Why wont it reboot?
eMac lost power when a circuit breaker was tripped by the vacuum cleaner.
When power was restored the computer started up with a normal tune and the screen lit up with the apple and goes no further.
Have tried switching on with all the variations of key inputs but it still wont go past the white apple screen.
I can not even open the cd/rom tray even with poking the emergency release
Your suggestions worked and the only thing to remember is not to rush the computer.
Thank you very much Mayer and all the other fixatologists for helping to get my two eMacs going in the right direction .. they were ready to be booted out! I will not be doing any more fiddling for fear of losing more info until what has happened to all that went into the archive can be looked at when the Archive and Re-instal was done on the first eMac.My main aim now is to suss out the 34gig block on the hard drive and if that can not be done then do a whole clean to get the drive usable as a back-up.In the past before getting a chance to back-up I lost all my iPhoto's and I am wondering if it is all sitting there just hiding behind some partition.My computer was not used for downloading music or had more than 1500 jpegs on that hard drive.
If you can help me further it would be most appreciated and would contribute to improving my cartooning which can be seen on .. toonopia.blogspot.com
Tony in Noosa Australia