El Capitan update killed my iMac

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by godette, Nov 3, 2015.

  1. godette macrumors member

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    Heeeeeelp please! My iMac is dead after the El capitan update. I think the update broke it. It seemed to install properly but after rebooting the screen freezes and it just won't start up again. I've attached a picture of what the screen looks like now.
    I've pulled the plug and turned it on again but I get the same result. It turns on, but then freezes.
    Sometimes the screen remains like this, sometimes, after a few hours, it suddenly fills with lines and lines of static text. It's hard to explain what it looks like.
    Has anyone else had this problem? Is there a fix for it?
    THANK YOU
     

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  3. godette thread starter macrumors member

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    Thank you! I've gone to that thread and hopefully will find my fix there.
     
  4. Burger Thing macrumors 6502a

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    My MBP is suffering from the same problem. I can only start my computer after I boot into the recovery partition and install EC again. I tried to reset the hardware several times to no avail.

    Tried yesterday to edit holiday pictures in Aperture. My god, my formerly speedy computer has turned into a bit pile of cr@p. Even the Photos App crashing randomly.

    I am starting to contemplate going back to Windows. Apple's computer lineup is too thinned out for my liking and the software doesn't 'simply works' anymore.
     

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