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Questions tagged [macbook]

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

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Can you reset the SMC an all Mac laptops by pressing power for 5 seconds after disconnecting the battery?

I've always had this doubt and some clarification would be very welcome. On Mac notebooks with non-removable battery (such as the MacBook Pro 2014), is the SMC reset by disconnecting the battery and ...
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Webcam and SMC problems

Whenever I open up FaceTime/Photo Booth/Discord etc., they come up with an error that my (internal) webcam cannot detected. The way I fix this is to reset the SMC , which does work but only for a few ...
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Downgrade from High Sierra to Mavericks or Snow Leopard [duplicate]

I would like to downgrade from high sierra to either mavericks or snow leopard. I'm having trouble doing that. I have a 2010 Macbook Pro that came with snow leopard. How can I downgrade?
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How to activate Recoverit when 'csrutil' doesn't *on macbk pro 10.13.6

Terminal messaged 'failed to modify system integrity configuration. This tool needs to be executed from the Recovery OS.' Where is Recovery OS.Objective to recover data from Emptied Trash...precious ...
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Smoke came out of my Macbook Pro, and now it displays a folder with a question mark

This is bizarre. So I was sitting working on my Macbook Pro (Retina, late 2013 IIRC), the laptop is on the edge of the armrest of the sofa I am sitting on. The Macbook Pro tips forward slightly but I ...
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Can I plug my 15" 2017 MacBook Pro into a USB-C display while using the charger cable?

I've bought myself a Dell U2719DC display, which allows your device to charge when connected via USB C. However the maximum charging ability is capped at 65W, whereas the stock 15" MacBook Pro charger ...
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MacBook Pro using bootcamp to windows won't use all VRAM. Help?

I have a MacBook pro 15 inch (2015 I think -16GB RAM) with a Windows partition and I'm trying to play Resident Evil 2. The game has a handy VRAM measurer in the settings and it says that I only have ...
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Upgrade White Macbook to Mojave?

I have a technical question for this audience. I have an older 13" white macbook (model A1342, "Mid-2010") which is currently running MacOS Sierra. It seems to be running it fine but it is a ...
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PS4 earbuds quit working on MacBook Pro after hitting mute button

I had my PS4 earbuds (standard ones that come with the PS4) plugged into my MacBook Pro (2017 model I believe) and I accidentally hit mute (F10) instead of lowering the volume (F11), and now they won'...
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Macbook Air - No Admin Account, can't boot to SUM

A friend's macbook has no admin account, and that makes it a bit useless for obvious reasons. We've done a lot of searching around, and haven't been able to get it running. The most popular method ...
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USB laptop keyboard controller for MacBook Pro keyboards?

I have an old, broken MacBook Pro 13" (non-retina) and like the keyboard. There are obviously some hacks to convert existing laptop keyboards into stand-alone USB keyboards, by using a custom-made ...
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Macbook with 2 external displays that share the same space but a separate space for Macbook screen

Is it possible to achieve the following using built-in settings or third-party applications: I have a Macbook Pro 2018 with 2 external screens. I'm using terminal that I would want to span over the 2 ...
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Moving photos from Photos app to my iPhone

I have photos in the photos app on my Mac from a previous "back up" and now I would like to bring them back to my phone without having to use iCloud photo library. Is there a way to do it?
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Mac display flickering

I have a 2016 Macbook Pro 13" touch bar. Recently I have started facing issues with my display. It appears as if the display turns ON and OFF over and over again; I mean like every second or two. I ...
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How Do I Change My Messages On My Mac

So basically when I first set up my computer I set it up with a different apple id account now I have changed it but I still get messages from my old apple id account and can't send any to my newer ...
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Partitions - Apple SSD [duplicate]

I have a MacBook Air 13" 2016 with Windows installed using Boot Camp. I want to install a version of Linux as well. In short: can I create an extra partition for this installation or will my Mac crash ...
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turn off mouse LEDs

I have a Logitech 910-004845 G203 Gaming Mouse I want to turn off its LEDs all the time I tried installing logitech gaming software, couldn't see a way to do it So how can I do it? I know it's ...
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HDMI not working on 2018 MacBook Air in Bootcamp Windows 10

I have a USB-C hub that includes an HDMI port. This works fine while running macOS but not in Windows 10 Bootcamp mode on a 2018 MacBook Air. My multi-part question is [a] is this a driver problem [b]...
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How to throttle CPU on a Mac? [duplicate]

How to throttle CPU on a Mac? I want to throttle CPU so that I can extend the battery life on a single charge. Device: MBP 2015. Running Majove.
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How to fix bluetooth sound quality issue after Mojave update?

After updating to Mojave my bluetooth headset sounds terrible and muffled. After testing several bluetooth devices I was able to diagnose it wasn't the hardware. After researching I found: BT Sounds ...
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Bootcamp partition error

Bootcamp says your disk could not be partitioned please check disk utility. I don’t have time machine backup or automatic. I don’t have local thinsnapshots and I don’t have fire vault turned on. It’s ...
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Cannot connect to secure WI-FI since 3 days with a Macbook Pro (2014)

I have a weird issue. I cannot connect to secure connection with a Macbook Pro. It seems it connects, but then I dont receive any IP Adress. If I turn on a non-secure WiFi connection on my router, ...
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PSA: Random freezes/kernel panic on 2013-2015 retina MBP

I've got a Late 2013 15" MBP (A1398) that has been experiencing random freezes/kernel panics for a while now. I was initially unable to pinpoint a cause.
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How is modifier key remapping implemented on Touchbar Macbooks?

How is modifier key remapping implemented on Touchbar Macbooks? Is it done by the main OS, or is it delegated to a controller associated with the keyboard itself? I understand that the Touch Bar and ...
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Hazy lines around dock and windows in Mojave

I’m currently experiencing this issue (refer to picture above). It started after I upgraded to Mojave and it appears on both dark and light mode
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usb drive very slow on mac, works fine on windows

i have a 2015 macbook pro, with usb c ports that require an adapter. i have one usb drive that i use to transfer files between my macbook and an internet-incapable desktop pc, and everything i try to ...
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How can I lock and start screensaver on my MacBook Pro simultaneously without hot corners?

I am having trouble locking my screen and starting my screen saver on my MacBook Pro simultaneously without using hot corners.
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Macbook Air A1465 - Not Booting - Cannot power off

I have a Macbook Air A1465 that was having some issues with Teamviewer, so I used the terminal to remove all teamviewer files with the following command for x in $(mdfind -name "teamviewer"); do rm $...
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Found a 52.1GB file related to google in mac 'private' folder. can I delete this?

I checked the storage on my macbook and discovered the 'system' was using nearly 150 GB. I looked around online and discovered the app OmniDiskSweeper. I gave it a go and discovered a massive file ...
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Can I use any hardware on MBP retina late 2012 on a MBP mid 2012 (non retina)?

My CD drive does not work on MBP 13 mid 2012 and I ended paying over the odds on a late 2012 13” retina which has a screen problem it does not turn on, when connected to external monitor it’s all well....
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iOS VNC Viewer image freezes after a while

I am running the VNC Viewer app on an iPhone (latest iOS) on the same network as a MacBook Pro (latest macOS), which I am connecting to, and although everything seems to work fine for the first few ...
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Any way to connect 3 external displays to a 2018 Retina MacBook Air? [duplicate]

Just wondering if there's any docking solution that provides the possibility to connect to 3 external displays to the MacBook Air 2018, or if we're hardware limited by the iGPU here.
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My screen is flickering purple and cyan

My screen has a bunch of purple and cyan flickering bars on it. Does anyone know if there is a fix for this? I have tried resetting my nvram. I closed my lip for 15 minutes and then when I opened it, ...
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“Updates not installed” after updating all applications in app store

after 4 months I turned on my MacBook Air [2015] and first off all I tried install JDK 8 and Eclipse for developing python. after all things done, I notified by app store update notification so I ...
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2017 MBP screen flashes green or yellow when waking from sleep

Ive got a 2017 MBP 15". I have File Vault enabled. When its been sleeping and I wake it, the screen flashes either bright green or yellow for about a second before going to the login screen. Is this ...
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Issues with new Macs: Hardware makes them difficult for me to use. What options might be available in the future? [closed]

At home and at work I have a MacBook Pro (2015) which is the last one before the following hardware changes : Butterfly keyboard. Overly large trackpad that causes palm-clicks. Touchbar. Each of ...
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My MacBook is in boot loop

My MacBook Air is stuck in boot loop i.e. When I start my mac I see apple logo for some secs and the restarts again. This happens over and over. I can't get to os. When I try to get to utility disk ...
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iCloud Disassociation for a Mac Computer

I had a Mid-2012 MacBook Pro that recently stopped booting. I narrowed this down based on troubleshooting of the boot device to likely the SATA/hard drive connector/cable no longer working for ...
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screenshot showing dimensions 2880x1800 but resolution 144x144

I am trying to take some high quality screenshots on my 13" MBP for a website - they need them to be as high resolution as possible (at least 1000px wide) - when I take the screenshot (command+shift+3)...
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When I turned on my MacBook Pro I got the following pop up message. Can you explain why this happened?

I got the following pop up message on my MacBook Pro: “A program tried to load new system extension(s) by “AVG Technologies CZ,s.r.o.” If you want to enable those extensions, open Security & ...
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When using Jupyter Notebook, can't read files on desktop

No matter what Python approach I take to reading a file on the MacBook Pro desktop, I get a 'path does not exist' error message. In Terminal, I find that a web of directories was created where ...
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iPhone to MacBook Communication without Bluetooth

I found that I didn't need to turn on the Bluetooth on iPhone before sharing the wifi password on the same wifi network. The manual is here https://softopia.tech/how-to-share-wifi-password-in-ios-11/ ...
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MacBook chargers turns green, then red, and then stops charger

I have been using a MacBook charger for about 6 months, and now I tried to use another one which I have used before with this MacBook. Now, the battery is low enough that the MacBook can’t start, ...
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MacBook Air with retina display resolution question

I recently purchased a new MacBook Air with the 2560 x 1600 display. I noticed my resolution didn't appear to be even 1080 when I was connecting to some Windows remote sessions, so I started poking ...
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2012 Macbook Pro second SSD

I have a 2012 MacBook Pro with a 500GB Samsung SSD running Mojave. I replaced the optical drive with a hard drive and everything worked fine. Recently, I replaced the old hard drive in the optical ...
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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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System process logger

I have been having repeated issues with my MacBook Pro where it freezes during trivial finder tasks like scrolling through directories or opening relatively small files. Sometimes the computer is able ...
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I have a mid 2009 MacBook Pro still on its original software cant upgrade [duplicate]

Help me please!!! I have a mid 2009 MacBook Pro running Mac OS X Version 10.7.5 it won’t let me update it to anything I tried El Capitan Sierra, high Sierra and nothing I don’t have a disk slot on ...
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After replaced SSD (970 EVO) on MBP mid 2015, Mac didn't start after a workday but after changed back to orig SSD?

I have an Macbook Pro Mid 2015 with an 512GB SSD. Because I alway ran out of storage I wanted to upgrade to an Samsung 970 EVO Plus 1TB. For reasons I don't know I couldn't clone the system to that ...
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My MacBook Pro slows down [duplicate]

My MacBook Pro Specs: macOS Mojave 10.14.4 Beta (18E194d) Processor 2.7 GHz Intel Core i7 Memory 16 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 Graphics Intel HD Graphics 4000 1536 MB When using Autocad, Excel, or Adobe (...