Why Cant My Macbook Pro Download Anythign

Why can't my calculator connect to my MacBook Pro? I use a TI-84 Plus (recently upgraded to version 2.55) and a TI-89 Titanium on a regular basis for school, and I create my own programs for my benefit. Hi everyone, I have a weird problem with my MacBook Pro. It won't let me install any software on it. For example, this morning, I've been trying to install a legit copy of Microsoft Office on it (I have a MSDN Developer Subscription through my company). I've got the.pkg file, it. MOD NOTE: This thread is a merged thread. The texts of both OPs are listed in this post to make sure nothing got left out (killswitch1698 is free to edit this post). Hey all, Ive recently downloaded a trail for the download accelerator DAP (Download Accelerator Plus) to speed up the download.

You usually have no problem waiting in line to get services. But when it comes to using your Macbook Pro, it may be another story.

For me, I hated it when the applications I use became unresponsive, not to mention that when the entire system froze up. Although I was told that patience is a virtue, somehow I just don’t have it with my beloved MacBook.

How about you? Does your MacBook Pro sometimes freeze or hang up for no reason? Or the spinning beach ball often appears?

If this has happened to you, be aware that your MacBook Pro may have some issues. But, there are always fixes out there.

I’ve grouped all MacBook freezing issues into four different scenarios (thanks to our reader Carol’s feedback). Find the one that applies to your situation and follow the guide to fix the issue.

Scenario 1: An app is frozen (you can move cursor)

Details: this kind of apps usually demand a lot of system resources to process. For example, Adobe Photoshop, iMovie, or sometimes the web browser you use Safari. When you click around, the app just hangs with the cursor spinning like a pinwheel. The application won’t respond to any commands.

Reasons: the app may be waiting for other hardware resources to become available, or the software may have a bug that drops itself into a calculation loop.

How to Fix:

  1. If you haven’t saved your work, wait for a few minutes. It may become responsive again (hopefully).
  2. Otherwise, simply force quit the app. To do so, go to the Apple logo on the top left corner, click on it and select the “Force Quit” option. Then highlight the unresponsive app, and click “Force Quit” to exit.

You can also press “Command + Option + Esc”, it does the same thing.

Warning: a force quit on a running Mac application may cause you to lose any content that hasn’t been saved. Be cautious before you take this action.

Scenario 2: macOS totally freezes (you can’t move cursor)

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Details: the whole system becomes completely unresponsive. You are unable to use the keyboard to type, the mouse cursor is unable to move as you want, the same screen seems just hang there for good. Sometimes you also hear the loud noise coming from the fan (if you are using an old MacBook with an HDD inside).

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Reasons: It happens on rare occasions, but the issue could result from over-used system resources, MacBook Pro uptime too long, hard disk errors, etc.

How to Fix:

  1. You’ll have to do a hard reboot. Press the power button for 3-5 seconds to force a shut-down of the computer. Press it again to restart.
  2. Clean up your MacBook hard drive and fix potential disk errors — you can do this quickly using CleanMyMac.

Note: if this happens while you’re updating to latest macOS, the progress bar keeps hanging at 99% (or only one minute remaining), you’ll have to quit the update. A working solution is: first upgrade your MacBook to an ealier version, then update to the latest version.

Scenario 3: MacBook Pro keeps freezing randomly

Details: Your Mac just freezes without any signs and it happens every few hours or days. One second your MacBook is working perfectly fine, the other second everything just hangs up — the cursor won’t move. If you were watching a video, horizontal lines cut through the screen. It seems the only solution to make it work again is to hold the power button to reboot.

Reasons: your MacBook’s hardware has problems — for example, you just installed extra RAM improperly or the System Management Controller (SMC) has some issues.

How to Fix:

1. Reset SMC and RVRAM. Learn how to do so from this MacWorld tutorial video.

2. If the random freezing still happens, take your MacBook Pro to an Apple Genius Bar or a local computer shop and have a geek run hardware diagnostics. Then fix the issues based on their suggestions.

Scenario 4: Mac cursor freezes while opening a specific app

Details: Your Mac cursor would freeze (for anywhere from 30 seconds to 2 mins) when you launch apps like Photos, Time Machine, Adobe Photoshop, etc.

Reasons: You’ve enlarged the Mac cursor.

How to Fix: Adjust cursor size to normal.

  1. Click on the Apple logo on top left, select “System Preferences.”
  2. Then click “Accessibility” > “Display.”
  3. You’ll see a window (as shown below), navigate the cursor size bar and adjust it to normal size.

Final Words

Due to the complex nature of computer issues, sometimes it’s inevitable that you may encounter other scenarios not introduced here. I’d appreciate it if you can kindly share your stories here. Anyway, I hope this troubleshooting article has helped you unfreeze your Mac, and that the rotating beach ball won’t come back.

Any further questions, leave your comment below.


Why won't my MacBook Pro recognize my Nikon camera? - 1


I tried multiple USB cords and on both ports, it works with my Canon Powershot fine, but won't show up when I plug in my Nikon D40.

Also I was taking pictures and when I went to upload them into my computer magically everything was lost? I had hundreds of pictures in there and I know for a fact I did not do any deleting. Now when I turn it on it tells me I need to format the card. What's going on?


What are you attempting to do?

If you are attempting to copy image files from your camera to your computer, you need to remove the memory card from the camera and insert it into your Apple computer. Use Finder to copy all the images from the card to a new file folder you name for the subject/location and date so you can find the images years later

If when you have your card in the card reader, the card shows empty or is said it needs to be formatted (do NOT format any of your cards using your Apple computer)

Download a free image recovery program like the Transcend RecoveRx and using it, recover the images that have become corrupted on your memory card


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If all you need to do is copy photos from the camera to the computer, you don't need to fix that issue. Get a cheap USB card reader and use that to connect the camera's memory card directly to the computer's USB slot then use Finder to do the copying to know exactly where you put the photos and to be sure the quality does not change during the process.

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I suspect, unfortunately, that you have not been following the explicit instructions (page 55 of the manual), which says the order of connection is computer ON, switch camera OFF, attach USB cord to both devices, switch camera ON. The software on the MBP (iPhoto or Photos, depending on the age of the MBP) will detect the connection and allow you to import photos.
The alternative is to take the SD card out of the camera (switch the camera OFF first!) and put it straight into the slot on the MBP. Again, iPhoto/Photos will detect the pictures directly. Before you remove the card, it is vital to use the software Eject in Finder. I suspect that you have not done that, which is why the card is now scrambled. Don't try and write anything to the card. Use a file recovery program to retrieve the missing pictures first, and then reformat the card in the camera, NOT in the computer.


You don'tknow what youre doing because you didn't follow the instructions in the Nikon manual


Man, ask a question, get a bunch of nasty responses.


AVDADDY is Idiot. If you don't want to respond, its OK but respond in nasty way


Hi there, do you know how can i use a Nikon D3100 as as webcam on a macbok pro? Thank you in advance.