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Questions tagged [macbook]

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

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2013 MacBook Air 13" won't boot - green MagSafe LED

I have a 2013 Macbook Air that suddenly won't boot. It was working as of yesterday. I woke up this morning and it wouldn't start. At the time, the Magsafe2 Adapter was not lit up. My wife has a ...
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My MacBook Pro doesn’t wake up after sleep mode

I have a MacBook Pro 13" (2013). After it goes into sleep it does not wake up. I see the tabulator key light goes on if I press it, but the monitor stays black. I can only restart the Mac by pushing ...
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MagSafe 2 - not charging

On my MagSafe 2 plug for my mbp 13 retina (2014) the charger is not working. If I let the charger rest unplugged from the computer then it will turn the green led on for one second then it will turn ...
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How do I disable the charging chime with Mojave on 2018 a MacBook?

Searching for commands to disable the charge chime, I have run both of these. defaults write com.apple.PowerChime ChimeOnAllHardware -bool false; killall PowerChime defaults write com.apple....
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Is it possible to control the CPU core clocks on macOS?

I would like to have any direct control of CPU core clocks. Is this possible on new MacBooks and macOS ? I use Intel Power Gadget and Macs Fan Control tools for monitoring the CPU and fans speeds on ...
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Why is my MacBook bluetooth no longer connecting to Bose AE2 SoundLink headphones?

Last year I bought a pair of Bose AE2 SoundLink headphones, no small purchase. For a year now they have paired will with my MacBook mid-2015. Now they do not, even though the Bluetooth feature on ...
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Connect to SMB server on startup

I got a late 2017 macbook pro running the High Sierra update. I am wondering if its possible to auto connect to a smb server. I need to do this manually everytime i start up at work. And as small as ...
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Create an auto deleting folder

I download a lot of PDFs, jpegs, PNG etc that are only needed for a few hours. Is there a way to make a folder which allows me to access the items but periodically self deletes (sends everything to ...
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Is the Hyperx Alloy Core RGB keyboard compatible with a MacBook Air running macOS Mojave? [on hold]

Is the Hyperx Alloy Core RGB keyboard compatible with a MacBook Air running macOS Mojave? Will it recognize it, will there be any problems and it will be like a normal keyboard?
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Mac OS X, install another keyboard layout?

I'm a developer and I'm just so used to using Spanish (Argentina) as my keyboard layout on my PC both at home and at work. Now I want to develop on my Macbook Pro too, but the only Spanish layouts ...
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2017 Macbook pro 13 inch 3 monitors help

I have done quite a bit of searching and haven't found a solution to my issue. I have a 2017 macbook pro 13 inch with touchbar. I want to be able to use 3 monitors 1080p via apple usb c digital av hub ...
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Macbook does not wake up properly after several hours of sleep

When I close my MacBook Pro in the evening, and then open it in the morning, the display is illuminated and the apple is bright but nothing is happening. So I need to push the power button to restart ...
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Connection Problem with HP Pavilion Monitor and 2015 MacBook Pro Retina

I bought the HP Pavilion 22cwa 21.5-inch IPS LED Backlit Monitor off of Amazon to use as a second monitor with my MacBook. However, when using an HDMI cable, there is a connection problem and both the ...
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How to close info window batchly

This habit was inherited from windows 7. I normally choose all the files and then right click and get the folder size. But when I do this in Macos, mac open all the file info. Then how can I close ...
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can't hear FaceTime on Macbook Pro Retina Mid-2015

I can't hear people when they FaceTime me, of course at first I thought they had muted themselves but actually the call works perfectly on my iPhone 7. I guess this is a problem with the FaceTime app ...
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MacBook Pro 13" (2018) cannot drive 4k display @ 60Hz from right-hand USB-C ports

I have a new MacBook Pro 13" (mid-2018 Touch Bar). I'm connecting an LG 27UD88 external display directly via the supplied USB-C cable. It achieves 4K @ 60Hz via the USB-C ports on the left-hand side ...
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Adjusting graphics cards settings in Mojoave to reduce overheating with external monitor (MacBookPro2018) [duplicate]

It seems common for MacBookPros2018 overheating when connected to external display (see other info about the general problem here, or here). Despite there is no risk for HW, it's quite uncomfortable ...
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Help choosing new monitor for my Mid 2012, 13-inch Macbook Pro Non Retina [on hold]

I've been reading posts here and elsewhere for weeks but I'm trying to get input for my specific situation. My Mid 2012, 13-inch MBP is usually always in clamshell mode hooked up to a decent 1080p ...
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Macbook Pro mid 2014 can't adjust brightness

My laptop: Macbook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Mid 2014) Processor 2.6 GHz Intel Core i5 Memory 8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 Graphics Intel Iris 1536 MB OSX Mojave Version 10.14.3 My screen ...
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The screen of my macbook suddenly broken down how can I do to recover

It suddenly turned to have two light bars on the top of the screen how can I fix it and get the files back. I needed to use the Macbook for 3 years for school and I can't afford a new one
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Only one USB-C port will charge my MacBook Pro?

I've had my MacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2016, Two Thunderbolt 3 ports) for over a year and I've never had any problems with charging until now. I was always able to use both USB-C ports for charging, ...
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MacBook - WiFi won't connect in macOS but rebooting into Windows does?

I have a MacBook Pro 2017 running macOS 10.14.3. In my home I have a WiFi router which multiple devices connect to, including my MacBook. Recently for some reason my MacBook has been having trouble ...
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Displaying Accents on Touch Bar not working anymore

For some reason, a long press of a letter doesn't bring up the accented letters anymore on the Touch Bar (MacBook Pro 13-inch, 2018, US keyboard). It does bring up the accented character menu, so that ...
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1st Gen Apple watch opened my Mac out of the blue and while I'm sitting 8 feet away

I was watching TV in a chair 8 feet away from my mac when all of a sudden my 1st Gen Apple watch vibrates and displays the "MacBook opened by this apple watch" message. This happened at 5pm and I ...
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How can I force my laptop to shut down when I close the lid?

I'd like my Mac laptops to shut down completely when I close the lid. This is partly for convenience and partly for security reasons. I couldn't find a way to do this in the System Preferences (OS 10....
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macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 empty trash sound playing repeatedly

I am trying to figure out how to convert a piece of sheet music to XML file for a student. I heard about Pizzicato app for macOS. I downloaded it, and then attempted to use it (couldn't figure it out)....
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MacBook with Lenovo C-Dock duplicates image on external monitors

I connect my MacBook Pro with Thunderbolt 3 to a Lenovo C-Dock, which connects 2 external monitors through 2 DisplayPort cables. The problem I have is that the 2 external monitors mirror each other. ...
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Is is possible that a software issue could be causing spotty USB-C connections on 2017 MacBook Pro?

I have a 2017 MacBook Pro. It has 2 USB-C ports on the left side and I use an Aukey hub to provide more ports (4 USB, 1 HDMI, 1 USB-C) and always to connect two monitors. I connect one monitor ...
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Fully charged MacBook Air turns off when power cord removed

I have a MacBook Air, 2009, with a recently replaced Apple battery in December 2012. Recently, when power cord comes off, the computer shuts down. Also, it usually will not restart unless power cord ...
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Macbook pro (mid-2012) startup chime delayed (slow booting) after HDD to SSD conversion

I recently upgraded HDD to SSD on my mid-2012 macbook pro. After the SSD upgrade, the startup chime is delayed, causing slow booting of my mac. Any potential pointers ?
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How to enable sound on MacBook when connected to second monitor via HDMI?

My MacBook Pro will not play sound when I connect a second monitor via HDMI. When I use the volume buttons, I see this icon: How do I resolve this?
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MacBook SSD failure

MBP 2018(13-inch) I got the Touch ID "reach fingerprint limit" problem. I ran xartutil --erase-all command in terminal recovery mode. After that, I cannot log into my account with the correct ...
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Intermittent input delay on keyboard (MacBook Pro 2018)

I picked up the 2018 15" MacBook Pro recently, and right away I'm noticing the slightest amount of input delay on the keyboard. It doesn't always happen, but it's noticeable when it does - the typing ...
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Best way to use LED Cinema Display & Thunderbolt Display with Macbook Pro 2016

I have 2 Apple monitors: An old LED Cinema Display that has a Mini DisplayPort and a slightly newer Thunderbolt Display with a Thunderbolt 2 connection. I am currently using them both connected to my ...
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As a non AASP - I am looking other suppliers who supply Apple products, accessories as well as parts [on hold]

I am humbly asking and seeking the assistance from someone who can help me to direct me to the right firms and suppliers, who provide Apple products, parts and accessories. I want to be able to resell ...
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Repeated MacBook Pro 2012 HDD Cable Failures

Two weeks ago, a friend's mid-2012 MacBook Pro gave the dreaded question mark folder upon attempting to wake from sleep. I pulled the drive and checked it (backed up, SMART status passed, 70+ MBps ...
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Connect New MacBook (USB-C) to Apple Cinema Display 30" (Dual-Link DVI)

Because Apple Thunderbolt Display reflects the whole room, I still use the matte 30" Apple Cinema Display. (Two cables are required for 2560 resolution due to some obscure technical constraints!) ...
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Turn off MacBook Pro's display while connected to external monitor on Yosemite

How do you turn off the MacBook Pro’s display with the lid open while using an external monitor on Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite? All the previous methods—such as the one’s listed here—that have worked on ...
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Screen Saver unable to use keyboard arrows

Previously, when my screen saver was going with photos, I was able to go forward or backward through the photos if I wished by using the keyboard left and right arrow keys. Now, they just close the ...
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Concerns re: upgrading to an OWC Aura Pro SSD on my 2015 Macbook Pro 15" retina

Looking to upgrade HD space on my 2015 MBP 15" — considering purchasing the OWC Aura Pro 1TB drive, but am quite wary of the many negative reviews I've seen surrounding it (overheating, battery issues,...
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Does the 2018 MacBook Air come with a NVMe SSD?

Does the 2018 MacBook Air come with a NVMe SSD? I believe the MacBook Pro does, since 2017, however I'm finding no information one way or another for MBA 2018.
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Macbook turns off after a minute – not in safe mode, but in all recovery modes

Problem My friend's Macbook Pro Retina Early 2015 turns off abruptly to a black screen (as far as I can tell without logs) after booting. Takes ca. 1 minute. The last thing he remembers doing ...
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Trackpad delay on 15" MacBook Pro with touchbar late 2016

I recently purchased the new 15" MacBook Pro with touchbar (late 2016). My trackpad is set to 'click' with either a press (audible click noise) or a tap. If I right click by using a two-finger press, ...
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Question Folder but no Startup Options

I came home to my Mac Book Pro (late 2009) showing me the blinking question mark folder. I followed all the instructions available online (Reset NVRAM, SMC) but neither boot screen (pressing Alt ...
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MacBook Pro won't put external display to sleep when idle

I have a Mid-2015 MacBook Pro running High Sierra. I mostly use it as a desktop, in clamshell mode with an external monitor and keyboard. I just replaced the 24-inch LG monitor that was connected ...
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Macbook Pro (mid-2012) battery not identified (shows X) after SSD install

I recently upgraded my MacBook Pro (mid-2012) HDD to SSD. Once SSD install was complete, my macbook did not start, however when plugged into power, it started booting, and worked normally. The ...
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Increase transfer speed from iPhone X to Macbook Pro

I've shot several videos in 4k 60 fps from the iPhone X and when I wanted to transfer them to my Macbook Pro using the lightning to USB-A cable, it took multiple hours where the videos were ...
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Google Chrome won't Force Quit and Keeps Relaunching - MacBook

I have been trying to force quit Google Chrome, I realise there is some malware issue, however I still Don't know what to do! Please can someone HELP me! Thanks
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Finder Continually Freezing

I have a problem with the Finder App in Mac OS 10.9.4 where the finder will freeze after a few minutes. This is very similar to the issue here: Finder slow/freeze under Mavericks In fact, deleting the ...
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Finder drops connection to server / network attached storage

I am trying to transfer data that takes days to complete and would like to have a permanent connection to my Network Attached Storage device. I can open finder, then go--> connect to server in order ...