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

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MacBook without battery kernel_task 100% CPU utilization

After removing the battery from a MacBook late 2009 following a battery fault, the computer always runs kernel_task at 100% CPU utilization. I assume the process ends up in some kind of spin lock when ...
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Keep focus on multiple desktops

I am a new macbook user. I have switched from windows pc recently. Currently I own a macbook pro 15.4 2018 edition. I am using it along with my 32 inch monitor. A silly problem i have facing is that ...
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Overheating Macbook Pro

I am trying to diagnose an overheating Macbook Pro. When starting up some resource-intensive software, it shows spikes in frequency or temperature. Are the spikes of frequency above the 2.8Ghz of the ...
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Redragon M602 mouse forward and backwards (page) button not working on mac [duplicate]

I've recently bought a redragon mouse, and connected it to my MacBook Air, everything is fine but the two side buttons and the right the are supposedly to be replacements for the back and forward ...
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Which exact Windows 7 ISO is required for Boot Camp v6.1.0 on macOS High Sierra? Mid 2010 MBP

Try as I may, I cannot get Boot Camp on macOS High Sierra to accept any Windows 7 installer DVD (or ISO) I have tried yet. Although Boot Camp seems to be able to accept a flash drive, when I try one I ...
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Macbook Pro oddly unresponsive to trackpad clicks and keyboard, probably caused by zoom

I expect I'll have to power-cycle the machine, but asking if anybody has any suggestions for the next time this happens. Symptoms are: I can move the mouse around on the screen, but I can't click on ...
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Macbook PRO 2017 touchbar - Screen won't turn on sometimes

Sometimes when I open the lid of my MBP, the screen won't turn on. No black screen - the screen is just completely off. macOS is definitely running on the background, since I hear sounds, the touch ...
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Any way to use disassembled MacBook Pro keyboard and trackpad as input to Mac mini?

I have a mid-2012 MacBook Pro (non-retina) lying around that I don't need. It does not startup, but it's keyboard and mouse work fine. I have no use for the computer anymore. I also have a Mac mini ...
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Putting AirPods in case automatically starts music/video on Mac

Reproduce: Connect AirPods to MacBook Start a video in YouTube (using Google Chrome) Stop a video in YouTube Put AirPods in case Result: YouTube video automatically starts playing in a couple of ...
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MacBook Pro 2013 - new hard drive installed - strange startup screen

I just installed a new hard drive in my MacBook Pro 2013 model. It's exactly the same make as the original drive. Just to be sure, I pre-formatted it as Mac OS Extended using a SATA-USB adapter cable ...
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13” MacBook Pro Retina (Early 2015) freezes all functions and screen then makes ticking noise

My MacBook has now frozen twice in the span of one week. The screen freezes on whatever I was working on, the trackpad freezes, and the keys do not input anything. I’ve removed the back cover and ...
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Macbook Pro gets warm while running Android virtual device

I am trying to develop a Flutter application and for that purpose I created an Android Virutal Device. However, when I run the app, macbook gets really warm. Does this happen to anyone of you? What ...
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Dell Monitor S2817Q goes into flicker mode on MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015) 10.14.5

I have been using dual monitors (HP and Dell) with no issues on my MacBook Pro running 10.14.5 for 6 months. Dell is connected to HDMI and HP is connected to Thunderbolt. After a few recent OS ...
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Is the thicker USB C cable included with the MacBook Pro charger necessary for its higher current capacity?

My new MacBook Pro came with a USB C charger and an associated cable. I'm noticing this cable is a little bit thicker than other USB C charging cables I've seen. What safety and charge carrying ...
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Macbook Air macOS high Sierra,128GB, 2013

I did partition and saw that Windows is being partitioned on main hard drive and I can't delete it. It took the free space. Now I have only 39 GB free space. How can I delete the Windows installation?
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Retina MacBook Air: External Monitor lag issue

I have a new 2018 Retina MacBook Air, 1.6Ghz i5, 16GB memory, Intel UHD Graphics 617 1536 MB. I am connecting this to an external monitor, a Dell P2415Q, using an HDMI cable and a Targus DOCK412USZ ...
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How to get Wi-Fi entry dialogue box to appear on MacBook

I’m having trouble connecting to the hotel WiFi. It is unlocked and not secured, but when you try to connect, usually a dialogue box opens and tells you to input a password and then you will be ...
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Why does BootCamp have slower internet speed than macOS?

I'm using a 15" MacBook Pro running macOS Mojave and Windows 10 via Boot Camp. I bought a Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter recently. After I connected it, I could select 1 Gbps Speed & ...
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2.7GHz Intel Core i7 vs 2.6GHz 6‑core 9th‑gen Intel Core i7 [closed]

I have a 15" 2016 2.7GHz Intel Core i7 MacBook Pro. It has 16GB 2133 MHz LPDDR3 and a 1TB SSD. I'm considering upgrading to the latest MacBook Pro, which has: 2.6GHz 6‑core 9th‑gen Intel Core i7 ...
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Why did some screen shots randomly appear on my desktop?

I have many screenshots inside of folders on my desktop. Just now when I got onto my MacBook Pro, I found that many of these screenshots were outside of their folders (some were duplicates). I ran ...
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MacBook Pro equipped with 16 GB RAM, never uses more than 8 GB

I have an early 2015 MacBook Pro equipped with 16 GB RAM. The computer however appears to be never using more than 8 GB. This is a screenshot of htop with the computer under heavy load (Large postgres ...
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Command + Delete (Move to Trash) command doesn't work

I have this problem for a long time, and I don't know how to fix it. When I press Command + Delete key sequence, it doesn't work. When I use the key sequence, I hear a beep. It was working before I ...
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EHD has 5 TB capacity but Finder only shows 600 GB

I have a Seagate 5TB external hard drive. Disk Utility shows 5TB, but when I click "Get Info," it only says 602 GB. How do I fix this? My Macbook runs on El Capitan. Thanks.
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RAM Upgrade for Mid-2010 MacBook

So I have a Mid-2010 MacBook and I tried to upgrade the RAM. I put in 2 4GB sticks and it started to beep. I took out one, and it still beeped. When I put in one of the original 1GB sticks and a 4GB ...
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Unable to boot even in Safe mode

I have a MacBook Pro running macOS Mojave 10.14.5. I am unable to boot into it even in Safe mode. No significant updates were performed with the last week. After a restart yesterday, my MacBook would ...
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Two rectangles in the lock screen [duplicate]

Those days I see those two rectangles on my lock screen and I wonder what do they mean. The strange things is that whenever they are there, the unlock with Apple Watch is not working.
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Can the 2019 MBP 13'' i7 16gb support a (flawlessly) 1440p 165hz monitor? [duplicate]

I have a 2019 MBP 13'' with i7 quad 8th and 16gb ram, and I am considering buying a 1440p 165hz Dell to pair with it. This has a displayport port only. I am looking for flawless performance, no ...
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Unable to open files recovered from ContainerToInvert

It's been a week that I have been trying to recover files from ContainerToInvert after having to recover and delete my main hard drive. Now after using this side: Can ContainerToInvert file be ...
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Safari hijacked by Safe Finder. Change homepage preference greyed out

I must've downloaded this virus when I was prompted to download Flash thinking it was the real software. Now whenever I open Safari I get linked to this search engine. I had this issue with Chrome ...
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How to handle swollen MacBook battery after several weeks of storage?

Several weeks ago, I noticed a swollen lithium-ion battery in an older MacBook laptop. Substantial swelling, the battery looks almost twice as thick as normal near one corner. I initially noticed the ...
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MacBook Pro: Battery icon shows as charging even when not connected to power source

I have a 13" 2017 MacBook Pro no Touch Bar model. It is not connected to a power source but it still shows as charging. While this is not affecting my Mac's performance or anything, but now I don't ...
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System uses an absurd amount of storage [duplicate]

Why does system use such massive amounts of storage?
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External Disk, extended journaled with password, suddenly starts without password query

my External DiskLaCie hard drive D2 Quadra USB3, extended journaled with password, appears on the screen the next morning without a password query. On my MacBook Pro and on the hard drive no updates ...
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3 monitor setup no longer works after upgrading to macOS Mojave

I had 3 external monitor setup connected to my Mid 2015, 15" MacBook Pro. This used to work fine with OS X El Capitan which I have been using for past 3 years. I recently upgraded to macOS Mojave, ...
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Will using only onboard Intel GPU to connect to external monitor harm my MacBook?

I have a 2010 MacBook Pro 2010 with a faulty Nvidia GPU that used to crash the laptop every now and then. I than ran a program called MBPMid2010-GPU-Fix-0.6.1, which bypassed the Nvidia GPU. So far, ...
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Trouble updating Office 2011 on an old MacBook

My uncle (who is not a tech-savvy person) has owned an Apple laptop for a long time. He bought Office 2011 products a few years ago. He has now asked me to take a look at Office asking him to update ...
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MacBook Pro restores last user session after shutdown because of low battery

I had only one account on my MBP. I created a new account on it for my son and he has his own password. I was logged-in with an open session on my account. I closed the lid and left it there, ...
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Why does my Early 2015 MacBook Pro thinks it has a Touch ID sensor?

Touch ID preference pane is shown on my Early 2015 MacBook Pro that doesn't have a Touch ID hardware. Clicking on it says fingerprint limit has reached. Apple Pay says unknown error occured while ...
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MacBook Pro crashes to black screen. Works fine with Ubuntu Linux

I have a very weird problem with my Late 2013 MacBook Pro. When running macOS, it suddenly stops with a black screen. Nothing in the logs. I tried upgrading it to macOS Mojave, but did not help. I ...
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Show “Activity Monitor” in every “Desktop”

I find much joy in monitoring my Apple computer's fan roll through monitoring CPU use. However, I don't know how to make multiple "Activity Monitor" windows, each for one of my "Desktop"s. I ...
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macOS Mojave suddenly changes focus to a Chrome window

For some reason, when I am working on my MacBook Pro (15", 2018) either typing or doing whatever, the focus changes to a specific Chrome window for no apparent reason. The window that the focus goes ...
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MacBook Pro: Trackpad preference demo video not playing

I bought a pre-owned MacBook Pro running macOS Mojave 10.14.3. I tried to changing Trackpad preference as per my convenience, but it appears that while changing the option on left side, the video demo ...
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Can I upgrade the RAM on my 2011 MacBook Pro

I am planning to purchase a used MacBook Pro from someone, and the configuration is as mentioned: MacBook Pro 15" (A1286) Late 2011 i7 2,2 GHz 8 GB RAM 500 GB HDD Will I be able to upgrade the RAM ...
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How to set default web cam

I have installed CamTwist on my MacBook (mid-2015 - Retina display). Now every app uses that by default. I want the default webcam to be the FaceTime HD camera installed in my MacBook. How do I ...
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Mobile app development using Xcode. Single Graphics vs Dual Graphics?

I have decided to buy a pre-owned MacBook for mobile app development using Xcode, I have two options: MacBook Pro (13", Early 2015) Processor: 3.1 Ghz Intel Core i7, Integrated Graphics 16 GB RAM ...
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How to edit .imovielibrary extension as project?

On iMovie 10.1.6 for Macbook Pro High Sierra 10.13.6— I'm trying to edit a project/clip which has been autosaved by iMovie with a .imovielibrary extension. When I try to open it to edit in iMovie, ...
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Disable Bluetooth “roaming” on Macbook Pro

So, my Macbook Pro (15-inch, 2018) are often bluetooth "roaming" and connecting to devices (like my headphones) despite being on battery power with closed lid. I would very much like to disable this ...
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Mac completely freezes when waking up from sleep

When I wake my MacBook Pro 15 inch up from a long period of time (2-5 hours) of sleep, my Mac shows a black screen (there is clearly some backlighting, so its on, just showing only black), and my ...
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Mac Book Pro 17" running without dGPU and 16 Gb RAM

The Issue As other users, my Mac Book Pro 8,3 have a fail dGPU ( AMD Radeon HD 6750M ). Solution Start with Single User Mode. After end all procedures, write: sudo nvram fa4ce28d-b62f-4c99-9cc3-...
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MacBook's Wi-Fi stopped working after upgrading to macOS Mojave and uninstalling Parallels

My 2017 MacBook Pro's Wi-Fi completely stopped working. It's an issue with the Mac because it used to connect to the Wi-Fi just fine, and my phone is still connected to it. I upgraded from macOS High ...