It took forever to get the software to download to my iMac G5. Every time I'd try to install, I'd get an error message. Somehow, although I do not recall the means by which I did it, I got the software onto the computer.
Now when I click on the My TVX icon, I do actually get a menu bar: MY TVX, file, devices, window.
The simplest thing should be obvious. How do I know if the device is on and working? There are no lights that I can tell. Nor can I tell toward which end (or top or bottom) to point the remote.
It would appear to the untrained eye that the software wants to run (finally), but that the hardware is not being recognized.
Okay, Media center does not work with some Wintv HVR's yet it will work with the software it came with and sometimes media center will use the wintv software to make it work but its sketchy. If you want a more media center compatiable card look at www.microsoft.com website they have a list of media center compatable Tv tuner cards, Trust me I am having the same problem with my tuner card now and its not wintv its a RCA and its under windows 7 this is just the thing here not all card work with media center.
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You need to provide more details. Which OS X version, what software, CD or DVD or downloaded. Is the software the right version for the version of OS X. Is there space on your hard rive for it? too many variables to give you any better solution at this time.
Bad capacitors often cause the no-turn-on problem. This page has a good picture of what bad caps look like in the G5. If you see this trouble in your G5, you might be able to get this going. Kits of capacitors are available (here's the place I got some from) and If you're comfortable with electronic soldering and replacing parts on a printed circuit board, changing out the duds may be all that's needed. I've seen three of these now. On one, there was just a single bad cap that was keeping the computer from starting up. It's certainly worth looking into.
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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 and mouse and turn on your iMac G5.
See if this second procedure helps if the first procedure does not work.
When you boot up g5 hold down the command button (apple logo) and the letter s at the same time to but the g5 in single user mode. When it boot in single user mode type fsck -f so it can check disk on the hard drive and repair Mac OS X. After it done doing check disk type exit and see if it will boot up regularly.
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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
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did you actualizaed the firmware to 1.1 before to use the nikon scan 4.02?
It seems you have to use the 3.0 &+ version to upgrade the firmware.
I am on macbook intel and no pbms except the ejecting fonctions works bad and i am trying to solve it.
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