Power Mac G5 External ports and connectors
Learn the external ports and connectors on your Power Mac G5, Power Mac G5 (June 2004), Power Mac G5 (Late 2004), or Power Mac G5 (Early 2005).
Power Mac G5, Power Mac G5 (Early 2005), Power Mac G5 (June 2004)
Your computer has a Combo drive (DVD-ROM/CD-RW), a SuperDrive (DVD-R/CD-RW), or a double-layer SuperDrive (DVD+R DL/CD-RW). All drives can read DVD discs, DVD movies, CD-ROM discs, photo CDs, music CDs, standard audio discs, and other kinds of media. All drives can write music, documents, and other digital files to blank CD-R and CD-RW discs. The SuperDrives can also write on blank DVD-R discs. To open the optical drive, press the Media Eject key on your Apple Keyboard. See the specifications for the respective systems for more details on respective optical drive capabilities.
A white light indicates that the computer is on; a pulsing light indicates the computer is in sleep.
Press this button to turn on your Power Mac G5, put it to sleep, or wake it from sleep. To restart your computer, press and hold this button for approximately 5 seconds until the computer turns off, then press it again to turn the computer on.
With some Apple displays, you can also touch or press the display's power button to turn the computer on or put it to sleep.
FireWire 400 port
Connect your Macintosh to FireWire devices, including an iPod, digital videocameras, and hard disk drives. FireWire provides high-speed data transfer for them all. The FireWire 400 port supports data rates of 100, 200, and 400 megabits per second (Mbps).
Connect headphones to your Macintosh through the headphone jack. When a plug is inserted into the headphone jack, the built-in speaker is muted.
USB 2.0 port
Connect your Macintosh to USB devices, such as keyboards, mice, printers, scanners, speakers, USB microphones, and USB hubs. Your display may also have USB ports.
Lift the latch to open the side panel and access the internal components in your Power Mac G5. You can also attach a security lock to the latch to secure the internal components.
DVI display port
Connect displays that use a Digital Visual Interface (DVI) connector. You can also connect displays that use a video graphics connector (VGA) with the DVI to VGA adapter that came with your computer.
AirPort Extreme antenna port
Connect the AirPort Extreme antenna to this port if your Macintosh has an optional AirPort Extreme Card installed.
Bluetooth antenna port
Connect your Bluetooth antenna if your Macintosh has an optional Bluetooth module installed.
USB 2.0 ports
Connect your Macintosh to USB devices, such as keyboards, mouse devices, printers, scanners, speakers, USB microphones, and USB hubs. Your Apple Keyboard and your display may also have USB ports.
FireWire 400 and 800 ports
The FireWire 400 port supports data rates of 100, 200, and 400 Mbps. The FireWire 800 port supports data rates of 100, 200, 400, and 800 Mbps.
Connect the computer's power cord.
Access covers for PCI expansion slots (3)
Expand your Macintosh by installing up to three Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI) cards in the covered slots labeled 2, 3, and 4.
ADC display port
Connect displays that use an Apple Display Connector (ADC) connector.
Note: Some configurations may include dual DVI connectors instead of an ADC connector.
Optical digital audio out port
Connect your Macintosh to a receiver or other digital audio devices.
Optical digital audio in port
Connect your Macintosh to digital audio devices, such as CD players and minidisc players.
Analog audio line-out port
Connect self-powered MP3, CD, and other audio equipment to your Macintosh.
Analog audio line-in port
Connect self-powered microphones and other audio equipment to your Macintosh.
10/100/1000 twisted-pair Ethernet port
Connect your Macintosh to a high-speed Ethernet network to access the Internet or network resources such as printers and servers, and share information over the network.
Internal modem port
Connect a standard phone line if your Macintosh has an optional internal 56K V.92 modem.