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Questions tagged [macbook]

All lines of MacBook, MacBook Air and MacBook Pro portable computers.

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usb drive very slow on mac, works fine on windows

i have a 2015 macbook pro, with usb c ports that require an adapter. i have one usb drive that i use to transfer files between my macbook and an internet-incapable desktop pc, and everything i try to ...
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What's the mechanism of MacBook's sleep/hibernate? [on hold]

Is MacBook's sleep/hibernation a pure hardware implementation or it's software relevant? Can non-MacBook laptops sleep/hibernate like MacBook (quiet, low power consumption)? related to: What happens ...
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MacBook going into blank screen after Apple Logo

I’ve been trying to turn on my MacBook Pro. It goes into a black screen while it’s trying to boot ( as the progress bar reaches 50% on the Apple Logo Screen). I am able to boot into the recovery mode ...
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Can not erase my Mac OS X base system

My Mac won’t boot up it makes the noise but just has a grey screen. When i utility boot the system it does not work and when I internet boot to disc utility it won’t allow me to erase the Mac OS X ...
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Why does my Magic Trackpad 2 randomly disconnect and stop clicking?

Hey there fellow users, I purchased an iMac (Retina 5K, 27-Inch, 2017, macOS 10.13.4, 4.2 GHz, 32GB, 3TB Fusion Drive) less than three weeks ago, and had it delivered by Apple here in distant, little ...
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Why is Target Disk Mode so slow?

Two macs: maxed out 2017 MacBook Pro (MBP) base model iMac Pro (iMP) Using the MBP standalone, the internal drive gives me read & write speeds of about 2600 & 2000 MB/s respectively. Using ...
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Not able to connect an external acer display to MacBook Pro 2015

Here is the info of my laptop: - MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015) - 3.1 GHz Intel Core i7 - 16 GB 1867 MHz DDR3 - Intel Iris Graphics 6100 1536 MB - macOS High Sierra version 10.13....
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How do I change my background on my MacBook?

On my MacBook Air, I accidentally somehow pasted a picture on Olaf on my screen and when I try to change it, it just goes into a black screen. I have tried changing the screen saver and it just doesn'...
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Can I check if the cooling system of my Macbook Pro 15" Early 2013 works as intended?

I have this model: MacBook Pro "Core i7" 2.7 15" Early 2013 2.7 GHz Core i7 (I7-3740QM) Intro. February 13, 2013 Disc. October 22, 2013 Order ME665LL/A Model A1398 (EMC 2673) Recently ...
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MacBook Pro external display black @ resolutions higher than 1080p

MacBook Pro 13 inch 2018 Using Nucleum Adapter, HDMI to HDMI cable. I connected my MBP to an external display (native resolution is 2560x1440), it detects it fine, and even recommends this ...
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Replace hard drive whilst saving installed software

I want to replace hard drive on my 2012 MacBook Pro. I have all the data backed up, but the only thing I want is to keep all my installed software, mainly music software like native instruments, waves,...
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Continue call on FaceTime in MacBook

When I make a call through FaceTime in my MacBook, I can switch to my iPhone and continue the call from there by just clicking on the top green bar that appears with the caller name. But can I do the ...
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How to release mouse capture in VirtualBox?

I'm on my MacbookPro and using TeamViewer for remote access to my 2k3 Server. On this server I installed VirtualBox to create a virtual machine. But now I stuck at this screen and no more can use my ...
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13'' 2011 MacBook Air: Stuck at blank gray screen, no boot option working

I have a 13" 2011 MacBook Air A1369 stuck on a grey screen. When I startup I can hear the chime and the computer proceed to go to a blank gray screen immediately. The screen has no Apple logo or ...
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Why does my dock keep moving back to my other monitor?

I have a larger, external monitor connected to my MacBook Pro and have arranged it such that the dock is in the external monitor (via System Preferences > Displays > Arrangement, by dragging the white ...
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2018 MacBook Pro won't let me install macOS High Sierra 10.13 from USB installer

I've got a 2018 MacBook Pro (Model ID : MacBook 15,1) that shipped with macOS Mojave 10.14, that I need to downgrade to run macOS High Sierra 10.13. I've tried reformatting the main drive using Disk ...
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macbook pro stuck in boot loop - recovery mode and safe mode not working

I have a macbook pro 2015 (8gb ram, running macOS mojave) stuck in the loading screen with the apple logo and the loading bar 100% completed. I tried leaving it for long periods of time. Resetting ...
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Wireless Mouse Lag

I have a mid-2014 MBP retina that runs OSX El Capitan (10.11.6). I'm trying to use my wireless Logitech mouse (Anywhere MX, the first edition), but there is an intermittent lag problem. Sometimes it ...
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MacBook Air attempting to shutdown after a couple of seconds of inactivity

I have a a MacBook Air that works fine except popping up a shutdown dialog if left untouched for a couple of seconds (seems to be a consistent duration around 3 seconds or so). Hitting Cancel or Esc ...
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MacBook Pro keep on “unplugging” battery and need SMC/PRAM reset

I recently brought my 2015 13" MacBook Pro to an Apple center to get a screen replacement for Staingate. They did it for free. Before this replacement my MacBook was doing really good actually. After ...
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How to keep all the applications I've opened showing on my external monitor when I close laptop

I have a Macbook Pro running Mojave 10.14.4 with an external montior, I have set up mirrored display and made the external monitor my primary display. When I close the lid the monitor goes black, as ...
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Can I use a Thunderbolt 3 cable in place of a USB-C cable?

I need to connect my MacBook to a USB-C dock but the included USB-C cable isn't long enough. I have a several longer Thunderbolt 3 cables, so I wanted to know if I could connect the USB-C dock via a ...
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what is the proper bootcamp software for windows 10 on macbook pro early 2011

when i install bootcamp drivers on double booted windows 10 on my macbook pro early 2011, after restrating blue Screen appears and windows won't load. i think it's because of bootcamp software version(...
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Problem setting modified date for iCloud directories

I wrote a shell script to change the modification date (using touch) of a set of directories to be the same as the date of the most recently modified file in the directory. (To make it easier to sort ...
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Not opening, missing files [duplicate]

I need to reset my MacBook Air when I started the downloading of iOS and restart it shows me that, Kindly resolve my issues if anyone knows please Mackbook air 2010
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Installing Windows 10 on Early 2011 MacBook Pro (VirtualBox method)

Apologies if the etiquette of posting is incorrect, I'm brand new to the site despite lurking for years and couldn't seem to comment on the guide I mention below. I've been trying to set up Win10 on ...
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Latency spikes on wifi - power saving measure?

I'm seeing intermittent latency spikes when on wifi, but only when pinging my MBP from another machine and not when pinging from the MBP to another machine. It seems to be causing stuttering with ...
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Early 2013 MBP Retina 15 won't boot unless Thunderbolt -> Ethernet dongle plugged in

My early 2013 Macbook Pro Retina 15" started to freeze a few days ago. The only way to get it (sort of) working was by holding the power button down and forcing a reboot. After a few days of ...
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MacBook Air screen turns off randomly

I had my MacBook Air 13" 2011 for almost 2 years now. And right from the start I kept having this weird issue: sometimes while I'm working on it, the screen (and the monitor attached via displayport ...
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cpu clock too low / force cpu clock / overclock

I have a MacBook from a few years back. When I use it write some code and browse the internet, the fans go very fast and the noise is horrible. But the temp shows only 70 C. So I used SMC to force ...
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MacBook Pro 8,2 (Early 2011, 15'' Unibody 2.3 GHz i7) - OS crashes randomly, after log in screen goes all white

I have a Macbook Pro, randomly started running into issues when logging in after start up. Occasionally will get the desktop to load but shortly thereafter the OS crashes leading to a screen with ...
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Slightly broken SD card is not readable on macbook

I put the SD card (sandisk ultra 32gb) in the card slot in macbook pro. But it is not getting detected. When I tried to find on Disk utility it doesnt show up. I have very important data in the SD ...
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Audio issue when HDMI drawing tablet is connected?

I'm running a 13" Macbook pro 2017 with operating system Mojave 10.14.4. I have an HDMI connected tablet (Huion Gt-220). When I connect my drawing tablet to my computer, it locks out my sound for the ...
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Macbook Air 13 - Stuck mid-bar at login, after reinstalling system stuck on apple logo

My Macbook Air 13 has crashed today. I've been playing some games on it and the screen suddenly got stuck. After waiting for about 15 minutes I turned it off the hard way (power button hold), ...
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MacBook: SD Card Reader Not Visible

I know this question has been asked before but none of the answers worked for me. I have tried three different brand new SD cards, 2 San Disk's and one Samsung's, using both MacBook's built-in SD ...
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How do the sleep sensors in latest Mac laptops work?

On older Mac laptops, placing a magnet near the steep sensors sleeps the Mac. However, on newer Macs, putting magnets on the sleep sensors won't sleep Mac, such as closing the lid does. How do sleep ...
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Orange smudge/splotch near edge of screen on MacBook Pro

I have a Macbook Pro w/ Touch Bar, and on the corner of my screen there is a dark orange discoloration. It appears every now and then in different locations of the screen and then dissipates with time....
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Macbook pro mid 2014 15" turns screen off when unplugged and starts fans at max power

I'm having a problem with my macbook where, for some reason, when it's unplugged to the power the computer randomly turns the screen semi-black (not totally black) and starts the fan at max power. ...
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Screen problem in Macbook pro 13 (2016) running Windows 10

I am using Windows in Macbook pro since last year and it's running very well. Recently (2 weeks) I noticed some black stripe on the lower part of the screen. Then spaces eventually resolves if I put ...
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AirPort Extreme (0x14E4, 0xD6)

I have 3 identical MBP Early 2011 with the same chipset in all. 2 of them have access to WiFi regardless of where they move to in my house, one only has WiFi in certain parts of the house. Have run ...
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Output Macbook audio to iPhone or iPad

This question is a duplicate, I know. Duplicate: Send audio output of MacBook to iPhone for remote listening However the age of this question and answer is about 5 years. Mac OS and iOS updates ...
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Unique wallpaper for desktop and lock screen

I recently got a macbook pro 2018 and was trying to change the wallpapers. I would like to be able to set a different wallpaper for my desktop and lockscreen. Googling around, I managed to change my ...
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Is there any program to delete cache files automatically?

Every time I need to clear cache, I have to go inside each folder and delete the contents. Doing it via terminal deletes the whole folder which is not recommended. What shall I do?
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Differentiating and comparing between MacBook Pro models across different generations

What details (such as dates/year, identifying numbers, etc.) distinguish 3rd generation 13" MacBook Pro models from 4th generation? These 3rd generation models featured the older more reliable ...
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MacBook Pro: USB 2.0 flash drives not working while USB 3.0 drives work fine

I have a Late 2013 15 MacBook Pro. After updating it to macOS High Sierra 10.13.4, USB 2.0 flash drives has stopped working. They are simply not recognized by the operating system. However, USB 3.0 ...
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“Unbending” a Macbook Pro keyboard bent by swollen battery?

I have a late-2013 Macbook Pro. It's been working fine and meets my computing needs so I have seen no need to replace it. Recently though the Y, U, I and O keys have stopped functionally reliably. I ...
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Macbook Air USB ports stop working one after another until none (of the two) remain

I have a 2017 Macbook air that has a nice habit of sequentially disabling USB ports (even while they are not being used). I am forced to restart my machine at random times in order to get them back to ...
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MacBook reboots during a long sleep if FileVault is turned on

I've turned on FileVault on my MacBook Pro 2018 (High Sierra) and immediately after this the MacBook started to reboot randomly (mostly) when in sleep. First I noticed that after putting my Mac into ...
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Wake on lan with MacBook Air 2018?

is it possible to use wake on lan via wifi on the macbook air 2018? What iOS app (or terminal command?) can you recommend to use? I want to wake of the MacBook Air with my iPhone which is in the ...
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External monitor connected to MacBook Pro says, “Entering Power Save Mode”

I am running macOS Mojave on a MacBoo kPro. I have connected an external monitor, a Dell E2214H to it using a Cable Matters adapter. On my MacBook Pro, under System Preferences → Displays, there is ...