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Power Mac G5 wont boot


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I bought a used Power Mac G5 1.6 yesterday, and was told that it worked. When I got it home, what happens is i push the power button and the white light comes on, the fans momentarily start for less than a second and then everything goes away. I have an unformatted hd inside because the previous owner kept his hard drive.
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Im wondering if it is a logic board or power supply issue. Ive tried different memory in it, and get the same result.
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going to try a new PRAM battery this afternoon, because the previous owner said it was bad
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after finding a good PRAM battery, that does not appear to be the issue. So, about every third time i push the power button the come with for a fraction of a second start to "whirr" but then stops. Nothing is coming up on the screen.
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Check and make sure the RAM is properly installed. If it looks good the odds are it's the motherboard.


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the Ram is good because i tested it in another system.
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Then it's likely the MB. It could be the power supply I suppose....

Frankly, it's not worth the money to fix it.


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Yes power supply at a guess and 1.6GHz G5, the first release of the G5 range, were a terrible machine which Apple quickly updated. Trust you did not pay more than say $40.00 for it. Shame you did not do a search of the threads first:-


pc to mac.. now back to pc.. my g5 1.6 biggest headache!

Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!
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well you cant always do research first. i paid $50, so i guess ill just part it out, and sell the 4gb of Apple RAM that was in it, and try and get something for the rest.
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you wont get anything for it other than the RAM. there is quite a good community of case modders who love the G5 case, and are struggling to get their hands on one. I'd look online for some forums.

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