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Originally Posted by Bball View Post
Thanks, I was able to get the disc out. However, disc #2 would not initiate a hardware test. I looked at disc #1 again and it says on it Hardware Test (hold d key on startup.) I did it and it came up clean.
Maybe the hardware test is on different disks (#1 vs. #2) sometimes.

The hardware test on the disk is not the best…but it's better than nothing. The software the folks at the Apple Store have is much better. What I'm trying to say is…just because the hardware test on the gray disk didn't come up with anything…doesn't mean that there isn't anything wrong. I've had this sort of thing happen many times (hardware test showed nothing…but there was clearly something wrong).

And also remember…if something is wrong with the computer…it could be on the logic board. And if this is the case…then we would be talking some significant bucks for replacement parts & install.

The suggestions "Mac SK" and myself are suggesting…are things the average user can try from home. If these ideas don't identify the problem…it could be more serious (which probably should surprise you)…since the computer has been in the closet for 2 years.

Good luck,

- Nick

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