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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Keyremap4macbook working intermittently?

I have had a spill situation last year and I just found a link to remapping the shift key that was perpetually pressed. However now, it seems like something keeps overriding the key remapper and I ...
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How do I assign a MBP's Mission Control button (F3) for use in Windows 7?

I have a recent Mac Book Pro that I triple boot (OS X, Win7, BT5). I'd like to use the Mission Control button (F3) in Windows 7 on my MBP to call Dexpot's "Windows Catalog." Does anyone know of: 1) ...
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Are multiple keyboard shortcuts allowed to switch between spaces?

I have an early 2001 Macbook Pro, and like the early 2008 version I had before that I got used to using Option+Arrow Keys to switch between spaces (when I wanted to quickly move to an adjoining space, ...
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How do I optimize my system to update my non-functioning IP address 162.?

Yesterday, my MacBook Pro connected fine, but today won't connect to the Cisco wireless router. I'm running OS 10.6.8. I don't know how this happened but I do know that my IP address is reading ...
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Is there way to put macbook into a sleep without energy consumption?

I want behavior similar to windows when all RAM content is stored on disk and then loaded back. So I will not recharge battery after each sleep mode...
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Unable to type anything on my mac when using hoblink

I am logging onto a Hoblink remote access that uses Java via the browser to connect to my work laptop as well. I get onto the log in screen and unable to type the username or password. Seems like the ...
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Virtual box lost files

I have been running Virtual Box on a Macbook Pro for a year or more, with an old version of Windows XP running on the virtual machine. Recently my Mac battery dies completely and I had left VB / ...
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How to solve NXDOMAIN error on my mac?

I have a blog and I recently moved to another hosting company. I have two laptops, a sony vaio and a macbook pro. I have noticed that I can access my blog only from the sony vaio. Using terminal on ...
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External Monitor issues in Windows 7 BootCamp MacBook Pro

So I got a monitor to use as an external for my MacBook Pro. It is an LG e2340 and I am connecting via HDMI by the way. Anyways, there are some issues I have found and I am wondering if there are any ...
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Terminal not working: -bash: exit: with: numeric argument required what to do?

I was trying to install F# compiler and interactive on my Mac, and part of the installation process required providing aliases in the bash profile file. I suspect that I messed something up here, ...
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Using an Arch Linux persistent USB on mac

Ok, so i following this guide on the Arch Wiki https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Installing_Arch_Linux_on_a_USB_key, and installed Arch successfully to my 16GB sandisk cruzer. Ive got 3 partitions, ...
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How come my bind for ctrl-` doesn't work in Sublime Text 2 on Bootcamp?

Not sure what's up with this. But my default bind for ctrl-` in Sublime Text 2 doesn't work. I can rebind it to something else, that works, but the app doesn't recognize any bind involving the ` key. ...
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Network routing with two networks which don't like each other

I have an interesting situation at work. I bring my MacBook Pro in from home because it's the most suitable machine for what I do. At work I have access to two networks as follows: Network 1: ...
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My files on micro SD card not showing on macbook pro 13"

Used to work fine. Could it be a virus from Window PC, I can't see my photos on SD card on mac. Is there any way to copy these views. I know I can try it on Windows PC and that might work but I don't ...
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How to know if the BIOS in my Macbook Pro is running in EFI mode or BIOS emulation mode when in Linux

I totally replaced OSX with Linux. In Ubuntu 10.10, how can I tell which mode the BIOS is running in? Is it better to have it running in EFI mode?
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How can I swap control and command in bootcamp?

Didn't see this exact question on here, so figured I'd ask anyway. It's simple, I do a lot of dev on a macbook pro, and now I'm using a bootcamp a lot as well. My muscle memory has me doing ...
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Windows 7 Eject Drive ejects internal keyboard and trackpad

I'm running Windows 7 on a Macbook Pro via Bootcamp. Recent (most recent windows update, maybe?) I started having this issue: The external drive (with two partitions) plugged into one of the two ...
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How do I find the serial number of my Macbook Pro in Windows 7?

How do I find the serial number of my Macbook Pro in Windows 7? I can't read the serial number on the back. It is too small. I tried steps 1 and 3 in this question: Serial Number and Product Number ...
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Mac OS Extended Journaled vs. NTFS

Which of those formats are more reliable to errors for external hard drive, considering that in some rare cases the hard drive may be unplugged without ejecting or some other various cases, where ...
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Macbook pro reboots during the first boot process

My 2011 MBP has developed an annoying habit of rebooting during each first attempt to start it up. I've enabled FileVault, so once I've typed in my password, it will get to the spinning grey icon and ...
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Debugging choppy video playback on 2011 Macbook Pro

I'm trying to watch a sports highlight video on my 2011 Macbook Pro. I've got my computer set up to be about as fast as it can, apart from upgrading the 2.3 ghz processor - a solid state drive, 8GB of ...
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MacBook Pro with Intel graphics sends no signal to external monitor only in Windows 7

These is the low end MacBook Pro with Intel graphics. All the drivers are up to date. The display works fine with other computers, and even with this computer in OS X. The Intel graphics control panel ...
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Ubuntu on Mac Book is Getting Really Hot

Unfortunately, in the temperature sense. I've been running Ubuntu on my Mac Book for just a few hours now, and it's been consistently hot, even when it's not doing anything (such as a blank screen). ...
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What can I do to fix this problem on my Mac?

When I clicked on the Finder and my username, I open the Applications folder, and there was nothing in it. Somehow I had deleted its contents. However, when I typed Applications in the search in the ...
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Macbook Pro click not working

The "click" on my MacBook Pro has started having problems. I haven't been able to find a root cause on the problem yet. It doesn't work on either my magic trackpad or the internal trackpad. I have ...
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How can I port forward with an airport extreme and a NAT enabled modem?

I run an Actiontec HD701D modem with NAT to an Airport extreme base station to laptop etc. As you might expect I get double NAT issues. I tried a lot of different things to forward a port, but no ...
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How to set up Mac Os X like dragging behaviour on Linux

I would like to use Linux(Fedora) on a Aluminum MacBook Pro, but since the Touchpad on a MacBook Pro is only a giant button Apple does some custom tracking. When there is one finger placed, and a ...
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Just installed NVIDIA restricted driver for Ubuntu and now my Macbook Pro (6,2) only boots to CLI

I just installed NVIDIA restricted driver for Ubuntu and now my Macbook Pro (6,2) only boots to CLI. Any ideas why this might be the case? Also, how can I get my GUI back?
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Does Ubuntu 10.x run well on MacBook aluminum/air models? What are the issues?

I installed Ubuntu on my MacBook about 2 years ago, and although most things worked, I had trouble with the trackpad (felt very jerky and two-finger tap didn't work), as well as with WiFi and ...
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Troubleshooting Macbook Pro's IR and remote functionality

I have run into a very interesting issue with my Macbook Pro. My Macbook Pro is a Revision C, late 2006, 2.17 gHz machine, standard configuration, except I maxed the ram to 3 GB. I run both OSX and ...
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Macbook Pro won't turn on

The macbook pro (just over a year old, so just out of warranty) won't turn on. The battery is full, and the power cord lights up with an orange light. Pressing the power button does nothing, but if ...
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Install Ubuntu 10.04 On An Expresscard Drive On MBP

I have a macbook pro (4,1) and an external SSD that is in my expresscard slot on my macbook pro. I would like to install Ubuntu 10.04 on the SSD and be able to boot into it from my macbook pro ...
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MacBook Pro external and internal LCD

MacBook Pro is in suspend, connected to external LCD, mouse. Without opening lid I click mouse button, it wakes up and I can use external LCD. However, now I open lid and it's black. Is there an easy ...
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Snow leopard upgrade problem

I'm running a MacBook Pro 2GHz with silver keys. Yesterday, I upgraded the RAM to the maximum 2GB and everything seemed happy on Mac OS X 10.4. Today, I upgraded to Mac OS X 10.6. Because I have a ...
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Trackpad software issue after Magic Trackpad update

I recently went into Software Update and updated. In there, was the "Magic Trackpad Update" which, I assume, is a software update for the compatibility of Magic Trackpad. Now, my built-in trackpad ...
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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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Why are the screws of the Macbook Pro blue on one side?

I just bought a new early '12 Macbook Pro 13" and was about to open it to swap that pesky HDD with a fresh SSD. After lifting the first screw I saw that the screws are blue on one side. I'm asking ...
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Changing the MacBook Pro insert/eject CD sound

Every time I put a CD into my MacBook Pro or eject a disc from it, it makes a noise like as if it is spoilt. Is there a way to change this noise?
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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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Upgrade Macbook Pro 2008 to SSD

I'm about to purchase a nice 120gb SSD for my Macbook Pro laptop. While installing the new drive is simple enough (physically), I've never installed Mac OSX on a bare drive. Are there any caveats or ...
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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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My MacBook Pro only boots up with Windows 7

I've installed Windows 7 on my Mac with Boot Camp and I had Dual Boot on my screen when I want to select to chose Operating Systems. Yesterday, when I turned on My MacBook Pro (MD 322) it boots up ...
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I unplugged my macbook pro from the wall instead of the laptop;is it damaged?

I unplugged my macbook pro from the wall instead of the computer; now the green light turns immediately orange when I plug it in; have I damaged the macbook?