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249 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Dec 3, 2012 9:39 AM by keshav11 RSS
Peter Dino Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Dec 1, 2012 6:57 PM

Well, I just got back from the Apple store and they don't know what the problem is with my iMac and they don't repair or have parts for computers over 5 years old. They said it could be the logic board or something else that could have been lying dormant until now. Not sure what I'm going to do at this point, but it's starting to look like new computer time. I feel bad because everything was going great after the install of the new HD. As soon as I completed the restore with my external HD and Time Machine and had to do a reboot that's when I encountered this problem,which is: the computer will not boot up. It will start up and I hear the chime then I see the Apple logo and the message comes on the screen saying Ineed to restart my computer, hold down the power button,then press the power button again. I tried holding down the C key, then the Option key, then the Shift key and it didn't work. It's as if the computer doesn't recognize the keyboard and as I was trying any of this I inserted my Mac OS X DVD and I can't eject it frm the computer. So, at this point if anyone has any other ideas please let me know. If not, thanks for all the help. This is a great website. Peter

  • keshav11 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 1, 2012 7:53 PM (in response to Peter Dino)

    Please try with myService. They are extremely helpful. I had a iMac Early 2006 which would not boot and I took it to the Genius and they said the logic board failed and I need to shell $1000 or more for replacement. I then checked out myService and they were able to replace the logic board with 6 month warranty for less than $500. Excellent service. I have been running SL on this 2006 edition for the last 2 years with no issues at all.


    I don't work for myService and just voiced my opinion.

  • VikingOSX Level 5 Level 5 (4,710 points)
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    Dec 2, 2012 7:32 AM (in response to Peter Dino)

    You have a five-year old iMac. The resale market on this machine probably is less than $250 and dropping. And, it is a good bet that it will not be supported hardware on OS X 10.9 in 2013. There is a point of vanishing returns on old equipment. In my opinion, you should consider a replacement machine as a better financial decision. You can reduce your capital expense by acquiring Apple refurbished iMacs through the online Apple store.

  • keshav11 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 3, 2012 9:39 AM (in response to Peter Dino)

    yes. The website is I'm running on SL. Lion and ML are not supported as mine is a 32bit Core Duo.


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