My apartment flooded while I was away on vacation now my '07 iMac won't power up. So this is going to be a two-parter with specific questions about my computer and a general question about the nature of battery backups. [more inside]
My girlfriend's imac keeps losing its wireless signal, despite having functioned perfectly for over a year at its present location. How can I remedy this? [more inside]
Is it crazy and/or overkill to consider getting a 27 inch imac to replace my tv? [more inside]
RAM configurations for the new iMacs - permutations galore! [more inside]
iMac drives failing - first external, then internal. Seems to be hardware in both cases. Questions about troubleshooting or replacement inside. [more inside]
OS X won't boot. Time Machine stopped working at noon. How can I nab some files before I reinstall Leopard? [more inside]
Pseudo broken iMac and boot camp issues: replaced old failing hard drive, and cd-drive subsequently breaks, among other things [more inside]
Want to share my entire itunes library with another user on the same IMAC I think we used to share them all, but now not... I do almost all of the uploading of files but she cant see these When i go into system preferences>file sharing is on and pubic folders should share everything. Can someone help point me to the likely source of this problem: I suspect multiple libraries got created somehow: can these be merged?
Carrying solutions for an imac? [more inside]
Can I run Adobe CS4 on my iMac? [more inside]
Should I get my aging, computer-clumsy mother an iMac, or just buy her a bigger screen for her Windows machine? [more inside]
My iMac's seemingly gone kaput :( I'm getting a flashing folder icon with a question mark on bootup. Please help me save my iMac? [more inside]
My iMac iSight camera is "in use by another application". Can you help me figure this out so I can use the camera again? [more inside]
How should I clean my iMac intel 24" keyboard after spilling beer on it? [more inside]
When using mail to email a photo as an attachment from iphoto 08, the photo is embedded in the email message and the picture is very small. When selecting the photo from the thumbnails I have selected full size but the picture is still small. I tried attaching the photos several different ways but the result is the same. What am I missing?
How can I connect 2 Macs to 1 HardDrive [more inside]
iMac filter: 1st generation flat screen imac. Internal fan whirring constantly & loudly (1.6GHZ powerPC G5). I just maxed the memory from 256 to 2GB. I thought this might help. It's working much faster (thankfully) but the whirring is relentless. Last resort is to purchase a new one...I'd rather not go this route for now. FTR she has been doing this for quite sometime, so not a recent activity. Any suggestions on how I can silence my old lady?
[MomFilter] Looking for a reasonably cheap, reliable printer (for printing text) for an iMac. Leaning towards laser as the experiences with inkjets have been that bouts of little use lead to still full, yet dry and thus worthless ink cartridges. [more inside]
How do I manually eject a CD meant for Windows (including XP and Vista) from my iMac G5? [more inside]
I've been debating with myself for the last week or so about which Mac I should buy and when I should buy it. My brain could use a break from the back and forth, and that's why I'm asking for help. [more inside]
I currently have an iMac 24" (early 2008). If you are acustom to the iMac you'll know that the brightness setting is extremely high. Unfortunately everytime I boot the computer up the brightness settings reset and I have to go through the hassle of lowering the brightness. Why is the keyboard/mac doing this? and can it be fixed?
iMacFilter: Recommend a good external drive? [more inside]
In OS X on my iMac, Disk Utility asserts that my main, internal hard drive is "about to fail" and has been asserting this for several months. But my computer is running just fine... should I worry? [more inside]
iMac G4 won't start from (iMac G4-specific) OS X install disk. But WILL start from the Apple Hardware Test CD. More details follow... [more inside]
Can someone walk me through how to best set up my imac and iphone so that my syncs work more smoothly? I would like to sync just weekly and 1) pull over photos from the phone into iphoto 2) pull over new podcasts that i like and get rid of the old ones (this is my biggest problem right now, it seems like i keep getting the old ones reloaded and sometimes the new ones dont show at all) 3) pull over address changes bi-directionally I would like to do this in as idiot proof a fashion as possible: plug and play thanks!
Time to replace the Mac. Should a graphic designer go for the economical iMac or is splurging for a MacBook Pro and external screen worth it? [more inside]
This long-time PC user is thinking about getting an iMac and needs advice from current iMac owners. [more inside]
iMacFilter: Upgrade or find something new? That is the question. But, as is often the case, there's a bit more... [more inside]
Make me love MobileMe. How do YOU use it? [more inside]
Generally speaking, how well would Final Cut Studio run on a hypothetical quad core iMac?
MacGameFilter: Please help me find a new action/adventure game to play on my iMac. [more inside]
Does anyone currently own or have knowledge of the original iMac? [more inside]
New imacs weren't announced today at MacWorld. Will the wait be quite a long time for the next round? [more inside]
Where can I go to rehab my I-Mac? [more inside]
Help me understand wireless. I have an aluminum iMac, a unibody Macbook, and an iPhone 3G. [more inside]
I would like to set up a system where my turntable and my iMac all flow out of a nice set of speakers. I have no idea where to start. [more inside]
NewbieWifiFilter: What could prevent OSX from logging on to a working wifi network that Airport detects? [more inside]
MacFilter: How do I get Preview back? [more inside]
Mac OS X kernel panic shortly after boot on G4 iMac. How do I troubleshoot this? [more inside]
iMac G5--how do I wipe the drive prior to recycling? [more inside]
Why is my brand new iMac (connecting to the internet wirelessly) having trouble staying connected when I download large files? [more inside]
Airport Express and my iMac don't get along. My iBook works fine. What's wrong? [more inside]
It's time to get a new computer. I'd like some kind of Mac. What's the smart thing to buy? [more inside]
My aluminum iMac (running Leopard 10.5) is sporadically possessed by Satan. At least, that's the only thing I can think of. [more inside]
Will my iMac G5 play blu-ray movies? [more inside]
Can you recommend a good, reasonably priced, external HDTV tuner that will work with a friend's iMac? [more inside]
For a new iMac running Windows XP, I need to mirror/clone the display so it shows the same on the monitor and a projector. The graphics driver (for an ATI Mobiity Radeon HD 2600XT) doesn't support mirroring, but the iMac does it automatically. But the monitor and the projector have very different aspect ratios, and the same screen size gets applied to both. Is there a way to set two different screen sizes? There's nothing under the display preferences. Any third party software that would work?
What's the coolest thing I can buy for $200? [more inside]
We can't boot into Windows XP, except in VGA mode, without the screen going black after the Windows XP "loading bar screen"; we can still hear everything, though. This is on an Intel iMac running Boot Camp, and the Mac side (Leopard) works fine, which leads me to believe this isn't a problem with hardware. [more inside]
I'm going to be relying on my iMac and the music stored on it for a while. I would like to get a set of speakers so that the computer sounds better. What reasonably-priced powered speakers have folks had success with? I'd rather not get a separate subwoofer. I'd be willing to get a small amp and use my small stereo speakers if all the other options are too crappy. Thanks.