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What is wrong with my iMac? (video corruption, unstable)

I have a 24" Early 2009 iMac. During "intensive" use (such as Photoshop, WebGL, etc.), the system starts to become very unstable, resulting in bizarre graphics corruption and other weird behaviour. ...
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Facebook causes iMac to become unresponsive

I noticed that when my iMac's display goes to sleep while Safari is showing Facebook (i.e. Safari is the current active app and its active tab is Facebook.com) I am unable to turn the display back on. ...
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Magic Mouse Gesture not working OS X Mavericks

I am using Magic Mouse with my iMac having OS X Mavericks 10.9. Everything was working fine since today morning, I realized that my magic mouse is only responding to scrolling and primary, secondary ...
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No sound from headphones under ubuntu 13.10

I have a fresh ubuntu on iMac. I have managed to set up the sound from the native speakers, however, there is still no sound from the headphones. I have disabled automute in alsamixer, but this didn't ...
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iMac's Built-in microphone doesn't work on Windows 7

I have an iMac on which i have installed Windows 7 32-bit. I have used Bootcamp version 4.0.4033. I have done it with the Apple tech support person. My built-in microphone doesn't work in Windows. I ...
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iMac (without network connection) had a date in the year 2000 after rebooting

I was having problems with USB devices, so I rebooted my iMac (late 2009 model running OS X 10.7.5). Before rebooting, I turned off wifi. When I logged in again, System Preferences showed the date set ...
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iMac 2009 works slow

iMac (model 2009, purchased in late 2012) sometimes becomes extremely slow. I've opened the "System monitor" and discovered that there is a huge lack of RAM. But as you can see there is no app ...
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Mavericks in Appstore twice?

I bought my iMac a month ago and it was already set up correctly. I had to run an update on Mavericks and that was it.. After a while "OS X Mavericks" appeared on the App Store, and i can download ...
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Notifications stopped working for Messages (Mavericks)

I'm using a 27" iMac with Mavericks. About 2 weeks ago, Messages stop creating notifications whenever I received a message from someone. I used to get a notification in the upper right corner of the ...
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how do I set my HD to be case-sensitive

I am running on OSX Maverick. I just realized that my machine is case insensitive. How do I reset my HD to be case-sensitive?
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Two systems and SSD lifetime increase

I bought a Late 2013 iMac with new generation PCIe Samsung XP941 M.2 based SSD 256Gb. Really powerful SSD. But of course, I was scared about SSD rewrite cycles and wanted to check it because I want to ...
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ntpd not updating time

I had updated my old iMac to Mavericks just fine. I then bought a new (certified refurbished, actually) iMac and migrated everything over from a Time Machine backup. The new iMac's clock loses ...
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How to make iMac lock itself if left for 2 minutes?

So users need to insert password to login to my iMac
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Can I use an iMac as an external monitor if not booting up the OS?

My 2012 iMac was in a room with room temperature of about 39 C, and now the hard drive seems to be not working well, taking 5 minutes to launch an app. If I boot up Win 7 using bootcamp, Win 7 ...
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Can imac G3 DV 400 be booted when PRAM battery is empty?

We have an old imac G3 DV 400 MHz (at the moment I do not have access to the machine and want to prepare for my visit.) My goal is to save the data from the hard disk to an external drive and reset ...
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Ubuntu on iMac: graphics

I have just got a new iMac 14.3 with 21.5″ display. It has Intel i7 processor and NVIDIA GeForce GT750M graphics card with GPU (Device ID: 0x00fe9). I have installed Ubuntu 13.10 on it (dual boot with ...
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Im trying to run a webserver in iMac but it doesn't work in port 800

Im trying to run a local web server Mongoose on mac, its default settings is listening on port 8080,I want to change it to 800 but it doesn't run mongoose once I changed it to 800. What seems to be ...
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Two computers to one new one using time machine

I want to transfer both my computers info to the new one. I did it, but it came out in two different places. Can I merger the two?
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Upgraded to Mavericks, mini-displayport vga no longer works

So yesterday I decided to perform the free upgrade to Mavericks, but when I came back today to use my computer, my external projector no longer gets a signal from my iMac. I can verify that the signal ...
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Difficulty in downloading some updates since I installed Mavericks

Ever since I installed Mavericks on my iMac, I have had problems in downloading some App updates from the App Store. In particular, Pages 5.01 appears to download satisfactorily, but when the full ...
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iMac 27″ (2013) is shut down but fan run at full speed [duplicate]

I have this 'fan runs when I power down the iMac' issue with my 2013 27″ iMac purchased in January. My iMac has worked flawlessly until yesterday, after a few days ago I started to use the USB hub ...
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Get the UUID from a mostly dead hard drive?

I have a mostly dead internal hard drive in my '07 iMac. I've switched the machine over to an external FW800 drive but every now and then, on reboot, the mostly dead internal drive will mount on boot ...
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iMac screen won't turn back on after a sleep session in Windows 8.1

I do a lot of hardware programming, and some of the chips I write applications for don't have IDEs and/or compilers that are compatible with anything other than windows, so I do use Windows quite ...
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How to share my iMac's wifi internet connection with another iPhone over wifi?

My iMac is connected to an iPhone's hotspot to get its internet connection. I have another iPhone that requires internet connection, but it can't connect to the hotspot. Instead, I would like the ...
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How can I stop GarageBand asking for uninstalled Plug-ins?

I'm trying to restore my GarageBand files on a new iMac running OS X 10.9 Mavericks but it keeps showing a popup asking for a trial application I've downloaded long time ago and not using anymore. ...
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Errorr kernel SMC::smcReadKeyAction in Console

I have OSX 10.9 Maverics on my iMac and I got this message (in Console) every few seconds: kernel[0]: SMC::smcReadKeyAction ERROR TH0P kSMCBadArgumentError(0x89) fKeyHashTable=0x0xffffff802af9b000 ...
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Transfering a Bluetooth keyboard & mouse from one iMac to an iMac that has never used Bluetooth

Is there any way to do this? I tried putting iMac 1 to sleep and waiting for the 2nd one to pick up the keyboard and mouse, but still "No keyboards have been found." The 2nd one is, of course, the ...
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Change Terminal Theme for Developing

I just got an iMac and wanted to change the default terminal to, what i believe, is a theme. I saw it a while ago and i'm not finding it. Screenshot below. You can find a video from Yeoman using ...
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What are the recovery options from an encrypted Time Machine?

Luckily, this hasn't happened yet, but I would like to make sure that I have a recovery option after my iMac would be stolen or lost in fire, etc. I have an iMac 27-inch, Late 2009, running OS X ...
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Can I use my Macbook Pro Retina as extra monitor for my iMac through Thunderbolt

I just bought a new late 2013 iMac and a new late 2013 Macbook Pro retina. Also bought an Apple thunderbolt cable. Pressing CMD+F2 (enabling Apples "Target Display Mode") on my iMac lets me use the ...
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iMac OS X 10.9 screen brightness shortcuts (F14, F15) fail and just beep, Why?

OS 10.9 screen brightness shortcuts (F14, F15) fail and just beep. It seems to be related to when my iPad Apple Bluetooth keyboard is (accidentally) connected to the iMac while using the Apple wired ...
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How to connect Canon MP780 on iMac 10.9 Mavericks?

I can not find the driver for running my Canon MP780 Printer on Mavericks.
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Projector Mirroring Toggle

In Mountain Lion, I was able to toggle in and off the mirroring for my projector display. In Mavericks, I don't see how to do that. Where can I easily turn on and off mirroring?
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Use a Mini Displayport cable to connect a Late 2013 rMBP to a 2009 iMac?

Can I use a male to male Mini Displayport cable to connect a Late 2013 rMBP to a 2009 iMac? I want to use the 2009 iMac as a secondary display for the rMBP.
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iMac 27'' mid-2011 stuck on startup (grey screen)

Okay, so I'm having the dreaded grey screen on my iMac - precisely : i'm having it doing a normal startup i'm having it trying to boot from recovery partition i'm having it trying to boot for ...
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Finder windows keeps turning off and on [duplicate]

All of a sudden my Finder windows keeps disappearing and reappearing every 30 seconds or so. I restarted the computer, and emptied the trash can as some Google search suggested, but none of them ...
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iMac crashes after upgrade to OS X Mavericks

We have an iMac and after upgrading to OS X Mavericks. We have been been experiencing random shutdowns - below is the error report. I would be really grateful if someone could point me in the right ...
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Use MacBook as a monitor and controller for iMac

I have an iMac and I also happen to have a MacBook Air. What I need is this strange layout - I want to be able to control my iMac with my MacBook. I also want to be able to share my iMaс screen to my ...
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iTunes purchases not syncing from iPhone to iMac

I bought an album on iPhone which then synced seamlessly with iPad & macbook, but will not sync to iMac. i have allowed for automatic downloads & tried to transfer purchases - nothing happens. ...
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27' iMac fan really loud when secondary displays is attached

I'm not very savvy with the internal components of computers and am wondering if someone could help me. Today I noticed my fan behaving quite strange, it got really really loud. I had a secondary ...
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Compatible SSD for an iMac 7,1 mid-2007?

I thought of getting my iMac upgraded with an SSD. The problem is that the iMac's HDD interface is SATA-II, and I've read that not every SATA-III SSD works in the iMac, although as far as I know the ...
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iMac 27 (Late 2013) with two Thunderbolt displays

The iMac 27" late 2013 (Haswell processor) has 2 IO Thunderbolt ports. Is it possible to run two 2560x1440 displays at full resolution (Thunderbolt or via Dual DVI adapter) on the side of it's main ...
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What are the OS X Mavericks hardware system requirements?

I have a fairly old (I am not sure when it was bought) iMac 5,1 running OS X 10.6.8, but I just saw the free upgrade to Mavericks. It looks tempting, but I'd rather first know if my computer can ...
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Diagnosing what's wrong with “vintage” iMac

I have a "vintage" iMac with the following spec: I've been told by an official Apple store that they won't touch it and neither will any Apple resellers so it's left me with two options: Buy a ...
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Transfer data from one iMac to another

I have an iMac that sounds as though the hard drive is about to fail. It has the following spec: I then have a newer iMac with the following spec: Is there a way I can transfer all the data from ...
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How much more RAM can I add to my Mid 2007 24" iMac? [duplicate]

I have a "vintage" iMac with the spec below: This is going to sound like a real beginners question but can I up the RAM anymore? At the time, I upped it to as far as I could but could I put say 2 ...
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Late 2012 Imac 27'' constant beach ball loading and slow downs

I just bought myself an iMac 27'' late 2012 model. I am constantly getting beach balls and the computer slows to a crawl taking anywhere from 30 seconds to a minute to get back to regular speeds. ...
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Copying files from a failing drive

I have a 2008 iMac in which the drive is failing. SMART status seems ok although AHT reported 4hdd/11/40000000 SATA (0,0) which is the code for disk failure AFAIK. Normal boot fails, Firewire target ...
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Keyboard bugs (some keys doing strange stuffs)

Since this morning the keyboard is exhibiting some strange behavior: "!" key is adding a "@" after the "!" "i" key is adding a tab after the "i" "k" key is toggling the caps lock after the "k" ...
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RAM - Can this configuration support dual channel?

I'd like to upgrade my 27" late 2013 iMac. The current 8GB is a bit too little for me, and upgrading all the way to 32GB is a bit too expensive for me at the moment. For the time being, I'd like to ...