I have tried a hundred times pressing or holding the d key at power up and nothing happens ! What is the secret ?
What are you trying to do?
The iMac is locking up at boot. I am tring to either get into the hardware test or boot to a Lion disk.
Hold down the option key to boot to the startup manager. Hold down the shift key to boot into safe mode.
Thanks, how do you get to the hardware test option ?
I found a thread that stated you can access hardware test on the DVD if the machine will not go to test mode when holding the D key.
At the top of this page is a link to the startup key combinations.
Learn about Startup key combinations for Intel-based Macs
This is the link I was using and it does not work. Holding the D or C key did not do anything different, it would still try to boot then lockup.
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