2008 imac does not boot

Discussion in 'iMac' started by smattmul, Jul 6, 2010.

  1. smattmul macrumors member

    smattmul

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    I need to know if I should make a maintenance report about my 2008 imac
    One day it did not boot up. went to a white screen. I had recently encrypted my home folder. Everything is backed up on a time machine but I forgot my install disks back on campus. My apple care expires soon. Do i report the problem? Is there a fix without my Snow Leopard disks?
     
  2. smattmul thread starter macrumors member

    smattmul

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    thanks , cant wait to give it a try. i will post the outcome
     
  3. smattmul thread starter macrumors member

    smattmul

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    Solution and a Question

    The computer booted randomly. I unplugged it and set it aside, came back and it booted when I hit the power. Now today my computer froze coming back from sleep and beach balled causing me to hold the power until off then turned it back on. same non-booting as before, i turned it off with a hit of the power and unplugged it then plugged it back in. This worked, It seems i have a problem, any thing you have heard of?
     
  4. archipellago macrumors 65816

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    yes, lots of newer Macs fail inside 2 years..they aren't very good.

    sounds like main logic board to me.... $$$$$
     
  5. smattmul thread starter macrumors member

    smattmul

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    "sounds like main logic board to me.... $$$$$ "



    REALLY, can i get a second opinion, or is there a way to check. Thanks for the advise. Hope your wrong.
     

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