7 Replies Latest reply: Apr 9, 2012 4:41 PM by BDAqua
lchapman1 Level 1 Level 1

We own a powermac G5 that has had some problems in the past, but nothing like this. When we press the power button there is a chime and fan that shows everything is working up. A white screen appears with the apple sign showing that it is loading. After this screen has been loading for a while the computer just shuts down completely. Just so you know it is located on carpet, in case that has anything to do with the problem. Any suggestions ?


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Reply by BDAqua on Apr 7, 2012 11:08 AM Helpful

Might be time to replace the PRAM Battery, 4 years is close to their lifespan, far less if ever without AC power, & can cause strange startup problems...

 

See which one your G5 has...

 

http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Newer%20Technology/CR2032/ 

 

http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Newer%20Technology/BAA36VPRAM/ 

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