power mac

  1. T

    I have a problem on my PowerMac G4 (M8570)

    I have a PowerMac G4 model M8570 and when I try to turn it on, the fan and the DS18 light turn red, but there is nothing on the monitor and no Apple’s classic startup chime. The hard drive turn on but there is nothing on the screen, it’s not showing me life. I checked for the BIOS battery but it...
  2. error2507

    PowerMac G5 not turning on

    Hey! So I recently got a PowerMac G5 and when I first booted it, just the fans where spinning but nothing else. I thought I could solve that problem later and decided to clean the Mac up, since there was dust everywhere. After I did that, I wanted to turn it on again. But nothing happened. When...
  3. MrAjarix

    iMac G3 Optical Drive Replacement

    Hey guys. I have an iMac g3 600MHz Graphite (slot loading) and am looking for a replacement optical drive. As is common with these computers, the optical drive stopped working a while back. I decided that instead of simply replacing it with another CD-RW drive, I would upgrade it to a combo...
  4. B

    Power Mac G5 (11.2) glitchy video display issues

    Hi, So of late have been noticing glitches (strange lighting artifacts, lines across screen etc) during video playback in Games or Movies, am wondering if it's the Vid card is going bad (ATI Radeon 1900XT VRAM 256MB) or if its my Monitor? An old but still functioning Apple 22" Cinema Display...
  5. MacWomble

    Help pls. Have Old Power Mac (cheese grater) with dud network port - cannot set up wifi alternative

    Hi, I have a Power Mac which has lost the use of its inbuilt network port -its old and I suspect some kind of electrical fault. Since I want to use Wifi anyway to upgrade it from 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard) I have borrowed a Tenda usb wifi dongle. This has drivers etc for Snow Leopard on its web site...
  6. J

    The $3 Power Mac G5 project

    Hi my name is Jason, and I got the insanely lucky opportunity to pick up an ram/hdd-less and untested dual 2.7 ghz G5 Power Mac for only $3 from a Goodwill Computer Works that was about to send it off to be scrapped. Too make a long story short, one PRAM zapping, SMU reset, a 250gb sata hdd...
  7. AL1630

    Best way to revive an MDD with a dead power supply?

    I just picked up a dual 1.25 MDD for free from a friend who had it sitting in their basement, last used in 2010. I brought it home and tried starting it, but the power button lights up, then dies. Based on some googling, this seems to be a sign of a dead PSU, which seems fairly common on these...
  8. comradecommie

    Power-Mac G5 not booting?

    I just recently bought a G5 Power-mac for a dollar, and nothing works. It powers up, and then the fans continually ramp up. I have tries moving the RAM around according to the (online) manual, and its all identical so I just left it the way it was, just inverted. The graphics card is the 6800...
  9. E

    Power Mac G3 B&W Chimes but no video

    Hi, I recently got a B&W tower PowerMac G3 (don't know exactly which model) without DVD reader and HDD. I powered it and saw a grey screen with a folder and a question mark followed by the finder logo. Probably couldn't find OS X (duh). At least it booted. I powered it off, got a OS X Tiger...
  10. SuperKerem

    G4 Cube GPU Upgrade

    Quick question here. I'm looking for a video card to upgrade the stock Rage 128 in my Cube and am in a bit of a dilemma. I don't have another AGP computer to flash a PC video card, I'm using an Apple Studio Display via ADC (would prefer to avoid bulky DVI/VGA adapter cables), and Quartz...
  11. AmazingHenry

    Power Mac G5 Won't Read Disc

    This is a strange problem and I have no idea as to what is causing it. So, I'm trying to install iWork '09 on my G5 through a DVD. But whenever I put the DVD in the drive, it ejects it a few seconds later. So I tried an iLife '09 DVD and the drive read it just fine. So I assumed that the iWork...
  12. Doctor_Mac

    Upgrading PMG4 AGP... is it worth it?

    Hello! I've been thinking about upgrading a 400 MHz AGP-graphics Power Mac G4. Get a SATA SSD, gigabit ethernet, USB 2.0 (3.0 if even possible), and of course a faster processor for Leopard. However, I am aware of the slow, 100 MHz RAM speed. How would that affect performance, even with 2GB of...