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iMac 20" Won't Boot?


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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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Yes keep it away from YouTube lol!

Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!
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Looks like it Chscag! What should we do?

One post and it's a comedy.
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I just had to put it up! Thanks for watching it and not banning me
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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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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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