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    Oct 15, 2008
    Please help, g4 imac won't get passed gray apple logo screen
    It starts up with no chime, all I get are a few strange beeps. Then it just stays on the gray apple logo screen. No progress bar. Please help, all my music is on there and I really need it back.

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    Feb 14, 2004
    Groves, Texas
    13in macbook - 10.11 --- 21in. iMac 10.11 --- HP win 8
    Those beeps are what in the PC world are known as POST codes. It means something is not right.
    Did you install any memory lately? Any other cards or peripherals? Try re-seating all your memory and see if it helps. Check the battery.
    Try starting up with an install cd/dvd and see if it will start.
    Unhook everything except the mouse and keyboard and start it.
    Zap the pram. Start up holding the command-option-P-R keys.
    (running out of ideas here)
    Always listen to experts. They’ll tell you what can’t be done and why. Then do it!
    -Lazarus Long

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