Currently Being ModeratedAug 4, 2012 5:39 PM (in response to thxac3)
Assuming the computer is "OK," my first thought is the internal backup battery used to maintain the PRAM. When that battery goes dead it can cause symptoms such as yours.
I would take it in for service where they can run diagnostics as well as replace the PRAM battery.
New iMacs were released this year, so I wouldn't hold my breath for new ones until at least some time next year.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 4, 2012 6:24 PM (in response to Kappy)
The last iMac refresh was May 2011, so it is well over a year now. I am hoping the new iMacs will have USB 3.0. Since I do not upgrade iMacs that often, I don't want to be stuck with an outdated computer.
Is the PRAM something I would be able to replace myself?
Currently Being ModeratedAug 4, 2012 8:50 PM (in response to thxac3)
Not sure which exact one you have, but...