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Hi guys I'm really in need of some help. I have an IMac I3 for a while now I've been having a problem of my machine refusing it shut down , it goes to a blue screen with a spinning wheel but doesn't shut down.  And now won't boot from install DvD

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Aug 10, 2012 6:19 AM

Please some one help me ...


A) my mac won't shut down with external HD connected (if it's been used)


B) there are disk permissions that can't be fixed SUID stuff ..


C) I have now verified the Mac HD and it tells me it's corrupt in bold red writing and to start up from install DVD


D) it won't boot from DVD so I cannot run the repair , initially the machine was spitting it out on start up , now it appears to be attempting to boot off DVD , well it sounds like it is .... BUT it's hanging with the Mac Logo and a wheel ... For um .... 30min now...


E) weirdly when OSX is booted off the hard drive , it won't recognise the Install DvD or the applications one... It just spits them out....



I had an old PPC 17" and it was a beaut .... Never had a single problem with it ...


I bought this one December 2010 and it's been nothing but issues for a computer in excess of £1000 I'm extremely disappointed ... And weirdly the shutting down issue started when it was a week out of warrantee ... I feel conned and am almost at the point of throwing it at a wall and buying a PC

iMac (21.5-inch Mid 2010), Mac OS X (10.7.4), Snow leopard , i3 , I mac nightmare


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