Questions about the Apple MacBook family of laptops.

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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 ...
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How to take photo from the webcamera every time I open my MacBook?

I want to autotake a photo from the camera on my MacBook Air and put the photo in a folder. Is it possible?
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Transferring photos from Mac to iPhone5

I've got a MacBook Pro on 10.7.5 and I'd like to transfer photos from my computer to my iPhone5. What's The easiest way to do so?
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3d Software middle mouse and mbp trackpad

So I am trying to learn some 3d modeling and have trouble in the oddest and most inconvenient of places. It looks like all the 3d software out there uses middle mouse click, and middle mouse click and ...
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Macbook Pro promo screenshots

Are there any tools available that allow you to take promotional screenshots on Macbook Pro? I see images such as the one below, and I wonder if there is a tool that puts a screenshot into a Macbook ...
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Can't reach only certain websites from my Wifi (with macbook and iphone)

I can't access certain websites neither from my macbook nor from my iphone when connected to my Wifi. The same website can be opened from another windows computer connected to the same Wifi. This is ...
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MacBook Pro 8,1 triple boot, rEFIt not showing, Mac only boots on windows

I'm new to Mac multi booting. I've just installed a triple boot (OS X Mountain Lion + Ubuntu 12.04 + Windows 7 Ultimate) on my MacBook Pro 8,1. Everything went more or less right. I had the rEFIt ...
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Empty MacBook Pro, no SuperDrive. How do I install Windows?

My situation is this: HDD1: Empty 180 GB SSD HDD2: Empty 500 GB HDD (instead of SuperDrive) Accessories: Windows 8 ISO 64 Gig USB stick Second computer SuperDrive in USB enclosure What I need: ...
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MacBook starts up but is unresponsive

I have an original MacBook A1181, which I bought second hand last year. Up until recently it had been working fine, I had had to upgrade the RAM to 4 GB and buy a new battery but had no other issues. ...
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Accessing the physical IP address of a computer on my network that is no longer available

I'm trying to find out how to access the IP address + MAC code of a computer (macbook pro) that I once had on my network at home. Does terminal store the 'connected' or 'linked' computer ID or IP of ...
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MacBook Pro's Trackpad not doing multi-touch gestures after sleep

i've got a MacBook Pro mid 2012 with Mountain Lion. Sometimes when i wake up my computer from sleep (open the laptop), all the multi touch gestures of the trackpad (4 fingers to change screen, 3 ...
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Reading zip disk from Iomega

I'm trying to read a zip disk through old external Iomega Zip 100 drive, which I've connected to my Macbook Pro through the original USB 1.0 cord. It sounds like the drive is reading the disk (there's ...
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Is it possible to set up an SSD Cache on a macbook pro?

I have a mid 2010 MBP. I would like to upgrade the HDD so that I get more space, and this isn't a problem. I'd also like to replace the optical drive with an SSD and then configure that as the cache ...
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Can I map an MacBook or Apple keyboard key combo to act like a Windows menu key? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Keyboard Shortcut to Right Click in Mac OS X In Windows, the Menu Key (or Context-Menu Key — to the right of the space bar) allows you to right-click the currently ...
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OpenOffice, LibreOffice and NeoOffice all crashes on startup on OSX LIon

I tried all new versions of LibreOffice, OpenOffice, NeoOffice. When I install them without any problems and then I try to launch them, I get the following error: Process: soffice.bin [1178] ...
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Synergy: Dual Windows 7 PC & MacBook in between

I have a windows 7 PC set-up at work with my MacBook Pro in between the two monitors. However, I am struggling to set Synergy up so that the mouse can be taken from monitor one, through the MacBook ...
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What causes a link to not go through after a user clicks on it?

I'm using Firefox in OS X on a MacBook. Lately, I've tried clicking some links on the Yahoo main page only to be redirected to a blank white page that says "Bad Syntax". Is this the link or the ...
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Macbook pro 1,1 cannot turn on

I shut down my mac at about 2 pm but when i got up I turned it on i heard it sounded as usual but I did not have a look at it then i went to shower..when I backed I could see that my mac cannot turn ...
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Mountain Lion on an old Macbook - installing via USB [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install OSX Lion on Core Solo Mac Mini? I've got an old Macbook lying around which I'd like to put to use. Is it possible to install Mountain Lion on the first ...
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How do I back up my 100% full Macbook hard drive, format, install Windows and recover the files?

I want to keep everything. I should be able to just highlight all, drag it onto an external drive and feel safe. How can I verify that all my files are safely copied to the external drive?
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How do I keep a MacBook battery charged to only 70%?

A chemist told me that a battery should be charged to and used between 30-70%, and its very bad for battery life to completely load or unload it. He uses a utility program that always keeps the ...
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External hard drive won't mount on Mac

Anyone had problems mounting an external hard drive on a mac? It shows up (dimmed) in disk utility and all is fine according to first aid, but it just refuses to mount. It simply says "The disk My ...
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Can't see “network” in finder (Mountain Lion)

Can't see the "network" in finder at all. My girlfriend's MBP and old Windows laptop successfully sees all the files, shared from Ubuntu file server, but not my new MBP. What am I doing wrong please?
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BIOS boot manager for Windows Vista Boot Camp Macbook partition

I am trying to find the BIOS boot manager for my Windows Vista Boot Camp partition of my Macbook. How do I access this during sartup?
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Can you disable the GPU on a Macbook Air?

Can the graphics processing unit (GPU) be disabled on a 2011 Macbook Air as a means of increasing battery life?
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Macbook pro hard drive not recognized by any means after using chkdsk /r on bootcamp

Good afternoon everyone, Here is my headache: I have (had?) a macbook pro late 2011 wtih bootcamp running in Win 7, the bootcamp partition started to give problems (corrupted data I recon) so I ...
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Macbook 13" Shutting down when batt is in

1.83 GHz Intel Core CPU, 2 GB RAM, Mac OS X. Battery is 9 months old and showing 95% power; however the machine shuts down sometimes 2 seconds after booting up and sometimes 5 mins; When i take the ...
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Remap key on MacBook with KeyRemap4MacBook. change 'CMD+C' to 'CMD+M'

I want to remap keys on a MacBook with KeyRemap4MacBook. I need to change CmdC to CmdM and CmdV to CmdN, because I don't like to always use left hand to press copy&plaste, it's aching and ...
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More RAM when I use two screens?

So, is there any possible that my Macbook use more ram when I use two screens? First - in MB, second - Cinema Display. Also when I use only Cinema Display, MB used little less ram. Am I crazy?
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Preventing closed Macbook from sleeping at startup

I have an old Macbook that I'm going to be tucking in a cabinet for use as a media server. It's currently running InsomniaX to keep it from sleeping when the lid is shut. This works great when I ...
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OSX Remapping Physical Trackpad Click for Mac

The MacBook trackpad is a marvellous thing. Assuming that one uses the 'tap to click' functionality exclusively (including the double tap to click-hold within Usability settings) as I do, the physical ...
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Is there a way to stop background programs in OS X?

I have a MacBook that runs OS X. It's really slow at times during startup. I know I can Force Quit some programs by using Command ⌘+Option ⌥+Esc ⎋. Is there another way to see any other ...
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Wi-Fi performance in Windows 8 RP on a MacBook Air (mid 2011)

I was able to install the Boot Camp Windows software using the executable that it provided, and there are no unrecognized or unknown devices in Device Manager. Wi-Fi works but it seems to be limited ...
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Can I turn off MacBook Pro startup noise from Windows?

I have been using my MacBook Pro at work recently. It only has Windows and Linux on it (no OS X). The problem it the really LOUD startup sound that Apple forces you to have. I work in a cubicle ...
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Multiple boot and file sharing options

I am about to set up a dual/triple boot system on a 750gig macbook pro and was wanting to know my options in regards to file sharing options between the operating systems--primarily to share my music ...
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MacBook RAM Upgrade

I have a Macbook Late 2006 model; Specs) Will any brand/kind of 2x2GB DDR2 PC2-5300 SO-DIMM 200pin be compatible with this model? (Like this RAM for example.) Are there other considerations I need ...
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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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Use HFS+ or NTFS for Bootcamp-shared harddrive?

I put a second HDD into my MacBook Pro. Now I want to install Windows with Bootcamp and want both OSX and Windows to be able to read and write to that HDD. What I am asking is whether you'd recommend ...
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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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Can I install this Toshiba HDD in a MacBook?

The internal HDD in my white MacBook is broken. I have a spare Toshiba laptop HDD which I plan to install in the MacBook but when I compare the broken MacBook HDD (Hitachi brand) and the Toshiba HDD ...
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How can I program the function keys on my MacBook to do a combination of keys (not open an application)?

There are other questions similar to this, but not exactly. What I want to do is to reprogram a function key on the MacBook Pro to do other key combinations. Coming from a Windows background, I ...
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MacBook (OS X.7) cannot communicate with LCD projector

The computer recognizes the projector, and IDs it in the "displays" menu, but the projector -- both an In-Line and a Hitachi projector -- does not recognize any computer sending input to it. I have ...
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How can you install Windows 7 on a MacBook Pro without DVD drive?

I'm wondering whether will be possible to install Windows 7 on a Boot Camp partition with the new MacBook Pro Retina. The DVD drive is not available and I don't know any workaround to install Windows ...
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MacBook Pro internal keyboard disabled. How to re-enable?

I bought a used 2.16gHz core duo MBP that the previous owner said had keyboard problems ("a few keys don't work"). He explained A while back I paid to have an Apple technician take a look at it. ...
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Macbook does not recognize Galaxy tab 7.7

I have Macbook OS 10.7.2 and Galaxy Tab 7.7 I want to transfer files to and from these devices, but when I connect the tab to the laptop using the USB cable that came with it, my laptop doesn't ...
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MacBook Pro unibody doesn't restart properly after battery depletion

My MacBook Pro (unibody, 13'', 2009) used to restart fine after battery depletion. The computer would automatically save the state of the system and reboot to whatever I was doing before. For those ...
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Can I “dual boot” grub-efi and grub-pc?

I am currently running Ubuntu with grub-efi and rEFIt on a Macbook (8,3). I'd like to have the option to boot Ubuntu in BIOS emulation mode as well. Is this possible? I guess I need grub-pc to write ...
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Time Machine is getting stuck at “Preparing to Back Up” and my Trash isn't emptying

I have encountered two separate problems, but I am putting them in the same question in case they are related. First, my Trash would not empty. It seems to be getting stuck on certain files, because ...
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Macbook Pro SATA to SSD upgrade with out OSX disc

Ok just got a SSD and I want to put it into my late-2011 model Macbook Pro. Swapping it out physically isn't the hard part as that's just a handful of screws. It's not having a disc for OSX that's ...
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Undo Autohotkey remaps after uninstalling

So here's my situation, I have a Macbook running Windows 7 on Bootcamp. When I first installed Windows 7, the Command key was the start key, and the Option key was the Alt key. I decided to swap ...