When things break down
Early last week I started to have problems with my G5. While it always had a slight tendency to get stuck in “gray screen” (early open firmware) it now started to get stuck in “black screen” (no HD bootup). First day it happened once before work, at the same time it started to get random system freezes. Then I had to restart three times after work (and more freezes). Next day it took some 1o tried before work and after work it didn’t react anymore. It was dead and the “usual suspects” like resetting PRAM and switching HDD to a Mac did absolutely nothing.