3 Replies Latest reply: Dec 20, 2012 11:15 AM by pkjok3r
billyrollo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

the fan comes on really loud and just stays running with no screen start. I have turned it off and switched the plug off for the night and come back in the morning and it boots up fine... But then it goes to sleep and the same thing happens again?


I also recently updated the lion OS to the latest version available?


Please help...

iMac, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.1)
  • pkjok3r Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)

    Go into energ saver in system preferences, set the disply to go to sleep at whatever time you prefer. Set the computer to go to sleep about 1 minute later. Nine times out of ten this resolves this issue.




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  • billyrollo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks Patrck,


    However it now doesnt even want to turn on, as in I have swtiched it off, switched off the plug, left it off all night then this morning I turned it all back on again, the machine started up, the white screen with the applie logo came on with the wating circle symbol thingy.... then the screen goes blank, but machine is still running, then all the sudden the fan goes into hyper mode and is mega noisy and thats where is stays.


    I have turened it off and back on again and it just goes straight to the blank screen and the fan kicks in....


    this is very fistrating as I cant even get into the computer to see or change any settings.


    This has all happened since I did the latest Lion OS update...





  • pkjok3r Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)

    I would try doing an SMC and PRAm reset, if that doesn't work then see if it woll allow you to boot into recovery, once there verify disk permissions/repair disk permissions. If the problem presists from there re-install OS Lion (assuming you were able to get to the recovery partition.


    SMC reset:

    Shut off machine > Pull out the power cord from the back of the mac > While the cord is removed hold down the power button for 15 seconds > plug the cord back in and proceed to boot


    PRAM reset:

    Hold down Command + Option + P + R > trun on the computer and continue holding those keys down until you hear the startup chime 2-3 times


    Recovery partition:

    In order to boot to the recovery partition hold down the option key at startup, a screen should appear that has Mac HD and Recovery, go into recovery. From there select disk utility and this will allow you to perform first aid (I.E. repair disk, verify permissions, repair permissions)

    If that does not work, again boot to recovery and select "reinstall Mac OS X"