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iMac 2009 too bad

I have an early 2009 iMac. It was too slow, so I reinstalled the OS. After the installation it appeared to work fine. However it has a strange behaviour. If I try to open Safari it loads instantly, ...
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Is it a good idea to run MacOS off of a flash drive?

I have an old 2013 iMac and it is very slow because the hard drive is corrupted. I want to replace the hard drive with a new ssd, but before I do that I want to see how the computer would run with an ...
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Norton not completing setup, Allow Button in iMac not working even with Tips (tab, spacebar etc…)

Norton setup not completing, installation in iMac requires Allow button in preferences (security/privacy:general) not reacting when 'clicked'. Tried all tips on this sight (unlock, tab, spacebar etc.....
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Using late 2012 iMac as monitor for a PC [duplicate]

My old iMac is getting slower by the day and I have good PC on the side but I don't want to ditch the gorgeous display that works perfectly fine so I'd like to use it as a second monitor. Even ...
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How to reset NVRAM on iMac with bluetooth keyboard?

I have a problem with a swipe back in Safari. On my MacBook I could fix it by resetting of NVRAM. I can't find out how to do it on iMac with a Bluetooth keyboard. Do I really need a cable keyboard in ...
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How to charge MacBook Pro quickly from an iMac?

I am charging a MacBook Pro using a Thunderbolt 3 cable plugged into an iMac. This charging speed is exceptionally slow. The image shows 5+ hours to charge the laptop. I am using: 2018 MacBook Pro ...
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Changing folder setting such that the folder does not try to sync via iCloud (upload data) [duplicate]

I want to load some big Datasets on my computer. However, I don't want iCloud to try and upload those into my iCloud Drive. It would take forever, and I do not need the data on another machine. Is ...
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How to prevent iMac from using the second monitor but still using its audio?

I connected my AV receiver to my iMac via the Thunderbolt-to-hdmi adapter but I do not have any TV connected to the receiver, meaning no screen. The whole purpose of this was for being able to use ...
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How to get back storage capacity from BOOTCAMP_VOL in Mojave without formatting?

I have a hybrid drive version of iMac, and from the start I have bootcamp installed in my iMac but barely ever used it. The OS has upgraded many times and not it is on Mojave. I realized a while ago ...
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iMac audio input port stopped working

Setup: headphones --> iMac -> amp -> microphone (The Amp, cords, and microphone all work fine as do all elements of the DAW garage band). History: We were successfully using an iMac connected ...
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disk1s1 device is write locked

I can not boot my iMac (20" Mid 2007) running OS X 10.7.5 When I am in Single User Mode I can use fsck and when trying ti sbin/mount -uw / it says device is write locked. I am really stuck. I wanted ...
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My iMac keeps crashing

I have a 27" Late 2013 iMac with 8GB RAM and a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 775M (2GB) GPU. Last year my iMac started crashing now and then. Not only that, when it's in sleep mode it just falls out. I have to ...
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OSX wont save external monitor screen arrangement settings, weird graphics issues with displays

Ive got a 27" iMac 4.2ghz i7, 16gb ram, 8gb GPU, running OSX 10.13.6 Ive got 2x external 1080p monitors connected to it via the thunderbolt ports using 2x of these HDMI to thunderbolt adaptors ...
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How to determine if the graphics card is at fault on an iMac?

I ended up with an Mid 2010 21.5" iMac that I wanted to dust off and give to my kids. They have light needs, but I'd love to start introducing them to messaging and email with family, plus some ...
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Trying to use a mid 2011 iMac as a display screen for my 2016 MacBookPro

I have the two computers connected with the Thunderbolt cord. But when I hit F2 on the 2011 iMac, nothing happens. Well I shouldn't say nothing happens, the screen flashes as if I were taking a screen ...
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iMac late 2009 new ssd install

So I’ve read through a lot of “new install” threads and all are pretty much the same...use internet recovery or cmd+r on boot up. But here’s my issue. My old hdd crashed so I don’t have anything ...
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Can an iMac be used as a replacement for laptop?

I am thinking of buying an iMac as a replacement for my laptop. Do iMac have batteries like in a laptop or do we have to always keep it plugged-in to power while using?
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Dead characters on iMac Mojave, NOT keyboard-related

2002 iMac running Mojave with Apple wireless keyboard Today, a cluster of characters on the right side of the keyboard (7 8 9 u i o j k l m .) quit working, both caps and lowercase. To narrow down ...
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Default color profile for display and mystery profiles that look like defaults

When I go into ColorSync Utility and look under the Profiles tab in the Profiles window or when I go into System Preferences and go to the Color pane of Displays preferences, I don't see anything that ...
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Connect Xbox to iMac

I am trying to connect my xbox to my iMac using a Thunderbolt HDMI adapter. One end is an HDMI port, which I plugged my xbox HDMI cord into and then I plugged the Thunderbolt into my computer The ...
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Black screen when using 4 ram sticks on brand new iMac 5K

I bought a 5K iMac 4 months ago, with the stock 8gb of ram. I bought an extra 2x4GB off Amazon (Crucial Ram). But then, it looks like I cannot use all 4 ram slots at the same time. The iMac won't even ...
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Do LAN transfers use both Ethernet and WiFi by default?

So, I'm doing a 100+GB transfer over my LAN from my iMac to my NAS, I was simply wondering if it would utilize both the ethernet and the wifi for the transfer. If not, is there a way to enable ...
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How to connect an iMac 2011 to an HDMI laptop?

I have a 2011 iMac with one Thunderbolt 1 port and one FireWire port. Is there a way to use one of those ports to connect the iMac to an HDMI laptop so that it can be used as an external display? ...
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2011 iMac 27": cannot upgrade to latest OSX after replaced failing drive with blank new HDD. Nasty loop [duplicate]

Installed a new hard drive on a iMac 2011 27": old drive would not boot (node errors which FSK cannot fix). This faulty drive was running High Sierra before it stopped booting. Removed the old drive ...
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Blinking question mark folder and none of the combination keys worked [duplicate]

When I turn on iMac (iMac Intel 21.5" EMC 2428, Model A1311 / Mid 2011) I get the chime and after some time, a blinking question mark inside a folder icon appears. I have tried all combination keys ...
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iMac6,1 showing multicolor after installing mac os x 10.7

It was on Os x 10.6.3 before I decided to install fresh OS x 10.7 everything was fine after the installation but when I restart the 🖥 it start showing multicolor as seen in the picture attached. I ...
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I've suddenly lost all my Gmail notes on my iMac Pro

I've suddenly lost all my Gmail notes on my iMac Pro. By lost, I mean I open the Apple notes app and see no items. I lost them on my iPhone last week and was unable to find a good documented process ...
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Mojave screen saver starts randomly

I have a new Mojave (10.14.1) installation on an iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2017). My screen saver is set to start after 5 minutes. I have a hot corner defined to start the screen saver. I have ...
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Is it possible to use a 2009 imac as a display for a 2017 macbook pro? [duplicate]

Is it possible to use a 2009 imac as a display for a 2017 macbook pro? If so, what cable would I need to make this work? Ideally with a mini display port to usb-c cable it would just work but I have ...
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Safe shutdown from Kisok mode

I plan to deploy a kiosk with no keyboard and mouse. Can anyone think of a way to allow safe shutdown? I think the power button will put up a user prompt that requires a keyboard or mouse. The only ...
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How to remove old epson software from iMac?

My iMac has been running slow and hanging. I looked and found that a lot of old EPSON printer software is still running and installed. I found an uninstall executable in finder: But when I try to ...
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Mac OS reinstall - nothing happens after I enter log/pass for Apple Account

I'm trying to reinstall the OS on a very old Imac, and I have a strange problem. Sorry, the text on the screenshot is not in English, but I explain everything in the text. I restarted the IMac using ...
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Is there any way to upgrade a mid 2007 iMac to macOS Sierra?

I recently got this used iMac, and was hoping I could use it for development work. I had an old Mac OS X Snow Leopard install disk, which I used to upgrade as far as OS X El Capitan, and wasn't able ...
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Intermittent loud noise and lockup iMac

I have an iMac (27-inch, Mid 2011) with a 2.7 GHz Intel Core i5 CPU, 16 GB of memory. It's running macOS High Sierra. I recently upgraded it to an OWC 1 TB SSD drive, and rebuilt it using a Time ...
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iMac turned itself on after power was cut

I left my computer sleeping but turned off the power by accident. Hours after the power was turned back on the computer booted itself up. It is plugged into a UPS. I don't understand how this could ...
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Xcode 10 runs really slow and slows my entire computer down

I'm currently using Xcode 10.1 and it's driving me crazy, it slows my computer down to a point that it is unusable. Before I upgraded to Xcode 10 I was running the same project on Xcode 9 and High ...
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iMac Speakers don't work

Looking for a little bit help here. I've searched everywhere and couldn't find an answer. My 2013 27" iMac doesn't play sound with the speakers (movies, youtube, itunes, etc..) but when I go to "...
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Can i browse the files on an external mac as an external HD?

Ive got data on an old iMac G4. My plan was to remove the HD, put the HD in an enclosure and transfer the data from the HD. I looked up the iFixit guide for the process and it seems the HD isn't ...
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How do I get my Downloads files back on my Mac?

I didn't lose the Downloads folder, just the files. When I clicked inside the folder, poof! Everything just disappeared, leaving nothing but an empty Downloads folder. They're not in Trash. When I do ...
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iMac 14,2 crashing after 10.14.2 upgrade

Just upgraded to 10.14.2 and my iMac won't stay up for more than a few minutes. I've seen some chatter around about crashing on sleep, but I've disabled sleep and the crashes still happen. I've only ...
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How to enable external display on iMac with dead screen

On a iMac 24-Inch (Early 2008) Model:A1225 EMC:2211 I have a bad display - can just about make out the apple logo when I power up but can't see where to enter the password. I have a Mini-DVI to DVI ...
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How to connect MacBook Pro to an iMac with a 3rd party keyboard?

I was following the instructions here: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204592 which say to press CommandF2 and that works fine when I use my Apple keyboard. However, I want to connect my Apple ...
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Trying to fit iMac 27 Late 2013 memory into iMac 27 Late 2009

When shoving the memory in, I cannot get it to click (or get it deep enough for the lid to close). Are the dimensions different or do I need to push harder?!
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Frequent freezing and random reboots in iMac (2015) running Mojave

After upgrading my 2015 iMac (Intel i5, 8GB RAM, 1TB Fusion Drive) to Mojave I been having nothing more then headache. It all started with WiFi randomly dropping and when I navigate to the WiFi menu ...
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SystemExtr quit unexpectedly

This message keeps on popping up again and again. I tried restarting my Mac and did no good. I thought it was steam causing these problems but deleting it did not make any difference. Do you think ...
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“Could not sign in to iMessage”

Could not sign in to iMessage An error occurred during activation. Try again. Also on the iPhone we get: iMessage Activation An error occurred during activation. Try again. With also: ...
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Why do I see “Cannot Use Thunderbolt Accessory”?

I purchased a brand new MBP and a cable was included in the box, it has USB-C type connectors on each end and works for charging the computer. When, instead of charging with the brick, I plug it into ...
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I am unable to to project my screen from a Windows laptop to iMac using HDMI to Thunderbolt 2

I am unable to project my screen as an extended screen to my Late 2012 21 inch iMac from my Dell XPS L502X. Please guide me through steps which I can follow. I am using an HDMI to Thunderbolt 2 ...
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Is Windows 10 32 bit good for iMac 4,1 running Bootcamp?

I have an iMac 4,1, 2Gb RAM and installed Bootcamp. Is Windows 10 Home Premium 32 bit good for that machine? Or is it too heavy, better install Windows 7 Home Basic 32 bit?
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iMac 2017 - Apple Wireless Keyboard 2 and Magic Mouse 2 Bluetooth random disconnects

After having the first iMac 2017 Retina replaced for display issues, my second one seems to be acting up. I use an apple wireless keyboard and magic mouse 2 via Bluetooth. The problem is, they ...