" It even freezes on booting sometimes ".
The owner also brought a 4gig memory stick for the machine. The store people said it is for the G5 series. They tried the stick and it still had the same problem? The stick also worked for the Windows series.
The machine is most likley a home edition of the G5??. It looks like a heater/toaster, I see them all the time, in the glass center at my college. I was told that it is so powerfull, that it uses a cooler to keep the insides from over heating. Even if the room they keep them in, is already ice pick cold.
I believe there is a virus in the computer, that is preventing the computer from going on the internet, and booting. Since I have exprienced simular problems with Windows. The person beleives all they have to do is upgrade the OS to slove the problem. The person also beleives it might be a over-heating issue, and cooler is damaged.
So what could be the problem. Since there is so many pages, describing the same thing. I beleive it freezes when something is not wrong as a failsafe. Since I see Apple machines freeze all the time.
1. Is it a virus?
2. Is the memory?
3. Is is the cooler?
4. Is the age of the computer?
5. will upgrading the OS ( which I really, really hate doing ) slove the problem?
6. If it is a hardware problem, how much would it cost to replace?
From my exprience with Apples, it is common to see them, crash at some point during the day.
Thank you for responding.
Edited by Ludwig Von Cookie Koopa, 15 March 2010 - 06:53 AM.