PowerMac G5 2.5GHz Quad Screen Dump on Startup

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by PatGinSD, Jan 27, 2009.

  1. PatGinSD macrumors newbie

    Jan 27, 2009
    I have just received two PowerMac G5 2.5GHz Quad systems. One is complete, the other missing the fan assembly for the memory, video adapter and the drives.
    Here is the problem: both machines seem to startup properly in that they "chime" and come up to the "?" screen. After putting in a hard drive and booting from an install CD for OS X both systems start to boot, and then I get a screen dump (I'm not sure of the terminology, sorry). The text goes too fast to read, but it ends up at a sort of dos prompt. It won't take any keyboard entries.
    I get the exact same result in both machines. Because I only have one video card, I am moving it between both systems while trying this.
    Can anyone help me? Thanks!
  2. TrapOx macrumors 6502

    Dec 4, 2008
    Probably fried CPUs from a leaking liquid cooling system

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