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Questions tagged [macbook]

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

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4K monitor on a non-retina mid-2012 Macbook Pro

I am planning on buying a 4K monitor. I currently have a mid-2012 Non-retina Macbook Pro. I know I won't be able to run on the 4K monitor full-res. I don't mind. I was thinking of using SwitchRes (a ...
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Why aren't my photos synchronizing?

They stopped syncing recently. I called Apple support and they had me update both my iPhone 6 and my Macbook Air which I did. I verified that the settings are correct. I also verified that both ...
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Improve palm rejection on 2018 MBP

I kept having failing palm rejections on my new 2018 MBP's trackpad. I've never had any issue on my 2013 MBP or my 2009 MBP trackpad. The 2018 MBP's trackpad is impractically huge, and the heel or ...
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Macbook pro does not connect wifi

I have mac book pro late 2013 with os x 10.9.2. When i clicked on the wifi network i want to connect, it doesn't connect. It doesn't even give any response. There is only an animation in wifi: on ...
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Crackling/Popping Right Speaker on Mid 2015 15" Macbook Pro

I've only began experiencing this issue this morning, I first noticed it at around 4 AM. Its 1 PM now. What I've done so far: Reset PRAM & SMC Switched Left & Right Speakers. The right ...
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Arrange different external displays of same model to different positions

I am running Mac OS X (Version 10.10.5) on a MacBook Pro (13 Inch, Mid 2010) and want to arrange an external monitor of the same type to different positions. First, let me explain my setup: monitor ...
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Primary display randomly changes

I'm using a MacBook Pro (Late 2011) connected to two Thunderbolt displays. The displays are chained together, and one Thunderbolt connection is made to the MacBook Pro. I prefer to have the left ...
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How can I swap the primary display automatically in a dual-monitor setup?

I have a MacBook Pro and two Thunderbolt displays at work. I work with the MacBook lid-closed because it's overkill and I don't have enough desk space anyway. Every morning I show up to work and plug ...
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How to get my old disk back that contains personal data?

I was not able to power on my MacBook Pro 2015. It was getting stuck on the Apple Logo. I took it to the Apple Service Centre, they diagnosed it and replaced the SSD. The kept my old disk with them ...
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MacBook thinks it's overheating when it isn't?

I have a MacBook (oldish late 2012 retina 13") that seems to exhibit classic overheating symptoms, except that it isn't hot. Under load it tends to shut down after a while, can be turned back on ...
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Make Mac to treat my iPhone like a regular wifi router. I want it to constantly stay connected to my iPhone (XS) [duplicate]

There is a difference how the Mac sees Hotspots and regular Wifi routers, it disconnects from HotSPOT as soon as it goes to sleep and needs to be reconnected after waking up. I have the same iCloud on ...
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Apple EarPods buzzing except when I'm touching the area around the MacBook Trackpad

I've been using the Apple EarPods with my MacBook Air for a while now. Since recently, they have been producing a very faint buzzing in the left earbud when I'm not touching the computer. However, ...
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MacBook 2,1 OS X 10.6.8 - Boot screen loop

My MacBook2,1 is stuck in a loop on boot screen. It flashes from ?Folder, to an also flashing net recovery globe, and every so often an Apple logo for a few seconds, but never actually boots into the ...
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I have tried to erase all data from my MacBook Pro and erase and re install osx disk

Does my Apple MacBook Pro have to have been previously connected to my wireless connection to connect it to that network to complete an internet recovery?
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Cannot restart, shutdown or log out

I am on 10.14.4, the same thing was happening at least on 10.14.1. Laptop: MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014) So the problem is if I open  "Apple Menu" in top left corner and click any of the ...
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USB-C video adapter not working

I'm running a 2018 MacBook Pro 15" with Mojave. I recently purchased a StarTech USB-C to VGA adapter, model CDP2VGA. Unfortunately, the Mac does not seem to detect the adapter. I know the adapter ...
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Macbook Pro Can't Open Site Beside Google, Youtube, Facebook

I have macbook pro, with MacOS High Sierra. The thing is, i can't connect to any websites beside those on the title, but only when i connected to a specific Wi-Fi in my office, and happened on all ...
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MacBook Pro shows blank screen then shutdown [duplicate]

My MacBook Pro Retina (15inch Late 2013) shows blank black screen Shutdown randomly here are the logs can you tell the reason ?
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Battery percentage going up and down, MacBook Pro crashing randomly

I have a late 2016 MacBook Pro with macOS 10.13.2 High Sierra installed. I've had this problem from at least 3 months. At first, the battery percentage wasn't dancing like crazy but today it happened....
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macOS keyboard layout switch bug

I have a problem that follows me from 2015 MacBook Pro with macOS Sierra → macOS High Sierra → macOS Mojave and now on to 2018 MacBook Pro running macOS Mojave. I have configured two input sources: ...
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Use an Android phone as external mic for MacBook over Bluetooth

I would like to use my Android phone as an external microphone and send the audio signal via Bluetooth to my MacBook. What applications and steps would allow me to do this?
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External SSD drive not detected as SSD drive

I've got a Sandisk Extreme SSD drive as an external drive for my MacBook Pro. It has no problems with connecting to the MacBook or being recognized as an external drive. The problem is it is not ...
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How to map § to ESC?

I want to map the § on a Macbook with touch bar at the system level. I need this at least for using the esc while using vim (I want to feel the key press). How can I do that?
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Screencapture keeps dedicated graphics active

When I use the screencapture tool on it turns on my dedicated graphics (Radeon Pro 560X) and when I finish the system doesn't switch to Intel graphics and consume my battery faster.Any idea how to ...
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MacOS freeze on starting

I have got a problem. When I click turn on button on my MacBook, computer turns on. System starts and loads. But when a progress bar will go to end, system make white screen and freeze. How I can ...
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Macbook Pro won't display on 2nd external monitor until restart

I happily run two external monitors from my Macbook Pro, one of these is a Toshiba TV and the other is an AOC 27" monitor. Occasionally after the computer goes to sleep by itself, when I wake it up ...
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Scrolling with MacBook trackpad: Is it possible to do with only one finger while a key pressed?

The normal way to scroll on a MacBook trackpad is to use two-finger scrolling. Is it possible to scroll with one finger as follows: Press and hold a key-modifier (e.g. ctrl/alt etc). Scroll using ...
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Looking for replacement surface mount component in MacBook Air (A1466) mainboard

After liquid damage my backlight was broken. So I had to change the D68B chip. After the replacement I lost a device. Please see below link for the photo of the diode/resistor/whatever I'm looking ...
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Help with external monitor refresh rate

I have been working on a project, basically converting a tray-loading iMac G3 into a docking station for my 2017 MacBook Pro. I removed the motherboard and was able to find a VGA converter that ...
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Internet speed getting slower over time on MBP

Recently I've noticed that internet speeds on my MBP 2018 (Mojave 10.14.4) are decreasing with time. For example, after a day it will go from 100 MB to 60 MB and it will continue to decrease. The plot ...
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No feedback sound when I press the volume buttons (volume up / down) on touch bar even though the box is checked in system preferences

All of a sudden, I don't have the feedback sound when I turn the volume up or down on my touch bar. I have tried resetting NVRAM, resetting the SMC, tried the secure boot mode to see if the problem ...
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My 4K monitor won’t display anything above a resolution of 1280 x 720

I just bought a BenQ 4K 27inch PD2700U monitor and am trying to connect it to my MacBook Pro as an additional screen. The cable I am using is a DisplayPort to mini display port. It works fine on low ...
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Login and Finder problems after Time Machine restore

Following a keyboard problem on a MacBook Pro (2017 I think), I created 3 separate Time Machine backup (yes, I'm that paranoid) on 3 separate USB 3.0 drives. After keyboard replacement I restored ...
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SSD compatibility with adapter

A Sintech M.2 NGFF SSD 18Pin Adapter Card adapter was purchased for Macbook Air MacBookAir4,1 (11-inch, Mid 2011). It is unclear to me which of these drives is compatible: Amazon indicates that ...
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How to fix blurry fonts on external monitor?

My setup: Macbook Pro 2018 15" (Mojave 10.14.4) AOC G2460PF 24" DP to USB-C cable. When I use the same monitor on Windows, I can see crystal clear but on mac fonts/texts seems to be low quality/...
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What is the correct pentalobe screwdriver size for a Macbook Air Model A1370?

I think it is 1.2 mm based on results returned by eBay, however, it would be nice if someone could confirm that this is the correct size and not the 0.8 mm Macbook Air MacBookAir4,1 (11-inch, Mid ...
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My MacBook Pro 15 2018 is too hot

I bought a 15'' MacBook Pro a few days ago and it gets too hot under load. Idle temperatures are about 40-50 degrees light use 60 degrees but opening a light game like league of legends will set the ...
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disable lid sleep in mojave

I used to use InsomniaX but it doesn't work for me right now. I want to stop my MacBook from sleeping when I close the lid.
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Could not log in; restarted MacBook Air; icons exchanged position; Got a login warning at my iPhone [closed]

I took my MacBook Air offline and put it to sleep. After some 4 hours, I opened the lid, entered the password wrongly, corrected it and hit enter. The password field and the "next" arrow were greyed ...
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MacBook Pro only charges with smaller MagSafe 60W

My MacBook Pro 2.3ghz i7 mid-2012 stopped charging and the light on the charger doesn’t show up anymore. I thought it was the MagSafe 85W and got a new one, but my MBP is still not charging. The ...
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MacBook Pro can't run hardware test with pressing “D” key on reboot

I have a 13" Late 2012 MacBook Pro which works fine. I am trying to run Hardware test following the instructions in the Apple Support document, How to use Apple Hardware Test on your Mac, but it is ...
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How to check VT-x status on MacBook Pro

I need to enable VT-x on my MacBook Pro, but I don't know whether it's enabled or not. Are there commands for checking the status of, enabling, or disabling VT-x? Those are my device specifications: ...
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Issue with turning on MacBook by pressing the power button

My MacBook Pro (mid 2012) is not turning on by pressing the power button. After referring some of the youtube videos I removed and connected the battery pin. By doing so my MacBook is turning on ...
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Macbook Pro mid-2015 15" swollen battery

I bought the MBP around 2016 April. Few months ago, around 2018 Nov, bottom of the device appears a bit uneven, with slight gap with my desk. Over past few months, it wobbles more and more serious. ...
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How can I use my MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Mid 2014) with the LG UltraFine 4K display?

Is it possible at all to use the LG UltraFine 4K display with my MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Mid 2014)?
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Single keypress types repeated characters (MacBook Pro 2016 & 2017)

I had a MacBook Pro 2016, and I had problems with the B key produces bb about one third of the times I hit the key. After repair and several months later, I had the same problem with the N key. I ...
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Prevent MacBook Pro from turning on by touching trackpad

Recently got a new MacBook Pro and I really don't like the fact that it powers on by a simple touch on the trackpad. (EDIT: By "powering on", I mean powering on from a completely turned off state, ...
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External HDD keeps ejecting by itself from MacbookPro 2018

I have a 2018 Macbook Pro and am trying to connect an Icydock external HDD (in raid 1 configuration). This external HDD connects without any problems to my older 2014 MBP. On the new MBP, it is ...
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The application “XYZ” can't be opened!

I am running macOS version 10.14.4 (18E226) on a MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017, Two Thunderbolt 3 ports.) Frequently, at least twice a week, I get this error while opening any application: The ...
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How to intentionally mess up a mac [closed]

How I break my mac to the point it cant be repaired without physically damaging it Edit: Please just tell me how I could break my macbook to make if unrepairable without physical damage.