After hitting the power button, I hear the startup 'chime' then wait about 5 seconds and bang..the hard drive clicks and the system powers down...i dont think its an issue with the HDD it just sounds as tho its parking (so im assuming to prevent damage the machine shuts itself down???)
Although at this point if i hold down the power button i hear what sounds like the machine is truly shutting down...
Well anyways..ive taken the bottom cover off, taken out the battery, gonna let it sit over night and then see if that helps. I have read about a PAV?? board...where do I find that Id like to disconnect that as per instruction @: http://www.capecodgraphics.com/imac_firmware.htm
This was a refurb unit and came with 10.2 and 9 pre-installed so Im 99.999% sure its not a firmware issue (apple wouldn't let a machine out with the improper firmware code would they??)
Im open to suggestions and ideas...