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Questions tagged [imac]

iMac, a range of all-in-one Macintosh desktop computers from Apple

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How to connect an iMac 2011 to an HDMI laptop?

I have a 2011 iMac with one Thunderbolt 1 port and one FireWire port. Is there a way to use one of those ports to connect the iMac to an HDMI laptop so that it can be used as an external display? ...
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2011 iMac 27": cannot upgrade to latest OSX after replaced failing drive with blank new HDD. Nasty loop [duplicate]

Installed a new hard drive on a iMac 2011 27": old drive would not boot (node errors which FSK cannot fix). This faulty drive was running High Sierra before it stopped booting. Removed the old drive ...
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Black screen on startup on iMac

My dad's iMac (2010 27" i7, https://everymac.com/systems/apple/imac/specs/imac-core-i7-2.93-27-inch-aluminum-mid-2010-specs.html) has no gray apple boot screen on startup and displays a black screen. ...
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Blinking question mark folder and none of the combination keys worked [duplicate]

When I turn on iMac (iMac Intel 21.5" EMC 2428, Model A1311 / Mid 2011) I get the chime and after some time, a blinking question mark inside a folder icon appears. I have tried all combination keys ...
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iMac6,1 showing multicolor after installing mac os x 10.7

It was on Os x 10.6.3 before I decided to install fresh OS x 10.7 everything was fine after the installation but when I restart the 🖥 it start showing multicolor as seen in the picture attached. I ...
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I've suddenly lost all my Gmail notes on my iMac Pro

I've suddenly lost all my Gmail notes on my iMac Pro. By lost, I mean I open the Apple notes app and see no items. I lost them on my iPhone last week and was unable to find a good documented process ...
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Mojave screen saver starts randomly

I have a new Mojave (10.14.1) installation on an iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2017). My screen saver is set to start after 5 minutes. I have a hot corner defined to start the screen saver. I have ...
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iMac SD slot not working

my SD slot doesn't work with micro SD adapter. The slot works with intermittently with a SD card but not with a micro SD adapter, which is needed to get pictures off of a GoPro camera.
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Is it possible to use a 2009 imac as a display for a 2017 macbook pro? [duplicate]

Is it possible to use a 2009 imac as a display for a 2017 macbook pro? If so, what cable would I need to make this work? Ideally with a mini display port to usb-c cable it would just work but I have ...
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How to enable mini-DVI on iMac with dead screen

I have an early 2008 iMac with a graphics card so dead that the display is not clear enough to be able to see where the password entry box is. I would like to use a mini-DVI to DVI adaptor to connect ...
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Safe shutdown from Kisok mode

I plan to deploy a kiosk with no keyboard and mouse. Can anyone think of a way to allow safe shutdown? I think the power button will put up a user prompt that requires a keyboard or mouse. The only ...
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How to remove old epson software from iMac?

My iMac has been running slow and hanging. I looked and found that a lot of old EPSON printer software is still running and installed. I found an uninstall executable in finder: But when I try to ...
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Mac OS reinstall - nothing happens after I enter log/pass for Apple Account

I'm trying to reinstall the OS on a very old Imac, and I have a strange problem. Sorry, the text on the screenshot is not in English, but I explain everything in the text. I restarted the IMac using ...
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Is there any way to upgrade a mid 2007 iMac to macOS Sierra?

I recently got this used iMac, and was hoping I could use it for development work. I had an old Mac OS X Snow Leopard install disk, which I used to upgrade as far as OS X El Capitan, and wasn't able ...
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Intermittent loud noise and lockup iMac

I have an iMac (27-inch, Mid 2011) with a 2.7 GHz Intel Core i5 CPU, 16 GB of memory. It's running macOS High Sierra. I recently upgraded it to an OWC 1 TB SSD drive, and rebuilt it using a Time ...
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iMac turned itself on after power was cut

I left my computer sleeping but turned off the power by accident. Hours after the power was turned back on the computer booted itself up. It is plugged into a UPS. I don't understand how this could ...
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XCode 10 runs really slow and slows my entire computer down

I'm currently using XCode 10.1 and it's driving me crazy, it slows my computer down to a point that it is unusable. Before I upgraded to XCode 10 I was running the same project on XCode 9 and High ...
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iMac Speakers don't work

Looking for a little bit help here. I've searched everywhere and couldn't find an answer. My 2013 27" iMac doesn't play sound with the speakers (movies, youtube, itunes, etc..) but when I go to "...
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Can i browse the files on an external mac as an external HD?

Ive got data on an old iMac G4. My plan was to remove the HD, put the HD in an enclosure and transfer the data from the HD. I looked up the iFixit guide for the process and it seems the HD isn't ...
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How do I get my Downloads files back on my Mac?

I didn't lose the Downloads folder, just the files. When I clicked inside the folder, poof! Everything just disappeared, leaving nothing but an empty Downloads folder. They're not in Trash. When I do ...
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iMac 14,2 crashing after 10.14.2 upgrade

Just upgraded to 10.14.2 and my iMac won't stay up for more than a few minutes. I've seen some chatter around about crashing on sleep, but I've disabled sleep and the crashes still happen. I've only ...
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How to enable external display on iMac with dead screen

On a iMac 24-Inch (Early 2008) Model:A1225 EMC:2211 I have a bad display - can just about make out the apple logo when I power up but can't see where to enter the password. I have a Mini-DVI to DVI ...
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How to connect MacBook Pro to an iMac with a 3rd party keyboard?

I was following the instructions here: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204592 which say to press CommandF2 and that works fine when I use my Apple keyboard. However, I want to connect my Apple ...
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Trying to fit iMac 27 Late 2013 memory into iMac 27 Late 2009

When shoving the memory in, I cannot get it to click (or get it deep enough for the lid to close). Are the dimensions different or do I need to push harder?!
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Frequent freezing and random reboots in iMac (2015) running Mojave

After upgrading my 2015 iMac (Intel i5, 8GB RAM, 1TB Fusion Drive) to Mojave I been having nothing more then headache. It all started with WiFi randomly dropping and when I navigate to the WiFi menu ...
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iMac 4,1 running Windows 7 Home Basic

I installed a Windows 7 Home Basic without installing OSX. At least for now, everything seems to be working fine. I made these good simple steps: http://derekhat.com/install-vista-on-a-macbook-...
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SystemExtr quit unexpectedly

This message keeps on popping up again and again. I tried restarting my Mac and did no good. I thought it was steam causing these problems but deleting it did not make any difference. Do you think ...
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“Could not sign in to iMessage”

Could not sign in to iMessage An error occurred during activation. Try again. Also on the iPhone we get: iMessage Activation An error occurred during activation. Try again. With also: ...
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Why do I see “Cannot Use Thunderbolt Accessory”?

I purchased a brand new MBP and a cable was included in the box, it has USB-C type connectors on each end and works for charging the computer. When, instead of charging with the brick, I plug it into ...
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I am unable to to project my screen from a Windows laptop to iMac using HDMI to Thunderbolt 2

I am unable to project my screen as an extended screen to my Late 2012 21 inch iMac from my Dell XPS L502X. Please guide me through steps which I can follow. I am using an HDMI to Thunderbolt 2 ...
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Is Windows 10 32 bit good for iMac 4,1 running Bootcamp?

I have an iMac 4,1, 2Gb RAM and installed Bootcamp. Is Windows 10 Home Premium 32 bit good for that machine? Or is it too heavy, better install Windows 7 Home Basic 32 bit?
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iMac 2017 - Apple Wireless Keyboard 2 and Magic Mouse 2 Bluetooth random disconnects

After having the first iMac 2017 Retina replaced for display issues, my second one seems to be acting up. I use an apple wireless keyboard and magic mouse 2 via Bluetooth. The problem is, they ...
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iMac cannot boot from an external SSD but MacBook can

I have recently bought an SSD (Crucial MX500) and an USB enclosure (EE25-F6B). I wanted to use it instead of my internal drive in iMac(Late 2012). I tried installing macOS Mojave on it from a usb ...
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iMac doesn't see external bootable SSD on startup

I have an iMac 2013 with HDD and I recently upgraded it with extarnal SSD connected via Thunderbolt. It works pretty well but sometimes when I turn my iMac on, it shows a black screen with text like "...
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iMac 4,1 does not have Boot Camp update

I have found in Apple support that iMac 4,1 does not have Boot Camp drivers update. I have installed Windows 7 Home Basic 32bit. So I will have to find an alternate solution for driver updating ...
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Ways To Test iMac G3 Before Buying

I am going to buy an old iMac G3 Over the next couple of days/weeks, and I want to make sure that I am buying a system with no problems. I usually ask for the serial number and good pictures before ...
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Can I use my 27" late 2009 iMac with a bad hard drive as an external monitor for my HP laptop? [duplicate]

Can I use my 27" iMac (late 2009) as an external monitor for my HP laptop (with windows 10)? The iMac will no longer boot up due to hard drive failure.
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Do USB-C to Thunderbolt 2 cables exist?

I’m purchasing a 2017 MacBook Pro and plan to use my old Mid-2011 iMac as a monitor in Target Display Mode. I’ve discovered I need a USB-C to Thunderbolt 2 connection to make this work, but I’m ...
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Running macOS Sierra (10.12) or macOS High Sierra (10.13) on a 21.5" mid 2017 iMac

I'm looking at buying a new 21.5" mid 2017 iMac which will ship with macOS Mojave 10.14. I have some software that will only run on macOS Sierra 10.12. Is it possible to downgrade to macOS Sierra 10....
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Cable / io spec for using 2x external displays on an iMac

Im looking at buying a new 21.5" iMac. I want to connect 2x external 1080p or 4k displays to this, these displays will have either HDMI or DVI conncetion. I notice that there is 1x mini display ...
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Will the 2018 Mac mini be able to use my 2011 iMac in Target Display Mode?

I'm currently using a 2015 MacBook Pro and using a Thunderbolt cable to my 2010 27 inch iMac as the screen in Target Display Mode. I want to upgrade the MacBook Pro to a Mac mini, which has ...
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Siri on MacOS does not work with HomeKit

I have a number of Philips Hue lights which I can control from my iPhone using the Hue & Home apps as well as Siri. As long as I am connected to the wifi everything works well. After updating to ...
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Mid 2011 iMac GPU failure - Options

My serial number is(was) part of the initial replacement program replacement program Obviously mine decided to fail after 7 years :(. Tried all the reset method/safe boot. Finally took it to the ...
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image capture importing more photos than is possible and size difference weird too

im having a sort of issue importing pictures and videos from my iphone. my iphone says that there are 2900 pictures and that they are taking up roughly 11 gigs of space. when i plug my iphone into my ...
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How to use late 2013 iMac in target display mode from Windows 10 ThinkPad with Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 1 Converter

I have a late 2013 iMac 27" with Thunderbolt 1 and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M running MacOS Mojave. I have bootcamp installed on the internal fusion drive, and I have an external TB 1 SSD with another ...
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What the metal feature set of two iMac models on 10.14(Mojave)?

I'm just curious the metal feature set of two iMac models on 10.14(Mojave) iMac (27-inch, Late 2014) iMac15,1 iMac (21.5-inch, Late 2015) iMac16,1 or iMac16,2 The table in this page ...
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iMac with OSX El Capitan does not read inserted CD or DVD

In June 2018 I installed El Capitan on my iMac2009, until then my built-in optical drive worked just fine. Now I can insert music cd's or movie dvd's but I do not get an image on my desktop. I ...
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iMac hard freezes intermittently after booting off an external SSD

I have hooked up an external USB3 Samsung T5 SSD to my iMac model iMac14,2, formatted it as APFS, and installed macOS High Sierra on it, to use as my primary system drive. I can use the system for a ...
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Why is my iMac memory usage (compressed memory in particular) so unreasonably high? [closed]

I'm using a 2014 iMac 5K running macOS Mojave with 32GB of RAM. I seldom felt any memory pressure given the work I do until very recently. To test it out, I rebooted my computer last night and worked ...
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I’m unable to save preferences for sharing Mac analytics

Hello from newbie to everybody in the community. May I ask for you help on one matter that bugs me recently? After exchanging my main drive for SSD in an old iMac (late 2009, 21.5-inch) I performed ...