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  1. I think I proved it is a MOBO or controller...

    I think I proved it is a MOBO or controller problem:
    If I attach to known good iMac, mine, HD boots fine all is good.
    It wont boot from its own USB even when i put a blank HD in the SATA slot. Goes...
  2. That's way too much work. Im a tech trying to...

    That's way too much work. Im a tech trying to make a $. I'm suggesting to owoner that we buy a pre-owned same vintage off ebay and move on.
    Buy, you are correct,that would help prove the hardware...
  3. If no hard drive in bay, nothing comes up and...

    If no hard drive in bay, nothing comes up and iMac becomes a hair dryier as fan at full tilt.

    one down...
  4. safe mode

    Tried Safe. No Joy. Progress bar goes to about 80% and stops but does not crash.

    I was able to get into Single User mode and could execute commands. This is why I don't think it is a hardware...
  5. I will try the Ext connect to target imac. Good...

    I will try the Ext connect to target imac.
    Good thinking on your part.
    I switched out the RAM with known good. No change.
    kaw
  6. Vintage iMac A1221 crashing on boot

    I am mostly a PC tech but trying to get an handle on fixing an iMac A1221

    Here is what I have done so far:

    Removed hard drive and connected it to my working iMac (same vintage) via USB
    ...
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