Power Mac G5 1.8 Wont start I NEED HELP

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Shark718, Oct 24, 2009.

  1. Shark718 macrumors newbie

    Mar 5, 2009
    Hello ALL

    I hope some one can help me really really bad. I have a Power Mac G5 1.8 Tower. I get it when they first came out in 2003. Now, This morning I went to log in and the cursor just spins. The system comes on like regular, it shows me the log on screen, the back ground and everything but when I put in my password nothing happens. The pointing cursor just spins and it does not leave this screen. I don't think it is a Hard Drive problem because then I would not even be able to get to this screen, I been trying this for hours now. I even tried to do the Hard Ware test but the CD tray wont come out. SO PLEASE SOMEONE HELP ME. I'M FREAKING OUT OVER HERE :(

  2. velocityg4 macrumors 601


    Dec 19, 2004
    You can try holding cmd+opt+O+F to boot into open firmware.
    Then type "eject cd" without quotes to open the drive tray. From there you can boot holding the "C" key to run the hardware test CD and boot off the install disc to run Disk Utility.
  3. icafelawrence macrumors newbie

    May 29, 2009
    Lawrence, KS
    you might also try resetting the PRam. Hold down Command-Option-P-R on start up, wait for the second boot chime, then release.

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