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iMac Time Machine HDD and Internal HDD failed at same time

My 2008 iMac, which has been extremely reliable for several years now, began to show the spinning 'beach ball' one day, and then would become unresponsive. After a couple of forced reboots, the ...
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Computer Keeps Crashing After Replacing RAM

Recently I replaced my RAM in my Mid 2009 iMac. I replaced the current RAM with 2 x 4 Gb. sticks of RAM. However, now that I replaced the RAM, my computer has started to randomly crash often although ...
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Can't delete partitions after attempting BOOTCAMP on my iMac 5k

I recently tried to install a bootcamp instance of Win 7. The install failed for some reason. This left me with a partition that I can not access via Disk Utility If you notice..the +- can not be ...
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Mysteriously, a rectangle has appeared in the middle of the screen. How to get rid of it?

I have a iMac (27-inch, Late 2009) running OS X Yosemite v 10.10.2. Mysteriously, a rectangle has appeared in the middle of the screen. Proportionately, it looks like a golden section. It floats on ...
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Screen sharing without allowing others to access my account?

I sometimes work from home (MacbookPro-10.6.8) and would like to screen share with my iMac(10.9) at work. The screen-sharing is easy enough, but I share an office with several other people. To put it ...
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IMac Early 2009 Restarting after RAM Upgrade

My IMac is from early 2009 and currently is running Maveriks OSX and has 2 gb. of RAM installed. I then purchased 2 x 4 GB. strips of RAM that were manufactured by PNY. Specifically, DDR3 RAM that is ...
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iMac i7 and GT750M - enough for video editing

I'm thinking about buying an iMac 21,5 inch. It would have an i7 QuadCore (3,1GHz up to 3,9) with a GeForce GT750M 1GB graphics card and FusionDrive. Would this be enough for After ...
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Intel Core 2 Duo and Yosemite

I have a iMac circa 2009/2010 running a 2.66GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, with 2GB RAM installed. If I was to upgrade to Yosemite, even with an upgrade to 8GB RAM, would this be enough to run Yosemite well? ...
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iMac login window doesn't react for a long time when waking up my mac

I have several problems with my iMac. I have an iMac 27" Late 2012 with an Intel Core i7 3,4 GHz, 16 GB Ram, 3 TB Fusion Drive, a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675MX (1 GB Ram) and OS X Yosemite 10.10.2. Every ...
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Slow Computer Question

I use a Mid-2011 iMac 21.5" (with 4 users on it). I have noticed that the computer is runs quite slow when I am the only one logged in. The only applications I typically have open at once are Xcode, ...
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iMac 17" 2nd monitor question

I have a 17" iMac that I want to hook-up a 2nd monitor to. I bought an adaptor on eBay, but the plug does not match the back of my computer. It's not a Thunderbolt or FireWire. Not sure what kind of ...
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Added memory does nothing to performance

iMac, 27" screen. Came with 4 gig of memory. I never used all 4 gig until I started using IMovie. Bought 8 gig extra memory, now have total of 12 gig. Nothing speeded up at all. When monitoring ...
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My Macbook Pro cannot see my Macbook when using Wifi

I have a 2009 I-Mac that is hooked to the Ethernet. When I hook my 2012 Macbook Pro to an ethernet cable I can see the I-mac. However when the macbook pro is using wireless (no ethernet) it cannot see ...
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Target Display iMac steals Thunderbolt when I unplug and won't give it back

I'm using a 27" iMac in Target Display Mode, daisy-chained though a Thunderbolt display on my MacBook Pro. Both are running Yosemite. MBP-->TBDisplay-->iMac (normal operation) Typically I come into ...
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Apps open outside displays on external monitors (Yosemite iMac 27" 3.4ghz i7)

I have two external monitors from my iMac, both are rotated in portrait mode. I assign apps to the outside displays via the dock so they open in a particular display. When I open an App that is ...
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How do I download Yosemite on my imac?

I have an iMac (newer than 2007),and I need to run this year's version of Turbo Tax. I am getting a message indicating that my current OS X, which is 10.6.8, is not sufficient to run this year's ...
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Repeated Kernel Panic on 5K iMac

Anyone have any ideas what cause my iMac to crash? Here are some panic reports... Anonymous UUID: 80AC7863-37B8-41EC-B86D-74843925A2FD Fri Jan 23 11:45:47 2015 *** Panic Report *** panic(cpu ...
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Which RAM will be better? [closed]

Cheers! Which RAM will be better for my iMac 27" mid 2010 with i7 2.93GHz and MacOS 10.9.5: this, this or ADATA DDR3 SO-DIMM 8GB 1333? Also I have saw Kignston KVR1333D3S9/8G but according to it ...
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My iMac g4 will not open the DVD tray when the eject key is pushed. It only worked when there was a DVD in the tray

i have an iMac g4 that has no disc in the DVD drive but I can not get the drive to open when I push the eject key
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Will it fit (specifix RAM on iMac)?

Cheers! I have an iMac 27" mid 2010 with Intel i7 2.93Ghz and MacOS 10.9. For now it have 8GB stock 4x2GB RAM but I want install at least 16GB+ RAM. All official documents and data-sheets ...
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Brief graphic glitch right before screensaver

I have a 2013 iMac running OS 10.8.5. Lately I've noticed that, whenever I manually initiate the screensaver (one of the included ones, "Shell"), there is a momentary graphical glitch before the ...
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iMac stuck at white screen - graphics issue?

I have a mid-2007 iMac that can't boot into OS X Lion unless it's in safe mode. When I turn it on, the Apple logo appears, then the loading spinner, then a white screen with no cursor. What makes me ...
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iMac getting hot in TDM as second monitor

I am running my old iMac as a second monitor for my new iMac. Everything works fine but the old iMac is running hot, the fans are running all the time and it is hot. I first put the iMac to sleep ...
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messed up screen sharing

I am screen sharing from an iMac 10.6.8 looking at a MacBook Pro 10.8. Quite often, but not always, the shared screen looks like this on my iMac. (This image is anonymized.) So there is the real ...
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Can't change startup disk iMac

Here is my situation: I've only the mouse paired with my iMac because I rent the keyboard to a friend. Unfortunately the startup disk is set to a fallacious Windows partition that don't want to boot. ...
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will RAM from a mid-2011 MacBook Pro work in an early 2011 iMac?

Will RAM from a mid-2011 MBP work in an early 2011 iMac (and vice-versa)? Both are listed as 1333 MHz PC3-10600 DDR3. I have 16 GB (2x8GB) in the MacBook Pro, and 12 GB (2x4GB + 2x8GB) in the iMac. ...
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Cannot find files after Migration Assistant ran

I recently ran Migration Assistant from a Time Machine backup off my MacBook Pro to my New iMac. however i am unable to find the files and the hard drive on the iMac is not half full. I have no ...
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What is the best way to transfer a large number of files between an iMac and a Macbook Pro?

I am currently using a desktop iMac, and I recently purchased the 15" Macbook Pro with retina display. What is the best way to transfer all my files to the new laptop? I was going to use airdrop, but ...
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Dictionary + Thesaurus items duplicated

How can I remove the duplicated menu items? They show duplicated in the Dashboard Dictionary widget as well, so I guess they get manifested from some general setting. I am new to Mac, thank you.
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Game freezing every 10 seconds

I'm not sure if this qualifies as a legit question here, but I don't know where else to ask. I have installed the Call of Duty 2 MAC version on my iMac. My system capabilities (RAM, processor, video) ...
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Upgrade from Snow Leopard

Can I upgrade on my MAC from Snow Leopard to Maverick or do I have to upgrade to Mountain Lion/Lion first? Also, which OS has less problems Mountain Lion or Maverick?
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iMac can not see wifi home connection but it finds others

I have an iMac whose wifi connection has always worked very well. Now that I moved in a shared house with a shared wifi internet, the iMac is not able to see our own wifi network, but it is able to ...
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iMac not recognising any keyboard

I have an Apple wired keyboard and a wireless Microsoft keyboard. I have been working with the Apple keyboard for a couple of months. Today I started my iMac and it didn't recognise the keyboard, I ...
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SSD upgrade for 2013 21" iMac?

I have got an iMac (EMC 2638) here, with 1TB hard drive. I have read that there is a PCIe SSD slot on those iMacs as well, originally for the fusion drive. Is it possible to upgrade my iMac with such ...
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In Apple's diversity video, what is the moving iMac?

Possibly off topic, but I couldn't find a more relevant place to ask. At 0:19 in Apple's diversity video, there is what appears to be an iMac driving itself around a warehouse in the background of ...
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Cannot use AirDrop on my Mac running Yosemite

I am trying to use AirDrop to copy some files to my iPad Air 2 but have some problems. In my AirDrop folder, it never asked me whether I want to share it with Contact or Everyone. I have my ipad ...
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Disable “helpful” iMac message icon when text with my iPhone

So, now that I have my new iMac 5K, I'm pleased that it can text like my iPhone. My Windows PC of course cannot. BUT I do NOT want anyone sitting at my iMac to read my text messages, or even know to ...
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Yosemite keeps restarting or going into grey screen

I have an iMac from 2011 and I have installed Yosemite as soon as it was released, without any issues before this one. Here is what happened: it has suddenly shut itself off, after turning it on, it ...
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iMac 27" Mid 2010 RAM Upgrade

I have an iMac 27", Mid 2010 (11,3 model). Can it take 8GB RAM modules? Apple's website http://support.apple.com/en-us/ht4255 says "The maximum amount of RAM you can install in your computer is 16 GB ...
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iMac late 2009 freezes

Getting once/month freezes on the iMac. Running OS 10.10.1 12gigs RAM. Per a previous question/post here is the print out from Console. Freeze happened right around 4:40pm: 1/7/15 4:35:52.865 PM ...
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preview crashing with yosemite and mavericks

I updated from 10.6.8 to yosemite and since then preview crashes every time I open an image. I rolled back to 10.6.8 and installed mavericks and got the same problem. Can anyone figure this out? ...
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Extending 2007 iMac display to HD projector?

I have a 2007 iMac and an Epson 730HD projector. I want to dedicate this iMac to playing media on the projector but I'm having problems with extending my display. I'm using a Mini-DVI to HDMI ...
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Upgrading 16 GB to a 4 GB iMac i5 2011 doesn't work with all modules loaded [SOLVED]

I don't know if it is only my issue. I have a 2011 iMac i5 with 2x2GB RAM modules. Recently I bought 2x8GB RAM modules. If I add the 2x8GB to the default 4GB RAM, the computer doesn't start. I hear ...
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How to locate “other” files on an Imac [duplicate]

When I look at my available disk space on my imac it says ive used 700 gigs for "other" files. How do i find these files and delete them?
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How can I erase my Macintosh HD?

I have already booted up my pc pressing Cmd+R and tried to erase the Macintosh HD partition, but I still can't do it
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Play/Pause/Prev/Fwd buttons not working

What I have: OS X 10.10.2 on iMac mid-2011 + original wireless keyboard. Suddenly, buttons for controlling iTunes (they are located on F7, F8 and F9 buttons) stopped working. Meanwhile, other buttons ...
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SSD In iMac G4 not recognized

I recently bought an SSD and an IDE to SATA adapter. I've installed these into my iMac G4 (it's the 20" 1.25GHz model) neither the Leopard installer or Disk Utility will recognize it. The SSD is ...
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Yosemite on an Early 2008 iMac 20" with 4GB gives too many beachballs

Question Can you suggest a (series of) test(s) or monitoring that can show what is happening when the system fails, or some test that can show that the harddisk is borked or if some network issue is ...
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Screen-Audio sharing

i've successfully shared screens between my macbook pro and imac. I'm trying to play music on the imac from the macbook pro but the audio is coming from the macbook pro. Please! Is there a way of ...
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Restoring from Time Machine (Mavericks) from a Snow Leopard install disk

My primary hard drive died recently and I had to replace it. I'm using an Early 2009 24" iMac with 4 GB of RAM. The original drive was a 1TB and I replaced it with a 2 TB disk. I have several Time ...