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Questions tagged [macbook]

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

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untrusted_cert_title error when reinstalling MacOS Sierra

I've wiped out my computer and am attempting to reinstall macOS as the final step of the process to trade in my Macbook Air; however, I get the "untrusted_cert_title" error and am unable to proceed. I'...
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Can a monitor connected with Thunderbolt 2 power a mid-2013 MacBook Air?

Want to buy an external monitor for a mid-2013 MacBook Air. Am wondering whether one with a Thunderbolt 2 port will be better in that it will also power the laptop. Else I'll buy one with USB-C to ...
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Mac-Compatible Sennheiser Lavalier Mic

I am doing podcasts and videos, and I am currently looking to upgrade my sound quality. I have my eyes on the Sennheiser MKE-2, linked here: https://en-us.sennheiser.com/clip-on-lavalier-microphone-...
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11" early MacBookAIR Firmware Partition issue

I have the above MBA upgraded from the original 128GB Flash Drive to the present OWC AURA SSD, some 2 years ago and it has been working fine with macOS 10.12.6 Sierra. It is also encrypted upon power ...
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My friend installed something called Jamf on my MacBook

I have a MacBook Air 7,2. My friend installed something called Jamf on it. Now I can't access most of my applications. My son said he couldn't force quit it so I'm thinking it must be some kind of ...
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How an I confirm my Bluetooth 3.0 Keyboard is encrypted?

I have a MacBook pro Retina 15, Late 2013 running Mojave. I also have an off brand Bluetooth 3.0 Keyboard ( GeneralKeys PX-4068-675 ). The keyboard connects fine to the MacBook WITHOUT asking for a ...
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Why does MacBook Pro battery discharge when not in use?

I generally keep my 2018 MacBook Pro plugged in and I use it casually when not plugged in throughout the day. With light email checking in Safari throughout the day, I have gone from 35% to 13% today....
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MacBook Pro 2015 is making noise, should I open it and blast air/vacuum?

I think I have more dust (and/or cat hair) in my machine, affecting hard drive or fan, which is now making noise. ~2 years ago it was dust, Apple cleaned for me. It's hard for me to make it back to ...
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Clean up Hard Drive and Re-install Mac

I have the following MacBook MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013) I want to format the hard-disk and reinstall the Mac so that I have a clean system. I tried to boot up with CMD + R and ...
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Macbook Pro early 2007 SSD to the new Macbook Air 2017 install?

I would really appreciate your advice on this matter. I have a macbook pro early 2007. Its old i know and last year i replaced the HDD with a 420GB SSD as the HDD failed. It was a fairly ...
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Mouse and MacBook image appear at startup [duplicate]

Mouse and MacBook image appear at startup! What could be the problem?
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Bluetooth connectivity issues

I have a MacBook Pro (13-inch, mid-2012 version) running on OS X El Capitan with Bluetooth 4.0 compatibility, which could not find or pair with my Sony headphones (type MDR-XB70BT) with Bluetooth 5.0 ...
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Making 2013 Pro SSD work on another Mac - Computer closes after entering the password

My 2013 Pro Mac is broken and I extracted its SSD and mount on an another Mac. The opening screen opens and I see the background image that I have used before and correct username on the screen. ...
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External display will not come back after power-off while connected to MBP 2017 with Display Port

My LG 34UC88-B ultrawide display has a weird issue: After the laptop goes to sleep - ~50% of the time, when the machine is woken up the display will not wake-up/power on. My MBP (macOS) thinks the ...
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help weird icon on my menu bar

This icon just appeared on my macbook menu bar. The command + drag does not work. What is this icon for? How do I delete it?
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2015 Macbook Pro display goes blank but machine continues to run and fans continue to go even if I close lid

I have a 2015 Macbook Pro that seems to turn the display off after it reaches a specific temperature. Is this a reasonable conclusion? Initially I thought I had to change the logic board ...
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Do you see video artefacts on your MacBook Pro when opening the Java control panel?

Calling all MacBook Pro 15" 2018 owners, particularly owners of the 2.6 GHz model. Would you be willing to test something on your 2018 MBP? (15”?). Install the latest Java JRE (https://download.oracle....
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Has Apple ditched the enter key symbol in their mac devices international keyboard?

The return key in Apple's keyboard layout has two functions, the return key ↩; and the enter key ⌤ (which is produced by fn+return). However, the new Macbooks has no ⌤ symbol engraved on keyboard! ...
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Figure out why my MacBook keeps crashing

My 15" Mid-2014 Retina MacBook Pro has been hard-crashing frequently over the past few months. It seems to be getting worse lately, though maybe I'm just getting more exasperated. =( The crashing ...
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SMC sensors failure while running on battery

I have problem with SMC in MacBook Air 2016. While running on battery, data from SMC module freezes. In iStat Menus temperatures from sensors, RPMs, current meters and voltage meters from CPU aren't ...
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Is it possible to use Touch ID to log into Windows 10? [duplicate]

I have Windows 10 installed on my MacBook Pro (Mid 2017) with Boot Camp. Everything works great. However I can't find any information whether Touch ID can be used to log into Windows or not. If ...
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Unable to format internal drive as APFS on 2018 MacBook Pro

I’ve recently ran a semi-routine clean install on my 2018 MacBook Pro. This involves the following steps (in the given order): Creating a USB installer with the latest macOS Mojave 10.14.2. Booting ...
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White Screen edges on Macbook Pro 2014

I have a MacBook Pro 15 inch, 2014 model, with 2 GPUs: Intel and NVIDIA 750M. Last Monday I turned it on and I noticed that the screen is white as you can see in the picture. The problem is that ...
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Update MacbookAIR Firmware without original hard disk [duplicate]

I got original SSD broken. My MacbookAir 7.1 got only YOSEMITE Internet Recovery. Now, I've bought a SAMSUNG 970 NVME M.2 disk and the system could recognize it using NVME kext patched but cannot boot ...
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OK to use higher RAM than Apple “allows” it? [duplicate]

I am looking to upgrade RAM on a MacBook mid-2010, Model A1342. According to apple, I can only upgrade up to 4GB of RAM (currently only has 2GB). I don't want to blow up the computer if I add 8GB of ...
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connected bluetooth devices don't output audio on macbook air

I have a pair of wireless headphones, and airpods that i can connect to my macbook air via bluetooth. However moments after connecting and attempting to play some audio they disconnect and the audio ...
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Mac doesn't detect CD-ROM properly

I have a CD-ROM 700 MB, 80 Minute Recordable Disc that I want to burn a video on, and with some help I've found Burn and DVDStyler. However, both do not recognise my CD-R. When I enter the CD-ROM, a ...
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macbook pro stuck in boot loop - recovery mode and safe mode not working

I have a macbook pro 2015 (8gb ram, running macOS mojave) stuck in the loading screen with the apple logo and the loading bar 100% completed. I tried leaving it for long periods of time. Resetting ...
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autosave .js files

My dad is using my old MacBook that I used when I was studying web design and I see that the laptop still autosaves all .js files. It's kind of cluttering the computer but I can't seem to find a way ...
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MacBook Pro's battery charging only to 27% [duplicate]

I have a 2017 15" MacBook Pro. A while ago I posted question related to issues with battery here: MacBook 15" (2017) - Battery Charging Problem What's funny is that that problem solved itself ...
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How specific/secure/selective is Touch ID?

My new Macbook Pro has Touch ID, and I've trained it on one of my fingers so I can use it to unlock my machine, which is quite fun. I've been wondering, though, how secure it is really. To be clear, ...
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13" MacBook Pro 2017 randomly shutting down

I bought a new Mac and have had it it for like 1 week now. I noticed it turns itself off at 8% but I wasn't worried. Then it started shutting down on like 17%-20% cca. When you plug charging cable ...
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My MacBook Air is giving me static when touching [duplicate]

I know that is because maybe the plug I'm plugin it is not grounded, I have the 3 pin power adapter, I live in Argentina where voltage is 220v from the power plug, is there any way to ground my ...
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How to fix Macbook that did not completely install a new version of OS, so now its stuck in a error loop every time its turned on.

I tried to install the latest version of the mac os, computer was turned off mid installation. Now when i try to run the computer it goes through a error, keeps repeating the process of trying to fix ...
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Boot camp doesn’t recognize USB for LG Ultrafine 4k

I have an LG Ultrafine 4k display and whenever I try to run Bootcamp it eventually says device not recognized and it won’t work. It’s a new monitor, so not sure what the issue is. I have 2017 Macbokk ...
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installation macOS from el capitan to mojave on mac retina 2013 taking 13 hours

the installation says "17 minues remaining" since 13 hours ago. In this web site (and some others): https://www.macworld.co.uk/how-to/mac-software/wont-update-macos-stuck-3624050/ Say that it could ...
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Booting to OSX on Secondary Drive Disables User Input

I have two A1297 17" MBPs. The first is a 2010 and the second is a 2011. Encountering graphics card issues with the 2011, but needed to use both computers until I take the time to sit down and switch ...
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Macbook pro 13 with touch bar model 2017

I took my Mac on vacation where it was working fine. Upon return, I opened it up and nothing; no start or any sound. I tried all the tricks of soft keys but nothing. I don't understand what went ...
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Does iCloud backup alias folders?

Can anyone confirm that all the files in an Alias folder on Desktop are still regularly updated to iCloud? I an using a MacBook Pro with Touch Bar.
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13" MacBook Air, A1466 Logic Board Compatibility

I have a 2012 Macbook Air model A1466 that needs a new logic board. PowerbookMedic shows that loads of 13” MBA’s use the A1466 logic board, starting from Mid 2012 to Mid 2017 models. Does this mean I ...
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File Search Window on Mac Yosemite is too big to access buttons [duplicate]

I'm a Mac user operating Yosemite OS and I'm a bit confounded on how to fix this problem. When I try to open/search for a file, using a webpage or application, the search window that opens is too big ...
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Where can I find original macbook pro batteries?

I have 2011 13" MacBook pro. I have replaced battery once, replaced charger two times (because it wore off/tore up). I have replaced original drive with SSD and pumped up RAM so my MacBook runs pretty ...
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How to switch MacBook Pro back to Normal Digital Audio Out from Optical Audio Out?

I have a Late 2011 MacBook Pro (2.2 GHz Intel Core i7) for six years which means no Apple Care or Warranty. One day, Just after a Normal Boot the Audio was not coming and the Audio was permanently ...
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How to install Windows on USB drive on MacBook? [duplicate]

The hard drive in my MacBook has only 128Gb of space. I therefore wanted to install Windows on an USB drive. The Windows installer doesn't allow me to select the USB drive however. Questioning the ...
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Macbook Startup Freeze

I have a mid-2013 Macbook Air (A1466) that has been freezing/hanging during the startup process. It is running Mojave 10.14.2. This issue first began when I attempted to wake the computer from sleep ...
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MacBook Pro External Monitors Change Numbers

Every day I arrive at work with my 2016 Macbook Pro I plug in the 2 HDMI cords that go to my two external displays. Once in a while (sometimes multiple days in a row) the monitors will change their ...
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Whiter screen on MacBook Pro 2014

I have a MacBook Pro 15 inch, 2014 model, with 2 GPUs: Intel and NVIDIA 750M. Last Monday I turned it on and I noticed that the screen is white as you can see in the picture. I don't know what is ...
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How can I get my 13" MacBook Pro to detect the NVMe m.2 drive that I installed?

Today I installed a Samsung 970 Evo 1TB on my 13" mid 2014 MacBook Pro. I used an adapter that is not the small sintech one that everyone else seems to be using but is a different sintech similar one ...
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Internet Recovery instead of Hardware Diagnostics?

I'm trying to run hardware diagnostics on my mid-2012 MacBook Pro. Whenever I restart when holding D it restarts into Internet Recovery mode instead of Hardware Diagnostics mode. Is there any way to ...
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FaceTime camera not receiving video

Things I have tried: sudo killall VDCAssistant sudo killall AppleCameraAssistant (shows no matching processes found) Reset SMC Reset NVRAM Ran hardware test (shows no issues) A few additional ...