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bobert38
Oct 28, 2008, 01:40 PM
My power mac g5 made a sound like 1 piece of pop corn and then it was dead.

From reading boards like this one it sounds like maybe the power suply went bad.

Found this on the Apple site:
http://www.apple.com/support/powermac/powersupply/repairextension/

anyone have additional info?

Thanks,
Bob



Eidorian
Oct 28, 2008, 01:41 PM
Check the inside for a coolant leak if you have a liquid cooled model as well.

Chaos123x
Oct 28, 2008, 02:08 PM
Is it the 2.7ghz model?

Sounds like a coolant leak, bad thing is your computer is probably totally fried.


Good thing is I bet you can get Apple to give you a new Mac Pro if you do enough bitching.

SwitchingtoMAC
Oct 28, 2008, 02:23 PM
from what you mentioned it sounds like a power supply failure

sneezymarble
Oct 28, 2008, 02:28 PM
In addition to the power supply it could have been an exploding capacitor on the motherboard or video card. It does happen from time to time. I had it happen on a 7600GT. If you open the system up look for bulges or breaks in the top part of any of the capacitors you can see. If it has occurred it'll be easy to spot.

Chaos123x
Oct 28, 2008, 02:30 PM
http://www.mac-pro.com/s.nl/it.A/id.741/.f?sc=2&category=408


http://www.mac-pro.com/core/media/media.nl?id=8134&c=394315&h=ec61c1fe8e30bcc439cd


About $200 bucks if it is the power supply.