imac stuck on grey screen

Discussion in 'iMac' started by stephenxiii, Oct 16, 2010.

  1. stephenxiii macrumors regular

    stephenxiii

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    Glasgow
    #1
    Rite guys in a bit of a situation
    i recently used my mac after bein idle for about 2 months
    and as soon as i switched it on it went straight to the grey screen.
    here is what ive tried

    booting in safe mode- once safe mode boots i just go back to grey screen
    booting in safe mode via- shift + cmd + v and again back to grey

    finaly i went and put my snow leopard disk in and booted from that and done a fresh instal, which is fine until i try and click on safari - photobooth etc
    it just comes up and says safari forced closed try again.
    and once i restart back to gray.


    Grrrr hope you understand what im saying, im not very good at explaining stuff
     
  2. cobrasneverdie macrumors member

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    #2
    this happened to my macbook once, I'm not sure if this will help but if you have anything plugged in i.e. ipod, hard drive, phone. Try a reboot with out anything plugged in to usb.

    If not then hope you find another solution
     
  3. toolbox macrumors 68020

    toolbox

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    #3
    Can you boot of your OS X DVD and verify the HDD? Sounds like the hard disk may have problems.
     
  4. stephenxiii thread starter macrumors regular

    stephenxiii

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    #5
    i had been booting from disk all day, and doing fresh instal
    also doing a disk utility check and that came back fine.

    In the end im back up and running, i removed my HD and placed it back in
    thanks for all you help
     

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