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MacBook Air 2020 Internal Fan Does Not Spin Freely

I’m getting constant kernel panics on my MacBook Air 2020. I have the reports saved so I can post them. I reinstalled the OS from scratch, reset SMC and NVRAM and also performed Apple Diagnostics, ...
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MacBook clamshell mode without Power Adapter does not work with the Amphetamine app

I am using an MacBook Air M1 running macOS Monterey 12.2.1 (21D62) and when I tried to enable clamshell mode (without the power-adapter connected) with the Amphetamine app using this tutorial: https://...
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Reverting a MacBook Air with only Windows on it

I had an old MacBook Air (Mid 2013 model) which I no longer used and decided to repurpose as a Windows-only laptop. I formatted the hard disc on the Mac to FAT32 and installed Windows 10 on it and now ...
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Macbook Air 2017 kernel panics even after fresh installs

Panic happens every few days usually. I've tried: multiple macOS versions and reinstalling fresh does not help using Windows 10 in bootcamp does not result in any similar problem with random reboots.....
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New external SSD advertised at transfer speeds of 1050MB/s is getting max 660MB/S?

So I bought the portable Sandisk Extreme v2 SSD and ran the blackmagic disk speed test and I'm getting only 660MB/S. Using it on Thunderbolt 3 or USB 3.2 and the cable provided is from Sandisk. The ...
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If some headphones have "Bluetooth 4.2", and my computer has "Bluetooth 4.0", will they work?

I have looked up the specs for my family member's computer and my new headphones. The computer has Bluetooth "4.0". The headphones state Bluetooth "4.2". Will they work together? ...
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Windows 10 Install GPT Error

Trying to install Windows 10 then Linux Ubuntu on an Intel MacBook. Disk partitioned as GPT with GParted Linux, but getting the "Windows cannot be installed to this disk. The selected disk has an ...
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docker-compose build error for nodejs and yarn: [gpg: no valid OpenPGP data found.]

I have been trying to get a project to work for my job. I recently got a M1 Air, however I had a similar issues when I was doing the same thing on a Windows machine with WSL. The error is as follows: ...
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How to remove this connection on MacBook air 2012 a1466

I am trying to disassemble my MacBook air to replace the keyboard, but I don't know how to remove this connection. I think this is wifi antenna? I'm not sure. What is it called and how do I remove it?...
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How does Parallels allow you to access your camera and microphone on the M1 Macbook?

I have been trying to pass through my camera and microphone to my Arch VM on my M1 Macbook Air via QEMU to no avail. However, just to check if it was possible, I tried Parallels and it worked right ...
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Macbook Air's keyboard's first row is not working when caps lock is off

I have an Macbook air and something has happened today. Due to that, I can not use the first row of the keyboard(qwertyuiop) with caps lock off. Other two rows(asdfghjkl & zxcvbnm) are working ...
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How can you make "cross-referenced" "numbered items" in Word update when referencing paragraph numbers -- manually is perfectly fine?

I have a voluminous text in Word 2016 on my MacBook Air M1 that has plenty of paragraph numbers and the final number of each will not be certain until nearly the very end of the process of drafting ...
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Camera Not working when display link is enabled on a MacBook Air 2020 (M1)

I have a brand new MacBook Air 2020 (M1) that was working fine on video conferencing platforms. Then I added display link so I could run my two external monitors. The camera then cut out and did not ...
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How to Use OnyX? [duplicate]

I recently got to know about OnyX to delete recent history on docs. How shall I use it? Will clicking on recent items delete all the recent items on doc or a particular recent item which I visited ...
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macOS want to make changes.Enter an administrator name and password to allow this box keeps popping up

This box keeps popping up. I've read other answers to similar problem without success. I've gone to keychain > system > certificates > my computer > certificate with an arrow > private ...
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My MacBook Air M1 (2020) drains the battery faster than expected when I keep my Android phone connected to it

The battery drains very quickly on my MacBook Air M1 (2020) when I keep an Android phone connected to it. I use it for app development. Is there any way I could stop the Android device from charging? ...
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How to fix MacBook Air tried almost everything to reinstall Mac OS X

On start up I get the flashing grey file with question mark sign. I’ve tried pretty much everything I e seen while researching answers to my problem. And always end up at the same place, staring at “...
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Using 2012 iMac as a monitor for 2020 M1 MacBook Air

I have an old iMac (21.5-inch, Late 2012) and i want to use it as a second monitor for my new MacBook Air (M1, 2020). Is it possible without latency or any quality loss? If it is, what are the options ...
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2012 MacBook Air won't turn back on after removing Wi-Fi (AirPort) module

I wanted to take my 2012 MacBook Air off the grid completely, so I thought removing the Wi-Fi module would accomplish that. I removed the AirPort module and tried to turn it on, but it wouldn't turn ...
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Getting a “not currently available” error when attempting to install Windows 10 on BootCamp on a MacBook Air 2020 running macOS Catalina

I tried to install a Windows 10 via bootcamp, but I got stuck with this error: “Can’t install the software because it is not currently available from the Software Update Server.” Been searching all ...
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Can I upgrade to latest OS on my Macbook Air 2011?

My Macbook Air 2011 is running Yosemite 10.10.5, which is the latest it can have through apple updates. But I need to install the latest Apple OS in order to build Xamarin code for iOS. My Macbook Air ...
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Macbook Chimes Multiple Times Before Booting, After SSD Upgrade

I've recently upgraded the ssd in my Mid 2013 MacBook Air, to a Samsung 970 EVO M.2 NVMe. Ever since the upgrade, when I start the computer, it makes the "bong" noise multiple times before ...
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Low WiFi speeds on 75Mbps WiFi Router / Macbook Air / Mac OS Mojave

The situation: I have 75 Mbit/s at home, everything’s fine on mobile wifi, but on the MacBook Air everything is very sad: all of a sudden for no reason, literally 1 Mbit/s. Symptoms: I start the ...
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MacBook Air Early 2015 Black Screen Repeated Chime, boot key combo does not work, Can this MacBook be recovered?

First of all, sorry for my bad English. So, my MacBook Air A1465 suddenly fell into a deep 'coma.' Now, the MacBook cannot be turned on. It's just a blank black screen with a repeating chime. I did ...
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Ridiculous number of Google Chrome Helper (Renderer) processes created

I'm seeing a large number of Google Chrome Helper threads being generated on my new macbook air(see attached). This is killing my laptop's memory and is making Chrome almost unusable (tabs don't load, ...
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Reinstall MacOS Catalina on Macbook Air after failed Updates

I have a 2015 Macbook Air. My computer was trying to install the latest patch for Catalina, until when it just got hung up. I tried rebooting but it just hangs up on the progress bar. I tried ...
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USB mouse that has worked well with an iMac, PC and Chromebook isn’t working on MacBook Air

I have had a wireless optical mouse (VicTsing Computer Wireless Mouse, 2.4G Portable USB Mouse Ergonomic Mouse) for about two years and it has worked completely fine on a Chromebook, an iMac and a PC (...
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Macbook Air cursor from trackpad freeze every 5 seconds

Macbook air OS high Sierra (10.13.4 v). The cursor from the trackpad freeze every 5 seconds, and when you click start moving again, but If you stop moving it, it will freeze again 5 seconds later.
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MacBook Air Kernel Panic

MacBook Air Early 2015 - 8GB/i5 Recently I decided to upgrade my MacBook’s SSD and I bought the Samsung EVO 970 Plus 500GB and an NVME adapter for MacBook air. I installed the SSD and it works ...
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How to recover “last session” files from opera and chrome

After my MacBook crashed and chrome autoupdated, I lost all the tabs in my previous session. In a panic, I made a mistake and closed the new session after opening a history tab. This meant the last ...
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Getting my External Hard drive to work on my MacBook Air 2012

I'm very much not tech savvy and never had to use an external hard drive but my computer is running out of space and I can't get my external hard drive to work properly. Is it supposed to ...
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How can I block the google chrome dino game easter egg?

I am using on chrome on a Macbook Air if that helps. I know that the game can be blocked on windows, but I'd like to block it on my macbook air.
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Windows 10 - no drivers on macbook air

I have MacBook air: Model Name: MacBook Air Model: A1466 EMC 2632 Model Identifier: MacBookAir6,2 Processor Name: Intel Core i5 Processor Speed: 1.3 GHz Number of Processors: 1 ...
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Specific Ethernet ports not working

I own a MacBook Air 2017. In my house I have 12 Ethernet ports for wired internet. All I have to do is connect my router to the suitable input and then connect my Apple computer to the relevant ...
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How to stop MacBook Air from going into Power Save mode

My MacBook screen goes dark ~ 60 seconds. Where can I find the settings to change that? I've searched the web and answers indicate going into settings, but on High Sierra, this doesn't seem correct. ...
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How to find out what is shutting down my MacBook Air while closed?

I have a 2011 MacBook Air running macOS High Sierra that keeps on shutting down while closed. I can't figure out what triggers that and would like pointers for things to check. In more details, what ...
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How do I block SSH access on Mac OSX?

Hackers have gained root access my Mac OS X using SSH remote access and automatic WiFi login. How do I block login access to SSH?
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Can't transfer files larger than 2GB to FAT32 USBs on MacOS HighSierra

I'm working on a MacBook Air with a really peculiar problem. When using it to copy video files larger than 2GB to a USB drive, it fails with the error: The item can't be copied because it is too ...
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Kali Linux installation on Macbook Air

I am using MacBook Air (early 2015) and I can't boot Kali Linux. I have already tried Ubuntu, same procedure as for Kali: Partition the USB drive Use dd command to burn the ISO file Reboot with ...
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Yeti Microphone Experiencing Static When Close to My MacBook Air: How to Fix?

A month and a half ago I purchased a Yeti microphone. It works great, but from the start, I noticed an annoying issue: any time my computer was close to the microphone, there would be an annoying ...
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Computer immediately shuts down when disconnecting charger

I am using a MacBook Air (2008-model) with Ubuntu 16.04 on it. When I disconnect the charger, the computer blacks out and shuts down instantly. There is no shutdown process, it just goes black and ...
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How to tell if MacBook supports VT-d?

I am running Ubuntu 16.04 on MacBookAir6,2 with Core-i7-4650U CPU and trying to enable VT-d/IOMMU so that I could passthrough hardware to virtual machines (QEMU/KVM). According to the CPU spec, VT-d ...
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Secure shell protocol connection

Okay so my client is a Macbook air connecting to a server Macbook Pro and when I type ssh virginiaford@165.228.37.220 into Terminal it does not send back any output. After a while it sends this back....
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"Driver needed by your ethernet card" Kali Linux on Early 2015 Macbook Air

I got an unexpected question when installing Kali Linux on my Late 2015 MacBook Air: Detect network hardware No Ethernet card was detected. If you know the name of the driver needed by your ...
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Read macbook ssd from Windows

Recently,I have purchased an adapter which connect my MBA 2013 ssd to pci-e of motherboard. However, I was unable to find a proper way to read it, even with MacDrive. Is there any solution ...
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I have a MacBook Air currently running Windows 10 natively, but want to dual-boot OS X without wiping Windows. Is this possible?

My laptop is currently running Windows 10, and it was installed natively on a blank system. This resulted in the drive being partitioned using the Master Boot Record scheme, which OS X cannot install ...
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Saved over word document with blank document. Can I recover the old version?

I had written up my assessment and saved it. However, at some point I have saved over it with just my heading title. Can I recover my original document? I am using the current word and a MacBook Air. ...
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Can I make a bootable Mac OS USB drive with access to a Windows PC and Inernet but no running Mac?

I've inherited a MacBook Air with no internal drive that is otherwise working and has been diagnosed at the Apple Store Genius Bar. I don't have access to any other Mac but I have Windows PCs and ...
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aircrack-ng not working on macbook air early 2015 using live kali linux usb with presistence

airmon-ng start wlan0 Found 5 processes that could cause trouble. If airodump-ng, aireplay-ng or airtun-ng stops working after a short period of time, you may want to kill (some of) them! PID Name ...
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Should installation of Linux on Macbook Air (2015) be avoided for any reason?

I bought a Macbook Air (2015), it's on it's way. What I want to do is to install a Linux distro on the computer. Before I do this I just want to make sure that this won't break my computer. Should ...
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