Questions about the Apple MacBook family of laptops.

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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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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 ...
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How can I update Ruby and Rails on MacOS 10.6?

I just got a Macbook laptop that is running 10.6.3 AKA "Snow Leopard". I know it comes with Ruby 1.8.7 and Rails 2.3, but I was wondering what the best way is to update those to Ruby 1.9.2 and Rails ...
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HDMI Input and Recoding on Macbook Pro?

How can I get HDMI input into my 2011 Macbook Pro (Firewire, Thunderbolt, or USB seem to be the options)? The end goal is to record iPad output somehow, and I can produce HDMI or VGA from the iPad. ...
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Macbook not going to sleep

My macbook does not want to go to sleep when I close the lid or manually choose sleep from the apple menu. Things I have tried: resetting the PRAM resetting the SMC According to PMSET the ...
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Caps lock key on MacBook Pro does not lock

How do I activate caps lock on my MacBook Pro with Snow Leopard? I've tried everything. Neither the LED goes on, nor the capital letters lock. Can anyone help?
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Macbook Pro constantly wants to shut down

With about 10 minute intervals I keep getting a popup-message saying "Are you sure you want to shut down?" With options; sleep, shutdown, cancel etc. Usually I hit Cancel to remove the dialoge box, ...
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How to merge file when unarchive the tarball?

I downloaded a tarball(abc.tar.gz) which has a root folder(abc) and multiple subfolders(a, b, c, etc). And I have a folder called Target in machine(macbook pro), with multiple subfolders(a, b, c, etc) ...
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Can I put my hard disk from Macbook pro Early 2009 in a Macbook Pro from 2011 without problems?

Can I put my hard disk (with OS) from a Macbook pro Early 2009 in a Macbook Pro from 2011 without problems? (And put the hard disk from this 2011 in the one from 2009 without any problems?) Like ...
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Laptop/Monitor KVM switch

I have a Macbook Pro which I usually use via MiniDVI to VGA with an external monitor (plus thsi inbuilt LCD makes 2 displays). I've just bought a new Alienware which I'll be using with two monitors, ...
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MacBook Pro suddenly getting very hot when using external monitor

My MBP (unibody, Summer 2010) has suddenly begun getting very hot and running the fans at full speed when I have an external monitor plugged in via the mini display port. I've used the monitor for ...
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How to transfer files from MacBook Pro to laptop using WiFi?

I have two laptops: MacBook Pro Dell XPS 15 L-501z I want to know how can I transfer files via WiFi between them?
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How to write | in Flex on a MacBook Air?

I have no idea how to write this character "|" on a MacBook Air when I use Flex. I tried all keyboard combinations with no success.
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Virtualbox Host is MacBook Pro Guest is Ubuntu 10.04 issues with github access

Ok trying to do what I have done a dozen times over on dozens of PC's (literally). I am trying to access a private github account. Works no problem on any one of several computers all PC that I have ...
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iMovie Crashes Part-way Through Export

I have an 8 minute iMovie 09 movie, which I am trying to export. Regardless of resolution, or normal export vs. Quicktime export, it crashes every time, nearly at the end. I have exported the movie ...
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Macbook (refit triple boot) always in powersaving mode under linux, is it the bios?

I have a macbook pro with a triple boot with refit and mac/debian/win7, It worked fine for a while. But now, when I'm in the refit menu or on debian, the screen is always on power-saving mode (like ...
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Upgrading an old Macbook

I just got an Intel Macbook from 2006. The original hard drive (running Tiger) still works fine, but is a bit on the small side. I'm trying to upgrade to a 320GB drive. The local iStores claim that ...
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Copy OS X from MacBook Pro to USB External Hard Drive

How can I copy my OS X to an external hard drive, so I may use the USB hard drive to start up my daughter's MacBook? Her MacBook will not boot up, but instead shows a solid blue screen.
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PgUP and PgDN on a Macbook

The one thing that really annoys me about my Macbook is that it's missing the Home, End, Page Up and Page Down buttons. The latter ones I especially miss when interacting with particular console ...
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SSD with fast and strong hardware encryption [closed]

I'd like to storage solution which is both safe and fast. I know these two have been mutually exclusive in the past. However, is the situation still the same with modern SSD disks Do any SSDs ...
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How to create a wifi private network

Is there a way to create a private wifi network, i.e. for file sharing? Consider there are 2 notebooks (Win-Win or Mac-Win or Mac-Mac) and someone wants to share some content with other. How can I ...
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How can I tell my Mac not to search for my bluetooth speakers when I'm on the go?

I'm using a MacBook Pro (early 2010) and I have Jawbone speakers. When I'm using other bluetooth devices (e.g. the Mighty Mouse) in a place where my speakers aren't, I have turned the bluetooth off ...
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Run Ubuntu Linux on a MacBook Pro

I'm trying to run Ubuntu Linux on my Mac but it doesn't work. When the system starts, a black screen appears with the message "Unable to find a medium containing a live file system." I also tried ...
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Black screen when trying to install kubuntu macbook (2008 or 2009)

So I have a MacBook, which I believe is the 2008 model, that I am trying to dual-boot kubuntu on. Everything works fine up until the GUI is initiated (at least I think it is when the GUI is ...
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Is blessing the Ubuntu partition reversible on a Macbook Pro? How?

So far, I've been dual booting Mac OS X with Ubuntu. Blessing the Ubuntu Partition will speed up the boot process. Apparently, all I have to do is this: sudo bless –device /dev/disk0s3 –setboot ...
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Should I leave my MacBook plugged in if it's fully charged or not?

I've already looked high and low and I just want to get something sorted out. What will degrade my white MacBook's battery's overall lifespan and dependability? Being plugged in while fully charged? ...
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Do SSD Pins have to be plugged all the way in?

I'm just trying to figure out how this works. I just installed a new SSD in my Macbook Air, it's one of these. Have a look at what the pins look like: When I put it into the slot, for the life of ...
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Safe mode in Windows 7 on Bootcamp?

How do I boot my Windows 7 partition to safe mode if it is installed into BOOTCAMP? On normal PC computers, you normally see the BIOS getting started and prompting you to press something (normally F8) ...