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Why is a hard drive not readable anymore after removing it from the Mac?

I have a mid 2010 27" iMac. Until this evening it had an SSD (primary drive with OS X Mavericks installation on it) and a HDD as second drive. The HDD is a Western Digital I built into the iMac in ...
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How to connect Wireless Keyboard when new hdd on imac 27

I have an iMac 27 emc 2390, i just had a hdd failure, so i bought a new hdd, plug it in and then start my imac with the instal dvd in. The point is that my keyboard isn't recognize so i can't boot on ...
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Brother HL-1440 Disappears From Mavericks

I'm using OS X 10.9.4 and I have a Brother HL-1440 that I've been using for years, even before I was using an iMac. It's been a real workhorse and doesn't show signs of failure mechanically (it's ...
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External display randomly acquires and loses signal under Mavericks 10.9.4

I am trying to use a Planar PXL2790MW external display with my iMac 11,3 (2.93 GHz 27inch) connected by a Mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort cable. The display works intermittently: at random times, it ...
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Can't update boot ROM firmware on iMac Late 2006

I want to use Boot Camp on my 17 inch iMac Late 2006, but whenever I open it, it tells me that I need to update my Boot ROM firmware to use the assistant. So I downloaded the latest Boot ROM from ...
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Late 2011 iMac wont boot after Mavericks install

I am not very tech savvy so please answer in lamans terms. I recently updated my iMac to Mavericks via App Store. Few days later I was using iTunes and system kept playing up. Following day I ...
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How to turn off Bonjour?

My iMac (late 2009 with Mavericks) can only start up in safe mode. I have read that it might be related to a mdns responder issue. The log comes back with 2 kinds of lines which look suspect (but I ...
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single track on disk showing as multiple iTunes entries, how to clean it up?

If I 'show in finder' on the "duplicate" then both entries in iTunes point to the same track, how do I clean this up, preferably for the entire library as I've seen a few instances of this
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iMAC Late 2009 - Only boots in Safe Mode

iMAC Late 2009 - Gets stuck on Grey Screen with Apple Logo. Only way to boot it is in Safe Mode Ran Apple Hardware Test (Extended) - Came out Clean Did Hard Drive Verify - No Issues I have Reset ...
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Sourcing a replacement graphics card for an iMac

I have a Early-2009 2.93 GHz 24" iMac, which has a faulty graphics card. I'm keen to try replacing it myself using this excellent guide. Unfortunately the guide doesn't mention any advice on ...
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Magic Mouse Gesture not working OS X Mavericks

I am using Magic Mouse with my iMac having OS X Mavericks 10.9. Everything was working fine since today morning, I realized that my Magic Mouse is only responding to scrolling and primary, secondary ...
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Transfering a Bluetooth keyboard & mouse from one iMac to an iMac that has never used Bluetooth

Is there any way to do this? I tried putting iMac 1 to sleep and waiting for the 2nd one to pick up the keyboard and mouse, but still "No keyboards have been found." The 2nd one is, of course, the ...
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For the Apple SSD drives, will they run slower with less free space available?

From what I understand, most SSDs will run slower once there is 20% or less free space available, due to TRIM/garbage collection. However, are Apple SSDs the same way? The reason I ask is because ...
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Launchd - Run as if you're logged in as a user using sudo

Is there a way to do this? Basically I'm trying to run a script that needs to launch a program. Putting the script in /Library/LaunchDaemons works fine, but everything gets run as if its the root ...
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Connect two iMacs and an LED Cinema Display to MacBook Pro

In my office I have a brand new Thunderbolt-equipped iMac, an older iMac (Mini DisplayPort), and an LED Cinema Display (Mini DisplayPort). I want to connect these three displays to my MacBook Pro with ...
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2007 iMac kernel panics repeatedly

I have an iMac (24-inch Mid 2007) which has recently had a lot of kernel panics (a screen pops up telling me to reboot). After rebooting the machine several times, the error still comes up. I took it ...
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iMac WiFi speeds doesn't compare to other computers at home

My iMac 27" (late 2009, 10.8.2) wifi (3-4 bars) speed doesn't compare to other computers at home. The same Youtube video in 720p loads without delay on my dads computer, however on my iMac (I usually ...
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Boot Camp and Windows 8

I had a Retina MacBook Pro with Windows 8 already installed. I can boot from it without problems, and all the drivers Apple provided for Windows 7 works perfectly for me except one thing. I am not ...
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How to control brightness on external late 2009 iMac monitor when connected to new 2012 iMac primary monitor?

I have a late 2012 27" iMac as my primary monitor also connected to a late 2009 27" iMac as a secondary monitor via a mini-display port to mini-display port cable. I also have a Dell 24" monitor ...
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Memory for iMac12.1 (mid-2011)

I've found here that imac12.1 (mid-2011) unofficially will support 32 GB of RAM. Questions: Can I mix 2x2 GB with 2x8 GB of memory to get 20 GB of RAM? Will this model work with imac12.1? Thank ...
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iCloud and Email and syncing

I am a little bit confused as to how best to setup my devices to have the best battery life and best syncing options. I have an iMac, iPad mini & iPhone 5. Currently I use Google Apps (Gmail) to ...
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iMac restart issue

I've got a 21.5", late 2011 iMac which has been acting up lately: after a normal shutdown, the computer would hang at the Apple logo, with the spinning 'loading' wheel below it. I managed to fix this ...
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iMac consistently losing all bluetooth connectivity

I have a Late 2011 27" iMac that once a day loses all bluetooth connectivity. (Very rarely it will drop just the keyboard or just the mouse, but 99% of the time, it's everything) This is a huge ...
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App Store, iMacs and Macbook pros

I made the mistake of using my personal app store account when setting up my school's computers. Of course, there didn't seem to be a choice... now that I've done that, how do I permit the users of ...
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Scrolling or resizing windows are no longer smooth on my iMac

Scrolling is no longer smooth on my iMac, neither is resizing windows by clicking the (+) button. This is happening just to my user, I created another user for testing, and everything was smooth with ...
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Diagnosing iMac hard crashes

OS X 10.7.x, (updated to 10.7.2 when it became available last week); Quad Core iMac. Hard crashing about every 2 or 3 weeks, except had one yesterday and another today, 5 times total so far. Mouse ...
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Wireless keyboard/mouse problem with iMac during start-up

I have an iMac 21.5" (late November 2010, OS X 10.6.8 with latest updates). I bought a wireless keyboard and mouse at same time. When I started up with ⇧ shift or ⌥ alt/option key down, the computer ...
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Restarting or resetting diplay and/or GPU without logging out or rebooting?

I have a 2011 iMac 27" running Yosemite. Is there a way to restart the monitor and/or GPU without rebooting the computer or logging off? Is there some sort of keyboard shortcut or keystroke? I ask ...
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iMac 2008 vertical lines

I have an issue with my iMac 2008 (8.1) (vertical lines). And I don't know where is the problem GPU/LCD. Someone said I must buy mini DVI to test if the the screen is defective using a external ...
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Late 2006 iMac Issue: Logic Board or Hard Drive?

I have a question. I have a late 2006 17" White iMac, and it is having issues. I don't know if it has a bad hard drive (again..), or if it has a bad logic board, and I have no idea how to check it. I ...
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iMac hangs when waking up with MAMP running

I recently installed the latest MAMP version on my iMac running Yosemite 10.10.4. MAMP runs fine, used it all day and left it running overnight. Upon waking up the iMac, I have noticed the system is ...
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Daily FTP backup script for external hard drive

I need to set a daily backup of a specific external hard drive in iMac to a FTP server. In Windows I use a batch file but with OS X I'm a little lost.
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Cannot see my network on Windows 7 running under Parallels 10

I have 4 Sony laptops, a Seagate Central, 2 Wi-Fi printers and an iMac on my home network. The iMac running under OS X 10.10.3 can see all of the network devices using Finder. The laptops can see the ...
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Password incorrect and Internet Recovery Mode -3001f Error

Have an iMac here roughly 2 years old and within the last week the admin account password has stopped working. It is the correct password, used on all of our devices and only IT staff use it. The ...
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iMac won't boot to internal drive, usb sticks - Apple hardware test extended fine

My iMac is being very odd. It won't boot using the internal hard drive. It chimes, starts the Yosemite progress bar and then changes and looks as if it is about to show me the login screen but then it ...
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I have an IMac with 1 firewire and 1 mini DVI port, can I connect two additional monitors?

I would like to connect two external monitors to my IMac (Mid 2010 with ATI Radeon HD 5750 1024 MB) I have one connected at the moment to the mini-dvi port, my question is: can I utilise the Firewire ...
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Spotlight/Finder will not index after Yosemite update

I'm currently working in OS X 10.10.3. I made a bit of a jump from 10.6.9 as our system was falling behind from the person who previously held my position. All of my customer files are stored on an ...
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Vertical green stripes when iMac starts to boot up

An iMac has 5 green vertical bars/stripes that appear on the screen as soon the system starts booting. The OS is Yosemite (10.10.?) When I try to boot the computer normally, safe boot, or ...
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Downgrading from Yosemite to Mavericks with TimeMachine backup from another Mac

I have an iMac mid 2011 with Maverick which i have replaced with a iMac retina 27" with Yosemite Preinstalled. I did a Migration Assistant to transfer files from old to new mac. Now i want to ...
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Re-installing Mavericks from recovery temporarily unavailable. Also can't download a new image

im having various issues with my current install of Mavericks on my mid 2009 iMac (non unibody). Including the fact that I cannot open the AppStore. I have tried multiple solutions to fix this with no ...
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Where is ken burns effect in iMovie 10.0.7?

I'm not finding the ken burns effect any more in iMovie 10.0.7. Is it not included anymore? Went to "crop", nothing there this time but crop itself. No more "adjust" tool either. Where are you, Ken ...
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iMac and MacBook Air shared monitor

I have used a thunderbolt connection and pressed Command F2 to allow my track pad and keyboard on my MBA to run both screens. However, I want to use the wireless track pad and keyboard that comes with ...
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Using iMac 21.5 mid 2010 as an external monitor of Macbook Pro Retina late 2013 15"?

Can I connect iMac 21.5 mid 2010 as an external monitor of Macbook Pro Retina late 2013 15"? How can I connect them? I read some articles that say it can be done with Mini DisplayPort-to-Mini ...
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2007 iMac Blured Screen of Death

I'm running OS X 10.10.1 on a 2007 iMac (Intel based) I have tried to boot into the recovery HD, but it just continues with the boot as if I have never pressed cmd-r. When it does finally boot; it ...
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Can't download google chrome on my mac!

I'm on the page google.com/chrome/browser/desktop/index.html There is a large blue button "Download Chrome" and below it "For Mac OS X 10.6 or later". I click on the button. Result: the whole screen ...
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iMac display RGB values

Why does the iMac display show non-zero values for blue and green pixels for a .png image whose blue and green color planes are zero? I used the digital color meter to show the non-zero values for ...
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Fonts on my iMac randomly become blurry (badly anti-aliased) until restart

I have a late-2009 iMac with Yosemite 10.10.2. Recently, I've noticed that some system fonts randomly become blurry, as though there's a problem with the anti-aliasing. This affects: The OS X Menu ...
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Computer Keeps Crashing After Replacing RAM

Recently I replaced my RAM in my Mid 2009 iMac. I replaced the current RAM with 2 x 4 Gb. sticks of RAM. However, now that I replaced the RAM, my computer has started to randomly crash often although ...
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IMac Early 2009 Restarting after RAM Upgrade

My IMac is from early 2009 and currently is running Maveriks OSX and has 2 gb. of RAM installed. I then purchased 2 x 4 GB. strips of RAM that were manufactured by PNY. Specifically, DDR3 RAM that is ...
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Added memory does nothing to performance

iMac, 27" screen. Came with 4 gig of memory. I never used all 4 gig until I started using IMovie. Bought 8 gig extra memory, now have total of 12 gig. Nothing speeded up at all. When monitoring ...