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I have a iMac G4 flat panel. I recently installed Leopard and everything seemed to be running fine. However, now when I try to turn it on, I get the start up tone, then a grey screen, then a blue screen on which I can control the cursor. I have tried starting it in Safe Mode, but I just get a grey screen.

Does anyone have any ideas?

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Pop your Leopard install DVD and boot holding down 'C'. Go to utilities and run Repair Disk from there and see if you have any joy. Was the install an upgrade or erase and install?
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This may be the problem as well.
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=306857

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Thanks for the help - I'll give them both a go. One question - how do I get the disk in to the computer? Is there some way to open the disk door without the computer being on?

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You can hold the eject button on the keyboard while restarting or the mouse button.

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I haven't been able to get the drive open on my computer - I tried holding down "eject" while booting it, but no luck. Does anyone have any other suggestions as to how I might open the disk tray?

I did manage to connect the computer to my other desktop and open it in Target Disk Mode. It appears normally as an external hard drive. I had a look for an "ApplicationEnhancer.bundle" in the System Configuration folder, but there wasn't one there.

Does anyone have any other advice for me?

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Did you try holding the mouse button down yet during restart?

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So holding the mouse button down worked - thank you. Currently reinstalling Leopard - wish me luck!
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Let us know how it goes. And... Good luck !
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And we are working again! Thank you all so much for your help and your patience.
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Excellent ! Glad your Mac is healthy again !
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