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    whats happening before i buy?
    20 Inch Intel iMac

    2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo

    Upgraded to 2 Gigs of RAM

    250 Gig Hard Drive

    Built in Webcam

    Wireless Internet Card

    I will also include Mac Office 2008 on the cpu.

    Looking for $800 OBO. Local Transactions ONLY!!!

    iMac works but when it boots up it shows a folder with a ? mark on it. It may need a new hard drive, but I'm not sure. This cpu no longer has Applecare so it would need someone that wants to spend the extra $200 on a hard drive. I need to sell this ASAP b/c I need a cpu for school.

    interested in buying the imac but the problem he's describing seems minimal, does anyone have a clue, or maybe it happened to someone who can shed light as of why a folder with a ?mark shows up/ thank in advance

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    $800 + $200 = $1000

    Buy this one new w/ warranty instead for $950.

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    Yeah I'd say go for the refurb, or go on eBay. They sell for anywhere from 600-800.

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    folder pops up saying?
    20 Inch Intel iMac

    2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo

    Upgraded to 2 Gigs of RAM

    250 Gig Hard Drive

    Built in Webcam

    Wireless Internet Card


    iMac works but when it boots up it shows a folder with a ? mark on it. anyone know what might be the problem?

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    Quote Originally Posted by basslik View Post
    iMac works but when it boots up it shows a folder with a ? mark on it. It may need a new hard drive, but I'm not sure. This cpu no longer has Applecare so it would need someone that wants to spend the extra $200 on a hard drive. I need to sell this ASAP b/c I need a cpu for school.

    interested in buying the imac but the problem he's describing seems minimal, does anyone have a clue, or maybe it happened to someone who can shed light as of why a folder with a ?mark shows up/ thank in advance

    That probably either means the operating system installation is corrupt or incomplete. It can usually be fixed by reinstalling all the operating system. Trouble is that if there are any important files on there, they will be removed when reinstalling.
    Mac Pro (Early 2009) 8 Core 2.26 GHz, 6 GB Ram, 640 GB Drive. Dell 2408WFP.

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    What that means is your system can not find the boot image. Either your system disk has gone bad or you have a corrupted OS. You will need to boot from your install media to verify if your system disk is okay, using disk utility.
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    folder pops up saying?

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    weird folder
    i have a 20" imac, when it boots up a floder pops up with a question mark? any idea what that might be, thanks

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    i firures it was something to do with the o.s, now he said he will take $400, whats the worst case if i had to buy a hard drive?

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    Are you talking about an icon on your dock? Just drag it off the dock/remove it from the dock using another method. Then, put it back. That's happened to me once. No biggy.
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    I just removed an earlier version of Parallels from my computer. After I did that the old Parallels icon was still in the dock with a big question mark through it, so it may be just a deleted program.

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