Forum discussion tagged with Macbook.
  1. R

    Question Where should I buy a MacBook from?

    Should I buy a MacBook from an Apple Store or an Apple authorized reseller? Which one can I benefit from the most? and should I wait for an M3 Macbook? I wanna do video editing.
  2. 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?
  3. Mantonio

    Question MacBook A1181 stuck at progress bar then turns off

    I have a MacBook A1181, i bought it second hand back in 2020, at first it was working fine but after a while it suddenly won't boot, it's stuck at the apple logo progress bar, it won't let me boot into recovery mode, safe mode, and i tried resetting the NVRAM, tried all sorts of stuff to get it...
  4. T

    Solved! In the long run, which Macbook would perform consistently?

    Years ago, I bought a late 2013 iMac. A few years later, I bought an early 2015 Macbook Air. I found that the Macbook Air quickly performed worse than the iMac, as the startup time and processing time was far more unbearable. The Geekbench Score I ran for the iMac earlier this year was 777 -...
  5. L

    Solved! Need suggestions for buying new laptop macbook vs dell xps

    Hi everyone, I am a software engineer. I am buying a new laptop for recording videos/screencasts, video editing, heavy browsing, software development ( assume using heavy IDEs like jetbrains, vscode, and running Docker, k8s, etc...) with an excellent battery backup of at least 8-10 hours. I...
  6. NovaBrunswick

    Question Connecting my MacBook Pro's internal HDD as an external drive

    Hi there, Tom's Guide community! Recently, I've started to have problems booting up my MacBook Pro Mid-2012 with OS Mojave. When I press the power button, I hear the usual start-up sound, but instead of an Apple logo, the dreaded flashing folder with a question mark appears. When I looked...
  7. F

    Solved! MacBook Pro 2014 - Hi-Res Audio Support via Optical Cable ?

    Hi, I just got myself Hi-Res Speakers. On the apple website it says that MacBook Pro 2014 can support Hi-Res Audio at 192KHz My problem is that when I go to Audio MIDI Setup, I can only see max rate at 96KHz. I have checked that with my 3.5mm jack...
  8. F

    Solved! Dolby Atmos or EAC3 Soundbar for MacBook

    Hi Guys, I wanna know if there is a setup that can allow me to hookup my MacBook to a sound bar and I can get 5.1 or Atmos sound ?
  9. W

    Question Macbook Pro Missing Female Connector on Motherboard Mid-2012 (A1278)

    Hello, I'm trying to fix my friend's MacBook Pro mid-2012 unibody (A1278). The female connector for the battery indicator on the motherboard is missing as shown in the image below. The macbook could run like normal with the power adapter plugged. However, it shuts down a couple seconds after...
  10. M

    Discussion MBP (A1989, mid-2018) Not Powering On - No Water/Drop/Shock Damage

    I have a 20-month old A1989 (661-09759, i7-16GB-256GB, mid-2018 touch bar) that has stopped powering on (running Mojave, it was installing 2020-003 security update the last time it was on). Per Apple store and a third-party tech, it has an unknown logic board issue that requires a replacement...
  11. S

    Solved! Use an external hard drive as my personal computer?

    Hey guys, I have a 2018 MacBook Air, Retina, 256GB. Sucks, because of the butterfly keyboard, and the CPU is notoriously slow, too. Here's the question, what do you guys think of the following? I want to sell my current Macbook and get a 1TB external hard drive instead, where I can keep all of...
  12. J

    Solved! Spilled water on my touchpad/trackpad

    Sorry for the explanation being so long. Ok so I was drinking some water and somehow I chocked on it so I spilled some water on my MacBook Air trackpad/touchpad (I’m not sure what it’s called and what the difference is) and keyboard, and now it’s acting weird. My screen turns on and off like...
  13. PierreGird

    Solved! Bought 2 Blue Yeti, 2 Macs and still have whine / static noise

    Hello, I bought a Mac Book Air back in 2013. Then I bought a Blue Yeti in 2014 and Camtasia 2 for Mac. Everything worked well for a while. In 2015, I started hearing some whine /static noise. I bought another Blue Yeti in 2016 but had the same problem. I then told myself that my Mac was the...
  14. M

    Question Liquid damage

    So i spilt soda on my macbook air. It primarily went on the number keyboards and air vent (I think that's what it's called). I've never had this done before, so stupid me wiped the soda off the computer and kept using it for about 40 minutes (when class was over). Then i decided to ask the...
  15. G

    Apple Patents Glass MacBook Keyboard That Bends Under Your Fingers

    A new patent shows that Apple is working on a glass touch keyboard for MacBooks that would go way beyond haptic feedback. Apple Patents Glass MacBook Keyboard That Bends Under Your Fingers : Read more
  16. J

    Solved! Macbook Air 2015 As An External Monitor

    Hi, I currently have a windows 10 gaming PC with 1 monitor which uses a display port. I was wondering if I could use my 2015 Macbook Air (which has a thunderbolt 2 port) as an external monitor display connecting to my pc as a second monitor. Is this possible and if so what cables and/or adapters...
  17. 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...
  18. S

    Solved! Can I install Windows 10 on my macbook and remove mac os

    I have a Macbook air 13 inch Early 2015 model I have been recently wondering if I could install windows 10 on it and remove mac os making it a windows only machine I have seen imacs with windows only on them at school and I want to do that as well to my own macbook
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    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...
  20. N

    Solved! Ma1151 MacBook specs

    Does this model have keyboard lights , I know it’s very old model but was curious
  21. 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...
  22. 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...
  23. B

    Solved! Internet browsers are constantly crashing MacBook. How can I fix this?

    My MacBook has been diagnosed by apple and they said all hardware working fine. They tested thoroughly and said it was all OK however getting it back today I opened safari and crashed again. I downloaded chrome to see if that helped and it crashed it again. If I use the MacBook without loading a...
  24. 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...
  25. R

    How to Share iTunes Library from your MacBook Pro

    If you live with your family and own a MacBook, chances are that you are having to share it with others. This means multiple users for the laptop, and multiple user accounts. However, as much as it is important to maintain certain information as private to each user, it is also important to be...
  26. R

    How to Share Contact Details Using MacBook Pro

    The MacBook OS X features an application for storing and sharing contacts. But since we are so used to our usual Gmail or any other mail as the primary conduit of information, we often forget about the nifty contacting sharing feature the MacBook provides. This feature comes with a lot of quirks...
  27. A

    External device for macbook air to screen record that does not affect the laptop perfomace

    Hi, I am looking to record my screen but right now OBS is too taxing on my laptop so i cannot use it while having other applications open. I was wondering if there was a device that i could use that would work independently and handle all the power needed to screen record. So basically here is...
  28. henrytcasey

    What to Expect From Apple in 2019

    From truly new iPhones and AirPods 2 to the new Mac Pro and Apple TV originals, here's what could be on the horizon for Apple What to Expect From Apple in 2019 : Read more
  29. D

    A Premium Ultrabook without Nosecam that Isn't a MacBook Air?

    Looking for an ultrabook. Don't love the Apple premium, though I've been using MacBook Airs provided by employers for the last decade or so. Love the slim bezels of the XPS and MateBook X Pro. But I do a lot of video-conferencing and can't abide the webcam positioning (and don't want to carry...
  30. P

    Solved! What is a good laptop under 200$ for basic gaming?

    Hi I'm trying to buy a laptop for really basic gaming like roblox and minecraft, for my lil brother. So we can play together, I gave him a macbook 2009 late unibdy, and its junk. Right now I'm on a huge budget and I only have 200$ what would be a good laptop for those games?
  31. M

    MacBook a1342 mid 2010 dead

    Hi guys, i have a problem with my macbook. I "dusted" my old macbook for the university, and upgrade the amount of ram and change the HD with an ssd, and the mac works so good for my chores. Yesterday i try to clean under the keys (the mac was pretty clean but the under of the keyboard are...
  32. benjamito

    Solved! Macbook Air display stopped functioning and glitched while using it.

    My second hand MacBook Air has been overheating and crashing at certain times (since I bought it). The crashes were infrequent and since I only used the Macbook for low strain tasks (word processing, browsing the internet), I never thought to take the laptop to the apple store. This one...
  33. C

    Solved! How to stream from MacBook to analog tv

    I have a big screen TV that was struck by lightening. It still works, but hdmi outlets are cooked. What’s the easiest way for me to watch Netflix on my Macboook, but stream it through TV so I benefit from the larger screen?
  34. R

    Solved! Macbook or Laptop?

    I am going to work on web and android app development. I know the perks of getting a macbook can develop both Android and ios.... I am afraid that i would make a wrong choice as i am using my savings on this
  35. A

    Solved! Laptop under $450 with long lasted battery

    Title pretty much describe it all. I am looking for laptop with maximum price $450. i need the laptop to last long, my main use is coding, and some light use on graphic design. However, I am not looking for macbook, so pls no macbook. Any ideas?
  36. C

    4k monitors that work with MacBook font scaling?

    My monitor (BenQ GW2765) doesn't work properly with my 15" 2018 Macbook; and in displays I see this Depending on what option I select, text is either tiny or blurry. (I've tried HDMI and DisplayPort.) I am pretty confident that if it were working correctly I'd see this: Can anyone...
  37. L

    Solved! Master reset and reinstall OS X a Macbook Pro 2011 15 in

    After trying to reset and reinstall OS on MacBook Pro now I have a lock sign how to gain access back into my MacBook
  38. Paradise My-Colors

    Solved! Is the old MacBook Air still usable in 2018?

    Is the old MacBook Air (MC505LL/A) (CPU: 1.4Ghz - ram: 2Gb) still usable for PDF viewing/720p YouTube/word/PowerPoint/Fruity Loop in 2018?
  39. M

    Solved! Help me to choose a laptop

    Hi, I would like to ask you, which laptop schould I choose. First one I would like to choose is: http:// The second one is: http:// Requirements: I need my laptop to be usefull and be able to stay for very long time. I am not gamer so we don't need to talk about gaming performance but I...
  40. K

    Is it worth buying a water damaged Macbook and repairing it?

    Hello everyone, recently my old mac died and it thought it would be a good idea to buy a new one, the problem is I am short on money. After some searching on eBay I found a MacBook Pro for a reasonable price, but here's the catch: it was water damaged. My question is would it be worth buying it...
  41. G

    Leak Confirms New Cheap MacBook, Mac Mini, and iMacs for Oct. 30

    Product filings with the Eurasian Economic Commision point at five new computer models running macOS 10.14. Leak Confirms New Cheap MacBook, Mac Mini, and iMacs for Oct. 30 : Read more
  42. N

    Macbook Core m3 1.1 12

    Hi, Is buying a Macbook Core m3 1.1 good enough for working with adobe products such as Illustrator and Photoshop? These are the specs.: Early 2016 1.1 GHz Intel Core m3 / Skylake processor (M3-6Y30) with two independent processor “cores” on a single chip 12” TFT LED-backlit active matrix...
  43. G

    MacBook Pro Keyboard and Trackpad still not working after PRAM reset

    My MacBook Pro’s keyboard and tracking has stopped working properly again. Last time I was able to reset the PRAM and SMC, this time however, none of those methods have worked. The keyboard and trackpad still work on a hardware level as I can still press the power button on and what not. I’m...
  44. S

    My MacBook Air 2017 My won't turn on if not plugged in. It turns off second after unplugging.

    My MacBook Air 2017 model suddenly started facing this issue. My Mac won't turn on if not plugged in. The Mac shuts down automatically seconds after I unplug the Adapter. My Mac is 1 year 1 month and hence out of the service warranty. I want to fix this issue myself. I tried resetting SMC and...
  45. N

    Solved! date is wrong! how to fix on my MacBook Air

    I took pictures on different dates wth different cameras this summer but they are all saying the date taken January 1 2006! How can I fix this!
  46. J

    Solved! Problem with MacBook(2006 or 2008??)

    I have an MacBook Pro with a problem, I see the whole time a flashing question mark. I think I deleted or formatted the partition... Command + R does not work, doesn't respond to it... Help me please!!!
  47. H

    Issues with MacBook Air Login Password

    Submitted by Godwin adoyi on 2 September, 2018 and last modified on 2 September, 2018 Hi, I recently updated my Macbook Air 2015 to the latest version of High Sierra. But now my Macbook Air will not accept my logging password. Whenever I try to sign in with my password, I always get an error...
  48. M

    Solved! MacBook a1286 not power on

    I just picked up a MacBook Pro a1286 that was for sale for parts or not working as the owner had no idea how to fix so I grabbed it and it's not powering on at all steps I have tried: Powering on with the magsafe plugged in Powering on with magsafe and battery unplugged 1.take magsafe off 2...
  49. W

    How to get keyboard going on apple macbook

    Keyboard and mouse not working
  50. R

    How to Make Your MacBook Invisible on a Shared Network

    Making your MacBook invisible on a shared network can improve your privacy. Even when your MacBook is visible to other users on the same network, they can’t access your files unless you grant access to them. Making your MacBook invisible helps increase your system security and keeps unwanted...
  51. R

    How to Fix Malfunctioning Programs on MacBook

    The MacOS boasts a reliable interface. However, there are times certain apps or programs might malfunction due to not loading properly, or because of a disk error. It is possible to fix malfunctioning apps on your MacBook. Just follow these simple steps. 1. Open ‘Force Quit Applications’...
  52. R

    How to Disable Siri on Your MacBook

    You might not want or need to use Siri. To stop Siri services on your MacBook you need to disable it, then restart your system to terminate any Siri processes running in the background. Disabling Siri will deactivate all Siri keyboard shortcuts and the ‘Hey Siri’ voice input. To continue, follow...
  53. R

    How to Do a Complete App Uninstall on MacBook

    Sometimes you find you no longer need an app on your MacBook. You can remove this app by uninstalling it. A simple restart after uninstalling will get rid of the files associated with the app. Uninstalling an app in macOS is not difficult. Just follow these simple steps. 1. Open ‘Finder’ Click...
  54. R

    How to Fix Firefox Problems on MacBook

    Firefox assures you privacy while browsing and downloading content. The interface is user-friendly and elegant, but there are times Firefox fails to load content and it may crash from time to time. You can fix many Firefox problems yourself. Just follow these simple steps. How to Fix Firefox...
  55. R

    How to Clear Siri’s History Logs From Your MacBook

    Siri is an effective Voice Assistant on your MacBook. It can allow you to browse through Finder or access the internet without needing to touch your Mac. Your Siri requests are used by Apple to improve their services, yet there is no delete button to erase your entire Siri history. It is...
  56. R

    How to Fix Safari Crashing Problems on Your MacBook

    Safari comes built-in with your MacBook. Although a robust application, it crashes from time to time like any other tech. Fixing it on your own is quite simple. Follow these steps to prevent the Safari browser from crashing. How to Fix Crashing Problems by Excluding Safari Suggestions. 1...
  57. R

    How to Calibrate Your MacBook’s Battery for Better Performance

    Battery performance depends on things like the age of your battery, and power used by the apps you’re running. However, you can calibrate your battery so it gives better performance. It’s not difficult, but it can take time. Read on to find out how. 1. Select the ‘Apple’ Menu Click the ‘Apple’...
  58. R

    How to use Recovery Mode When Your MacBook Fails to Boot

    If your MacBook fails to boot, there are some things you can do to retrieve your data and make your MacBook work. Recovery mode is specifically designed for this purpose. Using Recovery mode is quite similar to using your usual Mac interface. Here’s how to use it to rescue your system. How to...
  59. R

    How to Reset System Management Controller on Your MacBook

    Your Mac is one of the most robust systems out there, but there are times it might act up. If your Mac is crashing randomly, not responding well to sleep/power off commands, the interface is slowing down, or the display is having issues, you need to reset the System Management Controller (SMC)...
  60. E

    Macbook battery broken ?

    What do you think about this battery health ?