my mac is sick

Discussion in 'iMac' started by fbhump, Apr 21, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Apr 21, 2011
    I'm getting long start ups and crashes at the least provocation lately, the only diagnostic hint I get is a hardware error code: 4mot/1/40000002:HDD0.:eek:

    Does this mean anything to you?
    Appreciate any clue as to my next move. I've done everything short of reformatting - it won't partition either: "hd drive won't unmount"

  2. macrumors 601


    Feb 19, 2008
  3. macrumors member

    Feb 2, 2008
    if it is your hdd it is easy to replace yourself [just replaced mine with a 1tb].
    it gives your imac a new lease of life! wish i had done it a lot sooner !
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 21, 2011
    Thanks guys.
    So it needs open back surgery. . .

    I didn't search very far 'cause more than a few clicks here and there and it freezes up on me.

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