Well here goes - I searched the forums and found a few similar articles, but many from 2003 or 2004. I'm in a bind and need some help. My G5 iMac (w/o iSight) is suddenly acting up. I haven't had a problem with this thing at all, but now I'm experiencing the following: It doesn't wake up from deep sleep. No matter what I do, I have to do a hard shutdown and restart. I've tried plugging in USB keyboard instead of bluetooth, still no help. It does not recognize my external firewire HD or DVD-Drives anymore. Safari and iTunes have had a lot of errors and I've had to force quit a lot recently. Now, I don't mind reformatting the drive and reinstalling OSX, but I can't access my external HD or my DVD-Burner to make a backup of my iTunes, photos, movies, etc. and I can't spend a week backing up to CDs. Any ideas?