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    ppc g5 wont boot

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    ppc g5 wont boot
    Hello. I own a ppc g5 dual processor.
    It would start when i press the power button but no image would show up on the screen, and the fans would go crazy!. At first the g5 would boot after a few attempts, but now it just "the fans going wild and no image" thing.
    Please anyone. i need help.
    thank you.

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    ppc g5 wont boot
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    Sounds like something related to the video card. The first thing I would do is...remove the video card & reinstall it (this may help). If not...then it sounds to me like it may be a bad video card.

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    Will check that out
    thanks Nick!.
    Should i try to turn on the mac without the video card to reinstall?
    Please excuse my ignorance, im new with DIY mac service.
    Shai

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    Quote Originally Posted by shsirco View Post
    Should i try to turn on the mac without the video card to reinstall?
    If you mean should you turn the Mac on without the video card...no. This really wouldn't help anything...since with no video card...you will still get no video on the display. Plus...with out a video card...the computer will think something is wrong...and you will probably get the same results (no video...and high fans).

    Just remove the video card...then reinstall it. If this doesn't help...then the video card may be bad...and need a replacement. With a roughly 10+ year-old computer...almost anything is possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shsirco View Post
    Should i try to turn on the mac without the video card to reinstall?

    Shai
    FOR THE LOVE OF MIKE DON'T DO THAT

    Sorry for the shouting. If you mean that you are going to connect the video card with the Mac plugged and and turned on don't do that.

    What Nick means is to shut off the Mac. Leave the Mac of while you remove the card and re-seat it properly in the slot. Only then should you re-assemble everything and reboot the machine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slydude View Post
    If you mean that you are going to connect the video card with the Mac plugged and and turned on don't do that.
    YIKES...I hope that the OP didn't mean that!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Slydude View Post
    What Nick means is to shut off the Mac. Leave the Mac of while you remove the card and re-seat it properly in the slot. Only then should you re-assemble everything and reboot the machine.
    Exactly what I meant! Thanks for clearly stating how it should be done!

    Computer repair 101...ALWAYS have everything powered off & unplugged before working inside (discharge all static as well)!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pigoo3 View Post
    YIKES...I hope that the OP didn't mean that!!!



    Exactly what I meant! Thanks for clearly stating how it should be done!

    Computer repair 101...ALWAYS have everything powered off & unplugged...before working inside!

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    I hope he didn't mean that too. Unfortunately, I had visions of someone getting a nasty result when they tried to re-cinnect the card int a "hot' slot.
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    I hope he didn't mean that too. Unfortunately, I had visions of someone getting a nasty result when they tried to re-cinnect the card int a "hot' slot.
    No problem whatsoever. Just blow the smoke away and proceed.....

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