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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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Yosemite OSX iMac reboot progress bar stuck at 50%

My son went out of town and, upon returning, turned on his iMac. It rebooted and went into the progress bar typically showing during updates. It goes to the 50% mark, fairly quickly but then stayed ...
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NetRestore image fails to install, no reason given

I've got a Mac Mini running the latest version of OS X Server, and two iMacs. Both iMacs are the same model (Mid 2007 20-inch, 2 Ghz Core 2 Duo). On one of the Macs I have installed 10.9.4 and ...
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Early 2009 iMac upgrading to Bluetooth 4.0

I have been searching on Amazon and most of the USB dongle type Bluetooth 4.0 adapters specifically say not compatible with OSX. My question is; has anyone seen a Bluetooth 4.0 option to upgrade my ...
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iMac login screen a mess. Logging in crashes the machine. Able to go into safe mode

IMac 27" late 2009, replaced DVD drive with 256Gb SSD, replaced original failed drive with a 2Tb drive. Lived happily ever after for 3 years. So this is started a few days ago. All of a sudden ...
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sleep display on imac in console mode

I'm attempting to run a flaky imac (running 10.8.5) as just an ssh server, headless and without the GUI running. I've made this work by disabling the com.apple.loginwindow.plist and ...
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Upgrade mid 2011 27" iMac: replace Superdrive with SSD and create Fusion drive?

Are there any caveats when removing the Superdrive from a mid 2011 27" iMac and replacing it with an SSD? Which SSD should I buy? Is there maybe an installation kit somebody has already installed ...
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Why does my iMac not boot sometimes?

My iMac started to have a problem when booting. It begins to boot where you hear the optical drive and Mac sound goes off, but then it gets stuck on a black screen where it's not responsive. After 10 ...
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Memory upgrade for 27" iMac, mid 2011

I recently upgraded the memory in my 27" iMac, mid 2011. took out the two, 2 gig in the top slots & put in two 8 gig units. For some reason I wasn't thinking about putting the 2 gig units in the ...
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How to FW upgrade and reperform a Samsung 840 Evo Basic on a Mac

i got one of these Samsung 840 Evo Basic 500GB on an iMac (used externally in a TB case - standalone, not Fusion). I know there's a firmware update out which is already available for Mac users too ...
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Can new iMac output video to current generation Thunderbolt display as secondary monitor?

I have a 27" iMac hooked up to 27" Thunderbolt display, providing me with a standard dual monitor configuration. Both the iMac and the secondary monitor were purchased on the same day in early 2012. ...
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HTTPS sites won't work on Chrome, others don't work at all on Yosemite

All HTTPS websites (such as Google) are showing this message This webpage is not available, `Error code: ERR_TIMED_OUT` I'm using Chrome 38.0.2125.104 on a mid-2011 iMac with OS X Yosemite. No ...
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iMac won't restart after upgrade to Yosemite

Just made the upgrade to Yosemite but now my iMac wont restart or shut down. Whenever I try to do any of these it stays on a black screen with a mouse pointer, and I have to turn it off and back on ...
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Can I turn a bad video card iMac g5 into headless server?

I have an iMac G5 that won't display anything because (I believe) the video card is malfunctioning. Could the machine still be functional as a headless server? I could modify the settings with a ...
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No Response to iMac keyboard or trackpad (wired or usb)

Problem: mid2011 iMac Mavericks was operating perfectly. Logged off, powered down. Next morning, powered up; system boots normally to login screen. No response to keyboard or trackpad...trackpad ...
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Why does my iMac freezes up intermittently?

My iMac freezes up intermittently. The cursor can be moved but nothing responds. I just have to shut it down and restart. It's been doing this before and since my hard drive failed and was replaced. ...
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2008 MacBook Air connected to a 2011 iMac from DVI to Thunderbolt?

I have an original 13" MacBook Air from early 2008 with a micro-DVI interface and a 2011 27" iMac that I would like to use as a monitor for the MacBook Air. A cable that converts the micro-DVI to a ...
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Can this RAM work with iMac 2010?

http://www.amazon.com/Transcend-Information-Ddr3-So-dimm-jm1333ksn-2g/dp/B007I5CMGK It said it is a 2gb Ddr3 1333 So-dimm, is iMac support all Ddr3 1333 So-dimm?
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Dead IMac screen

The screen on my 2012 IMac stopped working, and does not respond to the usual quick fixes. How can I display the IMac and its menus on another computer to explore other diagnostics? On a Mac Pro?
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How to merge two Mac partitions?

Recently I ran Boot Camp Assistant to install a copy of Windows 7. The "Partitioning Disk" process froze and I force quit it - I know, bad idea - and although I was left with a functioning Mac, I ...
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All apps unresponsive in iMac

All Apps on my iMac are completely unresponsive. The only one working is Safari. I tried to repair the volume, repair disk permission, PRAM reset, clearing all caches, running periodic scripts. The ...
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Connect Win7 notebook display to iMac

I'm looking for a solution to extend my Windows 7 based notebook display to my iMac. The notebook provides the following connectors: 1x VGA 1x Displayport 1x Expresscard/34 I have already tried to ...
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Mouse Power Issue

When I plug in a third party mouse into my iMac it does not get any power. I've tried the USB port on the keyboards and directly on the machine. I've tried two mice and one of them used to work (I ...
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Can I upgrade the size of my Fusion Drive from 1TB to 3TB?

I bought a new iMac last summer and went with the 1TB Fusion drive. It works well, but is already full. Is it possible to upgrade the size of the fusion drive myself? Can I buy a 3TB internal drive ...
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RAID 0 On 21.5" iMac Late-2012

I am about to get my fusion drive upgraded to a 256gb SSD on my Late-2012 21.5" iMac that I got from work (don't worry I have a company upgrading it, and yes they know its a Late-2012 iMac). When ...
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How can I use an external hard drive as a secondary internal hard drive on OS X

So I have a 2011 iMac that has a 500 GB. Hard drive inside. I could not buy a new computer but I bought a 2 TB. external hard drive that I connected using firewire, since it is almost as fast as ...
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2007 Imac with 10.5.8 Leopard with mini-DVI port to HDTV not working

I'm trying to hook up my IMAC mini-DVI port to my Samsung HDTV. I have a (mini-DVI port to HDMI) adaptor plugged into a 15' HDMI cable. This plugs into the TV's (DVI/HDMI) port. I also have a 15' ...
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Editing iMac settings from an external Mac

My 2010 iMac's display shows up distorted lines on start up then gets stuck at the gray Apple logo screen. After being stuck there for a while it then reboots itself and does the same process over ...
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Why doesn't MiniDisplay out work with Thunderbolt-only Target Display Mode iMacs?

I realize this is kind of an AnandTech-fu level question. Technically speaking, why doesn't a Thunderbolt iMac work in Target Display Mode with a computer that only has MiniDisplay out? That is, ...
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iMac with Mavericks sometimes won't sleep

My mid 2012 iMac 27" with Mavericks sometimes won't sleep. Its screen is light up in the morning and I'm still logged in. Energy settings: pmset shows: Last login: Wed Jan 22 23:08:58 on ttys000 ...
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How do I stop my Excel spreadsheets from opening when starting my IMac and also the first time I open Excel?

When I first turn on my IMac each day, it opens all of my Excel spreadsheets, including ones that were not used previously. (Using Microsoft Office Mac 2011) When it gets to one that is passworded, ...
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apple imac 2008 BootCamp

i have a 2011 imac downstairs in my house and i created a usb windows 7 install on that and when i plug it in it notices it as an install disk however when i plug it into my imac 2008 and click insall ...
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Can you delete documents from the library on Mac without serious consequences for your computer?

When I checked my Mac's harddrive I noticed that it was almost completely filled with files in the category 'other'. I used mac cleaning software to see what files were taking up a lot of space and ...
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iMac 2009 works slow

iMac (model 2009, purchased in late 2012) sometimes becomes extremely slow. I've opened the "System monitor" and discovered that there is a huge lack of RAM. But as you can see there is no app ...
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Two computers to one new one using time machine

I want to transfer both my computers info to the new one. I did it, but it came out in two different places. Can I merger the two?
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iMac screen won't turn back on after a sleep session in Windows 8.1

I do a lot of hardware programming, and some of the chips I write applications for don't have IDEs and/or compilers that are compatible with anything other than windows, so I do use Windows quite ...
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iMac 27'' mid-2011 stuck on startup (grey screen)

Okay, so I'm having the dreaded grey screen on my iMac - precisely : i'm having it doing a normal startup i'm having it trying to boot from recovery partition i'm having it trying to boot for ...
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Late 2012 Imac 27'' constant beach ball loading and slow downs

I just bought myself an iMac 27'' late 2012 model. I am constantly getting beach balls and the computer slows to a crawl taking anywhere from 30 seconds to a minute to get back to regular speeds. ...
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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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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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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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Boot Camp 5 drivers not installing on Windows 8 (iMac)

So I have a mid-2010 iMac 22" that I just installed Windows 8 on, but cannot get the Boot Camp 5 drivers to install. I was unaware that my mid-2010 iMac was technically unsupported for the Windows 8, ...
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iMac 2011 and WiFi 5GHz problem

I have a problem with a Wi-Fi 5GHz connection on my iMac. I configured the 5 GHz network in the network settings, but iMac doesn't discover it. Usually it is connected to the 2.4 GHz network, and ...
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Why can I no longer get an internet connection when using my old Macbook and AirPort Express?

Up until recently I was using my 2007 MacBook perfectly fine with my old AirPort Express. A few days ago I purchased a used mid-2010 iMac which is now running OS X 10.8.3 (something I'm still not too ...
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can i put this ram into my imac 21.5 mid 2010 corsair cmso8gx3m2a1333c

After installing computer wont boot up, just beeps. Uninstalled and put original 2x2gb samsung back in and computer booted up just fine.. Reinstalled the corsair and still nothing but beeping. Tried ...
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Wireless Keyboard Connection

I have the wireless bluetooth connecting keyboard for the iMac and it continues to disconnect even when the batteries are brand new. Is there anyway to enhance the bluetooth connection so that it will ...
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Did you have issues using a Microsoft 4000 keyboard with your Mac?

When I had a iMac (about 3 years ago), I tried connecting my Microsoft 4000 keyboard to it and I remember that there were some issues with key mappings. I do like Mac keyboards, but at times I like ...
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Stop iMac from sleeping when used as an external display

I have an iMac which I sometimes use as an external display for my Macbook Air. Normally, I want the iMac to go to sleep after about 30mins except when I have the Air attached. Is there any app (or ...
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iMessage promt on iMac start up

Every time I turn my iMac desktop on, I'm prompted to sign into iMessage. Wasn't a big deal at first, but it's become a huge annoyance because I can't just click X to get rid of it, I have to go ...
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Any difference from Apple instructions when installing Bootcamp to dual-drive iMacs?

Apple's Bootcamp instructions make no mention of how to proceed with a dual-drive iMac. Are there any differences in formatting/installation procedures involving either or both of the drives? I am new ...