power mac g5 question mark and mac folder on startup

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  1. cheekin99 macrumors newbie

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    hi , my power mac g5 got a problem is when i start the mac it show me a grey screen 1-2 sec and show a grey screen again with a mac and question mark folder.
    anybody help me :D
    thanks
     
  2. And macrumors 6502

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    It can't find an OS, probably your HD has gone, so you'll need a new one. Put your back up on to it and you're away again.

    Hopefully a mod can move to a more appropriate forum.
     
  3. cheekin99 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    u mean i need a new hard disck?
    or got other way to fix.
    thank for ur reply ;)
     
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    You could always boot from the startup cd and see if disk utilities can do anything...
     
  5. cheekin99 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i only got a mac os x 10.6 snow leopard dvd
    can i use it.:confused:
     
  6. tech4all macrumors 68040

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    Put that into the disc drive, reboot, and hold down "C" to put from the DVD.
     
  7. cheekin99 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks budd, but i put the disck into it and press down "C" it show me grey screen like 10-20second and back to the questions mark and mac logo folder screen...
    what happen:confused:
     
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    Snow leopard wont work on a G5. Until you get 10.5 you wont be able to check the disk or reinstall on a new drive.
     
  9. Sydde macrumors 68020

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  10. cheekin99 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for reply. But... I have a 10.5retail disk but it stuck on my macbook pro 17inch 2006, and now the MB pro got a problem too, that is when i turn it on it stay black screen and caps lock light didn't on...
    And now the disk cant take out...:(
     

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