iMac G5 17": black screen, no startup sound after hard drive upgrade?
My iMac G5 17" with ALS has two bad sectors on 160 GB Seagate SATA. Booted OK...until I tried to upgrade hard drive
Installed 1 TB Samsung w Leopard 10.5.8 image restored to 1st partition , checked all internal connectors, reassembled. No boot! Only a black screen and no startup sound LED's 1 and 2 light up OK.
Next I installed 80 Gb Seagate SATA (with Leopard image). No joy. I imaged the 160 GB Seagate still black screen and no startup sound and no boot.
The hard drive Thermal Sensor connector and rubber hard drive grommets are a bit rotten...
Help! (Sorry if not UTFSE well enough...no desktop -posting from 320x480 Android).
First, put the old working hard drive back in and see if it will boot to see if you've messed something else first. Next what are you partitioning these drives with? Do you have an original system installation disk for this machine. Where did the 10.5.8 image come from? Do you have a retail 10.5 disk?