Red light on Power Mac G4 MDD motherboard?

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  1. LOLZpersonok macrumors 6502a

    LOLZpersonok

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    In my Power Mac G4 (The MDD or DDR model, dual 1.25GHz) there is a little red light that is on the motherboard. From what I've heard it's a bad thing to see in a Power Mac G5, but I'm not entirely sure.

    What is the purpose of this light and what does it mean? It's always been on since I've gotten the machine yet the machine works perfectly fine.

    There's a picture below. The light is circled in red.
     

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  2. havokalien macrumors 6502a

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    Mistaken

    The red light problem is on the G5. The red or any other light on the G3's and G4's is just power to it when on.
     
  3. LOLZpersonok thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Oh, okay, I see. Thanks. I wasn't worried, just curious.
     
  4. Swampus macrumors 6502

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    Yup. On an MDD, the red light is simply an indication that the motherboard is receiving power from the PSU.
     
  5. Tyroler macrumors member

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    Huh
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