Dead Powermac...Don't Look If Squeamish...


CooperBox

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I'm definitely not squeamish, so just had to had a look.:)
I find it difficult to believe that was caused just by burst capacitors, but what do I know?
Go on, make a bid, invest in a sand-blaster etc, etc and you could be in business.
THIS - photos 5,6,7 & 8 which was my first ever attempt, shows what can be achieved on a corroded chassis just using elbow-grease.
 

tdbmoss

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Hmm, I wonder if Apple will still send you a new Mac Pro if you give them a hard time over this... :D
 

timidpimpin

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This is rather horrifying. I've never been a fan of liquid cooling. If you can't cool hardware well enough with passive cooling then the hardware isn't efficient enough. I know a lot of people love the G5, but I have always seen it as an inefficient electricity glutton. If it wasn't such a hot running heavy consuming machine it wouldn't have needed liquid cooling to get 4 measly cores.
 
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tdbmoss

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Yep, 2x2.3 GHz is the highest-clocked air-cooled G5 - the 2x2.5, 2x2.7 and 4x2.5 GHz are the liquid-cooled versions, all others are air-cooled.