G5 iMac taken apart: questions...

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by dongmin, Sep 24, 2004.

  1. dongmin macrumors 68000


    Jan 3, 2002
    I'm sure most of you have seen Kodawarisan's disassembly of the iMac G5. I have a couple quesitons regarding them:

    1. What's that grey plastic thingy to the left of the ports? Bluetooth module? The Airport antenna is supposed to be somewhere else.


    2. The larger fan at the top of the motherboard, is that for the GPU? I noticed that it's a quite a bit further up from the GPU?


    3. Finally, who/what is "Broadcom"? On Kodawarisan's site seems to suggest that it's the GPU, but shouldn't it be Nvidia?

  2. Jigglelicious macrumors 6502


    Apr 25, 2004
    Just do a search for 'broadcom' in google. The Results should answer your questions.
  3. dongmin thread starter macrumors 68000


    Jan 3, 2002
    They seem to do a bunch of stuff: bluetooth, 802.11, and wired networking.

    so which is it?

    and where is the GPU???
  4. tomf87 macrumors 65816


    Sep 10, 2003
    Broadcom is a semiconductor manufacturer. Their semiconductors are used in several areas.

    I have no idea where the GPU is, but I would assume it is under one of those fans, since the CPU and memory are located elsewhere.

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