blow job revives old g5. really.

We have an old Mac in the house, a Power PC G5 from sometime in 2004. Yesterday it gave signs of impending death: no startup, no chime, blinking lights were the only sign of life…

A google search led me to an old thread at the Apple support forums. The advice sounded crazy: use a blow dryer to warm up the area around the ram slots. Crazy? Sounds like it. Did it work? YES!

The old G5 started up again. It’s on its way out, clearly, no illusions there. But now we get to have proper closure with our old friend.

Closure is important, but back-ups are essential. Yes, we had back-ups, all set there. Closure means we can update our ipods one more time, finish up that last report and print it, and then go shopping for a new iMac.

Thank you, thank you, thank you to the people behind the internets. Especially here:

BDAqua you rule!
https://discussions.apple.com/thread/2541581?start=0&tstart=0

And thanks also to MacOSG on youtube. The video gave just the push in the right direction to open it up.

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