27 inch iMac Restart Issues

Discussion in 'iMac' started by broper, Aug 7, 2010.

  1. broper macrumors newbie

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    I'm currently not able to either shutdown my iMac or restart it. When attempting to restart it, the top menu bar disappears but the system just sits there. When I try starting Finder I get an error message but I can start Safari. One I start Safari, I have control over the system once again.

    Has anyone else experienced this? Short of holding in the power button, is there a way to force the system to restart?
     
  2. Michaelgtrusa macrumors 604

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    The first thing I would do is contact Apple. is this a new mac?
     
  3. broper thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No, it's not one of the recently announced iMac's but it's only 5 weeks old.

    Strangely, after multiple attempts, it finally restarted for me. I selected "shutdown" and nothing happened. I then selected "restart" again and the system finally rebooted.

    Seems odd but I can't explain it.
     

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