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Have an old iMac late 2006 that I was handing down to my daughter after purchasing an iMac Mini and learning the hard way that I could not use the iMac monitor as a monitor for the Mini (after being told it was possible by the Apple store sales person).

The issue is that it does not seem to be able to find the startup disk. I've tried all of the Apple advised methods including re-installing the OS. After re-install, I was happy to see that it restarted from the CD to the HD and I appeared to be back in business. Unfortunately I got the rainbow freeze and haven't been able to get back on since.

In my attempt to use the iMac as the monitor for the Mini, I may have confused the system as to which drive it wants. But when I restart with the Option key pressed, it offers my HD as a startup option but will not boot to it.

It would be odd timing to be a hardware issue but I'm reading that SATA cable could be a culprit and possibly the logic board.

Any thoughts would be appreciate as it would make a great bedroom computer for my 14 year old.
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