imac (27" late 2013)

  1. J

    upgrade advice for a late 2013 27-inch iMac

    With the "new normal" being working from home with ZOOM meetings my (late 2013 27" imac with 8gb of RAM and 3.4 GHz Intel Core i5) is doing ok. It also doubles as my home entertainment system - mainly HULU and NETFLIX and for this purpose it is doing ok. I also like the rest of those running...
  2. Tonelli

    Help Picking between 2 iMacs 2013 !

    hey ! Looking for advice I'm between two iMacs 2013 Late 2013 iMac 27' 24gb ram , 1tb hdd , 3.5ghz i7 800$ Canadian or 602$ US OR Late 2013 iMac 21.5 , 1.12 tab fusion drive, 8gb ram 3.1 ghz i7 850$ Canadian or 640$ US Advice on selection and price would be very helpful !
  3. J

    Akitio Thunder2 PCIe for NVMe SSDs?

    I have a late 2013 iMac (model 14,2) with a 1TB internal HDD. I feel like the performance of the system would benefit from moving the OS, applications, and my personal files to a SSD. There are several options for doing this (an external USB SSD, a thunderbolt 2 enclosure for SATA SSDs, opening...
  4. @

    Mac Mini Experts: What TV/Monitor Should I Get?

    Background The last TV I bought was a "box" TV I bought over a decade ago. I have always wanted a wide screen TV and, now that I watch Netflix, movies, and TV shows on my computer and flat screen TVs are becoming cheaper and more computer-compatible, it seems like a good time to buy one...
  5. H

    Strange power issue with my 2013 iMac 27”

    Experiencing a very strange problem with my iMac. When I shut down the Mac, I can’t turn it back on immediately. To start/turn on again, I’ll have to unplug the power cable from the wall then wait for 30-60 seconds before connecting the power cable back into the (wall) power then it will turn...
  6. M

    iMac running slow with SSD and HDD

    Hi All, I am new to this forum but I cant seem to come right with my issue. I have done a fair bit of research but cant seem to come right. My Issue: I have two 27” iMacs, A Late 2013 and a Late 2012 model, both have the same issue. I installed an SSD into the iMac and did a clean OS High...
  7. P

    iMac Late 2013 27 in Graphics issue

    Hello all, I have had a iMac Late 2013 for the last 3 or 4 years and I am seeing a graphics issue. It is very similar to the picture attached to this post. From what I have been reading online, it appears to either be a graphics card issue or the LCD screen is failing. I am thinking to buy a...
  8. J

    HDD replacement under UK consumer law

    Hi I've got a 27-inch late 2013 iMac with 3TB Fusion Drive, and long story short, the HDD part of the drive has failed and hence needs replacing (I've attached a much longer explanation of how I got to this point at the end for those that are interested). I took it to my local Genius Bar today...
  9. Aedant

    OSX 10.14 Mojave broken and unusable on 27" Late 2013 iMac with 3TB Fusion Drive

    I'll try to make this short and organized. TLDR: installed Mojave twice, one time less than perfectly and on time after completely wiping my computer, and both times, it took about 10 minutes to boot, had a hard time connecting bluetooth keyboard and mouse, the wi-fi symbol had a X and said...
  10. macpeach55

    Installing High Sierra after Splitting a Fusion drive & adding a 2TB SSD

    Hi, I just had my HDD replaced by with an EVO 860 SSD, and intended to use only the Evo & just ignore the 128Gb drive. However the Company who did it re-fused the new Drive with the Apple 128 GB SSD re-creating a Fusion Drive. Unfortunately this produces a drive where you cannot add any...
  11. Mac4Brains

    Apple installed 512G SSD (iMac14,2)

    Just an idea I wanted to ask about, My iMac14,2 is showing signs that it might not last much longer. So I was thinking about getting a new iMac. The idea hit me that but I don’t know if I can do it or not. Can I move the Apple installed 512G SSD from my “ME089LL/A” (iMac14,2) to a new iMac...
  12. timtunes

    Options: Be Patient or Get new Mac?

    I have a late-2013 27" iMac. 3TB fusion drive, 32GB memory. Uses mainly music (1.7TB) and photos (0.7TB) All good until 2 weeks ago (seemed to be at the same time as MSOffice autoupdate but maybe coincidence). Then it just sloooowed. Beachball all the time. Via Applecare :- - standard safe...
  13. D

    Do I have a SSD?

    My parents have a late 2013 27’ iMac that came with a traditional HD. After some years (beginning of 2016) the system was being a bit sluggish so I convinced them to upgrade the thing with a SSD to speed things up. I ordered a 250GB Samsung EVO SSD. Gave it to my parents and they passed the SSD...
  14. N

    Installing RAM in a 27-inch late-2013 iMac

    I would like to increase the RAM in my iMac (it currently holds the standard 2 x 4GB cards with 2 empty slots). I have found some 16 GB cards for a good price and would like to increase the RAM to support my graphics programs. I know that it can only support 32GB (as per apple website). 1. Do...
  15. joelw135

    Using Target Display Mode is there a way to assign a application to a certain display as with a seco

    I have set up my Late 2013 iMac with my 2017 iMac using Target Display mode. I know I can drag an application to any screen I desire, but can I assign that app to open in a secondary display even after I close the app, and reopen. I know I do it with my old regular display. I am on High Sierra...
  16. titaniumjones

    iMac 2013 CPU Upgrade

    Help! I don't know if anyone is still reading this thread. This is what happened to me and what I have done so far. iMac 2013 27" 3.5GHz Nvidia GT780M 4GB (This may or may not be important) So the hinge failed on this machine and, knowing my way around the iMac and other machines, I decided to...
  17. P

    iMac Keyboard Issue

    I seem to be experiencing a rather odd problem. My Caps key will not light up when pressed, however, will type in Caps but very slowly which also slows down the computer when in Upper case. When in Lowercase all is fine. Did a restart and the problem has vanished, however, computers being what...
  18. Heliotropen

    upgrade imac late 2013 ssd (internal vs external)?

    Hi all My late 27" Late 2013 imac (i5 - 8gb ram) - is insanely slow - I think it's the 1gb fusion drive: Esp. things like opening mails, or just having it open the emoj-window takes ages - so no smiies :D Anyways, I'm considering my options here: 1) I could throw in more ram, which is...
  19. M

    Getting stuck with a cursor on a black screen

    Hey guys, Ever since the jump to Sierra on a few of our Macs (Mac Pro Late 2013 and iMacs Late 2013, 5K 2015) that sporadically they will while you are in the middle of working go black with the cursor still showing. I have found that if I use Remote Desktop and send a Wake command to the...
  20. M

    iMac 27" Late 2012 and later - logic board-screw with/out HDD... (length)

    Hallo, I have a question for the iMac specialists/upgraders amongst you: I am wondering about a very specific logic board screw (arrow in the image below), which secures both the bracket for the HDD as well as the logic board (image taken originally from iFixit): iFixit states that this...