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bought a used macpro g5 w/o HDD


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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.

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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.

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

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