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Questions tagged [macbook]

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

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Battery Not Charging, remains at 0% [duplicate]

I have an Early 2015 MacBook Pro Retina, which I hard-restarted earlier (holding the power button) due to a software crash. It turned off just fine but refused to turn back on again (no backlight, no ...
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Acer XB280HK monitor cannot connect to new MacBook Pro 2018 Thunderbolt 3 port

My Acer XB280HK monitor works fine with my old MacBook Pro and Thunderbolt 2 port but neither the HDMI to Thunderbolt 3 cable nor the adapter Thunderbolt 2 to 3 get the Display to work. Can somebody ...
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MacBook Pro shuts down while in “Login Window”

I have run into this issue a couple of days ago and it keeps happening. MacBookPro in question is a 13" 2016 model with Touch Bar running macOS Mojave 10.14.1 (18B75). If I lock my MacBook with Login ...
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Internet dosn't work when connecting hdmi / usb hub

I have bought a brand new MacBook Pro 15' and when I am connecting my screens, the wifi is still connected but the internet doesn't work. when I am disconnecting the HDMI, the internet comes back. I ...
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Apple magic trackpad 2 not recognized by mac

I have tried the following: Connected to computer with usb-c to usb-a charging cable. Charged Trackpad overnight while power is on and while power is off. Reset the bluetooth Removed all Bluetooth ...
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Problem connecting to public wifi on Macbook Pro [closed]

When I try to connect to public WiFi networks that have a pop-up window to finish connecting, a notice comes down saying “A problem occurred. The webpage could not be loaded” and I am unable to fully ...
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How to factory reset a MacBook Pro 2011 with a messed up GPU

I have a 2011 MacBook Pro 15" which I want to clear all data on the hard drive but leave the OS. The GPU works badly. Apple logo at startup is green, there is a lot of green… and after boot-up it ...
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Boot Camp not able to find Mac image

I am using a 2015 15" MacBook Pro with 512 GB storage. There are a couple of issues that happened very quickly, so I will give you the comlete timeline: I logged into macOS. I noticed that Caps Lock ...
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“Date created” on hard drive; cloned?

Can I tell whether my hard drive has been cloned? I had a repair done and do not know what they performed on the computer; they may have replaced my hard drive with the same model and cloned my ...
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MacBook Pro 2018 Random Restart > Previous shutdown cause: -20

I have MacBook Pro 2018 (Mojave 10.14.1) just brought it 3 weeks ago, now i have random restart when i use it. i only browse internet, play spotify but suddenly the screen goes black and it ...
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How I can set a dot to center of MacBook monitor?

Actually, I'm a gamer and for better shooting, I wanna set a dot to the center of my MacBook screen. in some games like Call of duty or CSGO this dot help me to better shoot.
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About this mac → Storage not showing anything

The storage information is not shown under About this mac → Storage, but the same is available in Disk Utility. I tried to turn my MacBook off and on again, but to no avail. I have a mid 2012 ...
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I want to Verify my Disk Utility

What are these untitled items in my Disk Utility under Verify? I want to get my computer as close to basic as possible and I do not have anything that needs backed up.
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Mac Osx require at least 40gb of free space to install Windows with Bootcamp, but I have 70gb free!

I don't understand why my macbook pro don't allow me to partitioning my hard drive to install windows 10.. It advice me that require at least 40gb when I have free around 70gb.. why this happen?! ...
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Clicking and noise when internal soundcard enables/disables on Macbook Pro

I've been having issues with my early 2013 15" MBP. The problem started after a drink was spilled over it (a perpetual risk in the live event industry...). Whenever I'm using headphones, but before ...
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Is it possible to control the CPU core clocks on macOS?

I would like to have any direct control of CPU core clocks. Is this possible on new MacBooks and macOS ? I use Intel Power Gadget and Macs Fan Control tools for monitoring the CPU and fans speeds on ...
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See/read Mac mini hard drive from MacBook Air?

My Mac mini crashed during an OS upgrade and my display simply looks a bit like my opening screen but is refreshing (jumping around?) rapidly with no way to make any keyboard input. I'd rather not do ...
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If possible how do I single out a app from starting in Safe Mode

If possible how do I single out a app from starting in Safe Mode. I want to use Safe Mode with out Photos involved for example. Is that possible?
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If the brightness of the built-in display is turned black, can it be considered off?

Model: MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Mid 2014) OS: 10.13.6 I connect an external monitor to the macbook, set the Arrangement to be Mirror Displays and then use the keyboard F1 to dim the built-in ...
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MacBook Air 2018 vs. MacBook Pro: What is the battery life at equal brightness in nits?

The MacBook Air 2018 is advertised as 12 hours battery life, the MacBook Pro as 10 hours. This official Apple testing is done using 3/4 brightness setting. Since the maximum brightness of both models ...
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Does Thunderbolt 1 provide USB (3.0) functionality?

Does Thunderbolt 1 provide USB (3.0) functionality? Or in other words: Is Thunderbolt 1 compatible with USB (3.0)? I have a MacBook Pro 13'', Early 2011 (MacBookPro8,1) and a Laptop Docking Station (...
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Macbook not charging after depleting battery

OK, this is a bit of a weird one. My wife, thinking someone damaged her Macbook's cable, unplugged it. She then ran the Macbook until it shut down by itself. When I got home, I tested the cable and ...
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Strong inteference from mini DisplayPort

I have a 2015 Macbook Pro 15", and when I connect the mini DisplayPort to my external monitor, the WiFi speed drops significantly (from > 100 Mbps to < 10 Mbps). I noticed that the WiFi noise level ...
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Connection error: MacBook Air <--> (PPPOE) <--> USB-Ethernet adapter <--> Ethernet cable <--> Cable Modem

On my MacBook Air, I am trying to create a PPPOE connection by connecting an ethernet cable from Mac to Cable Modem via USB-Ethernet adapter. But it is not working. Any insights or help is appreciated....
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Why does no storage become free after I delete photos/videos from my photo library on my MacBook?

I have a MacBook Air and it is almost out of storage so I want to delete some of my old photos/videos. However, when I delete them, the amount of storage I have doesn't change, no matter how many I ...
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How can I free up storage on my MacBook Air?

My MacBook Air is out of storage but I can't figure out how to free up storage. I've tried deleting videos and photos but this doesn't change anything. I've also tried deleting videos off iMovie but ...
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Mail App keeps popping up in the background in Mac OS Mojave

When I am doing some work on my macbook pro, Mail app's main window keeps popping up in the background, it even pops up when I watch movies by interrupting full screen. This is so frustrating, I can't ...
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If I delete the sound library from GarageBand on my Mac, can I reinstall it later for free?

I have a MacBook Air and it doesn't have very much storage so I want to delete the sound library from garage band (not the whole app, just the sound library). if I do this, will I be able to reinstall ...
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Not all apps are showing in folder while in recovery mode…please help

How do I find a mail application that I installed on my Mac, while running in recovery mode ?
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Mid-2012 MacBook Pro Running Slow [duplicate]

Specs: Mid-2012 MacBook Pro MacOS High Sierra 10.13.6 2.9 GHz Intel Core i7 8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 Intel HD Graphics 4000 1536 MB I believe around the time the battery first died (maybe not exactly at ...
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Terminal name changed to 'Name@dhcp-xx-x' [duplicate]

I have no idea what dhcp means, so I don't know why instead of just showing 'Name ~' as the beginning of each terminal line, it started showing 'Name@dhcp-xx-x' as the format of my username. Is this a ...
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MBP Late 2013 A1502 High fan usage and kernel_task at 300%, mobo replaced no luck

My computer is super laggy after my fiancee spilled water on it. I originally bought a new motherboard but still seeing the same behavior. Hardware diagnostics show PFM006 and PPN001. Anyone have any ...
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Control key doesn't work and the down arrow became the control key

A strange thing happened 3 days ago, where my keyboard stopped working suddenly. I restarted the laptop and then I couldn't type anything, not even my password. After some hours I realized that the ...
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iPhone 7 won't charge consistently from MacBookAir 2015

I've had my MacBook 11' 2015 Air since July 2016 and my iPhone 7 since April 2017, and my phone never had any issues charging on my Mac. I'm not sure when it started, but at some point both USB ports ...
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Do USB-C to Thunderbolt 2 cables exist?

I’m purchasing a 2017 MacBook Pro and plan to use my old Mid-2011 iMac as a monitor in Target Display Mode. I’ve discovered I need a USB-C to Thunderbolt 2 connection to make this work, but I’m ...
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How dangerous and common is “leaking electricity” in Mac Book pro laptops [duplicate]

I recently found out that my MacBookPro11,4 is "leaking electricity" somewhere. At first it seemed like a minor tingle. Then i tried to see if it gets worse if i touched a good conductor (a radiator) ...
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Macbook wakes up unexpectedly when the lid remains closed (power unplugged)

My Environment MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Mid 2014) and OS: 10.13.6. pmset: $ pmset -g System-wide power settings: Currently in use: standbydelay 10800 standby ...
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MBP resets display arrangement on restart

I am running 10.14.1 Mojave on a mid-2015 MBP, connected to an external monitor. Every time the machine is restarted my display arrangement is reset. This only happens on 10.14.1 and did not happen ...
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How to get Mediatek MT7601u working on 10.13.6?

My 2011 MacBook pro has a broken WiFi card so I have been using USB dongles instead. My previous one stopped working so I have been trying to get a Mediatek MT 7601u working. This MacBook Pro is ...
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Delete all data from MacBook except a certain folder?

I can not find a clear step by step guide on how to completely remove all data, apps, cache from my Mac (to give it to another friend), but keep a certain folder that I can not backup otherwise (it is ...
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Close the lid immediately After putting macbook to sleep manually by  → Sleep will cause the system awake, is this a bug?

I have MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Mid 2014) and OS: 10.13.6. My current pmset -g: $ pmset -g System-wide power settings: Currently in use: standbydelay 10800 standby 1 ...
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why “lidwake: 0” does not work?

I have MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Mid 2014) and OS: 10.13.6 My pmset outputs: $ pmset -g System-wide power settings: Currently in use: standbydelay 10800 standby 1 womp ...
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No audio in Safe Mode

MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Mid 2014) Mojave. I have been using Safe Mode to see if I can find out information about my trackpad. Then I quickly realized that I do not have any audio. In System ...
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MacBook Pro keyboard replacement: Refurbished or new components? [duplicate]

I'm about to send my 2016 MacBook Pro for a top case replacement due to a failing keyboard. Since the battery will also be replaced as a part of the top case, I'm wondering if Apple installs a ...
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Is there a way to disable all scrolling online? (for desktop)

I am looking for a solution primarily for macbook and desktop use and in a web browser - possibly an extension or plug in. I have an inner ear condition and scrolling makes me dizzy. It is a long ...
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Trackpad works for Diagnostic Test. Can I rule out it has a hardware problem?

If a MacBook Pro trackpad is able click and scroll, swipe, move cursor, etc. during a during Diagnostic Test (when I startup holding down the D) then, am I able to rule out that it has a hardware ...
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What would cause graphic glitches like this? (pics attached)

I have a 2015 15" MBP fully maxed out - GPU, i7, 1TB, running fresh High Sierra install. I've been having a ton of problems with it throttling (Intel SpeedStep kicking in) even under less than heavy ...
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Trackpad issue with 2010 MacBook Pro

While I was using my MacBook Pro, I went to setting and ironically I disabled all the finger touch option from Trackpad. Now I can't click anything just the icon is moving around. I tried to plug in ...
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Ensure MacBook Pro is fully asleep when travelling

I have a 13" Mid 2014 MacBook Pro running macOS High Sierra 10.13.6. I carry around my MacBook Pro in a backpack. I tend to close the lid to put it in sleep mode before putting it in the backpack. ...
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What does time of year (Early, Mid, Late) and year in About This Mac dialogue mean?

My Mac mini shows Late 2012 in the About This Mac dialogue shown on clicking  → About This Mac. What does this label actually represent? The year of production or the year that model was introduced ...