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iMac 21.5-inch Mid 2010 won't boot into OS X after installing Ubuntu, will boot into grub rescue

So, as the title says, I have an iMac 21.5-inch Mid 2010 model and I installed Windows 8.1 with Boot Camp. After attempting to uninstall Ubuntu and Windows in Disk Utility (in OS X and Recovery) it ...
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Booting in safe mode or Repair if no keyboard synchronized

We have a Yosemite iMac that won't boot, it reboots in the middle of the loading bar with the Apple logo. Said iMac uses a Logitech bluetooth keyboard, and even if I press Shift or Cmd + R it won't ...
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iMac 2008 vertical lines

I have an issue with my iMac 2008 (8.1) (vertical lines). And I don't know where is the problem GPU/LCD. Someone said I must buy mini DVI to test if the the screen is defective using a external ...
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How do the MacBook and the MacBook Pro compare performance-wise to an old model iMac?

I'm thinking of purchasing either a MacBook (2015, 1,1 GHz) or a MacBook Pro (2015, 13-inch Retina, 2,7 GHz). I'd like to know how they would compare performance-wise (say, speed on recalculating a ...
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How to resolve the 100% disk usage on my iMac 27" (late 2013) when in Bootcamp bootup

I own an iMac from the late 2013 series, it is the core i7 with 32GB RAM. I eventually established that using Bootcamp would allow for a better experience when working in Windows land (I am both an ...
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Late 2006 iMac Issue: Logic Board or Hard Drive?

I have a question. I have a late 2006 17" White iMac, and it is having issues. I don't know if it has a bad hard drive (again..), or if it has a bad logic board, and I have no idea how to check it. I ...
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What causes 5 pink bars on 27" iMac (2011)?

I've got a 27 inch iMac made in 2011 that displays 5 pink vertical bars on the screen. It won't boot properly. I ran the Apple Hardware Test and it came up clean. Machine Specs: Apple Subfamily: ...
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Use iSight to track faces and zoom on to faces

I notice that the iSight camera shows images differently on FaceTime and Skype. I was wondering if I could find some pointers to get iSight to track faces and zoom in on to faces.
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iMac get hang on login screen after updating to OSx 10.10.4 Yosemite

I don't know whether it is right place to ask or not. But as stack flow has never disappointing anyone i am asking this here. So have update my mac OSX to Yosemite couple of days ago. It downloaded ...
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iTunes U courses on Mac

I have a 2009 iMac with OS X 10.9 and iTunes 12 installed. iTunes 12 has iTunes U integrated and I can access the iTunes Store and subscribe to courses there. However when I subscribe to e.g. ...
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iTunes Producer unable to get password from my keychain

When I try to open iTunes Producer, I get an error stating, "We are unable to retrieve your password from the security keychain." I recently deleted the folder in my keychain library while trying to ...
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iMac mid 2010 running slow

[Specs of the iMac, the iMac already have 8GB(Should be enough to handle Yosemite)] [1]http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/imac/specs/imac-core-i3-3.2-21-inch-aluminum-mid-2010-specs.html#macspecs1 ...
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Is there any danger/risk in leaving my iMac G5 turned off and disconnected for long periods of time?

As the title states, is there any danger in leaving my iMac G5 (Later 2005 model) turned off and disconnected from a power outlet for long periods of time? I will be traveling for roughly 1 month ...
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Can I connect a microphone to a retina 5k iMac?

My 5K retina iMac has one audio port. On my MacBook pro that only had one port, it was possible, in System Preferences, to state whether to use it as an input or an output. Is it possible to use the ...
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iMac 21.5" Late 2009 and external monitor at 2560x1440 with MDP-DP cable?

I just want to know if someone has tested if an external monitor works at 2560x1440 with an iMac 21.5" Late 2009 connected via Mini Displayport - Displayport cable. I can't find anything certain on ...
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Fail to boot. Showing document icon

I have a iMac that cant boot. When it start up it just shows a white background with a document icon? Not a document icon with a questionmark, just a document icon Anyone know what the problem is?
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iMac hangs when waking up with MAMP running

I recently installed the latest MAMP version on my iMac running Yosemite 10.10.4. MAMP runs fine, used it all day and left it running overnight. Upon waking up the iMac, I have noticed the system is ...
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Daily FTP backup script for external hard drive

I need to set a daily backup of a specific external hard drive in iMac to a FTP server. In Windows I use a batch file but with OS X I'm a little lost.
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Windows on a partition BSOD's within a minute of startup after Windows Update

iMac, 27 inch, mid 2011, 3.1 GHz Quad Core i5, AMD Radeon HD 6970M BSOD error message: SYSTEM_THREAD_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED (igdkmd64.sys) From what I've read elsewhere this seems to be an issue with ...
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My iMac will not allow me to log onto my desktop

I got a viruses alert when using my Mac and sadly I reacted ASAP. I gave control to a remote technican via log-me-in and I went through the steps that where asked. After I got off the phone with the ...
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Chrome kills my 16gb ram new iMac but runs fine on 2gb 5yr old Air?

I like using Chrome as it has a lot of the plugins I need for Web Dev. However, it kills my new iMac - having more than 6 tabs open affects the performance dramatically. Oddly enough this does not ...
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What programs actually use the memory on a Graphics card?

I noticed that the Graphics Card memory is hardly used at all, even during Cinebench 3D testing despite the FPS being high. What programs actually use the graphics card memory? Trying to determine if ...
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How does one interpret Load Average in iStat menus?

I'm trying to find the actual GPU processor load on my iMac with the M290x. The load average being reported never goes above 5, even when running Cinebench 3d benchmarks. Certainly that doesn't mean ...
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Is there a program to monitor GPU processor usage in Yosemite?

iStat only reports memory usage, but I'm looking to see how much of the processor is being used from the AMD M290x graphics card in my iMac. Is this possible?
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Max memory for 21" 2007 iMac?

Have a 2007 21" imac. friend installed 2, 4GB memory for me, Apple genius says that's what causing slow downs on my machine? when they tested it only had a 4GB & a 2GB cards, so someone along the ...
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Which motherboard does my early 2008 iMac have?

I'm helping someone with a memory upgrade for their 20-inch Core 2 Duo 2.66 GHz iMac (early 2008), which is all the information I can get about the computer from Apple's serial number checker. When I ...
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My iMac makes no sound at all

My iMac abruptly stopped making any sounds while I was using Garageband. I think I had a microphone and headphones plugged in at the time. I have tried everything that is written online: Safe mode, ...
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Cannot turn on Bluetooth - Exhausted all options

Firstly I would like to say that I have never used a Mac in my life before today so apologies if i am a little slow on the uptake. I recently purchased the iMac (27-inch, Mid 2011) which i believe is ...
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My Screen Saver is awry & need help

I have an iMac 21.5" 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5 Macintosh HD - Yosemite. My Screen Saver comes up with foreign words and gobbledygook that I don't understand. Went into Finder/library/Screen Savers (this ...
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iMac doesn't find ethernet cable

I have a strange problem with my iMac (mid. 2011 21,5), I can't connect to the network using Ethernet cable because OS X tells me that it's disconnected also if it's plugged in. Sometimes it can find ...
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iMac 27" mid 2011 black screen

The Mac starts up and runs probably on thunderbolt to vga adapter but the built in screen remains black. It has an AMD HD 6770m graphics card so not the one under the repair program. Any ideas what ...
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Hover doesn't follow mouse until click

The best way to explain it is... You know how when you're at the dock and you put your mouse over something and it magnifies it? It doesn't do that for me, I have magnification turned on yet that ...
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How do I import Notes from my iMac to my iPad

Notes from my iMac do not appear on my iPad or iPhone
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OS X 10.5.8 - can I upgrade the OS?

I have an iMac from 2007-2009 and I want to upgrade the software to improve performance. It's running Mac OS X 10.5.8 on an Intel Core 2 Duo processor (2.66 GHz). It displays 4 GB of memory and 451.6 ...
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Problem transferring files from old 2008 iMac to new 2015 iMac using Migration assistant

Transferring files from old 2008 iMac to new 2015 iMac using Migration assistant and ethernet cable - work fine, albeit 3 hours, until says " About 12 minutes remaining" on the new iMac and About 16 ...
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Using ethernet for iMac and Wi-Fi for other devices

I now use Wi-Fi for my iMac and for various other devices. Can I set up the iMac to use ethernet directly w/o Wi-Fi involvement and have the Wi-Fi continue to connect for iPads, TV and smart phones? ...
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Can I use my iMac OS X Yosemite as a phone and phone system

I am not happy with the capabilities of my cable service providers phone and answering system. Can my iMac take over with all the bells and whistles of a business phone system?
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How can I upgrade my iMac to Lion 10.7?

I have a late 2006 iMac which I would like to upgrade to mac os x 10.7. What options are available to me, such as download or DVD, and where can I buy it from? Will the seller deliver it to my ...
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Cannot see my network on Windows 7 running under Parallels 10

I have 4 Sony laptops, a Seagate Central, 2 Wi-Fi printers and an iMac on my home network. The iMac running under OS X 10.10.3 can see all of the network devices using Finder. The laptops can see the ...
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Button Clicking is not working for application Calculator using AppleScript

I want to click on any number of application Calculator using AppleScript but it is not clicking on any button. activate application "Calculator" tell application "System Events" tell process ...
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Adobe Photoshop Shortcut

Please help, this shortcut in my Adobe Photoshop is this "strange" icon instead of "Z". I want to step backward by Cmd+Z but can't. http://i.imgur.com/Z5zLIdU.png http://i.imgur.com/oTwNiT1.png
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Weird Boot on iMac

Help would be really appreciated on this one! My Dads iMac won't boot. When it's turned on (running Yosemite) it gets stuck in the boot process and looks like this: http://i.imgur.com/zosCkwx.jpg ...
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My 2009 iMac keeps freezing up, only able to move the mouse cursor

I've been having problems with my iMac freezing up. My mouse pointer moves around the screen, but nothing else responds at all. My music keeps playing through iTunes. I've tried taking out all USB ...
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Mosaic effects on iMac screen

not sure if this is a SuperUser question or AskDifferent question When I start up my iMac 21.5" (Mid 2011 model) this morning, my screen looks like this: Then the computer is completely frozen. Is ...
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Could it be possible to remove the upper task bar?

I'm a fanatic user of Fl studio for the mac, but my piano roll is kind of glitches and i can't make it smaller because that part is stuck beneath the task bar, so it would be handy to know, otherwise ...
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Apple iMac Hardware Test: 4SNS : VH1R

I have some weird fan issues with my iMac. It sometimes goes to maximum speed but only for a couple of seconds and then goes back to normal. Without doing any heavy processing. The hardware test tells ...
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Can I connect more than one external monitor with only one thunderbolt port?

This is my iMac... System: Mid-2011 iMac - 21.5in CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600S CPU @ 2.80GHz RAM: 8.00 GB Right now, I connect an external monitor to my iMac using the one thunderbolt port that ...
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icloud video transfer

I uploaded a video to a shared icloud file. In my icloud photo sharing on my iphone it appears as a0 an activity and b) as a shared photo stream. It does not appear as a shared photo stream on my ...
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Password incorrect and Internet Recovery Mode -3001f Error

Have an iMac here roughly 2 years old and within the last week the admin account password has stopped working. It is the correct password, used on all of our devices and only IT staff use it. The ...
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Using laptop as third monitor? Best way to set up (without thunderbolt)?

I currently have a 27' iMac that uses a Samsung 16' monitor as a second display using Mini Display Port to VGA. I also have a 2011 Macbook Pro and was wondering if there was a way to set up this up ...