New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Apple Desktops Discussion of Apple's desktop machines including Mac Pro, iMac, Power Mac, and mini

Maybe 4th Motherboard is the charm...


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
RobDreugan
Guest
 
Posts: n/a

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
QUOTE Thanks
WilliS
Guest
 
Posts: n/a



wow that must suck, good luck, i hope everything works out ok... my patients would be thinning if i were in that situation
QUOTE Thanks
RobDreugan
Guest
 
Posts: n/a

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.
QUOTE Thanks
witeshark

 
witeshark's Avatar
 
Member Since: Mar 09, 2004
Location: Miami FL
Posts: 2,860
witeshark will become famous soon enough
Mac Specs: G4 1Ghz OS X 10.4.7

witeshark is offline
Glad to hear. I see that Apple does make sure things work.
QUOTE Thanks
hype.it

 
hype.it's Avatar
 
Member Since: Mar 27, 2004
Location: China
Posts: 738
hype.it is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: Dual 2.2GHz powered by AMD Opteron - *Sends G5 & 8Gb Ram to scrap heap* Yeah! finally switched BACK!

hype.it is offline
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!
QUOTE Thanks
RobDreugan
Guest
 
Posts: n/a

Ever since the last replacement board, everything has been working fine.
QUOTE Thanks
macdaddie0
Guest
 
Posts: n/a

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?
QUOTE Thanks
nicholas
Guest
 
Posts: n/a

Yeah, the current G5's are insane!*(&$(*)&($#&
QUOTE Thanks
RobDreugan
Guest
 
Posts: n/a

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.
QUOTE Thanks
hype.it

 
hype.it's Avatar
 
Member Since: Mar 27, 2004
Location: China
Posts: 738
hype.it is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: Dual 2.2GHz powered by AMD Opteron - *Sends G5 & 8Gb Ram to scrap heap* Yeah! finally switched BACK!

hype.it is offline
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!
QUOTE Thanks
Osiris22x

 
Osiris22x's Avatar
 
Member Since: Feb 25, 2004
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 475
Osiris22x will become famous soon enough
Mac Specs: 15" MacBook Pro, 13" MacBook Black, 15" iMac G4, 24" iMac (soon!)

Osiris22x is offline
Apple's quality control rocks. [/sarcasm]

look.at.me!

Roger Michaels
Apple Certified Consultant
QUOTE Thanks
RobDreugan
Guest
 
Posts: n/a

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.
QUOTE Thanks
trpnmonkey41

 
Member Since: Jul 22, 2003
Location: Hamilton College
Posts: 6,999
trpnmonkey41 is a splendid one to beholdtrpnmonkey41 is a splendid one to beholdtrpnmonkey41 is a splendid one to beholdtrpnmonkey41 is a splendid one to beholdtrpnmonkey41 is a splendid one to beholdtrpnmonkey41 is a splendid one to beholdtrpnmonkey41 is a splendid one to beholdtrpnmonkey41 is a splendid one to behold
Mac Specs: 20" iMac C2D 2.16ghz, 13" MacBook 2.0ghz, 60gb iPod vid, 1gb nano

trpnmonkey41 is offline
Hows your system workinig out for you now Rob?

Don't forget to use the new User Reputation System
QUOTE Thanks
RobDreugan
Guest
 
Posts: n/a

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.
QUOTE Thanks
witeshark

 
witeshark's Avatar
 
Member Since: Mar 09, 2004
Location: Miami FL
Posts: 2,860
witeshark will become famous soon enough
Mac Specs: G4 1Ghz OS X 10.4.7

witeshark is offline
That rocks! So glad it's sorted!
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« Buy New Router Advice? | Bluetooth Keyboard and Mouse »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
How to recognice an motherboard imac 350 from a 400 claudio Apple Desktops 8 03-28-2004 10:49 PM
Is the motherboard from my Imac really fried? claudio Apple Desktops 2 03-22-2004 04:16 PM
Fried motherboard??? bassyb Apple Desktops 0 12-05-2003 04:44 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:14 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?