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Questions tagged [macbook]

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

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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 ...
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MacBook Unidentified Sound

My MacBook started making a weird sound a few weeks ago. It happens about every 10 minutes, and I don't know what is causing it. It's not the hardware. I know because if my computer is on mute, then I ...
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Retina Pro display gets stuck on startup screen while rest of system finishes booting

I recently finished replacing the "lower half" (upper case, logic and I/O boards, battery, keyboard, and trackpad) of my mid-2012 retina pro (MacBook 10,1) with an early 2013 "lower half" that I ...
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Macbook pro goes blank when lid open

MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2016) When lid opens for about 45 degrees, the display is ON. However when the lid goes beyond, say 50 degreeish, it just goes blank. I have contacted the customer care and ...
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Mojave made my MacBook impossibly slow

I have a MacBook Air 11', Early 2014 with a 1,4GHz CPU and 4Gb of RAM. I was running MacOS 10.12 without any issues, everything was fast and responsive. Then I upgraded to MacOS 10.14, skipping MacOS ...
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Is macOS mostly closed source?

I was under the impression that macOS is closed source. But this opensource domain says otherwise. Is macOS open source or partially open source? I'm confused now.
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Would MacBook Air 2018 handle a constant run of a Windows VM for the Development

My work involves having both Mac and Windows on a laptop. While I need Mac for Xcode, I do some ASP.NET stuff tightly coupled with the Windows ecosystem. I wonder if a MacBook Air CPU with 16 GB RAM ...
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MacBook Pro mid 2012 screen flicker occasionally

My MacBook Pro mid 2012 screen is flickering occasionally. Please find the screenshot below. Any idea why it is happening, also any workarounds to eliminate it.
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Weird Distorted Paint Screen When Waking MacBook Air 2017 (High Sierra)

Once in a while when waking my MacBook Air (from being off the charger and closed to open), I see a weird paint screen flash for a second (probably less then that). It kinda resembles that paint like-...
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MacBook 15" (2017) - Battery Charging Problem

Since yesterday my MacBook charges really slow, so I gave coconutBattery a try, and it showed that my MacBook is only charging with around 14 Watts. I am charging with an Apple 86W Power Supply. So ...
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Using Macbook and Windows Desktop with wired mouse and keyboard

My Monitor has 1 spare HDMI port and the desktop it is connected to (through another HDMI) has wired mouse and keyboard attached to it. I am looking for a device or cable that would allow me to plug ...
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Erasing Data from a Water Damaged MacBook Air

I have a water damaged 2015 MacBook Air which will not turn on. I would like to sell it for parts but want to firstly erase all the data from it. I know that one method of doing so safely is just to ...
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Macos Mojave restart got stuck

I was trying to update my Mac to Mojave but when it was restarting it got stuck and all I see is apple logo. I am not sure what happened and how can I get back to start m Mac. Any help please. This ...
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What is the most accurate method of testing batteries for A1278 MacBook Pro?

I have about 20 batteries I want to test. I'm trying to find out if they will read "replace" or "service" in the OS. Usually, I'll stick the battery in long enough to collect a cycle count and ...
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Macbook Pro 2012 system using 90GB of disk space [duplicate]

I am currently working on a Macbook pro running High Sierra version 10.13.6 that is using 90GB of storage for system. I have checked apple forums, removed tons of files that are taking up space, and ...
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Can a backup drive be removed from Time Machine and be re-added after?

I've been attempting to set up Bootcamp on my MacBook Pro (mid 2012), but had run into the "The startup disk does not have enough space to be partitioned" error, despite my harddrive having more than ...
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I am not able to turn off the bluetooth [duplicate]

When i open bluetooh menu from menu bar I don't have options for turning bluetooth off/on. And in system preferences->bluetooth the button for turning off bluetooth is grayed out. I have already ...
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Home - Switch appears on my Login screen

I need to know what to do because I was looking at accessibility settings today and now the log in screen has this on it: Is this called a prompt? I was trying to learn the VO modifier commands and ...
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set brightness lower than lowest without overlay [duplicate]

I want to set my brightness lower than the 1-tick brightness accessible via the brightness buttons. I have seen utilities like Shades but that won't work, it uses an overlay over the screen and this ...
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How do I get my Macbook Pro back to normal and keep all my files when I'm in “macOS Recovery”?

My "Notes" app was non-responsive and lagging so I manually shut down my MacBook Pro by pressing down the off button for several seconds (It's from 2013 or older and I think I have OS X Mavericks or ...
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How do I type the symbol for the command key? [duplicate]

How do I type the symbol for the command key. I did try opt 2318 and that did not work. What do I need to do to get it?
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External 4K display with 2012 MacBook Pro 15"

I have a MacBook Pro Retina mid 2012 and have bought a couple of BenQ 4K EL2870U monitors. I've connected the two monitors up to the MacBook through a couple of Mini Display Port to Display Port ...
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Mac Internal Drive Uninitialized | Macbook Pro 13 (mid 2010)

Bit of background - the whole problem began with the mac being really slow and unresponsive. I thought it might be a good idea to wipe everything clean, and reinstall a fresh copy of High Sierra. So, ...
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Macbook battery [duplicate]

I have a macbook pro 2010 15 inch A1286. My problem is that the power adapter is plugged into the MacBook but it indicates that the battery is not charging and "Power Source: Power Adapter". The ...
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Will a Dell U2419HC provide enough power to charge a MBP 15" (Late 2016)?

The monitor comes with a USB-C port that sends power as well as image. But it's unclear to me: What's the wattage it sends? Is that enough to charge an MBP that's in use?
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Mid 2013 MacBook Pro displaying multi color

My MacBook Pro was displaying normally until recently. Now when I boot it up it displays different colors, sometimes white on the screen, but when I hook it up to a TV screen it displays normally. I ...
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Mid 2015 retina MacBook Pro: Startup slow after SSD Upgrade

I've recently upgraded my Mid 2015 retina MacBook Pro's original 500 GB SSD to a 2 TB Samsung EVO 970 NVMe M.2 coupled with a recent model Sintech SSD adaptor. I am running macOS High Sierra 10.13.6. ...
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My MacBook isn't charged since 2016, can I still charge now?

I have a MacBook that requires a MagSafe charger, but my charger broke in mid 2016. My MacBook was holding 40%+ charge and no longer being charged. I am wondering if I can still charge it today? If ...
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Wi-Fi can’t be turned on (MacBook Pro 2011, High Sierra 10.13.4) [duplicate]

The Wi-Fi icon in the menu bar is displaying as empty. When I open Network Preferences and press “Turn Wi-Fi On”, nothing happens. I have tried making the Wi-Fi service inactive, deleting it, then ...
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Macbook pro 2017 backlight error

My Macbook has an error after lid close - lid open: Macbook is on, and music on. Lid close => music stop Lid open, the screen looks like the brightness was decreased to minimal, but the music resumes....
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Browsers Keep popping phishing websites (I think)

I have a 2017 MBP, Recently a friend of mine installed Logic Pro X via a torrent. But recently I see a lot of pop up similar to websites I visit. e.g If I am nike website, it open a new tab and in ...
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How to use 2 FullHD monitors to one Type-C port on Macbook Pro 15 2018?

I've seen multiple questions were people are told you can't really use one port but it depends on your adapter and how you use it. I have a startech USB-C to 3 HDMI adapter: And I've been using this ...
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WiFi connects, no internet

Yesterday my wifi suddenly stopped working on my Mid 2014 MBP, Mojave 10.14.1 Network is up, as other devices can connect, same issue with mobile hotspot. Network diag says there is no issue. The ...
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Do I have enough evidence to conclude that my 2017 MacBook Air's problem is in the logic board? [duplicate]

I'm trying to revive a MacBook Air 2017 that suffered a liquid spill (diet Crystal Light on the keyboard). After a week of drying, open, in an aggressively dehumidified room, it started up and behaved ...
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USB-C wifi interference: VGA adapter recommendation (Macbook pro 2018) [duplicate]

I just got a new MacBook Pro and bought this USB-C to VGA adapter to connect it to an external display (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B076X2XS9R/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1#...
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Apps crashes after Memory Upgrade

I have MBP late 2011 that was 4GB RAM. So I upgraded it to 16GB. It boots fine and I can use with Firefox and some other apps, but when I try to use it with some apps (Android Studio and XCode) those ...
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How to fix MacBook Pro (2018 13") Keyboard lag?

I noticed that there's a small lag (~1 second) when entering text after the keyboard backlight is gone off. I have set to turn off keyboard lights after 10 seconds of inactivity (attached screenshot)....
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Password protect disk images on Mac from deleting

I know that I can create a password protected dmg file with more folders in it. But I want to know if there's a way through which I can prevent any action on the dmg file itself. Because right now, if ...
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How to use USB wifi adapter on a MacBook Pro running on Mojave

I need to create a wifi from the wifi my computer get, I bought a tp link USB adapter, used the USB to USB-c MacBook Pro adapter and connected it to my computer, then I downloaded the drivers but I ...
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Travelling with a Macbook Air

When travelling to a foreign country my notebook loads websites in that country and language. I want it to continue with my home country sites and not have it know I have changed countries. How?
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I bought a 'new' MacBook Pro from 3rd party. It came in a refurbished box, but they insist it was 'new' How do I know if this really is new or used?

When I received the MacBook, it was in a 2016 refurbished apple MacBook Pro box even though the MacBook I received is a 2017 version. Are there any options that I have, to confirm whether this is a ...
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Some MBP keys won't work after logging in

I have a 13 inch mid 2012 MBP, I'm having problems with some of my keys, some of my keys don't work such as u I O j k L m, but the wierd thing is that they work perfectly fine during the login screen, ...