Questions tagged [macbook]

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

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
2
votes
1answer
78 views

How downgrade macOS to previous versions safely? [duplicate]

I working on macOS Mojave 10.14.5 I am new to macOS and I don't know much about installing different versions. I can't dare to uninstall the current as I am afraid to lose my file and installed ...
0
votes
1answer
42 views

MacBook Pro with two external monitors : one is flickering

I have a MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017, Two Thunderbolt 3 ports) version 10.14.5. A first monitor (DELL P2719HC) is connected through thunderbolt 3 while a second monitor (DELL E2313H) is connected ...
1
vote
0answers
30 views

MacBook Pro Fans Won't Turn On

I just bought a refurbished Macbook Pro (Retina, early 2013). It seems to be overheating and shutting down without the fans ever coming on. I first noticed the problem while trying to download a game. ...
0
votes
1answer
30 views

How to restore a Mac if you forgot recovery password

As the title, is there a way to restore a Mac when you forgot the recovery password, I tried with command + R during reboot, but it doesn’t help.
2
votes
1answer
45 views

2018 Macbook Air hot/slow when using UHD monitor

So I upgraded from a 1080p 27 inch monitor to the following Samsung 32" UHD 4K Monitor Model: LU32J590UQNXZA I've tried connecting over HDMI using a USB C dock, and over Displayport with a ...
2
votes
3answers
121 views

Cannot login to macbook pro due to keyboard not working. Mouse can move, but not click

I was just watching a youtube video on chrome with no other programs running, when my keyboard stopped working. I could still move the mouse with the trackpad, but not click. I could use the upper ...
0
votes
0answers
35 views

My laptop is connected to wifi but internet won’t work. Wifi will work on my phone and laptop works on other networks

My laptop is connected to my wifi at home, but nothing using an internet connection will load. To load a webpage I must turn wifi off and on again then reload or it won’t load , and sometimes it still ...
1
vote
0answers
22 views

How to turn off macbook's internal keyboard when external keyboard connected?

I just wonder if it is possible to completely turn off macbook's internal keyboard when a bluetooth(for example) keyboard(a magic keyboard) get connected? I'm not quite satisfied with Macbook's built-...
0
votes
1answer
82 views

Choosing OS X version for a mid 2011 Macbook Air 4GB

As I understand the matter, it is generally better to use a later version, however, I realize that the newer versions are really designed for more powerful hardware. The MacBookAir4,1 in question is ...
1
vote
1answer
52 views

Possible to quarter step increment on brightness, volume and backlight with a touchbar MacBook Pro?

Previously on my MacBook Air 2013 I was able to increment/decrement screen brightness, volume and the keyboard backlight in quarter steps when pressing ⌥+⇧ and a media key. This doesn't seem to work ...
2
votes
2answers
311 views

“No administrator was found” in Startup Security Utility

My friend got a new MacBook Pro from office, later on he resigned and in a hurry erased the "Macintosh HD", now we are trying to install Mojave using Bootable USB but it won't allow because "External ...
0
votes
1answer
36 views

Switch to another desktop faster on macos high sierra

On a macbook with macos high sierra, how do I switch between desktops faster by sliding 3 fingers across the touch pad? Currently it takes ~1 second to switch to another screen. It does not matter if ...
0
votes
2answers
167 views

Your computer is disabled. Try again in 60 minutes

I need to factory reset a MackBook Pro. Every time I start it up it takes ages to load and then I see this: Your computer is disabled. Try again in 60 minutes. I tried to restart the Mac with CMD +...
1
vote
0answers
6 views

My mac air 2015 wont work with two exteranl mointeres

why is my 2015 MacBook air make my two external monitors mirror and the second one won't come up on the arrangement pls help!
0
votes
0answers
61 views

Macbook pro 2015 PCIE NVME HP EX920 M.2 Mojave Disk utility doesn't see drive

As the title says, if more specs are needed. As for right now no matter what I do, I can't get computer to read the nvme disk. What have I tried? 1: Moving around the drive in the socket 2: Trying ...
3
votes
2answers
142 views

How can I upgrade my GPU for my early 2011 17" MacBook Pro to run Mojave?

I'm currently running 10.13.6 and have a MacBook pro 8,3, 2.2 GHz. How can I upgrade my GPU for my 2011 17" early to run Mojave? I've heard I could replace the logic board with a newer GPU and ...
0
votes
1answer
33 views

My screen isn't working, how can I connect to an external monitor?

My MacBook Air 2015's screen isn't working so I can't see anything I'm doing. Is there a way to connect it to an external monitor? EDIT: The issue has been solved. I tried plugging it into a ...
0
votes
0answers
20 views

Changing external displays for Macbook Pro without rebooting

I have a 2018 Macbook Pro (touchbar, 4 USB-C ports). I have 4 separate desks I work at, each one with a CalDigit TS3 Plus hub and two external monitors. Each hub and its pair of monitors are ...
3
votes
1answer
37 views

Multiple Apple devices/One Bluetooth speaker

I have my iPhone synced to a Bose bluetooth speaker. I would like to sync my MacBook Pro to the same speaker. When I open "Bluetooth" on the Mac, there are no options to add another device, and I'm ...
0
votes
0answers
24 views

Thunderbolt 1.0 with New Monitors [duplicate]

I have never connected my MacBook to external monitors. I know I can use the HDMI port, but I was wondering about the Thunderbolt 1.0 port (I have 2 ports). I am using a Mid 2012 15" retina MacBook ...
1
vote
0answers
50 views

Standard charger for Macbook Pro insufficient

I recently bought a MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2018) and I am using the OOTB Power Adaptor (87W) and USB-C cable. I am finding that when I run computationally expensive processes (e.g. I utilize multiple ...
2
votes
0answers
37 views

Plugging anything into Thunderbolt inc bare cables causes kernel task overload

I have a 15" Late 2013 Retina MacBook Pro (2.6GHz Intel Core i7, 1TB SSD, 16GB RAM), and have been trying to solve my kernel task nightmare for years. I've read every article and forum post on the ...
0
votes
0answers
25 views

Folder in external hard drive show files, but when pressed it is empty

I had a clients photo's saved onto my external hard drive. The folder itself says it has 27GB of files stored in it, but when I click on it, it won't open up. On my Mac the folder shows up as a ...
1
vote
0answers
30 views

Stop hiding minimised windows on Mac?

I multitask a lot, have a lot of windows open at the same time, even though I'm mostly peeking at using around 2 of them. I've become a fan of the alt+tab shortcut. I love that the window goes to the ...
0
votes
1answer
23 views

MacBook Pro goes into hibernation immediately after login, how do I fix this?

My Mid 2012 MacBook Pro, goes into hibernation immediately after logging in. Battery indicator still shows around 95% charges when it does that. When I plug in and reboot, battery shows 0%. This does ...
0
votes
0answers
45 views

Speaker malfunction (crackling) on Mid-2014 MacBook Pro Retina

My laptop has a crackling sound in the right speaker. Using the post (link below), I was able to isolate that the problem is a software one (e.g. swapping channels made the problem affect the left ...
0
votes
0answers
120 views

macOS Catalina: MacBook Air Corrupted HD Partition Map

My MacBook Air is not working after installing macOS Catalina. I tried everything to erase the hard drive using Disk Utility and diskutil command, but it won't just let me. I tried booting into ...
1
vote
0answers
33 views

Can I use two 5K and one 4K LG UltraFine displays simultaneously with a 2019 15" MacBook Pro?

MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2019) - Technical Specifications page says the following about video support: Simultaneously supports full native resolution on the built-in display at millions of colors and: ...
1
vote
0answers
21 views

Fully charged 2015 MacBook Air shuts down instantly when disconnected from power

My father is using an Early 2015 MacBook Air (i5 Dual-core, 128GB SSD, 4GB RAM). He's been using it without any problem since the day he bought it, until it started turning off instantly the minute he ...
2
votes
1answer
150 views

MacBook Pro 2018 battery drain with lid closed, wakes every 2 hours

My MacBook Pro 15" 2018, running macOS Mojave 10.14.5, is losing about 10% battery overnight, despite the lid being closed. Here is the output of pmset -g log, from the time I closed the lid yesterday ...
1
vote
1answer
64 views

WhatsApp Web is active even after putting Mac to sleep

I got a notification messages on my phone saying "WhatsApp Web is currently active" even when my MacBook is supposed to sleep and not check for messages. Power Nap is not switched on and I have set Do ...
1
vote
0answers
70 views

macOS Mojave install disk locked

I made a mistake when trying to reset my MacBook. When I thought I was erasing the iCloud Disk, I instead erased my macOS Base System. I have troubleshooted it multiple times, including restarting ...
-1
votes
1answer
161 views

MacBook Pro 15 speaker wattage

I am interested in knowing the technical specifications of the speakers supplied with the 15 inch MacBook Pro (2018). They sound distinctively more loud as compared to any other laptop on the market. ...
2
votes
2answers
33 views

2010 Polycarbonate (White) MacBook: Has anyone tested to run with 2x1600MHz DDR3 16GB memory?

I am looking to add more RAM to my 2010 Polycarbonate unibody MacBook. It has Core 2 Duo with Nvidia 320M chipset. I've read that this model can run 16GB RAM (even though Apple states otherwise), and ...
0
votes
1answer
26 views

I spilled some milk on MacBook Pro, there is no sound what should I do? [duplicate]

I spilled some milk on my MacBook Pro and immediately dried it, it seemed to only have been on the top and bottom. Then about 10 minutes later I played a movie and there was no sound. I then noticed a ...
-1
votes
1answer
61 views

One inch black bar on lower portion of my screen

I've noticed a black line on my desktop, and I can't seems to figure out how to remove it. I've restarted my computer several times, relaunched my Finder through "Force Quit," and searched through my ...
2
votes
2answers
81 views

MacBook Pro Touch Bar won't respond

The Touch Bar on my MacBook Pro is actually reflecting changes depending on the software context and showing the right buttons. However, it won't respond to my inputs. I've tried to reset it via ...
1
vote
1answer
26 views

System Preferences locked After Username Change

i have a problem with my MacBook Air. I recently changed the username and now if I want to unlock 'users and groups' or If I want to make changes that require the administrator information (username ...
2
votes
2answers
120 views

When using a USB-C monitor with power delivery, does constantly having it plugged in damage the battery?

By my assumption, the USB-C port on the monitor will charge the device even on full charge. Is this correct? I believe this would damage the battery over long periods of time.
0
votes
0answers
19 views

2018 MacBook Pro Won't Charge or Boot

I used my MacBook Pro today and ran the battery down to almost zero before closing the lid and heading home to charge it. But when I plugged it in back home, it wasn't responding to being plugged in ...
0
votes
0answers
15 views

Can you swap the keycaps from the Wireless Keyboard with a MacBook?

I have a bit of an unusual question. I want to know whether it is possible to swap the keycaps of the Apple Wireless Keyboard with the MacBook Air (2017) keycaps. I like the white keycaps on the ...
3
votes
0answers
20 views

Replaced battery won't charge (macbook pro 2015 model)

My MBP battery got swollen and replaced it with the new one. Everything is connected properly, battery is detected but it doesn't hold the charge (laptop shuts down immediately after unplugging the ...
1
vote
1answer
66 views

Are there any preventative measures I should employ after my MacBook was seemingly bricked?

Yesterday while working on my 12" 2017 MacBook I got a warning from system preferences that I couldn't shut down because it wasn't responding. I force shut down the laptop and it would no longer turn ...
2
votes
2answers
47 views

Issue trying to run macOS Mojave off a bootable external USB

I'm trying to run macOS off a USB drive, so I can troubleshoot some issues I've been having with a monitor. I've followed this how-to video, and can reboot (holding Option + Power On). Once I choose ...
1
vote
1answer
43 views

Data recovery from 2012 MacBook Air SSD using 2011 MacBook Air

Unfortunately my 2012 MacBook Air came off second best with a cup of coffee. Everything toasted except the SSD! As luck would have it, I have access to a 2011 MacBook Air (El Capitan) which I am now ...
0
votes
2answers
50 views

Mac Air (2015) keeps shutting off immediately after being unplugged from charger

My air which is 4 years old now keeps shutting off immediately if it gets disconnected from the charger. It won't even turn on if it's not plugged in. It started happening about a month ago randomly, ...
2
votes
1answer
88 views

Reset SMC without power button

I have a 2012 13" MacBook Pro (non retina). The power button is not working. Other then that the system was working fine. I tried to fix the power button by opening the back cover, disconnecting the ...
2
votes
1answer
52 views

Incorrect hostname in terminal after factory reset

I wiped out Mac and reinstalled (Mojave) (logout from Cloud, Messages, deauthorized iTunes, erase disk, reinstall). Now my terminal is showing a name that I set up through Preferences -> Sharing on ...
0
votes
0answers
24 views

Late 2013 MacBook Pro freezes after StartUp

Since yesterday, I can’t get past the login screen because my Mac freezes. I‘ve tried starting in Recovery mode, and run disk repair but this didn’t solve the problem. Resetting the NVRAM didn’t work ...
1
vote
1answer
31 views

run first aid from recovery mode

I have Macbook Air 2017 running Mojave 10.14.4, so I check every month to find out there is a virus or malware on my Mac, usually I only use CleanMyMacX and Malwarebytes so one day before I check my ...