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Jetheat
Jun 27, 2012, 09:08 AM
I had a slow running imac so i rebooted it.

It wouldn't start. Instead, it showed a flashing folder icon.

The apple genius said that the hdd had gone.

So i bought another and installed it myself.

Now, after bootup, i still get the same flashing icon.

I don't have the Lion CDs coz I downloaded the OS.

Resetting PRam and pressing option+R did nothing.

Any ideas?

JH



GGJstudios
Jun 27, 2012, 12:01 PM
I had a slow running imac so i rebooted it.
It wouldn't start. Instead, it showed a flashing folder icon.
The apple genius said that the hdd had gone.
So i bought another and installed it myself.
Now, after bootup, i still get the same flashing icon.
I don't have the Lion CDs coz I downloaded the OS.
You didn't mention what Mac model you have or if it came with Lion preinstalled. If so, you can use Lion Internet Recovery.

OS X Lion: About Lion Recovery (http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4718)
Apple - OS X Lion Recovery - Introducing Lion Recovery (http://www.apple.com/macosx/recovery/)

Jetheat
Jun 27, 2012, 04:31 PM
You didn't mention what Mac model you have or if it came with Lion preinstalled. If so, you can use Lion Internet Recovery.

OS X Lion: About Lion Recovery (http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4718)
Apple - OS X Lion Recovery - Introducing Lion Recovery (http://www.apple.com/macosx/recovery/)

Sorry, I got it about 6 years ago and initially it had leopard. I upgraded to snow leopard and then to lion.

I dont thnk i can use internet recovery coz my computer is too old for that.

I have a iMac 24 inch.

Any suggestions?

JH