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Add SSD to iMac: Thunderbolt or internal?

Is there any thunderbolt SSD which can be as fast or at least not much slower than internal one from OWC? I want to use is as system disk. It will be good to have two thunderbolt ports on this thing ...
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Can I use a iMac Late 2009 or Mid 2010 as a screen for regular PC

Im thinking about building a custom hackintosh. I currently own a late 2009 iMac, the one which theoretically support video input from mini displayport. The video card I am planning to buy has a ...
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Memory for iMac12.1 (mid-2011)

I've found here that imac12.1 (mid-2011) unofficially will support 32 GB of RAM. Questions: Can I mix 2x2 GB with 2x8 GB of memory to get 20 GB of RAM? Will this model work with imac12.1? Thank ...
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Will this RAM work for me? (Late 2009 iMac)

I have a 27-inch iMac late 2009 desktop computer and i'm looking to upgrade my ram. The best RAM I can find is a Kingston 2GB, DDR3-1066, PC3-8500, CL7, DIMM. What I currently have is 4GB 1067 MHz ...
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Installing new hard drive in 2010 27" iMac & hdd fan control

I just want to know if I install a new hard drive without a temp connection like the default apple installed drives, do I need to do anything with the unused temp connection cable/wire in the iMac? ...
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iMac 2012 RAM upgrade with mixed voltages

Variation of already asked question: I now understand that I can add two matched 8 GB sticks of RAM into the two empty slots, even though the other two slots are filled with two 4 GB modules. But is ...
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Wireless Keyboard Connection

I have the wireless bluetooth connecting keyboard for the iMac and it continues to disconnect even when the batteries are brand new. Is there anyway to enhance the bluetooth connection so that it will ...
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ipad2 airplay option disappeared, apple tv3, imac as router

I have been using my Apple TV3 and iPad2 successfully for over a month with a Wi-Fi network created on my iMac (no external router). I changed the network name and password so that a visitor could ...
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Want to wipe and donate very old mac - but no original disc [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Two older Macs (G3 / Intel) need their drives erased. No install discs I have a mac from 2002 or so, and want to wipe it and give it away. No idea where the original ...
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Are all four SO-DIMM slots user-accessible in the 27 inch iMac (Late 2012)?

I'm going to buy a new 27" iMac, but I think that the RAM on the Apple Store is really too expensive. My plan is to buy with minimum (2x4GB) RAM and replace everything with 4x8GB. Are all 4 slots ...
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iCloud and Email and syncing

I am a little bit confused as to how best to setup my devices to have the best battery life and best syncing options. I have an iMac, iPad mini & iPhone 5. Currently I use Google Apps (Gmail) to ...
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iMac sleeping even when set to never sleep

Running 10.7.5, I've got a fairly new iMac (6 months old) 27", set to never sleep, yet when I got in to work this morning it was asleep. How to fix this? Output from pmset -g in Terminal: Active ...
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Standby during playback since iTunes 11

Since I upgraded to iTunes 11, my iMac (27", 2011) goes to sleep during playback to my Apple TV. This didn't happen before the upgrade, so it has to be related to the upgrade. Does anyone what I could ...
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Two older Macs (G3 / Intel) need their drives erased. No install discs

I have two older Macs in which I want to erase the hard drive. Secure-erase is a plus, but not a show-stopper at this point. I don't have any Mac OS X discs so I can't use disc utility. What I'd ...
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Disable second monitor

The problem I have a 2008 iMac running OS X 10.7 with its mini-DVI output port connected to an second monitor via a DVI-D adapter. It's nice having a second monitor, but it's sometimes superfluous ...
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2012 iMac RAM Upgrade

I've just ordered the 27" iMac, which has user-upgradable RAM slots. There are four slots, and the default configuration that ships is two 4GB modules, and two empty spaces. Can I fill the other two ...
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iMac does not boot in windows 7

my iMac (iMac11,2) refuses to boot in win7. Nor from bootcamp partition, neither from win7 installation DVD. It boots without any problem into Mac OS (10.6.8), it as well boots from mac os ...
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Target iMac does not wake up with the main iMac, but works the other way around!

I have two 27inch iMacs, both 2011. When I connect iMac A to iMac B and let it sleep, iMac B's display does not wake up. However, it still shows up in the Displays and I can still play audio through ...
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iMac 2012 vs Mac Pro 2008 [closed]

Is a new iMac 27" 2012 a viable upgrade compared to my current Mac Pro 2008 (quad core, 2.8Ghz 14GB RAM)? I am a professional photographer and my workflow (Lightroom 4.2 +Photoshop CS6) has become ...
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Can I use an iMac as monitor for MacBook Pro?

Is this possible with an early 2009 iMac without Thunderbolt and a 2011 MacBook Pro? My dream solution looks like a Apple Thunderbolt Display!
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iMac restart issue

I've got a 21.5", late 2011 iMac which has been acting up lately: after a normal shutdown, the computer would hang at the Apple logo, with the spinning 'loading' wheel below it. I managed to fix this ...
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How can I show iPhone display in Macbook or iMac i.e. on larger screen?

I like to read books in PDF Expert while waiting busses. When I go home, I would like to see the iPhone screen on iMac or Macbook. I have VGA -adapter but I have no external display with male-VGA so ...
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iMac hanging on startup

I've got a 2011, 21.5" iMac with a 1TB hard drive (likely Seagate, although I don't think I can check right now). After it froze, I did a cold restart by holding down the power button for a few ...
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What kind of cable do I need to connect MacBook Pro to iMac for display?

I would like to use the iMac for external display and would like to connect MacBook Pro as a source. What kind of cable do I need and how to I setup the display?
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Setting up a special secondary display on iMac

I am a video editor and I have seen 2-display video setups a where one monitor is used for the editing software, and the secondary monitor is used to preview the edited footage. How would I be able to ...
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iPad 4 cannot connect to internet using iMac wireless

Have latest iPad 4 and latest iMac with OS Lion and have a wireless connection. iMac system preferences checked for internet sharing ethernet to wireless device. BUT iPad Safari cannot open page as ...
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What safety precautions are needed when working on an iMac G3 with a CRT?

I have an iMac G3 that I'm planning on playing around with but need advice on handling the CRT and how to make sure I don't kill myself. I have read quite a lot about discharging the CRT and the one ...
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Did you have issues using a Microsoft 4000 keyboard with your Mac?

When I had a iMac (about 3 years ago), I tried connecting my Microsoft 4000 keyboard to it and I remember that there were some issues with key mappings. I do like Mac keyboards, but at times I like ...
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imac wi-fi problems

I'm having a serious problem with WiFi on my iMac 21.5 inch running OS X Lion, up to date. It keeps disconnecting and when I reconnect it, it disconnects again, sometimes it stays on for about an hour ...
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iMac - 2nd display not working using thunderbolt - HDMI

I recently bought an LG monitor to use as a 2nd display but my iMac (mid 2011, running Mac OS X Lion) doesn't detect it. It's connected using a Thunderbolt-to-HDMI-cable (which I bought from The ...
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Sudden drop in gaming performance (FPS) on a mid-2010 iMac

About two weeks ago, I had a sudden drop in gaming performance on my 27" iMac with ATI Radeon HD 5750 graphics. While before I could play games without any problems at high graphical settings, ...
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How can I stop iPhoto from uploading my videos to Facebook automatically?

When I visit my Facebook page I see several random videos that I didn't upload. iPhoto has done this several times to me- scared of what it will post with my knowledge! I try to close it and sometimes ...
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Upgrade processor iMac (mid 2010 specifically)

I have a mac from mid 2010. I want to know if I can upgrade the processor from the current 3.6 Ghz dual core i3 processor to a quad core i5 or i7. There seems to be very little information on the ...
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iMac OS X 10.6.8, didn't come with any disks…how do I create an install disk [closed]

I want to do a dual boot with Windows 7 (the eventual goal being Windows 8 but to upgrade I think I need to have a version of Windows on my Mac already). I meet all of the system requirements and I ...
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Wifi speed: Desktop/laptop > iPad > iPhone?

I've been stationed in Japan for the next three years, and they've got some ludicrous speeds on their fiber Internet over here. That being said, speed tests (using the SpeedTest.net app) are ...
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How to restore a late 2009 iMac after disk replacement

My late-2009 iMac will get a new hard drive this week (thanks to Apple's replacement offer. Backup is on Time Machine so I'm not worried about data loss right now. The system I get back from Apple ...
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How can I reset my iMac G4 to factory settings without the startup disk?

I currently own an iMac G4 that I bought from someone online. But now that I try to update it, it won't let me. The Safari doesn't work and I really just want to clean it up and really start from ...
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Can I use my Mac's Bluetooth as a Personal Network?

I'm writing this question on my iMac. It's connected to the internet via WiFi as my modem/router is in another room. My iMac has bluetooth running for my magic mouse and apple keyboard. I've also got ...
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iMac consistently losing all bluetooth connectivity

I have a Late 2011 27" iMac that once a day loses all bluetooth connectivity. (Very rarely it will drop just the keyboard or just the mouse, but 99% of the time, it's everything) This is a huge ...
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How can I keep my fan from staying at full speed after replacing the hard drive?

I replaced a hard drive in a 2011 iMac (Core i7), though it was a standard hard drive and didn't have a location for the S.M.A.R.T. cord. (Or at least I think that's what it was.) Since then, the ...
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Spotlight re-index every time I restart/boot iMac

I have an iMac Late 2006 with Lion installed. I don't know since when, but since 3-4 weeks ago I am having this problem. The point is, every time I restart my iMac or boot it, Spotlight starts to ...
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How to reset iMac to factory defaults?

I want to sell my iMac (2011) and I want to reset the system and remove all my data. I tried the Command-R method. It wants me to enter my Apple ID and password but I don't want to do this! I want to ...
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iMac OS 10.8 sleeps even when set to never sleep

This is new behavior within the last month. I have the iMac set to never sleep so that I can access it via Logmein remotely. But the last several weeks the machine goes completely to sleep. Any ...
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Screen sharing MacBook-pro to iMac

I wonder if there is someway of sharing the screen on my macbook pro (which stands on the right of my iMac) to the iMac, so that I can use the same keyboard and mouse for both computers. I believe ...
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App Store, iMacs and Macbook pros

I made the mistake of using my personal app store account when setting up my school's computers. Of course, there didn't seem to be a choice... now that I've done that, how do I permit the users of ...
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Compiling LaTeX in Apple products: is something like pdflatex around?

My Apple friends says that they cannot compile LaTeX. I don't have a Mac at hand to test what the problem is. How can I get something like pdflatex to get LaTeX compiled on a Mac such as a MacBook ...
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iMac display — can't change screen brightness on bootcamp with Windows 7

I can't change iMac (2011) display brightness on bootcamp with Windows 7. When I press F1 it shows icon and even fill the bar, but nothing happen to display. What have I tried: Reinstalling support ...
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Boot from different drive without using Alt/Option

My 2011 27 inch iMac will not boot, it plays the startup sound and then freezes on a white screen. I am fairly confident I could fix it myself if I could get it to boot from a USB drive or external ...
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Can a PC with Thunderbolt use 2011 iMac in target display mode?

I just purchased Lenovo T430s laptop with Thunderbolt and I'm wondering if I should be able to use my 27" 2011 iMac with Thunderbolt as an external display using target display mode. So far, no luck. ...
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App Store “An Unknown Error Has Occurred”, Apple Support fix was only temporary. How fix permanently?

When opening an application installed from the App Store (TextWrangler) I am prompted to sign in. After entering the correct Apple ID and password I get an error, An unknown error has occurred. This ...