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Questions tagged [power-mac]

Power Mac is the shortened name for previously called "Power Macintosh" computers. Apple produced these desktops, towers and cubes from 1994 to 2006. Early Power Macintoshes used PowerPC CPUs with model numbers 601, 603, 604 and G3 while the computers renamed in 1999 to Power Mac used PowerPC G4 and G5 CPUs.

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PowerBook G4 Blue screen at startup

I have a Powerbook G4 that, on startup, shows an annoying blue screen, and after a few seconds, flashes black and flash blue again with a cursor. I can't reset PRAM or NVRAM or boot in Verbose or ...
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PowerMac G5 stuck with full fan in OF, no boot devices

I'm working on a PowerMac9,1 (Late 2004 PowerMac G5 with single core) that refuses to recognize any external boot devices on the option/alt boot manager screen, including Debian and the Mac OS X ...
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Identifying what PowerMac I have

I'm having issues identifying what type of PowerMac G4 Quicksilver I have. Looking at the stickers on the machine, I initially come to the conclusion that the machine is a Power Macintosh G4 800 DP (...
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Ubuntu won't boot on PowerMac G5 without the CD

I have managed to install Ubuntu onto my PowerMac G5 by changing the graphics card, but it will not start up again unless I use the CD. Any suggestion on how to make Ubuntu boot without the CD?
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Power Up Issues with MacBook Pro A1278

First-off, let me preface this question by stating that I know nothing to very little about computers, especially Apple computers. That being said, I have a MacBook Pro A1278 model. About a month ago, ...
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Apple iMac powermac 6.1

How Come my old iMac Powermac 6.1 isn't recognized by my iPhone 4s ? and how do I connect my mobile hotspot from my T-Mobile iPhone 4s to my old iMac Power Mac 6.1? I try to just plug it in with the ...
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Can I migrate power mac g5 settings and apps to a power book g4?

I would like to know because I am planning on purchasing a power book g4.
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How long does it normally take for a 700MB update to install?

I've been waiting for a little over an hour for it to install. I am using a PowerMac G5 dual-core with leopard.
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Will Mac OSX 10.5.4 or 10.5.8 run on a PowerMac g5 quad?

I would like to know because I am going to get the highest version that will run on this specific Mac...
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Power Mac G4 - AirPort card too big for slot

I have an old Power Mac G4, for which I acquired an AirPort card, and tried to follow these simple instructions from YouTube but it turns out that the card does not physically fit into the slot. It's ...
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Power Mac G4 Cube not booting

I've got an old Power Mac G4 Cube I'm trying to get working. So far I've installed both 10.3 and 10.4. Both have installed successfully, but will not boot from the installed system. The system shows ...
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Black screen after failed restore - G5

I tried to restore a G5, something went wrong and now I have this at startup: dyld: library not loaded: /usr/liblibconv.2.dylib Referenced from /bin/sh Reason: Incompatible library version: sh ...
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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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Power Mac G4 doesn't start anymore

I have an old Power Mac G4 here that stopped working recently. It just doesn't start anymore when pressing the power button, not even a light or anything. It just doesn't react to the power button at ...
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Suggestions on what to do with an old Power Mac G4?

So I've had an old Power Mac G4 sitting around collecting dust. Realistically, is there anything I can do to salvage this old, run down machine? My thoughts were to turn it into a backup server but ...
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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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What to do with equipment for old PowerBook 5300c and other Equipment? [closed]

I found a box with equipment (PC Cards, cables, etc.) from my old PowerBook 5300c and I wonder what to do with it. Here in central Europe it seemed that nobody needs something like that. Are there ...
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Upgrade Power Mac G5 1.6GHz Logic Board

Is it possible to upgrade the logic board in a Power Mac G5 1.6GHz? Mine recently died and I was thinking of trying to fit a more powerful board like the Dual Core 2.7GHz logic board into the case ...
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Why is my G5 running so slow and hot?

We have an early 2005 Power Macintosh G5 2.0 DP (PCI). This tower has been having a lot of problems: freezing randomly, runs hot and slow, fans race intermittently, CDs/DVDs don't always load, won't ...
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Why is my ethernet connection between two Macs so slow?

I'm currently trying to port all my old stuff from an old Power Mac G4 (MDD) to a newer Power Mac G5 (Late 2005). Both have gigabit ethernet and so I decided to connect the two via ethernet cable (...
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Help “Rebuilding” a Mac Pro G3?

I've got a gutted Mac Pro G3 tower which I'm thinking of building a machine into. What form factor should the motherboard be and what are some good starting points for parts? I'm not necessarily ...
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Most suitable Mac OS X version for Power Mac G5?

I have a Power Mac G5 Dual 1.8 with 3.5GB of ram running 10.5.8 The system feels so slow though.. :( Taking in mind that this was a beast back then, which would be the best OS X version I could ...