iMac G5 bulging...

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Cheese, Oct 19, 2006.

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    Cheese

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    The Rev. A iMac G5 is folding along and working ok I guess, but I toook the back off to remove dust from inside when I noticed that several of it's electrolytic capacitors are bulging and something seems to be oozing out of the top of some of them. What should I do?
     
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    dmw007

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    Hmm....I can not remember hearing about this before.... :eek:


    Do you still have AppleCare? I think that a call to Apple may be in order. :eek: :)
     
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    Danksi

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    I believe this is a well known issue with bulging/exploding capacitors and there was an extended 'care' program - a call to Apple should clarify whether it's covered - even if you don't have Apple Care.
     
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    beatsme

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    sounds like you might be eligible for this
     
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    xPismo

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    Alien Goo Scully!!!! Alien!!

    (ok, yeah, check with Apple for the new MB)
     
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    Yes, get that replaced! Capacitors are not supposed to do that.
     
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    Cheese

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    Rychiar

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    i've since upgraded to the new 24inch core2 duo imac which has its own share of problems but i too originally had an iMac G5 and had my power source blow a little over a year after having it right after warranry expired. Luckily apple replaced it for free cus yes its a known issue. take it to the apple store and they should be able to fix it in a day or 2
     
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    CaptainCaveMann

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