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

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iMac 27" 2017 black screen of death

My iMac 2017 27" died mid activity. The screen went black, the fan went nuts like a turbo jet. Then I forced it to shut down. On re booting it remains black, the fan progressively goes insane but ...
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I’m struggling to set up my iMac after a factory reset

I recently bought an iMac from someone. I’ve done a factory reset so that I can start up the computer as if it was new so I can use my own Apple ID and other things, but I cannot get past the ...
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How to debug laggy, Slowed Down input and feedback on Monterey

What tools can I use to debug a performance issue I am having with my 2020 27" 128 GB iMac running Montery? Besides Activity Monitor because it is just not working... according to Activity ...
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Connecting an external monitor to an early 2008 iMac, due to a problem with the built-in display [closed]

I want to connect my early 2008 iMac to an external monitor. Is it possible? The problem is my early 2008 iMac is good in condition but the display is cloudy and has blue patches on the screen. I am ...
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After installing Monterey, my iMac is freezing everyday, and the mouse and keyboard are acting strange

I have a Retina 4K, 21.5-inch, 2019 running MacOS Monterey 12.4 (21F79). My iMac shipped with Catalina and it worked so smooth and wonderfully. Eventually I upgraded to Big-Sur and used it for nearly ...
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Access deceased business partner's iMac?

I have a user whose business partner had an iMac. The business partner passed away some time ago, but their iMac is still in their old office. The user is wanting to begin using the iMac, as well as ...
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Keyboard Automatic typing

So I have a script that I use in Apple ScriptEditor that automatically types the letters I add and types it when I run the script. But the problem that occurs is that it types all letters individually ...
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Can I use a iMac 2013 as an external monitor to a MacBook Pro 2021

I’ve tried using target display mode and AirPlay - neither seem to work. Am I missing something? Surely there’s a way to join the two…?
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How to screen share two MacBooks using a Thunderbolt bridge?

I have two MacBook Pros, one is my work MacBook and other is my personal MacBook. I want to do a screen share between them using a Thunderbolt cable. When I connect Thunderbolt bridge and do proper ...
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2017 4K iMac stuck in Boot Loop

I have a 2017 4K iMac that failed an in-place upgrade from High Sierra to Big Sur. It is currently in a boot loop, where the Apple logo will appear with a progress bar, the progress bar will proceed ...
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How can I use an iMac 2017 Retina 5k as external monitor for a MacBook Pro M1?

I want to use an iMac 2017 as an external monitor for a MacBook Pro M1. I know that the iMac is to new for Target Display Mode and is to old to be used for Airplay. Screen sharing is another option, ...
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SMART status failing : do I need to replace hdd?

So, I just 'saved' an iMac A1312 (2009) that was about to be thrown away with a bunch of other computers, at the university where I work. Most of the time the computers that are thrown out are in ...
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Airpods choppy on Windows Bootcamp

I recently booted up Windows 10 using Bootcamp on my iMac. However, when I tried to use my Airpods, the sound quality is choppy. It's fine for a second or two, and then cuts out for about a quarter ...
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Can my old iTunes libraries be transferred to my new computer?

It took me long, tedious hours and a lot of effort to digitalise vinyl and taped music (from the 60s onwards) as well as copying umpteen CDs to my iMac that I bought in 2011 and now uses Sierra 10.12....
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UserBenchmark for Apple silicon

CPU UserBenchmark and the like provide detailed specs and performance comparisons between many CPUs, which I always find entertaining and as well useful. But there seems to be nothing for Apple ...
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Why does my iMac have 4 drives

I have a 2017 iMac with fusiondrive, where the drive always have been really slow. I then got my 1TB HDD replaced with a SSD, but still the same. I also seems I have four drives now after I had to ...
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How exactly does the auto brightness work in macOS?

If I have auto brightness on, I noticed that if I manually adjusted the brightness, it will never go back to auto again. Does it go back to auto again, only under certain conditions? Only after a ...
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Mouse overtaking in two iMacs

I have two iMac computers in my office and both of them use trackpads. Recently, I started to notice some weird behaviours with the trackpad. The trackpad suddenly stops working, and it seems that the ...
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Apple Pages (desktop) - clear previous documents?

For years I’ve created and used a Pages template document that contains the various document and font settings I regularly use. This makes it easier to begin writing right away. I usually forget to ...
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Can I copy apps from a mac to an other?

I have an iMac G4, in the manual it's about iLife. Unfortunately I don't know why, but I don't have iDVD. Could I copy it from another Mac G4? And I will update it and I would like to install Pages, ...
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Mac running Slow Because of kernel_task [duplicate]

everyone recently my Mac has been running extremely slow out of the blue I reinstalled the os deleted my HD and created a new one I did a nvram reset and none of that worked so I checked my activity ...
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Recovery Mode Can't Install OS X Mavericks (Late 2009 iMac)

I have a wiped iMac (27-Inch "Core i5" 2.66 - Late 2009) that boots into recovery mode. When I try to install OS X (Mavericks) It says "An error occurred while preparing the ...
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What kind of SSD do I have in my 2017 27" iMac?

Back in 2017 I purchased a 27" "Core i7" iMac, and opted to get the storage upgrade giving it a 500 GB SSD instead of a hard drive or fusion drive. I'm now considering upgrading the ...
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mid-2011 iMac will not update DHCP address

I realize mid-2011 iMac is aging out, but it is what I have. It is running 10.13.6 (High Sierra). I recently installed a Netgear GS305E between our cable modem and the computer. The Netgear Switch ...
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How to remove personal information from iMac Pro with MDM (after attempting remote erase)

When I was working for a university they bought me a 2017 iMac Pro to use for work from home, which came with some sort of MDM profile linked to the university. When I left several years later, my ...
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Where is the light sensor on iMac 27' 2020?

Where is the ambient light sensor on iMac 27' 2020? I'd like to put a webcam cover without affecting the sensor.
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Should I upgrade my Intel E7600 CPU for an E8600 in my iMac 27" late 2009?

It all begun when my factory Seagate Barracuda started clicking. I knew the end was nigh for my beloved iMac 27" 10,1. I then watched some tutorials, did some research and realised I could do ...
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Can only share one way between MacBook and iMac

I have a MacBook and an iMac, both running the latest version of Monterey. From the iMac, I can connect to the MacBook in Finder either as a registered user or using my AppleID. From the MacBook, I ...
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High Sierra Time Machine back up disk unusable

I recently switched out my old Seagate Barracuda HDD for a OWC SSD 3G in my late 2009 iMac 27", fantastic results. But when restoring from a Time Machine back up made just minutes prior opening ...
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3.5" SATA Seagate Barracuda not mounting via USB adapter

I have a late 2009 27" iMac which I upgraded with a OWC SSD kit. Fantastic results, I highly recommend it, feels like a new machine. But I was facing problems restoring from a Time Machine back-...
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Restore lost iMessages on iPhone after changing mobile service provider; preventing loss when changing provider (AU)

I recently ported my mobile number to a new provider (Australia Internode: Optus -> Vodafone). When I sent an iMessage to my partner her iPhone (iOS 15) showed the message as being from my number ...
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What does modified date of application means?

Today I updated the chrome app on my Mac but when I checked in the application section of Finder I see the modified date as 30th April? Why is that? On the get info page the version shown matches with ...
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Bootcamp no longer sees my internal 2.5" SATA SSD

It seems either Bootcamp and/or Windows have been updating themselves a lot recently... in the last ~4 months (give or take a few months). I only realised this week that my 2TB internal storage drive ...
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I have a password problem with my iMac OSX 2007 desktop

I just recently bought a iMac OSX 2007 desktop from someone online. She does not have the password. It is password protected and I’ve been trying to figure out how to do a factory reset to reset the ...
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High sierra partition lost after deleting windows partition

I previously installed Windows (on a partition in the main SSD, sharing it with High Sierra) on a mid 2011 21,5 inch iMac using this guide. Afterwards I installed Big Sur using opencore legacy ...
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iMac freezes and then "soft" restarts/ resets

This could be a general problem, but I couldn't find my exact issue and no solution so far. I have an iMac 5k 27" 2019, 3GHz i5, 40GB RAM, Radeon 570X, macOS Monterey Version 12.3.1 In the last ...
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iMac mid-2011 GPU upgrade

I'm looking for which GPU would be appropriate to replace my mid-2011 iMac's original GPU which is a Radeon HD 6750M, I'm looking for a $ 100 budget card, but one that may be newer to support a forced ...
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External Disc (Western Digital Ultra for Mac 5TB) disconnecting it self, but still shown in finder. Have to restart or reconnect

I wouldn't write here, if I wouldn't try all I could until now. My new 5TB is randomly disconnecting and I'm unable to access the data or use the alias on it. Although it is still shown in finder, but ...
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New iMac is set to English but Chinese appears sporadically in settings

I received a new iMac today purchased from the Apple website. I set the language on initial setup to English. However, I noticed that the output sound device had a name in Chinese and even when I went ...
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Fixing mac bootcamp boot to windows after formating a disk

I have an old iMac (21.5-inch, Mid 2011) and I wanted to give it a new life with a new SSD. I've installed both Mac & Windows on the SSD and life was good. Then I decided to format the old HDD to ...
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What is ProductGuides folder within the System Information app?

I was casually browsing my PC when I checked Energy Star certificate in the about section of my Mac. I searched this document on Finder, where I found out this document is inside a folder called ...
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Apple HDD shows Untitled after failed Monterey OS installation. Is there a way to access it?

The computer is Late 2015 imac with 5K Retina display and 16GB Ram and 1TB Fusion drive. It had El Capitan for years until Safari recently notified me that it can't update anymore on El Capitan and I ...
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iPhone wont sync to iMac

Does anyone know why whenever I connect my iPhone XR to my iMac to try to sync new music & playlists from my music library, I get a message saying 'iPhone cannot be synced because the iPhone could ...
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How to connect a USB-C drive to an iMac with Thunderbolt ports

I have iMac 27" late 2014, running 10.14.6 OS. It has 2 TB2 ports. Wanting to connect a hard drive with USB-C only output connection. I need to get from USB-C from the drive to my iMac via TB2. ...
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How can I connect iMac as external monitor?

How can I connect my iMac (Retina 4K, 21.5", 2019) version 12.3 to my MacBook Air(Retina, 13",2019) version 12.3? I have a Thunderbolt 3.
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Why does Find My not know where My Card entry is

I use the Find My feature on my iMac (usually to locate my wife and occasionally her misplaced phone) and generally it works well. I find one aspect confusing - it shows "Me" as the first ...
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How can I use an old iMac as a secondary monitor if it has no ram?

I have a 2013 27 inch iMac that is sitting collecting dust in the closet. This is because it does not contain any ram. Is there any way I could hardwire this to be used as a monitor for my 2018 ...
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Connecting iMac 2015 to MPB 2021 M1 Max

I need some help connecting two Macs. I have a late 2015 27" iMac and a new 2021 MBP M1 Max. I would like to connect my iMac to my MBP to share files and the printer. I know I can do this over ...
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2017 iMac can't boot

Does anyone know how to fix a completely wiped 2017 iMac? like you can't boot into recovery mode, can't reset NVRAM, can't do Internet Recovery Mode, can't boot into Safe Mode or Single-user Mode, can'...
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iMac "pauses" every minute or so

I have an older (2010) iMac that has been running smoothly until a few weeks ago. Since then, the computer has started to "pause" in increasing frequency. During the "pauses", the ...
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