iMac 20" Just died...

Discussion in 'iMac' started by sycrunaway, Sep 7, 2008.

  1. sycrunaway macrumors newbie

    Sep 7, 2008
    ok...approxmitly 5-10min my iMac 20" decided to take its own is now DEAD. It was the generation just before the new aluminum ones came out.

    I was just in the middle of doing my cd-cover project, in photoshop, for tafe and it sounded like a small fuse blew or something. But it smelt like something burning straight after it. It wont turn on anymore. So yea...i was wonderin if this has happened to anyone? And if theres any chance of recovering my projects from my HDD (about 100gb+ worth :( )
  2. nick9191 macrumors 68040

    Feb 17, 2008
    Your hard drive should be okay.

    Are you covered with AppleCare?
  3. Etherz10 macrumors member

    Aug 27, 2008
    United Kingdom
    So Your iMac is The White one 2006 Version

    iv never had that problem but ye your hard disk should be fine but have you got a backup
  4. sycrunaway thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 7, 2008
    currently this is my backup (Toshiba A60 Laptop) - but not all the latest versions are on this (my projects), unfortunately this only has PS7 running on it and i only just recently switched to CS3 on the iMac, and i have a couple on my USB stick. I dont mind if i dont get all of it back, i just need the cd-cover project which is the most important thing atm. Other than that id be over the moon if they could recover more.

    Problems like this is one of the reasons i switched to mac, lol. I dunno how this happened though...might been surged or something. But yea..i hope the HDD is ok. Taking it into the city tomorrow to get it looked at.

    Would this be the first for a mac?
  5. Coldacre macrumors member

    Sep 7, 2008
    it just sounds like the power supply has blown. that happened to me a while back when i was leaving my iMac on for days on end.

    it's easy fixed by the guys at the Apple shop.
  6. sycrunaway thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 7, 2008
    only problem is that wasnt on for more than 24hr. Just from about 11am till 6:30pm. Did 2 restarts when photoshop and illustrator started to lag.

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