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Hello Lockergnome community! I recently acquired a PowerMac G5, (For free, of course) and when I received it, I was told that it "Kinda worked." What they meant by this was the machine sometimes booted, and sometimes it didn't. When I booted it into verbose mode, it loaded, said something about the PMU being reset (What is that? I am a PC user, most of the time, so I don't know what that even is) and then it said BSD root: disk0S10, major 14, minor 10. Then after about 5 or so seconds, it said syncing all disks, killing CPU, then USBF 56.373 OHCI driver: OHCIRootHubUSBPower bit not sticking (0) retrying... (Or something like that, I couldn't type it fast enough before it shut down) and it did that for quite some time.

Any help? I am going to get a new install soon, but when I used the restore/install CD that came with it, it showed a prohibitory sign, and then the fans maxed out. So...I don't know what is wrong with it. I am a PC person, so I don't know what to expect, or what is wrong with it.

asked Jun 05 '11 at 17:02

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To me it sounds like a logic board problem, but I may be wrong. I have a friend who had the same problem (well, kinda) and it turned out to be the logic board.

answered Jun 06 '11 at 01:10

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Alright, thanks for your input!

(Jun 09 '11 at 16:21) Kyle Kyle's gravatar image

To answer this, it turns out that the installation was messed up. The hard drive did not like to install, and is being used as storage. A new install on a new hard drive fixed this.

answered Sep 18 '11 at 22:04

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I was gonna say - HD failure

answered Sep 19 '11 at 16:01

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Asked: Jun 05 '11 at 17:02

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Last updated: Sep 19 '11 at 16:01