HELP! 27" iMac constant Beachball/spinning wheel

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  1. anc2514 macrumors newbie

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    We bought this at the end of 2009, and ever since has had issues with getting the "beach ball" or spinning wheel of death anytime you click something new, try to open a file, or a program or any link, etc. It soins for about a minute then is good to go, but sometimes lasts longer and happens constantly! How can I fix this?! Its so annoying! I paid good money for this and my 6 year old MacBook Pro with Snow Leapord is blowing this one away! Here's the details:

    Model Name: iMac
    Model Identifier: iMac10,1
    Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
    Processor Speed: 3.06 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache: 3 MB
    Memory: 4 GB
    Bus Speed: 1.07 GHz
    Boot ROM Version: IM101.00CC.B00
    SMC Version (system): 1.53f13
    Serial Number (system): W89414595PE
    Hardware UUID: 0D367BAA-B1E9-537B-BEED-971531A63954


    System Software Overview:

    System Version: Mac OS X 10.6.7 (10J869)
    Kernel Version: Darwin 10.7.0
    Boot Volume: Macintosh HD
    Boot Mode: Normal
    Secure Virtual Memory: Not Enabled
    64-bit Kernel and Extensions: No
    Time since boot: 15 days 10:38


    PLEASE HELP!

    Andrew
     
  2. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    Sounds like a bad hard drive to me. I'd see if you can get that replaced courtesy of apple. Otherwise, you can do it yourself.
     
  3. anc2514 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Its been happening since brand new, and I read some other threads from late '09 and it being people's airport or waiting for some update... mine's completely up-to-date...
     
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