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Questions tagged [imac]

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

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Imac 27" (late 2012) stuck in boot loop. Cant start recovery mode or safe mode [duplicate]

So yesterday I was playing blizzard games when my mac crashed, so I had to do a hard reboot. This was strange as it have never happened before. After boot, everytime I started the game it would crash. ...
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Check enable box whitout a mouse on an imac

I have no mouse I have the keyboard full size how do I check the enable box in mouse keys Thank you!!
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Set different keyboard settings for two different users or applications on Mac?

One user of uses Microsoft Remote Desktop to use Windows-based, industry-specific software which requires constant use of function keys, while other users never uses function keys. I know that we can ...
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Finder Running Slow When Running Big Folders

I have a late 2012, 27 inch iMac, with a 3TB fusion drive and 32GB of RAM. I'm only using around 650GB of my Hard Drive's storage and rarely, if ever, push the limits of my RAM. I also keep my files ...
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Is it possible to replace the GPU in this 2006 iMac?

Is it possible to replace the GPU in this 2006 iMac? If yes what kind of models fit in there under the cooler?
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Messages - Is there a way to implement an “archive” feature?

For those of us for whom text messages often represent an undone or unorganized task, it would be helpful to have an archive feature in Messages apps. That way, we could see which messages have not ...
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Connecting Aiport Express & Time Capsule

I have connected my Aiprort Express by Ethernet to modem - set up in “create a Wi-Fi” mode - wi-fi working good. My iMac is upstairs and opposite side of the house, ie can’t run Ethernet cable - but ...
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iMac 12,2 - Likely hardware problem: How to properly diagnose?

The problem: All applications that are launched on the iMac take a very long time to start. E.g. on a clean startup Word takes about 40 seconds to fully start, Adobe Reader about double. The same ...
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Can't connect my iMac G3 on Wi-Fi using Ralink RT2870 Wi-Fi USB stick

I'm trying to get my old iMac G3 with Mac OS X 10.4.11 to the Internet. I have a Wi-Fi USB stick, its model number is Sitecom WL-344. Its chipset must be Ralink RT2870 according to some Google search. ...
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High Sierra not recognizing username when entering credentials [duplicate]

After a new hard drive replacement in my old iMac (late 2009) I have similar problem like the questioner who changed it to grant. My main question if I follow the direction given in the answer will it ...
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Apple Magic Trackpad - Avoid accidental cursor movement

I am in the process of switching from a 13" MacBook Pro to an iMac which has external Apple wireless keyboard and Trackpad, and I am struggling with the transition due to Trackpad. I tried using the ...
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iMac as display for Windows PC [duplicate]

I'd like to use a mid 2011 iMac screen as target video of my Dell PC (using dock station display link). I want to work on my Windows PC, but using 27" LCD monitor of my iMac. How do I do it? Is it ...
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My computer is still showing remnants of the old Apple ID

I used to have an Apple ID that I shared with my family, but it was becoming more and more obvious that I would end up needing my own. So I got myself an Apple ID, got family sharing set up, and ...
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Mac issue with display profile

The summary of the problem is that the default setting on my 2017 iMac 18,3 for "display profile" is "iMac", but that causes the colors rendered on web pages to be different than the specified CSS ...
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Remove (or throttle) fan on eMac

I'm replacing the HDD with a SSD on an eMac (1 GHz). I get a headache from the loud fan noise. A friend who does hardware repairs said the fan is there mainly because of the HDD, so I should then be ...
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Magic Trackpad 2 force touch settings Problem iMac!

I have Magic Trackpad 2 I use on my iMac 2013 When I bought it worked without problems for a few weeks. But now I have a problem, my iMac recognizes it as trackpad 1 When you go to settings then ...
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Mac OS X 10.7.5 Lion fails to install due to “Can't download the additional components” and “Essentials.pkg”

Error: "Can't download the additional components needed to install Mac OS X" In the log: "Failed to verify Essentials.pkg: xar_verify failed" I have an old iMac 5,1 that I'm trying to fix up. It has ...
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Which OS should I downgrade to?

I recently bought a 2nd-hand iMac which has the following specifications: iMac (27-inch, Mid 2011) Processor: 3.4 GHz Intel Core i7 Memory: 16 GB 1067 MHz DDR3 Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 6970M 2048 MB ...
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One-mac household, corrupted hard drive, too old for internet recovery

Long story short, a rusty trusty 2009 iMac is in need of saving. I got a bit overeager with partitioning in my youth, and whilst recently trying to undo the damage I managed to make the HDD ...
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2009 iMac harddrive getting error 36 and not mounting properly

I have the hard drive out of a 2009 iMac. It's inside an enclosure and I'm trying to move the entire hard drive over to a new external drive. The hard drive mounted, but then I realized I hadn't ...
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SSD performance of different sizes

MacBook or iMac, is there any speed difference between that 256GB, 512GB and 1TB options? And what about SSD endurance, does it differ in any way?
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Mouse Cursor Freezes every 8-10 seconds unless

iMac 27" Late 2015 / 3.3GHz i5 / 16GB Ram / 10.12.6 Sierra We operate with two external displays. One of those displays is a Matrox DualHead2Go which splits the display across two projectors. The ...
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Power consumption of iMac

All other things being equal, what is the difference in power consumption of iMac with 8GB of RAM and iMac with 16 GB RAM?
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Mouse lagging on iMac

I'm using iMac 21,5. Since my magic mouse broke, the new one wasn't working properly, it had insane lags, I bought another wireless gaming mouse and it works better but still have lag issues. I was ...
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What exactly do I get when I purchase an older version of Mac OS X?

I recently acquired an older iMac 5,1 with 3 GB RAM, currently running Mac OS X 10.6.8, and from what I can gather online it is able to run "Mac OS X 10.7.5 Lion". I found that it is available for ...
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2009 iMac automatically ejecting DVD

I'm trying to read a Snow Leopard installation DVD on an iMac 2009 (it's running El Capitan) and it automatically ejects several seconds after inserting it. Why? How can this be fixed?
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Mid 2007 20" iMac — Faint vertical lines on display, is this a serious problem?

I was given an old iMac to toy around with. Its working well, but it has faint vertical lines on the display visible on solid colors. I've done some googling and haven't found an answer exactly what ...
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iMac G4 fails to boot - dissolve to white screen

Anyone seen this before? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGbHLSrdS5Q Basically, I replaced the hard drive as the previous one had started throwing errors, and making knocking noises. Is the white ...
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2011 iMac Internal HDD with Invalid PEOF causing startup hang: can I save data

iMac mid-2011 27in running High Sierra. Two things happened recently, a storm and a software upgrade 10.13.5. The next morning, computer constantly freezing, on restart startup hangs when the ...
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Slot load drive won't release disc

My 2008 iMac's Superdrive (DVR-K06PB) is not releasing discs. I've opened the drive itself and found the spring loaded lugs on the spindle don't seem to be allowing the disc to release - the ...
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There Are Screen Glitches on Normal Desktop Usage But not in Safe Mode

I've a iMac Late 2009 model with latest version of MacOS High Sierra and there are screen glitches/flickering on normal desktop usage but not in safe mode. Where is the problem?
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2010 iMac overheating after SSD installation [duplicate]

I have installed an extra SSD in my 2010 iMac, replacing the original HDD. The fan(s) started spinning loudly at full speed, so after doing some research, I short-circuited the HDD temperature ...
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Mac very very slow or won't boot

I recently tried upgrading my parents' iMac from Snow Leopard (I think) to El Capitan. It started out all right, but after the first reboot, it became very very slow. That each, each minute remaining ...
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Use an iMac 5k or iMac 4k 2017 as a target display with Macbook Pro retina early 2013

I have a Macbook Pro Retina early 2013 and I'd like to know if it's possible to use a brand new iMac 5K maybe the 4K 2017 as a target display for that macbook, is that possible, do I need an adapter ...
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iMac screen sharing with powered off display

Is there any secure built-in option to allow screen sharing without powering the display on an iMac? I want to use my iMac remotely while I'm not at home and not have others see/access what I'm doing. ...
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Lost my Mac operating system

Please help just been given an iMac 27 from my dad he asked me to delete everything on it before I take it but in doing so I’ve lost my operating system I’ve gone to utility’s and tried installing El ...
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iMac I/O very slow - hardware issue? How can I diagnose fault?

I have a 3 year old iMac (21.5-inch, Late 2013) running OS X 10.13.5 with 8 GB RAM and 1TB HDD. It's been running very slow (takes minutes to open an Application, about 30 seconds to open a folder, ...
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Think my Dad may have just downloaded the Apple Security Malware

My dad doesn't use a Virus checker (doesnt disable Java either and isn't running the latest OSX) and just appears to have fallen for the Apple Security malware popup (looked and sounded something like ...
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Network client is released unexpectedly and mac goes to sleep

My jenkins builds crash because of broken ssh pipes into my iMac. The ssh connection is dropped unexpectedly and the iMac instantly enters sleep state. I cant figure out why. Here's the pmset -g ...
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How to selectively install new macOS features on my old and slow iMac?

I want to install macOS Mojave on my mac. My mac is highly customized, I have disabled certain things, deleted many useless extensions and processes along with some default macOS apps and services. ...
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Install OS on iMac with blank hard drive

Is is possible to get a late 2010 iMac with a blank/new hard drive up and running with the latest OS and XCode? All the answers I've seen involve duplicating or restoring an existing OS. Is there a ...
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Can the GPU in a 21.5 inch Mid 2011 iMac be upgraded to support 4k?

The computer comes with an AMD Radeon HD 6770M 512 MB discrete graphics card. According to this, the earliest iMac to support 4k is Late 2013. By then, I believe iMacs were using GeForce cards and I'm ...
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No sound on my 21.5inch, mid2011 imac bootcamp running windows10

after installing windows10 (upgrade win7) on my 21.5 inch mid 2011 imac for the first time everything was ok (including sounds), after losing my system and have to re-install directly windows 10 ISO ...
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Right-click randomly quickly hides menu

I'm not figuring out what is causing this, but often when I right-click, the menu appears then quickly disappears... the time it takes seems random, I'm not finding anything consistent about it. The ...
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Is my brand new iMac Pro display faulty? There's a dark band beneath the menu bar

Today I very excitedly took delivery of my very first Mac, an iMac Pro! It’s all set up and I’m very happy with most of it. But, and it’s a BIG but, I think my display is faulty. Here is a screenshot: ...
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Can i restore a back up of the user folder to a fresh install without issues?

Can i restore a back up of the user folder to a fresh install without issues? I created the back up with the disk utility tool I am fresh installing an iMac late 2015 because it's very slow. I have ...
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Split fusion drive os on ssd

Hi guys I’ve just purchased the upgrade kit for my late 2015 5k iMac I’ve split the fusion drive and want to install Sierra high just on the ssd. The question is is it possible to install the apps ...
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Use built-in iMac camera on display connected via Thunderbolt

I've got a 27" iMac connected via Thunderbolt using Target Display Mode. It all works fine. I am wondering if there is a way (hack or otherwise) to activate and use the built-in camera from the iMac ...
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Backup - Time Machine

Trying to set up an external drive as backup drive. my imac tells me "There was an error preparing the Time Machine backup disk “WANDY-ARHOL” this disk is already reverting." meaning what? (NB: ...
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Identify cause of graphic errors

I have a late 2006 iMac with Intel Core2Duo, 64-bit (32 bit EFI) with some upgraded parts: 2*2GB RAM (only 3 GB can be used) 100GB SSD which has been running for 3 years now with trim-enabler In the ...