Late 2009 iMac crashing regularly

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

  1. Liffey macrumors regular

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    Feb 2, 2010
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    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 G3

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    Feb 20, 2009
    #2
    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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