Desperate, iMac won't turn on.

Discussion in 'macOS' started by ScotRobson, Feb 4, 2008.

  1. ScotRobson macrumors 6502

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    Hi

    Im desperate for help here, i was just trying to install some new software from a dmg file on my iMac G5. It shut down and won't switch back on now!

    I don't know what to try, everytime i press the on button it immediately switches off. One time the light on the mac stayed on but the nothing happened, it didnt start up at all.

    Hope someone can help.

    Scot
     
  2. lexus macrumors 68000

    lexus

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    Press and hold the power button till it beeps.
     
  3. ScotRobson thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thank you so much, that did it! I wont mention what software it was, but it was a copy. Think i might go and buy a real version now!!!
     
  4. ScotRobson thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ok im not sure if this has been caused by the same problem, but i was running , verify disk in disk utility and it is showing an error -

    Volume header needs repair
    The volume The volume ive needs to be repaired.

    Error: The underlying task reported failure on exit.

    I've never seen this before. Anyone got any ideas?

    Ok I have just run it again and it now says Volume header needs minor repair. The volume hard drive needs to be repaired.
     

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