G5 liquid cooling leak

I leave my Dual 2.5ghz G5 PowerMac on all the time. So I never really had a chance to notice that the cpu liquid cooling system was leaking.

I had never heard of this happening before and thought I would be one of the first to encounter such a problem until I saw the little screen print next to the large corrosive pile of dried yuck that reads “If you see liquid unplug the computer and consult the manual”.

The CPU area is completely covered by a giant radiator looking heat sink and a bezel that is only supposed to be opened by an apple certified tech. I was able to snap some photos of the fore mentioned ‘corrosive dried yuck’ for your viewing pleasure.

The liquid it uses is NOT water. The MSDS for the chemical used can be viewed here (in case you care).

Now to get apple on the horn and get my baby back up and running.

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3 Replies to “G5 liquid cooling leak”

  1. Yup, a lot. On top of that I left my powersupply for my powerbook at home today.

    I have applecare and they are sending someone out to fix it. Apple is good at making everything all better. 🙂

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