Had a bit of an "Oops" earlier on today- accidentally kicked the output connector from the UPS
Restarted and all seemed to be OK but, just to be on the safe side, ran Disk Utility, Verify Disk. It came up with errors and the usual "Restart from installation disk etc".
But it wouldn't restart from the Snow Leopard DVD... you can hear it spin the disk and after a bit the grey screen with the Apple logo appears and there it stalls. Eventually the DVD stops spinning and the only thing I can do is a forced shut-down via the power switch
Ran the Hardware test utility- no problems. Disconnected everything except keyboard and mouse, still no joy. Reset the PRAM and NVRAM, same. Tried setting the startup disk to the DVD, same.
I don't have another Mac with a Firewire connection to try Target Disk mode..
It reads the DVD OK, and comes up with the installation dialog if inserted with the system running, it just won't boot from it
I put everything back together and, before posting here to ask the experts, ran Verify Disk again to note the exact error messages... and there weren't any, it passed the drive as OK
So I don't have an immediate problem, but I'm not happy being unable to boot from the DVD.
Anyone got any ideas before I call support?
(I'm out of free technical support time but still within hardware warranty)