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iMac HDD fan running full speed. What is wrong?

My iMac (27" Mid-2010) and the HDD fan is spinning full speed with a measured HDD temperature of 50 °C. I have removed the dust and dirt from inside and it is pretty clean. Nevertheless even when at ...
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2011 iMac (high-end) taken apart, how to reassemble?

Well, this is awkward. I set about disassembling my iMac in attempt to fix a problem, and the problem is fixed, but now I'm not quite sure how to put it back together. Does anyone know where I can ...
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Retina Macbook Pro 15“ 2015 vs iMAC 21” 3.1 GHZ i7 256 SSD [closed]

I need to purchase a new Mac computer to start developing iOS apps using Xcode and Swift. It's my first time Mac ever so I'm confused. I know its kinda of portability choice between the 2 models but ...
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Spotlight/Finder will not index after Yosemite update

I'm currently working in OS X 10.10.3. I made a bit of a jump from 10.6.9 as our system was falling behind from the person who previously held my position. All of my customer files are stored on an ...
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Replace an iMac superdrive with one pulled from a Macbook Pro?

I have an old Mid 2009 13" MacBook Pro (unibody) that I'm not using anymore. I've already pulled the superdrive out of it. I also have a 2009 27" iMac that I am using. The superdrive on it is no ...
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Force eject a CD from a broken iMac SuperDrive (hardware issue)

Today, I inserted a CD into my 2007 iMac desktop, but when I tried to eject the CD, the optical drive made some odd whirring noises, and nothing was ejected. After further research, I tried every kind ...
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Will running graphics/hardware intesive programs lower the “life span” of an iMac?

Specifically, I just purchased a fully refurbished iMac G5 and I am interested in playing several old games on it (most likely Marble Blast Gold and Knights of the Old Republic). Although I know the ...
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iMac freezing when connected to wireless

I have recently moved to a new address and had broadband installed with a new provider. While all the other devices in the house (Apple and non) connect to it without any problem, my iMac connects ...
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Strange issue with Apple wireless keyboard on my iMac: Shift + W won't work

I noticed this problem earlier today, pressing left shift + W to type a capital W does not work. I can get a capital W by using the right shift key, or the caps-lock, but not with the left shift, ...
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How can I downgrade a mid-2010 21.5" iMac from Yosemite to Snow Leopard?

I had Yosemite on my old iMac (21.5", mid-2010), then decided to try Snow Leopard on it. (It came installed with Lion, but this model did ship with Snow Leopard previously.) Basically, I tried doing ...
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Install modern Linux as only OS on 2006-era 32-bit EFI Intel iMac with no CD Drive, no Admin Password, no Mac Install Disk

I have been given a 2006-era 32-bit EFI Intel iMac. I would like to install some modern Linux as the only OS on it. I know there are several guides on the subject, but I have several limitations ...
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Best version of OSX for 2008 iMac?

(This is a follow-up to How to improve old, slow iMac -- new SSD? Or more RAM?) I replace the HD on our old 2008 iMac 8,1 with an SSD, and it seems much faster. However, it WAS running 10.9; now it's ...
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Does Apple specify what the average lifespan of an iMac G5 would be?

Based solely on the hardware used (including the power supply, logic board, RAM...) and assuming that the Software will not be updated (remain at OS X Tiger does Apple specify what a reasonable ...
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What are alternative browsers for OS 10.3.9? Where find download/install files?

Too many major websites are using features that in-effect are "walking away from" my old OS 10.3.9 and Firefox 2. (That is, my favorite browser, and its available plugins and extensions, are starting ...
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Use late 2009 iMac as external display for 2013 MacBook Air

I would like to use my late 2009 "27 iMac as an external display for my 13" 2013 MacBook Air. I've searched the internet and found this thread (and it's sources) that suggests that it is possible to ...
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Kernel: Previous shutdown cause: -62 Help Needed!

I have a late 2013 27" iMac running Yosemite, and it randomly shuts off every now and then. I tried everything Reset SMC. Diagnostics, reformat Macintosh HD but still occurs and running out of ...
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Upgrade the hdd in the new mid 2011 iMac without buying an Apple certified hdd?

It has been recently discovered that Apple uses a new 7 pin hdd connection in their mid 2011 iMacs. When a none Apple certified hdd is installed the fans kick on during boot and system fails to start. ...
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What do I do when OS X freezes?

It happened to me twice recently. I was just using my iMac normally, like browsing the web, and it suddenly freezes. I can move the mouse, but I can't click on anything. Keyboard not functioning at ...
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Playhead info for imported video clips is static/constant in iMovie 9 as I scroll over the clips. Is it possible to make it display correct info?

I have been importing videos clips from a SD card to iMovie 09. These clips are analyzed for animal behavior and the timing information for a specific event is critical for proper analyses. Most of ...
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USB Devices Disabled when no devices are connected

using iMac 5K OS 10.10.3 When there are no USB devices connected to iMac, it keeps showing this. I tried SMC resetting, booting through Safe Mode, and nothing is working to make this alert go away. ...
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Can I use a iMac Late 2009 or Mid 2010 as a screen for regular PC

Im thinking about building a custom hackintosh. I currently own a late 2009 iMac, the one which theoretically support video input from mini displayport. The video card I am planning to buy has a ...
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Driver for TP-LINK TL-WN721N Wi-Fi Adapter

I used to plug in my TP-LINK TL-WN721N Wi-Fi adapter in a port in my old computer that used to run Windows. That's how I connected to the internet, but now I bought an iMac which I couldn't connect to ...
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Any trick to use my 2008 iMac (mini-DVI) as a secondary monitor for my MacBook Pro?

I have a 2008 iMac (with mini-DVI and NO Thunderbolt) and I want to use it as a secondary monitor for my MacBook Pro. The FAQ for Target Display Mode says that it's possible to do it with an 2009 or ...
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Can I compile .NET C# code on my Mac?

I need a way to cross compile a short piece of .NET C# code to a dll, which will then run a client's Windows environment. I run OS X 10.9.2 on an iMac. Does anyone know what tools allow this? I ...
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Can't boot off of USB on Early 2006 iMac and can't get to Startup Manager

Recently, I've gone through the trouble of replacing the hard drive on my Mac with the model A1174, which the Internet says is a iMac "Core Duo" 2.0 20-Inch Early 2006. Needless to say that I do not ...
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Bootcamp Windows doesn't start up after 10.7 fresh install upgrade to 10.10

Hardware: Late 2009 27" iMac (it's the first generation 27") OS: Mac OSX 10.7, Windows 7 64 bit on Bootcamp Last night, I decided to upgrade my OS to Yosemite, and seeing how old my Mac OS is ...
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Allowing other clients on a Wireless network to access an Internet shared device

I'm currently using internet sharing to share my WiFi (en1) connection over my Ethernet (en0) port. I have a computer plugged into my iMac's ethernet using a crossover Ethernet cable (bridge100). I ...
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Is the retina iMac's GPU powerful enough for its huge display?

The retina iMac has a display with the huge resolution of 5120x2880. While I'm pretty sure the included GPU (AMD Radeon R9 M290X) must be definitely powerful enough for everyday use, I wonder if under ...
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iMac and RAM upgrade for a new iMac?

I wanted to buy this iMac. Does anyone know if I could upgrade the RAM to 16?
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How can I verify that my external hard drive contains my backup using Single User Mode

I only have access to Single User Mode. I did a backup using: cp -Rnpv /MacHd /Volumes/MyBackup I want to see if it was successful. I don't have a second Mac.
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5k iMac won't recognize hard drives

Just got a new 5k iMac and none of my Seagate hard drives will work with it. it says it's not recognizing the HD. In Disk Utility it won't allow me to repair or verify. The repair and verify buttons ...
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Can a Maxtor ATA133 HDD be fitted into a 2001 iMac?

I am a proud owner of a 2001 iMac, with a 10GB HDD. Is it possible to install in its place a Maxtor ATA/133 HDD of 40GB (produced Aug 2003)?
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How to hide screen when logged into remote iMac

I use Back-To-My-Mac to log into my office computer from home and vice versa. Normally, after I log into my home laptop, I darken the screen for both energy efficiency and privacy and that works ...
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Vertical green stripes when iMac starts to boot up

An iMac has 5 green vertical bars/stripes that appear on the screen as soon the system starts booting. The OS is Yosemite (10.10.?) When I try to boot the computer normally, safe boot, or ...
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iMac with 8GB RAM — memory always almost full

I have a 27'' iMac (Late 2012, OS X 10.9.2) with 8GB RAM. The usage of memory is always above 7GB, even though I don't think I am running that much stuff. This leads to the occasional hanging of a ...
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75 gb of files in iMovie but no files showing up

I have 75gb of storage used in iMovie but there are no files showing up there, How do I find these files?
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iMac only works in safe mode and cursor showing weird black lines (pic attached)

Have a Mid 2010 model computer IMac 21.5 that is acting up. Won't work in normal start up, will start in safe mode, but cursor shows strange black lines (see attached photo). These lines follow the ...
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iMac gets stuck on the “White Screen of Death” during startup

I have a 27" iMac (from 2011) that's running Yosemite and each time I turn the power on, it shows me the Apple logo, it starts to load, and the screen goes white and simply hangs there. To solve this ...
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iMac scaling not working

On my iMac 13,2 2012 the only availible video scaling is 1280x720. No other options are listed and changing it to optimal does not make a difference. The Apple Hardware Test showed no errors an NVRam ...
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Mac OS X Yosemite broke my iMac

I recently tried to update my iMac OS to Yosemite as most people had already done it a while ago. it downloaded the package when rebooted to install it. It was stuck with error message. It looks as ...
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iTunes on iMac won't start up after upgrade (error -10699)

Yesterday I updated iTunes in my iMac running OS X 10.10.3. According to the information in App Store, the new iTunes version is 12.1.2. Since then iTunes won't start up. If I click on it, there is ...
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Can I use my Mac's Bluetooth as a Personal Network?

I'm writing this question on my iMac. It's connected to the internet via WiFi as my modem/router is in another room. My iMac has bluetooth running for my magic mouse and apple keyboard. I've also got ...
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How can I sleep my iMac's internal display when it's not in use, but not my attached tv (playing video)

I've got a 2015 iMac running Yosemite, attached via HDMI to a 1080p TV, in extended desktop mode that I use simultaneously as a video server/media player and an occasional work machine. In short, ...
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Wi-Fi on hardwired iMac?

I have a small network consisting of a couple of iMacs hardwired to an AirPort router via CAT 5e cable, and a couple of iPhones. Since the iMacs are hardwired, I'd normally leave Wi-Fi turned off on ...
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iMac (early 2008) loses/switches USB 2.0 “high speed” ports

This has been bothering me for a while – finally I tried to find out about the reasons but couldn't find anything about this strange 'bug' yet – so I hope to get some advise from here. I have an old ...
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A1208 2006 Intel iMac Power Supply “Power Good” voltage?

This might be a bit specific, but I am trying to test a trashed A1208 Intel iMac (Late 2006 17" Model). The power supply is dead (Fuse was blown, bypassed with a wire and bang poof a resistor and ic ...
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Is there a fan in the Late 2013 iMac?

Is there a fan in the Late 2013 iMac? The model identifier for this iMac is iMac14,2. (Note I am not asking whether you can hear the fan. I want to know if a fan is present in the Late 2013 iMacs at ...
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Upgrade iMac late 2009 with SSD

I've thinking to upgrade my iMac late 2009 with an SSD. Its has a SATA II port and now uses a HD Hitachi 7200rpm. In your opinions, if I'll upgrade, I can see an increase of performance or not? In my ...
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Which version of Windows will run on an iMac 24" early 2009 model?

I have an iMac 24", early 2009 model with 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo and 4 GB RAM running OS X Yosemite. I need to setup my Boot Camp and have done a lot of research, learned a lot but still unsure on ...