5576 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Jun 10, 2008 12:25 PM by noelwilde
You appear to have several issues. A few suggestions:
When troubleshooting, make sure you disconnect all devices from your computer except for the keyboard & mouse.
"...and the grey notice in several languages appears telling me to restart."
This appears to be a kernal panic.
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=106805 Mac OS X: "Broken folder" icon, prohibitory sign, or _*kernel panic*_ when computer starts
User Tips: Kernel Panics
"Sometimes it freezes on startup and the fans go at 100%"
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=301733 iMac G5: How to Reset the SMU (iMac G5, the iMac G5 (Ambient Light Sensor), and the iMac G5 (iSight)).
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=2238 Resetting your Mac's PRAM and NVRAM
Repair permissions & restart your computer.
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=25751 About Disk Utility's Repair Disk Permissions feature
Same directions are also in the OS Help Menu.
Boot from your Hardware Test DVD & run the program.
Last but not least, see if your computer qualifies for one of the iMac G5 Repair Extension Program for Video and Power Issues
**WARNING: DUE TO SECURITY REASONS, PLEASE DO NOT POST YOUR COMPUTER'S SERIAL NUMBER ON THESE MESSAGE BOARDS.**
If none of the above works for you, then you will need to supply more info details about your model computer.
Which "model" & "generation" G5 iMac do you have?
Need this info so that the knowledgeable users can provide you with the proper troubleshooting solution(s).
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=301724-en How to identify your iMac
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?path=Mac/10.4/en/mh355.html Getting information about your computer
You can have this info displayed on the bottom of every post by going to 'My Settings' which is located in the column on the right under your name, and filling in the information asked for.
How did the trip to the doc go? here is my story:
I have had repeated kernel warnings and went to the genius bar at my nearest Apple store and they diagnosed the fault as a logic board failure. My i mac G5 Cost £1500 5 years ago and the estimated cost of repair(£400+) makes it a worthless exercise considering the price of the new i macs. Any advice on what I can do? It is a beautiful computer and it seems a shame to let it end at this.
Any advice will be appreciated.