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Cloning iMac HDD to blank HDD to be used in MacBook Pro?

Can I clone from my iMac to a brand new hard drive to be used in a macbook pro? Basically I upgraded my Macbook Pro 250G HDD to a TB HDD and the TB took a dive and is being replaced under warranty. ...
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Why does Apple recommend a 2TB FD over a 1TB Fusion Drive for iMacs with 32GB of memory?

Under the 'Choose Storage' section on Apple's iMac configuration page there is a blue link titled 'How much storage is right for you? (Choose Storage) '. In that dialog it says: For the best ...
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Is it possible to automatically sync my iMac and MacBook Pro

I would like to keep all my files (i.e. pages/numbers/keynote) automatically synced between my iMac and MacBook Pro. Is this possible? I don't want to have to save something in the cloud each time, ...
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Hot iMac 50 degrees celsius!

So i have a late 2009 21,5 iMac and whatever i do it's sooo hot! Like right now just typing this or watching youtube it gets up to 50 degrees celsius... It does not get any hotter than that and i'm ...
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How do I replace the hard drive in my circa 2008 iMac?

My circa 2008 iMac hung up today and wouldn't reboot -- it just hung on boot with the Apple logo and the spinner. I booted the Snow Leopard DVD and ran Disk Utility on the drive. It told me the drive ...
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iMac late 2011 (Yosemite) rebooting several times

My iMac suddenly turned off, and when I tried to turn it back on, it started to reboot over and over while trying to boot the OS. Is there a known bug with Yosemite? It has been working perfectly for ...
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2 External monitors on 21,5 iMac Late 2009?

So I wonder if I can use 2 external monitors on my Late 2009 21,5 iMac? I currently use 1 external monitor and it works great but I now want to sell it and use 2 external monitors but there is only ...
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Re-download OS X iWork suite (Pages, Numbers, Keynote)

Apple introduced Pages, Numbers, and Keynote as a Mac native platform for documents such as letters, spreadsheets, and presentations. These applications come pre-loaded with OS X, as they did with my ...
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iMac El Captain issue with Mad Catz R.A.T7

Since El Captain has made the Mad Catz editor useless I have been using a combination of USB Overdrive and SteerMouse. However, the Mac now no longer even allows the mouse to connect. Every time I ...
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Windows 8.1 Won't Update-Continues to Recover/Refresh

I have a late 2015 4k iMac with a 1TB fusion drive and I have been trying to install windows 8.1 on it via bootcamp. My issue with this installation is either the install will not allow internet ...
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iMac: update OS X from 10.5.8 to 10.6 (and beyond)

A friend of mine has a desktop Apple computer (I googled Apple computer images and it looks like an iMac). He has Mac OS X version 10.5.8. When we tried to upgrade it the OS reported that there are no ...
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do i need to reinstall el capitan

I have recently acquired my first apple product an Imac el capitan. I let a security firm scam into my computer and even though nothing has changed I feel compromised. others have suggested I ...
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External GPU card for iMac

I have an iMac 27 (Core i5, 8 GB RAM, AMD Radeon R9 M290X 2 GB) and this is not enough for some new games. So are there any external graphics card boxes, which are capable of operating on the internal ...
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iMac extremely slow suddenly

Mum's Mid 2007 iMac suddenly became extremely slow a few days ago. It takes over an hour to boot, and once booted it beachballs almost constantly in every app. Clicking an icon on the desktop takes a ...
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Dual boot Mac/Win crashes in Windows

I have plenty of experience with dual boot, but never anything like this. State of the art iMac Retina 4K, 21.5-inch, Late 2015, running El Capitan 10.11.3, dual booting to very recent Windows 10. (...
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Apple USB Keyboard not working on 27" iMac (Intel Core i7)

I have two similar iMacs (27" - i7 - os10.8.4 ) and use Apple's extended USB keyboards on both of them. After a power outage neither keyboard will work on one iMac (A) although both keyboards work ...
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Fusion Drive constantly spinning up and down

I've got a 1TB Fusion Drive (with a Seagate 7200 rpm hard drive) in a Late 2013 27" iMac. While the iMac is asleep, the hard drive spins up and down every minute or so (without fail), creating an ...
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iMac 2011 and WiFi 5GHz problem

I have a problem with a Wi-Fi 5GHz connection on my iMac. I configured the 5 GHz network in the network settings, but iMac doesn't discover it. Usually it is connected to the 2.4 GHz network, and ...
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Mounting the HDD part a DIY Hybrid Drive via USB

I have an iMac Late 2012 with what I thought was a 1TB Fusion Drive. Well, the other day I started getting read errors and after a little diagnostics, turns out the drive is failing. So, I bought ...
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Multi-colored lines only on screen when booting 17" iMac Core Duo 1.83Ghz

New to StackExchange/Ask Different. Been a lurker for a long time, this is my first question/discussion. I hope somebody might point me in the right direction. I was recently given a couple old ...
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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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Problem activating TargetDisplay Mode for Mac Mini (2014) connected to iMac 21'' (mid-2010)

I'm trying to use iMac 21''(mid-2010, Mavericks) as a display for newly purchased Mac Mini (late 2014) and I'm unable to activate TargetDisplay Mode. The devices are connected using MiniDisplay Cable ...
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Cannot pair Playstation 3 controller to iMac

firstly, apologies if this has been asked before, however I have read tons of online guides and had no luck solving this issue. I bought a Playstation 3 controller with the intention of using it to ...
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Letters / text that I type shows up in the wrong order

I've been having this issue for a while now, very inconsistently. When I type strands of text, sometimes the letters appears in the wrong order (I remember it mostly happening when I type text in ...
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Maximum external monitors supported by A1418?

I have an A1418, Late 2012 version and I'm having trouble locking down an answer to how many external monitors it can support. Right now I have the iMac and two external monitors via the two ...
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Migration from PC to iMac not working

I have my first iMac and cannot get the migration from my PC to work. I have been told that it is difficult if I have already started using my computer. Can I just start from scratch from when I ...
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iMac 2015 - recovering from stop

I have an issue with my iMac. Before going to bed I set it to the sleep mode. The following morning it's running but the screen is turned off. If I try to switch it on by mouse or keyboard doesn't ...
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Why does my iMac play all sound EXCEPT recorded?

I can play music, movies, iTunes, youtube, pandora - you name it - but if I use Quicktime or GarageBand or any other software to RECORD sound (or if I try to have a call via Skype or Google), I can't ...
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Boot Camp flash drive not showing on boot for late 2009 iMac

I already installed Windows 10, using the Boot Camp Assistant, on my MBPr (late 2013) without any problem. However, it is a "new" model, everything went fine. But, now I am trying on an iMac (late ...
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What do i need to upgrade a Mac?

I'm a PhD student and I work with a Mac which is not mine (I mean, it's property of the university). I'd like to upgrade the OS to the most recent version (compatibly with the hardware and other stuff....
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Fusion Drive lost space after bootcamp-fail. resizeStack throws an error. What can I do?

I have a 2 TB Fusion Drive in a 5K iMac (Late 2015). Two days ago, I started the bootcamp assistant to create a partition for Windows 10. It got stuck (let it run 30 minutes), however, which forced me ...
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How do I get my iPhone backups open

I'm trying to extract my old iPhone's backups. I'm using the iPhone Backup Extractor, and it tells me the status of my backup is "complete and encrypted". I don't recall ever encrypting my backup so I'...
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DIY Fusion drive with 3 drives

Is it possible to build a DIY Fusion drive using 3 drives - 2 HD's and 1 SSD? Will the Fusion machinery optimise on three levels i.e. SSD, then fast HD, then slow HD? I have a mid 2011 27" iMac, ...
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cpu is 100% used, yet no application shows significant usage

Since a few days my IMac started showing weird behaviour. In Activity Monitor it shows that my CPU is 100% used. Literally 0% idle, but there are no Applications using anywhere near this much ...
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Wifi reconnects after turning off - iMac

I have recently upgraded my Mac to El Capitan. One strange behaviour after upgrading, whenever I turn off my My Wifi, at first it turns On again immediately and connects to my last network. I have to ...
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Does one Thunderbolt port mean I can only add one additional screen?

My iMac (mid 2011) looks to have one Thunderbolt connection. Does this mean I can only add one additional screen?
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Would adding RAM to 2009 imac improve performance

Since I upgraded to Mavericks from Snow Leopard, my 24 inch 2009 2.93 Ghz imac has been quite slow. It's slow to open up programs and slow in general. Currently the imac only has the 4Gb of RAM that ...
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Current passing through me from Macbook to iMac?

I recently bought a UPS for my iMac and it runs just fine. However, sometimes I also run a MacBook Pro nearby and when I have my hand in contact with the MacBook and reach across to touch the ...
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Cannot access Internet on iPad sharing an Internet connection with iMac (on iMac: ethernet using cisco client) [duplicate]

I have an iMac (OS X Yosemite v.10.10.5) which is connected via ethernet with the internet. I have to use Cisco Any Connect Secure Mobility Client to actually use the internet, which is provided by my ...
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Will this RAM work for me? (Late 2009 iMac)

I have a 27-inch iMac late 2009 desktop computer and i'm looking to upgrade my ram. The best RAM I can find is a Kingston 2GB, DDR3-1066, PC3-8500, CL7, DIMM. What I currently have is 4GB 1067 MHz ...
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How do I find out my iMac display panel's manufacturer?

I've had problems with image retention on my late-2012 27" iMac for a few months now and Apple's "avoiding image retention" support page is useless for me. On MacBooks, one can use this Terminal one-...
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Passport couldn't back up

I have had my passport for a couple of years and yesterday I got a message that it couldn't back up. (see below) Time Machine couldn’t complete the backup to “My Passport”. Unable to complete ...
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Need to force close suspicious tab/dialogue box jamming everything

Need to force close suspicious tab without accepting a download from a dialogue box that currently has the whole browser stuck.It wants me to click "OK" to unfreeze things. The screen shot (for those ...
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iMac crashes after adding extra memory, any idea why?

My 2010 27" iMac just received a RAM upgrade: I bought a 16 GB RAM kit by Crucial on amazon. The specification meets this iMac model's requirement, and it has nice ratings. So right now the memory ...
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iMac Boot Camp: No bootable device error when installing Windows 7

System: iMac (21.5 inch, Mid 2010) OS: Yosemite 10.10.5 I used Boot Camp Assistant to create a bootable USB for a Windows install (I have a Windows 7 ISO image through school) and a partition, but ...
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How long (time/duration) should a complete restore on an iMac from Time Machine take?

I was getting long boot times when I would log onto my account and even my kids' accounts on my iMac (2008 Intel Core 2 Duo). Then I could not launch Disk Utility and other standard, pre-installed ...
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I can't get my DJ Software program to load properly

I'm using a software called rekordbox v4.0.5 for my iMac, 2.7 Core i5. The program's start up screen pops up and then never displays anything after that. Is there anyway for my to track the ...
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iMac12,2 loses router connectivity, doesn't realize it

Does anyone have information about the mid-2011 27" iMac model (12,2) having a faulty wifi card? With OS X Yosemite and El Capitan (though possibly before that too) it will lose wi-fi connectivity: ...
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How do I use a Camcorder as webcam on iMac?

I own a Panasonic Digital Camcorder. I would like to use it as a webcam on my iMac. Is this possible and if yes, how can I do it?
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Keyboard strokes do not appear on computer

I have an iMac with OS X 10.9.5 installed that has intermittent keyboard issues. From time to time, for no apparent reason, you cannot enter anything from the keyboard even though the computer says it ...