iMac Won't Boot Up


macrumors member
Original poster
Jul 25, 2011
My iMac is getting stuck at the white Apple logo screen and won't go any further. I've tried SMC reset and also pram reset, and neither really worked out for me. It's getting me frustrated because I need to type up an essay >.<


macrumors 68040
Dec 22, 2009
Could be a dead HD, that was the case when I had a similar issue. You might want to run a hardware test, you should have gotten a disk for that with your computer, or it might be in the recovery partition for Lion machines. If you have up to date backups you should be fine but you might need to pay for a new HD if you're out of warranty.