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    Exclamation 2009 mac pro wont power up
    i have just bought a second hand mac pro 2x2.66 quad zeon 2009 model
    powered up yesterday all fine tried to switch on today got nothing just the power button led is on took the side off and tried the diagnostic button telling me i had power but the thing stil wont start unplugged every thing off the back board still nothing re seated the ram still the same could any one advise a course of action so i can get the box going am using a windows keyboard and mouse which worked fine yesterday

    thanks in advance

    nelo unhappy bunny

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    Is the power light on the button coming on then fading away
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    hi sorry no the led is not on behind the power button
    only the led above the power button

    regards
    nelo

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    Sorry that's what I meant

    If it is fading away then the first thing to consider is the internal battery, its a small cheap part, easy to replace so is a good starter candidate, you can get them from Maplin ( its a CR2032 type)

    Lithium Coin Cell Battery CR2032 : Coin Cells : Maplin Electronics

    And here are the instructions, replace that part and tell us if that fixed it

    http://manuals.info.apple.com/en/MacPro_Battery_DIY.pdf
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    hi
    i have had the box open and when i switch on the socket there are 2 led's that flash once
    and thats it i have been talking to the company where i bought it from and they are going to take it back and check and repair the item so will wait for them to return it
    and hopefully will be all ok
    fingers crossed

    thanks

    nelo

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    Suggest they check out the Power Supply.
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    well its back
    finally got the MPro back from the sellers told me it was the power button but they could find one for a 2009 pro they put it in another case and had it on test and all ok when i get it back its doing the same thing again 2 red led's flash when the socket is switched on and nothing on the front at all no white led for the power button pressed the Diag button and the amber power led lights up same as before stripped the case out HDD and processor board and still nothing does any think it may be the psu because if it is i will just get one myself and aske the sellers for a reimbursement as i dont want to send it back to them again
    has any one got any ideas whet i could try

    thanks in advance
    nelo

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    Well apart from suggested power supply, using a surge protector by any chance or tried it in a different power point? At any rate take it back as their repair sure sounds ****ey.
    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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    cheers HarryB going to call them when are open but will replace int battery first to see if its just something stupid if that's no good back it goes and i will want it working when it gets back problem is they will probably put a second hand PSU in it which will prob go again could any advise where i could get hold of Mac Pro parts early 2009

    thanks in advance

    nelo

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    harryb2448's Avatar
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    This is the type you need. This will give you some idea of price. Apple Dealers here charge around the $400 mark fitted.


    661-5011 Power Supply 980 Watts for Mac Pro Early 2009 A1289
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    cheers Harry B i finally got a foc replacement from supplier fitted all powered up Ok
    but now nothing on the display saying nothing is plugged in the fan is spinning on the vid card
    just nothing showing
    could any one advise if i have done something wrong or do i need to do something to get it working

    thanks
    in advance

    nelo

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