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Can't boot from USB or CD/DVD

I have an iMac 4,1 running OS X 10.5.8 that I want to install Lubuntu on. I have a USB drive and a DVD, both with the ISO burned to them, but I can't boot from either. They don't show up in Startup ...
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I need your advice on buying used/refurbished iMac vs used/refurbished Apple Thunderbolt Display

I would like your opinion/advice on buying used/refurbished iMacs. I need one with 16gb memory and 512gb storage and 27" display. What price range should I be expecting what are some trusted sellers ...
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Does macOS keep iSight Camera usage logs?

Let's assume for this question that it is possible for hackers to gain access to your iSight camera, is it possible for you to check to see if such an incident has occurred by accessing the activity ...
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Cursor as full screen crosshairs

I have a 27" iMac running Snow Leopard. In a wide range of applications I often need to use a straight edge to compare different values on charts, even sometimes charts generated by different ...
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How to listen to iMac G3 audio files with no extension on a recent device?

I have several files from my ancient iMac G3 that have no file extensions. They were from a text program that also recorded voice, and read text. It came with the computer, but that was 2 computers ...
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External SSD drive, problem restarting Mojave

Here is a situation: iMac 5K from 2014 with Fusion drive, fusion drive is formatted as APFS, volume is called DATA and there is nothing on it. Firmware password is set. External USB drive (SSD) is ...
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iCloud Drive says it's syncing Desktop & Documents but it's not … why?

Upgraded to a new iMac because my 2011 won't take new OS's. Still runs like a champ tough. Migration generally went well from 10.13 to new iMac's 10.14 with one glaring exception, per the subject ...
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Mac Os Catalina Huge Ping

Whenever I log in into my account on my 5K 27" 2017 iMac, my whole network starts to have a huge ping to internet, but locally everything is fine. When I ping google, I get over 2000 ms on every ...
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Transferring photos and music between Mac and iPhone

I'm using a 2011 iMac running macOS Sierra 10.12.6 and an iPhone SE using version 13.1.3 I can no longer connect the two by USB or Bluetooth. Is there another was to transfer photos from the phone to ...
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Can I use my iMac late 2015 non-retina display in Target Mode?

I'm trying to connect my Macbook Air (early 2015) to my iMac (late 2015 non-Retina display). I know that the 2015 Retina display iMac can't be used in Target Display Mode, but does that mean non-...
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Can I flush, or release, my GPU memory?

Running an iMac Pro 10 core, 64GB Ram and 16GB Vega, MacOS 10.14.6. iStat menu (v6.40) is showing a consistent GPU Memory usage between 90% and 100% after I have been using the computer for awhile. ...
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How can I format-erase my main disk through single user mode?

I cannot log into my computer anymore and internet recovery is extremely slow, how can i delete the partition and recover to factory stage with single user mode? Also would erasing it recover my macos ...
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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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Time Machine Avoid Full Backup after Clean Install

I have an iMac 5K with Mojave 10.14.6. The iMac has an internal SSD and 3 external USB HD drives connected. All these drives are backupped by Time Machine. I need to perform a clean install of ...
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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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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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iMac running High Sierra is very slow — photoanalysisd can't be killed?

My iMac running High Sierra has become painfully slow. I suspect photoanalysisd, as it's using a lot of CPU time, but I can't figure out how to get rid of it. There's at least one other question ...
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Which FireWire cable do I need to connect an iMac (late 2009) to a Thunderbolt to FireWire connection to retrieve the data using Diskmode?

I have an iMac (late 2009) with a broken graphics card. Fortunately, I have a new iMac (2019) which works fine. I want to boot the old machine to Target Disk Mode to retrieve the data on the computer....
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iMac stuck on 100 % progress bar

I have a serious problem with my 2017 iMac running macOS Catalina BETA. After a normal reboot the iMac loaded until the bar reached 100%. Then for hours nothing happens, it just stays at 100%. ...
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Unable to disable verbose boot on iMac

Every time I start my iMac up, it boots in verbose mode. This has been happening for some months now. I have tried clearing the NVRAM and SMC, but nothing helped. Interestingly, I upgraded from an ...
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Would formatting my iMac fix my failing drive?

I have been dealing with this problem for few months, I was using bootcamp on my iMac late 2013, and after a while its driver corrupted using too much disk space and slowing down. So I deleted it and ...
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Integrating user acounts

I bought a new iMac and migrated stuff over from my old mac. I now have 3 user accounts, 2 with different variations on my name! None of them access the same applications and information. I have no ...
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What is the best (fastest) way to connect my iMac Late 2012 to a Synology NAS?

I have an iMac Late 2012 with Thunderbolt 2 and USB3.0 ports and a Synology NAS DS916+ with USB 3.0 and eSATA ports. Currently both devices connected to a router by wire (1Gbps). I do backups of my ...
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Disable F14/F15 for Brightness Control

My new iMac (2017, running 10.12.5) has by default F14/F15 bound to control the display brightness. I can't find any way to disable them, which means that binding them to other functions doesn't work. ...
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iMac logging out whenever seemingly stressful programs are launched

Recently my mac has been mysteriously logging itself out whenever I attempt to launch any resource-intensive programs, such as games (roblox) and 3D applications. I have looked at many solutions to ...
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Time Machine issue: How do I restore email originally backed using Mohave to Catalina?

Last month, the hard drive on my 2013 iMac died. Luckily I have a full backup on Time Machine (backed up with Mohave 10.14.6 (18G103)). However, I have a problem now. I took my iMac to a certified ...
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Can Apple Remote Desktop control the current session without turning on the screen?

Sometimes I leave work open on my iMac and need to use Screen Sharing from my Macbook to make a few changes. This works great except when my wife and baby are sleeping in that bedroom. I understand ...
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Books missing from iPad

Several years ago (2016) I purchased a number of ebooks (not from Apple). One sedandawk.epub I referred to occasionally, and wanted to lookup something. It was missing from My Books on my iPad ...
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Error Log file when trying to load OS from Recovery back on OWC Electra SSD

Initially my computer was freezing every time it would go to sleep. I tried to reset the PRAM, but no fix. I booted from recovery and tried to install a previous version(s) of Time Machine backup, ...
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How many monitors iMac 21.5 4K can handle?

Well, Im a programmer and I want bunch of monitors. I have a 21.5 Inch 5K iMac, from 2017 Just bought a DUAL HDMI Adapter from StarTech.com My intention is to have 3 extra displays because the Mac ...
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How to batch Delete all disconnected BlueTooth Devices on MacOS?

I need some assistance here. I have hundreds of bluetooth devices previously connected to my MacOS which it's automatically remembered by the system. Is there a way to batch remove all of them instead ...
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How can I adjust brightness of 3rd Party external monitor on iMac, Macbook or Mac Pro via keyboard?

Apple stopped Thunderbolt display and Cinema display line. Recently announced an ungodly expensive 'reference monitor' beyond the need and budget of most people. For my iMac, I bought two Apple-...
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iMac won't recognise .MTS videos on my hard drive, how can I play them?

We just purchased an iMac yesterday to view our travel videos. The thing is, all the videos we have stored on our external Hard Drive are in the .MTS file format (AVCHD). The thing is, the Mac or ...
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iMac 27 2018 drops WiFi

For a few days now, my 2018 iMac has been dropping WiFi after barely a few seconds of being connected. So it does initially work, but it never lasts unless I turn WiFi off and back on and then it ...
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Sidecar connection problem [duplicate]

I have a 6th gen iPad (v13.1.3) and an iMac 27 2019 (latest 10.15) on the same wifi network. I can choose my iPad from the dropdown of the sidecar menu, but I always get "Unable to Connect to “iPad ...
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Is it possible to force the next boot to be a recovery mode boot with a bluetooth keyboard?

I wanted to test the new recovery mode in Lion and can't find a way to enter that mode using a bluetooth keyboard. There are steps how to get a single user mode or safe boot using sudo nvram boot-...
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iMac9,1 (2009 20") Compatible graphic cards

I own an iMac9,1 2009 20" (early 2009 20" iMac9,1) which just been recently upgraded to 8GB RAM and SSD drive as well as a software upgrade to El Capitan. I would like to know if there is a list of ...
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Can i remove OS X completely and install Windows? [duplicate]

Can I completely remove Mac OS X from my system and install Windows 7 or 8 on it? I do not want to use Bootcamp or create VM's. Is there any way at all? The problem here is that i want to ditch OSX ...
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iMac 14,2 crashing after 10.14.2 upgrade

Just upgraded to 10.14.2 and my iMac won't stay up for more than a few minutes. I've seen some chatter around about crashing on sleep, but I've disabled sleep and the crashes still happen. I've only ...
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How to isolate cause of iMac System Crash

For the past six months I've been trying to isolate sporadic iMac system crashes unsuccessfully. The machine is a late 2012 iMac 3.4 GHz i7 with the 3tb fusion drive (replaced awhile back under the ...
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Is my HDD throughput normal?

I am a musician, and was finding my 2011 iMac was getting sluggish with more complex tracks. It was topping out the CPU so I bought a second hand 2015 iMac with a much more powerful CPU. I am finding ...
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Screen bug on windows 10 on iMac

Hi I tried to install Windows 10 as dual boot on my iMac (late 2009) High Sierra. First I ran into this problem someone else also had here, which is unfortunately unanswered. Anyway since I couldn't ...
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How i can add all space from first container to second APFS?

I have 2 containers and want all space from first container add to second container or in Volume Mohave ssd. Mojave 10.14.6
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Arrow keys not scrolling properly

I have an older iMac running High Sierra. I used to be able to scroll my cursor by using left and right arrow keys. The cursor would move pretty quickly. Recently that changed and the movement now is ...
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iMac Thunderbolt Firmware Issues

I am running High Sierra and am trying to use an Antelope Orion 32+ with this system through Thunderbolt. The device gets picked up in my system info and the port is in use. It is impossible for ...
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MacOS High Sierra: An error occurred while verifying firmware

I have a Mid 2011 iMac currently running MacOS 10.12 Sierra. It’s not my main machine, but I would like to install 10.13 on it. Updating starts smoothly enough, but when it comes to restarting, I get ...
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How Do I Remove Remote Disc from Finder (not in the Sidebar)

I've an iMac 10.10.3. When I open Finder and go to iMac under Devices I see my HDD, NAS, etc. But I also see "Remote Disc". I can't eject it (right click->Eject doesn't do anything) or trash it (The ...
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Can you boot into recovery mode on an older iMac running a newer version of OS X (10.8)?

I'm running OS X 10.8 on an iMac which is from 2008, and I can't seem to boot into recovery mode. Command-r doesn't do anything- the computer simply boots normally every time. Although OS X 10.8 ...
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How to make second monitor go black?

I have a second display connected to my iMac and I want to make it go black some times, for example if I am watching a movie on the first monitor. Apparently, there has been an app called Screen ...
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x is damaged and cannot be opened. It should be moved to trash

I have a 2010 iMac. One day I installed the "recommended security updates" and all of a sudden I had High Sierra installed on my iMac instead of El Capitan. Now I cannot not open any pdf, jpeg png's ...