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


    Dec 2, 2003
    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


    Nov 16, 2004
    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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