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Install Debian 7 on MacBook Pro 13"

I want to install Debian 7 (using the netinstaller version) on my MacBook Pro 13" from 2011 with a 2.7GHz Core i7 processor. The installation completed successfully, but at the reboot no OS can be ...
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How can I disable only the left speaker on a Macbook Air?

My left speaker is busted and distorts like crazy. I have gone into System Preferences -> Sound and balanced the sound to the far right. That works, but then when I plug in a USB audio interface or ...
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MacBook Pro goes to sleep when phone is on it

I have a MacBook Pro 13" with Mountain Lion and sometimes when I place my phone on the computer (usually on the left of the trackpad) the computer goes to sleep with no reason. Although this does not ...
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Macbook Aluminium Late 2008 wont turn on

A couple of weeks ago I got out my old macbook aluminium and went to turn it on and nothing happened. So I plugged it in and the red charging light was on so I just left it to charge in case for some ...
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Windows 7 32 Bit (on MacBook) Suddenly lost 1.5 G of RAM usable out of 4

I have a MacBook Pro running Windows 7 32 Bit (under BootCamp). It is a 4G machine, and has happily been running for 2 years with 3.5 or so usable RAM. I started noticing the fan and hard drive ...
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Macbook pro ATI GPU is fried. What are my options

I have an early 2011 15" Macbook (2.4 GHz i7) The laptop boots fine, but after 10 to 20 minutes of regular use the screen either goes blank, breaks off into multiple lines, goes dark or just ...
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Connect three HDMI TV to MacBookPro

I have a presentation I don't have my HP notebook with my so I'm stuck with MacBookPro 5.5 It has one Firewire port. I need to connect 3 TVs to and I would need to play a different video on each. ...
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Setting Multimeda keys and volume knob on Dell Mutlimedia Keyboard using KeyRemap4MacBook?

I have plugged in a dell multimedia keyboard with my macbook and I am using the software KeyRemap4MacBook to change some keys on the external keyboard. However I cannot setup the multimedia keys like ...
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Why does my MacBookPro log me off when waking from sleep/hibernation?

I have a MacBookPro (current generation -1). Every time my machine falls asleep, I am logged out. Sometimes I get a BSOD when waking up. Here's all the additional info I have: When I last ...
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Incorrect username appearing in Terminal?

The other night, I was looking around on my MacBook's files and I came across a program that was like screen sharing or remote control. I guess it came by default on the computer or something, because ...
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Can I upgrade my 2011 MacBook Pro with 16GB?

I have an "Early 2011" 15 inch Macbook Pro that came with 4GB of RAM and I upgraded to 8GB a week after buying. I bought these RAM Modules: ...
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How to make the pointer glide on Mac OS X?

I just moved from Dos To Mac. On my old laptop I could configure the touchpad to "glide" with the synaptic driver. That is the pointer would continue to move a bit after I lift my moving finger off ...
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mp3 url's won't play

I'm on a macbook and when useing firefox, MP3's called up from a public url don't load or play anymore. They used to. I'm just looking at a blank screen with the copied url on the tab. But they play ...
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Splitting audio output to dynamics and headset

I'm using Macbook Pro(MD101) with OS X 10.8.3. How can I create two virtual audio devices one to work with Macbook's loud speakers and second with 3.5 jack? I heard that this is possible with ...
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Best way to speed up my old Macbook Pro?

I'm looking for quite a technical answer here, despite the amateur sounding question. I've got a 2006 era 17" Macbook Pro (primarily running Windows) which is limited in a number of key ways. For ...
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Can I achieve a higher resolution with an external monitor for my mac?

I have an old ATI Radeon X1600 128 MB graphic card with my late 2006 MacBookPro model. The system preference display only a 1440 x 900 resolution and all documentations I found say the same. My ...
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Why does my Macbook Retina + Dual Link not allow my monitor to go over 60hz?

I got an Asus VG248 (refresh rate 144hz) monitor . I also have a dual link adapter. On my Retina Macbook 15", I cannot set my monitor refresh rate to higher than 60 hz. Why is this? I have ...
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Matshita CW-8221 pulled from MacBook with USB adapter

Background I want to put together a little home media box on the cheap with a Raspberry Pi and some used parts I had. I have an original MacBook that bit the dust and but had a working optical drive. ...
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Creating Bootable Win 7 USB with BootCamp Assistant

I have a MBP running 10.6 with a CD drive. I read a tutorial that allowed me to create a bootable Windows 7 USB stick by modifying the Info.plist file in the Boot Camp Assistant package so it shows ...
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Bootcamp both Windows 8 and Windows 7 on OS X Mountain Lion

I currently have Windows 8 installed via Bootcamp 4(?) via Mountain Lion. I'd like to also install Windows 7. Is there a way to do multiple bootcamp's - what is the best way to go about this?
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RDP into ubuntu VM from macbook [duplicate]

I have an ubuntu VM that I usually SSH into, I have admin privs on this box. I need to install some things on the box and I'd like to actually RDP into the VM rather than just use the command line. ...
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System Preferences reset overnight

Overnight it seems that some of my system preferences were reset, nothing else. The ones I noticed the most were: Internet passwords deleted, had to type them in again. Time set to 9:45 AM some day ...
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“FATAL: lock file ”postmaster.pid“ already exists”

I just reinstalled postgres via brew install postgres I ran initdb /usr/local/var/postgres -E utf8 but got this: The files belonging to this database system will be owned by user "atal421". This ...
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Macbook4,1 cannot install OSX 10.7 Lion?

I understand that my white Macbook4,1 is able to install Mac OSX 10.7 Lion, but whether I try option-boot to install via DVD, USB drive or by double clicking on the installer while in Snow Leopard, it ...
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Macbook screen switch off when moved

When moving my macbook it sometimes switch off unexpectedly (black screen) and switch on again after several seconds. I remember solving the problem several month ago by changing a internal MacOS X ...
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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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Ethernet Working but No Internet Connection

In my office, nearly everybody uses Mac and we have just only one Windows 7 system. Just this morning, all the mac systems (10.8.2) could not connect to the internet but could connect to the network. ...
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Does more battery and higher processor affect on battery life?

I'm planning on getting a customized macbook air 13" .. It says it should last 8 hours wireless browsing which is reallygood, but it didnt say whether on the default customization or anything .. So ...
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Frequent Mac lockups due to fsck_hfs

My Macbook Pro (10.6.8) locks up every day at noon for several minutes (and often after sleep). I put 'Activity Monitor' up front right before noon sorted by %CPU, and saw that it ran 'fsck_hfs'. ...
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can I put 1600MHz memory in a late 2011 macbook pro?

I want to update my memory from 4GB 1333MHz to 8GB 1600MHz, Ive read that it is possible but nothing concrete so I ask this again and hope someone with knowledge can answer. The thing is that the ...
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SSD Drive - external vs Internal [closed]

I have 2 computers, a faster iMac at work (i5) and an old macbook (C2DUO 2.0Ghz) at home. The macbook at home has a SSD drive in it, I upgraded it and it's performance is really great. Now I was ...
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How to use tap on Macbook Pro with Windows 7?

I have a new Macbook Pro with Mac OSX and Windows7. Tapping the touchpad works with Windows using VM and Bootcamp but not when I boot direct into Windows7. Anyone know how I can get the tap function ...
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What ram to put in early 2008 mackbook 2x2gb for dual channel mode or 1 x 4gb & 1x2gb for 6gb total?

I mostly just use laptop for streaming movies and Iplayer, and the usual e-mail,facebook etc. 2x2gb to replace the existing 2x1gb is around £40, my question is really if 6gb is better, (1x4gb & ...
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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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How can I use Android 4.1 with my Mac OS X 10.5?

I cannot connect my Galaxy Note 2 (running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean at the moment) to my Macbook (running OS X 10.5.8). Can someone please give me some advise as I tried Android File Transfer and this ...
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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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Can I put Windows on a new Mac Book?

I am considering buying a laptop and I'm interested in a MacBook but I will be mostly using Windows environment (Win 7 or Win 8). If I buy an Apple laptop, can I install Win 8 on it? If so, how?
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My 2009 MacBook Logic board failed - options to proceed and how difficult?

Scannerz just gave my MacBook logic board a big fat F! I upgraded from Snow Leopard to Mountain Lion about 3 weeks ago. The system was running short of memory so I upgraded it. The system was running ...
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Can I use 8GB of 1600mhz RAM on my 2010 model unibody macbook pro?

The processor is a 2.26Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo, and it currently has 2GB of 1067MHz DDR3 installed. When I install the two 4GB sticks, it begins beeping and will not boot. I learned that the RAM will ...
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How to get ssh connection on MacBook Pro 2,1 with dead video on logic board

The Lapzilla of my stable has given up the video ghost. Everything else works, save for the fact that when booting it either ends up on a white screen, or a blurry black & white checkerboard. I ...
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iTunes Update 11.0 will not install on my Macbook

I try to update my iTunes to version 11 but every time I open iTunes after the restart it shows me an error message that states, "An Unknown Error Occurred (-42408)". The same thing happens when I ...
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Is it advisable to Calibrate the Battery on a Macbook?

How useful or necessary is it to calibrate the battery on a Macbook (Air/Pro) & if it is, should it be carried out when first purchased ? Does it mean that by calibrating the battery it will also ...
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Can I temporarily swap out my new MacBook hard drive with the old one?

I recently upgraded my standard hd to an ssd. There are some files on the old one that I still need to access. Can I simply swap the current one for the old one temporarily? Just to email off some ...
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Can't avoid starting macbook in safe mode

I recently spilled some water on my MacBook (mid-2010) keyboard and it shorted out several of the keys. Notably, control and left option don't work, and the system thinks that the left shift is ...
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Keep mac desktops in place?

When you have several desktops open, each program in a different one, let's say Firefox in Desk 1 and Finder in Desk 5. When you open a file in Finder that opens in Firefox, it moves desk 5 all the ...
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Toshiba external hard drive is read-only on MacBook [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to Copy Mac files to external NTFS hard drive? I have a Toshiba external hard drive that works fine when connected to my Dell Windows 7 laptop and also to my Ubuntu ...
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Reset firmware password Macbook pro 13"

Is there any way i can reset my firmware password on my Mac-book pro 13" (Late 2011 model) without having to purchase new RAM? Thanks
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Huawei data card not supporting New Macbook Pro OSX (Mountain Lion)

I purchased Huawei data card and trying to connect with my new MacBook Pro (OSX- Mountain Lion) USB port 3.0 but unfortunately it does not support. When I plugged in my macbook the power is flowing in ...
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Replace MacBook screen with an external display

I have a unibody macbook running OSX 10.8. I wondered how feasible it would be to use an external monitor instead of the built-in display. I am not talking about plugging in a 2nd monitor (this is ...
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Can the backlight of a screen go out, because a connection is loose?

I have a macbook and it is 5 years old. The backlight of the monitor is temperamental. I know it is the screen, because I can still see that the screen works when I look at it from an angle. So ...