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You may have to reboot your Mac. Share Ethernet via Wifi (do not tell your wife) When it works, the wifi icon on the Mac is a fan with an exclamation mark on it.


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I have a similar problem with a bit of a work around.. I'm not sure if it works for others and I'm also trying to understand it myself because it is a bit annoying. My laptop will always see my wifi network but sometimes my wife's MacAir or my moms Samsung tablet will suddenly not be able to see the network. By freak luck I discovered that turning on and ...


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iMac that spends most of its time reading and swapping files from the 2TB hard drive That sounds like a problem that needs to be addressed. 1) how do you know this is what is happening? 2) How much memory does your computer have? 3) if you are Terminal-fluent, provide the results of ls -l /var/vm


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You might want to start by installing the most recent update to Office 2008 which is version 12.3.6. Failing that, try using the Remove Office tool from /Applications/Microsoft Office 2008/ Additional Tools/, restart, then reinstall Office and update it to latest.


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As you know with SATA connection you get 3 to 6 Gb/s. With Firewire you get < 1 Gb/s data transfer. To be specific: Firewire 800 is 800 Mbits/s (Mb/s) not 800 Mbytes/s (MB/s) [8 bits in a byte] its a common misconception. so Firewire 800 is rated up to 80 MB/s.


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It's an integrated chip, so no, no upgrade is possible for this generation of iMacs.


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I know there's an accepted answer, but I'm running a BenQ GW27605HS as a second monitor via a Thunderbird -> HDMI adapter and works great. There seems to be a Yosemite bug (ANOTHER Yosemite bug) where the screens will always start up mirrored, but a visit to the system prefs quickly fixes it. Btw, I would definitely upgrade to the faster graphics card if ...


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You can "fix" this by disabling the build in chrome pepper flash and enabling the flash player plugin (download flash from adobe first) Type chrome://plugins/ in your address bar I had the same issue with my mbpr when it was just released with chrome. Have to wait for a pepperflash update. With the mbpr it took a while.


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Here are some points from my Upgrade of my old iMac (late 2009, Model 10,1, #A1312) You can expect a significant Performance increase when starting Apps or saving Data, but overall-performance is depends on you RAM size too. If you are working with Photoshop f.e. you should def. have more than 8GB (on 10.10) - the more the better. You will encounter ...


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your idea is charming, but does not work with your system. What you can do is to add a ssd and merge it with the hd into a fusion drive using Apples on-board tool residing within the disk utility. If you are running Yosemite it will be o. k to just start. if you are running Mavericks and willing to upgrade to Yosemite, DO THIS PRIOR ANY HARDWARE ...


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Target disk mode is the answer. In my experience, there's a pretty good chance it will work even if the display is dead. If Target disk mode fails, you could easily remove the hard drive and connect it to a SATA dock and transfer that way.


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I was getting the same problem yesterday with both my iPads. Finally gave up and re-booted the Mac -- problem went away. Might be worth a try.


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I stumbled on this question because I'm having problems with poor wifi speeds after installing Yosemite on a July 2014 rMBP. I don't get drops, but I get 5 Mbps speeds literally 5 feet from the router when I used to get in the 70s. My iphone 5S, sitting next to the rMBP, is able to get 70Mbps. Even more confounding is that if I change the router to support ...


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I had to take it to a Mac Repair Shop. Bad Video Card. $180 to fix


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Yes. According to Apple's website, under the device's "Connections and Expansion" section: Headphone port SDXC card slot Four USB 3 ports (compatible with USB 2) Two Thunderbolt 2 ports Mini DisplayPort output Support for DVI, VGA, and dual-link DVI (adapters sold separately) 10/100/1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45 connector) Kensington ...


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For a different approach, you can try Free Ruler for Mac OS X. This free application displays a horizontal and a vertical ruler, both of which you can extend. It supports different scales (cm, mm, pixels, inches, etc - it's using the screen DPI to display distance measurements correctly). I use it quite often when I need pixel-perfect measurements of GUI ...


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There's a new app on the App Store called Euclid that claims to do what you're asking. I have not personally tried it but it looks nice enough! edit: I went ahead and bought Euclid to try it out. Nice little app and the crosshairs do work well. My only gripe at this point is that I wanted to take screenshots with it and as of now it doesn't do that nor does ...


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I just did the same thing the other day. Works fine. One thing I would note is that the memory that came preinstalled was in slots 1 and 3 so I just put the new memory in 2 and 4. It wouldn't startup! So I removed the memory and tried again. Put the original 2 x 4gb into slots 1 and 2 and the new 2 x 8gb into slots 3 and 4. All worked fine and have had no ...


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You won't have any problem if you add more memory. But, be careful, new memory must have the exact same specs as original.


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Have you made sure that you have also set iCloud Photo Library (Beta) in iCloud settings as well. This is under iCloud > Photos > "iCloud Photo Library (Beta)"


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You can use software like Karabiner (free) to remap your keyboard keys. According to their documentation, mapping function keys to brightness settings is one of the settings it comes with. https://pqrs.org/osx/karabiner/


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Thee is nothing you can do with wireless keyboard at this time. Get a USB cable keyboard, from friend or from store.


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This could be caused by Path MTU Discovery. Test by changing MTU To test this, go to System Preferences > Network, click on Ethernet then Advanced... and finally select the Hardware tab. In there, you should see a Configure option and the drop down menu next to it most likely is set to Automatic. Choose Manual then you'll see the other options become ...


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you just dim the screen all the way down. The controls are beside the escape button in the top left.


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You will need to buy the Snow Leopard installation DVD from the UK Apple Store I'm not sure why you just got a redemption code. If you look at this information page about older versions of OSX it says when you buy Snow Leopard you get a DVD, but if you buy Lion or Mountain Lion you get a redemption code. Are you sure you got Snow Leopard?


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I think you are confusing this with the requirement for Bluetooth LE to be able to do Handoff. SMS Relay uses Wi-Fi or, if available, your phone's 3G/4G connection. From How to Enable SMS Relay on Your Mac, iPad and iPhone - point 3 might be the salient one... Make sure your Mac, iPad and iPhone are all connected to the same Wi-Fi connection. ...


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The problem here is you are not specific about what you mean by "My imac hdd is starting to go." Being specific and detailed will always get you a better answer. That said I can (hopefully) infer that there is some sort of error that has messed up a computer's ability to actually read the drive. This could be something as simple as directory corruption ...


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Be carefull when working on an imac and ensure you have the correct tools - corrct size Torx drivers and a suction cup or two to remove the glass safely. Also use iFixit for a guide on how to do this such as https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/iMac+Intel+27-Inch+EMC+2309+and+2374+Optical+Drive+Replacement/1637 I would suggest a superdrive HDD enclosure. You will ...


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Answer to the original question: Yes. The 'IOGEAR Bluetooth 4.0 USB Micro Adapter (GBU521)' with Chipset: Broadcom 20702A3 is working well in my early 2009 iMac, right out of the box after activating it with Bluetooth Explorer as instructed above @thomas. My Magic Trackpad is working well, as before (had to pair it again, as expected). However, so far ...


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I have the same situation! Only thing that works so far is a second keyboard connected to the late 2009 iMac, but that's quite annoying according to my available workspace on my desk.


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I really doubt that the Update Software(Performance Restoration Software - ISO file)/Firmware file will help much. I don't think the necessary driver for the thunderbolt interface is included in the isolinux provided, at least i couldn't find any traces in the iso. Additionally Samsung advices to backup all your data on the SSD before updating the ...


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A 2009 machine is certainly able to run the latest software - it looks like yours is an iMac9,1 : http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/imac/specs/imac-core-2-duo-2.66-20-inch-aluminum-early-2009-specs.html Memory for that machine maxes out at 8GB, which runs about $100. Everything would be better with more memory. ...


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So everything was working fine, you opened iPhoto, and wham! ... a non-booting Mac? Something else has gone wrong here, and I doubt it's iPhoto. After installing Yosemite, did you do other things with it successfully, like browse the web, open a Word document? From the screen you describe, the HD is the problem. Either it is completely dead, system files ...


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A friend of mine recently upgraded his MacBook5,1 (2009 core 2 duo) with 2GB to Mavericks. It wasn't the most pleasant thing, but it actually didn't work out too bad for him and he even thinks there was a slight performance increase (I'm assuming due to the memory compression stuff being a touch faster than swap). I'm assuming that Yosemite isn't going to be ...


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Depending on your Macs you might use the FireWire/Thunderbolt target-disk mode. Apple-KB: If you have two Mac computers with FireWire or Thunderbolt ports, you can connect them so that one of them appears as an external hard disk on the other. This is called “target disk mode.” 1. Connect the two computers with a FireWire or Thunderbolt cable. ...


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You pretty much answered your own question, "...crashing after memory upgrade." Remove the DIMMs one at a time until the crashing stops, then try just what you think is the bad DIMM and see if it still crashes. It is possible that there is a bad DIMM slot unless they were all full with smaller DIMMs previously but the safe money here is one (or more) of ...


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It could be related to the energy saver option to "wake for network access". Just an idea.



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