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Ways To Test iMac G3 Before Buying

I am going to buy an old iMac G3 Over the next couple of days/weeks, and I want to make sure that I am buying a system with no problems. I usually ask for the serial number and good pictures before ...
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Do USB-C to Thunderbolt 2 cables exist?

I’m purchasing a 2017 MacBook Pro and plan to use my old Mid-2011 iMac as a monitor in Target Display Mode. I’ve discovered I need a USB-C to Thunderbolt 2 connection to make this work, but I’m ...
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Running macOS Sierra (10.12) or macOS High Sierra (10.13) on a 21.5" mid 2017 iMac

I'm looking at buying a new 21.5" mid 2017 iMac which will ship with macOS Mojave 10.14. I have some software that will only run on macOS Sierra 10.12. Is it possible to downgrade to macOS Sierra 10....
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Cable / io spec for using 2x external displays on an iMac

Im looking at buying a new 21.5" iMac. I want to connect 2x external 1080p or 4k displays to this, these displays will have either HDMI or DVI conncetion. I notice that there is 1x mini display ...
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Will the 2018 Mac mini be able to use my 2011 iMac in Target Display Mode?

I'm currently using a 2015 MacBook Pro and using a Thunderbolt cable to my 2010 27 inch iMac as the screen in Target Display Mode. I want to upgrade the MacBook Pro to a Mac mini, which has ...
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Siri on MacOS does not work with HomeKit

I have a number of Philips Hue lights which I can control from my iPhone using the Hue & Home apps as well as Siri. As long as I am connected to the wifi everything works well. After updating to ...
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image capture importing more photos than is possible and size difference weird too

im having a sort of issue importing pictures and videos from my iphone. my iphone says that there are 2900 pictures and that they are taking up roughly 11 gigs of space. when i plug my iphone into my ...
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What the metal feature set of two iMac models on 10.14(Mojave)?

I'm just curious the metal feature set of two iMac models on 10.14(Mojave) iMac (27-inch, Late 2014) iMac15,1 iMac (21.5-inch, Late 2015) iMac16,1 or iMac16,2 The table in this page ...
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iMac with OSX El Capitan does not read inserted CD or DVD

In June 2018 I installed El Capitan on my iMac2009, until then my built-in optical drive worked just fine. Now I can insert music cd's or movie dvd's but I do not get an image on my desktop. I ...
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iMac hard freezes intermittently after booting off an external SSD

I have hooked up an external USB3 Samsung T5 SSD to my iMac model iMac14,2, formatted it as APFS, and installed macOS High Sierra on it, to use as my primary system drive. I can use the system for a ...
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I’m unable to save preferences for sharing Mac analytics

Hello from newbie to everybody in the community. May I ask for you help on one matter that bugs me recently? After exchanging my main drive for SSD in an old iMac (late 2009, 21.5-inch) I performed ...
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Can't get iMac to stop booting Ubuntu

I've just inherited an iMac from a departed coworker. It is a 27" unibody model with sandy bridge i5 (not slim, so, from mid 2011). It came automatically booting Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS as its default OS ...
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Is it possible to upgrade original iMac (1998) memory (RAM) to above 256 MB?

I am looking into buying myself an original iMac, and I want to mess with the older system a little bit. Also, is it even remotely possible to change the RAM in the system to being over 256 MB. I am ...
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Mac external displays are now in the wrong order

I have a 2017 27" iMac that generally has one external display, connected to the DisplayPort port of a OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock. This display is always connected to my mac. Occasionally I will also ...
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I turned my iMac on, but I only see a grey blinking question mark folder

I bought a 2011 21.5" iMac in a garage sale. I pressed Command + R. Once I'm in the macOS Utility folder, I don't see the Macintosh HD. Now, I went back to macOS Utility and tried to re-install macOS ...
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External monitor not properly recognized on iMac pro

I have an external monitor for my iMac Pro. It is connected via an USB-C to Displayport adapter from Moshi. Unfortunately, it behaves not optimal: If the monitor is switched on while the iMac is ...
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iMac won’t power on. 24hrs later it did, but now dead again!

I updated my nov 2016 iMac to Mojave last week & everything ran super slow. Then I bumped the power cable out and it wouldn’t restart, no matter what I tried. 24 hrs later I tried again & it ...
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Do Apple brick-and-mortar stores carry the iMac with built-in VESA Mount Adapter?

If not, what does apple do to aid & prevent the pain of using their products? from Increasing height of 27" iMac
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Unable to update to Mojave

Where I work, there is an iMac Pro with a broken hard drive. My company doesn't want to dish out money to fix it, so I took it and installed Mac OS High Sierra on an external hard drive and booted ...
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Can an iMac be used as an external monitor with the 2018 iPad Pro as the source?

Apple just released the new iPad and as one can clearly see Apple showed how we can use it with an external monitor via the USB-C Port. So, my question is can the same principle/procedure be used for ...
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remote desktop from iMac 5k and Windows 10 1080p into Windows 10 virtual machine resolution problems

I work from home a couple days a week. At home, I have an iMac 5k and use Microsoft Remote Desktop 10.2.3 on the iMac to remote into my company workstation which is a Windows 10 virtual machine. I ...
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iMac randomly logging out (High Sierra and Mojave)

For the last month or so, my mac has been randomly logging out overnight. When I come back in the morning, it's at the login screen and all my applications need to restart. I know it's not a full ...
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I would like to upgrade my iMac 2017 4K Retina 21.5 inches

I read the answers for the post (How can I speed up my new (but slow) 2017 iMac?). Is the iMac still under warranty if internally upgraded (RAM & hard drive)? Is it possible to do it myself or I ...
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Packet losses between my iMac and my router with Ethernet

The short: I'm having packet losses between my iMac and my router ca. 10-20%, but ONLY when using ethernet connection. (...thus with WIFI and the same iMac there are no packet losses at all) The ...
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Apple Internal Hard Drive Error

So long story short, my iMac was working perfectly fine and I just decided to restart it because the fan was loud, it made a weird noise and now it keeps taking me back to either reinstall my macos, ...
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iMac-Pro(Win 10) NO Ethernet controller Driver (NO BOOTCAMP)

After successfully installing WIN10 on my iMac-Pro without BOOTCAMP, I was able to manually install the windows support(BOOTCAMP) drivers, and all of them work fine. Except the Ethernet Controller ...
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Spreadsheet is no longer working in NeoOffice

Spreadsheet is no longer working in NeoOffice. I've been using the free version since 2010. Why did this happen? What can I do to correct this problem?
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Boot Partition suddenly inaccessible

I've run into quite a problem - my Mac (mid 2015 21.5" 4k iMac, running Mojave) cant find my boot partition (disk0s2). I've made some headway, it previously just showed it as FFFFFFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-...
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iMac Mid 2010 USB recovery [duplicate]

I replaced tha hard drive on my Mid-2010 iMac because it failed and was unrecoverable. Now I need to install Mac Os High Sierra (the latest for Mid 2010), using a USB drive I have to create on ...
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Thunderbolt to Displayport Connector

I'm trying to connect a 27" iMac Thunderbolt Display to a late 2009 21.5" iMac. It's my understanding that the thunderbolt display cord (with little lightning icon on it) will not work in the mini ...
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Can I use my mid-2010 imac as a display for my PC with HDMI input? [duplicate]

Can I use my 27" 2010 imac with mini display as a monitor with my new PC that has an HDMI and USB-C inputs? I bought a mini display to HDMI cable off Amazon and it did not work.
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Is it possible to mirror my MacBookPro's screen to my iMac?

Both are using the latest Mojave. And I'd like to have the iMac just as the display output of my MacBook Pro. Is that possible? A very stupid solution is to use TeamViewer, however the display effect ...
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no wifi hardware installed on Mojave update

After Mojave install I get a "No WiFi hardware installed" when trying to connect the wife. Computer response is so slow it's almost useless. Same results on iMac 27" Retina Display Mid 2015 and Mac ...
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Keyboard Not working Properly

I have an old iMac on MacOS 10.13 High Sierra with the standard Magic Keyboard (before the current MK2). I normally use the iMac in Target Display mode, and then use Screen Sharing from my newer iMac ...
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Mac refusing to shut down because of finder?

When I shut down, restart, or update and restart my mac goes about shutting applications down to get ready to turn the computer off as it normally does but after my top bar and desktop icons have gone ...
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What's the technical reason some Macs can't use Boot Camp with macOS Mojave?

As written on MacRumors and other places Macs using 3TB Fusion Drives for the macOS and Boot Camp installations can't be upgraded to Mojave currently without losing the Boot Camp partition. To fix ...
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Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 occasional flickers

I just installed a new Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 video card into my Mac Pro (5,1 mid-2012). It works great, except occasionally, perhaps once every hour or so, the screen flickers. By "flicker" I mean ...
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Toggle Bluetooth using wired keyboard on iMac

Every so often my iMac looses the Bluetooth mouse connection. The only way to resolve this (other than a reboot) is to switch Bluetooth off, wait about 10 seconds then switch it back on. This ...
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Is a 2008/9 Mac Pro cluster a viable option to a 2018 iMac?

So I can decide whether to use a small cluster of older Mac Pros or a single modern iMac assume I have a problem which will execute adequately in G gigabytes of RAM, and that the problem can use ...
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2017 iMac (27” 5K) not working with headset microphone

I recently purchased a 27" 5K iMac (2017 model) and am trying to use a KOTION EACH G9000 3.5mm Game Gaming Headphone with it. The headphones work fine, but I'm having problems using the microphone. ...
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iMac Memory and Performance Issues

I have a 27 inch late 2012 iMac with 32GB of RAM and a 3TB Fusion Drive. The hard drive was replaced in June 2017 so only has a year of wear on it and should thus be in good condition. For the last ...
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Using iMac Bluetooth keyboard and mouse with MBP

I got iMac and I got 2 MBP, usually I use my laptop. But for each I have to use its own keyboard and trackpad or magic mouse, is there is any way to make them use just one keyboard and mouse e.g use I ...
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External SSD with OS installed not working?

Four months ago I bought an external SATA case with USB-C compatibility so I can install my iMac OS there, did this because my iMac has built in HDD and was so slowww.. With the case I started using ...
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On Safari, Google is showing some flag symbol [closed]

On my iMac --> Safari, open google search engine. On home page I seen flag type symbol. When I try to click on that nothing happens. Want to know what the indicates ? Here is image :
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My Mac repeatedly beeps three times on startup. What does this mean?

When I try to boot my Mac I get nothing but strange beeps. They beep as follows: BEEP BEEP BEEP [3 second pause] BEEP BEEP BEEP [3 second pause] and it continues until I power off. So far, I have: ...
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Mac not starting or going into recovery mode

My Mac (mid 2011 21.5" iMac running mac OS High Sierra 10.13.6) suddenly froze while watching a video and restarted. It now keeps on restarting. Soon thereafter, my wireless keyboard stopped working, ...
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Target Display Mode for Mid 2011 iMac and 2018 MacBook Pro

Is it possible to use a Mid 2011 iMac as a second monitor for a 2018 MacBook Pro? I've been unable to get the Target Display mode to work on the iMac when the two are connected via a Thunderbolt 3 (...
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Does booting a 2015 iMac from an external disk require “touching” the internal disk?

The hard drive (a Fusion Drive) on my 2015 iMac has become badly corrupted, possibly getting into that state via some incompatible ram that had previous been installed in it. (The ram was removed and ...
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Check enable box whitout a mouse on an imac

I have no mouse I have the keyboard full size how do I check the enable box in mouse keys Thank you!!
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Set different keyboard settings for two different users or applications on Mac?

One user of uses Microsoft Remote Desktop to use Windows-based, industry-specific software which requires constant use of function keys, while other users never uses function keys. I know that we can ...