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.

222 Questions View all

What do the G5's LEDs (late 2005 quad 2.5 GHz) indicate?

What are the exact failures indicated by the 7 LEDs visible on the left side of a late 2005 model Power Mac G5?

Currently red LED #2 lights, then is followed by red LED #7 a minute or two later. At this point the Mac freezes completely, but the video is fine. The Mac appears to function normally with just red LED lit. The longer the system is off the longer it takes for the LEDs to come on, but it does not remain on long enough to boot from and troubleshoot with the installation DVD. This occurs with even after all upgrades (SCSI, Firewire, USB, etc.) have been removed.

The inside of system has been completely cleaned with compressed air & a vacuum, battery replaced & memory reseated.

Answered! View the answer I have this problem too

Is this a good question?

Score 1


Thank you, and it confirms my suspicions that the unit is not cooling properly. Now I need to obtain the service diagnostics to check the thermal calibration. All fans are functioning properly and there is no coolant leakage. The unit was extremely dusty prior to cleaning. After the LEDs come on, the unit's fans go to high speed.


Add a comment

1 Answer

Chosen Solution

Here's what Apple will tell you on the 7 LEDs:

Now here's where to find what they really mean:

Page 139 of the Service Source Manual

Power Mac G5 (Late 2005) Troubleshooting — General Information14 0 Diagnostic LED Table LE

Was this answer helpful?

Score 3
Add a comment

Add your answer

Brian will be eternally grateful.
View Statistics:

Past 24 Hours: 4

Past 7 Days: 19

Past 30 Days: 97

All Time: 10,016