macbook pro (13" 2011 late)

  1. At_Op45

    Clamshell Mode or Alternative?

    I currently own three older MBP models. I really don't know what to do with them. I've considered setting them up into dedicated clamshell modes around the house but I don't know if with their specs its worth it. If it is, may you please recommend setups, peripherals, and generally any info/...
  2. N

    2011 Macbook Pro Upgrade!

    I have been updating my 2011 Macbook Pro to keep up with the demand of video editing. For only $300 i have been able to get the specs up to the point of a $3000 computer. I have recorded these upgrades and produced videos (using the same machine). Hope this can help someone out. Let me know if...
  3. M

    Having trouble connecting to WiFi until I restart the router.

    I have a 2011 13" MacBook Pro. I bought it new and it has been absolutely fantastic these last 7 years and still going strong. However, ever since getting a new router my computer has been having trouble connecting to the WiFi. It will connect perfectly fine and very quickly for 3 or 4 days...
  4. P

    Can't boot from time machine disk

    According to the last bullet on this page, external drives containing time machine backup should be bootable and appear as EFI Boot on the Startup Manager screen. My MBP late 2011 is running lion 10.7.5. I formatted a new external hard drive to HFS+ encrypted by erasing the drive using disk...
  5. R

    Macbook charging, but no green light at start

    Hello there I have macbook pro Late 2011 13" - MD313LL/A https://everymac.com/systems/apple/macbook_pro/specs/macbook-pro-core-i5-2.4-13- late-2011-unibody-thunderbolt-specs.html I have a problem with charging. I could not find any discussion about this specific problem so started new. A few...
  6. G

    Best Windows and VM?

    Hello: I have a MacBook Pro Late 2011 13”. Bottom line: Can someone tell me which is the most absolute best and supported Windows version? Also, which is the best Virtual Machine to use. I primarily use the computer to log into my office computer, I use Windows in order to use Internet...
  7. G

    Macbook Pro Late 2011 13" - Dual Monitors

    Hello! I have a Macbook Pro Late 2011 13". I have two external monitors (both are Sanyo TVs). I have one Thunderbolt. I purchased a Mini DisplayPort to Dual HDMI Adapter. The adapter is connected to the mini port and to a USB port. Each of the monitors are connected independently to the...
  8. vinnibrg

    Should I switch to OS High Sierra?

    I have a Late 2011 MacBook Pro that is currently running MacOS Sierra 10.12.6. I was wondering whether update the mac to High Sierra is a good idea in terms of performance. Actually my mac is very performing, considering the age and the fact that it is not the most recent model. Last year I...
  9. ratselttab

    Boot problem help

    https://www.dropbox.com/home?preview=IMG_2895.JPG Hi I have a little problem with my MacBook Pro late 2011, boots perfect from HDD every time but when I try boot from DVD or USB I getting “prohibition” sign :/
  10. ralphavm

    MacBook Pro Late 2011 Making Weird Noise

    Hello! I've had this macbook for a while now and it has been waking this weird noise for about 6 months. I was wondering if anyone knows what is causing this issue and what would be some solutions. Sometimes, the computer will slow down when the noise occurs. Specs: Macbook 13" Late 2011 i5...
  11. Mac03ForLife

    MBP 8,1 and High Sierra?

    Hello Community I have an MBP 8,1 (2.4GHz i5, 4GB DDR3 1333MHz, 500Gb SATA Drive, 5400 RPM). It currently runs Sierra, albeit not too well Will it be able to handle High Sierra? Will it run well? Is there a better OS that I'd be better off running? It really just serves as a Mac Workstation...
  12. H

    Mac NEWBIE needs help with terminal - Volume selection

    Hey everyone. I am currently trying to change the directory for my screendumps on my Macbook Pro 2011 Late running High Sierra. I am succesful in changing my directory on my SSD/main drive, but simply can't figure out how to change the default directory to my other volume - my old HDD. I am...
  13. H

    Saving Screendumps to another Volume

    Hey everyone. I am currently trying to change the directory for my screendumps on my Macbook Pro 2011 Late running High Sierra. I am succesful in changing my directory on my SSD/main drive, but simply can't figure out how to change the default directory to my other volume - my old HDD. I am...
  14. At_Op45

    MacBook Pro 2011 into Desktop?

    Hi there! I've had the pleasure of owning a 2011 MacBook Pro for more than six years now. Not too long ago I noticed a considerable drop in its speed and battery charge retention. I know these issues can be fixed wit replacement parts and other tune ups but, I was curious about turning my...
  15. J

    Smashed Macbook Pro Screen

    Hi all After 5 years of careful use I have finally done the unthinkable and dropped my beloved Macbook Pro, smashing the corner into oblivion. The corner of the body has an unsightly wound, but I can live with that - however the lid has also sustained damage, bending it out of shape, and...
  16. Mac03ForLife

    Powerbook G4 Keys on Macbook Pro 2011?

    Hey guys I came across an offer of Powerbook G4 keys for pretty cheap. Now I have a macbook pro, 13.3 inch from late 2011 (intel i5) Is it possible to use the powerbook keys on the macbook pro? The PB keys are my favorite style of keyboard, ( i moved to this mbp from a 2008 macbook pro with the...
  17. O

    Creating backup for MacBook Pro

    Hey all! I have a faulty MacBook Pro from 2011 that was from a line of MacBooks that had issues with the graphics card. The graphics card didn't fail on me until feb 2017, and Apple's warranty was up on Dec 31, 2016. (I swear they make their products to last only until the next version comes...
  18. ourcore

    Late 2011 MBP battery replacement

    Hey, guys, I just got a new 2016 MBP and will be selling my old late 2011 MBP. Problem is that since I used to use it in closed clamshell mode, I didn't notice that the trackpad wasn't working until recently. After opening it up, I discovered that the battery has swollen. So, before selling the...
  19. B

    Need Help: Battery Life on 2011 MBP

    Hi, I have a 2011 Macbook Pro 15" with Data Doubler in which I have been dealing with a battery draining issue for a while now. On battery power while using general apps and a dim display, I will usually get around 1 hour of battery life. I have replaced my battery with a new one, and I am...
  20. sjuktstarkgrogg

    MBP late 2011 w/ new SSD and RAM, Which OS?

    Hello everyone, so I've ordered a Samsung 850 EVO 250Gb and 8Gb RAM from Corsair to revive a family members' MacBook Pro 13" late 2011. It's a known fact in my field of work that Apple computers get slower with (major)updates. Therefore some of the workstations we use still run on Mountain Lion...