G5 DP 2.7GHz

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by rogerdee123, Oct 26, 2013.

  1. rogerdee123, Oct 26, 2013
    Last edited: Oct 26, 2013

    rogerdee123 macrumors newbie

    May 28, 2008
    I had previously posted this in the "Mac Pro" forum and am moving it here as suggested by a reader.


    I have this used old liquid cooled G5 CPU (2005?) that's been in storage about 5 years. It won't start up although the liquid cooling doesn't seem to be leaking and the motherboard 'appears' undamaged.

    What should I do with it?

    I kind of hate to trash it. Is it Hackintosh material?

    I presently use a 2010 3.33Ghz 6-core MP and don't want anything slower than this.
  2. Zotaccian macrumors 6502a


    Apr 25, 2012
    If there is zero activity when you press the power switch or if you hear any clicking noise from the machine when pressing I would suspect power supply.

    Trashing that machine would indeed be shame, but on the other hand, it is old technology with almost no support so depending on the price and availability of spare parts (whatever they are in this case) it might or might not be worth it... and of course it is slower than Mac Pro so probably you are not going to buy spare parts.
  3. Goftrey macrumors 68000


    May 20, 2011
    Wales, UK
    I second the likely-hood of the power supply. In terms of hackintosh'ing they're very desirable - by stripping it down, getting the front IO wired up & fitting a mobo tray you could at least get a decent amount of money back off it.
  4. MisterKeeks, Oct 27, 2013
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2013

    MisterKeeks macrumors 68000


    Nov 15, 2012
  5. rogerdee123 thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 28, 2008

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