Broken Processor??

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  1. atreyuxxx macrumors newbie

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    Hi There, I own a dual 2ghz G5... It would not start up at all, so I took it into the repair shop and they now insist one of the processors is broken and it will cost me $1200 to fix, I get a feeling that these guys are dodgy... Has anybody else had a processor fail on them, is there a third party I can buy a 2ghz chip from also?

    Thanks for your help
     
  2. Father Jack macrumors 68020

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    Personally, I would only take it to an official Mac service / repair centre.


    FJ
     
  3. atreyuxxx thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I am pretty sure they are, maybe subconsciously do not want to splash the cash!
     
  4. Father Jack macrumors 68020

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    Any other Mac repair centres near you?

    I haven't had a processor fail (touch wood) but i do know they are very expensive :mad:

    FJ
     
  5. synth3tik macrumors 68040

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    I would try another repair center. If it turns out the processor is dead and it will be $1200 to fix. I would just get a new Mac, there are people that will by a broken mac, but at about half the price for a new Mac, I don't see the use in repairing it. Unless you like to tinker with soldering processors.
     
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    Thankfully, to the best of my knowledge NO :)

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  9. Pressure macrumors 68040

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    If only one processor is dead you can buy a new one from eBay.

    They go for around $99 per processor.

    With that being said I have killed a dozen or more processors...
     
  10. atreyuxxx thread starter macrumors newbie

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    really .. i can not find anywhere that sells them indiviually.
     
  11. bmcgrath macrumors 65816

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    1200$!! Yowsa. Are they so expensive just because they are power pc or something? Or is that just a complete rip off!?!
     
  12. princealfie macrumors 68030

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    wow, what are you doing to knock 'em processors off so quickly?
     
  13. mac-apricot macrumors newbie

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    Ripped Off

    Hi Guys

    Sorry for the late reply. I just though I would add my two cents worth.

    There is no doubt u you are being ripped off. A single processor on a G5 is never more than $600, unless its the quad processor. If they are a reputable Service provider they should be charging you exchange price and not stocking price.

    I head up a AASP (Authorized Apple Service Provider) down in Miami,FL. We do alot of out of warrenty repairs, especially when customers have come to us after being told it would cost $1000+ to fix in the Apple Store. The reason for this is they have a repair tier level, and as well as the fact they want you to buy a new Mac rather than fix your old one.

    Feel free to contact me if you want the exact price of how much a processor would cost for your machine.

    Thanks
     

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