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Imac wont boot message comes up "a disk read error occurred" "press ctr+alt Del to restart no response from keyboard help

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Have you got another Mac at home or office?
try to start it on Target Disk mode. hold down T when the computer is starting and get it plugged through a firewire cable. and check on applications/utilities/disk utilities. and check if the hard drive is fine and repair permissions on it.

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Try another keyboard.

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