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Mini display port cable and Thunderbolt cable compatibility

I need to run a Mini DisplayPort cable from a last generation Xserve to a circa late 2010 iMac so I can directly share the iMac's display while I set up the Xserve. Apple no longer carries Mini ...
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iMac as PS3 Screen

I was considering getting a PS3 and I'm planning to connect it to my 27" iMac (late 2009 model). What is the best way to connect the two? UPDATE: Considering the price of all the adapters and the ...
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How can I make my 27“ iMac and my 27” Thunderbolt display the same height?

I'm using an external 27" Thunderbolt display with my 27" iMac and I want the iMac and display to have the same height. By default, the Thunderbolt display is about an inch shorter than the iMac, ...
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How can I operate 2 XServes and 2 iMacs from 1 keyboard and 1 mouse (both bluetooth)?

I have 2 Xserves and 2 iMacs. I would like to control them with 1 Apple wireless keyboard and one Apple Magic Mouse. I have seen a device from IOGear a Bluetooth 2.1 USB Micro Adapter, which made ...
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Replacing HDD on iMac G3

I bought a used iMac G3 recently and I am trying to get it at max performance. Atm I am at the phase of replacing the HDD. I read on some places that 7200 RPM drives may have overheat problems in the ...
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Any way to change recommended resolution for all users on a Mac (preferably via Terminal)?

I work on a college campus with a number of iMacs hooked up to projectors. For some reason, after imaging, they all default to 800x600 resolution on both the iMacs and the projectors, despite their ...
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Will this brand of third-party RAM work in my Mid 2010 iMac?

I am looking to update my iMac's Mid 2010 RAM from 4GB to 12GB and wondering if this RAM is alright to use and what is the difference between the two sets of RAM because they are the same price, both ...
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Can I connect my MacBook Pro DisplayPort to a Thunderbolt iMac to use as a display?

I have a MacBook Pro with Mini DisplayPort and I want to use target display mode to use a Thunderbolt iMac as an external display. If this works, would I need a Mini DisplayPort cable or a Thunderbolt ...
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iMac WiFi connection to my router is unstable

I got an iMac about half a year ago (2011 version). It has been fine, until recent weeks. Now the iMac loses its connection to my wireless router frequently. I have to turn off WiFi on the iMac and ...
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Upgrading iMac G3 memory

I got an iMac g3 450 mhz (summer 2000 i think) and i want to upgrade its memory. I know i need PC 100/133 168 pin . I already got one 512mb from amazon with those specs although it didn't work. For ...
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How can I use my iMac as a network for my iPad 2?

My iMac goes online via a Verizon wireless device. I don't know what my "network" is called and how to use it to go online on my iPad 2.
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Why does Lion crash on my iMac after sleeping?

I have a three month old 27" iMac with 8GB of memory. If allowed to go into sleep mode more than a few minutes, the system becomes unresponsive. Only way to exit is to hold start button. Any ...
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27" iMac (fall of 2010) won't shut down

Whenever I try to shut down my iMac (3.2 GHz Intel Core i3, running 10.7.3), it closes out all programs, goes to the gray screen with the spinning ball and just hangs there. This occurs in restart or ...
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Can my Thunderbolt Macbook Air drive my Mini DisplayPort iMac as an external display?

I've run an iMac as an external display for a Mac laptop before, but am wondering if my new setup can work like that. I have: 2011 Macbook Air with Thunderbolt 2009 iMac with Mini DisplayPort mini ...
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Will the old version of Airport Utility still be usable if I upgrade to 6.0? [duplicate]

I would like to know if, once I upgrade Airport Utility to version 6.0, the old version I had previously will disappear, and I want to know if I can use both of them (old and new) on the same Mac.
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Can I connect 3 screens to my iMac?

I am trying to connect iMac to 2 other monitors as well as my TV. That is a total of 4 displays. HERE IS MY PLAN!!!-(I'm not rich) I have a 21.5 inch iMac that has one thunderbolt port but can also be ...
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How to sync mail accounts between iMac and iPad2 properly?

I'm trying to sync my email accounts between my new iMac and an iPad 2. The problem is that if I read or delete a message on the iMac, the same email appears on iPad as not deleted and not read. Any ...
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Buying a mac - help needed with specs [closed]

I am a mobile developer. I have some expertise in Android development, and now I wish to start developing for the iPhone \ iPad. I plan to be using xcode for iOS 5. I found this deal on a second-hand ...
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iMac Superdrive Replacement

I have a late 2009 iMac 24 (9,1) Basically, my superdrive is either dead, or dieing. I put a disc in it recently, and it failed to do anything other than make odd noises then eject it. Then on ...
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SSD in iMac 21.5" Mid 2011

I'm not sure if I should buy an SSD for my iMac 21.5" Mid 2011 alongside the internal 500GB hard drive. First Question: Should I replace the CD drive with an SSD or use an external (Thunderbolt) one? ...
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iMac 2011 with MacBook Air 2010

I have iMac 2011 with ThunderBolt and MacBook Air 2011 with Mini DisplayPort. Can I connect them with a ThunderBolt cable? It is for work in Photoshop on two displays. Thanks!
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Remotely working on iMac, but with screen darkened

I have my main iMac in my kids room (little house, alas) and often I have to work late at night; I'd like to connect from my MacBook to the iMac keeping the screen black, as in sleep mode. Is there ...
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Change Mac username

How can I change the username that pops up every time admin access is requested ? I've tried updating the account name in System Preferences -> Accounts
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Why is my iTunes library in iCloud grayed out?

I got a new MacBook Air. I registered with iCloud purchased iTunes Match and now my whole iTunes library (originally on my iMac) shows up in iTunes on the MacBook Air, but it's all grayed out and ...
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2008 iMac Kernel Panic on Boot (from anything)

My friend has a 2008 iMac which ran into some issues lately - was taken to a genius bar and otld the RAM failed, so new RAM was put in. Now, though, we can't get it to boot from anything - HDD gives ...
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iMac keyboard stops working [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Wireless Keyboard disconnects The wireless Apple keyboard that came with my iMac has a tendency to suddenly disconnect from my iMac without no sensible reason (its not ...
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Why does my iMac freeze since I upgraded to Lion? And how can I fix it?

My iMac (late 2009) worked great with Snow Leopard. After upgrading to Lion I am loosing the Mac vs. Windows war at home. The iMac freeze except for the mouse. The only thing to do is to restart with ...
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How Do I Disable the Webcam on an External Thunderbolt Display

I've got an iMac 27" paired with a Thunderbolt 27" display that's rotated to portrait mode. Both of them have integrated webcams. Some applications are screwy and inconsistent about letting me pick ...
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Keyboard option keys work as command keys

I have a interesting Option Key problem but I couldn't find any solution. I am using iMac 21,5" and running Mac OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard. My keyboard is apple wired aluminum extended keyboard and ...
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Thunderbolt Target Display Mode, iMac still running?

I'm considering getting an iMac to be an external display for my Air via the Thunderbolt cable. When you put the iMac into Target Display Mode is it still available as a headless computer without a ...
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Can I use my 2010 iMac as a display for my 2011 MBP?

My Belkin Mini DisplayPort to MiniDisplayPort cable has just arrived. I have the laptop plugged into the iMac. Everything is arranged the way I need it, except for one thing. How can I cycle between ...
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How should different sized RAM be added to iMac?

I have a mid-2011 iMac which came with 4GB RAM (2x2GB). I just bought 8 GB (2x4GB) and added it to get a total of 12GB. The current configuration is as follows: Given that the RAM is a different ...
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Mac Mini with Lion wont start after Power failure…help!

I was working on my Mac mini (Lion 10.7.2) when the power went off. When the power came, I started Mac Mini. But it keeps on showing grey screen with activity indicator forever. It wont start the ...
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Wake sleeping screen with mouse move not click?

Prior to Lion I believe moving the mouse woke a sleeping(powersave) screen, and now in Lion you have to click. Often I am in the situation where I am about to go to bed and want to sleep my imac, but ...
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Block all sites except one

I have been assigned the task of installing an iMac that is only allowed to use one specific site, and block access to all other IP addresses. The iMac will be on display at a resort so guests can ...
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How do I sync games save data across different computers?

Is there a way to continue saved games (e.g., Cave Story) across multiple machines? I.e., I play Cave Story on my iMac, but would occasionally like to pick up a saved game from my MacBook too. It ...
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What adapters are available for a connecting a secondary SSD to the Superdrive's SATA cable?

I have a 2011 iMac. I plan to replace the SuperDrive with an SSD drive. I've noticed on various images of, e.g., on ifixit, that the SATA cable that plugs into the Superdrive looks different to the ...
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Easiest way to scan ISBN number from books

What is the easiest/quickest way using an iMac to scan the ISBN number of a bunch books. Non-paying (for software, or dedicated scanner device) preferred, although low-cost solutions might be ...
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27" iMac Hangs On Reboot

I've got a 27" iMac 2.93Ghuz Intel Core i7 running 10.7.2. Anytime I reboot (like for some software updates), it gets stuck at the gray startup screen (no Apple logo). If I press and hold the power, ...
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How can I adjust additional cinema display screen's brightness?

I have an iMac27 run Lion, now I buy a cinema display 27, but at display setting only main screen have brightness adjust controller. And use keyboard to adjust screen brightness also only change main ...
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iMac external projector limits screen resolution to 800x600

I try to use an external projector on an mid 2011 iMac running Snow Leopard. The iMac is connected to the projector using a VGA adapter. DVI is out of the question as the beamer supports VGA only. ...
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Using an iMac 27 inch (2009) as a monitor for a mac mini with Lion

My wife has iMac 27" (2009) with Snow Leopard and I want to use it as an external monitor for development on Mac mini with the latest Xcode/Lion (I don't want to upgrade the iMac to Lion to get the ...
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iMac - can't eject CD, metal part blocking CD slot, how to fix this?

I have a 20" iMac (white, Core Duo 2.0 Ghz, one of the first Intel iMacs). Lately I've had a problem where the iMac won't eject a CD. It attempts to eject it, makes all the eject-related noises, but ...
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Wi-Fi no longer connecting to the internet

I keep getting this message: "Wi-Fi has the self-assigned IP address 169.254.10.243 and will not be able to connect to the Internet." I was connected and my Wii and iPhone were using Wi-fi through ...
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iMac 2011 - two external monitors

I have an iMac from 2011 and there is already one external monitor connected via minidisplay port to dvi adapter. Today I wanted to connect another one, as the iMac features 2 minidisplay/thunderbolt ...
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iMac External Monitor Support

I have a desktop computer with an Nvidia 9700 GTX graphics card. I'm using the DVI port on the desktop with the Mini-Display Port DVI adapter to plug in to my mid-2011 iMac Thunderbolt port. I boot ...
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Any problems adding a new SSD to iMac 2011?

I have an iMac 2011 mid-model. I bought this without a SSD, now I want to add one. I heard the model have several problems, when it comes to adding extra SSD's. Including TRIM support and Temperature ...
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Any way to compare Thunderbolt config in picky iMac 21.5“ and happy MacBook Air 11”

Having tried to debug a really annoying 21.5" iMac for a day now, I'd appreciate any hints. The scenario goes like this: We got an iMac 21.5"(Mid-2011) for an auditorium and plugged it in through an ...
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How can I turn off a Mac's display without sleeping the Mac itself? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to put the display to sleep without putting the whole computer to sleep? I have an iMac, and sometimes I want to play some music over night, without the ...
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Can the fan in an iMac (model 5,1 “Late 2006”) be replaced?

I have a 21" iMac model identifier imac5,1 (Late 2006). (It's the one with a 2.16 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo and a max of 4 GB RAM, 3 GB addressable. You know, the white LCD ones) Starting this weekend ...