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Obsolete iMac Hard Drive Replacement. Where to purchase?

What internal Hard drive can I purchase for an iMac 20" G5 computer? [more inside]
posted by hdh on Jul 2, 2012 - 12 answers

Is an Intel processor essential when you're streaming from your monitor?

Can I stream live video from my monitor on a G5 Mac tower? [more inside]
posted by Narrative Priorities on Aug 22, 2011 - 5 answers


I bought an Ipod Nano off a friend (4th gen). He was running the latest version of Itunes. I have A G5 Mac with OSX Version 10.4.11. The newest version of Itunes Apple will allow me to download is Itunes 8.2.1. My computer can't access the Ipod at all. help me? [more inside]
posted by kristymcj on Jan 13, 2011 - 5 answers

BlackBerry 9300 wants to be friends with iMac...

Can a Blackberry and a G5 play nice? [more inside]
posted by Cookbooks and Chaos on Nov 20, 2010 - 7 answers

How can I troubleshoot this MAC PRO G5 problem?

How can I troubleshoot this MAC PRO G5 problem? It's very slow, can't change system preferences, can't boot from second drive to run Disk Utility, the Dock is gone, five minutes to open a file... [more inside]
posted by lockedroomguy on Sep 24, 2010 - 19 answers

PowerMac life extension

Squeezing a bit more out of a PowerMac G5... [more inside]
posted by omnidrew on Nov 23, 2009 - 9 answers

iMac G5 swallowed something it shouldn't have. Heimlich maneuver for CD drive?

How do I manually eject a CD meant for Windows (including XP and Vista) from my iMac G5? [more inside]
posted by UnclePlayground on Jun 11, 2009 - 25 answers

I want to recycle and be secure!

iMac G5--how do I wipe the drive prior to recycling? [more inside]
posted by 6:1 on Oct 9, 2008 - 13 answers

Too Blu-ray Aye

Will my iMac G5 play blu-ray movies? [more inside]
posted by popcassady on Sep 16, 2008 - 5 answers

What do you do when you don't want to buy more fancy Apple drives?

Older Apple Hardware Filter: My Google-fu has failed me. Anyone have some resources on/experience with replacing Apple-branded SATA drives in a G5 XServe with non-Apple-branded ones? [more inside]
posted by liquado on Sep 9, 2008 - 9 answers

Cool things to do with an empty Power Mac G5 enclosure?

I've had a bare Power Mac G5 case in my office since last summer (original water-cooled quad processor melted down, needing a pile of parts and netting me an extra case in the process). What should I do with this spare cheesegrater case? I don't need a PC (Boot Camp/Parallels is doing me fine), otherwise I'd try swapping in a PC mobo/PS. A MacQuarium is probably not going to work too well. What would you do if you had a spare aluminum beast like this? Giant FireWire case with stacks of drives? Humorous solutions are welcome, something that would amuse fellow geeks if it were in my office.
posted by porn in the woods on Apr 16, 2008 - 10 answers

Brand new noise coming from G5 into audio signal

I have a Mac G5 and it is connected via the analog audio output port to my stereo receiver, and a new humming buzzing just started. [more inside]
posted by lockedroomguy on Sep 7, 2007 - 18 answers

USB for PCI-X for my PowerMac G5

How can I add more USB 2.0 ports to my G5 PowerMac if it only takes PCI-X cards? [more inside]
posted by Plug Dub In on Aug 6, 2007 - 8 answers

Will I fry my apple 65 watt power adapter if I plug it directly into the wall in the UK?

Will the 65 watt apple adapter work if I plug it directly into a 220v (UK) current? Or will I fry it if I don't use a converter? [more inside]
posted by Tommy Gnosis on Jul 9, 2007 - 10 answers

OpenFirmware filesystem operations

So I nuked my G5 iMac pretty bad by means of a Stupid UNIX Trick in which I mv'd everything into /tmp, including the kernel. Now I'm in OpenFirmware, and am trying to figure out how I can move these needful things from /tmp back to / . I can get listings of all of my files, but cannot for the life of me figure out how to move them within the constraints of the OpenFirmware shell. Can this be done? Am I totally screwed?
posted by bokane on Jul 4, 2007 - 20 answers

Mac graphics card advice

I need a new graphics card for my G5 2.0Ghz. [more inside]
posted by captainscared on Jul 1, 2007 - 3 answers

Please help me run OS 9 on my desktop

I'm feeling nostalgic after having gotten this to work, and I was wondering if it's possible to make the OS 9 "Classic Environment" run in a separate window within OSX. [more inside]
posted by interrobang on May 22, 2007 - 7 answers

Is Apple Care worth the wompa?

Is Apple Care worth the money in the UK? [more inside]
posted by ClanvidHorse on Dec 6, 2006 - 8 answers

Make it stop!

Why is my Mac G5 picking up radio signals? [more inside]
posted by squirrel on Aug 8, 2006 - 11 answers

Old Radeon 32mb graphics card from G4 --> New G5. PCI issues?

Old Radeon 32mb graphics card from G4 --> New G5. PCI issues? [more inside]
posted by icetaco on Apr 16, 2006 - 6 answers

Freezing iMac.

"New" iMac G5 with a serious case of the freezies. Hardware test shows no problems with any hardware. Wiping and re-installing does no good. How on earth can I fix this? [more inside]
posted by grapefruitmoon on Mar 23, 2006 - 15 answers

Is it worth it for me to return my new (powermac) iMAC for a newer (Intel based) one?

I bought a 20" G5 iMAC two or three weeks ago, and now Apple has just released the new Intel based iMACs for the same price. They annoyingly brag that they're 3 times as fast. Is it worth it for me to try to return it and get one of the newer models?
posted by apetpsychic on Jan 13, 2006 - 30 answers

New Internal Drive for G5

My happy G5 needs disk space, and I've found a good price on an internal 320gb drive.. Question: Does Ultra ATA100 play well with a standard build dual 2.7ghz G5? i.e. - can I toss it in and expect everything to work fine, without slowing anything down? [more inside]
posted by icetaco on Nov 23, 2005 - 8 answers

Backing Up A Mac Running Tiger

I'm on a G5 running Tiger, referring to a user account lacking admin privileges, with a backup strategy of dragging my User folder to an external hard drive once a week. Since upgrading to Tiger, though, I've been informed that "You may need to enter the name and password for an administrator on this computer to change the item named 'Library'." I've duplicated this on another computer. What's going on here? First, I'm only copying the Library, not changing it, and second, why do I need an administrator password? This is my User library, I thought that it and everything else within my User folder was by definition owned by me, and that even if I did want to modify something in the Library I wouldn't need a admin password.
posted by boombot on Jul 9, 2005 - 23 answers

Flashblock help

I downloaded the Flashblock extention for Firefox a couple of months ago, and now I seem not to have even the option to look at flash sites. [more inside]
posted by interrobang on May 3, 2005 - 9 answers

Do I Wait For The Powerbook G5?

So when is the Powerbook G5 really coming out? I have been a lifelong PC user, but I want to get a laptop as my next computer and after using several of my friends' Powerbooks I was sold on buying one. However, it seems like there's conflicting information and advice on (a) whether I should buy the revised G4 PB or wait for the G5 (which could have some quirks upon initial release), (b) whether I really need the power of of a G5 in my laptop, and (c) when the hell the thing is even coming out. Please help AppleGurus.
posted by rooftop secrets on Apr 5, 2005 - 17 answers

Getting Started with Digital Video

What are some good books or web sites for getting started with digital video? What's a good low- to mid-range camera? (I've just started taking classes, and I've got a G5 with Apple's Production Suite.)
posted by kirkaracha on Sep 7, 2004 - 4 answers

How can I copy tracks from an iPod to a Mac G5?

My Dad has a first generation iPod and a G5. What (free, preferably) software can he use to transfer songs from the iPod back to the Mac?
posted by armoured-ant on Aug 31, 2004 - 6 answers

Monitor with 2 Inputs

My girlfriend is in the market for a new 17+" LCD flat-panel monitor for her Mac G5, and it occured to me that it might be nice to get something with two inputs, so that I could use it with my PC sometimes, leaving it connected and switching on the fly. Is this possible? Can anyone recommend a good product?
posted by sixfoot6 on Jun 22, 2004 - 10 answers

Xserve G5 experiences & opinions?

Should we be considering the Xserve G5 for the hardware replacement cycle due to descend like a shadow upon our older Supermicro servers later this year? [more inside]
posted by dglynn on Jan 6, 2004 - 6 answers

Buy G4 now or wait for G5 Powerbook

My G3 Powerbook is 3.5 years old. I love my Powerbook and intend to stick with Apple. Unfortunately, my G3 is starting to deteriorate. The CD ROM is broken and programs randomly close for no reason. I lost several pages on a paper I was writing. Which is all to say that my parents generously offered to get me a new computer for Hannukah / graduation (I graduate in a few months). Since I definitely want to buy another Powerbook, should I just go out and buy the Titanium G4? Or do you think a G5 Powerbook will come out soon and I should wait?
posted by adrober on Dec 22, 2003 - 30 answers

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