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Designer's Mac fails to boot up

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  • Started 2 years ago by JayB
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JayB
Posts: 2

A neighbour who uses a large screen mac (you can tell
I'm not an Apple Mac user but a pc enthusiast!) found tonight he can't get his
computer to boot up. We tried everything we could find in the Mac handbook
for this problem, and finally got the screen to reveal the Mac hard drive, but
couldn't get further.
Anyone have an idea if this description means the hard drive has failed?
We did all the usual things, like trying new batteries on the wireless mouse and
keyboard, but no good.
Happy to hear from anyone who's experience this before - his Mac is one of those
all in one beasts, so we can't get a look at the hard drive or remove it to try
in another computer...
Thanks.

Posted 2 years ago
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hatryst
Posts: 3482

Apple is good for their customer support, so there's still time, take it to an Apple store. They'll be able to diagnose...
However, a solution would be to boot from a recovery media, such as a DVD (if running Snow leopard), or from a Lion recovery USB.

Posted 2 years ago
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owen123
Posts: 800

I Presume You Mean One of these: An iMac.

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How Old is it.

Also FYI, you can take out the hdd, but you have to remove the screen :P.

Owen

Posted 2 years ago
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samuelleeson
Posts: 1

Different modules are used between MAC and PC users, specially for designers, however, they should need to have knowledge and experience on all platform and devices. Lacking such idea may affect professions. Nevertheless, it doesn't mean that one who knows PC and not the MAC is not a designers, certain field of the professions only handles their choice but it is a must and a factor when you know them both.

Cheers,
Samuel

Edit: Sorry Samuel Self promotion is not allowed on this forum. -- GMod

Posted 2 years ago
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warlock
Posts: 4100

two month old post and self promotion.

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