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Causes of a Mac's SuperDrive refusing to accept blank DVDs

My iMac (quad-core i7 2.93 GHz, 27") frequently refuses to accept blank DVDs when I insert them for burning. What could be the cause of this? The machine is just over two years old now; does dust ...
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How can I burn a CD compatible with original iMac?

I bought an original iMac at a rummage sale today, running Mac OS 8.6, PowerPC G3, 333mhz. I have two classic Mac games in Mac format on a Windows 7 PC that I am trying to transfer to the iMac. One ...
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Is iMac wired ethernet broken or mis-configured

I have an iMac that will connect to my network wirelessly, but not through the wired ethernet. The cable works fine with another computer. The network utility reports that the link status is inactive, ...
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PC connects to wifi on Channel 11 but iMac/iPhone can't. All work fine on Channel 5. Why? I'm not in a busy area

As follows Windows PC connects to wifi (Netgear DGN2000) on router's default Channel 11 fine. iMac makes a connection over wifi on Channel 11 and gets IP address, subnet, router address but can't ...
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How do I login to my iMac without keyboard and mouse?

I have turned off the bluetooth in my iMac and disabled the USB ports too. Now i am unable to login to my iMac because the keyboard and mouse are not detected. Bluetooth is switched off. USB is ...
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How much storage am I using?

I am using Objective-C to retrieve some information about the hard drive. I successfully retrieve the amount used in bytes. However I am having trouble converting bytes to gigabytes. When doing this ...
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new 27" iMac sound turning on and off by itself

Just got a new imac 27" and it has been turning the sound on and off byitself like someone was hitting the mute Key on the keyboard over and over. It will work fine for a while and then it will just ...
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How do I install Ubuntu on an Intel iMac with no OS nor CD drive

What I want: Linux on an Intel iMac (Core Duo). What I have: An empty PC (17" Intel iMac) with broken CD drive. It's model A1173. This PC with Ubuntu 12.04 and an old Windows Vista partition. a ...
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How to unlock without a disc or password

My friend bought an old iMac at a garage sale. It's locked, no start up discs. The people he bought it from have moved already. We don't know where. How can we get into the computer without the ...
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iMac goes offline from WIFI several times each hour

Aargh! I have an iMac running Lion and have to manually get online several times each hour. I get a notification that I am not connected to the internet, i then run "diagnostics' it says my system ...
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I have a DVD stuck in my iMac, how do I get it out?

I am asking this question on behalf of my sister. Here's what she had to say on facebook: Anyone know how to get a DVD unstuck from an iMac drive? I tried everything I read online--shutting ...
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Difference in RAM speed (533MHz vs. 667) for an older iMac

I have an iMac (late 2006 Core 2 Duo model) that originally came with two 512MB DDR2 533MHz for a total of 1 Gig. About 2 years ago, I replaced one of them with a 2GB DDR2 800MHz. Now, I have recently ...
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Can a Thunderbolt-equipped iMac be used as an external display for a DisplayPort-equipped PC?

I have a mid-2011 21.5" iMac with a Thunderbolt port. Can I use this port to have the iMac act as a external monitor for my Windows 7 laptop that has a DisplayPort video output? The MacOS Help Center ...
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Passing arguments to a Python script: file association not found. Windows 7 on iMac

If I execute my script by: C:\Windows\System32>python C:\Code\Test.py XXX It takes the argument but if I execute script by: Test.py XXX error occurs: IndexError... So arguments do not pass to ...
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How to hang a iMac 27 inch in wall with some space to connect my thunderbolt and USB?

I would like hang my iMac 27 inch Mid 2011 model in my living room due to spacing constraint. I recently come across VESA adapter to doing that as show int he video www.youtube.com/watch?v=4D5_uMBMaCY ...
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iMac and ReadyNAS jumbo frame is working or not?

OK. I have NAS neatgear readynas nv+ v1. I have iMac i5 27". mac os x: I set MTU to jumbo frames -> apply readynas: enabled jumbo frames -> restarted device my speed is almost the same as it ...
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iMac: Alert message “No space on the boot partition. Close one or more programs to continue.”

The problem is that there is only a single partition with a LOT of space on it. Reboot helps for several days. Then this alert pops up again (and no way to hide it). If you ignore the alert, ...
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Troubleshooting Mid 2007 iMac RAM upgrade

I am trying to install new RAM in my friends iMac, something I have done several times before. We unplugged the computer before performing the upgrade, used anti static wrist bands, and yes the memory ...
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Mac randomly shutting down with APC UPS

My Mac is randomly shutting down even though I have an APC UPS. I bought a new Mac, and the same thing is happening with this computer, so it is not a power supply issue. Any ideas? The UPS ...
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iMac fan is constantly spinning

I recently left for vacation, and when I came back yesterday, my computer was behaving quite strangely. Now it will boot up fine, all is good, but the fan is loud, and constantly moving! This has ...
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Graphics Card with Display Port and 2 DVIs will allow triple screen? [closed]

I currently own a 27" iMac and 2 24" monitors. This configuration usually runs in a triple monitor config with the 2 monitors plugged into the iMac's 2 thunderbolt ports. I have another desktop which ...
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Nothing “saves” on mac

Mid 2009 iMac Lion 10.7.2 I've had the most obscure problem lately. I recently screwed over my mac by installing ubuntu, but forgetting to move GRUB. So I had to reinstall firmware and such. It's ...
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How do I set up the network drivers for Windows 7 on my iMac?

I installed Windows 7 32 bit on my 27" iMac OS X 10.6.6. When Windows loaded, I couldn't connect to the internet via wireless or ethernet. It appears the drivers are not correct? I did the same ...
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Can I use my DLink router as a hub to feed three AV components with Ethernet inputs?

I have a DLink 601 router with several Ethernet ports on it. It runs my MacBook and Wi-Fi radio wirelessly and my iMAc is plugged into it. It has a long Ethernet cable going to my AV system in another ...
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Is it possible to interrupt or cancel the trash-delete process?

I am connected to the company server, onsite not remote, which is Windows based. When, in the OS finder, I go to delete a file or directory that resides on the window-based server, the trash progress ...
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Reinstall CS4's photoshop's Floodlight in filter/render/lighting effects/style/floodlight

I inadvertently deleted a "came-with-Photoshop-plug-in" in Photoshop Menu/Filters/Render/Lighting Effects/Style(pull down menu)/Floodlight. I hit the delete button whilst in Floodlight, and Floodlight ...
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MacOS X installation size

I wanted to install Windows on a MacBook Air using bootcamp and hence create a second partition. The problem is that it only has a 64 GB SSD disk and my MacOS X installation takes up 21 GB. Is that ...
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5 month old iMac shuts down daily, and e-mail accounts were deleted

Details: The shutdowns occur at random times and are usually preceded by a scrolling gray semi-transparent screen and an alert that the computer is shutting down (courteous at least). Sometimes if I ...
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Can a VMWare fusion image on windows 7 be legally used on more than one mac?

I have a legal, store-bought copy of Windows 7. I'd like to install it into a virtual machine, either VMWare or Parallels. I have VMWare Fusion on my Macbook Pro and my iMac. My question is, once ...
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iMac - Lower Case Letter “Q” not working in any program

I have an iMac running OS 10.5.8. The Lower case letter "Q" is not working in any of my programs including TEXTedit. Does anyone have any ideas?
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How to install Ubuntu or BackTrack Linux on iMac

I have an Intel based iMac 2010 21.5" and I would like to install Backtrack (preferably) or Ubuntu. Every time I try to install one of the two, I get a black screen when the installer loads the video ...
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How to record screen on iMac 27 if the video is from Mini DisplayPort?

I am trying to record the replay from my PS3. I have an ATLONA HDMI to mini displayport to display PS3 video on my iMac, but I can't figure out how to record the video. I know quicktime can record ...
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Disk Utility tells me to repair disk permissions from the DVD, but my DVD drive isn't working

I have an iMac with Snow Leopard that shows it is low on disk space. In Disk Utility, I select the hard disk and click "Verify Disk". It gives me an error and says to click "Repair Disk Permissions". ...
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Very high memory and CPU usage by the OS X Dock

I have a very annoying problem with the Dock process - after more than a few hours of uptime, the memory usage will spike to more RAM than I have. The process will begin to thrash the hard drive at ...
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How do I enlarge a game but not make it full screen? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to stretch or scale a windows to fit resolution height and width sizes? I'm playing a game in windowed mode, unfortunately my screen is huge 2560x1440 or something and ...
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How can I connect to a WiFi created by an iMac?

My iMac's WiFi shows up on my Dad's Windows 7 laptop. The WiFi is password-protected though. I am not asked for any password. Things simply fail to connect.
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Would the 2011 27" iMac be more power efficient than my 3 year old HP PC? [closed]

Our power bill keeps climbing higher and higher and we are looking for ways to start saving power (even if it involves quite an initial investment). One of the things we are looking at replacing is ...
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Connect an internal HDD eSTATA to iMAC

I purchased a 3TB HDD which I intend to put into an USB enclosure for the iMAC. The drive is recognized at boot but only shows 801.23GB, same can be duplicate in windows. Ive tried to format the ...
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How to virtualize Lion or Mac Server in Windows 7 on iMac? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to install Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard in VMWare? Two questions: How do I run Mac OS X Lion in Windows 7 on my iMac? I know it is legal to virtualize Lion and Mac ...
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iMac OSX Lion upgrade - Photo Booth stopped working

After I upgraded my [2009] iMac to OSX Lion (a few days ago), the Photo Booth program stopped working. When I click on the icon, all I get is the following error message: Photo Booth cannot be opened ...
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Main Imac Screen black external ok

on iMac, the external display works but internal is backlit but black When I change resolution the main screen gets lines on it then goes back to black
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Is it better to have [2x4GB] or [2x4GB + 2x2GB] RAM in iMac [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it better to have 4x2GB or 2x4GB of RAM? I recently upgraded my iMac (2010) to a 2x4GB RAM configuration and that went well, but I've considering putting the old 2x2GB ...
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Stopping OSX from moving windows from second monitor

I have a HDTV as my second monitor. I move windows to that monitor. When the computer and the TV sleeps and I bring both back, on the brief time both are initializing, OSX thinks the monitor is not ...
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Hooking up iMac, DSL modem, router, VoIP box and ROKU

I want to hoop up iMac, DSL modem, router, VoIP box and ROKU. How do I begin? I've read to go from wall to modem to router to VOIP, then I guess I'd just get another cable to hook the ROKU to the ...
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Firewire 800 cable for new iMac

Which one of these cables is the one I have to buy to connect a FireWire 400 device I have to the FireWire 800 port of the new 27" iMac?
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Connect iMac to Sharp TV, But No Video or Audio

Here’s my setup: iMac 21.5” (Late 2009) Mac OS X 10.6.7 Sharp LD-46D85UN Griffin Mini DisplayPort to HDMI I've been using my iMac as an HTPC since I purchased it last year, but last week it ...
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iMac - connecting an external monitor to my thunderbold ouput

I have a LG HDTV that has many inputs HDMI and one VGA. The HDMI input expects the audio to come with the video and the VGA input has a separate audio mini-jack input and when selected expects the ...
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Cloning Dual Boot iMac to a new iMac

I have an iMac that dual boots to Windows 7 using Bootcamp. I just purchased a new iMac and I'd like to fully clone my old iMac to the new iMac. I've done this before using a firewire cord and ...
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Scrolling on Magic Mouse isn't working on OS X 10.5.8 Leopard

I just bought a new Magic Mouse and the scrolling isn't working. I've installed all of the software updates and the Wireless Mouse Software package but with no effect. Any ideas how I can get the ...
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Options to extend the life of my iMac 2007?

I have a 2007 iMac, maxed out on RAM, with the original Apple Hard drive. Given that most drives would've failed by now, I feel like I'm on borrowed time. That being said, I'd like to extend the ...