iMac stuck @ Apple logo start up screen

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

  1. bigmacman macrumors member

    bigmacman

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    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

    AlexisV

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    #2
    Can you boot at all?

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

    Paulywauly

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    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

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    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

    Edit:

    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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