Chime Loop / All 4 LEDs on / Commands not working
First of all, the correct iMac model is:
- Apple iMac "Core i7" 2.93 27-Inch (Mid-2010)
- Identifiers: Mid-2010 - MC784LL/A - - -
The iMac was working like a charm for years, and then, i was just checking my emails, the screen just went into some kind of grey pattern - I had to force shut it.
When I tried turning it on again, the chime loop set in. In a first try, I was able to boot it in safe mode holding down the shift key, where I got to the login screen, before the exact same thing happened again (weird grey screen and nothing working anymore). Force shut down again.
Since then, booting the machine was not possible anymore. None of the boot up key commands work anymore.
After doing some research, I decided to open the iMac to check the 4 diagnostic LED's on the logic board, just to find out that on this specific model, the 4 LED's would also be visible from the outside (bottom) haha.
However - when pushing the Power button, all 4 LEDs are switched on, solid and not flashing.
- First of all, any chance my iMac can still be saved?
- Second, if none of the boot up commands work, how can I retrieve my data?
Thanks in advance