iMac stuck at screen

Discussion in 'iMac' started by JDee, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. JDee macrumors 6502a

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    #1
    Hi guys,

    My cousins iMac (previously mine) was working a few hours ago...

    It will turn on and goes to the Apple logo and spins round... after about a minute it turns off and then boots up.

    What is the problem?

    iMac 2.4Ghz
     
  2. JDee thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  3. lostime macrumors regular

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    sounds like there is a problem with the hard drive. Can you boot from your OSX install disk? (put the disk in and hold "c" while booting)

    go to the disk utility and do a first aid on the hard drive and try rebooting. If that doesn't work you can try reloading OSX and if it happens again then it's definately the drive.
     
  4. DavidR91 macrumors member

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    Has it definitely continued to do this? Or did it only do it once? Because certain updates cause that behavior after installing them (spin and restart).
     

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