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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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How can I download software onto multiple Macs at the same time?

I'm downloading several software on a number of iMacs (all of the same software). I was wondering if there was a way to use a program to be able to download everything simultaneously on all of these ...
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Run iMac from external SSD - Transference Process

I've purchased a Samsung external SSD with the intention of using it as the boot disk. I've formatted it Mac OS Extended (Journaled), and I've been told that I can 'restore' it from the Time Machine ...
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iMac 2011 mid WiFi working after few minutes no internet

I have a problem with my iMac. When I connect to the WiFi it’s working, after a few minutes I don’t have internet access say: no internet. The WiFi sign is still full, but no internet connection. ...
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Start from external disk only if connected to iMac

I have Windows installed in external SSD; I can choose to start Windows 10 if I press option key and selected that external SSD. Some days ago I was able to start Windows without having to select the ...
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Airpods connected to iMac, but not in the audio output device menu

The iMac sees airpods because I can connect/disconnect via the bluetooth menu. However, they don't appear in the list of audio output devices.
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Automatic display brightness in iMac behaves wrong and is only semi-automatic

I use the automatic display brightness function in the System Preferences and I have noticed that it is doing totally wrong. When I turn the feature off and set the brightness to let‘s say maximum and ...
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Mojave upgrade being suggested on unsupported Mac

My mother has a 2008 iMac currently running El Capitan. Every now and then it pops up the notification suggesting that she upgrade to Mojave. But if you actually try to download Mojave from the App ...
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Automator and/or AppleScript to automatically Command-F2 to enter Target Display Mode

I'm trying to use Automator with AppleScript to automatically hit Command + F2 to enter Target Display Mode. The script runs but I just get a beep/tone with no action. I don't know if there's an error ...
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iMac: How to disable display via terminal. Kernel_task issue CPU 70%

I have a Late 2015 iMac running macOS Mojave. I am looking to disable the main display and use an external display as the primary/default display. I am looking for a command-line that can do that. I ...
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WDF VIOLATION Blue Screen after Upgrading Mac to Windows 10 May 2019 Update (1903) Edition

UPDATE: I have tested the Windows 10 November 2019 Update (1909) Edition and so far this problem has not occurred. Also, after installing the Window Support Software, the Apple Software Update ...
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iMac 2011 27" Screen, Contrast Gone

iMac 27" from 2011, OS El Capitain 10.11.6. Tried to increase screen contrast in Accessibility pref. pane, but instead got almost no contrast and very light colors! Can hardly see the grid in Excel ...
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The display contrast on my new iMac (the Retina 4k 21.5" model) is too high. Can it be lowered past the lowest setting?

Just looking at my new iMac was giving me a headache: the "Retina" display was so high-contrast, even at the lowest contrast setting, that it was searing my retinas. Is there a way to reduce the ...
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Hard drive replacement iMac late 2013

I know almost nothing about computer repair. I'm an elderly woman who is partially blind. I did find a step by step guide on iFixit and have a friend with tools and nimbler fingers than mine. He's not ...
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iMac with Mojave disconnects from WiFi when sleeing

My iMac late 2012 with Mojave is using several minutes to connect to WiFi after i wake the machine from sleep. Until a few weeks ago, the machine was connected to WiFi in matter of seconds after i ...
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AMD-Action:downloadProduct:SP error on clean install [duplicate]

I'm getting the AMD-Action:downloadProduct:SP error when trying to reinstall macOS, it doesn't even get to the option to sign in with an apple ID. I've tried the solutions below but it's still not ...
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How/Can I install/run Windows on my older iMac (2007) running OS 10.95?

I was just told by someone that i won't be able to install Bootcamp to run Windows on my iMac (2007) - it's been upgraded/rebuilt at least once and upgraded again less than 6 mos ago. Is there another ...
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Stuck during clean install on a new SSD on a late 2009 iMac

I hope you might be able to help me out since I am completely stuck in my attempt to perform a clean install of High Sierra on a late 2009 iMac (model number A1311 – does not have Internet recovery) ...
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WOL with an iMac (10.13.6)

I didn't manage to setup WOL (Wake on LAN) from my iMac running 10.13.6. I do have Wake for Network access enabled from system preference / Energy Saver I did enter the ethernet MAC (and not the ...
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What do I need to update a late 2012, 27" iMac to SSD?

I know I need this thermal sensor from OWC. I want a 2TB SSD disk. My question is: will any SSD disk fit inside a late 2012 iMac? Do I need any special frame to make it fit? I will be replacing ...
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Using an iMac as a display for PC laptop in dual mointor configuration

My goal is to have two large monitors for my PC laptop without having to purchase new monitors. My current setup is a late 2013 27” iMac with a 27” Thunderbolt Display. For work I was given a Lenovo ...
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2012 iMac: Stalling on boot (macOS Mojave 10.14.5) External SSD. Display Issue?

Adding more detail: This is late 2012 iMac (13,2) with 128GB original internal NVMe but with new Samsung EVO 860 1TB SSD. I used to be able to talk to it via target disk mode (where I erased drives) ...
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How do I use Single User Mode to fix blank internal drives on Late 2012 iMac when root is USB Mojave

I am having a lot of problems with my Late 2012 27" iMac not booting (and not letting me install, run diagnostics tests etc)... Ok... I'll try and keep this short as possible... Late 2012 3.4Ghz 8MB ...
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iMac won't shut down or restart

Running High Sierra 10.13.6, I tried to install Security Update 2019-003, but it would not install because the computer gets stuck (blank screen, responsive pointer) when trying to restart. Now I see ...