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  • wesselfromalicante Level 1 (0 points)

    i have the same problem , i hope for easier solution .

  • BigbCStylez Level 1 (0 points)

    I agree. Hope you can find a better solution. Might just make sense to walk into a store with your computer, tell them about the issue and the dialogue i had with apple care. Maybe they'll do it for you for free. Raise **** till they do. Whatever you net on, post back once you get it fixed so everyone can know what worked out.

  • eh77 Level 1 (0 points)

    Same Error when trying to install Lion.


    27" iMac only about 1 year old, this is ridiculous paying for something that doesn't work on a machine only a year old.

  • arn0664 Level 1 (0 points)

    Same error here on my 27in imac less than a year old . Made an appointment  last night apple tech suppost to call me at 7:45 am  still waiting ....

  • Phero2 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have the same SMART problem on a late 2009 macbook pro. the day before i bought lion the disk did not have a SMART problem. Somehow I get the feeling that apple is hoping to boost sales on new macs because of this. Just like the iphone/ios upgrade that made the iphone 3g useless.

  • BARWA Level 1 (0 points)

    Currently on iMac10,1 (early 2010) with the same problem. No issues up to this point.


    Waiting for Apple to address.




  • jkanne Level 1 (0 points)

    I tried doing this on my 21.5 in iMac (late 2009) after getting the same S.M.A.R.T. error, but the error persisted and Lion would not install from the external boot drive.  Luckily, the Time Machine restore was a cinch and I'm back to where I started.  My 27 in iMac (late 2009) and my MacBrook Pro (2006) installed just fine.  Hopefully someone figures this out soon or we just all have a bad bunch of hard drives.  Replacing the iMac hard drive is going to be a bear.

  • juan antoniofromrubi Level 1 (0 points)

    I have the same error in Imac 20" (2008)

  • rdsapple Level 1 (0 points)

    Same problem. S.M.A.R.T. error on a desktop 27" iMac that has worked JUST FINE since purchased last year. Lets hope Apple gets this fixed soon.


    Not going to install Lion on anything of my other Macs for now.  And out $30 on top of it all.  Not cool...

  • iFahad Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for sharing the solustion with us i'll go with what you suggested and post my result but i don't think i know how to download Lion into extranal HD? because it automatically jumps to my dock!

  • iFahad Level 1 (0 points)

    so did you tried what BigBCStylez suggested?

    i'll do it and see how it gose but could you please tell me how to download Lion into exteranl HD?



  • Dragonesss Level 1 (0 points)

    I get the same error! My 27" iMac (late 2009)  is working perfectly as it is and has over 800GB available, but cannot install Lion. Actually, it  says "Installed" on App Store page, but gives me S.M.A.R.T. error message when I try to run it.

  • patrickfromhaymarket Level 1 (0 points)

    Hey everyone, just got cut off with Apple Tech, he asked for my phone number incase we got cut off, but hasn't called back.  I ahve 27" iMac bought in January 2010, exact same problem.  I'm totally relieved I found this page!  Makes me think there's hope.  Of course this happens just after all my warrantys go up.  Ugh....

  • gabster508 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hey everyone, exact same problem here! late 2009 iMac 27...S.M.A.R.T. errors. it is very clear there is a problem with this update. i really hope Apple does something about this...

  • Jeffrey Stonebraker Level 1 (10 points)

    For those wondering how to put the Lion installer on an external drive.  Right click on the Lion icon in the dock, click options ->  show in Finder.  A finder window will come up with the file highlighted.  Just drag that to your external HDD and your set.


    Hope Apple releases a patch soon.  I really don't want to bother with a clean install with all my apps and a bootcamp partition.

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