iMac G5 freezes

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by largebrandon, Jun 24, 2008.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    I have an iMac G5 that keeps freezing on me. It occurs more so when I use iTunes. The computer freezes and even the mouse turns off. I have to completely turn off and on the computer to get it working again. Could anyone tell me what it is? Virus?
     
  2. macrumors 68000

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    Wirelessly posted (iPhone: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU like Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/420.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.0 Mobile/4A102 Safari/419.3)

    Have you tried running disk utility from an OSX install disc. You may need to do a repair on you HD. It also could be a virus but I would attempt a repair first to see if that helps.

    If the repair doesn't fix the problem, try creating a new user. You may simply have a corrupted file in your user.

    Hope this helps.
     
  3. macrumors 65816

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    u dont have to use your osx install disk u can simply just search it up in your finder if it lets u repair while using the system
     
  4. macrumors 65816

    zmttoxics

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    I wouldn't call that a virus. It is most likely a hardware fault. I would look towards testing your harddrive / ram with the Applecare TechTool or something close.
     

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