So, basically, you want to be in closed clam shell mode but keep the lid open so you can hear the speakers better.
Unfortunately, there's no command that will disable a monitor.
Use a magnet to trigger the lid sensor
You didn't identify which MacBook Pro, but it's not really necessary. Simply slide a small magnet (a refrigerator magnet will suffice) around ...
There are many reasons for high pitched noises (commonly referred to as electrical squeal). However, without hearing it and being able to put hands on, it's impossible to diagnose.
Try a higher quality Thunderbolt 3 cable. An active cable which will handle higher bandwidth and more power is a good bet.
Determine if it's coming from the speakers by ...
It is a structural connector and should be repaired and replaced. The battery is part of what makes the case stiff so your device will be more susceptible to bends. Not having the bottom cover latch in could damage the batteries in a very unsafe way. Same if that piece or even a tiny screw were wedged between any part of the top case or bottom cover and the ...
It might be easier to boot in target disk mode to erase a machine that’s not healthy enough to boot to recovery. As you know, you’ll need to assemble an external OS and modify it to prevent graphics drivers to get around your failed GPU / logic board. Target disk mode often works in this case since only the firmware is running - no OS.
Both of these require ...
The general process I have for rehabilitating old hardware is a complate wipe.
Back up to Time Machine via USB or FireWire local drive. (Optional)
Connect to ethernet (WiFi can be slow and spotty)
Boot to internet recovery and erase install
Before I load anything I repeat all!the tests with clean installs of only a few apps.
In your case, the battery is ...
I have the same problem except I dont have any config on system preferance.
And there is no Control strip service running anytime.
Any help to service this as I live in a country where there is no apple support.
924 ttys000 0:00.00 grep -i touch bar
I got this when typed ps -A | grep -i "touch bar"
Though my touchbar is totally blank. doesnt respond to any touches though the Touch Id is working fine and everytime.
First of all, you need to change the default location for downloads to your Desktop folder, if that's what you want.
In Safari > Preferences > General, there's a setting for the downloads location. This sets the preference for all applications, not just Safari.
If you don't do this, then any app that wants to save a file there will likely recreate the ...
We've had four spills over Mac laptops in the family, so I've had a fair bit of experience.
It is impossible for someone to say with any degree of certainty how long your Mac will last. Water spill damage is 'not good', but the effects can vary depending on what part got wet, for how long, whether it was powered, etc, etc, etc.
However, I would not expect ...
I have a 2020 Macbook 13in MacBook Pro which I got 2 weeks ago and have this exact issue, still isolating at this time. Even turned off the new battery management feature to see if it is causing it. Any additional ideas will be much appreciated.
I have the same experience with the latest MacBook Pro 13inch 2020 model, just delivered 2 weeks ago. I never turned on BT, and have also tried disabling the new battery management feature to no avail. The only thing left for me to try is to turn off WiFi before I shutdown.
Any help will be gladly appreciated.
Is there a way I can enable my MacBook Pro to allow the incoming charging through this?
There's is not setting to allow incoming charging because charging is, by design, allowed. It's a defacto function of the port.
I think you're misunderstanding how the Thunderbolt port works. It's a multiplexing of several signals - DisplayPort, USB 3.2, PCIe, and ...
This is what solved the issue for me.
You will need another Apple computer running Catalina.
Make time machine backup of the working computer.
Boot in recovery mode in the non-working computer.
Recover from that backup.
Continue from there...
Hope this helps, and that you have access to another mac with catalina (in that awful village where you live ...
You can get a USB DAC (Digital to Analog Converter) and connect any speaker or audio device to your Mac. I personally use one to connect my iMac to a Bose Wave Radio and in this answer, the user connects a set of the vintage Apple ball speakers to a newer Mac.
I am looking for solutions to start the laptop. I don't know what I have done wrong, a simple command to disable the boot on by opening the lid and I am stuck with my MacBook Pro not starting.
You didn't do anything wrong. Setting a value in NVRAM isn't going to override your power button. This is entirely coincidental.
Things to try:
Try plugging a ...
The setting is stored in NVRAM, so resetting that should undo the new nvram setting. Unfortunately in this case, NVRAM is persisted like something written to disk, so neither SMC nor disconnecting the power can undo the setting.
Try using the automatic power on as part of the NVRAM reset. With the Mac having shut down after showing the battery indicator, ...
I was having the same issue and I tried to change resolution and refresh rate by clicking "Scaled". The problem was that it was showing just 5 images to select the size of text and not resolution numbers with Refresh Rate drop box. You have to hold the Option key and click “Scaled” to see them.
I hope this helps you the same way it helped me.
Yes. Apple hardware and macOS support USB audio out of the box. Plug in amplified or non-amplified devices that fit your room and sound preference and enjoy. USB is digital out so may be better than analog audio out connectors or Bluetooth or AirPlay sounds.
Search for USB Computer Speakers online. If you are totally lost, start with a brand like Logitech ...
No, a permanent magnet of any reasonable size would not damage your computer.
You are not endangering your computer by having the case near the computer.
The SSD in your computer is not affected by magnets of that type at all.
I was experiencing the same issue with AirPods 1 on macOS Big Sur. Enabling the AirPods microphone (so the headphones starts using the lower latency codec) fixed it. It looks like Google Meet doesn't like adjusting the audio latency, resulting in the garbled sound.
Interestingly I've been plagued by issues with bluetooth connections, I've since switched to a wired keyboard and I'm trialing different devices for both headset and mouse, including a Logitech M720 Triathlon, Bose QC35, Microsoft Generation 1 Surface Headphones, and a mighty mouse. The drop outs are always accompanied with the following error message.
When charging my MacBook Pro (mid 2017, macOS Catalina 10.15.7) with the 61W USB-C Power Adapter from Apple, sometimes the "battery is not charging" warning start appearing from nowhere draining the battery.
There are a couple of possibilities that can be attributed to this:
Battery Health Management
This could be expected behavior. With the ...
You have hybrid partitioning. The question you have linked to does not. An indicator of hybrid partitioning is the output of the following warning message from the gpt command.
Suspicious MBR at sector 0
When a GUID partitioning is being used, there are two tables. The first is the MBR (Master Boot Record) partition table located at sector 0. This is ...
Yes, you can use a Thunderbolt 3 dock such as the OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock or similar available from many different makers of docks.
That dock allows you to connect the two monitors and charge the Mac via one cable going from the Mac to the dock. The second port on the Mac is then used to power the external Thunderbolt 3 hard drive.
Alternatively you could ...
i've experienced the same issue last year. I was instructed to reinstall macOS. And it worked.
You can download the Yosemite & El Capitan bootable installer here:
And create bootable USB: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201372
OR through Internet Recovery Mode: https://...
There's no 2020 or 2021 model of the 16" MacBook Pro currently. The 16" MacBook Pro only exists as the Late 2019 model - there are no others.
The codes you have refer to various build-to-order variants. For example you can buy the 16" model with 16 GB RAM, 32 GB or 64 GB RAM, there's 3 different CPU models, 3 GPU variants, 5 SSD sizes, and so ...
However, is it worth actually upgrading?
A newer macOS release always includes the latest security patches for any discovered hardware of software vulnerabilities. So generally speaking, it's a good idea to upgrade if your device supports running it, given you have no reason to refrain from upgrading.
I know I can't use certain features (such as the ...
According to this Macworld.com article here you can use backwards compatibility by making sure that the dock you purchase is EXTERNALLY POWERED in order to supply access and power to the down-streamed device. Hope I helped!
It is possible to manage this - basically you have two options:
1) Let macOS handle this automatically
You enable this from System Preferences by clicking Apple ID, iCloud and then ensure that Optimise Mac Storage is checked.
This ensures that everything is stored in iCloud Drive, and as much as possible is also stored on the Mac. However as available space ...
If you have a new box that you're still able to return, you could consider buying the 650 model instead of 550 model that you currently have. The 650 models supports charging the laptop with up to 100 watts, whereas the 550 model only supports 87 watts.
In regards to switching power source and your comment regarding that you think Apple incorrectly states ...
I want to add this in here as a word of caution.
As someone who has written acceptable use policies for educational establishments, there are "boiler plate" provisions (meaning pretty standard across the entire industry) that you're going to find that you've agreed to even if you don't remember agreeing to them:
Use of an identity/password other ...
Basically you can't overcome the restrictions set by Securly (or any other such tool). You should approach the school administration if
you are blocked from doing work mandated by the school
this is your personal device and you want to have the restrictions removed
I have just connected a LG 43UN700-B to a non-retina MacBook Pro 2012 (with NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M 1024 MB video card). Using a Mini Displayport to HDMI adapter, the screen maxed out at 1080p (60Hz), which really wasn't very useable for a screen this size. However, with a 4k capable Mini Displayport to Displayport adapter and cable, I was able to run the ...
In regards to question 1: Yes, it should work perfectly fine for those purposes. I use the same dock and similar 4K monitors with several setups here with the 2017 15" MacBook Pro without any flicker issues or similar. It should be the same for the 13" model.
In regards to question 2: The dock has a mini-DisplayPort port as well as a Thunderbolt 3 ...
How to cope with MagSafe “withdrawal”?
One should take pause when consider doing anything that Apple doesn't. @Allen's comment points out that the (relatively small) stub of an aftermarket magnetic connector sticking out is an opportunity to put stress on the internal connector when the laptop is stored or bouncing around in a backpack.
For users like me ...
While @Varun's answer above helped me find the below solution, I am adding it as a separate answer, so that it might help others as well.
Varun's answer speaks of dust in the fans, however, I got this laptop only a few months back, and thanks to coronavirus, the dust is very low surrounding the places where I live.
Hence I did not bother checking the fan's ...
You don't say why you want to delete it, so I'll assume you know what you're doing.
/usr/libexec is a folder for programs that are used by other programs. xpcproxy is owned by root, and so you'll need at least root privileges (typically via sudo) to delete it.
In addition, you may have Apple's System Integrity Protection if your OS is fairly recent vintage. ...
In both cases the display is running at the same actual resolution (3840x2160). However, the graphics are rendered virtually at a resolution of 6400x3600 before being downsampled to the actual resolution.
This is done because 3200x1800 is not an integer multiple of the actual resolution, therefore there's going to be some compromises made ...
There appears to be a bug in macOS which prevent data syncing over iCloud sometimes.
A workaround is to create a new file/folder under Desktop or Documents folder to trigger the sync. You can delete the temp file/folder immediately.
This is a manual hack to force a sync if the automated sync is failing.
Using two or more adapters in series is not recommended. While not dangerous, they rarely work, or at best, work badly. Find the right adapter for your needs.
I've used this Belkin adapter and this one, to connect different USB-C Apple laptops to a small selection of VGA-only monitors.
this happens some time to time, at least with my macbook air which is a year younger then yours. i found this to happen when switching to fullscreen or airplay. also since that time my computer needs a replacement. my suggestion is: that you get a good refurbished mac.
Should I be concerned about the CPU usage (I am nervous because I only recently purchased the laptop)? I am nervous because I only recently purchased the laptop)
From a hardware (damage) perspective, your Mac and the CPU itself is designed to protect itself from overheating. It will kick in the fans, then throttle things back and finally, if ...
I am having the exact same problem. Something weird that helped me past the "downloading instaler information...failed" is using different wireless connections, and retrying many times. Some (magical) times it just passes to the next screen. This is very weird, I know, but it helped in my case. When I get passed that error, I find a different one: ...