Help Help Help (G5 Dual 1.8 won't boot)

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by SteveS, Feb 13, 2006.

  1. SteveS macrumors newbie

    SteveS

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    I went to reload my G5 Dual 1.8. As reloading it locked up. I tryed to restart but I dont get anything. Does turn on I hear the fan and the harddrive spin but no beeps. I tryed holding F8 and nothing. I tryed holding down the mouse to eject the cd but nothing. ??????????
     
  2. CoMpX macrumors 65816

    CoMpX

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    It sounds to me that you are stuck. You could try resetting the PMU to see if that helps. If not, definitely call Apple.
     
  3. SteveS thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

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    Can you boot from DVD?

    Try (re)booting the G5, while pressing the <OPTION> key (=<ALT>).
    If you get a blue screen, then please wait about a minute until the cursor changes from a watch to a pointer (it is scanning all available boot volumes, even the network). Then press <EJECT> on your Keyboard, and insert the original Power Mac Install DVD. Then press the refresh button, wait for another minute, and hopefully the DVD appears as a volume on the boot manager.
    Select the DVD, and press the continue button.
     
  5. natearrigoni macrumors newbie

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    G5 not booting

    Try unplugging all Firewire devices and USB devices and try to boot from the CD or DVD. If not then reset the PRAM. DO it htree times in a row. If not check to see if your ram is in or bad. Good luck.
     
  6. eva01 macrumors 601

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    your not getting the beep either?

    could be logic board based then
     
  7. SteveS thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Nothing seems to work. I tryed all the tips you guys said. Thanks. Guess its up for sale now.
     
  8. hcuar macrumors 65816

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    Wow... that's a little drastic. Seems like you could try a little harder. I'll give you $1.00 shipped. :rolleyes:
     
  9. Blackheart macrumors 6502a

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