Comp comes on, apple logo, then blue screen with circular icon
I have a mirror drive dual drive 867mhz apple, it worked fine the whole night. I went in to pull up school files and it wouldnt allow me too so I rebooted. once I did I got the forementioned problem. I cant do anything the eject button, nothing! I recently added 1Gig of RAM but thats it. The only thing I can think of is I downloaded the latest update (security, itunes) it also a few days earlier said that my start up disk was getting full) which i went in and erased 2 gig worth of files! I'm a nursing school student who cant afford another comp and probaly cant afford to get this one fixed....is there a solution to fix this?
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Pretty easy, but might require you do things you haven't done before...
Visit Google.com or whichever Google you'd like as a desktop shortcut
In the Address Bar/Search Bar at the top of the window, drag the Google icon to your desktop. This will create a Google-named generic icon on the desktop
Do a Google image search for a .PNG file of whatever Google logo you'd like. I've provided a link for the Google Drive logo below.
Once you've found one you like, click on it and it'll bring up a preview window. You'll be able to tell if it's a transparent icon (very critical) because you'll see a checkerboard pattern behind the logo.
Click on the View Image button. It'll bring up the logo in it's own window.
Click anywhere in the window and type COMMAND+A to select the image.
Type COMMAND+C to copy the image
Click on the generic document icon named Google on your desktop and type COMMAND+I. This brings up the Get Info window for the file.
Click on the small file icon at the top left of the window. It'll be surrounded by a light blue "halo" showing that it's selected
Type COMMAND+V to paste the image file. You'll see that the generic icons in the window are now changed to the Google logo.
If you choose the wrong file type and paste it in, don't worry... just undo your last action (COMMAND+Z) and all will be well!
Simple. Load the Apple System start-up disc first while the computer is running. You should see its icon on on the screen. Then select restart from the Apple Menu on the top left of the screen. Hold down the C key as it reboots. You will now boot into the start-up disc. This method also applies to Disc Warrior and other tools. Alternately, with the computer already running, insert the Apple System start-up disc then go to System Preferences also under the Apple menu, Under the start-up disc icon, select your apple system icon and restart.
Third alternative. With the computer running insert Apple System start-up disc. Restart the computer. Before the chime, press and hold the option key, left-hand bottom side of the keyboard to the left of the Apple (Command) key. You will see your system HD icon and the screen as well as your Apple System disc. Click on the System Disc and that will boot the machine.
* Mac computer with an Intel, PowerPC G5, or PowerPC G4 (867MHz or faster) processor
minimum system requirements
* 512MB of memory (I say 1.5GB for PPC at least, 2-3GB minimum for IntelMacs)
* DVD drive for installation
* 9GB of available disk space (I say 30GB at least)
Classic/OS9 Apps no longer supported.
As the hard disk appears to be showing up when you boot up using the install disc, I would suspect that the system is somewhat corrupted. You could reinstall the system again and if you are happy starting from scratch and wiping the hard drive select this option failing that and there is some data on the imac you could install using the preserve user data. A fresh install should sort out any problems. Hope this helps.
this seems to be a issue with the internal hard drive if it does not pass the logo screen, You might need to have this repaired, call you local apple store make a appointment to bring in your imac. sounds like a hard drive corash correct me if i am wroung I been working on macs for 5 years not to long huh? But I am knowledgeable is why you see the apple icon next to my name. Have the hard drive checked you be glad you did.
Restart in safe mode by holding the shift key strait after the chime untill the apple logo apears. You will have to log in with password. then open **** utillities and repair disk permissions. reboot and it should come back as normal
Hi, I'm sorry to hear you are having trouble....
THis is a tricky one. My first step would be to connect another screen to your G5 and connect your V223w to another Mac... Are you able to do this, do you have access to another system, could even be a PC ( in the worst case )
Ideally, having 2 screens connected to your G5 would be the best situation.
THis way, with one working screen, you can attempt to modify the resolution and refresh rates on the V223w from the good screen, be sure to activate screen mirroring, otherwise you will not have access to the other window of monitors system preferences.
If you can get two monitors connected and mirroring is not an option, then either your monitor is KAPUT or the video card secondary port is KAPUT, try switching the port of the card your displays are connected to. I think they are both DVI ports. If the opposite screen is now working, then you know it's the port on the video card.
Hope this will get you through it.
Hi, Sorry you're having trouble,
OK, so much is happening here...
Can you shut the Mac down ( by holding the power on button for 5 seconds or so ) and then, make sure your keyboard is connected and that nothing is resting o the keyboard possibly pressing down on a key without you knowing it....
Now, start up your Mac and VEY QUICKLY, press down on the
( alt ) key and hold it down until you see a blue screen with a large Right pointing arrow and a circular arrow.
This is the start up disk selection screen. You should eventually see your Hard Drive appear at which point, you click on your hard drive and then the right arrow to start up the mac on your Hard drive.
If your disk is still OK, it will boot properly.
If your disk does not appear in the blue selection screen, it means you either no longer have a valid bootable system on that disk or it is KAPUT.
So, if this is the case, you will need to get a new hard drive.
How old is your mac, what model is it what Mac OS is it ?