|Apr 1, 2006, 01:40 PM||#1|
PowerMac won't boot
I have one of the late-2004 PowerMac G5s, and a few days ago I was working on it, went to go shut it down, and everything just froze. I could hear the hard drive clicking, so I hit the power. Rebooting (yes, I know I shouldn't be doing this with a failed hard drive) only gave me the multi-language error screen asking me to restart.
I bought a new SATA drive today and replaced the old one. I put the OS X install disc into my drive, and started it up. Now, I get the standard icon that briefly appears when it can't find OS X, but then it goes to the standard boot screen, thrashes the CD around a bit, then asks me to reset again. It also doesn't seem to detect my keyboard or mouse (wireless both) so I can't eject the disc or zap the PROM. I tried reseating the memory, having only two sticks in at a time (normally I have four), etc. and it still doesn't work. Does anyone have any ideas on what I might try next?
Power Mac G5 2x2.0, 1.5GB RAM (512MB stock, 1GB PQI Turbo Dual-Channel), 160GB SATA, nVidia Geforce 6800 Ultra, Sceptre 19" DVI LCD
|Apr 1, 2006, 01:46 PM||#2|
have you stopped using the wireless keyboard and mouse and used wired ones?
If I go on a crazy non-sensical rant, it's the painkillers talking. If however I make perfect sense I take full credit.
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