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Reuse an iMac's fusion drive?

I have a 2013 iMac with a broken logic board and display. It's too expensive to repair, but I'd like to salvage the fusion drive. If I put the drive in an external case will it work?
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Why is my iMac (late 2013) HDD so slow?

My iMac's hard disk has been slow from the start. But recently it is becoming unbearable. Disk read and write speeds are consistently below 50 MB per second, without any applications producing any CPU ...
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How can I reset the admin password without a working screen?

I know that there are many threads about resetting/retrieving an admin password, but bear with me please and I'll explain why they don't work for me. I recently moved in to a property only to find ...
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Everything chopping after I power off additional monitor or TV

I'm using iMac mid 2014 with additional monitor (one thunderbolt to HDMI) and connected TV (Panasonic Smart TV on other thunderbolt to HDMI). Everything is ok and working perfectly, but I'm using TV ...
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How do I know if my iMac supports the UASP protocol over USB 3?

My iMac is an early 2013 (iMac 13,2 model). How do I know if it supports the UASP protocol over USB 3?
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El Capitan stuck on install

On a work iMac 27" Intel i5 that wouldn't boot when I got it. Did a restore to Yosemite. Tried to install El-Capitan, which didn't go well at first (I would download it and then get a message telling ...
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Streaming iMac's Audio to iPad

I want to stream all audio output from my iMac to iPad. By the way, I know, there are only app which named Airfoil for that functionality. But I'm searching inexpensive alternatives. So do you know ...
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How does Time Machine backup the snapshots made by Parallels 11

When setting up a VM in Parallels 11 (and previous versions) one can enable "SmartGuard" and then further "Optimize for Time Machine" What's not clear is exactly what's happening "under the covers" ...
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iMac 21.5" 4k Screen Colours Washed Out

I bought a new iMac 21.5" 4k screen for my web design work. I noticed that the way Safari renders colours is completely different from the way Chrome and Firefox does. Colours in Safari appear dull ...
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Spinning Beach Ball freeze despite (what seems like) normal CPU and RAM usage

My father's iMac seem to freeze, showing the spinning beach ball of death, SBBOD, after a certain amount of time, despite the activity monitor showing normal usage. I noted the CPU usage and RAM ...
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Will it do any harm to cannibalise an old hard drive as an SSD enclosure?

I have an old G-Tech Mini portable hard drive (FW800, bus-powered) that I don't need any more, so as an experiment I took the actual hard drive out and replaced it with a 512GB Crucial M4 SSD. I would ...
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3 Monitors in a row and I want the dock in the middle

I have an iMac 27 inch with a 22 inch monitor to the left and a 23 inch monitor to the right. I want the dock to be in the middle and want all monitors to be arranged from left to right. I keep my ...
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Magic Trackpad and Bluetooth Keyboard gone HAYWIRE…can this be fixed/remedied?

my magic trackpad and keyboard have gone haywire and are clicking, highlight and doing whatever they want on their own...has anyone had this issue? It has taken 20 min to just make this post, as ...
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I have had my iMac stolen [duplicate]

I have had my iMac stolen but have not connected specificall to find My Mac. However I have setup "Back To My Mac". Is there any way of locating my MAC. It is coming online and is showwing in my ...
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iMac plus second display: Stickies app lose position in OS 10.10.5

My problem might be related to a similar stickies-losing-their-position question from April 23rd, but the resolution that came up there ("Navigate to ~/Library/Saved Application States/ – Look for ...
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How do you remedy iMac (2009) slow start-up, and sluggish performance?

here are my system details: OS X El Capitan - gold iMac (21.5-inch, Late 2009) 3.06 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 12 GB 1067 MHz DDR3 I have reduced startup to 1 or 2 apps, have at least 75GB avail on 500GB ...
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What is “ss_conn_service ” running on OS X?

I'm using OS X El Capitan on iMac 21.5". As an experienced user, I follow activity monitor sometimes for security of my device. For 2-3 days,"ss_conn_service" is running on my device. I cannot ...
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Messed up 3TB Fusion Drive Partitions (on iMac Late 2012)

I found one of the threads around here where you helped some guy with getting the Fusion drive back together after a failed attempt of using the Bootcamp on a Mac machine. Messed up 1TB Fusion Drive ...
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Pages won't open a file created in pages

A file created in Apple's Pages won't open after it's been created: >the required index.xml file is missing. This has become a more frequent problem as seemingly more of my Pages files won't open. ...
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Make new macbook work on iMac

Is there anyway I can make my new Macbook (12 inch) that comes with only USB-C work its display on my iMac? I used to do it with the my previous macbook air, but the new one does not have a ...
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Switching “primary” imac in Target Display Mode

I work in an office with a bunch of old iMacs sitting around. I thought I'd get clever and strap a few together to make a couple extra workstations. The goal has been to pair a 27" mid 2010 with a ...
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iMac doesn't start

I am trying to turn on my iMac but it is not able to finish the loading and my mouse and keyboard don't work. It all started when I was trying to copy my iMac files to my usb and I am not sure what I ...
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I apparently have a defective hard drive

I noticed my Mac ticking like a clock and turned it off - it obviously hadn't switched off properly. When I reboot I get a flashing question mark, so I tried booting with ctrl+R. Computer does not ...
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Create secondary partition for Windows

Recently I installed windows 7 to iMac bootcamp. But how to create more partition similar to normal windows installation? I've read on article from apple said: Warning: Do not use other apps or ...
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Install Windows to iMac internal HDD

I have installed OS X on my external disk from my Macbook Pro. And recently I have installed Windows 7 on my client's iMac. But somehow, after seeing that I can access OS X from external drive. He ...
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My iMac says that my startup disk is full but I barely have anything on my Mac

My iMac says that my startup disk is full but I barely have anything on my mac. I deleted everything I don't need but when I check my storage it says 61.63GB is filled with "other". When scanned my ...
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iMac not shutting down since upgrading to OS X 10.11, El Capitan

The iMac will not shutdown as normal, the spinning loader is visible and it stays in that state if I don't interrupt it using the power button. I want to be able to shutdown as normal, at present I'm ...
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Should I install Opera 12 or OmniWeb browser for my (dated) iMac OSX 10.5.8?

Greetings: I've been reading the helpful comments regarding what browser is compatible with a dated OS. My Safari browser is 5.0.6. I'm going to paste my query here. I posted it on another Mac forum ...
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iMac5,1 states it is a Core Duo in “About this Mac”

My iMac5,1 states it is a Core Duo in "About this Mac". According to Apple info and other sites, this should be a Core 2 Duo. Any insight?
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External Time Machine drive fails to mount or initialize

I have two Seagate 3TB External Thunderbolt drives attached to my 27 iMac - one I use as a regular storage disk and the other I use as a Time Machine Drive. I recently needed to do a clean ...
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Replaced hard drive in iMac, have time machine back up but no installation discs

The hard drive in my 2008 24" iMac failed, I have a current time machine back up but I have lost my installation disks. I do have installation disks for my 2010 27" iMac, but I suppose these would ...
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Remote connection to iMac with resolution and session problem

I have an iMac 27" and when I am not at home, I want to be remotely connected to it using a Lenovo with a 13" screen. I faced two problems with the classic VNC connection: The first problem is that ...
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Sections of desktop turn black?

So I have a very odd issue. At random I get black sections in program windows, on dock icons, and on my desktop. What makes it odd is I can actually take a screenshot of it plus you can even see it ...
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iMac 2009 late Kernel Panic

I always face kernel panic when the iMac processes heavy load, like editing iMovie and uploading to youtube. The problem occurred a few years ago from 10.9 to 10.11. The kernel panic logs are listed ...
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What can I do if I have no startup disk for the used apple imac g4 I got

I got a used imac g4 and when I turn it on it goes to startup installer with 3 options n then restart button. I can't get it to go any farther and I don't know what to do
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Upgraded iMac 5k restarts randomly

I have a very frustrating problem and I need your guys help to fix it. I bought an imac 5k that I upgraded it's CPU, HDD, RAM. This is my second one i have upgraded and the second one that keeps ...
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Open Office is not working

I am having trouble opening office on my iMac. It use to open I'm not sure what happened. What do I need to do to be able to open office?
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Can't get microphone to work on iMac13,2

I'm asking on behalf of a colleague who can't get the microphone on their 27" iMac (model iMac13,2, 27-inch, Late 2012 with Intel i5 2.9 GHz) to work. In Sound preferences, all the setting look fine, ...
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Video File size and Storage [closed]

Ten people are going to send me 3-minute unedited videos shot on their smart phone. How large a file will this create on my iMac for editing?
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Unable to change function keys like before

In the past versions of Mac OS X, I used to be able to change the function keys behavior. But now that option is no longer. Does anyone know how to do it now? (Yosemite 10.10.5) Using a Razer ...
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How to restore iMac with Time Machine?

I'm trying to restore all my content. On boot I press & hold Cmd ⌘ R . This takes me to the Internet Recovery option, yet I want to restore from my Time Machine backup. What could be the ...
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Optimal Memory Layout for Late 2015 iMac

I purchased an additional 2 8GB ram sticks for my iMac. My intent was to upgrade the original 8GB (from Apple) to a total of 24GB. When I opened the back, I noticed Apple had installed a 4GB slot ...
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Change GraphicConverter 9 Concat output resolution?

I am using GraphicConverter 9 to combine multiple images together, and I'm using the Concat function. The issue I'm having is that the outputted image has a resolution of only 10 ppi...which doesn't ...
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Should I have to pay for Garage Band if I bought my iMac with OS X 10.8?

I've recently started a project that's going to entail using GarageBand. I'd heard it was free, and I searched it in Spotlight. Just to clarify, I am currently running El Capitan. Lo and behold, it ...
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Adding RAM memory to my 2011 iMac [duplicate]

I am adding more RAM memory to my 2011 21-inch iMac. It currently has two 2 GB memory cards. Can I leave those two cards in place and simply add two new 4 GB memory cards, or do I need to remove the ...
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Target Display mode: iMac mid 2011 with MacBook Pro 2013 late not working

Hardware & OS LIST list: Mac mid 2011i5 4 GB MacBook Pro Retina late 2013 Thunderbolt Cable 2m OS X El Capitan‎ (both) I'm trying to connect my MacBook Pro with my iMac as extended display. ...
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Mac restarts again and again

I have a huge problem with my iMac. When I boot it, I hear the "start sound", I see the Apple icon and a charging circle. After 2-3 minutes the Mac reboots, black screen then the start sound and then ...
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Moving data from Mid-2010 iMac to Late 2015 iMac

I just ordered a new 27" Late 2015 iMac. I'll be moving my data from a 27" mid-2010 iMac. What's the recommended medium for the migration? I know how to use Migration Assistant, but the old iMac has ...
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Securing USB Drive in Place on iMac

The internal drive of my iMac went bust recently, the iMac is not under warranty anymore so I do not plan to fix it anytime soon. At the moment I am using an external drive and I am managing. The only ...
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iMac randomly shuts down

We have a late 2012 27 inch iMac. It has a 2.9 GHz i5 processor and a 1 TB fusion drive along with 8 GB of RAM. I recently upgraded it to El Capitan. A couple of months ago it randomly started to not ...