mac pro screen is just grey!!

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by bas paul, Feb 24, 2010.

  1. bas paul macrumors newbie

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    Help
    I have a dual core 2007 macpro

    -I just did an repair disk permissions
    -it did not want to re start
    -just a grey screen with apple logo
    -hooked it up to my macbook as a firewire
    -could not repair disk
    -formatted MacHD
    -copied from time machine but not all got copied only some random files
    --still all I get now is a grey screen, sometimes with a grey folder and question mark
    -tried to copy individual folders as library etc to the mac HD but only a few get copied
    still just the chimes and a grey screen
    took out some of the 13 gig ram and juggled with that in case one is broken

    Is the hard disk bust?
    Or what ?
     
  2. lannister80 macrumors 6502

    lannister80

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    Are you getting any diagnostic LEDs lit on the inside of your computer?

    I'm not familiar with the diag LEDs on your model, but that should tell you if the CPU is borked, RAM slot is borked, etc.
     
  3. Cindori macrumors 68040

    Cindori

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    something def happened with your permissions. i'd backup data and format/install
     
  4. bas paul thread starter macrumors newbie

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    When I switch it on I see a short flicker of red leds.

    as for the other reply: I have a back up, I have formatted but copying does not entirely work.
     
  5. Cindori macrumors 68040

    Cindori

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    flicker is normal

    if copying using other computer does not work, HDD sounds physcally bad
     
  6. bas paul thread starter macrumors newbie

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    After switching it on I kept hammering the eject button for 20 sec , and it openend.
    Erased and reinstalled and she s working fine again.
    I still want to know what went wrong though.
    Thanks for your help.
     

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