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iMac 21.5-Inch (Mid-2011) + Boot Camp = Blinking Cursor

There is a problem with this 21.5-Inch (Mid-2011) iMac. After removing the SuperDrive and installing the SSD (some OCZ model), there is a problem with installing Windows via Boot Camp. The idea is to ...
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How to undo “never for this device”

I'm trying to upload a video from my Zoom Q3 device and I accidentally hit the never for this device" button and now I can't upload anything from it. How can I undo that error?
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2013 21.5" El Capitan iMac has loads of extra disks

My second hand 2013 iMac has been running really slowly. I have already done a complete wipe and reinstall, but that didn't help. trying to get to the bottom of this, and suspecting imminent HDD ...
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How can I open the Terminal on an iMac G3 (Mac OS 8.5)

Is there even a Terminal? I can't seem to find one anywhere in Applications or Utilities.
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Restart of MacOS 10.11.5 Resulted in python modules, R, and Gnuplot and PostgreSQL commands not being executable

I had my iMac hard reset and after it restarted my PostgreSQL changed to an other database service (I have two services) and all the tables are empty and several python modules are not importable, R ...
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Use mid 2011 or 2012 iMac as 2nd display for Dell XPS15 (USB-C Thunderbolt 3)

Seems there is a lot of misinformation out there. Simply want to use my mid 2012 iMac in TDM (Target Display Mode) with my Dell XPS 15 (USB-C-Thunderbolt 3). https://www.theguardian.com/technology/...
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iMac Mid-2011 27" boots to blank grey screen

My iMac Mid-2011 27" boots to a blank rrey screen Okay... I've tried everything. I've tried every keyboard combination, I've tried disconnecting the power cable, disconnecting the peripherals, etc... ...
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Can I use my iphone 5C as a wireless microphone for my mac (for skype for eg.)?

Can I use my smartphone as a microphone ? I tried pocketaudio and other apps but they're all created for live performances. I have an iMac.
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My computer is extremely very very slow

I've bought a new computer. It is supposed to be a recent, last-generation PC (Apple imac 21,5" last generation, first model). The OS takes 2 minutes to load - 1 minute for the logon screen and 1 ...
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Powerpoint 2016 on iMac

I am a new iMac user. I use Powerpoint all the time to create documents and save the documents in PDF format. I was able to save my powerpoint documents as PDF files two days ago. Today, I sit down ...
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The wifi on my Imac 2009 is not working

The wifi on my iMac mid 2009 runing OSX El Capitan is not working at all it seems to be slowing the internet down for other devices on the same wifi too it connects and everything but it just wont ...
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Incoherent disk space used on OSX

Running iMac (27-inch, Late 2013) and OS X El Capitan 10.11.3, I can see: 351.21 GB used by Apps according to Storage tab 159.24 GB used on disk according to Disk Info Why is that so much ...
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Installing linux on an imac

I am trying to get my new (purchased in 2016) iMac to boot Linux Mint Debian Edition 2. I have tried Booting from usb/cd drives, initiating a new fresh partition table per tecmints instructions ...
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Wacom ET-0405-U compatible with OS X El Capitan (10.11)?

I am trying to get my Wacom tablet ET-0405-U to work with my new OS X El Capitan (10.11) iMac. Does anyone know if this is compatible?
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Cannot access Internet on iPad sharing an Internet connection with iMac (on iMac: ethernet using cisco client)

I have an iMac (OS X Yosemite v.10.10.5) which is connected via ethernet with the internet. I have to use Cisco Any Connect Secure Mobility Client to actually use the internet, which is provided by my ...
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Forgot PW on old Bondi Blue IMac

Its running 9.2 and the cd-rom is not reading the install discs. Anyway to get a reset of PW or a way to get into hard drive to see what is there.
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Using Synergy With Logitech MX Master, OS X

First, my setup: Server machine: Retina 5K 27-inch iMac, OS X El Capitan 10.11.2, Logitech MX Master. I am mapping the buttons solely using BetterTouch Tool. I do not have Logitech Options or ...
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os x unable to open bootcache.playlist

I have rebooted an iMac after it froze. The boot up fails with errors Bootcachecontrol unable to open /var/db/bootcache.playlist: No such file or directory. Bootcachecontrol unable to open /var/db/...
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iMac (2013) dual channel RAM & unmatched modules

I run ubuntu on my mid/late 2013 iMac, and am wondering about memory upgrades. Does dual channel support work if I set up 2x4 Gb (in slots 1&3), and also 2x8 Gb (in slots 2&4)? If it doesn't,...
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Why Excel 2016 generate graphic errors?

On a 5k iMac with AMD Radeon R9 M380 I run Windows 10 with Excel 2016 last patch level. If I run a new Excel-Sheet in Fullscreen mode I get some graphic errors (grey cells) in right border of the ...
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Expertise needed - newbie looking for a NAS dual platform solution

I need some help in setting up a NAS and to allow back ups from both OS X and Windows on the same device. Will a Buffalo Quad NAS be the solution to my problem ? The Kit: Mac: I have an old G5 ...
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iMac stuck in restart loop

Can anyone please advise me of this error? Never seen this before and it seems to be a modified iMac because the screen may have been replaced since they did a bad job putting it back on. It has been ...
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Windows 7 won't install on mid 2007 iMac

since I bought a MBP, I gave my old 20" mid2007 iMac to my son. Since school works with windows software, I am trying to install win7 32bits on the iMac, with no success. I am using Bootcamp and tried ...
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Chrome scrolling stutters on Macbook Pro 13 (2015) and doesn't on old iMac 2011

I have an iMac from 2011 with AMD Radeon HD 6770M 512 MB and I just bought a new Macbook Pro (early 2015) with Intel Iris Graphics 6100 1536 MB. I enter the same page on both computers on Chrome and ...
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Is it possible to turn off iMac's screen (without turning off an external screen)?

Typically we can turn off an iMac's screen but pressing control+shift+eject but this would turn off the external screen as well (TV, projector, etc). We can also turn the brightness of the screen to ...
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Installing Windows 7 on iMac

I want to install Windows 7 on an iMac and was wondering if this could cause any complications with my programs and any future work? I mainly work with C++, OpenGL and glsl. Full specs of the iMac: ...
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Unable to remove download list from iTunes on iMAC

Every time I log into my iTunes account, previously canceled download apps restart downloading automatically I have disabled automatic download settings in iTunes, but every day I am facing this ...
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How to change or disable software update policy on OS X Yosemite

I once took my personal iMac to work and enterprise policy settings have been downloaded unto it. I am trying to download the OS X EL Capitan beta and I keep getting the software update policy on the ...
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iMac: Install/boot windows 8.1 on thunderbolt SSD, got 0xc000000e

I was following http://bleeptobleep.blogspot.com/2013/02/mac-install-windows-7-or-8-on-external.html and successfully installed Windows 8.1 on a WD Element 2TB USB 3.0, without any issue. However, ...
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How can I change Finder's default font size system wide?

I am using an iMac 5k with 27 inch screen. The screen is great. The problem is the screen is too large which makes the font looks smaller in Finder. Command+J can only change the view option for one ...
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Shading groups of rows based on changing text values

I would like to alternate the shading of a group of rows each time the text value of a column changes. So all rows with "abc" in column B, will be shaded blue, when the value of column B changes to "...
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My computer won't let me type an uppercase z - How do I fix it?

I'm on an iMac. I used to have a wireless keyboard but the Bluetooth for some reason isn't working so I went and purchased a wired keyboard. Having said that, the capital z didn't work on either ...
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UNIX executable files and WD My Passport

i have a new imac 27" retina display computer I store my photos on a WD passport Recently I had some trouble with my Lightroom program. It kept saying something about corrupt files. I thought it ...
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can't add files to usb superdrive media after first recording [closed]

iMac 2.9 GHz, 8 GB ram OS X 10.9.5 uses usb superdrive and fails to add files to media after the first refording. Where are the default sessio write or disk write optins and their default values?
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Transform my good old mac pro in a HDD box to be connected with my new iMac

I've just bough a new machine, 21,5 ", late 2013. And I would like to know if its possible to turn my old mac pro late 2006 in a HDD box to be connected via UB3 or thunderbolt to my iMac? Then I could ...
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I don't see an option to partition my drive in a Bootcamp.

I don't see an option to partition my drive in a Bootcamp. It shows me only options to Download windows Support and Install Windows 7 or later. iMac Mid 2011
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iMac G4: auto playing iTunes music using Automator

I have used Automator and I have successfully set up events using it and iCal before. I would like to play a playlist from my iTunes using Automator, the problem is that there is no "Play Playlist / ...
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iMac G4 on and off on schedule

I have been googling around and I couldn't find anything regarding this. I have a iMac G4. I would like to set it up on and off on schedule automatically. For example: turn on at 10:00am and shut ...
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Cannot reinstall Lion on old iMac because “this item is temporarily unavailable”

I need to reinstall the OS on my iMac. The original restore disk was deleted, so the restore system thingy was downloaded from Apple. I tried to do reinstall OSX, but it appears Lion is no longer on ...
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Windows 8.1 VM: full resolution on iMac Retina 5K (5120 x 2880) and VMware Fusion 7

I am able to run a Windows 7 VM at full native resolution on a iMac with a Retina 5K display (HiDPI / Retina, at 5120 x 2880) using VMware Fusion 7. Windows 8.1, though, does not list any resolution ...
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PuTTY Access denied (but the user does not have a password set)

So I am trying to log on to my iMac from my PC (they're literally 1 foot away from each other) just to have some fun with commands. This worked until I wiped my mac, (I was doing a serious clean up) ...
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How to use a custom pillarboxed display resolution on OS X

I have an iMac (native 1920×1080) that is always connected to a projector (native 1280×800) by VGA with display mirroring enabled. In this situation, OS X automatically changes the iMac display to ...
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HP Photosmart7280 won't work on the wireless network, tho it has before

I've tried many ways to fix this problem, and as the cable receptacle doesn't work, I can't connect that way. ANy ideas? Computer is imac running 10.9.4
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Mac Console Log Messages, reccuring issue

My log file is littered with the following entries: (com.qbix.CalendarStart): Exited with code: 1 (com.qbix.CalendarStart): Throttling respawn: Will start in 10 seconds As you can imagine, this ...
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Wi-Fi does not work on OS X Yosemite Beta 4

When I installed OS X Yosemite Beta 4 on my 2008 iMac, it could not see any wireless networks and the button on the menu bar went crazy. When I turned it off, it did not change anything in the network'...
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How do I update an old iMac (early 2008)?

I have an old iMac (8,1 early 2008), 2.8 ghz Intel core 2 Duo, 2GB RAM, 24 inch, running OSX 10.5.80. I'd like to know how and whether I can update it to the latest OSX. Thank you!
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If I can take a screen capture of a graphical anomaly, can it still be a hardware issue?

I have a strange graphical anomaly going on my iMac right now (green and magenta boxes are appearing sporadically), I'm slowly trying to work through different possibilities but I thought I'd start ...
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OS X Hard drive recovery

I am trying to recover data from a bad Seagate 1TB hard drive in a 2010 iMac. One day the iMac wouldn't boot (stuck at gray screen on startup). I removed the hard drive from the iMac and connected it ...
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Hot to get rid of “ghost pixels”?

So I just noticed that some parts of the window I just closed are still being displayed but very lightly. I don't know the correct terminology for them but it looks very interesting. The only problem ...
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Bootcamp on iMac

My windows 8.1 installation does not seem to honor power settings. The display shuts off after about 1 minute of inactivity regardless of what power settings are set to. Does anyone have any ideas on ...