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

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MacBookPro10,1 had problems booting, now some system images are pink and fuzzy

A friend just recently bought a MacBookPro10,1 (MacBook Pro Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2012) off of craigslist, it all checked out and worked fine until we erased the hard drive and reinstalled Mavericks (...
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I'm planning to sell my laptop, and I need to know if I have my bases covered. Kindly confirm please?

I have a 13 inch MacBook Pro (10.5.8 OS X - I think it's called Leopard). I do NOT have the installation CD - so I cannot reinstall the OS and thus ensure that I have securely deleted everything from ...
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Macbook Pro (late 2016) suddenly stopped detecting my external monitor after a 3h hibernation

Macbook Pro (late 2016) suddenly stopped detecting my external monitor after a 3h hibernation after working flawlessly for two weeks. I've verified that my monitor works fine with my Windows PC. I'm ...
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why login screen has a 2-second delay with external monitor?

On a brand new mid-2013 MacBook Air, with an external monitor ASUS PB278Q 27" 5ms WQHD (2560 x 1440), connected through a miniDP-to-DP cable, every time the computer gets back from the monitor sleep, ...
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security: SecKeychainSearchCopyNext: (Wi-Fi password via Terminal)

im trying to view (as root) wifi passwords in plaintext via Terminal[1] but get the following error: sh-3.2# security find-generic-password -ga "ROUTER-NAME-HERE" security: SecKeychainSearchCopyNext: ...
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2 external monitors with Macbook Pro [duplicate]

Can I connect two external monitors to my Macbook Pro's (non-retina, mid-2012) mini displayport ? I got one mini displayport to dvi converter and dvi-male to 2*dvi female splitter but this setup didn'...
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External display, keyboard & mouse connected to MacBookPro. Good or bad? [duplicate]

Whenever I have a fixed place to work, I like to use my MacBook Pro as shown: Connected to an external display in mirror mode, not extended screen mode. Connected to external keyboard (Wireless ...
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How to force a screen resolution on my MacBook Pro?

I have a MacBook Pro, bought 3 years ago, I'm not sure of the model, but the processor is a 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, with 4 GB of RAM, nVidia 9400M 256M. I am using MacOS 10.6.6. Next week I will ...
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Exchanged HDD in MacBook Pro - OS X installation disk shows prohibitory sign

I exchanged the HDD in my 2007 MacBook Pro and removed the DVD drive because it was making a terrible noise every time I booted the MacBook. The new HDD is a Corsair Force F120 SATA SSD. I formated ...
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Can't find 68GB local backup folder (regular backups on an external hard drive)

A few days ago my local hard drive shows 68 GB of backups. I regularly backup with time machine on an external disk and even after running a backup these file stayed. I tired using SupaView and ...
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2018 MacBook Pro won't let me install macOS High Sierra 10.13 from USB installer

I've got a 2018 MacBook Pro (Model ID : MacBook 15,1) that shipped with macOS Mojave 10.14, that I need to downgrade to run macOS High Sierra 10.13. I've tried reformatting the main drive using Disk ...
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Replaced hard drive - trying to do a clean install of OS-X on 2011 Macbook Pro

I've seen plenty of how to's on how to upgrade if you have a working installation of OS-X, however I purchased this macbook used, it needed a hard drive and a keyboard. So I put a new hard drive in ...
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Spotlight constantly indexes MacBook Air (Lion). Takes up 50+% of cpu

So I noticed my Air was running very slow. Opened Activity monitor and noticed a process mdworker taking up most of the space. I googled it and it seems to be related to Spotlight. I opened Spotlight ...
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Battery not charging? (Even after SMC reset)

So, I've seen a couple topics like this that already exist, but none solved my problem. I plug in my charge to my 13-Inch MacBook Air, Early 2015, and the LED light did not turn on, and the battery ...
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Share music between Macbook and iPhone

I'm trying to figure out how to get some music on my iPhone SE from my Macbook. I have the music on my Macbook drive and I can listen to it in iTunes. How can I sync it with my iPhone and make it ...
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Need advice: should I open the back of a 2013 Retina MacBook Pro as a means to recover data?

A Late-2013 13-inch MacBook Pro Retina (MBPr) of mine was fried by a water spill and some very important data is on the hard drive. My most recent back up doesn't include this data. I know the ...
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No sound from speakers on MacBook Pro except the startup chime

After plugging my headphones out, suddenly there is no sound from the internal speakers. When I press volume buttons, I see a circle-backslash symbol below the speaker icon. Restarting doesn't help. ...
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SSD compatibility with adapter

A Sintech M.2 NGFF SSD 18Pin Adapter Card adapter was purchased for Macbook Air MacBookAir4,1 (11-inch, Mid 2011). It is unclear to me which of these drives is compatible: Amazon indicates that ...
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MacBook Hangs on Boot at seemingly different stages each time

Our Macbook hangs on startup and doesn't boot into the desktop environment. The most notable problem is that the Macbook doesn't make the usual startup sound when we boot up. It doesn't make any ...
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Problem Installing Windows 7 via Boot Camp

I've recently created a DIY Fusion drive (240GB SSD & 1TB HDD) using the core storage commands on my mid 2012 MacBook Pro, I've restored from a time machine backup and everything works great. Now ...
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How should I store my rMBP for a month?

I am leaving for a vacation and leaving my rMBP. How should I store it except from shutting it down? How much charge should I leave in order not to lose too much capacity?
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How to install an Operating System after replacing optical Drive by a second HDD on MacBook white late 2009?

I want to improve the performance of my MacBook white by donating it a Solid State Drive. Because the prices are too high and I don't want to get stuck in space shortage, I thought of replacing the ...
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Do I just need a VGA to RCA adaptor to stream video from my macbook to TV?

I want to get the adaptor to stream videos from my macbook to my TV. I already have the Apple adaptor from DVI to VGA: http://store.apple.com/us/product/MB572Z/A?fnode=MTY1NDA4Mw&mco=MTM3NTA3MDU ...
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Cannot log in with Apple ID after performing password reset

My wife forgot the password to her Apple ID account. Her Macbook Air (OS X Yosemite) restarted to install some updates. She has her user account set up through her Apple ID account. Since she forgot ...
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What Macbook have you tried QuickerTek QCard2 with?

I wonder which versions of Macbook Air/Pro is QuickerTek QCard2 (2-port) compatible with? Anyone tried? With which Macbook? Did it work flawlessly? Any compatibility problems?
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how do i disable my messages from showing up on my macbook air

Recently I allowed my laptop to get messages that have been sent to my phone, but that was a huge mistake. I have a macbook air and I do not need to disconnect my phone from my laptop, I just need to ...
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My system seems stuck on Optimize hard drive in FileVault

Just upgraded to Yosemite. Going through the process it asked about file vault. I said yes to encrypt it, so it started to optimize hard drive it seems to be stuck on 2 hours left....probably been 3 ...
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Red and blinking areas on Mac

I have MacBook Air, 13 inches, macOS Sierra. Version 10.12.5 Sometimes when I put mouse over or click on some text - the area where mouse pointing getting red, sometimes this red area is getting ...
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Running *ix Commandline tools in Macbook Air? VNC? Virtual-machine? Usable or too slow? [closed]

I haven't used OS X since an awful experience with its commandline tools and CD Xcode about 2009, that time getting rid of all Apple stuff but coming back after iPhone/iPad/FaceTime/iCloud/etc. Now I ...