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iMac USB Ports Stopped Working

I have an iMac, and because I program I prefer to use the extended USB keyboard. Just as the batteries to my wireless mouse died, my USB keyboard inexplicably stopped working. I've been using this ...
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Maximum memory for 2011 iMac

I just bought an iMac and want to max out the memory on the machine. I have received two conflicting answers to my question so I'm bringing it to the community. Can I install 4 8GB memory chips for a ...
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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 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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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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How can I automatically reconnect to the internet?

My iMac is running OS X 10.8.5, and ever since we moved to a new house (with a new wi-fi cable modem) I have had trouble keeping my iMac connected to the internet. The wifi appears to stay connected, ...
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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 ...
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AppleStore removed after the OS rollback

I have really unexpected problem with my iMac. Yesterday I've decided to create a Copy of my system, and today I've done a rollback, but suddenly I've added the appsstore to ignoring list of ...
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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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Driver for TP-LINK TL-WN721N Wi-Fi Adapter

I used to plug in my TP-LINK TL-WN721N Wi-Fi adapter in a port in my old computer that used to run Windows. That's how I connected to the internet, but now I bought an iMac which I couldn't connect to ...
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How can I find the product key of Office 2011 after restoring from backup?

I had to restore my iMac from a Time Machine backup. Everything seemed fine until I tried to start Office 2011 and it is asking me to re-enter my product key. I am trying to locate my key (I believe ...
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Booting from an external SSD

I have a late 2009 i7 iMac that spends most of its time reading and swapping files from the 2TB hard drive, even though it’s only 40% full. I want to buy an affordable (240GB/£160) Firewire external ...
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Microsoft Office crashes

After installing on my iMac the new system upgrade OS X Yosemite I cannot open any Microsoft office programs anymore, they crash while starting up. The following error message appers: Microsoft Error ...
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Builtin speaker disappeared from System Preference -> Sound

I am using a mid 2011 27" iMac. For some reason, after a restart, the built-in speaker disappeared from Sound in System Preference. I have rebooted a few time. Every time I can hear the startup ...
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Upgrade available for Open GL graphics card

Is there a compatible Open GL graphics card for my 17-inch iMac (MA590LL) to support 3D software?
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Can one use a 2nd external monitor together with the new iMac 5k?

Sometimes I like to have monitoring data to be displayed on an external monitor to be less 'in my face', even so I would have place for it on my main screen. So, is it possible to attach an external ...
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Is it possible to play a Blu-ray Disc on iMac? [duplicate]

There is no any drive with my iMac and I know apple doesn't have program that could play Blu-ray until now, so can anyone give me some ideas about how can I make my iMac play Blu-ray disc movies?
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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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Impossible to display full screen Flash content on iMac 5k?

It seems to be a problem that at least two other persons are facing. When I watch a video it works fine, but if I switch to full screen, the area where Flash should be rendered is totally black. The ...
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Cannot Wake on LAN wireless iMac

I am unable to wake up my iMac from my iPad. iMac using Mavericks. Have tried several wake on LAN programs (Fing, Mocha) but no luck. WOL is enabled on the iMac. Any suggestions are appreciated. ...
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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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Cursor as full screen crosshairs

I have a 27" iMac running Snow Leopard. In a wide range of applications I often need to use a straight edge to compare different values on charts, even sometimes charts generated by different ...
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Upgrade iMac late 2009 with SSD

I've thinking to upgrade my iMac late 2009 with an SSD. Its has a SATA II port and now uses a HD Hitachi 7200rpm. In your opinions, if I'll upgrade, I can see an increase of performance or not? In my ...
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Migration Assistant … transferring from a Mac G5 with no display to 2014 iMac

Our trusty 9 year old Mac G5 hit what appears to be a dead end ... the graphics card died and thus no picture, just a black screen. In desperation -- because we're a busy design and education company ...
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iMac 27 late 2009 - Grey screen shows at startup on yosemite

iMac screen stuck while watching youtube. After restart system stuck on grey screen :( Tried All these given below Did reset PRAM Did Hard Drive Verify Re-install Yosemite Clean install ...
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What's the advantage of buying an iMac over building a Hackintosh?

I'm not looking for a flame war or anything like that. I am looking at (once I have some money, the hardest part) buying a iMac. Let's just assume one could build a fully working Hackintosh with ...
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“iTunes could not connect to this iPhone. This device is no longer connected.”

I have a first generation iPad Air (with up-to-date iOS 8.1) When I connect it to my 2013 iMac (with up-to-date OS X Yosemite 10.10) - it doesn't work. Specifically - iTunes automatically launches, ...
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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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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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imac retina memory configurations

An imac retina 27" i5 (model 15.1) comes with 8GB (2X4GB) of RAM. I am purchasing 2x8GB chipsets. Will I cause a problem with my imac if I just add the 2x8GB sets yielding 24GB, or must I remove the ...
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transfer of MS office from iMac to Macbook

I recently bought a new MacBook to replace my iMac where used MS office for mac. I set up my MacBook and transferred everything over, but couldn't run office without the activation key. So i deleted ...
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Accessing ICloud Drive files from an iPad

I've added some files (photographs) to iCloud drive on my iMac. Now, I'd like to access the files on my iPad. I've enabled the setting in "iCloud" on the iPad, like all of the tutorials say. Now- ...
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How do I capture video in real time from a Canon 5D Mark II to iMac in Final Cut Pro?

We really need your help. We are shooting a movie and searching for a solution how to capture video from HDMI port of Canon 5D Mark II to an iMac 27 inch in real time. The iMac doesn't have an HDMI ...
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Yosemite upgrade has left iMac unable to be used

I downloaded yosemite on my iMac, the image of the mountain will appear for a second then the screen goes black and a Diagnostics screen appears. The USB mouse will not work nor will the keyboard. I'm ...
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Screen brightness control (F1, F2) not working on a WASD mechanical keyboard with mac mode keys

I got a WASD mechanical keyboard with mac mode keys which has the all the media shortcuts such as play, pause, volume up/down etc except for screen brightness control. Even though in System ...
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Imac not start, wirless keyboard reset

I have a problem with an IMAC 27' 1: the osx was corupt so it wasn't boot anymore. 2: i changed the batery from the keyboard so, i canot use the keyboard for startup key combination to reinstal the ...
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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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Put the display to sleep without putting the whole computer to sleep?

I like to use vnc on my ipad on my bed. I want the mac to go to a black screen so I can fall asleep while using the ipad, and not have to get up to shut down the mac afterwards. Is there anyway to ...
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After installing Yosemite, opening iPhoto brings my iMac to a halt

After installing Yosemite I attempted to open iPhoto on my 2008 iMac. All my iMac does is show a white screen with a symbol of a file with a ? inside it. I cannot use my keyboard either. What ...
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How to enter redemption code for Snow Leopard?

I have purchased the Snow Leopard from the UK store for my iMac (Version 10.5.8, 2.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo and 2GB 800 Mhz DDR2 SDRAM memory). I received the redemption code 6 months ago and was so ...
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iMac: update OS X from 10.5.8 to 10.6 (and beyond)

A friend of mine has a desktop Apple computer (I googled Apple computer images and it looks like an iMac). He has Mac OS X version 10.5.8. When we tried to upgrade it the OS reported that there are no ...
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SMS Relay – Hardware requirements?

I am unable to activate SMS Relay (aka Text Message Forwarding) between my iPhone 5s running iOS 8.1 and (a) my iMac running Yosemite and (b) my iPad Air running iOS 8.1. Neither the iMac nor the iPad ...
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App not installing from Mac App Store

Ive just got a brand new iMac and have purchased a game (BioShock Infinite) from the Mac App Store. For some reason the download failed halfway through so I tried again from the Purchases page of the ...
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iMac27 screen goes black

My iMac27 screen goes black without any warning. Happened a couple of months ago. I tried everything including reinstalling the OS. Now it is back again and worse than ever.
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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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Windows bootcamp file path on 2008 Intel iMac

My iMac hdd is starting to go and I am trying to recover files I had on the Windows OS through boot camp. I cant seem to find the path to get to my Windows directory. the only way I can get in the hdd ...
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Can I use my early 2009 iMac as an external screen?

I have an early 2009 iMac (24" version). It has a mini display port in the back. Is it possible to use it as an external screen? If so, how do I do it? And can I attach all kinds of devices, e.g. a ...
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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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Fusion drive upgrade: how to get my installation back afterwards?

I'm planning an upgrade of my iMac 27". An SSD will be added and combined with the existing HDD into a Fusion Drive. I have just reinstalled everything recently and like to keep this installation. My ...
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Adjusting brightness on 27" iMac used as external DisplayPort monitor for PC

I have a Windows7 64-bit machine attached to a 27" iMac as an external displayport monitor It's working well, except I cannot adjust the brightness. I have attached a Mac keyboard both on the Mac ...