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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 ...
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Carbon copy cloner vs Disk Utility save disk image

im trying to replace my macbook pro hard drive and want to migrate the lion and windows 7 partitions to the new drive without having to reinstall anything my question is.. What's the difference ...
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Which RAM to upgrade MacBook 5,2?

I am trying to buy ram to upgrade a MacBook bought in Mid 2009. It is the 13 inch MacBook 5,2. This document gives some specs on the ram. It says DDR2, but does anyone know if DDR3 will also work? ...
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Stuck or dead pixel?

I can't tell if one of the pixels on the screen of my 2011 Macbook air is dead or just stuck. The pixel is usually black while displaying most colors, but it changes to white if I'm looking at a ...
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Will a logic board from a 2009 macbook pro fit and work in a 2006 macbook?

I have a Apple MacBook Core 2 Duo 2.16 13" and want to know it this will physically fit and work inside the Apple MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo 2.26 13". Is it worth £100 for the logic board (motherboard) ...
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Virtualbox Ubuntu 12.04 OS is Guest Mac OSX (Lion) is Host, share folder

Ok I have the guest additions installed and setup. I have the shared directory all setup under the devices in virtualbox. In the Guest OS I can open a terminal go to /media and type ls and see the ...
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Stolen MacBook Pro

My MacBook Pro was recently stolen. I still have remote access via Dropbox and his IP address. I don't have the expertise to run SSH and change the remote login. I'd prefer to use a keylogger. Could ...
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What causes the computer clock to change radically and how can I fix it?

My girlfriend just sent me the following photo: Apparently that was what greeted her, along with a load of license expiry warnings, when she booted her laptop this morning. She then rebooted to be ...
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Is this 1333 MHz Corsair memory compatible with my 1066 MHz MacBook 6.1?

My MacBook is 6.1 2.26 Intel Core2 Duo, 1066 MHz FSB (MC207*/A). Corsair memory is Mac Memory 8 GB DDR3 SODIMM (CMSA8GX3M1A1333C9). It says "supports memory bus speeds of up to 1333 MHz". Is it safe ...
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Login to Remote Linux machine and chRoot preserving all Terminal Windows

Everyday I connect to a remote machine (RedHat) from my macbook (Lion). I use Terminal to connect to remote machine and then to chroot. Then I open 2-3 windows on Terminal for various files. Is ...
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Macbook Late 2008 - beeping ocassionaly

A MacBook Late 2008(Aluminum) is ocassionaly beeping. Which may be the reason for this? Is the "beep" coming from the motherboard? Thanks,
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Account Settings Reset Overnight

My Macbook 10.4.11 completely reset all my computer settings overnight. All my settings are gone, folders rearranged, iTunes playlists etc deleted and browser history cleared. How can I restore my ...
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Preferred network available, but still prompted

Very frequently, when I wake my Macbook up, I'll be prompted to select a network, as "none of my preferred networks is available". Yet, my home network, very much a preferred network (I can see it in ...
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How do I type the pipe character on a MacBook Pro (Lion) with a Turkish-Q keyboard layout?

I can't find the keyboard combination to make the | symbol. On snow leopard "shift+ı" worked. I've tried shift+\. Any suggestions?
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iPhone Share Wifi with MacBook Via Bluetooth?

My MacBook is unable to connect to a wireless network due to airport card issue. While I figure out how to fix/replace the card, is there a way to share my iPhone's connection to a wireless network ...
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Windows 7pro Wireless bridge to Macbook Pro

I know this is possible with ubuntu to windows/mac but I am trying to recreate the notion from a windows machine to a mac. What I need to do is a level of QA / Dev however my main development machine ...
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Determine logic board hardware model

How can I find out which logic board I have? I recently had it replaced from this dreaded mid 2010 macbook pro bsod issue, and want to see if they replaced the logic board with the newer model that ...
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Macbook restarts when closing lid

Recently I built an SSD (128GB Samsung 470) into a late 2007 Macbook, and swapped the old HDD with the Superdrive, I used Carbon Copy Cloner to transfer the system, Desktop, Applications, Library and ...
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Can't Delete file Macbook Pro (Stuck in Trash)

I dunno when I deleted this file (its an avi), its been in the trash for awhile. Today I went to empty the trash and this one file can't claims to be in use. But I have restarted, shut down my mac ...
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Move files from laptop without usable screen?

A friend of mine has an older macbook that has a broken screen, and they've since bought a new macbook. I think I've read somewhere (but I could be wrong, I read A LOT of things online) that there is ...
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MacBook gets frozen in sleep mode

I have a MacBook running OS X 10.5.8 Lately, with increasing frequency, it will freeze up. It happens as follows: I use it for a while, then close the lid, putting it in sleep mode. If I leave ...
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downgrading from 10.7.2 to 10.7.0

I have the latest Mac book Air, it was with 10.7.0 installed when I ran it for the first time. After getting updated to 10.7.2 My Autocad 2011 is crashing a lot, I want to revert back to original ...
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How can I turn my Macbook off before mailing it?

I have a Macbook which I want to send to someone else as a gift. All I have done with it so far is charge the battery and power the machine up to make sure it works! It was bought new in 2009 but ...
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VMware Fusion won't boot my Boot Camp partition

I have a Boot Camp partition on my MacBook that I would ultimately like to convert to a VMware virtual machine image. I've installed VMware Fusion and tried to start up my Boot Camp install using the ...
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How can I create a wireless hotspot on OS X like Internet sharing but without an actual internet connection?

I want to use my Wi-Fi Printer with my MacBook and it works great when the Printer connects to the Wi-Fi Network created when I set up Internet sharing. What I want to know is, is there a way to set ...
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MacBook Pro hard drive replacement causes massive performance drop

Yesterday I have replaced my MacBook Pro's faulty, 250GB HD with a new 750GB WD Scorpio Blue HD and then restored my data using a TimeMachine backup that I had stored on a separate WD HD. The restore ...
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How can I disable the guest account on OSX Lion?

I have 'disabled' the guest account on my macbook pro running Lion via System Preferences > Users & Groups. However the guest account still seems to appear as an option to login at start up and ...
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External Mic on Macbook Pro late 2010 not working under Bootcamp Windows 7

MacBook Pro late 2010, using Bootcamp 3.3, in Windows 7, 64bit, all updates current as of 2012-Mar-30. In MacOSX 10.6.8 Snow Leopard the MBP's combo (single) headset jack recognizes the (iPhone) ...
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Create an image of a pure Ubuntu-Installation on Macbook Pro

I'm running Ubuntu 11.10 on my Macbook Pro (Late 2009) as the only operating system, so theres's no Mac OS X oder Bootcamp installed. It runs fine and now i'd like to create an image of the current ...
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How to share PC's internet with Macbook over Bluetooth

I'm trying to share my PC's internet connection with my Macbook via Bluetooth. I've currently got them both paired, which works fine, but it's setting up the internet connection I'm having trouble ...
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AutoHotKey script for switching option and command keys on Mac?

Does anyone have an AutoHotkey Script to switch to remap the command key to the option key and the control key to the command key on a Mac keyboard? Thanks!
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How to prevent “invalid volume free block count”

Today, there is an error on my Macbook Air, "invalid volume free block count". Repair is required. I wondered what causes this kind of error. How can I prevent it from happen again?
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Start Macbook with lid closed

I want to use my Macbook (early 2010) lid-closed with external monitor, keyboard and mouse. Is it possible to start it lid closed? For example to use it in a Henge Docks station?
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Is data sent to an Apple wireless bluetooth keyboard, for example when the Caps Lock key is turned on?

I have a 2009 MacBook with OS X Lion. On a bluetooth connected keyboard, can I send data to the keyboard? AT keyboards for example, all the LEDs are turned on and off by the PC. Does the same thing ...
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“Remote Disk” volume always mounted (but only in Finder)

I just bought a new Macbook Air the other day. Everything is fine except, for some reason my Finder keeps showing the volume "Remote Disk". Now, I assume this is the shared optical drive that is ...
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OSX 10.4.11 connected usb dongle to internet but no web access, wifi ok any browser

I have a macbook running 10.4.11 and can connect to the internet using a BT dongle (ZTEUSB Modem) but cannot access any websites through any browser. I have ditched preference files, in fact anything ...
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Can I use more than two displays with a MacBook?

Is it possible to add more than two external displays to MacBook using the Thunderbolt interface only? Would a chain of displays connected to each other on Thunderbolt work?
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Using Macbook Pro 5,1 Running Ubuntu to Create a Bootable Lion USB Installer (?)

I'm having a nightmare of a time attempting to create a working Bootable USB of OSX Lion from a Macbook Pro running Ubuntu. I have followed just about all the best guides online to format and image ...
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How can I use my macbook in grayscale?

Is it possible to make my Macbook monitor display grayscale instead of full color? How can I do that? I looked in the Displays preference plane "color" tab but didn't see anything that looked like it ...
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Turn off display on macbook 1,1 running ubuntu server 11.10

I am just getting started with my own server and thought I could put my old black macbook to some use. I installed Ubuntu server 11.10 as the only operating system and everything has been working out ...
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MacBook Pro wants to connect to IPv6 addresses for some strange reason

A very weird behavior on a MBP. It seems that some websites are now advertising Ipv6 addresses (e.g., www.doodle.com, addons.mozilla.org, etc.). For some reason, even though I only have an Ipv4 ...
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/sys/class/power_supply files become zero until reboot to OS X and back to Linux

This is on a Macbook 2,1 dual booting Arch Linux and OS X Leopard. I use a conky script to disply my battery percent with: ${battery_percent BAT0} Recently, it switched from displaying coherent ...
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Repartitioning dual booting Macbook

I have a Macbook Pro configured to dual boot OSX or Ubuntu. Originally, I split the drive evenly between the two, but as I've been using Ubuntu far more heavily, and I'm running out of space on its ...
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Black screen when installing debian

After choosing an option at the installation menu, the screen turns lack. It doesn't matter if I choose "Install" "Graphic install" or "Expert install". I,m using a Macbook5,2 and I am trying to ...