The 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. It was discontinued in 2006 as part of the Intel switch first to developers then consumers.

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resetting the Real Time Clock (RTC)

I try to resetting the Real Time Clock (RTC) on My Power mac g5 (2003), I toke out the all cable from the computer and toke the 3.6v battery out for 24 hours, then I put avery thing back. But when I power on the computer, I find that the clock and date still ok. the Real Time clock did not got reset. I don't know why? please help. Thanks.

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larry lin, I am not a Mac person, but I wondered if you should not replace the battery. You did not tell us if you are using a new battery. Anyhow, I believe that the next step would be to reset the PMU "The PMU (Power Management Unit) is a microcontroller chip that controls all power functions for this computer. The PMU is a computer within a computer. Its function is to:

• tell the computer to turn on, turn off, sleep, wake, idle, etc.

• manage system resets from various commands.

• maintain parameter RAM (PRAM).

• manage the real-time clock.

Important: Be very careful when handling the logic board. The PMU is very sensitive and touching the circuitry on the logic board can cause the PMU to crash. If the PMU crashes and is not reset, the battery life goes from about five years to about two days.

Many system problems can be resolved by resetting the PMU chip. When you have a computer that fails to power up, follow this procedure before replacing any modules:

1. Disconnect the power cord and check the battery in the battery holder. The battery should read 3.3 to 3.7 volts. If the battery is bad, replace it, wait ten seconds, and then proceed to step 2. If the battery is good, go directly to step 2.

2. Press the PMU reset button once and then proceed to step 3. Do not press the PMU reset button a second time because it could crash the PMU chip.

3. Wait ten seconds before connecting the power cord and powering on the computer.

Note: The above procedure resets the computer’s PRAM. After resetting the PMU, be sure to reset the time, date, and other system parameter settings." from service manual. Again, I am not a Mac person and I am sure the Mac guru's will be able to help you better than I can.

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