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mid-2010 iMac RAM upgrade [on hold]

I have some RAM I have been trying to upgrade this machine with. I have currently in the machine 2x2GB. I tried upgrading by switching out the 2x2GB for 4x4GB (which the machine should be capable ...
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Does FileVault hurt responsiveness on a spinning HDD?

I have a 5k iMac (Late 2015), with a spinning hard disc, running El Capitan. I'm considering enabling FileVault, but I'm concerned if it will hurt responsiveness. Will it? I understand that it doesn'...
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Filevault - Wordpress website issue

I decided to try to turn on Filevault; the problem is I can NOT log into my Wordpress websites back end. It keeps saying that my passwords are wrong. I go to another Mac that has Filevault turned ...
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Malware and or trojan on Mid 2011 iMac

My iMac was hacked recently. As of now it came back pristine after being wiped at our local certified Mac store. Ive not signed into it yet, it is supposed to be running 10.11. Yet, when I turn it on ...
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How to reset 2006 iMac to factory settings without install CD?

This question addresses how to restore a 2011 iMac to factory conditions, but the process doesn't seem to work with a 2006 iMac. Google searches suggest the install CD is required, though some people ...
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Given son-in-laws old imac, it is still registered under his iCloud and need to switch it to mine.

How do I switch iCloud accounts on a gifted imac desktop from son-in-laws to mine. It won't update because it says it is registered to another account. Son in law did give me his iCloud signin info. ...
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Can an iMac connected via Ethernet to an AirPort Extreme participate in the Wireless network?

I have a home network made up of an AirPort Extreme and an AirPort Express that is set to extend the network. Currently, my iMac is connected wirelessly but I have the option to connect it via ...
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Can I mix Apple stock RAM with OWC RAM?

I have an iMac that shipped with 16GB RAM (using 2 out of 4 slots). I ordered two 16GB RAM modules from OWC. Instead of just replacing the RAM, can I actually add the OWC RAM to what's already in ...
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2010 iMac with new firmware IM112.0057.03B (2015-002) can't install windows 7-10 anymore

So I've been installing and uninstalling windows 7 and windows 10 since it came out on my iMac for a long time! My iMac does not have a dvd drive because I took it out. I've been installing windows 7 ...
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When booting using Target Disk Mode, all iCloud, Adobe, Microsoft credentials are lost. Is there a way to keep the credentials?

I boot an iMac 5k from a MacBook Pro drive using Target Disk Mode. This is great except all the credentials for iCloud, Adobe, and Microsoft get erased when switching "host" computer. The volume on ...
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iMac 2009 frozen on boot screen

This morning I needed to reset an administrator's account password on my Mac, because I had forgotten the password. I used the steps listed on this article to accomplish this, but after restarting ...
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iMac 27" Late 2015 - what ram to buy?

I'm waiting for my iMac 27" late 2015 4.0ghz i7 to arrive and I'm looking to buy a 32gb kit to upgrade. I've been browsing for an hour and I can't find any specific buyer guides or websites that sell ...
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iMac running 10.11.3… Preview won't allow me access to pics unless I reopen Preview

I know this issue/bug has been talked about, but I am not good with computers and any solves seem to be be for those blessed with computer skills. In a nutshell, I have an 2013 iMac running Capitan ...
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Poor performance on high-end iMac 5K Retina (October 2015 model)

I've got an iMac that is performing quite poorly. The specs: OS X El Capitan 4.0 GHz quad-core (i7) 16 GB RAM I've tried everything possible to figure out what's going on, to no avail. Typically ...
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how to annotate pdf spreadsheets [duplicate]

I have spreadsheets from my old PC in PDF.I want to transfer to 2016 iMac . What app do i use i.e.: Numbers,Pages etc. to put these spreadsheets in and will I be able to amend,modify,annotate ? Alan
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How to upcycle a 10-year old iMac (display)?

There’s a lot of close-to-duplicate questions around here asking how to connect some computer (often laptop) with an iMac to reuse its larger display as a second monitor. Depending on the ports ...
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EFI boot option not appearing on startup

I am trying to install an Ubuntu Server distro on my old disused iMac, however after creating a live USB on my macbook pro no EFI boot option appears. I also tried burining a version of the image to ...
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iMac making strange electrical clicking noises

I have a late 2014 5k iMac with 256GB SSD drive. Last night my iMac started making noises similar to that of a disk drive when it's reading and writing. After poking around I found that the noise ...
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1600 MHz DDR3 memory in a late 2015 iMac which requires 1867 MHz DDR3 memory

Can I use 1600 MHz DDR3 memory (from a late 2014 iMac) in a late 2015 iMac which requires 1867 MHz DDR3 memory? If so, I expect a performance ag, how "bad" would it be? Do you think the base 2 X 4 ...
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Camera photos are uploaded are in iPhoto on iMac but are not moving to cloud to access from iPad or iPhone

This is a new problem. I have uploaded my photos from camera to iPhoto. These usually turn up in my photos on my iPad and iPhone shortly after. It has been 2 days and still no sign. I have checked all ...
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iMac not showing Airdrop discoverable options

I am trying to use Airdrop to send a file from my phone to my iMac, but when I am in the Airdrop folder in my iMac there are no options to make the machine discoverable. Both devices are on the ...
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IMac display problem

This just happened while I was using iPhoto. I've tried a restart and unplug and it's still there. The whole left side of the screen is vertical stripes and blocks of colour; I wish I could post a ...
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Is Apple education pricing only for university?

I'm not in university, but I am in high school. Is this enough to qualify for the educational discounts that Apple offers? (Also, I'm not sure whether this is the right place to be asking this ...
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Sluggish 2013 21.5" El Capitan iMac

My second hand 2013 iMac has been running really slowly. I have already done a complete wipe and reinstall, but that didn't help. trying to get to the bottom of this, and suspecting imminent HDD ...
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Perl Menus.pm issues on 2011 iMac

I am having trouble using the menus.pm. I am trying to use the the Menus module. The code I am trying to execute is: #!/usr/bin/perl use Term::Menus; my my @list=('Re-route N-R to spare','Enable','...
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mid 2011 iMac colored blocks and freezes but mouse still works

So this has been going on for years. The longer it is powered down, the longer it lasts without issues. I brought it to an apple certified place and they replaced my hard drive. It was ok for a day or ...
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ITunes on a PC & iPhone - now I want to transfer playlists to my new iMac

I've just purchased a lovely sexy iMac. I'm using my iCloud account and I've had a laptop with all my music including playlists for the last 7 years. What I want to do is synchc my iTunes / iPhone / ...
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Hard Drive not showing up in Disk Utility

So I arrived home from school today and wanted to use my iMac, but somehow it wouldn't react. I pressed the power button until it shut down (or crashed...) and rebooted it. After rebooting everything ...
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My Early 2009 24" iMac, running OS X 10.11.5, keeps crashing

I have an issue with sudden crashes and restarts, which I think is related to the graphics. I noticed that, for example, this happens when I zoom in rapidly on a document. It also happens often when I ...
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How do I connect my Mid-2010 iMac to my Late 2015 Macbook Pro

I mistook the mini Display Port (mDP) behind my iMac to mean it was a Thunderbolt port. The ⌘ Command F2 does not work when both ends are Thunderbolt for my setup. Please suggest what cables to buy. ...
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upgraded 2007 iMac fan is at full speed [duplicate]

I installed a Samsung 850 EVO SSD into my 2007 iMac, the thermal sensor seems to be flush against it and registering cool using a program I got off the App Store called Temperature Gauge (by Tunabelly ...
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Upgrade iMac 5K Graphics card drivers

Since the last Update of the new Mirrors Edge Catalyst game, I can't play it anymore as it requires the new AMD 16.20.1025 or newer drivers. My config: iMac 5k late-2014 27", 24gb RAM, 4 GHz Intel ...
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Early 2015 Retina Macbook Pro not recognizing/working with some external displays

I have an Early 2015 Retina Macbook Pro 2.7 GHz i5, and it does not work with certain displays. I first tested it with a display(call it display A) Mini Display Port to DVI cable which did not work. ...
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Handoff on mid 2010, El Capitan iMac?

Since I recently upgraded my iPhone, I wanted to try the Continuity features that the Apple ecosystem has to offer. However, since I have a mid 2010 iMac, Handoff is not supported. I've been looking ...
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What is this black bar at the bottom of my Dock?

I have this strange bar at the bottom of my Dock: What could it possibly be and how could I remove it? It is non-blocking but distracts me when using the Dock.
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iMac loading bar gets stuck halfway then reboots

OSX 10.11.5 iMac turns on fine but loading bar gets to just over 50% and then a horizontal bar across the screen shows, then the screen goes black then to white. It stays at white then iMac turns ...
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iMac 5k internal SSD vs external SSD performance

Can anyone point me in the direction of a real-world performance comparison between a iMac 5k's internal SSD and an external one (ideally one on thunderbolt and one on usb)? Basically, I want to know ...
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Apple's typical device refresh optimal for new college students? [closed]

Long-story-short: When does apple typically update their hardware? As a prospective college student, I'd want to get new devices before college begins, but I'd also prefer to have the most up-to-...
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iMac ethernet not working, cable unplugged problem

for my iMac late 2013 i cannot use my ethernet port. It suddenly stopped working. Here are the things about my problem and things that i tried: Wifi is working No, it is not the Apple ethernet brick ...
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iTunes opens on my iMac automatically

iMac with OS X 10.11.5. iTunes opens with no prompting from me. I can close it all day and it keeps re-opening. I rarely want to use it. How to stop this from happening. Thanks for the advice.
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What kind of Barcode Reader USB can work on El Capitan / iMac

I don't know anything about Apple world... Our customer did have a Macbook (I think) and now he did switch to an iMac (I think with El Capitan?). A simple barcode reader USB did work on old Mac. It ...
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Stuck at black screen in almost completed Windows 7 installation on iMac

I installed Windows 7 on my 27 inch iMac using Bootcamp and the installation DVD. After the installation, Windows booted to a black screen. When restarting, I can see the Windows logo loading, but ...
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Mix two different types of 2 GB RAM in iMac

Can I mix the two 2 GB RAM chips in my iMac 21.5″ (late 2009) with two other type of 2 GB RAM chips? I have not opened my RAM slots yet but Apple says I have two 2 GB DDR3 chips. I want to add two PC3 ...
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Late 2015 iMAC started kernel panicking today (10.11.5)

I never had a single kernel panic on the 21" retina iMac (Late 2015) since I got it at the start of this year. This morning when I started using it (usually it is not shutdown as there are tasks it ...
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Time Capsule appearing as Shared Drive instead of Device

Background I made some changes on my iMac (27-inch, Mid 2011) recently, including removing a Windows partition. These changes which appear to have caused the machine to lose track of my Time Machine ...
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Can a non-retina iMac with i7 3.5 Ghz and GTX775M handle three displays?

I am thinking about getting a used non-retina iMac with these specs: Core i7 3,5 GHz 32GB RAM 1TB SSD GTX 775M Since I own two Apple 27" Displays I'd like to hook these up via Thunderbolt/MDP. My ...
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iMac 27" late 2012 SSD upgrade

I'm the proud owner of an 27-inch iMac 2012 with high-end configuration, but the 1TB fusion drive keeps being the bottleneck. As my warranty has expired now, I want to upgrade the 128GB SSD to a ...
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iMac Crashes kernel Panic

I have an iMac, and always crashing almost everyday. Can you please point me out to the right direction? Below is the Report after it had crashed. I Have already reverted to factory settings. no ...
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iMac 5K able to fully restored after power loss

This afternoon, a thunderstorm cause my house's circuit breaker to cut off all the power of my house, my iMac was in sleep mode, I then unplug the power cord from power outlet of my iMac just for ...
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How to reinstall OS X on an iMac which only has Ubuntu installed on it?

I have a 2011 iMac with only Ubuntu installed. It's not a dual-booted iMac, it only has Ubuntu installed. How do I revert back to original OS X and remove Ubuntu? I've tried pressing various keys (⌘ ...