IMAC boots up to a black screen. Tags: iMac Mac OS X Last response: February 16, 2010 10:40 PM in Mac Os X Share demoneva February 16, 2010 12:53:18 AM I ahve an iMAC that only boots up to a black screen with a blue folder in the middle that keeps flashing between the mac os x symbol and a question mark. I´ve never even touched a mac so this is pretty new to me. How could I go along fixing this with out resorting to the apple store? It apparently doesnt work with my 2 keyboards I use for my windows machines. More about : imac boots black screen Ijack February 16, 2010 5:40:16 AM Could be that it needs a new battery. Edit: A few more things to look at. Herr_Koos February 16, 2010 6:19:40 AM Not possible. Macs "just work", don't they? Forgive me, I couldn't resist. Hope you get it fixed, though. Related resources Wont boot up ( imac 2007/tiger) - Forum Should You Buy a New Mac Mini, iMac or Mac Pro? - Forum Computer boots up with black screen and cursor - Forum New vid card boots up black screen - Forum Computer boots up to black screen - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer christop February 16, 2010 2:57:23 PM I think you need to install your operating system again. Or possible hard drive failure. I have had this problem with a customers mac.. branflakes71 February 16, 2010 10:40:29 PM The folder/? means it can't find a good boot partition. This can be caused by a bad hard drive, among other things. If you have the Apple Discs, you should run the Hardware Test (on the gray labeled DVD, press "D" to boot to hardware test) and see if everything passes. The steps in ijack's Edited post are also good. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumWhy do i get a black screen when my computer boots up ForumLaptop boots to black screen after SSD install Forum2012 27" iMac for gaming now and future ForumBoots to black screen with blinking cursor (new hard drive, Windows 8) ForumComputer boots to black screen and mouse cursor... ForumWhy do i get a black screen when my computer boots up ForumViewSonic VX922 monitor - black screen - green power light flashes ForumNew build boots but stops on black screen ForumHow to break RSD password for blocked sites More resources Read discussions in other Mac Os X categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security !