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Questions tagged [macbook]

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

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How to limit RAM in an OSX device? [duplicate]

Related to my other question, I'm about to buy a new Mac Mini. I would like to reduce RAM to 8GB in order to see if 8GB is enough to my daily tasks in my MBP retina 15 early 2013 16GB RAM. The idea ...
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How much RAM memory do I need for an OSX device? [closed]

I'm about to buy a new Mac Mini and I would like to know if it's enough with 8GB RAM or I would need 16GB. Linked is my MBP 15 early 2013 16GB RAM usage in a current daily usage. memory pressure ...
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MacBook 2009 - won't turn on

I'm working on a MacBook (13-inch, Late 2009) 2.26 GHz Intel Core Duo. The device no longer turns on. I have tried a known good power connector to no affect. I had the logic board exposed and had ...
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MacBook Pro admin access

How do I get access to admin on a Mac... need to set up a seperate user profile for my 2nd child. The administrator profile has disappeared
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MacBook reboots during a long sleep if FileVault is turned on

I've turned on FileVault on my MacBook Pro 2018 (High Sierra) and immediately after this the MacBook started to reboot randomly (mostly) when in sleep. First I noticed that after putting my Mac into ...
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Can I get drivers to run Win 7 64 bit on a MacBook 2.1 manually?

I have a working MacBook 2.1 mid 2007, i wish to run Win 7 64 bit. Is there a way to get the drivers i need manually? apparently running Win 7 64bit on this model is not fully supported.
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Mac Air 13” Wi-Fi Hardware Issue

I have a MacBook and the other day i spilled a little bit of water on to it, nothing big or anything i soaked it up with the towel. The next day it would not turn on but eventually i managed to turn ...
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Shrink Trackpad on Macbook running Mojave

I am running mojave (10.14.2) on a 2018 macbook. I keep accidentally hitting the trackpad while typing. None of the solutions in this question still work. Does an updated solution exist?
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Early 2011 MacBook Pro: High Sierra post dGPU bypass fix: Reverts on reboot and temperature handling problems

Hello all and thank in advance! I have followed LangLangC’s process in GPU problem - Boot Hangs on Grey Screen which was seemed a miracle after Apple said my graphics card was fried and there was ...
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Macbook Pro 15" 2010 - Power Button & Keyboard Not working- cannot reset PR ram or access recovery

A While back, my macbook that doesn't have a power button or keyboard working (Water damage) - has been working fine. (I just use a bluetooth keyboard, and whenever i plug the power adaptor in, it ...
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MacBook Pro not loading although power adapter is connected

I own a new MacBook Pro (bought three weeks ago). Since I don't want to exhaust the 1000 expected full charge cycles this battery is rated at, I connect the MacBook with the power adapter when I'm ...
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Should We Still Install Matched Pairs of RAM?

When I say "still", I'm not actually talking about current generation Macs. I'm specifically talking about 2012's. Is there still benefit to installing matched pairs or are those days long gone? I ...
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2011 MacBook Pro display shows vertical lines and then reboots

My 2011 MacBook Pro boots up fine, but once I began working, no matter what is it that I am doing, the laptop display malfunctions, and eventually shows vertical black and white lines, followed by the ...
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How smoothly does Xcode 10.1 run on 2017 MacBook Pro base model (8 GB RAM/128 GB SSD)? [closed]

I am planning to buy a 2017 MacBook Pro base model (8 GB RAM/128 GB SSD) for iOS app development and I am on a budget. I would appreciate if I get answer to the following questions before I decide to ...
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How to make a Macbook Pro lock and not sleep when connected to power? [duplicate]

My 2018 MacBook Pro is connected to external displays and peripherals via a Thunderbolt 3 dock. When I step away from my desk I lock the computer by pressing ctrl+cmd+Q on my external keyboard. This ...
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MacBook Air randomly reboots

Background My wife has a 13" early-2014 MacBook Air which is left open and connected to the charger, running all the time. Periodically, I check that it's still on. A couple of weeks ago, I started ...
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Prevent MacBook Pro from turning on by touching trackpad

Recently got a new MacBook Pro and I really don't like the fact that it powers on by a simple touch on the trackpad. (EDIT: By "powering on", I mean powering on from a completely turned off state, ...
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YouTube video thumbnails not getting loaded

On YouTube webpage, instead of the video thumbnail images, I see only a blue box with a question mark in it. Any video on YouTube does not seems to work either. Can anyone help me? I am not able to ...
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What is the ribbon in this picture of a 2006 MacBook?

I accidentally ripped it when removing an old hard drive. Now the computer won't power up. What is it and can it be replaced?
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MacBook Pro 2011 Server

My 2011 Mbp has one of the ill fated AMD GPU's that through some clever work of the people on here is chugging along on its integrated GPU. My question is there a way to set this up for future use as ...
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Unable to cut-paste file and folder in Finder [duplicate]

I am a new Mac OS X computer user. This is my first time Mac and I have been using Windows previously. I just bought a new macbook pro. I learned that instead of Control in Windows, Command button is ...
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How do I get rid of the 'Music Creation' and 'Mail' on my Mac

I've deleted everything GarageBand related and delete all emails from Mail. Why is there still 496.1mb for Music Creation and 6kb for Mail? I want these at 0. Please help.
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how to turn on hardware virtualization on Macbook pro with BootCamp with no OSX

I haven't been able to turn on hardware virtualization on a Mac with BootCamp (Windows 10). All the solutions I have found say that I need to restart and choose OS X ( including How to turn on ...
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Transfer Mac Mail POP3 Email account to new MAC

I want to move to a new Macbook. However, I have a POP3 email account on Mac Mail with some old emails that I would like to migrate to a new Macbook which are no longer on the mail server. Would Apple ...
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how could I charge Macbook's battery through the MacBook's DC in board without the logic board?

Hello everyone :) I am looking info about how to charge an Apple battery (model a1280) from a MacBook late 2008 (a1278). To feed the battery I want to use the magsafe charger (a1344) through the ...
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MacBook won't turn on without a charger even if the battery is fully charged [duplicate]

I started noticing that my MacBook Pro Mid 2014 won't turn on without the charger plugged in, I think this is randomly happening. Here is a screenshot from Battery Health app. If the charger is not ...
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Can’t get MacBook a1181 to boot

I have two MacBook a1181’s, a black one and a white one. I bought the first one (the black one) a while ago and haven’t had any problems with it. I installed Devuan on it and everything was good. ...
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Why do 1080p displays look pixelated unless the monitor is 4k when retina is 1080p?

I had a 1080p monitor and it looked slightly pixelated. I bought the LG Ultrafine 4k display and it looks great. I asked my work to buy me a monitor for the office and they offered a 1080p monitor. I ...
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MacBook performance degrading while using external screen through some USB-C Adapters

The Setup: MacBook pro 2018 13" without touchbar Asus 24" Screen GooBay 62113/Inateck sc01001 USB-C Adapter When the Screen is connected through the GooBay Adapter via HDMI, the performance of ...
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Screen blinking “HDMI no signal” when Mac is sleeping

I usually leave my computer, and let it go to sleep after 15 minutes. My external screen is showing a blue screen saying "HDMI no signal" every other minute while my MacBook is asleep, and the screen ...
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Can an iMac be used as a replacement for laptop?

I am thinking of buying an iMac as a replacement for my laptop. Do iMac have batteries like in a laptop or do we have to always keep it plugged-in to power while using?
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What is this Vertical bar of Inverted Colours on my Screen?

I was cleaning my Macbook Air at the weekend and think I might have damaged the screen. A vertical bar of inverted colours appeared on the left-hand side (the right was fine initially) but then both ...
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Is it possible to remove Remote Login as an option from System Preferences altogether?

Somebody in my family has recently been trying to spy on my computer, and I was trying to buy them a surprise gift... I keep turning off Remote Login, but they turn it on while I'm not paying ...
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Does a 2017/8 MacBook, with 2nd display, remain at a scorching 90C if raised on a stand?

The reports are disconcerting . If one uses a 2017 or 2018 MacBook (Pro) as a dual-purpose machine, with an external larger monitor at home, and on its own on the road, then a temperature of 90C is ...
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My Mac book has been remotely hacked

The problem being I got a phone call and they accessed my laptop and now I have turned the wi fi off because they obviously have access to it. I need in simple terms how I can erase or get rid of this ...
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Is this energy usage for safari normal?

I was checking my activity monitor for Safari, and I see this number as its average energy usage. Is it normal?
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Change Top/down page shortcut

I can't find any way to change (or cancel) the annoying shortcut "cmd+ arrow up/down" which jumps to top of the file each time i accidentally press the up/down arrows instead of right/left, for ...
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How can I troubleshoot when only one WiFi network SSID drops and loses connectivity?

My laptop (MacBook Pro 2016) doesn't like my parent's wifi. The laptop works just fine with any other wifi network. But simply it won't do it with this one location and/or router. The laptop does ...
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MacBook Pro Internal Hard Drive dead?

Not too long ago, I tried to update my MacBook Pro to the newest OS (Mojave). I downloaded the updater etc. and started updating my software. I didn't mind, so I just let it update for itself. I came ...
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Clean install macOS keeps restarting and returning to macOS Utilities

I'm trying to do a clean install of macOS Mojave on my 2012 13" MacBook Pro using a bootable USB. I'm doing it on a new 1 TB SSD that I've installed after my last one died. The problem I'm having is ...
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macOS Mojave clean install installer doesn't start

I wish to perform a clean install of macOS Mojave on my Mid 2013 MacBook Air. I am currently running macOS High Sierra 10.13.6. I've done all the steps, from downloading the installer from the Mac ...
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Replace a 2017 Touch Bar MacBook Pro retina display with late 2013 MacBook Pro retina display?

I cracked my 2017 Touch Bar MacBook Pro display, and I have an old Late 203 MacBook Pro with a screen in good working condition. I am wondering if it's possible to replace the display of the new one ...
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2017 MacBook Air suddenly wouldn't turn on/wake up

My MacBook Air drained out of power. Now when I plug it in, it wouldn't start. I have tried resetting the SMC and NVRAM. One peculiar thing that I noticed is that the MagSafe power cable is showing ...
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Mid 2013 MacBook Air charging fine but the light on the cord is out

I tried resetting the SMC as I saw this repeatedly being suggested as the solution but this did nothing. Computer charges fine but any light on the cord is out. Any other suggestions? Am I damaging ...
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Screen brightness keeps going to max

My system I'm running a 13" retina MacBook Pro and using El Capitan 10.11.6. Model Name: MacBook Pro Model Identifier: MacBookPro11,1 Processor Name: Intel Core i7 Processor Speed: 2.8 GHz ...
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Does this MacBook have a screen or GPU problem?

This is on an Early 2011 Macbook Pro 17" with i7 2.2ghz and the Intel + Radeon HD6750: If it is a screen error then I don't mind fixing it myself, but if the GPU is the problem, I'm worried I might ...
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What is this “Screen Shot” app using so much battery?

The battery on my MacBook Pro drains very quickly compared to what other people report. When I'm running Slack, lots of Chrome tabs, and Docker for Mac and everything, that's to be expected. ...
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External bootcamp drive not seen on different MacBook Pro

When I purchased my MacBook Pro I setup BootCamp to run Windows 10 from an external SSD drive. I wrote up the details here: https://blog.brettski.com/2015/11/08/booting-a-macbook-pro-to-windows-using-...
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Macbook pro mid 2012 won't output external monitor's native resolution

So I connected my mbp mid 2012 13" to my del p2213 monitor which has a native resolution of 1680x1050 and a aspect ratio of 16:10 but apparantly when I went to the display settings and pressed scaled ...
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Is macbook pro 15 inch over-heating fixed?

I want to buy a macbook pro 15 inch with i9 processor but I have heard that it has unacceptable over-heating problem. To what extent is this true? and is the problem likely going to get fixed? or am I ...