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    Unhappy bought a used macpro g5 w/o HDD
    I just bought a used powermac g 5 from a friend. He sold it to me for pretty cheap b/c he took the HDD out of it and stuck it in his new machine. SO right now I dont have a HDD with a OS (OSX) on it. I have a few hard drives that I can put in there... RIght now they are in my p.c.'s. I have a copy of OSX and need to know what I gotta do to get this running. I decided to take one of my HDD and install it but when I power on - nothing happens. I was trying to install from the OSX cd but I cant seem to get the CD tray to open. I am using the key on the keyboard to try and open the CD tray.
    Would I need to format the HDD on my PC first? i figured I would just format it when the machine booted up. I dont know where to go from here. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks

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    Sounds like the biggest problem is getting the CD tray to open. To do this...reboot the computer...and hold down the mouse button. This should open the CD tray.

    HTH,

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    got the cd tray to open but the monitor is black... dont see anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by t3kn33k5 View Post
    got the cd tray to open but the monitor is black... dont see anything.
    A little short on details don't you think?

    ...and no thank you for helping you get the CD tray open either.

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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