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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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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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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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Ctrl + Alt + Del on a Mac with Windows

I'm using Boot Camp to run Windows on my Mac. Last night I tried to compress the memory of C, then after that finished, it told me to Press Ctrl + Alt + Del to restart How do I press these ...
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Macbook pro ATI GPU is fried. What are my options

I have an early 2011 15" Macbook (2.4 GHz i7) The laptop boots fine, but after 10 to 20 minutes of regular use the screen either goes blank, breaks off into multiple lines, goes dark or just ...
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mp3 url's won't play

I'm on a macbook and when useing firefox, MP3's called up from a public url don't load or play anymore. They used to. I'm just looking at a blank screen with the copied url on the tab. But they play ...
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Best way to speed up my old Macbook Pro?

I'm looking for quite a technical answer here, despite the amateur sounding question. I've got a 2006 era 17" Macbook Pro (primarily running Windows) which is limited in a number of key ways. For ...
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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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Preventing closed Macbook from sleeping at startup

I have an old Macbook that I'm going to be tucking in a cabinet for use as a media server. It's currently running InsomniaX to keep it from sleeping when the lid is shut. This works great when I ...
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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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Which laptops use the same displays as MacBooks? [closed]

In reviews, Apple's MacBooks always get very good ratings for their displays. As far as I know Apple uses LG and Samsung displays for most of their products. How can I find out which displays the ...
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How to transfer files from MacBook Pro to laptop using WiFi?

I have two laptops: MacBook Pro Dell XPS 15 L-501z I want to know how can I transfer files via WiFi between them?
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196 views

roughly how much faster is a MacBook pro 13“ (the basic) compared to the basic 13” MacBook air [closed]

Im looking at buying a MacBook over the summer and have been looking at two different models, the Air and Pro models above, does anyone know roughly how much faster (or slower) the Pro will be ...
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Converting laptop's internal LCD to external display

I have two 17" Macbook Pro's. One is dead, other one is alive. I disassembled the dead one, and removed it's working display successfully. As I see it, it has a LG LP171WU6-TLA1 display with 40 pins ...
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Which laptop to choose: Lenovo Thinkpad or Macbook? [closed]

I'm looking for a new laptop and don't know what to choose - Lenovo Thinkpad T61(or similar series) or Macbook. Area of usage: coding, surfing, no virtualization. That's it. I don't need super ...
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1answer
554 views

Why does my Macbook Pro use up so much battery when asleep?

I often put my laptop to sleep at the end of the day with 20%+ battery remaining. When I open it the next morning, it complains that it's at dangerously low battery; it seems to have used up 10% or ...
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1answer
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How do I share photos between two MacBook Pros wirelessly? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I share files between two Macs wirelessly? How do I share photos between two Macbook Pro laptops? I want to download photos from my other MacBook Pro; how do I ...
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386 views

Can I use a cheap inverter for my laptop?

I'm going to travel in a car this summer. It would be very nice if I could charge my laptop using the cigarette lighter. Because my computer is from Apple, there's no way to directly connect the two, ...
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is it good to use Laptop keyboard cover and body cover?

Currently I'm using a laptop keyboard cover (for a Mac); my brother told me that it's not good for your laptop, because it keeps the laptop heat inside. Is this true? I'm also using the Laptop ...
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Ungrounded laptop (Macbook Pro) buzzes in headphones, weird feeling when fingers brush lightly

I've got a nearly 3-year-old MacBook Pro 15" 2.16GHz (MacBookPro2,2). When I am not using the extended, grounded adapter for the power supply, just using the simple, two-prong plug, I can hear a ...
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Ultraportable full keyboard or keyboard add-ons?

I love my MacBook Pro. I hate my MacBook Pro's keyboard. It doesn't have an actual delete key (the key marked "delete" is actually backspace - deletes the character before the cursor, not after). ...
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Someone broke in and stole my MacBook and iPod Touch. Now what?

So, somebody has my MacBook (non-pro aluminum, 2009) and iPod Touch (g1). I didn't set the login requirement for any reason (it would only prompt for a password if you install something, like an ...
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589 views

Laptop with good hardware, similar to a MacBook Pro

I love the Macbook Pro. It is a great hardware. The all aluminium without any screws is a turn-on :) . The display, keyboard etc make it awesomer. Now, I'd love to buy a Macbook pro itself, but I am ...
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Mac builtin video camera (iSight) stopped working

The video camera built in to my Mac laptop seems to have stopped working. When I bring up Photo Booth, for example, it just shows a video camera icon crossed out. Similarly for other applications. ...
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1answer
388 views

MacBook says to replace battery. Should I?

My MacBook says that battery is not charging, and the battery is completely empty (in fact, pressing the button on the battery illuminates no LEDs). If I plug the power adapter off the mac shuts off ...
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Is there a way to close the lid on a MacBook without putting it sleep?

Is there a way to close the lid on a MacBook without putting it sleep? This would be useful when connecting the macbook to an external display, for instance. I've never been able to figure it out ...
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2answers
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MacBook Pro battery capacity 65K mAh

I have a 15" MacBook Pro 3.1 (that is Late 2007 model AFAIR). I've bought it new a couple of years ago. Recently its on-battery power lifespan became very short (30 to 10 minutes). When my notebook ...
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2answers
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Hash key via Bootcamp on Macbook pro

I have a Macbook Pro and installed on this is Windows via Bootcamp. Now I do a lot of programming and I can't find the hash key! Am I missing an obvious shortcut or is there a way to change the ...