G5 boot from disk problems

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by jibberishballr, Jan 19, 2012.

  1. jibberishballr macrumors newbie

    Sep 25, 2010
    I tried searching but couldn't find the exact same problem. My IMAC (G5) stopped working and gets to the gray apple screen and just loads there forever. Tried to boot the OSX CD on power-up but it won't run the disk either. Any ideas?
  2. aednichols macrumors member


    Jun 9, 2010
    Try booting in verbose mode and tell us what you see (hold Command-V as you turn the machine on).
  3. INSURGENCYmusic macrumors member


    Jan 15, 2012
    hollywood, ca
    LOL same exact thing happened to me. You need a new hard drive. I have an Imac g5 a1058, first one released. I just found out it was the hard drive yesterday. Just switch out the hard drive.

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