Drastic iMac failure Help Help!

I switched on my iMac G5 (w/iSight) today and after the grey screen and blue screen with spinning circle, the screen turned black and i have a Darwin command line asking for login and password
I then type in both and get multiple command line stating:
"date/time: iMacG5 netinfo local (32) cannot lookup child"
Is there a way to reboot with such failure?
I am very concerned i'll be able to get that stuff working again
Any tips, i am in
many thanks

Excellent
tenks for the prompt reply
I actually started a reinstall of the System. This is kind of radical but that might work
if not, i'll try the suggestions in your links
This iMac is on the way to maintenance anyway (i am sooo glad i got an Applecare plan, i already lost a HD and now my Airport card is out of order: feel kind of lucky). So I guess I have no reasons to wait any longer
Cheers and muchas gracias

Similar Messages

  • I am setting up a new iMac and need help syncing files to Dropbox.  On my old computer I had it set where when I saved a document, it was saved on my hard drive, as well as to a folder in Dropbox.  I can't remember how I set this up.  Any help?

    I am setting up a new iMac and need help syncing files to Dropbox.  On my old computer I had it set where when I saved a document, it was saved on my hard drive, as well as to a folder in Dropbox.  I can't remember how I set this up.  Any help?

    The way that Dropbox works is that it keeps a copy of all your files in your local Dropbox folder on your hard drive (which is, by default, directly under your home folder). Adding files to that folder will sync them to the Dropbox server.
    You do of course have to download the Dropbox application to enable this (download link at the top right of http://dropbox.com ).
    Matt

  • I have icloud on my iphone but is it also on my iMac somewhere, and if so where would I find it ? My phone is not syncing with my imac, can you help?

    I have icloud on my iphone but is it also on my iMac somewhere, and if so where would I find it ? My phone is not syncing with my imac, can you help?

    It will be in System Preferences

  • Help help please...Photoshop CS, on a Windows XP machine.   After re-booting the machine after an unexpected power failure I have been told that the "Configuration appears to have changed since the time this product was activated. To continue using this p

    Help help please... I'm running Photoshop CS, on a Windows XP machine.   After re-booting the machine after an unexpected power failure I have been told that the "Configuration appears to have changed since the time this product was activated. To continue using this product I must re-activate it".  BUT the activation link informs me that they no longer support the product (neither online nor telephonically).  So how can I re-activate this software?

    Hello Helios & Eb29075,
    +1. Please check log file for error message.+
    +2. Check status of EM.+
    +3. Please see:+
    +How To Drop, Create And Recreate DB Control In A 10g Database [ID 278100.1]+
    +Problem - emctl start dbconsole Fails with Error OC4J Configuration issue OC4J_DBConsole__ not found [ID 555218.1]).+
    As you said above, yes, I did find OC4J config issue & EM Config issue and resolved them. But still I couldn't get my DBConsole started.
    Yes, I was able to drop DBConsole<sid> service using 'emca' repository drop. But, when I started recreating repository for DBConsole service, I wasn't able to do it. I tried several times but in vain.
    Thanks,
    A.P.

  • Cant use continuity on iPhone 6 with iMac, can anyone help?

    Cant use continuity on iPhone 6 with iMac, can anyone help?
    Running iso8 on iPhone 6 space grey 64gb
    Running OS X Yosemite on iMac 2010 -12 gb i3 1TB
    handoff has been switched on off with restart, but doesn't show on iMac with incoming call
    any ideas?

    HAve you checked its its a feature supported by older macs ?
    if so then it maybe a beta softtware issiue

  • HT1614 I am buying a new iPhone and want to know how to back my old iPhone to my iMac computer.  Help?

    I am buying a new iPhone and want to know how to back my old iPhone to my iMac computer.  Help?

    The iphone is designed to be synced to your computer regularly.  Everything should be on your computer.  The iphone simply allows your computers info to be portable.
    Have you failed to sync your iphone regularly?
    iOS: Transferring information from your current iPhone, iPad, or iPod ...

  • Help help help everything is lost

    Hi guys.. reinstalled my mac system because i lost i movie and thought i had all my work on my hardrive. Turns out i didnt.. I feel sick to my stomach.. Is there anyway it is still on the computer and i can find it.. Am using an imac.. help help help

    You might try this.
    http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/systemdiskutilities/stellarphoenixmacintoshdatarecoverysoftware.html
    The most important thing is to stop using that startup drive immediately to avoid overwriting parts of the drive that may still be recoverable. You'll most likely need to make a new startup disk on an external and run the recovery from there.
    A little late but a helpful tool for future re-installs is Pacisifist. It can install individual apps from Apple installer discs.
    GOOD LUCK! Coincidentally, my iMac is in the infirmary at the Genius Bar this morning too. HDD dying. Always keep Time Machine backups. I do 2 separate ones now, too paranoid no to.

  • I lost my status from Administrator to standard. Now I have no way of accessing anything into my mac. How did this happen? And how can I go back to being a admin? I'm the only account on my mac and now I cant access anything. Help Help!!1

    I lost my status from administrator to standard and now I have no access to anything on my mac. I'm the only account on my mac. How did this happen? and what can I do to fix this? Help Help!!!

    anastasia808,
    which model Mac do you have, and which version of OS X is installed on it?

  • I am pulling my hair out! I am using adobe indesign and just want to make a text box 'autofit text' as I change fonts a lot and want the font to automatically re-size as I change it. help help help please - I have latest version of indesign - thanks

    I am pulling my hair out! I am using adobe indesign and just want to make a text box 'autofit text' as I change fonts a lot and want the font to automatically re-size as I change it.
    Is it not possible to create a text box, fill it with dynamic (data driven) text, but make the font size either scale up or down automatically, so that the entire text box is filled? This is a feature in PrintShop Mail Pro called COPY FIT. but no such feature in Indesign??
    help help help please - I have latest version of indesign - thanks, DJ

    lol... it seems to work, but I have another huge problem!
    Apparently .CSV files cannot contain page breaks in the data! The data I am trying to merge is a 'letter', with paragraphs, line breaks, etc.,
    But, after data merging, it ignores page breaks and only merges the first paragraph of each letter. (sigh)
    Solution? Hopefully, an EASY solution. lol as we have thousands of records.
    Is there a third party indesign plugin that will allow .xml, or .xls data merge import??
    Thx,
    DJ

  • In coming call unable to be heard - help help

    Help Help
    Can receive a call no problems, however can only hear person when on speaker, take speaker off, i can not hear them, they can hear me.......
    what to do????

    There may be some issue with your mic. I'd go to an Apple store

  • Help help help help. I just mistakenly deleted a Note from the Note App that I need.  I don't use iCloud. The only place I have the Note app is on my iPad and my iPod. What can I do? Is there any help for this?

    Help help help.
    I just deleted a note from the Notes App form my ipad3. I don't use iCloud. The only place this note was is my iPod and iPad. Is there any possible way to recover this note?????
    Thanks in advance

    Thank you sberman, yes the first thing I did was check my iPod. Instant synching works great between the iPad and iPod, so it was deleted there as well. On both devices I have my Notes account to the same account.
    I ashamedly have not synched to iTunes for ages. After I calmed down I realized that most of the info on that deleted Note I had copied and pasted from an excel file in November. I'm in the process of doing that again, and am only out the recent info.

  • E-90 HELP HELP HELP PLEASE!!!!

    Hey guys!
    I have problems opening attachments in my hotmail with my E-90, anyone can help?????
    Can you tell me how to open them?. I have finally got into the hotmail account but cannot see what they send me!!!
    Also the Real player it is not working now when I try and open videos on "YOU TUBE"...
    HELP HELP HELP!!!
    Moderator Note: Email address removed
    Message Edited by noslien on 25-Feb-2008 07:19 AM

    just tick box at top of column and all boxes will be ticked - then delete.  if any you want to save just untick that specific box before delete
    If you like a post, or want to say thanks for a helpful answer, please click on the Ratings star on the left-hand side of the post.
    If someone answers your question correctly please let other members know by clicking on ’Mark as Accepted Solution’.

  • Help,Help,Help...Some songs DO NOT play???

    Help,Help,Help...I don`t remeber what updates but it stopped playing some songs that wre playing before...AC/DC Back in Black was transfered from original CD to iTunes and all songs were playing fine until I installed a new OS (4.0something,do not remebr exactly the one).Now,all the back in black songs are not playing.I tried to re-imported them,still are not playing on the iPod.
    I also have other songs from different artist that are not playing on iPod...
    Please help...I need my AC/DC back
    Benbo88

    Did a "Restore form" iTunes and it fixed the problem...

  • HELP HELP HELP!  Hidden midi track or something!

    Hey okay, so here's my STUPID dilemma.  I'm so stuck.
    Im in the process of working on Putting all 6 of my songs into one big project file, this way all the settings, tracks, eq's everything are perfectly the same from song to song so my mastering process can be more universal. 
    ANYWAY.
    Upon dragging and dropping one of the songs into my main project.  (from one open project to another open project)
    Apparently the drum track  (which is one midi track)  from the third song... is now like EMBEDDED, hidden about midway through song 2.
    So when I'm playing the whole thing, it goes nicely through song 1, nicely through about half of song2... then the drum track from song 3 pops in randomly ONTOP OF EVERYTHING ELSE. 
    the thing is... theres NO SIGN OF IT ANYWHERE.  I cannot find the track.  Its not on a hidden track.  Its just like secretly embedded into the project.  I've even DELETED the midi thats SUPPOSED to be playing at that time.  And it still just playyyyyyyyyys and plays this stupid track.
    Does anyone possibly have any ideas?
    I cant find it in the bin, because it doesnt store MIDI tracks there.  is there a bin for all the midi info?  That could work if it appears.
    Otherwise is there a secret way to like, Show any hidden info or anything? 
    IM SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO FRUSTRATED!
    HELP HELP HELP!                  

    Hi
    It might be worth taking a look at the Mixer layer in the Environment to see if you can track down which Instrument Channel is playing?<edit> Could be an Ultrabeat with the Sequencer on?
    CCT

  • Help help help me pleas my i pod will not turn on

    HELP HELP HELP HELP me  please my i pod will not turn on...

    Did you try plugging it in? With the information you have provided, the only course of action I can suggest is plugging it into a power source, then holding the lock and home button simultaneously for about 10-15 seconds, until you see the Apple logo. I am no pro, but that's solved similar problems for me in the past.

Maybe you are looking for