|Sep 4, 2008, 03:32 PM||#1|
Help!! iMac keeps shutting off
Every time I start it up it shuts off after a minute. All I get is a white screen with the grey apple and the spinning wheel and then it turns off. Before this I did the hardware test and I got this: 4HDD/11/40000004:SATA (0,0). I was also able to go on single user mode, but now I can't do either .
Anyone know what I could do? Thanks!
|Sep 4, 2008, 03:41 PM||#2|
Can you boot off of the OS X DVD? I would suggest trying that, as it looks like either one of the partitions of the HD is corrupt or the entire machine is corrupt.
|Sep 5, 2008, 06:18 PM||#4|
So when I turned on the mac today I hold the option key and managed to see the Mac OS X disc . So I just changed the startup disc to the OS X disc or should I change it to the Macintosh HD? I still cant login so my friend is going to lend me her laptop so I could do target mode though do I just drag the user folder to her desktop?
Thank you for your help!
|Sep 6, 2008, 03:59 PM||#6|
Try switching the SATA connectors?
Mac Pro, Dual Intel Xeon CPUs at 2.66GHz each, 3GB RAM, ATi HD4870, 500GB + 250GB.
iPod Touch, 2nd Generation, 8 Gigabytes.
|Sep 6, 2008, 04:29 PM||#7|
What do you mean?...I'm trying to do target mode, but all that will show up in her macbook is the disc I have in my computer. It won't show the Macintosh HD .....Also now I can do single mode so I ran the fsck and i got this:
**Root file system
**Checking Journaled HFS Plus Volume.
**Checking Catalog File.
invalid mode structure
**Rebuilding Catalog B-Tree
**The Volume Macintosh HD could not be repaired.
/dev/rdisk0s2(HFS)Exited with signal 8
should i keep doing the fsck?......Even if I try to reinstall mac os x it won't show the HD.
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