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My IMAC G5 A1058 is shutting off from time to time

I had a similar problem 3 years ago and it was solved changing a cooling fan. Do you know the part number and where I can buy it (preference for new ones)? Is there more than 1 fan in this MAC?

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A good website that I have used in the past is www.applemacparts.com you can source what the part numbers are and prices usually in pounds sterling. Do not know your location but from the part number you may be able to source the part in your location. Hope this helps.

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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


Dec 30, 2016 | Apple Computers & Internet

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My Imac A1058 won't start up only the fans work


Never heard of before, though power there.

Guess, try holding the on/of switch in a little longer, some systems act as reboot/reinstall

Apr 14, 2013 | Apple iMac G5 Desktop

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Why do only the fans work on my imac a1058


Hi Joseph,

Well it's a 9 year old iMac.. it sounds to me like the power supply has failed. Nothing under $300 to fix unfortunately

Apr 14, 2013 | Apple iMac G5 Desktop

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Do you charge a fee???? my friends imac g5 A1058 17" monitor 2 ghz processor, it just started freezing computer was purchased 3-4 years ago..is there a built in utility for scanning the imac?


Chances are that your friend's computer has a hardware problem, not something in software that you can scan for. Capacitors on the main board that go bad are a common source of many problems, including freezing and no startup.

It's a fairly simple matter to replace the bad parts and get the computer going again, although some experience with electronic repair, soldering, and the proper tools are required to prevent damage to the board during the repair.

Several sites offer information about how to open the computer, showing where to find the usual culprits, and giving pictures of what the caps look like when they are bad. There are several with videos as well. Kits that give you all the capacitors needed are available from several sources. Here's the place I used, but you can find others.

Good luck with the repair, and thanks for using Fixya!

May 28, 2011 | Apple iMac G5 Desktop

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No power on imac 17 model A1058


Power supply or capacitors on the MB have gone out.

Mar 17, 2010 | Apple iMac G5 Desktop

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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

Feb 22, 2009 | Apple (661-2795) for iMac Motherboard

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Imac g5 model:a1058


iMac G5's cannot run windows alone, but older software can be purchased like Virtual PC to run windows on that unit.

Aug 05, 2008 | Apple iMac G5 Desktop

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