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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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iMac suddenly stopped seeing my WiFi network, which works with every other device in the house

My iMac suddenly stopped recognizing my WiFi network. Numerous other devices are connected to the same network (2 MacBooks, iPhone and LG Nexus). The network doesn't display in available networks ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Can I find information on whether the iMac with 250GB, 500GB, or 1TB of SSD storage differ in speed?

Apple doesn't say in their order or specs page, but I am wondering if there is any info on the iMac 27 Retina model, if the 250GB, 500GB, or 1TB SSD hard drive differ in speed? Such as the speed of ...
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Do Windows 10 or 8 fonts or app windows become very small running on an iMac 27 Retina with bootcamp?

I am thinking of getting an iMac 27 Retina that has 5k resolution, and making it dual boot Windows 8 or 10 using Bootcamp. But the thing is, does anybody who use this set up know, whether the font or ...
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Turning off ambient light control?

I have a mid-2011 27" iMac. I have realized that the screen brightness adjusts depending on the ambient light. When the sun hides behind the clouds, and the room gets darker, the brightness decreases. ...
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Fusion drive benefits for Boot Camp?

I've got a late-2015 Retina iMac with Fusion drive. From what I understand, but want to confirm, is that there is no real benefit for Boot Camp as the partition is completely on the HDD side, so the ...
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Random crashes and reboots iMac 21" late 2013 OS X 10.10.5

My late 2013 iMac 21" keeps rebooting and occasionally freezing. I've tried to search the codes on the problem report but as a total layman, I'm not sure if I'm using the correct ones, is there anyway ...
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iMac disk write issues

I have a problem specifically with Photoshop Elements 12 Organiser and the ability to write to the internal drive on an iMac 5k with El Capitan. I have full read write access to the files on the disk ...
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My iMac Doesn't boot it. Hangs with spinner and verbose mode can't boot

I have my iMac and I have to install Yosemite because I got iMac with older version when I got it. Then I did too many updates but I had my iTunes account and I had my credit card option set to "None" ...
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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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Conflict between iMac and Bose Soundlink Min 2

I recently purchased a Bose Soundlink Mini 2 and when it is connected to my iMac to play music, the connection between the two is interrupted or lost completely. Bose have advised me to try using my ...
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iMac will not boot up with built-in LCD connected, but will boot without it

When I press the power button on my iMac (Early 2008 24" A1225 EMC2211 MB325LL/A) it begins to start up, but halfway through the start chime it loses all power and needs to be unplugged before the ...
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iMac 6,1 graphics workaround

My iMac (late 2006) has a busted graphics chip and artefacts when running OS X Lion 10.7 in its normal mode, however works fine in safe boot. Anyway, in safe boot I cannot connect to a VPN as I ...
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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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External disks are recognized as internal ones by my iMac

When I connect portable USB disks to my iMac via a USB hub, my iMac always recognize them as internal disks. Like this, However when they're connected directly to the USB ports on the back of my ...
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RAM ejector clips stuck after replacing RAM on late 2006 20" iMac Core 2 Duo

We have a 9-year-old iMac, and it's still running fine except that it started to slow down. So we decided to upgrade the RAM to 3 GB. Following the instructions on Apple's support site for replacing ...
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How can I set Windows 10 brightness above maximum?

Let's get this out of the way first: I'm aware of adaptive brightness and I have it turned OFF. Yes, it works and it's cool, but I notice that when I first boot into Windows, it's super bright. ...
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I have 2 IMac.s running El Capitan and a mac mini, the mac mini and one iMac see the airport extreme, one iMac does not?

I have 2 Imacs running El Capitan one Mac Mini and a older Macbook. All of the devices except one iMac can see the Airport Time Capsule. I open the Airport Utility on the iMac and it does not see the ...
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Time Machine failing with (null) error

I'm getting the following after about half an hour of Preparing Backup: Setting security information: Operation not permitted Error processing extended attributes: Input/output error Error moving - ...
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Remote Desktop Gaming

I am not sure if this is the right forum for this, but here goes. I have a 2011 Thunderbolt iMac which I love dearly for it's beautiful display. Long story short, I know that there is no way that I ...
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Not able to restore my 3TB fusion drive late 2013 iMac

Last weekend my iMac started to act in a very strange way. While I was working, my Mac was very slow and the mouse and keyboard didn't respond very well. So I decided to reboot because having two ...
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5k iMac with 2 34 inch monitors

I have a 34 inch iMac 5k (late 2015), configured with the top specs: I'm currently running a 34 inch 3440x1440 monitor linked via thunderbolt. I recently ordered a second one. I've googled around ...
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OS X Leopard Safari shows questionmark?

The Safari icon indicates a question mark. And, it wont let me go to internet etc. How do I find the Safari app and activate it?
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iMac 5K + 2 4K displays + 1 21:9 display

I'm planning to buy the 5K iMac in the 4GHz i7 + M395X configuration. I will later add 16 GB (or maybe 32 GB) RAM but I will buy the 8 GB model. Since I need a ton of space I'm planning to add 2 4K ...
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2009 iMac as 2nd Monitor – Can't adjust brightness

I am trying to use my 2009 iMac 27" as a second display for my 2013 MBPr 15" (both running El Capitan). I have connected the two with a thunderbolt cable and everything is working fine except one ...
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My iMac detects a samsung external monitor, but nothing comes up on the display

I've got a late 2013 iMac running OS X El Capitan and am trying to get a second screen for work. Its a Samsung LED Syncmaster SA350 Series (Plug & Play). When I plug it in, nothing but a black ...
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How can I find the product key of Office 2011 after restoring from backup?

I had to restore my iMac from a Time Machine backup. Everything seemed fine until I tried to start Office 2011 and it is asking me to re-enter my product key. I am trying to locate my key (I believe ...
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Cannot login to OS X 10.9 because password field disappears after clicking username

I didn't add or do anything to computer except reboot. When the login screen appeared with my user account I clicked it as usual and the password box briefly appears and then disappears stopping me ...
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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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How can I get my microphone to work on Windows 7 and Boot Camp 2.0?

I'm on windows 7 with bootcamp with a bit older iMac. I installed the bootcamp stuff from my Leopard DVD and I updated my bootcamp to 2.0. with Apple Software Update but the Microphone is still not ...