IMAC G5 17'' Picture showing.

in Genius Bar edited January 2014

I bought a 17'' IMAC G5, but when I open them there was no hard drive and only one piece of the memory, could this be the reason  I am not getting picture at start up? I already had a 20" and I have the same problem, inside LED 4 is on, which indicates its overheating. When buying a hard drive for my 17" is there anything to consider? as you can see I'm new at this.


  • Reply 1 of 3

    Yeah, that would be the reason.


    What do you plan to do with it? There's not a lot that PowerPC computers can do anymore.


    We really need to know more about it before we can start recommending parts, too. Do you know what model it is?

  • Reply 2 of 3

    17-inch iMac G5 (Ambient Light Sensor), with the EMC number 2055. I want to  turn it on and get a display. LED 1 and 2 light up, and I can hear the fan, but 3 does not light up. I want to buy a hard drive to put it in!

  • Reply 3 of 3

    Originally Posted by andradej View Post

    iMac G5 (Ambient Light Sensor)


    Oh, good, that clarifies things a lot.

    You can buy any 3.5" SATA hard drive on the market today. It only has a SATA I port in it, but both other SATA types (II and III) are compatible (just not at the higher transfer speeds).

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