2008 iMac won't start up

Discussion in 'iMac' started by blockburner28, Oct 24, 2013.

  1. blockburner28 macrumors 6502


    Jun 27, 2009
    New Orleans
    Good evening, When I try to start it up it only stays at the apple with the loading thing under it. I tried to boot in safe mode and nothing happens. I tried everything from trying to boot from usb, but my hard drive doesn't have enough space. I also tried to delete the hard drive, but it said something about it being locked. What are my options?
  2. OpTic Jayex macrumors regular

    OpTic Jayex

    Sep 1, 2013
    Broken Arrow
    Have you booted up from a Snow Leopard Disc? What does it say when you try to erase the HD?
  3. josh.b macrumors regular

    Oct 19, 2013
    kick it. Nah kidding. Do a PRAM reset. command+option+p+r hold it down while booting see what happens.
  4. michaeld4500, Oct 25, 2013
    Last edited: Oct 25, 2013

    michaeld4500 macrumors newbie

    Jul 30, 2012
    Disk Warrior

    Two words "Disk Warrior 4.4" awesome disc had a customer with the same issue used the disc fixed the Imac in 15mins :)

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