Need iMac help badly.

Discussion in 'iMac' started by StuartMc, Jan 6, 2009.

  1. StuartMc macrumors newbie

    Jan 6, 2009
    Hi, I came home today to find my Intel iMac wasn't working properly. I can only get to the login screen and the keyboard and mouse won't work. It's definitely not a problem with the hardware and it was working fine earlier and I haven't touched them since then. They also work with my other computer. I think I may have done something to a system file (Earlier I was doing that thing that allows your iPhone to go into DFU mode in 10.5.6). If I could get in, I know what files to fix. Is there even any way just to system restore the whole thing? There isn't anything too essential on there and it could do with a cleaning out anyway.

    P.S. I'm not sure if I have any disks for it as I bought it second hand off eBay a few months ago. If that's what it requires, I can have a look for them.


    Edit: I just remembered, the file I was altering was the USB files so I must have messed something up.

    Edit x2: Is there any way of using a laptop as the keyboard and mouse, or sonething like that?
  2. mastershakess macrumors 6502

    May 14, 2008
    Bel Air, MD
    Call APPLE for replacement restore disks
  3. StuartMc thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 6, 2009
    But I was wondering if I will be able to restore with a disk without being able to use the mouse or keyboard.

    I'd still rather I found a way of getting the mouse connected without USB or PS/2. I'd only need in for a second to fix the file.
  4. linuxophile macrumors regular

    Nov 8, 2005
    If you have another mac you can start up your imac in target mode (press T at startup). The imac will be usable as an external harddisk.

    Or: if you can log-in remotely (ssh) you can fix it.

    Curiosity: why did you mess with the USB config files?

    Remark: there was a very similar post sometime yesterday.

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