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? imac g4 ? problem starting

My imac g4 flat panel when turned on makes a few hard drive noises but does not start up , goes to flashing "?" question mark symbol and thats all it does , unpluged mouse,keyboard,..same ..will not allow any other commands ie start from disc.ect .. what is wrong new hard drive? logic board ? or what else can i try many thanks chris ..

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This looks to be a hard drive issue....if you are familiar with the machine enough to take off the bottom plate.....requires a torx tool. I would take off the bottom plate and disconnect the hd, and then see if the machine will boot to cd...if it will then boot to cd then it is a hard drive... i would be careful though as there is a pad on the processor that cools it and if it becomes dislodged you can overheat the processor....

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