My G5 is leaking!

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  1. djdawson macrumors member

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    So I was having problems with my Dual 2.5 G5 with the fans revving at the slightest provocation, so I figured I'd clean the dust out of it, and while I was doing that I peeked in through the little space at the back edge of the CPU cover and saw this:

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    and this:

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    So, I took it into the local Apple store and they're gonna install a new CPU module. Good thing I it's still covered by AppleCare! The Genius there mentioned that he hadn't seen a leaky G5 before, so I figured I'd share my pics (plus I'm sorta surprised at how well they turned out given the tiny space I had to shoot through). It's been acting a little squirrelly anyway, but I figured that was a software thing, but now that I see this I'm hoping a pair of new CPUs will make it all better. I'm keeping my fingers crossed...
     
  2. dornoforpyros macrumors 68040

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    Most stories about leaking G5's seem to involve free repair/replacements with no questions asked because the liquid cooling hasn't been lasting as long as apple had hoped.
     
  3. FF_productions macrumors 68030

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    I'm sorry but it looks like there is broccoli and cauliflower in your G5 LOL.

    On the upside, Apple should help you out with the problem.
     
  4. pknz macrumors 68020

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    Yeah I'll say, looks like something is growing in there.
     
  5. cognomen42 macrumors newbie

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    Can't resist this so here goes..............

    At least your G5 is trying to be healthy ........... 5 portions of fruit and veg ........ with brocolli, cauliflower and apple - together with the fact that it's a bit of a lemon at the moment but you're getting a pear of CPUs..........!

    Perhaps I'd better leave now.

    Good to see that you got a swift response though!
     
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  7. likeavaliant macrumors regular

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    this is my favorite quote of the week. thanks for the laugh.
     
  8. Nukemkb macrumors 6502a

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    I must be way too new -I've never seen this before! thanks for sharing pics!!! (BTW, really good pics of issue!!)
     
  9. CEAbiscuit macrumors 6502a

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    Rimshot Cymbal Crash!!!
     
  10. Chaszmyr macrumors 601

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    That's really cool looking, I wish you had better pictures of it!
     
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  12. Chaszmyr macrumors 601

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    Not most of them. It's something they added near the end.
     
  13. djdawson thread starter macrumors member

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    Actually, mine is a first generation G5 - they had liquid cooling on the high-end ones. The fact that it was the first liquid cooled Mac was why I thought AppleCare would be a good idea. The fellow at the Apple store didn't put up any fuss at all - he just said "Wow!", that it was the first leaking G5 he'd seen, and started filling out paperwork. He said it should only be a few days, but I'm gonna be out of town for work until next Friday so I'm sure it'll be ready when I get back.
     
  14. Chaszmyr macrumors 601

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    You're wrong. Only 2.5ghz and 2.7ghz had liquid cooling. First generation G5s topped out at 2ghz.
     
  15. RichP macrumors 68000

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    Oh man..this thread makes me nervous... :( (I have a 2.7)
     
  16. djdawson thread starter macrumors member

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    OK - My bad. But the 2.5 is more like the 1st gen, and the 2.7 is more like the 2nd gen. In any event, my G5 is about 2.5 years old, so it's not one of the new ones...
     
  17. e12a macrumors 68000

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    The leaking of the water cooling system is actually quite common among PowerMac G5s.
     
  18. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Too bad the stuff that leaked out didn't somehow fry your logic board. They'd replace your high end PowerMac with a high end Mac Pro. ;)
     
  19. yg17 macrumors G5

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    What the hell is that stuff? I thought liquid cooled meant it was an actual liquid, like a coolant of some sort. That looks like a solid...
     
  20. e12a macrumors 68000

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    its like when salt water dries up and crystallizes. Similar to calcium deposits i find inside my dishwasher from the hard water tap.

    No doubt there's some corrosion going on there as well.
     
  21. Fearless Leader macrumors 68020

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    wow That is funny.

    I guess it logical. We are using our space heaters to cook now.
     
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    Anyone seen that film, 'The Andromeda Strain'??
     

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