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Questions tagged [macbook]

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

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Macbook battery runs flat while “charging” with nearly full USB Brick

Road warriors buy Macbooks for untethered working and at times find themselves in a place without a powerpoint. So charging a Macbook from a USB Brick is a fundamental operational requirement. I ...
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Is there a way to power up a 2017 MacBook Pro (non Touch Bar) with a bad keyboard?

A friend of mine has asked me to take a look and see if I can bring their 2017 MacBook Pro (13", non Touch Bar) back to life. Apparently the cause of death was that a glass of wine was spilled on the ...
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yes takes CPU usage to 99% [duplicate]

Running yes > /dev/null takes my CPU usage to 99%. The Macbook Air 2018 have a 2 core CPU (1.6 GHz Core i5 [I5-8210Y]). Why is the "% CPU" taken by this process so high?
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MacBook Pro - SSD problem, folder with question mark

I get random crashes and hang-ups after 2-3 hours of use, and then after I restart my MacBook Pro, I get this flashing folder with question mark inside. I tried resetting PRAM/NVRAM and SMC but ...
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MacBook Pro 15, 2015 Fans are very noisy

I bought a restored MacBook Pro 15 2015 (MacBookPro11,5). And noticed a strange behavior: 1) Fans are very noisy. For example, if i watch a video on YouTube 4k 60 fps, then the temperature of the ...
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Mbp early 2011 stuck at white screen

Can anybody help me witha fix about mbp early 2011 stuck at white screen after boot. I have tried to boot in safe mode before by pressing power button and shift key which it actually work but when i ...
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Mac asking for username and password on starting up

I am running MacOS High Sierra on a Macbook air and this is the screen that usually comes up on booting. The mac starts up after typing the right password. From yesterday after restarting, after ...
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anyone able to install High Sierra on a Macbook Air mid-2011?

I've tried several times and get into a Kernal panic loop every time. I read something about needing a firmware upgrade before this can be done. Any help?
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Unknown port - Looking for a VGA converter

I have the following plug-in hole to put a converter to plug it to a VGA screen. Issue is I've never seen such type of plug-in. Does anyone know about it, please? Thanks.
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Weird problem with external display

I've just connected MacBook Pro 13" (new one with USB-C) to my external display (quite old Samsung, 24", 1920x1200) via HDMI and there is a weird glitch on the bottom of the screen. I used this ...
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Macbook Pro 2018: No Sound over Displayport after sleep

i use a Macbook Pro 2018 13" with the last Mojave Version. For better work, i use the LG 34WK95U-W as external Monitor over Thunderbolt 3. Always is fine. The Macbook is still loading over the Monitor ...
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My MacBook Pro doesn’t wake up after sleep mode

I have a MacBook Pro 13" (2013). After it goes into sleep it does not wake up. I see the tabulator key light goes on if I press it, but the monitor stays black. I can only restart the Mac by pushing ...
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Why is my MacBook bluetooth no longer connecting to Bose AE2 SoundLink headphones?

Last year I bought a pair of Bose AE2 SoundLink headphones, no small purchase. For a year now they have paired will with my MacBook mid-2015. Now they do not, even though the Bluetooth feature on ...
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2017 Macbook pro 13 inch 3 monitors help

I have done quite a bit of searching and haven't found a solution to my issue. I have a 2017 macbook pro 13 inch with touchbar. I want to be able to use 3 monitors 1080p via apple usb c digital av hub ...
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Create an auto deleting folder

I download a lot of PDFs, jpegs, PNG etc that are only needed for a few hours. Is there a way to make a folder which allows me to access the items but periodically self deletes (sends everything to ...
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can't hear FaceTime on Macbook Pro Retina Mid-2015

I can't hear people when they FaceTime me, of course at first I thought they had muted themselves but actually the call works perfectly on my iPhone 7. I guess this is a problem with the FaceTime app ...
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Macbook Pro mid 2014 can't adjust brightness

My laptop: Macbook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Mid 2014) Processor 2.6 GHz Intel Core i5 Memory 8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 Graphics Intel Iris 1536 MB OSX Mojave Version 10.14.3 My screen ...
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The screen of my macbook suddenly broken down how can I do to recover

It suddenly turned to have two light bars on the top of the screen how can I fix it and get the files back. I needed to use the Macbook for 3 years for school and I can't afford a new one
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1st Gen Apple watch opened my Mac out of the blue and while I'm sitting 8 feet away

I was watching TV in a chair 8 feet away from my mac when all of a sudden my 1st Gen Apple watch vibrates and displays the "MacBook opened by this apple watch" message. This happened at 5pm and I ...
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macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 empty trash sound playing repeatedly

I am trying to figure out how to convert a piece of sheet music to XML file for a student. I heard about Pizzicato app for macOS. I downloaded it, and then attempted to use it (couldn't figure it out)....
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MacBook with Lenovo C-Dock duplicates image on external monitors

I connect my MacBook Pro with Thunderbolt 3 to a Lenovo C-Dock, which connects 2 external monitors through 2 DisplayPort cables. The problem I have is that the 2 external monitors mirror each other. ...
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Macbook pro (mid-2012) startup chime delayed (slow booting) after HDD to SSD conversion

I recently upgraded HDD to SSD on my mid-2012 macbook pro. After the SSD upgrade, the startup chime is delayed, causing slow booting of my mac. Any potential pointers ?
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MacBook SSD failure

MBP 2018(13-inch) I got the Touch ID "reach fingerprint limit" problem. I ran xartutil --erase-all command in terminal recovery mode. After that, I cannot log into my account with the correct ...
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Screen Saver unable to use keyboard arrows

Previously, when my screen saver was going with photos, I was able to go forward or backward through the photos if I wished by using the keyboard left and right arrow keys. Now, they just close the ...
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Displaying Accents on Touch Bar not working anymore

For some reason, a long press of a letter doesn't bring up the accented letters anymore on the Touch Bar (MacBook Pro 13-inch, 2018, US keyboard). It does bring up the accented character menu, so that ...
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Does the 2018 MacBook Air come with a NVMe SSD?

Does the 2018 MacBook Air come with a NVMe SSD? I believe the MacBook Pro does, since 2017, however I'm finding no information one way or another for MBA 2018.
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Question Folder but no Startup Options

I came home to my Mac Book Pro (late 2009) showing me the blinking question mark folder. I followed all the instructions available online (Reset NVRAM, SMC) but neither boot screen (pressing Alt ...
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MacBook Pro won't put external display to sleep when idle

I have a Mid-2015 MacBook Pro running High Sierra. I mostly use it as a desktop, in clamshell mode with an external monitor and keyboard. I just replaced the 24-inch LG monitor that was connected ...
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Is is possible that a software issue could be causing spotty USB-C connections on 2017 MacBook Pro?

I have a 2017 MacBook Pro. It has 2 USB-C ports on the left side and I use an Aukey hub to provide more ports (4 USB, 1 HDMI, 1 USB-C) and always to connect two monitors. I connect one monitor ...
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MacBook Air (2014) through an Apple Mini DisplayPort-VGA adapter

I've connected a high-resolution projector to my MacBook Air (2014) through an Apple Mini DisplayPort-VGA adapter. It gets quite blurry even for fonts, lines and greyscale on the projector. How do I ...
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Adjusting graphics cards settings in Mojoave to reduce overheating with external monitor (MacBookPro2018) [duplicate]

It seems common for MacBookPros2018 overheating when connected to external display (see other info about the general problem here, or here). Despite there is no risk for HW, it's quite uncomfortable ...
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Which versions of Windows does a MacBook Pro from 2008 support with Boot Camp?

Can my Mac use Windows? And if so, which Windows do I get? Version: OS X El Capitan (Version 10.11.16) MacBook Pro (15-inch, Late 2008) 8GB Memory
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Delay with Bluetooth headphones [duplicate]

With every pair of Bluetooth headphones I've owned I've had a latency of about 50 ms. How do I get rid of or reduce this delay? MacBook Pro with Retina, Mid 2015, macOS Mojave 10.14.3 (but I had the ...
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moving solid-state drive to new macbook

I have a MacBook Air, model 6,2 with an Apple 500GB SSD. I want to upgrade to a new MacBook Air but I'd like to transfer the drive to increase storage on the new MacBook to 500GB. Is this possible ...
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Can I get 2560x1440 resolution on external monitor?

I have a mid-2015 MacBook Pro running High Sierra. I normally use it as a desktop computer in clamshell mode with an external monitor. I just replaced my 24-inch external monitor with a 32-inch ...
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MacBook - WiFi won't connect in macOS but rebooting into Windows does?

I have a MacBook Pro 2017 running macOS 10.14.3. In my home I have a WiFi router which multiple devices connect to, including my MacBook. Recently for some reason my MacBook has been having trouble ...
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How to fix “error: no room for the backup header”

I have a MacBook Pro 2015, two days ago after I tried to dual-boot with Ubuntu I lost my access to my 'Macintosh HD' partition. Most especially I had a FFFFFFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFFFFFFFFFF partition, ...
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My keyboard isn’t working and I can’t log into my laptop

My sister recently spilled water on my MacBook Air's keyboard, and unfortunately I couldn’t save it. Some keys on my keyboard don’t work, like for example the half the numbers and some letters. ...
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Which MacBooks can run 10.11.3 OSX

MacBook Pro mid2012 was stolen. I want to restore the time machine back up to a replacement machine that I haven’t yet bought. My understanding is the backup includes the OS. I need to get an old ...
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Can I still cast to Chromecast on my MacBook?

In the past I was able to cast to Chromecast from my MacBook. But there's a lot of indications that this service may have been discontinued. For example, the Cast extension on Chrome has been ...
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Automatically change power settings

This question got me thinking: What are all of the settings you could manipulate with the same command-line application, and what are their codes? Although I don't frequently run low on battery, it ...
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Incorrect external display resolution after an upgrade to Mojave

I am working with a MacBook Pro 2018 and an external Display EIZO CG 277. Since my notebook has been updated on Mojave, my external display have an incorrect resolution. I had a mail exchange with ...
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How do I connect a Macbook early 2011 to a Sony trv 340 via Firewire

I have a Sony trv 340, and need to firewire from the cam to my Macbook, but have no idea what is need for the Mac. Do I need a male end or a female to go to the laptop? I have no idea what I’m looking ...
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View login history in Macbook app store app

When I opened the app store app on Macbook Pro, it asked me to login in a pop-up box. The strange thing here was: The user ID field was disabled to edit and it had a pre-filled email address which is ...
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Adding a second monitor via ethernet

My DisplayPort connection is buggy and will only work when in a position that I can't ever seem to find. I've sent it off to repairs and the guy said that the board connecting to the socket is cracked ...
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Concerns re: upgrading to an OWC Aura Pro SSD on my 2015 Macbook Pro 15" retina

Looking to upgrade HD space on my 2015 MBP 15" — considering purchasing the OWC Aura Pro 1TB drive, but am quite wary of the many negative reviews I've seen surrounding it (overheating, battery issues,...
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Can I add a jumper from charger to battery in a MacBook pro 2012 that is not charging?

The proposed solution to a non charging MacBook. Will this work? Add a jumper from charger to battery, this is to bypass current sensing circuitry and SMC. All, or some of which may be the root cause ...
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Finder drops connection to server / network attached storage

I am trying to transfer data that takes days to complete and would like to have a permanent connection to my Network Attached Storage device. I can open finder, then go--> connect to server in order ...
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MacBook Pro goes unto 80 degree C while coding

I bought my MacBook Pro about 6 months ago and have been using it to make apps in Xcode. I used to notice that my Mac becomes really hot and occasionally shuts down / stop responding I downloaded a ...
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CoreServices slow and crashing; possible hardware issues

I recently did a clean install of macOS Sierra onto a 500gb hdd, and the only menubar/always running apps are Finder, Little Snitch (v3.8), Launchbar, Macs Fan Control, Endurance, Airparrot 2, and ...