Cd Drive will not open on imac g5
16/04/2016Good Morning Team, I have an imac g5 no OS but I cant get the CD Drive Open so I can put in my Install disk.. Any help would be great thank you... All the best from Alanhttps://discussions.apple.com/thread/7529528?language=en
My new iPod won't connect to my 2006 iMac G5- how to I download all my iTunes music(mainly from CDs) onto my iPod.?
2/01/2016MY new iPod won't connect to my 2006 iMac G5. How do I download my iTunes library( music mainly from my own CDs) onto my new iPod. My iMac runs fine but is running a very old operating system that doesn't seem to be update able?https://discussions.apple.com/thread/7396043?language=en
Why does my iMac G5 beep three times and put fan on full blast in stead of booting?
2/12/2015My G5 just issues three loud beeps and puts the fan at full whack in stead of booting normally. From time to time I have been lucky and it has started up, but next time it's the same again... I'm worried it will never start up again! Kind regards, Bard Thomashttps://discussions.apple.com/thread/7352881?language=en
iMac G5 Hard Drive
24/01/2016Hi there, I have an iMac G5 which has had the whole hard drive component removed. I need brackets to attach the hard drive to the imac thx, jaydenhttps://discussions.apple.com/thread/7430049?language=en
G5 iMac wont boot
6/03/2016iMac G5: Fails to startup iMac G5: Troubleshooting when your computer won't turn on - Apple Supporthttps://discussions.apple.com/thread/7482571?language=en
what hard drive can i put in my PPC G5 iMac 1.8Ghz?
11/03/2016Hi All, I have an older PPC G5 17 inch 1.8Ghz iMac. 'm thinking of replacing the hard drive. The spec sheet says serial ATA which I assume means SATA... I understand there are variations of SATA drives SATA1, 2, 3. Will any of them work in my iMac or just the SATA1? It looks like it originally came with a 80GB drive, can I put a 250 or 500GB drive in it? Thanks in advance. Phttps://discussions.apple.com/thread/7479210?language=en
SuperDrive Firmware Update v2.0
13/09/2011 The SuperDrive Firmware Update fixes burning speeds when writing to certain recordable DVD media. You can print these instructions and refer to them while you are updating the firmware. System Requirements - Mac OS X v10.3.9 Panther or Mac OS X v10.4.6 Tiger - DVD Drive UJ-835 - One of the following products: PowerBook G4 (12 -inch 1.5GHz) PowerBook G4 (15-inch 1.33GHz, 1.5GHz, or 1.67GHz) PowerBook G4 (17-inch 1.67GHz) iMac G5 (17-inch 1.6GHz or 1.8GHz) iMac G5 (20-inch 1.8GHz) Mac mini G4 If you have a DVD drive UJ-845 this update will not apply and you will get the message “No devices were found that require this firmware update.” Installing the SuperDrive Firmware Update Follow these steps to install the update: 1. Save all open documents and quit all applications. 2. Double-click the SuperDrive Firmware Update icon. If you meet the system requirements and cannot update the firmware using this program, contact your local Apple Authorized Service Provider or an Apple Store retail location. Important: Do not reset, shut down, or turn off power to your computer while updating the firmware. Doing so may damage your SuperDrive.https://support.apple.com/kb/DL356?viewlocale=en_NZ&locale=en_NZ
Vintage and obsolete products
8/03/2016 iMac G5 (20-inch) iMac G5 ALS (20-inch) iMac (20-inch, Early 2008) iMac (20-inch, Early 2009) iMac (21.5-inch, Late 2009) iMac (24-inch, Early 2009) iMac (27-inch, Late 2009) Mac mini (Mid 2007) Mac mini (Early 2009) Mac mini (Late 2009) Mac Pro (Early 2008) Mac Pro (Early 2009) Xserve (Early 2008) Xserve (Early 2009) Xserve G5 (January 2005)https://support.apple.com/en-nz/HT201624
Identify the model of your iMac
16/03/2016 On most computers with OS X, you can find the serial number by choosing About This Mac from the Apple menu. You can also find the serial number on the surface of your iMac. Type the serial number into the Check Your Service and Support Coverage page. The resulting screen will show your model.https://support.apple.com/en-nz/HT201634
About LCD display pixel anomalies for Apple products released before 2010
16/03/2016 Note: For products introduced in 2010 and later refer to About LCD display pixel anomalies for Apple products released in 2010 and later. Many Apple products use active-matrix LCD panels, including the iMac (Flat Panel), MacBook Pro, MacBook, iBook, PowerBook, Apple Cinema displays, and iPod models with a color display. In addition to being slim and light, active-matrix LCD technology provides customers with many visual performance advantages when compared to traditional cathode-ray tube- (CRT) based displays, such as increased brightness, sharpness, and contrast ratio. Active-matrix LCD technology uses rows and columns of addressable locations (pixels) that render text and images on screen. Each pixel location has three separate subpixels (red, green and blue) that allow the image to be rendered in full color. Each subpixel has a corresponding transistor responsible for turning the subpixel on or off. There are typically millions of these subpixels on an LCD display. For example, the LCD panel used in the Apple Cinema HD display is made up of 2.3 million pixels and 6.9 million red, green, and blue subpixels. Occasionally, a transistor does not work perfectly, which may result in the affected subpixel being turned on (bright) or turned off (dark). With the millions of subpixels on a display, it is quite possible to have a low number of faulty transistors on an LCD. Therefore, a certain number of subpixel anomalies is considered acceptable. Rejecting all but perfect LCD panels would significantly increase the retail price for products using LCD displays. These factors apply to all manufacturers using LCD technology--not just Apple products. If you suspect your display contains a high number of pixel anomalies, take your Apple product to an Apple Authorized Service Provider for closer examination. There may be a charge for the evaluation.https://support.apple.com/en-nz/HT201613
iMac with built-in iSight camera: Positioning the display when using the built-in iSight
16/03/2016 To set your display so that your built-in iSight has optimum framing for video conferencing, open iChat, then choose Video Preview from the Video menu. Look directly at the camera. Position the top of the display at or slightly below eye level from your normal, ergonomically correct, seated position. (You may need to adjust the height of your display by raising or lowering your work surface.) See your iMac G5 (iSight) User Manual or Intel-based iMac User Guide for recommended ergonomic positioning. Try to sit about 18 inches (48 cm) from the front of your display so the built-in iSight can best focus on you. From this position, tilt the display until your face is positioned satisfactorily in the iChat preview window. If you want, you can swivel the iMac left or right on its stand to capture your best side.https://support.apple.com/en-nz/HT201799
Final Cut Studio 5.1 (Universal) - Technical Specifications
26/06/2009 FINAL CUT STUDIO 5.1 (Universal) - Part Numbers Retail MA285Z/A Upgrade from Final Cut Pro MA286Z/A Academic MA290Z/A Minimum Hardware Requirements to Install All Final Cut Studio Applications • A Macintosh computer with an 867 megahertz (MHz) or faster PowerPC G4, PowerPC G5, or Intel Core Duo processor • HD features require a 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster single processor or dual processors; authoring or playing back HD DVDs requires a PowerPC G5 or Intel Core Duo processor • 512 megabytes (MB) of random-access memory (RAM) • HD features require 1 gigabyte (GB) of RAM or more (2 GB recommended) • Accelerated Graphics Port (AGP) or PCI Express Quartz Extreme graphics card • Motion requires the standard graphics card found in any MacBook Pro, iMac Intel Core Duo, Power Mac G5, or iMac G5; a 1.25 GHz or faster PowerBook G4; or a 1.25 GHz or faster flat-panel iMac. One of the following graphics cards is highly recommended: • NVIDIA GeForce Quadro FX 4500, 7800 GT, 6800 Ultra DDL, or 6800 GT DDL • ATI Radeon X850 XT, X800 XT, 9800 XT, or 9800 Pro • ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 or 9700 Note: Go to http://www.apple.com/finalcutstudio/motion/specs.html to find the latest list of supported graphics cards or to download the Motion Compatibility Checker. • A display with 1024 x 768 resolution or higher (1280 x 1024 resolution recommended) • A DVD drive for installation Minimum Software Requirements • Mac OS X v10.4.4 (or later) • QuickTime 7.0.4 (or later) Minimum Hardware Requirements to Install Individual Final Cut Studio Applications Final Cut Pro 5 • A Macintosh computer with a single 500 MHz or faster PowerPC G4 or G5 processor (550 MHz for PowerBook G4), any Macintosh computer with dual PowerPC G4 or G5 processors, or any Macintosh computer with an Intel Core Duo processor; 1 GHz or faster single processor or dual processors required to use HD • 512 MB of RAM (1 GB recommended); 1 GB required to use HD • AGP or PCI Express Quartz Extreme graphics card DVD Studio Pro 4 • A Macintosh computer with a 733 MHz or faster PowerPC G4, PowerPC G5, or Intel Core Duo processor; PowerPC G5 or Intel Core Duo processor required for HD • 512 MB of RAM (1 GB recommended); authoring HD DVDs requires 1 GB of RAM (2 GB recommended) • AGP or PCI Express Quartz Extreme graphics card • 8 MB of video memory (32 MB recommended) • Playback of DVD Studio Pro 4-authored HD DVDs requires a PowerPC G5 or Intel Core Duo processor • For writing finished projects to disc: Apple SuperDrive or other DVD recorder • For writing finished projects to a double-layer disc: a double-layer-compatible recorder and double-layer media • For transporting projects on tape to a replicator (suggested for DVD-9 projects): DLT drive • For transporting projects on disc that contain copy-protection or dual-layer features to a replicator: authoring DVD drive • Source material requirements: • Edited video files in MPEG-1, MPEG-2, HDV, HD DVD-compliant H.264, or QuickTime format • Edited audio files in PCM, AIFF, MPEG-1 Layer 2, AC-3, DTS, or QuickTime format Motion 2 • A Macintosh computer with an 867 MHz or faster PowerPC G4, PowerPC G5, or Intel Core Duo processor (dual 2 GHz or faster processors recommended) • 512 MB of RAM (2 GB of RAM or more recommended for real-time interactivity) • Motion requires the standard graphics card found in any MacBook Pro, iMac Intel Core Duo, Power Mac G5, or iMac G5; a 1.25 GHz or faster PowerBook G4; or a 1.25 GHz or faster flat-panel iMac. One of the following graphics cards is highly recommended: • NVIDIA GeForce Quadro FX 4500, 7800 GT, 6800 Ultra DDL, or 6800 GT DDL • ATI Radeon X850 XT, X800 XT, 9800 XT, or 9800 Pro • ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 or 9700 Note: Go to http://www.apple.com/finalcutstudio/motion/specs.html to find the latest list of supported graphics cards or to download the Motion Compatibility Checker. • A display with 1024 x 768 resolution or higher (1280 x 1024 resolution recommended) Soundtrack Pro • A Macintosh computer with a single 500 MHz or faster PowerPC G4 processor, dual 450 MHz or faster PowerPC G4 processors, or any PowerPC G5 or Intel Core Duo processor (867 MHz or faster processor recommended) • 512 MB of RAM (1 GB recommended) • AGP or PCI Express graphics card • A display with 1024 x 768 resolution or higher (1280 x 854 resolution recommended) Available Disk Space • 4 GB of disk space required to install all applications (Final Cut Pro, DVD Studio Pro, Soundtrack Pro, Motion, Cinema Tools, LiveType, Compressor, and Apple Qmaster) • Additional 42 GB required to install all optional templates, loops, content, and tutorials (may be installed on separate disks): • 9 GB for DVD Studio Pro content • 8 GB for Motion templates, Motion Series LiveFonts, and tutorial media • 8 GB for Soundtrack Pro content • 12 GB for LiveType content • 5 GB for Apple Pro Training Final Cut Studio Tutorials mediahttps://support.apple.com/kb/SP514?viewlocale=en_NZ&locale=en_NZ
Mac OS X Update (G5) 10.2.8 (G5)
16/09/2011 The 10.2.8 (G5) Update delivers enhanced functionality and improved reliability for the following applications, services and technologies: AirPort, Bluetooth, LDAP, and FireWire and USB device compatibility.The update also provides updated security services and includes the latest Security Updateshttps://support.apple.com/kb/DL644?viewlocale=en_NZ&locale=en_NZ
Install memory in an iMac
6/04/2016 If you're not sure which iMac you have, you can identify the model of your iMac and then select it from the list below.https://support.apple.com/en-nz/HT201191
25/04/2016 The iMac Support Page provides help with troubleshooting, tutorials, service new user information. It's also a resource for repairs, manuals, user discussion and forumshttps://www.apple.com/support/imac/intel/
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