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My G5 won't boot past the gray sreen with the apple logo and time wheel.

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Trying booting from the Mac OS X install disc.

insert the Mac OS X install disc.

press the start button while holding down the "C" key on the keyboard


If it boots normally from the disc. you have a bad hard drive and it will need to be replaced.

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I am Sorry to Hear this Problem. This is a Common issue on G5 Mac Desktops. You could Google ' G5 Freezes ' and you would see many People facing the same Problem.

This is more often a Bad Faulty Logic Board. There we Certain Recalls for the same. You need to Contact Apple to check whether your Machine would be Covered under Warranty or not.

If you have the Installation Disc, You could try to Reinstall OS first. If you can't boot a CD, it would more likely Confirm Faulty Logic Board.

Let me know,if needed further assistance.

Hope i helped you.

Thanks for using ' Fixya ' and have a nice day!!

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To start up into Safe Mode (to Safe Boot), do this:

1. Be sure the computer is shut down.
2. Press the power button.
3. Immediately after you hear the startup tone, hold the Shift key. The Shift key should be held as soon as possible after the startup tone but not before.
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