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Mac Specs: iMac i5 2.7GHz, 16GB memory, OS 10.10.1

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G'day and welcome to the forums.

First two suggestions dodgy gfx card and/or failed hard drive. Open her up, make sure the plastic deflector is in position as it will not boot without that, remove the card, clean it and reseat it firmly back into place and try again. If no joy the try installing an operating system on the drive. Bot from aq Tiger or Leopard retail DVD and see if the drive appears in Disk utility. If any joy format, into partition and select one single, into Options and select Apple Partition Map, back to installer and see what happens.


There are many, many models of G5 PowerMacs so it is impossible to recommend a gfx card if it has failed. They came in PCI - PCI-X and PCI-E versions.

Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!
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