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#1 CaveStoryKing64

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Posted 20 April 2016 - 09:50 PM

This morning I tried to boot up my iMac 3. It went along as usual, but then, about halfway though,the progress bar stopped, and it wouldn't go any further. Here is a picture of what happens:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/roxrn2daul8c4s4/Photo%20Apr%2020%2C%209%2045%2014%20PM.jpg?dl=0

 

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Posted 21 April 2016 - 02:17 AM

Try safe mode if your Mac doesn't finish starting up



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Posted 24 April 2016 - 03:46 PM

I still get this, even when trying to boot into safe mode:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/uinouq22ybbmbnj/Photo%20Apr%2024%2C%204%2037%2009%20PM.jpg?dl=0

 

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Posted 24 April 2016 - 08:04 PM

A few more things you can try here. Someone in the comments found a working solution that you can also try if the tips in the link don't work for you.



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Posted 04 May 2016 - 12:56 AM

First RESET PRAM and after this check it boot or not if boot then it is ok. If not ok then restart your iMac  and hold down the option Key boot your device from recover drive select main language  and after that go to disk utility verify and repair the Hard drive and it will show the status of your Hard drive including Mac osx .



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Posted 12 June 2016 - 09:03 PM

A few more things you can try here. Someone in the comments found a working solution that you can also try if the tips in the link don't work for you.

I am so sorry for not responding to you earlier. Somehow I didn't see the email notification and I just now logged in and saw this. >.<

I tried solution 2 (solution 1 seemed confusing to me) and now I am getting this:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/a9nxu7oclgvozdw/Photo%20Jun%2012%2C%209%2043%2032%20PM.jpg?dl=0

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Posted 13 June 2016 - 05:16 AM

You or someone have set a firmware password for the Mac.



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Posted 13 June 2016 - 08:44 PM

You or someone have set a firmware password for the Mac.

Ah, I remember setting that now, but I have forgotten it. I found this article about how to reset it, do you know if it works?

http://osxdaily.com/2009/10/19/bypass-mac-firmware-password/

 

I figured out how to do Solution 1, (Try a safe boot) but I waited 2 hours and 30 minutes and it was still stuck here (since less than the first 5 minutes):

https://www.dropbox.com/s/5vo00uzesm921we/Photo%20Jun%2013%2C%207%2013%2009%20PM.jpg?dl=0

Solution 3 (Reset PRAM) has the same results as option 2.

Solution 4 (Using terminal in safe mode) gave me the same results as solution 1.

Solution 5 (Reinstall Mac OS X) also has the same results as option 2.

 

The solution that Andre Ferraz came up with in reply to MRES303's comment (I assume that's the person in the comments you were talking about) also gave me the same results as solution 1.

 

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Posted 15 June 2016 - 08:55 PM

You or someone have set a firmware password for the Mac.

Ah, I remember setting that now, but I have forgotten it. I found this article about how to reset it, do you know if it works?
http://osxdaily.com/2009/10/19/bypass-mac-firmware-password/


I don't know if it will work or not. Do keep in mind that page was "published" in 2009 and gives instruction for a Macbook with a removable battery. So, it is entirely possible that Apple has changed things, plus things might be different for your iMac.

From the Apple page, the sure way to deal with a firmware password that you don't remember is to take the Mac to an Apple Store or Apple Authorized Service Provider. Apple also reminds you to remember to take proof of purchase with you.

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Posted 20 June 2016 - 06:28 PM

 

 

You or someone have set a firmware password for the Mac.

Ah, I remember setting that now, but I have forgotten it. I found this article about how to reset it, do you know if it works?
http://osxdaily.com/2009/10/19/bypass-mac-firmware-password/

 


I don't know if it will work or not. Do keep in mind that page was "published" in 2009 and gives instruction for a Macbook with a removable battery. So, it is entirely possible that Apple has changed things, plus things might be different for your iMac.

From the Apple page, the sure way to deal with a firmware password that you don't remember is to take the Mac to an Apple Store or Apple Authorized Service Provider. Apple also reminds you to remember to take proof of purchase with you.

 

Thanks. I'll try the osx daily solution first, and if that doesn't work, I'll take it to an Apple Store. (an Authorized Service Provider probably costs lots of money :P)

I'll keep you posted.






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