Powermac G5/Tiger won't turn on!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by JoeJoe, Jul 30, 2008.

  1. JoeJoe macrumors member

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    #1
    I press the power button and it makes a "clicking" noise and then turns right off. The light comes on for maybe a second during this and then goes blank again.

    I unplugged the machine for awhile and tried again, but no go. Tried switching out lets too just in case.

    I usually just put it to sleep at night and wake it up in the morning with a tap of the spacebar. We have been out of town for a week, if that matters at all.

    Probably need to get it in, eh?

    Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. macworkerbee macrumors 6502

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    Jun 14, 2008
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    Sounds like something for the apple store techs to deal with. Sorry, not really sure what could have gone wrong.
     
  3. Vaphoron macrumors 6502

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    If you want to try something before dragging it somewhere for someone to check you may want to try changing the battery on the motherboard. I haven't had to change the battery in my G5 but my G4 died once and it was the battery. If you left the G5 unplugged I think it just may be the battery because that is exactly what happened to my G4.
     

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