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Is lowering my ODD fan speed dangerous after installing and SSD?

I've just installed a new SSD in my mid 2010 27" iMac. I put it in place of the disk drive (ODD) so now there is no optical disc drive in my computer. After I did the installation I noticed that the ...
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24" imac from 2008 as a monitor for macbook pro

The iMac does only have a mini displayport output. And it does it not have target mode, but if I upgrade my iMac's OS to X Yosemite, will target mode come with it? If so, Will I at that point be able ...
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How to remove windows partition without having to erase the other one?

I have an imac late 2013 with a fusion drive. I've created a windows 10 partition and I'd like to delete it. I tried with bootcamp and disk utility but as you've probably heard before, it came up with ...
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How do I wipe the hd on an old iMac that is pretty well bricked?

I have an old iMac that I got probably sometime in 2000. It's the kind that has a big old CRT monitor built into it, so I dare not take it apart myself. I haven't used it in a very long time, but it ...
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Can I move Mobile Sync folder to another HD

Can I move my MobileSync folder to another HD on my iMac to free up space on my startup HD?
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How can I keep my Mac from restarting?

I'm about to download a 1TB collection of files. It'll take about 7 days. I want to make sure that my computer doesn't shut down or restart while the download is happening.
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Keep screen off while moving mouse/clicking etc. (iMac)

Usually, with my macbook pro i can turn off the screen by setting the brightness to 0 and keep it off even if i move the mouse or do anything else (usually doing something with applescript). Now that ...
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Using Yosemite installer from iMac with new SSD for MBP, will it work?

The SSD that I installed myself about 1-2 years ago went psycho, and I had to connect it to my iMac for getting through and erasing everything on it. I remember that the whole switch was a bit ...
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iMac only connects to wifi when very close to router

I have an iMac 4,1 (plastic case, released early 2006). The wifi only works when the iMac is very close to the router. When I use my MacBook in the same room, it can see multiple wifi networks; the ...
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Type of SSD for iMac 21.5" (mid 2011)

I have heard that a specific type of SSD is required if you want to use an SSD in an iMac 21.5" (mid 2011). Which type of SSD would this be?
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How to block certain IP/Mac Addresses from accessing my AirPort on my 2009 iMac?

I have a 2009 iMac running OS X 10.6.8. I would like to filter certain IP/MAC addresses from accessing my WiFi via "Internet Sharing". I have already set a password, but I would still like to filter ...
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How to downgrade to OS Mavericks 10.9.5 from a new pre-installed Yosemite 10.10.1 iMac late 2013?

I need to downgrade to OS Mavericks 10.9.5 from a new pre-installed Yosemite 10.10.1 iMac late 2013, can you help me out? Is it possible considering Yosemite was pre-installed?!
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Why Microsoft RDP's “native resolution” on iMac 5K is 2048x1152?

When I run Microsoft's Remote Desktop at the "native resolution" on iMac 5k, it resolution is set at 2048x1152. Where does this come from? This is such a weird combination and doesn't result in ...
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Native 5k resolution in Windows 10 on retina iMac

Is it possible to run the native 5k resolution on my retina iMac when using the official Windows 10 bootcamp? Right now, it seems to be capped at 4k. I have the 4.0 GHz i7 with the m295x GPU.
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Odd retina iMac issues, hardware related

In the last few days I've had an odd combo of hardware issues on a rImac running 10.10.5. Haven't installed anything new but the most recent update; had been working fine before. Sometimes a USB ...
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Black screen when logging out a user

I've seen people asking about black screens on login, but never one on logout. I had several users logged in, and logged one out (using CMD+SHIFT+Q, if that matters). After a second or two, the ...
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Backup/Time Machine solution for an office full of iMacs?

In our office we have ~8+ or so iMacs. Currently we're backing up to individual hard-drives via TimeMachine. We're looking at creating a more stable backup solution, one that is kept away from the ...
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Use old iMac G5 as external Mavericks-style display

I currently have a Mid-2010 iMac (Intel i3 3.06 GHz) running OS X 10.11 "El Capitan" and a really old 17-inch Mid-2005 iMac G5 (PowerPC G5 2GHz) running OS X 10.4.11 "Tiger". I would like to know if ...
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Why can't I boot to Disk Utility (iMac A1418) - It displays a lock and a password field?

Someone showed me their iMac that they recently bought second-hand. It boots normally to the login screen with the PIN (EDIT: it is a PIN and NOT a passcode; the message reads "Enter your system lock ...
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Make iMac remember monitor positions after restart

I have an iMac with the following specs: I have 2 20'' hp monitors that are always connected to my Mac. They are connected with 2 DisplayLink USB to VGA adapters. I keep the monitors positioned ...
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Airport Extreme (5th gen) throttling ethernet internet speeds

I purchased the router in 2012, and am experiencing slower speeds than expected from my Airport Extreme. Brand new 16x4 channel DOCsis3 modem on Time Warner's approved list. 200 Mbps plan, and ...
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Hard drive fan making a rhythmic high pitched noise? (Late 2006 17" iMac)

identifier - iMac5,1 I've had this issue going on for a bit and I've gotten used to it, but I'm really wondering what it is. So, the hard drive fan in my iMac makes this constant high pitched noise ...
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Installed Yosemite, now have audio issues

I have searched but nothing covers my actual issue. See the pictures.. For some reason I have soundFlower in my audio selections but I never installed it and I have no clue how to get back o the ...
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Windows 10 installation using Boot Camp crashes in iMac with 'system thread exception not handled (igdkmd64.sys)'

I've installed Windows 10 Pro in my iMac using Boot Camp but when the computer is on for 3-5 minutes, it crashes and shows BSOD with the error 'SYSTEM_THREAD_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED (igdkmd64.sys)'. ...
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Trouble with FaceTime Connection only between macs

I have noticed problems while facetiming with a friend. We have connection troubles when we use Facetime with our Macs (newest iMac models). The macs are both connected to ethernet and we both have a ...
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Purchasing an iMac: when is the entry-level model insufficient? [closed]

We're looking at iMacs for my girlfriend, and I was wondering: would the entry-level model be sufficient? When looking at Windows desktops, I tend to suggest a model a few levels above an entry-level ...
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Transfer system boot to external SSD (iMac)

I'd like to use SuperDuper to copy an existing internal boot volume to an external SSD (to see if I get an appreciable performance boost). However, my internal drive is 1TB (most of which is in use) ...
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iMAC MC508LL/A new hard drive, cannot install from disc

I was trying to repair a friends iMac with a failed hard disc. I bought a 500GB 850Evo SSD to replace the failed hard disc and installed it using the OWC kit. Now I am trying to get it started up. I ...
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Use iMac 27" in Target Display Mode with Raspberry Pi

I have this little box called the Kanex XD HDMI to Mini-Displayport converter. It works perfectly with a lot of machines (tried it with a Macbook, PS4 and Xbox 360), but some devices don't seem to be ...
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iMac 27" Different Graphic Processors

Just for my curiosity and knowledge, from a software and hardware standpoint, in reference to the iMac 27" graphic processor brand, what are the difference between: The NVIDIA GeForce GT 755M with ...
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Restarting or resetting diplay and/or GPU without logging out or rebooting?

I have a 2011 iMac 27" running Yosemite. Is there a way to restart the monitor and/or GPU without rebooting the computer or logging off? Is there some sort of keyboard shortcut or keystroke? I ask ...
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Does my late 2012 iMac 21" support fusion drives?

Back in June 2013 I bought an 21" iMac with a standard 1TB HDD. By now OWC offers upgrades for these machines in the form of an SSD expansion board, which can be used to form a fusion drive with the ...
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Removing stand for iMac 24" 2008 Model

From my understanding all 24" iMac models have removable stands so that Vesa mounts can be fitted. Insert a card behind the stand you are meant to be able to get a latch to release to reveal some ...
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My iMac hangs when I try to boot from a USB | EFI Boot

I have an iMac (iMac 8,1) and I am trying to install Windows on it. I used bootcamp to create all required parts and got to the part where it rebooted. I got the "No bootable USB devices" so I shut it ...
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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?