Major iMac issues...

Kingsly

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Okay, my moms 20" intel iMac is having weird issues. It refuses to import pictures and does strange things with them. Oh, did I mention that its about as slow as her pervious 400mhz G4?

Genius bar told us it was the aftermarket RAM, which has since been replaced with a whole different (and more expensive) brand. NOTHING. :mad:

I suspect logic board problems.

Anyways, she CANNOT live without her iMac (work ceases to exist w/o it –she is a photographer!).

I need to call AppleCare tomorrow and deal with this once and for all. I *hope* I can get her a loner (or just get it replaced)

Thoughts? :eek:
 

emptyCup

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Kingsly said:
I need to call AppleCare tomorrow and deal with this once and for all. ... Thoughts? :eek:
When did this start? Any hardware or software additions right before it happened? You could try doing a clean install of the system (since Apple will probably do this). And, yes, you definitely should call Applecare. Good luck.
 

beatsme

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Kingsly said:
It was just random. The computer began acting funny, stopped importing pics, and slowly degraded speed-wise. :(
check out the activity monitor and see if there are any active processes that are hogging CPU time and memory allocation. If so, kill those processes. If not, try creating a new user account and logging in with that.
 

Kingsly

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Seriously, I've tried it all. I am sticking to my logic board theory. Its bad... deteriorating as the minutes go by... :( :mad:

Hopefully Apple will replace it, as this is the second bad iMac we've gotten and she cant afford to be without one for even a day.
 

eRondeau

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Did you repair permissions? Better yet, download OnyX and let it run one of the standard maintenance routines. And just to be safe, unplug any FW/USB devices and then reboot, then run OnyX. Sometimes FW/USB devices can cause some weird issues.
 

beatsme

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Oct 6, 2005
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Kingsly said:
Seriously, I've tried it all. I am sticking to my logic board theory. Its bad... deteriorating as the minutes go by... :( :mad:

Hopefully Apple will replace it, as this is the second bad iMac we've gotten and she cant afford to be without one for even a day.
did you try to reset the firmware? might be worth a shot...
 

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