Grey Screen chimes but no start up
Bought this computer just over 3yrs ago currently have Snow leopard with latest update available installed. 8gb on Apple installed RAM, running on Apple hard drive.
Day1-3 Finder was acting glitchy recently - restarting or not being there after start up causing me to restart again.
Day4 Start up with apple logo & bar underneath but finder wasn't there - Called Apple support.
Was suggested to try the following , which I did:
Unplug all external devices
Unplug from surge protecter outlet & try directly into the wall.
Remove all extra hard drives while unplugged.
Starting in safe mode.
Starting while pressing C (with install disk)
Starting while pressing option/alt
Zapping the Pram
Ended up with a completely grey screen now I have no apple symbol. The computer does chime on start up but never leaves the grey screen.
Day6 I removed old hard drive. I have even tried using a brand new hard drive, to reinstall/format everything from the beginning. This would eliminate the fact that it was a hard drive issue & not a software.- still grey screen without an apple.
Help?! I have run out of ideas. The closest apple store is 5hrs away. (10hr round trip) Local computer "experts" don't seem to even know what I am talking about. No apple specialist close by.
Is this a good question?