2 Replies Latest reply: Jan 27, 2014 5:26 AM by Tvgood56
Hooiserdad Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

IMac suffered the white screen of death any ideas? Won't reboot


iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (118,535 points)

    Does it boot off the Install Disc?

     

    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.

  • Tvgood56 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you. I wasn't able to find my disc, but the safe boot worked.simple elegant solution! TVGood56