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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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Is my network interface card broken?

our venerable G5 was relegated to circulating images of our office's projects on a nearby LCD display. It was grabbing images form a folder on our network, but recently has lost connection to the network reporting that the "network cable is unplugged". I know the cable and port are fine so I suspect a dead NIC. I bought a PCI NIC, but it can't connect either. Motherboard issue?


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Which PCI NIC did you buy?


I can't recall the brand, but I know it is Mac compatible


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Macs, and most PCI cards don't play well together, with the exception of a few "Mac Compatible" and flashed cards, most PCI cards will not work. Have you tried a different cable, they do occasionally go bad. That would be your best bet.

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I did try a different cable, but it did not change anything


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