PowerMac G5 freezes during startup Fan Speeds Up

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by mcgregor37, Aug 21, 2008.

  1. mcgregor37 macrumors newbie

    Aug 21, 2008
    My computer crashed today and hasn't been able to boot back up since. It gets to the grey screen with the Apple logo and stops. The fan then ramps itself up to overdrive.

    I've started it up in target disk mode and repaired it using Diskwarrior on my macbook. It had to repair quite a bit and then it showed up on the desktop of the laptop. I can read, write and pull from it. I then ejected the powermac and started it up again to find the same problem persisting.

    Any ideas besides the reinstall?
  2. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002
    Does it run when booting from the DVD?

    Or just that drive?

    Could be that drive is going bad if you needed that many repairs, if the machine has been randomly freezing this could be a further indication of the drive firing coffin nails.

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