Powermac G5 not booting up - Leads to flashing question mark/folder.
Hello, I've recently been given a PowerMac G5 for free, and I'd like to get this thing running again. Due to how old this machine is, I cannot find many information online for the errors experienced.
Here's what I've collected so far:
During ALL Startups:
Green(?), Yellow/Orange and Red light are always visible from when the computer is turned on to when it's turned off. No clue what this means, though.
The chime is there.
On Startup, an error messagee recieved when OF started:
Invalid Memory Access at %SRR0:00000000.ff84604c
Apple PowerMac 11,2 5.2.7f1 BootROM
I got to OF by removing the USB while the screen was black. That was the only way I was able to get into OF.
Typing shut-down in OF:
Invalid Memory Access at %SRR0: 00000000.ff848988 %SRR1: 10000000.0200b030
Booting to a USB (Seem to get no display when a USB is plugged in, fans get faster after a while)
Resetting PRAM - Still leads to the flashing question mark folder.
Holding Command + V to boot to Verbose mode - leads to flashing question mark folder. Apparently seems to be a hardware failure?
Holding Command R to go to macOS Recovery - assuming there is no OS anyways?
Booting straight to OF from CMD-OPT-O-F leads to flashing question mark
Booting to the boot selector via holding Option on startup:
leads to the refresh arrow and and an arrow pointing right (exit?). I've put in a Win.7 CD but the mac did not seem to read it. I've put in a linux CD as well, to no avail. CD and USB seem to fail at this point. (I've put the USB in after i've gotten into Boot Selector as well- Nothing.)
By somewhat forcing the CD Drive open, (have to manually open the door for it, then press the button thats inside the case), i've put the CD in and can hear the CD drive running, however after a point of time you can hear it stop, or at least slow down.
While booting to the Boot selector with a mouse plugged in, I pressed the left arrow and it seemed to crash to OF, though pressing any key does this.
While in Open Firmware from the above way^:
typing in ANYTHING (mac-boot, sync, test-all, any random letters, etc) leads to the error: "[Commandhere], unknown word, HERE= ffa3aa98
typing in help leads to "help help on is not available" ok
Booting to boot selector with no mouse:
Seems to hang the machine after the watch on the corner is gone. Return, any key command is unavailable at this point. Fans start to go faster, only way to shut down is by holding the power button.
Possibly Important Information:
1GB RAM, 320GB HDD Western Digital, Not sure of GPU But 90% sure it's the factory GPU.
No clue who the previous owner(s) were.
Any possible clues? Thanks in Advance!