PowerMac G5 Not Booting Up? Power Supply Damage?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by alchemistmuffin, May 17, 2009.

  1. alchemistmuffin macrumors 6502

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    My friend has a PowerMac G5 that does not even boot up, or as a matter of fact, does not even power on as well.

    Do you think there's a problem with power supply?

    If that's the case, should I convince my friend to take the PowerMac G5 to the Apple Store, to see if it can be fixed?
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Do you have anymore specifications on said Power Mac G5?
     
  3. leavingwave macrumors newbie

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    unless its a quad core g5.. the apple store will not service it.. they will refer you to an authorized service center.

    the power supply is the 1st thing you replace if it doesn't power on. a background on what happened last to the machine would help.
     
  4. chrismacguy macrumors 68000

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    Have you checked the water cooling brick, on these G5s, it used to leak, regularly. This could easily trash a logic board. (Look for signs of green coolant, anywhere in the case).
     
  5. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I've found that it tends to be easily found on the bottom of the interior of the case.

    I have the same concern for the OP as well.
     

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