Forum discussion tagged with iMac.
  1. Derk1971

    Question connecting imac to imac

    I bought an Imac mid 2010. My previous one had a backlight problem and repair would be more expensive than taking another one. Both have mini display port. However, I can't find a suitable solution for transferring data, because on the imac with backlight problem I also have to use menus to use...
  2. mstevensj22

    Question Custom acrylic case for iMac

    Hey all, Im attempting a custom build of an older iMac (Late 2012 27” iMac) that had a busted screen. I’ve successfully removed all the components out of the back housing and plan on mounting it in an acrylic case. I noticed when removing the ac plug that it is grounded to a post. My question...
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    [SOLVED] iMac 2006 5,2 won't boot after hdd replacement, nothing boots

    Hello everyone. If you have read the thread's title, it may sound familiar as there are a ton of articles or questions about it but I haven't found anything that works. This is the situation: iMac 5,2 2005. 2Gb RAM, osx Lion, 160Gb HDD. I decided to upgrade the old hdd and got a 240Gb Kigston...
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    [SOLVED] Xeon W2140B vs AMD options

    So, I have a friend who is looking at getting the 2017 iMac Pro with the 8 core processor. After some research, I found that the chip in the system is the Xeon W2140B. I am attempting to convince him to purchase and build his own windows PC. Regardless of the system, it will be used as a...
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    [SOLVED] Can I convert USB-C to Thunderbolt 2?

    Hello, First time posting in a forum but i'm pretty desperate. I'm using an outdated mid-2011 iMac 27". For music composition I need an external SSD to store my software instruments, allowing for quick writing into my DAW (Digital Audio Workstation). I've purchased the Seagate 1TB SSD from...
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    [SOLVED] 2008 iMac Won't Boot Up(Can't Install Snow Leopard)

    I am working on a 2008 iMac. When I tried to boot it up the bar took forever to go accross the screen. When it did finally become a full bar it did not boot up, it just stayed there. I shut it down and tried to start it up again. I waited and waited for it to boot up it just would not boot up...
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    Question Imac make sound booting but screen is black

    Hi, my Imac work fine until yesterday but today he make sound booting (Apple sound and dvd noise) but screen is black. Any idea? Thanks
  8. atharv123

    [SOLVED] problem installing MacOS in iMac

    I am unable to install macos in imac 2012 model. when i install it using internet recovery it is showing me catalina version but during installation it show me error-->The operation could not be completed.(PKDownloadError error 8.) . My internet is working fine.
  9. pittance

    [SOLVED] iMac 2019 CPU upgrade

    Hello everyone I want to upgrade my iMac CPU which is currently a 3.0 GHz Intel Core i5. The iMac in question is a 27 inch, 2019 model with Radeon Pro 570X GPU. I already bought i9 9900KS on Amazon. Can i install this CPU in to it ? Thanks for reading
  10. FaithOnHuman

    [SOLVED] Problem with iMac- Flashing question mark

    Hey there! I got an old iMac from a friend (iMac 2007) He didn't remember his password so I tried to format the HDD on my PC and use internet recovery on mac to install the OS.... but ofc it didn't work (i am not surprised). I formated the HDD (the HDD works fine) as an HSF but, when the iMac...
  11. Question replacing entire cooling in an iMac

    Hi folks, I have an iMac (late 2012 fwiw) that gets too loud when the fans kick in (CPU temp goes to 100 C, fan RPMs go over 2500). The back story of this computer is that the original monitor stopped working and not wanting to pay the absurd amount of money to replace it, I "transplanted" all...
  12. J

    [SOLVED] No power to internal HDD on 2011 27 inch iMac

    Recently my 2011 EMC 2429 Intel i7 27” iMac was showing the flashing ‘?’ when attempting to boot. When trying to reinstall MacOS, disk utility was not showing my internal HDD. Upon further investigation I found out the iMac is not supplying the internal HDD with power thus the drive never...
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    [SOLVED] iMac RAM upgrade help 2017

    Hello, Im buying RAM as a Christmas present for a family member and im not familiar with the components thats needed to upgrade a Mac, As far as im aware its the 2017 model, no clue on late or mid model. Retina 5K, 27-inch 2017 processor- 3.5GHz intel core i5 Memory - 2x4GB 2400MHZ DDR4 RAM...
  14. zuzaamm1111

    Question film editing

    Hi. (As a beginner editor) Im wondering if I should buy IMAC 27" or MACBOOK PRO 15" ? And pls help me with the parameters. I found this : -
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    Question Is it better to run MacOS Mojave off an external SSD or off the included Fusion Drive?

    I just got a new 5k iMac. For specific reasons (living in a third world country and restricted time as i was on vacations) I had to get the 27 inch 5k base model. I did a 32 gb ram upgrade and bought an external ssd. Im currently running Mojave off the ssd with no problems, everything is pretty...
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    Question 2007 iMac freezes while booting

    Hello, everyone. This is my first post, so go easy on me. :giggle: I'll try to describe the situation as thoroughly as possible in this first post. I have a 2007 iMac 24" that recently stopped booting. There were no apparent performance issues leading up to this; one day it just refused to...
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    Question Imac 27" Windows 10

    Hey guys, as the title says, a buddy of mine installed Windows 10 on a 27" imac. Prob is hard drive usage is at 100% and speeds are way too slow (6.8 read / 6.2 write). The hdd is a hybrid one i think (apple hdd st1000dm003). Any ideas whats going on?
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    Question Do I Boot Camp my Mac or build a PC?

    I have a 2011 iMac that's a little bit upgraded and I have a gaming PC that ive been waiting to upgrade. I would like to know if it would be better to just to use boot camp on my mac and have an external graphics card or salvage some parts from the mac to add to my new PC build. iMac Specs: 20...
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    Question Double screen glitch?

    I recently acquired an older PC that I set about upgrading. My budget is limited but I was able to get a really good deal on a NVIDIA GTX 1060 6GB GPU. I had no issues with this purchase until the point that I began attempting to play Skyrim Special Edition on it. Five minutes into the game...
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    Question G-sync drama

    Hello guys, im new here so i wanna upgrade from my old 1080p monitor to 1440p 144hz. Should i get G-sync monitor or a regular 144hz one? due to divorce of my parents and lack of money in high school i missed a lot of good titles(awful rig), and now i wanna play titles from like 2010-present. 2...