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Old Oct 19, 2009, 06:32 PM   #1
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Help with what to do with a G5?

First post but I have been reading the forum for a while. I have a question. I just bought a Mac Pro and currently have no need for my dual 2.0 G5. It still works (sorta). It would power up then shutdown but if I cleaned the permissions it would work again. Im sure you know the routine.

The question I have is what should I do with the old machine, I mean how much is it worth if I sold it with No Hard Drive. I used the hard drive as a 3rd Hard Drive in my new Mac Pro

I know the machine works because I used it every day. I just needed an upgrade.

Any suggestions would be very helpful.
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Old Oct 19, 2009, 06:50 PM   #2
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Try the mac2sell.net website.
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Old Oct 19, 2009, 06:51 PM   #3
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You can sell it, part it out, keep it for a redundant workstation, backup, or use it for a low-performance rendering machine.
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Old Oct 19, 2009, 06:58 PM   #4
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It will still run OS9, for applications that won't run under 10.
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Old Oct 19, 2009, 07:06 PM   #5
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You could always turn your G5 into a Media Center or something.
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Old Oct 19, 2009, 09:52 PM   #6
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It will still run OS9, for applications that won't run under 10.
Well, it'll run Classic, not OS 9. If a G5 could boot OS 9 I'd buy one to replace my Cube.
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Old Oct 20, 2009, 06:39 AM   #7
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You could always turn your G5 into a Media Center or something.
I don't recommend that.
The G5 makes to much noise, uses lots of power and is not capable of running Full HD content which doesn't make it a good HTPC.
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Old Oct 20, 2009, 06:55 AM   #8
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i was going to recommend a closet file server. but as its not stable i wouldnt recommend it.

i was also thinking of selling it or giving it to charity, but again as above. sell the working parts.
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i was going to recommend a closet file server. but as its not stable i wouldnt recommend it.
Why do you think that it's not stable?
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cause he said it would turn off after powering up.
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Oh I missed that, sorry.

In case that the G5 still runs without issues, it would make a very good fileserver, even though it needs a lot power.
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