this is stupid, but anyway...
i have a macbook pro core duo 2.16/17". power and everything is fine, but nothing initializes, the little thing on the screen just keeps spinning. i've giving it as much as ten minutes. i've tried all the basics, like "in the manual" stuff, and everything checks out with disk utility and the hardware test.
the real problem, i think, is that i used up too much hard disk space. there is only 5gb left of the 120. another stupid thing....i restored a dmg image of os 10.4.6 for ppc to the hard drive (that's what brought my available disk space down to 5gb) so that i could burn it to a dvd. things on the desktop started acting funny, like some letters of icon names were missing. still, i tried to burn a dvd and i think that's when it froze, so i turned the computer off and ever since then it won't startup.
i've even tried reinstalling the system software but the same thing happens when it restarts. i really need to recover my data before i do a full install and erase the disk.
can someone please tell me why my mac is so confused, and exactly what i could to access the hard drive again? i really don't want to in invalidate the warranty at this point, so nothing that extreme.