View Full Version : Dead iMac G5, Use as Display?

Dec 31, 2010, 02:57 PM
My iMac G5 (17", ALS model) died about a year and a half ago (logic board went on it...). It's been sitting around for a while, and I wondered if it could be used as an external display. Basically the same idea as Mac4Brains (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1050174), just with a PowerPC iMac.

I tore it apart, following iFixit's Guide (http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Repair/Installing-iMac-G5-17-Inch-Model-A1058-Display/975/) to check out everything inside.

If anyone has figured it out before or knows anything, let me know!

Dec 31, 2010, 09:12 PM
I would part it out, or sell it as it is on ebay. 17" lcd monitors are cheap on craigslist, if your patient. I just bought a 17"dell for $45. I would guess your dead imac is worth a little more.

Those G5 imacs do look good though.