Fresh Install - Screen Goes Black and Never Returns
Hi Everyone! First post here. Been a tech for 20 years but not all that much experience with Macs.
Got an iMac EMC 2308 in the shop the other day with a bad hard drive. Put a new drive in and tried the install, it starts up and gets going but after a few minutes the screen goes black. Eventually the fans spin up like it's going crazy but still nothing on the screen. We let it run once overnight in the hopes that we were just impatient, but no such luck.
Incidentally, at least one of the pins on the LCD cable port on the logic board appears to be de-soldered, but the screen does come up for the beginning of this process - It's just got a yellowish haze toward the bottom of it.
Is this iMac just telling me, "Nah, man, you have to fix that LCD thing before we'll let you reload," or is it something else?
Is this a good question?