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Hi Marsha.
Just press the command key (cmd) and while holding the command key press the plus sign (+) and your text should be enlarged. If it still is to small, repeat ;-) To reduce size use the minus (-). To get back to standard view press zero (0) all while holding the command key.

Hope this is what you where looking for :-)

Apple MacBook... | Answered on May 15, 2015

I hope you never get it unlock. DON'T BUY STOLEN GOODS !!

Apple MacBook... | Answered on Feb 28, 2015

Resetting the PRAM may do the trick:
You reset the PRAM by rebooting a Mac and then immediately hold down the Command+Option+P+R keys, you will then hear the Mac reboot sound again, signifying your PRAM has been reset. You must hit the key combination before the grey screen appears otherwise it won't work.

you've tried rebooting, you've reset the PRAM, you've done it all, but your Mac is still behaving strangely. What next? In certain circumstances, resetting your Mac's System Management Controller (SMC) can be a solution. This is sometimes necessary to restore normal lower level system functionality to your Mac.

Here's how to reset the SMC on any type of Mac (and any version of OS X) and the type of problems that it may resolve.
When & Why Reset SMC on a Mac? Some Common Hardware Reasons

Typically it's power and hardware related issues that can be helped or resolved by resetting a Mac SMC, particularly if you're having these types of problems:

* Issues with your Mac's cooling fans and fan management: fans run constantly at high speed, fans run high despite low CPU usage and adequate ventilation, fans not working at all, etc

* Power management and battery problems: Mac isn't turning on, sleep isn't working, random shutdowns and reboots, battery isn't charging, Mac won't wake from sleep etc

* Light problems and improper lighting management: battery indicator lights aren't working, display backlighting isn't adjusting to ambient light changes, keyboard backlights not working, etc

* Video and external displays not working: display brightness functionality not working properly, target video mode isn't working properly, external display isn't working, etc

* General performance and functionality problems: abnormally sluggish behavior despite no CPU or disk usage, external ports not working, airport & bluetooth aren't showing up, external devices are not being found, etc

So now that you've concluded you need to reset your SMC (Note that the SMC is on Intel Mac's only), here's how to do it on MacBook's, MacBook Pro's, iMac's, Mac Mini's, and Mac Pro's. Notice that the reset instructions are different for MacBook and MacBook Pro's if you have an internal or detachable battery.
Reset SMC of a MacBook Air, MacBook Pro Retina, or MacBook Pro's with an internal non-removable battery

This is how to reset SMC on most modern Mac laptops:

Shutdown your MacBook Air / MacBook Pro
Connect the power adapter to your Mac
On the MacBook/Pro's keyboard, hold down the Shift+Control+Option keys and the Power button at the same time
Release all keys and the power button at the same time
Boot your Mac as usual

Here's the key sequence to hold down:

Reset the SMC of a MacBook Air or Retina MacBook Pro

Do keep in mind that by resetting the SMC you will lose power specific settings, like the time it takes to sleep a Mac and other customizations to power settings. No big deal, but if you have made many changes to your hardware behavior you will want to adjust stuff like sleep behavior again.
Reset SMC of an iMac, Mac Pro, Mac Mini

Resetting SMC is different for non-portable Macs:

Shut down your Mac
Disconnect the power cord
Press and hold the Mac's power button for 5 seconds
Release the button
Reattach the power cables and boot the Mac as usual

Reset the SMC of a MacBook or MacBook Pro's with detachable batteries

mac reset the smc Older MacBook laptops with a removable battery can reset SMC with the following approach:

Shutdown the MacBook/Pro and remove the battery
Disconnect the power adapter, hold the Power Key for 10 seconds
Release the power key and reconnect your battery and power adapter
Turn your Mac on
Let boot as usual

Hopefully that will clear up your problems, if not it might be worth a visit to the Apple Store or a certified repair center.

Happy New Year,

Apple MacBook... | Answered on Dec 31, 2014

Sounds like your screen went bad.
Close the lid, attach an external monitor, open lid and see if the screen appears on the monitor.

Resetting the PRAM may do the trick also:
You reset the PRAM by rebooting a Mac and then immediately hold down the Command+Option+P+R keys, you will then hear the Mac reboot sound again, signifying your PRAM has been reset. You must hit the key combination before the grey screen appears otherwise it won't work.

Happy New Year,

Apple MacBook... | Answered on Dec 31, 2014


Apple MacBook... | Answered on Sep 28, 2014

Maybe the owner's manual might make reference to some sort of reset option. If the password is a simple 4 digit code, then guess it. Most peoples' passwords have something to do with the person who set the password, I.e. a nickname, name of a family pet, anniversary date, etc.

Apple MacBook... | Answered on Sep 18, 2014

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Apple MacBook... | Answered on Sep 11, 2014

It is a Printer problem so contact HP Official Support http://www.hp.com/country/us/en/uc/welcome.html and select printer for help .

Apple MacBook... | Answered on Aug 05, 2014

I asume that this sing appears on the boot process right?, that's normally occurs when the system detects a problem loading the OS, did you load some new software or make some OS changes?

Apple MacBook... | Answered on Jul 30, 2014

Use the cloth that came with your laptop to clean the keys. You can damp the cloth with warm water, and wipe the keys to clean them.

Apple MacBook... | Answered on Jul 20, 2014

safari - preferences - general/extensions should be where you can remove it.

Apple MacBook... | Answered on Jul 18, 2014

okay going to have a bash at solving this but it's a little hard based on your description. I'm guessing this has Mavricks operating system installed.

  1. Choose Apple menu > System Preferences, click Dictation & Speech, then click Text to Speech.
  2. Select the "Speak selected text when the key is pressed" checkbox. By default, speaking is enabled when you press Option-Esc. To choose a different key, click Change Key, press one or more modifier keys (Command, Shift, Option, or Control) together with another key, then click OK.

  3. To have your Mac start speaking, press the specified key. To stop the speaking, press the key again. If text is selected when you press the key, the selected text is spoken. Otherwise, available text items in the current window are spoken; for example, if Mail is the current window, an email message is read. If no text items are available, you hear a beep.
    So based on what you have described you have already found this option and set the change key to "command" + "e"
    Try rebooting then going to the text to speech option and attempt to set the key combination you want it to be. If this fails to change then try resetting the P-ram which should set it back to the default.

OS Mavericks Reset your computers PRAM

Apple MacBook... | Answered on Apr 23, 2014

Sounds like you need a new keyboard. You can get one from apple or a third party vendor. One thing you might try is re-installing the drivers for the keyboard.

Apple MacBook... | Answered on Mar 07, 2014

what OS are you running on your macbook, is it intel? if you're running MAC OSX then you can get this app for free https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/memory-clean/id451444120 if it's low hard drive space you'll just have to delete some images/videos/music after moving them to an external hard drive

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Apple MacBook... | Answered on Dec 05, 2013

You haven't really given me anything to go on. If this is a case of hard drive space disappearing or if you've just filled up your drive and have lots of things running in the background. More info please.

Apple MacBook... | Answered on Nov 28, 2013

restart laptop, straight after you hear the "song" sound on startup press an hold down "spacebar"

(: hope this helped

Apple MacBook... | Answered on Nov 09, 2013

Do you have the original Mac OS X Install DVD? Just pop that in, restart the MacBook Air, just after you hear the "dong" sound on startup with the white screen, immediately press an hold down your Control key (I think it is) an you will get a select menu of what you want to boot into like on Windows, select your Mac OS X DVD an everything else is pretty much self explainatory from there to have everything back to factory default as if you just bought the MacBook.

(: hope this helps mate.

Apple MacBook... | Answered on Nov 09, 2013

hope you have fixed the problem by now.
It sounds like the connection (wiring) between the screen and the motherboard is damaged. If so it is a hardware problem and must be repaired at Apple. Sry about seeing this so late.

Apple MacBook... | Answered on Oct 28, 2013

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