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Questions tagged [imac]

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

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Audio not working on Windows 10 installed on external SSD running on iMac

I installed Windows 10 (April 18 update) on external SSD drive that can be selected on the iMac's startup. Run the Boot Camp Windows Support Software and everything is fine, Apple mouse & keyboard,...
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Photoshop CS5 can’t be added to Accessibility

I recently updated to Mojave and have been having the same problem with Photoshop CS5 crashing. Before I knew about adding it to accessibility, I downloaded Photoshop CC 2019. Now I’m trying to add ...
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Is it possible to perform a factory reset on an old Apple iMac (OS X Snow Leopard) without a disk

My mum's got an old Apple iMac from ca. 2009 which after 10 years is pretty much for it. I'd like to wipe the computer to get rid of any personal data before we get rid of it. Just in case. As an ...
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Adding a third monitor to my iMac 2009

I have a iMac 2009 later with High Sierra OS, I am using my mini display port already to 2 other tvs. I need to connect a 3rd tv but to display a different display. Only other ports I have available ...
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iMac won't boot to internal drive, usb sticks - Apple hardware test extended fine

My iMac is being very odd. It won't boot using the internal hard drive. It chimes, starts the Yosemite progress bar and then changes and looks as if it is about to show me the login screen but then it ...
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OSX wont save external monitor screen arrangement settings, weird graphics issues with displays

Ive got a 27" iMac 4.2ghz i7, 16gb ram, 8gb GPU, running OSX 10.13.6 Ive got 2x external 1080p monitors connected to it via the thunderbolt ports using 2x of these HDMI to thunderbolt adaptors ...
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Is there a KM-switch that can handle Magic Trackpad 2 in wired mode?

I have a couple of Macs that I want to use with a single keyboard/trackpad. One of these is a 2019 iMac. The other two are Mac minis. The iMac is connected to a second monitor (Thunderbolt to ...
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iMac runs from external SSD. How do I use Time Machine to back up the external SSD to the internal HDD?

I am using an external SSD as my iMac boot drive, and that is terrific. I want to back that up using Time Machine and have the back up on my old internal HDD in the iMac. How do I do it?
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Microphone / Headphones combo port does not work in BootCamp

I have an iMac (27-inch, Late 2013) that has a 4-pole TRRS headphone/headset combo port. On OS X any headset works nicely (e.g. the Apple iPhone headset with microphone). On Windows 7 64bit with ...
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Mix ddr3 macOS ram

Here the ram from best. buy. I want to mix with. the apple ram that in my iMac 5k retina late 2015. https://www.bestbuy.com/site/corsair-8gb-2pk-x-4gb-1-0ghz-ddr3-sodimm-laptop-memory-kit-green/...
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Target display mode mojave

I'm trying to use target display mode with a MacBook Pro (Late 2015) as the main computer and an iMac (Late 2013) as the one to switch to TDM. Both devices are running the same version of Mojave (10....
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Help with external monitor refresh rate

I have been working on a project, basically converting a tray-loading iMac G3 into a docking station for my 2017 MacBook Pro. I removed the motherboard and was able to find a VGA converter that ...
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How can I find the product key of Office 2011 after restoring from backup?

I had to restore my iMac from a Time Machine backup. Everything seemed fine until I tried to start Office 2011 and it is asking me to re-enter my product key. I am trying to locate my key (I believe ...
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Recovering files from an iMac G3 hard drive (Mac OS 8.6)

I recently purchased an iMac G3 (M2452) running Mac OS 8.6 from eBay for a project I'm working on, and was hoping to recover system sound files (such as startup sound, error sounds, etc) to use in the ...
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iMac 27" 2017 memory upgrade question

I have 16GB of RAM installed on my iMac 27" 5K i7 2017 (2 x 8GB). There are 4 slots in total and I would like to add another 16GB. I don't know if it's best to buy 2 x 8GB or 1 x 16GB?
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Can the stand in a Mid-2011 21.5" iMac be removed?

I have a mid-2011 21.5" iMac (EMC 2389) and I am trying to remove the stand. I'm trying to follow this guide but I can't seem to find the "latch" that he talks about. I heard that any iMac past 2011 ...
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iMac retrieve old linux partition after dual boot removal

On my iMac I installed a dual boot with Linux Mint. However, I realized that the videos were freezing some times, so I deleted the Linux partition. Now, the Mac is working normally, but instead of ...
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changed Apple ID password on iMac, need to sync with other system passwords?

I have a very very difficult time remembering passwords. I changed Apple ID password and system required manual entry of other passwords. Here's my question. How do I sync all system passwords (...
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iMac randomly wakes up from sleep

My iMac (27-inch, Late 2012) randomly wakes up, up to 9 times a day. I'm using El Capitan 10.11.3 (15D21). A syslog | grep -i "Wake reason" shows the following many times: Apr  5 00:02:50 Nikolajs-...
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Macbook Pro 2017 with 2 thunderbolt ports with triple monitor setup

I currently have a macbook pro with 2 thunderbolt 3 ports and integrated graphic card and a belkin dock that I use for work, but can't get work done with just 1 monitor. I have a triple 1080p monitor ...
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macOS Mojave on iMac won't boot into safe mode

My iMac (late 2015, 8/1TBSSD) has run happily for more than a year on High Sierra, and I just now upgraded the OS to Mojave. Now, the machine won't boot into safe mode or into Recovery. When I hold ...
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How do I copy files from old iMac (2009) to usb using single user mode if I can't remember the exact names of the files?

My old iMac (2009) won't boot and can't be repaired in single user mode. I want to back up a few files before rebooting, but can't remember the exact name of the files. Is there a command that copies ...
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How to resize main partition to full available physical space?

I had two partitions: Machintosh HD with 250 GB space BOOTCAMP with 750GB space Later my Machintosh HD had a problem where it went into a boot loop. So to recover, I went into recovery, erased the ...
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Text messaging has stopped working on my iMac

I have an iMac running High Sierra 10.13.6 and an iphone 6 running ios 12.2. For the past several years i've been texting a group of friends using either my iMac or my iphone! Messages texted on one ...
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Adjusting brightness on 27" iMac used as external DisplayPort monitor for PC

I have a Windows7 64-bit machine attached to a 27" iMac as an external displayport monitor It's working well, except I cannot adjust the brightness. I have attached a Mac keyboard both on the Mac &...
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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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I'm trying to build melonDS for Mac and i am running into an include error [migrated]

the output is this. bash-3.2$ make -- Configuring done -- Generating done -- Build files have been written to: /Users/owenwatts/melonDS/build [ 1%] Building CXX object CMakeFiles/melonDS.dir/src/...
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Why does my Magic Trackpad 2 randomly disconnect and stop clicking?

Hey there fellow users, I purchased an iMac (Retina 5K, 27-Inch, 2017, macOS 10.13.4, 4.2 GHz, 32GB, 3TB Fusion Drive) less than three weeks ago, and had it delivered by Apple here in distant, little ...
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iMac does not play any sound

Sounds on my iMac stopped playing, also it seems that I have a problem with iTunes and Voice Memos app, iTunes won't start and shows an error message with code 9405, and Voice Memos simply crashes! I ...
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Variable and slow internet speed on my Mac compared to other devices connected on the same network

Background: I have a 40 Mbps Ethernet connection hooked directly to my iMac running on Mojave. I use the Mac as a router to share the internet connection from Ethernet to other devices using WiFi. ...
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Messages in iCloud not exhibiting expected behavior

So I have Messages in iCloud enabled on my iMac - High Sierra, 10.13.6. My iPhone - version 12.2 and iPad - version 12.1.4. The issue id like to solve is this - on the iPhone an iPad when I delete a ...
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3 Monitors in a row and I want the dock in the middle

I have an iMac 27 inch with a 22 inch monitor to the left and a 23 inch monitor to the right. I want the dock to be in the middle and want all monitors to be arranged from left to right. I keep my ...
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iMac tripping breaker just by plugging it to electricity, without even pushing the power button!

iMac 21” (EMC: 2638) The iMac was connected to a UPS but through an extension cable, so not directly. So the iMac was running as usual when suddenly it went off, with all the other devices that are ...
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Plugging in Android/iOS device causes Bluetooth mouse to disconnect and not regain connection until reboot

I'm using a logitech MX Master 2s on my work iMac, my home iMac it works fine without any issues but when I use it at work it always has issues. It connects just fine and will work perfectly until I ...
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Forgot Password After Amnesia

I need to connect my 2012 iMac back to the internet. I had it shipped back to my parent's house (completely different state from where I had it) after I had a motor vehicle accident while working for ...
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Mac slow after migration

I just restored my old Late 2009 27" Quad core iMac, from Time Machine to a Late 2012 21" i5 iMac, and at certain points it is very slow and laggy. For example when I try to open Photoshop, or just ...
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Change routing priority on iMac

Our home phone/internet is down; dug up by council contractors, and won't be fixed for a week. I am using an iPhone hotspot in the interim. This works, but when I plug the Ethernet connection to my ...
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Which model has better CPU-performance: iMac MMQA2HN/A or Mac mini MRTR2HN/A?

In this comparison the main difference I see is in the processors. https://www.apple.com/in/mac/compare/results/?product1=imac-21&product2=mac-mini Irrespective of other feature differences this ...
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How can I sleep my iMac's internal display when it's not in use, but not my attached tv (playing video)

I've got a 2015 iMac running Yosemite, attached via HDMI to a 1080p TV, in extended desktop mode that I use simultaneously as a video server/media player and an occasional work machine. In short, I'...
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Can you turn off or disable the display on an iMac?

I'd like to turn off my iMac display while connected to it via a remote desktop session. I'm using TeamViewer or LogMeIn, and unfortunately the screen stays on during those sessions when it really ...
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Is it really not possible to run an earlier version of OS X than what the machine shipped with?

Just got a 2019 iMac, shipped with Mojave installed obviously. It never even occurred to me that it may not be able to run an earlier version of OS X, but after wasting tons of time trying to create a ...
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Problem re-assembling front cover clips on an iMac 5,1

I had to pull my iMac apart in order to extract a CD from the drive. I have it all back together now except for getting the front cover on. I am being defeated by the clips at the top inside of the ...
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Remote Desktop Multiple Monitors Not Working in Mojave

I just switched to my old iMac to a new iMac running Mojave, on my old iMac, I could RDP into my Windows 7 Ultimate machine and all my monitors would be the Windows 7 Ultimate machine, however, in ...
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iMac 24" will only Boot in safe mode

I have a iMac 24" that has been wiped multiple times, i have reinstalled multiple OS X versions and have run disk utility on it and it says that there are no problems. the specs of it are: 2.8GHz Core ...
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2007 iMac Audio Board -> USB

TLDR; need a pinout for the ribbon cable of the 820-2136-A Audio Board I bought a Mac Mini to replace my 2007 20" iMac (A1224). The Mini is plenty powerful with its new quad-core i3, RAM is ...
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iMac macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 white/grey screen and progress bar

I no longer have access to my iMac since 2019-03-26, the last date that it worked normally. I restarted my iMac on 2019-03-26 and since then it does not want to display the desktop anymore. It shows ...
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What is a Secure Token and how do I get an admin users that has one

I have an iMac 2017 with a FusionDrive on which FileVault cannot not be enabled. The situation is summed up in this reddit post. The problem boils down to: I have no admin user who has a secure ...
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What is the best way to transfer a large number of files between an iMac and a Macbook Pro?

I am currently using a desktop iMac, and I recently purchased the 15" Macbook Pro with retina display. What is the best way to transfer all my files to the new laptop? I was going to use airdrop, but ...
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iMac running macOS Mojave doesn't shuts down

I recently installed a fresh copy of macOS Mojave, 10.14.3 on my Late 2013 21.5" iMac. After a couple of days, the shutdown procedure stopped working. What I get, instead, is a black screen with a ...
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How to operate an iPad from a Mac or Windows PC?

I have a setup in office where on a desk is a fixed iPad on a stand. On the same desk, I have a Windows PC or iMac. Customer is looking at iPad. I am the desktop user and I want to control the iPad ...