G5 will not start up?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Anthony Jolleys, Dec 19, 2003.

  1. Anthony Jolleys macrumors newbie

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    God, another G5 problem.

    Starting from cold, my G5 will not start up first time. The startup noise sounds and then just hangs. I have to turn it off and on again and try again. This happens 2/3 times before success.

    If I leave the G5 alone after startup noise but then hangs, the fans go crazy after 10 minutes.

    HELP?
     
  2. Edot macrumors 6502

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    Hardware Test

    I would run the hardware test that came with the G5. Then maybe you will know the problem and can take further action.
     
  3. Anthony Jolleys thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. floatingspirit macrumors 6502

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    Do you have added memory that didn't come from apple? I know a Japanese guy whose PowerBook wouldn't boot up till he removed the third-party memory.
     
  5. Anthony Jolleys thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes, I added more memory but this was put in by the resellers before I recieved the G5.
     
  6. jonmichael23 macrumors newbie

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    i know the solution!

    lol this same question arose at mac-forums.com. They figured out that the problem was the room temperature. The fans are set to kick in after the room gets a little hotter then the recommended temp. and if the room is hotter (it could also be too cold) when u start it up it will mess up since the fans are trying to turn on while the computers trying to start-up. I would suggest lowering/highering the room temp. and trying it. See if this helps, if not, who knows what it is. I never turn my mac off, I just always put it to sleep, I even think I read somewhere on apple.com that it is recommended to put it to sleep all the time unless you're going to be gone for 3-5 days or longer(maybe ur just restarting/turning it off because of new installs though)


    Jonathan
     

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