The Apple branding for their professional laptop line. These include the currently sold Unibody models as well as the earlier Intel-based MacBook Pro models.

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Cant boot MacBook Pro - HDD File System is Read-Only

I have a big problem - I think. The problem seems to be that my HDD is Read-Only so I cant boot and can not erase the HDD to reinstall the system. But here is the whole story. I bougth a used ...
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How to make my seagate external hard drive write on a Mac, even if it is compatible with both windows and Mac?

I have a Seagate external hard drive, when I first installed it I made it compatible with both windows and mac even though I, myself, have a Macbook Pro. But for some reason it works very well with ...
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MacBook Pro shutting off and not able to wake up

I see there are others with this problem. My computer kept turning off until finally I couldn't turn it back on. It was giving me a message "the Start Up disk was full" and suggesting I rid of some ...
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Is this an automatic setting within Google Chrome?

I have recently bought a MacBook Pro and immediately noticed that, unlike every Windows OS I've worked with, a Google option constantly pops up when I start to type and often blocks the screen. This ...
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Apple late early 2009 MacBook Pro does not wake (easily) from sleep

My MacBook Pro does not wake up from sleep. Someone told me (because she also had a problem with the same symptoms as mine) there is a sensor at the hinge at the bottom of the display that tells the ...
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13" Macbook pro keyboard, trackpad & USB not working

When I open the screen, the keyboard and track pad is unresponsive. The power button works. USB in both sides give out power, I tried plugging in the laptop cooler and it worked. But USBs do not ...
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Swapping motherboards on the Macbook pro Mid 2010

Is it possible to replace a MacBook Pro (Mid-2010) motherboard with a MacBook Pro (Mid 2012 Core i7) motherboard and CPU?
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How do I troubleshoot poor Wifi speed

This may not be a macbook issue as much as a networking issue. When I connect my macbook through thunderbolt lan connection, use the speed test (speedtest.net) I get upload of 26.5mbps. When I ...
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Using HOME, END, PAGE UP/DOWN on Macbook Pro with Windows

Ok so I finally found out my Macbook Pro had these options using the FN + arrow. But how would you do this if you're using Windows 7 on the Macbook? Virtual or dedicated. Thanks! :)
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Mid 2009 MacBook Pro fan runs at full speed from startup

I recently replaced the trackpad in my mid 2009 MacBook Pro. It now works fine. But upon restart, the fan runs at full speed from startup. It even turned itself on once while it was "asleep." I rac ...
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MacBook Pro (2011) with new Samsung EVO 840 SSD freezing (beach ball) on Yosemite

I’ve been using Yosemite for quite a while on HDD which came with MBP and it worked just fine. I also have MacBook 2010 with Intel SSD and also running Yosemite with no problem. Now, yesterday I’ve ...
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using a PC with HFS+ to pull files off a damaged Macbook Pro hard drive

can anyone one tell me how to use HFS+ windows 8 (that I just bought yesterday, the full 3-in-1 bundle) to pull files off of my macbook pro, model # is A1278, bought new in 2011 with the higest ...
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No sound in windows 8 running on bootcamp

After a few days of searching the web, I managed to install windows 8.1 on my computer successfully including the drivers. After I rebooted my macbook I noticed that my sound was not working. I ...
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Is it possible to share Wifi through internet sharing from a Wifi connected Macbook pro?

My Macbook's connected to Wifi but somehow my iPhone is not. I want it to be connected through the network sharing of Macbook. I've shared network from Ethernet to Wifi via internet sharing in Mac. ...
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Why does my MacBook Pro (with Iris 5200) only output 1920x1200 via HDMI?

I have a late-2013 15" retina MacBook Pro with an i7-4750HQ CPU and onboard Iris Pro 5200 graphics. And in case it makes any difference, I'm running Win8.1 on it. When I connect this MBP to an ...
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Copy iTunes playlists to pen drive for car

I want to transfer my iPhone playlists from a MacBook Pro to a flash drive for use in the car. However, when I select "export" it just exports a "txt" file. How can I export the playlist properly ...
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Brightness keeps changing in Windows 8.1 (on Macbook Pro Retina)

Before anyone gets too excited, it's not the "Adaptive Brightness" feature of the OS. I've already turned that off. Also it seems to have nothing to do with ambient light. It actually seems to do ...
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Which runs cooler: high-spec or low-spec MacBook Pro 15" Retina? [closed]

I live in a hotter climate and am very sensitive to heat in a laptop, and want to get one that causes no problems for me with respect to sweaty hands and fingertips while typing and tracking. I have ...
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Mac insomnia: Finding what's keeping my Mac up within console?

I have a 15" rMBP from late 2013 and it's been great. However, I have noticed there are times where I will shut the lid and the system will simply not go to sleep. Many times I am packing it after a ...
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How to identify what type of SATA drive my laptop can take?

I have a 2011ish MacBook Pro. I want to upgrade its hard drive, but I am having trouble identifying: What would be compatible my laptop. For instance, this SSD is SATA III. How do I find out if my ...
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How to install OS X on a brand new hard drive? [duplicate]

I have a new hard drive that I want to install into my MacBook Pro circa 2011 or so. Since the hard drive is blank and I have lost the DVD that came with it long ago... how do I install the latest OS ...
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Sudo Mv Renaming Mess Up

Okay, first things first Mac OS Mavericks MacBook Pro. Now, I used sudo mv to rename my Desktop and user folder. NOT the folder actually called user, but my user within that (it was neomartinson). ...
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MacBook Pro 15" Retina Display

I purchased my MBP in December 2012, and now that I have to use it for work, I'm seeing ghost imaging when I swipe between screens. I completely feel like this shouldn't happen because it's basically ...
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Run Apple Hardware Test on Mac without SuperDrive

I suspect the hard disk in my Mid-2009 Macbook Pro is about to die. I am having unusual problems saving from Dreamweaver CS6 and Xcode 5 where it will simply not let me save, and then refuse to Quit ...
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Macbook Pro: disable Win7 discrete GPU with no screen access

Backstory It's a well-documented problem with Macbook Pro 2011 models that from 2014 onwards, the discrete GPUs that are automatically activated and deactivated (or whatever, I'm not going to pretend ...
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How to create soft link in Oracle VirtualBox from my Macbook Pro?

I have setup a VirtualBox (version 4.3.12) running on my MacBook Pro (OS X 10.9). This VirtualBox is running CentOS 6.5. I can successfully SSH from the Macbook to the CentOS VM by doing ssh ...
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“Unable to find root device” on a fresh ArchLinux install

I have installed the latest version of ArchLinux (2014.06.01) on a MacBook Pro 8,1 (15", if that matters regarding hardware) dual-booting with OSX following the instructions in the official install ...
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How to share/access files in CentOS running in VirtualBox from my Macbook Pro?

I have setup a VirtualBox running on my MacBook Pro (OS X 10.9). This VirtualBox is running CentOS 6.5. I can successfully SSH from the Macbook to the CentOS VM by doing ssh saqib@127.0.0.1 -p 3005 ...
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Synergy on MacBook Pro with OS X Mavericks Wi-Fi connection

I'm trying to set up Synergy with my MacBook Pro running OS X 10.9.3 as a client and my Windows 7 desktop as a server. I'm having some pretty bad connection problems though when I try to use my Mac. ...
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Making a special key do a command Gentoo Linux (commandline!)

I have Gentoo installed on my MacBookPro7.1 (nVidia graphics card). With pommed, i can use the kb lights up and down buttons, also the volume up/down/mute buttons with alsa and the LCD backlight down ...
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Blutooth Audio Problems on Mac Book Pro

Music audio plays fine from Mac Book Pro to a Vizio 54" sound bar but spoken audio breaks up...any clues? I've tried moving my computer closer. This only happens when playing back movies either from ...
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Chrome is “glitching”, on my Mac, is this a known issue?

Ok, so on my MacBook Pro I'm seeing some weird stuff when using Chrome. Occasionally, the screen will momentarily get messed up (see pic). Usually this happens for less than 1 second but one time it ...
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Upgrading MacBookPro

I'm using a Late 2011 13" MacBook Pro with an Intel i5 @ 2.4 GHz and 4 GB 1333 MHz ram. The computer has started to get older. I was going to upgrade the ram but since Mavericks come out, the ram ...
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No user on brand new OS X installation

I just opened a new Macbook Pro out of the box and, after going through the initial setup (language, timezone, name, etc.), I see the login screen without my username. I tried typing in my username ...
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One network, two macbooks, one is fast and the other is slow

I really need help for my friend. I know next to nothing about computers. My roommate and I both have macbook pros from the same year running OS X, are both connecting wirelessly to the same xfinity ...
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Primary monitor keeps reverting back to the laptop display

A Macbook Pro running VMware Fusion has a guest operating system of Windows 7. The user often connects an external monitor to the laptop through an HDMI cable. For the display settings "extend the ...
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Mac OS X 10.9.3 Bootcamp: “No bootable devices.”

Mac OS X 10.9.3 - 2013 MacBook Pro (w/optical drive) - attempting Windows 7 install Downloaded the correct .iso (X17-59465.iso) Plugged in USB drive (500GB) Opened up Bootcamp Bootcamp gives me the ...
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Can I power two 1440p monitors which require dual-link DVI with a Macbook Pro?

I'm considering getting a Macbook Pro as a mobile workstation. I currently have a desktop with two 27" 1440p monitors. The monitors require a dual-link DVI-D connection to get full resolution (link to ...
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install debian based os on macbook pro

First I need to explain my situation. My MacBook Pro is a mid 2012 model. I use Windows 8.1 to replace MAC OS X. A couple of weeks ago, I upgraded my MacBook Pro. I replaced my optical drive with a ...
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Macbook wont open ports

I'm trying to allow my phone to access a locally hosted website on my Macbook Pro as I develop it! its running 127.0.0.1 on port 5000 locally in a tango environment (i've been told that the 127.0.0.1 ...
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Recreate MacBook Pro's overwritten GPT partition table

Already, neither Testdisk not GParted's rescue option have been able to recover the original partitions, so I think I have to recreate them manually. I'm on a late 2011 MacBook Pro with the stock ...
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My MacBook Pro still inform me about a little free space on my disk

I have a MBP from summer 2010 (the disk capacity 240GB). I am still receiving messages about just a little free space on my disk (I see this message when the current disk capacity is under 1GB - when ...
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Improving scrolling behavior in Chrome

I use Trello every single day. My issue with Trello (which probably isn't specific to Trello, but is the only "example" app I can think of that exhibits this problem) is that the browser window can ...
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How can I block Facebook (or any site) permanently, and/or almost-permanently? [duplicate]

this is a relevant programming question because it involves tweaking low-level things on my laptop. I want to break some addictions, which requires blocking some sites permanently (like Buzzfeed, ...
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Macbook Pro with OSX 10.9 does not boot

My Macbook Pro has suddenly stopped booting. When booting normally, it just shows the gray screen with Apple logo and a spinning wheel, and hangs like this. When booting in Safe Mode (Shift key), it ...
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MacBook Pro intermittently emitting strange noise

Starting a few days ago my MacBook Pro (late 2008, aluminium) has started occasionally emitting a strange noise. It happens maybe a couple times a day and lasts for maybe a couple minutes at a time. ...
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Use native resolution with stadard VGA driver

Can't use native NVidia driver because of this MAC hardware bug - always crashing: http://oleb.net/blog/2012/05/15-inch-mbp-mid-2010-crashing-to-black-screen/ ...
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How do I set up a dual monitor PC to share those monitors with my Mac Book Pro

I currently run a PC with a Geforce GTX 670 and Dual DVI ports. Each DVI port on the graphics card is hooked into an Asus 21" monitor. I also have a 15inch Mac Book Pro Retina (Late 2013) model. I ...
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Can I safely delete this partition?

I have a MacBook Pro with Bootcamp installed (Windows 7). When I look at the Disk Management console, I that there is a 620MB partition. I am not sure what that is. Can I safely delete it and ...
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New MacBook Pro Can't Connect to Internet

As the tile says I recently got a new Mac. It is the latest gen retina display with a dual core i5 and 8 GB or RAM. It has the latest "ac/b/g/n" wifi adapter but it is connecting to an "n" network. ...