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Spilled water on Macbook Pro and dropped it — now won't boot

I spilled a fair amount of water (about a glass on the keyboard of my late 2008 macbook pro). After flipping the computer over, I let it dry after taking out the battery. As I was walking away, I saw ...
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Why does my MacBook play the startup sound through the speakers rather than through the connected earbuds?

I just installed Windows 8.1 Pro on my MacBook using Bootcamp. Before doing this, the startup sound that gets played whenever you turn on the MacBook would play through my earbuds if they were ...
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62 views

Mac stuck on gray screen

I have a retina Macbook Pro with Mavericks. After the latest update, it is stuck on a gray screen during boot. After checking, it seems stuck when loading boot.efi. From the terminal, I see that ...
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Macbook Late 2007 (A1181 - 3.1) doesn't boot from usb [duplicate]

My CD/DVD drive is dead and I want to install bootcamp using USB dongle. Using bootcamp everything seems to be right until I restart the computer to install Windows. The screen flash between two icons ...
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415 views

Macbook pro won't boot after boot camp attempt

So, I have a macbook pro 15" and tried to install windows 7 on it using boot camp, the instalation succeded and windows 7 loaded the first time fine, i've then installed the apple drivers on it and on ...
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81 views

Macbook stuck on the loading screen

My Macbook stuck on the grey screen with the apple logo and the spinning wheel. I changed RAM memory (after crash) recently, but it worked fine for some time. I've already tried and it didn't help: ...
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74 views

Used dd to copy liveusb partition to internal macbook drive. After reboot all I see is a grey screen

I was trying to boot a macbook using a liveusb, but it didn't work because my macbook model can't boot from usb. I created a new internal partition and tried to dd the liveusb onto it. After I ...
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1answer
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MacBook Air startup disk not found, but verified

I have a MacBook Air that has suddenly stopped booting at all. I booted into recovery mode and see the harddrive fine in Disk Utility. The partition is there as well marked: Mac OS X Base System. I ...
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MacBook starts up but is unresponsive

I have an original MacBook A1181, which I bought second hand last year. Up until recently it had been working fine, I had had to upgrade the RAM to 4 GB and buy a new battery but had no other issues. ...
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Is there a way to stop background programs in OS X?

I have a MacBook that runs OS X. It's really slow at times during startup. I know I can Force Quit some programs by using Command ⌘+Option ⌥+Esc ⎋. Is there another way to see any other ...
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388 views

What causes the computer clock to change radically and how can I fix it?

My girlfriend just sent me the following photo: Apparently that was what greeted her, along with a load of license expiry warnings, when she booted her laptop this morning. She then rebooted to be ...
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1answer
241 views

Create an image of a pure Ubuntu-Installation on Macbook Pro

I'm running Ubuntu 11.10 on my Macbook Pro (Late 2009) as the only operating system, so theres's no Mac OS X oder Bootcamp installed. It runs fine and now i'd like to create an image of the current ...
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1answer
496 views

Restore Windows boot from Ubuntu

I have a Macbook with triple boot based on rEFIt and custom-configured hybrid MBR. Recently I needed to resize partitions a couple of times (due to reasons which are not important to this question). ...
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1answer
90 views

Snow Leopard custom script on startup?

I'm sharing my MacBook's internet connection wirelessly with a PC, and every time I startup my Mac, I need to go to System Preferences>Sharing and uncheck then recheck the Internet Sharing box again ...
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1answer
203 views

Installing Ubuntu through USB on a Mac

My Superdrive is broken and I can't burn dvds. So, in order to install Ubuntu 11.04 on my Macbook Pro 5.5 I thought of booting from a USB disk and install it that way. I have tried using dd and ...
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2k views

Booting Clonezilla from a LiveUSB on a Macbook running Ubuntu

I have Ubuntu 10.04 running on a Macbook Pro 5.5. It's using rEFIt to allow Ubuntu to boot via grub despite the Mac's EFI. For backup purposes, I'd like to clone it's harddrive using Clonezilla. I ...
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1answer
435 views

Ubuntu live-USB does not start under MacBookAir3,1

I downloaded Ubuntu here http://www.Ubuntu.com/desktop/get-ubuntu/download and followed step 2 to create a bootable USB flash drive. But when I restart my MacBook Air and press 'alt' during the ...
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1answer
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Mac boots quickly, wakes from sleep slowly

I recently got a solid state drive installed in my 2008 Macbook and ever since it's been taking about 20 seconds from the time I hit the power button to the time I can begin using the computer. ...
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1answer
595 views

Mac OS X Time Machine Restore - Failure?

I've got an late 2009 macbook pro 13' and yesterday I replaced the native hd (new hd: Hitachi; same form factor). I choosed "Restore from Time Machine" in the options menu on the snow leopard install ...
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1answer
217 views

HDD from Mid-2009 MacBook Pro works OUTSIDE laptop, but not INSIDE

Leading up to the problem: I was working late one night on a Keynote presentation. My battery ran out, and the computer did that hibernation thing it does when there's no battery power. I got my ...
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1answer
3k views

How can I boot a MacBook Pro from a USB drive?

I have a bootable USB drive. Is it possible to boot a MacBook Pro from it, and if so, how?
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1answer
299 views

Problem after Installing Windows (XP or 7) On My Mackbook Pro

I installed Windows 7 (and XP before) on my Mackbook Pro and whenever I boot my Windows and after that boot my OS X my clock shows the wrong time and my login items that I set in the system disappear! ...
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1answer
289 views

MacBook start up problem

I have an aging, ailing MacBook. The battery died on it a few months ago, but can still use it when plugged in. I recently upgraded it to Snow Leopard. Had it unplugged for a few days. Went to boot ...
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macbook can't recognize linux partition at startup

I'm using an Intel-based macbook, I made a new partition with BootCamp, after that I inserted debian installation CD, deleted the FAT32 partition that was made by BootCamp, made 3 new partitions: / ...
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3answers
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Speeding up OS X boot times on a year old MBP

I've had my MBP for a little over a year now. It used to boot up lightenign quick, to the envy of my Windows friends. Not so much anymore. What can I do to speed up the boot time on my OS X 10.5 ...