Toasted Mac Pro (2008)

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by nigels0, Feb 4, 2011.

  1. nigels0 macrumors member

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    Hi,

    My Mac pro won't now start up. Nothing on the screen, fan running, but the two memory boards are flashing quickly and continuously - also a 2 red lights behind the memory is constantly on (looks like OT A and OT B). The only way to power down is to pull the power cable.

    I fear I may have shorted the graphics card with a bit of metal while changing a drive. I've tried powering down and holding the power button in for 15 sec - but no change.

    Any ideas on what I can do?
     
  2. stridemat Moderator

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  3. nigels0 thread starter macrumors member

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    No - nothing helps there. It doesn't get far enough to use the keyboard options etc.
     
  4. Gomff macrumors 6502a

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    Do you still have Applecare? If so, I'd call them ASAP.

    If not, you'll probably have to bring it in to an Applestore to be looked at. Might be expensive or you might be lucky and it's something small.
     
  5. dimme macrumors 65816

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    If you think it is the graphics card, try booting without the card. If you have another mac you may be able to remote in. Also try to boot into target mode.
     
  6. Spacedust macrumors 6502a

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    Led 5
    CPU B OT
    Red
    Off
    No
    CPU B is over temperature
    Led 6
    CPU A OT
    Red
    Off
    No
    CPU A is over temperature
     
  7. Cindori macrumors 68040

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    irrelevant
     
  8. Professor Rob macrumors newbie

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