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Damaged iMac Display - Any Solution for Grey Vertical Column Lines?

After replacing a Fusion Drive with an SSD, it must have damaged my display. Now, there is a column of grey on the left-hand side. I double-checked the cables, and they are snug. Probably damaged ...
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Which exact CPU models are used or can be used in the iMac Pro?

The iMac Pro's CPU is upgradable, but documentation on this seems scarce. I found out that the top end 18-core CPU is a Xeon W-2195. Which other CPUs are supported? I could try to find which Xeon-W ...
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How can I get my Mac to use the full resolution of my external monitor? “UI Looks like” half resolution

I added an external monitor to my iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2017, running Mojave), and the results have been pretty disappointing. When I open "System Report:", I see these lines under ...
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File don't show with “ls -a” but was detected by Malwarebytes

On the terminal, I search for the file com.pplauncher.plist on the directory /Library/LaunchDaemons/ through the command ls -a, but such a file wasn't found. Later, I installed Malwarebytes and ran ...
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iMac mid 2011 T2 secondary heatsink heating up

My iMac mid 2011 started heating up about a year ago to the point that the hard drive broke and had to be replaced. I managed to replace the hard drive and I also replaced the power supply module as I ...
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iMac mid 2011 reboots when connecting an external display

I'm new to apple, and finally got my second hand iMac booted. I try to connect an external display to the iMac with an mini display port adapter. I have 2 adapters, 1 does nothing, the other makes my ...
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Can't load OSX after installing Boot camp

My bootcamp installation seems to have failed and I can't get back to OSX by holding option key on my wired keyboard for iMac at reboot. What else can I do? Please help.
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I can't make bootable USB on 2008 iMac 2008 running El Capitan [duplicate]

I have 2008 iMac and OS X El Capitan on it. I will make bootable USB drive for my friend, but I can't. I format my USB as Mac Os Extended and GUID parition map, then I downloaded InstallMacOSX.dmg ...
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iMac mid 2011 doesn't boot [duplicate]

I have a problem with a iMac mid 2011. It doesn't boot anymore. When booting, you only see a folder with a question mark, that's it. Troubleshooting done: boot from the same HDD on another iMac mid ...
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Reattaching microphone on iMac 21.5" 2017

After reassembling a 21.5" 2017 Retina iMac (and being careful that the adhesive strips on the bottom don't block the mic), I noticed the microphone was extremely muffled. The delicate mic cable ...
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How does a 4K Retina display 'double up' the pixels?

I did the following experiment on a 21.5 retina display: Open Pages, and write some lines with Courier New at point size 4, 3, 2 and even 1. Use default screen 2K High Resolution and then set view to ...
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iMac has two internal drives, what is the best setup?

My iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2014) has a permanent internal 120GB drive on the main board and I just added a 2TB SSD internal drive as well. I'm essentially starting over with a clean system. I'm ...
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iMac 2017 Catalina: camera won't work but seems recognized

Our camera light is steady green when activated by a camera app but only shows a black window for FaceTime, Photo Booth, QuickTime, and every other app tried. This is what I've learned/tried so far: ...
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Linking MacBook Pro and iMac as single system

As I’ve moved to working from home during quarantine I’ve found myself in a bit of a situation which I’m hoping you can help me out with. Traditionally I have one workstation (a MBP connected to an ...
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Why is my 2016 iMac “Beach Balling” a lot after upgrading hardware?

I purchased this system in January, 2016. It says it is a "Late 2015" model. Apple Care told me it is the last generation compatible with non-matching RAM chip amounts so I left the Apple ...
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iMac in recovery mode, can’t install macOS no matter what I try

My wife and I purchased an desktop iMac A1311 from Facebook market place. It was perfectly functional but the seller hadn’t removed any of their personal info before selling it so my wife erased it (I ...
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Recover after ssd upgrade

27” IMac crapped out with no recent backups. After research settled on it was hard drive related. Swapped out hard drive for ssd and can get to Os Catalina screen where I select the ssd to install the ...
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iMac locking immediately after remote connection via Anydesk or Chrome Remote

I upgraded my iMac Late 2013 to Catalina. When I login through Anydesk or Chrome Remote Desktop I see my desktop for a split second and then im presented with the lock screen again. While Anydesk is ...
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My computer consistently crashes while trying to batch export my photos from my Photos app to a folder

I'm trying to download my photos from the Photos app to a folder on my computer (iMac 2019). However, after some time, the Photos app ends up crashing and I have to restart the download process. ...
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My iMac wont boot up

Need some help please, my iMac (A1224, OS X EL CAPITAN) wont boot up, for some reason ⌘ Command R doesn't work, which leaves me with single user mode. I tried fsck but I'm getting the error below, I ...
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Lost disk space after removing bootcamp [duplicate]

Apologies if this has been posted before, but none of the cases seem to match mine exactly and I don't want to mess anything up. After removing my bootcamp partition I am missing about 250Gb from my ...
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I'm taking my 2010 iMac in for SSD installation. What is best way to secure my iMac?

I have a mid-2010 iMac running High Sierra and I'm taking it to a local shop to get my fusion drive replaced with an SSD. I of course have sensitive info in the Notes App and elsewhere on my computer. ...
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Booting iMac from External SSD & UASP support in iMac, Docking station or USB to Sata Adapter?

I have Late 2013 iMac which has 5400 RPM HDD and I find it really slow. So, I purchased a Crucial MX500 SSD. I have now cloned my HDD to SSD using superduper and then booted from it. It worked. But I ...
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Need help, tips, suggestions on downgrading Catalina to Mojave and dual-boot [duplicate]

iMac 21.5-inch, 2019 Shipped with Catalina Goal is to have two volumes. One with Catalina, the second with Mojave. I have already downloaded Mojave and plan to create a bootable drive using disk ...
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How to use iMac (27-inch, Late 2013) as a second monitor for Macbook Pro (13-inch, 2020)? [duplicate]

I bought Thunderbolt 3 (USB-c) to Thunderbolt 2 by Apple and Thunderbolt Cable (0,5m). Cmd+F2 doesn't work for me. I guess it's just because Apple now prevents to use old iMacs as monitor with new ...
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iMac occasionally gets very sluggish. Memory Pressure is high and its hard to use computer. Why is this?

I have a mid-2010 iMac running High Sierra. It has started getting very sluggish several times a week. I have tracked it down to the memory pressure and the process kernal_task. Shown below is a ...
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MBP & iMac - FacetimeHD green light but black screen

My question: My Macbook Pro (2017) and iMac (2012) both seem to have a problem with the FacetimeHD camera: the green light turns on, but I get a black screen in all video apps like Zoom, Facetime and ...
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How do I make an HDD as fast as an SSD?

I have a really slow iMac that I bought 2 years ago. I've been so annoyed about how I have to wait for the rainbow circle to stop loading. I did some research and found out it's about the hard drive. ...
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Sharing serial number to a potential buyer?

I am selling my iMac over Facebook and a potential customer is asking for serial number. I am not really comfortable with the fact to share with him but do not know what will happen if I do or why he ...
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Can you programatically tell if the webcam is in use?

I'm trying to run some commands when I start and stop using the (built in) webcam on my 2015 iMac running Catalina. It sounds like historically lsof | grep "AppleCamera" would once tell me ...
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Hibernate or StandBy mode for no reason

I'm stuck to find the reason my iMac is sometimes entering in Hibernate (or standby) mode. Here is my configuration: OSX version: macOS Mojave (but I have this issue with the previous versions too), ...
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Why is it that my 2014 MacBook pro faster than my 2017 iMac [closed]

My MacBook is old and overheats a lot, and my iMac is new, has 4k resolution, a quad core CPU, but it's slow. The main difference is that my new iMac has a 1TB HDD, and my old MacBook has a 128GB SSD. ...
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iMac Mouse Stuck in Scroll Mode

Thanks in advance for anyone who can help. My 2009 27" iMac suddenly starting having mouse issues, rendering it almost unusable. The best way to describe it would be as if the mouse were ...
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How to get past firmware lock in iMac?

My 27inch imac has locked firmware, after working ok the day before will not go into recovery mode can i bypass this, as apple say because i bought it second hand and not from apple they cant help?
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Link Displays Between Two iMacs (Late-2015 Retina running Sierra and 2017 running Mojave) Using Thunderbolt-to-Thunderbolt

I'm hoping someone can help me (and that this is possible, considering I just spent an arm and a leg to facilitate this setup). I have a late-2015 iMac (27" Retina 5K display, running Sierra) and ...
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Is it worth unsplitting my fusion drive?

I was messing around with my iMac and got to a point where I had to reinstall the OS, but it turned out the Fusion Drive had split into a 1 TB hard drive and a 24 GB flash drive. After looking around ...
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Can I turn an old iMac (early 2008) into an external monitor

I have a dead iMac 24" (Early 2008) that has a broken graphics card (and doesn't boot up to any system), I was wondering if I could convert this into an external display for my Windows PC, ...
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Lifespan of 2011 iMac

I have a 27" 2011 (i7 3.4ghz 24GB RAM) iMac that I just replaced the drives (1 SSD and 1HDD) in 2 years ago. It runs pretty well now, but is just starting to slow down (and pales in comparison to ...
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2015 27" iMac unexpectedly wakes from sleep after upgrade to Catalina

Before upgrading to Catalina, my 2015 27" iMac would reliably stay sleeping as long as I had manually put it to sleep from the Apple menu. After the Catalina upgrade, I'd say at least 50% of the time,...
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Sensor in Apple Logo at the Back of iMac

I am cleaning and preferrably washing the iMac aluminium casing. I have removed all the hardware from the iMac except the sensor placed at the back side where Apple logo is. I would like to know what ...
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Does 64-bit compatibility matter with files/documents?

macOS Catalina runs only on 64-bit, so when I reload my existing Microsoft Office files, will they be "read only"?
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Problem with dots on macos mojave

I updated my iMac and now I get dark blue and light blue color on the “dots” to close fullscreen instead of the normal green, yellow and red dots. Can someone help me or this is or is this how the ...
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Target Display Mode using 2019 MBP and 2012 iMAC

I currently have: 2019 MBP on MacOS 10.14.6 2012 iMAC on MacOS 10.14.6 (thunderbolt 2) I am connecting them to each other using a Thunderbolt 2 to Thunderbolt 3 adapter, both of which are brand new....
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How do i create a OSx bootable USB using windows 10 and where do i find .dmg file?

I have an iMac 2007 20", and its a second hand computer. It was running OSx Lion when I bought it, then I upgraded it to El capitan, After that, I made a big mistake of erasing the data without taking ...
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Can't get 5120 x 1440

I bought a LG 49WL95C-W 49" 5120 x 1440, but I can't run it at this resolution with my MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2018) (it's work fine with my iMac 5K. It's seems that max I can get is 3840 x 1080 (...
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2011 iMac12,2 Windows 10 BootCamp SYSTEM_THREAD_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED (igdkmd64.sys)

During the setup process of the Windows 10 install (where it says stuff like "getting your pc ready" or whatever), my mac BSODs with the error: Stop Code: SYSTEM_THREAD_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED What ...
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iMac will not boot after Catalina auto-update

I woke up the other morning to a prohibitory icon (circle with a line through it) on my iMac. I believe this was due to a failed Catalina update but I am not sure. I had it set to auto-update. I am ...
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Late 2012 iMac - Thunderbolt : no hardware was found

I have an Late 2012 27" iMac (iMac13,2) and somehow when looking in system report for the Thunderbolt ports say "no hardware was found.” I have tried: Endless searching to find a solution Resetting ...
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Disk locked after formatting

I am selling my iMac and I formatted every disk which also included startup disk and there is none. Now when I go to reinstall macOS, it shows the disk is locked. When I go to disk utility, it shows ...
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How do I fix small gap at top and on the left of iMac display?

I have an iMac mid-2010 (11,3) that is showing a small gap at the top and left side of the screen in the built-in display. It is almost like the screen position is off, or the display is not being ...

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