|Nov 14, 2012, 04:58 PM||#1|
Possible serious Imac problem
I am having what seems to be a very serious problem with my imac and cant find any similar stories online so hopefully someone here can help.
I have 20.5" intel core 2 duo imac (2007-2008 I think). I have had no issues at all and suddenly today the screen had a strange moment with a flash of coloured squares/interference then froze so I had to hard reset.
The mac rebooted ok but on after selecting user and logging in the same happened again.
Now I have a badly flickering grey boot screen which eventually just goes to solid blue. Sometimes the mouse pointer appears and works fine with no interuption from the static.
I am not able to boot safe mode or from a disc.
If anyone can help I'd really appreciate it.
Here are some pics of the macs screen issue.
Last edited by grapes911; Nov 14, 2012 at 06:28 PM. Reason: replaced img with timg
|Nov 14, 2012, 07:31 PM||#3|
Any idea how much repairs would cost? my applecare has ran out and I was hoping to by a new imac this year but this one has all my work on it foolishly not backed up.
Maybe a stupid question but is there anyway to salvage data from the hard drive without repairs?
|Nov 14, 2012, 07:41 PM||#4|
The hard drive and your data are completely salvageable. Just remove the hard drive from the iMac and install it in an external enclosure or docking station.
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