iMac G5 20" Model A1145 will not boot after reinstall.
My hard drive recently went down with the 'click of death'
I have replaced it. The original one was a WD2500JS Caviar SE.
I have replaced it with a WD5000AVDS Green. Which shows up fine in Disc Utility. I did not use any jumpers.
I can see the hard disc booting from the system disc (10.4.2 ones which came with the machine) and repair/make/ref
When I boot to the hard disc it chimes, screen comes on hangs at the apple logo without the spinning gear. fans come up. nothing else happens.
When I press ALT the hard drive is blessed with the OSX folder. As well as the system disc and AHT showing up.
Safe boot will not work. I have taken the RAM out the slot did not make any difference.
AHT Quick passes fine. Extended test comes up with:
2STF/8/3: S-ATA Bus 0 - Master. Mass Storage Error.
Getting really ticked off with this machine now. Thanks for any help in advance it is much appreciated.
Jason - Your iMac has an older SATA I 1.5 Gb/s interface, yet the drive your putting in has a SATA II 3 Gb/s interface which is too fast for your system without setting a jumper. Review this Western Digital doc on setting the OPT1 jumper. That should fix things here - Good Luck