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It sounds as if it could be a thermal issue.
Open the side and clean out the dust from inside the Mac.(Use a clean 1" paint brush)
Take the main processor fans out and clean the heat sinks for the processors.
If you are still having the same issue, then your only option is professional help.

Apple Power Mac... | Answered on Jan 17, 2018


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contact the cubase company get upgrade drivers for that os.

Apple Power Mac... | Answered on Nov 11, 2015


Of course. Get a transfer cable to move the 80 g data to the 500g then remove the 80 gig and plug the cable from the 80 g into the 500g.

Apple Power Mac... | Answered on Mar 04, 2015


check your video cable ends for bent pins or debris, then make certain that they are plugged in straight and tight.

Apple Power Mac... | Answered on Mar 04, 2015


Macs have Open Firmware .

Apple Power Mac... | Answered on Aug 06, 2014


clean it, get a disc scratch remover kit,

Apple Power Mac... | Answered on Jul 28, 2014


use disk utilty from system disk by restarting computer holding down c key then go into disk utility and try it.

Apple Power Mac... | Answered on Jul 28, 2014


Compatibility probs. you will need to reinstall complete, if it is not rebooting from normal

Apple Power Mac... | Answered on Jun 05, 2014


The highest you can get up to is leopard 10.5. Unfortunately, after 10.5 Apple moved to Intel getting rid of the powermac processors.

Depending on your specs I would recommend sticking with tiger, but leopard should run fin on your powermac. It runs great on mine.

Apple Power Mac... | Answered on Apr 28, 2014


Only attempt if you feel able.

before going to the extreme of fault finding, just try this.

place face down on soft material, remove all screws placed for safety, latex gloves and with a hand held Hoover and fine soft clean dry paint brush get the insides and fans a good spring clean.
reasemble, hopefully dust removal do the trick, mine did, so possibly yours.

Apple Power Mac... | Answered on Apr 25, 2014


go to control panel and power settings

Apple Power Mac... | Answered on Apr 08, 2014


The flashing ? means that the computer is unable to find an OS.
This is caused by either the start-up folder being damaged, or, that the hard drive has failed. From what you say, the hard drive will need to be replaced.

Apple Power Mac... | Answered on Mar 06, 2014


One of 2 things...

One, the app used to open the files is missing or not found.
Two, the extension was removed from the file.

Try holding the Option Key while dragging the file on top the application's icon. This will force it to open.

Apple Power Mac... | Answered on Dec 26, 2013


Unfortunately, the age of your Mac and the max OS you can run is seriously inhibiting your video watching, even with the baddest video card you can get with that model. You can try downsampling videos in YouTube by changing the resolution from 1080 or 780 to 480 or 360. You may want to seriously consider upgrading.

Apple Power Mac... | Answered on Dec 26, 2013


Those are some memory sucking apps... how much RAM do you have installed? What OS?

Apple Power Mac... | Answered on Dec 26, 2013


The solution to this is tricky. and may cost you some money. and, if this is a file vault protected user account, you are just plain stuck. Assuming you want to save all your data read all before proceeding. Get a second Hard Drive, install an OS on it if there isn't already one. Boot to that HD, Set up as "NEW" do not transfer any info. when you get to it, create a user account that is different and obvious from the old account you are trying to reclaim. Use something like "TEMP Account". Copy your user account from the old HD to the new HD (into the Users folder) create a new user account, but use the same name as the old user folder is called. use a password you will remember and add a "hint" at the bottom. log out and log back into the user account that you just created.

Apple Power Mac... | Answered on Dec 14, 2013


iMac G5's don't have bluetooth built into all of them
yours might not have it.

Apple Power Mac... | Answered on Oct 17, 2013


Red light either means the side is removed from unit or there is a cooling issue if it is a G5 or newer. G4 or older that is normal.

Apple Power Mac... | Answered on Oct 15, 2013

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