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I have an old g5 it was working well until friday the fans

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I have an old g5 it was working well until friday the fans came on and wont turn off I couldn't do anything but shut it down by holding the power button. When I go to turn it on the I get a busy signal and the fans come on again.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Mac
Expert:  CompExpert replied 5 years ago.

ComputerCare1199 :

hi

ComputerCare1199 :

does the fan come on high speed?

ComputerCare1199 :

all the time

JACUSTOMER-5s90byc8- :

Yes

ComputerCare1199 :

problem indicated either the processor or the logic board is defective

ComputerCare1199 :

you might want to bring to repair shop for replacement

ComputerCare1199 :

I been working with old G5 mac pro and I have seem that problem many times

ComputerCare1199 :

just to give you head up, the cost of replacement processor or logic board cost more than $600

JACUSTOMER-5s90byc8- :

is there a reset button that maybe will help?

ComputerCare1199 :

you could try power on hold down option( alt) + command+ R+ P

ComputerCare1199 :

keep holding it until the computer shutdown and restart again

ComputerCare1199 :

give that a try

ComputerCare1199 :

that will reset the power on your mac

JACUSTOMER-5s90byc8- :

okay thanks

ComputerCare1199 :

give it a try, let me know if that work for you

ComputerCare1199 :

if not, then you need to bring to repair center or apple store

ComputerCare1199 :

hope I have answer your question, please click accept when you done. thank you

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