Boot problem mac pro 3.1

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  1. Dolmacje macrumors newbie

    Dolmacje

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    #1
    hi folks,

    my mac won't boot anymore.
    not even a grey screen, cursor or flashing question mark.

    the screen stays black, it chimes when pressing the on-button but that's all, the powerindicator stays lit and there's a small thicking-noise that seems to come from a disk or a ventilator or something...

    any tips or help is welcome!

    thnks and greetings from belgium,
    the land of beers! :)
     
  2. m4v3r1ck macrumors 68020

    m4v3r1ck

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    Bricked HDD?

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    Cheers! :D
     
  3. thefredelement macrumors 65816

    thefredelement

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    Could be the video card, do you have another to try? Or perhaps another output on the video card you have?
     
  4. Dolmacje thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dolmacje

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    mac pro 3.1 boot problem

    after maybe 50 times trying to reboot,
    it finaly started up, but the only app that works is safari, other apps give me the thicking-noise and then the app crashes...

    i have no spare videocard to try out, thnx for the tip though.

    bit clueless here about what this might be...
     
  5. tigerintank macrumors regular

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    not sure but is it not possible to boot a MP without the video card installed and then remote login from another Mac/PC via Screen Share/VNC?

    If yes then you can potentially eliminate the video card as a source of your problems?
     
  6. Dolmacje thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dolmacje

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    mac pro 3.1 boot problem

    i'll look into that tip when i get home! thanks and have a beer! :)
     
  7. Dolmacje thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dolmacje

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  8. m4v3r1ck macrumors 68020

    m4v3r1ck

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    The HDD failure was indeed the first thing that came to mind! Glad you fixed it, enjoy your new flying machine! Cheers
     

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