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

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Can i use A1278 screen to replace with my A1502 screen

I've a A1502 macbook pro late 2013 with damaged 13" retina display. There is another A1278 macbook pro with 13" display. I am getting this laptop way cheaper than the screen replacement. I was ...
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Installing apps on school iPads [duplicate]

If you are in 7th grade like me, you probably have a school iPad. At school, they DO NOT let you download any games. So far, I have tried TweakBox, Tutu App and APKpure without any success. Is there ...
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How can I look at time while using mac all the times?

I am very new to Mac and I have always been a windows user and one thing that I love about windows(which I did not realize/appreciate until I started using Mac) is that I can look at what time it is ...
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Will it be possible to add an extra hard disk or change the hard disk by increasing the size on my macbook?

My disk space is full and keep getting alert message. Will it be possible to add an extra hard disk or change the hard disk by increasing the size on my macbook?
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How could the new MacBook Pro connect to a external display? [duplicate]

I have a DELL UP 2516Dt and I used to connect it to my old MacBook Pro with a HDMI. But for the new MBP. I tried the so-called "Thunderbolt 2 to Thunderbolt 3" but it's not working (I found a lot of ...
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Which Mac is good enough for iOS development? [closed]

Are you an iOS development? Please tell me which mac hardware is good enough for that. I am gonna use it in about 3 years or more. I am intended to buy a macbook pro 2015 with 13.3", core i5, RAM 8GB, ...
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How to compare Macbook Pro with other gaming notebooks? [closed]

Is the graphics card model enough to compare a notebook's gaming performance? If a non-Apple gaming notebook that has better external graphics card than MacBook Pro; does it mean that the game ...
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Connect 3 monitors to Macbook Pro retina early 2015 13" [duplicate]

I've seen multiple system setups where people connected 3 external displays to their macbook pro retina 13". So I bought 2 Mini-Displayport to VGA and 1 HDMI to VGA adapters. The adapters are working ...
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Trackpad not working on MacBook Pro [closed]

On my MacBook Pro, my trackpad isn't working. The mouse won't move, so I cannot turn off the Mac. Already tried a shut down and it doesn't work. I can't do anything on this computer without my mouse. ...
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OS X Yosemite takes ages to restore

I have bought MacBook Pro with OS X Yosemite two days ago. After I transferred my files through Windows sharing I come to know that Disk utility didn't install properly as it says damaged or ...
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Low budget: Wait for a MacBook Pro or get a MacBook Air? [closed]

I’m willing to buy a MacBook. I’d use it to code and minor Photoshop and video edit stuff. I live in Brazil - Macs are really expensive here. I found some deals and I can get a 13” Macbook Air 1....
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How do I recover data from a dead MacBook Air?

Things I've tried: All of the key combinations, it does not respond to any of them. I can't boot from anything external, I tried removing the SSD which is an OWC Mercury Aura Pro 6G. It doesn't ...
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Upgrade my MacBook Pro

I want to upgrade my existing MacBookPro to the current one in the market. Is it possible to upgrade the hardware configuration, like RAM, HDD.
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different MacBook battery models since 2008?

I am wondering if Apple changed the form factor of their MacBook (Pro) batteries since Early 2008? I was planning to replace my broken MacBook Mid 2010 Unibody with a used MacBook Pro from early 2008. ...
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Buying a Macbook pro retina 15", RAM or storage? [closed]

I'm a web developer but I use a lot Photoshop and video editing software too and I'm about to buy a Macbook Pro retina 15" 2.4GHz. I'm not sure if I should upgrade to 16GB of RAM or to 512GB of ...
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What would be most common cause of hardware failure on a MBP? [closed]

I have a MBP 13" from 2009 (5,5). I use it a lot, it's on most of the time (but not all the time). An apple care employee told me he hasn't seen many hard-disk failures, but isn't it the first piece ...
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How to connect my macbook to a Wi-Fi network?

Using inSSider I see the eduroam network. Yet Wi-Fi doesn't detect it yet. Why could it be?
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MacBook Pro 15 speaker wattage

I am interested in knowing the technical specifications of the speakers supplied with the 15 inch MacBook Pro (2018). They sound distinctively more loud as compared to any other laptop on the market. ...
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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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Early 2015 Macbook Pro Internal Keyboard isnt working

Before i start, i replaced the battery on my macbook pro early 2015 model. I followed the instruction from ifixit to a T. When i went to turn the laptop on, the power button didnt do anything. I ...
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How Do I Change My Messages On My Mac

So basically when I first set up my computer I set it up with a different apple id account now I have changed it but I still get messages from my old apple id account and can't send any to my newer ...
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How can I troubleshoot Macbook pro 13 with touch bar model 2017 that won’t start?

I took my Mac on vacation where it was working fine. Upon return, I opened it up and nothing; no start or any sound. I tried all the tricks of soft keys but nothing. I don't understand what went ...
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Does an apple remote wipe leave a bootable OS if the firmware password is set?

My friend has a mac which has some malware on it, we want to wipe the whole disk and create a fresh install. However the firmware password is set and she has no idea what it is. The apple store ...
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Orange light on charger but MacBook Air won' t turn on

First my MBA was working great, but suddenly my charger wouldn't work anymore (no light when plugged in.) Then the MBA, not charged, entered a dead state. I bought a new charger after 2 months and ...
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Macbook Internal Speakers works only when headphones are plugged In

I have a strange scenario with my Mac Pro, my internal speakers don't work normally, it works only when my headphone is plugged In.
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Securely erase dead guys MacBook Air

I was given this 2017 MacBook Air as part of an estate. I want to erase it and reinstall Sierra OS that came with it, which I have on a USB. I have followed several sets of online instructions, ...
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MacBook Pro 15" 2017 takes a few seconds to power on display after standby

Every time my MacBook goes into standby mode and I wake it up,the display takes a few second to power up. Is this a normal behaviour or should it wake up immediately?
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Solar charger for MacBook Air 2015? [closed]

Photographer needing Solar Charger for MacBook Air 2015 13in What's available?
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Why KeyRemap4MacBook mapping for home-end stopped working in browsers after migrating to Sierra from Mavericks?

This mapping is still working in MS Word and vi. Also Option-Tab stopped working for switching applications.
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Insert links in Word 2011

I'm trying to add a link to a document in Word 2011 on my MacBook Pro, but the instructions for inserting hyperlinks are not working for me. How can I insert a link into a Word document? Editor's ...
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How do I open Mobile Sync?

I am trying to look at old iCloud backups and I watched a couple of videos explaining how. I went to Finder / Go menu, then held the Alt ⌥ button and Library apeared. I pressed it. I pressed ...
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Info on Recovery Partition Creator

I have a Mac that doesn't start. I have tried to restore it with online recovery and also with a thumb drive both failing though. I have another Mac but it is not the same as the one that doesn't ...
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Remove password completely from Macbook Pro Yosemite [closed]

I am setting up a user and don't want a password. When leaving the new password field blank and hitting OK, the message "your new password is empty" and did not let me proceed. Can anyone please ...
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A strange border at macOS Preview

When I'm opening a PDF-file in macOS Preview I got some annoying white borders in full-screen mode. Does anybody know how I can get rid of this annoying borders? It's about the borders you see at the ...
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Arranging PDFs within A File

I'm trying to organize photos I've taken in to subfolders within a master PHOTO file. I created a file on my desktop and then drag and dropped images from my Photo library in to that master folder. ...
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Connecting another MacBook and using their RAM/Memory?

As a person with a rather bad MacBook Pro speed (only have 4GB, and it is currently using 3.5GB with about 1.5GB being compressed memory) at the moment, I'm wondering if it is possible to connect ...
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Typing ~ on macbook pro keyboard

I have a macbook pro 2015, and I've got the UK keyboard layout. I have trouble typing the standard ~ character as I've only got §/±. Does anyone know any workarounds?
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When I plug my earbuds into my macbook pro, the sound in the left side is “Fizzy”

Like I said in the title, whenever I plug my earbuds (or any earbud/earphone) into my macbook pro the sound on the left side only puts out a hiss-like (Fizzy) sound. I've plugged my earbuds into my ...
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cmd+option replaces keyboard panel

I want to use some application keyboard shortcuts. Example on Sublime Text: cmdalt/opt/ = Block comment current selection I don't understand why my keyboard changes as soon as I press (command+...
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Can I use 2 Thunderbolt Displays and 1 Cinema Display on my 2015 Macbook pro 15"?

I own a 15" Macbook Pro Mid-2015 with this configuration: Also, I currently have these 2 Apple displays: 27" Thunderbolt Display (connected via Thunderbolt port directly to the Macbook) 27" Cinema ...
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Can not unlock my MacBook Pro once I locked it with Find my iPhone

I thought that i lost my MacBook Pro so I used Find my iPhone to lock it. Now that I found it an interrogation point is appearing on my screen but there is nowhere I can write my pin. Can you please ...
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1040p monitor for MBP Retina via HDMI?

I have a MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inches, late-2013), I'm planning to buy a 1440p monitor. 1- Does my MacBook model support this resolution @60Hz via the HDMI port? 2- If so, how does it affect its ...
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How to choose and limit upload and download speed for OS X Yosemite 10.10.5

I need directions on how to do this. This is not a duplicate question. As the answers given in the links before are all outdated and from either 2012 or an Xcode that doesn't support this format. I ...
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installing osx with usb superdrive on a blanck new hard drive

I have a MacBook Pro mid 2010 with a black hard drive on which I have to install OS X but my optical drive won't work so I'm trying to use a sub SuperDrive which isn't being recognized
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Draft emails on Apple Mac

Using Apple "Mail" I saved an email to "Drafts". I wanted to forward it to someone for review before sending it to the addressees. Having sent it I noticed that it is no longer in "Drafts". Can anyone ...
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Refreshing env variables by sourcing not working

I installed torch in my MacBook Pro (running El Capitan). Now for using torch, I've to refresh env variables. Official torch document asks me to run source ~/.profile. But the terminal is showing No ...
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Using External Drive as Backup & Storage over the network

I have a 3TB External Drive with NTFS format. It is with me even before buying an apple machine so there already is a lot of data. When I plug it into macbook I can access the data however I can not ...
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Why is my Bootcamp asking for a windows installer disk?

Firstly my computer specs are: MacBook Pro: (13-inch, Mid 2010) Processor: 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Memory: 4 GB 1067 MHz DDR3 Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 320M 256 MB I'm trying to download windows 7 ...
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Can't change resolution on MacBook Pro running Windows 10 Boot Camp

I've been running Windows 10 via Boot Camp on a MacBook Pro 2015 for several months. After a period of inactivity, and a corresponding backlog of updates, I can't change the screen resolution. It's ...
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Unexpected response form IDMS Server

I keep trying to login to the Apple Community Forums, but I get the error: Sorry, could not complete request because: Unexpected response form IDMS Server It will not let me log in. I'm on a ...