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    20" iMac won't boot after 10.6.3 update
    To anyone who can help me...

    I downloaded both the 10.6.3 OS X update and new iTunes via Software Update before heading to bed last night and chose to Install/Shut Down. When I woke up this morning I noticed my iMac was still on but with a black screen. I tried moving the mouse and pressing many buttons but nothing happened. I decided to hold the button on the back to turn it off. I waited a few minutes and turned it back on. I took a shower and when I came back 15 minutes later it was on the white screen with the gray apple. I let it sit for a few more minutes but it never moved past this screen (the wheel just kept spinning). I had to leave for work so I wasn't able to resolve the problem. Has anyone experienced a similar problem? If so any help would be much appreciated. Thanks!
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    Something probably suffered from "brain damage" during the update. Try again when you get home. If it still won't boot, recover using your backup (you did make a backup before installing a major update, right?) and then download the combined Snow Leopard 10.6.3 update. After that installs OK, you can download the new iTunes 9.1 update.

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    Thanks for the help. Everything is running smoothly.
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