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Can a usb c to mini display port cable be used with usb c to thunderbolt ports?

I have the above cable for my current set up of sending display from my pc laptop with a usb c port to my 2010 iMac with a mini display port port. It works great. I have now bought a mid 2011 iMac ...
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I have a 2020 iMac and I dont turn it off at night. Will this hurt the SSD

I have a 2010 iMac that I used until recently. It has an internal Fusion Drive. I seldom ever turned this iMac off. I just let the screen saver kick in. The iMac worked great for 10 years and is still ...
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Error while setting up windows in my late 2014 iMac

Boot Camp Assistance is stuck on create a partition? So I used the procedures in this link to try and set up windows in my iMac , but when it reached the part where they asked where do you want ...
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iMac 2020 shuts down when I'm working in Photoshop or Bridge

I have new iMac 2020 with AMD Radeon Pro 5500 XT 8GB. I am using macOS Catalina 10.15.7, Photoshop 2020 21.2.3 and Bridge 10.0.2.131. Are they 32-bit apps? I didn't know that. Sometimes when I work in ...
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iMac goes to sleep because the battery has 0% left

I've got an iMac 5k (Ultimo 2014) running Mojave. Every few days, it just goes to sleep while I'm using it. Looking at pmset -g log for the sleep reason, I find: Entering Sleep state due to 'Low Power ...
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Wiped all disks for Ubuntu installation, but “macOS Recovery over the Internet” still knows my Wi-Fi password

I wiped all disks for Ubuntu installation. The macOS Recovery partition was gone. Decided after half of an year, to install again macOS with macOS Recovery over the Internet If you can't start up ...
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Why does Citrix CAG (RDP across monitors) take up multiple Spaces?

I used to have just my iMac and I used Spaces to have different apps on different desktops (i.e. Mail on desktop1, iTunes on desktop2, Chrome on desktop3). I've recently attached another monitor to my ...
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Lost OS while restoring from recovery partition

I recently downloaded and installed Catalina on My iMac Late 2012 running High Sierra. Because of constant slow downs with spinning "beach balls" sometime minutes at a time, I tried to ...
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SSD upgrade for iMac 2007

I'm looking to upgrade my slow 2007 iMac with a new 1TB SSD and looking for recommendations on which one to get. It seems fairly easy to install, I just want to choose the right SSD. I'm in Canada so ...
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iMac 10,1 (2019) frozen still after login

I have an iMac a friend lent me to try and fix it. I have tried several things but I'm not too educated on apple soft/hardware. Let me explain the problems of this computer: You're able to launch the ...
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iMac Intel 21.5" EMC 2428 - Possible GPU upgrade for Catalina (Bug Sur)

Is anyone familiar with the possible options for GPU upgrades for this devise? I want to upgrade to Catalina and if possible after official patch or release by Dosdude1 to Big Sur and when I browse ...
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Remote desktop into iMac while someone is on a separate account?

I'm using an iMac 21.5-Inch (Late 2015). I have a son who has a full-time job, and his only option is to use our iMac. Is there a way to remote desktop into my account while he's on his? If so, can I ...
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Mail.app quits unexpectedly

My late-2015 iMac (with an internal 1TB SSD) runs Catalina 10.15.6, and Mail.app version 13.4 (3608.120.23.2.1). Mail.app connects to an IMAP email account; the IMAP server hosts about 4500 messages. ...
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How to reinstall a G4 iMac without CDs?

I have got iMac power Mac G4 which I wanted to reinstall. I followed a Youtube video to do so, now my machine boots to a command prompt. How can I proceed from here? PS: I don't have any install CDs/...
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Upgrading RAM, iMac 27'' 2019: Is it better to mix Apple/Crucial modules, or substitute all old modules with new ones?

In an ideal situation, if money is not an issue, what is a better option? I have an iMac 27" 2019, with 2x16 GB RAM original modules from Apple (2 slots occupied, 2 slots empty). Using the "...
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Every time I boot up my iMac “… is an app downloaded from Internet. Are you sure you want to open it?”

I get this popup every time I boot up my mac. It's some adobe after effects script. I uninstalled after effects. I typed in com.aescripts.ZXP-Installer.helper in finder and deleted anything that ...
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Installing 2 x 16Gb and 2 x 32Gb on an iMac 27" [duplicate]

Got a 2019 iMac 27" with 4 RAM slots. I have 2 x 16Gb and 2 x 32Gb RAM modules. This is how they are installed right now. Is this the most optimal way to install them, or the sequence does not ...
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Cannot Login iCloud from System Preferences

I could not login into my iCloud account from System Preferences on my iMac, when I insert the email and password, I get this error. I've searched online, and the guides say to remove some file in ...
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21.5" Late 2012 iMac | Display or GPU issue

I purchased used iMac over auction. The iMac seems to show no picture. Could this be the display pin issue or it has the like of faulty GPU? Since these iMacs don't have screen mirroring by default, ...
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A process called “accountsd” is making my iMac Late-2013 unusable. Any ideas? (MacOS Catalina 10.15.7) [duplicate]

So, it has been a few days since my computer started having problems to open the google chrome browser. I checked the activity monitor and there is a process called "accountsd" which is ...
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Can I use 2010 iMac as second screen with 2020 MacBook Pro as source? [duplicate]

Recently upgraded to 2020 MacBook Pro running Catalina. I no longer seem to be able to use 2010 iMac as second screen. (I was connecting with a Thunderbolt to thunderbolt cable. then pressing Command +...
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Can I format the internal HDD in my iMac if using an external drive for the OS?

I have an iMac Mid 2014, I am looking to use an SSD as an external bootable drive as per this video. This will result in the old internal drive showing up in finder with the old OS files and therefore ...
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New iMac unbelievably slow

I have a new 2019 iMac with 8Gb of memory and a HDD (not an SSD). Yes it's the lowest-end 8Gb iMac from last year. With no apps running, nothing in the apps to start on login, with a new virgin ...
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Single thick green/red vertical line on iMac display

I started seeing a single green/red color line on my iMac. Is it a common problem? How can I fix it. It also vanishes after some time but comes back again. Any ideas?
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I puchased a new iMac and there is one entry in my contacts app that no longer works with Messages

I recently bought a new iMac running Catalina and I used Migration Assistant to load some of my old stuff on my new computer. This appears to have worked well and my new computer is running fine. ...
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Bought a new iMac to replace the old, have two questions regarding file migration

My old iMac died -- hard drive is on the fritz -- and the system is mostly unusable. I just received my new iMac and would like to know the proper way to migrate my files from the old iMac to the new ...
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Replaced Ambient temperature sensor in imac mid 2011 (A1314) fans still blowing at full speed

My iMac fans started blowing at full speed for sometime so I rebooted and ran diagnostics and received an ambient sensor error, image attached below. I had been considering adding an SSD in addition ...
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5 Vertical pink lines - Imac 2011 - Won't boot up

My mac was running fine one day then suddenly powered off and tried to restart itself. Upon restart it was stuck with the loading status bar and the screen had 5 vertical pink lines across it. Having ...
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iMac issues: indicates hard disk needs replacing and can't get through AHT, should I do any other tests?

I have a long out of warranty/AppleCare iMac12,2 that meets me with an Apple logo and progress bar on boot, and after a few minutes simply shuts off w/o booting to the system. I did try running Apple ...
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Is a SSD with the following First Aid report salvageable?

Barely 2 months old Samsung NVMe M.2 SSD is not readable by my Mac anymore. This is an external disk in an enclosure. I purchased a different enclosure too to confirm that the problem is with SSD only....
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Opening file from Finder doesnt take me to the default Application

When I try to open a file from Finder, either by double-clicking on the icon or choosing Right-click->open, I am not taken to the default application which is default for that file. I need to go to ...
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iMac Boot with external monitor

I have an iMac 27" 2015 with dead display. When I boot the iMac, I hear the chimes and after minutes I try to rock the volume up to hear some and play the music. It works and giving the sounds. ...
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iMac 18,3 with dual external 5K monitor

I would like to run a iMac 18,3 (Radeon Pro 580, i7 4.2 GHz) with two external 5K monitors (LG 27" 27MD5KL). In Apple's description (https://support.apple.com/kb/SP760?locale=en_US) I found: Two ...
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2018 iMac w/fusion drive has prohibitory symbol on boot

My iMac got super slow and I had to power it off. When I restarted, it had a 'kernel panic'. Restarted again and got the prohibitory symbol. I then booted into recovery mode. Tragically, the hard disk ...
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iMac 2020 RAM upgrade not working

I recently purchased a new RAM module for my new 2020 iMac. I went with this model from Crucial since it seemed to fit the specifications from Apple's website: https://www.crucial.com/memory/eol_ddr4/...
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MBP 16' 2019 + iMac late 2012 = Issues with the screen when entering sleep mode

I'm dealing with some issues in Target Display mode. When I use Command + F2 everything runs fine. But when some time happens without activity it just cease to work. I have cancel sleep mode in my ...
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MBP + iMac late 2012. Target Mode. Audio from iMac not working

I'm using my MBP 16' in target mode to an iMac 21'5 late 2012. I thought the audio could not be played through iMac speakers (or a digital output in this case) but when a enter Target Mode the first ...
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Cannot reinstall macOS on corrupted drive

The other day I accidentally messed up updating my iMac from 2010 and have seemed to uninstall macOS. I have successfully made a usb boot drive for Sierra (the os it was on prior to this problem), but ...
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24 inch iMac Early 2009 - Use as monitor via Firewire

I'm trying to figure out how to use my old iMac as an external monitor for a windows laptop. I've read that it's impossible since its Mini DisplayPort doesn't accept input, but it seems like there's ...
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Unable to Project MacBook Pro Screen to Old iMac [duplicate]

I have a new MacBook Pro which I am not able to connect to my old iMac so I can use iMac as my secondary monitor. Details of MacBook and iMac MacBook Pro: 13-inch, 2019, Two Thunderbolt 3 ports iMac: ...
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0% GPU Usage on iMac 2019 with Radeon Pro 560x, help!

Ever since I bought my iMac, the GPU has always been at 0% usage. Till now, I thought it was a software bug since Macs aren't great with GPUs, but when I found out about Intel Power Gadget - which ...
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Attach 15-inch Macbook pro screen (with broken logic board) to 21-inch iMac (with broken screen)?

I am curious to know if I can take the screen from my Macbook Pro (15-inch, 2010) and somehow use it as a display for an iMac (21-inch, 2012) either through a direct connection to the logic board's ...
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Max Core Frequency almost always at boost clock speed

I have a 21.5" iMac (2017, Retina 4K, 3.4GHz, 8GB RAM). Whenever I open Intel Power Gadget, the Maximum Core Frequency is always at 3.8GHz — apart from a few momentary dips — even if the ...
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Upgrade 24” iMac video card - ATI Radeon 256MB to NVIDIA GeForce 512MB

I'm not certain that this is the correct Stack Exchange forum for this question... let me know. I must acknowledge this iFixit Q&A "Can the graphics card of the 24" iMac be upgraded?&...
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External SSD for a 2010 iMac

I have a mid-2010 27" iMac. I want to speed it up some and I have decided to get an external SSD. I want to make this my boot disk as well as data storage. The SSD I'm considering is 3 TB. My ...
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Mid 2011 iMac 21.5 inch SSD Upgrade how to format disk in terminal

I was wondering how I can erase the SSD disk in terminal to make it show in disk utility. I went into Terminal and typed "diskutil list". The table is as follows: /dev/disk0 (external, ...
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Best release of MacOS for mid-2010 iMac

I have a mid-2010 iMac that I haven't used for a while. I wiped the disk and installed High Sierra (10.13.6). I don't remember the previous release of MacOS it was running with. It has a 3.2GHz i3, 1T ...
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iMac shut down due to power outage; started working after a few hours

I am using an iMac which got shutdown due to sudden power cut. Once the power came back it wasn't starting up. However, when I tried again after few hours it started. Can anyone please tell me what ...
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iMac as a secondary display [duplicate]

I have a 2012 iMac running Catalina and I'd like to use it as a secondary display to my MacBook Pro. I connected the two computers via a USB cable and hit both ⌘ CommandF2 and then tried ⌘ CommandFnF2....
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iMac 2011 Graphics Card issue - Unresolved

I have a weird issue with my iMac 2011 model. This is the iMac with the graphic card issue, so it happened to me as well. I tried everything except baking the graphics card, this is my absolute last ...

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