Thread: iMac G5 Boot problems
02-10-2010, 06:51 PM #1
iMac G5 Boot problems
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- Feb 10, 2010
was given a 12" iBook G4 and an iMac G5 PPC 1.8 17" I think original version.
I've sorted out the problems with the iBook, but I can't do anything with the iMac.
It won't boot up every time - it either crashes with mental-speed fans and the spinning gearwheel, or when it does boot up within minutes I get the multi coloured spinner instead of the mouse arrow and the system locks, irrespective of booting from the hard drive or if I boot using a my installation discs. It's running Tiger, fully updated.
I can't do anything to assess what is wrong. i've tried memory that is known good and makes no difference. I've also done the ⌘⌥PR on startup, held the power button in for 5 seconds to reset things and still no different. The hard disc is known good as was new when for when i got the iMac.
before i rip the motherboard out and change the capacitors, is there anything else I can try? The capacitors do not look appear to have blown.
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