Help - iMac won't boot! Stuck on the Apple Logo screen!

Discussion in 'OS X' started by raymond lin, Jan 14, 2011.

  1. raymond lin
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    macrumors regular

    May 22, 2010
    I have Time Capsule and everything is backed up on there. My data is on a separate USB HD + Drobo, but for now I need my iMac to boot but it won't. It won't even get into the Desktop. Any idea how I an restore it? all the guides online says double click the Install Icon this and that...I would if I can get into the Desktop !

    It is just stuck on the Apple Logo screen with the spinny thing, that stops spinning!
  2. wildwell
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    macrumors newbie


    Oct 20, 2009
    Los Angeles
    Unfortunately, this is usually the result of a hardware problem.

    Is the computer making any sounds during the boot-up process, such as audible beeps or tones (indicating a RAM problem) or a clicking sound (indicating a hard drive problem)? :rolleyes:
  3. MacForScience
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    macrumors 6502

    Sep 7, 2010
    Have you tried booting from an install disc? If your issue is software this will work or if your HD is bad. I would also see if you can and then run hardware check on your machine.


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