Won't boot, gets stuck on loading screen which turns "green"

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Viira, Nov 4, 2010.

  1. Viira, Nov 4, 2010
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2012

    Viira macrumors newbie

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    #1
    So its been 4 years since my last issue with this imac (ECM 2111) and it broke tonight ;[

    The message popped up telling me I needed to restart, I did, now does not want to run.

    It starts to load up, plays the start up chime, I see the apple and loader animation, then the screen becomes all "green pattern-ish" and again I get the message to restart

    I tried the PRAM and NVRAM & SMU reset - nothing
    tried loading with my original disk - nothing

    What could be wrong with it?
     

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  2. Viira thread starter macrumors newbie

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    #3
    So i was able to run the hardware test and apparently it said no problems were detected, but, the tab with video card says "unknown video"
     
  3. Hellhammer Moderator

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    #4
    Sounds like a GPU failure then. Not much you can do. You could take it to Apple so they can troubleshoot it and give an estimation of repair cost but I doubt it's worth it to fix it.
     

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