Mac Forums

Mac Forums (
-   Apple Desktops (
-   -   iMac G5 - blank Screen and High Speed Fan (

Mike1872 01-18-2010 02:14 PM

iMac G5 - blank Screen and High Speed Fan
I have ready similar posts, but nothing I have done will fix this problem. I have an original iMac G5 20" 512MB PowerPC OS X 10.4.11. It has been great for many years. Suddenly, for the past two months, if I leave it on and go away for 60 or more minutes I come back and the system is locked up (only holding down the power button for 5 seconds will shut it off) and the fan is running full speed.

I opened it up, went through the four light diagnostics, passed everything, but did the RESET anyway. BTW - the iMac is well ventilated and has no dust built up inside. It is still locking up after letting it sit unused for a long period of time. After more research I download the temperature monitor software. My CPU is running at 72 degree C. I don't know if that is too hot?

Any ideas for next steps? New power supply? Software patch? New power management card (is there one?)?


harryb2448 01-18-2010 03:39 PM

Same answer Apple Hardware Test and please don't say you do not have the original install discs.

Mike1872 01-18-2010 05:09 PM

Not following?
HarryB - Thanks for your response. What do you mean "same answer"? I opened the imac and looked at the four LED's on the back as I powered up and did some testing and a reset. I never used any disks? Are there diagnostic disks I should be using? Could you point me to the KB article?


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:57 PM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.