14 Replies Latest reply: Mar 7, 2012 6:50 AM by rkaufmann87
charco Level 1 Level 1

Hello folks....my old imac won't start up. It turns on and gets as far as the apple logo on the gray screen, and the little gear lookin thing spinning like its loadin up but thats as far as it gets. I've re-started, and unplugged it for a while, still the same. Of course i've mis-placed my start-up disks. I believe the only thing left to do is take it in. Before I do, does anyone have any idea what the problem might be and the cost of repairs? Just wanna kinda know what i'm in for. Thanks...

iMac/ Intel Core i3 Processor / 21.5" Display / 4GB Memory / 500GB, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
Solved by rkaufmann87 on Mar 6, 2012 2:19 PM Solved

Please click the link in my very first post and you will find instructions where it says


Start from your Mac OS X Install disc; use Disk Utility

Reply by rkaufmann87 on Mar 2, 2012 10:16 PM Helpful

charco wrote:


i have my start up disks for my new imac i bought in 2011.......would those work on the 2007?

No, the discs are machine specific. BTW safeguard the 2011 discs. 

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