power mac g5 made pop sound and died

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by bobert38, Oct 28, 2008.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Eidorian

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    Check the inside for a coolant leak if you have a liquid cooled model as well.
     
  3. macrumors 68000

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    Is it the 2.7ghz model?

    Sounds like a coolant leak, bad thing is your computer is probably totally fried.


    Good thing is I bet you can get Apple to give you a new Mac Pro if you do enough bitching.
     
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    from what you mentioned it sounds like a power supply failure
     
  5. macrumors 6502

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    In addition to the power supply it could have been an exploding capacitor on the motherboard or video card. It does happen from time to time. I had it happen on a 7600GT. If you open the system up look for bulges or breaks in the top part of any of the capacitors you can see. If it has occurred it'll be easy to spot.
     
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