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Memory upgrade for 27" iMac, mid 2011

I recently upgraded the memory in my 27" iMac, mid 2011. took out the two, 2 gig in the top slots & put in two 8 gig units. For some reason I wasn't thinking about putting the 2 gig units in the ...
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Enable Continuity and Handoff feature to older iMac

Regarding Early 2009 iMac upgrading to Bluetooth 4.0 my question @'Thomas More': Does your solution provide Continuity feature to an old iMac (say 2009) or simply add BT LE functionality for other ...
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How to FW upgrade and reperform a Samsung 840 Evo Basic on a Mac

i got one of these Samsung 840 Evo Basic 500GB on an iMac (used externally in a TB case - standalone, not Fusion). I know there's a firmware update out which is already available for Mac users too ...
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Can new iMac output video to current generation Thunderbolt display as secondary monitor?

I have a 27" iMac hooked up to 27" Thunderbolt display, providing me with a standard dual monitor configuration. Both the iMac and the secondary monitor were purchased on the same day in early 2012. ...
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Early-2006 iMac as HTPC/PVR

I’m using my MBA for productive stuff, so I got an early-2006 Core Duo iMac standing around, upgraded to 1.5 GB RAM. It came with 10.4 Tiger and now runs 10.6 Snow Leopard. Since its 50cm screen is ...
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HTTPS sites won't work on Chrome, others don't work at all on Yosemite

All HTTPS websites (such as Google) are showing this message This webpage is not available, `Error code: ERR_TIMED_OUT` I'm using Chrome 38.0.2125.104 on a mid-2011 iMac with OS X Yosemite. No ...
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iMac won't restart after upgrade to Yosemite

Just made the upgrade to Yosemite but now my iMac wont restart or shut down. Whenever I try to do any of these it stays on a black screen with a mouse pointer, and I have to turn it off and back on ...
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Would the new mac mini be an upgrade? [closed]

I inherited an iMac (mid 2011) and was wondering if the new Mac mini would be a speed increase. Specs on my current Mac: Model Name: iMac Model Identifier: iMac12,1 Processor Name: Intel Core i5 ...
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Sharing a Printer from Maverick to Tiger

I currently have a Teacher using a newer i5 iMac running Maverick, and am trying to share the usb connected printer (HP1300) with 4 student G3 iMacs running Tiger. I have the printer shared (from the ...
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Why is a hard drive not readable anymore after removing it from the Mac?

I have a mid 2010 27" iMac. Until this evening it had an SSD (primary drive with OS X Mavericks installation on it) and a HDD as second drive. The HDD is a Western Digital I built into the iMac in ...
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iMac - how to install Windows 7

I need to know how to install Windows 7 on my iMac without an external hard disk. I created 2 partitions on the iMac and downloaded the Win7 ISO, but Bootcamp doesn't install.
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iMovie 10.0.5 not showing the hard drives

I would like to copy my projects from iMovie to an external hard disk. In all the answers and videos I saw to learn this it says that after the hard disk is connected to the Mac an icon is shown in ...
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Only Cursor and Notifications Appear for First Few Seconds After Display Turns Back On

When my 2011 iMac's display shuts off - before the computer goes to sleep, but after a screensaver might display - there is frequently a 5-15second delay with the display coming back. What I see is ...
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Install Windows 8.1 and OS X 10.9 on external SSD USB3.0 (iMac Late 2012)

Good morning, Currently I have my iMac running OS X 10.9 on an external USB3.0 SSD drive, and it has been running flawlessly. My question is: - Is it possible to dual-boot Windows 8.1 in the SAME ...
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OS X mavericks update issue

am trying to update my iMac 21.5 inch mid 2010 from os x mavericks 10.9.1 to 10.9.5 to work on Xcode 6 but it always fail and give me the alert message OS X Update could not be verified . It may have ...
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Installation of Canon PIXMA MG3150 on OSX 10.9.5

I've just migrated from a iMac 21,5'' with 10.9.5 to a new iMac 27'' with 10.9.5 installed. I'm trying to install a printer/scanner that was correctly working using the same driver I was used to ...
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Can I upgrade the graphics card in my early 2008 iMac 20" with an 8800GS?

I have a 20" Early 2008 iMac (8,1) and my 2400 XT which is in it currently just isn't cutting it. I'm looking to upgrade to a higher card. I found a thread on macrumors (http://goo.gl/6oEm3j) that ...
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imac mid 2011 ram installation issues

I just received 2x 4gb corsair 204 pin pc3-10600 ram sticks for my iMac 27" mid 2011. I put them in and turned it on and received 3 short beeps, a pause, and repeat, which I think is the ram integrity ...
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Can I turn a bad video card iMac g5 into headless server?

I have an iMac G5 that won't display anything because (I believe) the video card is malfunctioning. Could the machine still be functional as a headless server? I could modify the settings with a ...
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How do I crop multiple time lapse videos in iMovie all at once?

Can anyone show me how to crop all my time lapse movies so they are all the same dimension, height- and width-wise? I can crop them all so the are a little smaller but I want to crop all the movies ...
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Why first (and only first) iMacs were colored with red, blue, etc?

And why Apple didn't continue to create iMacs of different color?
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Sync Contacts, Calendar Across Apple devices

After replacing iPhone 5, Calendar and Contacts sync between iPhone and iPad(IOS 7) in both directions but will not sync in either direction(send, receive) with iMac(Maverick).
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Using an iMac as external monitor for my mid 2009 13'' MacBook Pro

Here's my MacBook: http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/macbook_pro/specs/macbook-pro-core-2-duo-2.53-aluminum-13-mid-2009-sd-firewire-800-unibody-specs.html Here's the iMac: ...
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imessage promt during imac start up [duplicate]

Every time I turn my iMac on, I'm immediately prompted to log into iMessage. Was initially not a big deal but it's gotten terribly annoying because despite aging no, it continues promoting me. It's ...
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iMessage promt on iMac start up

Every time I turn my iMac desktop on, I'm prompted to sign into iMessage. Wasn't a big deal at first, but it's become a huge annoyance because I can't just click X to get rid of it, I have to go ...
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Spinning down hard drives that are not boot drives

If I were to put an ssd in the superdrive of an early 2009 24" iMac and used this as a boot drive while keeping the hdd in it's original place and using as a storage drive, would the storage drive ...
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Apple Bluetooth Keyboards and Mice

My school has 25 iMacs in a lab for students. They each have a wireless keyboard and mouse. The problem is that the keyboard or mouse will run out of batteries and the kids will just grab another ...
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After deleting a partition, iMac will only boot to a grey screen — how do I fix this?

I was deleting a partition when my iMac froze and rebooted itself. Now I can't get any further during boot than a grey screen. Things I have tried to fix this include: Booting with CMD-R (boots to ...
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No Response to iMac keyboard or trackpad (wired or usb)

Problem: mid2011 iMac Mavericks was operating perfectly. Logged off, powered down. Next morning, powered up; system boots normally to login screen. No response to keyboard or trackpad...trackpad ...
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How to connect bluetooth magic mouse and keyboard on thunderbolt display, if they don't show up?

I used a thunderbolt cable to connect my Macbook and iMac. Pressed cmd+f2 on my iMac and the displays works perfectly. But I cannot use my bluetooth mouse and keyboard to control the Macbook.It ...
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How to connect Wireless Keyboard when new hdd on imac 27

I have an iMac 27 emc 2390, i just had a hdd failure, so i bought a new hdd, plug it in and then start my imac with the instal dvd in. The point is that my keyboard isn't recognize so i can't boot on ...
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Why does my iMac freezes up intermittently?

My iMac freezes up intermittently. The cursor can be moved but nothing responds. I just have to shut it down and restart. It's been doing this before and since my hard drive failed and was replaced. ...
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Backing up networked iMacs

I have an iMac connected by wire to an external (non-Mac) hard drive which is used to store back-up images via Time Machine. I want to buy a second iMac and network the two together. As far as I ...
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MS Office no longer working

After removing duplicate files, Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac will no longer start. I know the file "mbupgx.dylib" needs to be reinstated, which I tried, following the path of the error message ...
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What unit does the activity monitor use in the energy tab?

The activity monitor of OS X show in the energy tab the energy impact. What unit does this value use? Is it Watts? If so, 327 seems a bit high for my taste. I am running this on the low end 21" late ...
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Using 2010 21" iMac as second display

I have a 15" Macbook Pro, late 2010, and a 21" iMac, late 2009. Can I link the iMac and use it with the Macbook Pro as a second display? A friend may give me his desktop to use as a display. Believe ...
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Can I share my iMac's internet connection via ethernet

My iMac connects to the internet (and my local network) via WiFi. Is it possible for me to connect another device via ethernet cable to my iMac to access the internet from that device?
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Dock randomly switches between screens. Any way to stop?

I have a iMac running OS 10.9.3 that has 2 monitors connected to it. Randomly, thourhgout the day the dock will flip either to the left or right screen. Its pretty annoying. Does anyone know what is ...
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just got new imac with fresh Mavericks install, old data still remaining, how to find and delete?

I just bought a 24' used iMac. The previous owner reinstalled Mavericks and sent it to me. I looked at the disk usage info and it appears as if all the old data, movies, music, and everything else, ...
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iMac wireless speed drops precipitously after extended time away

I had a correct connection to the Internet: But as of a few days ago, whenever I come back to my computer after a while and jiggle the mouse to turn off the screensaver, my internet speed plummets: ...
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Why is my late 2013 iMac so slow?

For the last three months I have been more or less enjoying my new late 2013 21" iMac. I already have an early 2011 MBP, which is pretty maxed out with a 512GB SSD and 8 GB of RAM, and still feels ...
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Target Display Mode: how to automate and persist on closing laptop

I have connected my MacBook (Early 2013, OS X 10.9.4) with my iMac (Late 2012, 27 inch, OS X 10.9.4) via a ThunderBolt cable in order to use the iMac screen with my MacBook. I have two related ...
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Brother HL-1440 Disappears From Mavericks

I'm using OS X 10.9.4 and I have a Brother HL-1440 that I've been using for years, even before I was using an iMac. It's been a real workhorse and doesn't show signs of failure mechanically (it's ...
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Builtin speaker disappeared from System Preference -> Sound

I am using a mid 2011 27" iMac. For some reason, after a restart, the built-in speaker disappeared from Sound in System Preference. I have rebooted a few time. Every time I can hear the startup ...
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Why does my iMac take so long to go to sleep?

Note: I have seen this question as well as this question, I don't believe that either pertain to this situation. When I press the sleep button on my iMac it consistently takes 30-31 seconds to go ...
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transfer of MS office from iMac to Macbook

I recently bought a new MacBook to replace my iMac where used MS office for mac. I set up my MacBook and transferred everything over, but couldn't run office without the activation key. So i deleted ...
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MacBook Pro resolution when controlled from iMac

When I hook my MacBook Pro up to my iMac with a Thunderbolt cable and basically use my iMac screen as a remote monitor, I'm able to use the full 2560 x 1440 resolution of my iMac. However, I really ...
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Remote login error: “DISPLAY is not set”

How to set up X's to be able login on your iMac remotely and run graphical applications? When I login I get this: servername:~ loginname$ xterm xterm: Xt error: Can't open display: xterm: DISPLAY ...
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iMac HDD fan running full speed. What is wrong?

My iMac (27" Mid-2010) and the HDD fan is spinning full speed with a measured HDD temperature of 50 °C. I have removed the dust and dirt from inside and it is pretty clean. Nevertheless even when at ...
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Boot off of USB drive problem - new iMac

how can i boot off of usb disk to install snow leopard onto new iMac that has mavericks installed