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Questions tagged [macbook]

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

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Completely delete files from Trash on SSD [duplicate]

I've found a file with my personal information in it and I didn't want anyone to see them. So, I trashed the file and permanently deleted it. Now, I've found out that when you delete a file from the ...
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Macbook turns off after a minute – not in safe mode, but in all recovery modes

Problem My friend's Macbook Pro Retina Early 2015 turns off abruptly to a black screen (as far as I can tell without logs) after booting. Takes ca. 1 minute. The last thing he remembers doing ...
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Can my crashing Macbook Pro (mid 2012) be saved?

I'm hoping someone can help me diagnose a problem with my mid-2012 Macbook Pro. It is crashing intermittently (aprox 3 or 4 times per month). The most recent 2 crash reports are below and I'd ...
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Recovery Mode not Normal

I am working on my macbook pro (2012). I let a colleague borrow it for some work, and they did some weird things with it, but it looked ok when I shut it down yesterday. When I tried to boot it up ...
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Macbook Pro mid-2015 Mojave: Screen turns black for a while after logging in

I don't know is it okay or not but after I typed my password and the apple logo appears, suddenly my screen turn black for a while and after a few seconds it goes back to finish its loading bar ...
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Installed a new SSD into MackBook. Flashing folder icon shown at startup

A1342 New SSD. Flashing folder icon on start up, no key commands working I’ve just fitted my MacBook A1342 with a 850 Evo SSD. The recovery mode keys and others will not work. I have managed to rest ...
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MacBook trying to install a non existing software update for iPhone

When I connect my iPhone 6S with iOS 12.1.4 to my MacBook with Mojave 10.14.3, the MacBook wants to install a software update: After a moment trying to download the update this message appears: The ...
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2014 Macbook Air 13 in SSD and Boot up Problems

I recently acquired a 2014 mac book air from a family member that supposedly had a bad hard drive. I did some research and settled on a Cruical NVMe M.2 500GB with the adapter that upon reviewing was ...
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iPhone X won't charge from 2017 MacBook Pro

A few days ago, my iPhone stopped charging from my laptop. I have tried some suggestions and contacted Apple support, but neither was helpful. My phone will charge if it is connected to anything ...
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How can I restore macOS on a MacBook if all the data on the hard drive is wiped/corrupted?

I want to be secure against a worst-case scenario because I'm about to start tinkering with my SSD (going to try installing Linux). What backup methods would allow me to perform a clean reinstall (I'm ...
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how to find the last time I used my usb drive?

I used to have a Sandisk Ultra Fit 128GB stick plugged onto one of my USB ports of my MBP. I'm running OS X El Capitan (10.11). Today I found that my USB drive is missing. How do I find the last ...
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Why won't my new MBP actually shutdown when I click “Shutdown…” in the “apple” menu

This is related to this other question Prevent MacBook Pro from turning on by touching trackpad. My new MacBook Pro (MBP) seems to fails to actually shutdown when clicking "Shutdown..." in the "apple"...
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anchored split screen across desktops

Is there a way to have split screen, where one side remains anchored across all spaces/desktops? What I'm trying to do is essentially have two desktops split on the same screen, much like if you were ...
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MacBook Pro late 2016 touch-bar - horizontal blue and purple lines flickering on the screen

This just started happening to my laptop screen in the last 30 minutes. I’m not sure what is causing it, or how to fix it. The lines are flickering, but not traveling in any direction. Just floating ...
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After shutting down, restarting doesn't turn on screen until I unplug and replug in battery

I recently have been having some problems with my mid-2012 Macbook Pro, where after it shuts down, the screen doesn't turn on when I restart it. I have a quick fix for this, but it doesn't stay ...
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Magic Trackpad randomly disconnects over bluetooth from MacBook Pro 2018

I know there's already this question with many suggestions but it's marked as resolved and not about MBP. I have a setup with Magic Keyboard and Trackpad 2 connected over Bluetooth to MBP. Also an ...
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What is 'Time Profile'?

In System Preferences > Keyboard > Services > Development, I see options for 'Time Profile Active Application', 'Time Profile App Under Mouse', and 'Time Profile Entire System'. What do these things ...
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Automatically try to join hidden network if no preferred network available

My work has a hidden SSID that I need to join every morning. Is there any way to make my Mac search for the hidden network if no preferred network is available? Failing that, is there a command I can ...
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Display problem with a displaced line (better see the image, hard to describe)

I am using Macbook Pro Late 2017 with touchbar The screen recently show a odd line. If I turn off then leave it sometimes and turn on again. The problem gone. And after I use around 2 hours, it ...
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MBP on TB3-Dock ignores USB-Devices until reconnect

There are two usecases for my MacBookPro15,1: When I am on the road I just use it as it is without any peripheral devices. But when I am at home, I put it (with closed lid) in the book arc and connect ...
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Can I safely charge&use my macbook with the adaptor below? [duplicate]

I need to use an Ethernet cable, VGA monitor, usb connection and power cable in same time with my macbook. That's why i need an adapter because my macbook has only one usb-c port. Let me share a ...
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Macbook white unibody 2009 13" dont turn on

I had this notebook for while, and i was working fine, but unused. In 2017 i turn using a friend charging cable, cause i lost mine in a move, works fine, i got a nostalgia. But after an update the ...
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How can I gain access to the Windows 10 BitLocker encrypted drive on Mac OSX?

My friends send me a USB drive which has been encrypted with a password in Windows 10 before. There are many important photos for our travel. But when I inserted it on my MacBook. It gave me the ...
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Can't get DELL U2717D to display retina quality on macbook pro 2017

I have a Dell Monitor U2717D and I tried connecting it to my 13 inch MacBook pro 2017 running MacOS Mojave. I tried using different cables such as 4K HDMI to USB C, DisplayPort to USB C, etc.. but the ...
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MacBook Pro USB disabled and dead battery. What to do?

I was constantly getting a notification that USB ports had been disabled due to an accessory using too much power. Most of the time there was nothing plugged in when I received the notification. So, ...
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2015 Macbook Air screen gradually dimming and dying

This is not a problem at booting up. For a couple months now I'll be using my laptop when suddenly the screen dims to about 50% of normal. According to the brightness indicator the brightness is all ...
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MacBook Pro, Mid-2014, Dead screen

I recently updated my mid-2014 MacBook Pro running High Sierra, which was working perfectly to Mojave. As soon as I did this my screen went pixelated (just like if you added noise on photoshop) and ...
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Macbook failing to connect to 5GHz networks

I have a MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014) running on MacOS 10.14.3 (18D42) and since some time I have been unable to connect to any 5GHz WiFi networks while 2.4GHz networks from the same ...
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Disable Apple FaceTime Camera kernel module

One day my FaceTime Camera stopped working, so I decided to reboot my MacBook. After waiting hours, MacOS didn't complete the boot process. In verbose mode ⌘+V, I can see initialization hangs with ...
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MacBook Pro 13" (2018) cannot drive 4k display @ 60Hz from right-hand USB-C ports

I have a new MacBook Pro 13" (mid-2018 Touch Bar). I'm connecting an LG 27UD88 external display directly via the supplied USB-C cable. It achieves 4K @ 60Hz via the USB-C ports on the left-hand side ...
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Macbook Pro Touch Bar 15 inch 2018 ssd Upgrade

Can i upgrade macbook pro (2018) ssd drive with a new one? When i google it, i found Samsung 970 Evo m.2 "NVMe" 1 tb may be supported. NVMe interface is required by macbook pro but is it enough?
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The macOS installation I never prompted, couldn't be completed

My MacBook Pro is running High Sierra at the moment and I have been pretty bothered by the Mojave notifications in last weeks, which I have always ignored because I don't want to update at this moment....
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MacBook Pro won't boot from USB installer or go into recovery. Tried everything

Hi I have a MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2012) that won't boot using any method. Around 6 months ago, the mac started making loud scratching sounds, but they stopped after a day or so. However, a few ...
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Want to Install Windows 10 onto MacBookPro (15", Early 2011) running Sierra 10.12.6

My early 2011 15 inch MacBook Pro has 2.3 Intel Core i7, 8 GB memory, 750 GB SATA Disk and a SuperDrive. I completely erased the hard drive with Disk Utility and reinstalled os 10.12.6. My goal is to ...
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MacBook taking a long time to move stuff to trash

I have some small files, screenshots really that my MacBook mid-2015 High Sierra is taking a long time to move to trash. What could be the problem?
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MacBook Air battery not charging - very strange issues [duplicate]

I have been repairing a water-damaged MacBook Air 2015. Initially the machine would only boot with the battery disconnected and power connected, but then die after around 20 minutes. The MagSafe light ...
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A keychain cannot be found to store *network* Macbook Pro (el capitan 2010)

My MacBook is having problems with the keychain. I have taken it to an apple shop and it has not been fixed (his solution is to delete everything from the user and set up a new user and transfer all ...
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How to change my own apple id, so I can upgrade xcode

I am using company's computer. When I tried to upgrade xcode, it pops up someone else's account. Can I change it to my email address (apple id), so I can upgrade xcode. I heard that I need to ...
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Can't write to Seagate external hard drive on other macbook pros

I have a "new" 2gb Seagate external hdd. I used it to copy files off of my old Macbook pro, circa 2014, which worked fine. I just plugged in the drive into my new Macbook pro, circa 2018. I can ...
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Can I connect a Yamaha Clavinova CLP-230 to a MBAir using USB cable?

I tried, using a USB A to USB B cable but the computer did not recognize the Clavinova CLP-230 in Garageband. Not sure where I am going wrong? Tried a different cable but still no luck. OS 10.13
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Macbook Air 11" 2015 model A1465 not charging [duplicate]

I installed a new SSD, formatted it, and Mojave OS was installing when suddenly, the battery stopped charging. All I get now is a picture of a red battery with a low charge. If I remove the adapter, ...
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Replace MacBook Pro screen with Screen from old MacBook

I have a 13” MacBook Pro mid 2014 as well as a late 2011 MacBook Pro. My 2014 MacBook Pro screen is broken and I was wondering if I could replace it with the screen from my 2011 MacBook Pro. Will ...
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Can I use other brand laptop chargers instead of my macbook pro adapter?

I recently watched a video on Youtube which claims you may charge your Mac through an adjustable power supply, by setting its output voltage on 18.5 and connecting your MacBook adapter’s wire (the one ...
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MacBook Pro Keys CVBNM don't work after battery replacement [duplicate]

I recently replaced the Battery of my Mac Book using this guide: iFixit Battery Replacement Guide The new battery is working great, but after a short time, the Space Bar suddenly got kinda stuck. (...
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Why are none of the USB ports on my 2017 non-TB macbook pro working?

A while back, one of my USB ports on my 2017 non-TB macbook pro stopped working. I went to the apple store and the guy told me nothing other than “you should’ve gotten apple care”, so I just went ...
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Is it possible to copy the remaining files of a (possibly corrupted) hard drive to an external hard drive?

Let me explain. After trying to update my Mac Sierra (it was a 2013 Macbook Air model) to Mac High Sierra, the update failed ("MacOS could not be installed on your computer"), and I was unable to ...
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Trying to remove “FDisk_partition_schem” from USB drive

I'm trying to reset this USB drive so that I can use the 64.2 GB of space. I've tried diskutil unmount and it didn't work.
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What is a good way to move my MacBook life to a temporary computer, and back to primary computer?

I use my MacBook Pro extensively, for work and pleasure. I have a lot of apps and settings. I have a ton of data in my Calendar app and Contacts app. I have a sequence of year-based project ...
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How to charge MacBook Pro quickly from an iMac?

I am charging a MacBook Pro using a Thunderbolt 3 cable plugged into an iMac. This charging speed is exceptionally slow. The image shows 5+ hours to charge the laptop. I am using: 2018 MacBook Pro ...
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MacBook Pro 15" 2015 iGPU slows down from normal 750mhz to 200mhz

I've faced with issue when sometimes after leaving sleep mode the iGPU is going into 200mhz instead normal 750mhz. The UI works slow, especially while you're switching desktops, scrolling in WebStorm ...