Powers ON, Chime, Black Display but external monitor shows video.Hello, I have a 24" iMac 2007 2.4GHz which turns ON to a black display. I have done a lot of research and have looked at many...
Answer to: HDD to SSD and new Optical DriveHello and welcome. If you go to this link iMac Intel 24" EMC 2134 and 2211 Repair You will see 7 replacement guides. 2 of these guides explains exactly how to replace the Hard Drive and the Optical Drive. As for SSD im sure they are all standard there is no special one needed for your 24" imac, just have to make sure you place the HD temp sensor back on the new SSD drive before closing it up (HD procedure will show you as well). If you buy a smaller form factor hard drive like those found in laptops, you will need to by an adapter for it that is designed for your imac. Best thing would be to buy the same form factor size hard drive to avoid buying an adapter. As for your optical drive once you open up your imac you will see what model number is printed on the optical drive than you can do a search to buy that particular optical drive. You can find most products on iFixit, retail stores, ebay....etc iMac Intel 24" EMC 2134 and 2211 Repair
Answer to: apple logo and progress bar then restartsI had the same EXACT issue on my macbook pro 2013. I tired to go into disk utility to repair the drive and check its health but everything checked out fine and working order. The Fix: I put the the computer into (Target mode) and connected another imac/macbook to it and backed up my information. Than what i did was i erased the drive and re-installed the OSX and it booted up and worked fine after that. Hope that helps.