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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 ...
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Is reinstalling Mavericks possible via recovery mode with two HDs and without a backup?

I can't get my iMac working and I don't have a backup. If I choose to reinstall Mavericks or Lion (it shipped with Lion, I upgraded to Mavericks) will that wipe over the core HD? I got core HD 350 ...
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Transfer iTunes library and music to external hard drive

I have an iMac running OS X Yosemite 10.10.5, with iTunes 12.3. I want to transfer my music to an external hard drive, but here is the difference: I don't want to transfer it to another computer. I ...
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Repeated crash errors following El Capitan Upgrade

I upgraded to El Capitan and I keep getting repeated crash errors for the following: Process: com.apple.geod [803] Path: ...
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Sometimes Internet stops working

While I'm navigating in the Internet with Google Chrome the Internet stops working, it doesn't load the websites suddenly sometimes. I have an Edimax repeater and when I connect from the modem and ...
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Apple Wireless keyboard unable to pair with iMac (mid 2010, Macos 10.10.5)

I've an apple wireless keyboard and iMac 21.5 inch (mod 2010). Keyboard refuse to work out of the blue and I receive a message that the mac os 10.6.8 was no longer supported. I upgraded t0 10.10.5. ...
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Updating Yosemite 10.10.5 ? on iMac

I want to update my iMac OS X Mavericks Version 10.9.5 to OS X Yosemite 10.10.5. Do I need to backup my files ? or not ?. I'm afraid to update it because I don't want to erase my important files. I'm ...
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Shared Folder - File Permissions Never Right & Files hidden for some users

I'll go ahead and clarify how I set this up. Skip down to "Issues at Hand" if you want what the problems are. Current Setup: We currently have 10 mac computers, 4 of which are mac mini's and 6 are ...
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Backspace Key Not Working on Mac Keyboard

Can't explain it, my official wired Mac Keyboard that came with my iMac (20-inch, Early 2009) currently running OS X Yosemite 10.10.5 (14F27) has a backspace key that suddenly stopped working. I've ...
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User account on iMac won't allow applications to open

When my friend logs into his user account and tries to open the Mail App, he just gets the spinning ball and it won't open. Safari and other apps will open, but they take forever. When his wife or ...
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1st Reboot after fresh Yosemite Install - Chime + Apple logo + status bar…then

status bar goes about 1/3 of the way and then it dissappers along with the logo and I get just the white screen. When I boot into Safe Mode I have no audio and sometime the screen flickers. I ...
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What is Yosemite doing when it has a seizure?

Ever since I installed Yosemite on my iMac, it's become unresponsive for about 5–10 seconds when I do any of a variety of common actions. The following usually trigger a delay: a few seconds of no ...
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Should I update to El Capitan? [closed]

I don't know whether I should update my iMac to El Capitan or not. I'm planning to use it daily as my primary computer for the next 5 to 7 years (yes, seriously) and too afraid to update to the next ...
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What does this error message mean? The iMac just restarted itself [duplicate]

Anonymous UUID: BA94AC5C-A21D-7A27-8D88-E5FDB68C5FFF Sun Sep 20 10:05:13 2015 *** Panic Report *** panic(cpu 6 caller 0xffffff801cc02617): "m_free: freeing an already freed ...
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Is real hibernation possible on OS X? (mac mini/imac, not laptops)

I am looking for a real hibernation feature. Feature-wise I would like to be able to do both of the following: take a 15 minute break from work and take up when I left off without waiting longer ...
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How to use an old iMac as an external display for a MacBook via wifi?

There have been several questions how to connect a (new) MacBook to an (old) iMac so the latter will work as a second, bigger display for the former, but all were assuming a hardware connection, i.e. ...
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Dialup on 2009 iMac

I'm going to see a family friend who's been having trouble with her decade old Windows machine. I have an old iMac laying around and I thought I would set her up with it. The only thing is, she lives ...
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iMac will not save anything. Not files or changes in settings.

Any changes that I make display, key chain i.e. , documents spread sheets etc are erased when I log off and reboot. I recently acquired my computer.
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Harmful to never put to sleep / shut down a mac?

Is it harmful for a mac in any way to never put it to sleep, or to turn it off? I have a macbook air and an iMac that I set to never sleep in the settings. Only the displays go to sleep. I turn them ...
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iMac startup manager not displaying

I have an iMac 27" from late 2009 and I'm trying to fix it but everything I've tried thus far doesn't help. I don't have an Apple keyboard but a normal keyboard should work as well. When turning the ...
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iMac 8,1: where to put thermal sensor after SSD installation

I'm installing an SSD in an early 2008 iMac (8,1) which has a thermal sensor taped to the current hard drive. After reading nearly twenty threads on the subject I'm having difficulty determining what ...
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iMac with USB Headset: Sound Output suddenly turned off when under high load

I own an iMac late 2014 with OSX 10.10.5 and I usually use an USB headset for both in- and output. Now when the iMac is under heavier pressure for a longer time (the fan is pretty loud), the output ...
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Can I use an iMac in target display mode with an Apple TV?

Target display mode appears to require a <4K ThunderBolt or DisplayPort connection. Apple TVs exclusively use HDMI output, but Apple sells ThunderBolt to HDMI adapters. I was wondering if it would ...
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Printer connected to Mac only works if other Mac is turned on

I have an old iMac G5 with Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) and a Canon PIXMA MG5350 printer. It prints without a problem on the old G5. I think the printer is connected via bluetooth. And now I also have an ...
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Using iMac 27" for displaying HDMI output

I have an HD satellite box which I previously connected to my old PC. I am interested in using my new iMac 27" 5K as a monitor for its output. I did go through the various answers available, but some ...
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iMac screen froze while in use, shutdown, restarted, got worse

iMac (approx 7-8 yrs old) Screen froze while in use. Shut down for 10 mins. Restarted, graphics came on distorted. Apple logo in the middle of screen with small broken lines and specks all over the ...
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How do I fix “Your Disk Could Not Be Partitioned” isssue with BootCamp Assistant?

I'm Alex and I'm attempting to install Windows 10 on my iMac 27" (2012) with 3TB+128GB Fusion Drive, but during install procedure I get the same error "Your Disk Could Not Be Partitioned" without any ...
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iMac freezes complete, except mouse pointer. What can I do?

Recently, I've notice a strange behavior on my iMac (Yosemite 10.10.4, Late 2009). Everything freezes completely - it's totally unresponsive. HOWEVER, the I can continue to control the mouse pointer ...
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Late 2012 iMac not seeing Bootcamp 6 update

I would like to install Windows 10 and use Bootcamp 6 to do so on a 2012 iMac. According to Apple's documentation, this should have appeared and been installed by software update. When I check my ...
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How to extract files from a broken non-bootable OS X without reinstalling OS X?

What can I download/install onto a USB drive, have it boot off that USB drive and then copy the files I need to another USB flash drive? The error message I get when booting is "Missing Operating ...
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Installing Windows 10 Bootcamp on 27 iMac (2015): USB 3.0 problem

I'm trying to install Windows 10 on my iMac. I've gotten to the part where Windows setup asks for the bootcamp drivers, before Windows is installed ("Collecting information"). I've tried having the ...
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Is lowering my ODD fan speed dangerous after installing and SSD?

I've just installed a new SSD in my mid 2010 27" iMac. I put it in place of the disk drive (ODD) so now there is no optical disc drive in my computer. After I did the installation I noticed that the ...
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24" imac from 2008 as a monitor for macbook pro

The iMac does only have a mini displayport output. And it does it not have target mode, but if I upgrade my iMac's OS to X Yosemite, will target mode come with it? If so, Will I at that point be able ...
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How to remove windows partition without having to erase the other one?

I have an imac late 2013 with a fusion drive. I've created a windows 10 partition and I'd like to delete it. I tried with bootcamp and disk utility but as you've probably heard before, it came up with ...