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    iMac strange sound from speakers

    Both. Modulating with change in pitch slightly and more slow change in volume (and it even panned left and right too). USB audio interface is a Focusrite 18i8. I isolated it and believe I demonstrated my USB audio interface has nothing to do with this - sound continued with interface, using...
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    iMac strange sound from speakers

    My iMac was making a continuous "modulating" high pitched sound. It would even pan from left to right and back. This sound was coming THROUGH my speakers. I disconnected my audio interface, switched inputs and outputs to internal speakers/mic... and it still happened. Did a hardware test and it...
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    Official: Mojave Thread

    After the last upgrade to 10.14.4 I am getting some odd crashes. Logic Pro X, Ableton Live when launched have crashed a few times. Today Finder crashed after boot up. This is not fun. Short of repairing permissions and the usual, any ideas?
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    Wakeup from sleep taking long time

    I had the same problem with Mojave. Low and behold this advice from an Apple forum actually worked. Reset SCM and PRAM. Which one did it? I have no idea, but this may be the first time I ever received useful advice from the apple forum: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/250007076 So, try SCM...
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    Official: Mojave Thread

    Short of a new drive or computer, I will never clean install again! I did have one small problem with Mojave - it took like ten clicks or space bars to wake up from sleep. Low and behold this advice from an Apple forum actually worked. Reset SCM and PRAM. Which one did it? I have no idea, but...
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    Official: Mojave Thread

    I did the standard app store upgrade and everything works fine.
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    Official: Mojave Thread

    I'm old, I have had sooo many Mac and I have updated OS's sooo many times and I am just not excited at all about another clean install - this one from from Sierra to Mojave. I have soooo many applications (lots of music stuff and more) and I'm going to try a "non clean" update just to see what...
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    Spotlight Sierra No Results

    Can I ask a stupid question. I have had Macs since 1990 and while I knew some tricks in OS7,8,9 (like the System folder..) I have been lucky with OS X on many many Macs. How exactly do you do a reload? Well, you listed the steps, but anything else or details I need to know? Obviously I need to...
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    Spotlight Sierra No Results

    Oh man, that must have been fun! :-) I'll make sure to avoid trying anything like that! Thanks for your replies.
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    Spotlight Sierra No Results

    Thanks DeltaMac, but I did exactly this multiple times and Spotlight would not start indexing. I had to use the terminal commands I listed above.
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    Spotlight Sierra No Results

    I am losing my mind. New iMac that came with Sierra install. Running 10.12.4, 1 TB SSD with only about 300 GB. Spotlight has been quirky at best since day one, but now with almost every search I get "no results." A fair number of search results show I am not quite alone. This includes my own...
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    Opinions On Encryption And Firewall?

    Hello, other than work computers, I have just received my first new home iMac in 7 years (I believe my ninth home mac overall). Since my old 2009 Mac, I haven't really worried about security beyond strong passwords and changing them often. Of course the world is changing. I know I could Google...
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    Trim On Apple Ssd?

    Thank you, I was 98% sure of this, but just want to be sure.
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    Trim On Apple Ssd?

    Okay, brand spanking new Retina iMac running Sierra and I have been having a gas all day getting things up and running. I am pretty sure of the answer, but with my 1 TB Apple SSD do I need to do anything about trim? No third party apps, no terminal commands, correct? It is all taken care of?
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    Adding An Online Radio Stream To Itunes

    I will, but I don't expect anything to come of it. iTunes has been destroyed by Apple. If Jobs was alive he would be making the people who worked on iTunes v12 cry, and I would pay for a ringside seat to see them shamed.
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    Adding An Online Radio Stream To Itunes

    I have to start with a rant. What Apple has done with iTunes is pure usability incompetence. I am not alone and there are endless online rants about this. I have used iTunes from day one and it was great. Then v11 and 12... My mac is set up with Logic Pro X and Ableton Live and is connected to...
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    New Printer/scanner Time, Again

    Yes, it is that biannual or so ritual of buying another printer/scanner. I have had them all and I just hate it. The current printer is a Canon. All seemed well then the dreaded print head error that has people going insane all over the web. The troubleshooting recommendation by Canon does...
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    Screen Sharing Working Well, But A Few Quirks

    Well, why not log in and have a conversation with myself? :-) I have the weirdest thing happening. I love screen sharing in OSX, but when controlling from my MacBook from my iMac, the "screen" of the Macbook, as projected in the iMac, continually dims. I have turned off every possible screen...
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    Ssd For 2009 Imac?

    Oh, just to be clear again I did not buy an OWC drive (Samsung), but did use their install video. Apologies if you were making a general statement/reply about OWC and Trim. Also, to reiterate, I am not a complete bum in sing OWC only for their video as I have purchased a lot from them.
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    Screen Sharing Working Well, But A Few Quirks

    Okay, I am developing a habit of answering my own threads. I googled the heck out of this and found little that was related, though some reports of screen saver and screen sharing problems similar on headless mac minis, but not quite the same. A SMC and PRAM reset was suggested and on my MacBook...
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