Skip navigation

Apple XServe G5 Won't Start Up

766 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Feb 23, 2013 2:41 AM by bgc12 RSS
bgc12 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
Currently Being Moderated
Nov 24, 2012 5:44 AM



My apple Xserve G5 has stopped turning on after I shut it down. When turned ut back on I pressed the power button all of the fans spin up and the System Indicatior light turns Solid Amber/Orange and does not flash. I tried leaving it on for a long period of time to see if it would start up on its own but the fans became progressivly faster and faster until I turned it off. I have tried what apple says to do and hold the indicator light when turning on the then releasing it when the processor lights start flashing. Other than turning on and off it is completely unresoponsive. Any Ideas?

Xserve, OS X Server, OSX Server Tiger 10.4
  • ClassicII Level 3 Level 3 (830 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Nov 29, 2012 6:08 AM (in response to bgc12)

    Do you have a spare power supply? Xserve G5 power supplies are notorious for failing. I have had at least 5 go down causing all kinds of issues from not fully powering up to no activity at all.


More Like This

  • Retrieving data ...

Bookmarked By (0)


  • This solved my question - 10 points
  • This helped me - 5 points
This site contains user submitted content, comments and opinions and is for informational purposes only. Apple disclaims any and all liability for the acts, omissions and conduct of any third parties in connection with or related to your use of the site. All postings and use of the content on this site are subject to the Apple Support Communities Terms of Use.