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G5 wakes up for no apparent reason

I’ve got a very odd problem with an old G5 of mine. It's a 2.3GHz Dual-Core G5 with Mac OS X 10.5.8. Sometimes, though not always (about 50/50), when putting the computer to sleep, it wakes up after a ...
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How can I run Spotify on a PowerPC Mac?

Are there any version of Spotify that will run on a PowerPC Mac? Which one(s)? Where can I get one?
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How do I build a PC Into a Mac PPC G5 case?

How can I convert my (unfortunately) obsolete Mac G5 PPC case into a PC? It only supports Leopard OS-wise and I'd like to keep the beautiful Mac Case and reuse it with PC components inside. Can that ...
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How to reformat and re-install an old G5

I was given an old G5, and the existing installed OS is locked, and I don't have the password. I don't care about erasing its whole content. I have a bunch of CDs, and I want to know how can I restart ...
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Power Mac G5 2005 boots with flashing question mark

Upon start up there is continuous beeping and clicking resulting in a gray screen with a flashing screen ? icon. I've reset PRAM and hit the reset button on the inside. I've tried to start from ...
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Boot iMac G5 17 iSight from external USB optical drive?

Is it possible to boot iMac from external USB CD-ROM?
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Safari won't load on my G5; how can I get my bookmarks?

I have a Mac, a Power PC G5 desktop, running MAC OS X 10.5.8, the last release made for this machine. I've been having a lot of problems lately with Safari; when I launch it, I get a spinning disc, ...
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I have a Dual G5 Power Mac I can only start in safe mode

Processor: Dual 2 GHz PowerPC G5 Memory: 1.5 GB DDR SDRAM I can only start with a safe boot. I've used the Leopard disk to run Disk Utility to repair the disks. There appears to be no problems. ...
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Replace power supply on late 2005 G5

I recently bought an old G5 to use as a server. Whilst there the guy had another G5 that I bought for spares. The 'spares' G5 is a newer model with better GPU / CPU etc so I intend on swapping them ...
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Screen Sharing: PPC G5's Screen Becomes Unusably Bizarre After Login

I have a PPC G5 running Tiger that I access headlessly via Screen Sharing on my Late 2012 Mac Mini Server [Mt. Lion]. This worked without incident for over a year. Both computers are connected to my ...
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How to diagnose/fix error when booting a G5

I have an Apple G5 and it won boot anymore. When I boot my fan starts to spin like a madman and the screen stays grey. When I try to boot in Safe Mode using Shift-Command-V, I get the error message: ...
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Pure Genius Or Pure Stupidity: Does An Old Mac G5 Make A Great BBQ?

This question has some humor as well as practical implications for owners of Apple Mac G5s. I came across this earlier on today as an alternative recycling option: Source Macgasm Is this really a ...
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Can I use iMac G5 PowerPC for iOS app development?

Can I use iMac G5 PowerPC for iOS app development? If not, why?
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How to take out HDD (hard drive) from a G5

G5 is totally defunct, I trying to take out the HDD for archive purpose. But realize ... there is no way for me to take out the casing. Any idea?
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Will iMac G5 recognize external cd/dvd rom?

The SuperDrive on my G5 used to read disks without problems, but now it thinks all the disks I insert are empty. Now, I want to install different OS on it, and as I've read it can't be done with the ...
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iMac G5 works very loudly. How to fix it?

I only run Safari with maximum 3-5 tabs opened and the machine makes noise like a vacuum cleaner making it very hard to work on. Any ideas how to fix it?
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What can I use a iMac G5 17" 1.9GHz for?

I'm very new to the Apple world, and I want to buy iMac G5 17", 1.9GHz, 512GB of RAM (upgraded to 1.5GB) and ATI Radeon X600. What this machine can do in real life? I mean, these numbers mean to me ...
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Can I link two different kinds of Macs each using different OSes?

Is it possible to link (run as one machine) my G5 PowerPC OSX 10.4.6 machine to my G5 INTEL running OSX 10.6.x or higher simultaneously? I want to run differing versions of OS X, and be able to use my ...
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Can I turn a bad video card iMac g5 into headless server?

I have an iMac G5 that won't display anything because (I believe) the video card is malfunctioning. Could the machine still be functional as a headless server? I could modify the settings with a ...
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Web development on PowerPC

I'm interested in LAMP stack and Nodejs stack for PowerPC (iMac g5). Do they exist for Mac OS X 10.5.6 PPC?
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install linux on imac G5

Is there a Linux distribution, that runs on an old iMac G5 with a powerPC processor? I would like to use the old iMac as computer for my mother, she would only need an up-to-date browser running, ...