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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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Using IMac as display [on hold]

I have a 27" iMac which I have used as a separate display for my MacBook Pro. I quit using it for a while and went back to use it and it will not work any longer.
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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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2017 iMac won't read SDXC Card

I did not find any solution for my problem, so I'm asking this here: My 2017 iMac won't read a 128 GByte SDXC Card (used to store photos in my Canon 5D Mk IV). It mounts and (most of the time) 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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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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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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What Art Program Was it [closed]

I had 2008 iMac for LONG time, it finally could no longer be Nuked to Restore the system. What I loved about it other than the iMovie, was the Art Program that ran on it. I could wipe the background ...
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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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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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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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How can I adjust additional cinema display screen's brightness?

I have an iMac27 run Lion, now I buy a cinema display 27, but at display setting only main screen have brightness adjust controller. And use keyboard to adjust screen brightness also only change main ...
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How to hide screen when logged into remote iMac

I use Back-To-My-Mac to log into my office computer from home and vice versa. Normally, after I log into my home laptop, I darken the screen for both energy efficiency and privacy and that works fine....
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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iMac (mid 2011, OS X 10.12) gets stuck on white screen on boot, all DIY options exhausted?

iMac (mid 2011, running OS X 10.12) gets stuck on white screen (after playing the chime sound and displaying the Apple logo and progress bar) when I try to boot normally boot in safe mode (holding ...
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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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How to stop iPhone from listing iMac as audio source during phone call?

I just purchased an iPhone 8 Plus which is running iOS 11.2.1. I am upgrading from an iPhone 6s which I never upgraded to iOS 11. When I make a phone call, the top right option used to be a toggle for ...
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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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Xcode 10 runs really slow and slows my entire computer down

I'm currently using Xcode 10.1 and it's driving me crazy, it slows my computer down to a point that it is unusable. Before I upgraded to Xcode 10 I was running the same project on Xcode 9 and High ...
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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?
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How can I remove the “Where from” tag from a file in the terminal?

I try to open file.jar and I get the undefined developer security pop up. I know something about tags and a saw someone successfully remove this tag on the terminal. I don't know exactly what he typed,...
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iMac crashes after adding extra memory, any idea why?

My 2010 27" iMac just received a RAM upgrade: I bought a 16 GB RAM kit by Crucial on amazon. The specification meets this iMac model's requirement, and it has nice ratings. So right now the memory ...
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Can I upgrade the size of my Fusion Drive from 1TB to 3TB?

I bought a new iMac last summer and went with the 1TB Fusion drive. It works well, but is already full. Is it possible to upgrade the size of the fusion drive myself? Can I buy a 3TB internal drive ...
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iMac 2008 (24") Running Windows x64 BootCamp - NVIDIA Driver Crashes Everything

I have a 24" Apple iMac with a NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GS graphics card running Windows x64. Everything runs beautifully save one problem...if I install graphics drivers - any at all - the computer ...
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Changing from FusionDrive to SSD + SSD on iMac 21.5" 4k (2017, A1418, EMC3069)

I've got a 2017 iMac 4k in 21.5" with a 1TB FusionDrive (HDD + NVMe SSD). I plan to open it to max out the ram as well as swap out the HDD for a SSD. However, I'm a bit at loss what to do with the ...
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How to reset NVRAM on iMac with bluetooth keyboard?

I have a problem with a swipe back in Safari. On my MacBook I could fix it by resetting of NVRAM. I can't find out how to do it on iMac with a Bluetooth keyboard. Do I really need a cable keyboard in ...
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iMac 27” Mid-2010 GPU upgrade

I am using an iMac 27“ 2010 and I like to upgrade the Graphics Card. I know the Radeon 6970 from the later 2011 iMac will do the trick, but it would only be a slightly upgrade in performance. Does ...
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Getting sound to split between computer and external monitor (TV hooked up with HDMI to thunderbolt) from iMac but NOT simulatneously

I connected my TV to the iMac last night. When I drag a program up to the TV the sound switches from my computer speakers to my TV speakers; I thought this was a great feature. However, when I wake up ...
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Mail 11.2 not grabbing new mail from Exchange server

I can send my exchange mailbox an email from a gmail account and the mail shows up in my exchange mailbox in OWA and then it shows up in Outlook. However, it does not show up in the Mail app. I've ...
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iMac 2019: Can I mix the old modules with the new ones when upgrading RAM?

I've found a similar question but it's about the 2016 iMac, so I want to double check for the current (2019) model. Can I mix new RAM (Crucial CT2K16G4SFD8266) with Apple's stock RAM? I am planning ...