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After power surge g5 won't start.

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Post time: 2014-01-14 07:05:05 |Show all posts
We had a power surge the other night. Now when I try to start my computer I get a message that says to hold down the power button to restart the computer and the fans start to run loudly. I tried starting in safe mode but that simply keeps the message from popping up. Ideas? Please help!!

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Post time: 2014-01-14 15:14:30 |Show all posts
It shouldn't affect that, but may not help is all.
Do you have the Install Disc for this Mac & OS?
"Try Disk Utility
1. Insert the Mac OS X Install disc, then restart the computer while holding the C key.
2. When your computer finishes starting up from the disc, choose Disk Utility from the Installer menu at top of the screen. (In Mac OS X 10.4 or later, you must select your language first.)
*Important: Do not click Continue in the first screen of the Installer. If you do, you must restart from the disc again to access Disk Utility.*
3. Click the First Aid tab.
4. Select your Mac OS X volume.
5. Click Repair Disk, (not Repair Permissions). Disk Utility checks and repairs the disk."

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Post time: 2014-01-14 13:57:45 |Show all posts
Thanks! Will doing this cause me to lose applications or things stored on my hard drive?

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Post time: 2014-01-14 12:00:41 |Show all posts
See How to reset the SMU/PMU on a Power Mac Earlier G3, G4, G5 models...
 Cheers, Tom

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Post time: 2014-01-14 10:27:13 |Show all posts
It brought up a screen with a circular arrow, a computer icon with an x by it, and an arrow pointing toward the right. What now?

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Post time: 2014-01-14 09:03:30 |Show all posts
Yikes, doesn't sound good at all, but hold alt key at bootup... what shows or happens?

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