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Early Mac Pro - Gray Screen Regardless

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Early intel Mac Pro started displaying gray screen and refusing to boot. At first it would boot into safe mode and from DVD. Than it wouldn't boot at all.

Pulled all drives, disconnected all peripherals, am using an Apple keyboard mouse and monitor.

The internal DVD hasn't functioned in some time so i purchased a replacement yesterday along with some new drives.

After installing the new DVD burner (LG) and 1 new HD (1TB) I started the computer and found that the DVD still doesn't function.

The old DVD was ide the new one is sata.

Attempting to boot from the install disk in an axternal DVD fails to a gray screen after the Apple logo displays.

And that's all she wrote.

I'm assuming I probably need a new logic board. Or could memory manifest these problems? I think some of it may not be Apple.

What do you think?

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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