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  1. #1
    RobDreugan
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    Maybe 4th Motherboard is the charm...
    So, as I has posted in the G5 problems thread, apple was going to come out and get me a new board and set of processors for the Dual G5, in order to put the system haults I was having to a stop.

    Motherboard 1 - It came with the system.
    Motherboard 2 - They bring out a motherboard dead on install.
    Motherboard 3 - They bring out a single processor motherboard.
    Motherboard 4 - Friday...maybe I'll get a powerbook board, or a dead 386 sx board. That'd be sweet.


    I still love my G5, just hate easily avoidable accidents and bad luck

  2. #2
    WilliS
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    wow that must suck, good luck, i hope everything works out ok... my patients would be thinning if i were in that situation

  3. #3
    RobDreugan
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    Well everything seems to be working correctly now. So I'm just crossing my fingers. The next if this doesn't work is a brand new G5. Fun stuff.

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    Maybe 4th Motherboard is the charm...
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    Glad to hear. I see that Apple does make sure things work.

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    Maybe 4th Motherboard is the charm...
    hype.it's Avatar
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    Dual 2.2GHz powered by AMD Opteron - *Sends G5 & 8Gb Ram to scrap heap* Yeah! finally switched BACK!
    My first G5 died part way through installing the System DVD. At first, i thought it was sleeping... but Mac's never sleep when installing. Was really Odd. On re-powering i heard a quite 'Pop sound' and it died again, this time for good.

    I demanded a replacement from my dealer only because the last two digits on the serial number was 13. Cursed! Now i have two sets of manuals and a spare system dvd. This one been on 24-7, not had a problem with it at all. Which is great!

    Ah... so quite!

  6. #6
    RobDreugan
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    Ever since the last replacement board, everything has been working fine.

  7. #7
    macdaddie0
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    Congrats!
    Do you recommend a Dual G5 now?
    I'm looking for one and hearing all these problems scare me a bit.
    Maybe wait for a revision of Dual G5?
    Any thoughts on current G5s?

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    nicholas
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    Yeah, the current G5's are insane!*(&$(*)&($#&

  9. #9
    RobDreugan
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    My G5 is running how it should now. There was a motherboard revision, so i dunno how that affected things, but I'm pretty confident that any problems were fixed once I got that new board.

    I'd highly recommend the dual G5 regardless of the problems I had. Still a great system.

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    Maybe 4th Motherboard is the charm...
    hype.it's Avatar
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    Dual 2.2GHz powered by AMD Opteron - *Sends G5 & 8Gb Ram to scrap heap* Yeah! finally switched BACK!
    Hehe... mines been up and running for the pass few months without a hitch! I feel it's 100% safe for anyone to invest in a G5 now.

    Thanks Apple for sorting it's ****, out!

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    Maybe 4th Motherboard is the charm...
    Osiris22x's Avatar
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    15" MacBook Pro, 13" MacBook Black, 15" iMac G4, 24" iMac (soon!)
    Apple's quality control rocks. [/sarcasm]

    look.at.me!
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  12. #12
    RobDreugan
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    Well like any brand new item, esp the New Liquid cooled 2.5 g5, there's going to be problems. I needed a badass system asap and I accepted that there would be some problems.

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    Maybe 4th Motherboard is the charm...

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    Hows your system workinig out for you now Rob?
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  14. #14
    RobDreugan
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    Man, its working perfectly which I'm really happy about. I knew from day one after going through the diagnosis process, that it was the motherboard. I'm just glad it finally worked when they replaced the board. Undoubtedly it was just something on the board that was bad, and kept locking the system.

    But, now that I see how a G5 should run, it's a beautiful thing. Problems and all I'd definitely recommend this system if you need a serious one.

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    Maybe 4th Motherboard is the charm...
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    That rocks! So glad it's sorted!

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