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Questions tagged [macbook]

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

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How to properly ground a MacBook Pro

I have a MacBook Pro 4.1. In the past - from time to time - you could feel a bit of electricity close to the aluminium case when working in AC mode, but now things are getting worse. I can feel the ...
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Black screen with cursor & black touchbar

I have rebooted by MacBook Pro 2018 (with macOS Mojave installed). Everything went well: I was prompted for my account password and then the system started loading. Here start the bad things: control ...
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Macbook Air goes to sleep when Magsafe connects

My 2015 Macbook Air goes to sleep the moment the MagSafe adaptor connects and the screen won't turn on until I disconnect the adaptor. My battery icon shows that it detects the adaptor but doesn't ...
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MacBook Pro error report

I received the following error report from my MacBook Pro: UUID: 334D8DD6-1F4F-4E65-8D2A-D8EC96CE2E52 Stackshot Reason: Sleep transition timed out after 180 seconds while entering darkwake on way to ...
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Recovering files from SSD of MacBook Pro that won’t boot due to water damage

Before you start lecturing me on making backups, I'm happy no announce that 90% of my data is backed up. I did exclude some non-essential folders because my internet is garbage. Losing these are an ...
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Can i use A1278 screen to replace with my A1502 screen

I've a A1502 macbook pro late 2013 with damaged 13" retina display. There is another A1278 macbook pro with 13" display. I am getting this laptop way cheaper than the screen replacement. I was ...
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Early 2015 Macbook Pro Internal Keyboard isnt working

Before i start, i replaced the battery on my macbook pro early 2015 model. I followed the instruction from ifixit to a T. When i went to turn the laptop on, the power button didnt do anything. I ...
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Red pixels on Mojave Dark Mode

I purchased a new MacBook Pro 15 (2017) and immediately installed Mojave. I then started to see red pixels appearing on the same line as the top menubar. It happens very rarely, but has already ...
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How can I be auto logged in with the computer locked?

I want to have the computer log me in so all my login items can get started, but I need it to be secure, aka it still needs to ask me for my password before I can actually use the computer.
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Does MacBook Air laptop is enough for Automation Testing [on hold]

I'm wanna use Xcode and Android Studio with Appium to do a Mobile Automation Testing. Then for Websites I'm gonna use selenium stuffs. Additionally pycharm & IntelliJ for some test scripts. For ...
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Open Directory - Restrict User logon to one Computer

I have suddenly been given control of Open directory. I know nothing about open directory so if this is an easy, but dumb question I am sorry. I need to be able to restrict users to one computer. ...
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Apple Cinema Display 27" with early 2015 MacBook Pro

I have a 13" early 2015 MacBook Pro with retina, and i am considering buying a second-hand 27" Apple Cinema Display. The 27" LED with single cable with three connectors (Mini DisplayPort, MagSafe, ...
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How to display a 'delete button' on the touchbar?

I recently got a new MacbookPro with the Touch Bar, I would like to add a button to the control strip that acts like a typical delete key, AKA it removes the character in front of the cursor. Is it ...
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No option on App Store to update High Sierra to Mojave

Well, I have MacBook Air (early 2014) with High Sierra 10.13.6 OS and there is no option in AppStore to update to Mojave. I tried downloading directly from App Store and it stoped after every 500-800 ...
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My screen is flickering purple and cyan

My screen has a bunch of purple and cyan flickering bars on it. Does anyone know if there is a fix for this? I have tried resetting my nvram. I closed my lip for 15 minutes and then when I opened it, ...
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2014 MB air to Dell S2718D not showing QHD resolution

I have an early 2014 macbook air trying to connect to a Dell 27 inch QHD monitor (model S2718D) the monitor has 2 usb SS ports, a full size hdmi, and a usb-c port. I have a miniDp to hdmi cable that ...
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Connect 3 external monitors to a macbook pro 2018 via USB-C

First of all, I am aware that there is an almost same question in the room here, but which does not solve my problem. I got my new Macbook Pro 2018 running Mojave 10.14.5. I got two external ...
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Is it safe to charge my MacBook Pro with a 24W solar panel with USB-C? [duplicate]

I charged my 2016 13" MacBook Pro i7 with Touch Bar this morning with a 24W solar panel. I am not sure if this is safe to do longterm for the the laptop. Am I damaging the MacBook if I do this? What ...
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Getting my Mac fixed and I have a few questions

My old Macbook kept flashing between a prohibitory symbol and a folder with a question mark. Internet recovery stopped working when I tried to use reinstall Sierra OS, so I initially gave up on fixing ...
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Macbook pro 2016 0% battery 350 cycles

today my mac didnt turn on, i plugged în and turned on then i saw 0% battery. Why? At only 350 cycles and 2 years.
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Why does my terminal on a Macbook Pro say Thomass-Iphone? [duplicate]

My name is not Thomass nor do I know one however I have this going on in my terminal, how can I fix this?
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Mail App keeps popping up in the background in Mac OS Mojave

When I am doing some work on my macbook pro, Mail app's main window keeps popping up in the background, it even pops up when I watch movies by interrupting full screen. This is so frustrating, I can't ...
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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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Password and recovery key are not accepted at random

2015 MacBook Pro OS 10.14.5 FileVault The issue is the correct password and recovery key randomly are not accepted - how can I solve this problem? Or, what kind of an approach can I take to ...
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MacBook Pro: Lengthy boot time

I have a 2018 Macbook Pro 2018 (Core i9) which takes around 15 minutes of time to boot up. I tried SMC and NVRAM reset. While I boot up, I see repeating massages like: interface link is not up, do ...
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Why do I have SyphonInject on my Mac?

I don't ever recall installing anything called SyphonInject. I just noticed that I have it in the Launchpad and it sounds menacing. Is this something that comes preinstalled in a MacBook? Is it okay ...
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MacBook with broken display - can't get an external monitor to work!

So I've been using my 2016 MacBook Air with an external monitor ever since I fell over and broke the laptop screen. I'm using a displayport adapter that goes directly to VGA (sadly, it was the only ...
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MRT process uses 100 % CPU after disabling Hyper-threading

I have an early 2015 13" MacBook Air running macOS 10.13.6. After I disabled Hyper-threading by following the instructions in the Apple Support article: How to enable full mitigation for ...
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Permanently disable SIP [duplicate]

I disable SIP like this: reboot into recovery mode, run csrutil disable and then restart. Great, now SIP is disabled. But if my MacBook restarts again, it looks like it is enabled again. How can I ...
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1920x1080 resolution for MBP 13" 2015 Retina - Different settings from attached monitor

I am using Retina Display Menu (RDM) to give me a higher resolution for my MBP, and the sweet spot that I have found is 1920x1080. However I get 2 different display options for this resolution ...
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MacBook keyboard repair program - India

I am planning to buy a MacBook Pro (2018) from Singapore for use in India. I want to know if my MacBook will be eligible for the keyboard repair program in India. If yes, how will I have to register ...
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MacBook Pro Retina 13": change resolution to 1920x1200 pixels

How can I change the resolution of my MacBook Pro 13" Retina (Late 2013) to 1920x1200 pixels? The MacBook is able to use this resolution! It's e.g. using it, when connecting a second display which ...
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MacBook Pro 2015 won't turn on

I got a 13" 2015 MacBook Pro 13 and today it turned off because I didn't have the charger with me. Now when I plug the charger and try to turn on, it shows an almost empty battery and a lightning bolt ...
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MacBook pro won't stay on and has difficulties powering up

MacBook pro 13" touchbar from 2016. The MacBook sometimes will turn on, most of the time it won't. When it does turn on, I can get as far as the login screen, where it will completely shut off after ...
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MacBook Pro won't connect to Wi-Fi, with correct password. Error: “The Wi-Fi network requires a WPA2 password”

I'm trying to connect to my home Wi-Fi. When I enter the correct password, I get the message "The Wi-Fi network requires a WPA2 password". I verified the password is correct in my router configuration....
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Can I connect 3 external monitors using a MST hub? [duplicate]

I just wanted to ask is it possible for me to connect 3 external monitors to a macbook pro 13" no touch bar using a Stargate MST Hub, so that I will be using 1 usb-c port instead of using 3?
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MacBook doesn't remember Screen Orientation

I've got at work two external displays + a MBP 13" 2017. (OS: Mojave 10.14.1 Beta) The monitors are both BenQ (GL2450), connected via HDMI to a Thunderbolt 3 port. (one through hub, one through plain ...
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MacBook Air screen problems after changing refresh rate

I was experimenting with SwitchResX software, and thought it would be a good idea to change the refresh rate to 83 Hz. When I rebooted the laptop, the screen looked like this Is there any way to fix ...
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Mojave, High Sierra, and Sierra performance on MacBook Pro 9,1 (15 mid-2012)

My computer: MacBook Pro 9,1 (15" mid-2012), 2.6 GHz i7, 16 GB RAM, 256GB OWC SSD, NVIDIA GT 650M (~1GB) El Capitan is no longer supported for some of the software I need to use, so it looks like I ...
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How can I monitor an employee's activity on a remote Mac?

I have a remote worker for my project and I am letting him use the Mac with the source code on it. I want to monitor his every activity, if that is possible.
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Why is iBooks.app taking 650 MB memory on MacBook Air after updating to 10.14.5?

I have books of around 110 MB but I haven't used the app very much recently. I tried opening and quitting the app. And quit the process from activity monitor too.
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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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Macbook Pro late 2013 keyboard / sound problem

Strange problem. Got a computer that does not work sound (sound card is not in the list of devices). Using it for some time I heard the start-up sound when I started the system. The sound worked, but ...
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Is it possible to use SteelSeries keyboards with MacBook Pro?

Is it possible to use SteelSeries keyboards with MacBook Pro? I'm thinking about SteelSeries Apex line.
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Turning off hibernate on a mid 2012 MacBook Pro with an SSD

I've been reading several articles on the Internet how to "optimize your Mac with an SSD". I'm not sure whether or not to agree with the articles because I think that Apple knows what's the best ...
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Hinge on 2016 MacBook Pro

I have a 2016 15" MacBook Pro and I want to know if it is normal that when I lift the lid, it moves more freely than I expect. In other words, if I gently push the lid without changing the opening ...
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Cannot copy from MAC to Pendrive

I attach pen-drive to my Macbook-air. It is detecting and I can also copy from my pen-drive to my Hard disk. But I cannot copy data from Hard disk to pen-drive. I tried with different pen-drives, but ...
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Is running two monitors off a 2017 MacBook Pro 13” too much for the computer to handle?

So recently, after about a year of steady use, the onboard graphics on my 2017 MBP 13” failed. The setup I use every day for work is running two 1080p monitors off of the computer. One of the guys at ...
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Is 65 celsius temperature on a MacBook Pro 2017 okay?

My 2017 MacBook Pro 15" gets really hot when it's connected to an external monitor. The temperature reaches 65 Celcius, and I am wondering if this is considered an okay temperature? If it is not what ...
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SSD 860 evo slow format/write/read

MacBook Pro 13 early 2011 Coming from a 850 evo Booting from High Sierra USB Installed 860 but disk info and gpt show take a couple of minute to complete. Had problem with sata cable but now my 850 ...