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Possibly solve system issues after G5 video card upgrade Desktop Macs
When I upgraded the video card on my Dual 1.8ghz PowerMac G5, I started having many difficulties, including:
  • Optical drive not recognized.
  • Video card fails to power display.
  • Hard drive(s) not recognized.
After several frustrating days, the solution was to reset the PMU on the motherboard. I suspect that on a newer G5, resetting the SMU would have the same effect. So, if you're out there having a hard time upgrading your G5, give it a shot!

[robg adds: I can't confirm this one -- if anyone has had a similar experience, please post.]
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Possibly solve system issues after G5 video card upgrade
Authored by: rumirocks on Feb 21, '08 05:12:37AM

I can confirm that this worked for me in Tiger time and again, and in particular, with Word. I haven't had Leopard long enough. [It used to freak me out at first. I thought someone was accessing my system, and 'whoever it was' could tell when I was going to Activity Monitor to check it out. :-)]



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Possibly solve system issues after G5 video card upgrade
Authored by: rumirocks on Feb 21, '08 05:15:32AM

SORRY! The above got posted to the wrong hint.



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