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Questions tagged [macbook]

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

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MacBook will not turn on

I have a MacBook pro and it won't turn on. Basically I press the power button and the White light at the front turns on. Then a few seconds later it just crashes and the White light goes off then the ...
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How much faster is the flash storage on the MacBook Air than SSD?

I heard that the flash storage in the MacBook Air is faster than SSD since it doesn't need to go through a SATA interface. How much faster is the MacBook Air's hard-drive compared to a traditional SSD?...
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Do I just need a VGA to RCA adaptor to stream video from my macbook to TV?

I want to get the adaptor to stream videos from my macbook to my TV. I already have the Apple adaptor from DVI to VGA: http://store.apple.com/us/product/MB572Z/A?fnode=MTY1NDA4Mw&mco=MTM3NTA3MDU ...
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What's the point of the 60W Apple MagSafe replacement charger?

One of the cable tabs on my MagSafe charger for my MacBook came undone, so I took this as a sign to retire the charger to home use and to purchase another for travel. When I went to my local Best Buy, ...
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How do I get audio CD to open in iTunes for ripping?

I have a Macbook Pro (latest version) and iTunes 10.1.1. I have the preferences set in iTunes to prompt to import an audio CD when it's inserted into the drive, and my System Preferences set to throw ...
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Anyone have experience with the Netgear DGN3500 or Linksys WAG320N?

I need to replace my aging ADSL modem/router, and am considering the Netgear DGN3500 or Linksys WAG320N, as they both appear to have all the features I require (802.11n, ADSL2, Gigabit ethanet). I ...
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“Watch Me Do” workflow succeeds in Automator but not as app

I have a 1 action automator workflow. This workflow is recorded to produce a "Watch Me Do" action. The action is to click on the "VPN" menu bar item, then select a particular VPN from the menu. This ...
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Is there a presentation mode on mac?

When watching a video, or making a presentation, is there an option or a tool to disable all screensaving, energy savings and all? Regardless of if the power is plugged, I'd like to keep the screen ...
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troubleshooting connections issue between two macs

I often want to move files between my MacBook and iMac, but its such an issue that I usually resort to failure. They will see each-other on the network (shown in Finder) but after selecting the ...
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Which Macbook Pro Hi-Res screen is better for editing photos?

The Apple shop lists glossy and antiglare options for their Hi-Res screens and I'm not sure what the difference is, and in particular which one is better for editing photos.
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Why is DashboardClient taking so much memory on MBP?

In recent days, the DashboardClient process is taking more memory on my MBP. It's a real memory of 144 MB as seen in Activity Monitor. I have never seen this process occupying memory like this before,...
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Ethernet via Cinema Display

I want Ethernet on a MacBook Air running in clamshell mode. Will the USB<-->Ethernet trinket work from the Cinema Display?
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New powercord for MacBook

I am considering going on eBay to try and buy a new powercord for my MacBook. I know that phones often advise that you only use the official charger, so I was wondering if the same warning applied for ...
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What is Best Practice when storing MacBooks for over a month?

We have a pod of 30 MacBooks and MacBook Pros that don't get used over the holidays. What's best practice to store the laptops for 6 weeks? I know that when you store laptops for long periods at ...
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is there a slipcase for 17" MacBook Pros which opens at the side?

I carry my 17" MBP in my laptop pannier, into which it just fits in portrait orientation. I'd like to protect it with a slipcase, but I don't want to have to take the slipcase out of the pannier to ...
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How to install the leopard OS? [closed]

I have an apple laptop.But the OS is corrupted.I have a new one to use the apple laptop.But i have an licensed version. What I need: How to install the leopard os.... What are the steps am i should ...
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Reply button not working

I have a MacBook Pro, which uses Safari as the web browser. When I check my company's e-mail online, I cannot use the Reply button (it simply does not respond.) I wonder what I should do to fix this ...
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How do you connect the new MacBook Air to the Cinema Display?

The MacBook Air has the magsafe and a USB port on one side of the chassis and the mini display and another USB port on the other side of the chassis. Does the 3-port cable for the Cinema Display work,...
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Looking for a way to set the MacBook screen dimming delay

What I need is to extend the delay before the display dims. I will often read a page full of text and the screen will dim, and I have to touch the trackpad. It gets annoying when trying to take notes ...
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Over-promiscuous bluetooth on Macbook Pro

So I have bluetooth stereo headphones (Motorola s305), that, now with iOS 4.1 and AVRCP, are a delight with my iPhone 3GS, at least, unless I happen to turn them on when my Macbook Pro is around. ...
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What type of connection does a Macbook Pro DVD Drive use?

My DVD drive isn't working at the moment. I attempted to put another drive in instead, but that didn't work either. My friend suggested that there might be a problem with the connection. What type of ...
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Options for itunes-filled disk?

I haven't bought any TV shows on iTunes, but my boss has -- many. His MacBook Pro's 250GB disk is more than half filled with TV shows (mostly sitcoms for entertainment during travel). Most of the rest ...
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Taking care of the hard drive in my MacBook?

Is it bad for my MacBook if I simply close the lid and pack it up? Will this impact the hard drive? What about using it in a moving vehicle, like a car?
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MacBook keyboard mod?

Is it possible to mod the MacBook keyboard to be backlit? Is there any website or business that can help or would do it for me?
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Anyone have any experience installing Corsair CM3X4GSD1066 memory on a Macbook Pro mid 2009? [closed]

Is the memory compatible for use in the mid-2009 aluminum unibody MBP? Reference: http://www.corsair.com/products/valueselect/default.aspx#notebook The specification is compatible, but from my ...
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MacBook Pro Hang

I bought a new MacBook Pro with a Core i5 processor; everything is very good but it hangs a lot. I changed its hard drive and used Apple's diagnostic test but neither helped. Any ideas about what ...
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What is the best option to protect our Laptop?

Because any MacBook Pro in a table can be easily pick up by thieves, and we do have always our current work there (though all backed up, by Dropbox or external HD), my question is Should we protect ...
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Replacing SuperDrive with secondary storage?

I'm familiar with the OWC Data Doubler, a kit which allows you to remove your Macbook's SuperDrive and replace it with secondary storage. What alternatives exist for this product? A complete answer ...
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Why does battery die during sleep mode?

I'm running MacOSX 10.5.8 on a MacBook Pro. I was working on my computer last night. I finished work, closed the lid and expected the computer to go to sleep. I assume this is the Apple Safe Sleep ...
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How to record the screen of an OpenGL application without stuttering?

I'm currently recording videos of my screen using QuckTime Player and a MacBook Pro 13" (mid-2010) in a resolution of 640x480. The application I'm recording is called Synthesia (it is a game like ...
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What do I need to connect a second monitor to my MacBook Pro?

I would like to use my MacBook Pro with a second monitor. What do I need to be able to do this?
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Performance hit of installing a new hard drive in a MacBook Pro

I have a MacBook Pro 5,3 with a 7200 rpm 500 GB hard drive. I am running out of space and I have been considering upgrading with Western Digital's 1 TB laptop hard drive. I am just curious if I am ...
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How can I get boot details when booting from Snow Leopard DVD?

I'm running into a situation where I need to repair my main partition but I can not get my machine to boot off the Snow Leopard DVD. It will boot up, let me choose my language, then go to the "...
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What's the trivial difference between the 15“ and 17” versions of the MacBook Pro?

What can I ask on the phone to a Mac user who has a MacBook Pro (Alu), but doesn't know if it's a 15 or a 17 one (and don't have a tool to measure the screen) What can I ask him to look at to tell me ...
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Why is my MacBook Pro quitting and/or failing to start up?

This is an issue that started today. Last night I shut down the machine. This morning I switched it on and got the initial sound but not the chime. The sleep indicator light would blink in groups of ...
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Are there any significant differences between two Apple products of the same name but different part numbers (particularly FC371LL/A and MC371LL/A)?

I was going to buy a refurbished MacBook Pro 15" but when I compared it to a regular one added in the shopping cart for reference, I found that they had different part numbers: FC371LL/A and MC371LL/A....
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Should I use a network-attached Time Capsule or a USB external drive with my MacBook Air?

I love Macbook Air, but disk space is a real issue. This is most obvious when using it as main machine - media from iTunes and iPhoto in particular ends up leaving you with very little working space. ...
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Strange loading screen when MBP battery dies and reboots

I have a 2007 Macbook Pro and for nearly two years, the battery has been toast. In April, Apple replaced the logic board. Since the repair, whenever the power cable comes loose, the MBP shuts off as ...
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Slow transfer between iMac and Macbook Pro

I've recently purchased a new Macbook Pro, and am attempting to copy files over my LAN from an iMac (both running Snow Leopard). I have about 100GB of data to transfer, and am finding I'm getting ...
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Is there a way to make my MacBook Pro running Snow Leopard hibernate with a keyboard shortcut?

Is there a way to hibernate at all? I know if the battery dies when it's sleeping it hibernates, but is there a way to go directly to hibernate with a keyboard shortcut?
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2007 Macbook shows black screen and cursor when woken from sleep. What should I do?

When I open the lid from my MacBook, occasionally (not always) it will just show a black screen and a cursor, and the hard drive is spinning, but the log on dialog will never show up. Sometimes it ...
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Is it safe to always leave a Macbook Pro on?

I have an external monitor, keyboard, and mouse connected to my Macbook Pro. I have the lid closed and have it running. I run it as if it were a desktop PC, always on. I only shut off the LCD ...
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How do I find a modem driver for Mac?

I'm not familiar with OS X. I'm trying to find a way to get a modem (Huawei ETS 1201, which I believe can only be connected using a USB cable) driver for OS X Leopard (on a MacBook Pro) for a friend. ...