My G5 won't turn on...Blinking power button/white light every 4 seconds

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Darthboarder, Jul 21, 2009.

  1. Darthboarder macrumors newbie

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    I have a G5 dual 1.8 power PC...Bought some ram put it in & booted up. Then a red light came on the logic board behind the power button. The machine wouldn't turn on....I called apple care & we rearranged the ram, now the red light is gone but my system still won't boot up. The white power light blinks every few seconds...
    the apple store told me sorry can't help because your machine is vintage... ANY help would be greatly appreciated.

    Even if my logic board is fried is there a place to buy one on the cheap?

    Darthboarder
     
  2. bbydon macrumors 6502a

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    try putting the original ram back in.
    If that works then you may have gotten bad ram
     
  3. OrangeSVTguy macrumors 601

    OrangeSVTguy

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    Does your G5 have 4 or 8 memory slots?

    What type of ram did you try installing and were you installing it in pairs(meaning same type and size?)
    Did you buy the right ram? PC2700 or PC3200 is probably the most compatible and cheapest to install in there.
     
  4. gugucom macrumors 68020

    gugucom

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    Don't post your problem in multiple threads. You have an answer in the other one.
     
  5. Darthboarder thread starter macrumors newbie

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    sorry

    sorry about the multiple threads...
     
  6. Darthboarder thread starter macrumors newbie

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    pc 3200

    pc 3200 from crucialmemory.com... installed in pairs. it should be the correct type...it doesn't do anything...machine powers on but never starts the OS
     

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