Dropped iMac. HD unmounted. Now what?
My iMac fell on a hardwood floor. Power was on at the time and remained on after falling. I quit all applications and restarted it. A white screen with a flashing question mark on a file folder appeared. I read that I should
*restart with the installation disk while holding down the C key
*open Disk Utility and
I followed those instructions and got this message in red letters. The disk could not be unmounted.
I looked around for answers but am not sure how to proceed. Maybe the fall loosened some connections and I should open up the computer. Someone else asked about a dropped iBook and was advised to replace the reed switch inverter cable. Is that what I should do. Or just try to reinstall OSX. Please let me know what my next steps are. Many thanks.
Is this a good question?