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Hello Allen, my name is Dan.I will do my best to help you, the only stupid question is the unasked one.
Sure, they look like strips. I'm presently looking at them in Safe Mode
Sure, they look like strips. I'm presently looking at them in Safe Mode. What would you like to know?
Hey Dan, Greetings.
I don't know if my first response went through. What would you like to know about the vertical lines? I can only see them in Safe Mode. I wonder if that is something just from being in Safe Mode?
Also, I am wanted to let you know that I'm depending on you. We live in Peru, South America and we do not have many local technical options.
Hey Dan, you there?
Ok, it took some time to get into Disk Utility. Should I chose to repair the top disk (2 TB Hitachi HDS72202...) or Macintosh HD?
Ok, it is finished and reads: "The partition map appears to be OK."
You would rather me reinstall Mac OS X than restore from my Time Machine Backup?
I need to connect my iMac to the internet in Mac OS X Utilities. Is there any reason why it is SO SLOW? It has taken me over five minutes and I still cannot enter my WEP internet password XXXXX order to reinstall.
It is so pathetically slow, I wonder if I need to reboot into Recovery System and try to reconnect to the internet?
I've rebooted to recovery twice, and the second time I successfully logged into the internet. The reinstallation of Mac Lion is very, VERY slow though. Should I continue this path?
FYI... I've upgraded to 10.7.5 via the internet. I do not have the install DVD. The latest DVD I have Leopard.
Here's an update... the reinstall process has asked me which disk I would like to install Mac OS X Lion. My Recovery HD is locked. My external hard drive is used for Time Machine Backups. What should I do?
Yes, there is a Mac HD. But this process is terribly slow. I guess I should continue this path, right?
It is so slow, I'm afraid I cannot continue any longer. It is almost frozen. I'm stuck at the App Store sign in prompt.
Do you know why it might be so slow?
Ok, Dan, I'm about to give up this route. I can't sign into the App Store to reinstall OS X Lion.
Should I try to reboot and try this process again?
If we don't solve this issue tonight, will I be able to continue tomorrow? The Supper Bowl is on and my computer is way too slow.
Just curious, but have I lost you to the Supper Bowl?
I finally got the Lion reinstall to begin to download. It says that I now lack 243 hours and 45 minutes, which is a little over 10 days. Hmmm....
OK, it finally downloaded. And so far, so good. It rebooted without pausing on the white screen. The vertical lines are gone. Let me check on a few more things before we finish....
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Oh no! It looks like my iMac has crashed again. Everything was going well for a few days, then it looked up again along with the vertical lines. I did a hard reboot and it was stuck again at the white screen just after the chime, along with the vertical lines.
Why should I do now?
OK, I removed the ram and reseated them. Put everything back together then plugged in the power cord. Turned on the power and the it is stalled on the same white screen.
So it might be hardware issues? If I sent the computer back to the States with a friend, can the Genius Bar at the nearest Apple Store fix the computer?