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Can someone help? My friend gave me an Imac 17in intel and I get an apple flashing w/a stop like circle over top what does this mean. Please any input appreciated
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It means it can't find an operating system to boot from. That could mean a defective hard drive or some other problem. Did your friend include the original disks that came with the iMac? Also, if possible tell us the exact model you have.
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She did not have them lost I guess
It reads IMac 17/1.83/128/VRAM
It has 1gb 512 x 2
160 gig hdd
Serial qp62703xu2r if this helps
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