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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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How to reinstall Mac OS X from Ubuntu [duplicate]

I bought a 2010 iMac (iMac11,2) at an op shop today, to upgrade from my 2007. All fine, except it's (solely) running Ubuntu (turn it on, you hear the Mac boot up sound and a second later it's the ...
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Troubleshooting: iMac SSD appears then disappears

I have a 27" iMac (18,3) that originally came with a 2TB Fusion drive. Last week, the iMac started showing signs of HDD failure so I swapped out the main drive with an SSD from OWC. After ...
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Can’t boot into MacOS from Windows(Bootcamp)

When pressing the option during startup, MacOS isn’t shown as an option to boot into. Using the tray in win10 to “Restart in MacOS” also doesn’t work. It just restarts back into Windows 10. It is an ...
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Slow net on imac but fine all other devices

As suggested internet speed on my imac is slow(0.04 Mbps down) but all other devices are slow. This occurred after restarting chrome, upon reopen of chrome WiFi stopped working. After restart 0.04 ...
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Is there any way to fix my iMac which can't boot?

I have an iMac 27' bought in about 2014 (can't see the detail model because I can't turn it on). Due to covid-19, I left my iMac at my friend's house for over 6 months. The iMac was never booted ...
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Installing BootCamp on a Late 2014 iMac

I'm trying to install Windows via BootCamp on a Late 2014 iMac, so far to no avail. First attempts, to external drive First I attempted to install it to an external drive. I already have a working ...
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iMac 2013 Catalina using Epson printer prints with green cast but copies okay

I'm asking here on behalf of my daughter, who has an iMac from 2013, running Catalina; her printer is an Epson XP-6000. When she prints a colour picture, the paler parts come out with a green/blue ...
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iMac + Catalina : System Update stalls

I have an iMac (bought in 2019), with macOS 10.15.7 and 16 GB of main memory. I don't have intentions to update to macOS 11 or higher, but I want to install security updates. One day I noticed that my ...
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iMac + Catalina : Needs to be shutdown manually

I have an iMac (boutght in 2019), with macOS 10.15.7 . From one day to the next, the Shut Down did not work anymore. When I click on Apple-Menu, ShutDown, the applications seemingly close, but then I ...
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Startup Manager doesn't show bootable USB drive so as to install Linux

I'm trying to install Linux Mint LMDE 4 on an Intel iMac, OSX 10.6.8. The iMac has a 2 GHz Core 2 Duo with 1 GB of 667 MHz DDR2 RAM. The iMac doesn't recognize the USB drive when I plug it in and ...
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NEW Apple Magic Keyboard: F1 to F12 keys do not work, cannot adjust brightness, sound volume, etc

I use iMac (27-inch, Late 2012) running on Catalina 10.15.7 (19H1715). Just bought a new Apple Magic Keyboard with Touch ID. The problem I have is that NONE of the buttons inside the red rectangle (...
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iMac displaying abnormal picture shortly after powering on

iMac 27" - Late 2012 Model# A1419 Customer said they had the motherboard previously swapped out at another repair shop. Displays abnormal picture with lines running vertically and horizontally. ...
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Any idea what's causing kernel panic on iMac 2017?

It is iMac 2017. Crash dumps https://gist.github.com/morr/88c22be99fe9d2b014964ada3a46d6a4 It started to happen on Big Sur with all latest updates. Just crashes in 1) random moments 2) after some ...
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Regular crashes of WindowServer

My Mac crashes regularly because of WindowServer problems. The problem persists for about 5 years. Sometimes its a crash every few days, then there are periods with a crash every few hours. I did not ...
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What can I do about my 2015 iMac getting very slow under load? Thermal paste?

My Late 2015 27-inch iMac has been getting slower to run games over the last few years. Now even Slack and Zoom cause problems. Symptoms: After running a Slack or Zoom call with multiple ...
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is it normal for USB 3 external disks to take 5 minutes to mount?

I have a 2020 M1 Mac and an old 27" late 2012 iMac. I have two USB 3 disks, both encrypted APFS with two partitions. One is 5TB and the other is 1TB. Both use regular hard drives, NON-SSD. I ...
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How do I adjust brightness only for one area of ​the monitor?

I've got an old iMac (2011) which I use as an external monitor from my MacBook Pro. Half of the screen is dimmed because of a known hardware problem Is there a way to calibrate only one area of the ...
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iMac restarting in Windows, option key not working

I installed windows via bootcamp, problem now is that when I restart and hold the options key, the startup disk does not show up, so the computer starts up in windows. (This was never a problem, it ...
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Connecting external monitor not working

I have an iMac (21.5-inch, Late 2013 running macOS Catalina) that I am trying to connect to an external (Dell) monitor. Here's what I am doing: Connect the Apple Mini Display Port -> DVI adaptor ...
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Install macOS Monterey on older/ slower iMac, good for performance?

I have an "old" late 2015 iMac 21,5" that I want to use for photography in the studio (for quality control). But even when it was new it wasn't the fastest because of the slow CPU and ...
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iMac [2012] crashed while update to iso Catalina

Try to update my 2012 iMac to Catalina, unluckily it crashed during updated. it crashed after it already downloaded the new iso. Try to switch on and it goes to white screen and seem the mac is still ...
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Can I upgrade a 2011 iMac beyond High Sierra 10.13.6?

I want to update beyond High Sierra in order to be able to run latest Citrix app on this "old" iMac from mid-2011 (that still works very well).
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When remoting to PC from Mac, Tab not working and Shift+Space works instead of normal Space

As the title states, whilst using Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection from my Mac to office PC I have encountered the following problems: Tab key not doing anything Space not working, instead only ...
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Can an Apple expert reset or delete my firmware password on 2017 iMac running Monterey remotely or must I go to Genius Bar at store? I have receipt

I can't get to an Apple store. Is there another way to do this. I have my receipt on line for proof of purchase.
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Microsoft Office runs on one Admin account but not another

Difficult technical issue. I have iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2019) running macOS Monterey version 12.1. The latest version of Microsoft Office was previously running on this admin account but unclear ...
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