imac 27" wont's boot up/takes a very long time to boot

Discussion in 'iMac' started by fearoftigers, May 15, 2010.

  1. fearoftigers macrumors member

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    Hi there,


    I have a 2 week old iMac 27", i7, 2tb Hard Drive, 16gb RM

    In the second week the boot up times became very slow.

    I would turn the machine on and get the chime within 5 seconds or so.

    Then just a black/blank screen.

    Eventually after about 10mins I would get a white screen then it would boot up normally.

    Now the machine just doesn't get to the white screen. So I get the chime and then just darkness. It does sound like the machine is on (usual quiet imac whirring).

    I've tried various key commands when I turn the machine on including pressing C with the install disk in the dvd drive and the alt, control, P, R pram reset.

    I've also tried unplugging all the cables, leaving the machine for a minute and switching back on. I did manage to perform the PRAM reset once. I reset the machine and it booted fine.

    But now when I switch it on just darkness.

    I've called after sales and will try to get the machine replaced but in the meantime is there anything I could try that might make the machine work? I need to do a remix this weekend (deadline Monday) so really need to get it working.

    Help!
     
  2. fearoftigers thread starter macrumors member

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  3. Hellhammer Moderator

    Hellhammer

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    Sounds like it's dead, maybe busted logic board or something. Let Apple deal with it
     

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