FS: defective PowerMac G5 2x2.3 GHz for free (no license)
  • Yokemate of Keyboards
    Yokemate of Keyboards
    Andreas_Wolf
    Posts: 10063 from 2003/5/22
    From: Germany
    I'd like to give away for free (plus shipping costs) a PowerMac G5 that recently stopped working completely (after increasingly showing (re)start problems for the 2 years I've been owning it). The cause of the complete failure to switch-on may be the PSU, or whatever. I don't know and don't want to investigate further.
    The machine comes without MorphOS license, as I've requested it to be transferred to a replacement machine (thank you in advance, MorphOS team).

    Specs:
    - defective, pressing power button yields no reaction
    - Dual-CPU 2.3 GHz PowerMac7,3 / Early 2005 / M9748LL/A / A1047
    - Radeon 9650 256 MiB VRAM
    - 3.5 GiB RAM
    - 2x SATA HDD (250 GB + 120 GB)
    - optical PATA drive
    - PCI-X FireWire card Sonnet Allegro FW800
    - PCI FireWire card Centos CI-6500TF4
  • »01.12.18 - 22:36
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  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
    Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
    NewSense
    Posts: 706 from 2012/11/10
    From: Manchester, UK...
    Sorry to hear that your system has "bit-the-dust", but the 2.3GHz DP systems do seem to have overall quite poor / short lifespan.

    Do you have the original Apple Restore/Install Disc 1 with the Apple Hardware Test on it ( Disk Code 2Z691-5348-A), (and just for info Disc 2's code is 2Z691-5535-A - these codes have specific software that only functions, in the main, with the 2.3GHz Dual Processor (DP) PowerMac G5).

    With that disk if there is a glimmer of hope that the system can be assessed, without an actual Apple engineer being available to work out the hardware failure, then that is the best way, that I am aware of, though from what you have said - if there's no startup whatsoever, no power light, then even that idea would be a non-starter.

    I'd be interested in it for spares if it wasn't for having recently acquired a failed system, and being in the process of buying a working system of the same spec as you have, as I already have a working system of this spec anyway.

    If you don't find anyone interested in the whole system, then I'd be interested in some of the components like the GFX card, and probably some RAM, unless you're going to be keeping those? Does it have either, or both, a Bluetooth card (A1044) and Airport card (A1026 or A1027) fitted?

    What would be the cost of shipping to the UK from Germany anyway, by basic insured postal service/courier?
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  • »02.12.18 - 01:21
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  • Yokemate of Keyboards
    Yokemate of Keyboards
    Andreas_Wolf
    Posts: 10063 from 2003/5/22
    From: Germany
    > from what you have said [...] there's no startup whatsoever,
    > no power light

    Exactly.

    > If you don't find anyone interested in the whole system,
    > then I'd be interested in some of the components like the
    > GFX card, and probably some RAM

    Thanks for your interest. I might try to sell the whole system via eBay before considering selling or giving away components, though.

    > Does it have either, or both, a Bluetooth card (A1044)
    > and Airport card (A1026 or A1027) fitted?

    No, none of those.

    > What would be the cost of shipping to the UK from Germany
    > anyway, by basic insured postal service/courier?

    45 EUR for the whole system, 9 EUR for components like graphics card and/or RAM.
  • »02.12.18 - 08:10
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  • Just looking around
    trOLLO
    Posts: 6 from 2017/8/8
    From: Poland
    Quote:

    Andreas_Wolf wrote:
    I'd like to give away for free (plus shipping costs) a PowerMac G5 that recently stopped working completely (after increasingly showing (re)start problems for the 2 years I've been owning it). The cause of the complete failure to switch-on may be the PSU, or whatever. I don't know and don't want to investigate further.



    Try to replace power ribbon cable that connects power switch to motherboard. In the past, I had similar problem, and that ribbon cable was the problem :) .
  • »02.12.18 - 09:46
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  • Yokemate of Keyboards
    Yokemate of Keyboards
    Andreas_Wolf
    Posts: 10063 from 2003/5/22
    From: Germany
    > Try to replace power ribbon cable that connects power switch to motherboard.
    > In the past, I had similar problem, and that ribbon cable was the problem :) .

    Thanks. That's a good hint for the new potential owner to try :-)
  • »02.12.18 - 11:34
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