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2015 Retina iMac Unable to Display 4k@60 Hz on My External Monitor

Recently I purchased a 4K monitor for my Mac. I have a MiniDP to HDMI 2.0 converter and a HDMI 2.0 cable. I connected my late 2015 Retina iMac to the external monitor. I was able to get 4k@30hz on my ...
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Legacy iMac screen extending

I'm looking to use an ancient (2008!) iMac as a screen extension for a 2019 MacBook Pro. The iMac is running with a pretty random collection of ports, including mini dvi. The Macbook only has USB C ...
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Bluetooth keyboard suddenly won't pair anymore

I recently switched to an iMac14,2 and wanted to use my Microsoft Surface Ergonomic Keyboard with it. Initially the keyboard paired fine and showed up with the correct name. After around two weeks of ...
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iMac late 2015 running Mac os 10.15.4: Connection Logging file is to big to delete

iMac late 2015 running Mac os 10.15.4: Connection Logging file is to big to delete - not enough storage available. It is 53GB. Available storage is 43GB. I have moved as much user data as possible to ...
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Unresponsive Apple Magic Keyboard

My 10 year-old Apple Magic keyboard is not working. No green light display and attempting to connect to keyboard #1. I have restarted my computer 3 times, put in recently purchased batteries with no ...
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Upgrading to Bluetooth 4.0 internally iMac 2011 21.5 (A1311)

Has anyone successfully upgraded the OEM internal Bluetooth2.0 to Bluetooth 4.0? I want to do the upgrade to enable AirDrop with my iPad Pro and iPhone X. This site OSXWIFI claims it can be done ...
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Installing fresh macOS High Sierra on SSD (Crucial MX500) on iMac 2011 21.5 (A1311) (Mid-2011)

For reference, I previously successfully installed a SSD (WD BLUE) on my MBP Pro 2011 with no issues, but for the life of me I can't get it to work on my iMac (A1311, mid 2011). SSD: Crucial MX500 (I ...
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How can I transfer backed up iphone 6 files from Itunes to new iphone XR

Iphone 6 was submerged in water and died. It was periodically synced to iMac desktop via iTunes to upload books on CD. iMac uses High Sierra 10.13.6 operating system
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iMac beachballing for no reason — I suspect it might be faulty hardware. What can I do to work around it? [duplicate]

The Problem: A couple of weeks ago, the iMac started "beachballing" regularly in normal use There is no discernible pattern to what triggered a beachball. It could be switching between windows, ...
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How to connect an iMac 21.7 inch 2009 as a monitor to a MacBook Pro late 2013

I’m trying to use my iMac 2009 as a second monitor for my MacBook Pro 2013 but can’t work out how to connect. Any ideas? My MacBook Pro doesn’t have a Mini DisplayPort.
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iMac external Dell monitor no signal

I have an iMac 27 inch late 2013 using High Sierra 10.13.6. I purchased a Dell SE2116H external monitor and connected it with a Thunderbolt > HDMI cable. Unfortunately the monitor is blank, and a ...
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How to disable long press Caps Lock feature in Mac keyboard?

There is a feature in Mac keyboard, where keeping the Caps Lock key held for over a second or so, the light will turn on and will change some behavior of input method. What I want is totally disable ...
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Is it safe to leave the iMac turned off for months at a time?

Is it safe to leave your iMac turned off for months at a time? I haven’t used it for a while, and won’t be using it for some time while in lockdown. Will it be ok performance wise? Thanks
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I think my drives are in the wrong bays on my iMac

I bought a used 2011 iMac a couple years back. It till had the original HDD so I bought a 250gb SSD to use as the main/boot drive and a 1TB HDD. I brought it to a shop that does work on Macs and they ...
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How to boot from USB when no bootable drives show up?

I bought a 2012 iMac about 3 years and immediately upgraded to an SSD, but the read/write speads maxed out at about USB3 speeds, so I just booted it from USB the whole time. Fast-forward to about 6 ...
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Can't open bootable copy of old Imac with Mountain Lion on New iMac with High Sierra

I made a bootable clone of my iMac with mountain lion using Carbon Copy Cloner. This bootable clone opens fine on the old Mac. I tried to open it on my newer Mac with High Sierra, but when I click on ...
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iMac 21.1 -2012 ( Model 13,1 )

I have problems with my iMac 21.5" -2012 (13.1 model). The machine is not starting like normal. The fan turns on max from the begining, lasts over 6 minutes and then the system is very slow. I ...
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mid-2011 27" iMac won't turn on

A couple hours ago, my faithful 2011 27" iMac suddenly locked up hard. Only way to bail out was a hard shutdown (hold power for 5 seconds). I did that, and tried to reboot again to no avail. No ...
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Is it possible to use iphone as an usb or bluetooth webcam on imac?

I have found many webcam apps, but all of them send the video signal through wifi, and this is not an option for me, because I need to use the phone hotspot at the same time I need to use it as a ...
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Use 3.5mm jack as line in for a musical instrument

My iMac and Macbook Air have only got one 3.5 mm jack each. I would like to use this jack as an audio input source to record an electronic drumkit. I realize the proper way of doing this would be to ...
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My 2017 iMac has always been slow, why?

New iMac Specs: Mid-2017 iMac Retina 4K 21.5 inch 3.0GHz quad-core Intel i5 CPU AMD Radeon Pro 555 with 2GB Memory 1TB Hard Drive 8GB RAM macOS Catalina 10.15.2 It keeps hanging, lagging or ...
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24" Intel iMac (2006) date and time keeps resetting on boot, even after new battery and NVRAM reset

Since a week my iMac, running Snow Leopard, behaves strangely in two ways: First, I always unplug the iMac when I don't use it. Now, when I plug it in, it immediately starts, without me pressing the ...
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Using iMac late 2013 as external monitor to HP EliteBook 820 G3 on Windows 10

Is it at all possible to use my 21.5 inch late 2013 iMac as an external monitor on which I can extend the display of my HP EliteBook 820 G3? These are the ports that I'm working with on both devices:
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Mac halts after boot and restarts

My mac 2012 had black screen and fan yesterday. Then I powered off it and retried. This time it has loaded Catalina desktop and a few seconds later restarted. Now when I ry to power on either it ...
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Create an old bootable USB Stick Sierra or High Sierra on a brand new Mac with Catalina

All I need is just an install media for sierra or high sierra. Sound's easy but unfortunately isn't. I have a MacBook Pro 13" with the latest Catalina installed (10.15.3). To download High Sierra ...
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Why does my iMac keep turning off?

Since I set up a new external boot drive on my iMac, it's crashing and turning off every day. It doesn't seem to be at a certain time or because of an obvious trigger. It looks like a kernel panic. I'...
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iMac boots at very low resolution

I have a late 2012 27" iMac with macOS Catalina. Recently I replaced it's hard disk with an SSD and I was extremely happy with the results. However, the replacement required removing the display from ...
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Can this 800 MHz iMac G4 boot into Mac OS 9?

I'm trying to find a legacy Mac that I can use to boot into Mac OS 9. I've found an old iMac G4 in the classified ads, but it has Mac OS X currently installed and I'm not sure if it's compatible with ...
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Is there an easy way to destroy the internal microphone hardware on iMac?

I use a iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2014) and wonder if there is an easy way to destroy the internal microphone hardware. I don't need the microphone. Assuming I had a guarantee, is it allowed to ...
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Can you determine exactly when iMac was disconnected from power?

(This is not just question about when a normal power failure occurred) My 2017 iMac was stolen today during a break-in, but the internal hard drive was dead so it was running off of an external SSD. ...
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Can't install Mac OS Sierra on iMac 27 inch late 2009 with 1TB HDD not shown

About one month ago I upgraded my old iMac to High Sierra 13.6 without much thinking of risks involved. For a few days my iMac seemed working fine, but then it became very slow, eventually can't boot ...
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Is PSU and GPU from iMac 2010 compatible with iMac 2011?

I bought a 27" iMac 2011 model with no GPU and power supply unit from an auction where you can’t test anything. I would like to know if I can add GPU and power supply unit from my old 27" iMac 2010. ...
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Will iMac boot chime play if there is no CPU?

So I got this iMac from auction, as is. The iMac chimes when I press the start button but the screen remains black. Is it possible that the iMac chimes if it has no CPU? I just wanna make sure if the ...
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Kernel Panic - iMac 27" 2012

My daughter was playing a game and the iMac just crashed, and the screen graphical display fractured. The machine will now not boot - it crashes half-way through loading. It will boot in Safe Mode ...
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High memory usage on iMac MacOS Catalina

I'm not a Mac power user by any stretch of the imagination, but I'm hoping for some help from someone here that is. There are similar questions being asked, but the answers seem to all be similar... ...
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Backup to two sources (external HDD and network folder) at the same time

My setting: I use a iMac 27” Retina 5K with macOS 10.15 Catalina At the moment, I use the Time Machine to make a backup to an external HDD. For safety reason, I would like to save a copy of my Time ...
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Does the Transcend JetDrive Lite 360 fit on iMac? [closed]

Transcend JetDrive 360 is a nice option to expand storage on mbp 15" Mid 2015. I'm wondering if it can be used on iMac also, can someone confirm? Or somewhere else besides mbp 2015.
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Old QHD iMac (2009~) as an external monitor for macbook pro 16 inches - bad idea?

I was going to get a QHD monitor for MacBook pro 16 inches and settled on Dell S2719DM for its price (roughly 420 dollars from where I live). And then I thought that it might be better, price-wise, ...
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Running iMac 2009 on external screen due to Broken LCD

So I would like to know if it is possible to diagnose and install new OSX using blank SSD in an iMac that has broken LCD and no hard drive? I bought this iMac out of auction where you cant test ...
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iMac (El-Capitan) - Trying to make Wi-Fi as a priority over Ethernet

I am trying to prioritise Wi-Fi over Ethernet cable and have changes settings to Wi-Fi under service order but when I do the speed test on Chrome the internet is used from the cable which is only 3 ...
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How do I encrypt a built-in non-boot drive?

My iMac is a 2013 model with 7200 rpm internal drive. Needless to say, I boot from an external SSD. I found that you can easily encrypt an external drive by right-clicking and selecting "Encrypt..." ...
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Cannot get any macOS or Linux OS to install on iMac

I am having a strange issue with my Mid 2010 27 inch iMac - I get the chime, I can get into recovery partitions and into installer USBs no problem...but I can't seem to get a single install working. ...
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Why would an iPad fail to connect to an iMac (via lightning cable) to sync, after all `trust` steps are followed?

When attempting to connect a new iPad (iPad Air, 3rd generation) running 13.3 to an older iMac running MacOS 10.11.6, the iPad/computer connection (via cable) never succeeds. All prompts are followed ...
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Mac not showing external flash drive with turnkey linux installed

I have been trying to setup a spare iMac (iMac12,2) that I have as a minecraft server, but whenever I try to make the flash drive installer, the mac doesn't recognize the drive in the boot picker (...
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Is my Fusion Drive set up on my iMac correct? or is there a fix?

I have a 2013 iMac previously running Mojave, now running Catalina. I thought on Catalina, that when in Internet Disk Recovery Mode, you should be able to select the Fusion Drive and be able to erase ...
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2017 27" iMac Keyboard Issue

I'm having an odd problem, I have a 2017 27" iMac, it comes with a bluetooth keyboard in the box. However, I swapped it out for a wired keyboard as I prefer Apple's older wired keyboards over the new ...
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Where has all my music gone? I can't find it on my iMac

I have all my music in iTunes on my old iMac. Or I did have. I created several playlists years ago and each of them had 30-50 songs in them. Tonight I opened iTunes and clicked on the playlist and ...
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Is it possible to connect two iMacs via Thunderbolt 3 cable?

Is it possible to connect two iMacs via Thunderbolt 3 cable and what capabilities does that provide if so? I've three things in mind: Very fast file transfers between the systems Very fast ...
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Had to force computer into OS recovery

Upon opening "Disk Utility" from the Recovery window, a prompt asks if I want to revert to a working state. How far back does a working state go? Does this mean I will lose files from my desktop? ...
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Which 27" iMac can be used as external display on a MaBook Pro Mid 2015?

What is the latest 27" iMac model which can be used as an external display on a MaBook Pro 15" Mid 2015? And can I run latest macOS on both MBP and iMac to have this working or need to use older ...

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