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Question mark, hdd stop being recognized but still working

iMac a1195 2006 intel

HI guys,

First sorry for my bad english

Second i have 2 some imacs im my school and my job is to fix the issues.

First imac stop recognize hdd after set firmware password. HDD is working with other imacs. I repalce sata and power cable and still not working.

Second imac is restarting after some seconds after power on imac. Screen is black and nothing happen. Fans are working and ther is restart.

Any ideas?

Regards

Spamm3r (contact: tspamm3r@gmail.com)

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Can you give us the last 3 digits of your systems (2) serial numbers so we can correctly identify your systems.

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Take out one of the memory modules out and restart your system. See if that clear the password (if it did re-install your memory). Otherwise you'll need to boot up under the installer CD/DVD that came with your system. The far right menu choice allows you to reset the password.

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first, i dont have any prompt to type password, only flashing grey question mark.

Second, i have removed ram and nothing happens

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A question mark implies your OS is missing or damaged or the HD is no longer working or the wrong type for your system.

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Do you have the grey CD/DVD that came with your system or the retail version of OS-X?

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iMac Intel 17" Repair and installed system is 10.4. Yes i have installation disc. But when i connect this hdd to other iMac, system was booted properly.

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Was the other system the same as yours (identical)?

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yes, i have only 10.4 installed on all imacs

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Start the system with the Grey Apple Install CD/DVD. Then go to the control panel and check what the startup disk setting is set to. Does the drive show up and was it set for it?

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dirve doesnt shows up but i will try with installation disc

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So the power or SATA cable is not fully connected or is bad. Do you have an external FireWire case to install your HD into? If you do you could try running your system from the FireWire port with your internal disk.

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