G5 Power PC startup problem

srowndedbyh2o

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Mar 28, 2009
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Detrius, thank you so much for the link! The most I’ve ever attempted is to add more RAM to my computer, so this is going to be a real challenge! But hey, I don’t have a working computer now, so if my attempt fails, nothing lost, only experience gained, and if I’m successful, I’ve saved a lot of money over the cost of another computer. It’s a win win situation!:)
 

Detrius

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Of course, verify that you do have blown capacitors before you start trying to replace them. It was very common on those machines, and it did cause graphics problems.
 

srowndedbyh2o

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Mar 28, 2009
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Hawaii
After several failed attempts, my computer can now start up in Safe Boot mode, although it takes 10 minutes or so to start up. I can still use the browser, and although video will play just fine, there is no audio. I’ve gone into System Preferences > Sound to make sure the sound is turned on, and each time I do the small speaker icon shows up at the top of the screen, but when I click on it, it disappears. Is audio disabled in Safe Mode, or is there more wrong with my computer than I originally thought :confused:
 
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