My 24" iMac Aluminum died tonight.

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by kmad86, Feb 27, 2009.

  1. kmad86

    kmad86 Swine Epidemic Survival Crew '09 OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2003
    Messages:
    15,290
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Ft. Smith, AR
    It just ran out of warranty in December too!

    Fuckin thing sucks!

    It started off with me waking up this morning, my computer was locked up. I went to restart it and it booted up slowly. Random files were missing and I kept restarting and sometimes it would hang. I picked up a new hard drive and replaced it, the computer wouldn't ever load Leopard and I tried two disks and tiger. Finally. I opened it up and checked the connections and put it back together and now it won't even turn on. I know it's not the power supply because the first LED of 4 on the LogicBoard stays solid when it's connected to power.


    I've tried everything I can think of.

    1. Reset PRAM
    2. Tried new ram
    3. Took Out CMOS battery
    4. checked connections again
    5. Tried booting it up with just a basic keyboard and mouse (nothing else attached)

    It won't boot up at all anymore.




    Suggestions?


    EDIT:


    So this morning I plug the computer up and hit the power button, it takes nearly a minute but finally it chimes and goes to a flashing folder with a question mark (after about another miniute). I put my leopard disk in and reboot, Everything seems to be going fine until all of a sudden the time of installation stretches out to over 8 hours and then the computer just reboots!
     
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2009
  2. kmad86

    kmad86 Swine Epidemic Survival Crew '09 OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2003
    Messages:
    15,290
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Ft. Smith, AR
    I'm about 200 miles from an Apple store. Arkansas FTL
     
  3. wheresthejon

    wheresthejon OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2003
    Messages:
    5,589
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    okc
    pour lemon juice on it
     
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2009
  4. kmad86

    kmad86 Swine Epidemic Survival Crew '09 OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2003
    Messages:
    15,290
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Ft. Smith, AR
    :ugh:
     
  5. That-Is-Bull

    That-Is-Bull New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2007
    Messages:
    119
    Likes Received:
    0
    Buy a new 24" iMac, then open both of them, take everything except the screen out of your old one, and replace it with all the parts in the new one. That should fix it. Unless the screen's the problem, in which case you're fucked.
     
  6. kmad86

    kmad86 Swine Epidemic Survival Crew '09 OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2003
    Messages:
    15,290
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Ft. Smith, AR
    Ethics101


    but sounds good to me... :o
     
  7. mojito

    mojito New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2003
    Messages:
    62,877
    Likes Received:
    0
    lurk more
     
  8. Mortixer

    Mortixer New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2004
    Messages:
    10,532
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Seattle,WA
    driving 200 miles to get it fixed is better than having a broke imac
     
  9. kmad86

    kmad86 Swine Epidemic Survival Crew '09 OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2003
    Messages:
    15,290
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Ft. Smith, AR
    But I don't really see why apple would fix something that's out of warranty when they want you to buy AppleCare on their products. If they serviced peoples computers out of warranty without AppleCare then what's the point of AppleCare?
     
  10. tun

    tun Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2002
    Messages:
    54,960
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    New York City
    you're gonna have to get it diagnosed somehow

    although idk if i'd drive 200 miles :o
     
  11. Pussysmith

    Pussysmith Banned

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2004
    Messages:
    429
    Likes Received:
    0
    DO NOT drive 200 miles. A computer repair shops would be my first stop. If they can do PC's they were able to do MAC's years before. If that fails then call Apple and see if you can mail it in or something?
     
  12. mojito

    mojito New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2003
    Messages:
    62,877
    Likes Received:
    0
    The point is to avoid paying hourly charges
     
  13. nsxrebel

    nsxrebel New Member

    Joined:
    May 22, 2006
    Messages:
    3,272
    Likes Received:
    0
    Sounds like your HDD took a crap. Hope you had a backup drive. If not, tough luck. If you're somewhat mechanically inclined, you could replace it yourself. It's not that difficult. Look up instructions online on how to replace the drive.
     
  14. mobbarley

    mobbarley Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2005
    Messages:
    9,256
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Sydney
    :hs:
     
  15. mobbarley

    mobbarley Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2005
    Messages:
    9,256
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Sydney
    i'd be thinking its the disk controller on the board or something like that. is it possible that one of the cables or metal shields is causing a short somewhere from when you changed the dying hard drive?
     
  16. nsxrebel

    nsxrebel New Member

    Joined:
    May 22, 2006
    Messages:
    3,272
    Likes Received:
    0
    wait, so you replaced the drive, were you able to install OSX, and then it wouldn't boot up? or you never were able to install OSX?

    Did you format the hard drive? If not, try booting from the install disk. I think you hold down the option key before you turn it on. Then you format the drive using Disk Utility.

    Did this come up when you turned it on?
    [​IMG]
     
  17. kmad86

    kmad86 Swine Epidemic Survival Crew '09 OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2003
    Messages:
    15,290
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Ft. Smith, AR
    I did replace the hard drive. In my first post I stated how that was the first thing I did.
     
  18. kmad86

    kmad86 Swine Epidemic Survival Crew '09 OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2003
    Messages:
    15,290
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Ft. Smith, AR
    Sometimes it wouldn't turn on, sometimes it would take 1 min to turn on and then it would go to the folder icon, sometimes it would allow me to attempt to install leopard and it would get to about 30% and reboot. I tried two leopard install disks.
     

Share This Page