Great Deal on iMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Yaccity, Jan 23, 2016.

  1. Yaccity macrumors member

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    #1
    I just picked up a pretty good deal IMO

    2007 iMac Aluminum 24"
    2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    4GB DDR2
    AMD Pro Graphics
    1TB 7200RPM HDD (will put in SSD)
    Apple wireless keyboard and mouse

    All for $90...I think I did pretty darn well

    I ordered more memory for a total of 6GB, and I have a spare SSD which I will install.
     
  2. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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  3. ArtOfWarfare macrumors 604

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    That is my exact computer. If $90 is all its going for, I think I'll find something else to do with it, rather than sell it.
     
  4. dogslobber macrumors 68020

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    Great deal. They're in the 300$ range on eBay.
     
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  6. wepiii macrumors 6502

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    Is it easier to swap the HDD on these or does the screen still have to come off? I might start trying to find one of these on craigslist if its an easy swap for the SSD.

    Thanks!
     
  7. rkaufmann87 macrumors 68000

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    On all iMacs it's major surgery to install a new HD (or SSD), it's not incredibly difficult but you do need to at the very minimum on 2007-2011 iMacs to remove the display which has multiple screws and electrical connections that all need to be disconnected before you can access the HD. Personally I wouldn't install a new HD, I'd put in a SSD. On a 2007, it's about 20-30 minutes for a experienced skilled tech, for someone that has never done it before and is using one of the many on-line guides it should take about an hour.
     
  8. wepiii macrumors 6502

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    I can deal with screws... On the newer iMacs you have to remove adhesive, so I was just wondering if it was easier than that and it sounds like it is. I think one of those with an sad would make a nice computer for email/web browsing. Thank you for the reply
     
  9. ElCani macrumors member

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    Bargain. Coincidentally I just got hold of a 2007 20 inch with identical specs to yours. It's my girlfriend's old work computer and was horrible to use until I put in an SSD - the transformation is remarkable! For light general use (web, office, etc) it's more than good. The computer was free and the SSD was £65, so I'm laughing. Apart from the fact that I don't actually need it as I have a 2011 27 inch already... :)

    Fitting the SSD is a pretty straightforward job, BTW.
     

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