Imac, G5 17, we bought it second hand in 2009 and it has been functioning well until yesterday or day before
yes to both. have tried some commands such as exit and drutil, but nothing helps in restoring the computer
Also, have you tried a SMU reset..
If not, then please both and let me know if anything changes or not...
Have tried both these, the first one before I contacted you. Have now tried the second with no success or difference. I havent' mentioned yet that there is a startup disk in the drive. Thus far I have been unable to eject it.
Background is this: I was having trouble with my computer crashing with increasing regularity. I thought a re-install may help. It worked, at first, but when I attempted to update, they whole thing fell apart.
I held the option key when starting up, but it showed my a screed with a restart arrow, a continue arrow and a picture of the harddrive with an x on the bottom.
nothing at all. held down T key but screen remained blank and fan overclocked.