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Baldung99

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Jul 8, 2019
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I've got a PowerMac G5 (PowerMac11,2 M9591LL/A). Its PRAM battery eventually died so I did the right thing and initially bought a CR2025, which ended up being too thin to make contact, so the clock would get reset every time it was unplugged. Now I got the correct thickness (CR2032) and a lot of weirdness has started to happen.

Before I plugged it in I made sure to completely discharge the machine (hold the power button for a few seconds while the thing is unplugged). Now when I turned it on, booting took a bit longer than I expected... but I chalked that to the hard drive being quite old and tired.Then a light-blue screen appeared and it sat there for some 5 minutes.

After that, I went into Open Firmware, entered 'reset-nvram' and 'reset-all' and... it's been sitting on the exact same blue screen for the past 10 minutes.

Did I break it?
 

Baldung99

macrumors member
Original poster
Jul 8, 2019
75
24
Try booting from something else, another HDD or a DVD etc. Any different?

Yeah, booting from a Leopard install DVD worked... and the Disk Utility said the partition map was corrupted or something. That HDD is very tired apparently... or it seriously didn't like me installing Toast 10 I don't know.
 
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