I've just joined today and have come up through the electronics industry, moving over to the IT industry where I have had experience building and repairing PCs and more recently repairing G3 and G4 Power Macs.
I have just aquired a faulty G5 Dual 1.8GHz PowerMac. This machine will not turn on. When the power cable is plugged into the back and the power is turned on at the wall switch there is a clicking sound like a relay activating. When the power button on the front panel is pressed the blue indicator light momentarily flashes and that "relay" clicks again then the light goes out. Removing the side panel I notice the fans also "kick" over when the front panel button is pressed. The machine did not come with any memory or a hard drive but I don't think that would cause this symptom based on similar problems with PCs. I would guess there is either a short on one of the components ie logic board CPUs etc or there is a fault with the power supply. Has anyone had a similar experience with your G5s?
Thanks for any help you can provide.