iMac Refusing to Boot

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Zelnaga, Sep 2, 2015.

  1. Zelnaga macrumors regular

    Jun 4, 2010
    Hi Guys,

    I have a 2011 iMac 21.5inch and been going solid until recently, where when I went to boot my iMac, for some reason it would take 10 mins on the apple logo, before it turns off automatically.

    I also tried recovery mode but it keeps failing to recover.

    Is there anything else I can try?
  2. Fishrrman macrumors P6


    Feb 20, 2009
    Try booting from a bootable external drive.

    If your problem is a failed internal drive (which it very well could be), you'll be up-and-running again in two minutes.
  3. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

    Oct 24, 2013
    Yep sounds like a dying hard drive, if a bootable backup will work that'll confirm it.
  4. Zelnaga thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 4, 2010

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