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Originally Posted by gsahli View Post
... a computer is a computer - change your thinking to see the similarities.

A problem with the HD cable would give those symptoms - just one possibility.
Thanks for the suggestion, I will have to give that a shot. I imagine that I'm able to connect any standard SATA cable to test it out?

Originally Posted by harryb2448 View Post
G'day and welcome to the forums.

Tell us about the system discs. Did they come with the computer? Are they silver/'grey or what? Also your PowerPC iMac is SATA and SATA II may not be recognised. On some drives it is necessary to use jumpers to 'throttle' back the speed of the drive.
You have a good point..I have two gray install disks which came with the machine. I will have to see if I have a old SATA I hard drive laying around anywhere at home I can try on the machine.

I will give these suggestions a try and let you guys know how I made out.
Thanks guys!
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