iMac Doesn't Boot - Change of hard drive failure

Discussion in 'iMac' started by gnagy, Aug 8, 2013.

  1. gnagy, Aug 8, 2013
    Last edited: Aug 8, 2013

    gnagy macrumors regular

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    My 27" iMac crashed with a blue screen of death. Blue and black vertical lines.

    Now it no longer boots. The fans spin up, I can hear the hard drive and the DVD drive for a bit, but nothing happens.

    There is no Apple chime or any type of error codes.

    I have a USB keyboard and none of the keyboard start options do anything. I can't even eject the DVD from the DVD drive by holding eject or F12 while booting.

    What are the chances the hard drive died? Would I hear the Apple chime and see anything on the display if the hard drive was at fault?

    I don't care much if the motherboard or graphics card died. But a dead hard disk would be bad news. That's why I'm asking what the chances are that it's something other than the hard disk.
     
  2. macthefork macrumors 6502

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    If it was the Hard Drive, you would hear the chime and it would get to the grey screen where it couldn't find a valid Operating System (flashing ?)

    It sounds more like a Logic board, or GPU failure. Possibly a power supply, also. But, it apparently is getting some power if you can hear the HDD and the fans spin up.
     
  3. antman2x2 macrumors 6502a

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    Im gonna go with a major hardware failure here.

    Time to take her in to the good old apple store! Hope you bought applecare.
     

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