Downloaded wrong (G5) v. of TFF, Ten4Fx, eMac won't come back on...
My eMac quit a month or so ago and I sent it to some of the students at UCAB for first aid. They pronounced it dead. Kids! My son took it apart and thoroughly cleaned it. (Hadn't been cleaned since I bought it in 2003, a rebuild. It, of course, was filthy.) It started up and went like magic. Then.....I downloaded the wrong FFF and after some lengthy attempts and lots of research realized I was working as though it was on my G5 not my eMac. Pshaw! by then it had locked up and wouldn't recognize my mouse nor would it force quit so (dumb me) I shut it down. Now it won't start. New battery, worked like a charm, like new, faster than it had been for years.
Is there any hope? I love that little jewel!
PowerMac 4,4; PPC G4 (3.3); 1GHz; L2 Cache 256KB; RAM 768MB; Bus 133 MHz;
SN G8xxxxxUNLV; OSX 10.4.11
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I downloaded the Ten4Fx (not FFF) designed for a G5...
I really don't think that is the cause of the problem, not impossible I suppose, but not likely at all.
"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."
Then try a Safe Boot, (holding Shift key down at bootup), run Disk Utility in Applications>Utilities, then highlight your drive, click on Repair Permissions, reboot when it completes.
(Safe boot may stay on the gray radian for a long time, let it go, it's trying to repair the Hard Drive & clear caches.)
If perchance you can't find your install Disc, at least try it from the Safe Boot part onward.