imac stuck on grey screen

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

  1. stephenxiii macrumors regular


    May 12, 2009
    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

    Jul 27, 2010
    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


    Oct 6, 2007
    Australia (WA)
    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


    May 12, 2009
    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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