OS X :: Run Hardware Diagnostic On Imac?

Dec 18, 2008

i have been having a lot of problems with my airport on my imac it disconnects and is unable to connect to my networks for like an hour then starts working - this happens randomly can you tell me how to run a hardware diagnostic on my imac before i take it to the genius bar?


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I have looked everywhere, including under the right speaker. Have removed the display ... they are nowhere to be found. But I know they're hidden here somewhere!

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Aug 19, 2010

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May 14, 2009

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Is there anyway to run a diagnostic test without the original recovery dvds?

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MacBook Pro :: Doing Motherboard Diagnostic?

Jul 26, 2010

I've been experiencing a variety of problems with my peripheral devices. At first it started with my monitor and I thought it was going out... it was having lines (darker lines, like flickering) all over the screen... but then I realized this happened when I plugged something into my computer... so for example if my external monitor is on, and I plug in my firewire soundcard it starts to flickr...

Then it started to do it when I would plug in my printer... now if I plug in my firewire soundcard my monitor turns on and off... and I'm having sync issues with my soundcard.

I wiped my computer, reset the SMC and the PRAM and NVRAM. How do I test if my mother board is crapping out?

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Aug 20, 2010

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Mar 24, 2010

Is it possible that a failing I/O board would not show up as a problem in Apple's hardware diagnostic test? (from disc 1 of those included with the computer). I'm specifically referring to the Left I/O board, which handles the left ports, the a/c adapter, and part of the wireless connection. My battery just fried and now my airport card isn't working, and after trying everything, I think I may have found the issue.

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Sep 30, 2010

I'm very happy with my 2010 MBP 15" i7 -- very slick little piece of kit!

However, there have been a few cases recently where I had to force a hard-shutdown of the laptop (holding the power button for 3 seconds). This is not because of the actual MBP per se, but because of some software that froze and wouldn't let me force-quit them.

Anyways, I'm wondering, since I had to hard-shutdown several times recently, if I should check my OS for any weird happenings? I always, always do Apple > Shutdown, but I've been forced to use the power button recently.

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Apr 16, 2012

I am unable to start in safe mode. Is there another way to do a diagnostic?

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May 23, 2012

I have a 21" i3 3.06 Ghz iMac. I got it in 2011 and the warranty has expired. 

Anyway, I notice that every few months after clean installing Snow Leopard, my hard drive would be come corrupt necessitating a complete reinstall of SL again.

This occurs every few months. The OS is up to date, no malware, no weird software of anything installed. Basically, everytime I boot up, it'd take about 5-10 minutes as it does the gray screen with the spinning wheel with a progress bar at the bottom of the screen. 

I have tried repairing permissions and scanning for errors using disk utilities within SL and via my SL install disc. However, I am unable to repair disk because it is corrupted. 

Is there any other HDD scanning tools that I can use to see whether or not my hard drive is defective? 

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May 8, 2008

Just picked up the adaptor today and thought it was pretty much a no brainer: plug it in, it works. Not in this case, it keeps getting a self assigned IP address and I can't connect to the internet-although there is a green light next to the ethernet adaptor in System preferences. I have an Airport network set up as a normal scenario. I bought this adaptor only because I am about to take a trip and the hotel only has ethernet in the rooms. I've tried using the diagnostic tool, but it keeps hanging and crashing.

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Oct 14, 2009

My ATI Radeon X1900XT graphics card keep tripping out leaving a black screen The card itself has a red lcd light visible on the card when the screen is not working

The card is in an 8 core mac pro and is running a 30" ACD.It started a while a go before installed Snow Leopard but happened very infrequently

Have installed snow leopard and added two new dvd drives and I now have these blackout nearly everyday.

Have found info on ATI's website about the Radion HD 4870 suggesting the LCDs indicate a faulty power supply or even disconnected power leadsthe same thread also mentioned overheating could be the cause a of the red light.

anyone know what the Red diagnostic lcds on Mac ATI Radeon X1900XT mean.

Extra info: The two DVDs I have added I had to replace the data cable as I damaged the original

to do this meant a total strip down, while I was there I added two sata data cable threading them through connecting to a new sata drive and leaving one spare for the future.

The DVDs work perfectly, could adding the sata cables have an effect on the power supply.

Having to remove the ATI Radeon X1900XT, I am sure the cables are seated correctly, should it matter which cable is connected to each connector on the motherboard.

There is a thread on apple website about this black screen, all describing similar problems but relating this to Snow Leopard and some sort of video bug.

No answers on that site and no one else seem to have the Red diagnostic lcd

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MacBook Pro :: Network Timing Out - WiFi Light Green In Diagnostic

Jun 22, 2012

I'm having a periodic problem where my network will timeout. Once that happens, I'm unable to connect to the network again by choosing the network. When I run the diagnostic, only the Wi-fi light is green. If I use the assistance, it tells me the password is incorrect even when I know it's correct. I will always connect for a second or two before timing out or being told the password is incorrect. If I purposefully type the password wrong, I'm immediately told it's wrong without the hesitation of connecting for a second. Does anyone have any ideas of what is going on? I eventually get connected but only after going through a laborious process of either created a new network or deleted all the Wi-fi information. Even then, the process is temporary.


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Apr 1, 2012

My iMac stopped booting. The fans and hard-drive spin up but the screen stays black and I can hear that the hard drive isn't been read after the initial spin up. 

I decided to open it up to take a look at the diagnostic LEDs to see if it might help me diagnose the problem (the most obvious failure is the logic board). I can't find the LEDs anywhere, where are they? Does my iMac even have diagnostic LEDs? 

The other possibility is that I can't find the lights because they aren't lighting up. The fans, the hard drive and the CD drive all spin up fine so at least I know that there is some power running though it.

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why I get this error when running the hardware diagnostic test?

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Nov 16, 2009

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Dec 10, 2010

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Mar 26, 2009

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Nov 16, 2009

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May 6, 2009

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Apr 15, 2012

I recently picked up a G5 20 inch iMac  1.8 PPC  1.5 ram (gonna go pick up another gig today.  Nothing out of the ordinary.  I actually really like this thing.  Anyways, when I picked it up, it was supposed to have 10.5.8 on it and it only has 10.4.11  No real biggie just need to get a hold of a 10.5 disc.  Anyways, here is the issue.  Programs will not open.  If it is a preinstalled program, it runs fine.  If it is a program that I have downloaded, it will not run.  Case in point, I use FILEZILLA ALOT.  I downloaded the PPC version, go to open it, and the icon pops up in the dock, then closes with nothing else.  No crash report, no bug no nothing.  Pops up in the dock then disappears.  Does this with any program that I download.  I already repaired permissions to no avail..

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Jan 14, 2009

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Feb 28, 2009

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IMac :: How Well Will The New 3.06 Run Final Cut Pro

Mar 4, 2009

How well will the new 24" 3.06 with a GT 130 run Final Cut Pro when dealing with HD footage?

If I remember correctly, FCP doesn't pull much resources from the gfx card, but that's just my memory, not factual knowledge that i'm pulling from. Currently, when working in FCP I have been working with Mac Pro's, but would like to have a Mac of my own that way I can get some work done when i'm at my house as well.

I work mostly with 1080i footage and most of my projects end up being anywhere from 30 seconds to about 45 minutes long.

I know that FCP asks for you to have 2 gb for HD and SD footage, then 4gb ram for uncompressed HD footage... the 3.06 comes with 4 gb, so i would think that to be a set deal... i'm just still kind of in a rut while making this decision.

Does anyone currently have a iMac (new or old) and do any type of video renders that can get to be lengthy? If so, how well does the iMac hold up?

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Apr 16, 2009

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Apr 19, 2009

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IMac :: Screen Saver Only Run For A Few Seconds?

Feb 10, 2010

My screen savers (any of them) only run for a couple of seconds before returning me to the desktop or any applications running before I turn it on.

I've set the top right corner of my screen (expose') to be the Hot Corner for turning on the screen saver.
That works normally, but it just keeps on turning off shortly after =[

Testing the screen savers in System Preferences make it work but I really don't want to go all the way in there every time to turn it on...

I don't know what's wrong.

##UPDATE## I've found the answer to my problem. It lies in an app called Caffeine. I can either click it so it shows an empty cup or update the app to a more friendly version to my OSX and quit it.

I hope this can help anyone in trouble because this is a really understated issue (at least with Snow Leopard! since it has compatibility problems with the old Caffeine app).

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Jun 21, 2010

Im new to MAC.

I am going to buy a 27" Imac Dual Core and a 24" Cinema Screen.

I will also purchase paralels desktop.

My aim is to run MAC os on the 27" screen and Windows 7 on the 24" screen.

Is this possible?

Also, in relation to MAC releases - Is it likely a new Imac due soon and should I hold on with my purchase?

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Jul 13, 2010

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May 24, 2010

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Feb 9, 2012

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Dec 9, 2010

For the longest time (since 1998) I have built my own PC's for gaming. I finally decided to try a Mac for the first time two weeks ago. I wont go back. I have the 1499 3.2 ghz core i3 21.5" model and I am having a blast. This is what computing should be like. I play World of Warcraft on mine and enjoy it. I am selling the gaming PC I just gave my wife to get her a 3.02 ghz core i3 1199 model iMac with the ATI 4670 at 256mb, 4 gigs of ram.

I am thinking this should be able to run World of Warcraft ok. Not expecting the settings maxed, more on fair or good. I am just looking for a good playing experience. The 1199 is more in the budget for what we can do. Other than that it will be used for basic writing and email surfing. I know the 4670 is not much by todays standards but with a i3 in a mac I am thinking it should run fine, and work for at least 4 or so years down the road.

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I know this question must have been answered before, but I'm a little lazy and don't want to search the forums tonight.

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