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Questions tagged [imac]

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

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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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Do you hear the Silence? [on hold]

Please, don't respond to this! (...unless you know what you're doing, and I did something wrong.) Trying to earn this hat.
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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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iPhone back up ; how do I find it on my iMac [on hold]

how can I find if there is an iOS back up of my iPhone held on my iMac
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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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Slow iMac after Mojave upgrade [closed]

Since I've update my iMac to Mojave, a little more than a month ago, the whole system runs down on me. It's like I'm working on an old PowerMac from the mid-nineties. Can't open ANY software in less ...
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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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Fresh install of macOS, does it give you admin rights? [duplicate]

on my work iMac I have High Sierra, but a little while ago I must have a fiddle with some settings and I lost admin (or root) rights to my account. I have Standard account type right now, there is no ...
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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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Mid 2007 24 inch iMac: Pink lines on screen [duplicate]

I've got the dreaded pink vertical lines on my screen. I've seen the trick of reflowing the solder on the graphics card in the oven, will that work with this iMac as I've read in places that there's ...
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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 2011 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 ...
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Late imac 2013 - thunderbolt connection from mac pro 5.1 mini displayport - external monitor, possible?

I've spent hours trying to find out if it is possible to connect a 2010 mac pro to a late 2013 iMac. the iMac has two thunderbolt ports, the 5.1 mac pro I have, has an ATi card with two mini ...
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Boot up directs me to utility

My iMac boots in utility mode and once comand-q is pressed there is only the base OS to choose. How can I resolve this issue? Ok sorry, when I boot up my iMac the utility screen comes on after the ...
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Can't get iMac to stop booting Ubuntu

I've just inherited an iMac from a departed coworker. It is a 27" unibody model with sandy bridge i5 (not slim, so, from mid 2011). It came automatically booting Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS as its default OS ...
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Is it possible to upgrade original iMac (1998) memory (RAM) to above 256 MB?

I am looking into buying myself an original iMac, and I want to mess with the older system a little bit. Also, is it even remotely possible to change the RAM in the system to being over 256 MB. I am ...
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Mac external displays are now in the wrong order

I have a 2017 27" iMac that generally has one external display, connected to the DisplayPort port of a OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock. This display is always connected to my mac. Occasionally I will also ...
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I turned my iMac on, but I only see a grey blinking question mark folder

I bought a 2011 21.5" iMac in a garage sale. I pressed Command + R. Once I'm in the macOS Utility folder, I don't see the Macintosh HD. Now, I went back to macOS Utility and tried to re-install macOS ...
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iMac making noise.

for the last week, I had the problem that my iMac (Mojave 10.14) is making considerable noise when asleep. It was not always like that. I got macsfancontrol and all temperatures seem to be good. ...
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External monitor not properly recognized on iMac pro

I have an external monitor for my iMac Pro. It is connected via an USB-C to Displayport adapter from Moshi. Unfortunately, it behaves not optimal: If the monitor is switched on while the iMac is ...
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iMac won’t power on. 24hrs later it did, but now dead again!

I updated my nov 2016 iMac to Mojave last week & everything ran super slow. Then I bumped the power cable out and it wouldn’t restart, no matter what I tried. 24 hrs later I tried again & it ...
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Do Apple brick-and-mortar stores carry the iMac with built-in VESA Mount Adapter?

If not, what does apple do to aid & prevent the pain of using their products? from Increasing height of 27" iMac
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Unable to update to Mojave

Where I work, there is an iMac Pro with a broken hard drive. My company doesn't want to dish out money to fix it, so I took it and installed Mac OS High Sierra on an external hard drive and booted ...
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Can an iMac be used as an external monitor with the 2018 iPad Pro as the source?

Apple just released the new iPad and as one can clearly see Apple showed how we can use it with an external monitor via the USB-C Port. So, my question is can the same principle/procedure be used for ...
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remote desktop from iMac 5k and Windows 10 1080p into Windows 10 virtual machine resolution problems

I work from home a couple days a week. At home, I have an iMac 5k and use Microsoft Remote Desktop 10.2.3 on the iMac to remote into my company workstation which is a Windows 10 virtual machine. I ...
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iMac randomly logging out (High Sierra and Mojave)

For the last month or so, my mac has been randomly logging out overnight. When I come back in the morning, it's at the login screen and all my applications need to restart. I know it's not a full ...
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I would like to upgrade my iMac 2017 4K Retina 21.5 inches

I read the answers for the post (How can I speed up my new (but slow) 2017 iMac?). Is the iMac still under warranty if internally upgraded (RAM & hard drive)? Is it possible to do it myself or I ...
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Packet losses between my iMac and my router with Ethernet

The short: I'm having packet losses between my iMac and my router ca. 10-20%, but ONLY when using ethernet connection. (...thus with WIFI and the same iMac there are no packet losses at all) The ...
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Apple Internal Hard Drive Error

So long story short, my iMac was working perfectly fine and I just decided to restart it because the fan was loud, it made a weird noise and now it keeps taking me back to either reinstall my macos, ...
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iMac-Pro(Win 10) NO Ethernet controller Driver (NO BOOTCAMP)

After successfully installing WIN10 on my iMac-Pro without BOOTCAMP, I was able to manually install the windows support(BOOTCAMP) drivers, and all of them work fine. Except the Ethernet Controller ...
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Why won't my iMac hibernate?

I recently configured my late 2012 iMac running Sierra to hibernate after 30 minutes of sleep: Currently in use: standby 1 Sleep On Power Button 1 womp 1 halfdim ...
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Spreadsheet is no longer working in NeoOffice

Spreadsheet is no longer working in NeoOffice. I've been using the free version since 2010. Why did this happen? What can I do to correct this problem?
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Boot Partition suddenly inaccessible

I've run into quite a problem - my Mac (mid 2015 21.5" 4k iMac, running Mojave) cant find my boot partition (disk0s2). I've made some headway, it previously just showed it as FFFFFFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-...