That Ominous Dark Cloud is Back
My iMac died today... It froze and wouldn't restart. It would get to the little apple symbol on the startup screen and go no further.
I did some diagnostics, everything checked out okay except it couldn't figure out what kind of hard drive was in the machine. I put the system CD in with hopes of reinstalling the OS or even reformatting the drive (I back my system up on an external drive every couple days, just did it yesterday, so I wouldn't lose much), but the installer kept telling me I didn't have a hard drive in the computer anywhere. I told it to look under the couch, but it was adamant -- no hard drive.
So now my Mac is at the fixit shop. I hope it doesn't cost much to fix -- things are tight enough that this might be the end of my little business...