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  • Lob4 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Just make sure you do a "repair permissions" after the migration.
  • Will : Hi ! Level 5 Level 5 (4,305 points)
    The Migration Assistant will sometimes migrate Mac OS X system files to the new system, and if they come from a PowerPC-based Mac, they can cause many issues. In this case, repairing permissions will have little effect on the problems.
  • bounam Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I've exactly the same problem. I think also that it's only a software problem (video driver under osx). When I boot under XP via Bootcam, I've got any freezing problems. Quite frutrating isnt'it ?
  • David A. Gatwood Level 3 Level 3 (580 points)
    If it doesn't happen in Windows, it is -definitely- a software issue. I don't think this is specific to the iMac, either.

    I'm seeing something that sounds identical on my MacBook. It suddenly freezes with only mouse cursor motion. Even the clock in the menu bar stops. Literally the entire UI is hung except for the mouse, though the foreground application continues to function and update its windows. About two or three minutes later, it suddenly goes back to normal.

    See if you can wait out the problem. You'll have to be patient---very patient---but I suspect you'll find that the problem clears itself up eventually.
  • Sebnad Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Exactly the same problem with my new iMac alu 20" with 2.4Ghz. Keep freezing all the time and shutting down by itslef too.

    Hope they will find an answer soon cause I made every test they told me to and nothing worked.
  • Yvon Perreault Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    My son's iMac 2.4 ghz isnow at the Tysons Corner store undergoing stress tests. It's been freezing all the time at random times. He plays a lot of WoW and some other games, runs Adium and iTunes, and does homework using MS Office and AppleWorks. Often after a hard reboot we can't even make it back to the desktop without a freeze. As far as I can recall, it was freezing immediately after we took it home and ran migration assistant to move his stuff from an iMac G5. I have since read that Apple tech note about being careful migrating from PPC to Intel, and went back last weeknd and did an "Erase and Install". Within an hour after that I was freezing again. BTW, I ran memtest in SUM and it all passed fine. The employee at the store was unable to make it freeze after 2 days, so we had to take it back. But we couldn't go a day without it freezing... When we picked it up, he and the store manager were telling us that "unofficially" they were aware of this issue and that Apple was working hard on a firmware update for the video subsystem. But he "officially" couldn't help us... He said the best thing to do was live with it until Apple fixed it. How's that for support when your customers paid all that money and are suffering with brand new hardware???
  • amarchetti Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hey Guys, don't waste your time. I'ts an iMac BUG!

    Apple aknowledged the issue n-works/

    Lets hope they find a cure soon!

  • Lars Hoss Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    Ah, finally. Thanks for the post, amarchetti!
    I hope Apple can fix it with a software update. Because I fear it might be a hardware issue :\

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  • haggibbor Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    This is a bug, so don't waste your time trying to fix it. Whatever you do, don't go pulling out RAM or working on the hardware yourself. It is not your fault; no settings you have applied caused it.
    Apple has acknowledged the bug, and they say that they will fix it. That said, it may take a long time for them to figure this out (there are precedents for this) and, if it is an expensive, hardware fix, they may try to solve it on the cheap with a software workaround and just quietly fix the hardware in the next production run of new machines (that is, not recall already sold machines to fix them).
    So I would consider taking the iMac back for a refund, if you have that option.
  • jdarty Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I want to make my voice heard as well.
    I purchased the new iMac the day it came out (had been looking forward to it for some time). I've had nothing but problems with it since I purchased it however. The machine freezes randomly without warning. I have reformated THREE times and still continue to have this problem. I keep up with all software updates from Apple, and look forward to Apple correcting this mistake/problem.

    I am a huge Apple fan, but very disappointed with this product so far.
    Apple: Please remember the days when your name was "Apple Computer Inc."
  • Abrasha Staszewski Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
    You gave leopard a try?!?

    It hasn't been released yet, so you could get yourself in a heap of trouble by admitting publicly, that you are using it. As far as I know, the builds are only legally released to the developer community.
  • Will : Hi ! Level 5 Level 5 (4,305 points)
    Abrasha Staszewski wrote:
    You gave leopard a try?!?

    It hasn't been released yet, so you could get yourself in a heap of trouble by admitting publicly, that you are using it. As far as I know, the builds are only legally released to the developer community.

    I don't think admitting that you run Leopard will get you in any trouble; posting screenshots and revealing information about it could though. As for obtaining an early copy of Leopard, you need an ADC (Apple Developer Connection) membership (can't remember whether you need a Select or Premier membership). To get such a membership, there are three requirements: being 18 or older, accepting the memberships's terms of use and non-disclosure agreement, and paying the membership fee. You don't have to actually develop anything to get a dev. membership
  • Michael Kay Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
    I don't want to upset anyone here, but 6 weeks on and mine hasn't put a foot wrong.
  • Tom Von Lahndorff Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    Same problem. 1TB HD.
  • Al Van Malsen Level 6 Level 6 (18,740 points)
    Do you want a potential solution or do you want to complain? There are solutions that will work, at least they have for many, including me, though they require some sacrifice until the problem is fixed once and for all.
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