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Macbook Aluminium Late 2008 wont turn on

A couple of weeks ago I got out my old macbook aluminium and went to turn it on and nothing happened. So I plugged it in and the red charging light was on so I just left it to charge in case for some ...
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JDK 1.6 for OSX

I am trying to use the Java game library Slick2d. However it seems like it's bugged using Java 1.7. I've tried to find it but was unsuccessful. Is it possible to install the 1.6 JDK on Mountain ...
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Macbook's keyboard gets hanged

I bought a used macbook which does not have some screws of its casing. The buttons of the keyboard stop working at times. Only the power button works. When I restart, it starts to work fine. What ...
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What is the average age of engineers in Google, Apple and etc? [closed]

In continuation of this Why is Google so much faster than a hard-drive search? Is there any statiscics about how old are engineers in great companies? Just curious how much time i have and how much ...
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Troubleshooting “bursty” network traffic

I've been having a problem with my Internet connection ever since moving to San Francisco, and it's driving me absolutely up the wall. After using my network connection for anywhere between five and ...
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Can I upgrade my 2011 MacBook Pro with 16GB?

I have an "Early 2011" 15 inch Macbook Pro that came with 4GB of RAM and I upgraded to 8GB a week after buying. I bought these RAM Modules: ...
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when using a mac VM with VMWare, how do I use command key within the VM?

I have a apple computer, and am running the apple operating system within a VM on that machine. The VM is running with VMWare. How do I send keyboard combos that use the command key to the VM? When ...
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Call a command line program in Terminal.app without leashing to the terminal? [duplicate]

Running a program with & appended is a handy way to run it as a background process, but the program is still leashed to the terminal; if you quit Terminal.app, the program ends. How can you start ...
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Xcode Installation Fatally Crashed My Mac

I borrowed a macbook with mountian lion today and I put a dmg of xcode on a flash drive and tried to install it but it crashed the mac and the mac WILL NOT load. It always goes to the crash screen ...
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How should I clean and restore an old Apple II computer? [duplicate]

Wondering what I should know before I start tearing this thing down to clean it. What's a good way to clean and restore it in a safe manner? Especially the keyboard as many keys take many tries to ...
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CCTV BNC to usb for mac

I was wondering what is the best way to connect a CCTV camera with BNC cables to a Mac computer. I tried to go BNC TO VGA but the VGA port on my computer seems only to be an output and not an input.
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unable to ping google or smb personal server

I am unable to ping google or my personal server. I suspect this is also why I have issues connecting to my server using smb. Here is the output: [~]$ ping http://google.com ping: cannot ...
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Network cable is plugged in, but iMac isn't recognizing connection

So, while doing a little home networking, I decided to place my iMac on a ethernet connection. Well I plugged in the ethernet cable and normally it will recognize the present cable but not immediately ...
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Keymapping help needed with Apple keyboard on Windows 7 e.g. \ (backslash), at (@), pipe |

I would like some definitive advice with precise steps as to how to get the correct characters (i.e. those shown on the keys themselves) to show when I type with them. Specifically I need keys with ...
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Show all services on right click (mac) [closed]

Whenever you have more than 4 services, they are put in a dropdown option "Services" on right click instead of just being added to the right click menu itself. Is this an option somewhere that can ...
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iTunes - Can't de-authorize all computers

I had iTunes on my laptop, I authorized it through iTunes, now that laptop broke, got the laptop fixed, authorized iTunes again and 3X. I'd already used the option to "De-authorize All Computers" and ...
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how do I connect an Apple Thunderbolt display to a PC?

I have this Apple Thunderbolt display. it works fine with my Macbook Pro. I also want to connect it to my Windows laptop via HDMI. I bought this converter, which converts the HDMI signal to ...
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Mac OS X Leopard: Install on External from Lion or Mountain Lion

I'm trying to set up some testing machines on an external hard drive. I have a Lion MBP and Mountain Lion MBP, and I'm trying to perform the installations from mac books. When I attemt to run the ...
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can I put 1600MHz memory in a late 2011 macbook pro?

I want to update my memory from 4GB 1333MHz to 8GB 1600MHz, Ive read that it is possible but nothing concrete so I ask this again and hope someone with knowledge can answer. The thing is that the ...
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Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15" built in trackpad going haywire

Admittedly I cleaned the laptops body the other day paying no mind to the fact that I was using a slightly damn towelette like rag. Since then the trackpad has become hyper-sensitive at times, ...
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Can I put Windows on a new Mac Book?

I am considering buying a laptop and I'm interested in a MacBook but I will be mostly using Windows environment (Win 7 or Win 8). If I buy an Apple laptop, can I install Win 8 on it? If so, how?
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Move Full Screen Apps to LEFT of Desktop on Mac OS X (Moutain Lion)

I own a MacBook Pro running OS X Mountain Lion and enjoy the convenience and efficiency of being able to three finger (or four finger) swipe between full screen apps. It irritates me however that ...
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Data Recovery from RAID5 disk - Promise Pegasus with Apple OSLion and Thunderbolt connection

I have a Promise Pegasus R6 - 12 TB RAID 5 disk for major storage purposes. One of the six 2TB hard disks were dead and the company provided me with a replacement. When the disk was inserted it ...
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Quotes within quotes applescript

I am doing an applescript that is supposed to set an command with quotes an varible. This is the code so far: set myString to "This is a "quoted" text." But an error occurs because applescript ...
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Macbook 2.26 unibody late 2009 model 6,1 comes 1066MHz RAM, can it run 1333hz

I am not asking if I put in 2 4GB modules of 1333MHz DDR3 RAM will it run without glitch, but instead I am asking will this Hz of am run at 1333hz without issue so the additional benefits of paying ...
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Can I stop iPhone apps from changing my Gmail status? [closed]

I recently got the Mo+ GV iPhone app to replace talkatone and it's a thousand times better. The problem is is that when I'm logged in (It connects to GTalk/voice) my gmail status is changed to an ...
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Airport Express chokes Wi-Fi for a few seconds, several times per hour. Any idea why?

I'm using a MacBookPro connected to an AiportExpress' Wi-FI network. Every once in a while, the Wi-Fi will choke up and either drop some packets, or lag horribly for several seconds. I'm losing hair ...
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How to make recovery USB for MAC OS X with Windows?

I recently bought Mac Mini with Mac OS X. I switched it on and noticed a few recommended updates. I installed them all. And here is the problem. My Mac is switching on properly. After switching ...
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Thunderbolt to multiple non-apple monitors

I've found several Q&A barely touching this option, and therefore no fairly usable answer. I do have Macbook Pro 13" 2012'mid (not retina) with Thunderbolt port. I'd like to use from 3-6 monitors ...
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Keep OSX from switching Keyboard layout automatically

I’m not using a normal Apple Keyboard on my Mac. It’s a standard ISO keyboard with a German Layout. Unfortunately this keyboard is not supported by OSX by default. So some keys are not working right. ...
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Why does my mac have page outs when I have inactive memory?

From what I've read, page outs are a sign that you don't have enough RAM. I have also read that if you have inactive memory available, then the machine will use that memory when starting up new ...
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Why do I need to backup iTunes?

I got a message in iTunes saying: "Thank you for purchasing from the iTunes Store. Protect your purchases by backing them up" erm. Isn't that what my Apple id is for? I thought the whole ...
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How can I get SVN to recognize Mac Bundles as ASCII instead of Binary Streams?

I have a keynote file in which I am regularly editing the text, moving slides around, etc. There are a max of a few kilobytes of data changed in the internal .key XML file. However, SVN recognizes ...
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Apple TV recognized over Wi-Fi but not Ethernet

My setup is as follows: A modem High speed wireless router (Belkin) Apple TV The modem feeds the router and the router is connected to the Apple TV. Now when I connect the Apple TV to the router ...
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loud hard drive clicks / noises when working with laptop at an angle (on lap), normal or faulty? [closed]

Ive just bought a 15" macbook pro, the first thing that i noticed when i got it booted up was a large amount of clicking coming from the hdd. This is when having the laptop at a slight angle on my ...
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Will Apple Cinema work on my laptop?

I have an HP with HDMI and VGA ports, and HD 3000 and HD6770M graphics. Will the Cinema 27" work with my laptop with full capabilities?
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How to Boot and run Windows 8 from USB on Mac (NOT Windows-To-Go)

I have an installation of Windows 8 that I run from an Portable HDD over USB. I use this on campus to allow me to bring my entire OS and files with me. There never anyone using the macs, so I was ...
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Does the retina MacBook Pro Australian charger duckhead have 3 prongs on it or 2?

I notice that with my Retina MacBook Pro (bought in UK), its charger uses all three prongs to power the laptop (like this, rather than this). Not surprised, it's a powerful machine. I'm going to ...
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iMac freezes when power button pressed

iMac Specs: 24" Apple iMac OS X Lion (10.7.5) 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 4GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM The normal behavior when pressing the power button while the iMac is running is to put the computer to ...
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Mac with two internal drives: how can I make moving the default drag operation?

I have two internal drives in my Mac, an SSD and an HDD. Since parts of my home directory are symlinked to the HDD, I frequently run into an issue where dragging a file into a different folder causes ...
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Is it possible to cancel an iCloud remote wipe submitted to an offline device?

I suppose this has to be too common, but when searching (both google and the SE network) the S/N ratio is too low to find a clear answer... Scenario: user looses her iOS6 iPhone4S user runs to ...
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Deleted JavaVM.framework, how to restore?

I accidentally deleted /System/Library/Frameworks/JavaVM.framework, and now i can't use any command like java, javac, etc.. even if i have java installed. So someone know how to restore this folder ...
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Why have my Aperture referenced files disappeared without trace?

I have an Aperture library that I've been using for several years. In the past week a number of recent photos and movies have mysteriously disappeared. The missing files were all safely imported ...
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Is it possible to export a keyboard layout mapping for re-import onto another machine?

I have an Apple wired-USB keyboard that I share with my MacBookPro and Windows 7 32bit Home desktop via a KVM (Keyboard,Video,Mouse) switch. The MacBookPro has BootCamp for running Windows 7 64bit ...
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Can't install iTunes because Windows Installer Service could not be accessed

I am having a problem installing iTunes on my Windows 7 laptop. When I tried to run the application i got this message The Windows Installer Service could not be accessed. This can occur if you ...
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Fonts too bold under OS X 10.8 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Getting crisper fonts in OS X after switching from Windows I am using chrome browser, and i am a guy who never used mac before, i switched from ubuntu to os x. Now the ...
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How do you change an expired certificate?

While I've been using mac for sometime. Often when I'm doing software updates on various machines I need to install new software. Most updates have certificates which are sometimes out of date. I ...
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Can't reach only certain websites from my Wifi (with macbook and iphone)

I can't access certain websites neither from my macbook nor from my iphone when connected to my Wifi. The same website can be opened from another windows computer connected to the same Wifi. This is ...
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Windows 7 halts booting when Apple Keyboard connected

When Windows 7(64bit) is booting, and Apple Keyboard is connected by USB, then it halts on 'Vaio' logo, while loading BIOS(and I have to disconnect keyboard, restart computer, and connect when windows ...
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Are there apple macs with ivy bridge CPU already on sale? [closed]

If not, then when? I tried to google it out but couldn't find any dates. I am especially interested about macbooks.