imac G5 Failing??
alright so just recently i've been having a very scary issue with my 17" 2.0 imac G5. It started this morning when i sat down to use it. I opened safari as usual and came to a few sites but then i got a pop up saying my batteries were low for the keyboard and it could shut off any moment. -Note this same message woke me up in the A.M. bringing the computer from display sleep.
My keyboard and mouse are both BT
After the warning box closed my mouse wouldn't click anything but, could move around. -Note similar thing happens when my batteries are low in it, no click action or expose via the scroll button.
i had to hold the power button to restart because even a wacom tablet i had plugged in wouldn't work as a mouse. it restarted normally up until finder loads, i then get graphic artifacts and half loaded images on the dock. (sorry no picture of that i cant get thus far anymore)
So i tried starting from my leopard install disk by holding alt:http://img266.imageshack.us/img266/1276/dsc03127yp5 I got to disk utility using it. started checking permissions and it froze halfway.
btw this is my install dvd:http://img520.imageshack.us/img520/6589/dsc03131yo7.jpg
so i restarted now it freezes while trying to "prepare installation":http://img509.imageshack.us/img509/9167/dsc03130rb9.jpg
or if i dont hold alt it freezes on or before i type my password and attempt to log in:http://img136.imageshack.us/img136/4656/dsc03124oy2.jpg
I just think its weird how all this happens with my Bluetooth and ive even got this image trying to start the installation DVD:http://img136.imageshack.us/img136/8233/dsc03133zq2.jpg
when both my keyboard and mouse have no batteries in them and i have wired keyboard plugged in.
i'm going to WalMart to buy batteries, hopefully it will magically fix my dillema. ive got 60+ gigs of music i cant lose!
put fresh batteries in the keyboard and mouse with no luck.
also reset the pram and i think smu
successful booting via safe mode now what? im going to run disk permissions while i still can. cant repair disk though.
i could really use some help with this. Im still unable to boot normally, only via safe mode.:'(
I am having a similar problem with my G5, only boots in safe mode. I have been troubleshooting for hours and have noticed that my Airport has vanished, doesn't show in system profile. I know the machine has it because I have been wireless since I got it over 2 years ago and this model has it built in, there is no visible card. I am suspecting that the built in Airport chip is bad, causing it to freeze up on start up. Unfortunatley I don't have a solution since I can't even replace the Airport card to test it.
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