05-31-2010, 06:47 AM #1Kernal Panic and will not boot from install disc
Have read nearly all the posting on Kernal Panic.
My iMac will not boot up keep getting the Kernal Panic message.
Have tried starting in Safe Mode - but stills refuses to boot
Tried booting with Install disc (Snow Leopard) pressing C while starting but will not read the disc.
Tried booting while pressing Alt key selecting disc, but will not boot from disc.
Reset PRAM but still doesn't help.
Have tried Hardware Test with orig Install Disc 1 Pressing D while booting up this time it reads and conducting the test shows no errors even with an extended test.
Also tried resetting RAM in slots -no joy
Also booted up in single user mode and did fsck -fy showing an error in the catalogue but cannot fix it.
Have a MacBook Pro which I am using now - can I somehow get into the iMac from this machine to work on the iMac??
Any ideas as to what else I can do to get the machine to boot from the disc to use disc utility, or do I need to take it into a shop?
Have done some of the above with help from Apple tel support and reading posts on this forum - but they have no more suggestions except take it to my nearest service shop.
PS iMac details below
iMac 24" Mac OS X (10.6.3) 3.06GHz (Bought May 2008)
05-31-2010, 11:42 AM #2
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05-31-2010, 12:03 PM #3
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05-31-2010, 01:58 PM #5
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05-31-2010, 07:13 PM #6
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G'day and welcome to the forums.
How old is your iMac as it does appear, as baggss states, the hard drive is failing? Hopefully it is still under warranty/Applecare and you do need to get to the repairer.
05-31-2010, 09:22 PM #7
2yrs bought May 2008
I expect to have to pay but the Hardware test shows no prob there - but I guess if its on its way out it wouldn't show up
Of to the repairers then
05-31-2010, 09:28 PM #8
06-01-2010, 05:46 AM #9
OK what else would you recommend to try and do?
I am comfortable trying most things -
By the way am getting vertical blue lines down the screen overlaying the black screen. Different widths and a different spacing
06-01-2010, 06:14 AM #10
By the way here is a picture of the screen opened in single user mode see attached and inserted:
Can see the vertical blue lines I mentioned earlier
06-01-2010, 08:18 AM #11
Have managed to access the HD using Firewire target mode using my MacBook Pro and am making an image of the file. Using disc utility on to an external HD
When done will try and use this to verify and repair the disc if needs it.
Can I use any other utilites to see if there are any other problems say with graphics or logic board??
Any suggestions welcome
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