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

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Mains charge of Apple mouse

I left my mouse plugged in to charge overnight using my phones USB cable but when connected by to me IMac it still said my mouse was very low on charge. Evidently it hadn’t changed that way, why?
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My second screen is being recognized as a TV despite being a proper computer monitor

I'm on an iMac 5K 2017 and I've connected my second screen, an Acer ProDesigner BM320, via a USB-C-to-MiniDP adapter. According to the system information the monitor is being recognized as a TV which ...
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Hard Drive full errors when hard drive isn't full [duplicate]

I have a 1TB Hard Drive in my iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2019) runnnig Mojave. My hard drive is showing 19.5GB remaining but I cannot download anything as it says "Hard drive full". I tried emptying ...
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My imac 24-inch Early-2009 locks down when connect external monitor through it's mdp [closed]

My imac 24-inch Early-2009 locks down when connect external monitor through it's mdp. What am I doing wrong?
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Heavy issues with Finder make iMac unusable

My iMac 2017 (i7 4.2 Ghz, 40 GB RAM, 1 TB SSD) ran very well for around two years. Unfortunately, not anymore: Lately, I have severe issues with the Finder and it – honestly! – drives me insane. It ...
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iMac Core i3 mid 2010 hard drive removal and fan control

I'm thinking of adding an SSD. I'm getting conflicting advice as to what to do with the sensor cable if swapping the mechanical drive for an SSD. I think in these units, there is a sensor cable that ...
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The command shortcuts close all windows and temporarily blanks the desktop on my iMac

Essentially what happens to my late 2015 iMac is that when I use my command shortcuts and the down arrow anywhere (except command+b which just worked), all my windows close and my desktop temporarily ...
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iMac 21.5 Core i3 mid 2010 SSD swap, is a bay required

When swapping out the mechanical drive for an SSD in these machines, I've seen people put in a size-up caddy. But is this needed - can I just gaffa tape the drive to the back or something?
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imac 21.5 Core i3 mid 2010 - how many SATA ports available?

I've been looking to upgrade to an SSD. And I've read a couple of options: Swapping the mechanical drive for an SSD. Swapping the optical drive for an SSD. My question is, is there another SATA ...
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iMac 27“ Mid 2011 - Can‘t reinstall macOS

I‘m trying to reinstall macOS Sierra on my Mid 2011 iMac. I have a single 1 TB HDD and single partition called „OS X Base System“ that takes up 999.35 GB‘s. When I try to partition the Base Volume I ...
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How do I turn off CTRL + Left Click= Rightclick With Better Touch Tool?

Well, it's a simple question. How do I turn off CTRL + Left Click= Right-click With Better Touch Tool? I see that other people figured it out but I can't quite figure it out. Can anyone help me out?
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How important is it for a Mac admin account to be associated with an Apple ID

My wife and I have an iMac. We each use standard user accounts associated with our respective Apple IDs. We also have an administrator account that is not associated with an Apple ID. What problems, ...
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Why doesn't the iMac Pro (2017) support the Apple Pro Display XDR at 6k resolution?

Apple's Set up and use Apple Pro Display XDR web page does not list the iMac Pro as a supported computer in this section: Pro Display XDR supports a resolution of 6016 x 3384 with 10bpc on these ...
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iMac SSD upgrade – Firmware password lock

My dad bought a used 21.5 iMac (2017) a few weeks back (previous owner bought it new but decided to sell after a week, so its basically new.) Given that it came with a 1TB fusion drive, we decided to ...
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My iMacs Display Screen Fell down

I have an iMac (Intel 21.5" late 2013, 21.5 core i5). This morning, I replaced my hard disk with an SSD drive and used not a right adhesive tape to put the display screen back. At first, I was very ...
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iMac RAM expansion compatibility

I have an Apple iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2017) with 8GB RAM and I would like to expand the memory to 16 GB. I have found the following ram on line (Newegg)and I would like to know if is it compatible ...
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AppStore Error 102

Hi everyone, as the title above, all updates are working smooth but suddenly when I'm going to update iTunes, it show the Error 102. The picture in the attachment have the information of my iMac 2012....
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list files for Mac OS X install on bootable USB

This is about the fifth time I am trying to create a bootable USB to install El Capitan on a 2008 iMac, if I could get a image of the files that are on a working usb to compare with it might just help ...
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After Successful Bootcamp Installation of Windows, Mac OS X is unaccessable

URGENT HELP NEEDED! I have a Late-2014 iMac. Recently, I tried to Boot Camp it so I could play Windows games. My graphics card is around the Level of a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M so I would be able to ...
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Re-Installing Windows 7 on mac

is there a way to install Windows 7 on an Calina iMac 27" late 2015. Bootcamp does not allow it since Mojave it only allows Win10. Downgrading my Mac to an Os before Mojave is as well as using Windows ...
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What is the typical CPU utilization of idle iMac?

I am new to macOS. I recently purchased a 2019 iMac (Retina 4K, 21.5 inch). .OMMMMo OS: macOS 10.15.1 19B88 x86_64 OMMM0, Host: iMac19,2 .;...
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minimal system on an old iMac [duplicate]

What can I remove from os 10.7.5 but still keep it running? I'd like to use the iMac as an extra peripheral hard drive, and want to make as much space as possible available for files instead of ...
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2012 iMac boots to prohibited sign after it attempted over night self update? HDD now cannot be mounted?

My friend's 2012 iMac attempted to self update over night and it resulted in the prohibited sign on a gray screen this morning and so, the iMac does not boot anymore! Here are all the things I've ...
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Why is my compile time in Eclipse so long on an older iMac?

I have an iMac 27" from mid 2010 with 2,8 GHz Intel Core i5 CPU and 10GB RAM. It is running macOS High Sierra and things are okay on it except the browser gets a bit laggy when opening too much tabs. ...
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Need to connect multiple 3.5" hard drives to the Thunderbolt port of a 2012 iMac

I have a 2012 iMac that I'm currently using as a file server. I need to connect several 3.5" hard drives to it, and its USB 3 ports are currently used up with other devices. So what I'd like to do is ...
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iMac 27" Mid 2011 — fan issues when removing internal HDD?

My iMac’s internal HDD has died. No big thing, as it was not used anyways. The iMac came with an SSD and HDD from the factory and I’m fine with using the SSD only. (note: this was the pre “Fusion ...
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iMac not turning on after power cut mid update

I was updating my iMac 2019 27in (less than 4 months old) and we had a power cut. I now cannot turn my iMac on. It boots up, I can hear the fan. But nothing appears on the screen. No apple logo. I ...
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Connection protocols to enable external drives to connect to late 2015 27-inch iMac

I need to connect two 4TB or, better, 5TB external drives to the free Thunderbolt 2 port on my late 2015 27-inch iMac, hopefully daisy-chaining these new external drives together so I can use just the ...
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Unknown Binary in Application Samples

I recently started sampling applications that freeze on my machine. I have an iMac with 8 cores and 32GB of RAM running Catalina 10.15.1 fully patched. It's far from resource constrained yet certain ...
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How to avoid external displays limit in iMac 4K?

last month I asked about how many monitors an iMac 21.5 4k can handle. So as suggested I went and checked in apple support page, turns out this iMac only supports up to two additional displays and I ...
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Why am I unable to direct the audio of a video to my internal speakers?

I have an iMac connected to a Cinema Display. I recorded a video on the secondary monitor (the Cinema Display) with OBS. To get the audio into OBS I used the plugin iShowU AudioCapture and I set up a ...
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Where to get a copy of Boot Camp's Unattend.xml file?

I have a 27" iMac that originally had a Fusion Drive and I had previously installed Windows 10 on it using the Boot Camp Assistant. I recently upgraded the storage in it and in the process of ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...