How do you fix a computer?

Hi everybody,

I am hoping you can help me fix my power mac G5 dual processor computer I brought from ebay.

My dad and I managed to start it up for the first time, it had no operating system, (because we had put in a new hard drive) so we installed the panther operating system onto the computer and we shut it down. But when we tried to start it up again, it won't start up.

The little white light next to the power button flashes three times, and according to the manual, there is something wrong with the RAM. We them replaced the RAMs with new 1GB ones, but the computer is still not working.

We think there is something wrong with the motherboard (logic board). But we don't what is causing the problem...

Any of your suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

- Plasmana

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Mr. Cowboy8 years ago
And put Windows 2003, Xp or vista on it and try that
Mr. Cowboy8 years ago
Ooh thought tear it apart and write down what part goes where and get the motherboard make and model and go to newegg.com and see if they have it
Mr. Cowboy8 years ago
I would say UPS it to me but im not familiar with dual processors and a setup like that. Im used to the older computers
to all noobs, VIRUSES CANNOT DO PHYSICAL DAMAGE TO A COMPUTER!!!! VIRUSES ARE JUST COMPUTER SOFTWARE AND CAN ONLY DO WHAT OTHER COMPUTER SOFTWARE DO.....
Actually there are a few that use specific code to make the reader-arm in the harddrive scratch the discs thus inflicting physical damage to the drive atleast.
bylerfamily8 years ago
Maybe its a virus...
Plasmana (author)  bylerfamily8 years ago
No, I fond there is something wrong with the motherboard... Besides, there are no viruses created to infect mac computers. (I think)
there are viruses to infect macs but they arent all that common, because well macs arent as popular and therefore get less viruses total giving apple more time to spend on each virus(to get rid of it). In 2007 there was around 1,000 viruses for make and 114,000 (known) viruses for microsoft.
Plasmana (author)  froggyman8 years ago
Damn! Those poor microsoft computers are really suffering more than I thought!
... but linux isn't!
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