IMac stall and won't boot... for a few days

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Faurschou, Jun 16, 2012.

  1. Faurschou macrumors newbie

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    IMac 24'', late 2008. 3,06, 4GB RAM, 500 GB hdd (100 free).

    After working on my iMac for half an hour, or so, the system starts to slow down and freezes. It won't even boot (just getting the white screen with the Apple). Won't even boot from CD-ROM. If I wait for a few days, it comes back to normal, but after 30 min of work same problem. Tried all the funny boot options with the keys. The Apple Store couldn't find any problems on it, but they only had it for 15 min, and on 'a good day' :)

    Could it be damaged RAM, or ..?
     
  2. Rlnplehshalo macrumors regular

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    Its probably hard drive related if it works fine for only a certain time or possibly the ram is it is slowly filled up over time in each session.
     
  3. Faurschou thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for your reply! Any easy way to fix it? Can you reset the RAMs?
     
  4. Rlnplehshalo macrumors regular

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    I don't know too much about that, but what I can say is that you may need to purchase additional RAM or replace it entirely. I would suggest you get someone with hands on experience to come out to quote your machine.
     

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