Hi. I have an iMac G5 which I bought in June 2005. I am running OS 10.4.11. My ISP is TimeWarner Roadrunner with a cable modem. Two months ago I began having problems connecting to the Internet. Sometimes it will, sometimes it won't. After many many phone conversations with tech support at Time Warner and Apple, 2 home visits from Time Warner with new cables and a new modem and a home visit from the Apple Repair Center with a new logic board, I still have the same problem. Some days it won't connect at all, some days it won't connect in the morning but will connect later in the day. When it won't connect, Network Status says the Built=In Ethernet is not plugged in. Adding to the problem is that my Apple Care ran out June 2 so now help from Apple Care and the repair place aren't offering much help at all even though the problem began mid-April. All I was offered was another new logic board but to have it installed I could either drive an hour and 45 minutes to the repair place (there are only 2 Apple Repair Centers in North Carolina and that is the closest one) or the part could be sent to me and I can install it. I don't mind installing it if I knew that would actually solve the problem. Everything else on my computer works fine. I am sooooo frustrated. Can anybody help me please?
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Probably the OS 10.5 version your're installing is not compatible or supported by the system motherboard of your computer model Apple Power Mac G5. per my research from Apple website herewith is their solution quote on what applicable OS to install for such model: "Power Mac G5 (Late 2005) and iMac G5 (iSight) models require Mac OS X 10.4.2 or later, you can t install Final Cut Pro 3.x or earlier versions on these computers. Final Cut Pro 3.x and earlier versions are not supported on any computer running Mac OS X 10.4". best regards
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
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