keyboard while my Macbook Pro is sitting on my desk, away from my hands. Sometimes I'd like to accept the Touchbar typing suggestions, but it's more work to get my ...
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MacBook Pro crash - Sleep transition timed out AppleBCMWLANCore

My MacBook Pro 16 (2019) keeps crashing either when going to sleep or when waking up from sleep, when the power is disconnected and WiFi is on. Seems to be due to com.apple.driver.AppleBCMWLANCore. I'...
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Screen Goes black after logging In

Screen goes black for few seconds after entering log in password or i can say after loading but this happen after every 1 or 2 days. Kindly help and this happened after updating to Big Sur. And mine ...
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Can't Access Single User Mode

My DGPU is shot on my late 2011 MacBook Pro 17", and I want to disable it from single-user mode. The problem is that holding down CMD + S doesn't open single-user mode, and the laptop won't boot ...
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2016 MacBook Pro Touch Bar (A1706) Doesn't Boot When Battery is Plugged In

First time posting here so I'm sorry if I mess anything up. I have a 2016 MacBook Pro Touch Bar 13" that refuses to charge or boot when the battery is connected (It will boot when plugged into ...
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MacBook pro 16" - Big Sur - find config file to change the speed of horizontal scrolling speed

On my MacBook pro 16", I would like to find out where is the parameter that controls the speed of horizontal scrolling with trackpad (if it is possible). Indeed, I am using some different editors ...
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video getting stuck on external computer

I recently got Apple MacBook with M1 chipset and using external monitor Dell E2620HS for display (I am using HDMI to HDMI), while watching youtube or udemy videos, the video rendering freezes and ...
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Fully disable power chime on MacBook Pro 16" (2019)

I have a MacBook Pro 16,1 (16 inch, 2019) and want to fully disable the power chime. Before this I had a 15" from 2016 and was able to fully disable it with switching the ChimeOnNoHardware to ...
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Keyboard shortcut to Downloads folder stopped working

I just bought a new MacBook Pro. In my old one, I frequently used Cmd + Option + L to quickly navigate to the Downloads folder in my Finder, however, this stopped working in my new Mac. Both Macs have ...
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Why can I not install Keynote on my MacbookPro?

Why there is no support for KeyNote in this model of the MacBook Pro? Any Help please? Editor's note MBP 2011 Last supported macOS 10.13.x
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Is it ok if i frequently close lid of Macbook to use external display with heavy task in a long time?

I've just bought a new Macbook Pro 16 inch 2019. I'm a developer so I frequently open many of software such as Android studio, IntelliJ IDEA ... that leads to heat of my Macbook is always in range of ...
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MacBook Pro 2018: macOS reinstall to Mac without existing macOS, admin account & startup disk

I'm trying to reinstall macOS to seriously messed up MacBook Pro 2018. Apparently, problems started initially when Big Sur update failed. Computer's disk has since been erased and all accounts have ...
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How to lower app notification volume

I have a new MacBook Pro running Big Sur. The sound effect for individual app notifications, such as Chrome or Slack, is much louder than other sounds on my machine and I would like a way to lower ...
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Make open file 'finder' larger by default

How do I make this window larger by default so whenever I 'open a file' in any program, it's not super small? I am referring to the window size, not the text size. I have the finder (outside of 'open ...
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Irregular and low watts battery charge

I am experience something weird with my two MagSage 2 of my MacBook Pro 2015 . It happens with both of them, so I am not sure where the problem is. I am using iStats menu to monitor the battery charge....
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Unable to share screen audio over Bluetooth headset in good quality

While sharing screen over Skype/Zoom call and using Bluetooth headset the audio quality drops significantly. The top answer here - https://superuser.com/questions/12292/bluetooth-headphones-sound-...
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My bluetooth headset connects/disconnect on Macbook pro continuously after waking from sleep

I have a macbook pro 2019 and a Huawei freelace with hall sensor. Now there is no issue when I connect and use it. But once I use the hall sensor to turn off earphone (by touching both the ear pieces ...
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Wine damage on MacBook Air 13'3 2019 [duplicate]

As the title gives away I spilled a glass of wine on my mac. I turned it head down right a way and dried it. Every thing seemed to work fine until half an hour later i put it in charge. It first kept ...
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MacBook Air (13-inch, 2017) does not start

MacBook Air (13-inch, 2017) does not start when i press power button. I was using the macbook and all of a sudden the laptop shut down and made some noise, ever since then, its been 4 days the macbook ...
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Make a Bluetooth headset's controls work like the keyboard media keys (instead of starting iTunes)

I use a PXC 550 Bluetooth headset. It has the usual controls ("click", "forward", "backward" ...). These controls are understood by MacOS: when I "click", for ...
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Macbook Pro reconnecting WLAN approx. every hour

I have two almost identical Macbooks Pro (MacBook Pros?) on my desk: Macbook Pro 2019 with 10.15.7 Macbook Pro 2018 with 10.15.7 I have an expensive router with a very stable connection on all ...
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Upgrading from sierra to catalina while maintaining dual boot with kali

Yesterday I installed Kali linux in macbook air having macos (sierra).today I downloaded Catalina through appstore . It downloads Catalina file around 7gb and to install it reboots MAGIC While ...

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