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Late 2009 iMac crashes randomly after installing Mavericks

I've seen others with the same issue — here is my error log. I had no problems with the 16 GB of RAM on Mountain Lion. Fri Feb 14 09:26:13 2014 panic(cpu 0 caller 0xffffff801b8dc19e): Kernel ...
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iMac Display not waking up

The past two mornings, the display on my iMac wouldn't come back up when clicking the mouse or keyboard as it has for the past 3 years. The curious thing is that when I access it through Finder on ...
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2007 Imac with 10.5.8 Leopard with mini-DVI port to HDTV not working

I'm trying to hook up my IMAC mini-DVI port to my Samsung HDTV. I have a (mini-DVI port to HDMI) adaptor plugged into a 15' HDMI cable. This plugs into the TV's (DVI/HDMI) port. I also have a 15' ...
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Upgrade from Mountain Lion to Mavericks and my iMac got slower

I imagine I am not the first one to notice this problem, but unfortunately the update of Mavericks so far have not even addressed this issue. I have a late 2011 iMac, and while the transition from ...
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Is it possible to use a 21" iMac as an external monitor from a MacBook Pro via Thunderbolt?

I'd like to get an external monitor for my 15" MacBook Pro, but the 27" Cinema Display is too large (and too expensive) for me. Ideally I'd like a 21" version of the Thunderbolt Cinema Display but ...
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Can you partition the HD of a G3 iMac for OS 9 and OS X?

I have an old Tangerine iMac G3 in nice condition, I installed a clean copy of OS 9 on it and I can run the "iMac Demo Summer 1998" interactive demo which is neat. I'd like to install OS X (Tiger) on ...
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How to authorize iTunes in Mavericks (OS X 10.9)?

I've got my new iMac OS X 10.9 I'm using iTunes on my new iMac, running Mavericks. I would like to download music/movies which I've purchased. But then a pop-up displays: Your computer is not ...
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iMac mid 2011 RAM upgrade compatability

Is this RAM going to be compatible with a mid 2011 iMac 21.5"?
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iMac is stuck in a login loop

My iMac is stuck in a login bootloop. After entering the password, I see a white screen for a second and then I am thrown back to the login screen again. I tried the same in safe mode, and it behaves ...
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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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Has somebody upgraded an 27" iMac with Gravis Fusion drive?

Gravis offers to upgrade my Mid 2011 iMac (27") with a 250GB Samsung Fusion drive for around €400. They claim I can even keep my original 2TB HDD and my Super Drive. They say, they find space inside ...
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How do I remove akamai and speed up my iMac?

I have an iMac (running Leopard) going deadly slow, I discarded any hardware problems (Hardware tests, disk utility, etc..) and the only strange thing I've found is a folder called 'akamai' After ...
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How to restore operating system on iMac (Late 2006)?

I got a keyboard for it, but it's not paired and apparently won't because there is no version of OS X found. I have the DVD containing OS X but can't eject a disc already in it because of the ...
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Can I use two wireless keyboards with my iMac?

We were hoping that our iMac would accept two wireless Bluetooth keyboards of the exact same model to be used at the same time. (Lego 2 player, in case you're wondering) However, I can't seem to pair ...
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Editing iMac settings from an external Mac

My 2010 iMac's display shows up distorted lines on start up then gets stuck at the gray Apple logo screen. After being stuck there for a while it then reboots itself and does the same process over ...
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How can I check to see if my Mac is running in dual channel mode?

I've just upgraded my iMac's memory with a new 2x8GB kit: Although I know this "should" be dual channel (as both banks have the same amount of RAM), I'd like to know for sure. How can I check?
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What would I see if my iMac is running in dual channel mode? [duplicate]

I only see in Hardware overview MEMORY: 8 GB How do I know its dual channel or not?
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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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Does the 27-inch iMac (MC511LL/A) have a true thunderbolt port or just a mini-display port?

I'm trying to connect a thunderbolt external drive to my Mac: http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/imac/specs/imac-core-i5-2.8-27-inch-aluminum-mid-2010-specs.html However, the disk is not being ...
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Difference in disk usage MS DOS vs Extended Journaled

Searches on Google and the Apple forums didn't get me any answers or couldn't clarify this for me, hence this question. I have two following external USB hard drives connected to my iMac: "Lacie1" ...
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How do I stop my Excel spreadsheets from opening when starting my IMac and also the first time I open Excel?

When I first turn on my IMac each day, it opens all of my Excel spreadsheets, including ones that were not used previously. (Using Microsoft Office Mac 2011) When it gets to one that is passworded, ...
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How do i clean inside of my iMac?

I want to clean the inside of my iMac. The mac : iMac Mid-2007 How do i clean the dust from inside or clean inside of it. Basically im saying how do I open the mac?
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iMAC 20-inch - Early 2008 - Brightness automatically dims, no settings to prevent this

My display automatically dims itself after a while and it's really annoying. Of course I tried to search for a solution, but I've got no options like the answers say. They mention "Energy Saver", and ...
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How to save a file quickly and no need to wait for the external hard drives to “wake up”?

Recently I have decided that since Mac does such a nice job for indexing the files, I will store many files on the Mac, so I bought a 6TB Thunderbolt external drive which is in RAID 0 Strip mode, and ...
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Windows 7 Bootcamp Video Driver Issues

I installed Windows 7 32-Bit on my iMac a while ago and im experiencing some video driver issues. I basically use bootcamp for my gaming and stuff. I installed Grand Theft Auto IV on it with the patch ...
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iMAC Late 2009 - Only boots in Safe Mode

iMAC Late 2009 - Gets stuck on Grey Screen with Apple Logo. Only way to boot it is in Safe Mode Ran Apple Hardware Test (Extended) - Came out Clean Did Hard Drive Verify - No Issues I have Reset ...
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Why doesn't MiniDisplay out work with Thunderbolt-only Target Display Mode iMacs?

I realize this is kind of an AnandTech-fu level question. Technically speaking, why doesn't a Thunderbolt iMac work in Target Display Mode with a computer that only has MiniDisplay out? That is, ...
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iMac doesn't start, all i see is colored lines and then checkered lines on a white background

I have iMac 2010 which is out of warranty. I recently came up to the computer and it was sleeping and was not waking up. I held the powered button for a while, so it turned off. Then I pressed it ...
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iMac with Mavericks sometimes won't sleep

My mid 2012 iMac 27" with Mavericks sometimes won't sleep. Its screen is light up in the morning and I'm still logged in. Energy settings: pmset shows: Last login: Wed Jan 22 23:08:58 on ttys000 ...
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apple imac 2008 BootCamp

i have a 2011 imac downstairs in my house and i created a usb windows 7 install on that and when i plug it in it notices it as an install disk however when i plug it into my imac 2008 and click insall ...
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Sourcing a replacement graphics card for an iMac

I have a Early-2009 2.93 GHz 24" iMac, which has a faulty graphics card. I'm keen to try replacing it myself using this excellent guide. Unfortunately the guide doesn't mention any advice on ...
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iPhoto 9.5.1 update

I have been trying to update iPhoto through App Store on my iMac, but I constantly fail. It always downloads the whole package - 1.15GB, then it does its mumbo jumbo, but everytime it looks promising, ...
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Can I use an external enclosure for an iMac superdrive?

I have replaced my imac (27", late 2009) superdrive by a SSD. I would like to put my superdrive in an external enclosure. There is a lot of such enclosures around ...
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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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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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How do i disable launchpad animation on mac?

I want to disable the animation when I open Launchpad on a Mac. Is there any way? I somehow lag out when using Launchpad, is there any fix to it?
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sleep display on imac in console mode

I'm attempting to run a flaky imac (running 10.8.5) as just an ssh server, headless and without the GUI running. I've made this work by disabling the com.apple.loginwindow.plist and ...
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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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How do I boot into Internet Recovery on a iMac?

i have this problem i tap on COMMAND+OPTION+R and I want to boot into Internet Recovery on a iMac and for some reason it just continues the screen and boots onto OS X Utilities. Someone help me?
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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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Using iMac 2012 as a monitor for MacBook Pro 2012

Can I use a Macbook Pro as a monitor for an iMac? Both of them are on sale from a startup that went out of business, and were originally bought in 2012.
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How can I go back to Mountain Lion from Mavericks [duplicate]

My question it simple: How can I go back to Mountain Lion from Mavericks? My iMac (late 2010, Processor 3.4 GHz Core i7, Memory 8GB 1333 MHz DDR3) became EXTREMELY slow with Mavericks - It was great ...
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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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Setting Up Raid iMac

I have one lacie 2big thunderbolt 4th unit setup as raid 1. I want to add a lacie 2big thunderbolt 4th unit. How do I get it set up so the entire unit 1 is mirrored onto unit 2(Raid1)?
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iMac behaves inconsistently when waking from long periods of inactivity

I have a late 2012 model iMac with OS X Mavericks installed. When I go to wake the iMac after a long period of inactivity (2 days for example) it behaves in one of two ways: Sometimes the iMac wakes ...
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External Bluetooth 4.0 dongle on 2009 iMac

I have a late 2009 iMac and I am developing a BLE app for iOS. At this point of time I don't have an iPhone or an iPad either to test the app on, so I have to user the simulator for the same. My ...
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Which SSD Thunderbolt Product For Main Boot Drive for my iMac?

So I have a 2012 iMac. I got the base model 21.5" which means I have a painfully slow 5400 RPM hard drive. The pure SSD option would have cost $1,300 ($1 more than the $1,299 base price) if I could ...
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Can I upgrade the Radeon Pro graphics card in my iMac early-2008?

I have a 20″ early-2008 iMac with Radeon Pro (256 MB) and I wish to upgrade it. Are there any suitable (and more powerful) replacements for it (the video card)?
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Can you delete documents from the library on Mac without serious consequences for your computer?

When I checked my Mac's harddrive I noticed that it was almost completely filled with files in the category 'other'. I used mac cleaning software to see what files were taking up a lot of space and ...
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How can I adjust additional cinema display screen's brightness?

I have an iMac27 run Lion, now I buy a cinema display 27, but at display setting only main screen have brightness adjust controller. And use keyboard to adjust screen brightness also only change main ...