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    Bluezone
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    Thumbs down Apple power Mac g5 red lights

    Hi all.

    Got a Apple Power mac g5 here. Its the water cool system. Its powering on and no sound or display all fans start up and can hear cooling system running after about 1min there is 1 light near the top cpu that turns on red and after couple more seconds the bottom cpu turns on red.

    Any ideas?

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    Mac Wiz nedkelly's Avatar
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    Default Re: Apple power Mac g5 red lights

    this may help diagnose the problem.
    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2652
    So it is a power mac and not mac pro?
    Power macs use the older G5 cpu and the Mac Pro uses Intel Xeons
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    I did not think of that.
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    Loving the quote! "I... Did not think of that"

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    Default Re: Apple power Mac g5 red lights

    Gotta love the explanations for the red LED's

    Contact Apple or an Apple Authorized Service Provider
    Read-- its gonna more than likely cost $$$

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    Default Re: Apple power Mac g5 red lights

    Seen that page and is no help. I have seen the red light on the front of the board go when the plastic side covers removed thats no problem as it turns off when sides on case.

    Serial no: YM4482VBQPP.

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    Default Re: Apple power Mac g5 red lights

    What do you mean it's no help?

    Take it to an Apple repair place like it says.

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    Default Re: Apple power Mac g5 red lights

    lol. But that costs $$.

    Its out of warrenty also.

    Is the 2.5ghz model has 2.5gb ram, 160gb hdd and NVidia GeForce FX 5200 64MB

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    Pedantic & Cynical Member Snorkbox's Avatar
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    Default Re: Apple power Mac g5 red lights

    It may be good as a doorstop or boat anchor then.

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    Default Re: Apple power Mac g5 red lights

    yeh maybe i should gut the bad apple and install a pc in the case.

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    Pedantic & Cynical Member Snorkbox's Avatar
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    Default Re: Apple power Mac g5 red lights

    Just maybe an Apple fanatic will pop up and give you better advice than iCan. :-)

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    Default Re: Apple power Mac g5 red lights

    Apples are red, so are the lights.
    So, what's the problem?

    Just do what you said, gut it and put a real computer in it!
    (you could probably sell the crApple parts on TM for enough to pay for it)
    FTW

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