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    You know, I looked the the span of those models...

    You know, I looked the the span of those models and couldn't recall the steps for the G3's OS8.6. Nice to know Ricks, you younger fellows can remember ;) that far back. I say that in part, because it...
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    That sounds positive. When my iMac started...

    That sounds positive.

    When my iMac started doing something similar a few months back, it got to the point where it wouldn't even startup. Apple tech said they thought the CPU was dead. They would...
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    :D Thanks Ricks. I'll use you as a reference when...

    :D Thanks Ricks. I'll use you as a reference when I apply to work at Apple, someday.
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    Oh man, there's so much to know and when you...

    Oh man, there's so much to know and when you start down the rabbit hole of routers and ISP service providers, it really gets confusing. I actually don't know all that much, but you may become the...
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    I did a search for Azotel and seems to be a...

    I did a search for Azotel and seems to be a service that ISPs use for wireless internet services. Are you using an ISP via wireless service? I'm guessing that the issues your ISP is having is the...
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    I'm going to take a shot in the dark here, and it...

    I'm going to take a shot in the dark here, and it seems there's nothing to loose, you could clear all your history in Safari. If you reinstalled the your bookmarks, they could be corrupted. Maybe...
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    I've done this a couple of times and it does work...

    I've done this a couple of times and it does work for many issues.
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    Oh that's a good idea, hadn't thought of parting...

    Oh that's a good idea, hadn't thought of parting it out. What is most in demand, I wonder?
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    How did you know that? It's going to be plum...

    How did you know that? It's going to be plum naked when I'm done. Me, I'll be wearing a barrel with shoulder straps to keep it up. (Does anyone remember those really old cartoons)

    One of the...
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    I saw the genius at Apple today. His educated...

    I saw the genius at Apple today. His educated guess was that the CPU was the issue and that for only $600 they could fix it. Itís at the end of the cycle and wonít take Mojave. Must be time for...
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    Went there. Tried to boot from external drive and...

    Went there. Tried to boot from external drive and the same thing happens. I guess itís time to think about removing RAM. Itís interesting that I can get Hardware Test to run, but nothing else right...
  12. Thread: Black Screen

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    Black Screen

    It started Sunday night, the screen on my 2011 iMac 3.4 ghtz went dark. There was light on the edges of the screen. Restart produced the same result. Reset NVRAM and it started up and worked. My...
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    It just proves that 3 heads are better than one....

    It just proves that 3 heads are better than one. Glad you got it all figured out! Certainly satisfaction coming to completion of such a test. Bravo! :)
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    I have, over time, seen this before. I can only...

    I have, over time, seen this before. I can only speculate about why and my first is Mac OS changes. How big are all your files? If you have an iTunes account you could have them on line, in iCloud...
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    I've been wondering about this as well. Thanks...

    I've been wondering about this as well. Thanks for the answer Rick!
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    Sounds like you need a new power supply. Look...

    Sounds like you need a new power supply. Look here: https://www.ifixit.com/Answers/View/408712/Apple+STUMPED+-+iMac+shuts+off+randomly,+daily+to+multiple+times-hour
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    Thanks, I finally contacted SOPHOS. They...

    Thanks, I finally contacted SOPHOS. They explained how to remove the old items that were interfering with installing the new version:

    Reboot into Recovery Mode (Command+R on boot)
    Open...
  18. Well now I understand the sparsebundle concept a...

    Well now I understand the sparsebundle concept a bit better. I found this and hope it provides you with an answer.

    https://discussions.apple.com/thread/5194889
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    It would be nice if it said which ones were in...

    It would be nice if it said which ones were in question. In finder I can do, terminal could be terminal from my lack of experience there. Leaves me feeling just a little insecure
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    Darned Permissions

    Still on 10.12.6 and just recently Sophos is popping up saying:
    Please contact your system administrator. You Mac is running with Non-stadard permissions on key directories and your Mac may be...
  21. Thread: G5 2.7GHz

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    Sticky: I was waiting too :rolleyes:

    I was waiting too :rolleyes:
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    I don't recall now. I just inform, they choose.

    I don't recall now. I just inform, they choose.
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    I laugh every time I hear that routine. In fact...

    I laugh every time I hear that routine. In fact when I'm getting back to something I've paused on, I ask myself who's on first. All I can say is if Rick doesn't know the answer, who can give you the...
  24. Command R is for restoring your OS. If you have...

    Command R is for restoring your OS. If you have no OS on your boot drive to start with you will get nothing, it's part of the install of the OS from the factory. They take a portion of the Hard Drive...
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    Hey Rick, just a thought. If one took the SSD out...

    Hey Rick, just a thought. If one took the SSD out and loaded it with High Sierra and reinstalled the SSD, would it boot? I have read that you can do that for 2009 model iMacs.
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