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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Can't eject an external hard drive

I was attempting to backup my system with Time Machine and for whatever reason a passerby disrupted the hard drive wire and the backup failed due to an 'improper ejection'. Now, after attempting to ...
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I added a second personal account to my employer encrypted MacBook Pro and now I'm running into permissions problems

I have a Macbook Pro for work. My employer encrypted the hard drive somehow (not sure of the process but I can look if you let me know where to look). I added a second account to use for personal ...
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New Macbook Pro Retina Spinning Wheel Then Complete Freeze

I checked the console and this message was repeating before crashing, although I am not certain it caused either the spinning wheel or the freeze. 12/11/13 8:45:56.106 PM ...
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Hdmi to dvi oddness

I have a retina macbook pro (with two thunderbolt ports and one hdmi port). I just bought an hdmi to dvi adaptor but it doesn't work right when I plug it into my hdmi port: The monitor goes to sleep ...
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Does a HyperThreaded Quad Core Processor Actually Have 8 “Cores” [duplicate]

I have an Early 2011 Quad Core i7 Mac. Due to hyperthreading, a lot of programs report 8 "cores". If I were to write a program that executes in parallel, could I kick off 8 instances of this program ...
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unrecoverable root partition when used as a second hard drive

What I did with my Macbook, I removed DVD driver ant mounted my old macbook hard drive there. BTW, my old disk was split into 2 partitions: root and data. root partition is where system files and my ...
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(Mac OS) Swap function between Right Option key and Left Arrow key?

My Left Arrow key was broken. So I want swap function between Right Option key and Left Arrow key. Please help me. Thanks so much.
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MacBook Pro not responding to power button

My Mac wont start up even with full battery and charger plugged in... There is no sound, no screen or any disk movement. The same thing also happened a few weeks back and when I took it to the repair ...
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Delete individual Firefox download files on Mac Book Pro

I have an Apple Mac Book Pro and wish to selectively delete downloaded files in the "all movies" and "all images" sections. I can't find any help on the web. I'm a novice and need help. Here are the ...
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Second SSD MacBook Pro late 2011

I have a MacBook Pro late 2011 and I always had an OptiBay with a 750GB optical drive in it. Now I wanted to upgrade the HDD to a SSD because I don't need so much space, I prefer the SSD speed. I ...
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MacBook Reset Without Using a Disk

I purchased a new macbook and want to sell the old one. The one I want to reset is a 2011 15" macbook pro and the disk drive does not work. I have the disks that came with it, but have no way to use ...
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Delete Hidden Partitions After Removing Windows from a Mac

I am dual-booting my mid-2012 MacBook Pro into windows 8. Recently, however, I had to delete the windows partition because windows wasn't working. Now I am trying to put windows back on, but when I ...
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MacBook Pro Mid 2012 DDR3L Memory

I have a mid 2012 Macbook Pro 15" (model number A1286). Does this device support 2x4 GB of DDR3L 1600MHz RAM? (Please note the L in DDR3L :) )
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External Dell Display doesn't work with MacBook Pro (2011) after Thunderbolt Firmware Update (1.0 and 1.2)

Today two Thunderbolt Firmware Updates (1.0 and 1.2) became available for my MacBook Pro (Early 2011). After installing both, my external monitor, a Dell U2713HM, does no longer work. The system ...
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Second user vimrc file usage on vim running on Mac os X 10.8.5 (Mountain Lion)

I am using MacVim: :version VIM - Vi IMproved 7.4 (2013 Aug 10, compiled Aug 10 2013 17:49:20) MacOS X (unix) version I've executed :version in vim (to check what patches I had installed) and ...
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Is there a way to program a special shortkey to make an ॐ symbol?

I see that I can copy and paste this from other text, the ॐ symbol. But I was curious if there was a way I could write a shortcut so that one of my keystroke combinations would produce it. How would I ...
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Need to use Seagate hard drive on MacBook, Mac desktop and PC?

I have a Seagate hard drive and need to use it on PC for work and MacBook and Mac Desktop. The hard drive works on both the PC and Mac desktop but on my MacBook it only comes up as read only. How do I ...
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OSX duplicated and re-numbered my Drive in /Volumes/

In a 2011 Macbook Pro, I have replaced the SuperDrive with an SSD. Now, I have an OSX partition for the OS in the SSD, and most of my data is on another HDD, connected by symlinks (i.e. Documents, ...
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How to restart a freezing windows 8 on macbook pro

My windows 8 on macbook pro has freezed and I need to restart or shutdown but I don't know how, is there any keyboard shortcut for this? I tried searching for this issue all what I found was people ...
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Where do I get Windows XP drivers for Macbook Pro hardware without using Boot Camp?

I have an Intel-based Macbook Pro whose hard disk was formatted before I received it. It had no OS installed, and I have no OS X installation disks. I'm trying to get the machine to run some ...
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How do I access tabs in an Excel workbook once saved?

I have an associate who sent me an Excel file with tabs at the bottom to switch to different worksheets within the doc. When I save the document, I can't see/don't know how to open the different tabs ...
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My computer keeps shutting off when I'm not using it

This is what the system log says when the "are you sure you want to shut down?" message comes up: Sep 26 21:06:25 new-host-2 com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[95] (com.zeobit.MacKeeper.Helper): ...
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Why is windows 8 - 32 bit that is running through Virtual box on mac is not using/showing the specified RAM?

I have upgraded ram of my macbook pro to 16gb and I am running virtual box to run windows 8-32 bit. In settings, I have assigned 8192 mb of RAM but when I run windows and check the properties of my ...
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Is a 41GB partition enough to install Windows 7 x64 bit in Virtual Box?

My MacBook Pro is 4GB of memory and 2.3 GHz Intel Core i5 of Processor. I gave it 41GB for Windows partition. Will this be enough or will it slow down the system to install Windows 7 x64 bit? I'm ...
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Diagnosing and Fixing Bluetooth Interference Issues on Early 2011 Macbook Pro

I am currently having a very weird connectivity issue whenever I pair my Apple Magic Trackpad and Wireless Keyboard with my Macbook Pro (early 2011) on Mac OS X 10.8.5. I believe that the ...
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HDMI, Thunderbolt ports not working in Boot Camp

I've installed Boot Camp on my MacBook Pro, but the HDMI and Thunderbolt ports still aren't working. When I connect an HDMI cable from my Mac to a monitor, the monitor says No HDMI Input. System: ...
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Need to install visual studio and sql server on macbook pro

I am a developer, I just got a macbook pro and I need to be able to use IIS, Visual Studio and SQL Server like I did on my old windows notebook. I understand that I need to get windows first but I am ...
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Intermittent wifi on Macbook Pro Mid 2010

Experiencing connectivity issues on my Macbook Pro 2010... ping works flawlessly however every 2 minutes or so while browsing the internet (with both safari and chrome), I will run into a timeout and ...
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How to automatically disconnect from a wireless network, when connected to the Internet over ethernet?

I have a Retina MacBook Pro, that connects to a wireless network at work for intra- and internet access. I also regularly plug in an ethernet cable to access the same network. In my Network ...
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Find out if my macbook pro has USB3?

How can I find out if my macbook pro has USB3? Im considering getting a USB3 to video convertor so I cant connect a 2nd monitor to my mac. Ive read that USB3 is better than USB2 but I cant figure ...
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Parallels Desktop and Resharper

I am using MacBook Pro and I am developing .net application in Parallels Desktop 9 with Windows 8 as the guest OS. All is great, but I have one small issue with Resharper "Go To Symbol" feature. The ...
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Enable Right-Click on Mac OS X 10.7.5 by default

Is there a way to enable mouse right clicking on Macs? I did some searching but I don't have a mouse and keyboard option together. I have a track pad but I can't find any right click options. This is ...
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Converted my HDD on Mac to GPT

I converted MBR to GPT and I lost everything on both of the partitions, though I just converted one partition (Bootcamp's) but it still converted them both. Any ideas how to get my HDD MBR again and ...
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MacBook Pro takes about 45 seconds to boot up with SSD, no faster than with hard drive

I have a month old 13 inch Macbook Pro (8GB RAM and 2.9 Ghz i7) and today I swapped the stock HD for a Samsung 840 Pro. I've shut it down and booted up several times with the SSD installed and it ...
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Connect Apple CinemaHD through a port other than Thunderbolt

I have a mid-2012 model MacBook Pro, with the following ports: 1 ethernet 1 FireWire 800 1 Thunderbolt 2 USB 3.0 (I have to use my Thunderbolt port for an external SSD, so that port is occupied.) ...
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Conflicting max ram spec for Macbook pro - which is right?

I'm looking to upgrade the ram in a 2012 Macbook Pro 13-inch mid 2012 (most update to date model at time of writing). The two specs I've seen are max 8GB, and the other max spec I've seen is 16GB. ...
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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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Why is my computer struggling with Mudbox?

I'm running a early 2011 MacBook Pro 15", i7 2.2 GHz, 4 GB RAM, ATI 6750m, with Mudbox 2014. Low level subdivisions are fine but once I start adding more detail, painting, posing, etc its nearly ...
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why my lcd displays like out of signal

My external monitor appears like in image on random time, I have to power off the monitor and on again to get working. It is making me crazy. I am using: Macbook pro 2012 model external monitor ...
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bootable USB for installing windows 8 using bootcamp stop because biggest file is more than 4G but its format is Fat32

bootcamp format usb drive to Fat32 when it want to create a bootable flash but biggest file is more than 4G. I even change its format to exFat but bootcamp makes its format Fat32 again what should I ...
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Attempting to breathe some new life into my old macbook pro

I have an older MBP and it seems to be on its last legs. It crashes regularly and someone suggested doing a "destructive restore." My question is: how do I start from scratch and only reinstall the ...
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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 ...
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Can't login into my macbook pro after changing the account name

I just got a macbook pro and I am totally new to mac as I have switched from Windows, the guy at the apple store created an admin user called it "apple" with a blank password, when I returned home, I ...
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Can't turn on wifi on OSX Mountain lion MBP 2012

The wifi interface won't turn on when i press "Activate wifi" from the preferences neither from the status bar. I tried restarting the mac,and reset the pram. The ethernet works fine and this is the ...
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Running VirtualBox on Macbook Pro?

How do I run VirtualBox on a Macbook? Is it possible, or do I need Parallels? I want to run Windows7 on my 15" macbook pro along with the original OSX Mountain Lion.
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Can't connect to Windows (SMB)

I have a MacBook Pro (OS X 10.8.4) and a Windows 7 Ultimate machine. I can't connect to the latter because of incorrect password or login. I tried to create several users on Windows machine and even ...
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Bad logic board or connections in Mid 2009 MacBook Pro

I have a MacBook Pro (mid 2009, 13", 2.26GH) running Mountain Lion. I started getting intermittent beach balls and lock ups and thought the hard drive was failing. I got a copy of Scannerz to test it ...
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How to get track changes version of document back after after closing document?

I'm wondering if there's a way to get tracked changes back after accepting them, saving the document as a new title, and closing out the document? I'm working in Word on a new MacBook Pro running OS X ...
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QuickLookSatellite MAC OS, High CPU Use

I have consistently been having a problem with my computer overheating due to the process QuickLookSatellite-general using 100+ CPU use. (Please see images attached.) On googling I found this ...
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How do I use an external speaker and mic?

I need to attach a mic and a speaker to my Macbook for a conference at work so that multiple listeners can hear, this rules out a headset. Can I attach both through one jack?