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Imac g5 model:a1058

This mac os replace to os xp and how to boot for replce

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  • Anonymous Feb 18, 2009

    The fan runs hard when I start it up and no picture?

  • Paul Burrows
    Paul Burrows May 11, 2010

    Not sure of your question here.

    You want to replace the mac OS with XP?

    If that is the question your mac needs to have an intel processor, Boot Camp or Parallels installed.
    Boot Camp will let you boot up in XP.


  • Andrew Bowmaker
    Andrew Bowmaker May 11, 2010

    I am not fully uinderstanding the question? What I can take from it is you want to put XP on your G5 to replace the mac OSX operating system. Is this correct?

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

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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

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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

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I have an imac intel 17" which is kernel


If someone has looked at this issue and determined it to be a logic board problem then the only solution is to replace the entire logic board.

You can purchase them on usedmac.com here for $289:
http://www.usedmac.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=34_160&products_id=2384&osCsid=555099ea1dd6e69fa573fbc345fbe149

Here are instructions on replacing the logic board yourself:
http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Repair/Installing-iMac-G5-17-Inch-Model-A1058-Logic-Board/971/1

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No power on imac 17 model A1058


Power supply or capacitors on the MB have gone out.

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I have Apple iMac G5 + G5 iSight and i want to boot it from my windows xp bootable CD please tell me how to do that????.........


you will need an intel mac to use a xp boot disc.

or with virtual pc installed you can run windows 2000, not sure about xp though.

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My mother has a Apple iMac 17 Model A1058. I'm not quite familar with iMacs..and can't figure out why it powers off, once it's turned on.


hmm may be a problem with it or the energy saving function is set, click the apple top left and go to system settings, if its not there, check on the task bar (gears picture) or in finder and it basically has the same standby settings as a windows pc

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Apple iMac 17 Model A1058 won't turn on


Re the light turning on for about 3 secs.
Does the computer make a 'start up' chime or any other tones?
If not, this could be for a variety or reasons.
Firstly you need to verify that the power supply is working. Remove all connections from the computer including the keyboard and mouse. Try to start up again. If the computer still fails to start up, you will need to gain access to the computers internals.
Lay the computer face down on a soft cloth to protect the screen. Undo the 3 silver screws on the lower edge of the computer. (one at each end and one central. These are captive screws.)
Lift the rear cover away from the main body of the computer.
On the Logic Board there are 4 diagnostic LEDs indicated by a yellow arrow on the board. To the left of these LEDs there is a small button. This allows you to power on the computer with the rear cover removed. Connect the power lead. LED1 should be 'ON'. If it is 'OFF' then you need to replace the power supply.
Turn the computer on by using the internal power button.(LEDs 2&3 should now be 'ON'. If LED2 only comes on momentarilty then replace the power supply).
Does the computer start up normally after pressing the internal power button?
- Yes: Press and hold the power button until the computer powers off.
• Unplug the power cord from the iMac, and reinstall the back cover.
• Return the computer to the upright position.
• Plug the computer back in, and press the power button to turn on the computer.
• Make sure the computer is starting up properly. If the computer will ONLY start up
from the internal power but will not power on from the power button on the back
cover, the power button on the back cover may be faulty.
- No: Reset the SMU.
• Unplug all cables from the computer, including the power cord.
• Wait 10 seconds.
• Plug in the power cord while simultaneously pressing and holding the power button
on the back of the computer.
• Let go of the power button.
• Press the power button once more to start up your iMac G5.
If the computer starts up normally then shut down and replace the rear cover.
If you feel uncomfortable about working on the computer, take it to a reputable repairer.
Hope this helps.

Jan 05, 2009 | Apple iMac G5 Desktop

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