Is the "chirping" noise on a used G4 450 a problem? And is this a good price?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by motulist, Apr 1, 2007.

  1. motulist macrumors 68040

    motulist

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    #1
    I found an ad for a used G4 450 PowerMac, but the guy says it makes a chirping noise.

    1) Is this noise a warning sign?

    2) I'm pretty sensitive to sounds, how annoying is this noise?

    3) Can it be fixed cheaply?

    4) Is $155 a good price for this? (I'd pick it up, so no shipping cost)


    Here's his ad.

     
  2. dpaanlka macrumors 601

    dpaanlka

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    Location:
    Illinois
    #2
    I've seen way better deals than that. And the last time I had a G4 tower with a "chirping" noise the hard drive ended up dying a few days later.

    EDIT: If it's blue it's not a G4 tower.

    EDIT 2: Pondering this more, this looks shady and I would stay away from it. The hell does this mean:

    Anyways, if it's blue that means it was a G3, not a G4, and probably has an early G4 upgrade. This also means you can only put PCI video cards in, which suck with OS X.
     

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