|Jun 13, 2012, 03:01 AM||#1|
27" imac boots to white screen with cursor
Just looking for a little advise. I have a late 2009 27" iMac 2.8 quad with 8 GB ram and 2TB HDD running Lion 10.7.4
I was using the Mac at the weekend watching a video in full screen and it hung. I resorted to rebooting it and it just came back to a bright white screen with a movable mouse cursor.
I have tried all the various resets but it just returned to the same screen. I was able to remote on to the Mac from my PC and drag off the files I needed so it appeared to be running fine although I could not see anything.
Next I used the recovery tool to check the HDD and repair, but again nothing helped. I then reloaded Lion through the recovery console via the internet but still have the same white screen with a cursor.
I have attempted to reload the machine with the original SL install disk but cannot get it to boot.
Lastly I erased the HDD from the recovery console and re-installed Lion for the internet and it is still doing the same!
FYI, Recovery console gets very slow after running for a few minutes taking minutes for clicks or typing to show on the screen, great when trying to type in an Apple ID and password!
Any advice or help gratefully received.
|Jun 13, 2012, 03:31 AM||#3|
Thanks for the reply.
No, I can't run anything from the original disk. Once inserted it spins around for a bit the ejects.
FYI, graphics look fine in the recovery console but I am guessing that is not using the proper drivers etc.
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