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Is it possible to set up an old iMac as an external monitor without Target Display Mode?

My iMac doesn't support TDM, I'm wondering if there may be any other solutions.
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Spotlight/Finder will not index after Yosemite update

I'm currently working in OS X 10.10.3. I made a bit of a jump from 10.6.9 as our system was falling behind from the person who previously held my position. All of my customer files are stored on an ...
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Force eject a CD from a broken iMac SuperDrive (hardware issue)

Today, I inserted a CD into my 2007 iMac desktop, but when I tried to eject the CD, the optical drive made some odd whirring noises, and nothing was ejected. After further research, I tried every kind ...
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Replace an iMac superdrive with one pulled from a Macbook Pro?

I have an old Mid 2009 13" MacBook Pro (unibody) that I'm not using anymore. I've already pulled the superdrive out of it. I also have a 2009 27" iMac that I am using. The superdrive on it is no ...
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Will running graphics/hardware intesive programs lower the “life span” of an iMac?

Specifically, I just purchased a fully refurbished iMac G5 and I am interested in playing several old games on it (most likely Marble Blast Gold and Knights of the Old Republic). Although I know the ...
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iMac freezing when connected to wireless

I have recently moved to a new address and had broadband installed with a new provider. While all the other devices in the house (Apple and non) connect to it without any problem, my iMac connects ...
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How does one rotate iMac display using Yosemite?

With my Mid-2012 MBA running Mountain Lion, I have no issues at all in rotating my display after hitting display in preferences while holding cmd + option keys. However, I've run into a snag with my ...
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iMac 2007 with accelerated graphics problems and kernel panics

I have a mid-2007 iMac. It's been getting kernel panics and locking up. I noticed it does this immediately when needing to use accelerated graphics motions, such as running Launchpad, using a ...
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Does Apple specify what the average lifespan of an iMac G5 would be?

Based solely on the hardware used (including the power supply, logic board, RAM...) and assuming that the Software will not be updated (remain at OS X Tiger does Apple specify what a reasonable ...
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Which upgrades to my iMac 2011 will improve performance the most?

I have started a job that will require processing of large datasets using python and ArcMap (separately and in conjunction with ArcMap). I have a 2011 27" iMac with the 3.1 Mhz i5 (3rd generation I ...
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Kernel: Previous shutdown cause: -62 Help Needed!

I have a late 2013 27" iMac running Yosemite, and it randomly shuts off every now and then. I tried everything Reset SMC. Diagnostics, reformat Macintosh HD but still occurs and running out of ...
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What are alternative browsers for OS 10.3.9? Where find download/install files?

Too many major websites are using features that in-effect are "walking away from" my old OS 10.3.9 and Firefox 2. (That is, my favorite browser, and its available plugins and extensions, are starting ...
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Playhead info for imported video clips is static/constant in iMovie 9 as I scroll over the clips. Is it possible to make it display correct info?

I have been importing videos clips from a SD card to iMovie 09. These clips are analyzed for animal behavior and the timing information for a specific event is critical for proper analyses. Most of ...
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USB Devices Disabled when no devices are connected

using iMac 5K OS 10.10.3 When there are no USB devices connected to iMac, it keeps showing this. I tried SMC resetting, booting through Safe Mode, and nothing is working to make this alert go away. ...
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Any trick to use my 2008 iMac (mini-DVI) as a secondary monitor for my MacBook Pro?

I have a 2008 iMac (with mini-DVI and NO Thunderbolt) and I want to use it as a secondary monitor for my MacBook Pro. The FAQ for Target Display Mode says that it's possible to do it with an 2009 or ...
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Can't boot off of USB on Early 2006 iMac and can't get to Startup Manager

Recently, I've gone through the trouble of replacing the hard drive on my Mac with the model A1174, which the Internet says is a iMac "Core Duo" 2.0 20-Inch Early 2006. Needless to say that I do not ...
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Allowing other clients on a Wireless network to access an Internet shared device

I'm currently using internet sharing to share my WiFi (en1) connection over my Ethernet (en0) port. I have a computer plugged into my iMac's ethernet using a crossover Ethernet cable (bridge100). I ...
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Is the retina iMac's GPU powerful enough for its huge display?

The retina iMac has a display with the huge resolution of 5120x2880. While I'm pretty sure the included GPU (AMD Radeon R9 M290X) must be definitely powerful enough for everyday use, I wonder if under ...
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iMac and RAM upgrade for a new iMac?

I wanted to buy this iMac. Does anyone know if I could upgrade the RAM to 16?
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Bootcamp Windows doesn't start up after 10.7 fresh install upgrade to 10.10

Hardware: Late 2009 27" iMac (it's the first generation 27") OS: Mac OSX 10.7, Windows 7 64 bit on Bootcamp Last night, I decided to upgrade my OS to Yosemite, and seeing how old my Mac OS is ...
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How can I verify that my external hard drive contains my backup using Single User Mode

I only have access to Single User Mode. I did a backup using: cp -Rnpv /MacHd /Volumes/MyBackup I want to see if it was successful. I don't have a second Mac.
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With New Photos app on Mac, how do I manage photos on my iPhone?

I have 2 iMacs at office and at home; an iPhone, and an iPad. I recently installed the new Photos app on both iMacs. In both cases, I'm using iCloud Photo Library. So - any new photos I take on my ...
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Can a Maxtor ATA133 HDD be fitted into a 2001 iMac?

I am a proud owner of a 2001 iMac, with a 10GB HDD. Is it possible to install in its place a Maxtor ATA/133 HDD of 40GB (produced Aug 2003)?
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Vertical green stripes when iMac starts to boot up

An iMac has 5 green vertical bars/stripes that appear on the screen as soon the system starts booting. The OS is Yosemite (10.10.?) When I try to boot the computer normally, safe boot, or ...
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iMac scaling not working

On my iMac 13,2 2012 the only availible video scaling is 1280x720. No other options are listed and changing it to optimal does not make a difference. The Apple Hardware Test showed no errors an NVRam ...
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How to hide screen when logged into remote iMac

I use Back-To-My-Mac to log into my office computer from home and vice versa. Normally, after I log into my home laptop, I darken the screen for both energy efficiency and privacy and that works ...
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How many external monitors does the iMac 27" with 5k display support?

Specs indicate just 1. Has anyone connected more than 1 monitor successfully? How many can you connect in total?
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Wi-Fi on hardwired iMac?

I have a small network consisting of a couple of iMacs hardwired to an AirPort router via CAT 5e cable, and a couple of iPhones. Since the iMacs are hardwired, I'd normally leave Wi-Fi turned off on ...
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75 gb of files in iMovie but no files showing up

I have 75gb of storage used in iMovie but there are no files showing up there, How do I find these files?
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iMac (early 2008) loses/switches USB 2.0 “high speed” ports

This has been bothering me for a while – finally I tried to find out about the reasons but couldn't find anything about this strange 'bug' yet – so I hope to get some advise from here. I have an old ...
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Is there a fan in the Late 2013 iMac?

Is there a fan in the Late 2013 iMac? The model identifier for this iMac is iMac14,2. (Note I am not asking whether you can hear the fan. I want to know if a fan is present in the Late 2013 iMacs at ...
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iTunes on iMac won't start up after upgrade (error -10699)

Yesterday I updated iTunes in my iMac running OS X 10.10.3. According to the information in App Store, the new iTunes version is 12.1.2. Since then iTunes won't start up. If I click on it, there is ...
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Which version of Windows will run on an iMac 24" early 2009 model?

I have an iMac 24", early 2009 model with 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo and 4 GB RAM running OS X Yosemite. I need to setup my Boot Camp and have done a lot of research, learned a lot but still unsure on ...
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imac freezes and won't boot - can it be saved?

Imac acquired in 2008, currently running Mavericks, very slow during the last week, tried rebooting few times in the last 3 days, last reboot took entire night and system very slow afterwards. Tried ...
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Connection to the server for software updates cannot be established

I have an iMac mid 2007 running Yosemite. This error existed before Yosemite already. Whenever I go to the App Store and click on "Updates", the following error message is displayed: Connection ...
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iMac gets stuck on the “White Screen of Death” during startup

I have a 27" iMac (from 2011) that's running Yosemite and each time I turn the power on, it shows me the Apple logo, it starts to load, and the screen goes white and simply hangs there. To solve this ...
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Downgrading from Yosemite to Mavericks with TimeMachine backup from another Mac

I have an iMac mid 2011 with Maverick which i have replaced with a iMac retina 27" with Yosemite Preinstalled. I did a Migration Assistant to transfer files from old to new mac. Now i want to ...
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Screen Blacks Out After Fans Run at Maximum

I inherited an iMac and it has an issue. It boots up fine but within the first five minutes the fans start to slowly ramp up to full speed. After about five to ten minutes of the fans running at full ...
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Re-installing Mavericks from recovery temporarily unavailable. Also can't download a new image

im having various issues with my current install of Mavericks on my mid 2009 iMac (non unibody). Including the fact that I cannot open the AppStore. I have tried multiple solutions to fix this with no ...
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iMac password stopped working, Apple Persistent State Encryption shows a recent modified date

I'm not sure if we should be worried... Mom does not change passwords for her iMac system login, nor do I, but when I went to update some software this morning, the password doesn't work, nor can I ...
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I have two Macs on the same Apple ID. Sharing issue

When I access the internet on Mac 1, the other Mac (Mac 2) has a extra icon pop up and can see what I access. Both Macs use the same Apple ID and are on the same domain. Two different users are signed ...
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Why can't I use an external keyboard after connecting Macbook Pro to iMac using Thunderbolt?

After connecting laptop to iMac using Thunderbolt, 2 things happen: my external keyboard won't work (on either laptop or iMac, I have to use my laptop keyboard which is annoying), and sound only comes ...
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Mount part of a failed Fusion drive

Long story below. I have the rotating 3TB drive part of a fusion drive. Is it possible to fix/mount/access the files on this drive? I have it in a external usb dock. I get the option to "fix" but it ...
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Where is ken burns effect in iMovie 10.0.7?

I'm not finding the ken burns effect any more in iMovie 10.0.7. Is it not included anymore? Went to "crop", nothing there this time but crop itself. No more "adjust" tool either. Where are you, Ken ...
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Cannot connect to Apple TV

My Apple TV works perfectly as a stand alone machine. It plays the channels I want to watch. However, Neither my MacBook Air, My iPads, my iPhone 6 and my iMac will no longer connect to AirPlay. All ...
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iMac and MacBook Air shared monitor

I have used a thunderbolt connection and pressed Command F2 to allow my track pad and keyboard on my MBA to run both screens. However, I want to use the wireless track pad and keyboard that comes with ...
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Triple-non-thunderbolt-display iMac — would this work?

Consider the following: I have a 21.5" (Mid 2011) iMac with a single Thunderbolt port that supports "two Thunderbolt displays". This means normally you would daisy-chain one thunderbolt display to ...
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Can iMac 5 (Retina 5k, 27-inch, Late 2014) be downgraded if it comes factory-installed with Yosemite?

Has anyone downgraded an iMac 5 (Retina 5k, 27-inch, Late 2014) pre-installed with Yosemite to an older version of Mac OS? My Pro Tools 10 does´t work with Yosemite. I have two days to resolve this, ...
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How can I sleep my iMac's internal display when it's not in use, but not my attached tv (playing video)

I've got a 2015 iMac running Yosemite, attached via HDMI to a 1080p TV, in extended desktop mode that I use simultaneously as a video server/media player and an occasional work machine. In short, ...
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iMac only works in safe mode and cursor showing weird black lines (pic attached)

Have a Mid 2010 model computer IMac 21.5 that is acting up. Won't work in normal start up, will start in safe mode, but cursor shows strange black lines (see attached photo). These lines follow the ...