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  • 15. Re: G5 LCS refurbish and refill info
    Skorpan Level 2 Level 2 (375 points)

    When you changed the fluid did you completely drain and flush the block?, if not there could be a blockage (original Apple fluid can crystalize) preventing the fluid flowing properly. Make a 50/50 water and white vinegar solution and run this through the block, it will help remove any blockages.


    Bleeding the air can be difficult but you have to be sure you get it all out. You also mention in your post that the pump is not working well, this is a problem as fluid will not be forced through the block causing overheating. You say there were no leaks, many people have thought this only to find leaks at the O-rings, to check you need to remove the processors form the LCS, you may well find 'white rice' crystals which is a sure sign of leakage and you will need new O-rings.


    To do this repair properly you will need some, or all, of the parts I reference earlier in the post. It seems obvious but strip the unit down, replace what is damaged and re-assemble. These units were never designed to be serviced so we have to find our own solutions. Feel free to ask more questions, but take a look at this site for more info.


    http://www.xlr8yourmac.com/systems/G5_CoolantLeak_Repair/G5_CoolantLeak_Repair_p 1.html

  • 16. Re: G5 LCS refurbish and refill info
    taylorfromvidor Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    How did you add cooling Liquid with out getting air in the system 

  • 17. Re: G5 LCS refurbish and refill info
    Otis1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    i have now. but i blowen one pump useing a power box from a pc and one of the cpu block got a big dent in it..
    can i replace it with this

  • 18. Re: G5 LCS refurbish and refill info
    Skorpan Level 2 Level 2 (375 points)

    I removed the LCS, removed and discarded the original tubing, drained the fluid, added new O-rings and new clear tubing and clamps. I used a 50/50 solution of water and white vinegar to flush the block of any obstructions. I then added a T bar with a screw top filler cap which allowed me to add fluid and bleed the air out easily.


    This is not a fix without difficulty but if you work slowly and logically it is not hard to do. When you are done you'll need to run ASD 2.6.3 to re-calibrate your mac.


    You can see a pic and read some more info about my refurb here.



  • 19. Re: G5 LCS refurbish and refill info
    Digitaltoast2 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Has anyone tried putting the G5 Quad processor block onto a PCI motherboard?  I understand that you would have to add additional power to the processors... and change out the standoffs... and perhaps account for two pumps instead of one... but it is the same connector... could it work???


    Pretty tempted to try at this point...

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