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  1. Zeigren

    Zeigren Spirited Member

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    Here are some extra extra precautions you could take.

    Take the side off and check for any obvious signs of damage, also check for random debris
    Before turning it on or plugging it in disconnect the hard drive - If you could I would recommend taking the hard drive out entirely and creating an image of it with another computer (taking proper ESD precautions of course)
    Use a surge protector
    Turn it on with the side off and check that all the fans work, also check if it POSTs
    If everything seems good turn it off, plug in the hard drive, put the side back on, turn it on and enjoy :)

    It might be overkill and you probably already thought of all this but I figured I would say something.
     
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  2. TriMesh

    TriMesh Site Supporter 2013-2017

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    Apparently they had a range of serial numbers they were authorized to repair under warranty irrespective of warranty status if the cause of the failure was the liquid cooling system. They swapped it because once you added all the cost of all the damaged and corroded bits they came to substantially more than the cost of the replacement system - and they still had some in stock. Apparently they had to get specific permission to do this.
     
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  3. Kao

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    Thanks for all the suggestions and info, everyone! I've booted the unit up and am talking to people on that Xenon development discord to work on backing up the contents of the two hard drives inside.
     
  4. VaNDAL

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    Symantec Ghost clone the HDD RAR it up and torrent it!!! It's no difficult!
     
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  5. teckman02

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    I'd also post it up on archive.org
     
  6. Syclopse

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    What happened when you turned it on?
     
  7. Stipo360

    Stipo360 Dead Rising & XDKs

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    Would love to have a copy of the Xenon OS :eek:
     
  8. Kao

    Kao Gutsy Member

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    There's two hard drives installed inside it, so I'm hoping one of them has good news for you! :)
     
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  9. Syclopse

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  10. Dandu

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    I'lm very interested, i have one but without the drive content !
     
  11. Kao

    Kao Gutsy Member

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    It booted up to Mac OS X and prompted for a login that I don't have. So I'm working with some of the guys on that Discord to clone the two hard drives and bypass the login.
     
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    teckman02 Spirited Member

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    what version of os x 10.2, 3 or 4?
     
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  13. Syclopse

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    Shipped with 10.2.7 and can run up to 10.5.8 I believe. This G5 was probably used as a desktop for a few years and then retired like the others.

    If either of the HDD's is a 160GB drive, that is the drive to run the recovery on or to try to boot that drive by itself.

    To reset the password is pretty simple. https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3506318
     
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  14. Kao

    Kao Gutsy Member

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    Yeah, the Apple/Windows key + S thing to get into single user mode isn't working for me at all. I'm able to get into a terminal using the "press and hold power button" technique, but I don't think it's the same thing at all.

    It has been recommended I get an installer disc and use that to reset the system somehow.
     
  15. Syclopse

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    Was either of the disks 160GB?
     
  16. teckman02

    teckman02 Spirited Member

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    that would be the best bet and its easy way, the only thing is if any files were encrypted under that user name when you reset the password the files will be lost. if I think of I I can make an iso of 10.2 Jaguar and ill upload it to my mega drive
     
  17. Alpha Disruptor

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    He's running 10.4 Tiger. His kit looks like it was transformed into a ProTools sound design station as evident by the extra installed PCI cards and missing networking card. It does have dual drives but even if it is wiped it should still be backed up since it still might have audio data on it from the studio it came from.

    Single user mode wasn't working for him. This sometimes happens when non-Apple keyboards are used (they are recognized too late in the startup process for the keyboard command to work, KVMs can also cause this issue). We'll try using the 10.4 installer disc (he has an ISO) to backup the drive and reset the user account password.
     
  18. teckman02

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    That’s good good luck with things I can’t wait to see what’s on it
     
  19. Syclopse

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    Did you try booting the other drive by itself and is either drive 160GB?
     

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