How do I know the PSU is dead?
I see some cross posting on this forum about the 3 screw removal option but mine wasn't that, I had to go in the back, remove the front and the instructions fail to mention on PSU removal that you first have to remove the HDD as you can't drag out the power cable w/o doing so. --worth an update..
Anyhow, my G5/ppc has been doing well for it's entire life. I recently cleaned it up for a hand-me-down to my in-laws. I shut it down, brought it to their place (.5mi down the road) and it failed to turn on. No sense of power engagement--no fans, flickr, hdd spinup, nada.
I wanted to do the LED test but this model I can't tell if you can even do that test--so I've gone ahead and removed the PSU since we had to go in the front door instead of the back..
Nothing is blown, it seems late enough in the pre-Intel life cycle that I can't see anything bulging. Before I go and spend $130+ on a new PSU is there any easy way to make sure this was the culprit? Or is the symptoms and general aged reliability enough to just say it is def. the PSU?
Thanks for any assistance!
Is this a good question?