Any idea on how to remove water cooling system in g5 2004?

xzerograv3

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Jan 28, 2010
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So someone gave me a Power Mac G5 2004 June.
Fourty bucks. Sweet deal right?
Checked it out, all parts are intact besides harddrive. Plugged it in for kicks. Not even the fans turn on. (whatever, i'll just gut it and put my pc in it)
apparently, the waterblock leaked and probably hit the mobo or psu.
anyways, is there a possability of the waterblock/cooler system to be removed?
any specific guides or something?

And i apologize if this in the wrong section. First time being here.:confused:
 

rickvanr

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Apr 10, 2002
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Is there visible leaked coolant?

If there is, call Apple!

I had my G5 bust a leak, they attempted to repair my machine, free of charge. The repair didn't work, it still wouldn't boot. So they replaced it with a brand new, free of charge Mac Pro 8-core 2.93GHz.
 

alphaod

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Feb 9, 2008
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I had my G5 bust a leak, they attempted to repair my machine, free of charge. The repair didn't work, it still wouldn't boot. So they replaced it with a brand new, free of charge Mac Pro 8-core 2.93GHz.
Sweet jesus… might have to buy myself a G5!
 

pukifloyd

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Jun 25, 2008
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Is there visible leaked coolant?

If there is, call Apple!

I had my G5 bust a leak, they attempted to repair my machine, free of charge. The repair didn't work, it still wouldn't boot. So they replaced it with a brand new, free of charge Mac Pro 8-core 2.93GHz.
:eek::eek:
really? a G5 replaced with an eight-core mac pro!?!@$!
 

rickvanr

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Apr 10, 2002
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:eek::eek:
really? a G5 replaced with an eight-core mac pro!?!@$!
Dual 2.7 G5 replaced with 8 x 2.93, 2 x 640GB, 8GB RAM (
4 x 2), Airport, 4 x GT120s. Absolutely loaded, over $7500. My top end G5 AND 23 Cinema display didn't cost that much brand new. Pretty good deal for an almost 5 year old machine. Now I can run SL too ;-)

So OP, hope for the best (coolant leak) and call Apple!
 

300D

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May 2, 2009
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If there is, call Apple!
And you'll get jack squat out of them.

Even the newest G5 is 4 years old now, WELL past the 90 day warranty, and Applecare has expired for all the late-05 models.

Apple has no legal obligation to give you anything, especially since you're not the original owner.
 

rickvanr

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Apr 10, 2002
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Brockville
And you'll get jack squat out of them.

Even the newest G5 is 4 years old now, WELL past the 90 day warranty, and Applecare has expired for all the late-05 models.

Apple has no legal obligation to give you anything, especially since you're not the original owner.
Google around. Apple is repairing and/or replacing all liquid cooling machines with coolant leaks. Any other problem you're SOL.

I have a brand new mac pro sitting on my desk to prove you wrong.
 

300D

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May 2, 2009
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Not under warranty + no recall = no obligation to give you a $4,000 machine. Apple is a business, not a charity.
 

fox10078

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Nov 6, 2009
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Well Obviously they didn't think that. Now did they? I personally think your just a bit envious that he got a 5G+ machine. Though I'm too You lucky Bastard :D
 

seisend

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Feb 20, 2009
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Why should Apple replace an old g5 without warranty with a brand new 8 core system. Something is wrong or hidden on one side of both parties.
 

peskaa

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Mar 13, 2008
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Why should Apple replace an old g5 without warranty with a brand new 8 core system. Something is wrong or hidden on one side of both parties.
Because they used a faulty cooling system. Leaking G5s are well-known for being serviced out of warranty, and when Apple don't have the parts in stock they just give you a new machine.
 

peskaa

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Mar 13, 2008
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Ah, so a system lasting the duration of the warranty is "faulty"?
According to UK law, yes.

Here, goods have to be fit for purpose for up to SIX years after purchase. If they fail in that time, and it can be shown to be a manufacturing issue, then they have a legal obligation to repair or replace.

Now, the Delphi cooling systems were warrantied by Delphi for 2 years. They started failing anything from 2-3 years, ie: after their warranty period, sometimes within AppleCare and sometimes outside of AppleCare.

Outside of AppleCare, Apple still have to repair and replace because they fitted a faulty component that would only last a few years at best, due to the rubber seals degrading. People don't expect a machine to work for three years and then break down.


I've seen whole computer labs of 20+ PowerMac G5s spring coolant leaks, resulting in Apple replacing the entire lot.
 

seisend

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Feb 20, 2009
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Switzerland
Then basically what everyone should do who wants a new Mac Pro for the best deal, is buying a G5 Water cooled version first. Make sure that the water leaks and get your self a Mac Pro 8core 2.93Ghz for maybe around 100 bugs total. Cool.