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    iMac 20" Won't Boot?
    Hey,

    My iMac won't boot up. It makes a few noises and lights up but it wont start. I just recorded a quick video to show you what happens.

    Problem With iMac

    Does anyone know how to fix it?

    Thanks
    -Dom

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    I just had to put it up! Thanks for watching it and not banning me

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    Hey Brain Blink
    Quote Originally Posted by brainblink View Post
    Hey,

    My iMac won't boot up. It makes a few noises and lights up but it wont start. I just recorded a quick video to show you what happens.

    Problem With iMac

    Does anyone know how to fix it?

    Thanks
    -Dom
    I have got a similar issue with my iMac 27" Twins, do you see a white screen at all? or is it like its not getting power. Mine is powers up using the option key, I select the Install DVD to begin the install, then I go to a white screen with the gray apple in the center all usb devices go dark, no lights and it can sit there for hours, I let it sit 4 two (2) hours just to see if it was a patients thing. Its not.

    Give me a bit more info on the state of your mac, example:
    1. Is there an OS installed?
    2. Has there ever been Windows on your machine.
    3 Are you sure your DVD drive is healthy and good.
    This is most critical as if you have a weak dvd it may play videos or movies When the machine is running, but for some reason if the drive is week most of the time 9 out of 10 it is too week to perform an install.

    I run into this all the time with PC's and on occasion with a mac.
    If you have another mac that runs, Make an image and restore it to a USB flash Drive and try installing it that way, I did just to prove it worked on my working Mac Pro Quad, Still didnt solve my problem with my iMac however.

    I am cutting my losses, swallowing my crow, and heading by way of the Mac Genius store tomorrow. I have both of these 27" iMacs that are less than 8 months old and still under warranty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by webdevii View Post
    I have got a similar issue with my iMac 27" Twins, do you see a white screen at all? or is it like its not getting power. Mine is powers up using the option key, I select the Install DVD to begin the install, then I go to a white screen with the gray apple in the center all usb devices go dark, no lights and it can sit there for hours, I let it sit 4 two (2) hours just to see if it was a patients thing. Its not.

    Give me a bit more info on the state of your mac, example:
    1. Is there an OS installed?
    2. Has there ever been Windows on your machine.
    3 Are you sure your DVD drive is healthy and good.
    This is most critical as if you have a weak dvd it may play videos or movies When the machine is running, but for some reason if the drive is week most of the time 9 out of 10 it is too week to perform an install.

    I run into this all the time with PC's and on occasion with a mac.
    If you have another mac that runs, Make an image and restore it to a USB flash Drive and try installing it that way, I did just to prove it worked on my working Mac Pro Quad, Still didnt solve my problem with my iMac however.

    I am cutting my losses, swallowing my crow, and heading by way of the Mac Genius store tomorrow. I have both of these 27" iMacs that are less than 8 months old and still under warranty.
    Thanks for your help, but it wasn't really broken. Just a little sketch that I made. I thought people on the forum might enjoy it

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    On a serious note, for some reason my internet connection times out but all the other computer/laptops in the house remain connected. Does anyone know the cause?

    Any help is appreciated!

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