1. PLBarton's Avatar
    I was given a Mac Pro 8x with an apparently bad power supply. I have replaced the power supply with a working one purchased on Ebay. Now, when I power it on, the LED over the power button comes on and stays on. All of the fans spin up, but do not seem to be max RPM. I see the memory boards light up then go off. I hear the HDs spin up.

    Here is what I don’t hear/see. There is no Mac Chime, video never comes on. When I depress the DIAG_LED button I see TRICKLE, GPU_PRESENT, PWR_ON but I never see EFI light up.
    Mac Pro power on, No Chime, No Video-v1rcquopmjxrd26y.jpg

    Here is what I have done to troubleshoot. I have tried 3 different video cards in all the available slots. The original GeForce 7300 GT, GeForce GTS 450 and an Asus EAH3450.

    I have replaced the onboard battery CR2032

    I have removed all HDs, swapped through all the memory modules and in every combination from 1 GB to 4 GB.

    I still get nothing. I have read this solution: Powers On but No Video

    And still nothing.

    Any help that can be provided would be greatly appreciated.

    Peter Barton
    01-31-2019 11:08 PM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Did the previous owner state that it possibly had water damages or a power surge of some sort? Anyway, hopefully someone who is technically proficient in matters like this will reply soon.
    02-02-2019 05:10 PM
  3. PLBarton's Avatar
    I went ahead and removed the CPUs and they are in a state I have never seen before. This is the First MacPro I have disassembled and I have never seen CPUs/Heatsinks with this sort of residue on them. I have tried to clean them off but with no real effect.

    Mac Pro power on, No Chime, No Video-cpus-copy.jpgMac Pro power on, No Chime, No Video-heatsink-copy.jpg

    Is this normal?

    Peter
    02-04-2019 10:12 PM
  4. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    I look at those images and the first word that comes to mind is "hot".
    02-05-2019 06:47 AM
  5. PLBarton's Avatar
    I found a replacement CPU and that did the trick. I was able to get to the White Apple Load screen!
    02-06-2019 08:28 AM

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