Ok, something went wrong with my OS X.

Discussion in 'macOS' started by definitive, May 20, 2009.

  1. definitive macrumors 68000

    definitive

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    Just got an iMac yesterday. Today when I turned on the iTunes screen saver, the screen turned black, and wouldn't respond. I held the power button for several seconds until it turned off, and then turned it back on. Everything was ok until I went to configure the screen savers. As soon as I picked the first one, the preview screen turned gray, and the wheel started spinning. I used force quit on it, and tried loading a different screen saver, and same thing happened.

    What's going on?
     
  2. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

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  3. definitive thread starter macrumors 68000

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    and where might i find that? sorry i'm new to mac os x. or are you talking about the applecare cd?

    edit: i found through google a solution which seemed to work for me: unplug the system for 15 seconds, but still.. would like to know where this hardware test is located.
     
  4. dejo Moderator

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    It's on one of the install discs that came with your machine. You should see a small "To use Apple Hardware Test..." notice on the disc (top right?).
     
  5. definitive thread starter macrumors 68000

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    thanks. i'll have to try it out tomorrow since i'm about to log off. my adobe apps are all running with spinning wheel now.

    funny how a simple screensaver crashes, and the system goes kaput.
     
  6. Jongewehr macrumors 6502

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    sounds like hardware,

    RAM or HDD maybe?
     
  7. Imola Ghost macrumors 65816

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    Where might I find these discs? I just bought my Macbook last week and I'm new also. Mine came with 2 discs [OSX install DVD and a Applications DVD].
     
  8. Imola Ghost macrumors 65816

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    I ran the extended tests and everything came back fine. I believe my hard drive is failing but its occasionally fine.
     
  9. definitive thread starter macrumors 68000

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    same here. today everything seems to be running normal.
     
  10. durija macrumors 6502

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    How about trying to verify disk and repair permissions?
     

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