iMac stuck @ Apple logo start up screen

Discussion in 'iMac' started by bigmacman, Nov 27, 2010.

  1. bigmacman macrumors member


    Jul 16, 2010
    My 3-month old iMac was responding very slowly when I used the latest version of Safari. So I forced quit the program. From then on, whenever I turned on the iMac, it would get stuck at the Apple logo start up screen. I had to unplug the power since the machine is getting very hot after 15 mins. Any advice?? Cheers.
  2. AlexisV macrumors 68000


    Mar 12, 2007
    Manchester, UK
    Can you boot at all?

    Why do you think it is getting too hot?
  3. Paulywauly macrumors 6502a


    Sep 26, 2009
    Durham, UK
    doesnt sound good at all, could be a bad hard disc, might not be though.

    First thing i'd do is stick your recovery disc in and see if it boots and try a disc repair in the disc utility.

    If that doesnt work contact Apple as it'll still be under warranty
  4. viizi macrumors regular

    Dec 2, 2010
    Reset the PRAM if that fails put your install dvd in and hold C after booting up and install over the top. If that fails, take it to genius (lol) bar


    It seems you being stuck at the logo means the computer is stuck in an endless cpu intensive task which would cause heating. I would suggest the disk repair and also a install over. Even better a clean install if you have everything backed up somewhere.

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