|Jan 9, 2013, 08:25 PM||#26|
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|Jan 13, 2013, 08:59 PM||#27|
Well, I finally took out the harddrive. It was quite easy, and the hardest part was putting together the adapter ( the guys at the store had me unsure of whether I had a SATA drive or an IDE in the iMac, so I simply got a universal connector with USB ). It all worked out. ( It's a SATA drive, as I was nearly sure of anyway, but erred on caution, as I didn't want to return to the store ).
The main problem I'm having is moving everything over to my mini! And the incompatibility of old programs like Appleworks and Mac Windows ( I have Parallels 8, so hopefully I'll be able to salvage all of my work in Windows - ie. the work that pays the bills... ).
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|Jan 14, 2013, 11:13 PM||#28|
I have an iMac G5 (Ambient Light Sensor) 20ĻALS.
Disk hard SATA 7200 rpm 250 Gb.
2 Gb RAM
He had incidents of shutdown due to overheating and after a power outage did not turn on.
I removed the back cover, I checked very detail all the capacitors on the Board (all were fine), ran the Led Test: Connect electrical power and the first led must be lit, if it turns on then it is very likely that the Board well.
In my case I removed the AC Power Unit, I opened the box and there I found several blown capacitors, took her to a technician specialized in AC Power Units.
There replaced you the blown capacitors.
Final cost U$ 35.
(These models tend to overheat, but it is a matter of not having too many applications open at once, clean dust and grease that accumulates inside the ventilation ducts and heat sinks)
Dust and nicotine deposits well into your computer. If you check the fans you'll find batteries from dust.
iFixit has guide detailed open and review each specific model.
It not holding to condemn the device yet.
I've seen almost apocalyptic entries in this forum before buying more and more technological junk learn something about what we have!
Bad capacitors were inside the AC Power Unit
|Jan 14, 2013, 11:33 PM||#29|
2.66ghz Mac Mini Server(operating w/Mini OS)16gb ram!!!/1.67ghz Powerbook G5 15" DLHR/512mb 1st gen Shuffle/iPhone 16gb/30" ACD
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