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    iMac has rainbow ball on start up.
    So I'm sitting in front of an iMac7,1 with 10.6.x. It's my grandparents computer, formerly mine. On boot up, for some reason TextEdit opens up, and then the whole computer freezes with rbod. 5 minutes of sitting here and nothing, it's done this 3 times after a reboot and it has to be hard reset in order to reboot it. I'm going to go get the SL install disc to make sure the hd is ok, but does anybody have any other ideas?
    -Dylan

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    Disc repair did nothing and permissions repair didn't do anything either. I'm at the extent of my knowledge here n

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    Doing an apple hardware test found no trouble.

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    Just finished an extended AHT. found an error called 4MOT/2/40000004: HDD

    anybody have any idea what this means?

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    Ok well, it’s at our local Authorized Apple Service Provider, and is due back on Monday, the guy said he would phone when he found out what the problem was.
    -Dylan

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    So far everything I came up with says the hard drive is failing.

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    That was what I assumed, but either way, it was going to the AASP.
    -Dylan

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