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No method to install OS X system on to Mid 2011 imac 27"

Mid 2011 imac 27", which had a new hard drive installed afew months back. Since having a bad crash, the system had corrupt but seem get stuck in boot cycle on startup. I ran fsck on the hard drive but ...
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iMac (mid 2010, 27") minimum ram slots required to fill

Can I use only two 8 GB RAM modules with my mid 2010 27" iMac (2.8 GHz Core I5)? In other words, do you have to fill all 4 memory slots or are 2 filled slots sufficient?
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Desktop Mac Extremely Hot Running as External Display

I have a late 2009 iMac that I use as an external display for my mid 2014 Macbook pro. Everything works great except the iMac runs extremely hot to the touch, close to burning if you had your hand ...
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27" iMac (fall of 2010) won't shut down

Whenever I try to shut down my iMac (3.2 GHz Intel Core i3, running 10.7.3), it closes out all programs, goes to the gray screen with the spinning ball and just hangs there. This occurs in restart or ...
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iMac (Late 2015) using swap when there's still plenty of RAM left

My wife's new iMac is behaving rather oddly. Despite being a pretty powerful machine, it's rather slow and laggy. I looked into it, and it seems her swap memory is maxing out, even though there's ...
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Using an iMac 27" as an external monitor for a PC

I have a Dell computer running Windows 10 and it have 3x DisplayPort and 1x vga outputs. I want to connect my iMac Core i5 27-Inch (Late 2013) as an external monitor to the dell pc. Can I buy a Mini ...
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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 ...
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Headphones & iMac

Boy am I glad I happened upon your website! I just bought some cheap (non-wireless) headphones and I can't find the answer to getting them to work on my iMac.
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Xcode is shutting down network access on my iMac

This is really strange. I'm running OS X 10.11.4 with all updates in place on a 2010 iMac. I am using Xcode 7.3 for iOS development. When I build and deploy my iOS app to any iOS device through ...
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Problem with bitmaped and vectored graphics

I have a 2009 iMac with El Capitan (10.11.4). I have recently discovered a very subtle problem with both bitmap and vectored graphics. With bitmaps, while making fine adjustments to shapes using ...
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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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Cannot turn on Bluetooth - Exhausted all options

Firstly I would like to say that I have never used a Mac in my life before today so apologies if i am a little slow on the uptake. I recently purchased the iMac (27-inch, Mid 2011) which i believe is ...
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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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Boot Camp - frozen during hard drive partitioning - iMac 27” w/ 3TB Fusion Drive

(iMac 27” late 2012, 3.4GHz, 3TB Fusion Drive, running El Capitan 10.11.4.) I've gone through the Boot Camp Assistant steps with all of the recommended options (created a bootable Windows flash ...
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How to stop my SSD “ejecting” from my iMac when in standby?

I recently purchased an SSD drive for my 2009 27" iMac to replace the DVD Drive. Everything installed fine, performance is good etc. However when the device (SSD) is put to "sleep", OS X sees it as ...
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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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iMac - Midi controller disconnects

So I have recently bought an iMac for my music setup in which I have (amongst other things) a midi controller (M-Audio Oxygen 88) connected. I am experiencing a problem where at random times and ...
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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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Targeted Display Mode using Henge Docks Vertical Dock

I have a 2012 MacBook Pro with Retina Display and a Late 2012 21" iMac. I just purchased a Henge Docks Vertical Dock, to use at home, and the plan is to pop my MacBook Pro in and then use the iMac in ...
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21.5 inch retina iMac used as external monitor [duplicate]

I am thinking of purchasing this little fella http://www.apple.com/shop/buy-mac/imac?product=MK452LL/A&step=config# and (also) using it as an external monitor to my MacBook Pro (mid 2014). Is it ...
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Prevent internal drive from mounting automatically

I don't use the internal hard drive on my iMac any more, but for obvious reasons, it's awkward to remove it. I'd like to stop OS X from automatically mounting it when the iMac boots. Is this possible? ...
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After El Capitan update, I cannot sign in to anything with my Apple ID: '“This action could not be completed. Try again”

I updated OSX last night to El Capitan and after the update, and restarting my iMac(2014) a few times, I cannot sign in with my Apple ID. The initial restart gave me the error: "This action could ...
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SD card won't mount (late 2009 iMac running OSX El Capitan)

I am hoping that someone can help me diagnose and fix a recurring problem. When I insert a card into the SD card slot it does not read the card or register that a card has been inserted in any way. ...
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iMac A1208 - Mac OS X 10.4 Install Problem

I'm a French user and I have a iMac from 2006/2007. I have changed the logic board. It's ok, but i want to do a fresh install of OS, (10.4), but the optical disk is KO. I have the official CD (but it ...
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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 use iMac mid 2010 (21.5 inch display) as monitor

I have a late 2014 macbook pro, and i am trying to use my 21.5" iMac as just a display via the thunderbolt cable. But it doesn't seem to be working, what do I need to change to do so?
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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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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 wiped clean, no install disc

I just bought two iMac's at an auction, they were both wiped clean before the sale. The problem is when I turn them on I'm getting a screen with an icon of a folder with a question mark. So the guy ...
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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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Use a Mini Displayport cable to connect a Late 2013 rMBP to a 2009 iMac?

Can I use a male to male Mini Displayport cable to connect a Late 2013 rMBP to a 2009 iMac? I want to use the 2009 iMac as a secondary display for the rMBP.
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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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Is it possible to mirror 2.5K or 5K iMac display to 1080p TV through Apple TV without swithcing iMac's resolution?

I have a 27" iMac with 2.5K built-in display resolution. Also i may replace it with a 5K/retina one. The problem is mirroring it's display without changing my mac's resolution other than it's native ...
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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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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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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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iMac randomly wakes up from sleep

My iMac (27-inch, Late 2012) randomly wakes up, up to 9 times a day. I'm using El Capitan 10.11.3 (15D21). A syslog | grep -i "Wake reason" shows the following many times: Apr  5 00:02:50 ...
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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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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)'. ...
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Why is this stock iMac so slow at launching apps?

I bought a refurb iMac from apple.com: 21.5", late 2013 2.9 GHz Core i5 8 GB DDR3 Geforce GT 750M 1024 MB 1 TB SATA Disk No SSD, but this should still be performing well for basic tasks. It's ...
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Why is my iMac (late 2013) HDD so slow?

My iMac's hard disk has been slow from the start. But recently it is becoming unbearable. Disk read and write speeds are consistently below 50 MB per second, without any applications producing any CPU ...
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iMac 27“ 5K vs Television 50” for watching 4K movies

I own a 5K iMac 27". I like very much watching 4K movies on it. Is the quality significant better (and why exactly) when buying a 50" television with 4K support? Can you explain me why? I seems people ...
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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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Is there a way to move all windows back to the iMac (from HDTV)?

My iMac is hooked up to an HDTV, and sometimes I move windows over to the HDTV. But sometimes, my HDTV is not powered on, or it is set to the cable box, and I can't find the windows (apps) on my ...
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iMac 27' powering off without reason

I have been the owner of an iMac 27' for the past 3 years. I have had the problem of the machine automatically powering off (for no reason at all) since almost day 1. After trying everything, ...
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Should I format my iMac?

I have an iMac 27inch from 2009 running El Capitain at work. It was used by other people before I came in working for this company. It seems a bit on the slow side comparing to my home PC. Would ...
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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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Play/Pause/Prev/Fwd buttons not working

What I have: OS X 10.10.2 on iMac mid-2011 + original wireless keyboard. Suddenly, buttons for controlling iTunes (they are located on F7, F8 and F9 buttons) stopped working. Meanwhile, other buttons ...
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migrating to 250GB SSD, need to dump local Photos

I just purchased a new iMac with 250GB Flash storage, and need to dump some media on my old desktop to make the Time Machine backup fit onto the new Flash drive. I have a 200GB iCloud plan, and all ...
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How to remove all traces of an Apple Id from a Mac

If I go to the System Preferences and select iCloud, it prompts me to sign in with my Apple Id. Only problem is, it auto-fills the Apple Id of the previous user. If I try to delete the existing id ...