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Mac Thread, Hardware issue?! in Technical; Extended hardware test came back with no problems. Let the head scratching commence once again....
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    Extended hardware test came back with no problems. Let the head scratching commence once again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HodgeHi View Post
    Also check the SMART status of the drive. I had one where the mac partition wouldn't boot but windows would. Replacing the HDD sorted it out.
    Did you check that as well?

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    It's been a few years since I last worked with Macs but resetting PRAM often sorted funny issues, not sure if it's still relevant though. 'CMD + OPT + P + R' after pressing the power button.

    Like I said it may not be relevant on newer macs.

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    You could also try resetting the SMC. This differs from machine to machine so you would need to find out on Apple's pages what the process is for yours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HodgeHi View Post
    You could also try resetting the SMC. This differs from machine to machine so you would need to find out on Apple's pages what the process is for yours.
    If I remember correctly most iMacs that have no access to the case you can reset their SMC by taking out the power cord and holding the power button for 10 seconds, the same used to apply to laptops.

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    Laptops also require the battery to be removed as well.

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    I think I have now sorted this. Resetting the PRAM then allowed me to boot into safe mode, which then after a few restarts I was able to get into Lions recovery hd. Although the drive came back from disk utility as unrepairable, I then tried to erase the partition but couldn't do that either so I have just ended up formatting the whole drive instead of that 1 partition. It is now rebuilding with Deploystudio so fingers crossed it all comes together. Thanks for all the help!

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