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May 24, 2012

Seems to be happen at any time. Will not respond to force quit and does it all the time if viewing youtube? Sometimes screen turns black but mostly just freezes.

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Intel Mac :: Freezes And Crashes Randomly

Feb 3, 2012

My iMac randomly freezes and crashes on me.  Most of the freezes occur when scrolling with my trackpad on websites with Google Chrome.  I get the pinwheel and have to use the power button to turn off and on the iMac.  I haven't noticed any particular connection to Flash websites or video related sites.  It just seems kind of random.  I've also been careful to have absolutely nothing else running and it still does not prevent it.   

Also, from time to time the iMac will crash and go to a solid color screen.  Either Blue-Gray, White or Black.  It seems to be random colors.  When this happens, I have to use the power button to cycle it off and back on again. 

Some info about my iMac: Model Identifier: iMac7,1  Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo  Processor Speed: 2 GHz Mac OSX 10.6.8 

What could be causing this or how can I diagnose the problem?  I can give more info if needed.

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Jun 13, 2012

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Jun 23, 2010

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Apr 20, 2012

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I can't do anything longer than 5 minutes before it freezes and I have to restart it. Its really annoying. Also yes it is in a well ventilated area and I downloaded a system prefs add on to control the fan.

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I have an IMac, early 2006, A1174.  Went to awake it from sleep last night, and the power was off.  I hit the button to turn it on, no response.  I tried different outlets and power cords, same results.  The front light doesn't come on, but I do hear the spinning for a split second. I've never had this problem before.  I tried leaving it unplugged for several minutes, and I also unplugged my printer, keyboard, external hard drive, everything!  No different results.

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Jun 23, 2012

... after upgrading from Tiger to Leopard. Did a straight upgrade from install (not an archive & install). 

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Started in single user mode and did fsck, restarted from install disk & repaired (no problems) and repaired preferences. Restarted with PRAM reset. Restarted in safe mode. 

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ONE TIME I rebooted after single user mode and it worked, I used that opportunity to run the combo updater (downloaded today from Apple). 

I did find a support page that spoke of a similar condition in early aluminum (2007) iMacs, but this file would not install on my machine. 

I did an archive and install of Leopard and then updated via Software Update, which should have gotten any updates needed for this machine. Now again, it only boots as far as the blue screen (on auto login). I did not see a similar update file needed for THIS iMac.

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