More and more people are now turning to Macs from Windows based PCs and as a result the number of people we are helping with Mac-related problems has increased. As an all-in-one computer system the Apple iMac can seem to be pretty much written off to many users should the hard drive fail. So where possible every attempt and effort should be made to reduce the chances of a hard drive failure.
It’s not only physical damage to the drive that should be taken into account. There’s also the damage caused by installing third party devices without first trying to insure no conflicts are likely to occur.
At Glasgow Data Recovery we help many Mac users who have experienced issues with their hard drives because of problems with third party firmware or software problems which were not taken into account prior to installation.
Apple iMacs are prone to hard drive failure. These failures may be audible as loud noises, or be visible as freezing screens or disks that are shown as mounted on the desktop when they are not. Should any of these things occur you should strongly consider switching powering down the machine immediately to prevent any further damage to your data. The hard drive on an iMac may need to be ejected (or dismounted) and then remounted and if this fails then we would suggest there is definitely a problem.
It is possible that your Apple iMac begins to report you have insufficient disc space to continue your system startup even after your operating system has been successfully installed. With over 15 years’ expertise dealing with Apple Mac and iMac related hard drive issues we recommend you contact us as soon as you can.
In addition to a wide variety of problems that may occur due to software and firmware failures there are many physical failures that may affect your Apple iMac. These problems may affect your hard drive and leave you unable to access the data already saved to it. Indeed it may well be the case that the iMac reports the drive contains zero data. And you have been able to perform a backup beforehand this may leave you in something of a predicament. Physical issues such as broken spindles, actuator arms and shafts, and read/write head can result in your hard drive not spinning up. Alternatively you may find the drive will do nothing other than spin.
If you are facing any of the aforementioned problems contact us at Glasgow Data Recovery and a member of our engineering team will be happy to give you advice on how to proceed as well as providing you with an obligation free quotation and information on our No Fix No Fee policy. Our offices are open Monday-to Friday 9am to 6pm and depending on the severity of the problem and the timescale for recovery we have several different recovery options available for you to choose from.