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Connecting iMac 2012 to an Yamaha Amplifier

I just bought a 2012 iMac and I want to connect it to my Yamaha Amplifier. On my previous PC setup I had an external audio card which connected to the Amplifier via an optical cable. However, I don't ...
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iMac applications restored from back-up are not opening

My one year old iMac failed to boot, after SMC and PRAM reseting I got the hard disc replaced and it is working again. Now when I opened my back up, all the applications were ...
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Restored from Time Machine but NO applications

Really puzzled here. Had a power cut and imac (27", OSX 10.8.3) wouldn't restart/boot up afterwards. Tried unplugging, restarting, safe start, zap pram etc. no luck, just 'Apple logo screen' Used ...
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Installing windows on late 2009 iMac 27"

I've sucessfully installed Win 7 x64 twice on my imac before. However the 2009 iMacs had faulty HDD, I had it replaced and after that I have trouble installing windows. I know about the display ...
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Freezing, disk i/o problems iMac

I have a desktop iMac with Snow Leopard installed on it. Every few minutes, I get freezing and "kernel disk0s2: I/O Error" in my console. I did some research, and found that my hard drive (a WD I ...
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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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Password Reset using Mac OS X install media

I forgot my password for my imac. If I reset my password using the Mac OS X install media, will I loose all data stored in my computer?
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Samsung SSD in older Imac (24" Alu)? Trim support?

I have an older 24" iMac (Model 8.1 with Mountain Lion) and would like to extend its life a bit by adding a 256GB SSD. Samsung SSDs seem to be coming down in price (and are possibly well reusable if ...
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How does the iMac NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675MX compare to Desktop cards?

I'm considering buying a new iMac and am wondering what the GTX675MX will do (have a hard time finding comparisons or tests with that). I plan to use it for gaming (part with bootcamp/Windows7 if ...
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Connect old Cinema Display (24") as 2nd Display to newest iMac?

I'm considering buying a new 27" iMac (current model sold now). I still have a 24" Cinema display (mini display port) that I currently have connected to an older iMac. Now I'm wondering if this will ...
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Is Shutting Down An iMac Or Mac Mini Really Necessary?

In today's age with low power standby modes & the advanced OS X that is Mountain Lion, it is simpler than ever to go for long periods (perhaps months) without shutting down your iMac (and possibly ...
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How do I virtually disconnect an external monitor?

I have a iMac that is connected to an external monitor to extend my screen. Into that same monitor I have a separate Windows box that I need to run sometimes. The Windows box goes in through VGA and ...
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install Lion on Imac with macbook-pro HDD copy

Is it possible to do a new lion install on an imac if you copied/cloned the HDD of your macbook-pro (with CCC)? In theory that is ofcourse, because it won't. The installer log, mentions: missing ...
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How long (time/duration) should a complete restore on an iMac from Time Machine take?

I was getting long boot times when I would log onto my account and even my kids' accounts on my iMac (2008 Intel Core 2 Duo). Then I could not launch Disk Utility and other standard, pre-installed ...
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Using iMac as Mac Pro display

I currently have a iMac (27-inch, Late 2009, 3.06 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo) which I would like to use as display for a new Mac Pro. How do I do that?
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How can I read the video input from a game cube on the iMac screen

The Game cube has a video output wire that looks like this : How can read the video input on an iMac with this? What do I need to buy? What software should I use?
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iMac monitor leaves watermark-like window stamps after a while

I'm not sure how to compile a logic title for this question, so if the title is unclear, suggest an edit. Here's a description of the problem I am experiencing: Whenever my iMac has been on for a few ...
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2012 27″ iMac fan starts running at high speed when shut down and won't stop

My 2012 27″ iMac is working quite well, even the fan doesn't behave strange as along as the computer is running or is in sleep mode. But it becomes strange when I shut down the Mac, because when the ...
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How to save a file quickly and no need to wait for the external hard drives to “wake up”?

Recently I have decided that since Mac does such a nice job for indexing the files, I will store many files on the Mac, so I bought a 6TB Thunderbolt external drive which is in RAID 0 Strip mode, and ...
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Rules in Mail don't work when message is read

When I read a message on my iPhone it seems to be by passing the Mailbox Rules when that message gets into my iMac. So I end up having messages in my Inbox instead of in the appropriate Mail folder. ...
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shutdown command - what can be wrong?

I have a late 2012 iMac. I use to shut it down with the shutdown command, in order to be able to delay the shutting down. Here's how I use it: sudo shutdown -h +30 # shuts down in 30 mins ...
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Is it possible to lock the memory tray on an iMac 27" (late 2012)?

After countless searches, I haven't managed to find any clear answer on the subject. The iMac 27" (late 2012) features a tray on the back of the computer, which you can open after pushing a button ...
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Can you view a shared iTunes 11 library from iTunes 7, or use iMac as an Airplay target?

I picked up a beautiful old G3 Tangerine iMac. Works (and looks!) great. It has iTunes 7 installed on it. I popped a music CD in it and it's a great little music player for my den -- sounds ...
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Can I tell who used iTunes on my iMac to sync while I was away?

Is there any way to see who used iTunes from my iMac with USB connection? Actually i want to see iTunes logs when someone get connected, synchronized or used my books?
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27" 2009 iMac screen occasionally freezes (mouse still moves) after upgrading RAM and SSD

I have a 2009 iMac that has been working fine (but slowly) until now. I decided to upgrade the hard drive to a 500 GB Intel SSD (MZ-7TD500BW) and put in 16 GB of RAM (PNY Optima PC3-8500). I've ...
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iMac extremely slow suddenly

Mum's Mid 2007 iMac suddenly became extremely slow a few days ago. It takes over an hour to boot, and once booted it beachballs almost constantly in every app. Clicking an icon on the desktop takes a ...
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iMac headphone's external mic not work

I have 5 iMac in my office. We use skype for conversation. I have used almost 5 different brand's headphone but headphone's external mic not work at all. I have checked sound settings. In the sound ...
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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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OSX freezes upon USB connect

On a new (end 2012) iMac 21" with OSX ML as delivered I performed a migration from a backup drive that contained a bootable clone of the old machine, OSX 10.6.x, Users, Application, Libraries, etc, ...
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Can I share my iMac's internet access to iPhone via USB?

I have an iMac, connected to the Internet via Ethernet, and an iPhone 4. I would like to share the iMac's Internet connection to my iPhone via the USB Cable (because my wife dreams of a wifi-less ...
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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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What's the noticeable speed difference between these two Mac computers? [closed]

Someone wants to trade his new iPhone 5, his 20" iMac, and some cash for my 15" Macbook Pro. Here are the specs for my MBP and his iMac: My Early 2011 15in Macbook Pro 2.2GHz i7 4GB Ram AMD Radeon ...
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Adapter to use my Thunderbolt display with my iMac 11,3 (Mid 2010)

I am looking for an adapter to use my Thuderbolt display (just purchased, worked great on my MacBook Air) with my iMac 27-inch, Mid 2010 (iMac 11,3) Anyone know if one is made and where I can purchase ...
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How could i use an iMac as secondary monitor for windows 7 laptop

Recently (less than one year ago) i bought an iMac 21,5". Now i would like to use it as secondary monitor for my laptop. (My laptop runs Windows 7). Is it possible? (I found conflicting opinions on ...
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A file is already taken even though there is no such file

The name “bar_nearby_icon” with extension “.png” is already taken. Please choose a different name. I got that message when I tried to change a file to bar_nearby_icon.png But therre is no ...
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Can an xbox360 be connected to a thunderbolt iMac to be used in target display mode

I've attempted to do some research, but I've unable to determine if the imac can be used as a monitor (in target display mode) for my xbox 360. It seems like the only option is some kind of weird ...
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10.8.3 update will not run - keeps asking for restart

I have tried to update to 10.8.3 a number of times, however, when I come back from the necessary restart, the same message appears in the App Store - as if nothing had happened. please help with this ...
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Fundamental Difference Between Charging An iPhone At The Mains & Via USB Cable Linked To An iMac?

If you are working at an iMac and there is also a mains socket close at hand, is there any difference (in any respect) to charging an iPhone via USB cable linked to the Mac or is it more advisable to ...
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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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Remote not working on new iMac

My shiny new late 2012 iMac arrived, but I can't seem to get it to respond to my Apple Remote. I tried searching the System Preferences to see if out if the box it was paired to another remote, but ...
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Turn off iMac main screen while working on external

I have an external display on my iMac and I would like to work only on the external display and turn off/disable the iMac one, just like the "clamshell mode" on a Macbook for example. It works with ...
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iMac with aftermarket SSD - blank login screen [closed]

Here's a tough one for you. I installed an SSD in the optical drive slot of my 2009 iMac a few months ago. It's the system drive, working in conjunction with the old internal hard drive. On occasion, ...
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How to create a text file in a folder

In windows I right click and then there is an option to create a text file. How to do so in mac?
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How to stream from iTunes(on iMac) to iphone/ipad on same network, at the same time?

I can use the Remote app to control what is currently playing on the iMac, but is there a way to stream the audio so that it is playing out through the iMac AND the ipad/phone in parallel?
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How to fix an unusable iMac G4 monitor plagued by static?

I'm working on a friend's old G4 iMac trying to get his only computer running so he can do his college assignments at home. The machine has static on the screen during operation. I reset NVRAM and ...
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Screen flash disabled but happens anyway

My Mac has started flashing the screen instead of beeping. It's exactly the same effect as you'd get if the Accessibility pref pane's "flash the screen" option was enabled, except that it's not ...
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How to delete files on iMac with no menus — Your startup disk is full

I have an iMac with the 10.4 OSX operating system installed. When I boot the computer it prompts me with this message: "Your startup disk is full. You need to make more space available on your disk ...
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Apps that were open when I restart still open on startup even though I disabled that? [duplicate]

I'm on an iMac mid-2010 with OS X Mountain Lion. I disabled the feature that reopens windows the next time I startup my computer after a restart, but for some reason the windows that I had open when ...
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Use Boot Camp drivers from DVD or download?

I have an iMac mid-2010. It came with Snow Leopard when I bought it. Now, I'd like to install Windows 7 64-bit on my iMac. Should I install the Boot Camp drivers from the DVDs that came with my ...
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iMac black-screened, wouldn't wake up; here's the error message

I put my 1 year old iMac (running OSX 10.8.2 with all updates) to sleep in San Diego. I then tried to wake it up from Vegas using my other iMac (same OS) using the following command: Cmd-K >> ...