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iMac 2011 spinning beach ball after login

the following is the HW profile of my iMac: Hardware Overview: Model Name: iMac Model Identifier: iMac12,1 Processor Name: Intel Core i5 Processor Speed: 2.5 GHz ...
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iMac doesn't recognize my MacBook Pro when connecting via mini DisplayPort

I use my iMac as an external monitor for my MacBook Pro via mini DisplayPort. But, sometimes, it fails. The iMac went black for some seconds when I plugged the cable in but it went back into the ...
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iMac reachability over sleep

I've got an issue with my iMac... Let me explain the configuration: The router is connected to the internet, the WiFi is turned off. Time Capsule is connected to the router with an ethernet cable, ...
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Can I hook up a MyBook Thunderbolt Duo external drive to a late 2009 Mac with mini DisplayPort?

Can I hook up a MyBook Thunderbolt Duo external drive (only has Thunderbolt ports) with a Thunderbolt cable to a late 2009 iMac (with mini DisplayPort) and use it for storage (at a slower speed) until ...
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Ordering a 21.5" iMac with a different graphics card

I've searched through the site but it seems nobody asked this. Basically, my question is: When ordering a new 21.5" iMac, is it possible to choose a different graphics card other than the listed ...
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My iMac refuses to log me in

I'm not an idiot, caps lock is off, num lock is off, I am using the correct password. When I type in an incorrect password, the screen shakes as it's supposed to. When I type in the correct ...
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sleep, screensaver and Filevault

I am mystified: first, I have an iMac and a mbp, both running mountain lion. In System Preferences > Security > General > Require Password after sleep or screensaver, I can adjust the time to 4 hours ...
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Can you turn off or disable the display on an iMac?

I'd like to turn off my iMac display while connected to it via a remote desktop session. I'm using TeamViewer or LogMeIn, and unfortunately the screen stays on during those sessions when it really ...
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Internet connection no longer reliable after installing Mountain Lion

I installed Mountain Lion yesterday and find that when my 2 year old iMac comes back from sleep it finds the router and connection but fails to allow internet connection. In other words it indicates ...
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Making Apple USB SuperDrive work with other Apple Hardware

At the time it shipped, the System Requirements for the Apple USB SuperDrive said it worked with precisely three models of computer: MacBook Pro with Retina display MacBook Air computer Mac mini ...
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How can I download something with display turned off (Ctrl+Shift+Eject)?

In Lion I could just press Ctrl+Shift+Eject to turn off display on iMac. In Mountain Lion it looks like this shortcut turns off whole computer. It looks like sleeping mode. So my downloads stop when ...
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iMac has white screen, runs fine otherwise

Working in Xcode as usual, suddenly the entire display goes white. I have a second monitor hooked up for non-Xcode things, so I managed to fish the System Preferences window out of the iMac display ...
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Can you give me buying advice of a 6970 card in a 27" iMac for just Photoshop, Lightroom, no video or games?

Thinking of buying the 27" iMac---I've given up waiting for the new desktop. Only to be used for my images, files up to 1GB, no gaming, no video production. Will the 6970 card be worth the extra ...
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GPU temperature is above 70 C, and CPU fan is above 2400 rpm

I've had my iMac for two years now. I play a lot of games and watch a lot of HD videos. In the past week, the computer has gotten a lot hotter than usual and it stutters a lot, and I feel like the two ...
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iMac wiped clean, no install disc

I just bought two iMac's at an auction, they were both wiped clean before the sale. The problem is when I turn them on I'm getting a screen with an icon of a folder with a question mark. So the guy ...
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Early 2009 24" iMac Graphics / Display problem [VIDEO]

So here is the situation... I came home from work one day and my iMac would not turn on, no chime, no fans, nothing. It had stormed earlier that day so I was wondering if something tragic happened. ...
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Where can i get tiger os 10.4.x?

I have an old iMac G5 and want to install the original OS on it but can't seem to find the original disks. Is there a good source to legitimately obtain copies of older Apple operating systems?
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Reduce memory usage in OS X Lion

I have a summer-2006 iMac with 2Gb memory. I use it mainly for "mainstream usage" : browse the web (including web-based applications such as Gmail) access a remote server (through screen sharing / ...
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What are the differences between an iMac Display and a Thunderbolt 27" display

Context: I purchased a Mac mini 2011 (lower end) last year to move from PC to a Mac. I went for a Mac mini because I wanted to reuse my old PC's peripherals. Later however, I developed a liking for ...
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Can a Thunderbolt iMac use Target Display Mode on a Thunderbolt MacBook running Windows?

If I have: 2011 27" iMac (running OS X) 2012 15" MacBook Pro (running Windows 7 via Boot Camp) and connect the MacBook to the iMac via a Thunderbolt cable, can the iMac use Target Display Mode to ...
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Is there any way to use a 2011 iMac as a monitor for a non-Thunderbolt PC?

With a 2010 iMac I would be able to connect an HDMI to mini DisplayPort cable from a GPU to the iMac and have the iMac act a monitor using Target Display Mode. However, after some research I found ...
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Why does Boot Camp in Windows 7 regularly disappear from the tray?

Boot Camp (Bootcamp.exe) regularly seems to unload itself with Windows 7 64-bit Home Edition. I usually find out when I try to use fn + Volume keys (f11, f12) and it doesn't work. Then I see the Boot ...
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USB vs FW400 for iMac G4 external backup drive?

I am setting up an old iMac G4 running Mac OS X 10.5.8 as a computer to back things up from my network. I.e. it uses SSHFS to mount network shares and back up their contents (about 120GB) to a ...
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Cannot connect 40“ Samsung to 27” mac

I have got both an 27" iMac and a Samsung 40" TV in the same room for kids. They are only 10ft away from each other, and I'd like to get a mirror image of the iMac onto the TV. I've seen this work in ...
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Weird mouse issue with OS X 10.7.4 on 21" iMac

I'm having some strange problems with my year-old iMac running OS X 10.7.4. After clicking on a menu item on the top menu bar, the drop down menu that appears disappears instantly. This also happens ...
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Strange issue with Apple wireless keyboard on my iMac: Shift + W won't work

I noticed this problem earlier today, pressing left shift + W to type a capital W does not work. I can get a capital W by using the right shift key, or the caps-lock, but not with the left shift, ...
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Scrolling or resizing windows are no longer smooth on my iMac

Scrolling is no longer smooth on my iMac, neither is resizing windows by clicking the (+) button. This is happening just to my user, I created another user for testing, and everything was smooth with ...
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Siberia v2 microphone will not work with OS X or Windows XP in Boot Camp

Is there a workaround to get my Siberia v2 headset microphone to work with OS X or Boot Camp Windows XP? In OS X, the microphone is recognized but will not let me switch to it in Steam. The built-in ...
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Access and control home office network, iMacs, and XServes

I have a home office network comprised of: 1 Time Capsule 2 27" iMacs with dual cores running Mac OS X 10.6.8 2 XServes each with 2 quad cores running Max OS X Server 10.6.8 I use the ...
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Faulty 2006 iMac - what is it useful for?

I own a 2006 iMac, which, alas, has a known manufacturing fault. Because of the poorly-designed cooling system, the graphics card (soldered to the motherboard) has become defective and the system ...
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WiFi internet sharing from iMac unreliable

I want to share an internet connection that my iMac gets via Ethernet over WiFi, so that I can connect to it with other devices. I went into System Preferences > Sharing > Internet Sharing on the ...
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Safari Running slow on iMac under OS 10.4.11

We have a problem with Safari on a 'white' iMac running OS 10.4.11 Basically, it gets slower and slower with longer and longer periods of 'whirly ball' pauses. Then we restart the iMac and is OK for a ...
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Serious wifi disconnect problem on imac running os x lion latest

I'm having a serious problem with wifi on my imac 21.5inch running os x lion up to date. Everytime, it keeps disconnecting and then i reconnect it, then disconnect again, sometime it stays on for like ...
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iMac - Install XP Can't Set Primary Display on the Second Monitor

I installed XP SP3 in iMac 17 inch (Late 2006), also installed all drivers from BootCamp 2.0 drivers bundle, all works fine. The question is, I have two displays, and the video card of this iMAc is ...
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Icons “glued” to desktop and folders after prolonged Google Chrome use

I have a strange issue with Google Chrome and after searching far and wide have not found any info about it. After using Chrome for a while, ~30min+, the icons on my Mac are "glued" in place. I ...
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Vertical lines on iMac

I have vertical lines showing up on my 2.16 GHz 2 GB RAM Core 2 Duo iMac. Any idea what's going on and what I need to do to fix it? My computer is also freezing frequently.
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Deleted /etc/, can't boot from DVD

I accidentally deleted the files in /etc/ (yes into /private/etc) and my iMac gets stuck on a blue screen after the initial apple logo now. I tried to boot from install DVD but it hangs at the apple ...
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Can I use my early 2009 iMac as an external screen?

I have an early 2009 iMac (24" version). It has a mini display port in the back. Is it possible to use it as an external screen? If so, how do I do it? And can I attach all kinds of devices, e.g. a ...
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How do I install Linux on an Intel iMac with no OS nor CD drive

What I want: Linux on an Intel iMac (Core Duo). What I have: An empty PC (17" Intel iMac) with broken CD drive. It's model A1173. This PC with Ubuntu 12.04 and an old Windows Vista partition. a ...
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Where can I find information on sales figure of Apple products?

I am carrying out some research into Apples product sales over the years. Where can I find information on their sales figures to date? I am looking for information regarding the number of products ...
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Can you use an iMac backup for a MacBook Pro?

Just curious: Is it possible to use a backup from an iMac on a Time Capsule to restore a MacBook Pro with the same items? It seems like it would be possible given that all it really backs up is the ...
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iMac second monitor alternative

I would like to have a dual screen setup with my 21" iMac, but I'd like to avoid the expensive 27" official monitor from Apple. Is there a specific 21" screen that would fit well in size, resolution, ...
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How can I downgrade an iMac12,1 from Lion to Snow Leopard?

I purchased a refurbished iMac "originally released May 2011" from Apple (http://store.apple.com/us/product/FC812LL/A ), hoping it'd still have Snow Leopard on it. Ended up having Lion on it. My ...
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Exponential CD burn times in iTunes 10.6.1 (7) on OS X 10.6.8

The more I try put on a CD and the closer I get to the 80 minute mark, the longer it takes to burn with it on occasion never finishing, the time rises exponentially. I never try and burn more than 80 ...
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How to fix iMac losing Wi-Fi connection again and again?

My iMac loses its Wifi connection from minute to minute. To make it active again, I have to run "Assist Me..." from the Network preferences panel. This is really, really annoying. Does anyone ...
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How can I stop my iMac's remote management connection from defaulting to wifi?

I have two Mac computers that I connect to using Screen Sharing and when the Mac Mini's wifi is disabled I get great performance out of it. The problem that occurs is when I enable wifi on the Mac ...
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Crashes and hangs after memory DOWNgrade

I recently lost one of my SO-DIMM memory modules on my 20" iMac (2.4GHZ Core 2 Duo alu), and now my iMac is back on 2GB memory from 4GB. Both were ValueSelect (DDR2 667MHz 200-pin) modules from ...
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iMac display has discolored tan lines

I have a 24 inch, mid-2007 iMac purchased used. I don't know the original owner and it's out of warranty. On the display is a series of tan or yellowish horizontal lines - all an approximate inch ...
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Install OS X in VirtualBox on iMac?

Is it possible to install OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard in VirtualBox on an iMac (i3) running OS X 10.6.8? I have the 10.6 install CD, DMG, and ISO, but can't get any of them to boot from VirtualBox.
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What are the differences between SDRAM and SO-DIMM RAM, and which should I use for my iMac?

I've started virtualizing Windows 7 on my Mac and I've realized 4GB of ram simply isn't enough for listening to music, surfing the web, virtualizing Windows, and running a compiler all at once. The ...