iMac G5 20" Model A1145 will not boot after reinstall.
My hard drive recently went down with the 'click of death'
I have replaced it. The original one was a WD2500JS Caviar SE.
I have replaced it with a WD5000AVDS Green. Which shows up fine in Disc Utility. I did not use any jumpers.
I can see the hard disc booting from the system disc (10.4.2 ones which came with the machine) and repair/make/reformat the drive. Smart status of the drive is fine in Disc utility.
When I boot to the hard disc it chimes, screen comes on hangs at the apple logo without the spinning gear. fans come up. nothing else happens.
When I press ALT the hard drive is blessed with the OSX folder. As well as the system disc and AHT showing up.
Safe boot will not work. I have taken the RAM out the slot did not make any difference.
AHT Quick passes fine. Extended test comes up with:
2STF/8/3: S-ATA Bus 0 - Master. Mass Storage Error.
Getting really ticked off with this machine now. Thanks for any help in advance it is much appreciated.