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How do i find the specs for an imac g5 with only a serial number

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You can look up your Mac by serial number on:
http://www.everymac.com/ultimate-mac-lookup/
They can look up the specs on just about every model of Apple device. They have info on all kinds of upgrades available for each device, as well.

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If you don't have the computer on you. you can get the stock specs from MacTracker.
http://www.mactracker.ca

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Go to far left corner (apple logo ) pulldown menu about this mac click on it and then more info.
Thats it done
also you can go-on line and download Mactracker for more info

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Hi I bought apple I mac G5 1.6mhz 80gb serial number W84457TKPP6 from eBay. I'm just wondering how I connect it to internet? Do I need dongle and if yes what do I buy? Thank you. Regards Alison.


apparently you can use a wi fi usb adapter
see
https://discussions.apple.com/thread/1903539?start=0&tstart=0
http://www.ebay.com/itm/USB-WIRELESS-CARD-for-iMAC-MAC-Apple-Airport-G3-G4-G5-X-/130334850512

But suggest checking if the g5 has a wireless card installed in it first before buying a dongle.


you may have an airport extreme card but if it does not have one see link below
https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201713

suggest asking an apple store for advice on the g5 Imac

this help link should show where the card should be installed in your G5
https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/iMac+G5+17-Inch+Model+A1058+AirPort+Extreme+Replacement/966

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPrDmIlESQI


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How do i find the specs for an old imac with only the serial number


Hi Monica,
You can enter your serial number on this page at EveryMac.com to find pretty complete specs, as well as upgrade information.
http://www.everymac.com/ultimate-mac-lookup/

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What year is my iMac Serial # w84371lfpp8


Hi,
Serial Number: W84371LFPP8
Model:- iMac G5 (20-inch)
Codename:- No codename assigned.
Build Country:- This unit was built in Changhai, China.
Build Year:- This unit was built in 2004.
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Your machine has a DVD-rom drive, but not a DVD-burner. There is a difference.

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Your LCD is failing. with some models Apple has been known to cover this problem, even when its as old as yours. My suggestion is to call 1800MYAPPLE and ask them if there is any sort of special coverage for your model. Be sure to have your serial number ready for them.

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G5 keeps powering up for a few mins then switches off?


Thank you for contacting Fixya Support, I am glad to assist.

There are a few steps you can try to troubleshoot this issue:

Try a PMU Reset:
* Turn of your iMac if it is already turned off
* Disconnect all connections to the iMac except the power cord
* Now disconnect the power cord for approximately 20 seconds
* Reconnect just the power cable the keyboard, mouse and power cord, and then power your iMac G5 up.

* Check to see if the iMac boots up normally without power interruption.

* If the iMac G5 shuts off again, try these steps, another recommendation would be to remove all connections including the power cord, and lay the iMac G5 on soft cloth face down and with a philips screwdriver, remove the plate on the bottom of the iMac G5 where your RAM memory is located.
Before removing the RAM however, touch your hand on the metal boot to discharge any static current you carry for approximately 5 seconds.

Now remove each RAM card and then reseat (re-install) each card.

Restore the RAM card cover with your Philips screwdriver, reconnect your power cable, keyboard an
d mouse and turn on your iMac G5.

See if this second procedure helps if the first procedure does not work.

Let me know if this helps.

Regards

-Mactechtrainer

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17" iMac quit working



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:

the following information (in italics and bold)  is taken directly from: http://www.jimwarholic.com/2008/07/how-to-repair-apple-imac-g5.php.  (this site is complete with instructions, manual and the full compliment of materials available at an extremely affordable and fair price. I took a chance and repaired my own, it is not as hard as it sounds1)

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.

http://www.jimwarholic.com/docs/Repairing-Apple-iMac-G5-Motherboard.pdf

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Is this a tower or Imac?
Is there a reason other then curiosity you need to know?

All power supplies have it labeled on them what they are if you need it.

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It may be possible that the power supply, display and or logicbpard may be having issues. Apple recommends resetting the pram and nvram. If issue persists reset SMU. YOur machine is 6 months outside of the original warranty, but if you purchased the 3 year extension plan, you may want to take action on it.

http://search.info.apple.com/index.html?q=imac%20g5%20reset%20pram&lr=lang_en&search=Go&type=

http://search.info.apple.com/index.html?q=imac+g5+reset+smu&type=&search=Search&lr=lang_en&search=Go

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