Need help with iMac G5

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by mateft, May 12, 2006.

  1. mateft macrumors member

    May 22, 2003
    This morning I heard my iMac g5 isight fans start going at full speed. I look at the screen and there is text on the screen. Ok I know what that is its a kenal panic. So I restart. Nothing, Restart again, nothing. Finally it starts up but now I have no power to my USB keyboard or USB mouse.

    I cannot press any keys to boot into anyother mode like firewire, or boot from CD, or hold the option key to book from another drive.

    HELP Please.
  2. neocell macrumors 65816


    May 23, 2005
    Great White North
    Have you recently added any hardware (RAM)? If so take it out and try the boot up again. If that isn't the case I think a call to Apple Care is in order.
    Good luck
  3. mateft thread starter macrumors member

    May 22, 2003
    I took out the extra RAM that I instaleld 3 months ago and nothing worked. If i could only get a keyboard to work I'd be fine.
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    Take it to Apple. If the keyboard worked, I'd recommend resetting the SMU and then attempting to start from the OSX discs again but since it doesn't, I think Apple's your only option. :(

    Good luck. :)

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