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I encountered a similar problem after upgrading to Mac OSX Catalina. I had to do the following. First, add a new folder named "Drive" in ~/Library/"Application Support"/Google Second, I changed the rights to "Drive" sudo chmod a+wx ~/Library/"Application Support"/Google/Drive Hope this helps


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Over time, you should be less than 1-2 % CPU with no processes needing to do work. That process manages thermal and does other work. What does activity monitor look like, top 20 cpu users? https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT207359 What’s the ambient temperature of the air around the mac? Also, check the memory, network and disk tabs of activity monitor. ...


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A new Mac may use a considerable amount of resources building the database for Spotlight. This may take several hours. but on a new machine, without a lot on it, maybe as low as 30 minutes. If you see a lot of resources being used I'd be concerned. My older iMac is currently just sitting here doing nothing but I have 7 web pages open. Activity monitor says ...


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There are two possibilities. There have been reports of Catalina causing some corruption to the EFI firmware partition. However, if the iMac was running auto-updates, then it should have already updated to Catalina? In which case that's probably not the case. The other possibility is that the 7-year-old internal hard drive has failed. The computer itself ...


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I found another way of doing this and it does not require any additional cables. It can be done wirelessly and with our downloading any (non Apple) software. And yes, I've done this using a Mid 2010 21.5 inch iMac which alegedly does not support scree sharing. So, here is how to do it. You need an AppleTV Search for Screen Sharing on your old Mac which ...


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A simpler yet still pretty effective approach is to install macs Fan Control https://www.crystalidea.com/macs-fan-control in there you can easily set you fan speed to be controlled by any other sensor (just pick one that is close enough to the main source of heat) voila, fan speed down, no additional hardware tinkering and works very nice with SSD as well


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As noted by Allan, just removing the HDD effectively means removing the integrated temperature sensor. In case one wants to replace a defective HDD, his solution is definitely the way to go. However, I didn’t want to replace the HDD but simply remove it (the HDD was never used, the internal SSD has enough capacity as a system/working drive for me, and I ...


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Will I also run into these issues when I just remove the HDD? Yes. The reason being is because that vintage iMac used a quasi-proprietary drive that had a temp sensor built in. Remove the drive, you remove the sensor and the fans spin up full speed. Instead of just removing the drive, add an SSD and use an inline temperature sensor to regain the ...


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You covered Apple’s triage steps nicely and I think you hit them all. https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204267 Unless you can see something on an external monitor or the internal monitor booting with an option key held or internet recovery and see signs of life on screen, your next step is a repair shop to determine which component inside has failed. ...


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I’m a big fan of using a dock or enclosure to reliably connect drives rather than chaining them. Cable chains can be safe and secure and work well, but I prefer one cable and hard mounting the drives: https://eshop.macsales.com/item/OWC/TB2U3DKR2/ Most basic enclosures work in JBOD mode since you don’t usually want to RAID / mirror less than 5 drives or ...


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I think you're confused about what parts of the output actually represents threads: Yes, the threads you see in the output from "Sample Process" in Activity Monitor are definitely "normal threads". However, each of the lines in your screenshot do not represent a thread each. Activity Monitor clearly labels each seperate thread with the word "Thread" - ...


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Yes, you can enable a 3 display config in roughly three ways: 1) Using an eGPU. This is a real, full powered external GPU connected to the iMac over the relatively fast Thunderbolt 3 bus. You can buy different eGPUs at various speeds, but will generally enable you to do everything on your third monitor that you can do on the first two. This is how an eGPU ...


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I happen to have a 17" iMac 4,1. I burned the lubuntu-16.04.5-desktop-i386.iso image to a RW DVD using a 2011 iMac. I booted from the DVD using the 2011 iMac and ran the software on the DVD to verify the DVD was burned correctly. To boot from the DVD, you need start the Mac and immediately hold down the option key until the Startup Manager icons appear. ...


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On recent hardware with the T2 chip and new macOS - the camera is controlled in firmware and Apple makes it clear when it's engaged. Look for a product like MicroSnitch to let you know when recording is happening - whether it's a legitimate program or a covert one. https://obdev.at/products/microsnitch/index.html As long as you are on El Capitan or newer, ...


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https://recording.org/threads/optimizing-imac-for-audio-recording.10348/ Is it Digital Performer ? Also, make a backup of all audio files and perform experiments on a new copy. Raw files can have a wide range of file extensions, common ones being .raw, .pcm, or .sam. They can also have no extension. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raw_audio_format So you ...


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