Quicksilver boot issue

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by tcbluejayfan, Nov 1, 2007.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    So my quicksilver has been working great up until this afternoon. i had to restart and now whenever i turn it on all i get is a blank grey screen and nothing else. i dont hear a startup chime or anything.
     
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    robrose20

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    I had a similar problem. It was on my MPB, apple said it was a firmware issue. It had become corrupt.
     
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  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    do i just push the pmu button while attempting to boot? or how do i do that. also how would i do a firmware update?
     
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    the pmu reset did not do the trick...it still does the same grey screen.
     
  7. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    the issue has changed now though...it now goes to the apple screen to load os x, but after a minute it changes to a circle with a line through it. its acting like its not finding the os. is it possible i have a bad hd?
     
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    OrangeSVTguy

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    ha i actually had the same problem today but mine was an easy fix. i put in a hdd from an old windows computer but it was set as master. when i went to turn it on the screen was all gray. so i set it to slave and now my apple hdd boots right up. so yeah maybe your hdd is starting to go out? :(
     
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    my latest attempt worked for one boot and then stopped. so i put another drive of mine with os x on it into the system. it booted up fine, but when i restarted it, it stops at the grey screen again. i thinking its not a hd issue now.
     

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