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Re: My g5 won’t boot [message #368550] Sun, 03 June 2018 15:24 Go to next message
Kris Tilford is currently offline  Kris Tilford
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On Jun 3, 2018, at 2:14 PM, smac0031 <m.smurph001@gmail.com> wrote:
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> Some progress. I swapped 3.6 batteries. I got it to chime and PR. It booted up. I put a bootable dvd drive genius in the optical. I rebooted, no chime, I could hear the voicing coil searching a few times, then it spun up and stopped. It just sits there with the power on doing nothing.
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> I think it would boot if I could get the dvd out of the optical. I normally don’t shut this thing off, I just let it sleep on the ups.

If you hold the mouse button during startup, the disc should eject before trying to boot.

After the PRAM is reset, sometimes it loses the boot device, so holding the Option key and explicitly selecting the boot drive can get you to boot. Then it’s probably best to open System Preference>Startup Disk and again, explicitly select your startup disk to be certain it’s loaded into PRAM for the next reboot.

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Re: My g5 won’t boot [message #368614 is a reply to message #368550] Mon, 04 June 2018 16:36 Go to previous message
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I’ll try that. It won’t respond to the keyboard. I started it up and it chimed. I thought it was working. It won’t chime since. When I had it open I took the plastic shroud out and immediately the fans went up to full power and a red led light came on.
I think I need to reseat the ram and whatever.

I think this thing was spinning up the fans for some reason which caused me to shut down the computer.

Thanks
Mark M

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