iMac i7 27" won't boot

Discussion in 'iMac' started by jkop720, Aug 28, 2011.

  1. jkop720 macrumors newbie

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    I have a 2009 core i7 27" iMac running snow leopard 10.6.8. This morning it won't boot up. No matter what I do, I can't get past the apple logo screen. I've tried booting in safe mode, running hardware test, booting from the install cd, and nothing, never gets past the apple logo screen. Sometimes I will get the little spinning cog under the logo but the cog always freezes, most of the time I don't even get that, just the apple logo. Does anyone have any suggestions, or thoughts what it could be? All help is appreciated.
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Can you get to the boot partition selection screen by holding Option with the install disc in?
     
  3. jkop720 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes, I've tried that and selected the install cd, but no matter which method I use, the apple logo and cog appear, and the cog stops spinning after about 30 seconds, and then nothing.
     

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