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iMac doesnt recognize the HDD

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Adrian Merlo Calculating status...
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Sep 14, 2013 5:31 PM

Hi, I have a problem, I have an iMac Intel core 2 duo 2 gb ram.

I was doing a time machine backup when iMac stopped working and the image scumble and stayed locked.

I had to turn it off because it remained so for a long time and when restart no longer detect the HDD

iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.8), intel core 2 duo 2 gb ram 160 gb HD
  • baltwo Level 9 Level 9 (59,150 points)
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    Sep 14, 2013 5:30 PM (in response to Adrian Merlo)

    See Pondini's TM FAQs, for details.

    27" i7 iMac SL, Lion, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.5), G4 450 MP w/Leopard, 9.2.2
  • baltwo Level 9 Level 9 (59,150 points)
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    Sep 17, 2013 11:21 AM (in response to Adrian Merlo)

    Nope. I don't use TM, but pointed you to the best available guide. I suggest that you visit an Apple repair station.

    27" i7 iMac SL, Lion, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.5), G4 450 MP w/Leopard, 9.2.2
  • OGELTHORPE Level 7 Level 7 (22,550 points)
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    Sep 17, 2013 12:32 PM (in response to Adrian Merlo)

    Have you looked in Disk Utility?

     

    Have  you tried all connection ports/?

     

    Have you tried another connection wire?

     

    Have you swapped it into another enclosure?

     

    Have you connected it to another Mac?

     

    Ciao.

     

    Will other HDDs be recognized by your iMac?

     

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  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,730 points)
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    Sep 17, 2013 9:25 PM (in response to Adrian Merlo)

    Could be many things, we should start with this...

     

    "Try Disk Utility

     

    1. Insert the Mac OS X Install disc, then restart the computer while holding the C key.

    2. When your computer finishes starting up from the disc, choose Disk Utility from the Installer menu at top of the screen. (In Mac OS X 10.4 or later, you must select your language first.)

    *Important: Do not click Continue in the first screen of the Installer. If you do, you must restart from the disc again to access Disk Utility.*

    3. Click the First Aid tab.

    4. Select your Mac OS X volume.

    5. Click Repair Disk, (not Repair Permissions). Disk Utility checks and repairs the disk."

     

    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=106214

     

    Then try a Safe Boot, (holding Shift key down at bootup), run Disk Utility in Applications>Utilities, then highlight your drive, click on Repair Permissions, reboot when it completes.

     

    (Safe boot may stay on the gray radian for a long time, let it go, it's trying to repair the Hard Drive.)

     

    If perchance you can't find your install Disc, at least try it from the Safe Boot part onward.

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