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    Anyone have access to the official Apple Service Manual for their 2004 PowerMac G5 Dual CPU, model A1047 or at least a link to one?? It'll be most helpful.

    Gotta release that heatsink from the case without causing damage. So far I've unclipped it, can see some screws but how in the hell do I get it out??

    Cheers!!! :)
     
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    Well, right now, I either get a manual from some where (torrents will ok) or i ripp the heat-sink out with force! It's annoying me!

    lol
     
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    Your frustration does not negate an NDA.
     
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    Think I'm getting there.. it's moving :D
     
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    You can buy/download them from apple directly for something like $450 (I forget exactly). They're part of a larger diagnostic suite. You don't need an NDA for it AFAIK.
     
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    Blah!! I found a guide.
    Not apple's official one but it'll do :p

    [​IMG]
     
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    Or you can check your inbox ;)
     
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    OK... So now I'm removing the CPU and heat-sink (together) cause they seem to be apart of the heat-sink!! Apple your soooo damn cleaver!!

    *sarcasm* :D
     
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    Nah, I ain't constipated...
     
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    Indeed, they are one unit and not meant to be taken apart. At least not easily :p
     
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    hey, since those things leak.. would it be possible to replace the coolant with non-conductive/non-water based substitute?
     
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    Ain't that more widely used as a lubricant? :confused:
     
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    OK.. Little info about this system.

    I recently purchased a PowerMac G5 2Ghz (DP) with 4Gb RAM and no HD. The seller advertised it "sold as been faulty", crashing randomly occasionally booting up with only one cpu - which is a little odd and doens't fall into the regular leakage category. I paid £100 for it!! - I figured if it doesn't work, I have a new project case...

    Anyway, looking inside, it clearly show the former owner neglected this machine, enslaved it as a workhorse on minimal pay, without any love and without any thoughts on house keeping!!! - Gotta be a student!! I've just spent the best part of an hour removing various nuts'n'bolts and vacuum out all the fluff!! And there was loads but my dyson soon sorted that out!

    Now... I have the machine on. I'm using a old 2.5" HD for the boot drive and since it's the wrong partition I'm attempting to reinstalling Leopard after repartitioning. It's now been about 25mins and so far, so good! It's STILL not crashed!! :):)

    Are those PPC G5 meant to be slightly noisier than a MacPro?? I can constantly hear the fan spinning.. :eek:
     
  18. /"\/oo\/"\ macrumors regular

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    a) any/all of the 2GHz PowerMacs didn't use liquid cooling
    b) did you seriously use a household vacuum to clean out a computer?
     
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    Yes, but you'd have to be sure it's compatible with all the materials it would come in contact with.

    Take a look at EXCELTHERM 500. It's a milspec electronics coolant, and is stable. Just make sure you get ALL the previous coolant out of the system though, as it won't mix with water (polyalphaolefin).
     
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    You sure? :confused:

    Yup, I clean all my computer with my little portable Dyson animal, gets out all the dust mites and insects, then keeps them in the trash; clean air comes out! :)
     
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    Why not? As long as the PC and Vac are earthed I can't see a problem. I used the cleaners vacuum cleaner at work today to remove 2 inches of fluff out of a couple of abused IBM workstations. They're still working fine...
     
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    Got it! I don't believe they under the NDA..

    [​IMG]
     
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    If anything else fails a replacement unit is $99 to $199 depending on the unit.

    Still no guarantee if its the logic board that's bummed. They go for around $400 with the processor.
     
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    Dude, i didn't intentionally buy the PPC for a fully working G5, I kinda expected it to be faulty, unstable, unworkable and unbootable... That way I could have a mini G5 chop-shop, selling the parts as spares and so forth. But I guess that ain't gonna happen now :rolleyes: TBH, I don't want to destroy a system that works; just doesn't make sense to me.
     
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    You say no, I say yes, who cares if you got it. You still need a blog. ;)
     

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