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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Optibay drive ejects after 10 minutes

I have replaced my optical drive in Macbook Pro mid 2012 with Optibay disk - Hitachi Travelstar 5K1000 1TB internal harddrive (6,4 cm (2,5 inch), 5400rpm, SATA III). I have formatted it to Mac OS ...
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Wireless disabled on 12.10 Macbook pro 7.1

I have a Mac book pro 7,1 and triple booted it by (OSX10.6,Windows7,Ubuntu12.10) every 3 OS boots normally and everything is ok. Just Ubuntu does not recognize my Wireless According to this I should ...
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Remove OS X, install Windows 8 (w/o Superdrive or USB-boot)

At the moment, I'm running Windows 8 on it's own hard drive (5400 RPM - OLD) which was replaced with the standard Superdrive (DVD-drive) a while back. The problems first occoured when I realized that ...
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How do I share files between MacbookPro over WAN to my PC over LAN?

I have a wireless router set up, connected to the internet through a modem through LAN, connected to my PC through LAN, and connected to my Macbook Pro via WAN. Here's a rough image of the network map ...
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My MacBookPro with Windows takes too long to establish a WiFi connection

Whenever I close the laptop and then open it, Windows comes up immediately, but the WiFi connection is not established for a well over 45 seconds. All other devices (including another Windows laptop, ...
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How to tell my Macbook to never use the speaker but only headphone

The macbook is used in the office. So I do not want to make it sound in the speaker. It should output sound when there is an earphone connected to it. Otherwise no sound. Is it possible to configure ...
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WPA2 wifi access works in Mac but not windows

I have a macbook with windows installed in bootcamp. When I'm at the office, I can connect to our WPA2 enterprise wifi very easily in Mac osx, but windows can't. I suppose it has something to do with ...
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Macbook Pro -> LCD TV wireless display options?

I have a 2011 Macbook Pro which is running Lion (can upgrade to Mountain Lion if needed), and an LG LCD TV which is connected to and controlled via a Windows PC. At times when I'm using my Macbook in ...
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Can I install an 8 GB module in a MacBook that only accepts 4 GB per slot?

I recently got this new RAM for my MacBook Pro 13", silver with black keys from early 2011 I believe: CORSAIR Model CMSO8GX3M1A1333C9 Laptop Memory - Newegg.com Unfortunately it is giving me 3 beeps ...
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Convert VMWare Fusion 5 Virtual Machine to Parallels 8

I'm currently a VMware Fusion 5 user (running XP and Win 8 Virtual Machines), but our shop is standardizing to Parallels 8. Is there a way to convert a VM from Fusion to Parallels? I'm looking to ...
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Cheat sheet, sublime text 2 for mac 13 inch keyboard [closed]

I need full keyboard shortcuts for sublime text2 on macbook retina 13 inch. Searched google but didn't get a full chart that I could print.
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Windows 7 on Mac Book Pro, monitor native resolution doesn't fill screen

I have a Samsunc SyncMaster S23B370 connected to my Mac Book Pro via HDMI cable, and when booting into Windows 7, I find that when running the external monitor at its native resolution, the screen ...
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Completely remap keys in Mac OS X

I'd like to remap some keys on my Mac OS X 10.7.5. Those mappings are not that trivial, for example I would like that 'W' key behaves as Return and right 'Apple cmd' behaves as Arrow down. Is that ...
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Remove slight margin at bottom of screen in snow leopard

So on snowleopard, the maxed out window size almost fills the whole screen, except for a slight margin at the very bottom that is only a few pixels. Is there any way to override this or somehow make ...
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2011 MacBook Pro and Discrete Graphics Card

I have an early 2011 MacBook Pro (2.2 GHz Intel Core i7, 8 GB 1333 MHz DDR3 memory) running OS 10.8.2. It has two graphics components: an AMD Radeon HD 6750M and a built-in Intel HD Graphics 3000. ...
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Apple80211Associate2() failed with error -3905

I have been experiencing a bit of a problem with my MacBook Pro at work and our tech team don't seem to know how to resolve it without a full system reboot, which I would like to avoid. The problem is ...
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Shut down Macbook Pro automatically after download?

I have a Late 2011 Macbook Pro. I want it to shut down automatically after downloading and installing Softwares Updates and if possible, downloads through other application too (eg. Mac App Store, ...
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Changing resolution leaves applications hanging off-screen

I'm using an external monitor with my MacBookPro (2012, last version before retina display). Without connecting to an external monitor, the resolution on my macbook is 1440x900, and life is good. At ...
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How do I remind Office 2011 on my Mac that I gave it a product key?

I have a MacBook Pro with Microsoft Office 2011. When I migrated from my previous computer, I kept Office on both computers, purchasing a key when prompted on the new computer. That was several months ...
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why a macbook pro won't use an external screen?

I connected my macbook pro through to a VGA screen. The desktop on the laptop screen changes as if the external display is used, but I see nothing on the screen. The screen is on, I haven't changed ...
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Installing linux onto late 2008 Macbook Pro and getting corrupted screen

This is a somewhat general issue that I've been running into while trying to install Linux onto my late 2008 Macbook Pro. I've tried the following distros: Linux Mint 10 Linux Mint 14 Ubuntu 12.10 ...
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Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15" built in trackpad going haywire

Admittedly I cleaned the laptops body the other day paying no mind to the fact that I was using a slightly damn towelette like rag. Since then the trackpad has become hyper-sensitive at times, ...
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2011 Macbook Pro internal trackpad unresponsive after cleaning

Alright, didn't think about it while I was doing it, but I cleaned off the body of my mac with a handy wipe like thing since it was getting grimey from my travels. But after cleaning everything off I ...
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Accidentally did “chmod 600 -R /” on my macbook pro

I accidentally entered sudo chmod 600 -R / when I meant to enter /Documents/some_file and now everything comes up as permission denied. The root password isn't working. All my applications are shut ...
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Repeating Kernel panics and Hardware test hangs in Macbook Pro 15" Mid 2012 (Lion)

Four weeks ago, I got about 20 Kernel panics on my new MacBook Pro 9,1 (15", Mid 2012, i7 2,3 Quadcore with 8GB RAM and 512 GB SSD) with OS X Lion 10.7.5 and all available updates installed. They are ...
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Cannot read/write a second drive in MBP 13

I changed my original HDD for a SDD earlier this year and I just got one more SSD for my MBP 13 (2012) that I used to replace DVD drive. I'm using Mountain Lion. The SSD looks to be recognized ...
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Fix two-finger Trackpad Scrolling on a Macbook running Bootcamp

This is an issue that's annoyed me for some time. About a year ago, the two-finger scrolling in Windows 7 on my Macbook Pro stopped working. I discovered that a fix for this is to open Bootcamp from ...
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Manually remove Windows 8 from Mac Book Pro (OS X 10.8.2 ML)

Here's what I did: I wanted to try W8 on my MBP. installed W8 dualboot with bootcamp got fed up with W8 cause it wouldn't work as expected I deleted the Windows partition with the Disk Utility of ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 - Timemachine - Suddenly can't find disk

I have used my Ubuntu server as backup through my network with my Mac Book Pro Mountain Lion for a while. But suddenly it won't work. It sais it can't find the disk. Even though I can connect through ...
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page up/down print ~ instead of history search in terminal

I am on a Macbook Pro with mac os x 10.8.2 I have set: page up: \033[5~ page down: \033[6~ in terminal keyboard settings (pressing esc to get \033). My ~/.xinputrc is: # Be 8 bit clean. set ...
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Digital audio does not work on MacBook Pro

I have a MacBook Pro (8,2). Using a TOSLINK cable I have no digital output. Oddly enough, sometime I can hear a glitch when I plug in the cable or when I give it a gentle wiggle. My guess is that the ...
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loud hard drive clicks / noises when working with laptop at an angle (on lap), normal or faulty? [closed]

Ive just bought a 15" macbook pro, the first thing that i noticed when i got it booted up was a large amount of clicking coming from the hdd. This is when having the laptop at a slight angle on my ...
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How to Boot and run Windows 8 from USB on Mac (NOT Windows-To-Go)

I have an installation of Windows 8 that I run from an Portable HDD over USB. I use this on campus to allow me to bring my entire OS and files with me. There never anyone using the macs, so I was ...
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Macbook Pro (SantaRosa) internal display not detected by graphics card, external monitor OK

My MacBook Pro (2.4 Ghz, Santa Rosa with infamous nVidia card) acts strange. It shows the normal gray screen with Apple logo and animation flawlessly during start up but the internal display goes ...
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Why does my MacBook Pro keep freezing?

Once in a while my MacBook Pro 10.8.2 freezes for a couple of seconds, this is really annoying. Mouse gets frozen, I can't move it, and screen gets frozen. These are the last messages from the kernel, ...
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Connecting Mac Pro to external monitor via docking station

I have a toshiba docking station. I have an external monitor connected to my docking station. I cannot get this to connect to my mac pro. How do I extend the desktop to the monitor via my docking ...
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Windows Experience Index doesn't complete, HAL error in event viewer

So, I was just randomly digging around my laptop and found a couple of weird things. First, the Windows Experience Index goes through its motions, completes all the tests and then throws up this ...
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Does the retina MacBook Pro Australian charger duckhead have 3 prongs on it or 2?

I notice that with my Retina MacBook Pro (bought in UK), its charger uses all three prongs to power the laptop (like this, rather than this). Not surprised, it's a powerful machine. I'm going to ...
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Swap left/right click on OS X via terminal

I'm looking for a way to swap the left/right button on my mouse (left/right handed person) via the Terminal. Currently every time I want to switch this I need to go to System Preferences » Mouse » ...
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Increase master volume beyond maximum in OS X

I have a 2012 13" MacBook Pro. However the volume at its highest setting is still not loud enough in many scenarios. I set the volume to highest in System Preferences. VLC gives me a way to increase ...
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Mac Airbook latest OS

I am thinking of getting a MacPro notebook when I visit the US. How can I use the US-bought Mac to process Japanese? How do I input Japanese using the US keyboard?
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I want to dual boot Windows 8 on a Macbook Pro that doesn't already have Windows. Do I have to buy Windows twice?

My girlfriend just bought a Macbook Pro, and she wants to to dual boot OSX with Windows. Specifically, she would like to use Windows 8. What I already know is the following: Windows 8 discs are only ...
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Are there processes that are *not* listed in Activity Monitor? If so, how can I get info on them?

I am running SL on my Macbook pro (model 8,1) with 4GB RAM. As it is right now I have only iTerm2, QuickSilver and Activity Monitor running (and a couple of daemons in the background e.g. Dropbox and ...
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Sublime Text 2 long web fetch time

Always when Sublime Text 2 connects to the web, e.g. for listing and fetching packages with Package Control, it takes a huge amount of time to load. I even had to disable the LiveReload Package ...
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Grinding noise when Macbook Pro connect a second monitor

Almost every time I connect my Macbook Pro (Earlier 2011) to a second Monitor. It will generate small but very grinding noise (hard to ignore that noise unless I play songs or let the fan speed go ...
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Why is Maps stuck on a purple loading screen? [closed]

I've tried opening the Maps program a dozen times. Sometimes it asks for location authorization, but it never goes past the Maps logo screen. Specs: Maps Windows 8 Professional x64 MacBook Pro 2009 ...
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Why Ubuntu [usually] does not completely support MacBook Pro?

According to this Ubuntu Community Wiki page: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MacBookPro Ubuntu 12.04 still does not support MacBook Pro 8.x. Moreover, even Ubuntu 11.10 has incomplete support for ...
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How to get the at key, hash and quotes on an external microsoft keyboard macbook pro?

I am using a microsoft external keyboard with my macbook pro with Snow Leopard. The keyboard is a British setup so that the label for the number 2 is the AT symbol and switched with the double quotes ...
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Can't ping from Win7 running on an MacBook Pro and Can't ping MacBook Pro from any other PC

I have Windows 7 Enterprise running on MacBook Pro and for some reason I'm not able to ping any PC in the house from it and the other way around meaning I can't ping the MacBook Pro running Win7 from ...
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MacBook Pro issue with Youtube videos

Opening videos to full screen does not work on my MacBook Pro. I have tried searching for solutions, watched demonstration videos to what might be causing this, the only way I can open a video to full ...