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Mac pro will not boot up

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Aug 21, 2010 7:46 AM
Hi I have a friend who's Mac pro doesn't seem to boot up properly. When we turned it on everything was normal: chime, grey screen w/ apple logo, spinning progress thing. But it just stays like that. So we reset PRAM, SMC, ran Disk Utility off the installation DVD and we ran a hardware test and it still doesn't turn on. We even let it run for 15 minutes to boot up when it only usually takes 1 minute. I've done everything that I know.

Any help will be appreciated
Macbook 2.4 GHz White 2GB of RAM, Mac OS X (10.6.4), Intel GMA X3100 Macbook 4,1
  • macjack Level 9 Level 9 (50,445 points)
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    Aug 21, 2010 8:02 AM (in response to kofi567)
    It sounds like it's time for an archive & install.It should preserve all his applications, settings and data.
    But first, make sure he has a good backup. If not, try making one from his unmounted HDD. You might boot from the DVD or Firewire target disk mode. If so, you can clone his system with SuperDuper or CarbonCopy Cloner.



    -mj
    iMac 24" 2.16 GHz 3GB RAM/22" external HP display, Mac OS X (10.6.4), iMac G4 17" 800 MHz 768MB/ iMac 333MHz 256 MB / a gaggle of LaCie d2s/ APC-UPS
  • WZZZ Level 6 Level 6 (11,880 points)
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    Aug 21, 2010 8:03 AM (in response to kofi567)
    Try booting in Verbose Mode CMD-V. This will give you the output of the boot sequence and System messages. As this may go by quickly, be ready with pencil and paper to write down anything that indicates an error.
    iMac G3/400 OSX 10.4.11, iMac 21.5" OSX 10.6.4

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