10 Replies Latest reply: Dec 29, 2008 12:47 PM by Patricia Van Cleave
Patricia Van Cleave Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
I am working on an iMac G5 (no iSight) that gets power, but boots to the little folder with the ?. I have tried booting to the hardware test CD that came with the computer, and the OS reinstallation CD that also came with the computer, both with the same result. If I hold down the Option key while booting, it sees both options (hard drive and cd) but when either one is chosen to boot to, it appears to be in a loop and comes back to the same screen to choose something to boot to.

I have removed the HD and run Disk Utility to repair the disk. It repaired an invalid leaf record count, but that didn't fix the problem either. I have tested RAM to no avail, I have reset the SMU. I am afraid it might be the SATA channel(s) on the logic board. Any other ideas would be greatly appreciated!


iBook G3, Mac OS X (10.3.x), I also have an iMac Flat Panel