2 Replies Latest reply: Nov 22, 2012 12:07 PM by sandz
sandz Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Hi and Happy Thanksgiving to all.

 

Both my daughter and I have IMacs circa 2007.   I can handle mine which  (I think) runs the same OS.   10.4 I believe.

Snow Leopard (not Lion)

 

On power up after SNC reset and PRAM reset with install disc etc and holding dowb C for long time (as well as other keys (option) the machine is still looking dead.  Grey blue screen and usually spits out install DVD.

 

Can anyone help?  I have erased the hard drive since the flashing folder icon, and repartitioned it.  I cannot get it to da more than start and stay on and  that's it;. 

 

Please advise!  I know Mel has lost all her data and I have to do a clean install but NOTHING seems to work!

 

Mel did not back anythihng up for years.  She has no backup which shows I am a lousy mom.

 

 

 

Sandy and Melissa


MacBook Pro, iOS 5.0.1
  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (45,410 points)

    I can handle mine which  (I think) runs the same OS.   10.4 I believe.

    Snow Leopard (not Lion)

    Very confusing!

     

    OS 10.4 is Tiger. Snow Leopard is 10.6. In between was Leopard 10.5.

     

    Please check what OS you are running.

  • sandz Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    You are correct. It is between the 2.  I tried with the disks for Leopard. 

    Nothing worked.  Even total clean install.  I found a bunch of dirt there too. I tried resetting PRAM and SMC nothing for 3 days and daughter is a grown girl who should be doing this on her OWN.

     

    Anyhow thanks so much for taking time to answer.

     

     

    Sandy