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IMac G5 iSight starts up with white screen and apple logo after trying to update OS X

When white screen appear :
  • press Command Ctrl+R then
  • Mac OS X Utilities screen Appear then
  • try to Re-install Mac OS X.
if still face issue and need more help then follow and Apple and Mac Technical Support .

Jul 21, 2014 | Mac Desktops

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Red light logic board

Red light either means the side is removed from unit or there is a cooling issue if it is a G5 or newer. G4 or older that is normal.

Jul 22, 2013 | Apple Power Mac G5 Desktop

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My G5 Mac with Tiger has been very slow, displaying the "beachball" frequently. I turned it off and when I turned it on again, I get a grey screen, a chime and a blue circular image in the...

Well, there are a lot of reasons that can consequently cause the issues on your Mac. Meanwhile, there are certain ways through which you can do to fix one by one. However, if you prefer a more efficient way to resolve, try an all-in-one Mac speed up software as it can help resolve all issues in just a few clicks.

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Jan 04, 2011 | Apple Power Mac G5 Desktop

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My G5 Mac takes a long to start up and the the fans go wild. It's real slow. I ran a diagnostic check and everything passed. I have 80 GB left of hard drive space. Some programs are not working either.

This is a common issue for G5s. The quickest solution is to open up the computer to see how much dust there is built up inside of the case. If the case has a lot of dust by the fan vent, then it cannot properly get rid of the heat that builds up from processing. Try cleaning that out.

If the computer continues to run hot, there may be some much more major issues, including ram, processor, or hard drive. Ram and hard drive issues are relatively cheap to fix, you can purchase new ram dimms or hard drives on or Processors are much harder to replace and it's likely that it would be easier to purchase a new computer, rather than a new processor.

Start with the dust issue, then go from there.

Good luck!

Dec 04, 2010 | Apple PowerMac G5 Dual Mac Desktop

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I have an apple mac g5 10.4 osx. the mouse has a light instead of ball and i got a warning the battery was going dead. i have bought 8 batterys and none work i bought panasonic cr2032 but no work. can you...

Thanks for contacting Fixya Support, I am glad to assist.

The issue may not be with the type of CMOS battery you are attempting to use, so much as what you are doing once you install the new CMOS battery.

You need to make sure that after you install the battery, before replacing the Air duct and closing the chassis, you press the SMU Reset button on the logic board then attempt to restart your Power Mac G5 and see if it makes a difference.

I would recommend you view the PowerMac G5 manual I have provided for you below, in order to get more a perspective on the process of replacing a battery in the PMG5.

Replacing the Battery in PowerMac G5

Let me know if this helps.



Sep 14, 2010 | Apple Power Mac G5 Desktop

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Why does my desktop pro keeps shutting down unexpectedly

Just to clarify a G5 is not a Pro or "desktop Pro" (Mac Pro is an Intel based machine). Yours is a "Power Mac". Install a temp monitoring app to see the temperature (mainly the CPU temps). Mine runs around 50 to 60 Celsius and never more than 72. If the temps run to high she will shut down. G5 are great machines but it's not rare for them to go bad. Power supply issues and liquid coolant leaks are well know. Fans controllers have stopped working (the fans them selves are usually OK).

Apr 28, 2010 | Apple Power Mac G5 Desktop

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Having problems with Quark 6.5 since upgrading to 10.4.11. It crashes unexpectedly especially when using magnif. tool. Is there a conflict with Quark 6 5 and OS 10 4 11? If so how can it be repaired?

You most likely do need to upgrade Quark. There is a known problem with 6.5 and Tiger, since 10.4 was a major departure from Jaguar, which Quark 6.5 was designed for.

Before you do that though, you might want to explore font cache issues that can also cause this. Here's a free tool and writeup on the subject:

Mar 19, 2009 | Apple Power Mac G5 Desktop

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Disk Drive spits out brand new DVD+R DL cds

The drive in the G5 may not support DL discs. Open the system profiler (From the apple menu, select 'About This Mac' then select 'More Info'). Click on 'Disc Burning' in the left hand column. You will now get the details about the disc drive including which discs are supported.

Jan 07, 2009 | Apple Power Mac G5 Desktop

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External sound problems on Power Mac G5

Mac g5 sound output is echoing? what is the reason

Dec 02, 2008 | Apple Power Mac G5 Desktop

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Firewire ports malfunction

Boot the machine from external hard drive with known good OS installed.
If issue persists then, then logic board has issue.

Dec 13, 2007 | Apple Power Mac G5 Desktop

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