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The iMac is an all-in-one desktop sold by Apple.

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Hot switch iMac and NAS power supply from UPS to standard, and vice versa

I have an UPS and its specialist suggested me to switch it off every day to let it powered down all the night. Since the person that completes the procedure can do that when some iMacs are still ON (...
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If plugged simultaneously, two cloned external drives not recognised (iMac Sierra)

I cloned a USB disk with encrypted partitions into another, identical one (same size, same model...). I changed the name of one of the partitions in finder for one of the disks, to be able to tell ...
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How to change Google chrome version?

I am using imac snow leopard 10.6.8 and for quite some time I was able to make mac believe Skype is of newer version to make it work. I am wondering is it possible to do that with Google Chrome? ...
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OS X Mavericks No disk to select

My 2013 iMac was working perfectly fine with MacOs Mojave, then I believe I made a big mistake, one time it wasn't printing after many attempts to print, I deleted printers so I could add them again ...
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Recover Data from old iMac Gen.2 HDD (Maxtor 6L040J2)

I want to access data of an old iMac Gen2 HDD (40 GB) using Ubuntu 16 and a IDE to SATA adapter (which seems to work: already recovered data of a hdd that didnt spin for 20 years. it sounded as if it ...
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Installed rEFInd from Ubuntu, need to uninstall from Mac OSX High Sierra

The title says most of it. I installed rEFInd using the downloaded package via Ubuntu 18.10, but it unfortunately doesn't detect any OS other than Mac OS X. Due to the fact that it seems nigh ...
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hotkey to connect MacBook Air as second monitor

The hotkey (cmd + F2) works on the keyboard of iMac to connect iMac as second monitor for MacBook Air, but not otherwise round, on the keyboard for MacBook Air this hotkey does not work. Does anybody ...
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iMac 2010 i7 blowing fuses

My iMac keeps blowing the fuse in the power lead plug while it is asleep! I have replaced the lead, still blows fuse, I have tried another power outlet and I plugged the lead into a plug board guarded ...
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Can I run macOS Mojave 10.14.6 on iMac 11,2?

I have an iMac 11,2 mid-2010. Can I run macOS Mojave 10.13.6 because Apple released Xcode 10.2 and Swift 5 which requires macOS 10.13.6 Mojave? Currently I am on macOS High Sierra. Can I run macOS ...
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How to move iMac without powering it down?

Sometimes, I need to move my iMac to another room without shutting it down. To do that, I need to unplug it from the electrical outlet and then I need to plug it to the outlet in the next room. I've ...
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bash 80 x 24 on terminal only pops up when

bash 80 x 24 on terminal only pops up when... I run iMac with a Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 audio interface. All of a sudden I get Terminal coming up bash 80-24. It wasn't doing that yesterday when the ...
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Invalid host name/address 17.76.58.100: nodename nor servname provided, or not known

I'm trying to move a file from 1 iMac to another iMac by UFTPPROXY- multicasting. After running the below command getting error message. ./uftpproxyd -c -S /private/var/mapsadmin/Desktop/...
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Trouble with outgoing SMTP from Spamhaus-blocked IP address

I cannot send emails using my Apple Mail client on my iMac. I get error messages saying that the SMTP server is not available. My ISP is Cox cable. The problem exists only on my iMac and goes away if ...
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Location for the key for degrees temperature

Where's the Degree key on the standard QWERTY English keyboard? I use a iMac using OS 10.14.2. I am looking for the key to describe a temperature such as 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit.
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Is it possible to have docker running inside of virtualbox on OSX host?

I am running windows server 2016 in virtual box for my testing needs Docker seems to allow running diff environments in containers, therefore Inside of my OSX 10.14.1 host can I run docker in windows ...
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Synology DSM 6.2 on DS418play: Synonet not waking 2017 iMac

I am trying to use the synonet command to wake a 2017 iMac running on the same local network prior to performing an rsync backup. I have configured the iMac to 'Wake for Network Access' in the Energy ...
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How to test an EMI Filter & Power Mains Lead using a multimeter

I'm currently trying to repair an iMac A1311 (Mid 2011). None of the diagnostic LEDs come on so I believe the problem is a power issue. Tech aside, how can I test that an EMI Filter & Power Mains ...
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iMac White screen, no chime, keyboard not connected

I had upgraded my iMac Late 2012 to SSD - Toshiba TR200. With a Windows installation usb I had to format the drive first then with macOS boot usb I had installed High Sierra by choosing APFS file ...
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iMac 2009 error when loading after upgrade to Samsung SSD

I have upgraded my iMac 2009 to a Samsung 500 SSD. When I boot up the iMac by either holding the Option key or Command+R, I get an image of what appears to be a phone with a toggle; no text:     ...
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How do I set up my topsites page on safari.

My topsites page got wiped out by another site trying to get into my computer. When I open Safari now all I get is "favorites" - I want "Topsites". What do I have to do to reinstall?
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Why are my macOS system files huge? (Over 400gb)

My iMac has roughly 780gb in total and is running out of space (1TB partitioned for Windows using Bootcamp). I saw in 'About This Mac' that my system files are taking up 421gb while my actual ...
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Can a new iMac be set up to run an earlier version of the Mac OS X?

I am in a situation where I need to get a peripheral Mac device. The Mac OS is only useful to me up to 10.9, which was shipped in the late 2013 models. However, for as much as it will cost to get an ...
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Displays the list of groups for a login using command-line in iMac

How to display the list of groups for which login, contained in the environment variable FT_USER, is a member (separated by commas without spaces) using Unix command line in iMac. Example: ...
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Disable second monitor iMac Pro

I'm currently using an iMac Pro and LG Ultrafine 5k display. I would like to temporarily disable/shut off the second monitor. I tried using the "DisableMonitor app" and "SwitchResX", but when I tried ...
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Can I restore iMac's OS10.12 with DVD from Windows 7 computer?

Bought used July 2010 iMac 27 with OS 10.12, no restoration disc. Ran ok for a couple weeks, but now it powers off halfway through startup. Can I download OS 10.12 to DVD on my Windows 7 PC to boot ...
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is this iMac RAM compatible with my T530 Lenovo Lunchbox?

I'm looking to upgrade the RAM on my laptop from 8gb to 16gb. It seems that 8gb just doesn't cut it any more and I often find my RAM usage maxed out just by having a couple of tabs open on Firefox and ...
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How can I restore a completely messed up IMac

I know this question was asked quite a lot, but I couldn't find the answer anywhere. I've got an IMac on which I tried to install Windows 7, it kind of worked but it seems like I formatted the ...
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Ethernet connectivity doesn't happen automatically; only after restarting the router

When I'm at home I use two general-use computers: a desktop (iMac manufactured Late 2013 running macOS Sierra v. 10.12.6) and a laptop (MacBook Pro manufactured mid-2012 running the same OS as the ...
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Command Key Doesn't Select Multiple Non-consecutive Sections of Text

The normal behavior of using the Command key and the mouse to select multiple, non-consecutive sections of text has stopped working. I am working in a normal Word document, in the print view. ...
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iMac won't let me output 2560x1440 to a monitor

I brought a new monitor with identical res to iMac (2560x1440) so I could use dual monitors without the windows changing size as they are dragged from screen to screen. I plugged monitor in (with hdmi)...
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Imported images to Photo turn grey/gray after loading

Importing combined jpeg /raw images from my Panasonic GX7 to my iMac using Photo seemed at first to be going well but then the full images started being covered over by grey/gray rectangles of ...
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Is my IMac dead?

My Imac stalls when starting up with the progress bar not progressing beyond halfway. I've searched around and tried everything I've been able to find... I've started in safe mode - and it's weird. ...
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USB data destroyed after trying to access it on iMac

I have to use an iMac at my new job. I backed up all my files from my last job on a USB drive that was perfectly working on Windows. I made the mistake to trusting that my information would be safe ...
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Use a Mid-2010 21" iMac as a monitor for a Windows PC with MiniDP port

I've got an old iMac (mid-2010 model) but I don't want to use it directly. I appreciate its display and audio so it sounds good if it can be turned into a simple monitor. My primary Windows 10 PC is ...
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My Mac has no recovery partition to boot from

On my late 2009 iMac, Disk Utility tells me my internal HDD is corrupted, and to boot from the recovery partition to repair it. I am running the system off the external HDD right now and holding ...
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How to use iMac 2009 21.5" as external display for MacBook Pro 2016

Does anyone know how to use the monitor of an iMac 2009 21.5" with a MacBook Pro 2016? I'm using an HDMI cable between my iMac 21.5 2009 and Macbook Pro 2016 (new one): Macbook Pro → Mini ...
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Image from iMac to MacBook Pro using Mini DisplayPort

I have iMac 27 with non-working display and MacBook Pro Late 2008. Can I connect MacBook to iMac as monitor? Maybe it possible with Linux?
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As can last a graphic card repaired twice? [closed]

I repaired twice my video card, now it works well, but, as can last using Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.? (I do not game) Now have a new "chip". I have an iMac 27" mid 2011, so it's so expensive change ...
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Using a iMac (2011) in Target Display Mode with Dell XPS 15 equipped with Thunderbolt 3

I have a Dell XPS 9550, equipped with a Thunderbolt 3/ USB-C port. I am trying to use my iMac 2011 as a target display. I read that this can only be done using the Thunderbolt (V1 on iMac) port, and ...
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Using MacOS Sierra (iMac) as Web Server

I've got a client who uses an older iMac running OS X 10.5 to serve as a LAN web server. It's been running fine for 7+ years. We recently purchased a new 21.5" iMac with MacOS 10.12 Sierra to replace ...
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How to install OS X Yosemite on a late 2015 iMac?

I Have an iMac 2015 lived with OS X 10.11 EL Capitain ans I would like to install OS X 10.10 Yosemite on it but I can't. I can't because when I try to do it I have a barred circle in the screen. How ...
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Apple Imac g5 power PC and Dual Core parts compatibility

I have recently bought a nice 20in G5 isight (late 2005 with Powermac processor) It works but I would be stuck on Tiger or Leopard due to update restrictions. I saw a dual core (2006) one on ebay ...
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iMac 24 inch made loud snap sound

99% sure that my early 2009 iMac 24 inch has twice made an excruciatingly loud snapping sound. Details: Sound was extremely loud, like a firecracker snap. Occurred both times in the late evening, ...
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Maxtor 6B250S0 from iMac mount on Windows 10 USB

I'm trying to plug a Maxtor disk drive pulled out of what I assume is a G5 iMac. I'm plugging it into an "Aukey" USB adapter caddy and trying to access on Windows 10. I get a "Device not migrated" ...
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Fresh install on Mac not working

I think my computer has been cloned remotely even though I have time machine turned off. I've been trying to wipe my Mac and do a fresh install, but it won't let me do that. I can see an external ...
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Keyboard & Mouse not Functioning in Startup Repair

I have an iMac, and have installed Windows 7 through Boot Camp a few years ago. Recently after I upgraded Windows 7 to Windows 10, I didn't like it and wanted to go back to Windows 7. Windows rebooted ...
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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 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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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 ...