Late 2009 iMac crashing regularly

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Liffey, Feb 24, 2015.

  1. Liffey macrumors regular

    Feb 2, 2010
    Up until now this machine has been flawless aside from a harddrive failure last year, at which point I replaced it with an SSD. However over the last month or so it has been crashing on a regular basis (sometimes multiple times in a day). The screen freezes aside from the mouse, and no amount of time or attempts to force quit will help so I have to manually restart. Sometimes while my computer is in sleep it will just randomly reboot. It's not the end of the world since I mostly work in Photoshop which can recover work. But it is very annoying.

    Any ideas what could be going on? I was hoping to wait until the next iMac Retina update before upgrading my machine.
  2. Fishrrman macrumors G5


    Feb 20, 2009
    Random thoughts:

    - Loose drive connection (to cable)
    - Loose cable connection (to motherboard)
    - RAM (is the RAM original or replacement?)
    - Something else disturbed (connection, etc) when you replaced drive
    - Video card failure?

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