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

    Jan 21, 2010
    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.

  2. fearoftigers thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 21, 2010
  3. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    Sounds like it's dead, maybe busted logic board or something. Let Apple deal with it

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