1st gen 24" iMac locks during load

Discussion in 'iMac' started by toomuchstereo, Dec 16, 2007.

  1. toomuchstereo macrumors regular

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    My first gen iMac will not boot OSX, XP, or even start from the leopard install disk. Any ideas out there? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. toomuchstereo thread starter macrumors regular

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  3. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    How far does it get?
    Are you using the original RAM that came with it?
     
  4. toomuchstereo thread starter macrumors regular

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    hangs at the grey screen with apple logo, after the little progress grafic is going, system starts in single user mode, not that does anything for me

    Just ran file system check, it says the HD appears to be ok


    Original ram from apple 2gb
     
  5. toomuchstereo thread starter macrumors regular

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    got the apple hardware test to run, it reported no errors on extended testing, still can't boot into anything
     
  6. toomuchstereo thread starter macrumors regular

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    Will a Apple store work on my iMac if its out of warranty and no applecare?
     
  7. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Yes, you can definitely take it in to be repaired there.
     

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