Imac acting screwy..long start up, missing drives, mouse not working

Discussion in 'iMac' started by cmcphotography, Aug 27, 2008.

  1. cmcphotography macrumors newbie

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    For some reason the past couple of days my imac is acting weird. Lots of programs are hanging up, my mouse will stop working randomly, comp will lock up when I try and take it out of screen saver, firewire 800 drives arent recognized, now my time machine drive isnt showing up. I recently got 2 new Buffalo Drives but I wouldnt think that would cause problems. Is there anything I can do to check my system or do a scan disk (i know on a windows machine there is defrag, disc scan etc). Any help or experience with something like this would be very helpful!
     
  2. yoyo5280 macrumors 68000

    yoyo5280

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    If it is a decently new iMac, TAKE IT BACK ASAP!
    :D
     
  3. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

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    Actually, that might be the problem.

    http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?messageID=7339885

    Might be an issue between that drive and firewire, might try switching them to USB.
     

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