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USB Stick works on iMac, but on MacBook Pro not

i have a strange problem. I formated an usb-Stick (64GB) on my iMac (Mac Journaled Filesystem). Not encrypted, no password. It works fine on several devices (e.g. Popcorn Multimediabox), Windows-...
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iMac mid 2011 grey screen

On a site I have come along a pretty cheap 27" mid 2011 iMac. The seller says it's broken and when he press the power button it shows a white/grey screen and the "startup sound" plays. Is there any ...
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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 ...
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iMac: OS X Yosemite - Safari Hijacked by Yahoo

Today I installed a bittorrent client and it pulled a fast sneaky partnership thing with Yahoo! which swapped my search homepage and default engine to Yahoo. I'm extremely upset because I despise ...
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How can I modify Boot Camp Assistant so it can use bootable USB?

I own a 2011 21,5" iMac, and I need to install Windows to run some software that is Windows only. I have done this in the past by altering Bootcamp assistent so it can use bootable USB drives, which ...
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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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What's slowing down my Mac?

I have the following mac: iMac (27-inch, Late 2013) 3.4 GHz Intel Core i5 8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 775M 2048 MB It has a HDD, and I have 240GB out of 1TB free space. I'm on OS X El ...
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How does one rotate iMac display using Yosemite?

With my Mid-2012 MBA running Mountain Lion, I have no issues at all in rotating my display after hitting display in preferences while holding cmd + option keys. However, I've run into a snag with my ...
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Should I have to pay for Garage Band if I bought my iMac with OS X 10.8?

I've recently started a project that's going to entail using GarageBand. I'd heard it was free, and I searched it in Spotlight. Just to clarify, I am currently running El Capitan. Lo and behold, it ...
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xpcproxy using all my bandwidth

I have recently installed an SSD in my iMac and restored my backup using SuperDuper!. Since then, xpcproxy seems to randomly download stuff and uses all my bandwidth for minutes on end. What would be ...
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What are the differences between SDRAM and SO-DIMM RAM, and which should I use for my iMac?

I've started virtualizing Windows 7 on my Mac and I've realized 4GB of ram simply isn't enough for listening to music, surfing the web, virtualizing Windows, and running a compiler all at once. The ...
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How to restore OS X after installing Windows in a single boot configuration

I want to restore OS X after installing Windows in a single boot configuration. So Windows is occupying the whole disk. Now I want to erase the hard disk and restore Mac OS X Mavericks. How do I do ...
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How bad is it for a Mac to forcefully restart it when it freezes?

I have a 2011 27" iMac running OS X Lion. There is a known bug when iMac, after waking up from sleep mode, freezes while playing video (Flash in my case). It does not respond to any key combination ...
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Mini Displayport to daisy chain external displays

I have a 2008-ish? iMac, not sure it's been a while, and am not looking to upgrade as it's treated me right. However its an iMac 8,1 not sure of the EMC #, I'm sure is irrelevant to the post, but what ...
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iMac won't open user accounts!

I have a newer (2009 I believe) iMac, running Yosemite. It powers on, the Apple logo and progress bar appear, as well as the mouse cursor, but then nothing happens, the screen just stays on and ...
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Particular websites blocked when using Internet Sharing

I have the following setup. I have a Macbook Pro with an external monitor plugged into it via HDMI. I then have another external monitor plugged into the Macbook Pro via a Thunderbolt to DVI adapter. ...
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Is the hard disk of a late 2015 27" iMac 5k still replaceable?

I'm getting different information from the web vs. Gravis. I'd like to know if the HDD of a late 2015 iMac 27" model can still be replaced. According to Gravis it's soldered. My idea was to get a ...
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Booting iMac in Recovery partition takes forever

I'm trying to boot the recovery partition on my Mid 2010 iMac 27 to do a Time Machine recovery. OSX is installed correctly already and I can boot that quickly. However, when I try to boot the ...
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iTunes Producer unable to get password from my keychain

When I try to open iTunes Producer, I get an error stating, "We are unable to retrieve your password from the security keychain." I recently deleted the folder in my keychain library while trying to ...
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How to select an operating system to boot without a keyboard?

I'm in a pretty sticky situation right now... The USB keyboard that I've always used broke. I do have the wireless keyboard that came with my iMac. However, my iMac is dual-booted. When I turn it ...
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iMac Contacts app

Within Contacts I have an entry with my name, the previous company I worked with, job tile etc and details of the company website of the company I worked for before that. I have tried to change this ...
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iMac randomly shuts down

We have a late 2012 27 inch iMac. It has a 2.9 GHz i5 processor and a 1 TB fusion drive along with 8 GB of RAM. I recently upgraded it to El Capitan. A couple of months ago it randomly started to not ...
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iMac: Running Hot with iSight camera turned on?

I have an iMac (21.5-inch, Mid 2011) with OS X El Cap. I noticed that it appeared to be running hotter than usual over the last few days. This sort of thing happens when I’m doing a lot of video work, ...
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How to clean iMac screen?

I've messed up and used a generic LCD cleaning product on a glass iMac screen. According to the label it consists of distilled water and surfactants (or surface-active components, don't know how to ...
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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 ...