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Can I put my Windows HDD in a caddy for new iMac?

I was wondering if this is possible: I have a PC with Windows 8. The HDD for this PC is a SATA hard drive (can't remember the size off the top of my head). The HDD has a lot of work documents on it I ...
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Syncing my iMac and Macbook Pro - All Data and Files [duplicate]

If I'm wanting to sync my iMac and my MacBook Pro so that I don't have to connect it every time or back it up through time machine what would be the best way? I want a true sync. So If I save ...
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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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Microsoft 2011 for Mac

For school I have to create a Powerpoint presentation and I am experiencing a problem. My teacher asked me to use a Text Effect of Gradient Fill - Black, Outline - White, Outer Shadow and when I try ...
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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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Shared library between Macbook Air, iMac, Airport Time Capsule

My Early 2008 iMac alu 24" HD drive has finally died and I'm in the process of replacing it. I've also recently got a 2013 Mac Air. The MacAir SSD drive is small so I want to share the iTunes/iPhoto ...
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Wake on LAN with iMac

Which iMac models support wake on LAN (ethernet)? I've enabled "Wake for Administrator Access" but I can't wake up the Mac from Off or Sleep states. I'm using my tried-and-true tomato firmware which ...
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iMessages split between different devices.

I have a bunch of Apple products. iPad, iMac, iPhone etc. And lately I've been noticing that some of my iMessages show up on one device and not the other. For example: when my parents text me, I ...
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iMac Startup I/O Error Despite Successful Disk Repair

My Early 2008 iMac with OSX 10.8.5 no longer boots beyond grey screen with spinning gear. Verbose mode shows a load of I/O errors. Disk Verify/Repair run via recovery partition completes successfully, ...
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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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iMac and HDMI display - not turning off properly

I'm using iMac on my work and when i said to my boss that i need 2nd display for work he ordered it and it arrived. Philips Gioco 27" But that display has only VGA and HDMI ports, no DVI. So we bought ...
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New iMac (mid 2013) storage options

I recently purchased a maxed out iMac: NVIDIAGeForceGTX780M 4GB GDDR5 3.5GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7 8GB 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM-2X4GB (upgrading to 32GB myself) 256GB Flash Storage ...and I'm ...
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QuickTime Player Green Screen [duplicate]

I am trying to record a video with Quicktime Player but whenever I record it shows a green screen. When I try to watch the video when I record the screen: P.S I am using an iMac...
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OS 10.8.5 - Finder craziness in one user account on iMac

I have created three main user accounts on my new iMac. Two of them are running glitch-free, but the last one is acting up. Most noticeably, the Finder indicator in the dock turns on and off ...
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iMac monitor unexpectedly comes back on

I turn the monitor off (using control+shift+eject) while listening to music on my iMac 27". But recently it has starting coming back on almost right away, which I assume is from the vibration of the ...
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iMac Fan runs fast and hard

Is it common for an imac fan to kick into full swing when booting up and never idling down even after 10 minutes? It sounds like a vacuum. Would going in to the BIOS(no idea how to do that on a mac) ...
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My iMac boots but the screen doesn't work

My iMac boots(i can hear the jingle and the CD drive) but the screen doesn't work. Is the screen working and I closed the screen from software by some means. Model is iMac12,1 (MC309XX/A) if I ...
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imac pro inserting a document into another document

I am writing a manual and it has many graphics, in the past i wrote it as one document and was frustrated as i edited the graphics would have to be repositioned. So this time i had the bright idea to ...
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How can I install Office from disc on iMac without SuperDrive?

I bought a new iMac, however it has no SuperDrive. I was given a gift of Microsoft Office 2011 (3 uses) in disc, but I don't have the money for external drive right now. How can I install this ...
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Apple logo with red circle and line through it. (anti symbol)

Get apple with red circle and line through it on start up. (anti symbol)Cannot do anything else. Any clues what to do? Think it's a 2007 iMac.
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iMac on Bootcamp - Getting Windows 7 to recognize Audio-In jack

I have the latest Bootcamp drivers on a Windows 7 installation on my 27' iMac (the last one that came out - 2012?). The Audio-In jack is combined with the Audio-Out for the headphones. Works great on ...
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As a novice user how can I reinstall an old Mac?

I have used IBM PCs, and clones, professionally from 1981 until I retired in 1999. I have never owned/used a Mac. My neighbor gave me his older Mac (I think he bought it 5 years ago). I want to ...
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Can I use an external monitor with my late 2009 21.5 inch iMac?

Basically, I'm wondering with the proper cables if can hook up an additional monitor to my late 2009 21.5" iMac. I know the 27" iMacs are able to be hooked up to external monitors, I'm just worried I ...
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Home Sharing from Dell to iMac

How do you use home sharing from a Windows 7 Dell, to an iMac desktop? I can't seem to figure it out
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Multiple desktop backgrounds: 27" iMac/Mission Control: animation problem

I've just installed a 27" iMac running 10.8 with 16 GB RAM. I use 4 desktops at a time with different backgrounds in each. When changing between e.g. desktops 2 and 3, via CTRL-right-arrow, Mission ...
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How to reformat the latest iMac?

I need to reformat my work mac. My boss bought it about a month ago, so it's one of the newer ones that didn't come with an installation disc. It's running mountain lion and has a bluetooth keyboard ...
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Is it possible to use another video card into iMac 24" 2008?

I have an iMac 2.8 from 2008, all works like a charm for now, but I'm lacking some GPU power from my ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro. I checked on google and think it's a PCIe x16 card yet can't find anyone ...
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MacBook Air + iMac + external display

I have a setup of a MacBook Air (2013), an iMac (2009), and a regular external monitor. I’m able to connect either the iMac or the monitor to the MacBook and use them as an additional screen. Is there ...
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Seagate 4TB, 3,5" / SATA III (ST4000DM000) and SK-3500 Super-S Combo

I bought a 4TB 3.5", SATA III Seagate Desktop HD and put it into a SK-3500 Super-S Combo. My iMac (late 2009) did, however, not detect the HD when I connect it. Since I cannot see it, I am unable to ...
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Restore Time Machine backup onto different Mac

I currently have an older iMac (first Intel generation - 2 GHz Intel Core Duo with 2GB 667 DDR2 SDRAM. I am running OS X 10.6.8 and cannot upgrade to any newer OS to to hardware limitations. I have ...
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ram upgrade works in safe mode but not in normal mode

I have new installed 8 gb ram in to my 2010 imac i3. It kernel panic when booted, but worked when I start it in safe mode. It also shows as 12 GB ram. ( 4 Gb original and 8 gb new. ) How can I ...
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Which would be better for FCP and Pro Tools? Mac Mini 2.3GHz i7Quad or iMac 2.9GHz i5 Quad?

I apologize in advance if this is a dumb question. I've been a post production recording engineer and sound editor for 20 years, but for the last 4 I've been on disability because of arthritis and ...
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How can I connect my IMac 4.1 (Late 2006) to the most current mac mini to use as a monitor for work. [duplicate]

I need to connect my mac mini to my IMAC 4.1's monitor (late 2006) for work purposes. I would like to still use my computer running on Snow Leopard for personal use. Which cables do I need to connect ...
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Help needed installing OS X 10.6 on a clean iMac 8.1/early 2008

I have an iMac that has had the hard drive wiped completly clean, no partitions at all, just a blank drive, I have purchased OS X 10.6 installation DVD. I try to install OS X, the disc loads up and ...
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iMac reinstall of Mountain Lion stuck on “install-information loading”

I'm trying to reinstall my iMac without a CD. I erased my disk completely and then clicked on Reinstall Mac OS X Mountain Lion. Now it is stuck for half an hour on the "install-information loading" ...
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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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Entering superscript text (exponents) in TextEdit?

I am writing math problems on my iMac and I am using TextEdit. I need to add exponents to one of my problems. How can I do that?
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Will iMac G5 recognize external cd/dvd rom?

The SuperDrive on my G5 used to read disks without problems, but now it thinks all the disks I insert are empty. Now, I want to install different OS on it, and as I've read it can't be done with the ...
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iMac G5 works very loudly. How to fix it?

I only run Safari with maximum 3-5 tabs opened and the machine makes noise like a vacuum cleaner making it very hard to work on. Any ideas how to fix it?
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Can I use iMac G5 PowerPC for iOS app development?

Can I use iMac G5 PowerPC for iOS app development? If not, why?
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Can I change sensitivity of line input level? (as opposed to setting the volume)

I'm connecting a standard stereo tape output to an iMac line input socket. Setting input level in System Preferences > Sound > Input > Line In requires the slider to be barely "off the stop" before ...
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Upgrade this iMac to the latest version of Os X?

I have an iMac running 10.5.8. How well/badly do you think it would work if I upgrade to the most recent version of MacOsX (and can I leap there in one go, or do I need to first upgrade to an ...
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What can I use a iMac G5 17" 1.9GHz for?

I'm very new to the Apple world, and I want to buy iMac G5 17", 1.9GHz, 512GB of RAM (upgraded to 1.5GB) and ATI Radeon X600. What this machine can do in real life? I mean, these numbers mean to me ...
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Upgrade from 10.5.8 to Mountain Lion

Is it possible for me with a 2007 iMac running Leopard (2.16 Ghz Intel 2 Duo and 2 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM) to upgrade to Mountain Lion? If not, is there any later version I can upgrade to? If I can ...
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Connection failed to Time Capsule

I have a time capsule that I've been using for years, as a wireless router as well as automated backups and external storage. All of a sudden, both my Mac Book and iMac stopped being able to access ...
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How can two iCloud accounts have Find My Mac activated on an iMac?

I bought an open box computer from best buy, and a year later someone else's iCloud account remotely locked and wiped my iMac. How could their iCloud still be attached to the computer when the hard ...
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How to share keyboard and mouse in Target Display Mode

Recently I've discovered an excellent software for MacOS, which provides an opportunity, among other things, to share the wireless keyboard and mouse between different computers. It is called Teleport ...
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Kernel error as soon as I press a key on my USB Apple iMac keyboard

As soon as I press a key on my Apple iMac keyboard, the iMac freezes and instantly restarts with a box popping up saying Your computer was restarted because of a problem. Everything worked fine ...
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Can I use the octopus cable to connect a Thunderbolt Display to my 2012 iMac?

I tried connecting a Thunderbolt Display to my 27" iMac (2012) using the Thunderbolt end of the display’s octopus cable, but the display did not turn on and was not recognised by the iMac. Is this ...
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iMac Screen fail, vertical lines

One day after I on the iMac, I hear the initial sound, and I see this: As the activity indicator is spinning, I've been waiting for a long, but it never finishes to load. Then I tried to boot in ...