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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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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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 to auto-pair a bluetooth speaker with a mac?

I bought a bluetooh speaker (Creative Inspire S2). It connects to my Macbook Pro all right. The only problem is, I have to manually pair them every time, say, the machine wakes up from stand-by/sleep ...
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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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OSX 10.9.3 Bootcamp. “No bootable devices”.

OSX 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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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?
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Minimize all windows in OS X [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Shortcut to minimize all windows on OS X Hi all, how do we minimize all the windows in MacBook Pro? I do not mean the 4 fingers swipe up because that doesn't really ...
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MacBookPro Core i7 - system profiler says “Number of cores: 2”

I thought that "quad core" meant quad core. My system says that it has 2 cores, but perhaps I'm thinking of it wrong, or perhaps the OS ignores 2 cores. What do you know about the issue. (Note: Intel ...
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Getting More Performance out of a MacBook Pro

So I've got a mid-2009 MacBook Pro 13". Integrated GPU so not a games machine but fast enough for doing .Net development in VMs. I love the little thing and wanted to give it a Christmas present so ...
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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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MacBook Pro 13 inch, Mid 2010 external monitor

I would like to know what is the highest external monitor resolution my MacBook Pro 13 inch, Mid 2010 can support? Also, what connection am I looking at? Mini DisplayPort to what? HDMI?
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How to make terminal title to stick on Macs

I'm not sure if this is a problem with my mac, of which I'm a noob with, or if it's a setting of the server I'm sshing into. What I'm doing is this: Open a new window in terminal SSH into a CentOS ...
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MacBook Pro will not boot

I have an older Macbook pro that will not boot up. The Symptoms are listed below: When power button is pressed the button on the front turns on and I can hear it begin to power up (Fans spin, HD ...
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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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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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Macbook Pro starts up super slowly after battery reaches 0%

I notice this pattern with my Macbook Pro anytime the battery reaches 0%. (Usually a result of me leaving it unplugged with the lid open). I plug it in No response, no way to make it start for ...
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How can I unlock single-user mode?

I stupidly forgot the password to my MacbookPro. I have locked single user mode 2 weeks ago (for security reasons). How can I unlock single-user mode to get my password back?
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What are my options when upgrading my MacBookPro to 4GB RAM.

My questions are: Where to buy it and what to buy? I have heard that this RAM is generic enough and it does not have to come from Apple. Can I reuse my existing stick(s)? Would I have a single 2GB ...
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Is there a way to tell the model number of a Mac or Macbook?

To upgrade memory (DRAM), the model of a Macbook Pro is needed for the website: http://www.crucial.com/index.aspx but then there is no place that shows what the model number is, even from the ...
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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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I have forgotten my user name for my mac

I have a mac-book pro and I've lost my user name to get into the computer, how can I fix this problem without taking it to our Apple agents who are soooo slow, Thanks
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How well does the MBP's SSDs fare against working with *many* small files?

I've read that the greatest weakness of solid-state drives is their R/W-cycle-based lifespan. I work with a large number (in the hundreds) of — generally very small — files many times an hour, ...
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Can I use a total of three displays with non-Retina MacBook Pro via USB?

Can I add one display via DisplayPort and two more via USB using this? http://eshop.macsales.com/item/NewerTech/VIDU2DVIA/ Or is the max two external displays? Or one DisplayPort and one USB? I have ...
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Any downsides of upgrading MacBook Pro 13 mid-2012 low-end model to 16GB?

First of all is it possible with core i5 not core i7? More RAM eats more battery, but I'm not sure how much? Will it reduce my battery life by 1-2 hours and I will have 5 hours instead of 7? Is ...
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Can I use my two laptops as dual monitor? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to use second PC as extended monitor I have Lenovo Y470 [Core i7 quad core ] with windows 7 in it and macbook pro [ core i7 ]. Both of these are on same wifi ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 on a Macbook Pro 2.66 core 2 duo

I am trying to dual boot my mac book pro. It is running OS X Lion and the other half I've tried a couple of times to install the latest Ubuntu 12.04 using the 32bit version. I went through the ...
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New Macbook Pro stolen - can I get it back? [closed]

I got myslef a new macbook pro 13 and left it in my car, it was in a plastic bag with the bill inside it. when I came back it was gone !!! I hadn't even open the box ! so no softwares or tracking ...
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Is it possible to use 6GB of memory in my MacBook Pro 3,1?

The specifications of my MacBook Pro say the maximum memory supported is 4GB using two 2GB DDR2 667MHz each. However, some say that this model can support up to 6GB of memory, putting a 4GB Memory ...
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New HP Officejet 4500 will not connect wirelessly

We just got a new Officejet 4500 that I began to set up last night. First I followed the recommended setup path for setting it up wirelessly: USB connection to my MacBook Pro, install the software, ...
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Reinstall OS X on MacBook Pro with broken trackpad

I have to reinstall OS X on my MacBook Pro. I'm using the installation disk, but the only problem is that my trackpad is broken (I cannot click). Is there any way to open and select the Utilities ...
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MacBook Pro laptop cooling pad DIY

I'm planning to create my own cooling pad for my MacBook Pro (2011). Which is the better airflow direction - is it preferred to suck air away from the MacBook, or blow it towards the Mac?
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MacBook Pro + OSX Lion + Samsung SA550 HDMI not playing nicely

I bought a Samsung SA550 monitor as a second monitor for my 2009 MacBook Pro that is running OSX 10.7 Lion. The monitor has 2 inputs, VGA and HDMI. If I connect the MacBook using VGA, everything is ...