View Full Version : Powermac G5 support?

Apr 7, 2009, 03:46 PM
I have a Late 2004 Dual 2.0 Ghz G5 that has suited me pretty well for the past 5+ years. Well, it started to act up - random lockups, fans on MAX etc. A few weeks ago, I unplugged it for the last time to replace it with my 2009 Mac Pro.

Well, my question is do you think a machine like that is worth salvaging for parts or should I spend a few bucks to have someone troubleshoot what is going on?

As a last resort I did a clean install (after migrating to my Mac Pro) of the G5 and the problem still persisted. I can't tell what type of problem because when it locks up I don't know where to look for the diagnostics if there are any. A couple of times when rebooting only 1 of the 2 processors is recognized. Is there hope for this computer as a kids/server or should I put a bullet in it :)


Matt Dean
Apr 7, 2009, 04:05 PM
I got $450 Canadian for my Dual 1.8 G5 a month ago. Try trading it in.

Apr 7, 2009, 10:48 PM
Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/5H11 Safari/525.20)

I'd love to sell it, but with some known issues... Well i'd just like to address them first. Besides, if I could use it as a media box or a kids computer that would me a bonus.

Apr 8, 2009, 10:11 AM
Do you have the hardware test cd's that came with it you could always try and see if those find the answer?

You could see if it is the ram by removing all but one and booting with each to find the troubled one. Also try removing any expansion cards.

However since you say it sometimes does not see both CPU's. It could be a failing logic board or CPU. Either of which would not be worth the repair unless you did so yourself.