My Mac died last week and neither I nor IT have been able to resurrect it. It is a Dual 2.3 G5 with 10.4.11 installed. I got a kernel panic and the fans ran up to full speed and stayed there while I went to lunch. It sounded like a jet taxiing on the runway.
I can not get any boot options on the system. No safe boot or target mode. The Startup Manager just shows a lock, what looks like a password entry field and an arrow. I try to enter known passwords, but no luck. I can get the Open Firmware screen, but know nothing about it.
Anyone have any ideas on this one?