iMac keeps chiming

Discussion in 'iMac' started by dbrdrck, Oct 22, 2009.

  1. dbrdrck macrumors newbie

    Oct 21, 2009
    I have a first gen Intel iMac. Two days ago it froze and had to be powered off. On the restart it did the initial start up chime. Then went to the gray screen with the start up chime going off about every 5 seconds. It never gets farther than that. I've tried to reset the SMC. When I tried to zap the PRAM it did the same start up routine as described above. I haven't been able to find any thing on the web about this type of problem.
    Any thought or ideas.
    Thanks Deny
  2. lulla01 macrumors 68020


    Jul 13, 2007

    motherboard or harddrive, have you replaced your hard drive? 5 years is a long time.
  3. MTI macrumors 65816

    Feb 17, 2009
    Scottsdale, AZ
    It could also be a failed memory module. If you have multiple pieces, try removing/swapping to see if it cures the start up issue.

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