Questions about the Apple MacBook family of laptops.

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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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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 ...
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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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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 ...