Questions about the Apple MacBook family of laptops.

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Macbook Pro 2011 Battery won't charge after it drained out 100% plus can't boot

My macbook was working fine until my magsafe charger's pin got broken. I unplugged magsafe charger as it was not charging and had faint green light. I continued to use Macbook until all of the battery ...
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How To Calibrate MacBook Pro with Epson 4880 Stylus Pro

I would like to know how to calibrate my MacBookPro with my Epson 4880 Stylus Pro. In other words how to make the colors I see on my computer screen, print out with the same colors on my Epson. I ...
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How do I get my MacBook Pro to connect with external hard drive?

I have a 1TB hard drive almost full of my data. I was previously using it with Windows 7 operating system. Now I have switched my operating system to Mac. My MacBook Pro does not recognize my ...
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How do you bind a letter key in Mac OS X?

A friend has water damage on her keyboard so the button for letter "t" is not working. The laptop is a MacBook Pro, OS X 10.9. Is there any way for us to re-bind a key for lower-case and capital "t"? ...
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Up and down arrows change table cell, not line, on Apple Word

I'm using Microsoft Word on my Macbook. The document is a pre-existing form that I need to write in. This form is tabular in nature. When I'm editing text, the left and right arrow keys act normally ...
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Flashing cursor when booting Linux on a MacbookAir6,2 from external drive

I'm trying to install Ubuntu Saucy onto an external hard drive for a Macbook Air 6,2. The intention is that I can plug it into an unmodified Macbook and run Ubuntu. I have a working USB installer ...
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Connecting two Macbook pros with thunderbolt cable

I am trying to find a way to connect a macbook pro to another macbook pro as a second screen with a thunderbolt to thunderbolt cable (or differently). I am not able to find online if that's doable ...
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Upgrade MacBook Air CPU by soldering

I know the processor of MacBook Airs are soldered to the motherboard, but would it be possible to unsolder it (using amazing skills) and then solder on a new faster one?
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External 1440p monitor for Macbook pro 13" late 2013

I want to buy 2550x1440 external moniter, found cheap Yamaksi monitors on Ebay from Korea. Problem: I already know, that I can buy displayport to DVI dual link active adapter powered from USB, but I ...
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What is the optimal distribution of RAM across available slots given a specific amount?

Given two memory slots, what is the optimal configuration given my 2x1GB, plus either 1x4GB or 2x2GB? (I just bought a used laptop with two slots, currently 2x1GB, max 8GB) Possible upgrade ...
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Can I lock my mac volume to always be on or loud?

I want to lock my volume on my macbook pro so that i can't turn it down or mute it. Does anyone know how to do this?
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Which parts of a laptop can be damaged by drop impact?

I have Macbook pro late 2013 with SSD. 1-2 times I dropped it inside bag (with protection) from about 30-40 CM while it's off. I know that when laptop with HDD, there is chance that HDD can be ...
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Retina Macbook Pro 13 & Linux VMs?

im in search of the perfect ultrabook for me. Tried an HP Spectre for about a month and found out i wasn't quite happy with it. The high res display (2560x1440) is really nice but causes problems in ...
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How to enable hardware virtualization on a MacBook?

I need to enable hardware virtualization on my MacBook Air 2013. I want to run the Windows Phone 8 emulator, which requires hardware virtualization. I am running Windows 8 in boot camp. On my old PC, ...
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Macbook pro, boot camp, can't enable wifi adapter

installed Windows 8 on my macbook pro (Item No : 8899069, Mftr Part No : MD313LL/A) via boot camp. I installed the boot camp support tools. The wifi adapter says that it is working correctly. However, ...
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Determine if Mac laptop is using battery power or wall charger

In the top right of the menu bar it says "not charging" -- but I also have a suspicion that it is not using battery power either. Is there any way to tell if a Mac is using battery power besides the ...
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Reconfigure Macbook to use USB wifi card instead of PCI-e card

Is it possible to change a setting or configuration file to associate a USB wi-fi adapter with the built-in wifi tools (like the icon in the top bar) instead of the mPCI-e card? Right now I am using ...
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How can I tell if my Mac has Bluetooth 4.0 (Low Energy)

I know the make and model of my MacBook Pro. I want to know if there is any direct way to know if Bluetooth Low Energy (BTLE) is supported on that model or not. Model identifier - MacBookPro9,1 Model ...
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Install Mac OS on Macbook Air running only Windows 7

My girlfriends Late 2010 Macbook Air, only has Windows 7 installed on it. I am now taking it over and want to get rid of Windows and only have Mac OS. Problem is all the stuff I can find online, ...
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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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Keyboards - MacBook vs Windows differences

I've used "Windows" keyboards (separate and mainstream laptops), and am now using a MacBook air. Mac's keyboard is obviously different - I mean physically. The keys don't 'sink' as far in when ...
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How do I get '<' character on the correct key on Macbook Pro Keyboard in Windows 8.1?

I use a Macbook Pro with Windows 8.1 and German keyboard layout: Whenever I press the < key left of y (german, y is left of x) I get the '^' character instead. Vice versa, whenever I press the ^ ...
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Sony Bravia TV Color Saturation Broken After Macbook Air HDMI

Recently I bought a HDMI cable to connect my Macbook Air Retina to my Sony Bravia TV, which supports 1080p. The display transferred, but the color saturation is off. The saturation is more red and ...
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Resolution scaling reduces quality

I got a Macbook Air and the native resolution is 1440 x 900 which is very clear and crisp. The problem is the text and ui elements are tiny at that resolution. So I changed the resolution to 1280 x ...
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What is the easiest way to stop Narrator without administrative privileges?

Every once in a while, the Windows Narrator starts out of the blue on one of my Windows VMs running under VMware Fusion on a MacBook Retina. There seems no clear way to stop it as there is no visual ...
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Test for Read/Write Errors

Im going to install a 2nd hard drive in my optical bay via a caddy. OWC's version is called a Data Doubler, but I found another piece that is much cheaper. One buyer commented that he had read/write ...
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MacBook Pro early 2011 WiFi says it's on but it's not (new fresh install 10.8.5 (12f45)

WiFi log: Dec 17 00:30:01 cmb-macbook-pro newsyslog[461]: logfile turned over Tue Dec 17 01:18:33.235 <airportd[489]> _doAutoJoin: Already associated to "linksys_media". Bailing on auto-join. ...
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My mac's screen isn't showing. How do I get it to use an external monitor as primary?

I have a macbook (not pro) with OS X on it. The primary screen is not showing anything. I've connected a secondary monitor but what step should I take to make that primary?
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Installing OSX 10.7 on MacBook 4,1

I am not a Apple user, but I want to upgrade a MacBook 4,1 to Lion 10.7/10.7.5 but when I boot from the CD with the dmg file I bought from app store, I click on Reinstall Mac OS X but I get a message ...
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In permission, it always prompt me to enter password

everyone! I have a little problem in permission, When I'm saving a file or create folder(file).. the MAC OS prompt me to enter a user password.. How can I fix that - (reset the user permission to ...
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Can I use a mac mini as the boot drive with a 2006 macbook?

I need to update to the latest Mac OSX Mavericks for some iOS development work. However the Macbook is so old that the latest OS is not compatible with it. I can't afford to shell out the money for a ...
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Is there any way to lock the internal keyboard and trackpad without logging out on mac?

Was wondering if there is any quick way of locking the internal keyboard / trackpad on macbook without logging out?
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Connecting OS X MacBook Pro to DirecTV DVR

I have a DirecTV DVR which soon will be replaced. The local phone carrier has wired fiber-to-the-door and that DirecTV sat service will soon be history. I have irreplaceable video recordings on the ...
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How to upgrade Mac OS X from 10.6.8 to 10.9?

I read the following informations from the apple discussion: Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks, breaks the tradition, and is available free (subject certain license restrictions) for anyone from 10.6.8 ...
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Underlying Concept Behind Keyboard Mappings

I am frustrated with key mapping issues. On my Linux box, if I type Home/End in Vim, then the cursor actually moves to the beginning/end of the line. On my Mac when I am on TextEdit, if I do Fn + ...
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Unable to delete or re-partition internal drive using Disk Utility

When using Disk Utility, after booting onto the recovery partition, I can't... Re-partition Delete partitions Repair partitions
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My iPhone, Macbook and Laptop won't connect to 192.168.1.*

Previously I could connect perfectly with my iphone to my web server on 192.168.1.* but since I got a MacBook, I now can't even connect my iphone to either of the computers. I can connect to the wifi ...
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Mac working extremely slow

I have MacBook Pro from 2011 year with 8 GB RAM. I changed hard drive to new one, with 7200 rpm and 16 MB cache, and fully reinstalled system from ESD disk (not from any backups). And the system ...
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One finger scrolling on a Macbook touchpad

After an accident that damaged my hands, I am no longer able to do the two finger scrolling gesture on Macbook touchpad. On Windows I set up so called "scrollzone", it allows me to scroll smoothly by ...
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Wireless doesn't work on my macbook with Kubuntu 13.04

I have installed Kubuntu 13.04 on my Macbook 2009 (it is not "pro"). It works everything fine but Wireless. Apparently Kubuntu doesn't recognize wireless, but i can use ethernet. Can someone help ...
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How to turn off the backlight of the Apple logo on top of MacBook?

I'm running Fedora 19 Linux on MacBook Pro and power management is critical to me. I wondering if I can turn off the backlight of the big Apple logo to save little energy with battery only. Thanks.
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Create new NTFS partition on macbook partition

I have 2 partitions on my Macbook: C:\ for Windows 7 D:\ for Mac OS I don't use MacOS, and I want to install a new Windows 7 64 bit to a new partition. I hesitate to format D:\ drive, I don't want ...
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Mac OS: is there a way to manage battery charge programmatically?

This question is a duplicate of question on stack overflow http://stackoverflow.com/questions/19168214/mac-os-is-there-a-way-to-turn-off-battery-charging-programmatically I'm curious about is there a ...
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How to make my Macbook to reconnect automatically to my WIFI network when the connection timeouts

I'm using a white 13" Macbook to stream a radio station to my workplace, this computer is at home, and I'm looking for a way to guarantee that its signal will be on 24/7. Software-wise everything is ...
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How to tell if my MacBook Air supports USB 3.0

How do I tell if my MacBook Air supports USB 3.0. I found About This Mac → More Info... → System Report... → Hardware → USB But nothing there clearly states version 2.0 or 3.0. How can I know for ...
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Is there supposed to be a dev folder in OS X? [closed]

I have the latest version of Mountain Lion installed. I'm curious - is the dev folder only supposed to be on a system in the developer version of the OS, or is it in all versions?
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Erratic touchpad behaviour on MacBook

The trackpad on my MacBook moves on its own and jumps about on the screen. Sometimes I can't move it at all, and most mouse actions has a little delay on it. When I close the lid and re-open it, the ...
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Macbook Pro - Removing Thermal Sensor, problems?

I'll try be brief. My macbook pro 2008 unibody, kept asking me to shut down, if you kept pressing cancel it would wait, and ask again... and repeat until it just turned it self off. After it would ...
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Mac Actions for every key stroke

I am new to mac world. The other day while using the parallels with windows, I accidentally hit a short cut that turned on a weird feature that I dont want it to hang around. Please check the image ...
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sites are in the middle of the broswer Safari

I went to Apple retail store and had a look at Macbook Pro and Macbook Air. What I have noticed about them when I start browsing the web is that all sites are in the middle of of broswer screen so ...