View Full Version : Broken G5 powermac?

Nov 17, 2004, 04:28 PM
I have been having tons of small issues with my 1.6hhz powermac (1gb RAM, Radeon 9600, 80gb HD) but nothing that really worried me until now. I came home and found my computer making a very loud, vacuum cleaner volume noise. I checked the back of the computer and indeed it was venting and incredible amount of wind, blowing around paper and dust and stuff. I couldn't take the computer out of sleep mode so I manually powered it off and reset it. I've been running it for five minutes now and the fans have been operating normally. Does anyone know if this is a hardware problem or if it is something to do with software or firmware? I have all the latest firmware and OS updates on my comp.

Nov 17, 2004, 04:34 PM
probably just a KP no need to worry just repair your disk permissions :)

Nov 17, 2004, 05:35 PM
Its just a freezing of the computer (software-caused, usually) but the G5 turns the fans all the way up to protect the computer from overheating.

Nov 17, 2004, 05:53 PM
Danke. Glad it's just software related.I think my mum was fiddling about with the computer causing the whole thing because all the icon sizes were changed and my preferences were all whack.