Questions tagged [macbook]

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

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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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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.
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What are the requirements to charge a Macbook Air?

I have a 2017 13 inch MacBook Air, and I also have a big power bank. I am wondering, if it would be possible to charge my MacBook Air using that power bank. The power bank only has an output of 5V/2....
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Do the MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2018) have different cooling systems depending on the GPU

I read here that the thermal throttling of the i7 and i9 on the latest MBP (2018, 15-inch) can be significant. I also got information that the cooling system is different when the MBP is upgraded ...
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Upgrade MacBook Pro Mid 2012 system to Samsung SSD 860 EVO 500GB (Mac OS Mojave)

I have different information related to installation new SSD. If we will try search through Amazon help it shows that the disk Samsung SSD 860 EVO 500GB will work fine with MacBook Pro 13 inch Mid ...
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MacBook Pro MiniDisplay to HDMI, Detects external display but the monitor is not getting input [duplicate]

I have a mid 2012 Macbook Pro running macOS Mojave 10.14.4. When I plug in the external monitor it detects the display however on the external monitor screen it say no input. I have checked all ...
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Getting an error when i connect external monitor Unable to find display pipe for IOFB service

I have a mid 2012 macbook Pro running Mojave 10.14.4 when i plug in the external monitor it detects the display however on the external monitor screen it say no input. I have checked all connections ...
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Macbook Pro Retina running at native resolution

A question I've had in my head since I first saw screenshots of the display preference pane on the new Retina MBP is this: Can it be made to run with what you could call a 1.0 UI scaling factor (same ...
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How do I disable retina mode/HiDPI on macOS Mojave on the built-in display of a MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2017)? [duplicate]

I want to test non-retina/non-HiDPI mode on macOS Mojave on the built-in display of a MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2017). I found articles that suggest enabling the option sudo defaults write /Library/...
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What is Apple's Recycling Program?

Can anyone explain Apple's recycling program to me, and how that plays out when ordering online? I am going to buy a new MacBook Pro and want to trade-in or recycle my old one. I have a Early 2015 ...
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Will upgrading to a 32 GB RAM Macbook Pro significantly speed up Adobe Illustrator?

I use Illustrator to create large, detailed pattern designs. The .AI file size of one of these designs typically exceeds 500MB. When I’m working on a large file like this, Illustrator performance is ...
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Macbook restarts when logging in

My Macbook Pro (Mid-2015, Mojave) restarts after I type my password to log in. The progress bar fills to about three-quarters before this happens. I have tried: Resetting PRAM Resetting SMC ...
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Macbook Pro not playing any chrome sounds, youtube videos not working, system audio is working

On my MacbookPro, no sites can play audio on either chrome or safari, and youtube and vimeo do not load. However, I can still play my itunes music with or without headphones, so I don't understand ...
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Is it possible to connect a 15“ MacBook Pro screen to a 13” MacBook Air?

I’m trying to fit late 2008 model 15 inch MacBook Pro screen to a 13 inch MacBook Air from 2013. Is this possible? Do you have experience with the display's sockets and connectors ? This is a hobby ...
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Can't hibernate computer MacOS Mojave, no pmset “standby” option

I have a Mid-2009 Macbook Pro 17 inch (5,2), with MacOS Mojave 10.14 installed. I want to enable hibernation (or standby, or deep sleep, or safe sleep) in order to power off the RAM when in sleep mode....
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Windows 10 Professional, Macbook Air , cirrus logic on Bootcamp

I have Windows 10 Professional installed on my Macbook Air. I am using bootcamp version 6.0 I have serious issue with my audio device: Scenario 1: When my headphones are plugged in and i play a ...
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Windows 10 on 2011 Macbook: is audio fixable?

I've been trying to install Windows 10 on an early 2011 Macbook Pro. It's not officially supported, but I read everywhere it can be done. There are some troubles though. I have successfully ...
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MacBook Air not booting, Boot loader not available, Internet recovery not available

Recently I tried to factory reset my Mid 2012 MacBook Air. In order to do that: I booted into Recovery mode with Command + R. Then navigated to Disk utility and Erased Macintosh HD. Then I restarted ...
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iPhone constantly dropping connection via USB to my MacBook Pro [duplicate]

I have a MB Pro Mid 2015 (15'') and an iPhone SE 128GB and every now and then when I connect the phone to the laptop it drops the connection after few seconds, then connects again, drops etc... ...
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Icon text very hard to see in 'Other' window under Applications

Launchpad opens application icons. One of them is a window labeled, 'Other'. Open the 'Other' window and you'll see additional apps with icon text so light and small they're near impossible to read in ...
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How to fix periodic ding sound on Mac Book

An irritating ding sound keeps playing which is a kind of notification or alert with out any visual guidance to figure whats going wrong. (The situation is almost like a pilot of Boeing 747 Max who ...
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Cannot unlock Users & Groups settings On MacBook Pro

I was making some changes recently, trying to rename my admin user account from the macOS High Sierra System Preferences, and it seems I've locked myself out from making any changes to Users & ...
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Does switching the keyboard language (literally) works?

I’ve used US format keyboard along all my life, a couple days ago I bought a Macbook Pro 13’ mid 2012 in in Mexico it was way more cheaper and with no issues at all with the computer, but I’m not used ...
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Internal microphone not working (Retina Macbook pro late 2013)

My internal microphone is not working. It picks up sound only when i flick the outer microphone location. When I plug a headphone with a microphone, there is no problem. I took it to the genius bar ...
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Setting Mac App Store country to home country when abroad

I'm stuck trying to use the Mac App Store on my Mac. I'm in Germany (abroad, my home country is UK) and it seems my Mac has picked this up in some way and won't let me download Xcode, as it says I can'...
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Mojave: Mac keeps restarting 'due to a problem' after waking it from sleep mode?

I've looked through threads but can't seem to find a solution to my issue. When I close my MacBook into 'sleep mode', then open it, it restarts. Then displays a window saying it restarted due to a '...
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kernel panics on MacBook Pro (Early 2008), possibly SMC related

I am a proud owner of a MacBook Pro from Early 2008 (MacBookPro4,1), which is (apart from the problems) still running strong. Unfortunately I have been getting kernel panics for a while now. I am not ...
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MBP 13" Early 2011 Thunderbolt Firmware Version - How to update 22.1 to latest version

I bought a Kanex KTU10 to add USB 3.0 support on my machine because its only on USB 2.0. The product said my machine can support the product but when I plug it in it didn't work, while Mini DP to HDMI ...
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Cannot boot into any OS, Recovery or Safemode. (Macbook Pro 15 Ret Mid 2012)

My SSD was partitioned for Windows and macOS. I use the Macbook almost exclusively for Windows 10. Mid 2012 MBP Retina 15" 2.3Ghz 8GB. I recently began having problems booting into Windows. The ...
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Power Chime Sounding at odd times 2018 MBP

I recently bought a 15-inch 2018 i9 MacBook Pro. After a few days, I realized that whenever I close my laptop lid for the night, it keeps on periodically making the battery chiming noise every 7 ...
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Beer Spill on my Macbook Pro Late 2015

I have spilled a glass of beer on my Macbook. The screen and at least some keys on the keyboard no longer work. When I start the computer and try to log in blind, I can hear that the password is not ...
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Cracking/static noise related to fan on MacBook Pro 2017

My MacBook Pro with Touch Bar (13-inch, 2017) makes strange cracking / static interference noise from the left side. No noise can be heard through headphones. First I thought it is the speaker, but ...
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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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How can I make Mac Partition visible in Bootcamp (Windows 10 Anniversary Update)?

Today I installed Windows 10, version 1607, on my MacBook Pro (Retina 15in Late 2013). Before this I had Bootcamp setup with Win7. So, I started out by deleting the old Win7 Bootcamp Partition using ...
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External monitor cuts out on MacBook with Multiport Adapter

I have a newer MacBook with only a USB-C port. I use an Apple USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter, and the HDMI output has worked in the past. When hooked to my new ASUS monitor with an HDMI cable, ...
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iCloud (re)uploading all my documents again

I have recently bought a new Macbook Pro 13" (i7, 16GB) and to do the switch from the old one to this one, I have installed Mojave and restored it from my other Macbook Pro's Time Machine backup. This ...