Today we received a 2012 model iMac which is not loading due to a failed drive.
Why would iMac 2012 won’t start?
iMacs built before 2012 would work slowly as time passes. This usually is caused due to the internal hard drive being designed with a mechanical hard drive. These mechanical drives have a moving mechanism Additionally, they use an arm that holds an electromagnetic head to read and write data.
However, this was not the case with this iMac. The iMac already had an upgraded mechanical drive to a Crucial SSD drive. These drives are usually quite reliable, but for some reason, this one has failed.
Luckily the customer already had a backup of his data via a Time Machine. This saved them a fortune in recovering their data in case the SSD stopped being recognised under Disk Utility.
We have seen most of these Crucial SSDs being extremely reliable. They are manufactured in Mexico and pass any other SSDs we come across.
This Crucial SSD, however, had a different origin, which we haven’t come across before. It makes you wonder if there is a production difference between these.
Certainly, 2.1TB of data read/write should not be much. As these SSDs are designed to 100-fold that value. Perhaps there are fake ones floating in the market?
Replacing failed SSD drive causing 2012 iMac not loading
We have replaced the failed Crucial SSD with a high-quality Samsung EVO SSD. We would prefer still to use a Crucial drive if possible. In this case, we followed the customers’ preference for a Samsung Drive and fitted it.
Successful Not Loading iMac Repair in Adelaide
These 2012 iMacs are easy to repair due to the design built around quality parts and repairability in mind. Unlike newer iMacs which are not even designed to be taken apart, let alone SSD to be replaced in case of a failure.
All new SSDs come blank from the factory and require an operating system to be installed.
Here at IT-Solve, our Not Loading iMac Repair workshop in Adelaide is equipped with all the tools needed to wrap up such repair in a span of a day.