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Questions tagged [macbook]

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

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Slow transfer between iMac and Macbook Pro

I've recently purchased a new Macbook Pro, and am attempting to copy files over my LAN from an iMac (both running Snow Leopard). I have about 100GB of data to transfer, and am finding I'm getting ...
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Is there a way to make my MacBook Pro running Snow Leopard hibernate with a keyboard shortcut?

Is there a way to hibernate at all? I know if the battery dies when it's sleeping it hibernates, but is there a way to go directly to hibernate with a keyboard shortcut?
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What parts can you scavenge from a nearly 3 year old MacBook Pro?

I have an early 2008 model MacBook Pro (17") that went the way of all the earth a couple of days ago. I haven't diagnosed it fully yet, but it appears that it's the logic board that's gone, and if ...
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What is a trustworthy 2x4GB RAM for MacBook Pro 15" 2.4Mhz Core i5?

I'm looking to upgrade memory from 4GB to 8GB on my MacBook Pro 15" 2.4Mhz Core i5. I've been looking at Mushkin 8GB RAM on NewEgg, but it's been getting bad reviews lately for not working properly ...
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Should I use a network-attached Time Capsule or a USB external drive with my MacBook Air?

I love Macbook Air, but disk space is a real issue. This is most obvious when using it as main machine - media from iTunes and iPhoto in particular ends up leaving you with very little working space. ...
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Can I set the stereo Bluetooth profile as the default, or remove the mono profile?

Whenever I turn on my Nokia bluetooth headphones they automatically connect to my Macbook. The problem is they always connect to the Mono (and not the Stereo) profile. So I have to disconnect and ...
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How can I unstick my trackpad button?

The trackpad button on my 2007 Macbook Pro seems to be sticking. Specifically, it's stuck in the "down" position, which means I'm selecting pretty much everything all the time (you wouldn't believe ...
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How long should my MacBook Pro battery last?

I have brand new Macbook Pro (15", i5 2.4GHz, 4Gb RAM) purchased at the end of May 2010 and Apple advertises up to 7 hours of wireless web battery life, however I consistently getting only about 4 ...
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Why is my Macbook Pro getting so slow?

On my MacBook Pro (Year 2009) it takes a long time until I'm logged in or until when a program is started. From day to dayit's getting slower. Programs like Safari or Word or MonoDevelop take up to 2 ...
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2007 Macbook shows black screen and cursor when woken from sleep. What should I do?

When I open the lid from my MacBook, occasionally (not always) it will just show a black screen and a cursor, and the hard drive is spinning, but the log on dialog will never show up. Sometimes it ...
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MacBook Pro keyboard backlighting loses current setting?

I recently bought the 13" MacBook Pro and using the function keys set the keyboard backlighting to be four steps below the maximum setting, as indicated by the graphic that appears on the screen. ...
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Why is my MacBook Pro's screen going black for a second?

I have a new MacBook Pro, when I'm using it the screen goes suddenly blank for a second and comes back, it feels like as if someone unplugged my screen and plugged it back immediately.. why does this ...
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How common are stuck or dead pixels on the MacBook Pro?

I purchased a new Macbook Pro (15.4" with 500GB HDD), and discovered it had a stuck pixel in the centre of the screen. This pixel was always lit green, and any attempts to resolve it myself didn't ...
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Is it safe to always leave a Macbook Pro on?

I have an external monitor, keyboard, and mouse connected to my Macbook Pro. I have the lid closed and have it running. I run it as if it were a desktop PC, always on. I only shut off the LCD ...
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How do I find a modem driver for Mac?

I'm not familiar with OS X. I'm trying to find a way to get a modem (Huawei ETS 1201, which I believe can only be connected using a USB cable) driver for OS X Leopard (on a MacBook Pro) for a friend. ...
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Are there any apps to diagnose a Macbook battery?

My girlfriend's battery won't last 1 second, so it obviously needs replaced. But I just bought a new battery from Apple a few months ago and it seems to discharge extremely quickly. Are there any ...
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What is the best option to protect our Laptop?

Because any MacBook Pro in a table can be easily pick up by thieves, and we do have always our current work there (though all backed up, by Dropbox or external HD), my question is Should we protect ...
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Can the keys on the MacBook Pro be removed for cleaning?

The MacBook Pro does a really good job keeping dirt and stuff from getting under the keys, but none-the-less there is some dirt under a few keys. Can I pop these keys off and then easily replace them?...
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Why does my MacBook Pro reach high temperatures when running?

I have my MacBook Pro sitting on my desk and it's consistently over 160 degrees. It is almost too hot to touch in some places on the casing.
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Why does my MacBook Pro take so long to go to sleep?

My MacBook Pro takes an awful long time to go to sleep when I close the lid. Considering that I generally want to close the lid and then carry it somewhere, I want it to be fully asleep so I don't ...
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Strange loading screen when MBP battery dies and reboots

I have a 2007 Macbook Pro and for nearly two years, the battery has been toast. In April, Apple replaced the logic board. Since the repair, whenever the power cable comes loose, the MBP shuts off as ...
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Is it possible to connect my iPhone 3G via Bluetooth to both OS on my MacBook?

I'm trying to connect my iPhone 3G to my MacBook via Bluetooth to use the iPhone Tethering. When I connect the iPhone to the OS X everything works fine. Since I often also use Windows 7 on the Boot ...
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Attaching 3.5" desktop drive to MacBook SATA

I have a mid-2007 MacBook that, according to the Apple Store, has suffered some liquid damage and requires a new logic board to operate correctly, a ~$750 repair I've been told (would normally be ...
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Does a Mini-DVI to DVI cable exist that's more than 6 inches long?

I have a plastic MacBook that I like to use both on the go and at home, where I have a monitor, keyboard/mouse, speakers, etc that I hook up to use it more or less as a desktop. This works great, for ...
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What's the point of the 60W Apple MagSafe replacement charger?

One of the cable tabs on my MagSafe charger for my MacBook came undone, so I took this as a sign to retire the charger to home use and to purchase another for travel. When I went to my local Best Buy, ...