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    ajresovsky's Avatar
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    Question what is lifespan of a G-5
    Hello y'all,
    I've got this 1.6 GHz Power PC G5, with 1,25 GB DDR SDRAM running leopard v.-10.5.8. i purchased this unit in August 2005. The DVD Player is not
    working right. QUESTION: is it an issue of just replacing the DVD player? Or
    time to buy new machine?
    A-a-h Yes, A Computer without windows, is like a fish
    without a bicycle, :mad:

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    It could just be the optical drive. But then it could be something else. Hard to say based on the info you've provided so far.

    What do you mean by "the DVD player is not working right"?

    Because by saying that it is not working right...this can imply that it does something's correctly, and some things not correctly...versus saying, my DVD drive does not work at all.

    If everything else is working properly...then you certainly don't need to get a new computer. You could always purchase an external drive or replace the internal one.

    Hope this helps,

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    Replace the internal as follows and no tools required:-

    http://manuals.info.apple.com/en/pmg...ldrive_diy.pdf

    Pioneer DL burners are as cheap as chips and recognised as native by the G5.

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    Question Ok, de ja vous
    I posted samething three weeks ago rec'd excell answer, but forgot to bookma rk, nutz! My DVD player needs replacing? Will the kind soul please post the LINK that demos the DVD relacement proceedure.Also, can grainy quality be improved on?
    A-a-h Yes, A Computer without windows, is like a fish
    without a bicycle, :mad:

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    http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/app...tml#post918392

    If you need to find a previous post you can visit your own profile and see all the posts you've done. is that what you were looking for?

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    dé ja ME? You mean vu? Vous is formal/plural "you" en français!

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    And to find all of your own posts:

    Click on Profile at the top or bottom of the page
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    Or Find all threads started by ...

    And would suggest subscribing to threads you want to keep track of by either using the Thread Tools button or go to Profiles - Edit Options and change your subscriptions from none
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    is it a Power Mac or an iMac?

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