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freezes on startup

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kwings Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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Jan 12, 2013 5:30 PM

little troubles since recalled Seagate replaced. hangs or freezes on startup. wonder if something is out of place

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8), ipod classic 160gb
  • a brody Level 9 Level 9 (62,005 points)
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    Jan 12, 2013 7:29 PM (in response to kwings)

    It is possible, iMacs aren't the easiest machines to upgrade their hard drive.  If you installed it yourself, bring it in to the service center to make sure you didn't miss a connection.  Make sure your data is backed up first while starting from safe boot (holding the shift key).  If it won't safe boot, chances are there is a more serious hardware problem, although an overflowing hard drive can be another.  How much capacity does your drive have, and how full is it?

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