HELP! iMac G5 PPC 2nd power supply DOA ......

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    Hi Everyone,
    I have a 2005 year, iMac 20" PPC, I replaced the power supply last June (looking for the old box and powersupply as a back up) and today after hearing loud fan for weeks it automatically shut down, won't reboot...... starts to try.... but DOA.

    I know APPLE had problems with their power supply's and at one point offered replacements. Were the replacements any good if so where would I find one?

    Is there a place I can send both of these power supply's for rebuilding? I think the problem was Chinese condenser's am I correct? What are your thoughts on this eBay tester?
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/200885249127?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649

    Any help appreciated, almost completed thesis on HD along with loads of important info and can't swing a new computer.

    Thanks Linda
     
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    Lil Chillbil

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    I have said it before and I will say it again TRY EBAY

    and as far as "actually" trusting an imac g5 with your future with absolutely no backups made and you for well knowing that the imac g5s were apples high point of failure. I have no sympathy for you at this time
    but may I recommend celtx for papers that you absolutely can't afford to lose its no excuse for not having a backup but its a heck of a lot better than saving it to your imac g5s hdd
     
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    MisterKeeks

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    No. The iBook G3s were worse.
     
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    Lil Chillbil

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    The current thin imacs are the worsed but thats beside the point
     
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    Goftrey

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    How so? I haven't read a single bad word relating to the current iMacs' reliability.
     
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    Lil Chillbil

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    Tilted stands yellowing of the screens artifacting, shorting out when you press the power button etc.
     
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    Haven't really heard of much people with any of them and I have no problem with mine either...

    They're the most reliable Macs I've owned so far.
     

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