Question about Apple iMac G5 Desktop
Hello I am fixing an Imac G5 for a friend. When the Imac boots it comes to a gray screen with a flashing folder that has a question mark in the middle of it. This usually indicates that there is a missing system file, so I figured the only proper way to solve this was by reinstalling the OS. However, during that process I came to the destination selection screen. No hard drive was present.
My friend mentioned to me that the computer was dropped off the back of a delivery truck and was just given to him. So to insure that there wasn't any hardware failure I ran a diagnostics using Techtools Pro 4. Everything came out fine except it wasn't able to find a hard drive to do a volume check. I opened up the computer to check if there was even a hard drive mounted. There was a Seagate Sata in it. To be honest I don't work with Sata often because I am used to working with Ms-Dos based motherboards and they more the often use an ATA hard drive.
This hard drive didn't appear to have a power cable connected to it that you would see coming off of a power supply in a PC. Instead it had much smaller four pinned ribbon cable connecting from the motherboard to the side of the hard drive. I am not used to seeing this so I am just assuming that this is the power connector. After all of this I have concluded that the hard drive likely broke when it fell out of the truck.
If you have anymore insight on this problem it would be appreciated. I would also like to know where I can find an affordable hard drive for this computer.
I think you r right,
please get the same checked by an Apple technician
Posted on Jul 01, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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