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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Dual-Booting Win7 and OS X - Bare Minumum Hard Drive Requirement?

I'm thinking of swapping out the stock hard drive in my MBP 13" for an SSD. The problem of course related to the still-shocking prices of the 256GB SSDs so I was looking at a 64GB one, possibly as a ...
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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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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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Why is SSH finding remote keys for other accounts?

This is a strange issue I'm having with SSH from my Macbook Pro to a Linux (Ubuntu 11.10) server. I have a DSA key setup on the remote Linux server under my home directory like this: ...
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MacBook Pro does not connect to WiFi network automatically

At some point, my MacBook Pro (3,1, Late 2007, running Lion) stopped connecting automatically to my WiFi network, e.g. when awaking from sleep. Also, it takes it unusually long (~ 1 minute) from ...
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Ubuntu on Apple hardware (early 2011 MacBook Pro)

This isn't so much a "how do I install Linux on Apple hardware" question, but rather a "could this do any sort of damage" one. I've heard a few people speak of "burning out" the Apple hardware by ...
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How do I install FreeBSD on my MacBook Pro?

It's my first time ever reformatting and I want to do this right. A friend of mine gave me the 8.1 disc1 iso file and said that's all I need, but I'm a little confused on how to reboot with it. Also, ...
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Is is possible to put my MBP’s old DDR3 RAM into my GF’s DDR2 MacBook?

I have 4GB of 1067MHz DDR3 RAM, upgrading to 8GB, in my late-2008 Apple MacBook Pro. Crucial’s scanner says my girlfriend’s slightly older MacBook can support 4GB of 500-something-MHz DDR2 RAM (she ...
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Where is the rest of my MacBook’s hard disk space?

I have a MacBook Pro with a 250GB hard drive. Right now I'm left with only 4GB free memory. I've selected the root folder in Finder (my computer name) and hit CMD+A and ALT+CMD+I to get the size of ...
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Does restart count as harddisk boot?

Does restart count as harddisk boot? Most reference sites state that the life span of hard drives depends on the number of boots (On/Off) where the drive arm lands its head on the drive platter. The ...
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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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Why does my CPU go to 800% on a quad core processor?

I have a recent Macbook Pro. My processor is a: 2.4 GHz (i7-3630QM) quad-core Intel Core i7 Ivy Bridge with 6 MB on-chip L3 cache I am running some cpu intensive programs, that each use "100%" of the ...
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Git still at older version after update on OSX Lion

Previous version of GIT was 1.7.5.4. I decided to update to a newer version 1.7.9.4 Installer showed it was installed, but when checking the version number in the terminal it showed that it was still ...
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Can't Delete file Macbook Pro (Stuck in Trash)

I dunno when I deleted this file (its an avi), its been in the trash for awhile. Today I went to empty the trash and this one file can't claims to be in use. But I have restarted, shut down my mac ...
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My MacBook Pro (2011) is dead

I connected my Sony digital camera with the MacBook and the screen turned black. I wonder why because the Sony camera was not on at the time and technically could not be accessed. So I thought it ...
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Trouble cloning a Macbook Pro hard drive

I am trying to upgrade the 250GB hard drive in my MacBook Pro (early 2008 model) to a 750GB drive. I have connected the new drive via an external USB enclosure. The drive is recognized fine, I can ...
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Upgrading a Macbook Pro from 4GB to 8GB memory

My Macbook Pro came with 4GB memory but has a capacity of 8GB. If I want to upgrade to 8GB, can I just buy a 4GB memory stick and add that in, or will I have to buy two 4GB memory sticks? I know there ...
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Can I disable the optical drive in my Macbook Pro through OSX?

The drive is broken and makes angry noises when it spins up, the noise is becoming a problem when using my computer in class. I'd like to disable it. For reasons that aren't important I'd rather not ...
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Using a Microsoft keyboard with a Macbook Pro

I got a Microsoft bluetooth keyboard. My Macbook Pro was able to detect it and use it. The keyboard has a lot of extra keys, such as keys to control the volume and put the computer to sleep. The ...
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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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Finding when a particular video was last viewed on a Macbook Pro

Me and my little brother just got a speeding fine on a trip we both take, but we're not sure who was driving. I know my little brother's been watching a particular series of videos on his Macbook Pro ...
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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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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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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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Mac Book Pro SSD

I have a Mac Book Pro (I7 and 8 Gig Ram). I'm a developer - do a fair amount of .net via VMware but lots of Ruby and NodeJs on the Mac. I'm looking to extract some more performance and i think a SSD ...
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How can I turn my Macbook off before mailing it?

I have a Macbook which I want to send to someone else as a gift. All I have done with it so far is charge the battery and power the machine up to make sure it works! It was bought new in 2009 but ...
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MacBook Pro running external monitor shows green sparkles

I'm trying to use an external display with my MacBook Pro laptop. The laptop detects the display and the display is running at its native resolution of 1680 by 1050. However, there are constant green ...
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How do I flash my RAM's SPD to make it work with a MacBook Pro?

I have an early 2011 17" MacBook Pro (MacBookPro8,3). I opted for the CPU upgrade (2.3 GHz), but decided to put in the extra memory myself. I briefly checked that the Intel specifications stated that ...
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Does Intel CPU in MacBookPro 8,2 (Early 2011) supports AES-NI?

According to the MacBook Pro page on Wikipedia, the MacBook Pro 15" (Early 2011) model (aka MacBookPro8,2) has in base configuration an Intel CPU 2.0 GHz quad-core (2635QM). Around April 2011, I ...
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TV shows no image after connecting Mac to HDTV

I connected my MacBook Pro to a TV with a Mini DVI and HDMI cable. The TV screen stays blank, but sometimes I get the OS X desktop (the pink wallpaper). What am I doing wrong?
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Monitoring Turbo Boost / SpeedStep on 13" MacBook Pro

I have an early 2011 MacBook Pro 13" and I'm supposed to be able to turbo boost up to 2.9GHz until the processor begins to overheat. Does anyone know of a utility that can monitor the current ...
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The difference made my a 5400/7200RPM hdd in a MBP

In a MacBook pro 13" with a 2.7 ghz dual core i7 plus 4GB of RAM - how much difference would a 5400RPM hdd make to a 7200RPM hdd in terms of turning on, opening programs, and then running the ...
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Can I install more than 4GB Ram on my mid-2008 macbook pro? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I determine which MacBook hardware version I have? (for RAM purchase) I have a mid-2008 Penryn 2.5 GHz with 800 MHz bus speed. I have read that these machines ...
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Ctrl-a echoes “^A” in Terminal.app

On a brand new MacBook Pro, the keyboard doesn't seem to act as expected for Terminal.app. I'm expecting Ctrl-a and Ctrl-e to be home and end functions, but I just get "^A" and "^E" echoed to the ...
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Can a Macbook lock the screen without closing the cover? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a keystroke that can lock the Mac OS X screensaver? or using some complicated steps? maybe just 1 keystroke?
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Razr mouse on Macbook Pro lost middle click functionality after installing new firmware

I started using the Razor Deathadder mouse on my new Macbook Pro today. The middle button was working until I downloaded the latest firmware for the mouse. Now it won't work anymore. I was using the ...
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How to access HDD if it cannot be mounted

So my MBP crashed the other day and when I attempted to reboot it went straight to Disk Utility X. When I used Disk Utility to repair my HDD it says "Disk cannot be repaired, backup as much as ...
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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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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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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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os x 10.6.8 sudden wi-fi problems (no recent upgrade)

MacBook pro, os x 10.6.8 for many months. No recent OS changes. Connected easily @ home & different location this morning. Suddenly no connection @ 3rd location. Back home now, connected on ...
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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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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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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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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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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 can I remap the Eject key to another in OS X?

I would like to remap the ⏏ (Eject) key to Volume Up. I already have KeyRemap4MacBook and need the appropriate private.xml file.
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Core Audio sound driver has an error

I have been using Virtual DJ on my machine. The setup is where I want audio to play over the headphones and use a USB sound card to play audio into my headphones so I can listen to music before I ...
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SVN Error when connecting from MacBook

This is drying me nuts for last 5 days!!! Out of the blue 5 days ago, SVN access from my MacBook Pro failed: I cannot access any SVN (i.e. not in our University or open source projects etc). The ...
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Can a NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M support 2560x1440 (16:9) resolution?

I recently took the plunge after reading this post and bought the FSM-270YG, a 27" IPS monitor from Korea. The resolution is 2560X1440 and has 16:9 ratio. Here is the listing that displays the item. ...