unable to install fresh 10.6.1 on new 21.5 base iMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by saltahan, Nov 1, 2009.

  1. saltahan macrumors newbie

    Mar 3, 2006
    Hello all

    After receiving my new iMac I had a little play (found a dead pixel slap bang in the middle of the screen which im over) then when i went do a fresh install of 10.6.1 with the disks provided, the iMac restarts once prompted and just hangs after restart.

    All i see is a grey screen and the only way to get the iMac to boot is to force the disk out. I would ideally like to be able to wipe the iMac to do a custom install.

    Any ideas?

  2. C64 macrumors 65816


    Sep 3, 2008
    Are you able to try the disk in another Mac? If not, just walk into an Apple Store; I'm sure you'll be able to test it there. Maybe it's just faulty.
  3. J&JPolangin macrumors 68030

    Jul 5, 2008
    Thule GL @ the TOW
    ...if a reset doesn't work, just take it back and get one that "just works"...
  4. saltahan thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 3, 2006
    thanks for the advice, i was using the wrong installation disk.

    I had a copy of 10.4.10 from my old iMac! whoops!
  5. UltraNEO* macrumors 601


    Jun 16, 2007
    OEM disks supplied with the system will only work with another system if it's from the same class, year and revision; also the OS version supplied is usually the earliest version that'll be compatible with that system.

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