Brokern iMac hardeive?? Need help

Discussion in 'iMac' started by agfox82, Oct 6, 2009.

  1. agfox82 macrumors newbie

    Oct 6, 2009
    Hi all

    I am new to this palce and ahving to work from my I phone as I have no computer at present.

    My iMac that I I have had for around a year( aluminum desk top , with 1gb memroy and intel core 2 duo processer) has stoped running.

    It has been getting slower over the last mounth and then just turned it's self of and stoped, when I fired it back I I had the dreaded White screen folder and flashing question mark.

    After reading all of the posts on various fourms, and talking to my handy local apple techinituon in the apple store, I tryed all of the starting up in diferent modes and such, by holding diff buttons down, but with no joy. None of them would do anything! , the only thing tahr worked was running the computer iff the os x start up disk.

    After a lot of mucking around and a few days eating up the pros and cons, my missis decided to erase the hard drive and reinstall osx

    the hard drive is showing 279gb and now saying no gliders are used, but when you try and instLl osx, it will spend 45 mind checking the disk, then get in to the first quatr of the insatll prossws bar and crash, bringing upna White screen with a bunch of error messges???

    What dose this mean? Can I get past this? Is the mac completely broken?

    Please help me
  2. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    Looks like your iMac's hard drive is broken. Do you have warranty left? If you do, call to Apple and get it fixed. If you aren't, you can change it yourself or ask Apple Store or reseller to do it (it doesn't cost so much, maybe 200$)
  3. AAPLaday Guest


    Aug 6, 2008
    Manchester UK
    If its under a year take it to the apple store. You get a years warranty with it.
  4. agfox82 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 6, 2009
    Just out of warrenty! I will have to fork out I suppose!
  5. ramases macrumors member

    Jan 14, 2008
    Not necessarily. Book a genius appointment and take it in. You may be surprised. If it is just out of warranty, then you may be able to argue that it shouldn't fail that quickly - most HDD's will have 3-5 years warranty on them if you bought one separately. I had a battery replaced under warranty on my MacBook that was nearly two years old. I was expecting to pay, and the genius swapped it there and then.
  6. MasterDev macrumors 65816

    Sep 14, 2009
    For something like the hard drive, they will most likely say tough luck. But worth a shot...

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