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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 ...
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What can I do if I have no startup disk for the used apple imac g4 I got

I got a used imac g4 and when I turn it on it goes to startup installer with 3 options n then restart button. I can't get it to go any farther and I don't know what to do
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Upgraded iMac 5k restarts randomly

I have a very frustrating problem and I need your guys help to fix it. I bought an imac 5k that I upgraded it's CPU, HDD, RAM. This is my second one i have upgraded and the second one that keeps ...
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Open Office is not working

I am having trouble opening office on my iMac. It use to open I'm not sure what happened. What do I need to do to be able to open office?
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Can't get microphone to work on iMac13,2

I'm asking on behalf of a colleague who can't get the microphone on their 27" iMac (model iMac13,2, 27-inch, Late 2012 with Intel i5 2.9 GHz) to work. In Sound preferences, all the setting look fine, ...
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Video File size and Storage [closed]

Ten people are going to send me 3-minute unedited videos shot on their smart phone. How large a file will this create on my iMac for editing?
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Unable to change function keys like before

In the past versions of Mac OS X, I used to be able to change the function keys behavior. But now that option is no longer. Does anyone know how to do it now? (Yosemite 10.10.5) Using a Razer ...
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How to restore iMac with Time Machine?

I'm trying to restore all my content. On boot I press & hold Cmd ⌘ R . This takes me to the Internet Recovery option, yet I want to restore from my Time Machine backup. What could be the ...
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Optimal Memory Layout for Late 2015 iMac

I purchased an additional 2 8GB ram sticks for my iMac. My intent was to upgrade the original 8GB (from Apple) to a total of 24GB. When I opened the back, I noticed Apple had installed a 4GB slot ...
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Change GraphicConverter 9 Concat output resolution?

I am using GraphicConverter 9 to combine multiple images together, and I'm using the Concat function. The issue I'm having is that the outputted image has a resolution of only 10 ppi...which doesn't ...
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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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Adding RAM memory to my 2011 iMac [duplicate]

I am adding more RAM memory to my 2011 21-inch iMac. It currently has two 2 GB memory cards. Can I leave those two cards in place and simply add two new 4 GB memory cards, or do I need to remove the ...
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Target Display mode: iMac mid 2011 with MacBook Pro 2013 late not working

Hardware & OS LIST list: Mac mid 2011i5 4 GB MacBook Pro Retina late 2013 Thunderbolt Cable 2m OS X El Capitan‎ (both) I'm trying to connect my MacBook Pro with my iMac as extended display. ...
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Mac restarts again and again

I have a huge problem with my iMac. When I boot it, I hear the "start sound", I see the Apple icon and a charging circle. After 2-3 minutes the Mac reboots, black screen then the start sound and then ...
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Moving data from Mid-2010 iMac to Late 2015 iMac

I just ordered a new 27" Late 2015 iMac. I'll be moving my data from a 27" mid-2010 iMac. What's the recommended medium for the migration? I know how to use Migration Assistant, but the old iMac has ...
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Securing USB Drive in Place on iMac

The internal drive of my iMac went bust recently, the iMac is not under warranty anymore so I do not plan to fix it anytime soon. At the moment I am using an external drive and I am managing. The only ...
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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 Thunderbolt external monitor black after sleep or blacking out intermittently

We have an iMac 2013 that has a second screen (3rd party) attached via Thunderbolt. Recently the second screen was having problems coming on in the morning when waking from sleep and we had to hit the ...
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Play a video on shutdown

Hi I am looking at a way if possible to play a small 1 minute ~ 2MB video everytime I shut down my mac is this possible ?
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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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iMac 27 3.2 GHz core i5 [late 2013] memory upgrade

I'm thinking to upgrade memory on my iMac 27 3.2 GHz core i5 [late 2013]. It has currently built-in 8GB [4GB x 2] RAM. My questions are: 1] Can I upgrade RAM by simply adding 16GB [8GB x 2] in two ...
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Recent items menus have stopped working on my iMac

Recently I noticed that on my iMac, running El Capitan, the Open Recent menu has stopped getting updated, both in the Apple menus, and for apps, and both for the Open Recent menu item, and the list ...
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Should I clean iMac fan ducts?

Should I try to clean the fan ducts at the top and bottom of my five year old iMac? I have seen people say vacuuming or blowing air may mess up the innards.
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I only have 2.48 GB of 8 GB RAM available on my Mac after I installed Windows 10

My iMac (iMac12,2) has a pair of 4 GB memory for 8 GB total. It shows up in OS X. Booting to Windows 10 (64-bit) only 2.48 GB of total physical memory are available. Is there a way to use ...
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Apple iMac powermac 6.1

How Come my old iMac Powermac 6.1 isn't recognized by my iPhone 4s ? and how do I connect my mobile hotspot from my T-Mobile iPhone 4s to my old iMac Power Mac 6.1? I try to just plug it in with the ...
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Where to source replacement internal fans? (For a mid-2011 iMac)

I'm looking to replace one of the internal fans in my iMac (mid-2011, 21.5" version) - is there anywhere these can be sourced?. I can't seem to find it online, and only see the part mentioned in ...
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iMac 2008 Core 2 Duo does not list my bootable USB stick in the boot menu?

Hi i am trying to install OS X El Capitan on iMac 2008 model Core 2 Duo processor, and 4GB Ram. The way i followed is i created a USB bootable stick and insert to mac machine and restarted the ...
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White banding on iMac while logging in. What does it mean?

I have a late 2012 iMac which is behaving sluggishly. I rebooted, and when I try to log in, it hangs for a long time (it’s hard to make out, but it’s rainbow pinwheeling), and then I get a weird ...
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Mac Problem after graphic card and system update

so we have an iMac here 27" Mid 2011. It had a known issue with the graphic card and it crashes with serveral graphic errors. So an apple reseller put in a new one. its a a new ATI Radeon HD 67** ...
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Diagnosing why a mac needs safe mode to boot

"Fresh" install of snow leopard 10.6 needs safe mode to boot. It's a 2006 24" iMac and I can't upgrade the software to lion since it's not availiable on app store (I don't really want to shell out any ...
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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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How to stop my SSD “ejecting” from my iMac when in standby?

I recently purchased an SSD drive for my 2009 27" iMac to replace the DVD Drive. Everything installed fine, performance is good etc. However when the device (SSD) is put to "sleep", OS X sees it as ...
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Can an appleTV wake up an iMac to stream it's itunes

Let's say I have an imac with all of my videos on, which has been synced with itunes. If my computer has gone onto standby, but I am in the other room with an appleTV and want to watch something from ...
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How to further diagnose a probably broken graphics card?

I got a somehow broken iMac Mid-2010 (Mac11,2) with a Radeon HD 4670 video card from a friend and now have to repair it. Diagnosis history: The iMac with El Capitan installed doesn't start properly ...
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Are slow format speeds indicative of more severe hard drive problems?

I have an mid-2011 iMac, that has 4GB of RAM and a 500GB HDD (not SSD). Over the past few months I have experienced: Fairly frequent beach balls/general system slowdowns A worrying number of errors ...
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How to run Apple Hardware Test on older Mac

I have replaced original hard drive to samsung SSD and upgraded memory too. I have now installed El Capitan and want to run Apple Hardware Test. I have already tried 'D' , Option + 'D' both didn't do ...
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Boot iMac from Macbook

The new MacBooks are the best But their processors are pretty anemic. Not a big deal when I'm out and about, but not great for serious work. What I'd like to do: Get an iMac with decent specs, ...
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Memory problem after upgrade to El Capitan

I have an iMac 27 inch ( Late 2013 ) system.It has 8 GB RAM. Today i upgraded to El Captain from Yosemite. El Captain installed successfully. Now it is showing 4 GB Memory. I dont know what happen to ...
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My SSD seems slow, could it be the link speed?

I just replaced my old HD from a late-2009 iMac with a new Samsung SSD 850 EVO 1TB. It was installed by an official Apple repair store but I am worried because it seems slower than my new macboook ...
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Whirring/whining noise but only after sleep

I have a mid-2011 21.5" iMac. OS X Yosemite 10.10.5, 2.5 GHz i5, 20 GB RAM. About a week ago (coinciding with no significant update or other event that I can think of) it began making a ...
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Realtime SCART input with audio on an iMac

I was just wondering if there's any hardware I could purchase which would allow me to basically use my iMac as a television, for analogue signals mainly as I can already watch digital content on it ...
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El Capitan gives me a kernel panic error right after installing

Almost immediately after the installation reboot, and seconds after the apple logo appears the following error shows up; panic(cpu 0 caller 0xffffff8017d263a6) : "zone_init;kmem_suballoc ...