G5 Rev. A Problems

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  1. AngryAngel macrumors regular

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    Anyone experienced any G5 Rev. A hiccups so far?

    I heard in another thread about the optical drive drawer not being correctly aligned with the slot in the front of the machine (maybe the panel didn't drop down far enough?), but supposedly that was easily solved.

    I suppose the cheap mouse and keyboard may turn out to be a Rev. A anomally.

    Any others?
     
  2. grabberslasher macrumors 6502

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    I know of a hiccup. The aluminium fram bends very easily. Press down hard on the back handle and you will get a permanent bend in the casing. Unlike plastic, aluminium doesn't bend back, it stays bent.

    EDIT: This isn't from personal experience, I saw one like that at an Apple Store.
     
  3. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    Do you know how much pressure was required to bend the frame? That's a serious issue.....I'm not liking that in the least.

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  4. grabberslasher macrumors 6502

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    Haven't a clue, was shown by the guy at the apple store. Very unsightly though...

    I would say just be careful when leaning on it... :eek:

    It was toward the back handle, bent out 'bout an inch.

    I think it something to do with the G5 1.6 manufacturing process. I'll be using a 2 GHZ in a few weeks so I'll tell you if it's the same.
     
  5. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    I can sit on my Sawtooth ;) ..... that's a shame, though. How heavy were they?

    D
     
  6. grabberslasher macrumors 6502

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    Don't know...
    It's one and a half times bigger than a Sawtooth, and made of Aluminium. I would say 'bout the same or less than G4.
     
  7. patrick0brien macrumors 68040

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    -All

    Personally, I'm waiting to until at least Rev. B. Remember the Yikes transition from G3 to G4?

    I have a feeling...
     
  8. grabberslasher macrumors 6502

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    Well, personally I'm only waiting for the Powerbook. Druel...
     
  9. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    I'm waiting for Rev B myself. I got burned before on my G4 Sawtooth.....didn't feel like going through that again.

    Its tough waiting, though....;)

    D
     
  10. Sol macrumors 68000

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    No major problems (if at all)

    I don't know about the 1.6 and the 1.8 GHz G5s but the dual 2 GHz G5 Powermac is a computer ahead of its time. The more optimised the OS and applications become, the faster this PowerMac will get.

    The comparison with the Yikes PowerMacs is not appropriate in this case because these computers have a next-gen motherboard to go with the next-gen processors.

    If the handles bend then users should be more careful with them but at the end of the day, who would say no to a G5 because of something like that?
     
  11. sonofslim macrumors 6502a

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    do you mean a bend in the handle, or a bend in the actual body of the case?

    and if it's in the handle, do y'all think that indicates the case itself is as prone to bending?

    that can't be good for the interior.
     
  12. grabberslasher macrumors 6502

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    No it was the side (just above the removable panel) that bent as a result of pressure.
     

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