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    Mar 03, 2012
    iMac Stuck on Screen Saver
    Our iMac is stuck on the screen saver. If you wiggle the mouse, you can see the cursor move on the screen, but there is no access to anything as it is still showing the screen saver image, and it is not moving from image to image like it would if the screen saver was actually running. (Using the 'Cosmos' saver, stuck on the image of a nebula ). Even pressing keys on the keyboard doesn't help. What can I do?? I've tried command+option+esc, didn't help.
    We are currently trying to back up to an external drive - would that have anything to do with it?
    Thanks in advance!

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    Jan 23, 2008
    Keller, Texas
    2017 27" iMac, 10.5" iPad Pro, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 7+, Numerous iPods, High Sierra
    The backup program may have locked everything while it's running. Let it complete first and then try to reboot the machine. Let us know.

  3. #3

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    Mar 03, 2012
    We did a hard reboot, and things seem to be running ok now.

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