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Questions tagged [imac]

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

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Photoshop CS5 can’t be added to Accessibility

I recently updated to Mojave and have been having the same problem with Photoshop CS5 crashing. Before I knew about adding it to accessibility, I downloaded Photoshop CC 2019. Now I’m trying to add ...
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Adding a third monitor to my iMac 2009

I have a iMac 2009 later with High Sierra OS, I am using my mini display port already to 2 other tvs. I need to connect a 3rd tv but to display a different display. Only other ports I have available ...
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Is there a KM-switch that can handle Magic Trackpad 2 in wired mode?

I have a couple of Macs that I want to use with a single keyboard/trackpad. One of these is a 2019 iMac. The other two are Mac minis. The iMac is connected to a second monitor (Thunderbolt to ...
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Mix ddr3 macOS ram

Here the ram from best. buy. I want to mix with. the apple ram that in my iMac 5k retina late 2015. https://www.bestbuy.com/site/corsair-8gb-2pk-x-4gb-1-0ghz-ddr3-sodimm-laptop-memory-kit-green/...
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Target display mode mojave

I'm trying to use target display mode with a MacBook Pro (Late 2015) as the main computer and an iMac (Late 2013) as the one to switch to TDM. Both devices are running the same version of Mojave (10....
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Help with external monitor refresh rate

I have been working on a project, basically converting a tray-loading iMac G3 into a docking station for my 2017 MacBook Pro. I removed the motherboard and was able to find a VGA converter that ...
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iMac runs from external SSD. How do I use Time Machine to back up the external SSD to the internal HDD?

I am using an external SSD as my iMac boot drive, and that is terrific. I want to back that up using Time Machine and have the back up on my old internal HDD in the iMac. How do I do it?
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Recovering files from an iMac G3 hard drive (Mac OS 8.6)

I recently purchased an iMac G3 (M2452) running Mac OS 8.6 from eBay for a project I'm working on, and was hoping to recover system sound files (such as startup sound, error sounds, etc) to use in the ...
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Can the stand in a Mid-2011 21.5" iMac be removed?

I have a mid-2011 21.5" iMac (EMC 2389) and I am trying to remove the stand. I'm trying to follow this guide but I can't seem to find the "latch" that he talks about. I heard that any iMac past 2011 ...
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iMac 27" 2017 memory upgrade question

I have 16GB of RAM installed on my iMac 27" 5K i7 2017 (2 x 8GB). There are 4 slots in total and I would like to add another 16GB. I don't know if it's best to buy 2 x 8GB or 1 x 16GB?
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iMac retrieve old linux partition after dual boot removal

On my iMac I installed a dual boot with Linux Mint. However, I realized that the videos were freezing some times, so I deleted the Linux partition. Now, the Mac is working normally, but instead of ...
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Macbook Pro 2017 with 2 thunderbolt ports with triple monitor setup

I currently have a macbook pro with 2 thunderbolt 3 ports and integrated graphic card and a belkin dock that I use for work, but can't get work done with just 1 monitor. I have a triple 1080p monitor ...
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changed Apple ID password on iMac, need to sync with other system passwords?

I have a very very difficult time remembering passwords. I changed Apple ID password and system required manual entry of other passwords. Here's my question. How do I sync all system passwords (...
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How do I copy files from old iMac (2009) to usb using single user mode if I can't remember the exact names of the files?

My old iMac (2009) won't boot and can't be repaired in single user mode. I want to back up a few files before rebooting, but can't remember the exact name of the files. Is there a command that copies ...
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macOS Mojave on iMac won't boot into safe mode

My iMac (late 2015, 8/1TBSSD) has run happily for more than a year on High Sierra, and I just now upgraded the OS to Mojave. Now, the machine won't boot into safe mode or into Recovery. When I hold ...
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How to resize main partition to full available physical space?

I had two partitions: Machintosh HD with 250 GB space BOOTCAMP with 750GB space Later my Machintosh HD had a problem where it went into a boot loop. So to recover, I went into recovery, erased the ...
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Is it possible to perform a factory reset on an old Apple iMac (OS X Snow Leopard) without a disk

My mum's got an old Apple iMac from ca. 2009 which after 10 years is pretty much for it. I'd like to wipe the computer to get rid of any personal data before we get rid of it. Just in case. As an ...
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I'm trying to build melonDS for Mac and i am running into an include error [migrated]

the output is this. bash-3.2$ make -- Configuring done -- Generating done -- Build files have been written to: /Users/owenwatts/melonDS/build [ 1%] Building CXX object CMakeFiles/melonDS.dir/src/...
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Text messaging has stopped working on my iMac

I have an iMac running High Sierra 10.13.6 and an iphone 6 running ios 12.2. For the past several years i've been texting a group of friends using either my iMac or my iphone! Messages texted on one ...
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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 ...