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iMac not shutting down since upgrading to OS X 10.11, El Capitan

The iMac will not shutdown as normal, the spinning loader is visible and it stays in that state if I don't interrupt it using the power button. I want to be able to shutdown as normal, at present I'm ...
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How to reset 2006 iMac to factory settings without install CD?

This question addresses how to restore a 2011 iMac to factory conditions, but the process doesn't seem to work with a 2006 iMac. Google searches suggest the install CD is required, though some people ...
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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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When booting using Target Disk Mode, all iCloud, Adobe, Microsoft credentials are lost. Is there a way to keep the credentials?

I boot an iMac 5k from a MacBook Pro drive using Target Disk Mode. This is great except all the credentials for iCloud, Adobe, and Microsoft get erased when switching "host" computer. The volume on ...
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Late 2006 iMac without OS: How do I boot to reinstall?

I was given a late 2006 iMac with the hard drives erased and no OS loaded. The iMac boots to flashing folder. I purchased a Mac OS Tiger Install DVD but it is not bootable. I also have a Mac OS ...
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Given son-in-laws old imac, it is still registered under his iCloud and need to switch it to mine.

How do I switch iCloud accounts on a gifted imac desktop from son-in-laws to mine. It won't update because it says it is registered to another account. Son in law did give me his iCloud signin info. ...
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Can an iMac connected via Ethernet to an AirPort Extreme participate in the Wireless network?

I have a home network made up of an AirPort Extreme and an AirPort Express that is set to extend the network. Currently, my iMac is connected wirelessly but I have the option to connect it via ...
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2010 iMac with new firmware IM112.0057.03B (2015-002) can't install windows 7-10 anymore

So I've been installing and uninstalling windows 7 and windows 10 since it came out on my iMac for a long time! My iMac does not have a dvd drive because I took it out. I've been installing windows 7 ...
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Can I mix Apple stock RAM with OWC RAM?

I have an iMac that shipped with 16GB RAM (using 2 out of 4 slots). I ordered two 16GB RAM modules from OWC. Instead of just replacing the RAM, can I actually add the OWC RAM to what's already in ...
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iMac going in and out of sleep every few seconds

If I put my iMac (2011, i7) to sleep, it'll wake up after 5 seconds, then go back to sleep after a few seconds, and repeat constantly. The only way to stop it is to restart. This seems to be happening ...
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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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How do I stop my computer name from automatically, and incorrectly, changing?

Ever since I upgraded my 2009 iMac to Mavericks, I often get a message stating 'The name of your computer "Foo" is already in use on this network. The name has been changed to "Foo (2)".'. The number ...
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iMac 2009 frozen on boot screen

This morning I needed to reset an administrator's account password on my Mac, because I had forgotten the password. I used the steps listed on this article to accomplish this, but after restarting ...
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How do I input ^ instead of ˆ

In my iMac 21.5-inch computer (OS X El Capitan Version 10.11.1) I have a cordless keyboard. At the top of the key 6 I have ˆ instead of ^. This is a problem. I never have needed to use ˆ, however ^ ...
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Target Display iMac steals Thunderbolt when I unplug and won't give it back

I'm using a 27" iMac in Target Display Mode, daisy-chained though a Thunderbolt display on my MacBook Pro. Both are running Yosemite. MBP-->TBDisplay-->iMac (normal operation) Typically I come into ...
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iMac 27" Late 2015 - what ram to buy?

I'm waiting for my iMac 27" late 2015 4.0ghz i7 to arrive and I'm looking to buy a 32gb kit to upgrade. I've been browsing for an hour and I can't find any specific buyer guides or websites that sell ...
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Recent items menus have stopped working on my iMac

Recently I noticed that on my iMac, running El Capitan, the Open Recent menu has stopped getting updated, both in the Apple menus, and for apps, and both for the Open Recent menu item, and the list ...
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Can a PC with Thunderbolt use 2011 iMac in target display mode?

I just purchased Lenovo T430s laptop with Thunderbolt and I'm wondering if I should be able to use my 27" 2011 iMac with Thunderbolt as an external display using target display mode. So far, no luck. ...
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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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iMac running 10.11.3… Preview won't allow me access to pics unless I reopen Preview

I know this issue/bug has been talked about, but I am not good with computers and any solves seem to be be for those blessed with computer skills. In a nutshell, I have an 2013 iMac running Capitan ...
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Is Apple education pricing only for university?

I'm not in university, but I am in high school. Is this enough to qualify for the educational discounts that Apple offers? (Also, I'm not sure whether this is the right place to be asking this ...
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Cannot sync apps between iMac and iPad

On my iMac, on iTunes, i have one app (called "myApp", say) listed on Library > Apps. I want to transfer that app into my iPad. Under Devices > my iPad > Apps, I press Install next to myApp ...
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Poor performance on high-end iMac 5K Retina (October 2015 model)

I've got an iMac that is performing quite poorly. The specs: OS X El Capitan 4.0 GHz quad-core (i7) 16 GB RAM I've tried everything possible to figure out what's going on, to no avail. Typically ...
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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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how to annotate pdf spreadsheets [duplicate]

I have spreadsheets from my old PC in PDF.I want to transfer to 2016 iMac . What app do i use i.e.: Numbers,Pages etc. to put these spreadsheets in and will I be able to amend,modify,annotate ? Alan
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Hard Drive not showing up in Disk Utility

So I arrived home from school today and wanted to use my iMac, but somehow it wouldn't react. I pressed the power button until it shut down (or crashed...) and rebooted it. After rebooting everything ...
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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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Camera photos are uploaded are in iPhoto on iMac but are not moving to cloud to access from iPad or iPhone

This is a new problem. I have uploaded my photos from camera to iPhoto. These usually turn up in my photos on my iPad and iPhone shortly after. It has been 2 days and still no sign. I have checked all ...
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How to upcycle a 10-year old iMac (display)?

There’s a lot of close-to-duplicate questions around here asking how to connect some computer (often laptop) with an iMac to reuse its larger display as a second monitor. Depending on the ports ...
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Windows 10 installation using Boot Camp crashes in iMac with 'system thread exception not handled (igdkmd64.sys)'

I've installed Windows 10 Pro in my iMac using Boot Camp but when the computer is on for 3-5 minutes, it crashes and shows BSOD with the error 'SYSTEM_THREAD_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED (igdkmd64.sys)'. I'...
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EFI boot option not appearing on startup

I am trying to install an Ubuntu Server distro on my old disused iMac, however after creating a live USB on my macbook pro no EFI boot option appears. I also tried burining a version of the image to ...
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iMac making strange electrical clicking noises

I have a late 2014 5k iMac with 256GB SSD drive. Last night my iMac started making noises similar to that of a disk drive when it's reading and writing. After poking around I found that the noise ...
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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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Sharing screens/monitor between Asus Laptop and iMac

I have the following equipment: An iMac 27" (mid-2011 windows 8 BOOTCAMP with 2 thunderbolt port and 1 miniDisplayPort) An ASUS ROG laptop (with 1x VGA port/Mini D-sub 15-pin for external monitor / ...
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1600 MHz DDR3 memory in a late 2015 iMac which requires 1867 MHz DDR3 memory

Can I use 1600 MHz DDR3 memory (from a late 2014 iMac) in a late 2015 iMac which requires 1867 MHz DDR3 memory? If so, I expect a performance ag, how "bad" would it be? Do you think the base 2 X 4 ...
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iMac not showing Airdrop discoverable options

I am trying to use Airdrop to send a file from my phone to my iMac, but when I am in the Airdrop folder in my iMac there are no options to make the machine discoverable. Both devices are on the ...
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IMac display problem

This just happened while I was using iPhoto. I've tried a restart and unplug and it's still there. The whole left side of the screen is vertical stripes and blocks of colour; I wish I could post a ...
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Sluggish 2013 21.5" El Capitan iMac

My second hand 2013 iMac has been running really slowly. I have already done a complete wipe and reinstall, but that didn't help. trying to get to the bottom of this, and suspecting imminent HDD ...
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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 failed"@/...
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Perl Menus.pm issues on 2011 iMac

I am having trouble using the menus.pm. I am trying to use the the Menus module. The code I am trying to execute is: #!/usr/bin/perl use Term::Menus; my my @list=('Re-route N-R to spare','Enable','...
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mid 2011 iMac colored blocks and freezes but mouse still works

So this has been going on for years. The longer it is powered down, the longer it lasts without issues. I brought it to an apple certified place and they replaced my hard drive. It was ok for a day or ...
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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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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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ITunes on a PC & iPhone - now I want to transfer playlists to my new iMac

I've just purchased a lovely sexy iMac. I'm using my iCloud account and I've had a laptop with all my music including playlists for the last 7 years. What I want to do is synchc my iTunes / iPhone / ...
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Can't download Google Chrome on my Mac!

I'm on the page http://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 ...
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Problems with Internet connection on my Mac - Gmail, calendar and Skype work but some websites will not open

I am using OS X Yosemite version 10.10 on my iMac. For about a week now, I've had problems with my Internet connection. I am connected via ethernet. I can use Gmail, Skype and Google Calendar without ...
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My Early 2009 24" iMac, running OS X 10.11.5, keeps crashing

I have an issue with sudden crashes and restarts, which I think is related to the graphics. I noticed that, for example, this happens when I zoom in rapidly on a document. It also happens often when I ...
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iMac doesn't start, all i see is colored lines and then checkered lines on a white background

I have iMac 2010 which is out of warranty. I recently came up to the computer and it was sleeping and was not waking up. I held the powered button for a while, so it turned off. Then I pressed it ...
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How do I connect my Mid-2010 iMac to my Late 2015 Macbook Pro

I mistook the mini Display Port (mDP) behind my iMac to mean it was a Thunderbolt port. The ⌘ Command F2 does not work when both ends are Thunderbolt for my setup. Please suggest what cables to buy. ...
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iMac suddenly stopped seeing my WiFi network, which works with every other device in the house

My iMac suddenly stopped recognizing my WiFi network. Numerous other devices are connected to the same network (2 MacBooks, iPhone and LG Nexus). The network doesn't display in available networks list,...