Can't get past Apple Logo and spinning wheel
I've reset the PMU/CMU and PRAM, still have apple logo and spinning wheel.
I got a restore disk, but it was the wrong rev. I think the machine told me what the correct rev was. But I can't get back to that point. How do you Boot the OS from the CD drive?
First remove the back and examine the capacitors for leakage and/or swelling. Note the diagnostic lights in the upper middle of the logic board and the reset and power buttons to the left of those (cuda) switches. Plug it in and using something like the tip of a pencil eraser press the buttons and see what the diagnostic lights do and let us know. Thanks
If the diagnostic lights are good and there are no bad capacitors,
get a OSX lepoard disk and hold option(or the factory disk), hold option and select "Mac OS X install DVD"
If you do not see your harddrive in disk utility, it may have failed or it is not connected
Check how well connected the HDD is, this will tell you a lot if the harddrive failed, otherwise format the HDD and then install Lepoard and select "customize" and deselect everything else
If you still have trouble, time to replace the HDD