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Mattydj
Oct 9, 2007, 12:21 PM
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dethl
Oct 9, 2007, 12:26 PM
So my uncle gave me this Powermac G5 which stopped working recently at his work. they're in the process of upgrading to Mac Pros so they didn't see it worthwhile to send it for repair. The problem is when you hit the power button nothing happens. The system doesent make a sound. So i was wondering if any of you guys have any clue what could be the matter as i'm pretty clueless at this point.

Do any of the fans spin? Does the little power light come on? Is this G5 one of the liquid-cooled models? It might have leaked.

Eidorian
Oct 9, 2007, 12:27 PM
Check to see if it's a liquid cooled model.

If you're lucky you might get Apple to replace it. :rolleyes:

http://www.xlr8yourmac.com/systems/G5_coolant_leaks.html

Mattydj
Oct 9, 2007, 12:29 PM
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Eidorian
Oct 9, 2007, 12:31 PM
It doesen't do anything...no lights no fans no nothing :(Any word on the specifications so we can narrow the model down?

Mattydj
Oct 9, 2007, 12:38 PM
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Eidorian
Oct 9, 2007, 12:39 PM
I'm not really sure...is there any way you can tell without booting the computer...i don't have any of the boxing or anything.Take off the side panel and on the bottom of the case (that was under the panel) is a little sticker with the specifications and serial number.

Mattydj
Oct 9, 2007, 12:42 PM
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yellow
Oct 9, 2007, 12:44 PM
Do a PMU reset on it?

Sun Baked
Oct 9, 2007, 01:09 PM
Dead power supply, bad front panel, or dead CPU.

Usually if it bongs, the CPU is working sort of.