iMac 27" instability

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Archon Gold, Mar 31, 2011.

  1. Archon Gold macrumors 6502

    Jun 7, 2009
    Canada, Ontario
    I'm running off of a 27" Core i3 iMac and lately have been having system instability problems with the computer (actually I've been having problems with it ever since I got it back in August '10).

    The whole system just seems to be very unstable, I've had to re install my Mac OS X partition about 6 times due to the partitioning table on the hard drive failing.

    This is actually my second machine, my iMac was sent back an hour after opening it due to a scratch on the screen's glass.

    I am running Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit on a 216Gb partition using bootcamp and it ends up with my entire Mac partition being screwed up.

    Mainly when I would try to boot up from the Mac partition I would get this screen which it would get stuck on.


    Ironically enough the Windows partition would still work fine.
    Even a few days ago I had problems shutting down as the computer would kernel panic when trying to do so.


    Two days ago the system became so unstable that I couldn't do anything.
    The Magic Mouse lost it's connection and the iMac wouldn't reconnect it. Even when trying to enable the right click function on the mouse, System preferences started to hang, Finder hung, Skype hung, and I couldn't do anything.

    Anyone have any ideas? (I have the Applecare extended warranty)

  2. Dyne macrumors member

    Jul 30, 2010
    While I don't know what is causing the issue, there's the solution. :) Seems like faulty hardware to me.
  3. MacHamster68 macrumors 68040


    Sep 17, 2009
    i think its a software problem caused by bootcamp and windows install
  4. frankieboy macrumors regular

    Jun 29, 2009
    I'm a gonna' put my money on that its the HDD.
  5. Pachang macrumors regular

    Dec 17, 2009
    No idea man. Haven't seen anything like it. Take it back I reckon.

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