Thread: iMac Freeze
02-03-2007, 12:31 PM #1iMac Freeze
Got an iMac G5 here ( 2Ghz 512Mb Ram OS X.4.8 )
It keeps freezing up, sometimes right after booting up, very often when waking from sleep, did the apple test, and it froze ( on memory test )
So bought new 512mb ram and took old out...and it still locks up.
Run TTP and the TTP Protege on it, finds no problems , OR it locks up before it completes test.
I'm guessing Logic board or video, anyone think i'm correct, certianly if its logic board then its heading towards the bin!
02-03-2007, 12:52 PM #2MacHeadCaseGuest
02-03-2007, 01:04 PM #3
Nope, thats only for 20" iMac , this baby is the 17"
Currently it is running fine off a firewire drive with tiger and TTP running, But every now and again it will just lock solid....i'll keep at it, but i'm more of a mind that it is Logic Board
02-03-2007, 01:07 PM #4MacHeadCaseGuest
Did you try Apple's Hardware Test? Although some people say it isn't very accurate... TTP is probably much better at this anyway. Is it still under warranty?
02-05-2007, 08:23 PM #5
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If it runs perfect off a external drive then the Hardware is fine most likely. So, most likely it is System Software, I'd do a 'archive n install' or 'erase n install' if your willing to wipe your data.
02-06-2007, 02:32 AM #6
Hi thanks SpindleX, Nope it also locked solid runnnig off the firewire drive too
02-06-2007, 10:17 AM #7
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It could be the logic board or some bad ram. Take out all the ram and put in some you know is working well.MacMania55
02-06-2007, 10:55 AM #8
Yes, i have another iBook here, will "nick" its memory and see what happens!
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