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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 ...
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Upgrading to New MacBook Pro [closed]

Currently I have the MacBook Pro Mid'12 and which comes with a 500 GB HDD I want to upgrade to the 2015 model MacBook Pro. I have cleared my MacBook out so I have now used around 130GB which SSD will ...
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Data usage in MacBook Pro

Can someone tell me what is wrong with my MacBook Pro? My normal data usage for 1 day is shown on the image below: But in the past few days and for just 1 hour (I have no idea why) my data usage ...
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Emails can not be sent

I can't send emails from my Macbook Pro. Whenever I try to do so, a message comes up showing the message'Connections to host IMAP on the default ports failed' Can you help me please?
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How to install Windows on a MacBook without Bootcamp parallely?

Recently my Mac got erased while trying to format the partiton. So i was trying to install windows 8.1 on my MacBook Pro. I can't use Bootcamp as there is no OS X in my Mac. The Internet Recovery is ...
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How to move data from the cloned external drive to the newly installed ssd?

So here is my situation: I want to upgrade my MacBook Pro mid 2010 to Samsung ssd 850 Evo. I used carbon copy cloner to clone my Mac to an external drive (WD My passport for Mac). Then I installed the ...
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Not getting to boot!

Last week I upgraded my MacBook Pro 13" mid 2012 RAM to 8 GB and I had random restarts. So I did a safe boot and everything was fine, two days later the same thing happened again and the again it was ...
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Macbook Pro 2014 Retina with Yosemite (Remove all Mac OS x and Install Windows 8.1 Pro or Mac OS X again if possible)

Me and my ex-girlfriend purchased a macbook pro last year, This is the new 13inch MBP with retina display and has no cd drive. I have never used a macbook pro other than to surf the internet. We ...
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Combined in/out audio with one 3.5mm 4 pin jack - Macbook Pro (2015)

I recently bought a 3.5mm 4 Pin to 2x 3 Pin 3.5mm headset splitter adapter. Like this one: Headset splitter on Amazon. When I plug headphones jack and microphone jack into the splitter and splitter ...
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SSD: MacBook Pro Retina 15“ (A1398) and 13” (A1425) compatibility?

Can I use an SSD from MacBook Pro retina A1398 in a A1425? Will it work ?
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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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got a macbook pro 2010 6,2… can i use ram from 6,1 macbook?

I've got to send my 2010 macbook pro 6,2 in for repairs. The MLB tested bad in the apple store. They'll replace that and anything else that's wrong for a flat $310, which seems like a fair price. ...
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Kernel Panic unlocking an unlocked mutex or spinlock on MacBook 2008

My MacBook 2008 froze and I had to press the power button. What does all this mean? This is the report I got back: Interval Since Last Panic Report: 1640806 sec Panics Since Last Report: 1 ...
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Macbook pro being slowed down ky kernal_tasks in Mavericks

I downloaded Mavericks when it first came out and it was no problem. Within the last week or so, my mac has become EXTREMELY slow. Solutions I have tried: -Resetting the PRAM/NVRAM -Resetting the SMC ...
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Macbook battery problem

I have a MacBook 13" (A1181) running Mac OS X 10.6.8, I have a problem with the battery When its turned off it responds to power button only when charger plugged in. After starting i can remove the ...
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My MBP keeps freezing

my mac had a keyboard problem and i had to change it. well i realised later that the "w" key behaves like its held so every time i have to deactivate it after turning the mac on with the virtual ...
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Is there any way to use fullHD monitor with macbook (NVIDIA GeForce 320M 256 MB)

I'm trying to use fullHD monitor with my Macbook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2010). Processor: 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, Memory: 4 GB 1067 MHz DDR3, Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 320M 256 MB, Software: OS X 10....
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Problem with bootable usb drives

So I have just created a windows 8 bootable drive using the tutorial at http://bleeptobleep.blogspot.fr/2013/02/mac-install-windows-7-or-8-on-external.html?m=1 But when I held down the option key at ...
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Can Macbook air run my softwares?

I would like to buy Macbook air with below specifications 4gb RAM 128GB Flash Storage i5 Processor 1.7Ghz Mavericks OS And i would like to install the below softwares x-Code 2 Virtual machines (...
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How to keep my PowerPC Macbook Pro running OSX 10.5.8 Leopard secure?

I have a pretty fast and good Macbook Pro with PowerPC chips inside. I cannot upgrade to newer operating systems anymore, and do not receive any upgrades anymore. Therefore, I an concerned about how ...
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Don't see Airplay Icon on my Macbook Pro Mountain Lion

Is there a Freeware AirParrot Alternative? I don't want to burn my wallet to the ground as it is. I've tried ServeMeTo with StreamMeTo freeware but didn't get better results.
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Macbook Air usb to ethernet problem

When I first bought, it totally worked. but now, it works after many plug and re-unplugs. What should I do? and it keeps not detecting the usb to ethernet cable.
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MBP early 2013 so slow! please help!

The institution I work in bought recently (early 2013) 8 MacBookPros 13' with 10.8 from an Apple store. (they are not Retina Display) The problem is that my laptop is suuuuuper slow at doing regular ...
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precaution or steps to take before booting up 4 months unused macbook air

My mother was ill for quite some-time, and she didn't use her MacBook Air for almost 4 months now. Before booting it up again, and start making use, please let me know if there are some necessary ...