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If you do not have a apple keyboard can I use a USB (DYNEX) keyboard

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Aug 10, 2013 8:45 PM

I have been using the same keyboard with my dell desk top and I just got my Power Mac out of the closet for 6 years and replaced the power supply and tried to start it, Cannot seem to get a display, I changed the (cmos) battery on the mother board and made sure the Memory was installed properly (512mb) installed in pairs one (256mb) in each bank, Only the power goes on and the fans start to do the increasingsound.Need some help Please

PowerMac, Mac OS X (10.2.x)
  • Swampus Level 2 Level 2 (180 points)

    Yeah, you should be able to use that keyboard.  I doubt that's your problem.


    After six years, I'd reseat everything including memory and video card.  I'd unplug and replug everything not already covered in your PSU exchange.  Do you recall exactly what problems you were having before the machine was stored?  Is this still the original hard drive?  Do you have optical media to try to boot from?


    To get more specific advice, give some more details about your system.  Which model Power Macintosh are we discussing?  From what you've written, it appears that you have an early model G5?

  • Jeff Level 6 Level 6 (11,160 points)

    A PC keyboard can be used with your Mac.  The Windows logo key is the Apple Command key and the Alt key is the Alt/Option key.  They're juxtaposed with each other (in relation to the space bar), when comparing a PC keyboard to a Mac keyboard.

  • kaz-k Level 4 Level 4 (1,995 points)


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