iMac G5 shutting down randomly

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by iris_failsafe, Sep 2, 2007.

  1. iris_failsafe
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    iris_failsafe

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    a close friend has a 20' iMac g5. the Computer now shuts downs sporadically and she says it gets a lot hotter

    any idea what's wrong?
     
  2. Eidorian
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  4. jesteraver
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    3rd option is: memory might be corrupt.

    Had the same problem. Replaced the PSU and logic board, all worked out fine. Just the memory was causing all the problems.
     
  5. Eidorian
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    Yeah, it wouldn't hurt to reseat the RAM and or run a test on it.
     
  6. Triplenickle
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    I have a iMac G5 and experienced this as well. It was my power supply. I had it replaced.
     

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