Common tools used to work on this device. You might not need every tool for every procedure.
Determine a variety of problems associated with the device by going to the PowerMac G5 Troubleshooting Guide
Background and Identification ¶
The Apple PowerMac G5 is a desktop computer first produced in 2003 by the Apple Corporation. This guide will review the repair process of an Apple PowerMac G5 model number A1047 EMC 2061 from 2004. The model number is located on the underside of the computer. The model can also be determined from the desktop specifications when the computer is operational. This particular model contains a 2.0 GHz processor, 1GB RAM, 160GB hard drive, and a single super-multi DVD drive in the front bay of the computer. The guide will underline this particular model, but future models should follow similar guidelines.
It is possible to upgrade a few components on the desktop.
- Memory: The PowerMac comes standard with 1GB of memory although it is possible to install more to increase performance. "Omega" G5's from 2003 came standard with 4 GB of RAM. The maximum ranges from 4GB to 8GB depending on the specific model.
- Hard drive: It is possible to upgrade the hard drive to up to 1TB depending on the model to increase capacitance. It is also possible to install an additional hard drive into the computer.
- The optical CD/DVD drive: The disc drive can upgrade from the standard CD/DVD drive to a super-multi drive to increase performance and usability.
- Video card: It is also possible to upgrade the video card but be sure to check compatibility with the graphics card and Apple desktops.