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Help for Apple Imac that does not boot Please?

post #1 of 21
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I just bought a 2005 Imac for 100$ if it was not worth it let me know but if there are any apples on here could you help me try to get the Imac up it only boots the the apple logo
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can you boot from a CD? I believe you hold down the C key whilst booting.
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I bought it at a thrift store they thought it was just a moniter nothin but the Imac and power cord no software
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can you tell me how to eject a disk using a dell keyboard?
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post #5 of 21
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Originally Posted by snot View Post
can you tell me how to eject a disk using a dell keyboard?
Is there a small, ~1mm hole next to the drive, to insert something like an unbent paperclip for manual removal?

I have no experience with getting a Mac to run... So it boots to the apple logo--how long have you left it to sit at that screen?

More than likely, it's borked and will need some sort of software reinstall to get it up and running.
    
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post #6 of 21
you have to insert the OSX DVD and it should boot from it.
post #7 of 21
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no manual eject it sits at that screen as long as I have had it running so far up to 20-30mins
I have no software I was thinking about trying to install linux but I cannot get my
windows linux boot disk out of the drive;(
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is there a free iso image of OSX?
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post #10 of 21
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there is no such feature on this model
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