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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Where can 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 Mac OS X installation disks. I’m trying to get the machine to run some ...
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Sound bar + optical cable works with TV, not with MacBook Pro

I have a Belkin Digital Optical Cable + Adapter running from an off-brand sound bar. I can connect the other end of the toslink cable to my TV and it works well. However, I can't get sound from my ...
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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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Cannot change font properties when editing Imovie 10.02 title

I am finishing my project and I am adjusting titles. Even though the editing menu appears normally and active (T highlighted) when I click on it none of the sub option (Bold, Colors, font size) is ...
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Forcing 5 GHz on MacBook Pro

I currently have the retina MacBook Pro running OS X lion and want to force the wireless card to only connect only to 5GHz networks. Both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz have the same SSID so I can not pick ...
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How to make MacBook sharing Wi-Fi from iPad

I connected from iPad to MacBook Pro (mid 2012) by USB. In iPad personal hotspot turned on and iPad sharing Internet to MacBook Pro. It is working. I want that MacBook Pro share internet too. I made ...
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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 is the sleep and Lock key board shortcut for MacBook Pro

Sleep and Lock are 2 different things. How to do it in mac. It always goes to sleep. Like if I have set a file on download and I want it to lock it but it goes to sleep. Please let me know how to ...
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Disable automatic driver installation in Windows 10

How to disable automatic driver installation in Windows 10? I have this Broadcom 802.11n Network Adapter (MacBook Pro 2011 w/ Boot Camp) whose driver I need to roll back to an earlier version for ...
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Is there any way to swap the fn (function) and control keys in linux on a macbook pro?

I don't care if this is done in the bios or a kernel module or software. Is there any way at all to do make the 'fn' key act as 'control' and the 'control' key act as 'fn' in linux running on a ...
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Determine whether the drive or the DVD adapter is at fault?

Back in April I replaced the DVD drive in my MacBook with a spinning disk using a DVD adapter. Since then I've noticed some odd behavior. I suspect it's the DVD adapter, it's some no-brand, but I'd ...
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Copy over Windows to Mac

I'm currently on Windows 10 with my old PC and have plenty of programs installed but I need a new computer. Ideally I could just take the hard disk and put it into a new PC. Only problem, I would like ...
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Freezes MacBook pro

i have a mid 2010 macbook pro 4gb ram and nvidia card 13.3" . Sadly enough a few months after I bought it it started freezing . The screen is just static and unreaponsive. prior to that i installed ...
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Is the Intel HD 4000 GPU good enough for everyday use? [closed]

I am about to get a Mac, and right now I'm weighing two options that I can get. I can get a new MacBook Air 2015 at the lowest specs: 4 GB RAM 2 core 1.6 GHz (turbo to 2.7) i5 CPU 128 GB PCI-e SSD ...
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How to fix EFI-boot on my Macbook Pro after Ubuntu install?

The MacBook does not boot. The screen stays blank (black) – not the grey, active screen like normal. To power off, I hold the power button down. After 5 boot attempts the MacBook finally shows the ...
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Is there a way to enable sound via HDMI on my TV Monitor from the MacBook Pro late 2010 (OSX 10.8.3)

I have this issue when connecting my MacBook Pro Late 2010 on my Samsung TV Monitor via HDMI there is no sound coming out only picture. Alternativly when I'm using my dualboot Windows 7 installed on ...
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would the following code help to lock a volume level so that standard accounts on my mac don't use 100% all the time?

setting the volume to 80% periodically, run crontab -e (or EDITOR=nano crontab -e) and add a line like this: */5 * * * * osascript -e 'set volume output volume 80' */5 * * * * runs the command ...
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MacBook Pro (Early 2011, 8,2) will not boot Mac OS X after installing Linux

Until a couple of months ago, I loved my triple-boot MacBook Pro (early 2011, 8,2 with high-resolution screen). Then I tried to run the Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) upgrade and everything fell apart. I ...
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mac partition didnot display after shirinking partition c in windows 8.1

I have mid 2012 macbookpro. I have installed yosemite 10.10.3 on it and installed windows 8.1 with bootcamp. when i have started up with windows 8.1, i decided to shirink partition C to additional ...
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Removing the optical drive on my Mac Book Pro

I have a Mac Book Pro 15" early 2011. I have just realised that since I was never using the optical drive and was always complaining that the thing was too heavy, it would be a rich idea to remove ...
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Will keeping my new MacBook continously in charge damage the batteries? [duplicate]

I just bought a new MacBook, which I'm primary gonna use as a "desktop pc" (in office). Not always, but for large period of time (~ a month without moving it from my desk). I would like to ...
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Boot disk on USB not found (dual boot Elementary OS + OS X)

I'm trying to dual boot OS X and Elementary OS Freya on my Early 2011 MacBook Pro. I made a boot drive and followed these instructions (especially step 10) to boot but when I restart my computer and ...
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Block stealth ports Apple AirPort Extreme

Is it possible to stealth ports, block ports on Apple AirPort Extreme, or does anyone no terminal to close ports for Yosemite latest update installed. Shields up! doesn't stealth my ports! Thank you. ...
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Part of the screen flashes black when using photoshop in MBP retina

I have a mid 2014 Mac Book Pro retina, and I use the latest version of Photoshop CC. When I'm working on something, like moving the cursor around, clicking and dragging a text element, etc., the right ...
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How to diagnose erratic system slowness?

My 3yo macbook pro has been having these hiccups recently. I'm trying to figure out a way to diagnose the problem. Brief specs: pre-retina MBP, SSD, running Win7. It's been working fine for years. ...
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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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Error in importing the numbers in scientific notation

I am importing(copy-paste) values into Excel from R Console which are in scientific notation (1.920943e-10, 7.580894e-05). Excel is not treating them as numbers instead text. How to resolve this ? ...
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Does FileVault prevent Macbook Pro from booting into single user mode?

Been searching all over the place and not finding it. I have a Macbook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, mid-2014) and I am trying to boot it into single user mode (root console). All the instructions I find ...
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What is the optimal version of Mac OS X for Macbook Pro Early 2011?

It came with version 10.7.2 (Lion) installed. Ever since updating to version 10.9 (Mavericks), when that came out, things are slow. I see things lag with the UI, and every application is slow to start ...
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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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Mac OS X 10.9.3 Bootcamp: “No bootable devices.”

Mac OS X 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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Connect to external drive wirelessly, securely, and easily

I'm moving from using a laptop as my sole computer (MBP, early 2011) to having two active computers (the MBP and an iMac). Instead of keeping all my data on my MBP, I'd like it all on an external ...
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Disable discrete graphics card on MacBook Pro Early 2011

I have an early 2011 MacBook Pro that is affected by the well known problem on the graphics card (AMD 6490M 256MB). Apple Forum thread Hopefully waiting for an Apple replacement program I want to ...
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Replacing SSD in mid-2014 MacBook Pro

So I bought a mid 2014 MacBook Pro apparently JUST BEFORE the early 2015 one was discreetly released. From what I've read so far the EARLY (not the new one) 2015 Mac can be upgraded easily, but mid ...
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How do I change the external apple logo to any other color by going through terminal instead of opening the case?

Is there any way for me to change the color of my new, unibody macbook pro's external apple logo to another color without having to use the little transparencies from canada? I would prefer it be ...
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How to fix F5, F6 keys on Macbook Pro?

On Macbook Pro, F5 and F6 seems to be the "keyboard illumination keys". However, the keyboard's illumination doesn't seem to change at all after pressing those keys. Also, I noticed a small "no ...
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Windows 8.1 Installation on a Macbook Pro Triple Boot “EFI system partition was formatted as NTFS” error

I am trying to install Windows 8.1 on a Macbook Pro that already has Mac OS X 10.9.5 and Ubuntu 15.04 installed on it. I created a usb from the iso downloaded, and it boots up successfully into the ...
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how to fix kernel_task process cpu overflow on Macbook Pro 15inch late 2012

I have a Macbook Pro 15 inch Quadcore 2.6GHZ 1TB SSD, 16GB Ram and Nivida GPU. Lately it crawls to a halt so often because the kernel_task process will eat up to 500% of CPU, even when I'm just on ...
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Copy iTunes playlists to pen drive for car

I want to transfer my iPhone playlists from a MacBook Pro to a flash drive for use in the car. However, when I select "export" it just exports a "txt" file. How can I export the playlist properly ...
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Macbook Pro resolution difference 13inch VS 15inch (March/May 2015 models)

I have a question about supported resolutions on Macbooks (2015). The apple site states that the 13" Pro model supports, with Intel Iris 6100 graphics, a resolution of 3840 x 2160. The 15" Pro model ...
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Laptop goes to sleep when lid is closed and disconnected from power

I am trying to work with my computer (Macbook Pro) attached to an external monitor, while the lid is closed. I can work on it when the laptop is connected to power, but when I disconnect it from the ...
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Why Menu Meter and htop report inconsistent occupied memory and total memory?

On my Macbook Pro running OS X 10.10.3, Menu Meter and htop seem to be reporting inconsistent memory results:
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error booting FREEDOS bootable usb on a macbook pro

I'm trying to update my ssd's (m4 crucial 128gb) firmware. I've a macbook pro with dual disk setup, so no cd drive, only ssd as main disk and hdd as second disk in a caddy where the cd/dvd drive used ...
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Can I use Auto Cad on Mac Book pro (early2008)

I want to use Auto Cad but only have a Mac Book Pro (early 2008). Can I buy a Mac mini and connect it to the Mac Book Pro as a screen? Would that make sense?
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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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MacBook Pro 13 early 2011 random restarts and verbose log needed

I have a MacBook Pro 13 Early 2011 model that has been experiencing some random restarts (across OS’s Mavericks and Yosemite). I have tried almost every fix offered online. SMC PRAM reset, reseating ...
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Why does my screensaver say [myname]'s Macbook Pro (4)

So I have a macbook pro running 10.10.3. I am still using the default screensaver, which (when the computer was new) said [MyName]'s Macbook Pro followed by an image of the apple logo. After a few ...
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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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Home-network wifi issue with Macbook Pro

I'm using a Macbook Pro and having problems with the wifi network at home. Every 20-30 minutes, I am unable to connect to the internet although I can login into 192.168.0.1. If I turn the wifi (on the ...
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Possible to drive 5K display with MacBook Pro + Thunderbolt PCI chassis + Capable Video Card?

It's my understanding that currently the only Mac hardware that specifically supports an outboard 5K display (like this one) is the Mac Pro and that this only came along with the recent 10.10.3 ...