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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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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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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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Imac 27" EMC 2546 boot issue (stalls boot at ~30%)

I've seen somewhat similar other such issues on many posts, but nothing that gives me a workable solution to my boot issue, so here is what's happening: Imac 27" late 2012 EMC 2546, with the recalled ...
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iMac FaceTime HD camera shows no image/black image

There's an iMac whose FaceTime HD camera isn't displaying video images in applications like FaceTime, Photo Booth, or QuickTime video recorder. OS X El Cap shows that the camera is attached and ...
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When I search the help system, I never get any response

My iMac is generally fast, but when I search the help system, I never get any response. The help system works fine if I simply navigate it, but search never returns anything. Any suggestions would ...
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Stetting up your Mac install phase is taking a long time; save to reboot?

A friend of mine just got a new iMac from Best Buy. Installation phase went fine (I'm pretty sure OS came installed). She got to the "Setting up your Mac" phase and it's been stuck for about 3 hours ...
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Connect MacBook Pro 2015 to iMac 2015 with HDMI?

I forgot to bring my "Thunderbolt to Thunderbolt" cable to connect my MacBook Pro to my iMac screen. I do not wish to spend again all that money to go buy one now. The only thing I have here is a "...
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Runnng Yosemite on late 2015 iMac 21.5"

Does Yosemite run on late-2015-iMac-21.5"? It comes with El Capitan. I would like to install Yosemite instead.
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Should I be able to run disk utility on my Time Machine Backups?

Been having issues with Time Machine and backup so I ran disk utility on all my drives: iMac drive, iomega external HD and Time Capsule. When I run on Time Capsule I am getting a failure and this ...
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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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USB Bootcamp: INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE

i'm on a late 2012 iMac (15C50) and created a Windows 10 Bootcamp installation which worked fine. I transferred it to a external USB SSD with Winclone 5 which basically worked. I can still select it ...
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Why is my Time Capsule backup getting stuck on “preparing backup” or “cleaning old backups?”

Had my iMac 2009 21.5" hard drive replaced a few days ago, from a 500GB to a 1TB. This was done by an authorized Apple repair dealer. I have been trying to run backups through Time Capsule but it ...
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How to remove duplicate contacts in icloud across different groups

I have many different groups set up in my icloud and need to compare each group to one another and remove duplicated across groups. I know I can remove duplicates within each group, but how can I get ...
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How to install AMD Crimson video drivers on iMac 5K (Late 2014) in Bootcamp?

I installed Windows 10 using Bootcamp on my iMac. Bootcamp installed a bunch of drivers including one that allows proper 5K rendering on Windows. However when I play a recent game Rainbow Six Siege,...
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DVD stuck in 2006 iMac, won't boot

So I put a DVD in and it wouldn't come out. I wanted to try the "hold left mouse during start up" method of getting it out and now it won't boot and I can still not get the DVD out. It is my GF's old ...
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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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Why is my iMac (late 2013) HDD so slow?

My iMac's hard disk has been slow from the start. But recently it is becoming unbearable. Disk read and write speeds are consistently below 50 MB per second, without any applications producing any CPU ...
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How can I reset the admin password without a working screen?

I know that there are many threads about resetting/retrieving an admin password, but bear with me please and I'll explain why they don't work for me. I recently moved in to a property only to find ...
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Everything chopping after I power off additional monitor or TV

I'm using iMac mid 2014 with additional monitor (one thunderbolt to HDMI) and connected TV (Panasonic Smart TV on other thunderbolt to HDMI). Everything is ok and working perfectly, but I'm using TV ...
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How do I know if my iMac supports the UASP protocol over USB 3?

My iMac is an early 2013 (iMac 13,2 model). How do I know if it supports the UASP protocol over USB 3?
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El Capitan stuck on install

On a work iMac 27" Intel i5 that wouldn't boot when I got it. Did a restore to Yosemite. Tried to install El-Capitan, which didn't go well at first (I would download it and then get a message telling ...
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Streaming iMac's Audio to iPad

I want to stream all audio output from my iMac to iPad. By the way, I know, there are only app which named Airfoil for that functionality. But I'm searching inexpensive alternatives. So do you know ...
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How does Time Machine backup the snapshots made by Parallels 11

When setting up a VM in Parallels 11 (and previous versions) one can enable "SmartGuard" and then further "Optimize for Time Machine" What's not clear is exactly what's happening "under the covers" ...
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iMac 21.5" 4k Screen Colours Washed Out

I bought a new iMac 21.5" 4k screen for my web design work. I noticed that the way Safari renders colours is completely different from the way Chrome and Firefox does. Colours in Safari appear dull ...
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Spinning Beach Ball freeze despite (what seems like) normal CPU and RAM usage

My father's iMac seem to freeze, showing the spinning beach ball of death, SBBOD, after a certain amount of time, despite the activity monitor showing normal usage. I noted the CPU usage and RAM usage,...
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Will it do any harm to cannibalise an old hard drive as an SSD enclosure?

I have an old G-Tech Mini portable hard drive (FW800, bus-powered) that I don't need any more, so as an experiment I took the actual hard drive out and replaced it with a 512GB Crucial M4 SSD. I would ...
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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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Magic Trackpad and Bluetooth Keyboard gone HAYWIRE…can this be fixed/remedied?

my magic trackpad and keyboard have gone haywire and are clicking, highlight and doing whatever they want on their own...has anyone had this issue? It has taken 20 min to just make this post, as ...
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I have had my iMac stolen [duplicate]

I have had my iMac stolen but have not connected specificall to find My Mac. However I have setup "Back To My Mac". Is there any way of locating my MAC. It is coming online and is showwing in my ...
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iMac plus second display: Stickies app lose position in OS 10.10.5

My problem might be related to a similar stickies-losing-their-position question from April 23rd, but the resolution that came up there ("Navigate to ~/Library/Saved Application States/ – Look for com....
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How do you remedy iMac (2009) slow start-up, and sluggish performance?

here are my system details: OS X El Capitan - gold iMac (21.5-inch, Late 2009) 3.06 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 12 GB 1067 MHz DDR3 I have reduced startup to 1 or 2 apps, have at least 75GB avail on 500GB ...
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What is “ss_conn_service ” running on OS X?

I'm using OS X El Capitan on iMac 21.5". As an experienced user, I follow activity monitor sometimes for security of my device. For 2-3 days,"ss_conn_service" is running on my device. I cannot ...
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Messed up 3TB Fusion Drive Partitions (on iMac Late 2012)

I found one of the threads around here where you helped some guy with getting the Fusion drive back together after a failed attempt of using the Bootcamp on a Mac machine. Messed up 1TB Fusion Drive ...
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Pages won't open a file created in pages

A file created in Apple's Pages won't open after it's been created: >the required index.xml file is missing. This has become a more frequent problem as seemingly more of my Pages files won't open. ...
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Make new macbook work on iMac

Is there anyway I can make my new Macbook (12 inch) that comes with only USB-C work its display on my iMac? I used to do it with the my previous macbook air, but the new one does not have a ...
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Switching “primary” imac in Target Display Mode

I work in an office with a bunch of old iMacs sitting around. I thought I'd get clever and strap a few together to make a couple extra workstations. The goal has been to pair a 27" mid 2010 with a 21....
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iMac doesn't start

I am trying to turn on my iMac but it is not able to finish the loading and my mouse and keyboard don't work. It all started when I was trying to copy my iMac files to my usb and I am not sure what I ...
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I apparently have a defective hard drive

I noticed my Mac ticking like a clock and turned it off - it obviously hadn't switched off properly. When I reboot I get a flashing question mark, so I tried booting with ctrl+R. Computer does not ...
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Create secondary partition for Windows

Recently I installed windows 7 to iMac bootcamp. But how to create more partition similar to normal windows installation? I've read on article from apple said: Warning: Do not use other apps or ...
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Install Windows to iMac internal HDD

I have installed OS X on my external disk from my Macbook Pro. And recently I have installed Windows 7 on my client's iMac. But somehow, after seeing that I can access OS X from external drive. He ...
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My iMac says that my startup disk is full but I barely have anything on my Mac

My iMac says that my startup disk is full but I barely have anything on my mac. I deleted everything I don't need but when I check my storage it says 61.63GB is filled with "other". When scanned my ...
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iMac not shutting down since upgrading to OS X 10.11, El Capitan

The iMac will not shutdown as normal, the spinning loader is visible and it stays in that state if I don't interrupt it using the power button. I want to be able to shutdown as normal, at present I'm ...
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Should I install Opera 12 or OmniWeb browser for my (dated) iMac OSX 10.5.8?

Greetings: I've been reading the helpful comments regarding what browser is compatible with a dated OS. My Safari browser is 5.0.6. I'm going to paste my query here. I posted it on another Mac forum ...
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iMac5,1 states it is a Core Duo in “About this Mac”

My iMac5,1 states it is a Core Duo in "About this Mac". According to Apple info and other sites, this should be a Core 2 Duo. Any insight?
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External Time Machine drive fails to mount or initialize

I have two Seagate 3TB External Thunderbolt drives attached to my 27 iMac - one I use as a regular storage disk and the other I use as a Time Machine Drive. I recently needed to do a clean ...
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Replaced hard drive in iMac, have time machine back up but no installation discs

The hard drive in my 2008 24" iMac failed, I have a current time machine back up but I have lost my installation disks. I do have installation disks for my 2010 27" iMac, but I suppose these would ...
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Remote connection to iMac with resolution and session problem

I have an iMac 27" and when I am not at home, I want to be remotely connected to it using a Lenovo with a 13" screen. I faced two problems with the classic VNC connection: The first problem is that ...
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Sections of desktop turn black?

So I have a very odd issue. At random I get black sections in program windows, on dock icons, and on my desktop. What makes it odd is I can actually take a screenshot of it plus you can even see it ...
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iMac 2009 late Kernel Panic

I always face kernel panic when the iMac processes heavy load, like editing iMovie and uploading to youtube. The problem occurred a few years ago from 10.9 to 10.11. The kernel panic logs are listed ...