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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 ...
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iMac 27″ boots successfully to safe mode only

I can only boot my iMac 27″ (end of 2009) in safe mode. The problem started in Lion, when the computer suddenly froze. All I can get is the grey screen, which turns black after a while. I upgraded ...
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Can I compile .NET C# code on my Mac?

I need a way to cross compile a short piece of .NET C# code to a dll, which will then run a client's Windows environment. I run OS X 10.9.2 on an iMac. Does anyone know what tools allow this? I ...
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Mouse issues with iMac OS X

Using an iMac and OS X ..since upgrading to OS X I have connection issues with my mouse. Keeps dropping and giving me a not connected message usually when I press a key on the keyboard it will ...
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iMac with 8GB RAM — memory always almost full

I have a 27'' iMac (Late 2012, OS X 10.9.2) with 8GB RAM. The usage of memory is always above 7GB, even though I don't think I am running that much stuff. This leads to the occasional hanging of a ...
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single track on disk showing as multiple iTunes entries, how to clean it up?

If I 'show in finder' on the "duplicate" then both entries in iTunes point to the same track, how do I clean this up, preferably for the entire library as I've seen a few instances of this
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Mouse Power Issue

When I plug in a third party mouse into my iMac it does not get any power. I've tried the USB port on the keyboards and directly on the machine. I've tried two mice and one of them used to work (I ...
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How do I confirm extence/non-existence of hard drive on an old iMac?

How do I open the case on an original (purple) iMac. I want to verify whether or not there is a hard drive in the computer. What safety precautions should I observe? Apple profiler, run from the ...
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Why Is YouTube Mute on Safari?

I really don't know what extra information to provide to the question. Google Chrome works perfectly but, I actually have Safari as my default browser and I like it that way. I have an iMac (Spring ...
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Can I upgrade the size of my Fusion Drive from 1TB to 3TB?

I bought a new iMac last summer and went with the 1TB Fusion drive. It works well, but is already full. Is it possible to upgrade the size of the fusion drive myself? Can I buy a 3TB internal drive ...
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Apparent GPU Problem on Macbook Pro 6,2 Mid-2010 A1286

If my friends son goes to Pbskids.org, and the cursor goes to the top left of the screen, the computer gives the grey screen with the error message, and must be restarted with the power button. It may ...
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Using an iMac to extend a Wireless network

I'm right on the edge of my WiFi range, but my iMac is hard-wired with Gigabit Ethernet. Is it possible to use my iMac's Wifi to extend the range of my wireless network to provide better connections ...
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Boot from CD, make backup, reinstall snow leopard. Good idea?

My iMac has some problems, and to repair it I thought I'd do as it says in the title. Currently, I'm running (a broken) Snow Leopard, and ideally I'd make a backup (with Time Machine) before I erase ...
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RAID 0 On 21.5" iMac Late-2012

I am about to get my fusion drive upgraded to a 256gb SSD on my Late-2012 21.5" iMac that I got from work (don't worry I have a company upgrading it, and yes they know its a Late-2012 iMac). When ...
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How can I use an external hard drive as a secondary internal hard drive on OS X

So I have a 2011 iMac that has a 500 GB. Hard drive inside. I could not buy a new computer but I bought a 2 TB. external hard drive that I connected using firewire, since it is almost as fast as ...
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Normal operating temperatures and fan speeds for mid-2006 iMac?

I have an aging, but still functional mid-2006 iMac at home. Last night, my wife was in the basement and said she smelled a faint odor of something burning, she said it smelled like it might be ...
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27" iMac won't stay asleep

My 27" iMac wakes up from sleep randomly, even though I went through the "energy saver" preference pane, and bluetooth is only active for my mouse and keyboard. What could be causing this?
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iMac suddenly stopped seeing my WiFi network, which works with every other device in the house

My iMac suddenly stopped recognizing my WiFi network. Numerous other devices are connected to the same network (2 MacBooks, iPhone and LG Nexus). The network doesn't display in available networks ...
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How do I stop my computer name from automatically, and incorrectly, changing?

Ever since I upgraded my 2009 iMac to Mavericks, I often get a message stating 'The name of your computer "Foo" is already in use on this network. The name has been changed to "Foo (2)".'. The number ...
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Early 2009 iMac upgrading to Bluetooth 4.0

I have been searching on Amazon and most of the USB dongle type Bluetooth 4.0 adapters specifically say not compatible with OSX. My question is; has anyone seen a Bluetooth 4.0 option to upgrade my ...
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Life without optical input

I'm upgrading from a Mac Mini to an iMac and am quite surprised to learn that I'm losing some connectivity options. Firewire I can live without, but I quite needed the optical input on my Mac Mini. I ...
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2011 27'' iMac kernel panic

My iMac has been giving Kernel Panic recently. its 2011 27in iMAC, and i added 8G RAM about one and half month ago. Around 2 weeks later, the error started and i upgraded the firmware. now im ...
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How to clean iMac screen?

I've messed up and used a generic LCD cleaning product on a glass iMac screen. According to the label it consists of distilled water and surfactants (or surface-active components, don't know how to ...
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Is it possible to play a Blu-ray Disc on iMac?

There is no any drive with my iMac and I know apple doesn't have program that could play Blu-ray until now, so can anyone give me some ideas about how can I make my iMac play Blu-ray disc movies?
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Can I use a Macbook (or an iMac) as a Bluetooth Player?

We all know that iPhone, iPod, and iPad cannot act as bluetooth players since they only have the hardware to act as a Bluetooth server. My question is if Macbook and iMac are similar. If not, I like ...
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Mac is really slow and I can't get Apps to open

When I try to open an App it does nothing. I go online and it is extremely slow. I have tried some of the idea's on here but, nothing has helped. I also tried to download a Clean up program. It isn't ...
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iMac 27" intermittently fails to reach login screen after Mountain Lion Upgrade

I have recently upgraded to Mountain Lion from Snow leopard and now the system will not always go to the login screen. (iMac 27" circa 2010 standard as it came from Apple no upgrades) I have tried ...
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Using CSR8510 A10 based Bluetooth 4.0 (Low Energy) dongle with mid-2011 iMac

I recently purchased a CSR8510 A10 based Bluetooth 4.0 (Bluetooth Low Energy aka BLE) dongle and I'm using it on a mid-2011 iMac that doesn't have Bluetooth 4.0 support. Just plugging it in doesn't ...
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Best version of OSX for 2008 iMac?

(This is a follow-up to How to improve old, slow iMac -- new SSD? Or more RAM?) I replace the HD on our old 2008 iMac 8,1 with an SSD, and it seems much faster. However, it WAS running 10.9; now it's ...
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Macbook Air 2013+windows 8 trying to Target Display mode to 27" iMac 2013 with OS X mavericks

I have a late 2013 MacBook air with thunderbolt, running bootcamped Windows 8.1 and one 27" iMac late 2013, running OSX mavericks. Both are linked using the original Apple thunderbolt cable, but I ...
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Why won't Time Machine restore my files?

I replaced the hard drive in my iMac after making a time machine backup of the old drive. I've installed Mavericks on the new drive and booted with it. The old drive (time machine) is connected via ...
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iMac 27" Screen goes black screen

My iMac 27" screen went black on start up after logo, but I could still see my mouse pointer. I've restarted my computer and it is still not helping at all. I'm running Mavericks 10.9.2 with an i5 ...
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2011 iMac kernel panic

My iMac keeps shutting down approximately every 3 hours. I added 8GB RAM about a month ago. i also upgraded the firmware. BSD process name corresponding to current thread: ReportCrash ...
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How to improve old, slow iMac — new SSD? Or more RAM?

I have an old iMac for the kids: iMac 8,1 Core2 Duo with 3GB (2+1) RAM that was recently upgraded it to Mavericks 10.9 It's running quite slow; free RAM is always pretty low. Apps run "OK" once ...
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Can i remove OS X completely and install Windows?

Can I completely remove Mac OS X from my system and install Windows 7 or 8 on it? I do not want to use Bootcamp or create VM's. Is there any way at all? The problem here is that i want to ditch OSX ...
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OS X Not Booting into Internet Recovery

I own a iMac 2007 (Mid). I've realised that whenever i try to boot onto internet recovery, it doesn't. It boots onto OS X Utilities. I wiped my drive to re-install OS X but i currently don't have a ...
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Can Apple Diagnostics be wrong about memory issue?

I am looking for a second opinion on an issue with my brand new iMac. I purchased a new iMac direct from Apple about 3-4 weeks ago, and initially everything was fine. However, in the last few weeks ...
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imac 27-inch late 2009 freeze at installation of snow leopard 6.2.3

I have a iMac 27" late 2009. Quard core intel i5, 4Gb Memory, Ati Radeon HD4850 I can install Mavericks, but i can only start after the install in the safe mode. When i install snow leopard 10.6.3 the ...
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Why does the diskutil shows I have two local hard drives?

I was trying to get my NTFS drive to work today and I discovered that the diskutil thinks I have two local hard drive. This phenomenon is not occurred on my Macbook Pro. Do anyone know why? Here is ...
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iMac external display (EA232WMi) won't sleep

I'm using an iMac 11,3 (27 inch, mid 2010) with an external display (an NEC EA232WMi). Over the past week or so (beginning just prior to 10.9.2), when the iMac's display sleeps, the external display ...
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Why does USB audio out mute after about 1 minute?

I am seeing the following behavior on a MacBook Air and an iMac. We have external speakers set up that we connect to via USB > external sound card > speakers. When we initially connect, the audio ...
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Intel Graphics issue with Bootcamp

I have Windows 8.1 x64 on my iMac 2011 with AMD graphics. It works fine, except for when my Mac goes to sleep and I wake it up, I get BSOD with System exception not handled igdkmd64.sys. I looked it ...
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Check if a (recent) Apple computer is in use over the network

I want to write a script for my energy-swallowing, FreeBSD-based NAS that checks if any of my two Apple computers (iMac 2011, MBA 2012) is turned on. The NAS is turned on in the morning by an RTC ...
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Deleted Users Confusion/Worry

I found a 'Deleted Users' folder, which apeard on the side bar of the finder some how, which I've never seen before. I'm confused how they got here and why I never saw them before. It has two .dmg ...
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Connecting iMac + External Monitor to Win 7 Desktop

My question is 2-part, but first some background. I have a Windows 7 machine, an iMac (27" Sept. 2013 model) and an Apple Cinema 27" display. I'd like to link all of these together. The Windows 7 ...
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Can I run Lion in a virtual machine under Mavericks?

I've just realised I can't install previous osx partitions with Lion on an iMac 2013. Therefore I would like to try to use Lion in a virtual machine. I need it to use xCode 3. Am I going to have ...
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Installing and Upgrading Ram on a mid 2011 iMac (different size RAM)

Apologies for my ignorance here, as the title suggests I am looking for advice on upgrading the Ram on my mid 2011 iMac. I have bought 2x4GB and the iMac already has 2x2GB. I found the question was ...
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After sleep, my iMac is very slow to respond for a 45seconds+

When my iMac enters sleep, and then I wake it up -- either shortly after, or the next day, while it responds to the wake request quickly, it's basically unresponsive for 45 seconds+ after. ...
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Is It Possible to Install OS X on an External Drive for Use with Any Mac?

My dad would like to encourage me to learn how to program in C++, but he doesn't want anything that could possibly go wrong with any of the computers that we own while I am doing so to affect any of ...
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Does my 21.5 inch Late 209 iMac support mixing and matching memory modules?

I have looked at this question, and apparently my iMac does support mixing memory sizes. However, when I installed 2 4GB memory modules and 2 2GB memory modules, when I clicked  → About This Mac → ...