Model A1225 / Mid 2007 and Early 2008 / 2.4, 2.8, or 3.06 GHz Core 2 Duo processor

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What EFI Firmware Update should I get?

hi everyone, first thanks for looking into my question,

the situation is that i was out and a trainee did something that blocked the Imac, it stayed frozen for a while, than she cut the power off and tried to restart it; it wouldn't start, instead it makes the folowing vocal message on start :

3 short tones, 3 long tones, 3 short tones,

i looked into it with the help of a friend : here's what we did untill now : we tried to recover the data (crucial...i have so much work on it) we opened it, unplug the HD and he's copying the data now on an external HD.

after i found while browsing forums like this one and the apple assistance that the tones possibly are a message that there's a problem with the EFI firmware, and that if i reinstall it that should do it... but i don't know which one is the right one, and apple website wasn't much of help.

thanks :-)

cheers from morocco

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Reformat and install a system from the original installation disk. Then do your software updates. Any firmware updates that it needs will be downloaded.

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thnx for your answer mayer :)

my friend reset the bios and it's working now. I still need to format and install, and i don't have the original installation disk (i moved like 4 times since i bought it...lost a lot of stuff...). but i have other ones, i will follow your advice, i think it's safer to format.


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