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iMac 21.5″ Wi-Fi Issues

My iMac constantly dropping its internet connection in the last couple of days. I'm connected to a 2.4GHZ Airport Express. Not a router issue, because my iPhone and iPad works just fine, no ...
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Why Can't I Make a Macally G-S350SUAB2 Boot Family's iMac?

I can't seem to be able to get the Macally G-S350SUAB2 enclosure that my dad loaned me for development use to boot a copy of OS X 10.9.4 Mavericks which I installed using my dad's early- or late-2011 ...
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Can this RAM work with iMac 2010?

http://www.amazon.com/Transcend-Information-Ddr3-So-dimm-jm1333ksn-2g/dp/B007I5CMGK It said it is a 2gb Ddr3 1333 So-dimm, is iMac support all Ddr3 1333 So-dimm?
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iPhone 5s - apps, contacts, calendar, and … don't synch from iMac

Relevant harware and software: 27" iMac (earliest version) OS X 10.9.4 (latest version) iPhone 5s (brand new) iOS 7.1.2 (latest version) iTunes 11.3 (54) (latest version) Note: I have no back ...
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iMac doesn't recognize external Monitor after wake up

I know there are a lot different topics on this, mostly for MBP's, but I did not found any solution for me though. I have an iMac 27" late 2013 with 16GB RAM and an external Acer S232HL connected via ...
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Wipe Data, Not Software

My iMac has slowed waaaaaay down to the point where even just running a browser feels like running a marathon or locks up my machine completely. I'd like to do a fresh install of OSX, but I've lost ...
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Resetting PRAM without a(n) (Apple) keyboard?

A while back I had an issue with my (2013) iMac not recognizing the keyboard after it was unplugged and re-plugged in. I had to actually power down the iMac and power it back up before it would ...
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Dead IMac screen

The screen on my 2012 IMac stopped working, and does not respond to the usual quick fixes. How can I display the IMac and its menus on another computer to explore other diagnostics? On a Mac Pro?
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How to merge two Mac partitions?

Recently I ran Boot Camp Assistant to install a copy of Windows 7. The "Partitioning Disk" process froze and I force quit it - I know, bad idea - and although I was left with a functioning Mac, I ...
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Setting up a private network with macs

I want to run 12 imacs through a network. And also have wifi available for people to use their own devices. At the moment I have the modem connected to the VPN box, then the vpn box connected to the ...
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iMac hard disk partially erased - now stuck

My iMac, about four years old, started playing up badly - went from being very slow to not doing anything (grey screen at start up). I tried resetting PRam without success, and then started up in safe ...
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No method to install OS X system on to Mid 2011 imac 27"

Mid 2011 imac 27", which had a new hard drive installed afew months back. Since having a bad crash, the system had corrupt but seem get stuck in boot cycle on startup. I ran fsck on the hard drive but ...
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Can I migrate all data from my MacBook to my iMac

How can I migrate all data from my MacBook to my iMac without losing it from the Macbook?
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Finder not able to view folders and files on EHD after updating to OS X 10.9.4

I can see still see 'Hitachi' in the 'Devices' Sidebar, but I am not able to view folders and files on this Hitachi XL2000 2TB FAT32 Hard Drive (EHD) that is USB connected to the iMac below. Late ...
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How to make the iMac go to sleep after certain amount of time?

My MacBook Pro has settings for putting the Mac to sleep after a certain amount of idle time. My iMac does not have that setting. See the screenshot (sorry, it's in German). I want to make sure that ...
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Is it possible to have an iMac maintain target display mode even through sleep/screensaver

I want to be able to make it so that my iMac doesn't exit target display mode until the thunderbolt cable is pulled from my Macbook. I love target display mode in theory, but every time I lock my ...
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Full Screen Video Crashing

For the past few weeks my iMac has been crashing when I watch any flash or silverlight video in full screen. I have looked at the console and have not been able to figure out the issue. When it occurs ...
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iMac (mid-2010) RAM upgrade issue

I recently upgraded an iMac to 16 GB of RAM using 1600 MHz clock speed sticks. It worked fine, but I came to find I was supposed to install 1333 MHz sticks instead. So I tried switching the current ...
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Finder crashes - Maverick problems

After upgrading to the Maverick version, I started having many issues that I never had before. First of all, it is very common my iMac to open in a different user (even there is no other users ...
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Mid 2011 imac 27" with new hard drive keeps shutting down randomly

Mid 2011 imac 27" with new hard drive keeps shutting down randomly. After a bad crash, the imac can no longer boot into desktop. I seem to have a stuck booting cycle with the horizontal progress bar ...
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Run OSX as normal off external HD?

I'm continuing to hatch a plan to keep running whilst emergency repairs are carried out on my MBP. Further to a question I posted on Monday I'd like to know if anyone could shed light on whether this ...
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Hardware issue on iMac, flashing question mark

I have an iMac 2008/2009 issue and recently the computer would not boot and I would get a flashing question mark. Ran through all the usual steps, try boot in safe mode, flash RAM, try single user ...
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Is it possible to install Windows Vista 64-bit on mid 2010 27" iMac w/ Mavericks?

I have a legal copy of Vista which I used to use before I had a drive failure on my mid 2010 27" iMac. Since then I've installed OSX Mavericks, and now it's telling me that only Windows 7 and 8 are ...
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Is there any command I can use to disable brightness adjustments?

Is there any terminal command or script I can use to disable brightness adjustment system wide? I currently manage a large network of computers for a school district and we are looking for an easy ...
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iMac late 2009, Screen mess up - black windows

Yesterday I was working on my iMac 27" Late 2009 with OS X Mavericks 10.9, suddenly Google Chrome's tabs started to flicker. I thought restart would stop this - but after the computer boot up again it ...
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Auto log off on mac even when account is active

is there any way to automatically log off a guest account after 10 minutes of login? I want to log out of the account every 10 minutes immaterial of whether it is active or inactive. Is there a way to ...
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Buzzing noise after reassembling iMac 20" 2009

I changed my iMac's hard drive to a SSD, following the iFix It guide. It all worked well, but after some hours using the machine, a buzzing noise appeared in the top left corner of it. I read in the ...
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Use late 2009 iMac as external display for 2013 MacBook Air

I would like to use my late 2009 "27 iMac as an external display for my 13" 2013 MacBook Air. I've searched the internet and found this thread (and it's sources) that suggests that it is possible to ...
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iMac 20" 2008 screen problem

I have problems with my screen, a kind of rare resolution and colours, like posterized or solarized image. The hardware test says theres no problem. So I reinstall Mavericks and the first ten minutes ...
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Why does the iMac charge my iPhone faster than the wall charger?

I've noticed that my iMac at work (21.5", Mid 2011) charges my iPhone 5 about 2-3x faster than the included wall charger. How does it do that?
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Migrating Outlook 2007 Folders to OSX 10.9.3

Just set up a new iMac for a relative of mine. Their previous machine was Windows XP with Outlook 2007. The Mac Migration Assistant seems to have done a good job of everything except where the ...
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A1208 2006 Intel iMac Power Supply “Power Good” voltage?

This might be a bit specific, but I am trying to test a trashed A1208 Intel iMac (Late 2006 17" Model). The power supply is dead (Fuse was blown, bypassed with a wire and bang poof a resistor and ic ...
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there is no admin on my computer that i can find,how do i add an admin when there is none to start with?

in system preferences,under users,standard is written under my name and there is no admin.so when i try to change preferences it asks for admin name and password to unlock it but there is no admin ...
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9,1 iMac GPU upgrade

I replaced the NVIDIA 130GT w/ a 4850 AMD Radeon card from a 27" imac, same year (late 2009). Computer boots, all 4 LEDs go on, computer accessible from remote screensharing on the LAN so is ...
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All apps unresponsive in iMac

All Apps on my iMac are completely unresponsive. The only one working is Safari. I tried to repair the volume, repair disk permission, PRAM reset, clearing all caches, running periodic scripts. The ...
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Connect Win7 notebook display to iMac

I'm looking for a solution to extend my Windows 7 based notebook display to my iMac. The notebook provides the following connectors: 1x VGA 1x Displayport 1x Expresscard/34 I have already tried to ...
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Cannot sync apps between imac and ipad

On my iMac, on iTunes, i have one app (called "myApp", say) listed on Library > Apps. I want to transfer that app into my iPad. Under Devices > my iPad > Apps, I press Install next to myApp ...
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How can I upgrade my OS X 10.4.11 to Snow Leopard and then Mavericks?

I am on iMac PowerPC with OS X 10.4.11 Can I upgrade to Snow Leopard and then to Mavericks? If so, how?
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How can I disconnect my Macbook Pro from a iMac?

I first had an iMac, but after two years I got my MacBook Pro and I connected them both. But now my family uses the iMac and I need to disconnect them. Help me please!
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iMac will not boot

An office iMac will not boot - it sits at the gray startup screen with the progress circle spinning continuously. I have tried: Booting in safe mode (same result) Booting in recovery mode (same ...
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Mac OSX Mountain Lion Contacts adding “x-user=” and “:x-apple:” to fields

The contacts app on the Imac at work updates contact fields at random, adding x-apple and x-user for some reason. This is a typical format: Trade;x-user= Decking:x-apple:":x-apple:Decking I know ...
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New iMac 2013 shutdown problem

Tried cleaning up permissions and although it claims that it corrected one called: Applications/Safari.app/Contents when I recheck it is still there - it never does correct the one letter that differs ...
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Why does my disc burner buffer max out at 76%

It was tricky to figure out where to post this question. I'm using Windows 8.1 on a mid-2011 21.5" iMac. When using ImgBurn to burn DVD discs, I've noticed that my device buffer never reaches 100%. ...
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Switch wireless keyboard/trackpad while using iMac as external monitor

I have an iMac with a pair of wireless keyboard/trackpad and another Macbook Pro (MBP). I just got a thunderbolt cable and try to use iMac as an external monitor for the MBP. However, one problem is ...
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Can't update boot ROM firmware on iMac Late 2006

I want to use Boot Camp on my 17 inch iMac Late 2006, but whenever I open it, it tells me that I need to update my Boot ROM firmware to use the assistant. So I downloaded the latest Boot ROM from ...
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Fusion Drive constantly spinning up and down

I've got a 1TB Fusion Drive (with a Seagate 7200 rpm hard drive) in a Late 2013 27" iMac. While the iMac is asleep, the hard drive spins up and down every minute or so (without fail), creating an ...
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Black background on any app window

Suddenly my computer (iMac 27" late 2012) screen appears like the screenshot I am attaching (happens with all apps) Could it be just software issue that can be fixed or looks like a hw problem?
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Desktop shows for split second on wake before password requested

If I wake my Mac from sleep I always get a split second flash of my active desktop before the screen is replaced by my usual password unlock screen. When I unlock, I get my desktop as normal, as it ...
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Late 2011 iMac wont boot after Mavericks install

I am not very tech savvy so please answer in lamans terms. I recently updated my iMac to Mavericks via App Store. Few days later I was using iTunes and system kept playing up. Following day I ...
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How to turn off Bonjour?

My iMac (late 2009 with Mavericks) can only start up in safe mode. I have read that it might be related to a mdns responder issue. The log comes back with 2 kinds of lines which look suspect (but I ...