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g5 won't start

Posted on 2012-04-06
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I have a G5 ppc serial # xb40202xqeu.
I have reset the SMU, replaced battery etc.
What would you recommend. I  down to thinking power supply.
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by:strung
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What are the symptoms? Black screen, white screen, no noise from hard drive?
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by:iflp
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Absolutely nothing happens when the power button is pressed. No noise, chime, fan, or lights.
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It is likely either the power supply or the start button on the front panel. G5's were notorious for the start button failing.
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This is a PowerMac g5 or an iMac G5?
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Is there any way to test the power button on the ppc?
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Is it a PowerMac g5 or an iMac g5?
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powermac
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by:mmoore82
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Have you tried powering it on from the logic board?  Do you see any diagnostic LED on the MLB lit up when it's plugged in, or after pressing the power on?
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I don't know how to power it on from the logic board. And I don't see any lights on the logic board after pressing on.
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