Resolved iMac won't start up anymore :(

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  1. Dopeyman, Dec 15, 2013
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    Dopeyman macrumors 6502a

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    2011 27" i7 iMac - running Mavericks

    I installed a 64GB SSD almost 2 months ago as just my startup drive... And all this time for some reason, I thought TRIM was on.. Nope.. It wasn't.. So yesterday I downloaded TRIM Enabler and turned it on... It prompted me to restart for the changes to take affect..

    Now.. It won't boot up... I get a slashed circle with a spinning circle on the bottom of it....

    I booted up from an external drive and it looks like all my data is still there...

    I tried resetting the PRAM. Nothing.
    I tried selecting it as my startup drive. Nothing.
    I tried Repair Disk via Disk Utility. Nothing.
    I tried turning TRIM back off. Nothing.

    What do I try next?
     
  2. Habberkuk macrumors member

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    Under your bed...
  3. Dopeyman thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Nope.... I was hoping it didn't have to come to that... That's the last thing I wanna do/try...
     
  4. blueroom macrumors 603

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    Trim doesn't work on all makes of SSDs. Reformat and reinstall OSX, restore from backup. PS don't run Trim enabler.
     
  5. Dopeyman thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    So you're saying to leave it as-is after I reformat and install Mavs?

    BTW, the SSD in question is a Crucial M4...
     
  6. Dopeyman thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well.... Thank you people for the tips...

    I just went ahead and CCC'd it, reformatted and reinstalled Mavs...

    All is well now... :D
     

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