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

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    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?

    Thanks
     
  2. C64 macrumors 65816

    C64

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    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

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    ...if a reset doesn't work, just take it back and get one that "just works"...
     
  4. saltahan thread starter macrumors newbie

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    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

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    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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