I got a Power Mac G5 for free but it won’t start up

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Boco1117, May 20, 2019.

  1. Boco1117 macrumors newbie


    May 20, 2019
    As the title, I got it for free. I am cleaning up the classroom since it is the end of the school year and I see a Power MAC G5 sitting in the corner. My teacher let me get it home for free. It was the dual 1.8 version. It got everything, but when I press on the start button, it kind of start up for a sec (light and fan are on) and then it just turn back off. I am not sure if it is the hardware problem ,power cord problem (I don’t have the original one) or something else. Anyone have any idea ?
  2. Boco1117 thread starter macrumors newbie


    May 20, 2019
    It was like a pop and then it just shut right off. Without any flash on the led.
  3. B S Magnet macrumors 6502

    B S Magnet

    Dec 5, 2018
    don’t read my status message
    My gut is leaning toward the power supply being faulty.

    Have you opened it yet and given a quick look around inside, making sure there aren't signs of corrosion or liquid damage? Bear in mind a faulty power supply, which may or may not be what’s happening here, isn’t something you’ll probably notice by simply opening and looking around inside.

    Still, it’s worth a look inside, and it’s fortunately that’s pretty easy to do.

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