Need Help/Advise?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by eyedoc_00, Oct 21, 2016.

  1. eyedoc_00 macrumors regular

    Jun 25, 2005
    My 2009 iMac turned off by itself. May have been due to a power outage. It will not turn back on. When i hit the power button, I hear the mac chime sound and the apple logo shows up on the screen. After about 1-2 minutes it shuts down. I have tried to start in safe mode and the same scenario happens.
    Any thoughts?
    Thanks in advance for your help/advise.
  2. satcomer macrumors 603


    Feb 19, 2008
    The Finger Lakes Region
    I had This happen to me on my 2008 Mac Pro. What I discovered it was my Display Port cable. So when I unplugged the cable it started normally again! So if you have any Display or Thunderbolt cable plugged in try disconnecting them and try to boot up!
  3. eyedoc_00 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 25, 2005
    I do not have any displays connected. Thanks.
  4. DeltaMac macrumors G3


    Jul 30, 2003
    It's a fairly common issue that a failed/failing hard drive can cause a shutdown during boot.

    Can you boot to your hardware test?
    Boot, while holding the D key.
    If you can get to the hardware test, run both the standard, and extended tests.
  5. Fishrrman macrumors G5


    Feb 20, 2009
    You could try this (no promises):

    1. Unplug the Mac
    2. If the Mac has removable RAM, remove it for 15 minutes
    3. Put the RAM back in, plug in the Mac, try again.
  6. eyedoc_00 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 25, 2005
    Will try this when i get home tonight. Thank you.
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    Will try this when I get home tonight. Thank you.

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