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Questions tagged [imac]

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

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iMac does not play any sound

Sounds on my iMac stopped playing, also it seems that I have a problem with iTunes and Voice Memos app, iTunes won't start and shows an error message with code 9405, and Voice Memos simply crashes! I ...
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Variable and slow internet speed on my Mac compared to other devices connected on the same network

Background: I have a 40 Mbps Ethernet connection hooked directly to my iMac running on Mojave. I use the Mac as a router to share the internet connection from Ethernet to other devices using WiFi. ...
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Messages in iCloud not exhibiting expected behavior

So I have Messages in iCloud enabled on my iMac - High Sierra, 10.13.6. My iPhone - version 12.2 and iPad - version 12.1.4. The issue id like to solve is this - on the iPhone an iPad when I delete a ...
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Audio not working on Windows 10 installed on external SSD running on iMac

I installed Windows 10 (April 18 update) on external SSD drive that can be selected on the iMac's startup. Run the Boot Camp Windows Support Software and everything is fine, Apple mouse & keyboard,...
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iMac tripping breaker just by plugging it to electricity, without even pushing the power button!

iMac 21” (EMC: 2638) The iMac was connected to a UPS but through an extension cable, so not directly. So the iMac was running as usual when suddenly it went off, with all the other devices that are ...
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Plugging in Android/iOS device causes Bluetooth mouse to disconnect and not regain connection until reboot

I'm using a logitech MX Master 2s on my work iMac, my home iMac it works fine without any issues but when I use it at work it always has issues. It connects just fine and will work perfectly until I ...
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Mac slow after migration

I just restored my old Late 2009 27" Quad core iMac, from Time Machine to a Late 2012 21" i5 iMac, and at certain points it is very slow and laggy. For example when I try to open Photoshop, or just ...
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Forgot Password After Amnesia

I need to connect my 2012 iMac back to the internet. I had it shipped back to my parent's house (completely different state from where I had it) after I had a motor vehicle accident while working for ...
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Change routing priority on iMac

Our home phone/internet is down; dug up by council contractors, and won't be fixed for a week. I am using an iPhone hotspot in the interim. This works, but when I plug the Ethernet connection to my ...
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Which model has better CPU-performance: iMac MMQA2HN/A or Mac mini MRTR2HN/A?

In this comparison the main difference I see is in the processors. https://www.apple.com/in/mac/compare/results/?product1=imac-21&product2=mac-mini Irrespective of other feature differences this ...
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Problem re-assembling front cover clips on an iMac 5,1

I had to pull my iMac apart in order to extract a CD from the drive. I have it all back together now except for getting the front cover on. I am being defeated by the clips at the top inside of the ...
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Is it really not possible to run an earlier version of OS X than what the machine shipped with?

Just got a 2019 iMac, shipped with Mojave installed obviously. It never even occurred to me that it may not be able to run an earlier version of OS X, but after wasting tons of time trying to create a ...
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Remote Desktop Multiple Monitors Not Working in Mojave

I just switched to my old iMac to a new iMac running Mojave, on my old iMac, I could RDP into my Windows 7 Ultimate machine and all my monitors would be the Windows 7 Ultimate machine, however, in ...
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iMac 24" will only Boot in safe mode

I have a iMac 24" that has been wiped multiple times, i have reinstalled multiple OS X versions and have run disk utility on it and it says that there are no problems. the specs of it are: 2.8GHz Core ...
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2007 iMac Audio Board -> USB

TLDR; need a pinout for the ribbon cable of the 820-2136-A Audio Board I bought a Mac Mini to replace my 2007 20" iMac (A1224). The Mini is plenty powerful with its new quad-core i3, RAM is ...
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iMac macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 white/grey screen and progress bar

I no longer have access to my iMac since 2019-03-26, the last date that it worked normally. I restarted my iMac on 2019-03-26 and since then it does not want to display the desktop anymore. It shows ...
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iMac running macOS Mojave doesn't shuts down

I recently installed a fresh copy of macOS Mojave, 10.14.3 on my Late 2013 21.5" iMac. After a couple of days, the shutdown procedure stopped working. What I get, instead, is a black screen with a ...
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macOS 10.14.3 runs incredibly slow on my iMac

I updated to macOS Mojave 10.14.3 on a 27" iMac with 16 GB memory, and it is running super slow. It can take upto a minute to see the login screen, Preview is super slow. New folders are slow. Any ...
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Cannot install Mac OS X Lion due to disk errors

I’m trying to install Mac OS X Lion after accidentally having erased my disk in order to reboot my iMac, which I did without backing it up. On a separate USB drive, I formatted and installed a Lion ...
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Clone hard drive from 2017 Macbook Pro to 2012 iMac

My Macbook needs to be sent to the store for repair and I plan on making a block level clone of it to an unused iMac that I have. My question is will the iMac be able to boot and not crash due to the ...
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Fan noise expectations for 2019 27" iMacs

I have a question concerning fan noise and overheating in 2019 27“ iMacs. I am about to choose one, either the base model or the 9th gen core i5 for more processor power. From your experience with ...
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How do I get rid of iCloud connection between iPhone, iMac and iPad?

How do I get rid of the iCloud connection between my iPhone, iMac and iPad?
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Unknown Admin Password on New/Used IMac 2011

How do you Change the Administrator User Name and Password if you can not see it on the users list and do not know the previous one?
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Can I disable the keyboard media controls when on the lock screen? [duplicate]

I lock my work iMac Pro every night, but sometimes when I get in the next morning music is leaking out of my headphones. I've discovered that the "unmute" and "play" keyboard buttons are still ...
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Why does iMac volume increase by itself?

I have an iMac running OS X El Capitan version 10.11.6. I have two Roland external speakers (older - maybe 2006) running from the headphone port/jack, and with many different apps the volume starts ...
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RAM recommendation for hosting 8gb Linux Mint under Virtualbox?

I need to run the latest version of Linux Mint (19.1) under VirtualBox for software testing and debugging. To get the tested apps to run well the VM needs to have 8gb ram, but right now that's the ...
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While using Screen Sharing, a double click to the remote Mac acts like a single click

I'm using Apple's Screen Sharing to control a headless Mac mini from an iMac. Things mostly work, except when I try to double click anything on the Mac mini, it acts like a single click. I've tried ...
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Imac12,2 thunderbolt firmware issues

I am running high sierra and am trying to use a antelope orion 32+ with this system through thunderbolt. The device get's picked up in my system info and the port is in use. It is impossible for ...
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Cables required to use 2010 iMac as second monitor for Macbook [duplicate]

I have a 2016 Macbook and would like to use my 27" 2010 iMac as a second display for it using Target Display Mode, but I am a bit unsure as to what cable(s) I require, or if it is possible. The ...
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iMac reboots when network connects

Last week my iMac began restarting immediately after entering my login credentials at startup. After lots of debugging and experiments I have found that the reboot happens when it establishes a ...
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How can I screen share/VNC to a Linux system (Ubuntu 16.04) from my MAC (10.11)?

I'd like to use screen sharing/I'd like to VNC to a Linux OS desktop from my Mac. Mac OS version: OS X El Capitan, 10.11.15A2301. Ubuntu version: 16.04.5 LTS. I have my Mac configured to accept VNC ...
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How do I change my personal login on macOS Mojave?

I only have one user on my Mac Air and followed the same steps I've seen everywhere, restarted, and even logged out and it still hasn't worked. Help?
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keyboard shortcut for “turn display off” not showing up in keyboard shortcuts menu

On my iMac, ctrl+shift+power turns the display off. But, I have a weird keyboard so the power button is hard to reach, so I'd like to use a different shortcut for this function. I navigated to "...
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imac mid 2011 install os x from usb drive [duplicate]

I have a problem here, I got iMac mid-2011 with fresh HDD. I want to install mac os x el capitan from USB drive, but when I click option button on my keyboard there is no HDD or USB drive shown. only ...
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what is the Update from iMac OS X 10.6.8 [duplicate]

When I go into my Apple Software Updates on my OS X 10.6.8 computer to update to OS X 10.9, the computer tells me that I do not have any new updates. How can I upgrade to OS X 10.9 if it does not ...
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just upgraded iMac late 2015 ram from 12 GB to 28 GB and it became too slow to use

I had added an 8GB RAM along with existing 4GB when I purchased this iMac in 2016. For all this long it was running fine when lately I thought to add more RAM. So yesterday I added 2 more 8GB RAM ...
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How to operate an iPad from a Mac or Windows PC?

I have a setup in office where on a desk is a fixed iPad on a stand. On the same desk, I have a Windows PC or iMac. Customer is looking at iPad. I am the desktop user and I want to control the iPad ...
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Backup and Sync has encountered a fatal error, and will now terminate. Mid 2011 iMac - High Sierra

I recently updated my 27in Mid 2011 iMac to a 1Tb SSD HD and to High Sierra. Now I don't have access to my Google drive :( I've been looking everywhere and have found no solution to this. Can anyone ...
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Secondary display says no input [duplicate]

I have a mid-2007 iMac (EMC 2133, 20"). I upgraded the CPU and WiFi card in order to run Collin Mistr's High Sierra Patcher tool. That worked fine. Now I need to connect a second display. I hooked ...
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Clean install of El Capitan on an older iMac? [duplicate]

I have an old iMac (Mid-2007 Core 2 Duo, A1225) that our workgroup is retiring. My colleague wants to use it for her son. I migrated all data to a new iMac, wiped the drive, and initiated reinstall ...
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iMac 2009 too bad

I have an early 2009 iMac. It was too slow, so I reinstalled the OS. After the installation it appeared to work fine. However it has a strange behaviour. If I try to open Safari it loads instantly, ...
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Is it a good idea to run MacOS off of a flash drive?

I have an old 2013 iMac and it is very slow because the hard drive is corrupted. I want to replace the hard drive with a new ssd, but before I do that I want to see how the computer would run with an ...
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Norton not completing setup, Allow Button in iMac not working even with Tips (tab, spacebar etc…)

Norton setup not completing, installation in iMac requires Allow button in preferences (security/privacy:general) not reacting when 'clicked'. Tried all tips on this sight (unlock, tab, spacebar etc.....
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Using late 2012 iMac as monitor for a PC [duplicate]

My old iMac is getting slower by the day and I have good PC on the side but I don't want to ditch the gorgeous display that works perfectly fine so I'd like to use it as a second monitor. Even ...
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How to reset NVRAM on iMac with bluetooth keyboard?

I have a problem with a swipe back in Safari. On my MacBook I could fix it by resetting of NVRAM. I can't find out how to do it on iMac with a Bluetooth keyboard. Do I really need a cable keyboard in ...
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How to charge MacBook Pro quickly from an iMac?

I am charging a MacBook Pro using a Thunderbolt 3 cable plugged into an iMac. This charging speed is exceptionally slow. The image shows 5+ hours to charge the laptop. I am using: 2018 MacBook Pro ...
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Why does my iMac close my applications when I leave my computer for awhile?

When I am working, and several applications are open, sometimes I will leave my computer for awhile to do something else, like cook dinner, or I will leave things open overnight. When I come back to ...
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Changing folder setting such that the folder does not try to sync via iCloud (upload data) [duplicate]

I want to load some big Datasets on my computer. However, I don't want iCloud to try and upload those into my iCloud Drive. It would take forever, and I do not need the data on another machine. Is ...
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How to prevent iMac from using the second monitor but still using its audio?

I connected my AV receiver to my iMac via the Thunderbolt-to-hdmi adapter but I do not have any TV connected to the receiver, meaning no screen. The whole purpose of this was for being able to use ...
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How to get back storage capacity from BOOTCAMP_VOL in Mojave without formatting?

I have a hybrid drive version of iMac, and from the start I have bootcamp installed in my iMac but barely ever used it. The OS has upgraded many times and not it is on Mojave. I realized a while ago ...