Macbook Pro

Forum discussion tagged with Macbook Pro.
  1. sakib1022

    Question MacBook Air 2017 vs MacBook Pro 2015: Which one to choose?

    I want to buy my first MacBook. Currently, I am on a tight budget. 2 MacBooks are in my range. One is MacBook Air 2017 i5 13inch vs MacBook Pro 2015 i5 13 inch. I am an undergrad computer science student. I primarily need a laptop for programming. Which one would be a wiser choice overall?
  2. J

    Question 2015 13" MacBook Pro Kernel Panics when waking from sleep

    For some reason when I wake my Mac from sleep the screen is black and none of the buttons work. Eventually, I get to the "your computer has restarted because of a problem" then I press any key to resume startup. Does anybody know why this might be happening? I have a link to the log here...
  3. M

    Question MacBook Pro A1502 model + Lost MacOS (no recovery partitions) and cannot boot MacOS USB drive!

    Hi, I am newbie to MacBook Pro config world, so I own a used MacBook Pro A1502 model and I lost all MacOS volumes (no recovery partitions) and now cannot boot MacOS USB drive, to re-install it! What to do now? please help (OPTION does not work anymore, Command + R also does not work...
  4. D

    Solved! Looking for advice on iMac purchasing ahead of the 2021 16" Macbook Pro Release

    Hi All, My current 2015 MacBook Pro has served me well but is on its way out. This pretty much handles all of my work needs, which are primarily video editing and some motion graphics work, with relative ease. The specs are -- MacBook Pro: (Retina,15-inch, Mid 2015) Processor: 2.5GHz...
  5. kk897

    Question The microphone is working and my Mac detects the device, but won't transfer sound - why?

    The microphone is working (I can hear it through the headphones) and my MacBook Pro detects the device, but no audio is transferred no matter what I do. Where's the catch? I'm using: Marantz MPM-1000 18mm Condenser Microphone Onyx Artist 1.2, 2 in x 2 out USB Audio Interface
  6. M

    Question MacBook Pro (13", Mid 2012, MD101LL/A): Questions before I buy

    Hi, I plan to get this refurbished from a vendor. Since I don't have much knowledge of Mac (and computers in general), thought to ask. Specs: Screen size: 13 inch Memory:8GB 1600 MHz LPDDR3 SDRAM Storage:120GB Solid State Drive Processor:2.5GHz Intel Core i5 Processor Graphics: Intel HD...
  7. T

    Solved! 2017 MacBook Pro 15" will not connect to Bose Bluetooth speaker or headphones

    When I try to pair my Bose Soundlink Mini II (firmware version - latest - 1.1.4) or Bose AE II Soundlink headphones with a 15" MacBook Pro Early 2017 they connect briefly and then disconnect. They pair perfectly and work flawlessly with my iPhone7, another iPhone7, my iPad Air3, and my 13"...
  8. M

    Solved! Turning on MacBook Pro (Late 2008) for the first time in 4 data?

    I turned on my MacBook Pro for the first time since about 4 years. Instead of going to the account screen, the Mac showed a choose-your-language screen and then the OS X Utility. It seems that there is no data on the hard drive (except for ~300MB in Other) according to Disk Utility. I also did...
  9. M

    Solved! Thunderbolt to USB-C Printing Error [MacBook Pro]

    Hello Community! I recently acquired the new MacBook Pro (I've been using Apple for many years now and am accustomed to how they work, but this new MacBook I just got is the 2019 version, which means... Thunderbolt Ports. When purchasing I took into consideration that due to my line of work...
  10. K

    Question How do I delete all the caches I can and not lose my browser bookmarks?

    Hi My 2010 MBP is running Yosemite. How do I delete all the caches I can and not lose my browser bookmarks? There may be some caches I shouldn't or can't. Which ones are those? best elmer lang
  11. I

    Should I buy Dell’s XPS 13 4K 2019 or Apple’s Macbook pro 13 with touchbar i5?

    Hi guys, I own a Macbook Pro retina 13’ from 2015 which works quite well, but now I’m looking forward to change my device and I would like to know which of these 2 laptops mentioned above is the best option for me? I use my mac to take notes in my high school classes, Excel, Word, etc, but these...
  12. N


    So I got an old 2012 Macbook pro laying around collecting dust. At the time I purchased it I had it all pimped out to the max with ram, board, the biggest hd, you know, with whatever could be upgraded from the Apple Store, and I paid a hefty price for it regretfully. Anyway, I'm pretty sure...
  13. E

    (Boot Camp) NVIDIA Control Panel not recognizing GTX 1060

    I currently have a MacBook Pro 15” Late 2018 and I am trying to connect a Akitio thunderbolt 3 (GTX 1060) to it. When I plug the GTX1060 into my Mac, the device manager says that it is recognized and functioning properly, but the graphics is not used at all by any application. At first I...
  14. C

    Solved! Is 2011 too old in MacBook Years?

    Should I buy this MacBook Pro 13" early 2011 for $203 in 2019? Product Information The MacBook Pro MC700LL/A boasts a 13.3 inches LED-backlit display that offers wide-angle viewing with exceptional clarity and detail. Powered by the Intel Core i5 dual core processor, this Apple MacBook Pro...
  15. B

    Solved! Macbook-Optical-Drive-Replacement-SSD Speed Issue

    I have the Macbook Pro 13-inch mid 2012 (Non-Retina) which was manufactured in February-2015. I use only one OS which is the Windows 10 Pro. I already have a SSD in place of the main hdd and now I was thinking to remove the optical bay and put a Samsung 860 Evo (500 GB) in it’s place. Apple said...
  16. G

    Best Apple Deals in January 2019

    Don't pay full price for your Apple gear. Here are the best deals on everything from the iPad to the Apple Watch. Best Apple Deals in January 2019 : Read more
  17. J

    Solved! Extremely Slow Macbook Pro

    Hi everyone, I've recently upgraded my late 2011 A1278 13" Macbook Pro, installing an SSD in the main SATA socket, and the previous HDD in the optical bay. After making the install, my laptop performance has decreased a lot. I can't even run Safari or Google Chrome without a Youtube video...
  18. J

    Solved! My MacBook pro is stuck in the start up won't boot up all the way help

    When powering on my MacBook pro it gets stuck and dosent finish booting up
  19. S

    Solved! Macbook Pro Mid-2012 Bottom Ram Slot - Beeping

    Hey guys, I have a Macbook Pro Mid 2012 and it looks like the bottom ram slot stopped working. In order to get the Macbook Pro to stop crashing I had to take the ram out of the bottom slot. I was previously running 2x4gb rams and I've just recently upgraded to 1x8gb Ram. I was wondering if...
  20. M

    Black screen on MacBook Pro Retina 13

    When I start my MacBook Pro the screen goes black, it makes the boot noise but no image appears, but the computer is on because the capslock led comes on. I have already seen in some forums about this problem but none of them helped me, I have already reset NVRAM and SMC but continue to boot the...
  21. B

    Solved! Best Laptop for Battery Life, light weight and less bugs

    I am a physics major graduate students who will be working with Python or maybe Visual basics. I really have a bad experience on my old laptop Vostro 3300 Dell which its battery died just after a year! If I want to spend 2k$ USD for a laptop, I wanna buy something which has the LONGEST BATTERY...
  22. H

    Solved! MacBook Pro mid 2015 logic board issue?!

    Hello professionals! My MacBook just got check in an authorized apple service center here in Italy, the conclusion is - logic board failure. Can't afford to pay for it 700€ right now, plus there were zero signs of that problem. It's just two days ago mag safe charger stopped showing green light...
  23. R

    How to Upgrade the RAM of your MacBook Pro

    The RAM (Random Access Memory) is a very important of any PC. And if you are looking to upgrade your PC one of the best ways to do it is by purchasing and installing a larger RAM for the computer. This not only speeds up the PC but also provides you with the benefits which come with an upgraded...
  24. R

    How to Drag Text from One App onto Another Using your MacBook Pro

    The plethora of features provided by the MacBook Pro is immense in nature and allows for ease of access like no other. The latest Mac OS X has been loaded with even more features to help the user and some of them are even being discovered up till date. And while not every Mac user is aware of...
  25. R

    How to Use the ‘Memories’ Option in the Photos App on a MacBook Pro

    The Photos application on your MacBook Pro lets you do much more than simply view your collection of photos. Aside from a host of editing tools, one of its coolest features is the memories. What this feature does is it clubs together all the photos from a particular date or occasion and creates...
  26. R

    How to Block a Website Using the Terminal App on your MacBook Pro

    One may need to block a website for various reasons. It may be trying to send you malware or unwanted notifications. Or if the PC is used by children then you can block certain adult content or ultra-violent media to ensure that they are not affected by it while casually scrolling through the...
  27. R

    How to Optimize the Storage Capabilities on a MacBook Pro

    MacBook are without a doubt some of the best PCs available right now both in terms of user accessibility and features. However, even the most powerful PCs can be slowed down due to being overburdened with files. Ensuring that your PC always has sufficient storage capacity remaining is crucial...
  28. R

    How to Use your MacBook Pro to Close Browser Tabs on Other Apple Devices

    Prior to the development of tabs a separate webpage would open in a separate browser window and you would have to sort through the various open windows to get your work done. As a result, if you had a lot of browser pages open not only would it be difficult to find the right one easily, but it...
  29. R

    How to Search Within a Website Using MacBook Pro

    Google searches make our lives much easier to deal with. Any information on any subject can be found by simply typing the keyword(s) into Google and all the relevant webpages are brought before you. The process which follows this includes shifting through hours of data on each of these webpages...
  30. R

    How to Fix Issues Regarding the Sleep Function in a MacBook Pro

    While the MacBook Pro is indeed a powerful tool, every machine has its own bugs. And one of the bugs in the MacBook Pro that users have been constantly complaining about from all over the world is the problems with the sleep function in the new Mac OS. So, for now the best way to fix these...
  31. R

    How to Sync and Auto-Save All your Documents on iCloud from a MacBook Pro

    Although often unused, the iCloud is a very powerful tool if you use multiple Apple devices. The iCloud is an application which allows you to save your files, folders, and various other items on to a virtual cloud which you can access from any device that is iCloud connectible. Usually it is...
  32. R

    How to Increase the Divisions in the Volume Function on a MacBook Pro

    The volume function in a MacBook Pro is usually controlled by the volume buttons which are on the keyboard. While there is also a slider bar for controlling the volume in the menu which can be used via the trackpad, it is rarely used by MacBook users. The keyboard gives three different options...
  33. R

    How to Find Your Wi-Fi Password Using a MacBook Pro

    The wi-fi password is something which is often unused. Once you connect all your devices to your wi-fi system and they connect automatically from next time on. But one day you choose to reboot one of them and now it requires logging into the Wi-Fi network again and this require the password...
  34. R

    How to AirDrop Files Using the MacBook Pro

    There are a lot of ways to send a receive files between devices. There are online applications such as various e-mails, chat tools, etc. Then there are Bluetooth based sharing applications. However, none of these can match up to the ease of process which is provided by the AirDrop app of MacBook...
  35. R

    How to Rename Multiple Files at Once Using the MacBook Pro

    You have just returned from your summer holiday and the first thing you want to do is transfer all the images from your camera to your MacBook Pro. But once you do so you realize that there are already a few hundred photos in that folder and all of them are marked only by index numbers. Are you...
  36. R

    How to Type Smileys and Other Characters on the MacBook Pro

    Smileys are a part of any form of text messages, even formal ones. But otherwise if you are messaging your loved ones, it is quite obvious to use smileys. There was a time when a smiley meant a ‘: )’ or a ‘: (’, but technological advancements have taken us to the point where we can add over...
  37. R

    How to Auto-Hide the Menu Bar on a MacBook Pro

    The menu-bar is one of the most important areas of the MacBook Pro. It holds all the necessary applications that one needs to operate the PC. And that is why most people like to personalize it with the content that they use the most. However, there are more ways to personalize the menu bar than...
  38. R

    How to Run Windows Software on a MacBook Pro

    Windows based PCs have always been the primary choice of a lot of users due to the vast array of software and applications available for the platform and also the ease of access. However, what the MacBook provides is a whole new level of speed computing and also a variety of features and...
  39. G

    MacBook Pro Mid-2012 15" Wi-Fi Card issue (possible fix?)

    We have a MacBook Pro Mid-2012 15" with a broken Wi-Fi card and the only other non-functioning MacBook is a MacBook Pro Late-2011 17" with a broken screen. Would it be wise to take the Wi-Fi card out of the 17" and put it into the 15" MacBook to see if it works or is it just a waste of time...
  40. R

    How to Fix a Frozen Application in your MacBook Pro

    Even though the MacBook Pro is a really high functioning PC, there are times when an application may just freeze. This usually happens while you are carrying out bigger tasks such as editing a video, and this can be a real annoyance. However, what is even more annoying is the inability to close...
  41. R

    How to Create Hard-Drive Partitions on the MacBook Pro

    Creating a hard drive partition can provide a variety of benefits to a PC user. Firstly, it means that you can now have a separate space for a particular type of files. Add to this the fact that this will also reduce the amount of pressure on your hard drive and also processes to run faster...
  42. R

    How to Back Up Files on your MacBook Pro

    Backing up your files is of paramount importance. No matter how well protected or well serviced your MacBook Pro may be, you do not know when it is going to crash. And when it does, losing your data can be a really serious problem. But if you are a MacBook Pro user, then there is an in-built...
  43. R

    How to Get a Photo Viewer like Windows on your MacBook Pro

    The MacBook Pro is a machine built with the intention of providing the maximum amount of ease of access. This entails a variety of applications and features which are available only in a MacBook and these make it a much better PC than a Windows one. However, there are certain features of a...
  44. R

    How to Record the Screen Activity on a MacBook Pro

    Want to show off your gaming skills to your friends? Or want to make a quick tutorial video? The easiest way to do this is by recording your activity on the MacBook Pro by recording the entire screen and its movements onto a video file. The video file can then be shared easily with anyone. This...
  45. R

    How to Use Activity Monitor to Speed Up your MacBook Pro

    Even though the MacBook Pro is one of the fastest PCs that you can get, due to over usage and passage of time its RAM can get totally occupied and thereby make the PC slow. This is actually a problem most MacBook Pro users face in the long run. And while there are a variety of ways to try and...
  46. R

    How to Add a Guest User in your MacBook Pro

    Tired of people constantly asking you to let them use your MacBook? It is quite obvious to feel a certain amount of discomfort to let other people use your PC. It is called a personal computer for a reason after all. And this happens too often with MacBook Pro users since there is a ton of added...
  47. R

    How to Use the HomeShare Option on your MacBook Pro

    For people who use more than one Apple device it can get quite tiresome to download the same items over and over again in all these devices. One of the most cumbersome processes among these is the task of shifting all the music from one iTunes app to another and most people get this wrong as...
  48. R

    How to Search Within a Website Using MacBook Pro

    Google searches make our lives much easier to deal with. Any information on any subject can be found by simply typing the keyword(s) into Google and all the relevant webpages are brought before you. The process which follows this includes shifting through hours of data on each of these webpages...
  49. P

    How do I get a security lock off so I can get going on my macbook pro

    I have a security lock on my macbook pro and it messes my I'd and all my password so I keep changing password id's still locked
  50. R

    How to View More Details in the Finder Box in a MacBook Pro

    For anyone who uses their MacBook Pro for professional purposes, it is quite easy to get slumped with a lot of files in their PC. And while Spotlight is a very nifty tool to dig out a file buried in a forever lost folder, it cannot show you the path towards that file nor can it show you details...
  51. R

    How to Stop Websites from Collecting your Data in MacBook Pro

    Websites which collect data are harmful for various reasons. One, they can easily pass on your private information to other parties and they may use it to their advantage. Secondly, these websites may turn harmful and use their connections to send malware to your PC. And if websites collect your...
  52. R

    How to Pay Using your Apple Pay Account in MacBook Pro

    Apple Pay is a quite handy feature for all Apple device users. It partners with around 200,000+ websites so most of what you want to purchase online can be paid for by using Apple Pay. You can set up in your iPhone and it will automatically sync with all your other Apple devices, and if you have...
  53. R

    How to Save Articles Automatically to Read Later on the MacBook Pro

    Has it ever happened to you that you are looking for information on a certain topic and have found a detailed 4 page article on a website, but you just don’t have the time to read it now? And since you found this article after maybe an hour of research you are not sure whether you will be able...
  54. R

    How to Change the Default Destination for Screenshots in MacBook Pro

    Taking a screenshot on a MacBook is a great feature which people use a lot. And since these screenshots are saved automatically on a desktop, the desktop will clutter up if you take one too many screenshots. But if you use a MacBook Pro you can change the default location of the screenshots. If...
  55. R

    How to De-Clutter your MacBook Pro Hard Drive

    One of the problems MacBook users perennially face is their hard drive space getting filled to the brim. This not only doesn’t allow you to save further files, but also slows down the PC. This however, is not always due to the number of files on your MacBook. There are a variety of software...
  56. R

    How to Sync your iPhone Calendar with your MacBook Pro

    This is the age where we live in a technological bubble surrounded by various devices. But what we really need is a thorough connection between all these devices such that we are not required to perform the same function multiple times. One of the primary functions as such is the updating of the...
  57. R

    How to Find and Delete Similar Photos in the MacBook Pro

    More often than not we end up copying the same file twice to our PC from any of our various storage devices or cameras. And if you are someone who considers photography as their profession you probably suffer from this problem much more than the rest of the population. Apart from the fact that...
  58. R

    How to Quick Edit Screenshots on the MacBook Pro

    While on other PCs you need to open a separate application to edit a screenshot, on the MacBook Pro you can do this right after taking a screenshot in the same window itself. This saves a ton of time and allows for a much needed ease of access. Screenshots are without doubt a very handy tool to...
  59. R

    How to Change the Notification Centre Icon on your MacBook Pro

    The MacBook Pro comes with a large variety of features and with every single update the roster of features seems to be ever increasing. While some of these features such as split-screen, screen record, etc. are very useful tools, some of the others serve the purpose of personalizing your...
  60. R

    How to Play Windows Games on the MacBook Pro

    It is undoubtedly true that in one aspect Windows PCs can trump a MacBook Pro any time, and that sphere is video games. Why Apple refuses to license and recode these games to suit the MacBook, no one will ever know. However, what we do know is that this can be made possible with the help of what...