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Is Apple still using proprietary SSD connectors on 2019 iMacs?

My old workhorse 17" MacBook Pro (circa 2011) finally gave up the ghost after 8 years of reliable service (may it rest in peace), and I'm looking into a 27" iMac to replace it. I want to buy the high-...
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Is currently a good time to upgrade from iMac 2013 to iMac 2019? [on hold]

Now I have iMac 27 late 2013 and I would like to upgrade to iMac 27 2019. In current iMac I have 500SSD, that I added two years ago and the speed is awesome, but the new Mac would come with 1TB ...
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Why does my 2017 iMac work in every building except my office building?

I moved my iMac from home into my office and it would not turn on at all there. So I took it around the corner to a repair man and it turned on straight away at his shop. He suggested I get a UPS to ...
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How to find the speed and CL settings of DDR3 SODIMM?

I bought a pair of Crucial 8GB DDR3 1866MHz SODIMM for my iMac 27 5K Retina Late 2015. I suspect the SODIMM that I received is 1600MHz, potentially counterfeit. Here is my question Is there any ...
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Use my 2008 iMac as a monitor for my MacBook Pro?

So I am aware that according to the official documentation on Apple's website, the 2008 iMac does not support Target Display Mode which enables it to be a used as a monitor for another Mac. I have ...
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WiFi constantly taking over control on my iMac

I am using an iMac Pro running 10.14.6. I am connected to the NAS with a 10Gbit network connection. When I go to transfer large files to the NAS I check iStats Menu and notice that the WiFi connection ...
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Is this ram compatible with iMac 27"?

I’m looking to upgrade my iMac’s ram but don’t really know much about what’s compatible and what’s not. Is a ram with following features compatible with it? Crucial 16GB DDR4 2400Mhz SODIMM CL17 DRx8 ...
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Reinstalling Windows 10 on mid2011 iMac with Bootcamp

apologies if this is inappropriate. I've posted this twice on r/applehelp on reddit and got no help, so I'm hoping someone here might be able to help me out. Copy-pasted from there: Background: back ...
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Random, frequent panic reports

iMac 27 "- Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2017, 3,5 GHz Intel Core i5. 8G RAM. Setup as brand new, out-of-the-box. I am trying to obtain help for I am yet to take it to a store and would like to be able to ...
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iMac login screen is very slow (Mojave)

Whenever I wake up my iMac, the login screen takes very long time to respond (roughly 8 seconds). This happens on Mojave (I cannot remember if it also happened in the previous OS but I think it did). ...
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Macbook Pro stopped syncing photos to and from iCloud suddenly

I know there is a similar question but nothing suggested there worked, unfortunately... I have an iMac (OS v10.13.6) which has the original photos and it syncs flawlessly with an iPhone X, iCloud.com,...
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Problems using an iMac as an external monitor [closed]

My iMac is not detecting my MacBook. Pressing Command and F2, but nothing happens. I am trying to use my iMac as an external display from my MacBook.
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imac mid 2011 - GPU dead, need to replace, can i swap my 2gb for a 1gb?

new to the forum and fixing my own imac. My mid 2011 - recently crapped out, suspect it's the video after much reading online. I'm running a 3.4ghz, i7, 16 gb 1333 mhz ddr3 / Amd radeon HD 6970M ...
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iMac screen has vertical lines

So my iMac screen, all of a sudden, gets lines and starts flickering but sometimes it’s back to normal. What’s happening ? iMac late 2013 A1418 EMC 2638
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iMac/MAcOS Mojave 10.14.6 does not accept correct password and shows red dot in the upper right edge

I cannot log on my iMac 2019 (Mojave 10.14.6) since today. I am absolutely sure, that I use the correct password. Everything worked properly until today, I did not change the password or install a new ...
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Mac's storage manager shows higher usage space for iCloud Drive than it actually is

Why does my MacBook storage manager (Apple icon > About This Mac > Storage tab) shows ~100 GB usage by iCloud Drive while running du -sh from iCloud's directory results only 18 GB? I have also checked ...
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iMac 4k 2017 3ghz - RAM upgrade experience (32G)

I have 4k (21,5") iMac 2017 with 3Ghz CPU. Already using thunderbolt external nvme ssd and now it is time to upgrade the RAM. (Yep, I know what needs to be done, no need to warn me.) I would like to ...
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iMac 2008 24" 3.06 ONLY starts in Windows SafeMode

In Mavericks I get a reboot immediately on the grey screen after Verbose. Same in Safe mode with shift key down. Will start to Target screen. (but don't have a compatible computer to connect to) Will ...
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Stuck in recovery mode and unable to install OS X El Capitan

Hi to anyone able to help with this / having the same problem... I use a 2009 iMac A1224 20" with a SSD, running macOS El Capitan (the shop which installed the SSD also installed El Capitan back in ...
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Re-enable startup chime on new Mac [duplicate]

I want to hack my iMac's firmware - or maybe that's a stupid idea, but I got to the conclusion that that would be my only option. And please note that my knowledge of coding is at the level of writing ...
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Help! Have I Messed Up My Fusion Drive?

Last week my late 2012 iMac was running slow and generally not working well, I erased the hard drive to reinstall a fresh copy of Mac OS but somehow messed up the erase (Reading online I think the ...
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Upgrade 2009 iMac airport card?

I am having performance issues with my 2009 20" iMac. The wifi signal is not what it used to be, meaning the signal never dropped or loaded blank pages. Have tried Google Chrome and Firefox but both ...
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How can I enter recovery mode (for Mac OS, on an iMac) remotely?

Our team administrates several Macs. To save costs (flights, etc.) in events where we have to remotely restore a system at our client location, we are trying to understand how to enter recovery mode ...
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iMac receiving Mail, connected to wifi but no other connectivity

I have a 1 year old 28" iMac. Worked perfectly until last week. Says it is connected to home wifi network but other than Mail being received, nothing else wifi related will work (safari, firefox, can'...
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Is it possible to prevent applications from changing power management status?

I have several apps that behave badly on an iMac when it comes to power management on macOS (Discord and Spotify). They are listed with Preventing Sleep set to Yes in Activity Monitor even though they ...
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Invitees Missing on iMac

When using the default iCloud calendar on my iPhone or iPad, I have the option of adding invitees to my calendar events. Using the same iCloud account and calendar on my iMac, the option to add ...
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Using iMac in Target Display Mode with a MacBook Pro

I'd like to use my old iMac (27-inch, Late 2012) as an external display for my old MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2009). The hard drive in the iMac is failing, so until I get it replaced, I've installed ...
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Webpage Login Issues — How to Diagnose

I have two Macs: a 2015 iMac that lives on my desk, and a 2013 MacBook Air. I have accounts at usaa.com, and like to use Safari. While I can log into USAA's webpage easily on the Air, I'm not able to ...
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How can I run Mojave on an iMac that won’t run Mojave?

Last week a relative gave me his old iMac 27” 2011 [HDD]. I Planned to run it off a bootable external SSD with Mojave 10.14.6 installed — I wasn’t aware of the hardware limitations i.e. the iMac’s ...
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macOS - How do I remove the restart-time update installer?

I've been having a problem with Security Update 2019-004 10.13.6. When it was time to restart to complete the update, the screen went black and the mouse cursor moved to the top left corner (I could ...
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Prohibition Error

I am using a IMac 2011 core I5 with 4GB ram. I recently had ram upgraded to 16GB and also had my DVD drive replaced with a seagate 250GB SSD in a cradle. After installing High Sierra on it, I ...
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iMac 27" 2010 Graphics Card Issue

I have a 27" iMac and the graphics card started giving me issues. I'm not a Mac expert but I've tried this and this and this and this but no luck. Also, I haven't tried baking the physical card, I'm ...
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Viewing external video input over mini displayport [duplicate]

I use an iMac as a nice large external display for a laptop on occasion. However swapping between the external input and the OSX desktop view means I can't view both at the same time (Cmd+F2). I ...
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How can I bulk-change the folder permissions on macOS?

I've been using an app called JDisk report which pinpoints the biggest space hogs on my drive. I've been trying to run it on the family iMac but the results are quite inaccurate because the only thing ...
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Restoring from Time Machine to different type of Mac

I have been using a Time Machine for back ups for about 2 years now. Recently, I got a new iMac 27in and ‘restored’ it from my MacBook Air backup (most updated OS). I chose all the options as seen ...
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Beachball with app and iMac won't shutdown or restart

My new iMac (July 2019) keeps crashing and I'm in need of assistance: I've had 7 incidents in two weeks: Four times when starting Final Cut Pro X I get a forever beachball. Two times when starting ...
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RAM upgrade for an iMac 27" 2017 used for video-editing, compression and audio recording

I have a 27" iMac (2017) - 4.2 GHz Intel Core i7 - Radeon Pro 580 8 GB - 16GB DDR4 running macOS Mojave 10.14.6. I do a lot of video editing, compression and record a lot of Live DJ Sets with a Pro ...
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OS X login screen mirrored issue

So my iMac pro is set to extend the display to an external display, and that works fine except at the login screen. I have tried CMD+F1 but that only temporarily fixes the problem until the next ...
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Can I use 2019 iMac as monitor for Wii/Wii U?

Does anyone know of a setup to somehow plug my Wii into my 27' 2019 iMac? I'm fine with any strategies here, no matter how complex.
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2010 27“ iMac vs 2011 27” thunderbolt display

I have a 2011 27" thunderbolt display where the display doesn't light up. It's dead. Speakers work, screen still shows up when connected in displays, but nothing displays. My friend has a 2010 27" ...
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One specific user can't access the shared network drive, how to resolve?

I have a network based on a default 192.168.1.1 gateway. Multiple devices are connected to the network; (3 apple devices, multiple android devices, windows and linux based machines, ). One of the ...
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Missing storage after deleting boot camp partition

Using an iMac 27 inch - Late 2012. I deleted my bootcamp partition and lost 300gb. I didn't let it uninstall properly, rushed and closed the window and thats where all the errors and lost space ...
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Will a ThunderBolt 3 (USB-C?) to ThunderBolt 2 cable allow me to use a MacBook Pro as second monitor?

Yesterday I brought a iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2017) which has two ThunderBolt 3 (USB-C?) ports. I also have a MacBook Pro Late 2013 which has two ThunderBolt 2 (I think) ports. If I buy a ...
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What are my hardware upgrade options for a late 2009 iMac?

It is now July 2019 and I have this Late-2009 iMac. macOS High Sierra Version 10.13.6 iMac (27-inch, Late 2009) Processor: 3.06 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Memory: 4 GB 1067 MHz DDR3 Graphics: ATI Radeon HD ...
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Is there a difference between PC4-21333 and PC4-21000 RAM for iMac 5K 27' 2019

I am trying to upgrade my iMac 2019 5K 27' to 64GB. Per Apple specs, the RAM should be PC4-21333, but the only one I seem to be able to find on Amazon or macsales.com seems to be PC4-21000. Is there ...
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Connect my 2015 Macbook Pro to my 2019 iMac as an external monitor

I have a 2015 Macbook Pro (Thunderbolt 2 port) for which I would like to use my iMac 2019 (USB-C Port) as an external monitor. What type of adapter and cable should I buy to make this work?
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What do the various USB 'current' labels under macOS System Report mean?

Could someone please clarify what the following values under System Report > USB mean. I am using an iMac 5K 2019 Current Available Current Required Extra Operating Current Sleep current Also, what ...
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Problem backing up my iPhone to my Mac, the iPhone icon does not appear in iTunes

I have an 2010 iMac running High Sierra. I have iTunes version 12.8.2.3 and iOS version 12.3.1. I want to backup my iPhone to my computer using iTunes. In the past I could connect my iPhone to my ...
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Can't boot from USB or reset PRAM/NVRAM on mid-2006 iMac

I got a free mid-2006 iMac from a friend, and while it boots to the login screen, all the user accounts are password-protected, so I've decided to try reinstalling Mac OS X Leopard. I created a ...
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Using multiple iMacs (27 inch 2009) as displays

I have 3 Apple iMacs (27 inch, 2009). Is it possible to use two of those iMacs as displays for the other iMac? If so, how do I achieve this?