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24' iMac HDMI input solution?

Are there any solutions available which will allow HDMI input on my 24' iMac?
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Can I use my iMac as a display with my MacBook?

Is it possible to attach my MacBook to my iMac and use the iMac as a display? What cable/connector would I need? EDIT: I have the newest MacBook and a Late 2009 21.5" iMac.
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How can I get my microphone to work on Windows 7 and Boot Camp 2.0?

I'm on windows 7 with bootcamp with a bit older iMac. I installed the bootcamp stuff from my Leopard DVD and I updated my bootcamp to 2.0. with Apple Software Update but the Microphone is still not ...
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Considering 27" iMac. Can I use it as a TV?

I may be considering to get the iMac. I don't own a TV, but I would love to be able to use it as such. I understand it has a DisplayPort input for these types of purposes. What would I need to get ...
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What is the best way to use two 27" monitors on your desk?

In my work environment I have three smaller monitors and love the productivity benefit. At home I have two 27" displays (the iMac and an external cinema display), but am having trouble laying them out ...
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troubleshooting connections issue between two macs

I often want to move files between my MacBook and iMac, but its such an issue that I usually resort to failure. They will see each-other on the network (shown in Finder) but after selecting the ...
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iMac wont startup and won't boot from CD

My 24" 3.06Ghz iMac will no longer fully boot. It constantly gives me the grey "Your machine needs to be restarted" half way through booting. At first I was able to boot into SuperUser mode and run an ...
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How to install the leopard OS? [closed]

I have an apple laptop.But the OS is corrupted.I have a new one to use the apple laptop.But i have an licensed version. What I need: How to install the leopard os.... What are the steps am i should ...
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Relative performance of 2006 Mac Pro and 2007 iMac

I'm trying to evaluate a purchase but am having trouble finding apples-to-apples performance comparisons for these two machines. A year and and many details separate them. Are there any common ...
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How can I disable the 2nd hard drive in my 27" iMac?

I have an 2010 27" iMac with an SSD and a regular hard drive. Now that I've been using the machine for some time and have not come close to filling the SSD, I'd like to disable the spinning hard drive ...
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Set default input/output sound

I have a mac that is hooked into a sound board, I have external sound card that interfaces between the computer and the soundboard, this works great. However, whenever the computer restarts it sets ...
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Is decreasing speaker volume of my iMac a Hardware Problem

My iMac is just less than 1 year old. I have ran the diagnostic that came with Apple Care and found no problem. Recently, I notice that the max speaker volume of my iMac decreased after I switch on ...
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Display external video on iMac

I am considering purchasing an iMac. Our office situation is such that the new computer will be placed where a monitor is presently located for a Windows laptop connected via a docking station. Is it ...
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Can I use the sound output on both my late 2009 iMac and my Cinema Display?

I purchased a 27" Cinema Display to go with my late 2009 iMac. What I would like to do is use the speakers on both displays. This doesn't seem possible using System Prefs -> Sound. I can only set ...
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Experience with iLugger?

I have an iMac and I use it for development and video editing. I am looking for greater portability and I'm considering a MacBook or MacBook Pro. My other option is an iLugger. I'm looking for ...
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External disk stalls iMac

I have a weird problem with an external disk connected to my 27" iMac running OS X 10.6.5. It is a 1TB LaCie d2 Quadra and it is connected through Firewire. I use this disk primarily for Time ...
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Mouse recommendation for iMac

I have a 20' aluminum iMac (the one that came with a Mighty Mouse). The not-so-mighty mouse started to fail, and I'm tired of trying to clean its wheel. What's the best mouse that looks good with an ...
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Anyone have experience with the Netgear DGN3500 or Linksys WAG320N?

I need to replace my aging ADSL modem/router, and am considering the Netgear DGN3500 or Linksys WAG320N, as they both appear to have all the features I require (802.11n, ADSL2, Gigabit ethanet). I ...
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Slow transfer between iMac and Macbook Pro

I've recently purchased a new Macbook Pro, and am attempting to copy files over my LAN from an iMac (both running Snow Leopard). I have about 100GB of data to transfer, and am finding I'm getting ...
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How can I share my iMac's internet connection with my iPad?

i have an iMac, that has internet access via cable (no WiFi). I know, that my iMac has Wi-Fi access point. How can I share the internet connection of iMac with iPad?
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iMac gamma problem

I have an iMac 24", running OSX 10.5.8. I noticed sometimes when I wake my Mac from screensaver, the gamma is off. The screen becomes very white-washed looking. I can get it back to normal gamma by ...
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iMac screen fogging up

I leave my iMac (24') next to the sliding door in the lounge at night. The door remains open, so the air gets very cold at night. When I turn my computer on in the morning the screen fogs up inside, ...
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iMac WiFi issue

I leave my iMac (24') on almost 24/7, putting it to sleep while not in use. Sometimes when I resume from sleep I encounter the following: WiFi shows full signal Loading web page in Safari loads ...
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StartupSound.prefPane on new iMacs?

Inspired by this question to which I thought I knew the answer, does anybody know how to make StartupSound.prefPane work on a new iMac? I just got the computer last week, and installed SS.pP (v1.1b3) ...