Dual 2.5GHz G5 -> Problem Machine?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by andym172, Dec 20, 2004.

  1. macrumors 6502

    Oct 24, 2003
    My 4 week old 2.5GHz G5 has now been in for repair for just over a week.

    After having spoken to both the repair company (who Apple transferred the case to) and Apple themselves, it's become apparent that there have been a number of recurring faults with the dual 2.5's.

    So, my reason for posting is to ask those of you who have purchased and/or use the dual 2.5 if you have encountered any faults with them? If so, what problems are/were they?
  2. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 24, 2003
  3. macrumors 68020


    Aug 23, 2003
    Fort Myers, FL
  4. macrumors 6502

    Apr 12, 2004
    the land of OZ
    I got one of the first dual 2.5's into AUS, so i have had it for almost 4 months now, i have had no issues whatsoever.
  5. macrumors newbie

    Aug 6, 2004
    Brantford, ON Canada
    Sorry you are having problems. I've had mine 3 1/2 months now, with no problems. It's been running 24/7.
    This is probably not going to make you're situation any better, but for all the negative reports I think there are a lot of positive reports that just don't get mentioned. Hope you're troubles are resolved soon so that you can enjoy your new machine.
  6. macrumors 6502a

    Jun 18, 2004
    Have only had it for about 8 weeks, but absolutely no problems, runs like a dream...
  7. macrumors 68030


    Dec 26, 2002
    Albuquerque, NM
    Duff-Man says...I got one of the first ones in Canada (if not the first) and it has not had one problem at all - just like every Mac I have ever owned....oh yeah!
  8. pdp
    macrumors newbie

    Dec 13, 2004
    my dual 2.5 has been running non stop for about 3 days. it gets pms and stops and restarts out of the blue. it's no more stable than my pc. it's actually less stable. my pc has been on the past month and a half w/o bsod's and whatnot.
  9. Moderator emeritus

    Jul 4, 2004
    We've had 3 at work from one of the first batches to enter the UK.

    They've been running 24/7 since mid-August with absolutely no problems...
  10. macrumors 6502a


    Nov 12, 2004
    My PC is loaded with adware that I can not get out of the registry no matter what program I use... :mad: My Dual 2.0 however runs perfectly and has been for a month now. If I were you, I'd analyze what you've added to the system. Repair permissions, do you maintenance with Onyx and see where you are at. Still having issues? Zero out the drive and do a clean install. If you are still having problems, take it to Apple.

    These Powermac machines are incredible as others have attested... :D
  11. macrumors 6502a


    Oct 4, 2000
    Nor Cal
    SO far mostly so good

    Had mine since August - only issue one permission file corruption - but that was a 2 minute fix with disk first aid - but at the same time I found I could NOT boot from a CD since I have the 6800 Ultra card (no drivers on all the supplied boot CDs) - problem fixed with 'BootCD' application program and my VERY kind Apple Store that installed the OS on my external hard drive and updated it fully to 10.3.7 for me. Just had to produce the original 10.3.4 CD that is completely useless to me, as proof I own the system.

    Good Luck and be patient - it will be worth the wait!

  12. macrumors P6


    Oct 20, 2002
    I hope that you will find quick resolution to your problem. From my experience Apple is good about repairs. Just be sure to call them, be firm, but always pleasant with your inquiry.
  13. macrumors 6502

    Aug 15, 2004
  14. macrumors newbie

    Aug 31, 2004
    Life is good for me...

    I have had my dual G5 2.5 CTO for about a month now.

    I get the occasional fan rev, but it has been rock solid stable and FAST since day 1.
  15. macrumors G3

    Jul 23, 2002
    Sol III - Terra
    And just remember...

    You will always hear more form the people who have a problem with a product than you will hear from those with no issues.

    And since some people repeat what they read without regard to how it really applies, some of these issues can get blown out of proportion.
  16. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 24, 2003
    It turns out the problems with my computer appear to stem from a faulty graphics card. The graphics card that held up production for sooo long - the 6800 Ultra.

    The problems only showed up after them testing the machine at max cpu level for over a 5 day period, 24 hours a day :eek:

    I should ask for replacement fans... ;)

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