I have a imac g5 and tried to replace the hard drive that was showing defective , to find that the connection was coming apart from the mother board, can I get this mother board and is it all just plug in connections.
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You are missing the driver for the monitor. It should have come up but sometimes all the drivers are not or do not activate. If you have a disc for it run it and try to activate the monitor. It could also be the type of hook up you have. Make sure the cable is connected in the right port and that it compatible with your monitor. Might try the user friendly controls on the monitor. Make sure the contrast or black and white settings are not blacking the monitor out. Then there is always the possibility that you have a bad MB. Everything can work and it have a bad monitor driver as a matter of fact I have seen a lot of new and especially refurbished boards that were missing drivers. Also if you have the disc for the monitor you may have to run it again and it should program itself to the MB. Sometimes that has to be done. I have two monitors an Acer and a Dell and every time I have a hard drive go out I have to reprogram the Dell monitor. Try these things and let me know what results you get.
try to connect other device on the same port. if it is working then your pen drive is defective. if any of the usb port is not working then u need to replace the mother board. if other device is not working on the same port then u need to replace the USB port.
it appear because of a defective hard disk drive or a defective operating system or maybe a defective IDE cable the one who connects the hard disk drive through the main board. try to replace a new IDE cable. then if it still have the problem try to reformat the hard disk drive with a new operating system(windows xp etc..)if still the problem occurs try to replace the hard disk drive.. may this one helps you
One bad lead can cause a computer to continue on a cycle or to shutdown or fail to detect your hard drive
Test all leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions,IDE,SATA
the leads from your ((motherboard to your hard drive)) make sure they have a secure connection and are not faulty or just replace them there probably old and faulty make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure connections and are not faulty even the electic extensions or just replace them they are probably faulty a computer needs its connections to have an end so any faulty leads will end up with a computer errorhope this helps
The peripheral devices as Hard disk and cdrom is not connected with the IDE cable or has loose contace. Even power cable of devices is not properly done or left out. So you need to check the IO IDE cable connetions and the power cable connections of the devices being connected to the mother board.
Your Imac may be one of those affected by Apples purchase of inferior capacitators from Taiwan. If you are less than 3 years from the purchase date, apple will repair the problem for you for free. Just take the unit to your nearest local Apple Genius or tech. If you are outside of the repair extension guidelines, I have provided a link here which can show you or someone more skilled how to repair the problem. Ordering a new motherboard and power supply will set you back a lot of money, however the following guide and pdf give you step by step instructions on how to ressurrect your dead imac without speding more than $100.00. I was able to repair my imac using this guide and it was worth it to save a $2k computer that was only 3 1/2 years old. Check it out:
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The iMac G5 Repair Extension Program for Video and Power Issues applies to first generation iMac G5 computers that have video or power-related issues as a result of a specific component failure. If your iMac G5 is exhibiting any of the symptoms listed below and your computer's serial number is within the noted ranges, your computer may be eligible for repair, free of charge. If Apple or an Apple Authorized Service Provider (AASP) determines that your iMac G5 computer is eligible as part of the program, the repair will be covered by Apple for up to three years from the original date of purchase even if your iMac G5 is out of warranty.
This is a worldwide Apple program. Affected systems will exhibit one of the following video- or power-related symptoms: Scrambled or distorted video No video No power Note: If your iMac G5 is not experiencing any of these symptoms, you do not have to contact Apple or any Apple Authorized Service Provider.
Which iMac G5 computers are affected by the iMac G5 Repair Extension Program for Video and Power Issues? The program is available for certain first generation iMac G5 models that were sold between approximately September 2004 and June 2005 featuring 17- and 20-inch displays with 1.6GHz and 1.8GHz G5 processors.
The affected iMac G5 computers have serial numbers where the first 5 digits fall into the ranges noted below.
Serial Number ranges: W8435xxxxxx - W8522xxxxxx QP435xxxxxx - QP522xxxxxx CK435xxxxxx - CK522xxxxxx YD435xxxxxx - YD522xxxxxx Some second generation iMac G5 computers have serial numbers that fall within the upper band of the ranges listed below. Only first generation iMac G5 computers are affected by this program. Where do I find the serial number of my iMac G5? The 11-digit serial number is located on a label under the foot of the iMac G5. There is a bar code underneath the serial number. To view the label, hold the sides of the iMac and gently lay the computer face down on a soft, clean towel or cloth.
Is the iMac G5 Repair Extension program available for other Apple computers?
This program applies only to the systems noted in this FAQ. Other versions of the iMac G5 line are not part of this program. Click here for more information on how to identify iMac G5 models
Free guide for how to repair the motherboard capacitors, rescue the hard drive and more.