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How can I charge powerbank that has single C-type in/out from MacBook?

I’m using Xiaomi Power Bank 3 which has following sockets: USB-A type low output USB-A type high output USB-C type power delivery input/output up to 45W It usually works fine, I can use MacBook ...
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Is there a way to view and control the powerstate of the discrete GPU on a 2011 MBP in OSX?

I noticed that running with the discrete GPU uses more power and generates more heat. I just need the discrete GPU to drive an external monitor, I'm not concerned about performance. By controling the ...
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MacBook pro retina 15" mid 2015 - two monitors 4k@60Hz

I'm considering to buy the above mentioned MacBook with the Intel Iris Pro Graphics and without the additional AMD graphic card. Now my question is whether this configuration supports connecting two ...
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No sound from speakers on MacBook Pro except the startup chime

After plugging my headphones out, suddenly there is no sound from the internal speakers. When I press volume buttons, I see a circle-backslash symbol below the speaker icon. Restarting doesn't help. ...
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Battery not charging? (Even after SMC reset)

So, I've seen a couple topics like this that already exist, but none solved my problem. I plug in my charge to my 13-Inch MacBook Air, Early 2015, and the LED light did not turn on, and the battery ...
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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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2011 13" Macbook Pro shows a green charging light but battery was draining and now it won't respond to SMC Reset

I was using my Macbook Pro and I was letting it discharge to about 30%; then I plugged it back in to charge. It charged for a while (orange light) but after a few minutes, it changed to green. My ...
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Unable to use full resolution of P2416D

Dell P2416D (Vendor 10AC, Product A0C3) is 2560x1440, but my Mac OS X (on Macbook Pro Mid 2010 connected via Thunderbolt with Mini Display Port cable) doesn't have corresponding file in /System/...
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Upgrade Macbook Pro from 10.6.8 to 10.8

I am considering upgrading my Macbook Pro with 2GB of memory from 10.6.8 to 10.8 (Mountain Lion). Are there any other considerations for upgrading? Is this generally a good idea?
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AirDrop for iPhone SE and MacBook Air

I'm trying to set up AirDrop to send files between my macbook and my iPhone. For some reason it doesn't work at all. I turned it on both on the macbook and my iPhone SE and my iPhone is not shown in ...
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Cannot get more than 29.88 Hertz refresh rate from 2016 MacBook Pro and Acer XR342CK monitor

I'm connecting to an Acer XR342CK with a 2016 MacBook Pro 13 via HDMI cable. The monitor is capable of 75 Hertz at full resolution and the laptop is capable of 60 Hertz. However, when connected either ...
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MacBook Pro 2018 Battery not correctly working

I have a problem with my MacBook Pro from December 2018. Yesterday the battery was fully charged when I shut it down and when I started it today it had 0 percent left. What could this mean? Is this a ...
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Ethernet MAC address on Macbook 12"

I am trying to locate my ethernet MAC address on a Macbook Retina 12" using ifconfig but I can only see en0 which should be my wireless card; it's quite baffling. Any help would be much appreciated.
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What Macbook have you tried QuickerTek QCard2 with?

I wonder which versions of Macbook Air/Pro is QuickerTek QCard2 (2-port) compatible with? Anyone tried? With which Macbook? Did it work flawlessly? Any compatibility problems?
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MacBook Pro (15" mid-2010) crashes upon waking up from sleep sometimes

I have this MacBook for quite a while now. It's been working just fine with the exception of sleep/wake-up issues. Sometimes there's no problem at all, but occasionally it does not. For instance, I ...
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Keeping battery charged at certain level

I keep my MBA 2013 plugged in most of the time. AFAIK for a long term it is better to keep modern battery around 40%. I have seen that some other laptop manufacturers added feature to their drivers to ...
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Problem Installing Windows 7 via Boot Camp

I've recently created a DIY Fusion drive (240GB SSD & 1TB HDD) using the core storage commands on my mid 2012 MacBook Pro, I've restored from a time machine backup and everything works great. Now ...
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MacBook Pro randomly shutting down

I have the latest MacBook Pro and am finding that it is randomly shutting down when switching users. This does not happen every time but has happened 7-10 times since I bought it. Should I get it ...
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I know my battery should be replaced, but is that all of the problem? (Update)

Updated: I am using a MacBookPro8,1 with a non-replaceable battery. Recently that battery charging status was saying,Replace soon. But it was working fine and kept enough charge for my daily works. So ...
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Nvidia MCP79 SATA controller caps link speed

Why is my SATA controller capping the link speed? This is what it says in my System Profiler under the Serial-ATA page: Vendor: NVidia Product: MCP79 AHCI Link Speed: ...
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Why can I no longer get an internet connection when using my old Macbook and AirPort Express?

Up until recently I was using my 2007 MacBook perfectly fine with my old AirPort Express. A few days ago I purchased a used mid-2010 iMac which is now running OS X 10.8.3 (something I'm still not too ...
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MacBookPro10,1 had problems booting, now some system images are pink and fuzzy

A friend just recently bought a MacBookPro10,1 (MacBook Pro Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2012) off of craigslist, it all checked out and worked fine until we erased the hard drive and reinstalled Mavericks (...
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I'm planning to sell my laptop, and I need to know if I have my bases covered. Kindly confirm please?

I have a 13 inch MacBook Pro (10.5.8 OS X - I think it's called Leopard). I do NOT have the installation CD - so I cannot reinstall the OS and thus ensure that I have securely deleted everything from ...
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EHD has 5 TB capacity but Finder only shows 600 GB

I have a Seagate 5TB external hard drive. Disk Utility shows 5TB, but when I click "Get Info," it only says 602 GB. How do I fix this? My Macbook runs on El Capitan. Thanks.
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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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MacBook Pro early 2011: sound loop, black screen

Over the last week I have had four similar incidents: When I played something on YouTube, the audio just loops for a few seconds, and then either the screen freezes or a black screen will appear. ...
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Cannot log in with Apple ID after performing password reset

My wife forgot the password to her Apple ID account. Her Macbook Air (OS X Yosemite) restarted to install some updates. She has her user account set up through her Apple ID account. Since she forgot ...
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Can I put a 1TB HDD in my optical Bay

I have a 2011 17" Macbook pro with a 1TB HDD installed and running the latest OSX. I am looking at installing a SSD in the original HD bay for my OS and Programs and moving the 1TB drive to the ...
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Dysfunctional trackpad on 2007 Macbook

I have a 2007 white Macbook here, of which the trackpad gradually became less responsive to the point where you can't press it down anymore at all. Neither the left nor the right button will ...
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How to install an Operating System after replacing optical Drive by a second HDD on MacBook white late 2009?

I want to improve the performance of my MacBook white by donating it a Solid State Drive. Because the prices are too high and I don't want to get stuck in space shortage, I thought of replacing the ...
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why login screen has a 2-second delay with external monitor?

On a brand new mid-2013 MacBook Air, with an external monitor ASUS PB278Q 27" 5ms WQHD (2560 x 1440), connected through a miniDP-to-DP cable, every time the computer gets back from the monitor sleep, ...
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Battery care if I don't plan to use my MacBook Pro

Let's say I plan not to use my rMBP for a few days (5-7), is there anything special I should do in order to keep the battery in good condition?
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Will the new MacBook be turbo charged?

The new MacBook 12" has been launched and on the apple store the processor says 1.1GHz dual-core Intel Core M processor (Turbo Boost up to 2.4GHz) Does this mean that the Core-M processor will ...
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Does removing the battery while connected to power extend battery life?

On regular Windows notebooks people generally remove their battery packs when connected to a power source, in order to extend battery life. Does a similar approach work on the Mac?
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QuickTime for OSX 10.9.5 has no sound

So I did a screen recording with QuickTime using OSX 10.9.5. I was recording a video with sound. However, when I played it over from QuickTime, the sound was gone. How do I make it that QuickTime also ...
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How much RAM memory do I need for an OSX device? [closed]

I'm about to buy a new Mac Mini and I would like to know if it's enough with 8GB RAM or I would need 16GB. Linked is my MBP 15 early 2013 16GB RAM usage in a current daily usage. memory pressure ...
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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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security: SecKeychainSearchCopyNext: (Wi-Fi password via Terminal)

im trying to view (as root) wifi passwords in plaintext via Terminal[1] but get the following error: sh-3.2# security find-generic-password -ga "ROUTER-NAME-HERE" security: SecKeychainSearchCopyNext: ...
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Need advice: should I open the back of a 2013 Retina MacBook Pro as a means to recover data?

A Late-2013 13-inch MacBook Pro Retina (MBPr) of mine was fried by a water spill and some very important data is on the hard drive. My most recent back up doesn't include this data. I know the ...
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Replaced hard drive - trying to do a clean install of OS-X on 2011 Macbook Pro

I've seen plenty of how to's on how to upgrade if you have a working installation of OS-X, however I purchased this macbook used, it needed a hard drive and a keyboard. So I put a new hard drive in ...
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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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Can I remove Two-Factor Authentication Alerts from my MacBook Pro?

I already get two-factor authentication alerts on my iPhone and iPad. Is it possible to stop them from appearing on my MacBook Pro as well?
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Exchanged HDD in MacBook Pro - OS X installation disk shows prohibitory sign

I exchanged the HDD in my 2007 MacBook Pro and removed the DVD drive because it was making a terrible noise every time I booted the MacBook. The new HDD is a Corsair Force F120 SATA SSD. I formated ...
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How to force a screen resolution on my MacBook Pro?

I have a MacBook Pro, bought 3 years ago, I'm not sure of the model, but the processor is a 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, with 4 GB of RAM, nVidia 9400M 256M. I am using MacOS 10.6.6. Next week I will ...
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OS X El Capitan: man, command not found

Today I was trying to update openssl in my MacBook Pro with El Capitan 10.11.2. I don't know where I made a mistake but it seems I have accidentally disabled man. In fact, if I launch man <...
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Connect firewire MacMini to thunderbolt MacBook Pro

I have a MacMini that only has a firewire port, I want to connect it to my MacBook Pro via its thunderbolt port, can I do this so that I can then (using target mode) display my Mac mini on my macbook ...
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Can't find 68GB local backup folder (regular backups on an external hard drive)

A few days ago my local hard drive shows 68 GB of backups. I regularly backup with time machine on an external disk and even after running a backup these file stayed. I tired using SupaView and ...
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Which options exist for a Macbook air (2010) SSD upgrade?

I Know OCZ has released an SSD for the MBA, what other brands sell this kind of hardware?
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Screen flickers, stops after brightness change

Whenever I am using my 2006 Macbook for a while, the screen starts flickering, from one shade of brightness to another. When I change the brightness, it stops. It also occurs right after startup or ...
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MacBook Pro boots to black screen

I have a Macbook Pro, model A1502. While watching videos, the screen just cut to black. Now it won't do anything on boot - the MacBook screen just comes up black. I've tried zapping the PRAM, (ahem,...