5 Replies Latest reply: Oct 19, 2013 5:51 PM by Tommy197944
Cook2son Level 1 Level 1

My nephew's iMac 4,1 had slowed to a crawl and was freezing.  We bumped the machine up to 2GB and upgraded to 10.6.3.  All appeared to go well, but he is now experiencing the screen greying out (like just before the screen goes black for inactivity) and a black box slowly descends with the words, "You need to restart your computer.  Hold down the Power button until it turns off, then press the Power button again."  Message is repeated 4 more times in French, Spanish, German, and Japanese.  Anybody ever see this?  It has happened at least 4 times in the 5 days since we did the upgrade.  Is this the Mac equivalent of the PC Blue-Screen-Of-Death?  Is this symptomatic of a dying MotherBoard?  Did my $50 fix NOT forestall the purchase of a new Mac?

Thanks in advance.



iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.3), Time Machine ver. 1.1