It died, I ran a hardware test

iMac G5 Power PC 1989

The Hardware test hung up on the memory test for over half an hour( i finally gave up and quit the test). It doesn't

boot from a disk any more, I get a O with a/ through it.

Any ideas?

Update

I tried reseating the ram again and I got it to start up from the install disc. Right now it is Checking the installation disc so it can install the software. I'll let You know how that goes.

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I have two ram sticks. It booted from all three discs. The techtool disc ,the system disc and the hardware disc. The last time I tried it wouldn't boot from any of them. It gave me the O with the/ through it.

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Try reseating your RAM one stick at at time in each of the slots. Here's how: iMac G5 17" Model A1058 RAM Replacement

Check the capacitors on the logic board for swelling and/or corrosion. Note the diagnostic light in the center of the logic board and tell us your results.

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OK, I reseated the ram. I have to order tools to get to the logic board. I'll get back to you when i get it done.

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What I can see of the logic board looks fine. I plugged it in, the only light on it had an arrow pointing to it and it was green.

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Do you have one or two RAM sticks? If only one, did you try it in both slots? Will it completely boot from the system installation disk (not the AHT)?

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It wouldn't install the original software.It got so far and I got an error message.

I tried disk repair from the startup disc. It finished and said:

Checking extended Atributes file-invalid leaf record count-(it should be 600 instead of 150) I tried to boot it agin and i got a white screen with some typing in the upper left hand corner that said 'invalid memory------Type mac-boot. I typed mac-boot and the screen turned pink. I shut it down with the button onthe back and it spit the install disc out and shut down. Any ideas?

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Please tell us about the RAM you are using

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